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The Destructive Modernization of Football

The Destructive Modernization of Football

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
January 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Over the past few decades, many measures have been taken to ensure a safer, more modern game of football. Many see this as a positive action, and support the end of the old-school head to head style of play. This is all well and good for those who wish to avoid lawsuits or public backlash. But for real...

Black Knights Versus the Goats, an Annual Tradition

Black Knights Versus the Goats, an Annual Tradition

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under FrontlineFeed, Showcase, Sports

The annual Army vs. Navy college football game took place last Saturday. It was the 117th installment of the classic rivalry game. Going into the 10th, Navy lead the series 60-49-7, and the midshipmen had won every game since 2001. Before we get into the game itself, it might be useful to look...

Girls’ Basketball Season Preview

Girls’ Basketball Season Preview

James Joslyn, Photographer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The El Modena Girl’s basketball team has had a somewhat rough start to their season earning a 2-3 record. This varsity team has gone through a lot of change this season. Four out of five girls in last years varsity starting lineup were seniors and have graduated. Junior Akemi Takagi says “we will be a...

The Girl’s Soccer Defender, Baily

The Girl’s Soccer Defender, Baily

Miranda Roman, Photographer
December 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On December 13th, El Modena’s girl’s varsity soccer played against Irvine High School. Off to a great start, El Mo scored in the first 3 minutes of the game. As the 1st half comes close to an end, Irvine shoots and scores tying the game 1 to 1. In the second half, El Mo scores another one puttin...

Preview of Girl’s Soccer

Preview of Girl’s Soccer

Kara Perkins, El Mo News Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year of girl's soccer is an exciting one, and Senior, forward, Kaitlyn Meeder talks about her hope for success from the team. To prepare for games, Meeder says "I listen to music, bond with my teammates, and think about the game and what I have to do to win." She has high expectations for this...

College Football Playoffs 2016

College Football Playoffs 2016

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The College Football Playoff system is a relatively new form of determining the best team in the nation. Each year, the four teams placed in the top of the AP polls will face off for the title of national champions. This year, the playoffs consist of teams from four different conferences. #4 Washington...

El Mo Girls Soccer Takes Fresno

El Mo Girls Soccer Takes Fresno

Miranda Roman, Photographer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Thursday December 1st, the varsity soccer girls took off to Fresno for a tournament taking place at Buchanan High School in Fresno. The drive lasted about 4 and a half to 5 hours and the first game was bright and early on Friday morning. Starting off on a high note, El Mo took the 8-1 win against...

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

El Modena Boys Soccer Hungry For Success

Angel De Rosas, Sports Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

The Vanguard boys soccer team goes into the season with a completely different team as only four starters return. With a relatively new team, the vanguards have been able to work together well picking up an impressive 3-1 win over rivals Orange high.   Senior Jordy Cruz is optimistic about the season saying ...

Boys Basketball Starts Season 2-0

Boys Basketball Starts Season 2-0

James Joslyn, Photographer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

           The El Modena boys basketball team is off to an exciting 2-0 record to start their season. The only place to go is up after a disappointing 2015-2016 season for El Modena led to only three wins. When you think of El Modena sports a common word comes to mind, “underdogs.” That se...

The Season Comes to An End

The Season Comes to An End

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

Friday night marks the third consecutive year El Modena has fallen in the CIF Semifinals, this time losing to Yorba Linda 28-21. The game was looked upon as the two best teams in Division 8, each playing for a spot in the CIF Championship game. Even though the Vanguards had previously defeated Yorba...

A Game To Be Remembered

A Game To Be Remembered

Bobby Almand, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

A Trip To Be Remembered      On Friday the 18th the El Mo administration offered a unique opportunity to go to the Vanguards away football game all the way in Oxnard. You could purchase a ticket for five dollars to be put on a bus that left El Mo at 3:00, and make the long drive to see El Modena play.   Seeing a...

El Modena Returns to the Semifinals

El Modena Returns to the Semifinals

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

Last Friday, the Vanguards were victorious in Oxnard, defeating the Rio Mesa Spartans 35-21. The win did not come easy, with cold weather and a foreign environment. The Vanguards were also playing without a few key injured players. Wide receiver Frankie Islas was a leading portion of the offensive...

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