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The Reason the Los Angeles Angels are Doing Terrible

By Ashlee Guardado, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

When the COVID-19 outbreak began in March, many sports had to delay their games. One of them was the MLB that was supposed to be starting in spring. It wasn’t until June 23rd when the season resumed. Spring training was, of course, canceled since the MLB wanted to start the season. Not much has happened so far other than ...

Messi’s Future with Barcelona

By Angelina Joleen Tayama Reyes-Chavez, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Lionel Messi is a man who needs no introduction in the world of sports, or in any place, for that matter. He is arguably the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the youngest soccer players to sign with F.C. Barcelona. Messi made his first soccer debut at the age of 17 in October of 2004, and he has continued to be capt...

Black Lives Activism in the NBA

By Nilesh Kumar, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

On August 26th, the Milwaukee Bucks chose to postpone their game against the Orlando Magic in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This movement resulted in the postponement of two other games - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Blazers and Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - which took place...

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals Resume

By Ashlee Guardado, Staff Writer

September 5, 2020

In March of 2020, the NHL (National Hockey League) announced that they were going to postpone the Stanley cup. Not only the Stanley Cup, but the entire season would not continue due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The regular season usually ends on April 4th, with the finals beginning right after. Due to unforeseen events, the N...

2020 NBA Playoffs

By Patrick Park, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

On Monday, August 17, the NBA playoffs took off with the current teams being the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Milwaukee Bucks. ...

Expectations for the First Round of the NBA Playoffs

By Nilesh Kumar, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

As of August 17, the NBA Playoffs are officially underway and have been nothing short of eventful. Given the exciting transfer window this summer, the playoffs look very different compared to last season. Most notably, the Golden State Warriors, who won the Western Conference Championship, did not qualify for the playoffs th...

School Sports Amidst a Pandemic

By Alexis Menor, Staff Writer

September 1, 2020

March 19, 2020, was the day Governor Newsom first mandated lockdowns in California due to the coronavirus outbreak. This event caused many places to shut down, including all the schools in the state, leaving the spring sports season cut short. With the pandemic still affecting many, 2020-2021 sports teams have strict guidel...

COVID on the Court

By Angelina Joleen Tayama Reyes-Chavez, Staff Writer

August 28, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of our world from how we do our grocery shopping to the way we get to visit our friends and families. We cannot even walk outside without ensuring that a piece of cloth blocks our nose and mouth to prevent spraying our little droplets of spit on everything around us. Everything from schools to ...

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Sporting Events

By Pranesh Kumar, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

The coronavirus epidemic has grown significantly since its initial detection in a “wet market” in Wuhan, China, and has had immense social and economic consequences. Although much of the news concerning the coronavirus has been about the impacts on the stock market and airline travel, the epidemic is also set to have ma...

The Start of the Boys Volleyball Season

By Nilesh Kumar, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Last year, volleyball was one of the best sports at Quartz Hill High. In terms of success, the girls’ varsity volleyball team won the CIF Southern Section and their male counterparts made it to the semi-finals of the CIF Southern Section. This year, despite losing several of their senior starters, the boys’ volleyball team hop...

The Benefits of Joining a Sports Team in High School

By Katie Wilson, Advertising Director

March 13, 2020

Sports have been an essential part of the high school experience for decades. Many students join teams because they simply love the sport; however, there are many other benefits to these extracurricular activities.  The most obvious benefit of participating in a sport during high school is staying fit. Sports allow students to...

Quartz Hill’s Stellar Track Team

By Patrick Park, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

After having a stellar season last year, Quartz Hill’s track team is already living up to the name. With coaches Dean Miller and Matt Bierowicz, the team hopes to have another successful season. They have finished their fourth meet in which they won. Their team has 19 meets during the whole year and this is only the begin...

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