Senior Harrison Dance places 13th overall at 2021 CCS Championships November 19, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Nicole Lu Boys’ and girls’ CCS Cross Country Championships qualifiers finished their season on Nov. 14 at Crystal Springs in Belmont. Leading the pack of Falcons was senior co-captain Harrison Dance, who placed first in the Division III and 13th overall out of 504 boys with a (event) time of 15:43.7, translating to a 5:19.9 mile pace. […] read more » Girls’ basketball starts season with 1-1 record November 19, 2021 — by Christopher Chen and Brian Sheen Head Coach: Josh Rivera Last year’s record: 4-10 Recap: While the Falcons made it to CCS last year, they opted out due to seniors leaving and people going out of town. The team finished 6th in the De Anza league. Key Matchups: Lynbrook and Palo Alto Star Players: senior power forward Naomi Mallik, junior guards […] read more » Boys’ soccer looks forward to a promising season November 19, 2021 — by Tiffany Wang and Annie Liu Head Coach: Max Dorling Last year’s record: 6-6 Recap: Due to low participation as a result of COVID-19, there was no JV team. The varsity team finished 4th in the league. Key Matchups: Lynbrook, Monta Vista Star Players: seniors left back Andrew Choi, center back Aidan Costello, midfield Shaheen Masoumi, junior back Dylan Sinton, sophomore […] read more » Football season cut short by lack of healthy players November 18, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli After an exhilarating 31-14 Homecoming win over Monta Vista on Sept. 24, the football team hoped to turn their season around. Instead, they never won again, ending the 1-4 in league and 1-8 overall. They finished in sixth place in the El Camino league. As the season wore on, the Falcons fell victim to a […] read more » After frustrating season, girls’ water polo looks to improve next year November 18, 2021 — by Victoria Hu and Stephanie Sun As the girls’ water polo season ended, the team walked away with few wins but high hopes for future improvement. Their last set of games, played over the course of the three-day, round robin SCVAL league championships, resulted in two losses and one win: They fell 12-1 to Fremont on Oct. 26 and 8-6 against […] read more » Bowling isn’t a sport November 18, 2021 — by Jason Cheng When we hear the word “sport,” we often associate it with the traditionally popular physical activities such as basketball or soccer. Yet, audiences have continuously debated the age-old question of what truly defines a sport, with “sports” such as bowling existing on the fringes of such definitions. Merriam-Webster defines a “sport” as “a physical activity […] read more » Sam and Andrew get insanely jacked November 18, 2021 — by Sam Bai and Andrew Lin Two skinny kids, one shared dream of becoming less skinny. Will their willpower push them to achieve their goals? Or will they lose motivation and fail spectacularly? Tired of being weak (and in need of something to do), we answered The Falcon’s sports editors’ call for two brave and foolish reporters to compete with each […] read more » Effort begins to increase attendance at sports events November 16, 2021 — by Howard Shu When attending sports games, assistant principal Brian Thompson and athletics director Rick Ellis can’t help but notice the gaping voids in the stands where cheering students would have been in pre-COVID years. Hoping to increase attendance across all sports, they began working with junior Kaelli Trateng at the end of September to increase participation. “Our […] read more » Kyrie Irving was my role model athlete growing up November 16, 2021 — by Benjamin Li “Irving and Curry one-on-one … Irving puts it up, It’s good! Kyrie Irving from downtown!” NBA commentator Mike Breen’s voice floated to my ears. As I watched (then) Cleveland Cavalier guard Kyrie Irving’s sidestep 3-pointer, I could tell, despite my inexperience with the sport, that it was nothing short of poetic. Irving’s unique style of […] read more » We hate baseball. November 9, 2021 — by Atrey Desai and Viraaj Reddi Baseball is often referred to as America’s pastime, our nation’s most beloved sport. But if you ask us, baseball is possibly the most overrated sport in history. The problem starts with the rules, which create a sport that lacks variety. A pitcher throws a ball; a batter hits the ball and has to run as […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2829303132...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.