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Surf Rips Into Another League Championship

Surf Rips Into Another League Championship

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

Finishing undefeated this season, the SJHHS Surf Team claimed the Capistrano Coast League Championships. Senior captain Jake Carlson led the boys to their 6th championship. Other main contributors included junior Keegan Bengelsdorf on shortboard and brothers junior and freshman Max and Matt Chance...

Another Smashing Season for Girls Volleyball

Another Smashing Season for Girls Volleyball

Emily Wale, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

[pullquote speaker="Marissa Cooper " photo="" align="left" background="on" border="all" shadow="on"]When everyone is overjoyed and screaming at the top of their lungs, we feel the momentum more than the other opponent, pushing us towards victory[/pullquote] 

Football Brings Home First CIF Championship in Stallion History

Football Brings Home First CIF Championship in Stallion History

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

SJHHS Football defeated Loyola 21-15 to win the CIF-SS Division 4 Championship, the first in school history. The game opened with the Stallion defense forcing a Loyola “three-and-out”, stopping the Cubs offense after only three plays. The Cubs, however, were able to punt the football all the wa...

Football Wins Second Straight League Championship

Football Wins Second Straight League Championship

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor

November 30, 2019

Football finished their regular season, clinching their 2nd straight Sea View League Championship in a 42-6 win over Laguna Hills.  They went undefeated in league, defeating Trabuco Hills, Aliso Niguel, Dana Hills, and finally Laguna Hills. Each game had a running clock by the end of the game. A ...

California Passes Bill Allowing College Athletes to Earn Money

California Passes Bill Allowing College Athletes to Earn Money

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor

October 20, 2019

California governor, Gavin Newsom recently signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law, allowing college athletes to earn money from endorsement deals and their likeness. The bill prohibits the NCAA from disqualifying a school or player for earning compensation from their name, image, or likeness. C...

Athletes Commit to their Future by Committing to College

Athletes Commit to their Future by Committing to College

Jack O'Connor, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

All across the nation, high school athletes sign letters of intent promising to compete athletically at universities or colleges and at the same time the athletes have to maintain their academics. Even here at San Juan Hills, many students are able to earn college scholarships through their dedicatio...

Freshman Boys Cross Country Places Second in Nationwide Meet

Freshman Boys Cross Country Places Second in Nationwide Meet

Gabby Laurente, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

The freshmen boys cross country team placed second in a race against 400 teams across 16 different states.  After winning the Laguna Hills Invitational, they were considered by many to be the best freshman team in Orange County. On September 21st, the team traveled to the Woodbridge Invitational in...

Extraordinary Student Athletes Break Records With Their Talent

Extraordinary Student Athletes Break Records With Their Talent

Isabella Colby, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Track has had an outstanding year as a team and as individuals, with records being broken in many different events. The first athlete to break a record was a sophomore named Sean Sexton who broke the boys pole vaulting record this year during a Capistrano Valley dual meet. The previous distance for...

Girls’ Varsity Softball Makes SJHHS History in CIF

Girls’ Varsity Softball Makes SJHHS History in CIF

Kate Meyers, Opinion Editor

June 4, 2019

San Juan Hills High School’s varsity softball team had a strong season, with an even stronger finish. The varsity team consisted of 3 seniors: Angelica Gonzales, Jordan Parkhurst, and Phoebe Popplewell; 1 junior: Maddie Riley; 6 sophomores: Lindsey Marshall, Malaika Jakana, Maycie Thaut, Emily Fr...

Boys Tennis Rallies to Win CIF

Boys Tennis Rallies to Win CIF

Jack O'Connor, Sports Editor

June 3, 2019

Boys tennis pulled off the upset of a lifetime winning CIF by defeating both Mater Dei and number one seed Orange Lutheran. What makes this more impressive is that last year boys tennis only managed to get to the second round of CIF. The stallions started off in CIF by defeating Brea Olinda High School...

Athlete is Collateral Damage in College Scandal

Athlete is Collateral Damage in College Scandal

Makayla Walders, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

When news of the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal broke out just a few weeks ago, junior, Max Miller, would have never thought his future would have been altered.  Max Miller, varsity water polo player, had been in contact with the coaching staff from the University of Southern Califo...