A Project for Better Journalism chapter


SV playoff run ends after loss to Cimmaron

May 11, 2018 12:00pm | Donovan Souder

Cimarron-Memorial High School defeated the Grizzlies 9-5 yesterday to avoid elimination. The Spartans jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first inning removing the Grizzlies starter after just 2\3 innings pitched. Cimarron put up two zeroes in the top half of the second and […]

SV avoids elimination after defeating Arbor View

May 10, 2018 7:52am | Donovan Souder

    A 5 run first inning for the Grizzlies set the tone of the rest of the game after the Grizzlies bested Arbor View 12-11 yesterday.    “We knew they could swing the bat well over there so we had to be better than them,” Shortstop Mitchell […]

Spring Valley drops opening round of playoffs

May 10, 2018 7:27am | Donovan Souder

   After a dominating performance from Palo Verde pitcher Jaret Godman, the Grizzlies fell 6-0 in the first round of playoffs.      “We had multiple chances to cash in some runs but failed to come through,” third baseman Erik DuLittle, who had one of only two […]

Clubs to Develop Original Video Games

April 20, 2018 11:08am | LaChine Wong

Authentication Error? No need to worry because Computer Club has arrived to help reboot the system for the Grizzly family. Take out your C plus plus (C++). No, not the C++ that may be on some report cards, but one of the most commonly used […]

The voice of the Grizzlies: Larnerd seeks student safety in frequent activism

April 19, 2018 12:43pm | Kushtrim Muja, Andrew Mendez

Principal Tam Larnerd knows he is the first line of defense for his more than 2,300 students at Spring Valley. Despite pushback from superiors and common folk, Larnerd is an activist, being vocal on issues that affect school safety, health and the wellbeing of students. […]

Valedictorian seeks future career in oncology

April 19, 2018 12:42pm | LaChine Wong

Valedictorian, a term that reaches a spike in searches according to Google Trends every year in the months of May and June. For senior Kenny Do however, there’s no need to define a term he has already achieved. Do will receive this award and present […]

IB coordinator hits track after bell

April 19, 2018 12:41pm | Isabel Hillers, Hana Helfand

The week was tiresome. Waiting at home was a pile of work that had to be done, and there’s an even bigger load of stress that has to be dealt with. The ways people choose to relieve this pressure comes in different ways. Some clean, […]

Former cheer coach arrested for inappropriate conduct

March 21, 2018 12:45pm | Andrew Mendez

Former Spring Valley cheerleading coach Joshua Balelo, 29, was arrested for two felony counts of lewdness with a minor over the age of 14, and two felony counts of child abuse on March 19. Balelo was fired by Principal Tam Larnerd in September 2017 when […]

Grizzlies protest for safer schools, stricter gun regulations

March 15, 2018 8:06pm | Andrew Mendez

More than 500 students and staff walked out of class today and participated in a nationwide movement calling for school safety and increased gun control.  The protest was held for 17 minutes to remember the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on […]

GALLERY: Lap 4 Life, March 14, 2018

March 15, 2018 8:04pm | Caitlin Gaddis, Andrew Mendez, Jessica Cabrera

More than 500 students participated in a Lap 4 Life to call for stricter gun laws and more emphasis on school safety. The demonstration took place at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes, to honor the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Florida last month.