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Sports Briefs

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

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Swim Coach Qualifies for Olympic Trials Swim and water polo coach Peter Davis qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials the weekend of April 12-13 at the Stanford Grand Prix. Davis qualified in the 100 backstroke and the 100 fly. The U.S. Olympic Trial standards are by far the most difficult in the world, faster than the Olympics th...

Boys Swimming Strokes to Victory

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

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After three years null of victory, the varsity boys swim team won its first meet on Friday, March 14, against Lynbrook. The date, marking the end of a three-year losing streak, was much appreciated and long overdue, according to Coach Ed Samuels. “It’s not like the guys haven’t worked hard before this,” Samuels sa...

Top Ways to Get Out and About This Spring

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

May 2, 2008

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The sun is back, cold weather is hibernating and summer is just on the horizon. While it always seems like fun to wasted the time away inside, it is always best to spend this time outdoors while experiencing the greatness of nature. Here are the top four sports to play this spring and summer. 1. Inner-Tube Water Polo Most people are...

Soaring Eagles

Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

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Danny Auerbach — Baseball Sophomore Danny Auerbach has been playing baseball at Los Altos for two years on the varsity team. Danny first started when he was about four years old playing tee-ball in Little League and has played ever since. He now plays for the Palomino League and American Legion as well as the school tea...

Indian Dancer Finds Her Own Rhythm

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

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When most students think of dancing, the first image that comes to mind is a crowded gym packed with wild and crazy teenagers. However, for junior Shalaka Bhat it is Kathak, an Indian classical art form. Shalaka has been performing Kathak since she was eight years old. She joined the Chhandam Company when she was eleven a...

Roller Hockey Deserves More Respect

Matt Rigodanzo, Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2008

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The Los Altos Club Roller Hockey team is a committed group of athletes. Made up mostly of junior males, the team drives about a half-hour just for practices. The Roller Hockey team participates in three seasons annually: fall, winter and spring, with seasons lasting 10 weeks. Unfortunately, hardly anyone in the school knows abou...

Scouting the Staff: English Teacher Edition

Julia Cashen, Sports Editor

May 2, 2008

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Cuddled on a couch next to a heated fireplace with a knitted blanket strewn over his or her lap is where most would expect to find an English junkie. However, English teachers Keren Robertson and Lisa Bonanno break the status quo. They shed the warm, knitted blanket from their legs and trade it in for some workout gear. Wheth...

Track Ends Its Rebuilding Season

Calvin Hu, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2008

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Varsity Boys Team The boys team finishes the year with a strong season, achieving success through its experienced upperclassmen and all-around depth. The team displayed depth in every category, showing few weaknesses across the multiple track and field events. “[The varsity boys team] doesn’t really have record-setti...

Soaring Eagles

Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

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Scotty Bohrer - Track Track season has started it this year with a bang, and junior Scotty Bohrer is showing his talents. Running the one-mile and two-mile events, Scotty enjoys taking on the longer events of a track meet. Scotty started seriously running in eighth grade because he thought it would get him in shape for socc...

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 your drive.” The s...

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 if I had never been paintb...

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 to the previously mentione...

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