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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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

March madness: get your brackets ready!

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Epidemics are rare. However, when they do come, they hit like a truck, engulfing the majority of the population. No epidemic is as consistent as the sickness that comes around March and is nearly incurable without large doses of basketball — March Madness. According to senior Jordan Amen, March...

Varsity girls basketball wins first playoff game

Varsity girls basketball wins first playoff game

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

The varsity girls’ basketball team won its first playoff game in Bear Creek history against Granite Bay (69-51), earning them the chance to compete for the 2017 Division II CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Basketball Championship. The team lost in the second round of playoffs against Vanden High School...

Athlete Spotlight

Gabriella Backus, Artistic Editor

March 17, 2017


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How long have you been playing tennis? 10 years, and 2 years at Bear Creek. Why do you play tennis? It’s really fun. I’m playing because I want to get a scholarship for college, for both academics and athletics. You wrote an essay about tennis stereotypes. What was it about? I wrote...

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