Season preview: Track attempts to shake rust off athletes through easy early season training schedule February 15, 2023 — by George Hu Head Coaches: Archie Ljepava and Ian Tippetts Last year’s record: 2-4 (varsity boys), 4-2 (varsity girls) Last year’s recap: Even though the team sometimes struggled to stay competitive and didn’t fill every slot in dual meets, almost every athlete was able to set a personal record in their events. Key Matchups: Wilcox and Mountain View […] read more » 5-member wrestling team hopes to increase size in future February 15, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The wrestling team this year has only five members — an extraordinarily small team even for a group that annually fights to attract participants. Those five members recently competed in their league tournament on Feb. 4. While senior captain Sohum Bhan, the only varsity member of the team, did not place in the tournament, he […] read more » Girls’ basketball: Challenging season comes to a close February 13, 2023 — by Victoria Hu and Annie Liu The girls’ basketball team stood at 2-9, ranked seventh in the De Anza league as of Feb. 10. Their most recent games were a 39-27 loss against Lynbrook on Feb. 9, a 71-56 loss against Los Gatos on Feb. 7 and a 60-48 win against Homestead on Feb. 2 — a win that broke a […] read more » Season preview: New additions set to make waves for boys’ tennis February 13, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra Head Coach: Florin Marica Last year’s record: 6-4 Recap: A solid regular season with a relatively young roster advanced the team to CCS, where they ultimately suffered a tough loss in the semi-finals to Cupertino. Key Matchups: Cupertino and Monta Vista Star Players: Kosei Ogata Key losses to graduation: Ben Bray and Anthony Zhang League: […] read more » Wildcats deal blow to Falcons’ CCS chances February 13, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra, Nikhil Mathihalli and Andy Zhu In a key game for CCS qualification, the boys’ basketball team fell at home 63-52 to a strong Los Gatos team on Feb. 8. As of Feb. 9, the Falcons ranked fourth in the De Anza division with a 4-6 record. After starting the game with a rough first quarter, the Falcons quickly came back […] read more » Season preview: Badminton returns to rebuilding after 2022 postseason success February 13, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and William Norwood Head Coach: Thomas Ching Last year’s record: 1-9 Recap: Despite little success in the regular season, the Falcons finished second in CCS led by senior star player Adrian Mar, who also placed first in boys’ singles individually. Key Matchups: Palo Alto and Wilcox Star Players: Seniors Jason Liu, Evan Oaklander and Tony Guo; junior Sannidhi […] read more » Alumnus trains for national-level badminton events and plans to return as guest coach February 12, 2023 — by Divya Vadlakonda Badminton birds flew across nets in the small gym with a distinctive crack, their crisp sounds drowned out by excited conversation between players and squeaking shoes on the floor: Class of ‘22 alumnus Adrian Mar was among the many who attended the open gym on Jan. 19 to reconnect with old friends and discuss a […] read more » Season preview: Swim team prepares for season with lower participation but promising newcomers February 12, 2023 — by Stephanie Sun Head Coaches: Christian Bonner, Mike Allegretti and Kristen Thomson Last year’s record: 0-7 Recap: The team finished sixth in the De Anza league and sent 14 swimmers to CCS, with one entering the CCS finals. Key Matchups: Los Gatos, Monta Vista and Los Altos Star Athletes: Seniors Zeynep Tokuz, Mark Liu and Channie Hong and […] read more » Freshman starter proves to be key player for girls’ soccer team’s playoff hunt February 12, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Kavya Patel Over the course of the girls’ soccer season, the ability to be tactically flexible and quickly adjust from a 4-3-3 to a 5-3-2 formation on the field has greatly benefited the team: Shifting to a 5-3-2 when the opposition is stronger has provided greater discipline to the defensive line and has given better coverage to […] read more » Boys’ soccer disappointed with a tie on their long-anticipated senior night February 12, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi At halftime on their Feb. 7 senior night game against Lynbrook, the boys’ soccer team was amped up: They were leading 1-0 after senior winger Luke Wheeler assisted senior winger Yuvraj Singh on a header in the last five minutes of the first half. However, the Vikings quickly upset the Falcons’ momentum, scoring two goals. […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.