The Express

  • Boys Tennis Beats Mater Dei to Win Division 3 CIF Championships

  • Softball Defeats Patriot High School to Advance to CIF Quarter Finals

  • Boys Tennis Upsets #1 Seed Orange Lutheran to Move on to CIF Quarter Finals

  • AVID Students Reap $69K in Scholarship Dollars

  • Freedom Writers Visit Campus

  • The Express Reporters Win Honors at JEA Write-Offs

Girl’s Tennis Makes It Big in New League

Girl’s Tennis Makes It Big in New League

Alexis Bennett, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

For SJHHS Girl’s tennis, the fall season has been deemed a success. According to team captains Michaela Fromm, Sophie Bolotin, and Kira Rapp, the team has moved up to the South Coast league and is now in third place. “We have surprised a lot of people, including ourselves,” said Fromm. “We have r...

Underclassmen Grasp Leadership Roles on Surf Team

Underclassmen Grasp Leadership Roles on Surf Team

Ethan Clarke, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

SJHHS’s four-time state champion surf team looks to steal another victory this year, however, this season will be a bit different. Last year, many of the team's top surfers were seniors and graduated, leaving behind five empty varsity spots to fill. Filling two of these spots are underclassmen J...

Concussion Safety: It’s a Headache

Concussion Safety: It’s a Headache

Gavin Aitken, Boys Sports Co-Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In the past decade, there has been notable public outrage aimed towards the NFL’s concussion protocol, stemming from the multiple cases of former NFL players committing suicide due to their NFL careers causing CTE and brain trauma. SJHHS has taken steps to imitate the NFL’s push towards a safe...

Stallions Start Year With New Quarterback

Stallions Start Year With New Quarterback

Rafa Alcala, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

SJHHS' new starting varsity quarterback, Doug Jackson, is leading the football team as a junior this year. Jackson transferred to SJHHS in his sophomore year from San Clemente High School. He said that transferring was the only chance he had to be able to start after the previous starting quarterb...

SJHHS Students Anticipate NFL Rams Coming to Los Angeles

SJHHS Students Anticipate NFL Rams Coming to Los Angeles

Mia N. Jones, Girls Sports Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After 22 long years, the NFL football team, the Rams, have finally returned to their longest-standing home, Los Angeles. Local frustration with recent unsuccessful NFL seasons have many people more than excited to root for another California team amidst the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, and San Di...

Baseball Could See New Practice Field if Proposed Bond Makes it on Ballot

Baseball Could See New Practice Field if Proposed Bond Makes it on Ballot

Bill Kaiser, Newspaper Adviser

July 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

A new baseball practice field could be in the future for SJHHS as well as other upgrades if the school board votes to place a bond measure on the Nov. ballot and if voters approve it. The $889 million dollar School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) bond measure would fund “critical repairs...

A Season of Firsts

A Season of Firsts

May 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Throughout these few developing years, SJHHS has mostly shown athletic promise in popular sports that attract a plethora of players and fans that give the support needed to grow and succeed, such as football and basketball. Time and a surge of new generations of Stallions have changed the game--in fact,...

Stallions’ Baseball Perseveres Through Roller-Coaster Season; But Lose in First Round of CIF

Stallions’ Baseball Perseveres Through Roller-Coaster Season; But Lose in First Round of CIF

Jimmy Burns, Sports Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

Stallions' baseball season came to an end Thursday with a 4-3 nail-bitter 11th inning loss, but claimed 3rd place in league and earned a legitimate spot in playoffs. But let's see how the boys got there. The Stallions varsity baseball season has had its ups and downs as their 28 game season has...

SJHHS Girls Lacrosse Gets Their Big Shot

SJHHS Girls Lacrosse Gets Their Big Shot

Abbey Bostic, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

San Juan Hills girls lacrosse has exceeded expectations this season, rising to the top in the rankings with an 9-1 season so far.  The team’s captains believe their team has grown immensely since their previously unsuccessful seasons and even in the past few weeks. Captain Alyssa Dingwall (12...

Future College Stars Sign Letters of Intent

Future College Stars Sign Letters of Intent

Gavin Aitken, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  National Letter of Intent Signing Day took place on February 3rd, where nine SJHHS athletes officially accepted athletic scholarships from several universities throughout the country. Girls soccer had the strongest showing at the signing day, with four of the nine seniors on the team attending...

Boys Basketball Fights For Survival

Boys Basketball Fights For Survival

Rafael Alcala, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Boys Basketball team opened up their season on November 30th with a new head coach and a new future. Last Friday, the stallions suffered their first home loss despite a strong second half appearance against Beckman. Unfortunately, the team was outmatched 46-18 in the first half, which ended up in an ...

Players Taking Their Game to College

Players Taking Their Game to College

Kaela Lawson, Senior News Editor

December 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Emily Lichty (12) and Jaq McCarthy (12) have both committed to playing golf and baseball at the college level. As her senior year was approaching, Emily Lichty  knew that golf was something she wanted to continue in college. She took the initiative and secured a connection to the coach at Californi...