The Epitaph

Homestead’s aspiring athletes

By Renee Wang, Reporter

October 9, 2017

When we hear about famous athletes, we hear about their stunning athletic ability and the gold, silver and bronze that dangle around their necks. But, what we do not hear is what shaped them to be the athletes they are today, and the challenges that have shaped their journeys. HHS boasts many notable ...

Mustang victory rings through Fremont yet again

Junior Ryan D’Amour prepares himself as a Firebird runs directly at him during a fierce “Battle of the Bell.”

By Brandon Welty

August 27, 2017

The annual rivalry game between HHS and FHS took place last Friday. This year, the two schools faced off against one another at Fremont High School. The game, dubbed the “Battle of the Bell,” takes place at each school’s campus every other year as their respective football teams fight it out to wi...

Homecoming 2016 wraps with a packed Friday

The Class of 2018 participates in rally cheer-off. The juniors later won second place in Homecoming 2016 overall.

By Mark Lu

October 20, 2016

After four days of brunch cheer-offs and lunchtime activities, Homecoming day finally arrived last Friday. In place of  tutorial, the Homecoming rally kicked off with a performance by the Marching Band and Colorguard. “I think our performance was… good, especially the bass drum at the end,” sophomore...

Rajah Ward, HHS legend

Ward rushes the ball through the Leland High School defense, Sept. 2

By Mark Lu

September 28, 2016

If you’ve gone to any HHS football game throughout the last three years, senior running back Rajah Ward (#20) has probably scored a touchdown in one of them, and that is not an overstatement. Not only is he an incredible athlete who will leave behind a powerful legacy at HHS, his speed and dexterity ...

Varsity football defeats Leland 27-6 (Gallery)

Mustangs lead 20-0 at the end of the first half.

By Mark Lu

September 10, 2016

On Friday, the HHS football teams faced off against the Leland High School Chargers. Mustangs JV team lost their game 9-0 but the Varsity team beat the Chargers 27-6. Seniors Rajah Ward and Luis Caballero led the way, each scoring a pair of touchdowns. “I think that the most physical team is gonn...

Girls varsity tennis defeated in CCS

Freshman Zoe Clydesdale-Eberle makes a backhanded shot in the first round of CCS on Nov. 23.

By Seerat Randhawa

December 14, 2015

As the fall sports teams competed in the Central Coast Sectionals (CCS), three key players from the varsity girls tennis team were sent to compete in the competition at the Los Gatos Bay Club on Nov. 23. Competitors first played in the Santa Clara Valley Athletics League (SCVAL) competition, in which t...

Meet the senior field hockey players of HHS

Meet the senior field hockey players of HHS

By Jacob Jiao

December 12, 2015

Senior year, for most high school students, is bittersweet, as we make the final transition into adulthood. But for high school athletes, it also means the end of a four-year high school sports career. Meet four of HHS's senior field hockey girls, who played their final season this fall - and...

Bonus: the hidden costs

Bonus: the hidden costs

By Kira Garlick and Desmond Kamas

December 7, 2015


Mustangs rewrite the record books

Boys varsity team places third at CCS, qualifying for the CIF State Meet for the second time in school history. From left to right: junior Matthew Bennett, junior Max Sawyer and freshman Ryan Ma. Photo courtesy of Rebecca S.

By Michael Huang

November 21, 2015

The train has left the station, and it is not going to stop. The Mustangs made it to CCS, but they are not done yet. Both the varsity girls and varsity boys cross country teams placed high at the CCS meet on Nov. 14, placing 1st and 3rd respectively. This is the first time in school history th...

Varsity boys water polo team defeated at CCS

Senior Miles Crawford at the Mustangs' second CCS game on Nov. 12.  Photo courtesy of Trevor Carpenter.

By Noor Baig

November 21, 2015

The season that made history is officially over for the varsity boys water polo team, after they lost at home in the second round of CCS last Thursday, just before quarterfinals. The team went to CCS for the first time since 2007 and advanced to the second round for the first time since 1992. The ...

Mustangs cross country secures historic win at SCVAL league finals

Photo courtesy of Ray O'Brien

By Michael Huang

November 8, 2015

For the first time in 37 years, the cross-country boys and girls varsity teams won both varsity titles at the SCVAL league finals, cross country coach Kenrick Sealy said in an email. The race was held in Crystal Springs in Belmont on Nov. 3. Both teams won the 2.95-mile race and qualified to compete ...