By Courtney Stump
Photo by Courtney Stump
On Thursday May 24, Cathedral City High School held the annual Glamour Bowl. During Glamour Bowl girls play flag football with each other while the guys cheer from the sidelines. The teams were divided by grade, with seniors and freshmen paired together and juniors and sophomores are paired together. The girls who participated trained and practiced for three weeks in preparation for the big game.
CCHS senior Jazmin Simon has been participating in Glamour Bowl for the past three years. “My favorite part of glamour bowl has been the feeling you get when playing on game day,” said Simon. Simon enjoys being surrounded by other girls who love football as much as she does. This year was Simon’s last year playing in glamour bowl. “I feel really sad that it’s my last year,” said Simon.
The junior and sophomore team emerged victorious, with a final score of 30-6.
By Courtney Stump
On Wednesday May 8, Cathedral City High School’s softball team hosted their annual Dinner at the Diamond event on the varsity softball field. The softball program hosts this dinner every year to help fundraise to cover the costs of the program. The dinner is a great way for families and players to bond and have fun.
This year’s dinner featured baked ziti, salad, and cupcakes. Not only was dinner provided, but there was also a raffle with a wide variety of prizes. Winners received Subway gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, complementary MAC makeup makeovers, T- shirts, and softball gear.
By Austin Veal
It has been 27 years since Louisville won their last NCAA championship. The top-ranked Cardinals triumphed 82–76 over Michigan to win the championship in New Orleans on Monday night after a tournament filled with upsets, and a particularly heartbreaking injury for Kevin Ware. The Cardinals wore his No. 5 during warm-up, with “Ri5e to the Occasion” written on the front. Ware watched the game on the sidelines. Luke Hancock, named the Most Outstanding Player after scoring 22 points, led Louisville to victory. Other high scorers from the Cardinals were Peyton Siva, who scored 18, and Chane Behanan, who chipped in 15.
By Moises Murillo
On Friday, February 8th, 2013, the Lions will have two big home games. Soccer and basketball will both face off against Palm Springs High School.
Boys basketball will need to beat Palm Springs to earn 2nd place in DVL, and for the chance of a possible home game in the first round of California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). If they lose, they will earn 3rd place, but are still guaranteed a spot in CIF. Last time around, Palm Springs defeated the Lions 80-65 in an away game. This time around, the Lions will have a huge home crowd to support them. Students wearing black will get in for $2, as well as students who are wearing the new “CC Mob” shirts.
Boys soccer will also need a win against Palm Springs to clinch the 4th position for CIF, but to guarantee it, Coachella Valley High School will need to lose against Indio High School.
Both teams will need crowd support Friday night. Lions supporters can watch both games because the basketball game will start at 6:30pm, leaving room beforehand to attend the soccer game. Be sure to wear black and blue to support the Lions.
By Genevieve Knight
Photo by Genevieve Knight
Varsity track athlete, Gabrielle Knight, a junior at Cathedral City High School, is determined to take on a successful new year this upcoming track season. Starting at the age of eight, Gabrielle began competing in many youth track meets, including National and Junior Olympic-level meets. However, Gabrielle’s track career took a turn at the age of 12 when she pulled her right quadricep muscle (located in the center of the thigh). “At first I thought it was just a mild injury and I would heal from it fast, but it continued to get worse,” said Knight. “It was disappointing to go through that at a young age, but I was determined to get through it.”
Once Gabrielle reached high school, she continued to run track until last year when she pulled her quad again during the beginning of the season. This caused her to sit out half the season, including DVL Finals. “At that point, I was about ready to quit,” said Knight. “I was really hoping to have a good season, but instead I had to go through the same injury all over again. I knew mentally I needed to stay positive.”
From that point on, Gabrielle has tirelessly been working hard on and off the track everyday to get back to what she loves best. “Running has always been my passion as well as competing. This year, I won’t let this injury hold me back and I’m determined to get better,” said Knight.
By Lorenzo Peña and Chris Gutierrez
Today, January 11th, 2013 the Cathedral City Lions soccer teams, both junior varsity and varsity (boys and girls), will play their 3rd match of the 2012-2013 DVL season. They will be facing La Quinta. The “Leones” will play at the stadium while the Lady Lions will face the Blackhawks at the La Quinta stadium. The boys varsity has a record of 1-0-1, they beat Palm Desert 2-0 and tied Xavier 1-1. The boys junior varsity’ has a record of 1-1-0, they lost to Palm Desert 1-0 and beat Xavier 6-0. The girls varsity also has a record of 1-0-1, they tied Palm Desert 2-2 and beat Xavier 5-0. The girls junior varsity has a record of 2-0-0, they beat Palm Desert 2-1 and also beat Xavier in a shut out.
