The Talon

Jon Tran is the Renaissance Man

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

Lacrosse Club Slings Its Way Onto Campus

By Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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 spr...

Soaring Eagles

By Dieter Joubert, Business Manager

March 4, 2008

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 st...

Sports Briefs

By Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

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 the...

Boys Adjusting to Tougher League

By Jeff Liu, Managing Editor

February 5, 2008

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 SCVA...

Scouting the Staff: Ladies in the Water

By Sandra Song, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

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 ...

Driven Figure Skater Rakes In Medals

By Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

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 y...

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