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DP’s strong offensive performance not enough in home opener

DP’s strong offensive performance not enough in home opener

By Kristen Gowdy

September 10, 2011


Filed under Football, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | September 10, 2011 Despite an improved offensive performance, the Chargers couldn’t pull off a win against a tough San Luis Obispo team, dropping their home opener 36-23. “One of our goals from last week was to improve our productivity on offense,” said Coach Jeff Uyesaka. “And we did t...

Chargers continue win streak with victory against Valencia

Chargers continue win streak with victory against Valencia

By Kristen Gowdy

September 8, 2011


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | September 8, 2011 The DP girls volleyball team continued their winning streak Thursday night at Sovine Gymnasium, outplaying the Valencia Vikings, and sweeping them in three sets (25-16, 25-15, 25-22). The Chargers took the first two sets fairly easily, keeping...

Boys water polo looking to rebuild after strong year

Boys water polo looking to rebuild after strong year

By Jason Paras

September 8, 2011


Filed under Sports, Water Polo

Nic Lum swims laps to warm up before an early morning practice. (Nicole Liu/photo) By Jason Paras | Staff | September 8, 2011 With five key starters of last year’s Dos Pueblos men’s water polo team setting out to compete at the collegiate level, the program that was recently crowned Chann...

Altitude helps Charger runners work towards goals, rebuild

Altitude helps Charger runners work towards goals, rebuild

By Emma Redick

September 7, 2011


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

By Emma Redick | Staff Writer |September 7, 2011 To most students, summer is the time of ultimate relaxation. Not for the Dos Pueblos Cross Country team. The summer was spent, well, running, of course. The team began the summer with workouts at DP’s track along with runs along the Ellwood Mesa...

Girls volleyball defeats Newbury Park in season opener

Girls volleyball defeats Newbury Park in season opener

By Emma Craine

September 6, 2011


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

By Emma Craine | Staff Writer | September 6, 2011 A convincing win starts off what promises to be a great season for the DP girls volleyball team. The team was on a mission from the opening serve as they took on Newbury Park in their first match on Wednesday night. Pumped and ready to win, they dominated the Panthers 25-11, 25-18, 25-13, and never looked back. “I ...

Football team drops season opener despite strong first half

Football team drops season opener despite strong first half

By Kristen Gowdy

September 3, 2011


Filed under Football, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | September 3, 2011 Size isn’t everything, but it sure helps. So the Dos Pueblos football team discovered when they traveled to Santa Maria to face off against Righetti High in their season opener giving up 20 unanswered points in a 27-7 loss. The game began as a stalemate, with neither the Charge...

Chargers hope there’s only room for one team on top of Channel League

Chargers hope there’s only room for one team on top of Channel League

By Kristen Gowdy

August 31, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | September 1, 2011 For the 2011 girls golf team, sharing is NOT caring. Last year, in a heated Channel League finale, they forced the Santa Barbara Dons to split the league title. This year however, the Chargers are looking for an outright championship instead of a tie wit...

Chargers ready to run down another league title

Chargers ready to run down another league title

By Kristen Gowdy

August 30, 2011


Filed under Football, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor |August 30, 2011 You could say that the DP football team has some big shoes to fill. Last year’s senior-loaded Cinderella squad not only beat Santa Barbara and San Marcos to clinch the City Championship, but went the distance to win Channel League for the firs...

Hicktown? more like Titletown

Hicktown? more like Titletown

By Kristen Gowdy

August 13, 2011


Filed under Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | August 13, 2011  It's the fourth quarter of the biggest football game of the year. The clock is winding down and for a moment, as the football floats towards the end zone, the entire Charger community holds its breath. The receiver jumps and snatches the ball out of ...

Former Charger star now a Detroit Tiger

Former Charger star now a Detroit Tiger

By Kristen Gowdy

August 10, 2011


Filed under Sports

  By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | August 10, 2011 After being picked in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft in June, DP alum James McCann signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. McCann graduated from DP in 2008 where he batted .442 his senior year. While catching...

Chargers and Royals come together to honor Coach “Hess”

Chargers and Royals come together to honor Coach “Hess”

By Kristen Gowdy

August 10, 2011


Filed under Football, News, Sports

By Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | August 9, 2011 The legacy of the late Jeff Hesselmeyer’s was perhaps best summed up by former San Marcos Royal football player Derek Dallmeyer during Monday night’s memorial service when he said, “Every Friday night, for many years to come, when the lights at Valley Stadium or Scott O’Leary field turn on, Hess’ light wil...

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