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First-year Girls Golf Team in Full Swing

First-year Girls Golf Team in Full Swing

Justin Yu, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

This fall, a group of five girls made Eagle history by forming the first-ever girls golf team. In the past, Los Altos only had a single coed team that competed in the spring. After talking to parents of incoming freshmen players, head coach Richard Fujii, who also manages the boys team, decided to add a...

Debating the National Anthem

Debating the National Anthem

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under Issue-1, Sports

I’m proud to be an American. I may not agree with some of our policies or voice undying support on a regular basis, but deep down inside I am glad to say that I’m an American. However, it’s situations like those of Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe and Toni Smith-Thompson that make me frustrated with th...

Football beats Mountain View in Rival Game

Football beats Mountain View in Rival Game

Brian Huebner, Staff Writer

September 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A full moon dawned upon Foothill College as Los Altos and Mountain View geared up to battle one another in an exciting game of football yesterday, September 16. The bleachers filled up on both sides, each spectator anticipating the moment when the ball would finally get kicked. The cheerleaders hyped ...

Spirit Week: Blue Crew Teams with ASB to Boost Spirit

Spirit Week: Blue Crew Teams with ASB to Boost Spirit

Maddie Chu, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

For the past few days, the hallways and classrooms of Los Altos have been filled with matching pajamas, sports jerseys, popped collars and colorful displays of U.S.A pride for Spirit Week. This is Spirit Week’s second year at Los Altos, dedicated to inciting excitement and anticipation for the major ...

Girls Volleyball bests Mountain View in First League Match

Girls Volleyball bests Mountain View in First League Match

Teddy Chmyz, Copy/Content Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

“What time is it? Gametime!” This cheer can be heard echoing throughout the gym prior to every varsity girls volleyball game. And from the end of this cheer to the end of the match, one can periodically hear chants of “Access denied!” and “Back that ace up!” as the team, both on the court ...

Girls Volleyball Gains Decisive Win over Leland in First Home Game

Girls Volleyball Gains Decisive Win over Leland in First Home Game

Anisha Desai, Senior Writer

August 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

  On Tuesday, August 30, the Los Altos Eagles girls volleyball team dominated the Leland Chargers, winning the match 3-0 in their first home game of the season. Despite the loss of multiple seniors and a subsequent addition of many new players to the roster, this year’s team was able to come ...

Soaring Eagle: Lizzy Beutter

Soaring Eagle: Lizzy Beutter

Anisha Desai, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under Issue-8, Sports

Deemed a “star pitcher” by MaxPreps, senior Lizzy Beutter is one of the best softball players in the Central Coast, Los Altos’ team captain and starting pitcher. “I actually initially didn’t like softball,” Lizzy said. “But then I started pitching a little bit, and I really liked being ...

2016 Rio Summer Olympics: The Show Must Go On

2016 Rio Summer Olympics: The Show Must Go On

Chris Dadok and Emily Terada

June 1, 2016


Filed under Issue-8, Sports

This August, the 31st summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, but unlike previous years, the fate of the summer Olympics in Rio is now more of an “if” than a “when” due to logistical and health problems. However, in order to appreciate the talent and training coming into fruiti...

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...

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