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Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cal High football team’s playoff run came to an end on Nov. 30 in a tightly-contested 35-34 thriller at home against Freedom High. Even if the score wasn’t in their favor, Grizzly fans were treated with a show when Cal and Freedom went at it with a spot in the North Coast Section championship...

Grizzlies roar in NCS playoffs

Grizzlies roar in NCS playoffs

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

Cal High’s girls’ volleyball team continued their streak of excellence this season, advancing to CIF State Championship tournament for the second straight season. But after defeating Pleasant Grove in four sets in the opening round of the Division 1 playoffs on Nov. 6, Cal saw its season come...

Grizzlies take on NCS

Grizzlies take on NCS

Max Walker, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

Over the years, Cal High has excelled in several sports while sending numerous teams and individual athletes to the North Coast Section playoffs. This fall was no exception as seven teams represented Cal at NCS. Football Once again Cal continues to be dominant in football as the Grizzlies claime...

Spartans defeat Cal for NCS title

Spartans defeat Cal for NCS title

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

For the third time in the past seven years, Cal High has seen its hopes of winning an NCS football title dashed thanks to De La Salle. The top-seeded Spartans beat the Grizzlies 49-17 on a bitter cold Saturday night at Dublin High. It was the 22nd straight NCS title for De La Salle (13-0), which is ...

Soccer teams fall short in NCS

Soccer teams fall short in NCS

Andrew Evans and Eric Yee

March 19, 2013


Filed under Sports

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


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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...

Volleyball soars to NCS Finals

Volleyball soars to NCS Finals

Alec Bandler., Sports Editor

November 16, 2012


Filed under Sports

The women’s volleyball team has been phenomenal this season, winning the EBAL title with a 13-1 league record. The Grizzlies (27-3 overall) earned the top seed in the NCS playoffs and they are now playing in the NCS Championship game against No. 2 San Ramon Valley at Cal on Saturday at 7 pm. The...

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS

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

November 16, 2012


Filed under Sports

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...

Grizzlies having some NCS success

May 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

by John Sexton, sports editor With no time left on the clock in the first half of the NCS women’s lacrosse semifinals, Carondelet attacker Cali Castagnola scored to cap a 5-0 Cougar run. The goal sealed the victory for the Cougars, as Cal couldn’t win enough draws after goals to keep up in...

Cal soccer fights deep into NCS

March 15, 2012


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by Eric Yee, online editor The women’s soccer team made a deep push in the playoffs this year, exceeding their expectations before losing to eventual NCS runner-up San Ramon Valley in the semifinals. Cal finished the season with a record of 12-4-5, which was good enough for fourth place and the No. 4 seed in NCS. The top four seeds all were from EBAL. In the ...

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