The Bruin Voice

CIF Nor-Cal playoffs ends in loss

AJ Buada, Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although most basketball fans have moved on to the NBA playoffs, the Lady Bruins are still celebrating — if only inwardly — their undefeated season in the SJAA. Every game throughout the season was dedicated to Malaysia Porter, a former Bear Creek basketball player who passed away in a car crash...

Trump and NFL compromise over National Anthem

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

In recent years, peaceful protests over social issues have reached an unprecedented number. Between women’s rights protests to Black Lives Matter movements, protests have changed the way people and organizations stand on a multitude of issues. However, one type of peaceful protest doesn’t sit well...

Spring sports highlights and wrap-up

Marino Dominguez and Helen Le

May 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Swimming (8-0) The Bear Creek boys and girls swim team swept the competition, winning league in undefeated fashion. Sophomore Eathan McLaughlin described the level of competition in SJAA. “Our team compared to our league is really good, especially because the other schools in the league don’t have ...

After three-year hiatus, varsity boys basketball earns playoff spot

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the first time since 2015, the varsity boys basketball team is going to playoffs. The team is 9-0 in the SJAA league and 15-9 overall in their season, a stark difference from the low 3-7 SJAA record the boys obtained last season. Several factors contributed to their success. “There’s a better...

Winter Olympics in full heat

Eric Benitez, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Watching snowboarder Red Gerard race down the mountain or witnessing figure skater Mirai Nagasu land a historic triple axel is only part of the excitement that comes from watching the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this month. The Winter Olympics will feature 102 events in...

Varsity girls basketball works hard to honor player’s death: Team currently on a 25-game winning streak

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Since the sudden death of Malaysia Porter in the summer of 2017, the Bear Creek varsity girls basketball team has been working harder than ever to honor her — and their hard work has earned them their first national ranking this season. Porter died upon impact July 6, 2017, in a car crash on southbound...

Gruden returns to the Raiders

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

History tends to repeat itself — sometimes in bad ways: world wars, economic collapse, extinction, famine. But for Oakland Raiders fans and its owner Mark Davis, history couldn’t repeat itself at a better time. Former Oakland Raider and Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach Jon Gruden will return to...

Fall sport athlete profiles

Helen Le and Marso Beltran, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

The volleyball team ended its season 10-0 and first in the SJAA league. Senior Mia Kahler, the setter for the Bruins, shares her thoughts about her final season. “It was a really good team,” Kahler said. “I’m glad I got to play with them for my last year.” She says favorite memor...

Tradition of social injustice movements led by African American athletes

Tradition of social injustice movements led by African American athletes

Dejonae Richards, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

  African American athletes have a tradition of beginning movements that stand up to racial injustice, from desegregating sports to police brutality. From Jesse Owens to Colin Kaepernick, athletes often help lead social movements through their influence in the sports world. In 1990 NBA pl...

Athletes experience burnout in their senior year

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

By GABRIELLA BACKUS ONLINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Joining a sport can be exhilarating the first few years. Senior year, however, seems to hold the test of time for athletes as many choose to quit before their senior year, while others dedicate themselves to one sport and graduate with a four-year award...

Travel leagues expose athletes to high level training and coaching

Kaylanie Saldua, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

For some athletes, playing in a league outside of school just makes sense- extra practices, stronger competition, and more exposure help the athlete excel in the sport. But for others, one league just isn’t enough- they are known as “interleaguing,” those who play in multiple leagues. Youth...

Fall sports highlights

Marino Dominguez and Dannica Chhun

October 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Volleyball With the kickoff of the fall sports season, volleyball looks to continue last year’s outstanding league success in this season. The volleyball team is currently 1-0 in league, beating Edison in three sets. “We didn’t go far at all last year after the regular season, so we hop...

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