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X-Games: Summer 2011

X-Games: Summer 2011

John Franco, Sports Editor

June 14, 2011

Once again, it’s that time of year where the chills, the spills, and the spectacular feats of the daring X Games 17 kicks off in Downtown Los Angeles Thursday, July 28 2011. With the events lineup now out including BMX Park Elimination Competition, Skateboard Competitions and the Moto X Best Whip f...

Battling the epidemic of high school: Senioritis

Battling the epidemic of high school: Senioritis

John Franco, Sports Editor

May 27, 2011

Every year throughout high school across the nation seniors enter the phase of extreme laziness otherwise called, the killer disease: Senioritis! Senioritis can be expressed as a feeling of extreme laziness with no motivation to do anything, and no feelings of continuing daily activities or basically...

ASB is set for the new school year: 2011-2012

ASB is set for the new school year: 2011-2012

John Franco, Staff Writer

May 27, 2011

As the school year comes to end, the Associated Student Body conducted their annual recruitment of new student leaders. The new ASB consisted of Cabinet and class representative offices, who were the chosen elected earlier this month as well as appointed members. Out of the 57 applications turned...

Baseball loses to Lynwood: 2-3

Baseball loses to Lynwood: 2-3

John Franco, Sports Editor

May 11, 2011

Baseball’s second game against Lynwood proved to be unsuccessful with a heartbreaking loss of 2-3 on Tuesday, May 3. Even though the Vikes beat the knights in a prior game earlier in the season with 5-0, they were not able to repeat that win. With a strong lineup from the home team, included Yamel ...

Boys’ Volleyball faces a heartbreaking loss to Warren: 0-3

Boys' Volleyball faces a heartbreaking loss to Warren: 0-3

John Franco, Sports Editor

May 11, 2011

With every second on the clock seeming to move slower and slower, the boys volleyball team faced a tough, heart breaking loss against their cross town rivals with a final score of 0-3. Quickly into the first out of three periods, the Viking’s had the lead of 4-1. With the crowd rooting and cheering them on, t...

Batting away Warren: 11-4

Batting away Warren: 11-4

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 14, 2011

Baseball’s first game against Warren proved to be no joke on April Fools Day as the Vikes proved to be victorious with a score of 11-4, beating their cross-town rivals. The game began with a quick 2-0 lead by the Bears with player Matt Barela hitting a leadoff double and offering his teammates ...

Scholarships, a said way to get into college

Scholarships, a said way to get into college

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 14, 2011

With college only steps away, seniors around campus are already into their desired schools. Some may have gotten in with the basic traditional acceptances while others have been accepted in with full scholarships. The time is now here where colleges across the nation look for said students that are athl...

Boys’ Tennis 2011

Boys’ Tennis 2011

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 1, 2011

The San Gabriel Valley League is experiencing game changes this year, especially for the tennis teams. The Vikes are now at 2-6 in the first round of competitions. The next two rounds are key for championship placement in the league and the boys hope to beat down their opponents, granting them at least...

Baseball loses key double-header

Baseball loses key double-header

John Franco, Sports Editor

March 18, 2011

As the 2011 baseball season is in the process of beginning, the boys played their first pre-season match against Long Beach Poly and unfortunately lost a double header 3-5, 3-5. The baseball team has huge goals this season but has had a hard time due to several factors including new bats, different t...

Spring Sports soon to reign

John Franco, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

As the 2010-2011 Winter sports comes to and end with several San Gabriel Valley League championships and wrestlings back-to-back CIF championship, Spring sports hope to follow the footsteps left by the prior two seasons. With baseball, softball, boys tennis, boys golf, boys and girls track, boys...

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