Parent donations crucial to keep sports running November 16, 2023 — by Grace Lin This fall, the JV girls’ water polo team ran short of money due to a lack of parent donations, leading them to cancel one appearance in a tournament. Funding shortages like this are rare at the school, but funding struggles are more common in recent years after the passage of California’s Assembly Bill 1575 in […] read more » A balancing act: Sophomore learns to juggle water polo and dance November 16, 2023 — by Isabelle Wang After the end-of-the-day school bell rang this fall, sophomore Thalea Charton headed to her dance studio to practice for an hour. Then, after an intense session of ballet and other forms of dance, Charton packed her bags and headed to her second sport as a member of the school’s water polo team, where she practiced […] read more » Despite defensive improvements later in the season, boys’ water polo finishes last in league November 16, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen The boys’ water polo team finished eighth of eight teams in the El Camino division with a final record of 1-13. Toward the end of the season, they were able to improve significantly on their defense and hold scores down. Offensively, however, the boys could not make the necessary adjustments needed to score and win. […] read more » Season preview: Guided by new coach, girls’ basketball focuses on shoring up defense November 16, 2023 — by Aiden Ye and Florence Wei Head Coach: Manny Steffen Last year’s record: 6-18 Recap: With just eight players on the team last year, the Falcons struggled with injuries and an unstable roster. Despite wins against Los Gatos and Homestead, and a 19.3 points per game performance by then-senior Tanya Ghai, the team did not qualify for CCS. Key Matchups: Los […] read more » Boys’ basketball team forged team chemistry in sweltering summer practices November 16, 2023 — by Bill Huang and Bryan Zhao Head Coach: Mike Davey Last year’s record: 6-6 Recap: Last year, the boys’ varsity team entered the A-League for the first time in many years. Despite facing many challenging opponents, the team finished with a record of 6-6. As a result of losing six key seniors, however, the team dropped to the B-league this year. […] read more » Girls’ soccer preview: Spendlove, Oberhauser lead Falcons into a new season November 15, 2023 — by Amelia Chang and Ruiyan Zhu Head Coach: Ben Maxwell Last year’s record: 10-18 Recap: Last year, the team finished fourth in its division and almost made it to CCS, but failed as they needed to win one more game. Star Players: Keatyn Spendlove, Kate Oberhauser Key losses to graduation: Gabi Golko, Alex Burgos League: De Anza Prognosis: After missing CCS […] read more » Wang soars into NorCal golf tourney while the Falcon team settles for 4th place finish in league November 12, 2023 — by Sunny Cao and Ruiyan Zhu While the girls golf team didn’t make CCS, players said they were proud that five of the six starters qualified for league finals. The other highlight of the season was the individual performances of No. 1 Millie Wang and No. 2 player Sarah Lim, both of whom qualified for CCS as individuals. (Lim had conflicts […] read more » Five North American professional sports teams egregiously do not match with their namesake November 8, 2023 — by George Hu It makes sense that the names of most professional sports teams begin with the city, state or region that they are located in. The arena of the Los Angeles Lakers is located in Los Angeles, and the New York Yankees’s stadium is located in New York City. However, this is surprisingly not always the case. […] read more » Despite their aging core, the Warriors will still win the championship November 6, 2023 — by George Hu The Golden State Warriors have hit the jackpot in the past decade, winning a jaw-dropping four NBA championships in the past 10 NBA seasons, with their most recent being in 2021-2022. All four championships involved point guard Stephen Curry, shooting guard Klay Thompson and power forward Draymond Green — their longtime three core players. Despite […] read more » Don’t be surprised if the Miami Heat wins it all in ‘23-’24 November 6, 2023 — by Alan Cai “There’s no chance the Miami Heat will win,” fans said during every matchup in the playoffs. Yet, out of four playoff series, the Florida team only failed to win one: the NBA Finals, falling only to the Denver Nuggets. The team has consistently surpassed expectations this decade and its players have proven themselves to be […] 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.