Cheer stunts their way to first place

Posted on March 5, 2019 by in News, Sports

Cheer team placed first in Central League on March 1.

After months of practicing and dedicating long hours, the Hollywood High cheer team took first place in the Central League last Friday night at Wilson High. After a “rough” showcase on Feb. 16, the cheer team made it their top priority to take the league title.

Cheerleaders said they were not satisfied with their February performance at Birmingham High in which they placed 14 out of 15 teams. After that, they said they made it their job to place in the top three for Central League.

The team practiced from 3:30-6:30 p.m. every single day, said Captain Heidi Paniagua. “Practicing was draining and some of us had to result to public transportation and our energy to even do homework lacked,” the SAS senior said.

The team did not expect to come out as the league champions; they would have been content with any placing in the top three.  “Our expectations were based of the hard work and that extra effort we had to give to satisfy our expectations,” said Paniagua.

A mishap with the bus transportation almost caused the team to miss the competition, but another bus was ordered and the athletes made it just in time. They went on to place first with a total of 75 points and zero deductions.

With championships around the corner, the team is continuing to work harder than before. “Going into championships I feel more confident and we know that we need to push harder than last time,” Heidi said. The cheer team will continue to work hard and put in every ounce of passion until they reach City, she said. Until then, they will take on the next competitions.

Heidi said she “personally was really nervous about competing because of their previous competition and how the practices throughout the week was going, it was hard on all of us physically and emotionally, but we knew we were capable of having the outcome we did.”

Track and Field prepares for the upco​min​g season

Posted on March 3, 2019 by in Sports

Track and Field prepares for the upco​min​g season

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

Track and Field had a preseason race against Abraham Lincoln High School and Esteban E. Torres High School on Friday, March 1. Their season starts this week and their first race will be against Downtown Magnet High School on March 8 at Hollywood.

The team has been practicing since January, preparing themselves for this season. Usually, their practice consists of running three to seven miles daily. Ashley Zulueta, SAS junior and a first-year runner, is doing sprints and hurdles. “My preseason race had me nervous all day, but I feel like I did better than I expected for a first-timer.” Although she tripped a few times at the events she said she would not “let it faze” her.

She is going to use her experiences from preseason to achieve her goals. Her goal for this upcoming season are to “become a better hurdler,” and to “overcome the general statements that ‘short’ people aren’t the best option for hurdle races.” To achieve her goals she plans to push herself every day by “running and sprinting more than usual” to build her endurance and to eat healthier and put a limit to junk food.

Brandon Aguila, distance runner and SAS sophomore said, “I feel pretty well for my first track meet.” His teammates supported him as he ran and said he couldn’t have done it without their support. His goals for this season are to get faster so he can improve his “mileage time to get under six minutes and to get closer to the team.” He is sure that if he keeps practicing he will accomplish his goals.

Swim team prepares for first meet

Posted on February 27, 2019 by in Sports


Cristal Rincon

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High School’s swim team is preparing for their first meet against Contreras, scheduled for Wednesday, March 6.

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the team participated in a scrimmage against various other schools in the area such as RFK, Contreras, and Mendez. This served as an opportunity to introduce the new team members to how meets work and get them comfortable with competing.

This year, the team has approximately 15 members, a significant amount of them being individuals who are new to the sport. Emily Luis, SAS sophomore and new member said, “I think swim is fun, but it is a bit difficult. With time I think I will get better.”

The team started conditioning in November, and started practicing in the pool in early February. The team has been practicing at Bernstein, because Hollywood’s pool has yet to be fixed, an issue they have been experiencing for the past two years.

Adding to this difficulty, there have been problems involving the team’s transportation to and from practices. They have to arrange a bus everyday of practice after school. However there have been times when the bus is either late or simply doesn’t arrive.

Raquel Kaufman, team member and SAS sophomore said, “Even though the obstacles we’ve faced have been discouraging, it’s made the team work harder as a whole, and we’ve gotten closer because of it.”

Boys Soccer Walk out Champions at Heart

Posted on February 20, 2019 by in Sports

Boys Soccer Walk out Champions at Heart

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

After having one of the best seasons yet, unfortunately, the boys soccer period has come to a close. With a outstanding overall record of 11-5, the sheiks soccer team made it all the way to the semi finals game where they would match up against the Chavez Eagles.

The boys soccer team first began their winning streak against the Belmont Sentinels till finally they ran into a stop against the Eagles. With every player working at their highest potential, the sheiks were able to get very far in the game. Coming close to a championship game resembles the team’s dedication to be on top. Their hard work throughout the entire duration of the season, never went unnoticed. Hugo Garcia, varsity soccer captain said, “It was a great season, we did well and we trained hard”. Hugo expressed his gratitude and appreciation for his team and all their hard work. His senior year of high school he was able to “take league” once again.

