The Californian

MLB spending spree

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

December 19, 2012

The Major League Baseball offseason has begun and players are cashing in big time in free agency. The 2012 World Series champions San Francisco Giants retained all of their key players from last season.  But to do this, they had to open their pocketbooks. The Giants resigned outfielder Angel Pagan...

Volleyball soars to NCS Finals

Volleyball soars to NCS Finals

Alec Bandler., Sports Editor

November 16, 2012

The women’s volleyball team has been phenomenal this season, winning the EBAL title with a 13-1 league record. The Grizzlies (27-3 overall) earned the top seed in the NCS playoffs and they are now playing in the NCS Championship game against No. 2 San Ramon Valley at Cal on Saturday at 7 pm. The...

New NBA season is underway

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

November 16, 2012

The 2012-2013 NBA season has begun and LeBron James and the Miami Heat will look to defend their title. For once the hometown Golden State Warriors look like they could have a solid team this year.  But these are false hopes for the league’s best fans. The new management, blindly led by Joe Lacob,...

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS

Luke Finkel, Eric Yee, Ashwath Mohan, and Alec Bandler

November 16, 2012

For only the second time in school history, Cal’s varsity football team can call themselves EBAL champions The Grizzlies earned a co-championship with San Ramon Valley after both teams finished 5-1 in league.  Although Cal handed the Wolves their only loss by the score of 41-38 on Oct. 12, the...

Longboarder slides into business

Longboarder slides into business

Darrah Cooper, Staff writer

November 16, 2012

Sophomore David Law was looking to buy a longboard last winter, but when he saw how expensive they were he realized it would be much cheaper to make one himself. So that’s exactly what he did. Law began designing and hand-crafting custom  longboards last December when he started his own company...

Women’s golf makes NCS

Californian Staff

October 18, 2012

The women’s golf team learned this week that they advanced to the NCS Qualifier for the first time in three years. The ladies capped their regular season on Monday by shooting a 470 at Deer Ridge Golf Course in Brentwood and placing sixth at the EBAL championships. The team experienced a huge turn-around...

Triathlete swims, runs, bikes to finish line

Triathlete swims, runs, bikes to finish line

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

Junior Stephen Waltrip’s blood is pumping. Stretching his muscles, his mind is racing and right before the whistle blows he thinks, “Let’s get it done.” Waltrip competed in his second triathlon Sept. 9 in Pacific Grove, finishing fourth with a time of three hours and one minute.  That’s...

Fall Classic Breakdown

Fall Classic Breakdown

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

October 12, 2012

Through two games in the league championships, the Detroit Tigers have a 2-0 lead on the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are tied 1-1. The Tigers have dominated the Yankees in both games. Starting pitchers Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez both shut down the powerful...

Fall teams off to sizzling starts

Fall teams off to sizzling starts

Alec Bandler, Eric Yee, Ashwath Mohan, Olivia Percivalle, and Luke Finkel

October 12, 2012

Head Coach: Eric Bellici 2011 Record: 7-4 Key Returners: Karris Johnson, Daniel Honett Key Losses: Armani Washinton, Kevin Farley Key Newcomers: Cameron Owen, Blake Bierwith Coming off a tough loss to Monte Vista last Friday night, Cal is looking to bounce back with what would be a bi...

Baseball’s ‘Steroid Era’ coming to an end

Andrew Evans, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

Steroids have been on the wrong end of Major League Baseball for a long time now. Baseball originally banned the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in 1991 and by 2003 players were being forced to take random drug tests. This has reduced the probelm of players cheating, but hasn’t...