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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...

Defending CCS Champs Ousted in Quarter-Finals

Brian Walz, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008


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Though the varsity girls soccer team overcame injuries and completed a successful season, they fell short of a sequential CCS title with a 1-0 loss to Presentation on February 16. However, the team outscored their opponents 58-15 overall throughout the season and had been playing to the best of its abil...

Scouting the Staff: Spiritual Athletes

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008


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In the midst of hectic lifestyles, the alluring call of sparkling waves, clean, crisp outdoors and the natural world is irresistible. To working adults who toil away for countless hours in the confines of their workspace, finding a way to blow off steam and clear the mind is necessary to maintain sanity...

Lacrosse Club Slings Its Way Onto Campus

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008


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Not many people have heard of lacrosse, except for its reference in the movie “Mean Girls.” However, juniors Molly McShane and Kiran Rishi, who both played lacrosse at their previous schools, decided to create a club to spread interest in this unique sport. This is the first year for the club, bu...

Soaring Eagles

Dieter Joubert, Business Manager

March 4, 2008


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Justin Koehler - Tennis While the tennis season has only just started, freshman Just Koehler is already showing a lot of promise. Playing singles, Justin has already placed among the top four of the varsity team. Justin started playing tennis in sixth grade after a friend taught him how to play, ...

Sports Briefs

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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Weight Room: Not Just For Teams According to Athletic Director Kim Cave, the weight room, most commonly used by sports teams and their coaches, may also be used by individuals. All students may use the weight room as long as they are supervised by a coach or another staff member. Because constant supe...

Boys Adjusting to Tougher League

Jeff Liu, Managing Editor

February 5, 2008


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After a strong start, the boys varsity soccer team has faded and seen its hopes of a post-season dashed. But with a roster full of young talent, the team will look to build off of the improvements made this year to become a SCVAL De Anza League force. A little under halfway through league play, Los...

Scouting the Staff: Ladies in the Water

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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Many swimmers say that they feel like fish out of water while on dry land; however, teachers Heather Silverstein and Judy Strauss have easily made the transition from the pool to the classroom, trading in their bathing suits for textbooks and swim caps for grading. Judy Strauss Math teacher Judy Strauss has be...

Driven Figure Skater Rakes In Medals

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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Early mornings, tired muscles and limited free time are just a few challenges that skaters must deal with. Sophomore Jessica Rodriguex takes the pain on a daily basis and still manages to land gracefully. Jessica has been skating since she was three years old, when she received her first skates fro...

Seeing Double: Siblings Suit Up Together

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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Angie and Vicky Tran: Seniors Identical twins Angie and Vicky, who are currently on the girls basketball team, have been playing basketball on teams together since the eighth grade. “We try to beat each other,” Vicky said. “We’re more aggressive towards each other. Sometimes we take out ang...

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