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Pitch perfect: Softball surmounts expectations

Pitch perfect: Softball surmounts expectations

Oliver Marks March 15, 2024

Something has changed within the softball team this year. A disappointing 2022-23 season left the Panthers in sixth place in the Prep League, finishing with a 5-11 overall record. However, this season,...

Boys volleyball setting the standard

Boys volleyball setting the standard

Luke Kim March 15, 2024

“Again!” head coach Jack Prater hollered; his voice catalyzing the team’s next set of sprints. Beads of sweat streaked down the boys’ cheeks and squeaks from their shoes on the hardwood floor echoed...

Boys baseball dominates on the diamond

Boys baseball dominates on the diamond

Pierre Vincent March 15, 2024

A recent 8-1 blowout win versus Arroyo Valley pushed the varsity boys baseball team to an 8-2 record on the season. The Panthers also stand undefeated in the Prep League, with a perfect 4-0 record. Loaded...

Athlete of the Future: Catherine McFarlane

Athlete of the Future: Catherine McFarlane

Katie Walsh March 15, 2024

Sophomore Catherine McFarlane is a force to be reckoned with. A skilled sprinter and jumper, McFarlane proves an exemplary track and field athlete. McFarlane, who did ballet her entire life until deciding...

Athlete of the Issue: Michael Munder

Athlete of the Issue: Michael Munder

Morgan Rangel March 15, 2024

At 5 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, senior Michael Munder is already warming up for his morning laps. With his fervent dedication to swimming, Munder has been a standout member of both the Poly varsity...

Net ninjas: badminton begins rebuilding

Net ninjas: badminton begins rebuilding

Theodore Kratter March 15, 2024

⅔ is a special number for Poly badminton. ⅔ of the coaches are new and ⅔ of the players are freshmen. This season, Poly badminton welcomed two acclaimed coaches from the San Gabriel Valley...

Boys tennis slams down competition

Boys tennis slams down competition

Jesse Benitez March 15, 2024

The Poly boys tennis team has extended their strong start to the season, earning them a 6-1 record through the first half of the season, with their only loss coming in their most recent match versus Webb....

Track and Field sprints to victory

Track and Field sprints to victory

Everson Mathis March 15, 2024

In the realm of high school track and field, Poly's team stands out not only for their athleticism but also for their camaraderie and determination. Their track meets not only ignite excitement for the...

Athlete of the Issue: Sean Asperger

Athlete of the Issue: Sean Asperger

Luke Kim March 15, 2024

Stepping up to the plate, calm and composed, senior Sean Asperger digs into the batter's box with a confident look on his face. Taking a practice swing, he eyed the pitcher, raised his bat, and takes his...

Athlete of the Issue: Kaylin Yagura

Athlete of the Issue: Kaylin Yagura

Katie Walsh February 20, 2024

"Even when she was sick and sounded like she was dying, she still came out to help us win, and she dominated the middle,” freshman Sam Golden said of water polo co-captain senior Kaylin Yagura. Neither...

Brian Heublein: a Poly legend

Brian Heublein: a Poly legend

Pierre Vincent February 20, 2024

More than 53 years after graduating from Poly in 1970, Brian Heublein still finds himself back on campus, reconnecting with students and faculty. On Monday, Jan. 22, he oversaw the boys varsity basketball...

Athlete of the Future: Areni Ohanian

Athlete of the Future: Areni Ohanian

Kaitlyn Chiao February 20, 2024

Typically known as the “leader of the offense,” playing point guard is one of the most demanding positions in basketball. But with her disciplined work ethic, high shooting accuracy and court vision,...

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