The Californian

Spring sports open new 2011 season

March 17, 2011


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Coach: Dan Ward 2010 Record: 14-12-1 overall, 8-6-0 EBAL Key Losses: Chris Wingard, Rudy Leon, Ryan Kochan Key Returners: Steven Moen, Evan Brisentine, Thomas Peter, John Sarmenta, Logan Truex Key Newcomers: Eric Tu, Kevin Farley, AJ Kontilis After a very successful 2010 season in which Cal made it into the NCS semifinals, the Grizzlies look forward to getting ove...

Men’s soccer squad seventh in nation

February 4, 2011


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By Luke Finkle The undefeated men’s soccer team is dominating the competition in such convincing fashion this season, its success is not going unnoticed. ESPN’s high school affiliate, ESPN RISE, has ranked the Grizzlies as the seventh best men’s high school team in the country with a 16...

Mastermind of the song team

February 4, 2011


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By Ritika Iyer, staff writer Psychotherapist by day, coach of Cal High’s song team by night. She created the nationally ranked dance team when she was 15 years old, and has been coaching ever since. There’s no stopping what song coach Toneka Webb can do. A born choreographer, Webb s...

Super showdown: Pack vs Pitt

February 4, 2011


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by Luke Finkel, staff writer Two of the most successful franchises in NFL history square off in Dallas on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV (45). Pittsburgh Steelers Keep the Terrible Towels waving Pittsburgh. The team with the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history is the Pittsburgh Steelers, with si...

One Man Wolf Pack

December 16, 2010


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By Steven Lau, editor-in-chief It was a hot afternoon in early June 2006 at the University of Southern California’s high school football camp, and USC head coach Pete Carroll stood on the field watching a small group of players that had been designated as possible recruits. Among this gro...

Cal’s doubles team wins NCS

December 14, 2010


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by Luke Finkel, staff writer The Grizzlies’ average tennis season was greatly  overshadowed by its fantastic ending. Senior Kellie Taylor and junior Shannon Hung won the first NCS doubles title in school history last month. Kellie and Shannon, who entered NCS as the top seed in the Division I doubles bracket, defeated the Miramonte p...

Nick Pinto climbs his way to the pros

November 4, 2010


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By Sierra Rainbolt, Staff Writer Senior Nick Pinto is climbing his way up to the professional class hill climb dirt bike competitions. Nick has been riding for 11 years and is finally moving up to compete in his first professional class competition this fall. “It was never my intent to go pro,” ...

Sabrina Clayton is a sophomore sensation

November 4, 2010


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By Ritika Iyer, Staff Writer On freshman sports night last year, Cal High’s head volleyball coach Todd Baham was approached by a parent. Baham was told that the man’s daughter, an incoming freshman, was going to try out for varsity volleyball. Baham laughed in the parent’s face because he never allowed freshman o...

Cal sends Mustangs to glue factory

October 5, 2010


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By Brandon Eiges For only the third time in the rivalry’s 35-year history, the Cal High football team defeated Monte Vista Friday night at Ernie Berger Memorial Stadium. But Cal didn’t just beat Monte Vista. The Grizzlies dominated one of the Bay Area’s most successful football program...

Former Wolf coach now Grizzly athletic director

October 5, 2010


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by Sierra Rainbolt, staff writer After 17 seasons as head football coach, Dave Kravitz’s resignation from San Ramon Valley High is a score for Cal. Kravitz joined the Cal staff this summer looking for a new challenge and found just that. In fact, he may have found a greater challenge than...

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