Falcons dominate in last two regular season victories over Gunn and Lynbrook November 20, 2023 — by Nika Svizhenko and Caitlin Stoiber The Falcons didn’t make CCS, but they ended their season on a high note with two consecutive dominating wins: 45-0 at Lynbrook on Nov. 4 and a 24-0 win at Gunn on Oct. 27. Their final record was 4-6 and they finished in 5th place in the Peninsula-Lake division. As has been the case in […] read more » Dance team transitions from football half time performances to competition season November 20, 2023 — by Shirina Cao and Jessica Li Senior dance team captain Annalyn Bui beamed with pride as she walked down the football field during the senior night football game on Oct. 22, her arms linked within her parents’ arms. From the corner of her eyes, she could see the tear-stained faces of her teammates junior co-captain Saejal Thomas and freshman Chloe Nguyen, […] read more » Five North American professional sports teams egregiously do not match with their namesake November 8, 2023 — by George Hu It makes sense that the names of most professional sports teams begin with the city, state or region that they are located in. The arena of the Los Angeles Lakers is located in Los Angeles, and the New York Yankees’s stadium is located in New York City. However, this is surprisingly not always the case. […] read more » The football snack shack needs to stock up November 3, 2023 — by Angela Tan Although the Falcons have completed their final home football game of the year, I feel that justice has not been served. And no, I’m not concerned about the officials resetting the game clock to give an opponent yet one more chance to win a game, however upsetting that kind of injustice might be. Whenever I […] read more » College football standout: athletic director Rick Ellis October 21, 2023 — by Amy Luo Growing up, athletic director and PE teacher Rick Ellis was surrounded by passionate athletic relatives — some of his earliest memories include cheering on his uncles from the sidelines of the football field. “I was always enamored by the look of their pads and helmet,” Ellis said. “That’s the atmosphere I was raised in. When […] read more » Competitions heats up in seniors’ fantasy football league October 21, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli & Daniel Wu Senior Raghav Chakravarthi sat glued to his television screen on a mid-September Sunday, watching Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams slam into a horde of players on the Las Vegas Raiders. Williams hit the turf and clutched his leg, writhing in pain. Chakravarthi leaped from his couch in distress. For the second consecutive week, […] read more » Falcons lose senior night game to Jefferson in controversial fashion after officials reset clock October 21, 2023 — by William Cao Senior night game on Oct. 20 ends with emotional 9-7 point loss Before the game, fans, decked out in America-themed colors, cheered to honor the senior football players and their families along with seniors on the dance and cheer teams. The seniors proudly walked down the gridiron, each holding a bouquet of flowers. Throughout the […] read more » Pioneers plow through Falcons’ defense in Homecoming defeat September 29, 2023 — by Caitlin Stoiber and Nika Svizhenko The stands were filled with a “White-Out” theme as students cheered on the Falcons during the Homecoming football game at home against Cupertino on Sept. 22. “We knew Cupertino wasn’t going to be an easy win,” sophomore wide receiver Jayden Kwong said. “It would be challenging. But we still felt confident and were ready to […] read more » Football team wears Benny Pierce patches on helmets to honor the legendary coach who died earlier this year at 88 September 27, 2023 — by William Cao This season, following the death of beloved former football coach Benny Pierce at age 88 on Feb. 11, the football team has been wearing BP stickers on their helmets in remembrance of one of the most impactful coaches both on and off the field at SHS. They will wear the sticker for the whole season. […] read more » Royalty honored at halftime of Homecoming game along with fall teams September 24, 2023 — by Nikhil Mathihalli The stands were packed with a “White-Out” theme as students cheered on the Falcons during the Homecoming football game against Cupertino on Sept. 22 (a game they lost 34-13). During halftime, the Homecoming royalty was announced. Homecoming court voting opened on Sept. 6, and two students from each of the freshman, sophomore and junior class […] read more » 12next Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.