Sophomore discusses the insecurities and pressure she has faced as a national-level fencer November 5, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi Before competitions, sophomore Vera Fung, a national-level fencer, tries to gain weight to have energy for her matches. Over the years, she has seen how this process has contributed to having issues with her body image and dysmorphia. “Usually I will gain a lot of weight and then afterward, it will lead into a spiraling […] read more » Freshman grows to love tennis through playing tournaments November 4, 2022 — by Anamika Anand When Viki Toram started playing tennis at age 4, she had absolutely no liking for it, wanting instead to do gymnastics or swimming. She played with her brother and dad but soon found playing with the same people boring, especially since she didn’t have many friends who played tennis at the time. But as the […] read more » Senior pitcher commits to Pomona-Pitzer November 2, 2022 — by Shreya Rallabandi In late September 2021, beneath the scrutinizing eyes of college baseball recruiters, senior Lucas Dennis stood on the pitcher’s mound of the Peoria Sports Complex Stadium in Arizona. He felt pressure to showcase his best stuff at the Arizona Junior Fall Classic, while at the same time tending to overanalyze his performance during the game. […] read more » Falcon almost upset Fremont after injured-caused forfeit to El Camino October 21, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi The Falcons led Fremont for most of the game on their home field Oct. 20, but fell 42-36, giving them an 0-5 record in the Peninsula Lake League. In many ways, it was a moral victory for the team considering they had forfeited a game to El Camino the week before. “We played really well […] read more » Girls’ water polo ends season with victories October 21, 2022 — by Stephanie Sun and Sarah Zhou On their Oct. 20 senior night, the girls’ water polo team came up with a 9-5 win against Monta Vista. Two days earlier they captured a 5-2 win against Cupertino. The pair of wins gave them a 5-9 record in the El Camino division. Next week, the team will play three more times in a […] read more » Boys’ water polo makes late-season turnaround, looks forward toward next year October 21, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen and Anthony Wang Though the Falcons were unable to repeat last year’s success in placing first in the El Camino league, they saw tremendous improvement over the season, overcoming their early losses with victories near the end of the league season. After adjusting to their new coach, class of ‘22 alumnus Kendal Jarvis, the team ended their season […] read more » Cheer team prepares for competitions as sideline season comes to an end October 21, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen and Derek Liang When the football season ends on Nov. 4, fans in the stands will no longer hear the “GO TOGA” hyping everyone up or see cheer team fliers being thrown high in the air and caught by teammates. The end of football also marks the end of the cheer team’s first season and the transition into […] read more » Freshman chases goal of playing collegiate golf October 20, 2022 — by Anamika Anand Freshman Millie Wang first tried her hand at golf at the age of 10 through a summer camp in Santa Clara. While she originally did not find the sport interesting, she continued playing due to her parents urging her to give the sport a chance. As she gained more experience, she fell in love with […] read more » Through steady training and stronger morale, girls’ tennis continues winning streak October 20, 2022 — by Victoria Hu After piling up wins in recent matches, the girls’ varsity tennis team now stands in third place in the El Camino league with a 7-2 record as of Oct. 19. After winning a home match against Milpitas on Oct. 4, an away match against Fremont on Oct. 6 and another home match against Santa Clara […] read more » Cross county co-captain becomes the fastest runner on his team through his diligence and post-run recovery routine October 20, 2022 — by George Hu and Kevin Yang This fall, while doing runs as long as 12 miles through the streets and hidden paths of Saratoga, cross country co-captain Wasil Khan relished the opportunity to socialize with good friends like junior Steven Sun and sophomore Pranav Rajan. The comradery made the sometimes painful runs more manageable. “Between hard interval workouts, my teammates would […] read more » firstprevious...910111213...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.