The Talon

Varsity boys basketball breaks undefeated streak


By Nina Crofts

January 29, 2020

After being undefeated in their first five games in the De Anza league, the Los Altos basketball team lost 52-64 on Friday, January 25 to the only other undefeated team in the league, the Palo Alto Vikings. Friday’s game decided which school would take the number one rank in the league and which one w...

Varsity boys soccer ties again against Mountain View

Sophomore Arya Hatami sprints forward and passes the ball upfield after stealing it off a Mountain View player.

By Elli Lahdesmaki and Barrett Wong

January 15, 2020

During brunch last Friday, many onlookers gathered around the quad in order to enjoy the typical brunch activities hosted by ASB. However, through the speakers came a repeating announcement, one that encouraged all students to come out later that day to watch the varsity boys soccer take on Mountain V...

Confidence soars high with the Eagles at Mountain View game

Los altos students fill the bleachers with their blue spirit  and posters.

By Allison Bricca and Nina Crofts

January 7, 2020

Varsity boys basketball beat Mountain View 51-49 in the highly anticipated rival game on Friday, January 3. After a strong 12-game non-league season, the Eagles kept their momentum to pull out a narrow win against a team they have struggled to beat in previous years. The Spartans crushed Los Altos twic...

FCA hosts annual knockout game and shares a student testimony

Senior Nicole Player joins the game to show her spirit and bring together the community as she competes against junior Jocelyn Lee for a critical shot. FCA aims to create a safe space where students can explore ways to bring their faith and life as an athlete together.

By Nina Crofts and Allison Bricca

December 10, 2019

  The Los Altos Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) held their yearly basketball knockout tournament on Wednesday, December 4. The goal of this event was to bring the school community together to show students how their faith and their love of sports can connect. “We really try to build a commun...

Boys flag football: Swagger soaring higher than the Eagles

Sophomore Jake Skaggs leaps to catch a pass as the seniors desperately try to stop him.

By Cameron Cox, Amid Najmi, and Barrett Wong

November 18, 2019

Freshman versus Juniors  Intensity, professionalism, seriousness–everything that the Los Altos boys flag football tournament is not. Instead, boys from each class came out to the field to have a fun time showing off their athleticism—and swagger—to their peers from November 13 to 15. Fo...

Varsity field hockey loses to the Wildcats in CCS semi-finals

Varsity field hockey loses to the Wildcats in CCS semi-finals

By Allison Bricca, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Varsity field hockey made it farther in CCS finals than they ever have before. In the past four years, the Eagles were the only team to bring Los Gatos into overtime and the only team to score against them, so they flew into the game with high hopes. But, they were sorely disappointed when they lost...

Varsity girls water polo advances to CCS semi-finals

During the third quarter, just after passing her defender, senior Silke Tuyls shoots the ball towards the cage. Willow Glen’s star goalie leaps up to block it.

By Mayu Alten and Marie Godderis

November 10, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, varsity girls water polo defeated Willow Glen High School with a final score of 9-3 in the quarterfinals CCS match. After several unexpected losses against teams like Gunn and Los Gatos, the team placed third in their league. However, the Eagles dominated yesterday’s game and...

Varsity football Homecoming game: You can take our victory, but you can’t take our spirit

Varsity football Homecoming game: You can take our victory, but you can’t take our spirit

By Cameron Cox, Katrina Arsky, and Amid Najmi

October 27, 2019

A soft, rosy cloud of baby powder flew over the vividly pink stands filled with Los Altos Eagles during the varsity Homecoming football game on Friday, October 25. The Eagles lost to the Saratoga Falcons through impressive individual efforts that failed to come together for the win. The Falcons beat...

Photo Essay: Varsity boys water polo celebrates spectacular win on senior night

Photo Essay: Varsity boys water polo celebrates spectacular win on senior night

By Emily McNally, Staff Writer, Photographer

October 24, 2019

Senior Night On Tuesday, October 22, varsity boys water polo played against Gunn on their senior day. After the match, each senior was individually recognized by head coach Seth Tasman.  The team has 10 seniors in total, making up over half the team which consists of 17 players. The seniors ta...

Photo Essay: An insider review of Eagle football

Photo Essay: An insider review of Eagle football

By Cameron Cox

October 22, 2019

The frigid night of Friday, October 18 set the scene for a disheartening loss against the Gunn High School Titans for the varsity football team. After two and a half hours of unwavering effort, the game ended with a final score of 32-56.  Gunn’s offense throughout the game was efficient at creating l...

Fall-owing Eagle Sports

Fall-owing Eagle Sports

By Cameron Cox, Ethank Ruyak, Allison Bricca, Elana Eisenberg, Emily McNally, Amid Najmi, Barrett Wong, Marie Godderis, Mayu Alten, and Parisa Larson

October 12, 2019

Football Despite a rocky start to the season due to a multitude of obstacles, the varsity football team is training with ongoing vigor. Injuries, such as torn ACLs and concussions, have kept key players off the field. On top of this, the Eagles have been forced to play their toughest opponents...

Photo Essay: Annual Dodgeball Championships

Photo Essay: Annual Dodgeball Championships

By Marie Godderis and Ishaan Parmar

May 2, 2019

From Wednesday, April 24 to Thursday, May 2, ASB held the annual school dodgeball tournament. After seven days of dodging, catching, and throwing, the initial 45 team-bracket was reduced to the final two. As the tournament closed today in the final match, The Purple Cobras battled The Winning Team during...

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