The Californian

Long and winding road ends

December 13, 2011

by Justine Chang, staff writer After a tough journey to NCS this season, the Cal High cross country teams have finally reached the finish line. At the NCS meet on Nov.19, the men placed 10th of 20 schools, and the women took 12th place of 17 schools in Hayward. Senior Sameer Patel led the men’s...

Concussions still a problem

December 13, 2011

by Eric Yee, online editor Far too many athletes have taken concussions too lightly. As a result, these athletes have made a terrible mistake. According to an American Academy of Neurology study from 2005-2008, 41 percent of concussed athletes in 100 high schools across the U.S. returned to play...

Water polo teams lead way to NCS

November 9, 2011

Samantha Cookson Staff Writer After a tough start, the men’s water polo team has played extremely well and is now positioned for what they hope is a deep run in the NCS playoffs. The Grizzlies (19-5) earned the fifth seed and played No. 12 Alameda (16-7) on Saturday. Results were not availble...

Grizzlies rumble into league unbeaten

October 7, 2011

by John Sexton, sports editor There is nothing more beautiful than a quarterback running over a safety in the open field. Senior Kevin Farley sealed a narrow Grizzly victory last Friday night over a scrappy Foothill team by doing just that. With Cal clinging to a 22-17 lead in the game’s final minute, Kevin bowled over Foothill’s safety on a keeper up the middle to give the...

Grizzlies maul Huskies, hope to slash Falcons

September 9, 2011

Grizzlies v. Huskies, Sept. 2 Grizzly fans who stayed to the end of Cal High’s season opening blowout of Washington last Friday night were treated to the rare sight of a 300-pound lineman rumbling some 40 yards toward the end zone. Although senior defensive lineman Jose Rosado’s road to glory ...

Cal defeats Berkeley in NCS Round 2

November 30, 2010

The California Grizzlies bowled over Berkeley last Friday in a second round NCS playoff game, with a final score of 35-7. This win gives Cal an overall record of 11-1, and advances them to the semi finals next week where their next opponent, San Ramon Valley High, will be looking for redemption after their early...

De La Salle defeats Cal in the Game of the Decade

November 17, 2010

By Brandon Eiges Unfortunately, in the battle of David versus Goliath, Goliath prevailed. This past Friday, the De La Salle Spartans defeated Cal, 31-17, to claim the EBAL title. De La Salle opened the game up from the first play of scrimmage, with its running back Lucas Dunne, breaking a 57 yard run all the way down ...

Friday’s game decides EBAL champion

November 11, 2010

By Brandon Eiges, Sports Editor One Game. Two undefeated teams. 100 Players. One EBAL Championship. Being called the “Game of the Decade”, this Friday’s football game vs. league rival De La Salle is Cal High’s biggest game in the school’s 35 year history. Both the Grizzlies and Spartans bring...

Grizzlies ranked among ESPN RISE’s Top 25 teams in California

October 15, 2010

By Brandon Eiges While the fall weather has started to get hot, the Cal High football team has remained a consistent heat throughout the entire school year. After back-to-back wins for the first time in history against Monte Vista on Oct. 1 and San Ramon Valley on Oct. 8, Cal has gained statewide recognition for only the second ti...

Fights, Football and Facebook FAILS. Where were YOU this year?

September 15, 2010

By Scott Ramsey The 2009-10 school year had its fair share of scandals, brawls and victories, in pop culture and at Cal High alike. If you were a cheerleader caught in a scandal, a victim of a massive earthquake, a participant in a schoolwide brawl, or a Republican, this year may have been...