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New era dawns as girls lacrosse enters inaugural season

New era dawns as girls lacrosse enters inaugural season

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

Hit the ground running, make a statement and set the bar high. The girls lacrosse team will be looking to accomplish these three things in its first-ever season at the school. The boys lacrosse team was added to the athletic department just a few years ago and now the girls have followed in their footsteps....

Boys lacrosse focuses on fundamentals for success

Boys lacrosse focuses on fundamentals for success

Eric Thiem, Senior Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

As of press deadline, the varsity boys lacrosse team is 1-1, with the games being polar opposites. The first against Newark Memorial was taken by Los Altos in a crushing 15-5 victory, while in the second, the Eagles were defeated by Saint Francis with a final score of 14-3. The team has adopted a new...

Boys Volleyball Wins First League Game

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Tonight, the boys varsity volleyball team took on the Los Gatos Wildcats in their first league game of the season. Despite a giving up a 2-0 lead, the Eagles were able to start their season on a positive note, winning 3-2. The Eagles started off the first set strong with a lot of spirited energy ...

Soaring Eagle: Nicky McConnell

Soaring Eagle: Nicky McConnell

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

Ask the average fan to name their favorite soccer player, and you’ll hear a list of offensive superstars: the celebrity strikers, the hair-gelled top scorers. But soccer is not solely an offensive sport, and no successful team is complete without the fundamental backbone of the defense. Many of the...

Boys soccer earns promotion to top league

Boys soccer earns promotion to top league

Teddy Chmyz, Copy/Content Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Issue-6, Showcase, Sports

A year can make a huge difference. Last season, the boys soccer team had one of the worst seasons in school history, winning only two games in league play, finishing in last place and demoted from the De Anza division to the lower El Camino division. This year, the team finished the league season undefeated,...

Boys Soccer Falls in CCS Quarterfinals

Boys Soccer Falls in CCS Quarterfinals

Paola Campos, Staff Writer
February 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

For the first time in four years, the boys soccer team made it to the Central Coast Section playoffs. Soaring past the competition in the first round of play, the Eagles took home a 4-1 win over Westmoor on Wednesday, but they were unable to defeat the Eagles of Everett Alvarez High School today, in t...

Girls Basketball Rolls Over Evergreen in First Round of CCS

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer
February 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Despite an underwhelming display in league, the girls basketball team came out and made a statement win versus the Evergreen Valley Cougars tonight. The defense stood tall from the get-go, leading to a victory by the score of 50-36. Coming into the game, it was clear Los Altos would have the adva...

Boys Basketball Ends Season in First Round of CCS

Boys Basketball Ends Season in First Round of CCS

Julia Santos, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

With the end of the season on the line and looking to pursue back-to-back CCS championships, the 9th seeded Los Altos Eagles’ boys basketball team fought to advance to the second round of Division 2 CCS against the unseeded Woodside Wildcats. However, it was the Wildcats who won the emotional battle el...

Boys Basketball Wins on Senior Night

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

In its final home game of the regular season, the boys basketball team beat Milpitas 66-50. After being honored during Senior Night, seniors Kenny Hammel and Bailey Thayer put in strong performances to lead the team to the win. The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair with both teams trying to es...

Girls Basketball Ends Regular Season with Loss to Saratoga

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

The girls basketball team ended their regular season on a sour note today, February 19, losing its Senior Day matchup against Saratoga 52-34. Despite a competitive start, the Eagles were unable to keep up with the Falcons in the second half. To start the game, the Eagles brought put out all four of their ...

Eagles Lose a Nailbiter Game to Los Gatos

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Friday, January 12, the boys varsity basketball lost to Los Gatos 48-49, in an action-packed home conference game. After coming off of a previous loss to Los Gatos in league play, Los Altos looked to improve on their result and definitely came close. “Our team emphasized and really wanted to ...

Girls Basketball Falls to Los Gatos Despite Strong Finish

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On paper, the girls basketball team had little chance against first-place Los Gatos, and after a quarter, it seemed that the stat sheet wouldn’t lie. However, in the second half, the Eagles proved the old sports adage: there’s a reason they don’t play the games on paper. Despite falling in a hol...

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