The Eagle Eye

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...

Timeout

Timeout

Chloe Le, News & Sports Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

After two years of falling short of expectations, SMCHS has thrown a Hail Mary in hopes of a future successful football season. But the termination of head coach Rick Curtis on Nov. 19 means that the SMCHS football team is now running into the next season without a leader. Compared to the 2012 season,...

Katey Long jump

Katey Long jump

Camille Manese, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015


Filed under From our print issue, Sports

It feels as if a thousand knives are being stabbed into her shins. The pain is killing her. She can barely walk, but she tries her best to do her fourth attempt for long jump. She wants to quit, but has a chance at breaking the record. Flashback to where this all began. While at St. John’s Episcopal...

Above the bar

Above the bar

Sophie Yeh, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015


Filed under From our print issue, Sports

Life is a highway so naturally, roadblocks are a common occurrence. These roadblocks, although discouraging, promote determination. And every attempt to overcome them has the potential to set you free.

Random article about random sports

Random article about random sports

Ethan Crocker and Edison LaCour, Staff Writers

May 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Clog Cobbing This outrageous sport involves a contest of who can throw a clog -- a large wooden shoe -- and the farthest. The art of clog throwing involves swinging it between the thrower’s legs to build up enough momentum to hurl it up over the back of their head. This sport began in the United...

Swimming to state

Swimming to state

Alexa Hines, Managing Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under From our print issue, Sports

For as long as it has been around, the SMCHS swim team has ended its season after the CIF Southern Section Division I Championship. However, the 2015 season is unlike any other. In fact, it is historic. Last October, CIF approved a State Championship swim and dive meet for this season. The meet will...

Robles on the run

Robles on the run

Paige Schuck, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under From our print issue, Sports

It's 4 a.m. and there are over 30,000 people milling around Dodger Stadium, including SMCHS senior Gabby Robles. It’s L.A. Marathon time. Starting at Dodger Stadium and making their way all the way to Palisades Park near the Santa Monica Pier, the runners...

Not your average call

Not your average call

Edison LaCour, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under From our print issue, Showcase, Sports

In the briefcase-carrying, Bluetooth-wearing, Starbucks-drinking, dog-eat-dog work world, there isn’t whole lot of excitement. Every day is just filled with the usual tasks of attending meetings, filling out paperwork and sitting at the computer all day until the time finally comes to go home. Mike...

Twenty-one brothers

Twenty-one brothers

Carly Desmond, New & Sports Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

"SMCHS varsity ice hockey moves on to the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME tomorrow morning against Regis Jesuit from Colorado," the announcer of Fast Hockey exclaims. It is Sunday March 22. Just seconds before this announcement, the Eagles had completed their victory against Edina JGA of Minnesota in the semifi...

FITspiration

FITspiration

Monique Beals, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

We all have those days when it seems like all we want to do is just go home to Netflix calling your name. While we all know these days happen far too often, it is always important to exercise and even more important to find a workout that you enjoy and will stick with. Students in both school sports...

Track-and-field royalty

Track-and-field royalty

Claire Robidoux, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

She steps out onto the runway and her mind immediately sets on the bar. As she prepares herself for the jump, she visualizes what she needs to do and how it will feel when she hits each position accurately. Her feet leave the runway and she pulls herself into the air and over the bar. Boom. She's...

Nationals bound

Nationals bound

Kiera Makowecki, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The weekend of Feb. 21, the SMCHS varsity ice hockey team participated in the State playoffs that determined which team the league will choose to represent California in Chesterfield, Mo. for the 2015 High School Hockey Nationals on March 19-23. So now there is good news and bad news. Bad news: the...