Alumnus Joel Schneidmiller moves overseas to play professional volleyball January 20, 2022 — by Sarah Zhou The greatest men’s volleyball player in school history, 2017 graduate Joel Schneidmiller, is now playing the sport professionally in Europe. After SHS, he went on to play at UC Irvine, earning a string of honors, including selection as a three-time National Volleyball Association/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II Honorable Mention All-American. The UC Irvine Class […] read more » Instagram account @toga6thman highlighting athletics across campus January 20, 2022 — by Anjali Nuggehalli Reflecting on the Homecoming football game against Monta Vista last fall, senior varsity football player Parsa Hashemi recalled the decorated bleachers filled with students decked out in white apparel, tossing powder into the air as they cheered the Falcons to victory. Soon after the game, Hashemi created @toga6thman on Instagram to bring more spirit to […] read more » Boys’ basketball team wins four straight to start league season January 20, 2022 — by Esther Luan and Howard Shu The boys’ basketball team jumped to a 4-0 start in the El Camino league after beating Wilcox 61-33 on Jan. 18 and winning a back-and-forth 52-47 home game against Los Gatos on Jan. 14, a key victory against one of the strongest teams in the league. The Falcons previously won 49-45 and 64-54 against Monta […] read more » Wrestling welcomes new athletes following numerous graduations January 3, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen Head Coach: Taylor Wilson Last year’s record: 0-1 Recap: Due to COVID-19, few athletes could attend meets; low participation resulted in losses for the team in the late-spring season. Key Additions: Freshmen Rebecca Bossow and Solbee Lee, sophomores Stephan Murphy and Ishan Attawar Key Matchups: Gunn, Milpitas Star Players: Juniors Sohum Bhan and Irene Frazier, […] read more » Instaspecial: Girls cross country captures memories on social media December 13, 2021 — by Sara Bright and Carolyn Wang On the way back to school from a meet at Crystal Strings on Oct. 15, girls’ cross country team members passed around junior Irene Frazier’s phone, making a TikTok to post on the team’s Instagram account @togagirlsxc. Anyone who scrolls through the Instagram account will find a plethora of running memes, reels and team selfies […] read more » Led by Li’s shooting, Falcons gain tight victory over Homestead December 8, 2021 — by Jonathan Li With the varsity boys’ basketball team trailing the Homestead Mustangs by just one point, senior point guard Christian Li cut toward the hoop and wrapped around a screen for a 3-pointer. Nothing but net. This was a key moment in the Falcons’ 58-53 home win over the Mustangs on Nov. 30. The Falcons started their […] read more » Fall recap: Successful seasons were rare, but athletes were happy to be back in the game December 6, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Ethan Lin After a year of COVID-19 related obstacles, the Falcons resumed fall sports and faced ups and downs: Several teams and individual athletes triumphed in league finals and CCS, while some experienced low player participation. Overall, the athletes are pleased with their play and look forward to next season. Cross country concludes season on satisfying […] read more » Boys’ soccer: Beating strong San Jose team shows Falcons’ potential December 3, 2021 — by Benjamin Li Ten minutes before their first preseason match against San Jose High School on Nov. 30, senior center back and co-captain Aidan Costello looked proudly at his teammates on the varsity boys’ soccer team. The players had grown significantly since last season, with many players improving during their respective club seasons, but this was the first […] read more » Senior co-captain reflects on mental growth following ACL tear December 2, 2021 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Anjali Nuggehalli As the whistle blew to kick off the girls’ soccer game against Los Gatos in January of 2020, Emma Foley couldn’t shake off her nerves. In the second game of the varsity season, Foley was starting at center back, a position relatively unfamiliar to her. As she sprinted to defend a through ball in the […] read more » Four-year varsity athletes look to past mentors as examples of exceptional leadership December 2, 2021 — by Anjali Nuggehalli During senior power forward Giulio Morini Bianzino’s sophomore year, the varsity boys’ basketball team took a trip to Santa Barbara, where they were woken up in the middle of the night by a blaring sound. With a summer league game just hours away, the athletes crowded around the fire alarm, jostling with each other trying […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2627282930...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.