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The trio of Kyrie Irving, left, James Harden, center, and Kevin Durant are among the favorites to win the NBA title this year.

2021 NBA playoffs set to be a wild ride

Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer May 22, 2021

With the new play-in tournament wrapping up Friday night with the heartbreaking Warriors’ defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies, all seeds are finally set, and the NBA playoffs will finally begin this weekend....

LeBron James, left, and Steph Curry will face off Wednesday night in the NBA's inaugural Play-In Tournament. The winner will face Phoenix in the first round of the playoffs, while the loser will play the winner of Memphis and San Antonio to determine who plays top-seeded Utah in the first round.

Warriors-Lakers game highlights NBA’s inaugural play-in tournament

Golden State's exciting win over Memphis in Sunday's regular season finale sets stage for a Steph Curry v LeBron James matchup on Wednesday night
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

With the NBA’s shortened COVID-19 season coming to a close, the postseason is here.  But this season - which was reduced to 72 games - the NBA added a completely new gimmick, inspired by last season’s...

Clemson quarterback Tyler Lawrence was the  top overall pick in the draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jags’ top pick Lawrence headlines AFC draft prospects

Clemson QB could help lift Jacksonville back to respectability
Tanner Curtis, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Last week I reviewed how all of the NFC teams did in the 2021 NFL draft. This week I’m going to be going over how each AFC team did last month. AFC South Houston Texans The Houston Texans didn’t...

North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the third overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft. Lance is expected to soon replace Jimmy Garoppolo behind center.

49ers earn high marks for taking risk with top draft pick

Quarterback Trey Lance will be groomed to replace Jimmy Garoppolo
Tanner Curtis, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

After taking place remotely last year, the NFL Draft was back in person and in full swing April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio, and it didn’t disappoint, especially for San Francisco 49er fans. Here’s...

New Cal High men's basketball coach Steve Ohlmeyer, who graduated from Cal High in 1988, has worked with the school's program for the past 20 years.

Steve Ohlmeyer works his way to the top

Former Cal High student and longtime coach takes over men's basketball program
Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor April 30, 2021

Steve Ohlmeyer has had a long history at Cal, but now he’s finally reached his goal. After coaching at every basketball level at Cal, Ohlmeyer is now the new head coach of the men's varsity basketball...

Members of Cal High's women's volleyball team, seen here playing Monte Vista, were allowed to recently start their season despite the sport being played indoors. All players and coaches are required to wear masks.

All Cal High sports are back in action

Pranav Sannaasi, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

It had been more than a full year since all high school sports were back in action.  But as of April 6, all sports, indoor and outdoor, have the greenlight to begin practices and games. There were...

Women's basketball players posted the stark contrast between their gym, left, and the men's provided by the NCAA for the tournament bubbles.

March Madness tips off with controversy

Men's and women's college basketball tournaments are clearly not viewed as equal events
Tanner Curtis, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

After taking a year-long hiatus, one of the most exciting sporting events in the country is nearing what should be some exciting finales on Sunday and Monday with the men's and women's college basketball...

Cal High coaches and teachers who are returning to campus have begun testing for COVID-19.

Outdoor sports are back

Student athletes return to the fields, pools, tennis courts and golf courses for the first time in nearly a year as CIF gives green light to play again
Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

After an 11-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, students who participate in outdoor sports are finally back in action. All outdoor high school sports throughout the state were given the...

As we gear up for the 2021 MLB season, the MLB is going for a full 162 game schedule, with the ultimate goal being the same.

MLB gears up for new season

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor March 8, 2021

After a shortened 60-game 2020 season, Major League Baseball is heading into 2021 full steam. Very few changes have been made to how this year’s 162-game season will occur, with teams remaining in...

The worst winter storm in the state's history swept through Texas last month, and staff writer Tanner Curtis was there to experience it while competing in a hockey tournament.

My experience playing hockey in Texas

Tanner Curtis, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Over President’s Day weekend the state of Texas was hit with one of it’s largest snowstorms in history. The state dealt with massive power outages, which lead to people not getting water or heat...

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