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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 - ...

Winter sports heat up in time for NCS

Winter sports heat up in time for NCS

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

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

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

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...