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Cal roars into NCS

Cal roars into NCS

Marley Fernandes, Brendan Ogburn, and Kimberlee Saxer

November 7, 2016


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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


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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...

Expectations sky high for new look Warriors

Kallie Sedrel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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After losing in devastating fashion in an intense seven-game NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in June, the Golden State Warriors decided to make some extreme changes, including signing the top free agent on the market, Kevin Durant.  But the question is if Durant will be able to replace...

Former Grizzly soccer star David Bingham shines in goal

Former Grizzly soccer star David Bingham shines in goal

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


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Former Grizzly David Bingham seems to be hitting his stride these days. The 2007 Cal High alumnus is the goalie for the San Jose Earthquakes and the US Men’s National team, and he made his first appearance in the MLS All-Star game in San Jose this past July. “It’s fun, it takes a lot of work,...

Grizzlies off to 4-1 start

Grizzlies off to 4-1 start

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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The crisp, inviting September air, spirit-filled rallies and Friday night lights have resurfaced yet again. You know what that means! Football season is back and better than ever for the Grizzlies, who are off to a 4-1 start while playing tremendously well in all facets of the game. Last Friday,...

Raiders, 49ers open season amid turmoil

Kaylie Rankin, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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The current NFL season is only a few weeks old, but it’s already packed with off-field controversy and on-field hope for Bay Area fans. The nation’s attention is focused on a backup quarterback’s off-field narrative instead of his on-field play. The Colin Kaepernick national anthem controversy...

Rio Olympic Games one to remember

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writers

September 29, 2016


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The sporting spectacle that comes only every four years, capturing the attention of the world, came to a close last month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when the 2016 Summer Olympic Games ended its two-week run. A total of 11,303 athletes from 207 nations subjected themselves to the daunting Zika virus...

Spring NCS bear-y successful

Spring NCS bear-y successful

Brendan Ogburn, Sydney Finkle, Kyle Tucker, Josh Iversen, and Paige Zilinskas

June 3, 2016


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Without a doubt, the 2016 regular season was one of the greatest in the Cal High women’s lacrosse team history. The Grizzlies were ranked as a top five team in the country throughout the entire season, in addition to being ranked third top in the state of California. The team dominated the competition...

Appreciating the Sharks’ amazing season

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


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For the first time in franchise history, the San Jose Sharks are in the Stanley Cup Finals, where they were down 1-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins going into last Wednesday night’s game. Since their inception in 1991, the Sharks had made the playoffs a whopping 17 times in 24 years, but they have never...

Grizzlies making their mark

Grizzlies making their mark

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women’s lacrosse team is in the midst of a historical season. As of Wednesday, the Grizzlies were ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 2 in California, according to maxpreps.com. The squad is off to a 16-0 start, including four victories against league opponents. Their play on the field...

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