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

Boys JV Football Lose Against Pacific Grove, But Still AHead 3-2

The boys Jv Football team has lost their last 2 games against Pacific Grove high School and Carmel High school. The Pacific grove game was a home game with a score of 31-20 Pacific Grove. Carmel defeated SLV 47 to 14 at Carmel. R.J. Kindred remarked, “We need to work on strengthening the offensive  line … More Boys JV Football Lose Against Pacific Grove, But Still AHead 3-2

Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Consist’s Mainly of Younger Players, But Morale is High

What have you been doing in your free time for the past five years? Well, varsity player Mia Metoyer has been doing. She has been playing volleyball for her schools and for a travel club team. Currently, Mia is playing for the school’s Varsity Volleyball team as a sophomore. With playing for both of these … More Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Consist’s Mainly of Younger Players, But Morale is High

Girl’s JV Water Polo Team Builds on Each Others Trust

The league that the varsity girls are in is really good, but competitive, so it is really been challenging for the team. Katie Lozier says that the team is really good at encouraging each other even if they are losing badly. They try to keep each other’s spirits high and keep everyone going. They love … More Girl’s JV Water Polo Team Builds on Each Others Trust

JV Girls Volleyball Team’s Close Game To St. Francis And Keep “Heads High On The Court”

Consistent teamwork and good sportsmanship shone vibrantly in SLVHS’s Junior Varsity girls volleyball team on Thursday, September twenty-eighth against St. Francis, this being the SLV girls’ closest game of the season thus far, with the first game a score of 28 to 26 points, and the second game 27 to 25. With the team’s intense … More JV Girls Volleyball Team’s Close Game To St. Francis And Keep “Heads High On The Court”

Girl’s Golf Players Hoping for a Triumphant End to the Season

As the season progresses, the girl’s golf team pushes forward in the season, looking to become stronger, get better, and strive for a great season.  Some of the main aspects to look for this season is the constant improvement and seeing these girls put in the effort to do good and play their hearts out. … More Girl’s Golf Players Hoping for a Triumphant End to the Season

Even with a smaller team and new players, JV football is “stepping up” this season

  The San Lorenzo Valley  Junior Varsity football team has a good chance at having a successful season this year with a current record of two wins and zero losses. Starting quarterback RJ Kindred says “ Were not as good as last year, but we have put in much more work, hopefully it pays off”. … More Even with a smaller team and new players, JV football is “stepping up” this season

JV Waterpolo kicking off with new players and new determination

With a new water polo season starting JV is seeing brand new faces to the team and players to the game. The JV Girls have a lot of new faces on the team this year such as Danielle Herley, Mia Breeze, and Chloe Khokhar. Junior Varsity player Sarah Morley who plays hole set for the … More JV Waterpolo kicking off with new players and new determination

With a new coach and dazzling win over Gunderson, SLV volleyball is in high spirits

With the start of the school year came the start of a fresh season for the SLV JV girls volleyball team. The team has a chance to redeem themselves this year, and some new leadership might do the trick. This year SLV has coach Sydney Mongiello to guide them through the season. Grace Peters said … More With a new coach and dazzling win over Gunderson, SLV volleyball is in high spirits

Girls Golf starts off the season with new faces and a lot of potential to succeed

“I am very confident in myself and the team going into this year’s season” says returning player Jillian Francis. As the new season begins and starts to unfold the girls start to prepare. “Although last years season didn’t go as planned, the team is trusting in their coaching and experience to push through this year. … More Girls Golf starts off the season with new faces and a lot of potential to succeed

“A Lot Of Talent And Unrealized Potential” Cross Country Team Already Blazing Trails

On September second, the sun blazed on the bare shoulders of freshman cross country runners at the two-mile Dry River Run in Hollister, California. Cory Nounnan steps foot to the starting line, awaiting the shot of the gun to start the race. Cory Nounnan finished fourth place with a time of 11:42. Other great performances … More “A Lot Of Talent And Unrealized Potential” Cross Country Team Already Blazing Trails

Cross Country Boys run like the wind from one season to the next

The boys of the cross country team are going above and beyond this season. So far this year, the team is undefeated in the league, which is very strong. The members on the team are putting up record times at regular season meets and invitationals. The team ranks number one in the league, and they … More Cross Country Boys run like the wind from one season to the next

Girls JV Waterpolo commends themselves on a season hard-fought

It was October 29th at Aptos High School against Santa Cruz High School. The stands were filled with people who were cheering and supporting the SLV Girls Water Polo team’s potentially last game. Boths teams played well and kept each other trying their hardest. Throughout the game, SLV had three overtimes and wouldn’t stop fighting. … More Girls JV Waterpolo commends themselves on a season hard-fought

Both Water Polo Teams Meet the End of a Excellent Season

  Swimming through the water, past the 5-meter, you take a glance back behind you. The bright yellow ball plops directly in front of you and you continue on your way to get closer to the goal. As you keep swimming, people catch on and you have to pull them off. Once close enough, you … More Both Water Polo Teams Meet the End of a Excellent Season

Harena Haile reveals history in volleyball and her plans for the near future

“Since 5th grade.” That is how long Harena Haile has been playing volleyball. With playing for that long, there is a tendency to see a lot of things. One of the things that is less good to see is a 10 in the losses column, especially with only 11 games. Starting the season 1-10 is … More Harena Haile reveals history in volleyball and her plans for the near future

Will JV Football keep their undefeated record?

