The Cougar Press

District Choir concert proves to be therapy for the ears

The last song of the evening,

Yasmin Myers and Riley Ramirez

January 23, 2020

A night filled with choral, pop and jazz selections. On Jan. 17, parents and friends gathered in Buena High School’s auditorium, ready to hear the musical chords sung by various school’s choir programs, including Balboa Middle, DATA, Ventura High and Buena High. With an opening greeting from Buena...

All bark, no bite

All bark, no bite

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

October 28, 2019

Ventura High School’s varsity football team wins its 10th consecutive rivalry game against Buena On the warm, breezy evening of Friday, Oct. 25, the Larrabee Stadium was filled with hundreds of fans, ready to watch the annual Buena vs. Ventura varsity football game. Of those fans, were the fri...

A look at Cougar Water Polo through the ages: part two

A look at Cougar Water Polo through the ages: part two

Garrett Jaffe

March 28, 2019

This is the second of four articles interviewing four different generations of  Ventura Water Polo players ranging from 1980 to present.   Ventura Water Polo in 1990 Interview with Mark Schmidt As the sport of water polo grew in popularity in our country, the Ventura Water Polo teams attracted...

Swinging into the new year: three ensembles show case their jazz

Robinson (left), senior Jonathan van Hyning (middle) and Matthews (right) stand for a round of applause. Studio Jazz Ensemble pianist junior India Hill (not pictured) said,

Lola Bobrow

January 20, 2019

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Ventura Football Beats Buena for the ninth straight year

Junior Jadon Cline (number 17) breaking a tackle before being pushed out of bounds. Photo By: Gavin Cross

Ian McWeeney

October 14, 2018

It was a cold, cloudy night on Friday, Oct. 12 as the Ventura High School Cougars took on their rival, the Buena High School Bulldogs. This was the 56th matchup between the two teams. The Bulldogs kicked off the ball to start the game, and the game started off relatively slow. The only scoring came fro...

Ventura volleyball takes Pacific View League championship

Senior captain Tatum Teel, serving for the point. Photo by Ashlynn Velarde, VHS Yearbook

John Studebaker and Malik Hibbler

October 14, 2018

Ventura High School’s varsity girls volleyball defeated their cross-town rival, Buena High School, in four sets to win the Pacific View League championship on October 9th. The victory brought VHS a league championship in their first year in the PVL. The Cougars started out slow, and lost the f...

Varsity volleyball sweeps Buena in three

Senior Tatum Teel (number five) serving against Buena. Photo by: John Studebaker

John Studebaker and Malik Hibbler

September 26, 2018

Ventura took the win against Buena High School 25-15 on Thursday Sept. 20, when the Ventura girls volleyball team had a matchup with their cross town rival.Going into the match, the Cougars had a record of 12-5 and the Bulldogs had a record of 15-8. In the first set, team captain Tatum Teel(number five)...

VHS Boys’ Water Polo Defeats Buena 15-4

VHS Boys’ Water Polo Defeats Buena 15-4

Trinity Taylor

September 16, 2018

On Thursday Sept. 13, the Ventura High School boys’ water polo team played a match against rival, Buena High School. The Ventura Cougars defeated the Buena Bulldogs 15-4. The Cougars came close to tying in the first quarter with senior Christian Guillaume (number 10) scoring the first point of the...

Baseball recap: rival week, suspensions, and more

The varsity team captains (from left to right): Seniors Gabe LeVasseur #9, Blake Corsantino #20, Manny Jaques #25, and sophomore Andrew Ramirez #23.

Lola Bobrow

May 14, 2018

While many other sports teams at Ventura High School had their rivalry week against Buena High School weeks ago, VHS Baseball, due to rain and lost time, rescheduled their “Buena Week” for May 7 through May 11. The teams played three games against each other throughout the week, with varsity games...

The choice is no longer yours

The choice is no longer yours

Ryan King

February 4, 2018

For the 2018-2019 school year, the school of choice system where students living in another school’s enrollment boundary can attend a different school of their choice within the district, will not apply to Ventura High School. This means that VHS will only be enrolling students living within their bo...

In remembrance of Suzanne Brown

The trophy is currently kept at VHS. Photo by: Billy Maxwell

William Maxwell and Avenlea Russian

November 17, 2017

Every year, the Suzanne Brown memorial trophy goes to the winning team in the Buena-Ventura cross town rivalry game. On Friday, October 13, Ventura High School won the 54th annual rivalry game for the ninth time in a row. Suzanne Brown went to Buena High School and was a teacher and cheer advisor at VHS...

Riled up for rivalry: First rally of the school year

Senior and ASB member, Ivan Rivera, was an MC along with senior Courtney Caldwell for the first the rally. 
Photos by: Paris Carmody and Acacia Harrell

Acacia Harrell and Paris Carmody

October 17, 2017

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