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Girls Basketball Falls to Los Gatos Despite Strong Finish

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor
February 12
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...

The P.E. Balance

The P.E. Balance

Ben Zaeske, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Issue-5, Sports

In the near future, the school’s P.E. department will be adding more health-related units in the P.E. curriculum, in response to issues surrounding student stress. “[The P.E. staff] thinks that it’s important to be well-rounded and have an introduction to all the different kinds of sports, but...

On The Mat: Inside the Least-Known Winter Sports Team at LAHS

On The Mat: Inside the Least-Known Winter Sports Team at LAHS

Teddy Chmyz and Julia Santos
February 12
Filed under Issue-5, Showcase, Sports

Though a sign on its door promises “Free Abuse” to all those who enter, the wrestling room provides a family environment to every wrestler on the team. Led by their head coach Randy “Big Daddy” Jimenez, the members of the Los Altos wrestling team train for hours every day in this small, pungent...

Boys Basketball Falls Short Against Palo Alto

Boys Basketball Falls Short Against Palo Alto

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

“We needed 32 minutes, but we only got 28,” boys basketball head coach Bob McFarlane said. In other words, the Eagles were only four more minutes of quality basketball away from getting the win tonight versus the Palo Alto Vikings. Unfortunately, the Eagles will have to live with a loss, as t...

Girls Soccer Fails to Convert Opportunities, Loses to Fremont

Girls Soccer Fails to Convert Opportunities, Loses to Fremont

Teddy Chmyz, Copy / Content Editor
February 4
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

The girls soccer team lost 2-1 at home to Fremont yesterday, Wednesday, February 3, as they were unable to take advantage of their opportunities and Fremont’s ability to capitalize on brief lapses in the Los Altos defense. Coming into the game, Los Altos had hoped to upset Fremont, who are currentl...

Turnovers Prove Costly for Girls Basketball in Game Against Mountain View

Turnovers Prove Costly for Girls Basketball in Game Against Mountain View

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

In their second meeting of the season, the girls basketball team took on cross town rivals Mountain View. The Eagles looked to complete the season sweep against Mountain View, however, the Spartans came out to right the ship. After a dominant performance from the Spartans, Mountain View defeated Los Alto...

Boys Basketball Falls to Titans

Boys Basketball Falls to Titans

Julia Santos, Staff Writer
January 29
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

The boys basketball team suffered a painful and frustrating loss against the Gunn Titans on Wednesday, January 27. Although the Eagles put out a new starting lineup in hopes of a different result in comparison to their previous games, they lost 55-37 to drop to a record of 1-5 in league and 9-9 overal...

Girls Basketball Falls to Gunn Despite Relentless Fight

Girls Basketball Falls to Gunn Despite Relentless Fight

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Despite a relentless comeback attempt, the girls basketball team fell to the Gunn Titans by a score of 57-46. Gunn jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, but the Eagles were able to stay close behind. With time winding down, senior captain Meg Enthoven contributed with a smooth layup afte...

Boys Soccer Holds Firm Against Monta Vista

Boys Soccer Holds Firm Against Monta Vista

Booker Martin, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On January 25, the Los Altos varsity boys soccer team clashed against Monta Vista. Despite yielding a goal at the very start of the match, then allowing a second, Los Altos was able to recover from a 2-0 deficit  and tie the game. Monta Vista was first to kickoff. They started aggressively, nearly scoring ...

Boys Basketball Falls in Rivalry Game

Boys Basketball Falls in Rivalry Game

Sofia Guo, Editor-in-Chief
January 24
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Plagued by consistent fouls in the fourth quarter, the boys basketball team endured a hard loss to district rival Mountain View. The team fell back from a 36-36 tie in the third quarter to end the tough game at 58-44. “We played with fight and great energy throughout the whole game, but toward the ...

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Ties Cupertino

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Ties Cupertino

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Friday, January 22, the girls junior varsity soccer team tied Cupertino 0-0 in a league game at home. The Eagles spent the first twenty-five minutes fighting for the ball in the midfield and taking it into Cupertino’s half. They quickly found out that, thanks to rain, controlling the ball in t...

Boys Soccer Comes Back to Defeat Wilcox

Boys Soccer Comes Back to Defeat Wilcox

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Wednesday, January 20, the boys varsity soccer team defeated Wilcox 2-1 in a non-conference game at home. The first half was dominated by the Chargers, who managed to hold midfield possession and created many chances at goal. At the 14th minute, the Chargers were awarded a penalty kick and conve...

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