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How Summer Olympians Train During Quarantine

Athletes learned to adapt to these uncertain times by implementing ways to train at home. Some athletes use different materials around their houses to imitate their sport.
November 6, 2020

Before COVID-19 shut down the world, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics were supposed to begin on July 24th, 2020. However, after the onslaught of COVID-19 cases worldwide, the International Olympic Committee...

Los Angeles Dodgers Win the World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate on the field as they win the Major League Baseball World Series.
November 1, 2020

Going into the 6th game of the World Series, both Dodgers and Rays fans were on the edge of their seats waiting to see if this would be the end of the series, or if the Rays would have another chance at...

The Lack of Asian Representation in American Sports

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

The Lakers win the NBA finals.

A vintage Los Angeles Lakers hat on display as a decoration.
The legacy of Kobe Bryant, records broken, and the rise of Lebron James.
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...

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.
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...

Home Advantage During the Pandemic

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

An Athlete’s Perspective.

The end of a wrestling match won by Karina Shah.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Early End to Spring Seasons

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

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.
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...

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.
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...

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