Today will be a difficult task for all 4 teams, because La Quinta’s record in DVL is similar to that of the Lions. “It’s going to be a very tough match, but we are going to give it all we got,” said boys varsity player Antonio Garcia. “We are really excited and looking forward for next week’s matches but we have to keep our focus on today’s game for now,” said fellow varsity teammate Lorenzo Pena. “We are ready to give it our all,” said girls varsity player Clarissa Cisneros.
Next week is also going to be very important to the Lions because they will be facing their rivals and hit the midpoint of DVL. On Monday the 14th, the boys will face Indio away, while the girls will play home. On Wednesday the 16th, the boys will face Coachella here in the stadium, while the girls will travel to Arab territory. And on Friday the 18th, the Lions will face their rivals, Palm Springs. The girls will play here in the “jungle” while the boys will play at Palm Springs.
By Lorenzo Peña, Gerardo Islas, and Isaac Perezchica
Cathedral City High School’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams have finally wrapped up their 2012-2013 pre-season. What comes next? Desert Valley League (DVL) began Wednesday, December 18th for the Lions. This is the annual league played by the majority of the high schools in the Coachella Valley. Last season, Indio won for the boys and Palm Springs won for girls. This season, the Lions will be looking to improve and possibly qualify for CIF, while the Lady Lions will attempt to qualify for CIF for the second season in a row.
The boys team is under the coaching of Rafael Ruiz, the new head coach. The Lady Lions have also been assigned a new head coach, Monica Bradley, last year’s junior varsity coach. The Lions faced Palm Desert in the Aztecs’ stadium. The Lady Lions faced Palm Desert as well, here in the “jungle.” The game ended 2-0 in favor of the Lions, with goals by senior Alexander Lopez and an own-goal by one of the Aztecs defenders. The Lady Lions’ game ended 2-2 in overtime, with goals from Cynthia Chavez and a late goal in overtime by Clarissa Cisneros. Tomorrow, December 21st, the Lions have their second DVL match against Xavier Prep. The Lions will face the Saints away while the Lady Lions will play at home.
By Natalie Navarro
Friday’s match was an overall success for the Lions. They will continue to keep working hard for their next duel meet against Desert Mirage on Tuesday, so make sure to come out and show your support for our CCHS wrestlers!
WEIGHT CLASS NAME SCORE
106 FORFEIT vs ELAY SILVAS 0-6 SHHS
113 FORFEIT vs J. MARTINEZ 0-12 SHHS
120 JAVIER ROMERO vs ISAAC ZARCO 6-12 CCHS WIN BY PIN
126 ISSAC BATES vs FORFEIT 12-12 CCHS
132 MARVIN ALVERDIN vs I. VILLALOBOS 12-18 SHHS WIN BY PIN
138 JOHNNY BATES vs I. ORTEGA 18-18 CCHS WIN BY PIN
145 AARON LEON vs O. LOPEZ 24-18 CCHS WIN BY PIN
152 ELI AVINA vs M. CORREA 24-22 SHHS WIN BY DECISION
160 JERRY GRANILLO vs PJ SALGADO 30-22 CCHS WIN BY PIN
170 LANCE TROXCLAIR vs F. TREVINO 36-22 CCHS WIN BY PIN
180 JULIO ALVARADO vs A. LARA 42-22 CCHS WIN BY PIN
195 MICHAEL U. vs G. VARGAS 42-25 SHHS WIN BY DECISION
220 ABRAHAM NIETO vs L. MARTINEZ 48-25 CCHS WIN BY PIN
285 RICHIE GARCIA vs M. HERNANDEZ 54-25 CCHS WIN BY PIN
By Moises Murillo
Yesterday, the Lions were able to win both their home and away games.
Girls soccer won their home game against San Gregorio High School. Girls water polo also won their home game against Perris High School.
Boys basketball is still undefeated with their fifth straight win. The Lions were able to get the win against the Shadow Hills Knights.
Girls soccer. W vs. San Gregorio HS. 3-0.
Girls water polo. W vs. Perris HS. 16-3.
Boys basketball. W vs. Shadow Hills HS. 78-70.
Tonight, the Lions wrestling team will face up against Shadow Hills at an away game.
By Moises Murillo
Yesterday, December 11th, was an excellent day for Lions sports. Lions got wins all across the board. Girls water polo and soccer both won their home games. Boys basketball had a huge crowd for their home game against Desert Mirage. Everyone from family and friends to Tim Bradley was there to support the boys basketball team.
Girls Water Polo: W vs. Canyon Springs. 18-6
Girls Soccer: W vs. Shadow Hills. 3-1
Boys Basketball: W vs. Desert Mirage. 111-24
Tonight is Fall Sports Award Night at the gym at 7pm. Awards Night opens in the gym and teams will then spread to individual classes for individual awards.