Thursday, June 6, 2024


Santa Margarita Boys Cross-Country: Jog-a-Thon For the Janics

On the morning of Sept. 5, the Santa Margarita boys cross-country team took to the track for the annual jog-a-thon. This year’s event was dedicated to sophomore Ryan Janics, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and is currently undergoing treatment. Motivated to raise money for the Janics family, the 21 cross-country runners and two coaches withstood 90-degree weather to …

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Tesoro Freshman Breaks Dana Hills Invitational Record

When Tesoro freshman Amanda Gehrich crossed the finish line of the Dana Hills Nike Invitational on Sept. 22, she officially established herself as a true force in Orange County cross-country. With a 3-mile time of 16:58.8, Gehrich broke the longstanding freshmen speed record at the Invitational. She also finished first among all female competitors, beating out the second place finisher …

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Manning’s Record-Setting Game the Result of Hard Work

El Toro quarterback Conner Manning has started the season on an impressive note. During a Sept. 21 game against Valhalla, he completed 44 of 58 passes for a total 613 yards — a new county record. Seven of those passes resulted in touchdowns, which helped the El Toro team to its fifth win of the season. Although there’s no relation …

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Freshman From Santa Margarita Sets Swim Marathon Record

During the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 13-year-old Fiona Goh stepped into the water off of Anacapa Island. Just more than 10 hours and 12.4 miles later, she emerged from the brisk ocean as the youngest swimmer ever to complete a California channel passage. In order to accomplish the feat, Goh, a freshman at Rancho Santa Margarita High School …

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