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Eagle trainers

Eagle trainers

Olivia Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Athletes on the field, in the pool and on the court get the fans’ attention, however, there is more behind the scenes than what meets the eye. They contribute to the games by keeping the athletes healthy and game-ready. Athletic trainers are unknown to those who aren't current athletes. Athlet...

Augmentation in the Aquatics Facility

Augmentation in the Aquatics Facility

Aj McGregor, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a CIF Championship, Boys Water Polo gears up for this season with a new addition to the program. As a result of the team's hard work last season and generous donations, on August 10th, the new locker room for the team was officially opened. This new inclusion to the aquatics facility proves to be...

World class players set the bar high

World class players set the bar high

Ryan Dunker, Sport Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) released the results of the positional awards UEFA champions league. The four awards were goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward of the season. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has played for Real Madrid for eight years, won the Forward of the Season a...

Loud and proud

Loud and proud

Cristina Zapata, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A large crowd of spirited students gathered on Friday Jan. 6 to kick off the highly anticipated boys basketball season. With the local sportswriter Steve Fryer present, it was obvious that the Nest cheered louder than ever to secure last year's #2 ranking among high school student sections in Orange...

Boy’s Varsity Ice Hockey

September 19, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

Interview with senior Greg Bennett, varsity hockey player. Saturday 17, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Double life

Double life

Margaret Driscoll, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Some teachers get up at six o'clock in the morning, teach class for seven hours and quickly change gears from teacher to coach. A long and exhausting day also creates a rewarding feeling for these teachers. "It's fun now to coach both track and cross country since I was once a runner in those programs...

Power to the Nest

Power to the Nest

Lauren Kesic, Copy Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

On Friday, Aug. 26, fans crowded the entrance gates at Mission Viejo High School's football field several hours before the Eagles faced the Diablos. As our varsity football team geared up to play, our Eagle's Nest flocked together to bring its full support to our team. We hear about how the team prepares...

Batter up

Batter up

Amanda Zou, Photo Editor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

SMCHS varsity baseball team rises to new heights this season, winning games and breaking records. The baseball team traveled to Las Vegas and defeated Bishop Gorman High School. They set the school record by beating Huntington Beach -- one of the best teams in the country. The team also took on the cha...

Put a ring on it

Put a ring on it

Lauren Kesic, Marketing and Publicity Editor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

After four action-packed games, the SMCHS girls varsity soccer team advanced to the fifth and final round of CIF Division 1 playoffs. On Saturday, March 5 they took it to the ship and played against Tesoro High School at Corona High School. SMCHS triumphed over Tesoro with a final score of 3-1...

Ballin’ through states

Ballin’ through states

Kristine Liao and Sarah Turner

December 11, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the basketball season just begins, the Eagles have already had their first sweet taste of victory. The SMCHS boys basketball team won the Christian Cup after beating Saint Mary's High School, the No. 2 team in Arizona, 75-55 in the championship game. The varsity team packed into a van after school...