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Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Benjamin Rettig, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

From afar, the smoke billowing from Cal High’s back parking lot makes it seem as though illicit student activities are taking place.     But upon closer inspection, Cal High’s tailgate organization is busy carrying on a Friday night tradition for many Cal students. Filling Cal’s ...

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Grizzlies are in mid-season form as Friday Night Lights are back and in full effect. Led by Coach Eric Billeci, now in his 10th year, Cal looks to make a run at another North Coast Section title game. Cal (2-1 EBAL, 5-2 overall) handled Foothill on Oct. 5 with relative ease, securing a ...

Four teams remain in MLB playoffs

Four teams remain in MLB playoffs

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s October, which means school is in full swing, just like the bats of MLB players trying to reach the biggest stage in baseball: the World Series.  The baseball postseason is halfway in the books and the final four teams from the National and American leagues are fighting for a spot in the 201...

A hater’s guide to the NBA returns with a vengeance

A hater’s guide to the NBA returns with a vengeance

Conan Maron, News Lite Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Oh boy, what an incredibly unpredictable year of  basketball it’s going to be. It’s not like there’s only two or three teams that can actually win the title.  Wait. Hold up. My editor is telling me that I used the exact same lead to this story as last year’s piece.  Well, ...

Colts help break up Bay Area bottom dwellers

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

WARNING: The following content may contain elements that are not suitable for Bay Area football fans. After another exciting week of football, both ends of the power rankings feature new teams. A couple of legendary quarterbacks etched themselves deeper into the record books in week 5, while...

Rams, Chiefs top power rankings as only two undefeated teams

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

While fans weren’t watching refs announce roughing the passer penalties, we witnessed another week in which quarterbacks completely took over. There has never, in the Super Bowl era, been this many touchdowns thrown (228) at this point in the season. Only two teams remain undefeated thus far, while ju...

MLB playoffs are here

Andrew Sousa, Staff writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

The baseball postseason is here and the final four teams from the National and five teams from the American leagues are fighting for a spot in the 2018 World Series later this month. Without further ado, let’s dig into each postseason contender and see which ones will thrive, or strike out c...

Grizzlies host Monte Vista tonight in EBAL showdown

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

The Grizzlies varsity football team faces off against Monte Vista tonight in the most crucial game thus far for each team this season. Cal and the Mustangs both come into tonight’s game with a 4-1 record overall, looking to edge one another in the early stages of league play. The home game for...

49ers, Raiders at wrong end of power rankings for local fans

Cameron McKeon

September 27, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

A big thank you to the Bills for absolutely negating the claims I made about them last week. I suppose they won’t be sitting at the bottom of the rankings all year. Three weeks into NFL action and who expected the Patriots to be 1-2? The Dolphins to be 3-0? It seems as if the only team that has ...

49ers rise, Raiders drop in NFL power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Californian Sports Editor Cameron McKeon will be providing weekly rankings for all 32 NFL teams this season. With week 2 gone and Sunday quickly approaching, everybody has bought into the “Fitz-magic” and Patrick Mahomes hype. But how did their outstanding individual performances impact their tea...

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