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6th Man antics shouldn’t be scaled back

6th Man antics shouldn’t be scaled back

Aaron Velasquez, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

To further amplify the common bitterness of Cal High students trying to have fun on campus, administrators have decided to take their “talents” to basketball games and crack down on our infamous 6th Man. I would like to take a moment to pause and clarify something. The argument of this article...

Giants, A’s roll into spring with high hopes for season

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Put on your baseball caps and buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks, because the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner. Local Bay Area teams, the A’s and Giants, are gearing up for an action-packed season starting this week with Spring Training. Both the A’s...

Cross country duo runs to state finals

Cross country duo runs to state finals

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

The NCS Championships were a journey for the entire cross country team, especially senior Alex Castillo and junior Kayla Neumann. Castillo and Neumann both placed in the top 10 at NCS on Nov. 19 at Hayward Hill to qualify for the CIF State Championships. Neumann, who struggled through a tough,...

Wrestling program poised for another successful year

Wrestling program poised for another successful year

Rhea Saini, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

Grab your sunglasses and head on over to an upcoming Cal High wrestling tournament. Why the sunglasses you may ask?  Well, as predicted by Cal wrestling Coach Chris Chamberlin, “[This season’s] outlook is good, so bright we gotta wear shades.” For those who didn’t know, Cal’s...

Women’s soccer welcomes new coaches

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

After more than 20 years of dedication to the women’s soccer teams, coaches Fred Munson and his son, Lee Munson, are not returning for the 2016 season.  Former men’s JV coach and current history teacher Edgard Vidrio will be the new varsity coach, replacing Lee Munson. In addition, former...

Dysfunctional 49ers have hit rock bottom

Dysfunctional 49ers have hit rock bottom

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are in the midst of one of the worst seasons in the franchise’s history. With a horrifying record of 1-12 so far this season, the team and organization as a whole continue to disappoint both on and off the field. Ever since the move from Candlestick to Levi’s Stadium,...

Raiders gearing up for playoffs as they enter final weeks

Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

The 2016 NFL season has turned the tables on Bay Area football fans, with one side of the bay in the limelight for the first time in quite a few years. The Oakland Raiders clinched their first winning season since 2002 on Nov. 27 with  a 35-32 win over the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately,...

Neumann takes biking head on

Neumann takes biking head on

Kallie Sedrel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway down Follow Me, a mountain bike trail in Mammoth Lakes, California, junior Kayla Neumann hit a root with her front tire coming off a drop. She flipped over the handlebars, which jammed into her pelvis, causing a fracture.  Despite the fall, Neumann continued the last mile, knowing that...

Cal roars into NCS

Cal roars into NCS

Marley Fernandes, Brendan Ogburn, and Kimberlee Saxer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

The women’s water polo team worked hard this year, came together as teammates, and earned the No. 8 seed in the NCS playoffs. Cal (15-10 overall, 3-5 EBAL) beat No. 9 Clayton Valley Charter 9-4 in the first round last Thursday.  The Grizzlies faced top seed San Ramon Valley on Saturday.Results...

Grizzlies finally have a rival with DV joining EBAL

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

With the first rain of the season came the first true rivalry football game between Cal High and Dougherty Valley. The Wildcats, which joined the EBAL this year when the league expanded to 11 schools, hosted the Grizzlies Oct. 14 in the San Ramon schools’ first of many faceoffs in league. The...

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