The Californian

Pedaling down to reach the top

Pedaling down to reach the top

Narges Torabi, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Freshman Cody Neumann has been going downhill for three years now. But in his sport, this is a good thing. Neumann has been taking his talent to a new level as he becomes more competitive in downhill and enduro mountain biking. So far, he has participated in the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals....

Spring sports are starting to sprout

Spring sports are starting to sprout

Emilio Carrera, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Spring sports are starting and many teams have their eyes on the NCS postseason. After having long NCS runs last year, the women’s lacrosse and track and field teams are looking for big seasons ahead while facing the challenge of replacing key seniors. The track and field teams looks to improve...

Castaneda rises in the rugby ranks

Castaneda rises in the rugby ranks

Abby Fritz and Emilio Carrera

February 9, 2018

When freshman Diana Castaneda was in seventh grade she began watching her older sister play rugby. Although Castaneda didn’t take to it right away, her sister, Elizabeth, a 2017 Cal High graduate, and their cousin convinced her to play.  As they say, the rest is history. Castaneda is...

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

With international political tensions as volatile as they are these days, the 2018 Winter Olympics are an opportunity for a step back, allowing for Americans to put everything aside and watch our athletes. This year’s Winter Olympics officially begin today in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and they will...

Cross country teams run to state

Cross country teams run to state

Joanne Kim and Ingrid Lam

December 15, 2017

Cal High’s cross country teams experienced unprecedented success this past season.  Both the men’s and women’s teams placed second at the NCS Championships and advanced to the CIF State Meet last month. It was the first time since 2008 that one of Cal’s cross country teams advanced as...

Women’s teams had a historic season

Haia Haidari, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017

Girls took off their heels and put on their sneakers  – or swim suits in the case of water polo – to help women’s teams at Cal High complete one of their most successful seasons in school history.  The fall season saw every women’s team reach NCS, and two  teams – cross country...

Jessica Zhang straps on skates to soar

Jessica Zhang straps on skates to soar

Brittany Jimena, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2017

At the age of three, senior Jessica Zhang strapped on her first pair of ice skates and started her journey on the ice rink.  Since then, Zhang has continued on in her figure skating career to win numerous awards , both individually and with her competitive ice theatre.  When Zhang first...

Grizzlies are ready to fight

Siena Sharpe, Aidan Trejo, and Kevin Sablyniski

December 15, 2017

From breaking world records to inspiring girls through female empowerment, women’s soccer is a sport filled with dedication, perseverance and unity.  Cal’s women’s soccer team is looking forward to push boundaries and break their own records this coming season.  Last year, the women...

Grizzlies geared up for NCS playoffs

Grizzlies geared up for NCS playoffs

Alex Suehiro, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

The varsity football team’s seson can best be described as streaky. After opening the season with three straight wins, Cal lost its next three games before bouncing back with another three-game winning streak. It all adds up to a 6-3 record, 5-3 in league, heading into last Friday’s season...

Can any team take the Warriors crown?

Can any team take the Warriors crown?

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

  The Golden State Warriors have won two of the last three NBA championships, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 and 2017, and losing in 2016 in a series that came down to the last minutes of Game 7. It seems inevitable that these two teams will meet again as 28 of the 30 NBA general...