Athletes recount difficulties that come with pursuing high level sports March 10, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Last regular-season match of the year. Qualification to CCS on the line. Last set. Score: 40-40. Junior Samik Pattanayak, playing alongside fellow junior Shrey Jain as part of Saratoga tennis’s no. 1 ranked doubles team, sized up his opposition across the court. Pattanayak and Jain had to win this point, and consequently the set and […] read more » Basketball coach Mike Davey reflects on a productive first season back, one in which he led varsity boys to CCS March 10, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Longtime history teacher Mike Davey has also coached basketball and softball for almost 30 years. Following the departure of coach Patrick Judge last year, Davey reassumed the role of head coach for the varsity boys’ basketball team, which he previously held between 1992 to 2006. After that, Davey led the girls’ basketball team for the […] read more » Super Bowl LVII: a game that lived up to hyped up expectations March 7, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer These last couple months have blessed watchers with excellent sports, particularly in the biggest of games. The World Cup final in December is heavily thought of as the best match in the history of soccer, and our football’s game on Feb. 12 was no different. Super Bowl LVII was an absolute treat, aptly putting the […] read more » Physics teacher pursues golf in free time March 7, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Having been brought up experiencing sweltering Wyoming summers and given freedom to roam outside, physics and business teacher Kirk Davis often spent hours at a country club where he would swim, hunt frogs, and chase snakes. At a point in his childhood, however, his interests switched, and he spent his time at the country club […] read more » Sophomore JV soccer player shows his changes after participating in the soccer team March 1, 2023 — by Kevin Yang Following his brother senior Taylor Wilson’s encouragement, sophomore Dylan Wilson, who played on the JV soccer team this year, began playing the sport at age 10. He practiced with his brother every week, enjoying the connection it helped build between them. Even so, he at first did not love the intricacies of the sport. High […] read more » Class of ‘19 alumnus comes back to coach boys’ JV basketball February 27, 2023 — by Andy Zhu Growing up, basketball was always an important part of Class of ‘19 alumnus Sehij Dhindsa’s life. He fell in love with the sport at age 7 when his uncle took him to a Dallas Mavericks game, where basketball hall of famer Dirk Nowitzki’s play fascinated him. Now, after four years of playing basketball for the […] read more » An athlete’s journey: learning to quit February 27, 2023 — by Christina Chang After eight years of playing basketball, my athletic career came to an end my junior year. Unlike the senior night celebration many high school athletes envision, my years-long journey was capped off with a game where I sat on the bench the whole way through — much like the rest of the season. So I […] read more » Second semester seniors boost their passions for volleyball February 18, 2023 — by Andy Zhu Since December, many seniors have experienced the rush of liberation that comes with clicking submit on their final college application. Many subsequently found several hours of extra free time every week and looked to fill up their schedule with new hobbies and sports. One such senior is Mateusz Palusinski, who started playing competitive volleyball, going […] read more » What we learned from Damar Hamlin’s injury incident February 17, 2023 — by Vinay Gollamudi In the wake of the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, NFL news will likely die down for a while as fans turn to speculation about offseason free agent moves and the draft. However, one of this year’s biggest stories will remain Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered […] read more » Jokić vs. Dončić: a battle of basketball brilliance in MVP race February 16, 2023 — by Zachary Zinman Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić sprinted down the court on a fast break against the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 6. Mavericks 6-7 point guard Luka Dončić raised his hands helplessly as the 6-11, 284-pound Jokić galloped through the paint, stumbling through contact to score a signature floater. After a back and forth game, though, the […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.