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Gymnast makes national team

Gymnast makes national team

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

Some people spend their whole lives chasing after their dreams. Luckily for freshman Amanda Waterson, her recent acceptance to the USA National Gymnastics teams will make her dreams come true. After competing with a club team for five years locally, Waterson tried out for the national team in February. Waterson...

NBA playoffs are here

Andrew Evans, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

This is the best time of the year to be a fan of the NBA. In these best of seven series, where it’s win or go home, the stars really start to shine. As always, the West will be a hard-fought battle, but the defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder is the main team that stands...

Soccer teams fall short in NCS

Soccer teams fall short in NCS

Andrew Evans and Eric Yee

March 19, 2013

The men and women’s soccer teams represented Cal’s winter sports in the NCS.   But both teams fell short of winning it all as the men’s team lost in the semifinals, while the women’s team lost in the second round. The men’s team earned the seventh seed in the NCS, and fourth place...

Softball eager to return to NCS

Softball eager to return to NCS

Arman Tafazzoli, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, Alec Bandler, and Sam Canter

March 19, 2013

Baseball Head Coach: Chad Ross 2011-12 record: 15-3; second in NCS Key Newcomers: Austin Chauvin, Sam Cabral Key Returners: Nate D’Emilio, Adam Kimmel, Daniel DeFazio, Nick Allman Key Losses: Thomas Peter, Kevin Farley Many of the strong core players that brought the team tantalizingly clo...

What’s in with Cal athletes

March 15, 2013

See what's in with Cal athletes this month!...

Goalkeeper headed to Oregon

Goalkeeper headed to Oregon

Joyce Ho, News Editor

February 11, 2013

While most soccer players shoot for scoring a winning goal or assiting with a teammates’ triumph of sneaking a shot past a goalie, Cal High senior Lauren Holden has spent the past four years trying to block every opponent’s attempt to do that against her team. Since her freshman year, Holden has...

Who’s got it better than us?

Who’s got it better than us?

Eric Yee and Alec Bandler

February 11, 2013

Five years ago, the Bay Area’s professional sports teams were complete failures. The Giants and A’s both completed sub-.500 seasons, the 49ers and Raiders were complete disasters, and the Warriors had fallen back into the dysfunctional franchise that they had been for the previous 13 seasons. The...

Teams up and down during winter

Teams up and down during winter

Marisol Montes, Luke Finkel, Eric Yee, and Ashwath Mohan

February 11, 2013

The men’s soccer team was back on top of the standings and fulfilling preseason goals before recently dropping three of their last four games. The Grizzlies (7-4-1) are fourth in the league standings behind Monte Vista, De La Salle and San Ramon Valley. According to maxpreps.com, the Grizzlies...

Volleyball digs out North Coast title

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

December 19, 2012

Cal High had one of the most successful postseason runs in school  history last month when the women’s volleyball team won their first NCS championship in 30 years and reached the second round of the CIF state championship. The Grizzlies won the Division I championship for the first time since...

Soccer team starts strong

Soccer team starts strong

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

December 19, 2012

Men’s Soccer  Head Coaches: Chris Faidley, Todd Higley 2011-12 Record: 17-3 Key Returners: Nate Grixti, Jon Massimino Key Losses: Chris Nodhal, Cameron Townsend, Duke Driggs Key Newcomers: Davis Bullock, DeVante Raynor The men’s soccer team has high expectations this year after last y...