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Collette Lowengrub: Athlete of the month

By ANDREW KE Staff Writer
Senior Collette Lowengrub was named ASB’s Female Athlete of the Month for September for her excellence on the track as a member of the cross country (XC) team. Lowengrub has been the top distance runner on UHS’s teams since her freshman year.

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Noah Scherson: Athlete Of The Month

By KYLASH CHETTIAR Staff Writer
Noah Scherson, a junior wide receiver on Varsity football, was selected to be the August Athlete of the Month. “I would describe Noah as a teammate who is selfless, he puts the goals of the team and program above his own” said junior Ziyad Merchant. “He sets ambitious goals and achieves them.”

UHS eSports defeats El Toro in the season opener of the NASEF Overwatch League
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UHS eSports defeats El Toro in the season opener of the NASEF Overwatch League

By AMITIS TAJALLAEI Staff Writer

In this day and age, a whole new world of competitive and organized gameplay has made its way to the sports community. Esports, as a form of sports competition, incorporates video games for competitive gameplay. Like all other traditional athletes, players seek to improve their skills and strategize their playing styles against others. In recent years, this sport form has become increasingly popular.

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Sports and Politics collide: N.F.L.’s response to the rise of Social Justice

By AMITIS TAJALLAEI Staff Writer With the sociopolitical turmoil of our country and widespread protest over racism and police violence, the new National Football League (NFL) season starts against a backdrop of extensive protests from other major sporting leagues and controversy over the NFL’s history of punishing players for bringing politics to the field. However, NFL players and the organization made a statement on the night of the season opener that they are in full support of pursuing racial justice and they will continue to shine a light on police brutality against African Americans throughout this football season.

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Ashley Wallin: Athlete of the month

Ashley Wallin was selected as the August Athlete of the Month through her hard work and determination on the Girls’ Water Polo team. Wallin was one of just three freshmen on the team last season, but she was respected as a player because of her diligence and effort in the pool. She is a utility player, thus is a protean player capable of playing offense and defense at a high level.

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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 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 distance learning in full effect, training...

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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...