The Bruin Voice

Okay — I was wrong, Raider Nation!

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Tennis and badminton struggle for respect

Tennis and badminton struggle for respect

Grabiella Backus, Artistic Editor

March 17, 2017

Bear Creek offers an extensive range of fun and challenging sports for students to enjoy. Among those, however, tennis and badminton suffer from a seemingly unavoidable stigma: the sports are thought to be played only by Asians, creating an undermining stereotype that leaves players feeling disrespected...

Raider nation lives on

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

The Oakland Raiders have been one of the most iconic franchises in the history of American football, known for their dedicated and menacing fanbase and intimidating coliseum. Raider Nation had plans to move to Las Vegas, the casino capital, over the 2016 season and officially filed for relocation on...

Track & field coaches look to inspire new traditions

Track & field coaches look to inspire new traditions

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017

Every year, Bear Creek’s track and field hosts an event that brings schools from all over California together to compete: the Port City Invitational meet. However, this year is different; head coach Jason Johnson stepped down from his position at the end of last year and coaches Lauren Fromm and...

Popularity of women’s wrestling growing

Popularity of women’s wrestling growing

Gabriella Backus, Artistic Editor

February 15, 2017

Women’s wrestling has become one of the fastest growing sports, especially at the high school and college level. Bear Creek has offered men’s wrestling since 1995, but it took 13 years for a women’s wrestling team to be added. Coach Harold Bacich is the current head coach and mentor of the...

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