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Paul Luevano Breaking Records

Paul Luevano Breaking Records

Wendy Arce/Jocelyn Morales

June 3

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Paul Luevano destroyed the oldest Venice High record, 1,600-meter record, previously made by Danny Jordan in 1990.

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Venice Baseball Dominating the Western League

Venice Baseball Dominating the Western League

Joseph Medina, Sports Editor

May 4

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The well known Palisades Dolphins are now in second place below the Venice Gondoliers, who are in first place.

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Tennis Individual Playoffs

Tennis Individual Playoffs

Katie Miya, Reporter

May 4

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Three tennis players were able to move into the individual and double playoffs and represent Venice High.

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Varsity Boys’ Basketball Making Playoff History

Katie Miya, Asst. Sports Editor

March 4

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As the No. 1 seed in Division II in the Los Angeles CIF Basketball Playoffs, the Venice varsity boys’ team has started off with a three-game winning streak.

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Basketball Captain Spotlights

Tania Paz, Photo Editor

March 3

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Raheem Brumfield and Christian Morataya, both seniors transferred from Palisades their junior year are leading the team towards victory.

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Girls soccer team falls behind

Girls soccer team falls behind

February 29

The girls varsity soccer team has recently been struggling with teams in the Western League. With a current league record of two wins, five losses, and two ties, Venice is fifth in front of Westchester and Fairfax. The girls have been adapting to their new coach, Jose Palomares. Unfortunately former head coach, Brenda Escobar, left Venice High School at the end of last year. The girls are now experiencing...

Boys Basketball takes down rival Palisades after 10 years

Boys Basketball takes down rival Palisades after 10 years

Katie Miya, Assistant Sports Editor

February 29

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The Venice boys’ basketball team celebrated a long-sought victory against Palisades High in  the West Gym, Jan. 15, At 6 o’clock p.m. the varsity boys ended the game and a decade-long losing streak against Pali with the score of 55-51. Last year’s record against Palisades were two losses with the scores of 54-65 and 67-76. The game ended with a nail-biting finish, tying the game multiple...

Girls water polo team faces injuries

Cameron Pace, Reporter

February 29

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The girls’ water polo team recently won their match at Banning on Feb. 8. The final score was 12-10, making it a tight game. This semester’s last few games haven’t been the best as the team has been losing players due to many injuries. On Feb. 3, they lost their game at San Pedro, the final score being 12-10. “The last game was pretty close,” says coach Barton Gawboy. “If we hadn’t been accumulating so many injuries, we would have played more together.” “They were a little sad by the loss, but we’ve progressed at what we were doing, so they were happy about doing things better,” said coach...

Venice reflects on Kobe Bryant’s retirement

Katie Miya, Assistant Sports Editor

February 29

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Venice students were disappointed with the news that Los Angeles Lakers’ star, Kobe Bryant, at 37 years old, announced his decision in November to retire from his professional basketball career at the end of the 2015-2016 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Venice sophomore Santiago Gomez, a frosh/soph player on the Venice boys’ basketball team, was greatly impacted by the decision. “I was really sad and upset,” said Gomez. “He’s my childhood hero.” Bryant, in his 20 years of playing professionally, led his team to five NBA championships. He has broken NBA records since 1996 according to...

LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Retirement Impacts Venice Students

Katie Miya, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27

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Venice students were disappointed with the news that Los Angeles Lakers’ star, Kobe Bryant, at 37 years old, announced his decision in November to retire from his professional basketball career at the end of the 2015-2016 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.             Venice sophomore Santiago Gomez, a frosh/soph player on the Venice boys’ basketball team, was greatly impacted by the decision.             “I was really sad and upset,” said Gomez. “He’s my childhood hero.”             Bryant, in his 20 years of playing professionally, led his team to five...

Paul Luevano defends his 2014 championship title in the City Finals

Paul Luevano defends his 2014 championship title in the City Finals

Cameron Pace, Reporter

December 11

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Senior Paul Luevano defended his 2014 championship in the cross country city finals at Pierce College on Nov. 22. Luevano has been running at Venice High since he was in the 9th grade. “Runners who were faster than me were influences for me because I wanted to be like them,” Luevano said. His brother, Terrence Luevano, also used to run on the cross country team here at Venice High. Magali Sanche...

Girls golf team takes fourth place in the City Finals

Girls golf team takes fourth place in the City Finals

December 11

The girls golf team finished their season with a record of 11-1. On Oct. 30, the girls won the Western League Championship tournament, and took fourth place in the City Finals on Nov. 2. In the City Finals, they competed against schools such as Palisades and Granada Hills. Sophomore and co-captain Caitlin Sasamori also finished eighth in City Finals. Three players, Sasamori, freshman Zoe Barba...

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