Ghost Boxing

Ghost Boxing

Sofia Blair January 24, 2023

Ghost Whitehall jumps up and down, dripping sweat. Pulled into the middle of the ring to face their opponent, and with one look and a smirk from Whitehall, the match begins. When quarantine began in...

Stroked To Be Back

Stroked To Be Back

Maya VanVleet January 13, 2023

KJ Kroetch is a true novelty. Over the past four years, the girl's swim team has had four different head coaches. Breaking that streak, Kroetch, the newest head coach, is determined to stay and help...

Sam Riecken ‘22 plays in a home game against Heritage High School on March 14.

Dreams to reality

Zack Frieder and Sean Goldy April 26, 2022

During the summer before high school, Sam Riecken ‘22 was cut from his club lacrosse team. “It was a pretty big setback for me,” Riecken said. “It just kind of motivated me to want to work harder....

Coach James Thompson talks to Daniel Schenkel ‘22 at Coors Field on  March 16.

Coaching curveball

Sean Goldy April 20, 2022

Justin Mosakowski ‘23 was having trouble hitting the baseball in the summer. Then, Coach James Thompson came in to help him out. “He definitely helped me fix my swing last summer,” Mosakowski said....

Maya Raulf ‘23 and Natalie Hunt ‘22 (top left) celebrate with their team at the 2021 State Finals at the Air Force Academy.

Scrumming together

Zack Frieder and Kate Muldoon March 21, 2022

During the Marshall Fire, the Monarch girls rugby group chat was blowing up. The 14 players texted updates back and forth, anxiously awaiting any news. Unfortunately, not much of it was good. “We were...

Natalie Guanella 23’ dribbles down the court during a home game against Legacy High School.

Dribbling to victory

Zack Frieder, Staff Member March 15, 2022

Dedication plays a massive role in the success of any sports team, and this year, girls basketball has some of the most passionate players yet. “I like working with kids that really want to be somewhere,”...

Ballin’ with Myers

Ballin’ with Myers

Zack Frieder and Arianna Bergman February 18, 2022

The Monarch boys basketball season is just a few games in, and Garrett Myers ‘22 is confident. He hopes to lead the team far into the playoffs. “I think last season we had a lack of motivation with...

Life in the off-season

Life in the off-season

Zack Frieder and Arianna Bergman February 12, 2022

Wake up at 7 AM. Finish a few random math problems, read a chapter of a book for LA, drive to school, go to the gym during an off period, leave school and drive straight to practice, get home, eat dinner,...

Coach Phil Bravo talks to his team before the game against Green Mountain on Aug. 27. He is retiring this year after a celebrated career.

The Final Go

Zack Frieder and David Maxwell November 13, 2021

As Phil Bravo led the Whittier Christian High School Heralds onto the field to play crosstown rivals Beaumont High School in his first game as a varsity head coach, things didn’t go according to plan. When...

Monarch senior, Brae Cole, plays with her club on her home field in 2019

Kicking it with club sports

Carolyn Jewett and Amelia Krueger January 25, 2021

A whistle blows. The crowds around the soccer field chatter with excitement as the players watch the ball like hawks, as they sprint, dodge, and sweat to make a goal. Brae Cole ‘21, a athlete for...

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