The Californian

Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Tailgate club remains a Cal tradition

Benjamin Rettig, Reporter

October 16, 2018

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

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, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018

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...

NFL power rankings after Week 1

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 13, 2018

The NFL season is underway and week 1 had its fair share of surprising results. How does the Bucs 48-point outburst and Aaron Rodgers’ second half heroics impact the rest of the league? I ranked each NFL team from worst to best, taking into account opening results as well as general expectations. E...

Castaneda rises in the rugby ranks

Castaneda rises in the rugby ranks

Abby Fritz and Emilio Carrera

February 9, 2018

When freshman Diana Castaneda was in seventh grade she began watching her older sister play rugby. Although Castaneda didn’t take to it right away, her sister, Elizabeth, a 2017 Cal High graduate, and their cousin convinced her to play.  As they say, the rest is history. Castaneda is...

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

February 9, 2018

With international political tensions as volatile as they are these days, the 2018 Winter Olympics are an opportunity for a step back, allowing for Americans to put everything aside and watch our athletes. This year’s Winter Olympics officially begin today in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and they will...

Grizzlies are ready to fight

Siena Sharpe, Aidan Trejo, and Kevin Sablyniski

December 15, 2017

From breaking world records to inspiring girls through female empowerment, women’s soccer is a sport filled with dedication, perseverance and unity.  Cal’s women’s soccer team is looking forward to push boundaries and break their own records this coming season.  Last year, the women...

Grizzlies geared up for NCS playoffs

Grizzlies geared up for NCS playoffs

Alex Suehiro, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

The varsity football team’s seson can best be described as streaky. After opening the season with three straight wins, Cal lost its next three games before bouncing back with another three-game winning streak. It all adds up to a 6-3 record, 5-3 in league, heading into last Friday’s season...

Can any team take the Warriors crown?

Can any team take the Warriors crown?

Aidan Trejo, Reporter

November 7, 2017

  The Golden State Warriors have won two of the last three NBA championships, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 and 2017, and losing in 2016 in a series that came down to the last minutes of Game 7. It seems inevitable that these two teams will meet again as 28 of the 30 NBA general...

Fall teams striving for playoffs

Fall teams striving for playoffs

Alex Suehiro, Julia Tjan, Antonin Urban, and Haia Haidari

October 2, 2017

The Friday night lights have returned once again meaning only one thing: Football is back! The season kicked off on Aug. 25 at home against James Logan and the Grizzlies rolled to three straight wins before losing 37-6 to San Ramon Valley last Friday. Cal (3-1 overall, 2-1 EBAL) is tied for second...