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Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

June 15, 2012

Viking athletics conquered three CIF titles throughout the 2011-2012 season, turning the attention to various athletes. Eleven in particular stood out amongst the crowd as they put pen to paper on May 31 and signed their respective athletic scholarships. Volleyball star Heather Schnars received a...

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

May 29, 2012

Winning CIF never seemed possible for senior pole vaulter Andrew Gonzalez, but it became a reality when he placed first in the CIF Division I Final on May 19. “I never expected to win,” Gonzalez said. “I knew I would be a contestant but winning never seemed to be in reach. There is so much competition...

AP exams on the horizon

AP exams on the horizon

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 27, 2012

As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers; however, for many students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, April showers are a reminder of the upcoming College Board AP Exams, which will take place from May 7 to May 18. The College Board AP program provides students the opportunity to...

Girls basketball and soccer featured in CIF’s Dream Team

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

Girls athletics dominated the 2011-2012 winter sports season as the varsity water polo, soccer, and basketball teams competed in their respective CIF divisions.  After the girls basketball team reached quarterfinals for the first time since 1995 and the girls soccer team won the CIF Division 5 championship...

Soccer star in the making

Soccer star in the making

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

March 19, 2012

After scoring a goal in every CIF Division 5 playoff match, senior Claudia Lopez left her mark in the Viking’s varsity soccer team as one of the team’s best. Her passion, hard work, and natural talent for the European game helped lead her and her team to win the CIF Championship title. “Claudia...

Winter sports leave their mark in CIF

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 29, 2012

Four Viking athletic teams wrapped up their 2011-2012 winter season as CIF finalists. Varsity wrestling, varsity girls water polo, varsity boys and girls basketball, and varsity girls soccer were all present in their respective CIF divisional playoffs. Varsity wrestling entered their first round of...

Viking turned Trojan

Viking turned Trojan

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 7, 2012

The dream becomes a reality for football star Jabari Ruffin as his commitment to the University of Southern California reaches its closing stages.  USC first noticed the young linebacker’s talent on the football field in March 2011. Almost a year later, the Viking athlete signed his Letter of Intent...

Girls soccer begins season on a bad note

Girls soccer begins season on a bad note

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

December 16, 2011

During their first game of the winter season, the girls varsity soccer team lost against the Lakewood Lancers with a score of 0-3, at the Allen Layne Stadium, on Dec. 1.  Captains Jasmine Medrano and Alexandria Oropeza animated the girls as they headed to the field to face an ambitious opponent. “I...

Winter sports 2011 preview: vikings aim for CIF

Winter sports 2011 preview: vikings aim for CIF

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

November 21, 2011

With the girls varsity volleyball winning their second consecutive CIF title and the boys varsity water polo team just falling short in the playoffs, the fall 2011 season came to an end on a high note. Now, the second stage of athletics continues with winter sports just around the corner. The girls...

Girls volleyball defends CIF championship title

Girls volleyball defends CIF championship title

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

November 21, 2011

The girls varsity volleyball team defended their CIF title as they defeated the Whittier Christian Heralds 3-2 at the CIF Division 2-A Final on Sat. Nov. 19 atCypressCollege. Supporters from both teams filled the stands as Whittier Christian fans brought an immense amount of energy; however, it was the...

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