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The Lack of Asian Representation in American Sports

Pictured are Asian Americans who have created significant history in the realm of athletics.

Anita Tun, Photojournalist

October 17, 2020

Sports are a centripetal force that unites a nation, celebrating victories and events that bring people of all backgrounds together. However, in particular sports in the United States, there lacks Asian athlete representation compared to the abundance of other races. Although there is no clear-cut reasoning...

The Lakers win the NBA finals.

A vintage Los Angeles Lakers hat on display as a decoration.

Karina Shah, Photojournalist

October 16, 2020

On March 11th, 2020, the National Basketball Association (NBA) shut down its season due to COVID-19. The teams were not allowed to continue until months later during which the staff, coaches, and players lived within a bubble, isolated from the outside world. The playoffs began on July 30th with the 16 ...

MLB Update

Stadiums have yet to be open to in-person attendance. In an attempt to make the fans feel closer to the players during the pandemic, the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken to selling cardboard cutouts of fans and their pets to be placed in the stands.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

September 30, 2020

Crack! It’s a clean hit on the wooden barrel of the bat and the ball sails high through the air. The cameras train onto the baseball streaking through the air and follow its trajectory until it disappears over the fence. The fans cheer, the celebratory music blares through the speakers, and the batter...

Home Advantage During the Pandemic

Empty stands in Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park as the German Bundesliga opened league play on May 16.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

June 4, 2020

Home-court advantage in the NBA playoffs. Home-field advantage in the MLB playoffs. In major tournaments for professional sports, it’s widely believed that playing games at home stadiums yields an advantage. In European football (soccer), this belief is manifested in the UEFA Champions League’s u...

An Athlete’s Perspective.

The end of a wrestling match won by Karina Shah.

Karina Shah, Photojournalist

May 13, 2020

With school shut down there are many different aspects of everyday life for students that have been ruined. With our classes being moved online, graduation pushed back, events cancelled and many more things that a pandemic has caused, there are also many athletes lost. All athletic events have been c...

European soccer suspends its most prominent leagues in the wake of Covid-19

Italian defender Daniele Rugani was the first soccer star in Europe’s top five leagues to be tested positive for Covid-19.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

April 25, 2020

On March 11, Juventus F.C., a prominent sports club within Italian soccer, announced that their 25-year-old defender, Daniele Rugani, tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus. Though not the first athlete in Europe to be tested positive, Rugani is believed to have been the first in Italy’s top socc...

Mustang Athletes Continuing their Careers in College

Many athletes choose to compete in Division 1, 2, or 3 of the biggest college sports league in America.

Emma Khamo, Section Editor

April 25, 2020

Many Mustang athletes have been waiting a long time to finally receive offers from their dream schools. These schools include Cornell University, the Naval Academy, the University of Redlands, and Boise State. Just a few of the schools that our Mustangs will be competing in. The process of getting r...

Early End to Spring Seasons

Nathan Shapell Memorial Stadium: Home of Yorba Linda High School sports including track and lacrosse during the spring season.

Emma Khamo, Section Editor

April 21, 2020

For many of our Mustangs, the countdown for their sports season begins the minute the whistle blows the previous year. Unfortunately for our class of 2023, 2022, and 2021, they will be snubbed a spring season, and for our class of 2020, they will not get to step onto the field, court or in the swimming...

Yorba Linda Women’s Soccer in their CIF Run

The team prepares to travel to Rancho Cucamonga and play they second round game by taking a team photo in front of their team bus.

Emma Khamo, Section Editor

March 2, 2020

What started off as a rocky season for the lady mustangs, has quickly turned out to be a winning season for these girls. The soccer team started off with a record that consisted of 9 wins, 2 ties, and 5 losses during their preseason and conference play. The girls had started the league with a fabu...

Men’s Basketball Dominates at CIF

Alexander Davis shows off his shielding skills rehearsed during practice during one of the many intense games from CIF.

Riley Pietsch, Photojournalist

March 2, 2020

Basketball is a sport that is often idolized greatly among many across the globe. Names like Michael Jordan and LeBron James are just a few of the most influential basketball players that have truly paved the way for the game.  Here at Yorba Linda High School, we pride ourselves on the fact that we too...

2020 NBA All-Star Saturday Night Recap

Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic dunks over 7’5 Tacko Fall of the Boston Celtics.

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

February 26, 2020

The NBA All-Star Saturday Night is something that many sports fans look forward to every February. The night never fails to deliver unforgettable moments in all of the three events that take place. This year's All-Star Saturday Night, held in Chicago, Illinois, was certainly no exception to that regularity...

Best in the Field: YLHS Women’s Soccer

Varsity Women’s Soccer against Brea Olinda, dominating the field and leading to a win on all three levels.

Katherine Ortiz, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

As women’s soccer continues this season, YLHS cheers this program on, hoping to achieve victory. The freshman-sophmore team is currently first place this season, led by coach, Naomi Hernandez (Staff). This is Hernandez’s second year coaching our frosh team, succeeding in two consecutive years of first p...

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