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Basketball Player Could Lose His College Eligibility Over Signature Sneaker

Basketball Player Could Lose His College Eligibility Over Signature Sneaker

Corey Bisignano, Tech Editor

September 26, 2017

Lamelo Ball, an 16 year old Chino Hills High School men’s basketball guard, and brother of Lakers’ guard Lonzo Ball, could lose his college eligibility to play basketball according to the LA Times. On August 31, 2017, Lamelo became the first high school basketball player to have a signature sn...

NFL Kicked Off New Season With The Chiefs Vs. The Patriots

NFL Kicked Off New Season With The Chiefs Vs. The Patriots

Naveed Ramin, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs’ win against the New England Patriots kicked off the 2017-2018 NFL season. The Chiefs stunned the Patriots by winning with the final score of 42-27, according to espn.com. Twelve games were played on Sunday, September 10th. The Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Two games were played on Monday, September 11th, according to cbssports.com. Many players were injured in week one of the NFL season, including when Arizona Cardinals’ r...

Coach Dietrich Sets Ambitious Goals for Brea Fire

Coach Dietrich Sets Ambitious Goals for Brea Fire

Chloe Marik, Reporter

July 26, 2017

“We have won two championships in three seasons of basketball, and we have continued to learn with dedication and desire to be our best,” stated Chuck Dietrich, Brea Fire girls basketball coach, a 6th-8th grade team located in Brea, California. The Brea Fire, formerly known as the Ladycats, was...

TStreet Volleyball Team Player, Elyse Stowell: “We encourage each other to be better people and players”

Courtesy of Tstreet Volleyball.

Natalie Smith and Eleni Katsivalis

June 14, 2017

“Some of our club’s accomplishments include being ranked the #1 club in California and in the top ten nationwide for the last several years,” stated Carson Tanner, volleyball coach for Tstreet Volleyball, in an interview with the Matador Messenger. Tstreet Volleyball, located in Irvine, is a cl...

Esperanza High School’s Men’s Basketball Wins State Finals

Esperanza High School's Men's Basketball Wins State Finals

Jesse Morgan, Reporter

June 12, 2017

Esperanza’s men basketball long playoff road is over. They won state finals against Moreau Catholic, 72-65, on Saturday, March 25th. EHS coach Mark Hill noted a number of highlights from the game, in an interview with the Matador Messenger “Highlights obviously were Harrick's threes, Geiger's big bl...

Angels’ Mike Trout Out for 6-8 Weeks Due to Thumb Injury

Angels’ Mike Trout Out for 6-8 Weeks Due to Thumb Injury

Matt Jones, Reporter

June 5, 2017

Angels' center fielder, Mike Trout, tore his left thumb while sliding headfirst into second base for a steal in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins on May 27th. An MRI exam on Monday, May 29th, revealed the torn ulnar collateral ligament, according to the OC Register. "The game did not go parti...

Predators and Penguins Advance to Stanley Cup Final

Predators and Penguins Advance to Stanley Cup Final

Kaylee Barkley and Ethan Brocki

June 2, 2017

The Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals, with Pittsburgh taking game one on May 29, 2017, according to espn.com. The Nashville Predators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round in a 4-0 series win, according to usatoday.com. In the second round, the Predators beat the St. Louis Blues in a 4-2 series win, according to nhl.com. The Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals in a 4-2 series win, according to landof10.com. The Pitts...

Lonzo Ball Becomes a Triple Threat

Lonzo Ball Becomes a Triple Threat

Jesse Morgan, Reporter

May 25, 2017

Lately, UCLA starting point guard, Lonzo Ball, has been nearly as busy off the court as he is on a court with the releases of two new songs and a signature shoe called The ZO2 prime. Lonzo doesn’t only play basketball but he also raps. He released a remix of Drake’s “Free Smoke”, under the n...

Ducks, Predators, Penguins, and Senators Advance to NHL Conference Finals

Ducks, Predators, Penguins, and Senators Advance to NHL Conference Finals

Ethan Brocki, Reporter

May 16, 2017

The Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Ottawa Senators have advanced to the Western Conference and Eastern Conference Finals, according to nhl.com. The Anaheim Ducks swept the Calgary Flames 4-0 in the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Ducks won all four games with a score of 3-2 in Game 1, 3-2 in Game 2, 5-4 in Game 3, and 3-1 in Game 4. The Nashville Predators swept the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Nashville won al...

YLHS Track and Field Sets New School Records

YLHS Track and Field Sets New School Records

Natalie Smith, Reporter

May 16, 2017

“There are a great many challenges that present themselves over the course of a track season.  In addition to our 3 league meets, we have 4 nonleague meets and 5 Invitationals, stated Jesse Gomez, the Yorba Linda High School Track and Field Coach. Yorba Linda High School’s Track team had many accomplis...

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