The Foothill Dragon Press

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. ...

Girls’ soccer beats Nordhoff 3-1 in season opener

Foothill and Nordhoff clash during an aggressive game of soccer.

Ethan Sequeira, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Dec. 4, a cold and gloomy evening at the Ventura College soccer pitch, the Foothill girls’ soccer team arrived with intensity for their home opener against the Nordhoff Rangers. The Dragons battled hard in a very physical match and prevailed with a 3-1 victory. There was a lot of back and forth...

Girls’ water polo falls to Santa Ynez 12-6 in first home game of the year

Foothill goalie reaches up to block a close range shot made by Santa Ynez

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Three days after facing the Santa Ynez Pirates, the girl’s water polo team hosted them on Nov. 20, 2019, at their home pool, the Ventura Aquatic Center. The Pirates were victorious on Monday’s game, and the home pool advantage was not beneficial to the Dragons. The game kicked off with a dec...

Cross country crushes CIF Preliminaries and Finals; on to State Championships

From the 2018 state finals, Jason Messner and Joshua Villasenor work up the hill at the two-mile marker.

Chloe Scofield, Reporter

November 27, 2019

The Foothill Technology Dragons boys’ and girls’ cross country teams crushed it in their preliminary and final CIF races, both teams placing high enough to qualify for the state championship. Preliminaries took place on Nov. 16 at the Riverside Course, where the girls' team placed fifth in Divi...

Cross country wins league finals for fifth straight year

Packs form at the start of the girls varsity race

Ethan Sequeira, Reporter

November 11, 2019

On a warm and bright afternoon at Lake Casitas, the juggernaut that is known as the Foothill Technology Cross Country team swept the Tri-County Athletic Association (TCAA) League Finals meet, finishing first in the junior varsity (JV) and Varsity events for both genders. The Dragons successfully def...

Boys’ water polo out in first round CIF playoff match against Yucaipa

Jake Anders '20 searches for someone to pass the ball to

Chloe Scofield, Reporter

November 9, 2019

The excitement in the air at the Ventura Aquatic Center on Nov. 5 was unmatched. Crowds of students and parents surrounded the pool in support of both the Foothill Dragons and the Yucaipa Thunderbirds in the first round CIF playoff game. After a short delay at the beginning of the game due to some t...

Girls’ tennis encounters tragic loss against Dos Pueblos in first round of CIF

 After a long season, girls tennis loses against Dos Pueblos

Claire Hernandez, Reporter

November 8, 2019

With CIF tensity underway, the Foothill girls’ tennis team stepped onto court on Nov. 6 to battle the Dos Pueblos Chargers. The Dragons, finishing second in league, prepared to strike with Noelle Hayward ‘21 (number one), Leah Sehati ‘20 (number two), Ruby Beckendorf ‘21 (number three) and Anna Nelles ...

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