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Cal alumnus’ dream comes true

Cal alumnus’ dream comes true

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

March 19, 2013

Like any sports diehard, Cal High alumnus Kyle Bonagura spends time every day keeping track of scores, making season predictions, and following players’ stories. The thing that sets Bonagura apart from most avid sports fans is that he gets paid to do it. Bonagura, a 2003 Cal graduate, is a successful...

Softball eager to return to NCS

Softball eager to return to NCS

Arman Tafazzoli, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, Alec Bandler, and Sam Canter

March 19, 2013

Baseball Head Coach: Chad Ross 2011-12 record: 15-3; second in NCS Key Newcomers: Austin Chauvin, Sam Cabral Key Returners: Nate D’Emilio, Adam Kimmel, Daniel DeFazio, Nick Allman Key Losses: Thomas Peter, Kevin Farley Many of the strong core players that brought the team tantalizingly clo...

What’s in with Cal athletes

March 15, 2013

See what's in with Cal athletes this month!...

Goalkeeper headed to Oregon

Goalkeeper headed to Oregon

Joyce Ho, News Editor

February 11, 2013

While most soccer players shoot for scoring a winning goal or assiting with a teammates’ triumph of sneaking a shot past a goalie, Cal High senior Lauren Holden has spent the past four years trying to block every opponent’s attempt to do that against her team. Since her freshman year, Holden has...

Who’s got it better than us?

Who’s got it better than us?

Eric Yee and Alec Bandler

February 11, 2013

Five years ago, the Bay Area’s professional sports teams were complete failures. The Giants and A’s both completed sub-.500 seasons, the 49ers and Raiders were complete disasters, and the Warriors had fallen back into the dysfunctional franchise that they had been for the previous 13 seasons. The...

Teams up and down during winter

Teams up and down during winter

Marisol Montes, Luke Finkel, Eric Yee, and Ashwath Mohan

February 11, 2013

The men’s soccer team was back on top of the standings and fulfilling preseason goals before recently dropping three of their last four games. The Grizzlies (7-4-1) are fourth in the league standings behind Monte Vista, De La Salle and San Ramon Valley. According to maxpreps.com, the Grizzlies...

Volleyball digs out North Coast title

Luke Finkel, Managing Editor

December 19, 2012

Cal High had one of the most successful postseason runs in school  history last month when the women’s volleyball team won their first NCS championship in 30 years and reached the second round of the CIF state championship. The Grizzlies won the Division I championship for the first time since...

Soccer team starts strong

Soccer team starts strong

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

December 19, 2012

Men’s Soccer  Head Coaches: Chris Faidley, Todd Higley 2011-12 Record: 17-3 Key Returners: Nate Grixti, Jon Massimino Key Losses: Chris Nodhal, Cameron Townsend, Duke Driggs Key Newcomers: Davis Bullock, DeVante Raynor The men’s soccer team has high expectations this year after last y...

Jester lifts his way to the top

Jester lifts his way to the top

Ashwath Mohan, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

When someone generally pictures a weight lifter, they imagine a huge, muscular man.  But not in this case. Weighing only 123 pounds, sophomore Andrew Scott Jester is ranked the top weight lifter in the nation in the 123-pound weight class, according to usaw.hangastar.com. Jester took up this unique...

MLB spending spree

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

December 19, 2012

The Major League Baseball offseason has begun and players are cashing in big time in free agency. The 2012 World Series champions San Francisco Giants retained all of their key players from last season.  But to do this, they had to open their pocketbooks. The Giants resigned outfielder Angel Pagan...