The Talon

Scouting the Staff: Math Teacher Edition

Nadya Agrawal, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

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...

Badminton’s Popularity Increases

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

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 thi...

Sports Briefs

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

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 o...

Native Canadian Struts His Stuff on the Ice

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

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 te...

CCS Champs are Back

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

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 ...

Wrestler Makes It to States

Julia Duperrault, Information Editor

March 4, 2008

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 Indep...

Jon Tran is the Renaissance Man

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008

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 v...

Boys Basketball Finishes Strong

Sydney Negus, Content Editor

March 4, 2008

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 cam...

Sports Briefs

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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 ...

Golf Team Tees Off With a Great Deal of Potential

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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...

Defending CCS Champs Ousted in Quarter-Finals

Brian Walz, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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...

Scouting the Staff: Spiritual Athletes

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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 w...

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