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Girls basketball hopes to live up to the success of last year’s team

Girls basketball hopes to live up to the success of last year’s team

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

In the 2018-2019 winter season, the girls basketball team made history. From seniors Deyliana Lewis and Sarah Ruiz and sophomore Mya Blake each scoring over 1,000 points to the team qualifying for State Regional Finals, this year’s varsity team has some big shoes to fill. “We lost a lot o...

High school athletes rarely continue to play at the college level

Nathan To, News Editor

January 31, 2020

Across the United States, almost eight million high school students participate in school sports programs. The number of student-athletes sharply decreases from high school into college, dropping to about 460,000 college athletes. Students fail to continue their high school sports into college...

Tokyo Summer Olympics promotes a clean environment and lifestyle

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

With its position as the most recognizable and most-watched sporting event in the world, this year’s Olympic Games are taking strides to benefit society. By using eco-friendly alternatives for many aspects of the competitions, the Olympic Committee seeks to encourage the world to adopt an environmental...

Girls wrestling popularity surges

Girls wrestling popularity surges

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

After a friend's encouragement to join the girls wrestling team, sophomore Jenessa Serrano did not know how much her life was going to change. The sport quickly consumed her life, igniting a passion she had never known before. “I like the variety and the ability to grow as quickly as the ...

Goalie Ethan McLaughlin leads the nation in saves per game

Goalie Ethan McLaughlin leads the nation in saves per game

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

Bear Creek’s boy's water polo team played a winning season and once again remained undefeated in the SJAA league this year, completely shutting out teams such as the McNair Eagles. The Bruins’ success was undoubtedly driven by the performance of their goalie, Ethan McLaughlin. McLaughlin w...

College athletes to receive long-overdue pay

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

College sports is a multi-billion dollar business built on the backs of exceptional athletes who sacrifice their time and their bodies to appeal to fans. While these athletes work and train for hours every day for nothing more than some scholarship money or a full-ride at most, the executives are ...

Varsity football tries to regroup after four disappointing losses to start the season

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

The varsity football team not only started its season with four disappointing losses, but suffered injuries of three key players in their game against Tokay (1-3), including linebacker Rex Hermano, quarterback Joey Rodriguez and cornerback Javon Moss. Bear Creek’s (0-4) loss to the Tokay Tigers...

Coaches accept athlete body art and tattoos

Eric Evans, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Tattoos are very popular in professional sports. Some of the best athletes such as Steph Curry, LeBron James, Odell Beckham and many others have tattoos.  Curry has a variety of small tattoos that are spread out amongst his body, while players like Beckham and James have their whole upper body covered. For...

Planet Fitness opens during summer to teens

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

For some teens, summer vacation poses an extended period of lethargy that consists of binge watching Netflix, compulsive eating and playing Fortnite religiously. But for those seeking an active summer routine, Planet Fitness welcomed high school teens ages 15 through 18 to work out for free...

Athletic Director proposes new practice start times for athletes

Nathan To, News Editor

September 20, 2019

To address the long period of time between school ending and sports practices beginning that leave sman students “stranded” with nowhere to go, Athletic director Jason Johson has proposed a change in the time sports practices are able to begin. The current school-wide rule regarding sports...

Shameful Silence in sports must end

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

Professional sports players are the best of the best athletes; they are at the pinnacle of fame and fortune, earning millions of dollars every year from their appearances on television shows and commercials along with their participation in professional sports.  Posters of Lionel Messi and Stephen Cu...

Baseball varsity team regroups after losing head coach to TCAL league

Baseball varsity team regroups after losing head coach to TCAL league

Eric Evans, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

Bear Creek varsity baseball is coming off an impressive year — last year, they won in their league and lost to the eventual section champions, Del Campo High School. Heading into the offseason, the team had high expectations and a goal of becoming section champions. However, plans changed when news...

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