Athletic recruitment or college applications: Which one’s harder? December 10, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi and Neal Malhotra Every year, about three million high school seniors write essays and fill out applications for universities across the nation. At the school, seniors tend to apply to a high number of schools, creating a highly stressful and competitive environment as they scramble to get their essays in before hard deadlines. But one path that much […] read more » Girls’ soccer adjusts to moving up a division with small roster December 10, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi and Kavya Patel As the girls’ soccer team walked onto Benny Pierce field under the pouring rain for their first preseason game on Dec. 3 to face Westmont, feelings of excitement and nervousness flooded throughout the players as they warmed up waiting for the starting whistle. This season, head coach Ben Maxwell and assistant coach Andrew McRobbie introduced […] read more » Boys’ basketball team trying to adjust to new players and coach December 10, 2022 — by Neal Malhotra and Andy Zhu With the boys’ basketball team’s first league game coming up on Jan. 6 against Mountain View, the team (1-4 in preseason play as of Dec. 8) is concentrating on improving in all areas. This effort is being led by senior captains Julian Berkowitz-Sklar, Niveydh Pai, Mateusz Palusinki and Mason Wang. With longtime history teacher and […] read more » For players, ice hockey provides escape, excitement December 8, 2022 — by Divya Vadlakonda When junior Matthew Zhang was 5, he watched his first NHL game between the Detroit Red Wings and the San Jose Sharks. The speed and intensity of the game inspired him to want to play it himself. For her part, senior Jenny Campbell’s ice hockey journey also began early on — age 7 — and […] read more » The state of the rivalry: How does SHS stack up against Los Gatos sports? December 6, 2022 — by Anika Kapasi and Beverly Xu It’s no mystery that Saratoga High and Los Gatos High are flip sides of the same coin in the same district — SHS is focused heavily on academics while LGHS is more focused on sports. For example, SHS, with around 1,300 students, had 28 National Merit finalists in its senior class this year while LGHS, […] read more » Athletes, both pros and amateurs, often face mental health challenges December 5, 2022 — by Anirudh Iyer “Russell Westbrook shoots from three, but misses.” That was a common line from lead commentator Brian Anderson during his analysis of the Golden State Warriors’s opening day win against Westbrook’s Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 18. Westbrook’s decline over the last 18 months has been well documented. Despite being a former MVP, confidence issues, combined […] read more » The 2022 MLB season was one of the best in recent memory — here’s why December 2, 2022 — by Vinay Gollamudi The 2022 Major League Baseball season ended in early November, and while most fans probably weren’t too thrilled with the Houston Astros’ six-game World Series win over the Philadelphia Phillies, it’s important that we remember the whole season rather than just the ending. The Phillies ultimately came up short, but their amazing run will not […] read more » Field hockey ends season in CCS loss November 30, 2022 — by Amy Luo and Isabelle Wang The Falcon field hockey concluded its season on Nov. 2 with a 2-1 loss to Prospect in the second round of CCS. They had advanced to the game after getting a bye in the first round. Playing in the upper De Anza Division this season, the Falcons had a league record of 2-2-11. Against their […] read more » Season preview: Girls’ basketball aspires to make it further into CCS November 22, 2022 — by Emma Fung and Amy Luo Head Coach: Josh Rivera Last year’s record: 9-14 Recap: The team lost 60-49 to Aptos at CCS quarterfinals. Key Matchups: Homestead, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto Star Players: senior point guard Tanya Ghai and senior forward Mika Tippetts, junior guard Zineerah Ahmed, sophomore guard Urvi Iyer Key losses to graduation: power forwards Naomi Mallik […] read more » Girls’ tennis closes out season 11-3 November 22, 2022 — by Alexander Kan and Victoria Lin The girls’ tennis team ended the season with a record of 11-3 in the El Camino League. The team faced off against multiple schools in the league, including Santa Clara, Lynbrook and Fremont High. Although they did not qualify for CCS, a portion of the team attended the El Camino Santa Clara Valley Athletic League […] read more » firstprevious...7891011...2030405060...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.