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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Jaden Gervacio

Jaden Gervacio, Staff

From watching sports to playing them, I have always been inclined to write about the new athletic events that occur at our school. As a sophomore at Van Nuys High, I am going into my second year of journalism, not just to write about the games, but to uncover the background and details of the talented athletes that play them. Whenever I’m not on my laptop typing about an athlete or game, I am trying to perfect leche flan.

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Debunking sports stereotypes

Debunking sports stereotypes

When it comes to high school sports and student athletes, various myths and misconceptions circulate the halls. It’s crucial to separate stereotypes from facts.
By Jaden Gervacio and Maya Diaz
Feb 27, 2024
SHARK IN THE WATER Left wing Wyatt Lee displays his dominance as he prepares for his next shot.

Diving into boys water polo

After losing out on the city championships last season, the boys water polo team is ready to roar back with full force.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Dec 28, 2023
Senior Jonathan Pritchett (#11) was successfully able to box-out his defender to get more offensive rebounds, which gave the Wolves multiple opportunities to score.

Boys basketball launches into the regular season strong with a thrilling one point win

The boys basketball team faced off against the Canoga Park Hunters in an away game on Monday, Dec. 4, and won 43-42 in a nail-biting ending.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Dec 11, 2023
Jeremy Rivas (#1) locks his eyes onto the hoop while shooting a free throw against the SOCES Knights.

Boys basketball endures third straight loss to open their season

The boys basketball team suffered a tough 52-42 loss against the Sherman Oaks Knights on Monday, Nov. 27.
By Jaden Gervacio and Rogers Levitt
Dec 8, 2023
Senior Jonco Holgado (in white) is the current captain of the boys basketball team. He has faced many challenges on the road to success, including harsh coaches and constant pressure to succeed for the team.

Going through the hoops: A high school basketball journey

Senior Jonco Holgado has loved basketball from a young age, a passion that has carried over into high school sports. With his hard work and dedication, he has worked his way to becoming captain of the boys basketball team.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Dec 5, 2023
The boys basketball team put up a bloodthirsty fight against the VAAS Vipers, only to get mauled by them with a loss of 52-43.

Boys basketball are battered by the Vipers in their season opener

On Monday, Nov. 13, the boys basketball team played against Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS) in their first game of the season and were defeated in a rough 52-43 loss.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Nov 27, 2023
The girls volleyball team pulled it together in the last game before playoffs; they were, however, unable to qualify.

Girls volleyball secures a senior night triumph over the San Fernando Tigers

The girls volleyball team went head to head against San Fernando High School and proved their dominance, coming out on top in the fourth set 3-1.
By Jaden Gervacio and Rogers Levitt
Oct 30, 2023
Reseda Regents run roughshod over girls volleyball

Reseda Regents run roughshod over girls volleyball

The girls volleyball team faced off against the Reseda Regents on Wednesday Sept. 6, and suffered a hard-fought 3-1 defeat.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Sep 13, 2023
FIVE-STAR WONDER: Senior Joselyn Giron has held a passion for sports since she was six, with her most recent endeavor being basketball.

Super athlete: Why pick one sport when you can sweat through five?

In the grand tradition of teenage overachievement, senior Joselyn Giron conjured up quite the audacious plan last summer.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Jun 5, 2023
Noah Baek, #14, goes up for the kill against the Panorama Pythons on Tuesday, April 25.

Boys volleyball dominate their final regular-season game

On Tuesday, April 25, the Wolves volleyball team played their final game of the regular season against Panorama High School, and flattened them with a clean score of 3-0.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Apr 30, 2023
Quanzhen Jiang, #1, and Gambat are high-fiving the other team after the game.

Boys volleyball secure a win on their senior night

On Monday, April 17, the Wolves volleyball team celebrated their senior night against Canoga Park High School, and ravaged the Hunters with a clean sweep of 3-0.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Apr 20, 2023
A San Fernando Tiger gets ready to serve the ball to Eric Heng, who won his set.

The Wolves are on a unstoppable nine game win streak

On Thursday, April 13, the Wolves' boys tennis team faced off against San Fernando High School, and won due to a forfeit from the Tigers.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Apr 15, 2023
Nieco Erasmo, #13, hypes up the Wolves in a celebration after they got an important point for their set.

The Wolves two-game winning streak comes to an end

On Monday, March 13, the Wolves boys volleyball team went against the Reseda Regents and unfortunately lost with a score of 0-3.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Mar 15, 2023
Josh Molina, #3, drove to the basket and made the layup while getting fouled, giving him a three point play

The Wolves reign victory on their Senior Night

The Wolves boys basketball team played their Senior Night game against the Canoga Park Hunters on Monday, Jan. 30, and won with a score of 41-38 in overtime.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Feb 13, 2023
The girls supported each other throughout the game against the VAAS Vipers on Oct. 14th.

Cougars shut down the valiant girls volleyball team

The girls volleyball team played the Kennedy Cougars, but lamentably lost with a score of 0-3.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Oct 28, 2022
As two Cougars get on defense, junior Vincent Cheung draws a foul and passes the ball to safety.

Cougars get obliterated in their own house

The water polo team played the Panorama Pythons and reappeared victorious with a final score of 16-1 on Oct. 19 at an away game.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Oct 26, 2022
Senior Gideon Dela Torre (#22) gets taken down after receiving the ball, making the Wolves lose their previous progress.

The Golden Cougars claw down the Wolves

FOOTBALL | The Wolves played the Cougars but lost with a score of 8-52 on Sept. 16 at a home game.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff
Sep 21, 2022
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