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America’s national pastime returns

America’s national pastime returns

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

March 26, 2019

As March winds down, baseball’s offseason and spring training come to a close. Headlined by a couple $300 million contracts, an exciting offseason is sure to create for an exhilirating 2019 season. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect from each of MLB’s 30 teams. AL West Houston Astros - ...

New coach is more than meets the eye

New coach is more than meets the eye

Max Walker, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

Most high school baseball coaches all have the same background story. They either attended a local high school or grew up in the area and came back to get a job. But, this story is not true for Cal High’s new varsity baseball coach, Jason Brosnan. Brosnan was a starting pitcher for 14 years...

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...

Baseball’s ‘Steroid Era’ coming to an end

Andrew Evans, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

Steroids have been on the wrong end of Major League Baseball for a long time now. Baseball originally banned the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in 1991 and by 2003 players were being forced to take random drug tests. This has reduced the probelm of players cheating, but hasn’t...

Grizzlies squeezed out of NCS title

June 7, 2012

John Sexton Sports Editor OAKLAND – It was a familiar scene for the Grizzlies -  they were playing in the O.co Coliseum in the NCS finals against the top seeded De La Salle Spartans. The only difference this time was the sport  – baseball instead of football. Unfortunately, the outcome...

Grizzlies having some NCS success

May 30, 2012

by John Sexton, sports editor With no time left on the clock in the first half of the NCS women’s lacrosse semifinals, Carondelet attacker Cali Castagnola scored to cap a 5-0 Cougar run. The goal sealed the victory for the Cougars, as Cal couldn’t win enough draws after goals to keep up in...

Spectacular spring sparks success

April 25, 2012

by Cliff Carpenello, staff writer The softball team is off to a great start with only one close loss to Livermore and five wins in league play. The team is happy to see how well they’re doing so far, but players don’t want to get too ahead of themselves and are taking the season one game at...

Grizzlies vault into spring season

Grizzlies vault into spring season

March 15, 2012

by Cliff Carpenello, staff writer Track and Field Head Coach: Mark Karbo Key losses: Cory Chew, Elaine McVay, Vosa Hingano Key returners: Marissa Rodrigues, David Pray, Madison Ricks, Noel Frazier Track and field is off and running this year with the start of a fresh new season. Their hard...

CIF takes a swing at bat safety

March 15, 2011

by Luke Finkel, staff writer The California Interscholastic Federation believes it has found a way to improve bat safety without compromising the game of high school baseball. After many injuries involving aluminum bats last year, schools in the North Coast Section and all other sections t...