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DP Boys Basketball wins thriller against Dons

February 8, 2012
Filed under Basketball

Ben Sutton | Editor in Chief | February 8, 2012 The Chargers celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday at Sovine Gym the best way they knew how, by beating Santa Barbara 58-55. DP was coming off two losses to San Marcos and Ventura, and needed a big win against the rival Dons to regain their momentum. The Dons, meanwhile, needed a win to secure second place in l...

Boys basketball loses last game against rival San Marcos 55-40

Boys basketball loses last game against rival San Marcos 55-40

February 1, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ben Sutton | Editor in Chief | February 1, 2012 "Should we tell them to stop chanting 'Royals Suck'?" said one San Marcos associate to another. It was that kind of game as the very unfriendly San Marcos and Dos Pueblos crowds piled into Sovine Gym Wednesday night to watch the Chargers and Royals face off. In the end, it was not the Chargers' night as they went down witho...

Girls basketball drops close game to Ventura

Girls basketball drops close game to Ventura

By Malika Agrawal
February 1, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

By Malika Agrawal | Staff Writer | February 1, 2012 An enthusiastic crowd filled Sovine Gym to watch Dos Pueblos girls basketball team take on the Ventura Cougars on Monday night. In what turned into an incredibly close game, the Chargers could not pull out the win, losing 50-43 to fall to a 3-3 re...

Team effort pushes boys basketball over Buena 84-53

Team effort pushes boys basketball over Buena 84-53

By Kristen Gowdy
January 28, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

  By Kristen Gowdy| Sports Editor | January 27, 2012 Everyone stepped up and contributed on Friday night as the Chargers boys basketball team routed the visiting Buena Bulldogs 84-53 in the second matchup between the two teams. Dos Pueblos took control of the game early and never looked back. The Bulldogs never regained the lead after Mansai...

Royals second half shooting downs Dos Pueblos in crosstown matchup

Royals second half shooting downs Dos Pueblos in crosstown matchup

By Kristen Gowdy
January 14, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | January 13, 2012 Injuries to impact players plagued the Dos Pueblos boys basketball team on Friday night as they played at San Marcos to begin the second round of Channel League play. In the end, the Chargers could not pull out the victory despite a strong first half, and fell to the Royals for the second t...

Defense pushes Chargers to league win over Dons

Defense pushes Chargers to league win over Dons

January 13, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

  By Frances Lauten | Staff Writer | January 13, 2012 The Dos Pueblos girls basketball team came out strong Thursday night against Santa Barbara, taking the lead early and never looking back. Chiara DiMarco led Dos Pueblos with 27 points, while Kristen Gowdy scored 17 and pulled down 9 rebou...

Chargers top Dons in overtime finish

Chargers top Dons in overtime finish

January 7, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

By Rachel Fry | Staff Writer | January 7, 2012 As the final buzzer sounded in the boys basketball game on Friday night against Santa Barbara, the score read 41-40 with the Chargers coming out on top. For Chargers head coach Joe Zamora, the win was important because it gave the team an even sl...

Chargers drop Channel League opener despite near comeback

Chargers drop Channel League opener despite near comeback

By Kristen Gowdy
December 14, 2011
Filed under Basketball, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | December 14, 2011 A strong second half was not enough for the DP boys basketball team on Wednesday night, as they fell to San Marcos 41-33 in the Channel League opener at Sovine Gymnasium. San Marcos held the Chargers to just seven points in the entire first half, and that proved to be enough even though DP outscored the Royals 26...

DP alumni signs free-agent pact with Nuggets

DP alumni signs free-agent pact with Nuggets

By Kristen Gowdy
December 12, 2011
Filed under Basketball, Sports

By Barry Punzal| Presidio Sports; Editor-In-Chief| December 12, 2011 Former Dos Pueblos High and Texas-El Paso star Julyan Stone is on the preseason roster for the Denver Nuggets. Stone, a 6-7 point guard, wasn’t selected in the NBA Draft, and he couldn’t sign a free-agent contract until the NBA labor situation was settled. A Twitter feed from Alex Kennedy, an NBA...

Chargers overpower Righetti in home opener

Chargers overpower Righetti in home opener

By Emma Redick
December 5, 2011
Filed under Basketball, Sports

  By Emma Redick | Staff Writer | December 5, 2011 Forget about Monday night football, it’s basketball season at Dos Pueblos. Tonight the Dos Pueblos girl’s basketball team had their first home game of the season and took down the Righetti Warriors in DP’s own Sovine Gym. With ...

Update: Chargers are Champions in Lompoc

Update: Chargers are Champions in Lompoc

By Kristen Gowdy
December 4, 2011
Filed under Basketball, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | December 1, 2011 DAY 3: DP took home first place at the Bryan Ayer Classic in Lompoc for the second year in a row, defeating Lompoc on Saturday 68-27. Chiara DiMarco scored 21 points to lead the Chargers in the offensive category while Kristen Gowdy added 15 in the post. DiMarco was voted to the all-tournament team whi...

Winter Scope: Boys basketball newcomers ready to step into new varsity roles

Winter Scope: Boys basketball newcomers ready to step into new varsity roles

By Emma Craine
November 18, 2011
Filed under Basketball, Sports

By Emma Craine| Staff Writer |November 18, 2011 Experience is often necessary in varsity basketball. But sometimes, youth trumps seniority. Just ask the Dos Pueblos boys basketball team, who is gearing up to start their season in late November. The team, however, is not worried about their overall inexperience because the...

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