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Giants, A’s have high hopes in 2014

Giants, A's have high hopes in 2014

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

April 10, 2014

The 2014 baseball season is officially underway and fans across the Bay Area have high expectations for their local teams. The San Francisco Giants, winners of two of the last four World Series, have retained most of last season’s players. This past offseason the team signed free agent pitcher...

49ers reach NFC Championship

49ers reach NFC Championship

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

January 16, 2014

For the third season in a row, the San Francisco 49eres are headed to the NFC Championship game. After a sluggish start against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the 49ers finished the game scoring 14 unanswered points. Touchdowns by quarterback Colin Kaepernick and tight end Vernon Davis led the 49ers...

Grizzly sports starting strong

Grizzly sports starting strong

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

October 17, 2013

It’s a new season and all teams are taking advantage of a fresh start. The women’s golfers got off to one of their best starts in school history, while the powerhouse football and volleyball teams continue to roll over opponents. Coming into the season, the Grizzly football team was ranked...

Warriors’ playoff run shocks NBA

Warriors' playoff run shocks NBA

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

June 5, 2013

The Golden State Warriors’ magical playoff run sadly came to an end against San Antonio last month in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. But it didn’t take away from what the team accomplished. The Warriors shocked the league after finishing the season with a 47-35 record, doubling...

Freshman jumps to state

Freshman jumps to state

Luke Finkel, Sam Canter, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, and Alec Bandler

June 5, 2013

Cal High was able to produce another championship-caliber high jumper this season when freshman Jennifer Kurtz placed second at the NCS Meet of Champions. That finish propelled her to the CIF State Championship on Friday and Saturday in Clovis, where she placed 13th and just missed a shot in the finals...

Spring sports are flying high

Spring sports are flying high

Alec Bandler, Eric Yee, Luke Finkel, and Austin Hille

April 30, 2013

The Grizzlies baseball team is continuing their success on the diamond as they look to return to the NCS Championship next month. Cal (11-5 overall, 4-3 EBAL) won their first EBAL game of the season on March 20 by beating San Ramon Valley 3-2.  Senior Nick Truex and junior AJ Velasquez both had a...

Soccer teams fall short in NCS

Soccer teams fall short in NCS

Andrew Evans and Eric Yee

March 19, 2013

The men and women’s soccer teams represented Cal’s winter sports in the NCS.   But both teams fell short of winning it all as the men’s team lost in the semifinals, while the women’s team lost in the second round. The men’s team earned the seventh seed in the NCS, and fourth place...

Softball eager to return to NCS

Softball eager to return to NCS

Arman Tafazzoli, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, Alec Bandler, and Sam Canter

March 19, 2013

Baseball Head Coach: Chad Ross 2011-12 record: 15-3; second in NCS Key Newcomers: Austin Chauvin, Sam Cabral Key Returners: Nate D’Emilio, Adam Kimmel, Daniel DeFazio, Nick Allman Key Losses: Thomas Peter, Kevin Farley Many of the strong core players that brought the team tantalizingly clo...

Who’s got it better than us?

Who's got it better than us?

Eric Yee and Alec Bandler

February 11, 2013

Five years ago, the Bay Area’s professional sports teams were complete failures. The Giants and A’s both completed sub-.500 seasons, the 49ers and Raiders were complete disasters, and the Warriors had fallen back into the dysfunctional franchise that they had been for the previous 13 seasons. The...

Teams up and down during winter

Teams up and down during winter

Marisol Montes, Luke Finkel, Eric Yee, and Ashwath Mohan

February 11, 2013

The men’s soccer team was back on top of the standings and fulfilling preseason goals before recently dropping three of their last four games. The Grizzlies (7-4-1) are fourth in the league standings behind Monte Vista, De La Salle and San Ramon Valley. According to maxpreps.com, the Grizzlies...