The Foothill Dragon Press

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...

Foothill swimming’s first home meet win sparks excitement for 2019 season

Brandon Rodgers ‘22 swims with speed down his lane.

Katie Denger, Reporter

February 28, 2019

A light mist fell upon the Ventura Aquatic Center pool and the Foothill Technology High School swim team as they competed against Cate High School in their first home meet of the season on Feb. 27. The varsity boys defeated Cate with a score of 98-59 and the girls were even more successful, beating the...

Sport Time with Sam Bova Episode 1: Boys’ Golf

Sport Time with Sam Bova Episode 1: Boys' Golf

Sam Bova, Writer

February 27, 2019

In attempts to see how I fare at each spring sport that Foothill has to offer, I'll be participating in the different sports for the first time over the next few weeks. The sports offered are baseball, beach volleyball, boys' golf, boys' tennis, boys' volleyball, softball, swimming and track and field....

Playoff recap: Girls’ basketball falls in quarterfinals 51-48

Playoff recap: Girls' basketball falls in quarterfinals 51-48

Jack Vielbig, Reporter

February 14, 2019

As usual, the Foothill Tech girls’ basketball team kept the fans on the edge of their seats until the sounding of the final buzzer. Taking on the top-seeded Lakeside Lancers, the Dragons faced their toughest opponent of the season in the quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation (...

Playoff Recap: Girls’ basketball wins 48-32, advances to quarterfinals

Playoff Recap: Girls' basketball wins 48-32, advances to quarterfinals

Jack Vielbig, Reporter

February 10, 2019

Traveling to the El Dorado gym, the Foothill Technology girls’ basketball team took on the Golden Hawks in their second-round California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) matchup on Feb. 9. In a defensive slugfest, the Dragons prevailed 48-32 over El Dorado, advancing themselves to the quarterfinals.     FTHS WON!!!! 48-32! On to Quarterfinals on Wed at home at 7:00! Abigail Sourwine 14pts/5rebs/2bl, Ann...

Playoff Recap: Boys’ basketball season ends at hands of No. 2 Providence (84-45)

Playoff Recap: Boys' basketball season ends at hands of No. 2 Providence (84-45)

Abby Sourwine, Reporter

February 9, 2019

“It feels like just yesterday [that] I was a freshman showing up at the tryouts,” Nate Bova ‘19 said, “and just like that it’s all over.” On Feb. 8, the Foothill’s boys’ basketball team made the journey to Providence High School in Burbank, California, to face the number two seed in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division IV playoffs. Foothill, by compar...

Playoff Recap: Girls’ water polo finishes season with 14-6 CIF loss

Playoff Recap: Girls’ water polo finishes season with 14-6 CIF loss

Katie Denger, Reporter

February 9, 2019

On Feb. 7, the Foothill Technology High School girls’ water polo team competed in the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs. The Dragons eventually faced the end of their season with a 14-6 loss against the Glendora High School Tartans. Head coach Victoria Lee...

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