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It’s young guns vs future Hall of Famers in title games

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

January 19, 2019

We're one step away from the Super Bowl, and the tops four teams most of the season have given us two intriguing title game  match-ups tomorrow afternoon. AFC Championship Patriots at Chiefs - About 95 percent of America wants to see the Pats lose this game. A Super Bowl berth would grant them...

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

The Cal High football team’s playoff run came to an end on Nov. 30 in a tightly-contested 35-34 thriller at home against Freedom High. Even if the score wasn’t in their favor, Grizzly fans were treated with a show when Cal and Freedom went at it with a spot in the North Coast Section championship...

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

While most students are still sleeping, sophomores Rujula Patole and Jessica Chan head to the ice rink every Sunday morning at 5:45 a.m. to practice jumps and prepare their programs. The two of them compete in synchronized figure skating, a sport where camaraderie and chemistry is vital. Patole...

Hockey players head to Canada

Hockey players head to Canada

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

The horn goes off and a swarm of ice hockey players mob each other in celebration. There are hugs and high fives as the Tri Valley Blue Devils hockey team celebrates their latest accomplishment: Western Regional Champions. The undefeated Blue Devils 16AU ’03 team, which features four Cal High...

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

This must be said: The Raiders are the 21st century version of Chernobyl.  Nobody is immune from the intense radiation spewing from this failed blob of a football team.  The Mack trade. The Cooper trade. The Vegas move. The Gruden hiring. And the locker room turmoil have somehow made this...

NFL teams vie for playoff spots with four games left

Cameron McKeon and Cameron McKeon

December 8, 2018

With three quarters of the season in the books, teams have four games left to prove their playoff worthy. Here’s the top six in each conference as the NFL races down the home stretch. AFC 6. Baltimore Ravens: It’s a bit surprising to see the Ravens where they are right now, clinging onto a...

NFL playoff picture starting to take shape

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

Now that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, the NFL playoff picture is slowly beginning to come into focus. So, for the final eight weeks of the season my focus will shift from the power rankings to the playoff picture. Here’s how the top six teams in each conference stack up heading into Week 11. NFC...

Grizzlies roar in NCS playoffs

Grizzlies roar in NCS playoffs

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Cal High’s girls’ volleyball team continued their streak of excellence this season, advancing to CIF State Championship tournament for the second straight season. But after defeating Pleasant Grove in four sets in the opening round of the Division 1 playoffs on Nov. 6, Cal saw its season come...

Not horsing around

Not horsing around

Emmy Burrus and Nikhita Dhamrait, Staff Writers

November 15, 2018

Senior Rhetta Haase was only nine months old when she was put on a horse for the first time. Sophomore Lillian Holtmeier’s first ride on a horse came when she was about seven years older than Haase. But both girls share one thing: a strong connection to their hores-riding sports. “A lot...

Rams’ first loss shakes up top of power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

At the midway point in the season, the playoff picture is starting to emerge. Games get more important and we find out whether a handful of teams are contenders or pretenders. Questions are answered. Can Patrick Mahomes keep up his historic pace? Who is the king of the NFC North? AFC North? Will the...