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Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cal High football team’s playoff run came to an end on Nov. 30 in a tightly-contested 35-34 thriller at home against Freedom High. Even if the score wasn’t in their favor, Grizzly fans were treated with a show when Cal and Freedom went at it with a spot in the North Coast Section championship...

NFL teams vie for playoff spots with four games left

Cameron McKeon and Cameron McKeon

December 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

With three quarters of the season in the books, teams have four games left to prove their playoff worthy. Here’s the top six in each conference as the NFL races down the home stretch. AFC 6. Baltimore Ravens: It’s a bit surprising to see the Ravens where they are right now, clinging onto a...

NFL playoff picture starting to take shape

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Now that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, the NFL playoff picture is slowly beginning to come into focus. So, for the final eight weeks of the season my focus will shift from the power rankings to the playoff picture. Here’s how the top six teams in each conference stack up heading into Week 11. NFC...

Rams’ first loss shakes up top of power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

At the midway point in the season, the playoff picture is starting to emerge. Games get more important and we find out whether a handful of teams are contenders or pretenders. Questions are answered. Can Patrick Mahomes keep up his historic pace? Who is the king of the NFC North? AFC North? Will the...

Bye week a win for Raiders after Cooper trade

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Not only was it an exciting week on the field, trades across the NFL sparked some buzz as well. The Giants dealt Eli Apple to the Saints and Damon Harrison to the Lions,l. But the acquisition that shook the football world was the Raiders sealing Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. We’ll see if the deal coul...

Rams hold top spot as only undefeated team

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Another week gone, and another loss from each the Raiders and the 49ers. It  hasn’t been a very exciting year for Bay Area football fans, as the two squads have combined for a 2-10 record, and the road ahead doesn’t necessarily provide hope, at least for this season. Outside the bay, worry in Jacksonvill...

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Grizzlies are in mid-season form as Friday Night Lights are back and in full effect. Led by Coach Eric Billeci, now in his 10th year, Cal looks to make a run at another North Coast Section title game. Cal (2-1 EBAL, 5-2 overall) handled Foothill on Oct. 5 with relative ease, securing a ...

Colts help break up Bay Area bottom dwellers

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

WARNING: The following content may contain elements that are not suitable for Bay Area football fans. After another exciting week of football, both ends of the power rankings feature new teams. A couple of legendary quarterbacks etched themselves deeper into the record books in week 5, while...

Rams, Chiefs top power rankings as only two undefeated teams

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

While fans weren’t watching refs announce roughing the passer penalties, we witnessed another week in which quarterbacks completely took over. There has never, in the Super Bowl era, been this many touchdowns thrown (228) at this point in the season. Only two teams remain undefeated thus far, while ju...

Grizzlies host Monte Vista tonight in EBAL showdown

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

The Grizzlies varsity football team faces off against Monte Vista tonight in the most crucial game thus far for each team this season. Cal and the Mustangs both come into tonight’s game with a 4-1 record overall, looking to edge one another in the early stages of league play. The home game for...

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