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Grizzly athletes leave the den

Grizzly athletes leave the den

Ben Rettig and Cameron McKeon, Sports Writers

May 29, 2019


Filed under Senior Issue

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, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 making a big impact

Cameron McKeon and Jenna Lyons, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

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

Men’s softball plater goes international

Aidan Trejo and Maddy Klessel, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

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...

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

The first day of the NFL draft is in the books, and the Raiders did it again with another head-scratching pick at No. 4 overall, but recovered with two other solids first round selections. The 49ers took the safe, and expected, pick with Nick Bosa, who was considered the top pass rusher and overall pro...

Freshmen stars shining bright on varsity

Freshmen stars shining bright on varsity

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

From the bright green softball and baseball diamonds to the hardwood of the volleyball court to the soft rubbery track, freshmen at Cal High have made their mark on varsity athletic teams this season. Whether its Payton Lee helping Cal reach the CIF State volleyball tourament or Matthew Alm and Madison...

America’s national pastime returns

America’s national pastime returns

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

As March winds down, baseball’s offseason and spring training come to a close. Headlined by a couple $300 million contracts, an exciting offseason is sure to create for an exhilirating 2019 season. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect from each of MLB’s 30 teams. AL West Houston Astros - ...

Doors open for gender equality in sports

Californian Staff, Voice of California High School

March 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

High school football standout Toni Harris is breaking down gender barriers in an era where women have become more prominent in the sports industry.  Harris announced on Feb. 26 her decision to continue her football career playing free safety at Central Methodist University, an NAIA program, mak...

Winter sports heat up in time for NCS

Winter sports heat up in time for NCS

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

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 of momentum despite losing its last two league games. The Grizzlies lost at home to Carondele...

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