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Fall sports stay strong, hopes high for post-season success

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October 17, 2013

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Boys’ Water Polo With a great 5-0 record to start the season, boys’ water polo is ready to win California Coast Sectionals (CCS) this year. “We’ve been defending our pool and we’re undefeated at home,” coach M...

Parents need to improve conduct during games

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October 17, 2013

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Everyone who has played sports on competitive teams has experienced that one parent who always bad-mouths the referee or umpire. At first, I have to admit, it’s pretty funny, especially when you can tell the parent is getting...

Fall sports aim to dominate league competition

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September 23, 2013

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Football This year the football team hopes to adjust to new staffing changes and the loss of many crucial seniors. According to junior Mack Radin, this year’s team has great potential, and is aiming to make it to Central Coast ...

Freshmen Practice Martial Arts

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May 22, 2013

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Written by: Kavya Padmanabhan Karate is more than just a fast paced stadium game. Instead, according to freshman Luma Hamade, it requires patience and strength. Hamade had been practicing karate for four years at Prodigy Martial Art...

Swim coach receives recognition for exceptional season

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May 22, 2013

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Written by: Mitch Donat Swim coach Mark Hernandez has a hefty schedule: aside from being a married father of two, he teaches Advanced Placement English and coaches water polo and swimming. Over the years, Hernandez has led his team...

Spring sports swing into season, start league competition after strong preseason training

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March 14, 2013

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Written by: Lawrence Chen, Nabeel Chollampat, Kush Dubey, Christine Li, Alvin Wang and Andy Zhou Boys’ Lacrosse: As the spring season opens, the boys’ lacrosse team is hopeful for a successful year. After not qualifying ...

Students take their athletic passions to school clubs

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March 11, 2013

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Cycling Club Two years ago, junior Gabriel Chen was introduced to the Tour de Cure, a cycling event aimed to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. With the help of a family friend, he learned everything about the tour a...

Titans blast through winter season with high CCS hopes

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January 31, 2013

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Written by: Lawrence Chen, Alex Man and Alvin Wang Girls’ Soccer: The girls’ soccer team has an overall record of 1-8-3 and 0-6-1 in the De Anza League. Head coach Juan Mayora sees much improvement that can be made for ...

Gunn-Paly game’s community spirit will be missed

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January 31, 2013

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Written by: Wayland Fong The school district has decided to suspend the annual football rivalry game between Palo Alto High School and Gunn High school for one year, according to Principal Katya Villalobos. This suspension would...

Hockey’s back and better than ever

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January 31, 2013

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Written by: Boot Bullwinkle As the frost freezes over on the windshields of Bay Area citizens, so does the ice at HP Pavilion, the home of the San Jose Sharks. Across America and Canada, hockey fans rejoiced on Jan. 3 as the...

Senior returns to physical education class

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January 31, 2013

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Written by: Ellen Lee It was rough. Coming back to the track that I thought I had wished my final “goodbye” to was more painful than I’d expected. Locker-less and friend-less, I resorted to changing in the back of my c...

The Oracle features Bay Area sports teams that have recently achieved success

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January 31, 2013

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Written by: Roy Shadmon, Tim Wang, Zoe Weisner and Emily Yao San Francisco 49ers: After ending the 2010 regular season with a disappointing record of 6-10, the San Francisco 49ers saw their future change for the better when...

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