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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...

Despite Injuries, Emily Pye is Still Kicking

Despite Injuries, Emily Pye is Still Kicking

Madison Woo, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Issue-3, Sports

An athlete’s career can be crippled by a single twist of an ankle, taking them out of their game both mentally and physically. Senior Emily Pye, however, has experienced her own share of injuries, but that has not stopped her from dominating on the soccer field. In her last season of high school socc...

Football Falls to Homestead in Close CCS Matchup

Football Falls to Homestead in Close CCS Matchup

Alex Luna, Staff Writer
November 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

All eyes faced the bright-lit field on a cool Friday night, as the Los Altos Eagles were set to challenge the Homestead Mustangs in a much anticipated CCS playoff game. Going into the game, Los Altos finished the season with a 7-2 record to make their first CCS appearance in six years. Homestead previou...

Senior Commits to Georgetown for Diving

Senior Commits to Georgetown for Diving

Ross Avery, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Senior Riley Fujioka wants to pursue two passions in college, both involving high-stakes competition and a dizzying display of perfectly coordinated twists, leaps, and flips. Riley will have the perfect opportunity at Georgetown University, where she will aspire towards a career in politics while comm...

Morning Practice

Morning Practice

Julia Santos, Sports Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-1, Sports

Here’s a quick introduction to me: I’m a junior, the Sports Editor of The Talon and I play water polo. That’s practically all you need to know because that’s all I really do. At 6:15 a.m. when the moon is still up and the sky is still dark, I line up at the edge of the pool, ready to dive in...

Katherine Mumm: The Perfect Balance

Katherine Mumm: The Perfect Balance

Anisha Desai and Maddie Chu
October 26, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

For most students, handling multiple extracurriculars, academics and sports feels like a precarious balancing act, and one must be as skilled as a professional circus performer to able to execute it skillfully. Senior Katherine Mumm has mastered the art and is able to excel at all three. She has pla...

Varsity Football’s Turnaround to Success

Varsity Football’s Turnaround to Success

Nathan Godderis and Brian Huebner
October 26, 2016
Filed under Issue-2, Sports

Last year, the varsity football team ended the season with a shaky 4-6 record, finishing in the middle of the El Camino League standings. However, this season the team is reaching heights no one ever expected — they currently have a 5-1 record with four games left to play. What did they do to becom...

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...

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