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Boys soccer earns promotion to top league

Boys soccer earns promotion to top league

Teddy Chmyz, Copy/Content Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Issue-6, Showcase, Sports

A year can make a huge difference. Last season, the boys soccer team had one of the worst seasons in school history, winning only two games in league play, finishing in last place and demoted from the De Anza division to the lower El Camino division. This year, the team finished the league season undefeated,...

Boys Soccer Falls in CCS Quarterfinals

Boys Soccer Falls in CCS Quarterfinals

Paola Campos, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

For the first time in four years, the boys soccer team made it to the Central Coast Section playoffs. Soaring past the competition in the first round of play, the Eagles took home a 4-1 win over Westmoor on Wednesday, but they were unable to defeat the Eagles of Everett Alvarez High School today, in t...

Girls Basketball Rolls Over Evergreen in First Round of CCS

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Despite an underwhelming display in league, the girls basketball team came out and made a statement win versus the Evergreen Valley Cougars tonight. The defense stood tall from the get-go, leading to a victory by the score of 50-36. Coming into the game, it was clear Los Altos would have the adva...

Boys Basketball Ends Season in First Round of CCS

Boys Basketball Ends Season in First Round of CCS

Julia Santos, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

With the end of the season on the line and looking to pursue back-to-back CCS championships, the 9th seeded Los Altos Eagles’ boys basketball team fought to advance to the second round of Division 2 CCS against the unseeded Woodside Wildcats. However, it was the Wildcats who won the emotional battle el...

Boys Basketball Wins on Senior Night

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

In its final home game of the regular season, the boys basketball team beat Milpitas 66-50. After being honored during Senior Night, seniors Kenny Hammel and Bailey Thayer put in strong performances to lead the team to the win. The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair with both teams trying to es...

Girls Basketball Ends Regular Season with Loss to Saratoga

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

The girls basketball team ended their regular season on a sour note today, February 19, losing its Senior Day matchup against Saratoga 52-34. Despite a competitive start, the Eagles were unable to keep up with the Falcons in the second half. To start the game, the Eagles brought put out all four of their ...

Eagles Lose a Nailbiter Game to Los Gatos

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Friday, January 12, the boys varsity basketball lost to Los Gatos 48-49, in an action-packed home conference game. After coming off of a previous loss to Los Gatos in league play, Los Altos looked to improve on their result and definitely came close. “Our team emphasized and really wanted to ...

Girls Basketball Falls to Los Gatos Despite Strong Finish

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On paper, the girls basketball team had little chance against first-place Los Gatos, and after a quarter, it seemed that the stat sheet wouldn’t lie. However, in the second half, the Eagles proved the old sports adage: there’s a reason they don’t play the games on paper. Despite falling in a hol...

The P.E. Balance

The P.E. Balance

Ben Zaeske, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Issue-5, Sports

In the near future, the school’s P.E. department will be adding more health-related units in the P.E. curriculum, in response to issues surrounding student stress. “[The P.E. staff] thinks that it’s important to be well-rounded and have an introduction to all the different kinds of sports, but...

On The Mat: Inside the Least-Known Winter Sports Team at LAHS

On The Mat: Inside the Least-Known Winter Sports Team at LAHS

Teddy Chmyz and Julia Santos

February 12, 2016


Filed under Issue-5, Showcase, Sports

Though a sign on its door promises “Free Abuse” to all those who enter, the wrestling room provides a family environment to every wrestler on the team. Led by their head coach Randy “Big Daddy” Jimenez, the members of the Los Altos wrestling team train for hours every day in this small, pungent...

Boys Basketball Falls Short Against Palo Alto

Boys Basketball Falls Short Against Palo Alto

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

“We needed 32 minutes, but we only got 28,” boys basketball head coach Bob McFarlane said. In other words, the Eagles were only four more minutes of quality basketball away from getting the win tonight versus the Palo Alto Vikings. Unfortunately, the Eagles will have to live with a loss, as t...

Girls Soccer Fails to Convert Opportunities, Loses to Fremont

Girls Soccer Fails to Convert Opportunities, Loses to Fremont

Teddy Chmyz, Copy / Content Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

The girls soccer team lost 2-1 at home to Fremont yesterday, Wednesday, February 3, as they were unable to take advantage of their opportunities and Fremont’s ability to capitalize on brief lapses in the Los Altos defense. Coming into the game, Los Altos had hoped to upset Fremont, who are currentl...

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