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Senior cheerleader works hard to win

Senior cheerleader works hard to win

Cheyenne LaRoque, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Four year veteran Laguna Creek cheerleader Elizabeth Groetsema is enjoying her senior year with the team that has become her family. “Cheer is definitely a family, because we work together and try to make the best performances for our school. We push and inspire each other every day,” Groetsema...

Members of Lady Cardinals basketball team keep eyes on the ball

Hailee Graves, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Leilani Barbee, a junior at Laguna Creek, has been on the girls basketball team for three years but grew up watching and playing basketball with her family. “In my family, basketball is something that ties everyone together,” Barbee says. Her entire family plays basketball, and they all share the...

Freshman learning new skills in soccer

Cheyenne LaRoque, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Freshman Maddy Motta may be new to the Laguna Creek lifestyle, but that does not mean she hasn’t made the choice to immerse herself in what the school has to offer. Five years of prior experience outside of high school pushed her to join the Laguna Creek women’s soccer team, a choice she does not...

Color guard members feel like family

Color guard members feel like family

Yasmine Krienke, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Color guard, the artistic gymnastics sport, performs for the students of Laguna Creek High School with their elegant spins, twists, and tricks. However, color guard is so much more than just intricate tricks – it is a family. Christopher Horton, a junior, explains that color guard is like a family...

Balling all day long

David Nessipbekov, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cardinals men’s varsity basketball season has just begun. Two players, Kenneth Woods and Malik Hill, share their experiences and hopes for this year of balling. This year is Woods’ third year playing for Laguna, but he has enjoyed the sport his whole life. “I originally joined the Laguna Creek...

Lady Cardinals make it to volleyball playoffs

Lady Cardinals make it to volleyball playoffs

Glennah Self, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The journey to the playoffs was a long one for our girls volleyball team. “Getting to playoffs was difficult, fun, stressful, tiring, but in the end, it was all worth it,” senior Leia Bersamina says. Bersamina’s favorite game of their whole season was the first game the team played in the playoffs. “It...

Two sisters share love of water polo

Two sisters share love of water polo

Camryn Dadey, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Junior Audrey Dakis joined the girls’ water polo team last year, and brought her freshman sister Sophia Dakis along with her for this season. “When I was a sophomore, I decided to join water polo because all of my friends were on the team, and I have always wanted to learn to play the game,”...

Kneeling creates national debates

Kneeling creates national debates

Glennah Self, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Early this football season, football player for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, started a new trend that many are now following. Kaepernick says is a protest against the treatment of "black people and people of color" in the U.S. “When there’s significant change and I feel like that fla...

Balling all day long

David Nessipbekov, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cardinals men’s varsity basketball season has just begun. Two players, Kenneth Woods and Malik Hill, share their experiences and hopes for this year of balling. This year is Woods’ third year playing for Laguna, but he has enjoyed the sport his whole life. “I originally joined the Laguna...

Katrina Benventano kicks off games

Katrina Benventano kicks off games

Yasmine Krienke, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Football is typically considered a male sport, so Katrina Benventano making the junior varsity team as a female kicker was important to her. Benventano first realized that she wanted to hit the field when she was small, since football is a sport she has always wanted to play. When Benventano found...

Welcome, Coach!

Glennah Self, Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year, Laguna Creek has gained a new football coach, Dan Davis. Davis, who has been coaching since 1991, says that he has always had an interest in football. “I had always liked football when I was young, but I read an autobiography on Bo Schembechler (the Michigan football coach), and I realized...

Leia Bersamina Sets Big Goals for Season

Glennah Self, Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Leia Bersamina, a senior, has been playing volleyball on the school team for three years but has been playing for a total of nine years overall. “I am the setter for Laguna. My job as a setter is to set the ball up so the outside, right side, or the middle can spike the ball to the opponent’s...

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