The Foothill Dragon Press

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.” ...

Foothill swim crushes Grace Brethren in second home meet

Jake Anders ‘20 swims strong during his butterfly event

Katie Denger, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Unlike the swim team’s first competition of their 2019 season, there was no shortage of sunshine for the Dragons at the Ventura Aquatic Center during their meet against Grace Brethren on Mar. 13. The Dragons swept away the Grace Brethren Lancers on both fronts: 122-37 for the girls and 114-51 for ...

Girls’ softball plagued by errors in 13-3 loss

Samantha Fenton '20 winds up to pitch while Dailyn Thompson '21 waits ready.

Nick Zoll, Sports Editor

March 14, 2019

Following multiple home games canceled due to rain, the Foothill girls’ varsity softball team played the Lancers of Thousand Oaks High School on March 13 at the Ventura College softball field. Head coach Jere Dietz admitted that the unfriendly weather has taken its toll as of late, explaining that “we h...

Boys’ volleyball defeats Santa Clara in first home game

The boys celebrate on the court after scoring a point against Santa Clara.

Jack Vielbig, Reporter

March 7, 2019

In their league home opener on March 5, the Foothill Tech boys’ volleyball team hammered the Santa Clara Saints 3-0 in decisive fashion. Though the crowd in the Cabrillo Middle School gymnasium was small and rather quiet throughout the match, the Dragons stayed enthused and passionate on the court, ...

Volleyball and the bystander effect: how understanding it will improve your game

In volleyball, it can be difficult to discern whose ball is whose, especially when the Bystander Effect is in play.

Lillian Li, Illustrator

March 6, 2019

You are a volleyball player, getting ready to receive the opposing team's serve. The whistle blows, you take a deep breath and before you know it, the ball is propelled right in between you and your teammate to the left. Neither of you says anything or makes a move, believing the ball to be the other...

Recap: Boys’ golf takes second place in match against Buena, Ventura, St. Bonaventure

A golf ball sits on the edge of the putting green.

Katie Denger, Reporter

March 5, 2019

On March 4, the Foothill boys’ golf team competed at the Buenaventura Golf Course against Buena, Ventura and St. Bonaventure High Schools. The Dragons came in second place with a score of 464, trailing only the St. Bonaventure Seraphs, who shot 442. The Ventura Cougars and Buena Bulldogs came in third and fou...

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