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VHS blocks NPHS while on offense to allow VHS to gain yards. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

CIF football season finale

Vail Newman and Brynn Kightlinger November 16, 2023

The VHS varsity football team finished third in the Channel League this season. For the first round of CIF, VHS ranked 16th in Division Five and was chosen to play Newbury Park High School, ranked number...

Sawyer Cline 24 and David Nunez 25 celebrating Nunezs touchdown. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

Backyard brawl

Brynn Kightlinger, Vail Newman, and Ava Blau-Grinsel October 31, 2023

Buena vs Ventura High School football game proves big success for VHS After losing two years in a row, VHS has won back the “Suzanne Brown Memorial Cup” from BHS. This was the 60th annual Buena vs...

A look back at the most recent 2022-23 NFL season. We look at the ups and downs, the teams who rose from the ashes, and those who crumbled to irrelevancy Graphic by: Christian Montecino

Opinion: A season nothing short of disappointing

Christian Montecino and Jayden Gentry March 8, 2023

A look back at the 2022-23 NFL regular season This year’s National Football League season has been, for lack of a better word, lackluster. Good teams played at a mediocre level. Many players didn’t...

Jack Rose (left) and Jake Auster (right) in the student section at the homecoming game. Photo by: Ella Montano

Opinion: The student section isn’t as fun as it used to be

Christian Montecino and Travis Rinehart October 21, 2022

How can we make it better? The Ventura High School student section has been a great way to keep up the morale of sports players on the field and in turn help students socialize with their peers with fun...

Junior Tobias Raymond said, I started playing [football] in 8th grade and I was always a little nervous to play but I fell in love with it. I think I love football because of the team camaraderie. It’s really fun being around all of the guys on the team. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Student feature: Tobias Raymond tackles his future

Alejandro Hernandez May 9, 2022

Junior Tobias Raymond on his football career and scholarship offers On May 2, junior Tobias Raymond received a scholarship offer from Yale University. He also has received offers from UC Berkeley, Oregon...

Despite the Super Bowl being held at Sofi Stadium, the Rams acted as the away team. Graphic by: Emily Nguyen

The Lombardi goes to L.A.

Isabella Fierros and Emily Nguyen February 25, 2022

The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI Super Bowl LVI ended in dramatic fashion with a touchdown by Cooper Kupp for the Rams, with one minute, 25 seconds left in the game....

Left to right: junior Charles Willis, Junior Kellin Weisel, and Junior Mac Hannah. photo by: Jake Globerman

Ventura beats Rancho Mirage in the second round of CIF

Halle Gentry November 18, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 12, Ventura High School’s varsity football team played their second round of CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) against Rancho Mirage High School. They won 35-19 which...

Ventura Highs football team practices in preparation for their 1st home game of 2021. Picture by: Isabella Fierros

The return of cougar football

Isabella Fierros September 29, 2021

After being tackled by COVID-19, Ventura High School’s Football team is getting back up The pandemic has drastically changed sports, and football is no exception. Head  football coach, Tim Garcia,...

The Let Ventura Play supporters rallying for their cause. Photo from: VHS Cougar Football Instagram

‘Let Ventura Play’ takes it to the streets

Alex Hernandez January 8, 2021

Despite there being some objection to restarting games, it’s clear Ventura athletes want sports to reopen fully again. COVID has halted sports across the county and beyond since March 2020. ‘Let Ventura...

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