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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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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...

Second baseman and junior, Carlos Perez (#1) said, Honestly, in my opinion [the wind] just carries the ball more. It can stop it or it can carry it. I don’t think the wind was too big of a factor. It was just a matter of fielding the ball, putting it in play and not making mistakes.” Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Ventura Baseball strikes out

Isabella Fierros, Brody Daw, and Emily Nguyen February 25, 2022

Ventura Junior Varsity Baseball teams suffers a 5-1 loss against the Simi Valley Pioneers, cementing a losing streak Ventura JV boys Baseball lost (1-5) to Simi Valley this Tuesday. At the top of the...

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....

Villalpando and Purdy have had different experiences being on female dominated sports but they both agree that their gender helps them stand out. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez

The truth about being a male in a female dominated sport

Rachel Gonzalez February 23, 2022

Through the eyes of two VHS student Cheerleading and dance are female dominated sports, this is no different for Ventura High School. Senior Preston Purdy and junior Dominic Villalpando are two students...

Seniors Caelan Okinaga, Martie Pecht, Emily Ball and coach Matt Cherrie [left to right] celebrating Senior Night at the game against Buena on Feb. 1. Photo from: @vhs_girlswaterpolo via Instagram

Girls waterpolo seniors make a final splash

Ava Mohror February 22, 2022

Seniors reflect on their high school water polo career as their final season draws to a close The last girls waterpolo game of the season was Feb. 1 against Buena High School. During this game, the waterpolo...

Coach Cortez giving the Varsity boys a run down on practice and a prep talk. Photo by: Avea Baker

Boys Varsity Basketball makes a comeback win against Buena in their last game of the season

Halle Gentry and Avea Baker February 22, 2022

Ventura High School boys varsity basketball beats Buena High School varsity basketball in their last game of the season On Feb. 2, Ventura High School met their cross town rival Buena High School for...

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