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Reps and Drills: How student-athletes are training during COVID-19

By Amitis Tajallaei Staff Writer Trojan athletes across different grades have been training mentally and physically to stay in shape during the postponed fall season. For the 2020-2021 school year, CIF-SS decided to condense three seasons of sports into two seasons, a fall season and a spring season. With the coronavirus pandemic and the distance...

Recruitment During A Worldwide Pandemic
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Recruitment During A Worldwide Pandemic

By Marta Meinardi Staff Writer While almost everyone has been impacted by the continued spread of the current worldwide pandemic, most students have not faced such uncertainties as our Trojan Athletes have. As soon as the COVID-19 virus began to take an international stage, forcing school closures and questions about the best method to defeat...

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LeBron James: King On and Off the Court

  By BROOKE BAXTER Staff Writer  LeBron James is most famously known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time; however, his accomplishments go far beyond the scope of basketball. “For me as an athlete and for me as a role model, I just try to do my part to help these kids...

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Olympian Spotlight: Alex Morgan

By BROOKE BAXTER Staff Writer  Alex Morgan, Olympic Gold medalist and co-captain of the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT), is famously known as the youngest player on the United States 2011 FIFA World Cup Roster.  At the 2019 World Cup, Morgan tied the record of five goals in the opening match against Thailand ending...

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2020 Olympic Games Postponed to 2021

  By BROOKE BAXTER Staff Writer  The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the largest and most complex sporting event in the world, has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, although it will still be held in Tokyo, Japan, as was originally planned.  “We were fortunate to be working with a very good Organizing Committee and were...

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted UHS Athletes

By JOSHUA NGUYEN Staff Writer  On April 1, 2020, Governor Newsom, along with the Superintendent of Public Instruction Thurmond, directed all California schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Although academic compromises, such as adjusting to online learning and changes to the AP test, have...

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Coronavirus: How the pandemic has affected the sports world on a more local level and what we can take out of this as the importance of sports shines brighter.

By: Luke Curtis As the sports world shuttered to a close as COVID-19 loomed over America, fans and players alike have taken to social media voicing their endearment to the games they love. Do not be afraid, sports fans, soon another year will come. The sports world will once again be filled with jeers, boos,...

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Girls Lacrosse Goes 1-2 in Rose Bowl Tournament

By ELEANOR HANSSLER Section Editor  Girls Lacrosse took part in the Rose Bowl Jamboree this past Saturday, March 7, winning one of their games but losing the other two. This year marked the eighteenth anniversary of the Rose Bowl Jamboree, in which over thirty teams from all over Southern California took part in.  “Our team...

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How Coronavirus is Impacting Sports on Campus and Across the World

By ELEANOR HANSSLER Section Editor Following the closure of all IUSD schools due to COVID-19 (Corona Virus), effective Monday, March 16th, all UHS athletic events have been cancelled. Previously, athletic events not exceeding a capacity of 250 people were scheduled to continue, provided that there were no spectators in attendance, as per the official statement...

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Boys Swim Takes First Place in Capo Valley Relay Race

By JOSHUA NGUYEN Staff Writer  Boys and Girls Swim competed in the Capo Valley Relays this past weekend, lasting from Thursday March 5 to Friday on March 7 at Capistrano Valley High School. The meet consisted of over ten different high schools participated, including schools like Crean Lutheran, St. Margarita (SM), and Northwood.  Overall, Girls...