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Lakers preview for the 2012-2013 season

Lakers preview for the 2012-2013 season

Francesca Diaz, Features co-editor

October 9, 2012


Filed under Sports

With big name players and the Larry O’Brien trophy in sight, the Lakers are sure to head to victory this season. During the off-season, the 16-time NBA Champion team obtained all-star players Dwight Howard and Steve Nash as well as forward Chris Duhon and guard Earl Clark. Although the season looks...

NBA Season Preview

NBA Season Preview

Minjae Kang, News Reporter

October 9, 2012


Filed under Sports

Training camps opened on Oct. 2 to get teams ready for another season. The season, which tips-off on Oct. 30, will feature new lineups, new hopes, and new champions. In the offseason, many players handled their free agency options. Joe Johnson, a top five shooting guard last season, was acquired by...

College Football Season

College Football Season

Minjae Kang

September 18, 2012


Filed under Sports

Hello, football fans! Welcome to a new season of college football. Football followers have much to look forward to as many new teams expect exciting games this year. Upsets are a big part of this sport, and already in the first couple weeks, many top teams, such as Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Nebraska have...

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

John Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2012


Filed under Sports

Because I was born in New Jersey, the default football team in my house happens to be the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. I grew up as a die-hard fan. But watching the season opener, and seeing my Giants get crushed by the team that they had beaten so many times before, I realized that there was...

JV Girls’ Volleyball brings home a win

JV Girls’ Volleyball brings home a win

Jamie Meyer, Sports Editor

September 17, 2012


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The previous weekend marked a substantial achievement for the JV volleyball team. They competed at a tournament in Burbank where they fought it out against 20 other schools, and proved to be victorious at the end of the day. A first-place win is a great way to start the season and get the ball rolling. ...

Varsity Football Home Opener

Tyler Morad, Copy Editor

September 8, 2012


Filed under Sports

In the varsity football team’s home opener, Eastside High School stunned the Wildcats 24-14. “The feeling was unreal. The frustrating part was that Eastside was a team we were more than capable of beating. We had a game plan, but as a team we did not execute as well as we should have,”...

Photocopies and overcrowding

Photocopies and overcrowding

Candace Ro and Claire Kang, Staff Writer/ Web Editor

September 6, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Sports

"Yes! The bell rang. I am starving!" a West Ranch student thought. He slowly walked through the massive crowd to get to the cafeteria. Next period he sat on the side lab tables because his class was overcrowded. When the bell rang, he patiently waited for his mom to pick him up, as a result of the...

Feature: Ms. Perez as the New Athletic Director

Feature: Ms. Perez as the New Athletic Director

Ashley Kwon, Sports Editor

September 6, 2012


Filed under Features, Sports

As the 2012-2013 school year commences, new changes are being implemented all over West Ranch, including in the sports department. This year, due to Mrs. Garcia’s return to the classroom setting, Ms. Cassandra Perez, who originally taught Biology and Sports Medicine at West Ranch, is stepping up to...

The West Ranch Hip-Hop Team Steps it Up

The West Ranch Hip-Hop Team Steps it Up

Ashlyn Matheus, News Editor

September 5, 2012


Filed under Sports

This year, West Ranch’s hip-hop group is stepping up to become a competitive dance team. The hip-hop team, which is overseen by the American Sign Language teacher Mrs. Gallagher, has solely been a club at West Ranch for five years that performed at rallies and other school events, but now they are...

First Football Game of the Season

August 31, 2012


Filed under Sports

Last Friday marked the beginning of the 2012 football season. West Ranch squared off against Moorpark High School. Unfortunately, Moorpark defeated Varsity with a final score of 31-0. West Ranch’s JV also lost the game 27-7. The Wildcats have high expectations for this season, hoping the scores...

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