The Epitaph

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

By Nitya Kashyap and Karen Li

March 22, 2020

Seniors can no longer round out season In a disappointing turn of events, spring sports athletes found their seasons cut short when FUHSD sent out an email on March 13 announcing the closure of schools across the district due to COVID-19.  As a result, all school activities — including athletics games and pr...

JV boys soccer players juggle sports, school

Boys JV soccer practices daily and has at least one game a week.

By Naomi Baron

January 8, 2020

Participating in any school athletic program requires a time commitment. Playing for a school team takes time away from homework, studying, work or any other time for extracurricular activities. Playing soccer at HHS is demanding and requires dedication and devotion from players on the team.  ...

Girls JV soccer: conquer the ball

Girls JV soccer: conquer the ball

By Melody Chen

January 2, 2020

Conquer the ball The HHS JV girls soccer team brought home their first victory after winning 3-2 against the CHS Pioneers on Dec. 5. The team won with a final goal scored by sophomore Hannah Riggins, despite a rocky start. "I definitely think we could improve this team," coach Rebecca Strong said d...

Sports Soundbites: Girls Softball Recap

By Hana Baig

April 3, 2019

Varsity boys volleyball team aims to keep high profile

Hitter Seth Markley (12) jumps up for a kill

By Emily Choi

March 4, 2019

The boys varsity volleyball team kicked off the spring season with a scrimmage against Saratoga the Friday before winter break. The team graduated two major players, their first string senior setter Josh Bokholt and senior outside hitter John Weisner. From the sidelines it is clear the team is still ...

Three rival schools battle for a spot at CCS

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By Andrea Boyn and Batool Al-Jabiry

May 11, 2018

W hile tri-meets are regular for the professional swimming world, March 23 was the first time in HHS swimming history the team participated in a tri-meet instead of a regular dual-meet. Coach Alex Romanko was faced with a scheduling conflict between a student club team event and the LAHS dual...

Football springs back into season

Players condition by running a mile during the practice.

By Allison Moore

May 8, 2018

  Although football fans may reluctantly put away their banners and green face paint at the end of the fall season, the game is not over for many players. This spring offseason, for instance, the team maintains a rigorous practice schedule, training Monday to Thursday for two hours eac...

Diving into CCS

Varsity Captain Junior Anna Dupin does a back dive pike at the meet last Tuesday.
Dupin has been diving for five and a half years and qualified for CCS.

By Skylar Cunniff

May 2, 2017

The girls varsity divers who qualified for CCS are looking forward to the meet on May 12. Diving may be an individual sport, but they all work together to improve their skills for meets. So far only three girls, varsity captain junior Anna Dupin, freshman Shannon Johnson Guthrie and sophomore Jessy Ch...

Diving into a new season

Junior Varsity Captain Anna Dupin completes a flipping dive

By Skylar Cunniff

April 4, 2017

The girls varsity and JV diving teams did well at the meet on Thursday, March 30.  The diving team’s score is combined with the swim team’s score to make the total score of the meet. Each dive is given a score based on the difficulty, technique, how close to the board and how big of a splash the...

Ending a decade long streak

Ending a decade long streak

By James Zhuang

June 2, 2016

Last week, the varsity golf team defeated the number two-seeded Los Altos High School in a close match of 194 strokes to 197 strokes. The win secured the Mustangs a close third place in the division, allowing the team to compete at leagues for the first time since 2003. Had the Mustangs lost the ga...

Striking out the competition

Junior Nancy Liu steps up to the plate.
Photo courtesy of HHS Athletic Boosters

By Aayush Singh

March 7, 2016

The softball team is marching into their upcoming season. After an excellent run last season, the team is optimistic about the one ahead this  “I am proud of how far we made it [last season],” senior Nicky Kirk, who has been on the varsity team since sophomore year, said. The team suffered a def...