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Top row from left to right: Cody Beeson, Josh Spiker, Brody Daw 25, Sophia Denzler 25, Tiffany Sax 25, Sadie Engelhardt 25 and Karisa Curtis. Bottom row from left to right: Violet Hurguy 24, Bailey Burman 25, Aelo Curtis 26 and Melanie True 26 posing after winning state championships. Photo by: Nick DeGeorge

Cross Country girls take victory at State

Elizabeth Gallo December 15, 2023

After 19 years, the state titles are back in the hands of VHS Girls Cross Country On Saturday, Nov. 25 in Fresno, VHS Girls Cross Country crossed the finish line with the new title of Division ll CIF...

Preston Biller, the new track and field coach, has big aspirations for track at VHS. Photo by: Meray Touma

VHS welcomes new track and field coach

Meray Touma October 11, 2023

Math teacher Preston Biller replaces Kory Anderson as head track coach  VHS welcomed many new coaches to the athletic department for the 2023-2024 school year. Preston Biller was welcomed by the VHS...

Josh Spiker said, Without diving into the training plan itself, I want to keep [cross country] fun, be consistent, and embrace hard work. To be great, you have to put in the work and to learn how to suffer all while learning to enjoy the process. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Tyree Cruz passes the torch to Josh Spiker for cross country

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 26, 2023

Josh Spiker was hired as new VHS cross country coach Josh Spiker has been hired as VHS’ new cross country coach following Tyree Cruz’s resignation. Spiker is the owner of Mile 26, a running goods...

Sadie Engelhardt 25 is a competitive runner who has broken several records. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Sadie Engelhardt zooms past the competition

Alejandro Hernandez May 19, 2023

The sophomore already has several running records In June 2021, Sadie Engelhardt ‘25 broke the world record for the shortest mile time for females aged 14 and under in Huntington, Ala., with a time...

(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....

(Pictured left to right) Seniors Sammie Prehn, Rita Soriano-Flores, and Julianna Garcia racing hard in their sport, cross country. Photo by: Bill Tokar

Opinion: Leave the running to runners, not your mouth

Peyton Redmond January 16, 2020

Think that track and cross country are fake? Take a look in the mirror, poser. I am so sick and tired of hearing all you haters saying that track and cross country aren’t “real” sports. Have you...

Run, Cougars, run!

Run, Cougars, run!

Riley Ramirez November 22, 2019

Boys and girls cross country make their way to CIF finals On Nov. 16th, varsity boys and girls cross country raced in Riverside, CA. for CIF prelims. The course was 3 miles long, and both team's ran well...

A cake walk through League Finals

A cake walk through League Finals

Jocelyn Lee and Riley Ramirez November 20, 2019

VHS boys and girls Cross Country earn high ranks in Pacific View League Finals Ventura High School’s cross country teams made their way to Pacific View League Finals on Thursday, Nov. 7th at College...

Cougars cycle through the fall season

Cougars cycle through the fall season

Katie Medina November 19, 2019

Student athletes speak their minds about their teams performance this fall season [dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s Cougars approach the end of the first quarter, we cycle through the season of the fall...

Andrew Peoples: a crafty kid

Andrew Peoples: a crafty kid

Nathan Marshall December 20, 2018

At Ventura High School, there’s many juniors, but there’s only one Andrew Peoples. Andrew Peoples, also known as Andy, is currently a junior at VHS. Peoples explained that he has done lots of...

The boys cross country team keeping cool in hot weather. Photo by: Tyree Cruz

Cougars run towards the finish line

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford October 3, 2018

On Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, the Ventura High School boys’ and girls’ cross country team's’ varsity runners went to Clovis, CA for an invitational meet, while the JV team went to their...

VHS cross country kicks off ’18/’19 season

VHS cross country kicks off ’18/’19 season

Sam Coats September 17, 2018

Ventura High School's cross country teams got off to a strong start in their first two meets of the season, setting the stage for a hotly contested season. At the Greg DeNike Invitational, held on Sept....

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