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Football Gets Blitzed by Milpitas

Football Gets Blitzed by Milpitas

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Saturday, September 30, the Eagles suffered their fourth loss of the season against the undefeated Milpitas Trojans. Los Altos had trouble capitalizing on offense, and their inability to contain Milpitas led to a final score of 50-7. While Milpitas kicked off the game impressively, Los Altos strug...

Catching Up With Fall Sports

Kristen Fan, Mia Scher, and Jocelyn Maeyama

September 27, 2017


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

  Cross Country Cross country is off to a good start this season and is looking to improve a lot as a team along with as individuals. There is vast improvement across the team with multiple PR’s. This improvement has been expressed at the two races they have attended this season which inc...

Girls Dance Leaps Into New Season

Girls Dance Leaps Into New Season

Yalda Khodadad, Features Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

There is the sound of chattering and laughter as the girls on the Los Altos Dance Team stretch in preparation for their practice. After stretching out, the team is instructed to visualise the moves of their dance before a run-through. Then, the team gets into their formation, the movement stills, and the mu...

Mason Kennerly’s Road to Wrestling

Mason Kennerly’s Road to Wrestling

Anisha Desai and Mayu Alten

September 27, 2017


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

Forearms raised to block their faces, two boys slowly circle each other. Grouped around the ring, fellow wrestlers shout words of encouragement. The audience, humming with anticipation, watches as the two mouth a few words to each other. All of a sudden, one of them charges at the other, ducking his head ...

Getting to Know Michelle Noeth

Getting to Know Michelle Noeth

Priya Dixit and Ian Tseng

September 27, 2017


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

Athletic director Michelle Noeth’s office features stacks of forms and laminated cards spread out over desks. Miami Dolphins pennants adorn the walls. Noeth herself moves about the room, pausing to clack away at the keys of her computer and speak into her walkie-talkie. Filling in the shoes of for...

Volleyball Nets 3-1 Win Over Saratoga

Volleyball Nets 3-1 Win Over Saratoga

Kristen Fan, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

The varsity girls volleyball team shared a 6-4 record with league-newcomers Saratoga going into their match last Thursday. After dominating the Falcons in their first set, they were surprised with a steep loss in the second, but tight teamwork allowed them to edge out their opponents in two close se...

Girls Water Polo Edged Out 13-11 by Mountain View

Girls Water Polo Edged Out 13-11 by Mountain View

Nathan Godderis, Senior Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

The varsity girls water polo team narrowly lost in an away game to Mountain View on Tuesday, September 12, with a score of 13-10. The Eagles had a 4-2 league record going into the game and were up against a 1-0 Mountain View side. Senior Captain Julia Santos led the team in a high-scoring game, where Los Al...

Girls Water Polo Dominates Paly in League Match

Akhil Jakatdar and Javin Pombra

September 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Thursday, September 7, Los Altos girls varsity water polo defeated Palo Alto 14-8 to win their second league game of the season. In the first quarter, Los Altos seniors Julia Santos and Brynn Walther quickly put goals on the board. A beautifully lobbed shot over the head of the goalie by Julia...

Boys Water Polo Defeats Archbishop Mitty in Second Home Game

Boys Water Polo Defeats Archbishop Mitty in Second Home Game

Julia Santos, Business Manager

September 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

It took boys water polo senior co-captain Eric Warmoth three back-to-back steals before Los Altos scored the first goal of last Thursday’s home game against non-league rival Archbishop Mitty. Eric stole the ball from the opposing team three consecutive times and passed it up to sophomore Kyle Bistrai...

Girls Water Polo Makes a Splash in First Game of the Season

Girls Water Polo Makes a Splash in First Game of the Season

Daniela Gloster and Cathy Wang

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

The girls varsity water polo team started their season with a 13-3 victory over the Willow Glen Rams on Wednesday, August 30, shutting the Rams down for two high-scoring quarters before running down the clock for a successful finish. Senior captain Julia Santos led the way, scoring seven of the Ea...

Football Fumbles First Game of the Season

Football Fumbles First Game of the Season

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Saturday, August 26, the Eagles dropped their opening non-conference game at home in a loss to the Scotts Valley Falcons, struggling through a lopsided contest that ended with a final score of 35-7. Both teams looked evenly matched coming out of the gates, and the first quarter was characteriz...

Football Tackles De Anza League

Football Tackles De Anza League

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

August 15, 2017


Filed under Issue 0, Sports

Last year, the Eagles’ playoff hopes fell short due to a loss in the first round of CCS against the Homestead Mustangs, despite their overall record of 8-3. Even so, their performance last season was enough to promote them from the El Camino League to the tougher De Anza League, setting the stage for...

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