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Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

by Irene Yuan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Helen Yang

December 5, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Cross Country, Fall Sports, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls Water Polo, Online Exclusive, Sports, Spring Sports

Lungs burning and hearts pounding, varsity athletes sprint back and forth, striving to improve themselves for their next game. Keeping up with the experienced upperclassmen are skilled freshmen, eager to prove their mettle. “Time!” a coach yells. Panting, the players attempt to catch their breath, ...

Girls soccer dominates Independence High in 5-0 victory

Girls soccer dominates Independence High in 5-0 victory

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Girls Soccer, Online Exclusive, Photos, Sports, Winter Sports

Varsity girls soccer, playing at home, blew out the Independence High 76ers 5-0 to mark their first victory of the season on Nov. 29. This was their second game of the season, after a 1-1 deadlock against the King's Academy Knights on Nov. 27. The team plays against the San Mateo High Bearcats on Tuesday,...

Varsity, junior varsity boys soccer teams fall to South San Francisco High

Varsity, junior varsity boys soccer teams fall to South San Francisco High

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Facebook Briefs, Photos, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity boys soccer team fell 4-2 to the South San Francisco Warriors playing in the light rain on Davis Field on Wednesday, Nov. 28. They play at Saratoga High next Wednesday, Dec. 5. The junior varsity Eagles did not have much luck against the Warriors either, losing 7-1. They also visit the...

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

DECA and the Spirit Council held a fundraiser inside the Athletic Center during lunch yesterday. Named Hoops and Scoops after the basketball knockout game and the ice cream sandwiches served, this event raised money toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association....

Varsity girls volleyball loses CCS finals, still qualifies for NorCals

Varsity girls volleyball loses CCS finals, still qualifies for NorCals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Online Exclusive, Sports

The Eagles lost a five set match to Notre Dame-Belmont 17-25, 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 14-16 in the varsity girls volleyball CCS Division IV finals. Despite the loss, the Eagles still qualify for the NorCal tournament, to be held next week.

Varsity girls tennis competes in WBAL tournament, players advance to CCS

Varsity girls tennis competes in WBAL tournament, players advance to CCS

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls tennis team played in the WBAL Individual Tennis Tournament, which took place on Monday and Tuesday at Menlo. Doubles partners Fonda Hu (10) and Sachi Bajaj (10) took second place to a team from Menlo, qualifying for the CCS Individual Tournament. “The day's been pretty tirin...

Varsity girls volleyball advances to CCS finals, winning semifinals in three sets

Varsity girls volleyball advances to CCS finals, winning semifinals in three sets

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls volleyball team moves forward to CCS finals after winning their semifinals match against Santa Cruz High School in three sets at Menlo-Atherton High School this afternoon. The game began at 5:30 p.m., with the girls defeating Santa Cruz players 25-15 in the first set, 25-19 in the...

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

by Julia Amick, TALON Business Manager

November 1, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls water polo team won all three of their games this week in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Tournament, receiving first place in their league and moving on to the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals for the first time. “I think the team played exceptionally well this past week dur...

Varsity girls volleyball wins CCS quarterfinals, advances to semifinals

Varsity girls volleyball wins CCS quarterfinals, advances to semifinals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls volleyball team won its CCS quarterfinal match against Mercy-Burlingame 25-15, 25-18, 25-14 tonight. The girls will play Santa Cruz, who upset first seeded Carmel in the quarterfinals, at Menlo on Thursday for a spot in the finals.

Varsity girls volleyball wins big in first postseason appearance since 2015

Varsity girls volleyball wins big in first postseason appearance since 2015

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports

In their first postseason appearance since 2015, the varsity girls volleyball team won a blowout 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 victory over the Marina High Mariners at home Saturday, advancing to the Central Coast Section (CCS) quarterfinals and bringing their overall record to 15-11. After drawing the fourth...

Varsity girls volleyball celebrates their seniors, loses to Menlo

Varsity girls volleyball celebrates their seniors, loses to Menlo

by Eric Fang, News Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Varsity girls volleyball lost their senior night match 13-25, 19-25, 20-25 against Menlo after honoring their seniors in the gym last Tuesday. Their overall record is now 13-11. Prior to the match, large portraits of the six seniors, Donna Boucher, Nishka Ayyar, Katrina Liou, Jessica Pan, Allison Cartee...

Varsity boys water polo defeats Cupertino during senior night

Varsity boys water polo defeats Cupertino during senior night

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity boys water polo team triumphed 15-6 over the Cupertino high school Pioneers with at their senior night at Singh Aquatic Center last Thursday, bringing their overall record to 11-8. The senior night ceremony, which began at 4 p.m., honored seven seniors: Bobby Bloomquist, Joshua Browe...

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