Freshman winger on track for national soccer pursuits December 9, 2023 — by Jessica Li Catching her teammate’s eye as a member of the Mountain View Los Altos Club (MVLA), freshman soccer player Katie Lu received the ball and dribbled it skillfully through the defenders. With a keen eye, she scanned the field for openings to score, then struck the ball swiftly and watched as the back of the net […] read more » Turnovers contribute to close losses in boys’ basketball preseason December 9, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra In early-season games against some tough opponents, the Falcons have held their own, but not always come away with a victory. One example of this came on Nov. 30, they lost their first preseason game to skilled Central Catholic team 65-62 in double overtime at the Santa Cruz Dad’s Club Tournament. “We had a very […] read more » Underclassmen on boys’ soccer step up to help recover from a loss of depth from graduation December 9, 2023 — by Derek Liang As senior captain and midfielder Mohit Gandluru sprinted down the field, he received a pass outside the opposing team’s box and volleyed the ball into the back of the net, putting the Falcons ahead 2-1 against Homestead on Nov. 17. By the end of the game, the scoreboard read 3-2, kicking the boys’ soccer team’s […] read more » Dancers find perks in attending outside dance studios over school dance team December 7, 2023 — by Shirina Cao and Jessica Li Sophomore Ashley Xu and her fellow studio dancers held their fans and ran to the back of the stage, transitioning into the next section of their Chinese folkloric routine. Xu gripped her 10-foot-long rainbow ribbons in her hands and took a deep breath to ready herself for her upcoming solo section. The music changed and […] read more » Boys placed 10th out of 11 teams and girls placed 10th out of 12 teams at the CCS Country Championships December 4, 2023 — by George Hu The cross country team competed in the De Anza League Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Cross Country Championships and CCS Cross Country Championships races at Crystal Springs Park on Oct. 31 and on Nov. 11, respectively. In the De Anza League Division of SCVAL Finals, both the boys and girls placed sixth out of seven […] read more » Gym bro culture normalizes disordered eating under the guise of self-improvement December 4, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan When I started going to the gym earlier this year, I had one goal: to get stronger. I was terribly out of shape (don’t ask me my mile time, because I can’t say it out loud). Naturally, more fitness content began popping up on my social media feed — not just about exercise, but about […] read more » Athletes must navigate academic hurdles as they take difficult classes December 2, 2023 — by Anthony Luo On the average Red Day Chemistry Honors teacher Kathy Nakamatsu watches as the clock strikes 3 p.m. in the middle of her seventh period class, signaling a handful of her students to pack up their things and head to their respective sports games. As they exit the door, Nakamatsu readies herself for another busy tutorial […] read more » Boys’ basketball teams to participate in winter break tournament in Canada December 2, 2023 — by Daniel Wu The boys’ basketball teams will attend the Vikes Alumni Invitational tournament in Victoria, Canada, from Dec. 27-31. This visit marks the team’s second time participating in the tournament; their first attendance was back in 2014 when current head coach Mike Davey last coached the team. Both the varsity and JV teams will participate in the […] read more » Student-run social media accounts hype up school sports teams December 2, 2023 — by Richard Fan Browse school-related Instagram accounts these days and you might find posts like this recent one: “ITS FINALLY THAT TIME OF YEAR‼️ If you have any interest in playing school soccer at all come to the meeting!” paired with a black and red graphic screaming “GIRLS SOCCER INTEREST MEETING” on it. The post is an example […] read more » Sports Boosters helps fund personalized Senior Night banners for athletes December 2, 2023 — by Richard Fan As you walk into various sports teams’ Senior Nights, your eyes are immediately drawn to the striking banners honoring senior athletes hanging from the walls. Starting last year, Sports Boosters took charge of commissioning them. Their inspiration came from the Class of ‘22 boys’ basketball Senior Night. According to athletic director Rick Ellis, the team’s […] read more » 12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.