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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...

Girls make BCHS basketball history

Lilly Lim, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

Bear Creek’s Girls Basketball team has achieved many historical milestones in an unforgettable season. From three players scoring a total of 1,000 points to going to State Regional Finals, the future of the Girls Basketball program is encouraging. The team started attracting attention when senior...

Coach favoritism can factor in picking roster

Coach favoritism can factor in picking roster

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019

While participating in sport tryouts, most athletes give it their all, believing that their hard work and skill will be rewarded with a spot on the team ー but to some coaches, favoritism and seniority, rather than skill, may be the reason an athlete makes the roster. Whether it stems from a past relationship...

NFL turns blind eye to domestic abuse

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

April 26, 2019

In February of 2019, the Cleveland Browns signed Pro-Bowl running back Kareem Hunt to a one-year deal. Hunt was let go by the Kansas City Chiefs in December of 2018 after TMZ released a video showing him pushing and kicking an unidentified woman and is currently on the commissioner's exempt list and...

Boys volleyball added for spring sports

Adan Banks, Guest Writer

April 26, 2019

This spring season, Bear Creek is fielding its first ever men’s volleyball team, a move that some are hoping will result in more Southeast Asian student participants. The Athletics Directors of the San Joaquin Athletics Association (SJAA) have agreed to implementing men’s volleyball into the selection...

Female phenoms: three varsity players break 1,000-point mark this basketball season

Jonathen Barragan, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Senior Deyliana Lewis was the first. Lewis, a forward on the women’s basketball team, was the first student to score over 1,000 points during her four year career on Jan. 8, 2019 against Chavez. Although her record was followed by her teammates Sarah Ruiz and Mya Blake the following week, Lewis says...

Athlete profile: Ernesto Kuhl

Jayden Jones, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Earning a coveted spot on a sports team is no easy task — just ask senior Ernesto Kuhl. After three years of being cut from the basketball roster, Kuhl finally made the team his senior year. Kuhl has participated in conditioning and has tried out for the basketball team each year since his freshman...

Gamers rise up: CIF adds esport competitions that allow video gamers to test their skills

Nathan To, Guest Writer

April 26, 2019

For the first time in Bear Creek history, sports will be played not on a court or field, but behind the screen of a computer. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is planning to add esports, or competitive video gaming, as an officially recognized sport in the 19-20 school year. The CIF and...

Bad officiating is just part of the game

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

April 26, 2019

Sometimes, living with our mistakes is just part of the game. The 2019 NFC championship game ended with what some viewers claimed was an obvious pass interference penalty, but no flag was thrown, prevented the Saints from claiming a victory over the Rams in the final minutes of the game. This non-call...

Stellar swim coach remembered at vigil

Heidi Wright and Sydney Jasper

April 26, 2019

Over the winter break, students and staff were shocked to learn that well-known and beloved swim coach Tom Downer died on December 27, in a kite surfing accident in the Cayman Islands. A vigil held in Downer’s honor on January 3 was attended by over a hundred mourners impacted by Downer and his swim...

Fall Season Wrap-Ups

Fall Season Wrap-Ups

January 8, 2019

  Women’s Golf Wrap Up Ending with an undefeated season of 10-0 in league, women's golf saw another year of hard work and dedication pay off on the course. With its home practice course at the Reserve in Spanos Park, the team worked on their short game (chip shots, pitch shots and putts). Thr...

Sports can’t dodge immigration debate

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

January 8, 2019

Immigration is one of the many topics at the forefront of political discussion in the U.S. Whether it's the migrating caravan, the debate over birther rights, or the issue of overstayed visas, immigration has proven itself to be a complex dilemma — one that has spilled into the sports arena. International...

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