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I am very excited with the direction of women’s sports in our country right now. I think we have been on the verge of this positive change but needed the current athletes, personalities, quality of the overall sport and the vibe in society. I feel the increase of interest shows the openness for change. It isn’t a sharp turn but more of a choice to take a different fork-in-the-road, said Ann Larson. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Opinion: A new dynasty for women’s basketball

Ava Mohror and Christian Montecino April 26, 2024

After two weeks, 68 teams, seven rounds and one winner, the women’s NCAA basketball tournament came to a close on April 7 with The University of South Carolina beating The University of Iowa in the championship...

Felix Cortez, center-left, was the head coach of the VHS varsity boys basketball team for most of the 2022-23 school year. Photo by: VHS Yearbook

Felix Cortez steps down as basketball coach

Alejandro Hernandez May 10, 2023

Cortez’s career spanned from 1986 to 2023 On April 20, former varsity boys basketball head coach Felix Cortez ‘83, a VHS alum, coached the basketball team for the last time. It was his last official...

The Cougars won the tip off with the help of a VHS player, Sarah Beckman 25. We’ve improved so much since the beginning of the season and we’ve been working a lot this past week learning some things about [La Serna], said Abigail Escalante 23. Photo by: Belen Hibbler

VHS Varsity Girls Basketball wins the first round of CIF against La Serna

Belen Hibbler, Lourdes Almalab, and Julian Martinez February 10, 2023

 After a basketball win for VHS, the Cougars advance to the second round of CIF scheduled for Feb. 11 The VHS Varsity girls basketball team has made it to CIF finals. They played their first game on...

Coach Cortez giving the Varsity boys a run down on practice and a prep talk. Photo by: Avea Baker

Boys Varsity Basketball makes a comeback win against Buena in their last game of the season

Halle Gentry and Avea Baker February 22, 2022

Ventura High School boys varsity basketball beats Buena High School varsity basketball in their last game of the season On Feb. 2, Ventura High School met their cross town rival Buena High School for...

Boys JV and Varsity interacting at practice with each other. Photo by: Halle Gentry

Varsity basketball coach Felix Cortez

Halle Gentry October 8, 2021

Felix Cortez new position as varsity basketball coach Felix Cortez is the head Varsity Basketball coach at Ventura High School. He started his basketball career at VHS playing on varsity for three years....

Junior Madeleine Scheer (number 21) went in for a lay up as sophomore Tiernan Philips (number 23, far right) waited to continue the three man weave drill. Photo by Logan Wilkov

Cougars hit the courts

Logan Wilkov November 26, 2019

Meet the 19’-20’ girls varsity basketball team Ventura High School’s varsity girls basketball team started their first practice of the winter season on Monday afternoon the fourth. Ann Larson, along...

The winners of the dunk contest are both student athletes at VHS graduating this school year. Photo by: Avenlea Russian

Three pointers shoot for gold

Avenlea Russian February 24, 2018

https://vimeo.com/258008995 On Friday, Feb. 23, the annual Three Point and Dunk contest at Ventura High School was held in the Tuttle Gym. The dunk contest is ran by ASB and anyone is able to watch...

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