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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...

The wedding-themed group raised about $2500. Photo by: Lourdes Almalab

Track and field costume themes for Cougar Quarters

Lourdes Almalab April 28, 2023

Track and field athletes race to earn money for amenities VHS track and field’s main fundraiser for their season is Cougar Quarters. This year it took place on April 15. The main goal of Cougar Quarters...

Marley Haener 23 and Sophia Sletten 24, left to right, high five each other during a set. This is [Sletten’s and Is] first time playing a game together but we’ve played in practice a little bit, said Haener. Photo by: Belen Hibbler

Ventura High School girls beach volleyball goes up against Oxnard High School

Belen Hibbler April 10, 2023

VHS defeats Oxnard High School in one fell swoop on the beach The VHS girls beach volleyball team played at 3 p.m. on March 28 against Oxnard High School at VHS’ home beach, San Pedro. There were three...

On March 28, VHS varsity boys volleyball game began at 5:30 p.m. against Dos Pueblos High School in the Tuttle Gym and ended at 6:30 p.m. Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Ventura High School boys varsity volleyball falls to Dos Pueblos High School

Isabella Fierros, Miles Newman, and Halle Gentry March 30, 2023

VHS loses a match in three sets On March 28, the VHS boys varsity volleyball lost to the Dos Pueblos High School Chargers in a best of five game with DPHS winning the first three sets. The first set had...

Anthony Fast Horse 24 running at the Azusa Pacific University Meet of Champs. Fast Horse placed third in the boys one mile run finals, with a time of 4:10.16. Photo by: Raymond Tran Photography

Anthony Fast Horse gallops past the finish line

Kendall Garcia and Kinda Mehael March 29, 2023

 Fast Horse was one of two VHS students to make it to cross country nationals this year  Anthony Fast Horse ‘24 has been running since the third grade. He ran for De Anza Middle School and the Ventura...

Josh Woodworth 25 said, [USA Baseball] was great and amazing. There were many things I learned and got to experience  with a new team. Photo from: @32josh15 on Instagram

Josh Woodworth is already making a name for himself

Lourdes Almalab and Ava Mohror March 29, 2023

Only a sophomore, Woodworth already shows promise to bring many wins to VHS Josh Woodworth ‘25 has been playing varsity baseball at VHS for the entirety of his high school baseball career. He received...

The VHS baseball team was scheduled to compete against its rivals, the BHS Bulldogs. However, conditions became too dangerous because of the mud on the playing field. Graphic by: Samantha Castañeda

Ventura High School baseball and softball teams forced to cancel games against BHS

  On March 14, the VHS varsity baseball team was set to play BHS on their home field in their annual cross-town rivalry game. However, due to heavy rainfall, the game will be rescheduled. JV was...

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...

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...

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