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Colleen Aitken (10) is shown skiing on Mammoth Mountain with a facial covering to follow new COVID-19 guidelines for the 2020-2021 ski season.

An Update on Hitting the Slopes

Cooper Aitken, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

With local mountains Big Bear and Mammoth reopening amidst growing spikes in the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s what you need to know to shred the snow safely.  Mammoth Mountain and Big Bear are currently...

Mountain Biking Should Be a CIF Sport

Max Katz, Politics Editor January 18, 2021

Southern California is home to some of the most beautiful coastline, majestic mountains and amazing weather in the world. This environment allows high school athletes to compete in nearly any sport year...

During the many drastic changes the current pandemic has caused, PE has also tried to adapt for students. However, is this new format beneficial for students?

The Practicality of Virtual PE

Alyssa Morrone, Staff Writer January 17, 2021

During the current pandemic, Physical Education (PE) has moved online across the district to be taught without any live instruction. Moving in this direction is a large change from the original course;...

Example of a Student using an E-Bike

The Speedy Rise of Electric Bikes

Alyssa Morrone, Staff Writer November 21, 2020

During these recent months, a sudden trend has arisen: electric bikes. They have become a popular mode of transportation for adults and kids alike for commuting to school, work, the mall, or just getting...

While the tennis courts on campus appear to vacant, players will bounce back into action as tryouts take place at the end of the month and as team practices safely begin again.

Tennis: A Social-Distanced Sport

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Though the return to school is halting, sports are still set to happen, starting in the winter. One of the biggest concerns surrounding school and sports during this time is contact and distance between...

Emma Linnea, a senior at SJHHS, practicing groundwork to prepare for her upcoming competitions with the Dana Smith Show Team in San Juan Capistrano.

The Sport in the Stables Over the Stadium

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Sports Editor October 23, 2020

Our school has many different sports to choose from; however, there are still so many sports the school does not supply that hold very unique players of their own. Although there isn’t a San Juan Hills...

Last year, five senior athletes signed their National Letter of Intent during tutorial. Cade Albright signed to play Football at Brigham Young University, and his teammate Carson Lewis will signed to play Football at the University of San Diego. Angelica Gonzalez committed to play Softball at Iowa State University, and her teammate, Phoebe Popplewell, committed tp Ottawa University. Joshua Rauterkus signed his Letter of Intent to play Baseball at Whittier College.

Sports Recruiting in Limbo Due to Covid

Jack O'Connor, Co Editor-in-Chief September 24, 2020

With sports seasons getting cut short last year and student athletes unable to attend college sports camps during the summer, athletic recruitment is becoming more complex making the future of many student...

Haley Juarez (10) and Alexa Bradford (10) wearing their masks, while waiting for their social distanced soccer practice at the Badlands to begin.

CUSD Allows Sports Practices to Return While Following CoronaVirus Guidelines

Kaitlyn Kittredge and Hannah White September 10, 2020

With Covid-19 stripping students from their classroom desks, school dances, and relationships with their peers, sports are finally making their way back into students’ lives. Teams are finally able...

San Juan Hills Head Athletic Trainer Micah Ohlen helps Senior Max Difilippo off the field following a knee injury. While Micah is certified himself, he is concerned about Californias lack of a regulating and licensing body for Athletic Trainers.

California Lawmakers Consider Bill to License Athletic Trainers

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor April 19, 2020

When California lawmakers return to Sacramento — post-Coronavirus — they will vote on whether or not to license athletic trainers in the state.  Athletic trainers are medical professionals who...

Cameron Fox (12) and the San Juan Hills track team came together at Sendero Park to work on their sprints in a relay race. During spring break, instead of coaches, team captains in track for distance, jumps, and sprints, organized workouts in order to keep the team in shape for the return of the season.

COVID-19 Puts Spring Sports’ Seasons in a Standstill

Jack O'Connor, Photo Editor March 16, 2020

For many students, sports are not just an extracurricular activity they do after school to stay in shape. Sports help them make lifelong friends and give them an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college....

Joe Scgounztos (12) recieves the baton from Hayden Parker (10) to run his leg of the 4x1600 meter relay at the Griffin Relays Invatational. Despite track season being cut short this year, Joe was able to have his biggest accomplishment this past January at the Irvine Half Marathon.

Joe Scgounztos Sets Half-Marathon Record Before High School Running Career Ends

Max Katz, Staff Writer March 16, 2020

For Joe Scgounztos, being a high school distance runner has been nothing short of an adventure. Throughout his four years on the Cross Country and Track teams, Joe has had many ups and downs as he has...

Vaulting To Victory

Vaulting To Victory

Rylan Weber, Photo Editor February 28, 2020

While it may seem daunting to launch 13 to 18 feet in the air, it is an everyday activity for juniors Sean Sexton and Josh Kato. They are committed pole vaulters, participating in SJHHS’s team in the...

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