Swimming: Team overcomes currents April 1, 2011 — by Michael Lee and Ashwini Velchamy At a glance, the prospects for Saratoga swimming do not look promising. Last year’s records of 3-3 for varsity girls and 1-5 for boys do not foreshadow an amazing 2011 season. This year, the girls’ team has only 27 athletes, the school lacks male divers and the whole swim team sometimes cannot accumulate winning point totals at meets, according to the coaches. However, varsity boys’ swim coach Christian Bonner expects the boys and girls to have a strong year, despite the team’s difficulties. read more » Baseball: Return of aces looks to turn team around March 31, 2011 — by Dylan Jew and Paul Jung The lack of two starting pitchers has contributed to the Falcons’ losing their first seven league games of the season. But with the return of those two pitchers, the team hopes to start winning some games soon. read more » Davey, seniors Paisley, Parhar shoot way to March Madness title March 30, 2011 — by Will Edman As student and teacher fans filled out brackets at the start of the NCAA tournament, others played out Saratoga High’s version of the basketball craze. The annual March Madness event is a three-on-three, first to teacher points basketball tournament. The team made up of seniors Kent Paisley, girls varsity standout Arya Parhar and social studies teacher/girls’ basketball coach Mike Davey took the crown in a hotly contested bracket. read more » CCS system requires rethinking March 20, 2011 — by Will Edman In order to shed some light on the CCS qualification and division placement process, I decided to read through the CCS bylaws in order to simplify the system. However, I learned that despite the Central Coast Section’s effort to acknowledge and celebrate athletic excellence, the CCS playoffs seem more like a math contest than a sporting event. read more » NFL dad motivates junior March 20, 2011 — by Will Edman When students are asked for a sports idol or a favorite player on the San Francisco 49ers, many mention modern stars such as linebacker Patrick Willis or tight end Vernon Davis. Others name Super Bowl-winning legends such as Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, wide receiver Jerry Rice, or safety Ronnie Lott. However, junior Mitchell Faylor has a unique answer: his own dad. read more » Diver to athletic director: Jordan reveals past and present job duties March 9, 2011 — by Evaline Ju From working in an underwater salvage company to being the athletic director at Saratoga High, Peter Jordan has always been willing to take on a big challenge. read more » Track: Athletes are on the right track March 7, 2011 — by Justine Huang and Denise Lin With fewer seniors this year in comparison to last year, this year’s track and field team is considered relatively young. However, as long distance coach Danny Moon puts it, perhaps “the strength is in the youth.” read more » Badminton: Aiming for higher rank this season March 2, 2011 — by Lillian Chen Badminton players are seeking to improve on last year’s ranking in the SCVAL league. “This year, I expect Saratoga to finish top three in our league,” said coach John Phung. Phung and Alex Chan, who both coached at Saratoga last season, will be sharing the coaching responsibilities for both the JV and varsity teams. read more » Boys’ volleyball: team prepares for upcoming season March 2, 2011 — by Elijah Yi Last year, the boys' volleyball team was powered by the leadership of a handful of seniors. This year, with a new varsity coach and a fresh start, the team is looking to fill the gaps left by the seniors and rebound from last year's 1-11 record. read more » Boys’ tennis looks to maintain powerhouse status March 2, 2011 — by Jason Wu After second place finishes at CCS and Norcals last year, the boys’ tennis team is looking to replicate its performance in the upcoming season. Repeating the team’s dominant title run at the California High School Tennis Classic will be more difficult this year with the absence of five starters from last year, including top singles players John Lamble and Michael McGinnis, who now play at Santa Clara University and Boston College, respectively. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...178179180181182...190200210...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.