The Californian

Spring NCS bear-y successful

Senior Garret Meyer (13) goes for the spike in a May game.

Brendan Ogburn, Sydney Finkle, Kyle Tucker, Josh Iversen, and Paige Zilinskas

June 3, 2016

Without a doubt, the 2016 regular season was one of the greatest in the Cal High women’s lacrosse team history. The Grizzlies were ranked as a top five team in the country throughout the entire season, in addition to being ranked third top in the state of California. The team dominated the competition...

Winter sports come to a close at Cal

Senior Gerrick Labra, bottom,  and junior Blaine Nye practice for playoffs.  Labra won two matches at the state finals.

Brendan Ogburn, Kyle Tucker, and Sydney Finkel

March 15, 2016

For the first time since 2009, Cal High’s wrestling program was represented at the CIF State Wrestling Championships. Senior Gerrik Labra advanced to the state championships March 4-5 in Bakersfield, where he won his first two matches before a third-round exit. He was recognized as an honorable...

Thoughts at the Halfway Point

Kyle Tucker, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

The defending world champions started their season hot, almost like the 2014-2015 season never ended, as they began the season 24-0.   This was due to Stephen Curry’s dazzling play as he averaged 32.1 points per game, making 78 of 181 attempted three pointers, for a three point percentage of 43...

Grizzlies roar in NCS this fall

Junior Taylor Hammil, left, blocks San Ramon Valley High School player in NCS semifinals. The women’s water polo team’s great season came to an end after an 18-3 loss in this game.

Kyle Tucker, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015

Women’s Water Polo The girls water polo team had their best season in school history by reaching the NCS semifinals before losing to eventual champion San Ramon Valley. The girls, coached by former Cal player Kimi Noltensmeir, had an overall record of 19-6, with a 4-3 record in league play. ...

Is boxing dead?

Kyle Tucker, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

Many feel as if boxing won’t ever be what it used to.  Sure we have the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos of the boxing world, but do they compare to Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, two heavyweight superstars in their day? Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are welterweights who fought on May 2 in what many...

Have athlete contracts gone too far?

Kyle Tucker, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

The game has changed forever for major sports in the United States. With major league athletes being paid millions upon millions of dollars, is money more important than winning nowadays?  And with most of the money being “guaranteed”, are these clubs hurting themselves when players start to decline? For...

Gearing up for MLB season

Kyle Tucker, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

With the 2015 Major League Baseball season fast approaching, what can we expect from the reigning World Series champs, the San Francisco Giants, and their underappreciated rival across the bay, the Oakland Athletics? The Giants have had a quiet offseason, compared to the A’s at least, by signing...

De La Salle stays in EBAL

De La Salle stays in EBAL

Kyle Tucker, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

Many sports fans have mistakenly believed that De La Salle is migrating to a new league because it is no longer allowed to win an EBAL championship. The Spartans, who joined the EBAL in 2008, still can’t win a league title, but they will continue to play many teams in league, including Cal High. “They...