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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...

Girls Tennis Serves Up New Season

Girls Tennis Serves Up New Season

Kristen Fan, Staff Writer

August 15, 2017


Filed under Issue 0, Sports

After a successful season last year, finishing with an overall record of 17-4, coming second in leagues, and making it to CCS for the first time in four years, the varsity team is ready to continue their success this season. Despite adjusting to the loss of senior captains Sydney Sukhdeo, ‘17 and Tessa...

School Hosts Annual Spring Sports Awards

Jaclyn Saik, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Tuesday, May 23, Los Altos athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in spring sports as well as over the course of the year at the annual Spring Sports Awards. Among the variety of honors awarded, student-athletes who maintained 4.0 averages were awarded “Scholar Athlete” awards, and a variet...

Los Altos Falls to Westmont in CCS Final

Los Altos Falls to Westmont in CCS Final

Julia Santos, Sports Editor

May 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Los Altos and Westmont stood on opposite ends of the spectrum going into Saturday’s baseball Division I CSS championship. The 1st-seeded Westmont Warriors arrived at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium with three shutouts under their belt; the 7th-seeded Eagles, meanwhile, were recovering from three incr...

Baseball Defeats Wilcox, Advances to CCS Finals

Baseball Defeats Wilcox, Advances to CCS Finals

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

After soaring through the first two rounds of CCS, the 7th-seeded Eagles found themselves in a close matchup against the 11th-seeded Wilcox Chargers on Thursday, May 25. In what became a nail-biting display of highly competitive baseball, Los Altos narrowly snatched away the victory from Wilcox during an...

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