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Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

September 10, 2019

Cross Country The high school cross country team competed in their first meet of the school year this weekend, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the varsity girls division, Anna Weirich (11) placed 15th out of 182 runners, while Ritika Rajamani (10) placed 92nd. For the varsity boys, Daws...

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

Cross Country For the past few months, ever since pre-season workouts began in the summer, the cross country team has been training extensively for upcoming meets this year. With a grueling exercise regimen, which includes running several miles every day, they hope to be ready for their upcoming meets....

Girls varsity basketball team welcomes two new coaches

Girls varsity basketball team welcomes two new coaches

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

December 6, 2018

Sneakers squeak and shouts echo from the gym floor in the Athletic Center as the girls varsity basketball team cheer each other on while they run sprints near the end of their practice. At the sidelines, their new coaches, Daniza Rodriguez (’13) and Joelle Cariaga, yell encouraging words, urging the g...

Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

The captain’s council, a group of about 50 athletic captains and other emerging team leaders, met for the first time on Sept. 18. The council, led by athletic director Dan Molin, volleyball coach and middle school athletic director Theresa “Smitty” Smith, water polo coach Ted Ujifusa and football ...

Cheer: Behind the scenes

Cheer: Behind the scenes

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

October 14, 2018

“High kicks!” a captain shouts to the three rows of cheerleaders facing her, leading stretches in the mirrored brightly-lit practice room. Following the captain, the cheerleaders rapidly swing their legs up and down ten times, their arms held in a “V” above their heads. In stark contrast to the...

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