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Injuries result on playing fields

Injuries result on playing fields

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2016

Even after all the good that came from the building of the new football and soccer stadium, there are still Bear Creek sports facilities that are giving athletes and parents concerns. In March, senior Makayla Altheide broke her ankle while playing on Bear Creek’s varsity softball field. Altheide...

Extreme ironing? Shin kicking? Yes, there’s a sport for that!

Cody Evans, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

In a society that invests more money paying professional athletes than it does most other workers, sports like extreme ironing, inner tube water polo and shin kicking may hold cryptic identities.  Mass media presents a very limited perspective of the unique sports many different cultures have invented. Inner...

CIF moves soccer to winter season

Graschelle Hipolito, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016

The winter sports season typically signals basketball games and wrestling matches; however, two additional sports will be added next school year: men’s and women’s soccer. Currently, men’s soccer is played in the fall and women’s in the spring.  Last spring, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Board...

Profile: Litz says player safety a priority

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

February 12, 2016

When former tennis player and parent Gayle Litz applied to coach the tennis team, she had two goals in mind: winning league and fundraising enough money to ensure the safety of the players. “I would love to win league,” Litz said. Although the girls team fell short of that goal with a season record...

Several seniors have officially committed to colleges

Several seniors have officially committed to colleges

Ju Hee Park, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

McKenzie Bacich and Abigail Aragon and baseball player Zack Mathis signed letters of intent after being recognized for their athleticism by different colleges. Bacich knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue wrestling in college. “All the schools I was looking at were because of wrestling,”...

Powderpuff girls take football field by storm

Powderpuff girls take football field by storm

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2015

Girls have demonstrated outstanding physical capabilities in the pool, on the track, and on the courts. Although it’s not too often females are given the opportunity to go head to head on the football field, when they are, it’s surprisingly aggressive and ironically known as Powderpuff. Every...

Sibling rivalry: friend or foe?

Sophie Gilliland, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2015

Tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus Williams have played each other 27 times in the span of 17 years.  Their most recent match, the U.S. Open, resulted in a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 win for Serena. After almost conducting her usual enthusiastic celebration, Serena stopped and hugged her sister Venus.  Serena...

More than pigskin with Livingston

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

October 30, 2015

Every single college football coach in the SEC ㅡ which consists of powerhouse schools such as the University of Alabama, Auburn and the University of Florida ㅡ are contracted to make over $4 million this year. These salaries raise eyebrows across the county; presidents of these universities don’t...

Football-related injuries continue to plague sport

Football-related injuries continue to plague sport

Nathan Aquino, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

It’s been a decade since Matthew Zaragoza Van Gerelden, a junior at East Union High School, died from fatal head trauma.  He collided head-on with with the chest of a player from Bear Creek during the second quarter of the football game. Van Gerelden was knocked on his back, flailing his arms,...

Bad air quality affects sports practices

Jessica Dang, Feature Editor

October 30, 2015

Smoke, wildfires, breathing issues, ash and heat are all-too familiar conditions for student-athletes during the sizzling early months of school.  With cooler temperatures on their way, students are breathing easier — literally. California’s current air quality in the San Joaquin Valley makes...

Water polo demands painful physical challenges

Water polo demands painful physical challenges

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

September 11, 2015

Recently, ESPN ranked 60 of the most demanding sports, with the number one spot going to boxing and fishing coming in last. Water polo ranked 11th — but don’t tell those numbers to members of BCHS’s water polo team. With a host of bruises, cuts, bloody noses, aches and pains, these athletes will argue their sport deserves a spot in the top three.

More than Pigskin with Livingston

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

September 11, 2015

Most sports fans would say the more exhilarating and exciting sports to watch are the ones with male participants. Viewers prefer to watch the NBA instead of the WNBA and would rather watch men’s boxing than women’s boxing. Male sports take the spotlight away from female sports because of the often aggressive nature and fast pace associated with sports like football and basketball. However women’s sports have been gaining both prestige and viewers as recent momentous events have escalated its fan base.

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