The Epitaph

Wins, losses aside, girls soccer focuses on sisterhood, community

By Katelynn Ngo

February 27, 2020

At the beginning of every single halftime during a soccer game, junior Jackie Khuong — who plays defense — and junior Abby O’Neill — who plays center mid, perform a handshake. If they don’t do the handshake or they mess it up, it spells bad luck for the game, O’Neill said.   The team...

Beyond high school sports

Biology teacher Sukhraj Sohal was a wrestler and played football while a student at Los Gatos High School.

By Melody Chen and Shreya Partha

February 27, 2020

From homemade jerseys to a team built on comradery, HHS teachers share unique athletic experiences from their high school years. Sports have, in fact, left a deep impression on a few teachers who have picked up skills, such as teamwork and character development, from their participation in athletics whil...

Girls basketball celebrates Senior Night, defeats Mountain View

Girls varsity basketball played Mountain View High School for their Senior Night on Feb. 11, maintaining their undefeated record with a league record of 10-0.

By Karen Li

February 14, 2020

One at a time, the three seniors on the girls basketball team walked across the large gym with their families amid thunderous cheering from the bleachers as friends and supporters waved posters and printed cutouts of their faces. After presenting the seniors, varsity coach Becky Chiu asked the crowd...

JV soccer imparts life skills of leadership, collaboration

JV soccer imparts life skills of leadership, collaboration

By Shruti Magesh and with additional reporting by Seoyoung Hwang

February 13, 2020

Although girls soccer teaches players about various drills and techniques, it also imparts other crucial life skills and lessons.  Sophomore Kimberly Capio said she has been playing soccer for around 11 years, and attributes soccer to teaching her how to become a better leader.  “I learned to be...

Boys basketball defeated but still determined

David Aronson (12) rushes the ball against the opposition. With Los Altos’ current record of 17-2 and victory against HHS in their last game, the team once again proved itself as a difficult opponent.

By Dexter Tatsukawa

February 11, 2020

Boys varsity basketball was defeated in their match against the Los Altos Eagles with a final score of 56-34 on Jan. 29. Los Altos is a tough team to beat, with a current record of 17-2, according to Max Preps. However, HHS went in determined to win. “[Los Altos has] size. They're really athletic, but we were pr...

Pink Night raises support for breast cancer

Girls basketball defeats Monta Vista in annual Pink Night event on Jan. 17.

By Andrea Sun

January 29, 2020

Girls basketball held their annual Pink Night in the large gym with the support of the Homestead Cancer Society as the theme for one of the “Quad Nights” on Jan. 17. The event raises awareness for breast cancer and brings more people out to support the team, senior and co-captain Kendra Wong said...

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...

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

Freshman Tatum Leuenberger reaches high for the ball during a tip off.

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

Junior goalie Abisha Muzumder works on blocking shots with junior field player Sanjana Shankar in preparation for their match with Archbishop Mitty on Nov. 9.

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.” ...