Raven Report

Wrestler pins her way to spot at state championships

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Feb. 23-24th, senior Iris Guizar competed at the CIF Wrestling State Championships in Visalia, California, becoming the first athlete to represent Sequoia at the meet in six years. Wrestling coach and history teacher Bradely Ramezane praised Guizar’s abilities and was ecstatic when he heard that...

Trainer treats injuries, exceeds expectations

Trainer treats injuries, exceeds expectations

Sione Tuiaki, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

In the athletic world at Sequoia, many students experience injuries and must rely on the school’s athletic trainer for assistance. Jeff Wilson, Sequoia’s new athletic trainer, works to offer high-quality treatment to many student-athletes. Some of his treatments include stretching, cupping and athletic...

Fall Sports Wrap Up

Fall Sports Wrap Up

Ysabelle Punzal and Sarah Fazio

January 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Girls Water Polo Varsity (0-7) JV (4-2-1) “The season went pretty well considering we got moved up a league. Even if we did lose every game, I think we did give it our best.”—Maddy Waddell, senior Girls Volleyball Varsity (3-11) JV (6-7) “We bonded a lot as a team and we ...

Body shape dictates sports performance

Soana Afu, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Sports

We all remember the awkward years of middle school. Raging emotions, growth pains, weird smells, sweaty palms and an overall feeling of confusion and anxiety. We are told that this happens to everyone, just at different times and in different ways. It can even happen during the worst of times and in...

Atypical sports lead Ravens to explore unique opportunities

Brighid Bugos and Krista Weaver

November 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

What are the first sports that come to your mind? Was it football, basketball or baseball? Part two of this two part installment, highlights a few students and teachers who prove there are sports beyond the ones offered at Sequoia. Rock Climbing: “In eighth grade, some of my friends got into the rock climbing team at Planet Granite, so every saturday I started going...

Ravens leave the nest, flock to alternative sports

Brighid Bugos and Krista Weaver

October 18, 2017


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What are the first sports that come to your mind? Was it football, basketball or baseball? Part one of this two part installment, highlights a few students and teachers who prove there are sports beyond the ones offered at Sequoia. Surfing: “I’ve always had a deep affinity for the ocean and al...

Vaulters spring into new year with Stahler

Zack Rosenblatt, Executive Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Sports

Sequoia’s Pole Vault team played its first matches during the 2017 spring season for the first time after Resources Officer David Stahler decided to lead the team. Though students could still compete in Pole Vault before last spring, it was reserved for students already participating on the track...

Varsity Boys Track and Field score league title

Krista Weaver, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

For the first time in many years, Varsity Boys  Track and Field won the League Title. They are currently in the Ocean division—the highest division. They have not won this title (in this division) since 1998. With a total of four wins and only one loss, Varsity Boys were able to pull ahead of the oth...

Players tackle spring football

Isabel Sanchez-Foster and Krista Weaver

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Most sports have optional conditioning periods; however, football has mandatory training nearly year round. Starting in January, players train towards Spring Ball, a period in spring that starts after spring sports end. Rob Polous, the head coach of Sequoia’s football team, says the integration of S...

Conditioning crucial training for success

Krista Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Every sport requires different skills and preparation in their own ways, but does conditioning help to emphasize these techniques for games later on in the season? According to website Stop SpoJournalism Account rts Injuries, physical conditioning in sports helps build on the skill sets of power, stren...

Winter sports wrap up

Winter sports wrap up

Krista Weaver, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Boys Soccer “[This season] our biggest competition is MA, and our first [game] against MA was pretty challenging but we tied 0-0” (Manny Jimenez Rodriguez, freshman) Overall score: JV: (6-1-1 ) as of 2/6/17  Varsity: (4-0-10) as of 2/6/17 Girls Soccer “[During this season] coming ou...

Adaptive hockey team scores Sharks donation

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Sports

Sequoia’s Adaptive Physical Education Class received a $30,000 donation from the San Jose Sharks as part of the Shark Foundation’s Big Give Program, Dec. 22, to fund their ice hockey team. Special Education teacher Rebeca Goodwin created Sequoia’s adaptive hockey team three years ago after discovering...

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