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Despite Injuries, Emily Pye is Still Kicking

Despite Injuries, Emily Pye is Still Kicking

Madison Woo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Issue-3, Sports

An athlete’s career can be crippled by a single twist of an ankle, taking them out of their game both mentally and physically. Senior Emily Pye, however, has experienced her own share of injuries, but that has not stopped her from dominating on the soccer field. In her last season of high school socc...

Football Falls to Homestead in Close CCS Matchup

Football Falls to Homestead in Close CCS Matchup

Alex Luna, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

All eyes faced the bright-lit field on a cool Friday night, as the Los Altos Eagles were set to challenge the Homestead Mustangs in a much anticipated CCS playoff game. Going into the game, Los Altos finished the season with a 7-2 record to make their first CCS appearance in six years. Homestead previou...

Senior Commits to Georgetown for Diving

Senior Commits to Georgetown for Diving

Ross Avery, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Senior Riley Fujioka wants to pursue two passions in college, both involving high-stakes competition and a dizzying display of perfectly coordinated twists, leaps, and flips. Riley will have the perfect opportunity at Georgetown University, where she will aspire towards a career in politics while comm...

Morning Practice

Morning Practice

Julia Santos, Sports Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Issue-1, Sports

Here’s a quick introduction to me: I’m a junior, the Sports Editor of The Talon and I play water polo. That’s practically all you need to know because that’s all I really do. At 6:15 a.m. when the moon is still up and the sky is still dark, I line up at the edge of the pool, ready to dive in...

Katherine Mumm: The Perfect Balance

Katherine Mumm: The Perfect Balance

Anisha Desai and Maddie Chu

October 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

For most students, handling multiple extracurriculars, academics and sports feels like a precarious balancing act, and one must be as skilled as a professional circus performer to able to execute it skillfully. Senior Katherine Mumm has mastered the art and is able to excel at all three. She has pla...

Varsity Football’s Turnaround to Success

Varsity Football’s Turnaround to Success

Nathan Godderis and Brian Huebner

October 26, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Sports

Last year, the varsity football team ended the season with a shaky 4-6 record, finishing in the middle of the El Camino League standings. However, this season the team is reaching heights no one ever expected — they currently have a 5-1 record with four games left to play. What did they do to becom...

The Diving Duo: Evan and Trevor Labuda

The Diving Duo: Evan and Trevor Labuda

Danny Vesurai and Javin Pombra

October 26, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Sports

Ten meters in the air, junior Trevor Labuda takes a breath before launching himself off the diving board and somersaulting three and a half times to land without a splash in the swimming pool below. Following suit but on a three-meter board, his twin Evan Labuda mirrors the same routine. Both receive ...

Los Altos Overcomes Paly in Annual Dig Pink Game

Los Altos Overcomes Paly in Annual Dig Pink Game

Sana Khader, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Pink and white balloons lined the large gym on Thursday, October 13, before the annual Dig Pink game against Palo Alto. The Dig Pink game serves as a fundraiser for the Side-out Foundation, which aims to research stage 4 breast cancer and support patients and their families. In last night’s fifth annual ...

Girls Tennis Starts Season Off Strong

Girls Tennis Starts Season Off Strong

October 4, 2016


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

The girls tennis team started their season off strong on Tuesday, September 13 with a 5-2 win against rival Archbishop Mitty. The girls also clinched a pre-season victory at the California Tennis Classic in Fresno on Saturday, September 3, winning Division II of the tournament with a score of 4-1. The te...

Soaring Eagle: Kate Carlson

Soaring Eagle: Kate Carlson

Nathan Godderis

October 4, 2016


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

For this year’s girls volleyball team, success comes from more than cooperation and the individual skill. It comes from passion and strong leadership — everything that senior Kate Carlson possesses. For the past four years, Kate has been playing volleyball for Los Altos, moving up the ranks of t...

Boys Water Polo Sets High Bar for Achievement

Boys Water Polo Sets High Bar for Achievement

Ross Avery, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

The boys varsity water polo team exceeded expectations last season. This year, they have no plans to slow down. In 2015, the team finished with a final record of 8-7, garnering them second place overall in the De Anza league and a trip to the CCS tournament. The Eagles suffered a disappointing firs...

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Alex Luna and Emily Meza-Perez

October 4, 2016


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

We don’t say “boys” football, but that’s still what everyone thinks. In a high-stakes Friday-night game against the rival Spartans, the Cheer Team, Blue Crew and the mass of blue-colored fans all cheer for our “boys” to bring home the gold. But as of this year, two new teammates fought their ...

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