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Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Akhil Jakatdar and Kunal Pandit
February 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Yesterday, Tuesday, February 14, the varsity boys basketball team won on senior night, beating the Gunn Titans by a score of 54-43. After the seniors were honored, the game began with Los Altos jumping out to a quick 9-4 lead. Coming out of a timeout, the Titans were able to string together a few...

Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Tuesday, February 14, the girls varsity soccer team celebrated Valentine’s Day and their senior night with a 3-0 win over El Camino league rival Gunn High School. With their only loss in league play this season coming from their first matchup with Gunn, this win placed the Eagles in first place for t...

Girls Basketball Overcomes Late-game Collapse to beat Monta Vista

Girls Basketball Overcomes Late-game Collapse to beat Monta Vista

Michael Sieffert and Yalda Khodadad
January 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

After a rough preseason losing many games by single digits, the varsity girls basketball team surged back with a victory against Monta Vista High School on Friday, January 6. “Getting the first win in league was huge,” head coach Jaclyn Brode said. “Our preseason was a tough preseason, and I...

Now in the De Anza Division, Boys Soccer Beats Palo Alto

Now in the De Anza Division, Boys Soccer Beats Palo Alto

Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer
January 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

After being promoted to the higher level De Anza division for the first time since 2014, the varsity boys soccer team is 2-0 in league play and making their way to the top of the leaderboard. On Thursday, January 5, the Eagles secured a 4-2 win over Palo Alto High School. “We were expecting a good game,” senior ...

Julia Santos: the real (SCVAL All-League) MVP

Julia Santos: the real (SCVAL All-League) MVP

Alex Luna, Staff Writer
December 29, 2016
Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Junior Julia Santos is passionate about water polo. From an early age, she has built her life around it. She was recently awarded the All-League Most Valuable Player for the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL). The journey toward recognition was not an easy one. Julia has worked hard since fi...

The Woes of Winter Polo

The Woes of Winter Polo

Julia Santos, Staff Writer
December 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-4, Sports

Imagine this: underneath your warm, zipped-up parka, you’re wearing one of your 20 water polo related sweatshirts along with your fuzzy Gryffindor pajama pants. There are socks on your feet, your hood is sufficiently covering your ears and your hands are in the pockets of your parka — one gripping ...

Learning to Stay Afloat with Hana Brett

Learning to Stay Afloat with Hana Brett

Javin Pombra, Staff Writer
December 29, 2016
Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Hana Brett’s greatest accomplishment this year would likely be either being recruited by Cornell for Division 1 swimming or being able to sleep at 9 p.m. on a regular basis. For most high schoolers, much less a student athlete, finding a way to get enough sleep and balance everyday life can be a tough ve...

For Christopher Grey, Faith comes First

For Christopher Grey, Faith comes First

Avery Luke and Cameron Avery
December 29, 2016
Filed under Issue-4, Sports

“If I really strive to become a better person and live the way that Christ has entitled me to do so,” senior Christopher Grey says, “I’ll achieve my goals and He’ll help me regardless of the circumstances.” Christopher has  been going to church with his family since he was young, and it...

Owen MacKenzie Races to States

Owen MacKenzie Races to States

Danny Vesurai and Priya Dixit
December 29, 2016
Filed under Issue-4, Sports

With his grandfather winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in steeplechasing and his mother running at McGill University, sophomore Owen MacKenzie was born into a running family. Owen started running in New Zealand with his family’s running club when he was 8 years old. The sport kindled ...

Boys Basketball Overpowers Soquel

Boys Basketball Overpowers Soquel

Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Wednesday, November 30, the Varsity boys basketball team won their second game of the season beating the Knights of Soquel High School with a score of 46-32. After starting the game down by four, the Eagles quickly battled back to build a comfortable lead of 14-7. Junior Matt Eberle began his...

Winter is [here]

Winter is [here]

Julia Santos, Sports Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-3, Sports

The water polo season, along with the rest of the fall sports, is over. Sad, I know, but for the first time this year, I can finally go home after school instead of running out of math class and racing to the pool deck where I’d be for over two hours. I can walk out of seventh period while talking...

Boys Basketball Bounces Back with New Coach

Boys Basketball Bounces Back with New Coach

Justin Yu, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Issue-3, Sports

The freshmen and sophomores from the remarkable CCS victory two years ago are now the core of the varsity boys basketball team as seasoned juniors and seniors. It is that time of year again, with head coach Trevor Naas bringing new energy to the team and the Eagles looking to fly high. Drawing from his y...

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