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Jordon Points brings a “player-centered” coaching philosophy to Foothill Boys’ Soccer Program

New boys' soccer coach, Jordon Points. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press

January 8, 2019

In addition to being the women’s junior varsity coach at California Lutheran University and head coach of two boys teams at Eagles Soccer Club, Jordon Points has taken the position of head varsity coach for the Foothill Technology High School boys’ soccer team. Even though Points is only 30 ...

In first home game, girls’ water polo cruises to 16-2 win against Cate

Annika Arroyo ‘20 takes the ball wide towards the goals.
Credit: Muriel Rowley / The Foothill Dragon Press

Nick Zoll

December 12, 2018

On Dec. 11, the varsity girls’ water polo team hosted the Rams of Cate High School at the Ventura Aquatic Center pool. It was the team’s first home game of the 2018-19 season and there was a sizable crowd in attendance to support the Dragons. Playing in front of their home crowd, Foothill did not disappoint in...

Girls’ soccer falls short in a 1-0 loss against the Cardinals

Grace Combs '20 sprinting down the field with the ball. Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press

Dylan Mullaney

December 11, 2018 On Dec. 10, the girls’ soccer team faced the Cardinals of Santa Paula High School, rivals who had previously been in the same league. During the 2017-18 season, the Dragons were matched up against the Cardinals twice, tying 2-2 with double overtime and losing a second time by a hair in...

Sophie Simon ’21: How surfing has opened her eyes to appreciation of her surroundings

Sophie Simon '21 carves a wave, causing an ocean spray. Credit: John Simon (used with permission)

Dylan Mullaney

December 10, 2018

Many consider surfing to be a large part of Ventura’s community and culture since the town's birth. It is home to many popular breaks such as California Street, Mondos and South Jetty. According to the Ventura Surf Club website, the first ever surfing competition was held at the end of California Street.   Surfing is not only a compe...

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 smiles with her teammates after a race. Credit: Dani Thole

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

Ian Ingram '19 reaches for the layup. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press

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

Coach Jason Edgmond speaks to athletes about game strategies. Credit: Ethan Crouch / The Foothill Dragon Press

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

Kicking up mud and dirt, the boys' team takes out from the gate at the start of their race.

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

Foothill girls’ cross country pose with first-place plaque after winning CIF Finals. Credit: Lauren Kearney (used with permission)

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

Malone (left) and Kearney (right) smile with their teammates in the Black Box. Credit: Nick Zoll / The Foothill Dragon Press

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

Erin Gaynor '19, mid forehand swing.
Credit: Gabrialla Cockerell / The Foothill Dragon Press

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...

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