Senior’s journey through archery: Tears, plateaus, improvements and mentorship October 19, 2023 — by Saachi Jain and Jonny Luo Senior Grace Li describes the process of shooting a bow as a methodical, mind-consuming task. Unlike the simple draw-nock-shoot mechanism portrayed in movies, shooting Li’s 6-foot bow is an 11-step process, which starts long before she steps up to shoot. She must carefully tune her instruments, such as her scope and clicker,and maintain a consistent […] read more » Sophomore wins bronze with national team at the 2023 Artistic Swimming World Championships October 18, 2023 — by Amy Miao and Emily Wu Standing on the podium at the 2023 World Aquatics Youth Artistic Swimming Championships held in Athens, Greece, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, sophomore Sophia Tsives felt an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment. As part of the U.S. Youth National Team, Tsives’ team placed third out of 12 countries in the Team Free event […] read more » An athlete’s journey: going from a sickly young child to a serious long-distance runner October 4, 2023 — by George Hu As a young child in elementary school, I was never quite fond of my athletic capabilities, causing me to never expect to pursue any athletic endeavors in the future. Having mild asthma and struggling in PE in elementary school made me feel this way — I could barely muster a few pushups. I was arguably […] read more » Boys’ water polo struggles to find traction in first few weeks October 3, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen Each game for the boys’ water polo team so far has followed a familiar pattern: bad spacing and poor passes. The result: an 0-8 record as of Sept. 29. The Falcons have yet to win a game this season with a 19-2 loss to Monta Vista on Sept. 28, a 17-3 loss to Homestead on […] read more » Girls’ water polo season off to a hot start with an undefeated record October 1, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen After a 15-11 loss during the first scrimmage of the year against Prospect on Aug. 31, the girls’ water polo head coach Mike Allegreti made changes to what plays they would run in future games. That move led to several victories in a row for the Falcons. “We have a lot of potential on the […] read more » The importance of trust: injuries an risk and reality of life as a cheerleader October 1, 2023 — by Grace Lin & Christina Labban At the Homecoming football game on Sept. 22, several cheerleaders — senior Eva Semin, junior Analise Shab and freshmen Dezi Lencioni — hoisted junior captain Lucie Le Toquin into the air during a spirited routine. Le Toquin shook her red and blue pom-poms as she cheered on the football team. The spectacle showcased the harmony […] read more » Field hockey adjusts to new coach as the season progresses October 1, 2023 — by Mitchell Chen, Saachi Jain & Ariel Zhou After a 0-2 loss to Presentation on Sept. 27, the field hockey team is focused on connecting as a team for defense, midfield and forwards in future contests. The team’s record is currently 3-3 in the El Camino league. “We need to execute more on opportunities when they arise during games,” senior captain Zinneerah Ahmed […] read more » Staying fit: A high schooler’s guide to learning the ins and outs of a local gym September 30, 2023 — by William Cao and Neal Malhotra After the last day of school last year, we looked forward to the sweet bliss of summer vacation, knowing that our grueling junior year filled with academics and AP testing was finally over. But after a few days of summer break, we fell down a rabbit hole of watching self-improvement TikToks made by Looksmax creators, […] read more » Girls’ tennis team regains momentum after loss of key players from last season September 29, 2023 — by Florence Hu and Nicole Lee The girls’ tennis team is looking to regain their momentum after the loss of two graduating seniors and their top three players last season: senior Sabrina Manea, junior Megha Horantur and sophomore Viki Toram, who were last year’s No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles players, respectively. All three players left to train competitively […] read more » Coach busy dishing out lessons on and off the court September 29, 2023 — by Bill Huang and Bryan Zhao As the entire JV basketball team watched, special education teacher Danny Wallace and history teacher Jerry Sheehy demonstrated post moves and box out drills in the schools’ large gym. This was all thanks to Wallace’s coach 20 years ago when he was a standout player at the school — Sheehy himself. This is the ninth […] read more » firstprevious...34567...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.