Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Wounded Warriors and the Dana Outrigger and Canoe Club

The Aloha spirit and volunteers with students from more than 13 different Orange County high schools attended the first annual Dana Outrigger and Canoe Club Wounded Warrior Veteran’s Day event on November 11th. Aloha – a greeting of affection – “embodies the spirit of the day when we come together to thank everyone who’s served in the Armed Forces.” The DOCC wanted to do …

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SMCHS Performing Arts Presents A Christmas Collage Featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

  Santa Margarita Catholic High School Performing Arts proudly presents: A Christmas Collage featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this Sunday, December 9th from 3:30-6:30pm in the Moiso Pavilion. Come see over 250 SMCHS performers celebrate the joy of Christmas in a spectacular production of dance, music, and drama. Santa Margarita Catholic High School proudly offers the highest quality in Performing …

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Santa Margarita Catholic High School Student Athletes Commit

11 Athletes Commit on NCAA Signing Day 11 athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as they officially signed letters of intent or celebrated their commitment to attend colleges across the country for their sport. Nov. 14 marks the first day that high school seniors could sign scholarship papers for the following sports: …

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Dreaming of an NCAA Scholarship? How OC Students Get it Done

The average high school student juggles essential academic classes, extracurricular activities, time devoted to sports and social life in order to get into college. A select few students take it even further by working hard to become the best athletes possible — with the ultimate goal of winning a college sports scholarship. It’s not an easy path, but many OC …

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Alyssa Smith from Dana Point Extends a Family Tennis Tradition

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TENNIS? HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I started playing tennis when I was six years old. My parents coached me until I was 10 which was when I started working with the USTA’s player development program in Carson, California. I continued training with the USTA in Carson for the last seven years until this …

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Preparing For Campus Visits

It would be nearly impossible for a student to make an attendance commitment to a college or university for four years without first getting an idea of the culture and personality of the institution. The college campus visit gives you an opportunity to visit with the students and faculty, and observe how the students live in the college environment. This observation …

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ACL Injuries: Understanding the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Knee injuries often occur among active teens and athletes, and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — a ligament that helps give the knee its stability — is a common knee injury. Teens who play contact sports such football and basketball or so-called “cutting” sports (such as soccer and baseball that feature swift, abrupt movements such as pivoting, stopping, or …

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#HSIOC Roundup: November 12

Our weekly collection of the best Instagram shots from around the county. If your school wasn’t represented or you think you can do better, tag your Instagram photos #HSIOC! Click on each picture to enlarge.

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CIF Football Divisions: South OC Bracket Breakdowns

Take a look at the teams representing Southern Orange County in the various CIF divisions… PAC-5 Bracket Mission Viejo (10-0) The undefeated Mission Viejo team, ranked No. 1 in the county, is looking to win its first Pac-5 Division Championship. During the Nov. 2 game against El Toro, the Mission Viejo Diablos exerted their dominance with a 49-7 win. The …

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How to Deal With Insecurities as a Teenager

The time is 7:00 a.m. A girl is brushing her hair and fixing her makeup before school starts. A guy pulls on his new sneakers and does a set of push-ups before leaving the door. Both try to spruce themselves up for the day. But, in reality, both try to create a certain facade to mislead their peers from seeing …

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SAT vs. ACT: Three-Acronym Tests for the Future

As the college-application process draws near, high school juniors and seniors are lining up to take the SAT Reasoning Test and the ACT Test. The central questions are obvious among most upperclassmen: What’s the difference between the two tests? Which one should be taken? First, there is some historical content behind the choices. In retrospect, the ACT — originally the American …

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#HSIOC Roundup: November 5

Our weekly collection of the best Instagram shots from around the county. If your school wasn’t represented or you think you can do better, tag your Instagram photos #HSIOC! Click on each picture to enlarge.

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Trabuco Hills Defeats Tritons in End-of-Season Game

The final game for the San Clemente Tritons and the Trabuco Hills Mustangs handed a disappointing end to a game and a season for the Tritons and provided unanticipated joy to the Mustangs and their fans. This was solid come-from-behind effort by Trabuco Hill, lead by quarterback Nathan Perry. Going into the locker room at halftime, the Tritons looked the …

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History Repeats As Mission Viejo Triumphs Over El Toro

History does repeat itself. In 2005, the Mission Viejo Diablos stunned the El Toro Chargers 48-7. Last night the Diablos simply dominated the Chargers, 49-7. It was a contest only in the first quarter. With six interceptions of Connor Manning passes, the Chargers never really got into their customary game. This game reflected the entire Diablo season as they scored …

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San Juan Hills Football Overcame Challenges On and Off the Field

On Aug. 31, the San Juan Hills High School stadium was brand new, but it looked like the same old story with the football team. The week before, there was cause for optimism. After losing 11 straight games during the previous seasons, the San Juan Hills Stallions earned a victory during the season-opening game against Viewpoint. But, during the first …

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