September 22, 2018

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

Cavs To The Finals Again?

Posted on May 20, 2018 by in Sports

The Celtics stormed to double-digit wins in the first two games of these Eastern Conference finals, and they also seemed to demoralize the Cavaliers in the process. The Cavs were frequently left with their shoulders sagging, their fingers pointing, and their effort seemingly lacking, especially considering the stage.

A series in which Cleveland had opened as the favorites had suddenly shifted to one that could send them home for the summer quite quickly.

BOX SCORE: CAVALIERS 116, CELTICS 86

For those reasons, the 116-86 massacare the Cavaliers handed to the Celtics in Saturday’s Game 3 came somewhat out of the blue. But Boston point guard Terry Rozier, for one, said it was a welcome reset.

“We needed to get our butts whipped, come back to reality, and take care of business on [in Game 4] on Monday,” he said.

Multiple People at Hollywood High School think that Lebron has another final in him but I don’t believe so.

‘Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice’ Comes to Hollywood

Posted on May 18, 2018 by in News, Sports

Stephanie Starks

Chronicle Reporter

Grab your gear and put on your game faces, Powderpuff 2k18 is underway. Popping off on June 1st, the juniors and seniors that are participating have started to practice after school on the field.

The practices are held on every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:15 pm to 5 pm. It is never too late to join, so if you’re a girl, in the 11th or 12th grade, and are interested in playing Powderpuff football, come join the team on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday on our very own Hollywood High School field. “Going into Powderpuff I didn’t think much of it, but now it has taught me more about football and I have created bonds with the players there.” said Linnssy Munoz, SAS Junior.

Also are you interested in Powderpuff, but are a boy? Boys are able to apply to be cheerleaders for the half time show. For more information, meet at the field afterschool on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday before June 1st.

Hollywood Cheer Team’s hard-fought season

Posted on May 16, 2018 by in Sports

Chronicle Reporter

Jonathan Bernardino

 

Overall, Hollywood High Cheer has had a great season with their first competition being held at home and coming in at third place and their second competition held at Torres High School which they ranked at second, and then fighting to bring it home this past Saturday.

This past Sat. May 12, the Hollywood High School Cheerleaders had their most important competition of the season. It was the CIF League Championship and they worked very hard for weeks prior to this upcoming event. The competition was hosted at Birmingham High School for the Division 2 City League which included Crenshaw, Taft, Bell, Venice, Vaughn, Carson, Grant, and Garfield High School alongside Hollywood in order to compete and take home the first place title. At the end of the hard-fought competition, once the judges accumulated the scoresheets, it was decided who the winners were. The first place was given to Taft High School, Hollywood High School received the second place and Garfield High School ended up in third place. It was a very difficult matchup and even though the Hollywood Cheer Team came in second, they are ready for the upcoming season in hopes of claiming that first place title.

The Hollywood Cheerleaders are determined to work harder next season in order to bring home a first-place trophy as said by one of the Hollywood Cheer Captains Melanie Aguilar, “This competition season taught us that even though we thought we worked hard already, we have a long way to go. We made it all the way to CIF League Championships this year which I’m proud of but unfortunately, we couldn’t bring back a first place trophy. This just makes us want to work even harder and get more things done for next year. I think this season was an important milestone for us because we learned and realized what we need to do” Hollywood’s Cheer Team is looking forward to improving and further bettering their coordination and routines in order to compete again next year and earn the title which they’ve worked really hard for.

2018 NBA Draft Lottery

Posted on May 15, 2018 by in Sports

Jacob Hu

Chronicle Reporter

The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery is finally here, many fans of the NBA have been waiting for this day to find out whether their team will obtain a high or low draft pick. This years draft has tremendous potential coming from the top prospects such as Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Mohamed Bamba, and Michael Porter Jr. Teams that were anticipated to get the top three picks were the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, and the Atlantic Hawks.

A Hollywood High School student, Alex Baljian said,”I’ve been waiting for this day for a while now. The Los Angeles Clippers finally have two first round picks and the last time we had a draft pick was back in 2011. Hopefully the Clippers can get the 12th and 13th pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.”

