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JV boys soccer players juggle sports, school

JV boys soccer players juggle sports, school

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...

A great season ahead: girls varsity basketball goes into new season with confidence

A great season ahead: girls varsity basketball goes into new season with confidence

By Nitya Kashyap

December 13, 2019

T he girls varsity basketball team, playing under head coach Becky Chiu, is off to a great start this season. This can be attributed to Chiu’s strict but effective coaching tactics and the girls’ confidence, sophomore Ellen Cheng said.  Cheng said Chiu pushes them to achieve the best they can...

CCS Playoffs conclude field hockey’s season with score 2-0, Mitty winning

CCS Playoffs conclude field hockey’s season with score 2-0, Mitty winning

By Katelynn Ngo

December 11, 2019

Girls varsity field hockey recently made CCS, an accomplishment that has brought much excitement to the team. “[Advancing to CCS] is great — I think everyone is really psyched and pumped,” varsity coach Donna Keith said. “Everybody has worked really hard. They’re a great team.” ...

Girls tennis star Thien-Ni reflects on season

Girls tennis star Thien-Ni reflects on season

By Jackson Faria

December 10, 2019

Sophomore Thien-Nhi Vu was one of multiple players on the varsity tennis team to qualify for CCS playoffs. As the only sophomore on varsity, she is a dominant singles player, and managed to lose only one of her matches the entire year. “I had a winning streak all season," Vu said, "[and I didn’t...

Varsity girls soccer players showcase various athletic backgrounds

Varsity girls soccer players showcase various athletic backgrounds

By Nika Bondar

December 2, 2019

Experienced players in  sports often come with a background in other athletic fields. The girls varsity soccer team has multiple players who have achieved high levels of proficiency in other sports in addition to soccer, which has strengthened their overall performance as players in unique ways. S...

Golf team experiences growth on, off course

Golf team experiences growth on, off course

By Renee Wang

November 26, 2019

The girls varsity golf team ended their season with four wins, two ties and nine losses in the El Camino Division of SCVAL.  “Our overall record didn’t show the growth that we had on the course,” coach Kyle Bonvechio said. “This is our first year we had a couple ties that could have gone a ...

Girls varsity water polo: abysmal record not reflective of team’s strength

Girls varsity water polo: abysmal record not reflective of team’s strength

By Allen Zhang

November 19, 2019

G irls varsity water polo ended their season on Oct. 31. Despite a subpar record of 2-9, players still saw improvement from the previous year. “In the beginning we were a little bit rough [in the number of games we lost but] throughout the season, we got better at that,” junior Lauren Leder...

Win-loss record not always indicator of successful season

Win-loss record not always indicator of successful season

By Nitya Kashyap

November 18, 2019

The girls junior varsity volleyball team wrapped up their season with an overall record of 1-5 and a conference record of 0-3.  Despite the fact that the number of losses outnumbered the wins, the team showed other aspects of improvement, coach Joe Smith said. “I think this season went really well from a development standpoint,” Smith said. “We had a lot of girls ...

The clamor over girls golf’s key player

The clamor over girls golf’s key player

By Miya Liu

November 18, 2019

N aomi Danner has had a golf club in her hand since she was three years old, but she only started playing competitively when she was 13. Now she is considered the best player on the HHS golf team and, as a junior, was chosen to be captain. Danner competed in CCS last year and in her best 18-hole ...

Golf emphasizes brains over brawns

Golf emphasizes brains over brawns

By Katelynn Ngo

November 6, 2019

S enior Mihika Deshmukh has been on the golf team since she was a freshman. She is greatly influenced by her father, she said, who would take her with him when he played golf.  “I started playing because my dad played, and I played with him," Deshmukh said. "I joined the team after that." Deshmukh said she...