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Winter sports heat up in time for NCS

Winter sports heat up in time for NCS

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team has made quite a statement in the EBAL this season. With an impressive league record of 10-1, 21-5 overall, the Grizzlies look to roll into NCS playoffs with plenty of momentum despite losing its last two league games. The Grizzlies lost at home to Carondele...

Students make an impact with dance

Students make an impact with dance

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Behind the vibrant colors, rhythmic music and contagious smiles are countless bruises and hours of hard work. It is early February and a new season of winter guard is about a month in. The season spans from the start of the new year to April, with championships usually taking place on the fir...

Are you ready for some football?

Californian staff

February 1, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Super Bowl LIII is bringing about much excitement, featuring familiar faces as well as first-timers. The majority of America hopes that this is the beginning of the end for Tom Brady and the Patriots reign because they seem to be in the Super Bowl every year are often embroiled in controversy. But this ti...

It’s young guns vs future Hall of Famers in title games

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

We're one step away from the Super Bowl, and the tops four teams most of the season have given us two intriguing title game  match-ups tomorrow afternoon. AFC Championship Patriots at Chiefs - About 95 percent of America wants to see the Pats lose this game. A Super Bowl berth would grant them...

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cal High football team’s playoff run came to an end on Nov. 30 in a tightly-contested 35-34 thriller at home against Freedom High. Even if the score wasn’t in their favor, Grizzly fans were treated with a show when Cal and Freedom went at it with a spot in the North Coast Section championship...

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

While most students are still sleeping, sophomores Rujula Patole and Jessica Chan head to the ice rink every Sunday morning at 5:45 a.m. to practice jumps and prepare their programs. The two of them compete in synchronized figure skating, a sport where camaraderie and chemistry is vital. Patole...

Hockey players head to Canada

Hockey players head to Canada

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The horn goes off and a swarm of ice hockey players mob each other in celebration. There are hugs and high fives as the Tri Valley Blue Devils hockey team celebrates their latest accomplishment: Western Regional Champions. The undefeated Blue Devils 16AU ’03 team, which features four Cal High...

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This must be said: The Raiders are the 21st century version of Chernobyl.  Nobody is immune from the intense radiation spewing from this failed blob of a football team.  The Mack trade. The Cooper trade. The Vegas move. The Gruden hiring. And the locker room turmoil have somehow made this...

NFL teams vie for playoff spots with four games left

Cameron McKeon and Cameron McKeon

December 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

With three quarters of the season in the books, teams have four games left to prove their playoff worthy. Here’s the top six in each conference as the NFL races down the home stretch. AFC 6. Baltimore Ravens: It’s a bit surprising to see the Ravens where they are right now, clinging onto a...

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...

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