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Soaring Eagles

May 4, 2009

Jasmine Xu Badminton Some freshmen enter the high school and participate in a sport with hardly any experience. That is not the case with freshman badminton player Jasmine Xu. She is already ranked fifth for doubles in the n...

Student Lunges Into Competitive Fencing Scene

May 4, 2009

For sophomore Edbert Chan, what began as cross training for soccer soon turned into a lifelong passion. Fencing, a sport similar to sword fighting, is played on a linear strip and incorporates three types of weapons: the saber,...

Athletic Trainer to Leave Next Year

May 4, 2009

While fans at the school’s sports games have grown accustomed to seeing athletic trainer Jasmine Gittens run onto the field at the scene of an injury, they will no longer see Gittens helping the athletes of the school after...

Handball Game a Popular Lunch Time Activity at School

May 4, 2009

While some students spend their lunches in the library or at club meetings, others have chosen to engage in games of handball. Handball, introduced to the school in the past few years, has grown quickly in popularity due to the...

Sports Plagued by Lack of Participation

May 4, 2009

At the school, one of the only means by which students can un-liquefy their brains after seven hours of class is through the unique combination of adrenaline, endorphins, sweat and excitement that makes a school sports game. For...

Sports Briefs

May 4, 2009

Roller Hockey Club wins championship This year, the Los Altos Roller Hockey Team finished the season with a championship trophy despite difficulties with participation during the season. “Roller hockey is a pretty relaxin...

Alternative Ways to Exercise: Octopush Game

May 4, 2009

What do you get when you combine a puck, mini hockey sticks, goals and a pool? Octopush, also known as underwater hockey, is a relatively new sport that is played competitively in many countries throughout the world. Octopush...

Softball Improves, Baseball Struggles in Season

May 4, 2009

It seems that the varsity boys baseball and girls softball teams have undergone a slight role-reversal from their reputation in years past this far in the season. The softball team has had the most successful start to its season...

New Club Field Hockey Team Provides Offseason Training; Varsity Field Hockey Coach to Improve for Upcoming Fall Season

March 3, 2009

As of this year, there is a new field hockey club team for the school’s junior varsity and varsity field hockey players. The team is not run through the school, but rather is a club team of the city of Los Altos. The CCS official...

Track Springs Into Upcoming Season

March 3, 2009

Despite the initial lack of coaches and the loss of many key seniors, the track team is training hard with hopes for success in the upcoming season. Looking ahead, many members have mixed expectations. The team’s progress will...

Soaring Eagles

March 3, 2009

Tore Chin - Gymnastics Having been on varsity gymnastics since freshman year, senior Tori Chin is an experienced gymnast. Tori began her gymnastics career at the age of five. “I really just started it for fun, but as I progres...

Boys Tennis Team Starts Off on the Wrong Foot

March 3, 2009

The varsity boys tennis team will most likely have a challenging season after losing its number one singles player and multiple doubles players to graduation. In combination with how competitive the Santa Clara De Anza Division...

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