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Aaron Judge (left) is up to bat during the 2022 season. Barry Bonds (right) became the record holder for most home runs in a season (73) in 2001.

Is 62 greater than 73?

Tyler Choi and Joshua Balagot December 12, 2022

All rise! The judge has striked again! Major League Baseball (MLB) star Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees broke the American League (A.L.) single-season home run record, hitting 62 home runs during the...

Antonio Brown warming up before a game with the Buccaneers in 2020. Earlier this year, Brown was released from the team and has not played professional football since.

Antonio Brown: a never ending headache

Matthew Fehr December 12, 2022

Antonio Brown has cemented himself as one of the most notorious players in the NFL due to his off the field antics and general lack of respect for the people around him, but this may be due to underlying...

Tennis Player Tara Chelvam is doing her homework during a match. Because she had to leave school early for the match, she didn’t get enough information from class to complete her homework.

The toughest game: the balance between school and sports

Esther Premazzi October 20, 2022

  Balancing school and athletics can be difficult for many students across the Monte Vista community. The question is how difficult is it to balance and does it affect our students?      Playing...

Patrick Reed hits an iron shot at an LIV invitational event. Reed is one of the many PGA players to join the LIV.

The PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf: a giant faces a giant problem

Devin Blish October 18, 2022

A little controversy may be the one thing that this sport needs.       Golf dates back all the way to the 1500s. From wooden clubs and the Gutta-Percha leather ball, golf has come a long way....

Kaden Standish passes the ball in a game against Timbers academy. Standish is expected to get plenty of playing time early in his career at UCSB.

Road to Recruitment

Matthew Fehr October 18, 2022

After dedicating his life to soccer, Monte Vista senior Kaden Standish’s dreams became a reality this summer when he signed a partial scholarship with UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). He will spend the next...

Three strong female athletes from left to right: Mary Lou Retton, Megan Rapinoe, and Serena Williams experience memorable achievements in their sports. Many have looked up to female athletes for facing harsh criticism in sports, and having strength to overcome it.

Gender Stereotypes Impact Women In Sports

Maraki Amare October 18, 2022

Women are constantly teared down with harmful gender stereotypes regarding sports. Therefore, it raises the tough question, will women ever see an end to harsh criticism in the sports world and be seen...

Brittney Griner is being detained at a Russian penal colony. She was found guilty for the possession of drugs when she passed through the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow on Feb. 17 2022.

Brittney Griner: From Bright Lights to Long Nights

Joshua Balagot and Tyler Choi October 18, 2022

Professional WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony on August 4, 2022.       Griner is an American professional...

Serena Williams and Roger Federer pose for The US Open crowd. They have both announced retirement from their professional tennis careers.

End of an Era

Sophia Wright October 18, 2022

 We waved our final goodbyes as an era ended this September when two of the greatest athletes in history retired within the same week.      World-renowned professional tennis player, Serena Williams...

FINA President Husain Al-Musallam addresses the FINA Extraordinary General Congress regarding the ban on transgender athletes competing in womens events.

FINA bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s events

Edi Zhang, Feature Editor June 20, 2022

Behind the electrifying races in the ongoing 2022 FINA World Championships, a decision has been made regarding eligibility of transgender athletes competing in women's sports. This decision has been highly...

Demar Derozen of the Toronto Raptors dunks over teammate Sony Weems during the 2010 Dunk Contest in Dallas. Now, when players perform dunks like this, the crowd has little reaction.

The dunk disaster?

Devin Blish April 13, 2022

From Vince Carter’s signature elbow dunk, to Zach Lavine and Aaron Gordon’s iconic duel, and Michael Jordan’s legendary free throw line dunk, the dunk contest has been one of the most anticipated...

Lia Thomas gets ready to race at the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Womens Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Thomas, a transgender woman, blew away her competition in the 500-yard freestyle.

Lia Thomas: a step away from fair competition

Edi Zhang, Feature Editor March 25, 2022

  In the recent NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships, Lia Thomas created a storm of controversy over transgender women athletes after winning the 500-yard freestyle.       Thomas,...

A victorious Novak Djokovic hoists the 2021 Australian Open mens singles championship trophy. This was his ninth win at the tournament, one year before he was barred from returning to defend this title.

Vaccine Mandates in Sports: Let or Fault?

Brooklyn Weber February 19, 2022

Often the controversies that occur in the world we live in are mirrored in the sports world. While the topic of COVID vaccine mandates has without a doubt been debated at millions of dinner tables throughout...

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