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The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

After missing seasons due to covid, Mr. Tovar hopes to rebuild a championship team.

Calling all the wrestlers to Coach Ramon Tovar

“No kid has ever come into my wrestling room and wrestled a season or two and not walked out a stronger person on the inside. It teaches you how to be tough.”
By Emily "Emi" Kim and Ani TutunjyanPublished November 28, 2021
“No kid has ever come into my wrestling room and wrestled a season or two and not walked out a stronger person on the inside. It teaches you how to be tough.”
In their second match, the Wolves dominated the Hawks with a final score of 5-1.

SOCCER | Boys team starts their pre-season with a win and a loss

Monroe Vikings take down the Wolves with a final score of 2-1.
By Christopher Linares and Nathan HanPublished November 18, 2021
Monroe Vikings take down the Wolves with a final score of 2-1.
Returning varsity player David Torres leaps in the air to spike the ball.

VOLLEYBALL | Boys team candidates have big shoes to fill

The team that has won their city tournament six times in a row look for new talent.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished November 9, 2021
With only two returning players, the coach is left to do a complete rebuild and start fresh.
Striking gold: The Varsity and JV squads show off their medals earned from the League Finals at Pierce College.

CROSS COUNTRY | The squads sprints toward multiple medals

The Seaside cross country invitational ends in a victory for the girls team which took home six solo medals.
Published November 4, 2021
The League Finals was a battleground for the Wolves to prove their speed against multiple schools.
The tennis team poses for a group photo on their home court after a team match.

TENNIS | The magical playoff run ends against the Unicorns

Wolves lose 6-1 in the semi-finals against LACES High School.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished November 1, 2021
The Unicorns continue their run of dominance against schools during this playoff tournament.
Kaella Chin (#8) takes on her role as kicker after the Wolves score their first and only touchdown.

FOOTBALL | A final loss to the Spartans end a winless season

Wolves lose 46-6 to Sylmar on the Senior Night game.
By Drake Hernandez, Sports EditorPublished October 31, 2021
A blowout loss in front of home for the Wolves caps off a season filled with poor ball handling on both sides of the field.
Captain Van Handke led her team to their first playoff win of the season and hopes to continue winning more in her last year on the team.

TENNIS | Girls team dominates Garfield to win their first playoff match

On Wednesday, the Wolves had no trouble playing in the longer playoff matches, winning 5-2.
By Nathan Han and Beverly ReginoPublished October 28, 2021
Captain Van Handke led her team with a win in her singles game. Coach So and the captain carefully designed their lineup before the match.
Too many balls to to net could mean a quick end to the playoff run.

VOLLEYBALL | Wolves finish their season strong but fall short in the first round of the CIF playoffs.

Their first challenge of the playoffs against the Narbonne Gauchos ended in a 3-1 defeat.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished October 26, 2021
The squad hoped for the chance to play against the top opponents of the city including a possible matchup against the SOCES Knights.
The football team let the clock run out as they were blown out by their opponents

FOOTBALL | Wolves lose last away game of the season to the Canoga Park Hunters

Injuries continue to plague the team, translating to poor performance on-field and huge point deficits when playing opponents.
By Drake Hernandez, Sports EditorPublished October 25, 2021
"The biggest 'Achilles heel’ for the Wolves was their offense." With their final home game coming up on Oct. 29, all expectations for the team are seemingly low.
CATS VS. DOGS: Jacqueline Recinos prepares to serve the ball to her opponent on the San Fernando Tigers as Ariel Gutkin, her doubles partner, waits on the side. The Wolves lost their final home game 5-2.

TENNIS | Girls varsity squad lose their final game at home against the San Fernando Tigers

Wolves still look to end their season with a win in Thursday’s matchup against Kennedy
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished October 19, 2021
Bittersweet: The seniors celebrated their final match in front of the home crowd.
(L to R) Seniors Isabela Diaz, Alika Tsytsurina, Sarah Ramirez Guzman, Viviene Carvajal, Chidiogo Angel Chiawa ,Claudia Segura, and Alexis Golden are showered with gifts during the final game of their season at home.

VOLLEYBALL | The team sends off the seniors with a victory in their final home game

The seven seniors are congratulated by the team with a variety of gifts
By Samantha Ramos and Nathan Han Published October 13, 2021
The win on Monday brings the team's overall standing to 3-6 with only one game left in the season.
 Jasmine Cheysobhon watches the ball head to her opponent’s court during the practice match before the game.

TENNIS | Girls team secure spot in the playoffs with a strong win over the Spartans

With a final score of 6-1, Wolves take victory over Sylmar in front of a home crowd.
By Nathan Han and Beverly ReginoPublished October 11, 2021
With only one loss and now a chance to win at CIF, Captain Van Handke shares her hopes for the team’s chances.
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