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No high school sports until at least December

With water polo players and the rest of high school athletes are sidelined until at least December because of the coronavirus pandemic, the San Ramon community pool that is used by Cal High is under construction. It hopefully will be completed before water polo players begin their seasons in mid-December.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

September 30, 2020

With the coronavirus still raging across America, most high school classrooms remain empty. Fields and gyms will be no different, as the fall sports season at Cal High and schools throughout the state have been postponed to at least December. After spending several weeks this summer exploring various...

MLB’s most bizarre season reaches its conclusion

The Oakland A's earned the second seed in the American League playoffs after winning the AL West for the first time since 2013.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

After just 68 days since opening day, Major League Baseball is ready for postseason baseball.  What a year. With a 60-game season and an expanded 16-team postseason format, the final week of the season was chaotic to say the least. But the teams have finally been decided and the first-round...

NFL season is underway

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs looking to win their second straight championship.

Pranav Sannaasi and Evan Heinz, Sports writers

September 20, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, the 2020 NFL season charges on in mostly empty stadiums, giving football fans around the country a much needed distraction from the COVID-19.  Here’s a look at how teams stack up and who we think will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February. Temas are organized...

Another one bites the dust – AAF is latest to fail

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

It’ll work this time, I promise.  These are the words that so many commissioners of football leagues say, determined to show that their “sexy, new age” league will be able to stand with and even take down the NFL. They are all wrong. On April 2, the Alliance of American Football annou...

49ers, Chiefs clash in Super Bowl LIV

The 49ers and Chiefs will meet up in Miami for Super Bowl LIV on February 2.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The NFL reaches its season finale on Sunday, with Super Bowl LIV in Miami when  the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs meet for the NFL championship.  The 49ers are looking for their first title in 24 years, sixth title overall, while the Chiefs look to earn their second Su...

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Senior Daniella Hawkins ended her high school swimming career on a high note. Hawkins placed second in the 500 freestyle event at the CIF State Championships on May 17-18 at Clovis West High School.  “I was really excited to get second, because I had never placed that high in state befo...

The death of ‘Fortnite’ is near

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

March 26, 2019

At the beginning of time, there was Pong. Then there was Mario. Then there was Minecraft. And then there was... “Fortnite.” Throughout history, video games have come and gone, evolving with times. They’ve revolutionized the entertainment industry and almost always found themselves on top of...

Joey Zhu is taking his success to a whole new level

The cello is one of the many instruments that senior Joey Zhu can play. He also plays the piano.

Andrew Sousa and Ben Rettig

December 18, 2018

ze upon senior Joey Zhu as he performs his piano segment inside the Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Even with the clear and immense pressure to succeed, Zhu excels in this type of environment, as he does in many areas of life.  While Zhu’s academic achievements are notable and well respected, his piano skills are th...

2018’s best and worst video games

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

So 2018 is about to come to a close, which means the last video games of the year are about to or have already been released.  And while some of this year’s games certainly didn’t disappoint for the most part, there were some games that missed the mark of video game glory. But which gam...

Your ultimate guide to Black Friday survival

Shoppers engage in operation Lets. Get. That. Bread in an annual Black Friday shopping massacre

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

Within a week, the doors of stores nationwide will open up, serving as the battleground for the annual warfare known as Black Friday.  With the opening of doors, people swarm into the nearest Walmart or Target, desperate to get their hands on the lower prices of the newest Xbox or Nintendo Swit...

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