The Poly Spotlight



Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Farewell, Black Mamba

LEGEND: Kobe Bryant bids farewell to a successful career. By Jack Weggeland, Staff Writer Since the 1996 draft, when drafted by the Charlotte Hornets and eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant has been and continues to be the cornerstone of the Lakers’ franchise.  In his twenty year career, he ranked third on...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Tennis and Drugs

SHARAPOVA: Tennis champion Maria Sharapova, a household name, failed a drug test at the Australian Open. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer On March 7, 2016, Maria Sharapova held a press conference.  She owned up to using meldonium,...

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Entertainment or Competition?

ALL-STARS: The NBA All-Star Game has become “the world’s most talented pickup game.” By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer To be selected for the annual All Star game used to be an honor for any National Basketball Association...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Staff Snapshot: Katie Rumfola Leads Girls’ Soccer

COACH: Katie Rumfola becomes the main coach for the girls’ varsity soccer team. By Himadri Ratnayake, Staff Writer As sports seasons come and go each year, the coaching staff also has the ability to be refreshed with...

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

On the Road to Greatness

VOLLEYBALL: Poly senior, Desiree Howard receives college volleyball scholarship By Avelina Maier, Staff Writer Colin Powell once said, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” Desiree Howard (12) has experienced...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Friday Night Lights: A Cheerleader’s Perspective

SPIRIT: Poly Cheer & Song members give their perspective of Friday Night Football games. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer With the fall season comes the annual football season for Poly High School. Football players and fans nervously...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

McDowell Leads Bears

FEATURE: Poly junior Dylan McDowell dominates on the field as well as in the classroom. By Scott Field, Staff Writer Poly’s varsity baseball team had a strong start early in their season. With a 3-1 record, the...

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

All Good Things Must Come to an End

CHANGE: Head coach and Physics teacher Mr. Mark Colwell finishes his last year at Poly. By Kayla Iles, Staff Writer This year, change is in the air not only in the classroom but also on the pool...

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Pole Vault Prodigy

SOAR: Riverside Poly athlete Zachary Green establishes himself as one of Southern California’s premier high school pole vaulters. By Timothy Chen, Sports Editor Zachary Green (11) began pole vaulting his freshmen year. “I thought it looked cool,...

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Coaching Changes

VACANCY: Athletic Director Mr. Jim Vaughn looks to hire a new varsity boys’ basketball head coach following the resignation of Mr. Mark Vanta. By Frank Racobs, Staff Writer After serving four years as head coach and being...

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