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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...

Color Run Finds Success

Akhil Jakadtar, Staff Writer

April 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Saturday March 26, the second annual Los Altos High School Color Run festival was held at the high school as a major fundraiser for the many Los Altos sports teams. With over 670 registered students, this fundraiser was one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Compared to last year’s Color Run, mor...

Win Streak Continues For Eagles, Crushes Saratoga

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer

April 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On a Friday in which each of the baseball players had just been excused for spring break, you would expect the team to be disinterested and ready to go home. Yet, it was the opposite. As the warm up music blasted in the dugout, the players were dancing, air guitaring and lipsyncing— everyone could te...

Wrestling Coach Passes Away

Julia Santos, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


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Randy Jimenez, long-time LAHS wrestling coach, died of an apparent heart attack yesterday, April 5. He was 43. “Coach Randy was here, one hundred and ten percent, for the kids. He gave everything back to this program and wrestling. He had a big heart and he wanted nothing more that to see students be ...

Badminton Closes Out Second Game Against Fremont

Badminton Closes Out Second Game Against Fremont

William Jow, Copy/Content Editor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Nearing the end of its season, the badminton team looks to be in good shape for securing a league victory. Both the varsity and JV teams handily defeated Fremont today, April 5. The varsity team finished with a  score of 21-9 and JV with a score of 13-2. This win brings the team’s record to 7-1, wit...

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