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Track & field coaches look to inspire new traditions

Track & field coaches look to inspire new traditions

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Winter sports wrapup

Winter sports wrapup

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the winter season comes to an end, Bear Creek athletes finish off the season strongly with girls soccer and boys wrestling taking league champions. Wrestling The varsity girls wrestling finished their season third in the SJAA league. “Jenna Bacich, my daughter, immensely improved this ye...

We need a real sports hero

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game, Sports

The 49ers have garnered an unusual amount of attention this season — but it’s not because of their dismal record. During the team’s preseason same against Houston, quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem — a move that prompted many other athletes to protest racial discrimination,...

Powderpuff girls get ready to hit the field

Marisa Stockton, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

It is called Powderpuff — but make no mistake: there is nothing soft and fluffy about it. On November 21 the juniors and seniors will face off in the annual Powderpuff football game. The term Powderpuff originates from the soft material used for the application of cosmetic face powder, a far cry...

League change leaves some teams with little competition

League change leaves some teams with little competition

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When Bear Creek switched from the TCAL league to the SJAA, many sports teams thought the change would result in a more equal playing field against opponents. Instead some teams have experienced an easy win with little competition. In the 2013-2014 school year, Bear Creek faced opponents Tokay,...

Fall sports highlights

Fall sports highlights

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Football The football team currently stands at 3-1 in SJAA and 5-4 overall. The varsity team’s emphasis on teamwork has paid off: for the first time in their history the team is in a three-way tie with McNair and Stagg high schools for first place in league. The team held a five-win strea...

Youth football leagues must stop tackle play

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

If you’ve played a contact sport — whether it be football, wrestling or hockey — you know one thing: getting injured hurts, but being embarrassed hurts unimaginably worse. No athlete wants to be called out for being a “crybaby” or “weak”: instead athletes thrive on being the toughest person...

Olympics adds 5 new sports

Gian Carlo Baldonado, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

On the same grounds that the Youth Olympic Games were established, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) added five new games to cultivate youth interest in the Olympic Games. The five new summer Olympic sports—baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing, and surfing–are to be included...

Tran carries on badminton dynasty

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Thirty years ago Hue Tran, then a senior at Lincoln High School, won her section title in badminton. Earlier this year, she watched her daughter, then-junior Jasmin Tran, earn her second section title in badminton and qualify for state. Now a senior, Jasmin Tran has her sights set on a third section...

Think you can’t be an athlete?

Janice Banola, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

From clubs to sports, some students are hesitant to try new things because of the unknown ─ instead telling themselves they can’t do a certain sport because they’re new to it and don’t want to “suck.” However, sports aren’t always about being the best or most talented; competing in sports...

Cheer coach adds Saturday practices and conditioning

Chelsea No, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

The cheerleading team is adjusting to the new varsity coach, Britney White, who brings 12 years of coach’s experience to the Bruin cheer team. White, who resides in Sacramento, graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in English; she says she wanted to become a teacher, but was deterred...

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