The Californian

Busy MLB offseason coming to a close

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

  The Major League Baseball offseason is well underway, and more dollars are being thrown left and right than ever before. In early December, left-handed ace David Price signed a record-breaking seven year, $217 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the highest total contract value ever...

Cal senior competes in triathlons

Cal senior competes in triathlons

Danielle Anderson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

When Noelle Schumacker crossed the finish line at the Lake Merritt triathlon sprint in late August, the Cal High senior was quite pleased with her race. Placing second in her second major trathlon will do that to a person. Schumacker, who is captain of Cal’s cross country team, has been an athlete...

Third degree black belt takes on weightlifting

Third degree black belt takes on weightlifting

Chiara Ty, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

To be called a third-degree black belt or an aspiring weightlifter is pretty impressive. But to boast both of these titles like junior Kristen Bondoc can at only 16 years old is an accomplishment in itself. Bondoc is a skilled third-degree black belt in taekwondo who recently began pursuing weightlifting....

MLB postseason really heating up

MLB postseason really heating up

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

After the first game of teh Major League Baseball playoffs, my prediction bracket was already broken. But my prediction of a New York Mets-Toronto Blue Jays World Series is still alive now that we’re down to the final four teams. It all started when southpaw Dallas Keuchel dominated the New York...

Winter sports have no chill

Winter sports have no chill

January 30, 2015

  Starting from top, Christopher Douglas (12) clears the ball after a pass from Alejandro Pelayo (20) during the men’s soccer team’s 2-1 loss to Granada on Jan. 15; Samantha Denton (9) dribbles down the court in the women’s  loss to San Ramon Valley on Jan. 16; and Peter Farnia (23...

Spring sports starting to heat up

Spring sports starting to heat up

April 10, 2014

From top to bottom, Cal High swimmers dive into the pool in their meet at Monte Vista on March 28. Senior pitcher Sam Cabral leads the Grizzlies to a 9-2 win over Monte Vista on March 28. The baseball team is 4-1 in league play. Junior pitcher Mike Podany tossed a perfect game against De La Salle ...

Accomplished runner joins Pac-12

Accomplished runner joins Pac-12

Joyce Ho, News Editor

January 16, 2014

While some people run purely for exercise or out of an obligation to fulfill extracurricular requirements, senior Madison Ricks has spent the past few years running to pursue her passion, while simultaneously commanding the attention of all by winning race after race. Throughout her high school career,...

49ers reach NFC Championship

49ers reach NFC Championship

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

January 16, 2014

For the third season in a row, the San Francisco 49eres are headed to the NFC Championship game. After a sluggish start against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the 49ers finished the game scoring 14 unanswered points. Touchdowns by quarterback Colin Kaepernick and tight end Vernon Davis led the 49ers...

Student rows across the bay

Student rows across the bay

Sam Gershik, News Lite Editor

November 22, 2013

Senior Nicole Valdez is an athlete in a sport most students have probably never seen. Valdez has been a competitive rower for three years. Rowing is a competitive Olympic sport in racing shells or fine boats. It is most prevalent on the East Coast, and most Ivy League schools have teams. Its...

12th man nonexistent

Alex Farley, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

The seconds wind down on the clock. The score is 35-21 and as the clock hits zero the Cal High football team goes crazy. They just beat San Ramon Valley and secured at least a tie for a second straight EBAL championship. (With a 21-3 against Livermore the following week, Cal won its first outright...