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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


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

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...

Girls Lacrosse Remains Optimistic After Loss to Mountain View

Rachel Lu, Staff Writer

April 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Friday, April 1, the newly instigated girls lacrosse team lost 2-17 against Mountain View. From the opening face-off, it was evident that Mountain View would control the game. There was a short fumble, and Mountain View secured the ball, moved down the field and scored. At first, the game was comp...

Boys Volleyball Vanquishes Mountain View

Boys Volleyball Vanquishes Mountain View

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Wednesday March 30, the boys varsity volleyball team defeated rivals Mountain View in a home conference match with a final score of 3-1. Coming off of a 3-2 loss to Saratoga away last Friday, the Eagles were looking to come back swinging. After taking an early 5-2 lead, the Eagles began to fad...

Boys Lacrosse Dominates Leland

Boys Lacrosse Dominates Leland

Kunal Pandit, Photographer

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Looking to pick up their first league win, the boys lacrosse team more than showed up to play against the Leland Chargers today, as they controlled the game both defensively and offensively; winning 14-1. “We proved to ourselves that we can bounce back from a hard loss and not let [the loss] aff...

Boys Volleyball Soars in Win Over Leland

Boys Volleyball Soars in Win Over Leland

Kunal Pandit, Photographer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Today, Tuesday March 22, the boys varsity volleyball team defeated the Leland Chargers in a non-conference match; winning 3-1. The Eagles started out strong, playing very aggressively and tallying many kills. They jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, taking the first set 25-17. In...

Boys Lacrosse Unable to Keep Up with Mountain View

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

One year ago, the school’s boys varsity lacrosse team beat cross town rivals Mountain View High School for the first time in the team’s history. On this day, the team set out to make last year’s win the beginning of a pattern, rather than a flash in the pan. Being St. Patrick’s Day, the Eagles...

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