The Californian

Grizzlies take on D-1 universities

Grizzlies take on D-1 universities

Paige Zilinksas and Sydney Finkel

June 3, 2016


Filed under Senior Issue, Senior Issue 2016

There will be six Grizzlies representing the class of 2016 in a variety of Division 1 sports all over California, and the east coast. Senior Rachel Marchuk will be continuing her softball career at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut next year. Marchuk has been on the Cal High varsity softball...

Winter sports come to a close at Cal

Winter sports come to a close at Cal

Brendan Ogburn, Kyle Tucker, and Sydney Finkel

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

For the first time since 2009, Cal High’s wrestling program was represented at the CIF State Wrestling Championships. Senior Gerrik Labra advanced to the state championships March 4-5 in Bakersfield, where he won his first two matches before a third-round exit. He was recognized as an honorable...

Davis Bullock beats cancer

Davis Bullock beats cancer

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Last year at this time, senior Davis Bullock was lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever be able to play soccer again. Bullock was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma over a year ago. But after months of extensive treatments, Bullock’s cancer is finally in remission...

Cal High skates past victory

Sydney Finkel, Staff writer

April 2, 2015


Filed under Breaking News Ticker, Sports

Cal High’s hockey team’s attempt to defend its title came up just short. The Grizzlies reached the championship game against Dublin on March 22 at Dublin Ice, but they lost 4-3. They scored their last two goals with only two minutes to play. Sophomore Mike Caranza led the team with two goals,...

Cal junior fights cancer

Cal junior fights cancer

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Cal High junior Davis Bullock was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) on Jan. 9, and is undergoing chemotherapy. But those around him know that cancer is no match for the strong-will of Bullock, a three-year varsity soccer player for the Grizzlies. His teammates look up to their captain...

New NCAA football playoff system an improvement

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

As the NCAA football championship game approaches Monday night in Dallas, both the excitement level and the controversies are on the rise. On New Year’s Day, Oregon and Ohio State earned the right to play for the title by winning their respective bowl games. Ohio State upset top-seeded Alabama 42-35...

Jeter retiring after season

Jeter retiring after season

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

Over the years, a strong rivalry has been formed between the Red Sox and Yankees. Some may even consider it the biggest rivalry in all of sports. But no matter how much Red Sox fans can’t stand to see the Yankees win, there is one player who deserves success despite what team for which he plays. Most...

U.S. puts controversies aside in Sochi

U.S. puts controversies aside in Sochi

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014


Filed under Sports

Every four years, all of the world’s greatest athletes gather in one city to compete against other nations to try and win the highest medal possible. The 22nd Winter Olympics has recently passed, with America making a successful visit. With the games in Sochi, Russia, just ending with Sunday’s...

Soccer star joins all-boys academy

Soccer star joins all-boys academy

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

Some of the best male soccer players from around the San Francisco Bay Area strive to be part of a competitive, high level team such as the San Jose Earthquakes. Although the professional team and its youth academy are generally for only boys, Cal High junior Rachel Tungol has been offered a spot...

Upcoming NBA season set to soar

Upcoming NBA season set to soar

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013


Filed under Sports

As the new NBA season approaches, the excitement levels start to rise. Warriors fans look forward to a promising season, while Heat fans have their fingers crossed, hoping for a three-peat. Will LeBron James be able to win his third ring, or will San Antonio be able to take the championship this...

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