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NFL playoff picture starting to take shape

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018


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Now that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, the NFL playoff picture is slowly beginning to come into focus. So, for the final eight weeks of the season my focus will shift from the power rankings to the playoff picture. Here’s how the top six teams in each conference stack up heading into Week 11. NFC...

Rams’ first loss shakes up top of power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


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At the midway point in the season, the playoff picture is starting to emerge. Games get more important and we find out whether a handful of teams are contenders or pretenders. Questions are answered. Can Patrick Mahomes keep up his historic pace? Who is the king of the NFC North? AFC North? Will the...

Bye week a win for Raiders after Cooper trade

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


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Not only was it an exciting week on the field, trades across the NFL sparked some buzz as well. The Giants dealt Eli Apple to the Saints and Damon Harrison to the Lions,l. But the acquisition that shook the football world was the Raiders sealing Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. We’ll see if the deal coul...

Rams hold top spot as only undefeated team

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018


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Another week gone, and another loss from each the Raiders and the 49ers. It  hasn’t been a very exciting year for Bay Area football fans, as the two squads have combined for a 2-10 record, and the road ahead doesn’t necessarily provide hope, at least for this season. Outside the bay, worry in Jacksonvill...

Girl’s volleyball sets up for NCS playoffs

Girl’s volleyball sets up for NCS playoffs

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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With freshly polished hardwood and hung up nets, Cal High’s women’s volleyball team heads into tonight’s season finale at Carondelet as one of the top teams vying for an NCS championship come playoff time. All so far this season, racking up a 25-4 overall record, 14-3 in the highly competitive ...

Colts help break up Bay Area bottom dwellers

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 14, 2018


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WARNING: The following content may contain elements that are not suitable for Bay Area football fans. After another exciting week of football, both ends of the power rankings feature new teams. A couple of legendary quarterbacks etched themselves deeper into the record books in week 5, while...

Rams, Chiefs top power rankings as only two undefeated teams

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


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While fans weren’t watching refs announce roughing the passer penalties, we witnessed another week in which quarterbacks completely took over. There has never, in the Super Bowl era, been this many touchdowns thrown (228) at this point in the season. Only two teams remain undefeated thus far, while ju...

MLB playoffs are here

Andrew Sousa, Staff writer

October 3, 2018


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The baseball postseason is here and the final four teams from the National and five teams from the American leagues are fighting for a spot in the 2018 World Series later this month. Without further ado, let’s dig into each postseason contender and see which ones will thrive, or strike out c...

Grizzlies host Monte Vista tonight in EBAL showdown

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


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The Grizzlies varsity football team faces off against Monte Vista tonight in the most crucial game thus far for each team this season. Cal and the Mustangs both come into tonight’s game with a 4-1 record overall, looking to edge one another in the early stages of league play. The home game for...

49ers, Raiders at wrong end of power rankings for local fans

Cameron McKeon

September 27, 2018


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A big thank you to the Bills for absolutely negating the claims I made about them last week. I suppose they won’t be sitting at the bottom of the rankings all year. Three weeks into NFL action and who expected the Patriots to be 1-2? The Dolphins to be 3-0? It seems as if the only team that has ...

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