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Girls’ Basketball Falls to Canyon 67-23

Girls’ Basketball Falls to Canyon 67-23

Andy Song, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2018


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In their first league match of the season, our girls’ basketball team fell 23-67 to Canyon High School. It was a hard-fought game for the Lady Cats, who gave a strong effort on both sides of the ball, but were never able to catch up with Canyon. Seniors Etana Sesay and Katie Joiner provided smooth sh...

Girls Basketball Crushes Calabasas

Girls Basketball Crushes Calabasas

Jasleen Arora, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Yesterday the varsity girls basketball team tipped off against Calabasas. At 5:30, it was game time. The two teams stepped onto the court ready to fight. Then, the fight began as the referee threw the ball up in the air. The team started off with a strong 7-0 lead. With a mixture of tight defense an...

The Cowboys without Ezekiel Elliott

The Cowboys without Ezekiel Elliott

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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Ezekiel Elliott is one of the best running backs in the NFL, despite only being a second-year player. He is a legitimate superstar in the NFL. But, without Eliott, how will the Cowboys be able to win games? In the few games directly after Elliott’s domestic abuse suspension, the Cowboys have struggle...

West Ranch Soccer Defeats Westlake

West Ranch Soccer Defeats Westlake

Emily Chang and Nicole Augusta

December 8, 2017


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On Tuesday Nov. 21, West Ranch boys soccer played Westlake at the Ranch. West Ranch’s Boys Varsity led the game the entire time, with Daniel Levite scoring in the first half. This launched the team into the momentum that would later allow them to win. In the second half, West Ranch freshman Nico Mart...

Girls Soccer Dominates Burbank

Girls Soccer Dominates Burbank

Harneet Arora, Staff writer

December 5, 2017


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Varsity girls’ soccer kicked off the first day of December with a win 6-0 against Burbank at the Ranch. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, West Ranch scored two goals. They continued to keep up the intensity and scored four more goals throughout the rest of the game. Each player’s desire fo...

Behind the Scenes of West Ranch Cross Country

Behind the Scenes of West Ranch Cross Country

Brooke Johnston and Katie Luo

December 1, 2017


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For most of us, running is a harsh requirement that coaches and P.E. teachers impose on students and is about as enjoyable as walking over hot coals. Some, however, live for the adrenaline that pumps through their veins while sprinting to the finish line. West Ranch is home to a group of talented ind...

Freshmen on Varsity: Jade Sanchez

Freshmen on Varsity: Jade Sanchez

Jasleen Arora, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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Jade Sanchez steps onto the court with a focused mindset, ready to dominate. Although she is only a freshman, she is notably one of the strongest girls on the team. Her tall stature and skills make her seem threatening on the court. “At first Jade was very shy and definitely a little intimidate...

Freshman Varsity Basketball: Abbey Ang

Freshman Varsity Basketball: Abbey Ang

Harneet Arora, Staff writer

November 30, 2017


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Dribble. Pass. Cut. Layup. These are the steps that varsity girls’ basketball player Abbey Ang replays in her head as she is told to run one of her many plays. After not completing the play to her coach’s satisfaction, she is told to run it again. In the short instances between plays, Ang manages to c...

Girls Soccer Season Preview

Girls Soccer Season Preview

Harneet and Jasleen Arora, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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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


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   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


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   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


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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...

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