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Athletes experience burnout in their senior year

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

ASB President kicks off a new school year — and sport

ASB President kicks off a new school year — and sport

Eric Benitez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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It isn’t unusual to see high school students take on countless extracurricular activities and sports, either for enjoyment or to add to their college application experiences. With such rigorous schedules and limited time, students aren’t always able to pursue activities they enjoy. Senior Rajan...

Football injuries lead some schools to drop program

Football injuries lead some schools to drop program

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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Before this year, most, if not all, people thought the only football players at risk for brain damage and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) were those in the NFL. A study conducted by the NFL earlier this year refuted that idea: the study revealed that around 21 percent of players who only play...

Money, college — and fishing!

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

If you read the headline of this column, you probably are already interested: I imagine you either want to go to college, like to make money, or like the outdoors. So yes, it’s true; you can fish to go to college. Top colleges not only in California, but throughout the entire United States, now...

Athlete grade changes no longer allowed after report cards issued

Benjamin Gyman, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017


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Social science teacher Jason Johnson didn’t plan to be athletic director this time last year but now that he has accepted the job, he is enthusiastic to make changes to Bear Creek’s athletic policies. Johnson has been the head coach of the cross country team for 10 years and was the head coach...

Okay — I was wrong, Raider Nation!

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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The Las Vegas Raiders, The Las Vegas Raiders, The Las Vegas Raiders. Got to get used to saying that. I will admit, I was wrong. Prior to Bank of America’s commitment to filling Sheldon Adelson’s funding gap, the majority of people, myself included, thought for sure that the Raiders were staying...

Coaching changes require adjustments, patience

Gian Carlo Baldonado, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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Whether it’s a change of diet or a tryout for a new sport, change can be a hurdle to student athletes –– especially if it’s a transition between two different coaching styles. The 2016-2017 athletic year saw new sport instructors coach Bear Creek girls basketball, swim, and track and field...

Parent volunteers: sports unsung heroes

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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Most athletes praise their coaches for their dedication and knowledge that result in the athletes performing their best. However, the unsung heroes of most sports programs are often the parents who patiently perform vital tasks like team fundraising, transportation, and encouragement. Bear Creek’s...

Childhood dreams realized for athletes

Childhood dreams realized for athletes

Kalani Gaines, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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Four Bear Creek athletes signed letters of intent to their respective colleges — representing years of dedication, hard work, and dreams. Two other athletes who signed earlier in the school year were also honored at the ceremony. “You’re looking at the best of the best,” next year’s Athletic...

Badminton: not for the weak

Badminton: not for the weak

Helen Le, Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


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The badminton banner hangs in the gymnasium attached to one of the longest lists of years to indicate victorious seasons. Just because the team wins a lot, though, does not mean that their victories are empty or easy. Most students, including other athletes, probably do not consider the skill and...

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