The Eagle Eye

New and improved?

New and improved?

Edison LaCour, Staff Writer

January 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

On Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, Christmas came early for college football fans across the nation. For ding-dong the witch is dead. The old, flawed Bowl Championship Series (BCS) system has finally been replaced for what has been highly anticipated: the College Football Playoff. Four teams competing in two...

Beyond the football field

Beyond the football field

Kiera Makowecki, Staff Writer

January 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three, four…” Carrie counts in her head as she approaches the last element of the routine: the pyramid. She feels the bases grip her feet and in a blink she is high above the ground. At the very top of her ascent, she has a split second to take it all in. The cheers, the ...

Swing to success

Swing to success

Amanda Zou, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

She walks out of the locker room and steps onto the court with a racket in hand. Anxiety pulses through her veins as she wonders if the four days of preparation will be enough for success. Sophomore Katie Chang began her journey when she was clueless as to how far tennis would take her in th...

En garde!

En garde!

Carly Desmond, News & Feature Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

You hear the word "fencing", and what do you think of? Perhaps 12th century men with swords fighting for a damsel in distress, or maybe Lindsay Lohan's The Parent Trap? What about an SMCHS student behind the mask? One of SMCHS's own, senior Mackenna Lamphere, fences competitively at Laguna Fencing Center, an all sabers club. (Saber being the...

Party in pink

Party in pink

Alexa Hines, Managing Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

Pink shirt, check. Pink tights, check, Pink socks, check. Pink face paint, check. Pink hair spray, check. Oh, and don’t forget the pink baby powder and confetti, check. Pink and perfect. That’s how the Eagles’ looked at the football game on Oct. 24 as they cheered on the football team to a 22-17...

Getting the ball rolling

Getting the ball rolling

Edison LaCour, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Sports

The fresh cut grass, the glistening white lines painted on the field and the sound of a ball hitting the back of the net. The beautiful game has made its way to SMCHS yet again. Seniors Will Trammell and Nick Furbish are co-founders of SM Liga, which gets its name from the popular soccer league in...

Oli’s Eagles

Oli’s Eagles

Carly Desmond, News & Sports Editor

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports

They throw on their jerseys. They light the lanterns. They cross the starting line. On Saturday, Sept. 28, SMCHS Ice Hockey participated in the "Light the Night Walk" at Angel's Stadium, a fundraising campaign of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). It is the nation's night to commend and bring...

Latvian on American ice

Latvian on American ice

Carly Desmond, News & Sports Editor

September 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

New country. New language. Same sport. Freshman defenseman Regnars Udris -- known as "Reggie" by his teammates -- came to SMCHS all the way from Latvia for a chance to play ice hockey with the Eagles. "Here is good hockey," Udris said. "I search all America and Santa Margarita invited me." An...

Engulfed in a fantasy land

Engulfed in a fantasy land

Edison LaCour, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

It all comes down to this. You've paid your league dues. You've started dishing out your trash talk. You've sat down for hours listening to draft analysis from The Talented Mr. Roto to Dave Richards. You've been staring at your computer for so long that you've probably caused damage to both your cornea...

New faces in SMCHS football

New faces in SMCHS football

Ethan Crocker, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

An old saying goes that the best football teams don’t rebuild, they reload. SMCHS was no exception last year as they faced the challenge of living up to the expectation of the State Championship and number one ranked teams that preceded them. They did well going 4-6, 4 wins and 6 losses, with almost...

Eagle earns bronze for USA

Eagle earns bronze for USA

Kristine Liao, Web Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2014


Filed under Sports

The cheers in the stands are drowned out by the sound of her heartbeat. She fixes her goggles and shakes out her muscles. PHEEEEW. She steps onto the blocks. TAKE YOUR MARKS. Adrenaline rushes through her body. BEEP. “I was very nervous but I just took in the experience.” said senior Katie McLaughlin....