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Recapping West Ranch Boys Volleyball’s 2019 Season

Recapping West Ranch Boys Volleyball’s 2019 Season

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

May 31, 2019


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West Ranch volleyball had another great season this year, winning their fourth straight league title and extending their league win streak to an amazing 40 wins with an overall record of 27-8 (10-0 in league). The Wildcats started out with an up-and-down preseason, winning games against Simi Valley, ...

Grading Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft (Picks 17-32)

Zach Singer and Noah Neri

May 28, 2019


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    Pick 17: New York Giants: Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson Dexter Lawrence is a monsterous defensive tackle who was the 3rd (3rd!) Clemson D-line player picked in the first round. He is a pocket pusher who can choke another team’s run game. However, Lawrence did not get many opportunitie...

Boys Tennis Captains Give Words of Wisdom to Underclassmen

Jasleen and Harneet Arora, Sports Editors

May 24, 2019


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Sam Villa Sam Villa has definitely made his mark among his teachers and classmates at West Ranch. His vast tennis experience combined with the last four years have given him knowledge he thinks is essential for underclassmen to know as they start their high school experience. “For younger student...

Cade Nicol Reflects on His High School Experience

Cade Nicol Reflects on His High School Experience

Jasleen and Harneet Arora, Sports Editors

May 24, 2019


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Starting his baseball career at a very young age, Cade Nicol’s experience has allowed him to become a standout athlete at West Ranch. “My most memorable moment from this season was playing in the National Baseball Classic Championship game on Cal State Fullerton's iconic field,” said Nicol...

Girls Swim Captains Share the Knowledge They Gained at West Ranch

Girls Swim Captains Share the Knowledge They Gained at West Ranch

Harneet and Jasleen Arora, Sports Editors

May 24, 2019


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  Marika Van Gent Marika Van Gent’s lively personality is enough to make anyone smile, but her 11 years of competitive experience in swim makes her a feared competitor in the pool. As a senior captain of the girls swim program, Van Gent has taken some time to reflect on her high school experience. ...

Ethan Holroyd Shares Insight on How to Have a Great High School Experience

Jasleen and Harneet Arora, Sports Editors

May 24, 2019


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When it comes to swimming, Ethan Holroyd has the experience. He has been swimming since the age of 11 and has made many fun memories since then, but these past four years at West Ranch have been the most memorable. “The most memorable moment was seeing the hard work that the whole team has put ...

Softball Captain Jenna Rorick Leaves West Ranch with Pride After a Historic Season

Softball Captain Jenna Rorick Leaves West Ranch with Pride After a Historic Season

Jasleen and Harneet Arora, Sports Editors

May 24, 2019


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Jenna Rorick has been a wonderful addition to the softball team these past four years. The program has made outstanding strides, by far the most rewarding being finalists in the CIF Southern Section Championships. Part of many historic moments at the Ranch, Jenna’s favorite memories include bea...

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Captains Share Words of Advice for Younger Students

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Captains Share Words of Advice for Younger Students

Jasleen and Harneet Arora, Sports Editors

May 24, 2019


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Hope Jin Hope Jin has made her mark at West Ranch High School. From her involvement in clubs to her many historic games in lacrosse, Hope Jin is definitely a role model for incoming freshman -- an inspiring name to be remembered. In her final advice to freshman, Hope Jin shares some invaluable le...

Who is the NBA MVP?

Who is the NBA MVP?

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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The most valuable player award is the highest honor a player can achieve in the NBA. This places the decision of who wins the prestigious award under heavy scrutiny, this year especially, as this is perhaps the closest race the NBA has seen in years.   The debate about who should win the MVP betw...

Grading Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft (Picks 1-16)

Grading Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft (Picks 1-16)

Zach Singer and Noah Neri

May 13, 2019


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  Pick 1: Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma Kyler Murray, this season’s Heisman Trophy winner for the best player in all of college football, will give the Cardinals’ fanbase hope along with newly hired coach Kliff Kingsbury. Murray brings elite athleticism and a great arm, but...

Powderpuff Game Ends with Unexpected Outcome

Powderpuff Game Ends with Unexpected Outcome

Brooke Johnston, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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Wildcats had been placing bets on who they thought would win the Powderpuff showdown between the class of 2019 and the class of 2020 on May 1. However, no one won any money. The outcome was one nobody prepared for: a tie. The juniors shocked the crowd in the first half of the game when Brooke Fenenbock ...

West Ranch Races Excellently in Swim Finals

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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On May 3, the West Ranch swim team raced in the foothill league finals. Last year, West Ranch won the event; they hoped to repeat this success this year. West Ranch got out to a hot start at the meet. They continued this domination throughout, placing in the top six swimmers in all 19 varsity even...

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