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

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

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 played teams from all over the country, including Durango from Las Vegas, Legacy out of North Las Vegas, Vauxhall Academy from Alberta, Canada, Bis...

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

Senior Jackson Ellis going to block a goal. Photo by Julie Ellis 2019.

Garrett Jaffe

March 29, 2019

This is the fourth of four articles interviewing four different generations of  Ventura Water Polo players ranging from 1980 to present. Thirty years since Mark Schmidt played his last Buena ventura water polo game, the Cougar team has grown more popular and more competitive but continues the tradi...

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

Tyler Grey going for the goal. Photo by Bill Grey circa 2009.

Garrett Jaffe

March 28, 2019

This is the third of four articles interviewing four different generations of  Ventura Water Polo players ranging from 1980 to present. Me: Ok, I have a few questions: When and where did you play water polo in high school? Mason: I played Water Polo at Ventura High School from 2008-2012.Me: So what made you want...

A look at Cougar Water Polo through the ages

Great article detailing Ventura Water Polo teams victory over Beuna High Schools team and this articles subject Mitch Dooleys scoring of five goals in the game. Photo by David Jaffe

Garrett Jaffe

March 19, 2019

This is the first of three articles interviewing three different generations of VHS water polo players ranging from 1980 to present The sport of Water Polo came to prominence in 1900, becoming the first team sport to be added to the Olympics. Water Polo has been and still remains a popular sport at...

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Samantha Franks

April 30, 2018

Thursday, April 26 was opening night for the Ventura High School Theater Department’s spring show, “Seussical the Musical.” The play is a compilation of different Dr. Seuss characters and story lines according to drama teacher and director of the musical, Stefoni Rossiter.   “It’s compl...

VHS winter sports teams prepare for their upcoming season

Juniors Paige White and Sierra Cameron, last season after a water-polo game. 
Photo from: Paige White

Bailey Peck and Sailor Hawes

November 16, 2017

As VHS’s fall sports season comes to a close, the winter sports teams are gearing up to play, with most of them starting right around The end of fall means the start of a new season. For Ventura High School, that means a new sports season. VHS Athletic  director, David Hess, stated, “It definitely gets into ful...

Boys soccer prepares to kick off the season

Sometimes during practice, the boys scrimmage each other to practice their skills.
Photo by: Hector Heredia

November 9, 2017

It was a cold night at the Larrabee stadium, when more than 40 boys tried out for Ventura High School’s soccer teams. The first tryout for Freshman was held Tuesday, August 29. In the night of Tuesday, August 29, the first tryouts for Freshman was held. The next tryout was for Sophomores which w...

Senior night: A bittersweet event

Senior night: A bittersweet event

October 17, 2017

Senior Night is an event that was held before the Buena vs Ventura football game where all seniors who are members of either football, cheer, dance team, or hip hop team are commemorated for their years at Ventura High school. Students walk with flowers and family members as an announcer introduces them....

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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Almost a decade with the trophy

Photo by: Ryan King

October 15, 2017

On Friday, October 13 the cross town rivalry football game between Ventura High School and Buena High School took place. On the 54th annual rivalry game, VHS took home the trophy for the ninth year in a row. The game was very close with the final score being 23-21, compared to last years 35-9 bl...

Spirit week recap

Photo by: Bailey Peck

Bailey Peck and Sailor Hawes

October 14, 2017

Is Buena Rivalry day back for the better?

Students in the parking lot were enthusiastic to have the tradition back.

October 14, 2017

“Buena Rivalry Day,” previously known as “Buena Nerd Day,” has become many VHS students’ favorite spirit day, according to students. However, an uproar of complaints and opposition were expressed by students when this year’s spirit day themes were announced and “Buena Nerd Day” was not...

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