Senior spends her evenings coaching competitive swimming at the YMCA May 19, 2023 — by Kathy Wang On a cool Tuesday evening around 6:30, the sound of chatter and splashes emanated from the YMCA pool as senior Rosie Kline walked along the pool deck, demonstrating stroke techniques and encouraging the young swimmers she was instructing. As a paid student swim coach at the YMCA, Kline spends most of her Tuesday, Wednesday and […] read more » Sport facilities upkeep demands a marathon of maintenance from a small crew May 17, 2023 — by Kathy Wang On a Saturday evening in April, a steady stream of 20 to 30 people, ranging from high school track athletes to elderly joggers, were walking or running in the school track and field area. Composed of the Benny Pierce Football Field with its massive expanse of gleaming turf encircled by a spotless red and white […] read more » Boys tennis’ ends CCS run with semifinal loss to tough Menlo Park team May 16, 2023 — by Daniel Wu and Ariel Zhou From unexpected injuries to rained-out practices, the boys’ tennis team faced no shortage of challenges this season, overcoming them and ending the season in a CCS semifinal loss to No. 1 seeded Menlo Park. By the season’s midseason point at the end of March, the team stood at a 3-3 record as they struggled to […] read more » Varsity baseball secures CCS bid following turnaround May 11, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Daniel Wu The baseball team secured a CCS bid following a comeback from early season hiccups. As of May 11, the team held an overall record of 12-10 and a 10-4 record in the El Camino division. Of their nine games before May 11, the team lost only two of them, falling 3-2 to Evergreen Valley on […] read more » Athletic trainer stresses the importance of early rehabilitation for injuries April 26, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi As freshman varsity girls’ soccer player and striker Sahaana Potti dribbled down the line and went to cross the ball into the 18-yard box against Mountain View on Feb. 1, she felt an extremely sharp pain in her lower back. In her efforts to continue playing, she ignored the pain, put Biofreeze where it was […] read more » Boys’ golf ends March with just one victory in strong De Anza April 6, 2023 — by Saachi Jain After multiple rainouts to start the season, the boys’ golf team has struggled when it has managed to get onto the course. As of March 31, they had a 1-5-1 record after a 211-222 loss against Los Gatos on March 30. The Falcons’ sole victory came against Cupertino on March 27, ending with a score […] read more » 2023 MLB rule changes aim to revolutionize, reinvigorate baseball April 5, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Boring. Long. Never-ending. Slow. Uninteresting. These have been common adjectives associated with Major League Baseball in recent years. Once heralded as America’s Pastime, baseball has become more and more irrelevant outside the base of hardcore fans. No longer garnering large audiences and commanding viewership the way it used to, the sport trails others such as […] read more » School March Madness tournament wraps up after a month of scintillating basketball April 5, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Though there are few intramural sports on campus, the annual March Madness tournament ensures quality is prioritized over quantity. With 24 four-person teams and participants including faculty and students, this year’s tournament had a diverse lineup. The staff lineup included senior varsity basketball team coach and humanities teacher Mike Davey, along with mathematics teacher Lisa […] read more » A cross country runner’s guide to the best local routes April 5, 2023 — by George Hu On the surface, Saratoga may not appear to have many great running routes: it’s a small, suburban city with an area of only 12.78 square miles. However, as a long distance runner who has competed in cross country and track and field for five years, I can confidently say that this is not the case. […] read more » Track ramps up training, prepares for mid-season invitationals April 3, 2023 — by Atrey Desai and George Hu In the late afternoon of March 24, runners from Saratoga and Wilcox lined up for the 100-meter dash event. As the gun fired, senior Yuvraj Singh leapt off the starting blocks to a strong start, a visible gap forming between him and the competition. Moments later, he handily crossed the finish line in first place, […] read more » firstprevious...23456...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.