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Sam Hummel is riding high

Sam Hummel is riding high

Haia Haidari, Sports Editor

April 27, 2018


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Senior Sam Hummel seems to have his future planned out and is working his way up as a professional hillclimb motocross bike rider.  Hillclimbing is done with off road motorcycles that go up a steep hill battling the clock to get to the top.  “I love the sport because there’s nothing else that gives me the rush I get from ridin...

NBA playoffs are heating up

NBA playoffs are heating up

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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After a long, eventful NBA season, we have finally reached the part of the season that people actually care about: the playoffs.  We have seen the rise of rookies including Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell. We’ve also seen season-ending injuries to star player...

Several Cal High girls have eyes on collegiate hockey

Several Cal High girls have eyes on collegiate hockey

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Senior Celine Long and sophomore Evelyn Andrade are following their passions on the ice and breaking boundaries, they hope will lead them to play hockey in college.  Long, one of seven girls on the San Ramon Grizzlies team, has been playing hockey since she was five and has been on the ice since,...

March Madness in the Newsroom

March Madness in the Newsroom

Conan Maron and Alex Suehiro

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

It’s the time of the season again. Where hopefuls throw darts at a wall to decide who’s going to win the national college championship and the entire country decides to actually care about basketball for about two weeks before throwing it back into obscurity in favor of the Cavaliers overlords in...

Pedaling down to reach the top

Pedaling down to reach the top

Narges Torabi, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Freshman Cody Neumann has been going downhill for three years now. But in his sport, this is a good thing. Neumann has been taking his talent to a new level as he becomes more competitive in downhill and enduro mountain biking. So far, he has participated in the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals....

Spring sports are starting to sprout

Spring sports are starting to sprout

Emilio Carrera, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Spring sports are starting and many teams have their eyes on the NCS postseason. After having long NCS runs last year, the women’s lacrosse and track and field teams are looking for big seasons ahead while facing the challenge of replacing key seniors. The track and field teams looks to improve...

Castaneda rises in the rugby ranks

Castaneda rises in the rugby ranks

Abby Fritz and Emilio Carrera

February 9, 2018


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When freshman Diana Castaneda was in seventh grade she began watching her older sister play rugby. Although Castaneda didn’t take to it right away, her sister, Elizabeth, a 2017 Cal High graduate, and their cousin convinced her to play.  As they say, the rest is history. Castaneda is...

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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With international political tensions as volatile as they are these days, the 2018 Winter Olympics are an opportunity for a step back, allowing for Americans to put everything aside and watch our athletes. This year’s Winter Olympics officially begin today in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and they will...

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


Filed under Sports

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...

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