The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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STRIKE TWO: Maximilian Fiore (#64) decides not to swing at a fair pitch in the third inning of the preseason game against Arleta, as the Mustang’s catcher, Michael Bonilla (#15), reaches to snag the ball. Fiore struck out, but the team went on to clobber the Mustangs 16-5 at home on March 4.

BASEBALL | Wolves lose in second round to Eagle Rock

The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished May 19, 2022
The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
SOFTBALL | Stuck in a transitionary period

SOFTBALL | Stuck in a transitionary period

Despite starting off with two wins against Robert Fulton College Preparatory School and Reseda High School, the team went into a tailspin, losing 11 consecutive games.
Published May 18, 2022
Despite starting off with two wins against Robert Fulton College Preparatory School and Reseda High School, the team went into a tailspin, losing 11 consecutive games.
The team faces a difficult re-build in order for a chance to win at a higher rate  next season

BOYS SOCCER | A pathetic season to say the least

As a result of losing all eight league matchups, the team is the lowest seed in its division.
By Christopher Linares, Staff WriterPublished May 18, 2022
As a result of losing all eight league matchups, the team is the lowest seed in its division.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL | Varsity team loses in final round of CIF championship

BOYS VOLLEYBALL | Varsity team loses in final round of CIF championship

While the team came up short in the championship game, the boys fought their hardest until the final whistle. 
Published May 18, 2022
While the team came up short in the championship game, the boys fought their hardest until the final whistle. 
Norman Nakpil prepares to forehand the ball to his opponent.

TENNIS | Undefeated for the season, the tennis team lands in the league playoffs

The Wolves finished the regular season 10-0 — undefeated. Competitors 0-10 Reseda and 4-6 Sylmar posed little resistance. Kennedy was in the midst of a transition year, having lost many seniors and training the new younger classmen into a new team. Their position as the cross-town Van Nuys rivals was replaced by the SOCES Knights, but the Wolves were clearly the stronger team.
Published May 17, 2022
The Wolves finished the regular season 10-0 — undefeated. Competitors 0-10 Reseda and 4-6 Sylmar posed little resistance. Kennedy was in the midst of a transition year, having lost many seniors and training the new younger classmen into a new team. Their position as the cross-town Van Nuys rivals was replaced by the SOCES Knights, but the Wolves were clearly the stronger team.
Both teams have secured victories in their most recent outing.

Swim team freestyles to victory

The girls swim team earned first place with 384 points and the boys won second with 330 points on their April 27 meet.
By Samantha Ramos, Staff WriterPublished May 16, 2022
The girls swim team earned first place with 384 points and the boys won second with 330 points on their April 27 meet.
Even though he loves the sport, it is still a struggle to balance it with academics.

Pushing myself over the net

Junior Shawn Mechery talks about his passion for volleyball, his struggles with training and his goals for the future.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff WriterPublished May 11, 2022
Junior Shawn Mechery talks about his passion for volleyball, his struggles with training and his goals for the future.
Angulo shoots for a three

Students pull off a comeback against the teachers in the annual game of hoops

ASB hosted the popular basketball game between students and teachers on Tuesday.
By Antony Nepeyvoda, Design & Layout EditorPublished April 27, 2022
ASB hosted the popular basketball game between students and teachers on Tuesday.
Junior and co-captain Nieco Erasmo celebrates the seniors with speeches and gifts for each of the senior players.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL | A senior night to remember

The Wolves send off their seniors with a win against Reseda for their final game at home.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished April 20, 2022
The boys volleyball team celebrates their seniors with a win against Reseda for their final game at home.
The trades in this off-season will bring about a huge change in the next season for all fans and players.

The NFL shakes up with some of the biggest trades and signings

The crazy off-season feels like one of the biggest in recent memory. Tom Brady un-retires and Quarterbacks Russel Wilson and Matt Ryan both sign away from teams they have been playing with for their entire careers.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff WriterPublished March 24, 2022
The crazy off-season feels like one of the biggest in recent memory. Tom Brady un-retires and Quarterbacks Russel Wilson and Matt Ryan both sign away from teams they have been playing with for their entire careers.
Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

Andrew Angulo. The star and team captain of the boy's varsity team.
By Antony Nepeyvoda, Design & Layout EditorPublished March 18, 2022
Andrew Angulo. The star and team captain of the boy's varsity team.
Steven Tostado winds up his right hand all the way back to send a strike against the Mustangs.

BASEBALL | Wolves hammer the Mustangs for the win at home

The Wolves have easily won two games in a row, this time against Arleta on March 4.
By Andrea Parada, Podcast StaffPublished March 8, 2022
The Wolves have easily won two games in a row, this time against Arleta on March 4.
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