Cycling like a pro for a week: hundreds of miles, lots of pain November 7, 2021 — by Sina Salehi While professional cycling has become increasingly tainted by the constant news of athletes doping, the hard work and hundreds of miles that the sport requires are worthy of awe. Although I’ve only been truly invested in cycling as a solution to repeated stress fractures from running cross country, the hundreds of miles I put into […] read more » I ran barefoot at a cross country meet November 7, 2021 — by Lynn Dai Among all the possible injuries for ultra-dangerous sports — football, baseball, horseback-riding and gymnastics, to name a few — what’s the worst that can happen in a relatively safer sport like cross country? Losing your shoe. No, I’m not kidding. It happened to me at the 2.23-mile meet at Lynbrook on Oct. 28 after my […] read more » Girls’ volleyball closes out their season with disappointing losses November 4, 2021 — by Sarah Zhou and Atrey Desai The girls’ volleyball team’s losing season resulted from a young roster, adjusting to the style of new coach Thomas Ching and the unexpected exit of a key player in mid-October. As a result, the team won two league games, beating Milpitas on Sept. 9 and again on Oct. 26. The Falcons ended the season 6th […] read more » Students forgo collegiate athletic opportunities for regular application November 4, 2021 — by Jonathan Li Each year, thousands of high schoolers reach out to college coaches in hopes of being recruited. There are 460,000 athletes in the NCAA right now. Provided the opportunity, most student-athletes will look to accept a recruitment offer in order to pursue their sport in college. For others, however, being a student at the university of […] read more » Freshman adjusts to new team and coach October 29, 2021 — by Ariel Zhou With only a year of volleyball experience, freshman Emerson Pak far surpassed her expectations by securing a starting spot on the varsity team. Pak was inspired to start playing volleyball by her sister, junior Alexandria Pak, who currently captains JV. The younger Pak played outside hitter on the school team and holds the same position […] read more » I love baseball, but the MLB needs to change the game for viewers at home October 27, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar On Sept. 5, when I went to watch the San Francisco Giants play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park, the excitement was palpable. Throughout the entire game, Giants fans stood up in their seats, cheering and repeatedly chanting “BEAT LA!” Even though the game was over three hours long — the Giants ended up […] read more » Injury forces football team to forfeit at half in painful 28-0 home loss to Los Altos October 22, 2021 — by Shaan Sridhar Trailing 28-0 against Los Altos High, the Falcons hoped to mount a comeback during the second quarter. After turning the ball over repeatedly and allowing Los Altos to score multiple times, the Falcons began to match their opponent’s stellar defense. Junior receiver Seth Hulme said he remembered that the Falcons had just made a great […] read more » Danny Moon: from paperboy to marathon runner and coach October 22, 2021 — by Sara Bright and Carolyn Wang Over six decades ago, girls’ cross country coach Danny Moon, now 74 and a current resident of Saratoga, began a job that would spark his lifelong passion for running. Growing up in Santa Cruz, Moon was a paperboy who delivered papers at 4 a.m. in the morning all over town. Every morning, Moon would ride […] read more » Field hockey: Underclassmen called up to bolster team October 22, 2021 — by Kavya Patel and Ariel Zhou After girls’ field hockey coach Jatin Sharma saw potential in sophomores left full back Zinneerah Ahmed and center midfield Lexi Cleland, he brought them up from JV to varsity. Both Ahmed and Cleland had a drive to improve, which is a main reason they got moved up. So far, Ahmed has enjoyed her experience on […] read more » Boys’ water polo: Vikings strike back, ending Toga’s 12-game winning streak October 21, 2021 — by Jonathan Li The boys’ water polo team lost their 12-game winning streak Oct. 12 in an 11-4 regular season loss at home against their big rival, Lynbrook. Despite the loss, players still like their chances to win the El Camino league championship after defeating all their other opponents. “The season was going well,” senior attacker Kian Kwa […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2930313233...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.