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The Diving Duo: Evan and Trevor Labuda

The Diving Duo: Evan and Trevor Labuda

Danny Vesurai and Javin Pombra
October 26, 2016
Filed under Issue-2, Sports

Ten meters in the air, junior Trevor Labuda takes a breath before launching himself off the diving board and somersaulting three and a half times to land without a splash in the swimming pool below. Following suit but on a three-meter board, his twin Evan Labuda mirrors the same routine. Both receive ...

Los Altos Overcomes Paly in Annual Dig Pink Game

Los Altos Overcomes Paly in Annual Dig Pink Game

Sana Khader, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Pink and white balloons lined the large gym on Thursday, October 13, before the annual Dig Pink game against Palo Alto. The Dig Pink game serves as a fundraiser for the Side-out Foundation, which aims to research stage 4 breast cancer and support patients and their families. In last night’s fifth annual ...

Girls Tennis Starts Season Off Strong

Girls Tennis Starts Season Off Strong

October 4, 2016
Filed under Issue-1, Sports

The girls tennis team started their season off strong on Tuesday, September 13 with a 5-2 win against rival Archbishop Mitty. The girls also clinched a pre-season victory at the California Tennis Classic in Fresno on Saturday, September 3, winning Division II of the tournament with a score of 4-1. The te...

Soaring Eagle: Kate Carlson

Soaring Eagle: Kate Carlson

Nathan Godderis
October 4, 2016
Filed under Issue-1, Sports

For this year’s girls volleyball team, success comes from more than cooperation and the individual skill. It comes from passion and strong leadership — everything that senior Kate Carlson possesses. For the past four years, Kate has been playing volleyball for Los Altos, moving up the ranks of t...

Boys Water Polo Sets High Bar for Achievement

Boys Water Polo Sets High Bar for Achievement

Ross Avery, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under Issue-1, Sports

The boys varsity water polo team exceeded expectations last season. This year, they have no plans to slow down. In 2015, the team finished with a final record of 8-7, garnering them second place overall in the De Anza league and a trip to the CCS tournament. The Eagles suffered a disappointing firs...

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Alex Luna and Emily Meza-Perez
October 4, 2016
Filed under Issue-1, Sports

We don’t say “boys” football, but that’s still what everyone thinks. In a high-stakes Friday-night game against the rival Spartans, the Cheer Team, Blue Crew and the mass of blue-colored fans all cheer for our “boys” to bring home the gold. But as of this year, two new teammates fought their ...

First-year Girls Golf Team in Full Swing

First-year Girls Golf Team in Full Swing

Justin Yu, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under Issue-1, Sports

This fall, a group of five girls made Eagle history by forming the first-ever girls golf team. In the past, Los Altos only had a single coed team that competed in the spring. After talking to parents of incoming freshmen players, head coach Richard Fujii, who also manages the boys team, decided to add a...

Debating the National Anthem

Debating the National Anthem

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under Issue-1, Sports

I’m proud to be an American. I may not agree with some of our policies or voice undying support on a regular basis, but deep down inside I am glad to say that I’m an American. However, it’s situations like those of Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe and Toni Smith-Thompson that make me frustrated with th...

Football beats Mountain View in Rival Game

Football beats Mountain View in Rival Game

Brian Huebner, Staff Writer
September 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

A full moon dawned upon Foothill College as Los Altos and Mountain View geared up to battle one another in an exciting game of football yesterday, September 16. The bleachers filled up on both sides, each spectator anticipating the moment when the ball would finally get kicked. The cheerleaders hyped ...

Spirit Week: Blue Crew Teams with ASB to Boost Spirit

Spirit Week: Blue Crew Teams with ASB to Boost Spirit

Maddie Chu, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

For the past few days, the hallways and classrooms of Los Altos have been filled with matching pajamas, sports jerseys, popped collars and colorful displays of U.S.A pride for Spirit Week. This is Spirit Week’s second year at Los Altos, dedicated to inciting excitement and anticipation for the major ...

Girls Volleyball bests Mountain View in First League Match

Girls Volleyball bests Mountain View in First League Match

Teddy Chmyz, Copy/Content Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

“What time is it? Gametime!” This cheer can be heard echoing throughout the gym prior to every varsity girls volleyball game. And from the end of this cheer to the end of the match, one can periodically hear chants of “Access denied!” and “Back that ace up!” as the team, both on the court ...

Girls Volleyball Gains Decisive Win over Leland in First Home Game

Girls Volleyball Gains Decisive Win over Leland in First Home Game

Anisha Desai, Senior Writer
August 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

  On Tuesday, August 30, the Los Altos Eagles girls volleyball team dominated the Leland Chargers, winning the match 3-0 in their first home game of the season. Despite the loss of multiple seniors and a subsequent addition of many new players to the roster, this year’s team was able to come ...

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