The Mirror | Van Nuys High School | June 2021 | Volume 107 |Issue 4

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The student-produced newspaper at Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California. Awarded the prestigious NSPA Pacemaker Award, the CSPA Silver Crown and 2021 1st place SCJEA Newspaper.

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SPORTS

RETURN

TO CAMPUS

By ANDRE DAVANCENS

SPORTS EDITOR | THE MIRROR

An unorthodox year for schooling and for sports , the 2021 sports

season was unexpected but welcome. As an athlete I checked

every schoology message for the words “sports will resume.” For

my sports, Swim and Waterpolo, this message never appeared on

my feed.

It was a different story for my friends in Boys and Girls Soccer,

Baseball, Softball, Boys Basketball, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

All of these teams jumped at the chance to have a season and

were able to field full teams.

Walking the sidelines and interacting with my fellow athletes

there was no sense of envy towards them. At the end of the day,

this unusual year was the very embodiment of sportsmanship. There was absolute respect between

athletes from all schools because we were all glad to see sports finally back.

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SERVES UP! Volleyball

player senior Alex Pinwatana

fires off his killer

jump serve. After winning

second in their league,

boys volleyball continue

their path to victory

beating the Birmingham

Patriots in the first game

of the playoffs.

IN REVIEW After a relay againt Sylmar, Coach Fernando

Fernandez reviews Uriel Ruiz’s race performance.

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TIME OUT Discussing the next play, Boys Volleyball team

members huddle on the field. Looking to win a sixth City title

under Coach Omri Azarly, the team won second in the Valley

Mission League with a 4-1-1 record making it to the playoffs.

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THE MIRROR | ANDRE DAVANCENS

FRONT RUNNERS “Although it wasn’t the best season, it was nice having a couple of races this year with the team,” says Senior Moises Velasquez. “I‘m happy with how we performed given the situation,

we didn’t have a lot of time to prep but, it was nice to see the team despite the condititions.” (Top) Coach Alejandro Beccera, Andrea Valdivia Palomares, Nasim Abdul-Malik, Leesly Chavez, Uriel Ruiz, Adolfo

Estevez, Moises Velasquez, Yahir Garcia, Emily Finnegan, Coach Fernando Fernandez, Lesley Lutin, Delmis Vaquerano, Sabrina Chase, Andy Joachin, Coach Miguel (second row) Jacqueline Aguilar, Destiny

Fajardo, Gover Olivares, Stephanie Cartagena, Arianna Villalobos, Samira Negrete, Marta Bacajol, (on ground) Marvyn Marcos.

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