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Cross country teams run to state

Cross country teams run to state

Joanne Kim and Ingrid Lam

December 15, 2017


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Cal High’s cross country teams experienced unprecedented success this past season.  Both the men’s and women’s teams placed second at the NCS Championships and advanced to the CIF State Meet last month. It was the first time since 2008 that one of Cal’s cross country teams advanced as...

Women’s teams had a historic season

Haia Haidari, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


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Girls took off their heels and put on their sneakers  – or swim suits in the case of water polo – to help women’s teams at Cal High complete one of their most successful seasons in school history.  The fall season saw every women’s team reach NCS, and two  teams – cross country...

Jessica Zhang straps on skates to soar

Jessica Zhang straps on skates to soar

Brittany Jimena, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2017


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At the age of three, senior Jessica Zhang strapped on her first pair of ice skates and started her journey on the ice rink.  Since then, Zhang has continued on in her figure skating career to win numerous awards , both individually and with her competitive ice theatre.  When Zhang first...

Grizzlies are ready to fight

Siena Sharpe, Aidan Trejo, and Kevin Sablyniski

December 15, 2017


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From breaking world records to inspiring girls through female empowerment, women’s soccer is a sport filled with dedication, perseverance and unity.  Cal’s women’s soccer team is looking forward to push boundaries and break their own records this coming season.  Last year, the women...

Grizzlies geared up for NCS playoffs

Grizzlies geared up for NCS playoffs

Alex Suehiro, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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The varsity football team’s seson can best be described as streaky. After opening the season with three straight wins, Cal lost its next three games before bouncing back with another three-game winning streak. It all adds up to a 6-3 record, 5-3 in league, heading into last Friday’s season...

Can any team take the Warriors crown?

Can any team take the Warriors crown?

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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  The Golden State Warriors have won two of the last three NBA championships, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 and 2017, and losing in 2016 in a series that came down to the last minutes of Game 7. It seems inevitable that these two teams will meet again as 28 of the 30 NBA general...

A real hater’s guide to the NBA season

A real hater’s guide to the NBA season

Conan Maron, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Oh boy, what an incredibly unpredictable year of  basketball it’s going to be. It’s not like there’s only two or three teams that can actually win the title. Across sweat soaked courts and shady management offices around the nation, let’s see how teams are preparing themselves for another...

Raiders, 49ers fans are hopeful

Raiders, 49ers fans are hopeful

Emilio Carrera, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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  Nearly a month into the NFL season, fans of the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers are quite hopeful about the direction their favorite teams are heading. After years of living in the dark far from postseason relevance, the Raiders (2-1) have returned to the limelight and found a way...

Fall teams striving for playoffs

Fall teams striving for playoffs

Alex Suehiro, Julia Tjan, Antonin Urban, and Haia Haidari

October 2, 2017


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The Friday night lights have returned once again meaning only one thing: Football is back! The season kicked off on Aug. 25 at home against James Logan and the Grizzlies rolled to three straight wins before losing 37-6 to San Ramon Valley last Friday. Cal (3-1 overall, 2-1 EBAL) is tied for second...

Competitive, stunt cheer teams officially become sports this year

Competitive, stunt cheer teams officially become sports this year

Anne Syed, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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The long-running debate if cheerleading is really a sport has finally been decided. Cal High  has adopted  Assembly Bill 949, known as the California High Schools Expanding Equality Respect and Safety Act (C.H.E.E.R.S), officially recognizing competitive and stunt cheer as a California Interscholastic...

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