British racing driver first to take 100th Formula 1 victory in dramatic race October 20, 2021 — by Daniel Wu Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsports, is a culmination of speed, power, and skill. The fastest cars on the planet made by the best manufacturers, with the most talented racers behind the wheel. You may not follow it, but take my word for it: You can’t beat the excitement of a tight race between talented […] read more » NBA should ban unvaccinated players from competing October 17, 2021 — by Benjamin Li On Oct. 13, the Brooklyn Nets announced their decision to ban star point guard Kyrie Irving from playing after he revealed he had not yet gotten the vaccine. New York mandates require proof of vaccination for those 12 and above for large indoor events, meaning he will not be eligible to play in home games […] read more » Soccer is unbearably boring to watch October 17, 2021 — by Anjali Pai The 2018 World Cup Tournament lasted nearly two hours, but within 30 minutes I decided I had had enough of this monotonous sport. Soccer’s dreadfully slow and repetitive characteristics, like the aimless passing and countless fake injuries, have made it difficult or impossible for me to watch. Oftentimes, winning the game and entertaining viewers seem […] read more » How weightlifting worked its way into my life October 12, 2021 — by Benjamin Li Walking through the gym doors for the first time at 49ers Fitness Club in Westgate early last summer, I looked around at the collection of machines, each with dozens of different settings seemingly designed to confuse me. Looking back now, I realize that my discomfort was natural; however, most people at the gym are encouraging […] read more » Reporter ranks top body supplements October 12, 2021 — by Benjamin Li Arnold Schwarzenegger, regarded by many as the king of golden age bodybuilding, used a variety of different body supplements to improve his performance. While some of these supplements included steroids, which can be harmful and are banned in many competitions due to the sake of integrity, there are numerous other supplement options that can safely […] read more » Ranking popular water bottles from first to worst October 8, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Shannon Ma Though summer is officially over, hydration is essential regardless of the season, and what can ensure that every sip you take is bliss? The quality of your water bottle. With an abundance of brands to choose from, it may be difficult to decide on which water bottle to purchase. Below, we’ve compiled a list of […] read more » Girls’ tennis season off to a rough start, working on team bonding October 8, 2021 — by Anamika Anand and Aiden Ye Inspired by her older sister’s example, freshman Megha Horantur, Megha began playing tennis in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) at age 8. This year, she earned the spot of No. 2 singles player on varsity. “It’s just having fun and playing matches with the entire team, so we don’t really think about it if […] read more » Boys’ water polo currently undefeated October 8, 2021 — by Sam Bai, Andrew Lin and Esther Luan As the clock counted down to the end of the final quarter, senior Kendal Jarvis launched a long range shot at the opposing team’s goal. It hit the goalie’s fingers, then tipped into the net, scoring a point as the buzzer sounded; the Aug. 31 game ended with a decisive 19-6 victory against Santa Teresa […] read more » Foot injury pushes freshman to try golf and now she’s the school’s No. 1 player October 7, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy and Joann Zhang Walking up the hill at the 9th green at the Saratoga Country Club recently, freshman No. 1 golfer Sarah Lim took a deep breath as she placed her marker behind her ball. She analyzed the slope of the green for a few seconds, replaced her ball, picked up the marker and stuck it back onto […] read more » Attempting a professional athlete’s workout October 7, 2021 — by Jason Cheng After Manchester United’s last-minute triumph against Villareal in the UEFA Champions League on Sept. 29, superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tore off his jersey in celebration to reveal a stunning, muscular body. Most of us lesser mortals could only envy him. At age 36, Ronaldo is only getting fitter — not an ounce of fat can be seen […] read more » firstprevious...1020...3031323334...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.