The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian


Above, sophomore Jadyn-Taylor Vo tries to balance with the help of her teammates as Cal High’s stunt team preforms at a school rally on April 26. The team won its second straight NCS title on April 27 by beating Liberty High 18-11.

Stunt repeats as NCS champs

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

For years, Cal High’s stunt team has been known for their reputation of constantly striving to be the best. With their talent and passion for the sport, the 31 girls on the team maintained the reputation...

A’s should not move to Sacramento

Landon Olberg, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

The Oakland A’s have been a historic baseball franchise for decades. But that history apparently doesn’t mean anything. A’s owner John Fisher announced on April 4 that the team will move to Sacramento...

Cal High junior Hritvik Hooda gets ready to return a shot during a match. Cal won its second straight EBAL title.

Grizzlies’ tennis achieves perfection

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor May 7, 2024

The Cal High men’s tennis team keeps making history. After winning their first league title in school history last year, the Grizzlies backed it up with a perfect 16-0 record and second straight EBAL...

Cal High Principal Demitrus Ball plays “Overwatch” during the Esports Club open house on March 19. The open house was designed to educate school and district administrators about the potential growth for esports.

Club hopes to introduce esports on campus

Marcus Chalasani, Assistant Sports Editor May 7, 2024

Cal High’s Esports Club is leveling up. The club hosted an open house in March where about two dozen students and administrators from the school and San Ramon Valley Unified School District came together...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic looks to lead his high-scoring team out of the first round, but the Los Angeles Clippers took a 1-0 lead by winning on Sunday.

NBA playoffs underway

Noah Young, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

With the NBA playoffs tipping off on Saturday we can expect another dominating playoff run from LeBron James and another record-breaking stat line from Nikola Jokic. But some teams have the opportunity...

Varsity pitcher Kaitlyn Le winds up to throw a pitch against Dougherty Valley on March 19. The Grizzlies won the game 6-1. Le, a senior, is committed to play softball for CSU Monterey Bay next season.

Grizzlies aiming to defend championship

Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor March 28, 2024

The 2023 North Coast Section softball champions are back on the field with hopes to secure back-to-back titles. Last season the team went 21-9 en route to its first NCS title before the season ended in...

Cal High’s women’s lacrosse team poses at Acalanes high in Lafayette after beating the Dons 15-9 on Feb. 23. The team is 4-2 under the leadership of new coach Tom Perry and his daugter, Madison Perry.

Cal women’s lacrosse welcomes new coaches

Andrew Chen, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2024

With the spring sports season underway, Cal High is welcoming a new coaching staff that is familiar with the school. Tom Perry has returned to coach the women’s varsity lacrosse team, but this time...

Coach Lenard Matthews, right, instructs junior Evan Wolken to get ready to plant the pole in the box. Mathews is eager to give his coaching advice to the team this season.

Pole vaulting finds a new coach

Saya Kubo, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Cal High pole vaulting has struggled to find a regular coach since Mike King left in 2021. The search to find a coach has been difficult, leaving the team with two different coaches and even coach-less...

Spectators watch a Braves game at Truist Park in Atlanta. The MLB season opens today.

Giants, A’s are going in different directions

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor March 28, 2024

This 2023-2024 MLB offseason was one of the busiest and most entertaining yet. With mega star Shohei Ohtani signing with the already powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers, it looked like it was going to be another...

Cal High varsity player junior Taylor Lim (5) wins tipoff against Amador Valley for the women’s team.

Women’s basketball dominates the winter

Suhas Chalasani, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Cal High’s women’s basketball has been phenomenal, dominating the regular season en route to the top seed in the NCS playoffs. The Grizzlies are 23-4 and placed third in the EBAL with a 7-2 league...

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