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

Rob Collins remembers his time at SLVHS and the supportive community

After coaching for 18 years, Rob Collins is making his way to the end of his coaching career at SLVHS and moving to Colorado. Collins started his coaching career at SLVHS in 1998, gaining 11 SCCAL Championships, 14 CCS Team Championships, 5 State XC Team Championships, 24 Individual CCS Champions, 6 Individual State Champions, 2 … More Rob Collins remembers his time at SLVHS and the supportive community

Tommy Chestnut discusses high school career and ambitions for the future

This is Tommy Chestnut’s first year as the Captain of the swim team, but Tommy has been swimming for three years now. He enjoys swimming and getting to know his teammates better. Chestnut says, “I’m gonna miss is being accepted by most of the grades. I will also miss being on the pool deck.” “My … More Tommy Chestnut discusses high school career and ambitions for the future

Robbie Carling talks about his baseball season and future

Senior Captain of the San Lorenzo Valley High School baseball team, Robbie Carling, is enjoying this year of baseball and his last year at the high school. The Cougars baseball team tied for the SCCAL Championship with St. Francis of Watsonville. Carling described the intensity of the situation: “It really is exciting knowing that you … More Robbie Carling talks about his baseball season and future

Senior Sophie Northcott discusses years of surfing for school and for fun

Sophie Northcott, an SLVHS senior, has been one of the most active surfers on the Santa Cruz Mountain Surf Team. Northcott has been surfing for years and truly enjoys the sport. Northcott has been surfing for SLV since the beginning of the team, “I became involved in surf team because I surfed with April a … More Senior Sophie Northcott discusses years of surfing for school and for fun

Senior Mitchell Kamau discusses soccer, academics, and social life at SLV

Mitchell Kamau loves soccer. He is one of the Senior Captains on the 2016 San Lorenzo Valley Boys Soccer team. Kamau was named as one of the captains because to his soccer ability, sportsmanship and most importantly, because of  his kindness. Kamau started playing soccer at the young age of six and his love of … More Senior Mitchell Kamau discusses soccer, academics, and social life at SLV

Captain of Wrestling team, Senior Jed Kraft discusses many years of wrestling for SLV

Jed Kraft is a senior this year with an astounding wrestling record in his high school career. Jed Kraft has been the captain of the wrestling team for two years now. Jed Kraft won the SCCAL league his sophomore and junior year thus far. Jed has made it to the Central Coast Sectional his Freshman, … More Captain of Wrestling team, Senior Jed Kraft discusses many years of wrestling for SLV

Senior Derek McCuiston reflects on past seasons and looks to the future

The boys Varsity basketball team has finished the first half of the season and is entering the regular season with Senior Captain Derek McCuiston helping leading the way. Derek, a leader on the court, described his role on the team this year and how it is different to him this year being a senior, “You … More Senior Derek McCuiston reflects on past seasons and looks to the future

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