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ASP freshman Football Academy tutorial fails to prevent 50 percent drop rate

Jason Aquino and Lilly Lim

January 8, 2019

Bear Creek’s freshman football teams have struggled to exist after the release of quarter grades. When counselor Ren Pham-Peck noticed how many freshman football players became ineligible to play due to failing grades, she decided to initiate a program to prevent the annual “grade drain.” All...

Fall Season Highlights

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Mason Price Track athlete Mason Price, a junior, decided to do something different this season and try out for cross country. Starting a new sport was challenging, but Price said it led to a fun and memorable season. “I normally run track so it’s shorter distance,” Price said. “A big obstacl...

Baseball coach departs for TCAL league

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Athletes reflect on importance of coach's role

Team tryouts are overwhelming students

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Tryouts can be very intimidating for athletes — especially if they’ve never tried out for a team or if it’s a new sport they haven’t played before. For most athletes, overcoming nerves is the hardest thing to do, but getting those nerves under control is possible. Athletes are encouraged to...

Juniors allowed on JV teams

Juniors allowed on JV teams

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2018

For most athletes, competing in sports their junior year simply means stepping up to the varsity level. However, a change in policy this year will allow juniors to stay at the JV level for an additional year. “It is my understanding that one of the reasons this came to light was to help preserve the...

JBA offers alternative to NCAA

JBA offers alternative to NCAA

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

November 16, 2018

The big baller era of sports is officially upon us. During the summer of 2018, Lavar Ball—CEO and founder of Big Baller Brand — launched the Junior Basketball Association. The goal of the JBA is to provide young players who come out of high school with an alternative to the NCAA. Noticeable differences...

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: football, water polo

Heidi Wright, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Gabe Shelton Varsity football coach Reggie Camp is always keeping an eye out for boys capable of playing football. After Camp walked into a freshman P.E class and watched Gabriel Selton throw a football, he encouraged Shelton to try out for the team. “Dang Gabe, you got an arm! Come out for foot...

Online sports physicals raise privacy concerns

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor, Managing Editor, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2018

After supplementing traditional sports physicals done on paper with online physicals, concerns have arisen regarding the privacy of students' personal health information. Athletic Clearance, the website Bear Creek uses for online sports physicals, ensures that the information provided through the...

CIF Nor-Cal playoffs ends in loss

AJ Buada, Editor

May 30, 2018

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

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

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

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...

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