Despite not receiving the title they expected,the boys soccer team take home a memorable experience. The sheiks had a great season, ending with a loss does not define their ability to play the game. With the support of their coach, who stood by their side at every game and their peers, the boys soccer team leave a lasting impact. The sheiks walk out champions at heart.

Super Bowl Sunday

Posted on January 31, 2019 by in Sports

Super Bowl Sunday

Kahliyah Williams
Chronicle Reporter

    Super Bowl 53 is an upcoming football game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams started off as a team in Cleveland, after 49 years they moved to St.Louis, 20 years later they are now in Los Angeles. The Rams have played in 3 Super Bowls only winning one. SAS Senior, Quincy Arms said “ I would like the rams to win the Super Bowl because they not trash and they LA”. This week Super Bowl Sunday will be very important for all Rams fans. Let’s hope the Rams handle business in this years match up.

Celebrating the seniors

Posted on January 30, 2019 by in Sports


Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

With the ending of basketball season and soccer season, Senior Night is upon us. Senior Night is the one game where all the seniors are recognized for their hard work all season. Friends and family have the opportunity to come out and bring their senior flowers, posters and balloons.

This past Monday, Jan. 28, was Hollywood High’s boys soccer team last home game which was against Belmont High School, and it was also their Senior Night. Today, Jan. 30, is the girls soccer team’s last home game and they will also be celebrating their Senior Night. Unlike the boys team, the girls are sharing their Senior Night with the boys basketball team. These teams should feel grateful that they are able to experience a Senior Night being that the football team and spirit squad lost their chance to experience this event because of a lightning storm.

After long and tiring practices to be the best out on the court and field, the seniors will say a last farewell to a sport that they have dedicated their all too.

Dodgers head to the World Series

Posted on October 22, 2018 by in Sports


Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play in the World Series for the second year in a row after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 Saturday night in the seventh game.

Christian Yelich put Milwaukee ahead with a solo home run in the first inning off rookie Walker Buehler. Cody Bellinger hit a two-run home run in the second that gave Los Angeles the lead. Puig added to the Dodgers’ lead with a three-run home run. He celebrated wildly going around the bases as the Dodgers made it 5-1.

“I was extremely happy when the Dodgers won because that meant they were going to the World Series,” said Anthony Sales, TCA senior. “Let’s go Dodgers!”

The 2018 World Series begins Tuesday with the Boston Red Sox hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at 5:09 p.m. PST from Fenway Park. You are able to tune into the World Series on FOX Sports.

Check out for more information.

Sheiks spike out all of the Competition

Posted on October 10, 2018 by in Sports


Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

The girls volleyball team has been on a role since the Maywood tournament where they have won all the matchups since. The girls volleyball team is undefeated in league with a winning record of 11-0. This means elven  straight wins and absolutely no losses.

We caught up with Maryjane Vielma, varsity volleyball captain, and she said “honestly I knew we were going to be a good team”. There winning record proves this. Evidently enough, it is no secret that these ladies have been working very hard to keep this record. With consistent practices and dealing with schoolwork, these ladies have proven that volleyball is really a passion. The varsity captain mentioned that this year their team “is more connected”. They have bonded this season, and have allowed this bond to win them eleven straight games.

Maryjane mentioned that she feels “honored to be a the captain of an undefeated team”. Seniors on the girls volleyball team will leave satisfied knowing that they were undefeated. By knocking out all the competition this puts the team at advantage because they will go into playoffs with confidence and high spirits. Next years team will have big shoes to fill.


Will Fridays football game be an easy win?

Posted on October 4, 2018 by in Sports


Alex Glebov

Chronicle Reporter

The Sheiks have another Football game this Friday, in which they will be playing against the Contreras Cobras. After our win against the Marquez Gladiators, members of the team feel really confident against Contreras on the game coming up. Saying that we are almost certain to win. Which would make this our 4th win this season.

Although we had a tough time after our first game we can change things around now. So everyone should make sure to come out on Friday Oct. 5 to the football game to support our team. The game starts at 7pm, so get your tickets and make sure not to miss the game.

Sheiks take 40-0 victory over Panthers

Posted on August 20, 2018 by in Sports


Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

The Sheiks football team defeated West Adams Panthers 40-0 on Friday, Aug. 17, the first football game of the season. 

    During the first quarter, only three minutes into the game, #9 Sean Kaplan, a senior, made a touchdown. This started the winning momentum. During the third quarter, #11 Spencer Whyte, a senior, surprised the crowd with a touchdown after running 80 yards across the field. He then continued to make another touchdown with a 40-yard pass from the quarterback #15 Aaron Garcia, a sophomore.

    “I feel like we did very good for our first game since we didn’t even get a scrimmage,” said #72 Eugene Mamatyuk, a junior. He said the team’s goals include getting league titles and they will accomplish this by practicing every day and encouraging themselves.

    The next game is to take place at Hollywood, Friday, Aug. 24, against Marshall High School Barristers at 7 pm.

#11 Spencer Whyte picked up the fumble to make a 80-yard run.

Photo Credit: Mr. Briggs

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