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Win Streak Continues For Eagles, Crushes Saratoga

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer
April 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On a Friday in which each of the baseball players had just been excused for spring break, you would expect the team to be disinterested and ready to go home. Yet, it was the opposite. As the warm up music blasted in the dugout, the players were dancing, air guitaring and lipsyncing— everyone could te...

Wrestling Coach Passes Away

Julia Santos, Staff Writer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Randy Jimenez, long-time LAHS wrestling coach, died of an apparent heart attack yesterday, April 5. He was 43. “Coach Randy was here, one hundred and ten percent, for the kids. He gave everything back to this program and wrestling. He had a big heart and he wanted nothing more that to see students be ...

Badminton Closes Out Second Game Against Fremont

Badminton Closes Out Second Game Against Fremont

William Jow, Copy/Content Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Nearing the end of its season, the badminton team looks to be in good shape for securing a league victory. Both the varsity and JV teams handily defeated Fremont today, April 5. The varsity team finished with a  score of 21-9 and JV with a score of 13-2. This win brings the team’s record to 7-1, wit...

Girls Lacrosse Remains Optimistic After Loss to Mountain View

Rachel Lu, Staff Writer
April 2, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Friday, April 1, the newly instigated girls lacrosse team lost 2-17 against Mountain View. From the opening face-off, it was evident that Mountain View would control the game. There was a short fumble, and Mountain View secured the ball, moved down the field and scored. At first, the game was comp...

Boys Volleyball Vanquishes Mountain View

Boys Volleyball Vanquishes Mountain View

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Wednesday March 30, the boys varsity volleyball team defeated rivals Mountain View in a home conference match with a final score of 3-1. Coming off of a 3-2 loss to Saratoga away last Friday, the Eagles were looking to come back swinging. After taking an early 5-2 lead, the Eagles began to fad...

Boys Lacrosse Dominates Leland

Boys Lacrosse Dominates Leland

Kunal Pandit, Photographer
March 29, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Looking to pick up their first league win, the boys lacrosse team more than showed up to play against the Leland Chargers today, as they controlled the game both defensively and offensively; winning 14-1. “We proved to ourselves that we can bounce back from a hard loss and not let [the loss] aff...

Boys Volleyball Soars in Win Over Leland

Boys Volleyball Soars in Win Over Leland

Kunal Pandit, Photographer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Today, Tuesday March 22, the boys varsity volleyball team defeated the Leland Chargers in a non-conference match; winning 3-1. The Eagles started out strong, playing very aggressively and tallying many kills. They jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, taking the first set 25-17. In...

Boys Lacrosse Unable to Keep Up with Mountain View

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

One year ago, the school’s boys varsity lacrosse team beat cross town rivals Mountain View High School for the first time in the team’s history. On this day, the team set out to make last year’s win the beginning of a pattern, rather than a flash in the pan. Being St. Patrick’s Day, the Eagles...

Boys Volleyball Lose to Cupertino

Boys Volleyball Lose to Cupertino

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Tuesday March 15, the Los Altos boys varsity volleyball team were defeated by Cupertino in their second league match of the year, falling 3-2. The first set started with Cupertino going on a 3-0 run to take an early lead. However, the Eagles stormed back and kept the game level for much of the first ...

Baseball Optimistic With New Season On Deck

Baseball Optimistic With New Season On Deck

Julia Santos, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

Any baseball fan will tell you that the game has more parity than any other sport — it is very true that anyone can beat anyone on any given day. As of press deadline, the baseball team is 4-2, and is hoping for positive results in a league where nothing is ever certain. “This year we look to...

Gymnastics Vaults Into New Season

Gymnastics Vaults Into New Season

Emily Terada, Senior Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

With the season well underway, the gymnastics team is looking to improve its overall standing within the league. Due to the loss of many seniors to graduation last year, the team plans to recruit more underclassmen to help bolster the program. “Our main goal is to win CCS, but a lot of our excellent...

Track looks to start season fast

Track looks to start season fast

Booker Martin, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

No longer a no-cut sport students take to fulfill their P.E. credits, the school’s track and field team aims to set the bar high this season through successful team dynamics and individual perseverance. Last year’s season yielded some impressive performances. The team sent several athletes, including...

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