The Californian

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Senior Daniella Hawkins ended her high school swimming career on a high note. Hawkins placed second in the 500 freestyle event at the CIF State Championships on May 17-18 at Clovis West High School.  “I was really excited to get second, because I had never placed that high in state befo...

Cal spring sports heating up

Cal spring sports heating up

LV Viswanathan, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Grizzlies softball team is back in the running for an NCS championship, led by the exceptional pitching and high-caliber defense. Cal has a great group of athletes on the team, who are determined and passionate about the game. The team is second in the EBAL with a league record of 10-1, 17-4...

Annika Lister making a big impact

Annika Lister making a big impact

Cameron McKeon and Jenna Lyons, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

Junior Annika Lister is quickly becoming Cal High’s next track star.  Lister has been on the track team since freshman year, participating and shining in both shot put and discus. “She’s a natural team leader and works really hard every day,” senior teammate Allie Banducci said. Th...

Men’s softball plater goes international

Men’s softball plater goes international

Aidan Trejo and Maddy Klessel, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

Junior Ethan Rodriguez grew up playing the game of baseball since he was a little kid. But it wasn’t until  recently that he made the worthwhile switch to men’s fastpitch softball. Rodriguez’s dad, Johnny Rodriguez, originally introduced his son to baseball, a sport he played from li...

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The first day of the NFL draft is in the books, and the Raiders did it again with another head-scratching pick at No. 4 overall, but recovered with two other solids first round selections. The 49ers took the safe, and expected, pick with Nick Bosa, who was considered the top pass rusher and overall pro...

Sharks don’t get love they deserve

Sharks don’t get love they deserve

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

It’s time the San Jose Sharks get the respect they deserve in the Bay Area. If last night’s 5-4, Game 7 series-clinching, overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights doesn’t turn heads around the bay, nothing will. It’s arguably the most resilient performance in the team’s history. The Sharks ...

March Madness is just heating up

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

On March 17 in the year of our lord 2019, March Madness commenced. Like the Purge, the weak teams have started to get rooted out and eliminated to the likes of powerhouses Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Gonzaga. In fact, all of the top three seeds in each region advanced to the Sweet 16, someth...

Freshmen stars shining bright on varsity

Freshmen stars shining bright on varsity

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

From the bright green softball and baseball diamonds to the hardwood of the volleyball court to the soft rubbery track, freshmen at Cal High have made their mark on varsity athletic teams this season. Whether its Payton Lee helping Cal reach the CIF State volleyball tourament or Matthew Alm and Madison...

Standout fencer reaches new heights

Standout fencer reaches new heights

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

When it comes to sports, people often think of basketball, soccer and baseball.  But what about other sports such as fencing?  Although fencing isn’t a traditional sport with a ball and two teams, it’s still quite rigorous and challenging.  But for sophomore Chuyi Zhang, ...

America’s national pastime returns

America’s national pastime returns

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

March 26, 2019

As March winds down, baseball’s offseason and spring training come to a close. Headlined by a couple $300 million contracts, an exciting offseason is sure to create for an exhilirating 2019 season. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect from each of MLB’s 30 teams. AL West Houston Astros - ...