Cheer team prepares for competitions as sideline season comes to an end October 21, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen and Derek Liang When the football season ends on Nov. 4, fans in the stands will no longer hear the “GO TOGA” hyping everyone up or see cheer team fliers being thrown high in the air and caught by teammates. The end of football also marks the end of the cheer team’s first season and the transition into […] read more » Freshman chases goal of playing collegiate golf October 20, 2022 — by Anamika Anand Freshman Millie Wang first tried her hand at golf at the age of 10 through a summer camp in Santa Clara. While she originally did not find the sport interesting, she continued playing due to her parents urging her to give the sport a chance. As she gained more experience, she fell in love with […] read more » Through steady training and stronger morale, girls’ tennis continues winning streak October 20, 2022 — by Victoria Hu After piling up wins in recent matches, the girls’ varsity tennis team now stands in third place in the El Camino league with a 7-2 record as of Oct. 19. After winning a home match against Milpitas on Oct. 4, an away match against Fremont on Oct. 6 and another home match against Santa Clara […] read more » Cross county co-captain becomes the fastest runner on his team through his diligence and post-run recovery routine October 20, 2022 — by George Hu and Kevin Yang This fall, while doing runs as long as 12 miles through the streets and hidden paths of Saratoga, cross country co-captain Wasil Khan relished the opportunity to socialize with good friends like junior Steven Sun and sophomore Pranav Rajan. The comradery made the sometimes painful runs more manageable. “Between hard interval workouts, my teammates would […] read more » Senior running back carries leadership role for Falcons October 20, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi Senior Paolo Navarro is a key starter for the Falcons on both sides of the ball, playing running back and defensive back. He started playing football his freshman year on the JV team. When JV and varsity merged in his sophomore year, through hard work, determination and a strong mentality, he quickly showed what he […] read more » Field hockey team celebrates growth and perseverance as season ends October 20, 2022 — by Lena Aribi and Sarah Thomas Earlier this year, low numbers forced head coach Jatin Sharma to merge the JV and varsity squads. In the weeks after, the Falcons increased the rigor of their practice in preparation for tough opponents. On Oct. 18, the team went against Homestead for their senior night and left the field tied with a score of […] read more » Girls’ volleyball ends season on high note October 19, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda and Maggie Zeng Showing a strong improvement from the previous season, the girls’ volleyball team, under the direction of head coach Thomas Ching, concluded with a 10-10 record this year, a major bounce back from their disappointing 4-12 record last year. Players told the Falcon they were happy with the improvement, but felt they didn’t reach their potential. […] read more » Senior wins spot on the U.S. men’s junior field hockey team October 19, 2022 — by Anthony Wang Only a day into the U.S. Men’s National Team Talent Identification and Training Camp for field hockey in August, senior goalkeeper Siddharth Kamannavar felt a sharp pain in his thigh as he returned to his dorm after an evening scrimmage. “As soon as I hurt it and put weight on it, it hurt so much […] read more » Cross country adjusts late season training by incorporating harder workouts October 18, 2022 — by George Hu and Kevin Yang With the season coming to a close, the varsity cross country team has just two races left: SCVAL league finals on Nov. 1 and CCS on Nov. 12. Based on current times, few of the team’s runners are likely to qualify for the state meet, but boys’ team senior co-captain Wasil Khan probably has the […] read more » Playing both club and school volleyball, freshman grows in her skills October 18, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda Sweat dripped down freshman outside hitter Jena Lew’s face as she received a serve from Homestead’s volleyball team earlier this season, the enthusiastic cheers of her teammates ringing loud from the sidelines. This is just one of dozens of memories from her season as a key contributor to the JV team. Lew was introduced to […] read more » firstprevious...10...2021222324...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.