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Girls golf: Putting fair in fairway

Girls golf: Putting fair in fairway

Emma Kwan, Senior Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Issue-2, Sports

The girls golf team’s second season has been above par, with a group that is thriving with after moving into the SCVAL El Camino lower division. Despite placing second in their league, the players have a larger battle: performing better to break common golf stereotypes — like the perception that al...

‘Flying through the air’ with Kevin Andrews

‘Flying through the air’ with Kevin Andrews

Tino Tugwete and Zooey Nguyen

October 23, 2017


Filed under Issue-2, Sports

Though he’s just started high school, freshman Kevin Andrews has already gained a reputation for positivity and impressive race times as the youngest member of Los Altos’ varsity cross country team. “Kevin is full of energy and genuinely enjoys being out there on the trails pushing himself,”...

Baseball in Japan: Respectful yet loud

Baseball in Japan: Respectful yet loud

Madison Woo, Senior Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Issue-2, Sports

If you visit a Japanese ballpark, the first thing you’ll notice is the noise. It comes from the “Oendan” or thousand-member “cheering squads.” They’re like American cheerleaders, but with a much larger focus on creating noise — they yell into microphones, beat on drums and use horns to ...

Football Gets Blitzed by Milpitas

Football Gets Blitzed by Milpitas

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

October 1, 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...

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