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Boys soccer bound for successful season

Boys soccer bound for successful season

Nathan Godderis, Senior Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

In the past two seasons, varsity boys soccer has been able to qualify for  CCS. In both seasons, the team  failed to advance past the first round. This season however, the team looks more promising than ever, Coach Vava Marques announced the final roster on Wednesday November 29th after a long, dif...

Girls basketball dribbles into new season

Girls basketball dribbles into new season

Yolanda Spura, Copy/content editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Despite winning the first quarter, the girls basketball team fell 49-30 in their preseason game against Cupertino on November 28. The loss, however, was bittersweet; the Eagles, who moved down to the El Camino League two years ago, were facing a team from the higher De Anza League. To Head Coach Jacl...

Yuu Ishikawa: Serving and acing matches

Yuu Ishikawa: Serving and acing matches

Mayu Alten, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Freshman Yuu Ishikawa sets and launches the tennis ball away to her opponent. As it returns to her, she quickly calculates her next move, sprinting to position herself for another hit. Though most opponents wouldn’t expect someone with Yuu’s small frame to deliver strong returns, she uses speed ...

Josue Martinez’s artistic spin on parkour

Josue Martinez’s artistic spin on parkour

Isabella Borkovic and Daphne Ih

December 11, 2017


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Senior Josue Martinez stands and gazes ahead at his next course, surveying each ledge and wall carefully. He then proceeds to leap, flip and twist to get to his destination. When most people talk about overcoming obstacles, they’re usually referring to severe sports injuries or fears like nervousn...

Boys water polo ends historic season

Boys water polo ends historic season

Mayu Alten, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Issue-3, Sports

The varsity boys water polo team lost to Bellarmine on Saturday, November 4, in the CCS Open Division quarterfinals, with a final score of 2-11. The game put an end to a historic season.   The Eagles took the title this year as the undefeated league champions of the De Anza Division of SCV...

Los Altos’ Niche Sports

Los Altos’ Niche Sports

Jocelyn Maeyama, Emma Van Geuns, and Savita Govind

November 16, 2017


Filed under Issue-3, Sports

Fencing: A 'physical chess'    Fencing, in the words of senior Sriram Ramamurthy, is different than the sports usually found at Los Altos. It requires precision, extreme accuracy, calculated movements. Fencing focuses on deliberation and expertise instead of the pure strength of other endurance ...

Boys basketball shoots into new season

Boys basketball shoots into new season

Isabella Borkovic, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Issue-3, Sports

After placing fifth out of seven schools in the upper level of the DeAnza League last year, boys basketball hopes to improve their previous 4-8 record and land in the upper half of the league this year. Head coach Trevor Naas, now in his second year, believes that this year, the team’s chemistry wi...

Is Marching Band a sport: Abso-flute-ly or tone-tally not?

Is Marching Band a sport: Abso-flute-ly or tone-tally not?

Daniela Gloster, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Issue-3, Sports

The age-old question, one that has been debated since the beginning of time: Is marching band a sport? Okay so that might not be the actual age-old question, but it’s one that plagues me fairly often. August through November, the most common phrase that comes out of my mouth is, “I can’t [in...

When bending leads to breaking: Injuries in gymnastics

When bending leads to breaking: Injuries in gymnastics

Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Issue-3, Sports

Before the 2017 Gymnastics World Championships even began, three gymnasts pulled out of the competition due to injury. USA’s Ragan Smith injured her ankle during warmups. Romania’s Larisa Iordache tore her Achilles tendon while warming up for the women’s qualifications. Japan’s Kohei Uchimura tore a...

Girls Water Polo Defeats Mountain View to Become CCS Champions

Girls Water Polo Defeats Mountain View to Become CCS Champions

Avi Varghese, Web Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

In Los Altos’ last three meetings with Mountain View’s girls water polo team, the Spartans have consistently dominated Los Altos in the first quarter, finding margins as large as 8-3. In yesterday’s CCS Division I Championship, Los Altos left the first quarter with a 1-0 advantage for the first t...

Reaching CCS Championship, Girls Water Polo Seeks to Topple Mountain View

Reaching CCS Championship, Girls Water Polo Seeks to Topple Mountain View

Kristen Fan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

With over 200 goals and 300 points scored, the varsity girls water polo team has advanced to the Division I CCS Championship. Although they ended the league with a 6-6 record, the girls have advanced up the bracket to reach the finals against cross-town, long-time rival Mountain View High School tomor...

Girls Water Polo Defeats Archbishop Mitty, Advances to CCS Championship

Kristen Fan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Issue-3, Sports

The varsity girls water polo team this Tuesday defeated Archbishop Mitty during the CCS semifinals, earning their spot in the championships with a score of 16-9. With an overall record of 12-10 before Tuesday’s game, the team achieved their hopes of making finals and getting the chance tomorrow ...

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