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The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Last Year, junior and senior girls play in the annual powderpuff football game.  Now that the CIF has added flag football to the fall schedule in August, girls will be able to play the sport competitively against other EBAL schools.

Girls flag football makes its debut

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor May 30, 2023

Another new sport will be making its debut on campus in the fall. A season after badminton was added, women’s flag football will hit the gridiron. Seeming to stem from the tradition of powderpuff,...

Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had another MVP-caliber season while leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the NBA. But a back injury has kept Antetokounmpo sidelined for some of the Bucks’ first round series against the Miami Heat, who led 3-1 heading into Wednesday’s game.

NBA playoffs are heating up

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor April 28, 2023

The NBA was dominated by the East this season. The teams to beat have been the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers, who are unsurprisingly seeded 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The Bucks...

The highly anticipated NBA play-in games will kick off on Tuesday April 11.

NBA play-in games tip off Tuesday

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor April 10, 2023

The Golden State Warriors narrowly missed the dreaded play-in games by securing the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, but eight other teams will be fighting to make the NBA playoffs this week.  The...

Cal High graduate Ryan Wright celebrates after a succesful punt during his first season with the Minnesota Vikings.

Cal grad kick starts promising NFL career

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor March 15, 2023

Cal High athletes go on to play sports at the next level every year, but few make it big. Ryan Wright is an exception. The 2018 Cal High graduate recently completed his first season as a NFL player,...

Junior Mia Larson (right) tries to escape her opponent’s grasp duirng Cal High’s senior night.

Cal sees more female wrestlers

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor February 9, 2023

This generation, men and women coexist in sports at all levels, but especially in high school. This is happening at Cal High and around the EBAL. Last year, there were four girls on Cal’s wrestling...

The championship game feature the undisputed four best teams in the NFL with spots in the Super Bowl on the line.

Could we get a third 49ers-Bengals Super Bowl?

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor January 29, 2023

Where we currently stand in the championship round, it is a consensus that the teams left are the four best, and I have to agree. These teams deserve to be here. The star power left at all positions is...

49ers kick off Super Wild Card Weekend

49ers kick off Super Wild Card Weekend

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor January 13, 2023

The 2022-2023 NFL season was filled with drama. With the recent tragedy that occurred with Bills safety Damar Hamlin, players around the league are playing for more than football. With the complications...

The Polar Express is one of the holiday classics we recommend.

Stellar movies you can put at the top of your wishlist

Carson Pfotenhauer, Pranav Khosla, and Daniela Noubleau December 21, 2022

If you’re planning on binging movies this winter break, you might as well indulge in some classics, starting with these. Christmas time always seems to give us wacky family stories, so let’s start...

Zareena Mann tries to dribble past defenders while playing for the Pleasanton Rage club soccer team. She will be playing for Brandeis University in Massachusetts next year.

Zareena Mann up to the dual challenge

Carson Pfotenhauer and Ryan Wang December 19, 2022

Managing not one but two sports at a high level would be an obvious challenge for anyone. But senior Zareena Mann has risen to this challenge these past few years, and now prepares to take her talents...

Cal High’s baseball field has a lot of chewed up and uneven patches of grass on the infield that still require attention before tryouts in February. There’s also hilly terrain and a large pothole in center field.

Renovating Cal’s baseball field is long overdue

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor November 18, 2022

With spring sports season just around the corner and the baseball diamond not in the best conditions, there are questions about what can be done to improve what’s considered one of the worst fields in...

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