Hinshaw swims away May 2, 2008 — by Sophia Cooper Senior Ryan Hinshaw is one of the few athletes who have been on varsity teams since freshman year. He has gone above the norm, becoming one of Saratoga’s top swimmers. He is ranked 11th nationally in the 1500m freestyle swim with a time of 16:07.23, a ranking he earned at the Speedo Junior Nationals last August. As a result of his amazing skill in long distance swimming, he has signed with Indiana University for next year. read more » Falcons suffer close defeats May 2, 2008 — by Tiffany Tseng and Jocelyn Ye Saratoga lost three consecutive games over the past two weeks against Monta Vista, Wilcox and Gunn, three of the league’s strongest teams. All three games were lost by a score of 13 – 17. “We were really close [against Monta Vista and Wilcox],” said senior varsity girls’ doubles player Laura Lin. “If we had just won one more varsity game, we would have come out on top.” read more » Almost undefeated, tennis takes aim at CCS success May 2, 2008 — by Brian Tsai Monta Vista. Defeated. Palo Alto. Taken out. Even Menlo, last year’s CCS champions, were no match for the amazing boys’ tennis team. But Gunn did not go down like the rest. The Falcons suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the Titans, 3-4, on April 24. The Falcons finished 16-1 this season. Senior Sameet Ramakrishnan attributes this year’s success to many of the players having experience at high levels of the sport. read more » Varsity swimmers finish 4 points shy of upset April 30, 2008 — by Guy Quanrud For many years, the Saratoga and Palo Alto boy’s varsity swimming teams have maintained in a small but competitive rivalry. In CCS last year, the Falcons placed second to Palo Alto among public schools. This year’s dual meet showed signs that Saratoga may come out on top of Palo Alto at CCS. read more » Badminton team suffers close defeats April 28, 2008 — by Tiffany Tseng and Jocelyn Ye Saratoga lost three consecutive games over the past two weeks against Monta Vista, Wilcox and Gunn, three of the league’s strongest teams. All three games were lost by a score of 13 – 17. read more » Track shines at end of season April 28, 2008 — by Sophia Cooper As eight runners approach the starting line for the 400m run, seven hunch down to get in their blocks while one stays upright. Some may see this as a surefire way to lose, yet senior Mike Marshall is ranked third in CCS in the 400m with an amazing time of 49.48. read more » Volleyball enters winning streak late in season April 4, 2008 — by Ketaki Shriram This story was originally published in the April 4 edition of The Saratoga Falcon Boys’ volleyball is kicking it up a notch for the second half of their season, with easy wins and good overall performance against other schools in the De Anza league. “We’re working on our weaknesses and filling in for our losses because some people are injured,” said junior Shawyon Malek. read more » Track dominates dual meets April 4, 2008 — by Sophia Cooper This story was originally published in the April 4 edition of The Saratoga Falcon PR: running slang for a personal record. Typically, PRs occur when athletes are gearing up for their end-of-season finishes. This year, however, the PRs have been rolling in at the meets, including the Hampton Phillips meet at San Jose City College on March 29. read more » Lineup changes hurt swim team April 4, 2008 — by Audrey Yang This story originally appeared in the April 4 edition of The Saratoga Falcon. With new coaches this season, the swim team has undergone a lot of startling changes, but even further changes awaited the team with an internal swap of coaching. Coach Cristin Reichmuth, who initially started out coaching the entirety of the JV team, took up coaching all the girls on the team while coach Christian Bonner, who instructed the varsity team at the beginning of the season, is now coaching the male swimmers. read more » Boys’ tennis remains unbeatable March 31, 2008 — by Mika Padmanabhan and Kelly Lamble This year’s boys’ varsity tennis team has proved unstoppable. As of March 28, they remain undefeated. Especially dominant have been the team’s singles players. In fact, No. 1 singles player John Lamble is leading the impressive squad with an impressive undefeated record and has not even dropped a set. Lamble, who has been playing since he was 5 years old, is currently ranked 55th in the nation in the under 18’s division at only 15 years old. His consistent effort and work ethic are an inspiration to the team. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...205206207208209next Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.