Dolbec jumps to new heights March 10, 2009 — by Sophia Cooper CCS champ sophomore year, finalist at state the same year. Early in her high school athletic career, spectators could tell that current senior Kiersten Dolbec was going places. To be exact, she’s going to UCSB in the fall on a full scholarship to both play volleyball and do high jump for the Gauchos track team. read more » Senior on the fast track March 9, 2009 — by Annie Lee Not many students can brag that they have driven over 100 mph, but senior Nikola Radosavlijevich is no stranger to speed, having driven up to 160 mph on his motorcycle and 140 mph on his four wheel go-kart. Radosavlijevich started racing motorcycles at age 13 when his dad introduced him to the activity. “My dad bought a motorcycle and I started to watch racing on TV, and that’s when I knew what I wanted to do with my life,” said Radosavlijevich. “The adrenaline and the speed is just awesome.” read more » Struggles ahead for badminton March 5, 2009 — by Karen Lyu Today’s Saratoga badminton team looks nothing like the group that became league champions in 2005. The Falcons have struggled for the last three years to regain their previous dominance, probably because the school has had a new coach each season since its title run. To make matters worse, the number of trained players involved in the program is now at an all-time low, as several strong athletes graduated in 2008. read more » Season over for boys’ basketball March 5, 2009 — by Vijay Menon The Falcons’ season came to a close on March 24 as the team suffered a 47-36 defeat at Del Mar in the first round of CCS. The loss capped a season of streaky play for the Falcons, who went 11-15 overall and 4-7 in league play. “The CCS loss was a disappointing one for the team,” said coach Trevor Naas. “It is always hard to lose that last game knowing that it puts an end to your season.” read more » Boys soccer: another season over, team is left with things to consider February 13, 2009 — by Tim Tsai and Lyka Sethi The boys’ varsity soccer team is looking back with regret after enduring a rocky season that ended with a loss to Mountain View on Feb. 6. The boys lost 6-1 to Mountain View after playing a difficult game with two key players out: junior left center defender Matt Marshall and freshman left forward Jon Jonqua. read more » Girls’ soccer finishes second in De Anza League February 13, 2009 — by Aditi Jayaraman and Tim Rollinson After a 1-0 victory over Milpitas on Feb. 6 marked the end of a tumultuous regular season for the girls’ varsity soccer team, the girls began to play a different, albeit less fun, game. They began to play the waiting game, anxiously anticipating the decision of the CCS Board as to whether or not they could qualify for the championships as a wildcard. read more » Boys basketball CCS hopes dwindle with loss to Lynbrook February 12, 2009 — by Vijay Menon and Abhi Venkataramana The Falcons, who stand 2-5 in league and 9-12 overall, sustained a devastating league loss to Lynbrook at home on Feb. 6 With less than a month left in the regular season, the team has dropped six of its last seven games and fallen to fifth in the El Camino league. read more » Saratoga High adds girls’ lacrosse to spring sports roster February 11, 2009 — by Ben Clement It’s Monday morning and the halls are bustling with students clad in the usual sweat shirts and Ugg boots, but something new stands out amongst the crowd: the lacrosse sticks wielded by both boys and girls. Lacrosse, although traditionally a boys’ sport, is crossing gender lines at Saratoga High School with the inception of a girls’ lacrosse team to complement the newly formed boys’ team. Despite early reports that there would not be a separate team for girls, Saratoga High has added a JV girls’ lacrosse team to its spring sports roster. read more » Girls’ basketball: Lunches, YouTube motivate Falcons February 11, 2009 — by Alicia Lee The girls’ varsity basketball team just may succeed in CCS this year—that is, with the help of some YouTube videos and bagged lunches. To promote the team effort before games, coach Mike Davey has had the team meet at lunch on game days to go over plays and the scouting reports. At every meeting, one team member shares a motivational video or quote with the group to encourage and motivate everyone as a whole and to bond with the common goal of winning the game. read more » ISPE program opens doors for hockey player February 11, 2009 — by Amalie MacGowan Sophomore Parth Dholakia was only 5 when he finished his first ice skating lesson at Logitech Ice Arena in San Jose. After stumbling off the ice and unlacing his skates, Dholakia saw the hockey players entering the rink with their large gear and formidable equipment. At that moment, Dholakia knew exactly what sport he wanted to play. He was impressed to say the least and made the decision to become a hockey player himself. read more » firstprevious...1020304050...206207208209210...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.