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Trio of underdogs crash NFL Divisional Round playoff party

The NFL playoffs move into the Divisional Round with the final eight teams fighting for spots in the AFC and NFC championship games.
Do Rams, Browns and Ravens have what it takes to beat another favorite? Sports writer Ben Olson says only Baltimore will win.
January 15, 2021

And then there were eight.  After a Super Wild Card weekend saw three underdogs (Rams, Brown and Ravens) topple higher seeds, the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs is upon us. Four potentially...

A super Wild Card weekend kicks off NFL playoffs

The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend with six Wild Card games, two more than in years past, because of the addition of a third Wild Card team to each conference. The top seeded Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers are the only teams with a bye this weekend.
With the addition of two more teams, fans can feast on six games this weekend
January 8, 2021

The NFL playoffs are here, and for the first time fans are treated with six games during the opening Wild Card weekend. The NFL expanded the playoffs to 14 teams this season by adding a third Wild Card...

High school sports start date gets pushed back even further

 Cal High’s football team and other sports were permitted to practice in small groups until the board  suspended these meetings this week. Because of new health guidelines, there will be no competitions until at least Jan. 25.
New health guidelines prohibit any competitions until at least Jan. 25
December 18, 2020

When sophomore water polo player Briana Farias heard that the upcoming season was being pushed back yet again, needless to say she was disappointed.  “This would be my first season playing water...

PRO: Students can still safely play sports during the pandemic

December 18, 2020

Over the past few months there has been a debate about whether  high school sports should be played during a global pandemic.   Many people believe that it is not safe and the consequences...

Reviewing the NBA’s shortest offseason ever

The NBA season is starting next week and there are many intriguing stories after the abbreviated offseason.
December 18, 2020

Many businesses have been going through some rough times during this pandemic, and the NBA is no exception. With the season set to begin on Dec. 22,  just two months after the pandemic bubble season...

NFL playoffs are nearly here

The 2020 NFL season has seen lots of top notch performers, with many players fighting for the elusive Most Valuable Player award. (From left to right): TJ Watt, Derrick Henry, and Russell Wilson.
Chiefs and Packers hold the top seeds with three weeks left in the regular season
December 18, 2020

Amidst a global pandemic, the National Football League rolls on. And while it has been difficult, they have managed to nearly finish the season and make it to the playoffs. New to this year, seven teams...

CON: Sports During This Pandemic Is a Risk Not Worth Taking

December 18, 2020

As we speak, the world is still in a national crisis as the coronavirus pandemic is still circulating the world. So why must high school sports teams continue to practice when student athletes can stay...

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,...

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