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Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models

Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models

By Anika Karody and Nitya Kashyap

March 12, 2020

Nearly every successful person has someone they look up to: a muse, role model, mentor or someone they admire and aspire to be. For some it can be an icon in their field, and for others, their loved ones. Though junior Hannah McGoran, who played on the varsity team for her third year, cited “the classi...

Varsity boys basketball ends season with CCS qualification

Varsity boys basketball ends season with CCS qualification

By Allen Zhang

March 12, 2020

Varsity boys basketball ended their regular season with a record of 14-10, allowing them to qualify for CCS.  Although the basketball team experienced great success, players agree there is room for improvement. Opinions about how well the basketball season went differed greatly. Head varsity coa...

Wrestling hits top, will not back down

Wrestling hits top, will not back down

By Jane Park

March 11, 2020

The wrestling team broke barriers this year, earning the El Camino league title for the first time in 48 years. In addition, six players and two alternates qualified for CCS, a record number since 2012.  Junior Brandon Reed, who placed fifth at CCS, is not surprised by the outcome.  “I was ex...

Senior Kannan Karthik’s leadership through passion

Senior Kannan Karthik’s leadership through passion

By Jackson Faria

March 11, 2020

The captain of a soccer team is assigned the difficult task of leading and controlling the ten other players on the field. Varsity soccer captain, senior Kannan Karthik opened up about his role as captain and how the season went.  Karthik has been playing soccer since first grade, and his dad would practice ...

Seniors say farewell to high school basketball

Seniors say farewell to high school basketball

By Yukari E. Zapata

March 9, 2020

For the senior varsity basketball players, Feb. 12 marked the last high school game they will ever play.  Senior night is a time where players and their families come together to celebrate their time on the team.  “We built a family with our team, and even though our basketball careers are ...

Wrestling builds confidence, acts as outlet to relieve stress

Wrestling builds confidence, acts as outlet to relieve stress

By Shruti Magesh, Katelynn Ngo

March 6, 2020

Wrestling can be associated with physical strength, however it can also lay the foundation for long term goals: from accountability to discipline and resilience, according to Team USA. And, students who wrestle learn that they can eventually achieve success by diligently continuing to work on their failu...

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...

Girls basketball celebrates Senior Night, defeats Mountain View

Girls basketball celebrates Senior Night, defeats Mountain View

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

Boys basketball defeated but still determined

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

Pink Night raises support for breast cancer

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...