Archive for Category: "Sports"

Tearing Up the Slopes

Tearing Up the Slopes

Skiing vs. Snowboarding By: Hannah Kobayashi Every winter, thousands of skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes. They all have the same love for the mountains, but there has been a mutual hatred between them for as long as one can remember. Payton Lukes, a freshman here at Ponderosa, skis and can’t stand the snowboarders on […]

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A New Shot This Season

A New Shot This Season

Boys’ Basketball By: Hannah Kobayashi The start of a new boys’ basketball season is on its way. The boys have been training since the start of the school year, and they are ready to bring their skills to the court. Senior and captain of the varsity team, Charlie Kruljack, says, “We have been having a […]

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Champ Bailey

A Tribute to a Legendary Player By: Sarah Weller On November 17, 2014, football said goodbye to a truly legendary player. Former Denver Bronco Champ Bailey officially retired from the NFL, signing a one-day contract with Denver so he could retire as a Bronco and was honored at halftime during the game against Dolphins. Bailey […]

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Coming Back With a Splash

Coming Back With a Splash

KJ Newkirk Student Profile By: Emily Kobayashi Coming Back With A Splash KJ Newkirk Student Profile By: Emily Kobayashi   KJ Newkirk, a sophomore here at Ponderosa, has been swimming for over twelve years, “basically my entire life, I’ve been accustomed to being in the water; and swimming has always been a part of me; […]

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Unified Sports

Unified Sports

A Connected Sport By: Hannah Kobayashi Unified Sports not only give the students with special needs a chance to play in high school, but it also unites all the students of Ponderosa High School.  Unified Sports came about similarly to Special Olympics, and it has been a part of the district for quite a long […]

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Boy’s Golf

Boy’s Golf

PGA’s Next Star Player Daniel Mastrobuono By: Makayla Kranig Senior Daniel Mastrobuono is an amazing golfer with over forty competition tournament rounds under his belt. He plays in not only five different Junior Golf Tours, the U.S Junior Amateur and the U.S Amateur, but he also plays in men qualifiers for the U.S Open. Golf […]

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Baseball

Baseball

By: Emily Kobayashi The baseball season started off with a hit.  This team captains are seniors Eric Tokuyama and Brandon Kryzanski.  Brandon has played baseball for 14 years.  His family inspired him to start playing, just for the fun of it.  He plays outfielder with Eric and is also a pitcher.  “My friends keep me motivated […]

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Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis

By: Emily Kobayashi This year, started with quite a racquet.  There were many players brand new to the sport of tennis who decided to try out this year.  Varsity is undefeated with four wins and zero losses.  So far they have played Heritage, Legend, Castle View, and Chaparral.  The matches against Heritage was won 4-3, meaning […]

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Girls Varsity Soccer

Girls Varsity Soccer

By: Emily Kobayashi This soccer season started off with a kick!  The varsity has four new captains: seniors Abigail Eustace, Peyton Silbaugh, Erin Seeber, and Kira Trombly.  Peyton is looking forward to just being with her team and hopefully making playoffs.  She has played for 13 years, and her brother inspired her to start playing.  She […]

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Pondo State Wrestling

Pondo State Wrestling

By: Allie Roberts Thursday February 20, 2014, the biggest weekend for the PHS Wrestling team began. State was held at the Pepsi Center, and was packed with wrestlers, fans, and coaches. The weekend was tiring for Pondo’s wrestlers, but it was all worth it in the end. Ponderosa had two 4th placers. Hayden Karren, a […]

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Pondo vs. Chap

Pondo vs. Chap

By: Allie Roberts Ponderosa wrestling won Continental League for the 20th year in a row! However, this year was a little different. Thursday, February 6th, 2014, was the day on which the dual against Chaparral High School was scheduled. Chap’s athletic director, Don Nelson, saw Tim Ottmann, Pondo’s athletic director, and asked at an administrative […]

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Swimming: Pondo vs. Legend

Swimming: Pondo vs. Legend

By: KJ Newkirk As Ponderosa Swim and Dive season is coming to an end, the team went in to their last dual meet with Legend on January 24th. Both teams are made up of very strong swimmers so the stakes were high and it was anyone’s meet. Diving in to the first few events, the […]

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