The Foothill Dragon Press

Girls’ basketball crushes Thacher in last game of the season

Cierra Marienthal '22 runs the ball up the court.

Claire Hernandez, Reporter

February 20, 2020

“Fans are on fire tonight,” says announcer David Paige on the night of Feb. 6, kicking off the final game of the Foothill girls’ basketball season. The Dragons blew away the Thacher Toads in a match that filled the entire crowd with energy. Spirit lined the walls with posters for each of the players on...

Girls’ water polo seniors finish their league on a 18-1 high note against Cate

Cate moves to pass the ball, awaiting an interception from Foothill.

Chloe Scofield, Reporter

February 12, 2020

It was a sentimental afternoon on Feb. 3 as the Foothill Technology girls’ water polo hosted Cate School, and honored their three graduating seniors. The Foothill Dragons along with the Cate Rams lined up poolside to honor Annika Arroyo '20, Julia Malach '20 and Lauren Steward ‘20. After familie...

Boys’ soccer triumphs over Laguna Blanca in a 1-0 win

The Foothill boy's soccer team lines up to celebrate their seniors.

Ethan Crouch, Reporter

February 9, 2020

The evening of Jan. 31 marked the final home game for the boys' soccer team. By having the crowd on their side, the Dragons were able to impress the crowd by defending their turf against the Laguna Blanca Owls. Prior to the match, each of the seven players of the senior class of 2020 was individually recognized...

Kobe Bryant: Bigger than basketball

The loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant has made an astounding impact on not just Los Angeles, but across America.

Chloe Scofield, Reporter

February 6, 2020

Legends aren’t made in six minutes and 22 seconds. That was the playing time Kobe Bryant received in his debut National Basketball Association (NBA) game, playing as a Los Angeles Laker against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In six minutes 18-year-old Bryant couldn’t get a single point on the scoreboard, and nob...

Girls’ soccer commemorates nine seniors during senior night; game concludes in a draw

Grace Combs '20 attempting to catch up to the ball.

Naomi Schmitt and Olivia Zoll

February 5, 2020

As the sun set on the chilly evening of Jan. 21, nine seniors tied their cleats for one of the last times of their high school soccer career. In addition to a league game versus Cate, this marked the annual Senior Night celebration, an event to honor the graduating class before their final game on their home field...

Girls’ water polo dominates against Villanova Wildcats

The Dragons fought hard against their Wildcat opponents and came out victorious.

Cierra Marienthal, Reporter

January 26, 2020

Grey skies covered the pool at the Ventura Aquatic Center as the Foothill Tech Dragons were getting ready to start their first league game. The girls' water polo team faced off against the Villanova Preparatory Wildcats on Jan. 16.  The first quarter started off with Villanova winning the sprint and sec...

Boys’ basketball loses first league game to Saint Bonaventure 74-50

Justin Razo '21 preparing himself to take a free-throw shot.

Chloe Scofield, Reporter

January 13, 2020

A thrilling air of anticipation hung over the crowd that was jam-packed into the home court gymnasium of the Saint Bonaventure Seraphs on Jan. 8 would mark the first league game of the 2019-20 boys’ basketball season, and fans came from across town to watch the Foothill Technology Dragons play their r...

Girls’ soccer pulls away with 1-0 win against Saint Bonaventure

Kami Kunes '20 scoping out the field.

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

January 11, 2020

The frigid air on the night of Jan. 8 failed to extinguish the competitive fire between the Foothill Technology and Saint Bonaventure girls’ soccer teams. Coming into the game with a fairly even track record of 4-3, tensions were high as the lady Dragons defeated their rivals 1-0 at their home field,...

Girls’ golf seniors honored for placing first in the league for the fourth consecutive year

The girls golf team watches the sky set on one of their final matches together

Alex Jannone, Writer

January 7, 2020

Foothill Girls Golf proudly ended their season placing first in the league for their fourth consecutive year, and taking fourth out of 19 teams in CIF. As their skills grew, so did their friendships, and many girls noted that Foothill golf has given them some of the best friends they have ever had. The...

Past and present Dragon talent showcased in first ever girls basketball alumni game

Cydnie Gutierrez '19 guards former teammate Cierra Marienthal '22 with a smile on her face

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

January 6, 2020

Players and supporters past and present joined together on Dec. 21, 2019 at Ventura College to watch the Foothill Girls Basketball team take on alumni and staff members Darcy Duffy and Emily Stevens. The nostalgic night kicked off with head coach Paul Tafoya delivering a brief speech about each of the graduated...

Brooke Secreto ’21 wins first in cross country state division, boys take it all

The boys' team rejoices after a season's worth of work coming to fruition. Credit: Cameron Crouch

Lillian Li, Reporter

December 23, 2019

It was bitterly cold in Clovis, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2019, but the Foothill Tech cross country team had no problems keeping warm. As a matter of fact, the jumping, the hugging and the yelling after the CIF State Championship Race cut the chill quite well. Amid the excited cries of the team, the leaderbo...

Boys’ soccer kicks off season with a 4-1 win against Nordhoff

Sam Valdez '20 rears up to kick the ball up the field

Alex Jannone and Jacob Guthrie

December 16, 2019

The air was numbing on the sidelines of the Ventura College stadium on Dec. 2 as the boys’ soccer team prepared to face off against Nordhoff High School. Despite the cold weather, the stadium was filled with fans ready to cheer on the Dragons as they competed in their first home game of the season. ...

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