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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

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

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

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

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...

Girls take second, boys fifth at Cross Country State Meet

Girls take second, boys fifth at Cross Country State Meet

Jocelyn Brossia, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2018

Running in the mud following the previous day’s rains, the girls’ team placed second and the boys’ team placed fifth in the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV Cross Country State Finals on Nov. 24. It’s been five years since the inaugural year of sports at Foothill, and the bo...

Cross Country dominates CIF Prelims and Finals

Cross Country dominates CIF Prelims and Finals

Dylan Mullaney

November 18, 2018

The Dragons cross country team began their journey on the road back to the state meet at CIF Prelims on Nov. 10 in Riverside. The course in Riverside was different than what the Dragons were used to, as it was flat and almost all dirt. The most prominently difficult section of the trail is a loo...

Two Foothill athletes officially commit to college at athletic signing day

Two Foothill athletes officially commit to college at athletic signing day

Nick Zoll

November 17, 2018

On Nov. 16, two four-year varsity Foothill athletes committed to taking the next step in their lives, both athletically and academically. Lauren Kearney ‘19 and Lexi Malone ‘19 officially signed their letters of intent to their respective colleges in front of a supportive group of friends, family m...

Sports Science: Erin Gaynor’s small but mighty serving style

Sports Science: Erin Gaynor’s small but mighty serving style

Abby Sourwine, Reporter

November 6, 2018

Tennis: the game of finesse, grace and etiquette. The sport began in Northern France in the 12th century and the traditions have been preserved through thousands of years. To look at some of the world’s most famous tennis players, they are tall, strong and visually intimidating. Foothill’s own Erin...

Playoff Recap: Girls’ tennis season ends at the hands of number one seed

Playoff Recap: Girls’ tennis season ends at the hands of number one seed

Abby Sourwine

November 3, 2018

The Foothill girls’ tennis team battled against number one seed Woodrow Wilson High School on Nov. 2, but couldn’t couldn’t overcome Wilson’s “strong lineup,” as head coach Brad McClain said. In the first round, “Wilson was all over us,” and despite improving performance in the second and third rounds, there wa...

Playoff Recap: Cross Country sweeps League Finals

Dylan Mullaney

November 3, 2018

The infamously determined and reputable Foothill cross country team finished their regular season with a bang at Tri-County Athletic Association (TCAA) League Finals on Nov. 1. The meet at Lake Casitas is practically home turf for the Dragons as they frequently compete on this course. The Dragons competed against...

Playoff recap: Boys’ water polo eliminated by Cajon in second round

Playoff recap: Boys’ water polo eliminated by Cajon in second round

Nick Zoll

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 1, the boys’ water polo playoff run officially ended in the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division V postseason. The Dragons met their match, as they dropped a close one on the road against Cajon High School, 8-7.   Reflecting on the season...

Playoff Recap: Girls’ tennis edges out Ventura in 1st round of CIF

Playoff Recap: Girls’ tennis edges out Ventura in 1st round of CIF

Abby Sourwine

November 2, 2018

Surrounded by parents and Halloween decorations, the Foothill girls’ tennis team huddled in the corridor between Ventura High School’s portable classrooms and tennis courts.  “The last time he counted it was 45-42,” Alyssa McClain ‘20 said, “but that was two games ago.” Discussion c...

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