The JV football team has an outstanding record of 5-0-1. They won their first game at home against Balboa, tied against Homestead at Homestead, beat Kings Academy at Kings Academy, and then beat Cappuccino at Cappuccino. Now the Cougars are going into league. They will be going against Soquel, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Aptos. … More Will JV Football keep their undefeated record?

Senior captain Jackson turner leading SLV Varsity Football to Victory

SLV Varsity Football is off to a solid start with Senior captain, Jackson Turner, leading the charge into league games. SLV is headed into league with an decent record of 3-2 which was from the pre-season. Jackson Turner is one of the Senior leaders of SLV Varsity Football and has played football for all four … More Senior captain Jackson turner leading SLV Varsity Football to Victory

Who is Katie Lamb?

For Katie, Cross Country has been a part of her life since middle school, and as she goes on from high school, it will likely continue for her. She, “hopes to continue the sport,” because it will always be apart of her Katie followed in the footsteps of her older sister Emily when she decided … More Who is Katie Lamb?

Varsity Girls Water Polo Starts Season with a lot of Potential

 With a brand new fall season beginning, the start of a new and competitive Girls Varsity Water Polo season begins. The Varsity girls have a large group of Seniors, one Junior, one Sophomore, and one Freshman. The competition grows rapidly and the girls work harder and harder as the team takes a leap into not … More Varsity Girls Water Polo Starts Season with a lot of Potential

SLV grad Rachel Gregory takes over girls volleyball

The Girls Varsity Volleyball season started Wednesday August 30th against the Santa Teresa Saints. Though the volleyball team didn’t finish with a winning record last year, Sophomore middle, Kaelynn Gregory said she thinks that the girls, “have a good chance if they work hard and have a positive attitude.” The SLV Girls Varsity Volleyball team … More SLV grad Rachel Gregory takes over girls volleyball

Girls Tennis, O’Brien excited to start season

The Girls Tennis team is starting their season in good sp irits. There is a total of 16 girls on team and the head coach is Matt O’brien. The team practices from 3:00- 4:30  every day after school at the Highlands Park tennis courts. This is because SLV doesn’t have completely functional tennis courts for … More Girls Tennis, O’Brien excited to start season

Boys Cross Country races towards 2016 seasons with high hopes, new coach

Cougar Cross Country had its first meet on September 3rd. The boys team had 18 people racing at San Benito High School at the Second Annual SBHS Dry River Run (6 Freshman, 4 Sophomores, 3 Juniors, and 5 Seniors). For the Freshman there was one person that placed in the top 5, two in the … More Boys Cross Country races towards 2016 seasons with high hopes, new coach

Girls Cross Country aims for league, CCS with new coach

SLV Girls Cross Country is looking forward to starting a solid season with a new coaching staff. They are expecting to do better than the last season, despite the loss of long-time coach Rob Collins. With a new crop of freshman, the older girls are hoping for even more success. After all, with every new … More Girls Cross Country aims for league, CCS with new coach

Cross Country, Football, and Water Polo and their post-season ventures

As San Lorenzo Valley High School’s 2015 Fall Sports teams wrap up their seasons, it’s time to take a look back at some of this seasons highlights.  All of the teams have had both heartbreaks and victories, but overall had successful seasons. The long standing tradition of strong Cross Country teams at San Lorenzo Valley … More Cross Country, Football, and Water Polo and their post-season ventures

Girls water polo wins the league title with a record of 10-0

This season’s clock runs out as the final buzzer rings for the San Lorenzo Valley water polo teams. All of the teams finished with impressive records and great team spirit. The 14 Varsity boys also had a good season ending with a 4-6 record. The team had a variety of players from the senior, junior, … More Girls water polo wins the league title with a record of 10-0

David Maze Game and Aptos Game build on the excitement of the season

Football season is nearly at an end with the last few weeks of league approaching. The race for the league title is intense as ever and our own Varsity football team is right in the midst of it all. The renowned David Maze game was Saturday, October 31, and with it came the recognition of … More David Maze Game and Aptos Game build on the excitement of the season

Mairo Kuntze, a motivating and inspiring force on the track

Mairo Kuntze is a senior who runs Cross Country and is the boy’s Varsity team Captain. Mairo has been running Cross Country for 3 years. Kuntze started out running track, but decided that there was room for improvement so he decided to step out of his comfort zone by going out for cross country his … More Mairo Kuntze, a motivating and inspiring force on the track

Senior and Captain Alli Pooré is a leader to her volleyball teammates

Alli Pooré is one of two team captains on the 2015 San Lorenzo Valley girls volleyball team. Alli was nominated by her teammates for her strong sense of leadership and sportsmanship skills she shows both on and off the court. Alli credits her teammates for getting her into the sport of volleyball. Her volleyball career … More Senior and Captain Alli Pooré is a leader to her volleyball teammates

Varsity Girls Volleyball team experiences success halfway into the season

The taste of victory is sweet! Moving into the middle of the SCCAL Girls Volleyball season, the San Lorenzo Valley Cougars have been steadily improving. Both teams, Varsity and Junior Varsity, have been working hard all season and their hard work is beginning to paying off. The Varsity team moved into the winner’s column on … More Varsity Girls Volleyball team experiences success halfway into the season