The Foothill Dragon Press

Recap: Senior night sentiments overshadow softball’s 4-3 loss

Kat Tafoya '19 pitches a fast pace ball resulting in a strike.

Nick Zoll, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

On April 18, the seven seniors of the softball team, bound to graduate in about two months, took the field for the final time in a Dragons’ uniform for a regular season home game. Senior Night, although resulting in a 4-3 Foothill loss at the hands of Santa Clara High School, provided much more than the game itself; posters of each senior decorated the fencing that surrounded the Ventura College...

Track and field sweeps the competition at 2019 Russell Cup

Nicholas Jordan '20 clears the cross-bar during boys' varsity pole vault.

Marin Valerio, Features Editor

April 16, 2019

Foothill’s track and field team swept their competition at the 100th annual Russell Cup on April 13. The team garnered enough points to win the meet’s “Grand Sweeps,” placing high in a variety of events. Events at this meet are slightly different from those at a typical track meet. Since it has been around for 100 years, the organizers want runners to be able to look back on scores f...

Boys’ tennis crushes Bishop Diego 17-1

Tomas Carrillo '20 and Shiv Bhakta '20 wait for their match.

Abby Sourwine, Reporter

April 13, 2019

Though the sun was blaring and the wind was blowing, the boys’ tennis team remained unfazed in their match against Bishop Diego on April 11. With the Cardinals down one doubles team, the Dragons already had a leg up, but it was talent and skill that led to a commanding 17-1 performance. Eesh M...

Boys’ volleyball edges over Cate on Senior Night

Stefan Fahr '19 and Logan Grenier '19 block the on coming ball.

Dylan Mullaney, Reporter

April 13, 2019

Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ played through the gym as the Dragons took the court, and for four seniors it was possibly the last time they'll ever compete in their home gym at Cabrillo Middle School. Parent Jim Armstrong led the festivities to honor four seniors: Stefan Fahr ‘19, Bryce Gordon ‘19, Logan...

Foothill swim leaves St. Bonaventure drained after win in last home meet

Annika Arroyo '20 comes up for air as she turns down the lane.

Katie Denger, Reporter

April 11, 2019

The Foothill Technology High School Dragons competed against the St. Bonaventure Seraphs on April 10 at the Ventura Aquatic Center pool. Foothill went into the meet with confidence and light-hearted energy that matched the warm and sunny weather outside. The Dragons were victorious against the Serap...

Boys’ baseball blanked by Bishop Diego, 7-0

The baseball team lost to Bishop Diego Cardinals in a complete game shutout.

Nick Zoll, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019

On April 10, the boys’ varsity baseball team sought their first league win of the 2019 campaign, entering the contest with a record of 0-4-1 versus Tri-Valley League competition. Foothill was tasked with facing the Cardinals of Bishop Diego High School, who also held a 0-4-1 league record. Bishop Diego’...

Sport Time with Sam Bova Episode 3: Swim

Sam Bova smiles alongside the swim team following their practice together.

Sam Bova, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2019

Softball beats La Reina, 8-1

Jamie Dietz '19 attempts to catch any oncoming balls on the field.

Jack Vielbig, Reporter

March 27, 2019

After starting out 1-2 in league play, the Foothill Tech softball squad desperately needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. On March 26, they took the field at Ventura College and obliterated a La Reina team that had beaten them earlier this season. Behind stellar pitching by Kat Tafoya ‘19 and hot hitting at the plate, the Dragons cruised to an ...

Baseball falls to Grace Brethren in a 6-0 defeat

Dylan Mullaney, Reporter

March 24, 2019

Amidst an energetic crowd, the Dragons were outhit in a 6-0 loss in the league matchup against the Grace Brethren Lancers, which is “a very tough team,” according to head coach Mike Ramos. Within the first minutes of the first inning, the Lancers, who were up to bat first, took the lead by bringing two runners home. Joey Bishop ‘21 believed that the early runs “set the tempo” of the game and the Dragons “saw that they could hit the ball hard.”  ...

Recap: Boys’ volleyball takes down Laguna Blanca, 3-1

The boys' volleyball game was held in the gym of Cabrillo Middle School.

Jack Vielbig, Reporter

March 20, 2019

In their matchup against Laguna Blanca, the only remaining undefeated team in the league, Foothill Technology’s varsity boys’ volleyball squad came out strong and took the match 3-1 on March 19. With set scores of 25-18, 25-19, 22-25 and 25-29, the Dragons left nothing to chance, taking care of b...

Boys’ tennis falls short against Villanova, 10-8

Levi Mathieu '22 swinging at the ball.

Abby Sourwine, Reporter

March 15, 2019

With butterflies soaring across the court alongside the bright green Wilsons, it must be time for the spring boys’ tennis season. On March 15, the Dragons faced the Villanova Preparatory Wildcats, who Devin Franke ‘21 considered to be “definitely one of the better teams that we’ve played.” ...

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