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Girls face off on gridiron

Girls face off on gridiron

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

June 5, 2013

There’s only one football game worth watching more than the Super Bowl, and it kicks off tomorrow: Cal High’s annual powder puff game. The game will be played  at Ernie Berger Memorial Field at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 with or without ASB. The juniors are coming out with a big chip on their shoulder,...

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...

Building the giant peach

Building the giant peach

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

April 29, 2013

When Drama teacher and play director, Laura Woods, told me that we would be doing “James and the Giant Peach” for this years spring production, I instantly realized how tough it would be to build a peach hat would live up to “Giant” name. I would begin plans for what would finally be a peach...

Harbaugh in the house

Harbaugh in the house

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

March 19, 2013

My brush with 49er’s head coach Jim Harbaugh: Cal High hosted its annual fantastic fundraiser, Grizzly Madness, on  March 9, but this year it was much more memorable because the school got a special guest appearance from none other than San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. This may have...

Cal alumnus’ dream comes true

Cal alumnus' dream comes true

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

March 19, 2013

Like any sports diehard, Cal High alumnus Kyle Bonagura spends time every day keeping track of scores, making season predictions, and following players’ stories. The thing that sets Bonagura apart from most avid sports fans is that he gets paid to do it. Bonagura, a 2003 Cal graduate, is a successful...

Noises from the Newsroom

Joshua Gu, Arman Tafazzoli, Luke Finkel, and Austin Hille

March 15, 2013

This regular feature will be devoted to members of The Californian interested in the arts.  Everything from music to movies to books will be reviewed by our staff writers and editors. Here are this month’s panel of so-called experts: ...

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...

Volleyball digs out North Coast title

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

December 19, 2012

Cal High had one of the most successful postseason runs in school  history last month when the women’s volleyball team won their first NCS championship in 30 years and reached the second round of the CIF state championship. The Grizzlies won the Division I championship for the first time since...

Fall teams off to sizzling starts

Fall teams off to sizzling starts

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

October 12, 2012

Head Coach: Eric Bellici 2011 Record: 7-4 Key Returners: Karris Johnson, Daniel Honett Key Losses: Armani Washinton, Kevin Farley Key Newcomers: Cameron Owen, Blake Bierwith Coming off a tough loss to Monte Vista last Friday night, Cal is looking to bounce back with what would be a bi...