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The 2024 CCS bracket.

Softball falls 7-0 to Capuchino in CCS

Nika Svizhenko May 26, 2024

The softball team’s season ended May 18 with a 7-0 Division II CCS quarterfinal loss to Capuchino.  Going into the match, Capuchino had a 10-4 record in its upper A league season and was No....

Junior Aiden Chen winds up for a pitch against Santa Clara on May 9.

Baseball falls short of CCS but builds for the future

Richard Fan and Jane Lee May 23, 2024

Junior left handed pitcher Aiden Chen wound up before hurling a pitch in a home game vs. Fremont on April 30. The pitch zipped into junior catcher Nathan Lee’s mitt. Chen had struck out yet another...

Sophomore Kelsey Zhang swims the 100-yard Fly at CCS on May 2. 

Star swimmer’s disqualification in 200 IM race puts stirs controversy at CCS

In an unexpected and controversial ruling during CCS competition, star sophomore swimmer Kelsey Zhang was disqualified from the 200 Individual Medley in a meet that took place at Independence High School...

Leo Shetler rows at a competition in Boston.

Sports: 2023-2024 notable athlete achievements

Richard Fan, Bill Huang, and Grace Lin May 21, 2024

Bryan Wang commits to Colby College for Division III men’s basketball After being on the school’s varsity basketball team for the past three years and the JV team in his first, senior Bryan Wang...

Junior Sarah Lim prepares to hit a ball in front of her, towards a projector-screen golf simulator.

Technology in Sports: Athletes using  recent advancements to improve their skills

Emily Wu May 21, 2024

As technology continues to advance and become cheaper, its applications in sports have grown. Imaging technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality have reached the high sports level and have...

Junior Sawyer Chao sprints towards the ball during home game on March 11. The game against Gunn ended with a loss for the Falcons. 

Lacrosse: After a canceled year, teams rebound to complete their seasons

Richard Fan and Nika Svizhenko May 21, 2024

Girls’ lacrosse ends season with a 3-9 record, wins last two games To end their season, the girls’ lacrosse team beat Wilcox 13-4 away on April 24 and narrowly beat Mountain View at home 8-7 during ...

Senior Riley Alves executes a reverse straight dive during a meet at Los Altos on March 14.

Senior diver competes at CCS, ends season unsure of future of the team

Richard Fan May 21, 2024

The school’s diving team this year consisted of two divers: seniors Tashi Vasudeva and Riley Alves.  Alves competed at CCS on April 30 at Palo Alto against schools including Gunn, Saint Francis,...

Samanvi (far left) and other varsity girls after winning medals at league finals on May 4.

Boppana sisters bring home girls’ doubles NorCal badminton title

Derek Liang May 21, 2024

In the May 18 NorCal finals against a team from Mission San Jose High School, junior Samanvi Boppana and her older sister, senior Sannidhi Boppana, won two out of three sets with the scores: 21-19, 17-21,...

Sophomore Nikhil Srivasta serves during home game against Homestead on April 29.

Boys’ tennis falls to California High at NorCal Regional Championships

Richard Fan May 21, 2024

After one of the most successful seasons in years, the boys’ tennis season finally came to an end on May 17 in Folsom at the hands of California High in the semifinals of the NorCal Championship. They...

Senior Ryan Lin practices his swing at the driving range.

Boys’ golf places third in league, underperforms at League Finals

Ruiyan Zhu May 20, 2024

This season, boys’ golf finished third in the De Anza League with an 8-4 record. Although the team had many solid players — Palo Alto, who ranked first by the end of the season — proved to be their...

Senior setters Kali Duvvuri sets the ball as junior middle Ryan Backhus approaches to hit on May 6 against Summit Shasta.

Boys’ volleyball wraps up season with league win and advances to CCS quarterfinals

Bill Huang and Bryan Zhao May 19, 2024

The Falcons finished first in the lower El Camino division this spring with a record of 12-3, qualifying for Division II CCS. At CCS, The Falcons beat Summit Shasta 3-0 on May 6 but lost 3-0 to Aragon...

Ece Guvener leaps into a split during one of her competitions

Freshman excels at rhythmic gymnastics 

Jane Lee May 19, 2024

After long school days, freshman Ece Guvener has another commitment that requires a 30-minute commute to Bravo Gymnastics studio in Redwood City for a sport she has done since age 7: rhythmic gymnastics.  Once...

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