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Girls Soccer Season Preview

Girls Soccer Season Preview

Harneet and Jasleen Arora, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

With winter sports now in full swing, the girls varsity soccer team has begun preparing for a much anticipated season. After making history last year for advancing the farthest in school history, they have been working extremely hard to exceed their actions from last season. “The team did really well...

A New Era

A New Era

Daniel Lee, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

   After ten years of coaching at West Ranch, Coach Nathan Sparks has left his legacy in the hands of the new head of the program, Coach Brandon Johnson. Coach Sparks leaves West Ranch with two league titles and a playoff-making team since the 2011-2012 school year.    Many concerns come with replacin...

Strike Out!

Strike Out!

Daniel Lee, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

   On Oct. 27, 2017, Houston Astros first baseman, Yuli Gurriel, agitated the baseball world when he made racial gestures to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Yu Darvish.    After Gurriel hit a homerun off of Darvish during the second inning of Game 3, he used his hands to slant his eyes to mock t...

Girls Volleyball Defeats Canyon In Their Last Match Of Season

Girls Volleyball Defeats Canyon In Their Last Match Of Season

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Girls Varsity Volleyball played their last match of the season, winning 3-0 against Canyon High School. For both teams, the stakes were extremely high.  Wildcats battled out through three tedious sets and ended the season with success.   In the beginning, Cats were down 1-4, but af...

JV Tennis Wins at Fall Brawl

JV Tennis Wins at Fall Brawl

Nicole Augusta, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

Valencia High School’s annual Fall Brawl proved to be an eventful day for tennis teams from all over the district, and West Ranch High School emerged victorious with the overall team award and eight players who earned individual trophies. JV girls tennis teams from six schools in the district arrived a...

Implications of the Gordon Hayward Injury

Implications of the Gordon Hayward Injury

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

It was opening night for the NBA. An exciting buzz surrounded all fans as they packed into Quicken Loans Arena to watch the Celtics play the Cavaliers. That buzz dissipated when the fans noticed it. The game stopped and the hearts of many were broken. As fans looked on the court, they saw the gruesom...

West Ranch Volleyball Falls to Valencia on Senior Night

West Ranch Volleyball Falls to Valencia on Senior Night

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, WR

West Ranch played Valencia, on Senior Night. This game had all of the signs for a great game from West Ranch, but they fell apart. Valencia beat West Ranch in all 3 series. In the first series Valencia won 25-13, in the second they won 25-15, and in the third they won 25-21. Let's get that win next time Cats!...

Girls Varsity Tennis Sends off Seniors with a Foothill League Title

Girls Varsity Tennis Sends off Seniors with a Foothill League Title

Samantha Hartung, A& E Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Tues. October 17, the seniors of Girls Varsity Tennis played their last home match against rival Valencia. Last year, the Wildcats beat Valencia to claim the Foothill League Title for the first time in several years, and this year, hoped to do the same. Emotions were running high as seniors prepared...

NFL Review

NFL Review

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Surprises and disappointments are present every year in the NFL. This year has been no different. Some teams have fallen below the expectations given to them, while others have exceeded theirs. Let us take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2017-18 NFL season.   Week 1, September 7- September 11 W...

Horsin’ Around

Bryce Fenenbock and Daniel Lee

October 19, 2017


Filed under As Seen in Print, Sports

Equestrian isn’t the most popular sport out there, but it is certainly one of the most unique. Consisting of a series of events including dressage, endurance riding, eventing, and show jumping, the sport utilizes horses as the main component. While the concept seems foreign to many students, it is has be...

Thanks for the Invite

Thanks for the Invite

Daniel Lee, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

   As NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors are given the honor to visit the White House and meet the President. However, this year starting point guard Stephen Curry has decided not to proceed with the White House Visit.    “We don’t stand for basically what our president has — the thi...

Girls JV Tennis Defeats Hart

Girls JV Tennis Defeats Hart

Jasleen Arora, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

Yesterday, the Wildcat JV tennis team took on the Hart Indians in the most difficult games of the season. “We have been working on a lot of fundamentals, just keeping the ball in the court, [and] have been working on our backstroke. Then, when we get the opportunity to come to the net, we have been w...

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