November 22, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Girls Tennis Team Serves up a Spectacular Start to the Season

Having several productiunnamed-2ve practices and winning the first match of the league, the girls tennis team is off to a great start this season. With a large team of twenty­six players, there is a lot of talent to go around. The team consists of ten freshmen, ten sophomores, five juniors and one senior. Meeting every Monday and Wednesday for practice with two games a week, they are getting lots of practice and are improving everyday.

The players are feeling supported and confident. The freshmen especially feel very welcomed as baby bearcats and the future of the team. Highest rank singles player, freshman Aida Lowe says, ”I think that the whole team has really made an effort on being there for one another as a whole and encouraging one another to do better as a player.” They are already starting to see improvement as well. Maggie Dong, s sophomore, said, ”We worked really hard and everyone’s improved so much and everyone is bonding well together.”

However, Captain Lindsey Pantuso and Co­Captains Ginny Yao and Michelle Kwon are
starting to feel the pressures of being the leaders of the team. Junior and Co­Captain Michelle Kwon
said, ”The hardest challenge is balancing everything, from tennis to school to extracurriculars and staying committed.” This season being her first experience of being a Co­Captain, Michelle is adjusting whereas Captain Lindsey, a senior, has got the hang of things.”Well, it’s not as bad as I thought it would be! My tennis team has been amazingly supportive and always come on the court with positive attitudes.”

The captains are trying their best to keep the team motivated, enthusiastic, and together as the coach is trying to keep the captains in check. “I am trying to keep the captains as well as keeping the

team motivated and positive and getting through the obstacles of homework and pressures of high school.” says Coach Ed Schuler.

Coach Schuler is confident that this season will be the best ever, ”All the girls are showing up to practice and are trying their best. We even beat Aragon six to one, which is something that this school hasn’t been able to do for about 12 years. ”As the mentor of the team, he hopes for success in the rest
of the season, ”My goals are to have every girl play to the best of their ability and to be as competitive as possible and keep as a unified team.” said Coach Schuler.

Winning all of their games and bonding well with each other, the team has high hopes. Although they still have the entire season ahead of them, the team is ready to take on any challenges that come their way.

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