The Californian

Another one bites the dust – AAF is latest to fail

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

It’ll work this time, I promise.  These are the words that so many commissioners of football leagues say, determined to show that their “sexy, new age” league will be able to stand with and even take down the NFL. They are all wrong. On April 2, the Alliance of American Football annou...

49ers, Chiefs clash in Super Bowl LIV

The 49ers and Chiefs will meet up in Miami for Super Bowl LIV on February 2.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The NFL reaches its season finale on Sunday, with Super Bowl LIV in Miami when  the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs meet for the NFL championship.  The 49ers are looking for their first title in 24 years, sixth title overall, while the Chiefs look to earn their second Su...

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018

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 ...

Grizzlies host Monte Vista tonight in EBAL showdown

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

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...

Billeci’s actions were out of line

Varsity football coach Eric Billeci shouts instructions to his team during last week’s game.

Brendan Ogburn, Sports Editor

September 29, 2016

The Cal High varsity football team enjoyed a 56-7 blowout victory over visiting Livermore on Sept. 9. The Grizzlies excelled in every facet of the game and cruised to a dominating win, pushing their record to 3-0 at the time. The only thing missing from the near-perfect performance was head coach...

Freshman football player injured

A helicopter sent for the injured football player during Thursday's night football game.

Brendan Ogburn and Patrick Rettig, Californian Editors

September 2, 2016

During Thursday night’s freshman football game at Cal High, a Foothill defensive player was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, after sustaining a neck injury. The incident occurred on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, when the player ended up on the bottom of the pile wh...

Sophomore kicks off football career

Sophomore kicks off football career

Paige Zilinskas, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

  Although it seemed like just another football season for the Cal High Grizzlies, there was something slightly different this year: one of the JV kickers was a girl. Sophomore Olivia Duba has set a new standard at Cal for female athletes by joining and suiting up for the JV football team. As...

Fall sports finishing on strong note

Fall sports finishing on strong note

Staff Writers

November 22, 2013

Senior Maggie Laskovics skies high to spike a shot in the varsity volleyball team’s win over Irvington in the first round of the NCS playoffs. No. 4 seeded Cal traveled to top seed San Ramon Valley Wednesday night for the semifinals. Results were not available before The Californian wentto press. Varsity ten...

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS

Luke Finkel, Eric Yee, Ashwath Mohan, and Alec Bandler

November 16, 2012

For only the second time in school history, Cal’s varsity football team can call themselves EBAL champions The Grizzlies earned a co-championship with San Ramon Valley after both teams finished 5-1 in league.  Although Cal handed the Wolves their only loss by the score of 41-38 on Oct. 12, the...

Football team gets policed

May 30, 2012

by Zach Stalcup and Haley DeLuc, staff writers The Cal High football team will soon be adding a new member to its coaching staff, someone who knows a thing or two about discipline. Scott Holder will be stepping in as an assistant head coach to the varsity football team, which finished 7-4 last...

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