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Twins Molly and Mallory LaBreche pose with the Tesoro Championship Trophy. 
(Photo courtesy of Mallory LaBreche)

Twinning and Winning: Two Freshmen Sisters Take on D1 Varsity Volleyball

Quinn Kearns, Reporter October 15, 2021

The fall season has brought in many talented athletes, especially from this year’s freshman class. After a long year of school online, the girls’ varsity volleyball team welcomed a few new members....

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Color guard captain, Madeline Smith, performing at halftime during PVHS vs Inglewood football game. 
(Photo by Cynthia Mindicino)

Marching Band and Color Guard Keep the Beat at Football Games

Amber Chen, Opinion Editor October 15, 2021

With the grandiose music performed live by the marching band filling the field, Sea Kings are always enthralled by the school pride they feel at PVHS football games. Although it is an underrecognized...

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This years Red Tide captains are Shayli Atashi, Michael Kwon, Owen Park, Noah Wahl, Matthew Carroll, and Isabella Firmani. 
(Photo by Cynthia Mindicino)

A New Wave for Red Tide

PV’s Student Section Introduces its First Female Duo
Reddin Kehrli, Social Media Editor October 15, 2021

The 2021-22 school year is different from the rest. There are seven Red Tide captains to help flood the campus with school spirit and, for the first time in school history, PV now has two female captains,...

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Photo by Ayla Torres

Taking the Plunge at UPenn

Senior Austin Mone Commits to the University of Pennsylvania for Diving
Ayla Torres, Reporter October 15, 2021

The Point: When did you first start diving? Austin: I was probably around seven or eight years old. I had just moved to Illinois from New York and my mom wanted to put me into a sport. She said I...

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Mid-Season Check-In: How’s It Going?

October 15, 2021

“I do feel like we are getting better week by week even with a younger team. I think it’s good to play these teams because once we get into Bay League we will be prepared. It feels cool to play with...

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Coach Graper instructs the water polo team at Santa Barbara High School. 
(Photo courtesy of John Sun)

Water Polo Team Keeps Their Heads Above Water

A New Coach Keeps up the Winning Culture
Victoria Nolan, Reporter October 15, 2021

Soon before the start of the water polo season, Coach Pat O’Brien resigned, leaving a new coach, Zach Graper, in charge of leading the boys team towards their anticipated successes. After coaching...

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Honda Zooms out of F1 Racing

Curtis Liu, Online Editor May 20, 2021

Honda is leaving Formula 1 racing - for the fourth time in the history of the sport. Honda’s first withdrawal came at the tragic incident of Jo Schlesser at the 1968 French Grand Prix. In the following...

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Bearing Down the Next Four

Emily Typrowicz, Sports Editor May 20, 2021

After 12 years of dominating on the tennis courts, senior Parker Fry is taking her skills to the University of Arizona.  Growing up, Fry played other sports including swimming, basketball, and soccer...

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Staples Center enforces strict rules to ensure the safety of fans and players during games. (Photo by Aidan Sun)

Fans Back in the Stands

Aidan Sun, News Editor May 20, 2021

L.A. sports fans have finally been allowed back into arenas to watch their favorite teams.  The announcement of reopenings came in early March when the California Department of Public Health provided...

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A Short but Sweet Season

Andrew Carpenter, Reporter April 9, 2021

This past year life has been dramatically changed by COVID-19. Fall and winter athletes were originally told they would not have a season. As cases dropped, these athletes were given a chance to hold a...

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NBA Enters the Crypto Craze with NBA Top Shot

Sarah Liu, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2021

Whether it’s floppy disks, fax machines or landlines, new technology consistently has eradicated old machinery in exchange for an option that’s faster, shinier, and just plain better. But, it’s beginning...

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Hitting the Slopes

Emily Typrowicz, Sports Editor March 12, 2021

With stay-at-home orders in place and online school, heading up to the mountains could not be any easier. Local ski resorts such as Mammoth, Big Bear, and Mountain High, are easy to go whether it’s for...

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