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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

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The girls who serve as the bases throw up the flier during their EBAL clinching competition.  Cal’s team went on to win the NCS Championship and finish second in the state, which is the best finish of any sport in the school’s almost 50-year history.

Stunt team places 2nd in the state

Addison Jing, A&E Editor May 30, 2023

Stunt is a relatively new high school sport, with the first ever North Coast Section Championship for the sport being held only five years ago, in 2018. Since then, Liberty High School has dominated,...

Last Year, junior and senior girls play in the annual powderpuff football game.  Now that the CIF has added flag football to the fall schedule in August, girls will be able to play the sport competitively against other EBAL schools.

Girls flag football makes its debut

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor May 30, 2023

Another new sport will be making its debut on campus in the fall. A season after badminton was added, women’s flag football will hit the gridiron. Seeming to stem from the tradition of powderpuff,...

The young bowler prepares to bowl by running up the pitch while the batter prepares to hit the ball.  People of all ages can be found playing cricket in San Ramon and throughout the Bay Area as the sport becomes more popular in America.

Cricket brings culture to San Ramon

Kathir Rajesh Kannan, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Many traditional American sports such as baseball, track and field, and tennis are in full bloom now that spring is here. But one of the world’s most recognized sports can also be seen gaining popularity...

Yves Homayoon jumps to hit the birdie during a game for Cal High. The sophomore is No. 45th ranked badminton player in the US National Junior singles ranking for 17 and under.

Yves Homayoon leads Cal badminton team

Ryan Wang, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

At the age of 11, badminton was nothing other than a hobby for sophomore Yves Homayoon, back in his home country Taiwan. Now, he has made it into something bigger as he’s become a nationally ranked...

Cal High freshman Ethan Suehiro comes up for air while racing for his club team, the Crow Canyon Sharks. Suehiro is ranked among the nation’s top 10 15-year-olds in the breaststroke. He joined Cal’s swim team this year.

Ethan Suehiro is leading the pack

Addison Jing, A&E Editor April 28, 2023

Swimming, like other high school sports, is highly competitive at the varsity level so it’s usually juniors and seniors who make the biggest splash. But every once in a while, a young athlete possessing...

Sophomore Elbert Said delivers a serve during the Grizzlies’ 8-1 win over Dougherty Valley on March 30.

Grizzly tennis team dominates EBAL this season

KK Demello, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Cal High’s men’s tennis took the league by storm this season, winning all 13 of its matches and finishing off the season undefeated. The Grizzlies have impressed everyone with their new and improved...

Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had another MVP-caliber season while leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the NBA. But a back injury has kept Antetokounmpo sidelined for some of the Bucks’ first round series against the Miami Heat, who led 3-1 heading into Wednesday’s game.

NBA playoffs are heating up

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor April 28, 2023

The NBA was dominated by the East this season. The teams to beat have been the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers, who are unsurprisingly seeded 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The Bucks...

The highly anticipated NBA play-in games will kick off on Tuesday April 11.

NBA play-in games tip off Tuesday

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor April 10, 2023

The Golden State Warriors narrowly missed the dreaded play-in games by securing the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, but eight other teams will be fighting to make the NBA playoffs this week.  The...

Rubin Jain, left, and Jayden Shah right have collected soccer gear to send to India.

Juniors start FutbolForAll nonprofit

Andrew Chen, Assistant News Editor March 15, 2023

Imagine wanting to play soccer after school but not having a ball. This is an issue most kids in affluent San Ramon don’t have to worry about. But in a lot of parts of the world, this is a very real...

Junior Ben Johnson makes a pitch for the Grizzlies.

Drastic MLB rule changes coming this season

Marcus Chalasani, Assistant Sports Editor March 15, 2023

The Major League Baseball scene has had a notorious problem with game lengths. The root cause stems from professional baseball being played for nine innings or more. Due to the nature of the game, there...

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