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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...

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

While most students are still sleeping, sophomores Rujula Patole and Jessica Chan head to the ice rink every Sunday morning at 5:45 a.m. to practice jumps and prepare their programs. The two of them compete in synchronized figure skating, a sport where camaraderie and chemistry is vital. Patole...

Hockey players head to Canada

Hockey players head to Canada

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The horn goes off and a swarm of ice hockey players mob each other in celebration. There are hugs and high fives as the Tri Valley Blue Devils hockey team celebrates their latest accomplishment: Western Regional Champions. The undefeated Blue Devils 16AU ’03 team, which features four Cal High...

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

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...

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...

Not horsing around

Not horsing around

Emmy Burrus and Nikhita Dhamrait, Staff Writers

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Rhetta Haase was only nine months old when she was put on a horse for the first time. Sophomore Lillian Holtmeier’s first ride on a horse came when she was about seven years older than Haase. But both girls share one thing: a strong connection to their hores-riding sports. “A lot...

Girl’s volleyball sets up for NCS playoffs

Girl’s volleyball sets up for NCS playoffs

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

With freshly polished hardwood and hung up nets, Cal High’s women’s volleyball team heads into tonight’s season finale at Carondelet as one of the top teams vying for an NCS championship come playoff time. All so far this season, racking up a 25-4 overall record, 14-3 in the highly competitive ...

Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Benjamin Rettig, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

From afar, the smoke billowing from Cal High’s back parking lot makes it seem as though illicit student activities are taking place.     But upon closer inspection, Cal High’s tailgate organization is busy carrying on a Friday night tradition for many Cal students. Filling Cal’s ...

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Grizzlies football team off to roaring start

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Grizzlies are in mid-season form as Friday Night Lights are back and in full effect. Led by Coach Eric Billeci, now in his 10th year, Cal looks to make a run at another North Coast Section title game. Cal (2-1 EBAL, 5-2 overall) handled Foothill on Oct. 5 with relative ease, securing a ...

Four teams remain in MLB playoffs

Four teams remain in MLB playoffs

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s October, which means school is in full swing, just like the bats of MLB players trying to reach the biggest stage in baseball: the World Series.  The baseball postseason is halfway in the books and the final four teams from the National and American leagues are fighting for a spot in the 201...

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