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DeSoto is school’s lone NCS champion this year

Daniel DeSoto headlocks Granada’s Ian Richardson in the NCS finals en route to winning NCS for the first tine in Cal’s history. Photo courtesy John Sachs.
Senior is first Grizzly to win an individual wrestling title en route to state finals
April 4, 2020

A season of redemption became a historic moment in Cal’s wrestling history.  Senior Daniel DeSoto won the first NCS wrestling title in Cal High history on Feb. 22, when he defeated Ian Richardson...

Winter sports heat up in time for NCS

Winter sports heat up in time for NCS
February 12, 2019

The women’s basketball team has made quite a statement in the EBAL this season. With an impressive league record of 10-1, 21-5 overall, the Grizzlies look to roll into NCS playoffs with plenty...

Heartbreak in NCS semifinals

Senior Jahmal Cornwell celebrates one of his three touchdowns in Cal's 35-34 NCS semifinal loss to Freedom on Nov. 30.
Grizzlies football, tennis doubles teams come up just short of titles.
December 18, 2018

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...

Grizzlies roar in NCS playoffs

Sophomores Taylor Long, left, and Shrishti Garg celebrate in a match against Amador Valley. The duo won the EBAL Doubles Championship and qualified for NCS.
November 15, 2018

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...

Grizzlies take on NCS

Grizzlies take on NCS
November 21, 2014

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...

Spartans defeat Cal for NCS title

Spartans defeat Cal for NCS title
December 3, 2013

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...

Soccer teams fall short in NCS

Soccer teams fall short in NCS
March 19, 2013

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...

Softball eager to return to NCS

Softball eager to return to NCS
March 19, 2013

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...

Volleyball soars to NCS Finals

Volleyball soars to NCS Finals
November 16, 2012

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...

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS

Grizzlies flying high entering NCS
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...

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