As COVID Cases Rise, What Will SLVHS do About School Sports?

Written by Kayla Lammers (Sports Writer) School sports are an important part of going to school, it’s a way to bond with friends and be part of a community. With coronavirus sports all over the world have been canceled, and the most local example is that of our school.  I was able to talk to … More As COVID Cases Rise, What Will SLVHS do About School Sports?

Major Baseball League Standings – As Well as COVID Concerns for Upcoming Seasons

Written by Zane Krikke (Sports Writer) The 2019 MLB postseason ended with the Nationals lifting the first World Series championship trophy in franchise history. On July 23, the 2020 regular season began with Washington starting its title defense. Following the pair of games on July 23, MLB-wide action began on July 24. Opening Day presented … More Major Baseball League Standings – As Well as COVID Concerns for Upcoming Seasons

How the NBA Draft Took Place This Year With Covid Precautions

Written By Jackson Leija (Sports Writer) What will the NBA draft look like? The 2020 NBA draft takes place on Wednesday, November 18th, almost half a year after the usual draft pick for the NBA. In 2019, It took place on June 20th, and in 2018, June 21st. What does this mean for the season … More How the NBA Draft Took Place This Year With Covid Precautions

How the Stanley Cup Playoffs Came to an End in 2020

Written By Lucas Sherrick (Sports Writer) “Andddd Lighting wins the Stanley Cup playoffs,” said the announcer. In the final game Lightning takes the win at 2 to 0 against the Dallas stars. It was a great fight from every team doing their best to get as far in the standings as they could. The Dallas … More How the Stanley Cup Playoffs Came to an End in 2020

SLVHS Sports Postponed – But Hopefully Will Start Up Soon

Written by Carter Cox (Sports Editor)High Schools in Santa Cruz county have started in-person sports again. To prepare for a sports season that might not happen. On October 19th, SLV sports were initially planned to start for the athletes at SLV. There has been a delay though and it is unknown when the new start … More SLVHS Sports Postponed – But Hopefully Will Start Up Soon

A Recap of Week Six and a Look at Week Seven of the NFL Season

Written by Zane Krikke (Sports Writer)We are getting into the seventh week of the NFL season. With week six completed and fourteen teams coming out with a victory and moving closer to playoffs, the intensity rises. The season has changed this year from dealing with the coronavirus. Many rules and laws had to be created … More A Recap of Week Six and a Look at Week Seven of the NFL Season

SLV School Sports Practices To Start With Plenty of COVID Precautions

Written by Carter Cox (Sports Editor) During these COVID-19 times for high school sports in California, it has been truly challenging for athletes to prepare for a season that might not happen. Originally practices were supposed to start-up in Santa Cruz no earlier than December 14th. But a few days ago news was released that … More SLV School Sports Practices To Start With Plenty of COVID Precautions

An Overlook at the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Written by Zane Krikke (Sports Writer) NHL Hockey had quite a surprising year with its outcome in the finals. The Conference Finals started with the four teams who won the most games including the Stars, Golden Knights, Islanders, and Lightning. These teams fought vigorously to claim a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals. Only two … More An Overlook at the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

How is the NFL Dealing with COVID-19 and Injuries in 2020?

Written by Jackson Leija (Sports Writer) Around seventeen players in the National Football League tested positive for COVID-19, and several more have been lost to season-ending injuries. The new question is if the NFL is taking proper precautions for the virus and if they gave players enough time to get ready for the season. Players … More How is the NFL Dealing with COVID-19 and Injuries in 2020?

SLV Students Discuss Losing the Latest Sports Season due to Coronavirus

Written by Madison Reger (Sports Writer) Without the interruption of COVID-19, our varsity girls and boys basketball and soccer teams, wrestling, surfing team, were able to complete their seasons as normal. As COVID-19 played a big part in canceling softball, baseball, and other spring sports, I wanted to ask how it felt for teams to … More SLV Students Discuss Losing the Latest Sports Season due to Coronavirus

Update on NHL Season

Written by Carlton Gilbert and Rider Moore (Sports Writers) With the Coronavirus happening right now, lots of people are wondering what will happen to sports. Lots of seasons ended early this year with the hope they will return soon. People are wondering when it will come back and what changes will they make when they … More Update on NHL Season

What the NCAA is Doing With Sports Affected by COVID-19

Written by Carlton Gilbert and Ryan Hodge (Sports Writers) The NCAA or National College Athletic Association has cancelled all sports happening right now because of coronavirus. The question is will sports return next year or not? The NCAA hasn’t made an announcement that it has been cancelled yet so it seems like they are planning … More What the NCAA is Doing With Sports Affected by COVID-19

