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Grizzly athletes leave the den

Senior committed athletes, front row from left to right, Blake Hazelton, Nikki Trucco, Lexi Trucco, Connor Lawrence, and Josh Giffins; second row: Brody Steinhart, JP Guimareas, Dylan Lisle, Daniella Hawkins, Lainey Hanehan, and Alexis Burt; third row: Mark Balleza, Karl Lovett, Alex Zhu, Sydney Hammill, Amanda Robman, and Sydney Frankenberger.

Ben Rettig and Cameron McKeon, Sports Writers

May 29, 2019

Cal High has 17 student-athletes who distinguished themselves to such an extent these past four years that they’ll be playing their respective sports next year at the collegiate level. Daniella Hawkins After distinguishing herself as one of the top swimmers in the state, Daniella Hawkins will b...

Annika Lister making a big impact

Annika Lister prepares to throw the shot put in a meet against Monte Vista. She would end up with the best shot put distance of anyone in the meet with a throw of 30 feet, 2 inches.

Cameron McKeon and Jenna Lyons, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

Junior Annika Lister is quickly becoming Cal High’s next track star.  Lister has been on the track team since freshman year, participating and shining in both shot put and discus. “She’s a natural team leader and works really hard every day,” senior teammate Allie Banducci said. Th...

Sharks don’t get love they deserve

Sharks don't get love they deserve

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

It’s time the San Jose Sharks get the respect they deserve in the Bay Area. If last night’s 5-4, Game 7 series-clinching, overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights doesn’t turn heads around the bay, nothing will. It’s arguably the most resilient performance in the team’s history. The Sharks ...

America’s national pastime returns

Superstar catcher Buster Posey is looking to lead the Giants back into the playoffs.

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 - ...

It’s young guns vs future Hall of Famers in title games

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

January 19, 2019

We're one step away from the Super Bowl, and the tops four teams most of the season have given us two intriguing title game  match-ups tomorrow afternoon. AFC Championship Patriots at Chiefs - About 95 percent of America wants to see the Pats lose this game. A Super Bowl berth would grant them...

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Senior Jahmal Cornwell celebrates one of his three touchdowns in Cal's 35-34 NCS semifinal loss to Freedom on Nov. 30.

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...