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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...

It’s in the Neilan blood

It's in the Neilan blood

Camerynn Chase, Staff Writer

May 31, 2011

Talent runs in the family with Brandi Neilan and her younger brother Garrett. Not only siblings but friends, the dynamic duo excels at any sport they attempt. Brandi set a fantastic example for Garrett early on by exhibiting great work ethic toward her sport of choice: soccer. She won First All CIF, First Drea...

Powder puff game ends with a tie

Powder puff game ends with a tie

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

May 27, 2011

The Allen Layne stadium filled with cheering students and teachers on May 20 at 7:00 pm, as the 2nd annual powder puff game took place between the junior and senior class girls. The flag football game ended on a sour note for the girls, with a tie of 16-16, but it was an enjoyable game for most who ...

Rallying for a spot on the tennis team

Rallying for a spot on the tennis team

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

May 27, 2011

In preparation for the 2011 fall sports season, the girls tennis team, led by Coach Diego, held tryouts on May 23 and 24. About 40 aspiring members showed off their skills but only 18 were chosen to be a part of next school year’s team. Similar to the previous years, both graduating and return...

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 Volleyball face a Warren defeat

Boys Volleyball face a Warren defeat

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 14, 2011

The boys varsity volleyball team lost a tough game against the Warren Bears on Tuesday, Apr 12 with a score of 3-2. With the stands full of encouragement from both the Vikings and the Bears, the gym’s atmosphere grew with excitement as the rivals fought hard on the court. As the first round began, ...

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...

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