The Talon

Their Bones May Break, But These Athletes Don’t

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

Barely three-quarters through the first semester, the number of student injuries is already staggering. Phrases like “broken bone,” “torn muscle,” “concussion,” “physical therapy” and “surgery” are casually ...

Shooting For Success

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

November 21, 2007

At the end of an exceptional season, the girls water polo team is looking back with pride. With a flawless league record and only three games lost before league games, the team was doing very well and was looking forward to the ...

Making Waves

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007

After getting third place in CCS last year, the girls water polo team feared that it would not be able to repeat its success due to key losses from last year’s team. But so far this season, the team has been doing better than...

Boys Water Polo Utilizes Chemistry to Create Explosive Season

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

This year’s boys varsity water polo has started the fall season on a good note with a record of 9-7. The team is in a tough division this year, but according to Coach Ed Samuels, they still have a chance to win their league. ...

Sports Briefs

Kelly Wang, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

Eagle “Soars” On Gym Floor The school’s large gym was sanded down, repainted and re-logoed over the summer. New lines have been painted, the floor surface has been lightened and a massive eagle was emblazoned on the ce...

Flying Finn Runs at National Level

Dieter Joubert, Business Manager

October 19, 2007

Imagine joining a sports team and, four years later, being able to receive a position on a national team. While this is something many only dream about, senior Martina Mickos proves it can be done. She traveled to Sweden to run with the Fin...

Soaring Eagles

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

Charlie Kokernak - Cross Country Senior Charlie Kokernak began running as a member of the school’s varsity cross-country team this year. Charlie, who was on junior varsity last year, worked hard over the summer to become one of ...

Boarders Tear Up the Best Hills of Los Altos

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

What tempts kids to put a piece of wood with wheels between their feet and the hot pavement and fly down the street? A big hill, of course. Tearing down the road on a longboard is a thrill that many enjoy in Los Altos Hills. ...

Football Battles Through De Anza League

Brian Walz, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

With a veteran line and many key offensive and defensive playmakers, the varsity football team hopes to regain its preseason success. Led by second-year head coach Jeff Kalb and sporting new uniforms, the team hopes to succeed in th...

Teams Have High Hopes For the Season Despite Veteran Losses

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

This year, three of the school’s fall sports teams suffered serious losses. Volleyball, field hockey and cross country lost a significant amount of players who either graduated or sustained injuries. Rather than let their losses...

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