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Boys Basketball Dominates San Jose

Boys Basketball Dominates San Jose

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

The boys basketball team dominated a game of three-pointers against San Jose, winning 74-39. Sophomore Nolan Brennan and junior Adam Rosenbaum opened the first quarter with two three-pointers each, jumping the Eagles out to a 12-2 lead right off the bat. Towards the end of the first quarter, Nolan wa...

Basketball Legends

Basketball Legends

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

The varsity boys basketball team’s run to the CCS championship was reminiscent of any classic underdog story. Entering the CCS championship as a sixth seed and with a 14-15 record overall, Los Altos found itself up against the favored, first-seeded Leland Chargers. Despite thier lower seeding, the...

Cheer Qualifies for Nationals

Cheer Qualifies for Nationals

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

The cheerleading team has qualified for the Jamz Nationals tournament and will travel to Las Vegas to compete in the tournament on February 9, 2016. The team scored an impressive 83.47 at Jamz’s Slam City on December 5 to secure its place at Nationals, and it hopes to improve upon that success come...

Cross Country Dominance

Cross Country Dominance

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Three-time SCVAL runner up, two-time CCS champion and seven-time additional first place finisher were all thoughts that might have been running in senior Lauren Jacob’s mind before her final CCS race at Crystal Springs on November 14, where she’s competed 13 times. But so was four years of training,...

Freshmen on Varsity: Underclass, Above Expectations

Freshmen on Varsity: Underclass, Above Expectations

Savita Govind and Booker Martin

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Though the higher level of competition of varsity athletics results in a majority of upperclassmen in the programs, younger athletes have occasionally found that varsity is their most comfortable level. While they train alongside seniors and juniors, their experiences with the team and overall atmosphere...

Swimming Champion

Swimming Champion

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Known affectionately as “Big Al” to his friends and English teacher Michael Smith, senior Albert Gwo carved his name into school history this May by winning the 50 and 100 yard sprints at the California Interscholastic Federation state swimming and diving championships with times of 19.90 and 44.60...

A Year in Review

William Jow, Kevin Yen, Chris Dadok, and Keith Bohrer

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

Looking back at the top LAHS athletic moments of 2015.

Seniors Win CCS Doubles Championship

Seniors Win CCS Doubles Championship

Anisha Desai, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

In their final game playing for the Eagles, seniors Carina Burdick and Juliette Martin crushed their opponents, taking first out of 16 teams in the CCS doubles Championship. The pair went into the tournament with a record of 8-0. The competition took place at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos on Tuesday,...

Volleyball Dynasty

Volleyball Dynasty

December 15, 2015


Filed under Issue-4, Sports

The Mongolian Khan family, the Los Altos varsity girls volleyball team and the 1991 Chicago Bulls. What do these three things have in common? They are all dynasties. The varsity girls volleyball team cemented its dynasty as it repeated its victory in the championship of the Golden Gate Classic. After...

Girls Basketball Whizzes Past Yerba Buena

Julia Santos, Staff Writer

December 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Going into their last home game of 2015 on Saturday, December 12, the varsity girls basketball team defeated the Yerba Buena Warriors in a preseason game 43-7. Immediately, it was clear the Eagles had taken the game in the first quarter. Junior Audrey Jones started the team’s offensive surge by d...

Girls Soccer Loses to Palo Alto

Savita Govind, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Thursday, December 3, the girls varsity soccer team opened its season with a tough matchup against Palo Alto, falling to the Vikings 4-1. Palo Alto started it off strong by dominating the opening minutes. The Eagles were outmatched by the Vikings’ tough defense and fluid offense and less than ten mi...

Boys Basketball Wins First Game of Season

Boys Basketball Wins First Game of Season

Kevin Yen, Senior Writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Monday, November 30, the Eagles triumphed over the King’s Academy Knights 58-50, earning them a fresh win to the beginning of the season. The game started off lethargically, with both defenses controlling play. The Eagles struggled to break the Knights’ full court press, and on the other e...

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