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Girls Basketball Looks to Rebuild

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer
February 5, 2008
Filed under Sports

The girls basketball team may be stuck on the sidelines for the moment, but it looks to get back on their feet to score some major points. Starting with a 1-4 season, the team is struggling to find a strong stride. Whether losing the ball or committing fouls, the team forces its opponents to keep ...

Equestrienne Saddles up For Cal Poly

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer
December 14, 2007
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Stereotypically, athletes are sweat-drenched, drooling thugs who spit and growl, but senior Amira Shaban is not the average. A horse-lover with dazzling skills and bright hopes for the future, Amira’s name “cantered” into the vocabularies of state-wide equestrian judges at this year’s California...

CCS Girls Soccer Champions Are Back

Jade Shi, Senior Writer
December 14, 2007
Filed under Sports

Varsity girls soccer is living up to its reputation as CCS champions. Even with a handful of injured players, the team still manages to kick off the season explosively with an impressive record of 6-1. “We have a good solid group,” coach Erin Montoya said. “We don’t have too many changes si...

Sports Briefs

Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer
December 14, 2007
Filed under Sports

Open Pool Available to Pre-Season Swimmers Greg Ely, assistant JB girls swim coach, is holding open swim after school for swim team members who wish to swim before the official swim season begins. With college applications and many other requirements hanging over their heads, many swimmers can’t mak...

Hydration Tests Predict Buoyant Season

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer
December 14, 2007
Filed under Sports

Due to problems in the past with wrestlers dehydrating themselves to lose unsafe amounts of weight, CCS requires all high school wrestlers to perform a hydration test at the beginning of the season before they can compete in any league matches. This has been procedure for the past two years. The ...

Scouting the Staff: Teachers Who Run

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor
December 14, 2007
Filed under Sports

It’s an unfortunate fact, but most students know very little about their teachers’ lives outside of school. As it turns out, many teachers at the school are active athletes who continue to train outside of the classroom throughout the school year. Over the school year, The Talon will take a more in-d...

Soaring Eagles

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer
December 14, 2007
Filed under Sports

Anna Schneider - Basketball Junior Anna Schneider is on the varsity girls basketball team and is looking forward to a great season. “I like the fact that our team is very young, mostly sophomores, meaning that next year most of us will have all played together as a team before,” Anna said. A...

Sports Don’t Have to Include Sweat, Tears and Blood

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer
December 14, 2007
Filed under Sports

The fast pace and difficulty of certain organized sports don’t appeal to everyone and can be time-consuming for the busy student. For competitive or non-competitive students who want to get active, do something different and have fun with friends, bocce ball, croquet and roller skating are just som...

Basketball Bounces Back

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer
December 14, 2007
Filed under Sports

Every sports team wears an outfit on game days, but the boys basketball team dress to impress in a collared shirt and tie. Thier team spirit shows as they strut around the campus and when they dribble the ball on the courts. Despite the loss of six seniors, the boys varsity basketball team is revamp...

Boys Cross country Makes Strides Despite Odds

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer
November 21, 2007
Filed under Sports

Though it felt the grind from lack of runners, the boys varsity cross country team was still able to overcome the obstacles it faced. “[The season] has gone somewhat surprisingly well, considering the number of varsity runners that graduated last year,” sophomore Eric Safai said. “Many people have s...

Sports Briefs

Lauren Ilano, Copy Editor
November 21, 2007
Filed under Sports

New Coaches Named For Winter Season JV girls soccer team recently lost its longtime coach Jon Hayman after he unexpectedly quit his position. Hayman, a history teacher at Egan Middle School, could not put in the time to coach this season. According to Athletic Director Kim Cave, the school is in th...

New Trainer Brings Aid to Student Athletes

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer
November 21, 2007
Filed under Sports

The school hired a new athletic trainer, Jasmine Gittens, who is currently involved in the majority of after-school sports at the school. From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every day, Gittens can be seen prowling the fields, in the weight-training room or the gym. Gittens takes care of injured athletes and helps t...

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