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Warriors’ playoff run shocks NBA

Warriors' playoff run shocks NBA

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

June 5, 2013

The Golden State Warriors’ magical playoff run sadly came to an end against San Antonio last month in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. But it didn’t take away from what the team accomplished. The Warriors shocked the league after finishing the season with a 47-35 record, doubling...

Freshman jumps to state

Freshman jumps to state

Luke Finkel, Sam Canter, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, and Alec Bandler

June 5, 2013

Cal High was able to produce another championship-caliber high jumper this season when freshman Jennifer Kurtz placed second at the NCS Meet of Champions. That finish propelled her to the CIF State Championship on Friday and Saturday in Clovis, where she placed 13th and just missed a shot in the finals...

Spring sports are flying high

Spring sports are flying high

Alec Bandler, Eric Yee, Luke Finkel, and Austin Hille

April 30, 2013

The Grizzlies baseball team is continuing their success on the diamond as they look to return to the NCS Championship next month. Cal (11-5 overall, 4-3 EBAL) won their first EBAL game of the season on March 20 by beating San Ramon Valley 3-2.  Senior Nick Truex and junior AJ Velasquez both had a...

Softball eager to return to NCS

Softball eager to return to NCS

Arman Tafazzoli, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, Alec Bandler, and Sam Canter

March 19, 2013

Baseball Head Coach: Chad Ross 2011-12 record: 15-3; second in NCS Key Newcomers: Austin Chauvin, Sam Cabral Key Returners: Nate D’Emilio, Adam Kimmel, Daniel DeFazio, Nick Allman Key Losses: Thomas Peter, Kevin Farley Many of the strong core players that brought the team tantalizingly clo...

Who’s got it better than us?

Who's got it better than us?

Eric Yee and Alec Bandler

February 11, 2013

Five years ago, the Bay Area’s professional sports teams were complete failures. The Giants and A’s both completed sub-.500 seasons, the 49ers and Raiders were complete disasters, and the Warriors had fallen back into the dysfunctional franchise that they had been for the previous 13 seasons. The...

Soccer team starts strong

Soccer team starts strong

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

December 19, 2012

Men’s Soccer  Head Coaches: Chris Faidley, Todd Higley 2011-12 Record: 17-3 Key Returners: Nate Grixti, Jon Massimino Key Losses: Chris Nodhal, Cameron Townsend, Duke Driggs Key Newcomers: Davis Bullock, DeVante Raynor The men’s soccer team has high expectations this year after last y...

MLB spending spree

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

December 19, 2012

The Major League Baseball offseason has begun and players are cashing in big time in free agency. The 2012 World Series champions San Francisco Giants retained all of their key players from last season.  But to do this, they had to open their pocketbooks. The Giants resigned outfielder Angel Pagan...

World Series Game 1 Preview

Eric Yee and Alec Bandler

October 24, 2012

The San Francisco Giants are back in the World Series for the second time in three years, where the Giants hope to steal Game one from the Detroit Tigers. Tonight's pitching matchup will feature 2011 American Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander against former Oakland A's ace Barry Zito. The Giants...

NLCS Game 7 Preview

Eric Yee and Alec Bandler

October 22, 2012

For the first time since 1962, a Game 7 will be played in San Francisco.  The Giants are looking to win their sixth straight elimination game dating back to their series v.s. the Reds. The Cardinals have been just as good as the Giants in elimination games.  They have won five straight elimination...

Fall Classic Breakdown

Fall Classic Breakdown

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

October 12, 2012

Through two games in the league championships, the Detroit Tigers have a 2-0 lead on the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are tied 1-1. The Tigers have dominated the Yankees in both games. Starting pitchers Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez both shut down the powerful...

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