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New Trainer Brings Aid to Student Athletes

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer
November 21, 2007
Filed under Sports

The school hired a new athletic trainer, Jasmine Gittens, who is currently involved in the majority of after-school sports at the school. From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every day, Gittens can be seen prowling the fields, in the weight-training room or the gym. Gittens takes care of injured athletes and helps t...

Ballerina Dances Her Way to the Top

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager
November 21, 2007
Filed under Sports

Tennis shoes. Soccer cleats. Golf studs. Every sport has its own type of footwear. Unlike many other athletes, senior Kristen Pawloski gets suited up by lacing silk ribbons and squishing her toes against hard wood. But being a ballerina doesn’t just include having the right slippers. It also takes p...

Soaring Eagles

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer
November 21, 2007
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Rachael Wolber - Field Hockey Senior Rachel Wolber joined the varsity field hockey team this year after playing on junior varsity previously. She has been working to become a more aggressive player and a strong leader for her team. “I’m the [oldest] goalie on the field hockey, so I really had t...

Their Bones May Break, But These Athletes Don’t

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer
November 21, 2007
Filed under Sports

Barely three-quarters through the first semester, the number of student injuries is already staggering. Phrases like “broken bone,” “torn muscle,” “concussion,” “physical therapy” and “surgery” are casually tossed around like footballs. According to Sherry Auerbach, a physical therapi...

Shooting For Success

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer
November 21, 2007
Filed under Sports

At the end of an exceptional season, the girls water polo team is looking back with pride. With a flawless league record and only three games lost before league games, the team was doing very well and was looking forward to the league championships. “It was kind of interesting because we ended u...

Making Waves

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer
October 19, 2007
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After getting third place in CCS last year, the girls water polo team feared that it would not be able to repeat its success due to key losses from last year’s team. But so far this season, the team has been doing better than they expected. “I’m surprised that we’re doing so well,” junior ...

Boys Water Polo Utilizes Chemistry to Create Explosive Season

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Sports

This year’s boys varsity water polo has started the fall season on a good note with a record of 9-7. The team is in a tough division this year, but according to Coach Ed Samuels, they still have a chance to win their league. “It is hard to appreciate [our record],” Samuels said. “But we ar...

Sports Briefs

Kelly Wang, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
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Eagle “Soars” On Gym Floor The school’s large gym was sanded down, repainted and re-logoed over the summer. New lines have been painted, the floor surface has been lightened and a massive eagle was emblazoned on the center of the basketball court. According to Athletic Director Kim Cave, though ...

Flying Finn Runs at National Level

Dieter Joubert, Business Manager
October 19, 2007
Filed under Sports

Imagine joining a sports team and, four years later, being able to receive a position on a national team. While this is something many only dream about, senior Martina Mickos proves it can be done. She traveled to Sweden to run with the Finnish Junior National track team against its Swedish counter...

Soaring Eagles

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Sports

Charlie Kokernak - Cross Country Senior Charlie Kokernak began running as a member of the school’s varsity cross-country team this year. Charlie, who was on junior varsity last year, worked hard over the summer to become one of varsity’s fastest male runners. “Everyday I did something,” Charlie said. “I would ...

Boarders Tear Up the Best Hills of Los Altos

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Sports

What tempts kids to put a piece of wood with wheels between their feet and the hot pavement and fly down the street? A big hill, of course. Tearing down the road on a longboard is a thrill that many enjoy in Los Altos Hills. But what about finding that perfect hill? Steep incline, long run out, sufficie...

Football Battles Through De Anza League

Brian Walz, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Sports

With a veteran line and many key offensive and defensive playmakers, the varsity football team hopes to regain its preseason success. Led by second-year head coach Jeff Kalb and sporting new uniforms, the team hopes to succeed in the more competitive De Anza League, yet their opening league games resu...

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