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Skate park remains active, but COVID safety protocols are mostly ignored

Many teens and kids recently enjoyed the San Ramon skate park. While a sign at the park's entrance reads a maximum of 20 people allowed an no social gatherings, many skaters were observed not social distancing and none were wearing masks.
November 18, 2020

At the San Ramon skate park skaters are always on the move.  The skaters do flips and grinds all over the park. Some skaters stay in their own area while others chat in groups. Their styles are...

Student athletes find a way to train, stay in shape during the pandemic

Student athletes have been able to work out in small groups at the Cal High field while maintaining social distancing.
November 6, 2020

While club sports are returning to action bit by bit, high school sports have been almost non-existent since March.  But despite this nearly eight-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Cal High ushers in a new football era

New football coach Danny Calcagno brings a plethora of coaching experience to Cal High. He coached at San Leandro High School from 1995 to 2002 and at Chabot College from 2003 to 2016.
Coach Danny Calcagno hopes to lead Grizzlies back to EBAL dominance
November 6, 2020

With the start of a new decade comes the introduction of a new coach for Cal High football. Danny Calcagno is entering his first year as the head coach for Cal’s football team, and is excited for...

The 2020 NBA Draft is the key to the Golden State Warriors’ future

With the NBA Draft approaching next week, three highly touted prospects are being heavily watched by the Golden State Warriors, who have the No. 2 overall pick. These players include projected lottery picks, from left to right, James Wiseman from Memphis University, Anthony Edwards from University of Georgia, and LaMelo Ball, who played in the Lithuanian Basketball League last season.
Team has plenty of good options by holding the No. 2 overall pick
November 6, 2020

For the first time since 2012, the Golden State Warriors are going to have a lottery pick in the NBA draft on Nov. 18. And they don’t just have any pick - they have the second pick in the entire draft.  This...

LeBron looks to solidify his legacy in 2020 NBA finals against his former team

LeBron James looks to win his fourth NBA championship - his first with the Lakers- and strengthen his claim as the GOAT.
What will it take for Lakers and Heat to win the title in the COVID bubble?
September 30, 2020

This year’s NBA postseason has been like no other before it. Not only is it taking place in a “bubble” on ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex in Walt Disney World, but numerous records have been...

Esports booming during pandemic

Despite empty arenas, esports has thrived during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gamers, spectators increase even as events go virtual
September 30, 2020

A global pandemic caused most of the world to go into quarantine on March 13, causing most sports to shut down and postpone their seasons. But not esports. Esports - which are multiplayer video games...

How have professional sports teams fared during the pandemic?

Ten members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19 after their game last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, forcing the NFL to postpone the Titans game with the Steelers this weekend.
Some leagues have responded to COVID-19 better than others
September 30, 2020

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals stepped on the field on July 23 for the first game of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. And when that happened, major professional sports in America...

No high school sports until at least December

With water polo players and the rest of high school athletes are sidelined until at least December because of the coronavirus pandemic, the San Ramon community pool that is used by Cal High is under construction. It hopefully will be completed before water polo players begin their seasons in mid-December.
CIF postpones fall season to the winter and schedules first games for January
September 30, 2020

With the coronavirus still raging across America, most high school classrooms remain empty. Fields and gyms will be no different, as the fall sports season at Cal High and schools throughout the state...

MLB’s most bizarre season reaches its conclusion

The Oakland A's earned the second seed in the American League playoffs after winning the AL West for the first time since 2013.
September 29, 2020

After just 68 days since opening day, Major League Baseball is ready for postseason baseball.  What a year. With a 60-game season and an expanded 16-team postseason format, the final week of...

NFL season is underway

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs looking to win their second straight championship.
Defending champion Chiefs are positioned to hoist Lombardi Trophy again this season
September 20, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, the 2020 NFL season charges on in mostly empty stadiums, giving football fans around the country a much needed distraction from the COVID-19.  Here’s a look at how...

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