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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...

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...

What builds success for girls water polo

What builds success for girls water polo

By Nika Bondar

November 6, 2019

F ollowing the path to success, one must first step over countless number of failures. For girls water polo, maintaining emotional stability is important not only during the game itself, but also throughout those moments of self-doubt and frustration. “It definitely makes the victory a lot swee...

Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

By Sara Shohoud

October 30, 2019

H omestead has made history. Senior Eden Ovadia is the first female to play on the boys varsity football team for two seasons, playing as a wide receiver and free safety. Ovadia was able to try out for the team with the help of her teacher, she said. “One of my teachers was the [football] co...

Coach recalls journey through tennis

Coach recalls journey through tennis

By Elaine Huang

October 30, 2019

JV girls and boys tennis Coach Edmond Kwong said he has been interested in tennis  since he was in high school, and has been able to continue his passion for the sport through an unexpected coaching position.  “I started playing tennis when I was a freshman in high school,” Kwong said. “There w...

Girls varsity tennis score an ace with new coach

Girls varsity tennis score an ace with new coach

By Karen Li

October 30, 2019

When seniors Brinda Pandi and Belinda Yan met on the tennis court in seventh grade, they became friends mainly out of necessity. Their first names were similar and they were the only girls in the league, so naturally they gravitated toward each other. Today, they are co-captains of the girls varsity tennis tea...