Category Archives: Athletics

Cross country banquet recognizes achievement during season

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer The Verbum Dei cross country team finished its season with an annual sports recognition banquet, January 17 in the Student Success Center.  Parents of cross country runners were in attendance to cheer on their sons as they received their awards.  Food … Continue reading

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“The Verb Way” and “The strongest shall survive” – mantras play role in athletic and academic motivation and excellence

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer At Verbum Dei, many of the sports teams have their own mini-traditions and sayings that get passed from upperclassmen to the next class of talented and promising athletes. Some of these traditions have been at the Verb … Continue reading

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Varsity soccer victorious over Cantwell 5-0 in league opener

By Nathaniel Zelada, Photo Editor Verbum Dei varsity soccer played its league opener against Cantwell Wednesday, January 16, at Verbum Dei High School. It saw our own Eagles take down Cantwell in a 5-0 win. In a long awaited game, the Verb squad … Continue reading

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Verb soccer to face St. Pius X Matthias in January 16 match

By Rafael Villalobos, Staff Writer Verbum Dei soccer will face rival St. Pius X Matthias Academy on January 16, 2019, at the school’s home field, 7851 Gardendale Street, Downey. Junior varsity will play at 3:30 P.M., and varsity will take the field at … Continue reading

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Verb soccer to play “Senior Night” game vs. St. Bernard, 1/25

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer The Verbum Dei High School’s “Senior Night” soccer game against Saint Bernard High School will be held on the campus athletic field at 3:00 P.M. on January 25 .   Seniors will be honored for their hard … Continue reading

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Varsity B-ball to face rival Mary Star in 1/18 conference game

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer One of the biggest rival games for the Verbum Dei varsity basketball team is just on the horizon! Mary Star of the Sea High School  is a conference rival to Verbum Dei and has been for … Continue reading

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New to VDHS: Batting cage readied for use by baseball squad

By Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer Verbum Dei High School assembled its first batting cage over the Christmas break in December, so that student athletes can train and develop their skills without the monotony of “shagging” hit baseballs. “We knew last year that we needed one,” … Continue reading

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Verb soccer faces former rival Saints in pre-league game, 12/21

By Brian Hernandez and Rafael Villalobos, Staff Writers Verbum Dei soccer will face its former rival St. Anthony High School on December 21, 2018.   Junior Varsity plays at 3:00  P.M. and varsity takes the field at 4:30 P.M. at Clark field, Saint Anthony’s home … Continue reading

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Verb baseball rebuilds and finalizes roster for upcoming season

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer The baseball team at Verbum Dei returned in the 2017-2018 school year after a several year hiatus; it has been in a rebuilding project since then. Last year, the squad record of two and eight made for a rough … Continue reading

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Verb’s athletic glory days represented in Eagle’s Nest banners

By Oscar Herrera, Columns/Opinion Editor As one steps into the Eagle’s Nest, and he or she glances up onto the banners that hang high above the court, he or she will see multiple championship banners hanging. They hang proudly as a testament to Verb’s glory days: the … Continue reading

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