Senior wins gold in badminton doubles in 2021 U-19 Pan Am Junior Championship December 1, 2021 — by Nicole Lu Senior Adrian Mar glanced up at the scoreboard as the seconds ticked down at the Cabarrus Arena in North Carolina. Following a 21-15 victory and a 21-19 loss, Mar was playing the final game to determine whether he and Gunn High School senior Natalie Chi, his mixed doubles partner, would be able to advance to […] read more » Girls’ tennis team reflects on season full of losses December 1, 2021 — by Aiden Ye and Anamika Anand The varsity girls’ tennis team finished their season with a 0-12 record, ending 7th out of seven teams in the De Anza division. The team suffered from a lack of participation. The varsity team had only 11 players instead of the standard 12 to 14, so while head coach Florin Marica had to cut players […] read more » Dance should receive more recognition as a sport November 29, 2021 — by Shannon Ma “What sport do you play?” “I do dance.” “Oh, that’s not a … um … sport…” So goes the conversation I’ve had to endure too many times since I first began dancing at age 3. The blatant confusion that dance should be called a sport coupled with the assumption that dancing is “no sweat” haunts […] read more » Traditions help teams bond, maintain chemistry over quarantine November 22, 2021 — by Lynn Dai For many, the year over quarantine severely strained friendships, and Falcon athletes had it no different. However, when preseason started, many teams kicked off right where they left off two years ago: pumped with high expectations for upcoming in-person seasons with no signs of withered relationships. As it turns out, social distancing protocols did not […] read more » Boys’ water polo closes season with a loss to Lynbrook at league finals November 22, 2021 — by Bill Yuan, Sam Bai, and Andrew Lin The boys’ water polo team lost 8-7 against Lynbrook during league finals on Oct. 29, ending their season without qualifying for CCS. The championship game garnered the team’s largest crowd of their season. The team was down one at the end of the first quarter, but by the end of the first half, the Falcons […] read more » Falcons prepare to replicate last season’s success November 19, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Arnav Swamy Head Coach: Ben Maxwell Last year’s record: 11-1 Recap: The team placed first in the league, which the Falcons attribute to club players choosing to join the school team. Key Matchups: Wilcox High School Star Players: senior wing players Emma Foley, Casey Gilligan, Anjali Nuggehalli and midfielder Lauren Yarrington Key losses to graduation: center forward […] read more » Boys’ basketball: Senior-led group aims to dominate El Camino November 19, 2021 — by Benjamin Li, Esther Luan and Howard Shu Head Coach: Patrick Judge Last year’s record: 8-4 Recap: The team made it to the CCS semifinals but lost to Burlingame High School. Key Matchups: Los Gatos and Burlingame Star Players: Seniors center Giulio Morini-Bianzino, shooting guard Som Teymouri, small forward Christian Li and point guard Christopher Liu, Power forward Ayaaz Shah Key losses to […] read more » Following 9-1 season, field hockey loses in second round of CCS November 19, 2021 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Andy Chen As the buzzer rang at the end of the intense fourth quarter of their first CCS game on Nov. 1 against San Benito High School, field hockey co-captain and left center back senior Olivia Kinoshita glanced at the scoreboard: 0-0. The score remained stagnant continuing into double overtime as the two teams struggled in a […] read more » Freshman makes varsity girls’ tennis as No. 2 singles player November 19, 2021 — by Nidhi Mathihalli In August, freshman Megha Horantur tried out for the varsity girls’ tennis team and wasn’t sure of her chances. Then the day came for her to find out the results. She made her way to the locker room bulletin board: She was the only freshman to make varsity. Despite being the only freshman on varsity […] read more » Hiring coaches was always hard; it grew harder because of the pandemic November 19, 2021 — by Stephanie Sun When junior Rosie Kline first heard that the girls’ water polo team would be undergoing another coaching change for the 2021-22 season, her initial feeling of disappointment quickly faded into resignation. Over the past three years, the team has had through four different coaches, each with varying levels of experience and different philosophies. “I think […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2728293031...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.