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Lefty Advantages in Sports?

Lefty Advantages in Sports?

Macy Christal

February 27, 2020

From a Darwinian perspective, there is something wrong with left-handed people, so why has natural selection not ruled them out? Binders, computer mouses, cameras, guitars — just a few things left-handed people struggle with daily. An exception to this though, may be sports. Especially in high school,...

The Laws of the Game

The Laws of the Game

Andreas Jackson

February 27, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation [CIF] is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California, governing both public and private high schools. As such, that the CIF makes all the rules regarding high school sports competitions. These rules can disqualify players or teams from...

Winter Sports Recap

Winter Sports Recap

Christian Branch

February 27, 2020

Boys Basketball The Owls basketball team knows that each day is an opportunity to get better. After a disappointing three games at the Thacher tournament, the team regrouped and picked up two strong league wins against Grace Brethren and Providence to start 2020 off strong. Senior captain Christian Branc...

Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV

Christian Branch, Sports Co-Editor

February 3, 2020

With the 49ers and the Chiefs going head to head in Super Bowl LIV this Sunday, fans are ecstatic to see a fresh set of teams competing for the Lombardi trophy. With the Patriots out, and the 49ers, who went 4-12 last season, in, it is safe to say the Super Bowl is set to be a good one. Patrick Mahom...

Roll Fake Pass

Roll Fake Pass

Andreas Jackson

January 22, 2020

Becoming predictable in soccer is detrimental to a player’s game. It is very important to be unpredictable every time you get the ball. One possible mixup for a player looking to dribble more is the risky fake pass. Instead of simply swinging a leg to make it look as though you are going to kick th...

McGeady Spin

McGeady Spin

Andreas Jackson

January 22, 2020

In soccer, there are endless amounts of tricks that can be used at any point of the game. However, this vast number of options can make it very overwhelming and hard to know what to use and when to use it. The MeGeedy spin is a move that is a good niche move for a specific situation so that you can get o...

Fair Pay to Play

Fair Pay to Play

Christian Branch and Lancelot Mabon

December 3, 2019

One of the most controversial debates in sports has finally come to an end in California. Whether or not you support it, the Fair Pay to Play Act was passed by the California government and will take effect in 2023. The act states that collegiate athletes are now permitted to be paid for the use of their...

Emma Goes East

Emma Goes East

Mia Humberd-Hilf

December 3, 2019

At the beginning of her show season in February, Emma had her sights set on a lofty goal: to qualify for two of the Nation’s most prestigious finals: the Dover Saddlery/United States Equestrian (USEF) Hunter Seat Medal Final and the ASPCA Maclay Championship. After several months spent accumulati...

Loyalty in Professional Sports

Loyalty in Professional  Sports

Boning (JZ) Zhang

December 3, 2019

Kevin Durant’s reputation underwent a land-slide after his infamous decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 off-season, effectively abandoning his old team, Oklahoma Thunder.      Players leaving their teams is not new, but leaving to join a team that just eliminated th...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Macy Christal and Christian Branch

December 3, 2019

Girls Volleyball   Girls Volleyball was on a roll this season. Since starting on Aug. 7, the girls were non-stop competitive. “This year’s Varsity team had a fantastic season,” coach Jason Donnelly said. “The girls competed at a high level all year long and continued to improve as a grou...

The One Player That…

The One Player That…

Andreas Jackson

December 3, 2019

SOCCER The “Big-Shot” This player thinks they are God’s gift to the team. Yelling at everyone else for their mistakes but never taking responsibility for their own. Somehow when they give up the ball to the other team for no reason it’s everyone else’s fault. The “CR7” This player truly...

Dodgeball Tournament

Macy Christal

December 3, 2019

Kiki organized this event, “to provide a fun and competitive way for the student body to integrate teamwork and strengthen friendships. Playing dodgeball is fun, but playing against your fellow classmates and teachers just ups the competitiveness and excitement.” The winning team will be provided w...

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