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I am very excited with the direction of women’s sports in our country right now. I think we have been on the verge of this positive change but needed the current athletes, personalities, quality of the overall sport and the vibe in society. I feel the increase of interest shows the openness for change. It isn’t a sharp turn but more of a choice to take a different fork-in-the-road, said Ann Larson. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Opinion: A new dynasty for women’s basketball

Ava Mohror and Christian Montecino April 26, 2024

After two weeks, 68 teams, seven rounds and one winner, the women’s NCAA basketball tournament came to a close on April 7 with The University of South Carolina beating The University of Iowa in the championship...

VHS varsity boys gathering before their game against Carpentaria High School. The Cougars beat CHS 3-1. Photo by: Nathan Lopez

Boys volleyball is serving up a fresh new season

Nathan Lopez April 9, 2024

The spring season volleyball team is back at it again The VHS boys volleyball teams, both JV and varsity, are back in season. Compared to the more popular sports like track & field, basketball and...

The process was great, I had a really great time calling both my coaches and taking my official visit, said Sarah Beckman 25. Photo by: Andrew Beckman

Sarah Beckman makes a splash into the Ivy League

Ava Mohror and Brody Daw March 15, 2024

VHS junior Sarah Beckman announces her commitment to the admissions process at Harvard University Sarah Beckman ‘25 announced her verbal commitment to the admissions process at Harvard University on...

Pictured left to right are Claire Ramos 24, Amanda Lubbos 25 and Juliette Nasarenko 24 after the Jerry Harwood Memorial invite. Photo by: Sierra Meyers

Ventura High School’s track season has officially begun

Meray Touma March 8, 2024

How are VHS track students feeling about their season starting?  Track and Field has been a sport at VHS for many years. Track and Field is a sport with numerous events including sprints, long jumps,...

Anthony Fasthorse posted this picture to announce his commitment to the University of Oregon. Graphic by: Deeg Designs

Anthony Fasthorse commits to University of Oregon

Elizabeth Gallo and Alexis Segovia November 11, 2023

Anthony Fasthorse commits to University of Oregon after receiving offers from Cal Poly, University of Washington and more  On Oct. 10, Anthony Fasthorse announced his commitment to University of Oregon...

Kate Duffey 24 and Daphne Raymond 24 putting up a block against BHS on Sept. 19. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

Girls volleyball crushes the competition

Vail Newman October 6, 2023

A glimpse into the VHS girls volleyball teams The VHS varsity girls volleyball team has won all 13 league games as of Oct. 6, losing none. Varsity is now first in the Channel League, while the JV and...

Quarterback Ava Ortman 26 completes a pass during a game against Dos Pueblos High School. Photo by: Angel Quiroz

The season to make history

Brynn Kightlinger October 5, 2023

This year marks the first ever season of girls flag football at VHS For years, BHS and VHS have competed against each other at the annual “powderpuff” girls flag football game. This event takes place...

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...

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