Girls’ volleyball ends season on high note October 19, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda and Maggie Zeng Showing a strong improvement from the previous season, the girls’ volleyball team, under the direction of head coach Thomas Ching, concluded with a 10-10 record this year, a major bounce back from their disappointing 4-12 record last year. Players told the Falcon they were happy with the improvement, but felt they didn’t reach their potential. […] read more » Senior wins spot on the U.S. men’s junior field hockey team October 19, 2022 — by Anthony Wang Only a day into the U.S. Men’s National Team Talent Identification and Training Camp for field hockey in August, senior goalkeeper Siddharth Kamannavar felt a sharp pain in his thigh as he returned to his dorm after an evening scrimmage. “As soon as I hurt it and put weight on it, it hurt so much […] read more » Cross country adjusts late season training by incorporating harder workouts October 18, 2022 — by George Hu and Kevin Yang With the season coming to a close, the varsity cross country team has just two races left: SCVAL league finals on Nov. 1 and CCS on Nov. 12. Based on current times, few of the team’s runners are likely to qualify for the state meet, but boys’ team senior co-captain Wasil Khan probably has the […] read more » Playing both club and school volleyball, freshman grows in her skills October 18, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda Sweat dripped down freshman outside hitter Jena Lew’s face as she received a serve from Homestead’s volleyball team earlier this season, the enthusiastic cheers of her teammates ringing loud from the sidelines. This is just one of dozens of memories from her season as a key contributor to the JV team. Lew was introduced to […] read more » Golden State Warriors in position to repeat as champions despite losing crucial players October 12, 2022 — by George Hu Despite a lack of top-tier unrestricted free agents, this NBA offseason was surprisingly volatile. Throughout the summer, social media was buzzing with blockbuster trades changing the entire future direction of some teams. The biggest trades: The Utah Jazz traded both of their all stars, center Rudy Gobert and shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, to the Minnesota […] read more » Girls’ water polo team seeks to improve after loss of key players October 7, 2022 — by Jonny Luo Led by a new coach, the Falcons began the year enjoying the progress they were making but also facing challenges such as the loss of two players to graduation last year and two seniors, Fiona Feng and Hannah Baniani, who decided not to play this season. Midway through the league season, the results have been […] read more » New football head coach Steve Matos steps in, hopes to improve players’ mentality and work ethic October 5, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi Last spring, Steve Matos officially became the football team’s new head coach after Tim Lugo stepped down to become the athletic director and football coach at Mountain View High. Matos attended Pioneer High and had Lugo as his coach. In 2012, he joined the football program at Saratoga High as an assistant coach under Lugo. […] read more » Cross country performs well at invitationals and meets September 30, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang For the first time in its history, the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams have merged under coaches Ian and Kathy Tippetts, longtime coaches of the boys’ team, following the departure of many key athletes and former girls’ coach Danny Moon. “I think the coaching change is definitely a new atmosphere for the girls’ team […] read more » Cheer team takes on conditioning exercises and focuses on new season with new coaches September 30, 2022 — by Sunny Cao, Christopher Chen The cheer team’s roster has undergone several changes this year after the graduation of key participants such as Natalie Lockhart, Ashlyn O’Brien, and Sade Hashemi. As they get ready for competition season, they are emphasizing conditioning exercises with the addition of the two new assistant coaches, Alyssa Nicole, a former competitive cheerleader, and Alec Lockhart, […] read more » Field hockey calls up JV players to fill roster September 30, 2022 — by Amy Luo and Isabelle Wang Editor’s Note: This story contains some information from a pre-existing story. You can view the story here. As of late September, the Falcons hold a 2-4 record in the De Anza division, after moving up from last season. Due to the graduated players, there were many slots to fill on varsity. The Falcons were able […] read more » firstprevious...1112131415...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.