A teacher and a class clown: an unlikely friendship forged through wrestling March 17, 2023 — by Lynn Dai Senior Tony Fernandes is a self-proclaimed class clown. He admits he makes “dumb comments” every day in nearly all his classes, but especially in Kirk Abe’s AP Government and Economics class, an openness he attributes to interactions with Abe outside of class in wrestling and Abe’s friendly personality. Most of his top jokes in Abe’s […] read more » Despite integrating inexperienced players, softball’s team chemistry remains strong March 17, 2023 — by Natalie Chua and Victoria Lin The girls’ softball team initially struggled to start their season strong due to an influx of inexperienced players — with the loss of some key players to graduation and no JV team due to low enrollment, the team was forced to merge the JV players into varsity. Since then, they’ve tried to bring all players […] read more » Despite strong individual talent, small team size hinders team’s ability to win March 17, 2023 — by Jonny Luo and Martin Xu It was raining, windy and cold. Four swimmers lined up behind the block, ready to swim the 200 yard JV freestyle event at a dual meet against Los Altos on March 3. The only problem: There were no Saratoga swimmers in this event. With only four girls on the JV girls’ team, the team was […] read more » Despite rainouts and injuries, boys’ tennis team forges ahead March 16, 2023 — by Daniel Wu and Aiden Ye The boys’ tennis season has gotten off to a slow start due to inclement weather conditions. The Falcons, coached by Florin Marica, were originally set to face off against the Gunn Titans on Feb. 28 and the Mountain View Spartans on March 9. However, both matches were postponed due to heavy rain. Senior captain and […] read more » Colleagues, alumni reflect on longtime football coach’s Benny Pierce’s life and legacy March 15, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan The first time former assistant football coach Kevin Tanner heard the name Benny Pierce was years before he was in high school. During a fourth-grade Little League game, Tanner collided hard with another player at the plate. As he lay slightly shaken on the ground, he heard his father call at him from the stands, […] read more » Baseball tries to build momentum, but stumbles in early-season games March 15, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Spring sports have just begun, and with it, the start of a new baseball season. Though the Falcons lost a tough 0-2 nailbiter to Menlo School on Feb. 24 to kick off their campaign, they followed that difficult game up with two dominating wins: a 7-1 thrashing of Prospect on March 1, and a 10-2 […] read more » Senior cross country runner reflects on high school running career March 14, 2023 — by Kevin Yang With the conclusion of last year’s cross country season and starting of this year’s track, senior cross country and track team co-captain Wasil Khan decided to call it quits on his competitive running career after this season, with no current plans to continue during college. Despite being the fastest long-distance runner on the team in […] read more » The Peloton app might be what you need to get fit March 13, 2023 — by Tara Natarajan Do you find yourself spending long periods without exercise, fresh air or sunlight? Are you a victim of trauma from the pacer test and or timed miles? Have you ever walked into a gym and then walked right back out five seconds later, never to return? The good news: There is a solution. The answer […] read more » Athletes recount difficulties that come with pursuing high level sports March 10, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Last regular-season match of the year. Qualification to CCS on the line. Last set. Score: 40-40. Junior Samik Pattanayak, playing alongside fellow junior Shrey Jain as part of Saratoga tennis’s no. 1 ranked doubles team, sized up his opposition across the court. Pattanayak and Jain had to win this point, and consequently the set and […] read more » Basketball coach Mike Davey reflects on a productive first season back, one in which he led varsity boys to CCS March 10, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer Longtime history teacher Mike Davey has also coached basketball and softball for almost 30 years. Following the departure of coach Patrick Judge last year, Davey reassumed the role of head coach for the varsity boys’ basketball team, which he previously held between 1992 to 2006. After that, Davey led the girls’ basketball team for the […] 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.