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What Does it Take to Win CCS?

What Does it Take to Win CCS?

Eric Thiem and Ben Zaeske

May 21, 2016


Filed under Issue-8, Sports

When it comes to advancing in CCS, there are many factors that come into play. How prepared is the team? How prepared are the individual athletes? How does everything come together on that specific day? Often times, the win hinges upon so many factors that it’s hard to predict what’s going to ha...

School Should Do More to Facilitate the Recruitment Process

School Should Do More to Facilitate the Recruitment Process

Ben Zaeske, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Excited and a little bit nervous that a college coach just sent him an email, a high school athlete quickly realizes there is one important question he doesn’t know the answer to: What next? The recruiting process is a journey full of NCAA regulations and eligibility requirements that can be quite ...

Matadors Defeat Eagles in Second Round of CCS Tournament

Anisha Desai, Staff Writer

May 15, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Thursday, May 12, seventh seed Los Altos took on the second seed Monta Vista in the CCS Division I quarterfinals. Despite a valiant effort, the Eagles lost 0-3 in straight sets to end their season. The first set started out close with both schools tied at 8-8. While the Eagles’ offense was s...

Eagles Win Big in First Round of CCS Tournament

Eagles Win Big in First Round of CCS Tournament

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

With the game on the line on more than one occasion, seventh seed Eagles came up clutch with crucial spikes and game-saving blocks to dominate tenth seed Menlo-Atherton in the first round of CCS. On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the Los Altos boys volleyball team advanced to the second round of CCS by beat...

Track Surges to Win League Championship

Track Surges to Win League Championship

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Stepping up to the starting blocks of the De Anza League 400 meter final heat Thursday, May 5, senior Joe Kull found himself alone. Nobody on the varsity track team was in a position to help him in his race, and he wasn’t in a position to help anyone else in theirs. And in this situation, there wa...

Dodgeball Player of the Day: April 27, 2016

Dodgeball Player of the Day: April 27, 2016

David Lisbonne, Senior Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Math teacher Matt Chaffee is the dodgeball Player of the Day for his outstanding contribution to the Average Throws victory over Dodge Gadgets 4-0. Before the game, many viewers can see the beloved “Chaffee Cannon” being warmed up through routine exercises such as throwing and catching the ball ...

Badminton Aims for Division Promotion

Badminton Aims for Division Promotion

Booker Martin, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Issue-7, Showcase, Sports

The badminton team has started off its season strong after moving down a division. With a nearly spotless record of victories, the team is set on proving it belongs among the best. The Eagles have been defeated only once this year during a close game against Milpitas, lost in a tiebreaker. If the...

Baseball Swings for CCS

Baseball Swings for CCS

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Issue-7, Sports

Courage. Pride. Poise. These three words are the focal points of emphasis for the varsity baseball team this year. Just past the halfway point of the regular season, the Eagles have a 12-9 overall record, which includes their 6-4 record in league. Sitting in third place, the goal for the remainder of...

Boys Tennis Looks to Close Season Strong

Boys Tennis Looks to Close Season Strong

April 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

The 2016 varsity boys tennis team is nearing the end of league play and setting its sights on league finals and CCS. With an overall record of 7-4 as of press deadline, the team aims to continue its solid performance on the courts through postseason play. “I think that the season has gone pretty...

The Pros And Cons of Being a Fan

The Pros And Cons of Being a Fan

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Issue-7, Sports

My family has never had a lot of respect for sports. My dad has the same intellectual respect for football players as he does for rhinos, and is distinctly proud of the fact that he managed to rank dead last in his company’s fantasy football league. Once a year we get together to watch the Wimbledon...

Dodgeball 2016

Dodgeball 2016

Talon Staff

April 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

The 2016 annual LAHS dodgeball tournament kicked off on Thursday, April 21, with round 1 lasting through Monday. Over 50 teams entered for a shot at the coveted title, but only one will emerge. see more photos from Round 1       Dodgeball kicked into high gear on...

Boys Basketball Coach Resigns

Boys Basketball Coach Resigns

Teddy Chmyz, Copy/Content Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Issue-7, Showcase, Sports

Basketball coach and P.E. teacher Bob McFarlane announced his resignation from his role as the boys basketball head coach Monday, April 18. McFarlane’s resignation marks the end of an era for a program that has achieved unprecedented success during his tenure, peaking with the team’s first-ever CC...

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