The Californian

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...

Girl’s volleyball sets up for NCS playoffs

Junior Julianna Bronzini attacks the ball from the right side.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018

With freshly polished hardwood and hung up nets, Cal High’s women’s volleyball team heads into tonight’s season finale at Carondelet as one of the top teams vying for an NCS championship come playoff time. All so far this season, racking up a 25-4 overall record, 14-3 in the highly competitive ...

Four teams remain in MLB playoffs

Astros’ stars Alex Bregman (2) and Jose Altuve celebrate during their 7-2 win over the Indians in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018

It’s October, which means school is in full swing, just like the bats of MLB players trying to reach the biggest stage in baseball: the World Series.  The baseball postseason is halfway in the books and the final four teams from the National and American leagues are fighting for a spot in the 201...

MLB playoffs are here

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018

The baseball postseason is here and the final four teams from the National and five teams from the American leagues are fighting for a spot in the 2018 World Series later this month. Without further ado, let’s dig into each postseason contender and see which ones will thrive, or strike out c...