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NFL playoff picture starting to take shape

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

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...

Grizzlies roar in NCS playoffs

Grizzlies roar in NCS playoffs

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Cal High’s girls’ volleyball team continued their streak of excellence this season, advancing to CIF State Championship tournament for the second straight season. But after defeating Pleasant Grove in four sets in the opening round of the Division 1 playoffs on Nov. 6, Cal saw its season come...

Not horsing around

Not horsing around

Emmy Burrus and Nikhita Dhamrait, Staff Writers

November 15, 2018


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Senior Rhetta Haase was only nine months old when she was put on a horse for the first time. Sophomore Lillian Holtmeier’s first ride on a horse came when she was about seven years older than Haase. But both girls share one thing: a strong connection to their hores-riding sports. “A lot...

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 ...

Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Benjamin Rettig, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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From afar, the smoke billowing from Cal High’s back parking lot makes it seem as though illicit student activities are taking place.     But upon closer inspection, Cal High’s tailgate organization is busy carrying on a Friday night tradition for many Cal students. Filling Cal’s ...

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Grizzlies are in mid-season form as Friday Night Lights are back and in full effect. Led by Coach Eric Billeci, now in his 10th year, Cal looks to make a run at another North Coast Section title game. Cal (2-1 EBAL, 5-2 overall) handled Foothill on Oct. 5 with relative ease, securing a ...

Four teams remain in MLB playoffs

Four teams remain in MLB playoffs

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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It’s October, which means school is in full swing, just like the bats of MLB players trying to reach the biggest stage in baseball: the World Series.  The baseball postseason is halfway in the books and the final four teams from the National and American leagues are fighting for a spot in the 201...

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