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Boys varsity soccer prepares for upcoming season

Boys varsity soccer prepares for upcoming season

By Aria Hejazi

December 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As the new soccer season approaches, the varsity boys soccer team has assembled and is working hard in preparation for a successful season. With tryouts ending just one month ago, the team hopes to get to know their new teammates as well as unique strategies developed by the coach for this specific grou...

Meet the senior field hockey players of HHS

Meet the senior field hockey players of HHS

By Jacob Jiao

December 12, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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...

Mustangs rewrite the record books

Mustangs rewrite the record books

By Michael Huang

November 21, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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

Varsity boys water polo team defeated at CCS

By Noor Baig

November 21, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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

Mustangs cross country secures historic win at SCVAL league finals

By Michael Huang

November 8, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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 ...

Mustangs fall in homecoming game

Mustangs fall in homecoming game

By Karshin Gupta

November 2, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

In last Friday’s Homecoming football game, the Saratoga Falcons defeated the Mustangs 35-28. The game began with a strong offensive performance from Saratoga. A minute and a half into the first quarter, the Falcons ran in an 8-yard touchdown and scored the extra point, putting themselves up 7-0. Five m...

The brains behind girls volleyball

By Karshin Gupta

October 21, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

T he varsity girls volleyball team opened their season with nine losses and only one win. The season began with four losses at the Independence High tournament, then continued with losses against Bay Area powerhouses Saint Francis, Presentation, Harker, and San Benito. “We played the toughest team...

Girls golf team struggles to win

Girls golf team struggles to win

By Carla Gonzalez

October 19, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The girls golf season is well underway and the Lady Mustangs are performing well individually. Though the team has lost their last three matches, the members are improving their personal scores. “Record wise, not too successful. But as far as the team goes, it’s one of the most fun teams I’v...

Firebirds turn lukewarm

Firebirds turn lukewarm

By Nathan Mijares, Reporter

October 18, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The ringing of the bell, the sound of victory, resonated throughout the crowd after the Mustangs football team defeated Fremont 27 to 7 on October 9th. The Battle of the Bell is an annual traditional football game between rival teams, the Mustangs and the Firebirds. Each year, pride, honor and the famo...

A week in the life: William Scott

A week in the life: William Scott

By Indira Cockerill

October 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Athletes train hard and for long periods of time like William Scott, junior, who is on varsity cross-country. The team trains five days a week after school from 3:30 p.m. to around 6 p.m. and occasionally lifts weights until 7 p.m. The team trains on their own on Saturdays, which contributes to a tota...

Stick it to ‘em

Stick it to ‘em

By Katie Snell, Reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

With players ranging from all grades, the field hockey teams are looking forward to an upcoming season. “I’m looking forward to all of the team bonding and hopefully winning some of our games.” varsity player Julia Kryzan stated. Many members of the field hockey team join their first year of hi...