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Boys’ Basketball: senior night brings “good win” over Bishop Diego (73-27)

Boys’ Basketball: senior night brings “good win” over Bishop Diego (73-27)

January 24, 2019


Filed under Boys' Basketball, Sports

“Tonight is a special night,” fan and announcer Jill Vallance ‘20 spoke into the microphone. “We will take a moment to honor our senior boys’ basketball student-athletes and their loved ones for their dedication and commitment,” she said. Jan. 23 marks the last guaranteed home gam...

Girls’ soccer tops La Reina in a 4-0 shutout

Girls’ soccer tops La Reina in a 4-0 shutout

Dylan Mullaney, Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Girls' Soccer, Sports

On the evening of Jan. 14, the Dragons didn’t let the rain deter their spirits and came out to play an energetic and physical game against the La Reina Regents. Head coach Jack Craig felt that this was an important win because “we were both undefeated in league, so the fact that we were able to j...

Boys’ basketball endures 79-62 loss to St. Bonaventure

Boys’ basketball endures 79-62 loss to St. Bonaventure

Nick Zoll, Sports Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under Boys' Basketball, Sports

Green and gold meshed with red and black highlighted a packed gymnasium for an anticipated Friday night showdown between two league rivals. On Jan. 11, the Foothill boys’ varsity basketball team played host to the visiting Saint Bonaventure Seraphs at Ventura College. The Dragons kept up with the Sera...

Boys’ Soccer loses first home game vs. Grace Brethren

Boys’ Soccer loses first home game vs. Grace Brethren

Katie Denger, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Boys' Soccer, Sports

On the evening of Jan. 8, the Foothill boys’ varsity soccer team lost their match against Grace Brethren with a score of 3-1 due to missed opportunities and unfortunate mistakes in the defense. Despite this, the Dragons never stopped creating their opportunities, allowing the team to keep the game...

Jordon Points brings a “player-centered” coaching philosophy to Foothill Boys’ Soccer Program

Jordon Points brings a “player-centered” coaching philosophy to Foothill Boys’ Soccer Program

January 7, 2019


Filed under Boys' Soccer, Features, Profiles, Sports

In addition to being the women’s junior varsity coach at California Lutheran University and head coach of two boys teams at Eagles Soccer Club, Jordon Points has taken the position of head varsity coach for the Foothill Technology High School boys’ soccer team. Even though Points is only 30 ...

In first home game, girls’ water polo cruises to 16-2 win against Cate

In first home game, girls’ water polo cruises to 16-2 win against Cate

Nick Zoll

December 12, 2018


Filed under Girls' Water Polo, Sports

On Dec. 11, the varsity girls’ water polo team hosted the Rams of Cate High School at the Ventura Aquatic Center pool. It was the team’s first home game of the 2018-19 season and there was a sizable crowd in attendance to support the Dragons. Playing in front of their home crowd, Foothill did not disappoint in...

Girls’ soccer falls short in a 1-0 loss against the Cardinals

Girls’ soccer falls short in a 1-0 loss against the Cardinals

Dylan Mullaney

December 12, 2018


Filed under Girls' Soccer

https://vimeo.com/305687383 On Dec. 10, the girls’ soccer team faced the Cardinals of Santa Paula High School, rivals who had previously been in the same league. During the 2017-18 season, the Dragons were matched up against the Cardinals twice, tying 2-2 with double overtime and losing a second time by a hair in...

Sophie Simon ’21: How surfing has opened her eyes to appreciation of her surroundings

Sophie Simon ’21: How surfing has opened her eyes to appreciation of her surroundings

Dylan Mullaney

December 10, 2018


Filed under Unique Sports Features

Many consider surfing to be a large part of Ventura’s community and culture since the town's birth. It is home to many popular breaks such as California Street, Mondos and South Jetty. According to the Ventura Surf Club website, the first ever surfing competition was held at the end of California Street.   Surfing is not only a compe...

Azael De La Torre ’22: jiu-jitsu is the key to one’s confidence

Azael De La Torre ’22: jiu-jitsu is the key to one’s confidence

Thea Wulff

December 10, 2018


Filed under needs editing, Unique Sports Features

Brazilian jiu-jitsu falls into both categories of martial arts and combat sports, where competitors routinely grapple on the ground while attempting to take down their opponent. Participants must wear a “gi”, which is a two-piece uniform, similar to what is worn in other martial arts like karate, that enables fighters to attempt certain takedow...

Mia Monsour ’21: how rowing instilled a sense of community in her

Mia Monsour ’21: how rowing instilled a sense of community in her

Thea Wulff

December 10, 2018


Filed under needs editing, Unique Sports Features

As the name suggests, rowing is a sport where a team must row and work together in an effort to quickly get to the finish line. The boat is composed of the “crew,” the people at the oars and the “coxswain,” an often lightweight member of the team who sits at the bow, guiding the rowers and steeri...

Boys’ Basketball comes out strong, buries Santa Maria 64-47

Boys’ Basketball comes out strong, buries Santa Maria 64-47

Abby Sourwine

December 5, 2018


Filed under Boys' Basketball, needs editing, Sports

The varsity boys’ basketball’s first home game of the season was characterized by deep threes, runout layups and high energy. The team scored 23 points in just the first quarter, digging Santa Maria into a hole they couldn’t climb out of. Pushing the ball upcourt throughout the game, the Dragons...

Girls’ basketball handles Simi Valley with a 70-56 victory

Girls’ basketball handles Simi Valley with a 70-56 victory

Jack Vielbig

December 5, 2018


Filed under Girls' Basketball

On a chilly Dec. 3 evening, the Foothill varsity girls’ basketball team took to the hardwood for a non-league matchup against the visiting Simi Valley Pioneers. The Dragons withstood several runs from the Pioneers throughout the game and handled business at home, winning 70-56 behind a 31-point gam...

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