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A recruiting coach’s advice: how to navigate college recruiting during COVID-19

A recruiting coach’s advice: how to navigate college recruiting during COVID-19
November 17, 2020

Jeff Amaral is an assistant baseball coach at West Valley College who also helps recruit players to West Valley’s baseball team. The Epitaph report Joshua Cantwell-Nahrung sat down with Amaral in a Zoom...

Staying active during quarantine: the future of sports

Running, playing esports, and doing workouts at home are some ways people can spend time during quarantine.
May 20, 2020

With the country under lockdown, sports have been seeing a great decline. Stadiums that are usually packed are now completely empty and silent. Professional sports seasons have come to a screeching halt....

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics postponed to 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has been postponed to 2021, leading to different circumstances, impacting in different people and industries.
April 30, 2020

People all over the world gather every four years for the summer Olympics. However, the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has been postponed until 2021 for the first time in history due to COVID-19,...

Faria Focus: NFL Draft is a bright spot in a world with no sports

The 2020 NFL Draft, a bright spot in a world with no sports.
April 28, 2020

As the sports world remains at a standstill due to COVID, sports fans are desperate for any source of entertainment. Luckily for us, the 2020 NFL Draft is helping us power through by holding a virtual...

Football is dying from a culture of toxic masculinity

Football is dying from a culture of toxic masculinity
Toxic masculinity and the physical injuries that players face needs recognition
April 1, 2020

Being a football player, whether it's for the NFL or the school team, comes with a lot of glory. With all of the intense practices and the heavy toll it takes on the players, viewer rates continue to increase...

Faria Focus

Stadiums all over the world will remain empty due to cancellations caused by the coronavirus.
March 27, 2020

We have seen the effect of coronavirus on the world: the pandemic has shut down international travel, schools and worst of all — sports. For many sports fans, the seasonal change from winter to spring...

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations
Though disappointed, athletes understand importance of social distancing
March 22, 2020

Seniors can no longer round out season In a disappointing turn of events, spring sports athletes found their seasons cut short when FUHSD sent out an email on March 13 announcing the closure of schools...

Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models

Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models
Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models
March 12, 2020

Nearly every successful person has someone they look up to: a muse, role model, mentor or someone they admire and aspire to be. For some it can be an icon in their field, and for others, their loved ones. Though...

Varsity boys basketball ends season with CCS qualification

Alex Harris (12) makes a jump shot at the CHS game on Jan. 10.
Players agree that improvements can be made for following seasons
March 12, 2020

Varsity boys basketball ended their regular season with a record of 14-10, allowing them to qualify for CCS.  Although the basketball team experienced great success, players agree there is room for...

Wrestling hits top, will not back down

The wrestling team broke barriers this year, earning the El Camino league title for the first time in 48 years. In addition, six players and two alternates qualified for CCS, a record number since 2012.
Team does phenomenally this season, placing at CCS, moving into upper leagues
March 11, 2020

The wrestling team broke barriers this year, earning the El Camino league title for the first time in 48 years. In addition, six players and two alternates qualified for CCS, a record number since 2012.  Junior...

Senior Kannan Karthik’s leadership through passion

Under the lights: Karthik plays in his final regular season game as a Mustang.
The center back reflects on his final season as captain
March 11, 2020

The captain of a soccer team is assigned the difficult task of leading and controlling the ten other players on the field. Varsity soccer captain, senior Kannan Karthik opened up about his role as captain...

Seniors say farewell to high school basketball

The boys varsity basketball team brings great effort to the court for their final game.
March 9, 2020

For the senior varsity basketball players, Feb. 12 marked the last high school game they will ever play.  Senior night is a time where players and their families come together to celebrate their...

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