Despite facing tough competition at CCS, badminton girls’ doubles pair advances to States May 27, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Saachi Jain The crack of a racket echoed through the air as the badminton team faced off against other regional schools at the CCS tournament on May 13. While the team didn’t emerge as champions, the doubles team of sisters junior Sannidhi Boppana and sophomore Samanvi Boppana had a strong postseason run. The pair placed second in […] read more » Swimming superstar: Freshman makes school history with state meet win in the 100-meter fly May 26, 2023 — by Nicole Lee Freshman Kelsey Zhang left her mark in the school’s athletic history when she won the state CIF race in the 100m butterfly with a time of 52.94 on May 13. She defeated 17 qualifying swimmers for the victory. She was also part of a relay team with freshman Emma Geng, junior Meher Bhatnager and senior […] read more » Two senior track athletes qualify for CCS Finals, unable to advance to the CIF State Championships May 25, 2023 — by George Hu Sophomore distance runner Pranav Rajan trailed just ahead of the other runners in the 1600-meter race at the final dual meet against Cupertino on April 18. With the finish line in sight and two runners closely behind him, he charged down the final 100 meters, finishing first with a time of 4 minutes and 45.01 […] read more » The comeback kids: Despite quarterfinal loss to Harker in CCS, the volleyball team ends the season feeling like champions May 24, 2023 — by Derek Liang, Andrew Lin and Aiden Ye After a huge turnaround performance compared to last year’s winless season, the boys’ volleyball team finished 8th in CCS Division II, following a 3-0 loss to Harker in the quarterfinals on May 9. During the match, Harker kept the Falcons at 25-17 and 25-16 in the first two sets. In the third set, the team […] read more » Student athletes look toward professional players to improve their game May 24, 2023 — by Derek Liang Like many young athletes, soccer player Langdon Huynh, draws inspiration from professional athletes who serve as role models. In Huynh’s case, Lionel Messi — forward for Paris Saint-Germain F.C (PSG) — and winger Kaoru Mitoma, who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., have influenced the way he plays the sport above all others. Huynh […] read more » Top players qualified for CCS despite subpar team record May 20, 2023 — by Saachi Jain, Amy Luo and Sarah Zhou After placing top three in the De Anza League for the past four years, the boys’ golf team had a subpar 2023 season, dropping to sixth place out of seven teams. The Falcons finished with a 3-8-1 league record and failed to qualify for CCS. The team maintained almost the same roster as last year […] read more » Senior spends her evenings coaching competitive swimming at the YMCA May 19, 2023 — by Kathy Wang On a cool Tuesday evening around 6:30, the sound of chatter and splashes emanated from the YMCA pool as senior Rosie Kline walked along the pool deck, demonstrating stroke techniques and encouraging the young swimmers she was instructing. As a paid student swim coach at the YMCA, Kline spends most of her Tuesday, Wednesday and […] read more » Sport facilities upkeep demands a marathon of maintenance from a small crew May 17, 2023 — by Kathy Wang On a Saturday evening in April, a steady stream of 20 to 30 people, ranging from high school track athletes to elderly joggers, were walking or running in the school track and field area. Composed of the Benny Pierce Football Field with its massive expanse of gleaming turf encircled by a spotless red and white […] read more » Boys tennis’ ends CCS run with semifinal loss to tough Menlo Park team May 16, 2023 — by Daniel Wu and Ariel Zhou From unexpected injuries to rained-out practices, the boys’ tennis team faced no shortage of challenges this season, overcoming them and ending the season in a CCS semifinal loss to No. 1 seeded Menlo Park. By the season’s midseason point at the end of March, the team stood at a 3-3 record as they struggled to […] read more » Varsity baseball secures CCS bid following turnaround May 11, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Daniel Wu The baseball team secured a CCS bid following a comeback from early season hiccups. As of May 11, the team held an overall record of 12-10 and a 10-4 record in the El Camino division. Of their nine games before May 11, the team lost only two of them, falling 3-2 to Evergreen Valley on […] 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.