75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Ventura High School Wrestling Coach Michael Gacha gives the wrestling team a pep talk before practice. Photo by: Lia Hersh

Opinion: CIF gender sports guideline is being shunned by VHS

Lia Hersh December 4, 2022

The new CIF gender guidelines are being ignored; is this okay? As wrestling season begins, a new gender sports guideline has been sanctioned, causing issues in the sports world. This guideline is CIF...

Jake Auster ‘24 (center), the point guard on the varsity boys basketball team, said, This season, I am most excited about having packed crowds and student sections because a loud student section can affect a game a lot more than people realize. Photo by: Vinhanh Nguyen

Winter sports start in full force after fall break

Ava Mohror and Lourdes Almalab November 10, 2022

The transition from fall to winter sports spoken on by VHS athletes Winter sports will take over sports at Ventura High School for around the next four months. Winter sports include boys and girls basketball,...

Kobie Jimenez playing the libero volleyball position at Ventura High School in 2016. The VHS Girls Volleyball team went 36-3 this season, as well as winning CIF. Photo by: Felix Cortez

Opinion: How do student athletes feel about alumni coaches?

Lourdes Almalab September 19, 2022

Student athletes define the positive and negative aspects of having returning players lead them in their fall seasons Here at Ventura High School, the majority of our coaches are returners, but how do...

Freshman Caroline Von Guten, freshman Bailey Burman, junior Chelsea Ochoa, freshman Brody Daw and junior Addie Ragsdale (left to right) all attended eighth grade sports night to advertise for both the cross country team and the track and field team. Photo by: Livia Vertucci

Incoming freshmen experience their first taste of the VHS sports world

Livia Vertucci May 17, 2022

Freshman sports night allows soon-to-be freshmen to see all the sports VHS has to offer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the yearly eighth grade sports night hosted at VHS hasn't been held since 2020. Then...

The Ventura High School track team is home to many seniors graduating this year. Including Luke Anestos, who is committed to Cadwell University. Photo by: Steve DeGeorge

Seniors’ sports come to an end

Brody Daw May 12, 2022

With summer drawing closer, nostalgia runs through many in the senior class as they commemorate their years spent at VHS With spring season sports coming to an end, many senior students face the end of...

“My hopes for the season is that everyone has so much fun learning the ins and outs of beach volleyball, and that we catch a few dubs along the way,” said Olivia Sletten. Photo from: @vhs_beachvb via Instagram

The Sletten sisters are the top duo on the VHS beach volleyball team

Ava Mohror March 24, 2022

 In the 2022 season of girls beach volleyball, Olivia and Sophia Sletten are proving to be quite the set Senior Olivia Sletten (#13) and sophomore Sophia Sletten (#22) are in the top spot for duos on...

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