The Californian

Sports attack

October 11, 2011

Men’s Water Polo 2010 Record: 16-9 overall Key Losses: Ron Schmucker, Brian He Key Returners: Eric Hildreth, Austin Thomas, Jake Hoyt,  Alex Voloshko Key Newcomers: Cameron Speltz, Adam Kimmel Coach: Tony Tovani Confidence is high this year for the men’s water polo team. The ...

Grizzlies rumble into league unbeaten

October 7, 2011

by John Sexton, sports editor There is nothing more beautiful than a quarterback running over a safety in the open field. Senior Kevin Farley sealed a narrow Grizzly victory last Friday night over a scrappy Foothill team by doing just that. With Cal clinging to a 22-17 lead in the game’s final minute, Kevin bowled over Foothill’s safety on a keeper up the middle to give the...

Some sporting sibling rivalry

October 7, 2011

by Zack Stalcup, staff writer THE WILLIAMSONS Brian Williamson Senior Men’s varsity golf captain Senior Bryan Williamson has been playing golf since his sophomore year. “My dad was a big golfer,” said Bryan. “He was really the one who got me into golf.” After playing b...

Fan fights unnecessary

October 7, 2011

by Sarah Walsh, staff writer Most people enjoy sports because they can root for their favorite teams and debate with friends about a game’s outcome. But over time, sports have become less about sportsmanship and more focused on violence. This year, the Bay Area was affected by gruesome fan fights...

Grizzlies maul Huskies, hope to slash Falcons

September 9, 2011

Grizzlies v. Huskies, Sept. 2 Grizzly fans who stayed to the end of Cal High’s season opening blowout of Washington last Friday night were treated to the rare sight of a 300-pound lineman rumbling some 40 yards toward the end zone. Although senior defensive lineman Jose Rosado’s road to glory ...

Grizzlies fall short in NCS playoffs

June 6, 2011

by Oren Abrahams, staff writer Despite a spirited comeback against De La Salle in the season finale, Cal’s baseball team couldn’t carry that momentum into the NCS playoffs. Cal lost 2-0 after Bishop O’Dowd’s Joe Ross silenced Grizzly batters with a one-hitter in the opening round of NCS...

Noel Frazier wins NCS, heads to state

June 6, 2011

by John Sexton, news lite editor Junior Noel Frazier has added his name to the storied list of Cal High athletes who can call themselves NCS champions. Noel won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 8 inches at the NCS Meet of Champions on Saturday at UC Berkeley. The jump was a one-inch improvement...

Spring Sports in full swing

May 2, 2011

By Sierra Rainbolt Baseball The Grizzlies have had their bats, as well as their arms going, continuing to hit opponents where it hurts. Despite losing its last two games, Cal is 9-7 overall, 3-3 in league.  The Grizzlies lost to Castro Valley 5-2 on April 25 and San Ramon Valley 11-1 on April 21...

Noel Frazier jumps for joy

May 2, 2011

By Charlene Chew 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 into the air,...

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...