How SLVHS Students are Dealing With Losing Their Sports Season

Written by Sequoia Loya (Sports Writer)  These are trying times for our SLVHS Cougar students, especially our athletes who are used to working out and staying fit. With schools being closed, this also means that the gym and field are closed. Finding places to work out and practice a variety of sports is hard to … More How SLVHS Students are Dealing With Losing Their Sports Season

How the MLB is Changing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by Gia Cusimano (Sports Writer) Like many other sports, the MLB baseball season is currently on hold because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The MLB is determined to have some sort of 2020 season, it is very much in their interest to have as much of the 2020 season as possible, but as the … More How the MLB is Changing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Good Games of the Forty-Niners and Raiders to Watch for Free on NFL Game Pass

Written by Carter Cox and Ryan Hodge (Sports Writer) Since March 12th, all sports seasons have been suspended until the coronavirus stops spreading. For football, the season hasn’t been postponed since it is in the offseason but it has been an interesting offseason. During these trying times, the NFL has given their fans some hope … More Good Games of the Forty-Niners and Raiders to Watch for Free on NFL Game Pass

Coronavirus Lockdown Impacting Spring Sports at SLV

Written by Sequoia Loya and Carlton Gilbert (Sports Writers) With coronavirus shutting down the school for the rest of the school year the school sports have been canceled though most people would like to finish the sports season it probably is the smart decision I think people would rather not play sports then get corona. … More Coronavirus Lockdown Impacting Spring Sports at SLV

NFL Offseason Heats up with Free Agency Moves and Trades

Written by Carlton Gilbert (Sport Writer) Since the ending of Super Bowl LIV, the National Football League has been focused on  free agency and the upcoming NFL draft. These are two ways teams can get better before the upcoming season.  A strong showing in free agency along with the draft can take a team to … More NFL Offseason Heats up with Free Agency Moves and Trades

The Boys’ Golf Team is Looking Good on the Green for the Upcoming Season

The boys’ golf team is a group of players that have faced many obstacles and challenges on their journey to become a golf player. One example of a player and his journey is with his father and his grandpa and how they taught him how to play golf. His grandfather who is now ninety-three years … More The Boys’ Golf Team is Looking Good on the Green for the Upcoming Season

How Some Players are feeling as Varsity Softball is Starting up

Imagine, it’s the eighth inning, the score is nine to five your team is losing, you have a runner on second, there are two outs and the umpire calls the game because of daylight. On Tuesday, March third, the varsity girls’ softball team were playing their hearts out against Carmel, when the umpire called the … More How Some Players are feeling as Varsity Softball is Starting up

San Lorenzo Valley High School Boy’s Tennis has Just Started Up and Players are Excited

This year’s boys’ tennis team has started, are you on the team? If you’re not you should see if try-outs are still available. Have you seen any of their matches? If you answered no, go out and watch one to support your school. There are a lot of students on the boys’ tennis team.  A … More San Lorenzo Valley High School Boy’s Tennis has Just Started Up and Players are Excited

Boys’ Baseball has Started and They are all Hoping for a Good Outcome

The season hasn’t started out too good for the SLV varsity baseball team, with losing their scrimmage and their first game of the season. But the team is practicing every day to improve and start getting some wins under their belt. The team has been practicing to get their first win but has started off … More Boys’ Baseball has Started and They are all Hoping for a Good Outcome

SLV Varsity Boys’ and Girl’s Swim Team is Working Hard During This Season!

As we dive into the new season for the Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Swim Team, practices have been outstanding and very neat. Both the boys and girls have been very hard working and energetic. Interviewing Sequoia Gambero, Leila Dagan and Amelia Price, they had incredible words to say about the Varsity Swim Team.  While interviewing … More SLV Varsity Boys’ and Girl’s Swim Team is Working Hard During This Season!

Preseason Games are Starting; SLV Soccer is Getting Ready for Success

SLV soccer is just getting started with preseason games.  Both varsity boys, and girls teams have had games so far. Boys Varsity lost their first game 2-1, and won their second game 3-1 against Hollister. Jv boys and girls have not had any games yet, but are working hard preparing for their games ahead.   … More Preseason Games are Starting; SLV Soccer is Getting Ready for Success

Even with a Rocky Beginning, SLVHS Wrestling has Created a United Team for the Season

The 2018 season has brought challenges with the incoming players, but the persevering unity of the team has shown itself with the recent successes of the tournaments. The new season means new as well as returning players, and according to Brennen Walker, it was a wonderful year to come back. “There’s great unity in the … More Even with a Rocky Beginning, SLVHS Wrestling has Created a United Team for the Season

Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Basketball Teams Struggle As Season Picks Up Speed

The San Lorenzo Valley High School varsity basketball team, coached by Stephen Johnson, has gone into the preseason badly by losing three games in a row. Meanwhile, the junior varsity team, coached by Damian Moore, has also started badly by losing two preseason games. The varsity team lost its first game, against Pajaro Valley, with … More Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Basketball Teams Struggle As Season Picks Up Speed

Girls Basketball Stands Strong Against Watsonville

46 – 43 SLVHS junior varsity girls are looking very good starting their preseason with a win against Watsonville High school, by Tatyana Monroy making her two free throws and putting the team ahead by one point, then by Abby Lahey stealing the ball and passing it to Jadynne Swint with Jadynne doing a lay … More Girls Basketball Stands Strong Against Watsonville

Cougar Football: the Workouts may be Exhausting, but the Family is Worth it all

This month, both our varsity and junior varsity football teams had their homecoming games. Both of the teams were victorious, making for an excitement and joy filled Saturday. I was given the opportunity to interview several of the victors on what it’s like to be a football player; read ahead to find out what kind … More Cougar Football: the Workouts may be Exhausting, but the Family is Worth it all

Girls Golf is a Game of Focus; Mental Focus & Patience Leads to success

Get a change from the basic contact team sports, Girls Golf is ready and able for all kinds of players. The hustle and competition of many contact tactile sports are not for everyone, but is that a reason to deny sports completely? Of course not, and the alternatives available have enough merit and strategy to … More Girls Golf is a Game of Focus; Mental Focus & Patience Leads to success

Volleyball Shifts Lineup and Wins Despite Injuries; Attribute their Success to Team Chemistry

SLV cougar volleyball is continuing the second half of their volleyball season with five games left. All three teams have won 2 games and played 10.  The Cougars have had some hard battles against Harbor High and Scotts Valley. Varsity head coach Ms. Bauman says, “Our season is going well, but we are having a … More Volleyball Shifts Lineup and Wins Despite Injuries; Attribute their Success to Team Chemistry

Water Polo’s Undefeated Season builds to Possible Prospect of Being First in League

The water polo varsity boys team is undefeated in the league. San Lorenzo Valley High School has been gifted with around twenty-one very talented varsity players. The head coach being, Matt “Camo” Troxell, and the JV coach being, Julia Ayers. The boys varsity team having fourteen games this year and not  losing one yet goes … More Water Polo’s Undefeated Season builds to Possible Prospect of Being First in League

Girls Tennis Adjusts to Increase of New Players; Veterans Give Advice

by Mira Wichelmann Girls tennis is adjusting to the many new players, and rearing up for a great year with new perspective and old experience. With a varied combination of both skilled players and a powerfully positive good attitude, they will be a foe to beat come first game. Eventually the competitive relationships between the … More Girls Tennis Adjusts to Increase of New Players; Veterans Give Advice

Coach Bauman Brings Hope for a Winning Season as Team Starts Year with a Win

by Emma Anderson With the start of a new year comes the start of a new girls volleyball season, and a new coach for the Varsity Volleyball team. They have a new coach this season, Aria Bauman. When asked about what they thought of the new head coach, an anonymous sophomore said, “Even though she … More Coach Bauman Brings Hope for a Winning Season as Team Starts Year with a Win

A PCS High School Girl is on her way to the Crossfit Games and a very bright future

Emma Spath is a fifteen-year old freshman who can deadlift two-hundred and fifteen pounds and back-squat two-hundred and five pounds. For the CrossFit games of 2018, she is ranked twenty-second out of 1,582 girls between the age of fourteen and fifteen worldwide. For Emma, however, it has never been about placing. “The placement is something … More A PCS High School Girl is on her way to the Crossfit Games and a very bright future

Tennis team pushes through on the power of teamwork

Camaraderie and friendship, two traits that every team wishes to achieve, not often do you see teams with these traits, but look no further because if there is one thing that tops all about our boys tennis team, is there heart and friendship. Throughout the ongoing season the boys have grown so much as players … More Tennis team pushes through on the power of teamwork

SLv Participates in 51st Annual Arcadia Invitational

  “Don’t think, just run.” On Friday, April sixth, 2018, head track coach Jay Avenmarg gave his last few words before San Lorenzo Valley’s women’s 4×800 team filed into the waiting tent to begin the very first track event of the 51st Annual Arcadia Invitational; the most significant high school outdoor meet in the United … More SLv Participates in 51st Annual Arcadia Invitational