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Ski and snowboard team gets promising forecast

Ski and snowboard team gets promising forecast

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

January 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Even though forecasts predict poor snow quality this season, the forecast is promising for the ski and snowboard team. Although the season has barely begun, with the first meet on Jan. 15 at Boreal, the team has already had its first double race. This year the team has four days of double races, which coach Jason Kreps said “offer more opportunities ...

Volleyball enthusiasts push for boys team in spring

Volleyball enthusiasts push for boys team in spring

Bri Davies, Social Media Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

  Fans may have a new sport to cheer on this spring, thanks to three generations of SCDS volleyball athletes who started recreationally and turned into competitive powerhouses. Physical education teacher Michelle Myers started playing volleyball in high school PE. From there, she said that she fell in love ...

Girls’ basketball cuts it close in win against Saints

Girls’ basketball cuts it close in win against Saints

Bryce Longoria, Assistant Media/Broadcasting Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball team looked to take down the Cristo Rey Saints on Jan. 5. They were without leading scorer, senior Yasmin Gupta, due to a knee injury sustained in their previous game against El Dorado Adventist Academy. The game started with the Cavs’ racking up over 10 fouls in the first half and t...

Strong defense allows boys to continue winning streak

Strong defense allows boys to continue winning streak

Katia Dahmani, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Opponent: El Dorado Adventist School   Location: El Dorado Adventist   Date: Jan. 3   Final score: 74-55, Cavs’ win   High scorer: Senior Cole Johnson with 20 points.   Coach David Ancrum’s defensive star: “(The boys) had really good defense (in the fourth ...

Girls face close loss in lowest-scoring game of the season

Girls face close loss in lowest-scoring game of the season

Bryce Longoria, Assistant Media/Broadcast Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Opponent: El Dorado Adventist School   Location: El Dorado Adventist   Date: Jan. 3   Final score: 36-39, Cavs’ loss   Fun fact: This was the Cavs’ lowest-scoring game of the season. The team scored only 12 points in the first half.   Inside ...

Boys place first in Viking Classic Championship Tournament

Elise Sommerhaug, Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Opponent: Mira Loma High School   Location: Victory Christian High School (Viking Classic Championship)   Date: Dec. 16   Final score: 58-46, Cavs win to finish first in the tournament. They won a trophy for their victory.   High scorer: Senior Reggie Fan ...

Q&A: Sophomore soccer player trains, completes homework halfway around the world

Q&A: Sophomore soccer player trains, completes homework halfway around the world

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

December 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Through Tovo Academy, a residency program for improving in soccer and Spanish, sophomore Sandor Pelle traveled to Sitges, Spain for three months, returning on Dec. 17.  In Sacramento, Pelle plays for the Sacramento Republic U16/U17 team.   Q: Had you been to Spain before? Was it for soccer?...

Girls’ and boys’ soccer teams unify after decades apart

Girls’ and boys’ soccer teams unify after decades apart

Mehdi Lacombe, Page Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

For the first time since 1992, both boys and girls will play on the varsity soccer team. The team will play in the boys’ league since the league allows girls to play on boys’ teams but not the other way around. Boys’ coach Matt Vargo is working with former girls’ soccer coach Georg...

Smashing victory for boys’ basketball leading up to tournament

Smashing victory for boys’ basketball leading up to tournament

Katia Dahmani, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Opponent: Delta High School   Location: Delta   Final score: 91-22, Cavs’ win   High scorer: Senior Reggie Fan with 29 points.   Defensive triumph: The Cavs limited the Delta Saints to only 4 points in the first quarter.   Inside info from Fan: “I ...

Girls have ‘off night’ despite near win

Bryce Longoria, Online Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Going into the fourth quarter of their Dec. 5 matchup against the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Wolves, the girls’ basketball team looked to close out the game, leading 39-35 halfway through the fourth quarter. However, after leading the entire game, the Wolves finally clawed back to lead 43-32 ...