Boys’ golf loses two early matches after rain delays season March 31, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Amy Luo Due to heavy rains and unpredictable weather this month, the boys’ golf team has seen several matches canceled and struggled to win when they’ve gotten onto the course. As of March 17, the team had played three matches. A match against Lynbrook on March 16 ended in a tie at 189-189. In a home match […] read more » Baseball: Playing better defense key to winning close games March 30, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi When the Falcons were down 2-0 against Milpitas at home on March 27, sophomore southpaw pitcher Aiden Chen knew he wasn’t playing to his full potential. “With everyone watching when I was pitching, I was getting a bit nervous and second guessing myself,” Chen said. “I had a harder time throwing strikes than I usually […] read more » Badminton team looks to new freshman talent for team expansion March 30, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen and Derek Liang As the birdie sneaked over the net from Palo Alto’s side, a pang sound from freshman Ishir Gupta’s racket followed as he returned the shot with a netdrop to the side just inbounds. With multiple wins complimenting Gupta and his partner Avik Belenje‘s doubles win against Palo Alto on March 16, the Falcons went on […] read more » Swim team struggles with low participation, hurting their ability to win meets March 30, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen and Kevin Yang The swim team landed their first win on March 17 with the varsity girls beating Gunn, but the boys have yet to achieve their first victory. So far, they have swum against Los Altos on March 3, Gunn on March 17 and Palo Alto on March 24. In addition to the swim teams, the diving […] read more » Not just for academics — SHS has produced world-class athletes March 30, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi, Neal Malhotra, Nidhi Mathihalli and Stephanie Sun These days, the school is known mostly for its academic prowess, often ranking in the top of ratings lists. But in the past few decades, a select few athletes achieved national prominence. Among these athletic Hall of Fame greats were swimmer Carrie Steinseifer, wrestler Patricia Adura Miranda and skateboarder Mark Suciu. Carrie Steinseifer: Olympic gold-winning […] read more » Coach and team member departures force cheer team to give up competition season March 28, 2023 — by Derek Liang Following the end of the football season, the cheer team began practicing for upcoming competitions but due to a series of unforeseen issues, they did not have the opportunity to participate in any of them. Other than cheering at basketball games, their season was effectively over. A big issue occurred in mid December when head […] read more » Boys’ basketball ends a bounceback season with CCS loss to Monterey March 26, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra and Andy Zhu The boys’ basketball team undertook a valiant uphill battle after moving up to the highly competitive A division this past season. They were in must-win territory even before playoffs, needing to win their last two regular season games to qualify for CCS, which they did. The Falcons won 64-59 against Los Altos on Feb. 15 […] read more » Which gym is best? A guide for high school students March 24, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar As an avid gym goer and self-proclaimed gymrat, I have spent a lot of time this past year in different gyms to get my workouts in. With the wide variety of equipment, price ranges and auxiliary benefits that different gyms offer, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that best fits your needs. To […] read more » Canceled track meets due to dangerous weather conditions cause setbacks March 20, 2023 — by Natalie Chua and Sanjoli Gupta After the first two meets of track and field season — which were originally scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 9 — were canceled because of heavy rain and wind, the team finally held their first meet at home on March 16. “Based on the team’s overall condition and worries about runners getting sick at […] read more » Climbing back from subpar ‘22 season, badminton wins in three early matches March 20, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain The badminton team has leaped to a strong start. The Falcons gained a 19-11 win against Palo Alto High on March 16. Although they were whipped 24-6 by Milpitas on March 14, they beat Wilcox 16-14 on March 7, and Cupertino 18-12 on March 9. Last year, the team ended with a 1-9 record, losing […] read more » firstprevious...89101112...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.