Top senior athletes: Falcons shine in their respective sports June 1, 2023 — by Victoria Lin, Tara Natarajan, Aiden Ye A pitcher and shortstop for both the varsity baseball team and Zoots Baseball Club — the No. 1 club baseball team in Northern California — senior Lucas Dennis has made first team in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) all-league two years in a row, and finished off the season with the third lowest Earned […] read more » 2023 Falcon Sports Rankings June 1, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi, Victoria Lin, Aiden Ye and Andy Zhu League Record: ([wins + ties]/total games) x (value of respective leagues) League Placement (0-3) CCS (1-4) Campus Presence (1-5) Sports Rankings: Team Evaluations: Boys’ Volleyball – Despite moving down a league, they had a season with mostly wins (10-5) and even attended two rounds of CCS. Baseball – Placed No. 2 in their league and […] read more » Softball: Falcons lose in CCS quarterfinals after achieving 9-3 league record May 31, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda and Beverly Xu When star sophomore pitcher Saira Ramakrishnan threw the first pitch of the team’s first CCS game away at Santa Teresa on May 20, the Falcons were playing with house money: They had already achieved more than they expected to start the year. “[We were thinking that] whatever happens will happen, we’re just gonna have to […] read more » Junior forward verbally commits to play soccer for Naval Academy May 27, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra Dribbling across the field, weaving through six defenders, junior forward Yul Hong jumped up, heading the ball toward the goal, and watched the net ripple in the frigid San Francisco air. The crowd exploded as the U17 De Anza Force Major League Soccer (MLS) Next team took a 1-0 lead against San Francisco Glens SC […] read more » Swim team participates in CCS, girls’ team makes States May 27, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen, Victoria Lin, Aiden Ye The swim team cheered for their girls’ relay team during the CIF State championships at Clovis West High School, which took place May 11-13. The girls’ 200-yard medley relay team — consisting of senior Zeynep Tokuz, junior Meher Bhatnagar and freshman Kelsey Zhang and Emma Geng qualified for CIF States — and placed third. In […] read more » Despite facing tough competition at CCS, badminton girls’ doubles pair advances to States May 27, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain The crack of a racket echoed through the air as the badminton team faced off against other regional schools at the CCS tournament on May 13. While the team didn’t emerge as champions, the doubles team of sisters junior Sannidhi Boppana and sophomore Samanvi Boppana had a strong postseason run. The pair placed second in […] read more » Swimming superstar: Freshman makes school history with state meet win in the 100-meter fly May 26, 2023 — by Nicole Lee Freshman Kelsey Zhang left her mark in the school’s athletic history when she won the state CIF race in the 100m butterfly with a time of 52.94 on May 13. She defeated 17 qualifying swimmers for the victory. She was also part of a relay team with freshman Emma Geng, junior Meher Bhatnager and senior […] read more » Two senior track athletes qualify for CCS Finals, unable to advance to the CIF State Championships May 25, 2023 — by George Hu Sophomore distance runner Pranav Rajan trailed just ahead of the other runners in the 1600-meter race at the final dual meet against Cupertino on April 18. With the finish line in sight and two runners closely behind him, he charged down the final 100 meters, finishing first with a time of 4 minutes and 45.01 […] read more » The comeback kids: Despite quarterfinal loss to Harker in CCS, the volleyball team ends the season feeling like champions May 24, 2023 — by Derek Liang, Andrew Lin and Aiden Ye After a huge turnaround performance compared to last year’s winless season, the boys’ volleyball team finished 8th in CCS Division II, following a 3-0 loss to Harker in the quarterfinals on May 9. During the match, Harker kept the Falcons at 25-17 and 25-16 in the first two sets. In the third set, the team […] read more » Student athletes look toward professional players to improve their game May 24, 2023 — by Derek Liang Like many young athletes, soccer player Langdon Huynh, draws inspiration from professional athletes who serve as role models. In Huynh’s case, Lionel Messi — forward for Paris Saint-Germain F.C (PSG) — and winger Kaoru Mitoma, who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., have influenced the way he plays the sport above all others. Huynh […] 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.