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Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

With most states slowly reopening, the hope for the return of professional sports has reopened as well. Specifically in California, 51 of the 58 counties have entered or will soon enter Phase 3 of Gov. Gavin Newson’s plan, which includes the reopening of live professional sports, albeit without...

Spring sports seasons cancelled due to coronavirus

Due to the cancellation of school for the rest of the semester, spring sports have been stopped mid way into the season.

Sabrina Contreras, Co-Managing Editor

May 24, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States in March, professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports were canceled, devastating many athletes.   This includes many at Cal High who officially saw their spring sports come to an end on April 3 when the California Interscholastic...

2020 Olympics are postponed to next year

The 2020 Olympics set to be held in Tokyo is now projected to be held in 2021.

Abhyudaya Srivastava, Staff Writer

May 24, 2020

After years of anticipation, hard work and training, the athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as well as the millions of fans worldwide, were let down.  Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announced on March 24 that the 2020...

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

The Oakland Raiders fans have had reason to hide their faces while players have hung their heads in shame as the organization has struck rock bottom in the NFL.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 22, 2020

This must be said: The Raiders are the 21st century version of Chernobyl.  Nobody is immune from the intense radiation spewing from this failed blob of a football team.  The Mack trade. The Cooper trade. The Vegas move. The Gruden hiring. And the locker room turmoil have somehow made this...

Sports world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant bids farewell to Laker fans after his last NBA game.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant is gone, but his legacy is going nowhere.  Kobe inspired millions throughout his playing career. He constantly showed that the impossible was possible, becoming one of the NBA’s most elite scoring talents just years after being drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Hornets, w...

Grizzly athletes leave the den

Senior committed athletes, front row from left to right, Blake Hazelton, Nikki Trucco, Lexi Trucco, Connor Lawrence, and Josh Giffins; second row: Brody Steinhart, JP Guimareas, Dylan Lisle, Daniella Hawkins, Lainey Hanehan, and Alexis Burt; third row: Mark Balleza, Karl Lovett, Alex Zhu, Sydney Hammill, Amanda Robman, and Sydney Frankenberger.

Ben Rettig and Cameron McKeon, Sports Writers

May 29, 2019

Cal High has 17 student-athletes who distinguished themselves to such an extent these past four years that they’ll be playing their respective sports next year at the collegiate level. Daniella Hawkins After distinguishing herself as one of the top swimmers in the state, Daniella Hawkins will b...

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Senior Daniella Hawkins ended her high school swimming career on a high note. Hawkins placed second in the 500 freestyle event at the CIF State Championships on May 17-18 at Clovis West High School.  “I was really excited to get second, because I had never placed that high in state befo...

Cal spring sports heating up

Cal spring sports heating up

LV Viswanathan, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Grizzlies softball team is back in the running for an NCS championship, led by the exceptional pitching and high-caliber defense. Cal has a great group of athletes on the team, who are determined and passionate about the game. The team is second in the EBAL with a league record of 10-1, 17-4...

Annika Lister making a big impact

Annika Lister prepares to throw the shot put in a meet against Monte Vista. She would end up with the best shot put distance of anyone in the meet with a throw of 30 feet, 2 inches.

Cameron McKeon and Jenna Lyons, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

Junior Annika Lister is quickly becoming Cal High’s next track star.  Lister has been on the track team since freshman year, participating and shining in both shot put and discus. “She’s a natural team leader and works really hard every day,” senior teammate Allie Banducci said. Th...

Men’s softball plater goes international

Ethan Rodriguez, who was a member of the 2018 USA National Softball team, prepares to receive a pitch.

Aidan Trejo and Maddy Klessel, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

Junior Ethan Rodriguez grew up playing the game of baseball since he was a little kid. But it wasn’t until  recently that he made the worthwhile switch to men’s fastpitch softball. Rodriguez’s dad, Johnny Rodriguez, originally introduced his son to baseball, a sport he played from li...