The Talon

New Softball Coach Hopes to Strike Back

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008


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“I knew we could’ve done better today, and I think you guys know that, too,” new varsity softball coach Mike Cobb aid after an unfortunate preseason loss to Sobrato on March 11. “But no matter how far we got behind, you guys never gave up, and that’s what I want to see. You just have to keep y...

First-Time Baller Paints The Town Red

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008


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Still crouching stealthily behind my bunker, I cocked the gun and prepared to fire. Paint splattered all around, but every drop of color failed to hit me. Nearby, guns wheezed their final breaths, but mine was fully loaded with air. I was raring to go and knew that I could be an unstoppable machine, even...

Scouting the Staff: Math Teacher Edition

Nadya Agrawal, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008


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Though math is not always considered the most athletic subject and will probably be pervaded by the image of the socially inept nerd complete with a pocket protector and thick coke-bottle glasses, these teachers break the status quo and prove that functions and cosines do not necessarily apply only t...

Badminton’s Popularity Increases

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008


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It was not a “birdie” who told the school’s badminton coach that he would have to make cuts this season. It was the 60 energetic teenagers who showed up on the first day of tryouts. “We actually had a really good turnout this year compared to years before,” senior Valerie Tam said. “It was the...

Sports Briefs

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008


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Football Begins Early This Year This year the football team started practices earlier to better prepare for the next fall season. The main purpose for starting so soon is to avoid problematic situations, which, according to some of the players, it what the coach says caused a few of their losses last...

Native Canadian Struts His Stuff on the Ice

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008


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While any Los Altan would expect an ice rink to be covered with toddlers dressed in sequins and tuts, anyone from San Jos immediately thinks of one thing: dorsal fins, rows of teeth and music from “Jaws.” Because in Shark territory, sequins are unheard of and glitter is dismissed. In San Jose, when...

CCS Champs are Back

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008


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After a stunning performance last year in CCS, the varsity boys baseball team returns refreshed and strong as ever to defend its title and reign as two-time champions. CCS playoffs begin on May 14. “It’s going to take a lot of hard work, but I think we can do it if we take it one game at a time...

Wrestler Makes It to States

Julia Duperrault, Information Editor

March 4, 2008


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Varsity wrestler senior Matt Sell made the school proud February 23 by qualifying for California’s state championships. Only six other wrestlers in the school’s history have made the same achievement. At the CCS competition at Independence High School in San Jose last month, Matt pinned five of his ...

Jon Tran is the Renaissance Man

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008


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Some people are born to be athletes. Others are meant to be superstars. But only Jon Tran is a true sports legend. Jon has been a four-year varsity tennis player, a key component of the team every year, and he has also run varsity cross-country for two years. He recently ran a marathon, but he is ...

Boys Basketball Finishes Strong

Sydney Negus, Content Editor

March 4, 2008


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Boys basketball finished off their season in style, with a win in the El Camino division at leagues against Wilcox and qualification for CCS. This is the first time the team has won the league since 2003. The league victory came at the end of a tough season in which widespread illnesses and injurie...

Sports Briefs

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008


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Fundraiser Hopes to Make Big Profit Sports Madness will raise funds to purchase uniforms and equipment for the school’s sanctioned sports. It is held on Saturday, March 8 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Michael’s at Shoreline Golf Course. The agenda for the evening is to have fun and raise money for the...

Golf Team Tees Off With a Great Deal of Potential

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008


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Acres upon acres of green, mowed grass and Canadian geese lazily basking in blue ponds is just the background scenery for the school’s golf team, which has the luxury of practicing at the elite Los Altos Golf and Country Club. The team consists of 11 players this year, many of whom are veterans t...

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