From player to coach: Recent alumnus leads boys’ water polo team September 24, 2022 — by Anthony Wang As the start of the boys’ water polo drew closer at the end of summer, the school was scrambling to find a new head coach to replace Michael Fleming, who left to coach at Homestead High. At the last minute, Kendal Jarvis, the captain of last year’s varsity team, volunteered to fill the spot. Fleming, […] read more » Davey returns to coach boys’ basketball team September 24, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Andy Zhu With the school basketball season approaching rapidly, longtime history teacher Mike Davey has accepted the job of coaching the boys’ varsity team — a position he also held from 1992 to 2006. After previous varsity head coach Patrick Judge and JV head coach Devin Southerland both left the program in the off season, the team […] read more » Boys’ water polo looks to repeat success despite losing key seniors September 24, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen Head Coach: Kendal Jarvis Last year’s record: 13-1 Recap: Despite tying Lynbrook for the best season record, the boys’ water polo team was not able to beat Lynbrook for a spot in CCS. Key Matchups: Mountain View and Monta Vista Star Players: Seniors left wing Eli Tsives, left wing Luca Manea and flat Keon Nikfar; […] read more » Longtime cross country coach uses his time as a runner to better guide athletes September 24, 2022 — by Saachi Jain and Kathy Wang Growing up in an athletic household, current boys’ and girls’ cross country coach Ian Tippetts showed he had a knack for sports. He played soccer in elementary until middle school, when he began playing basketball. He later joined his high school’s football, cross country and track and field teams. He has coached cross country for […] read more » Field hockey players push to fill the gap left by graduating players September 23, 2022 — by Lena Aribi and Sarah Thomas Head Coach: Jatin Sharma Last year’s record: 9-1 Recap: The team performed better than their previous season, making it to the second round of CCS, with their winning streak ending after a loss to Leigh. Key Matchups: Los Gatos, St. Francis and Archbishop Mitty Star Players: Seniors forward Kayla Steele, center midfielder Georgia Adams and […] read more » Sophomore JV cross country runner looks to continue rapid improvement September 23, 2022 — by George Hu When sophomore Tas Long recently jogged down a trail in Sanborn County Park, feelings of rapture filled him as he glanced at the surrounding nature. Although his parents had initially forced him to run as a way to stay healthy, he has quickly developed a passion for the sport. During the early stages of the […] read more » Girls’ tennis focuses on improving team spirit and securing lineup September 22, 2022 — by Anamika Anand and Victoria Hu Head Coach: Florin Marica Last year’s record: 0-12 Recap: Lacking players and suffering from low morale against strong opponents, the team finished last place out of seven teams in the De Anza division. Key Matchups: Marica says no team stands out in the league yet Star Players: Singles players junior Sabrina Manea, sophomore Megha Horantur […] read more » Junior wins national volleyball title with his team in the 16U division September 21, 2022 — by Tara Natarajan Junior Kali Duvvuri always tapes two of his fingers together before a volleyball game, regardless of whether he has an injury or not. The first time he won a competitive volleyball game, his fingers were taped together as he leaped to set the ball before his teammate slammed it past the grasp of the opponents, […] read more » With a strong start, girls’ volleyball hopes to improve team chemistry September 21, 2022 — by Maggie Zeng and Divya Vadlakonda Head Coach: Thomas Ching Last year’s record: 2-10 Recap: The Falcons fell on hard times last year. Players attributed the losing season to a lack of team chemistry and struggles adjustmenting to a new coach.. Key Matchups: Cupertino and Prospect Star Players: Seniors libero/defensive specialist Noor Khan, setter/right side Joanna Song and middle blocker Anika […] read more » Sports teams change practice routines to work around historic heat wave September 16, 2022 — by Lynn Dai During the week of Sept. 5, a historically severe heat wave baked the Western U.S. Temperatures in Saratoga soared above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a danger for student-athletes who typically practice in the afternoons when temperatures are at their highest. Superintendent Bill Sanderson issued a notice canceling all sports practices on Sept. 6, save for […] read more » firstprevious...10...1819202122...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.