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Rundown Of The NBA Trade Deadline

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

    This year’s NBA Trade Deadline was a historic one for the league. All-Star players were moved, and draft picks were sent around in a frenzy. Here is a rundown of the notable trades we witnessed over the trading period.   Mavericks lure Porzingis from New York   Dallas...

Catcalling Wildcats: How Street Harassment Affects our Female Runners

Catcalling Wildcats: How Street Harassment Affects our Female Runners

February 11, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Sports

  43 percent of women have been harassed while going on their morning or night time runs. This number -- from a CNN survey -- startled plenty of male readers, but women across the country were surprised that the number wasn’t higher.   One of the most terrifying cases of female runner harassmen...

Varsity Girls Basketball Graduates two Talented Seniors

Varsity Girls Basketball Graduates two Talented Seniors

Jasleen and Harneet Arora, Sports Editor and Copy Editor

February 1, 2019


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On Tuesday, Jan. 29, West Ranch varsity girls basketball seniors Jacqueline Paul and Carman Winters faced off against Hart high school in their last home game of their high school careers. Before the game, both seniors met up with their parents in the center of home court to take their last pictures wit...

Super Bowl Llll Breakdown

Super Bowl Llll Breakdown

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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On Feb. 3, in Atlanta, the Rams and Patriots will face off in Super Bowl Llll. It took a controversial missed call, a vintage Tom Brady performance and two overtime games to decide which teams would be playing in the big game this year. It’s safe to say that this year’s match will be a hotly-contested...

This is Why I Don’t Play

This is Why I Don’t Play

Daniel Lee, Harneet Arora, and Jasleen Arora

January 28, 2019


Filed under As Seen in Print, Sports

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...

Girls Basketball Falls to Canyon in a Blowout

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

On Jan. 18, West Ranch girls basketball faced off against Canyon High School, where they lost 23-66. The Wildcats came out of the game flat, falling down 13-5 after the first quarter. Though they fought hard in the second quarter, they were thoroughly out-played during the third quarter, when they...

Boys Basketball crushes Golden Valley

Boys Basketball crushes Golden Valley

Harneet and Jasleen Arora, Copy and Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

All of the winter sports teams are already halfway through league and are now facing the second half, fighting for a spot in playoffs. The varsity boys basketball team finished off this first half of Foothill league with a big win against Golden Valley this past Tuesday by a score of 64-38. From t...

WR Boys basketball defeats Canyon in first league game

WR Boys basketball defeats Canyon in first league game

Harneet and Jasleen Arora

January 15, 2019


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On Dec. 14, 2018 West Ranch boys basketballs defeated Canyon 61-58 in their first league game of the season. After recently beating Hart over winter break, the Wildcats have developed an overall record of 2-2. Join the Cats in their next game on Jan. 15 at home at 6:30 p.m. Good luck Cats!

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

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, WR

    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


Filed under Sports

   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...

Cross Country Recognized for NXN Competition

Cross Country Recognized for NXN Competition

Mary Waugh, A&E Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

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