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Girls Soccer Preview

December 8, 2017

Written by Amanda Lee Even though this year’s girls soccer team is comprised of relatively young players, coach Juan Mayora has high hopes for the season. “I do think we have the potential to at least go [to] the league championships, make Central Coast Section and go past the first round,” he said. According to Mayora, four club players [...]

Students channel sports passion through fantasy teams

December 8, 2017

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis While flying from Hartford, Connecticut to Austin, Texas in 1979, sportswriter Daniel Okrent was struck with an idea for a new way to enjoy sports, specifically baseball. The notion was simple: he would create made-up teams comprised of real players and then check the box scores each morning in the newspaper to keep [...]

Vegan power foods for exercise

December 8, 2017

compiled by Chelsie Park Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber, which is essential for controlling appetite, burning fat and maintaining healthy digestion. Oatmeal releases carbohydrates into the bloodstream, keeping energy levels consistent during workouts. Dates are high in glucose; as soon as one is consumed, the sugar dissolves and provides [...]

Beginner’s drafting tips for fantasy sports

December 8, 2017

Written by Megan Li Football: Draft running backs first (RB). There’s one RB on the field at a time, and so having a good one on your team is very important. Plus, you can pick up decent wide receivers on the waivers later. A good strategy would be to aim your first three rounds towards a RB pick, then a tight end and a second running back to [...]

Triathlete Thomas Burton sustains vegan lifestyle

December 8, 2017

Written by Kaya van der Horst  In the past two years, senior Thomas Burton has consistently placed top 10 in multiple triathlons—a race involving the sequential completion of swimming, cycling and running. The most impressive part of it all? Burton is a plant-powered athlete, disproving the common misconception that vegans can’t be [...]

Homecoming provides outlet for spirit

December 8, 2017

By Stephanie Jackson In all 36 weeks of the school year, there is only one week where all students gather together to rally as proud Titans— homecoming week. Homecoming lasts ve school days; days that create memories that can last forever. It’s no ordinary week, and even normal classes are lled with fun. e week is lled with students dressed up [...]

Season Preview: Cheer

December 8, 2017

Bridgette Gong WC: 177 While other winter sports are just starting, the athletes in cheer show consistent diligence: the two-season sport transitions from fall regionals to winter nationals. Onto her third year of the sport, team captain senior Arianna Sweat’s interest in the sport does not falter. “I really like all the aspects of cheer [...]

Sports serve as source of fun, fitness for staff: Garlejo

December 8, 2017

Written by Ryan Manesh With a demanding job that takes up the majority of the day, health tech nurse Joanna Garlejo searched for a way to manage her fitness while also successfully keeping up with her duties on campus. For her, the answer lies at the gym, which provides all the essentials she needs to both stay fit and have a good time. “I [...]

Season Preview: Boys Soccer

December 8, 2017

Bridgette Gong WC: 217   The new season of boys soccer could not have come to a better start: the team currently has a stand of 1-0 in preseason. Team captain junior Bob Hahn is eager to get back on the field after recovering from an injury, hoping to ensure a continuation of a winning trend. “I’m just motivated to get back to fitness and [...]

Winter sports: wrestling preview

December 8, 2017

  Written by Jennifer Gao The weather is growing frigid, but the friendly competition is heating up on the mats in the Gunn wrestling room. This year, wrestling is coached by Eric Cramer, Ian Cramer, Blaze Lee, Dennis Chan and Glenn Smith, all Gunn alumni. All wrestlers can receive one-on-one coaching from these five coaches during each [...]