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The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Varsity pitcher Kaitlyn Le winds up to throw a pitch against Dougherty Valley on March 19. The Grizzlies won the game 6-1. Le, a senior, is committed to play softball for CSU Monterey Bay next season.

Grizzlies aiming to defend championship

Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor March 28, 2024

The 2023 North Coast Section softball champions are back on the field with hopes to secure back-to-back titles. Last season the team went 21-9 en route to its first NCS title before the season ended in...

Senior Shivani Phadnis sits atop her partner senior Sarah Flores’ shoulders while waving her flag in defeat.

Harrowing assassins stories from Californian staffers

March 28, 2024

Vishwas Balla, sports editor: At Cal High, a war is waged every second semester. Friends become enemies. Money corrupts all. This is assassins season. The senior game was originally planned to last...

Sophomore Olivia Horton, far right, pulls a Dublin player by her jersey as teammate senior Lauren Grgurina, left, tries to pull the flag during the Grizzlies 24-0 victory on Sept. 12. Cal is 9-1 overall and 7-0 in EBAL play so far this season.

Flag football kicks off first season

Vishwas Balla and Jani Rodrigo October 5, 2023

Flag football was sanctioned by the California Interscholastic Federation earlier this year, bringing the newest girls’ sport to Cal High this season. And the Grizzlies appear to be adapting very well...

Junior Tyler Stevens (9) gets ready to take a shot against Granada for the mens water polo team.

Fall teams make short NCS runs

Ryan Wang and Vishwas Balla November 18, 2022

Many of Cal High’s fall sports teams had successful seasons that wrapped up with NCS playoff appearances. Here’s how Grizzly teams fared in the postseason. Football Heading into the playoffs the...

The championship game feature the undisputed four best teams in the NFL with spots in the Super Bowl on the line.

Are you ready for some football?

Carson Pfotenhauer and Vishwas Balla September 8, 2022

The NFL kicks off another season tonight with the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams hosting the AFC power Buffalo Bills. To get everyone ready for the season, we’ve put together an overview...

Senior Matt Hanson looks to take a shot during Cal’s run to the NCS Championship game.

Cal men’s sports stars make it big

Vishwas Balla and Dylan Allen June 1, 2022

The Californian shined a spotlight last issue on one of the top female athletes from each spring sport. This issue, we will focus on one male athlete from each spring sport. Owen Berry Junior swimmer...

Max Hove leads the hockey team in points scored with 22 goals and six assists, and is the main reason why the team has started off a scorching hot 5-0.

Max Hove stars on two of Cal’s spring teams

Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor April 29, 2022

Despite playing two sports in one season, senior Max Hove still finds a way to balance playing both at the same time.  Hove is the starting goalie for Cal High’s lacrosse team and also plays for...

This Securly graphic is shown on students’ Chromebook screens when they try to access a blocked website.

District debates role of Securly

Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor February 14, 2022

The web monitoring company Securly, used by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, started emailing parents notifications informing them what their children are searching on their Chromebooks earlier...

The National Stadium in Beijing hosts a variety of different competitions, as well as the Opening Ceremony last Friday.

Olympics open in China amidst much controversy

Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor February 14, 2022

The Olympic games are an event that brings the whole world together.  But the United States isn’t having any of it this year. On Dec. 6, the Biden Administration announced that the US will be...

Running back Devan Love (24) carries the ball against San Ramon Valley High during Cal’s 31-20 loss at home on Oct 29.

Fall sports seasons come to a close

Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor November 29, 2021

With the end of November coming around, the fall sports season is nearly at an end. After a rather weird year of changed schedules and shortened seasons in 2020, Cal’s fall teams had a chance to get...

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