Here is the outcome of the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery: Top 15 picks

1.Suns

2.Kings

3.Hawks

4.Grizzlies

5.Mavericks

6.Magic

7.Bulls

8.Cavs (from Nets)

9.Knicks

10.76ers (from Lakers)

11.Hornets

12.Clippers (from Pistons)

13.Clippers

14.Nuggets

15.Wizards

Track ends season on high note

Posted on May 14, 2018 by in Sports

Sheiks fight on home turf

Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Sports

Novalee Lopez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High’s cheer team placed third in their first league competition last Friday, April 6. This was a huge step forward for the cheer team as this year is the first time it is considered a sport. Not only was it big that cheer now had their own league season and was now certified by CIF, but the league competition was held at Hollywood High School.

Plenty of students came to support the cheerleaders, as well as students and family from the other schools that they competed against. Some of the schools that they competed against were Wilson High, Franklin High, Bernstein High, Belmont High and Marshall High. Marshall placed second and Belmont placed first.

This placing came as a shocker to the Sheiks, “Honestly we didn’t expect to get third place, we thought we deserved better. We were really proud,” said cheer co-captain Melanie Aguilar.

Boys Track take glory home

Posted on April 7, 2018 by in Sports

Esteban Garcia

Chronicle Reporter

After a long struggle of defeat against Contrera’s boys for several years, Varsity boys took the glory of defeating them and now continue being undefeated. Their final score was 66-52. However, the girls lost against the lady Cobra’s. It was their first defeat after three years of being undefeated league champions and their final score was 66-52, with the lady Cobra’s winning. Currently the boys score is 3-0, while the ladies score is 2-1.

“That’s one school down now three more to go,” said Carlos Yalibat, distance runner. “We don’t stop here, we will push it till the end.”

The varsity boys started off with a rough start since the Cobra’s started to take the points from the first few events but the Sheiks began to make up those points back. Carlos won the 800 meter run, 1600 meter and the 3200 meter runs, which added up his 15 points for the team. Edwin Garcia, sprinter, won both relays of 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash and accumulated 10 points. This helped the team out since these were one of the few tough events out there.

Every point counts and the runners aren’t the only ones to rely on for winning. The varsity shot put team accumulated a total of six extra points for the team, helping the team for a better score. Also, the long jump, high jump, triple jump played a major role for the team as they added 18 points.

Photo Credit: Edson Ortiz

Go Print Out A New Bracket!

Posted on March 17, 2018 by in Sports

Ryan Toovi
Crimson Chronicle

No. 16 seeds had tried 135 times. And 135 times, they had failed. Then the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers played the game of their lives on Friday night, and changed college basketball history.

UMBC shocked No. 1 overall seed Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 74-54, a score that sent shockwaves throughout the sport, and throughout the sports world as a whole. It busted brackets and opened up paths to the Final Four in San Antonio.

No. 16 seeds had come close in the past. They had twice come within one point. They had once taken a No. 1 seed to overtime. But they had also been on the wrong ends of countless blowouts. At Last, a #16 seed beats a #1 seed!!!

The boys volleyball team ended preseason in victory

Posted on March 13, 2018 by in Sports

Isaak Ramirez
Crimson Chronicle

varsity won against Northridge Academy 3-1 and the JV team as well, with a score of 2-0. With the preseason to an end, the boys volleyball team will hope to continue their winning ways.

“There was so much anxiety before the game, but once on the court, we let the beast loose”, said Ethan Kong, junior varsity playing defense. JV had a comfortable win, and won both of their sets.

The varsity had a comfortable win against Northridge Academy winning both sets, but then the lost one, making it suspenseful for the audience. Then Hollywood came back to seal the game at 3-1, and winning the game. The last set saved relieved the pressure.

The boys will start the season playing against Roybal, and with a winning streak for the preseason, it will be hoped that they continue to good from for the rest of the season.”let’s take a dub on our future games”, said JV player, korey valentine.