The Californian

NFL owners hurting the players

April 28, 2011

by Luke Finkel The NFL recently locked out players for the first time since 1987, when the players went on strike. What this means to the average football fan is there is a very real chance there will be no NFL games played this year. As opposed to the player strike of 1987, this lockout is...

Noel Frazier jumps for joy

April 28, 2011

by Charlene Chew, staff writer He thoughtfully rocks back on both heels with a focused expression, begins taking even and rhythmic strides, accumulating speed and power as he approaches the bar set at six feet eight inches. Junior Noel Frazier bounds toward the high jump mats and springs himself...

Fresh face in goal for Grizzlies

March 17, 2011

By Ritika Iyer Cal High’s men’s soccer team had an amazing season. Finishing undefeated in league, the Grizzlies should be very proud of their success, which they could not have reached without their freshman goalkeeper Derek Wilcox. A natural star on the field, he has been playing soc...

Unsuccessful postseason for winter teams

March 17, 2011

by Luke Finkel, staff writer Despite winning the school’s first outright EBAL championship and boasting one of the top men’s soccer teams in the nation, Cal fell to De L Salle in the NCS playoffs for the second straight season. After beating Castro Valley 3-1 in the opening round on F...

Spring sports open new 2011 season

March 17, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...