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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Students and parents attending the livestream expressed frustration in the chat bar provided, many with the slogan #letusplay. Photo from: Live press conference on Jan. 19, 2021

Seeking long-awaited answers about high school sports

Livia Vertucci February 5, 2021

What the spring season might look like. Ten months into staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, VHS student-athletes, coaches and supporters are anxious about getting back to their sports. The...

First football game of the fall 2019 season against Santa Barbara High. Photo by: Logan Wilkov

Will this year’s athletics fall short?

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez September 24, 2020

Fall sports will have a whole new look for the 20/21 season The Ventura Unified School District fall closure cancelled classes all over the county, but also tainted the seasons of many upcoming and returning...

(Pictured left to right) senior Danny Ochoa, senior Paul Kim and junior Xavier Terminello run through their distance race. Photo by: Shawn Silva

Can’t take the heat? Get out of the meet

Riley Ramirez March 12, 2020

Ventura wins their first home track meet against Rio Mesa and Pacifica High. Ventura High School’s track team competed against Pacifica High and Rio Mesa High at their first home track meet of the season....

Girl power: Madeline Locher locks in new record

Girl power: Madeline Locher locks in new record

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn June 4, 2019

Junior Madeline Locher is continuously at the head of the cross country pack for VHS and is continuously raking in new personal records as well as a recently broken record for the school. Locher spoke...

Seniors Alison Tolusa and Cassidy Hubert were running hard, keeping up with the pack towards the end of the race. Photo By: Tatum Luoma

The meet of Ventura County: Who will rise above the rest?

Gavin Cross April 29, 2019

On April 18, the Ventura Cougars went to Moorpark High School to compete in the -Ventura County Track meet. The group was made up of some of the higher-ranking athletes on the team and they went to show...

Pictured above is the Varsity team at the scrimmage. Regarding the scrimmage, Conboy stated, “We still got some things to work on of course, but I’m very confident in our team going forward.”
Photo from: Gage Gregorchuk

Powderpuff: It’s grind time

Sarah Clench April 26, 2019

It’s that time of the year again for powderpuff to start up at Ventura High School, and the team is already prepping for their game against Buena High School on May 24. The official practices for...

Senior Alex Hernandez (number five) services the ball to Rio Mesa’s side. Hernandez scored nine digs and one serving ace. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Boys volleyball defeats Rio Mesa 3-2 to secure playoff spot

Micah Wilcox April 25, 2019

In a 3-2 win, Ventura High School varsity boys volleyball defeated Rio Mesa High School on Wednesday, April 24 to clinch the third-place playoff spot for CIF. Senior Eddie Pacula (number four) was...

The varsity Cougars went three and two in the tournament and received a trophy for earning second place. Photo by: Juan Jaquez

Spring break wasn’t much of a break from baseball for the Cougars.

Gavin Cross April 12, 2019

Over the break, the Ventura varsity baseball team traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the Bishop Gorman Desert Classic. The Cougars played in five games over the five days they were in Vegas. They...

Junior guard Sammie Henley (number 25) dribbles forward as a Buena player moves to intercept her. Photo by: Dylan Gildea

Girls varsity basketball defeated by Buena 55-38

Micah Wilcox February 1, 2019

Ventura High School girls varsity basketball was defeated 55-38 in an away game against Buena High School on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Following the game, the team’s overall wins-losses record is 16-11. To...

Opinion: Throwing is more than just a ball one chucks

Opinion: Throwing is more than just a ball one chucks

Kaylie Thompson September 16, 2018

If one were to go up and ask someone what track and field is the common response would be that it’s a bunch of kids running. After asking a sophomore, who chooses to be anonymous, they said, “Track...

Boys tennis moves onwards to state tournament after championing CIF

Boys tennis moves onwards to state tournament after championing CIF

Diego Roberto May 21, 2018

On Friday May 18, Ventura High School participated in the CIF Southern Section Division Three finals against Troy High School at The Claremont Club in Claremont, California at 11:30 a.m. The journey to...

Two VHS swimmers qualify for CIF

Two VHS swimmers qualify for CIF

Ian McWeeney May 17, 2018

On Thursday May 10 and Saturday May 12, 12 Ventura High School students qualified and participated in CIF finals at Riverside High School. At the event, a few athletes even made it to state, including...

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