Sunset League Time!


Its an exciting time to be a high school basketball player. Sunset League has begun!! League is a one month period where high school teams play the other teams in their area, all in hopes of winning the league championship. 6 teams, all fighting for the same trophy. 9 months of hard work, to be the best you can be by the time league starts. Its a time where all your hard work pays off and you rise to championship status, or a time where you realize you never had a chance.

To explain how hard it is to win a League Championship, here’s a fact. Fountain Valley Varsity has only won one since 1996, and that was in 2013 (shodameyer was on that squad). Luckily, I play for JV and it isn’t as tough. We won our first league game against Marina on Friday, and I have high hopes we can win it all. We are the smallest team in our league, but I feel we have a very strong back-court and great team chemistry. This coming week will really show whether or not we have a chance, as we play the two powerhouses of Sunset, Los Al and Edison, on Wednesday and Friday. I’m confident in our ability and in the work we’ve put in. “#FVStandUp”-Shoda



The New Year

Happy New Year by bdtiger2000 - This is a glossy new years banner with balloons, confetti, & fireworks.

Picture by bdtiger2000

Happy New Year to everyone around the world. I wanted to talk about the new year. For me, the new year makes me reflect back on my life and see what I’ve done. Something I heard in a speech by a man named Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi really opened my eyes and made me think. He said, “Why do we celebrate the new year?” He said that the only thing that had changed for most people was just a digit in the year. Dr. Siddiqi  said that all the problems were still there, people were still suffering, and all the other horrific things were still happening. The only people that should celebrate a new year are those who are planning to change themselves for the better or are planning to do something to really help improve the world. Later at night, I began to ask myself if I was really changing my self for the better every year. I want to ask all of you the same question; are you doing something to benefit yourself or others every year? If not, we should all try to better ourselves in this world every year. Why not try to perfect ourselves; we are all blessed to be living year after year. Lets have a reason to celebrate our new year.

Thanks for reading!!

Hamza Ayub