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Dear College Football Committee, Don’t Expand The Playoff To Eight Teams

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

December 17, 2018


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    Oct. 13, 2013: The day that college football would move on from the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) game and move into a new era with the four team playoff. At the time, excitement was rising through the roof as 2014 commenced the first year of the four team playoff. Two more tea...

Keeping Up with the NBA

Keeping Up with the NBA

Daniel Lee, Sports Editor

December 17, 2018


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   Just over a quarter of the NBA season has gone by, and it has looked more like a reality TV show than a sports league. Let’s walk through the drama so far:    Kevin Durant and Draymond Green    The reigning champs have had it rough this year. They are currently second in the west with a r...

This is Why I Don’t Play

This is Why I Don’t Play

Daniel Lee, Jasleen Arora, and Harneet Arora

December 7, 2018


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   Overall, only 7 percent of high school athletes play at the collegiate level and of that seven, only 2 percent play at the NCAA Division I level. From there, only 2 percent of NCAA athletes go on to play professionally. A significant majority of these student-athletes will leave with a high school d...

Cross Country Recognized for NXN Competition

Cross Country Recognized for NXN Competition

Mary Waugh, A&E Editor

December 6, 2018


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On Dec. 3, Mr. Crawford recognized West Ranch Varsity Cross Country for their hard work at the Nike Cross Nationals meet. Not only are they the second team in Santa Clarita history to qualify for the NXN competition, but they also came in 8th in the nation out of 200 runners. To celebrate this, the seve...

West Ranch Soccer falls to Simi Valley in preseason match

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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On Tuesday, Nov. 27, West Ranch boys soccer took on Simi Valley in their first match of the year. The team ended up losing 4 to 1 in a game that was closer than the final score shows. The first half was a defensive struggle, with no goals scored and very few shots on the goal. When a ball did get th...

Who’s the Man? Mr. Manalastas Q & A

Who’s the Man? Mr. Manalastas Q & A

Jasleen Arora and Daniel Lee, Sports Editors

November 30, 2018


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With all the changes that happened last year, we had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Manalastas about his thoughts on approaching his first full year of coaching varsity boys basketball. Q: How did you first get involved in coaching? A: A few years ago, I was asked if I would ever be interested in coaching again, an...

West Ranch Football Season Review

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

November 20, 2018


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That’s right -- the Wildcats’ season is over after coming off a narrow loss to Oxnard. The team’s 9-3 record led to a historic season. Leading the Wildcats to their historical season was Quarterback Weston Eget who finished the season compiling 2,752 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and 13 intercept...

West Ranch’s Student Athletes Sign their Letters of Intent

West Ranch’s Student Athletes Sign their Letters of Intent

Jasleen Arora, Sports Editor

November 20, 2018


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Last Tuesday, nine of West Ranch's varsity students athletes along with their friends, family, and teammates all gathered at brunch to sign their letters on intent to their colleges. Congratulations to JD Callahan who is going to play baseball at UC Santa Barbara, Adrienne Chang, who is going to play...

West Ranch Football’s historic season ends with tough loss to Oxnard

West Ranch Football’s historic season ends with tough loss to Oxnard

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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After the first-ever playoff win in program history a week before, the West Ranch football team was looking to move on to the CIF-SS Division 6 semifinals with a home game against Oxnard. The team fought hard but lost a close game 34 to 31. On their first drive, West Ranch had a three-and-out, gi...

Dylan Gatua

Dylan Gatua

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


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When Dylan Gatua steps onto any cross country course, his mind is focused on one thing: winning. Despite being only a sophomore, he is a top runner on West Ranch Varsity Cross Country. Thanks to his natural talent for running and his extreme work ethic, he is a nationally ranked runner. Gatua...

West Ranch football loses tough game to Hart

West Ranch football loses tough game to Hart

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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On Friday, Oct. 19, West Ranch football had its first loss of the season, falling 31-26 to Hart in a close game. West Ranch football started the action by running the ball out of the triple option like they did the week before against Saugus. However, they were unable to get the offense rolling thro...

West Ranch Varsity Girls Tennis Dominates against Hart

West Ranch Varsity Girls Tennis Dominates against Hart

Jasleen Arora, Sports Editor

October 22, 2018


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On Oct. 16, the West Ranch girls varsity tennis team took off against Hart High School and dominated the game with a final score of 14-4. Head Coach Dina McBride was expecting this game to be an easy win for the Wildcats. “We haven’t really been preparing for this game. We have just been doing our no...

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