The Epitaph

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...

Varsity girls soccer players showcase various athletic backgrounds

Senior Alexa Maletis was recruited to several colleges to play soccer.

By Nika Bondar

December 2, 2019

Experienced players in  sports often come with a background in other athletic fields. The girls varsity soccer team has multiple players who have achieved high levels of proficiency in other sports in addition to soccer, which has strengthened their overall performance as players in unique ways. S...

Boys varsity recovering from a slump

The boys varsity basketball team is fighting their way to the top

By Gianella Ordonez

February 5, 2018

The boys varsity basketball team is not going down without a fight. With a current record of 3-5 in the De Anza League and 8-12 overall, the team must get a record of 6-6 in their league to qualify for CCS. The team has five games left in the season, including the last game they played against Moun...

Despite valiant efforts, HHS comes up short against LGHS

Senior Josh Anderson covers an LGHS player while his fellow teammate attempts to pass the ball.

By Daniel Chung

January 31, 2018

The boys varsity basketball team played Los Gatos. Although the team put great effort, the game ended with HHS losing 42 to 81. The first quarter started off slow with LGHS  trailing by five points. They soon caught up and gained a quick 15-point lead. The rest of the first quarter continued w...

Boys’ Varsity basketball has much to accomplish this season

By Daniel Chung

December 8, 2017

After a horrible season two years ago and a decent season the year before, the Mustangs’ boys varsity basketball looks forward to improving from last season. Unlike last season, the basketball team will be playing in the De Anza League, which is Division One in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic Le...

Under pressure

 HHS boys varsity team loses CCS game to IHS with a final score of 59-57.

By Brittany Prock

March 5, 2017

A fter receiving a first-round bye, the boys basketball team lost their second-round CCS game to Independence High School (IHS) on Friday, Feb. 24. Prior to Friday’s game, junior guard Eric Sathy said he hoped to get “two or three games out of [CCS].” Though the game had a slow start, ...

Basketball teams support breast cancer awareness

 All four basketball teams wore pink shirts saying “United We Fight”

By Izzy La Rue

February 8, 2017

Breast cancer awareness is not only recognized in October. HHS Cancer Society organized Pink Night in conjunction with the JV and Varsity basketball teams in the big gym on Jan. 27 to support breast cancer awareness. Players of all teams wore pink shirts saying “United we fight” to show their ...

Boys varsity impresses in first rivalry game

Homestead's win over Fremont was their fourth league win`

By Brittany Prock

January 29, 2017

T he boys varsity basketball team collected their fourth league win Friday, Jan. 20 against FHS. Senior Tyler Liston, center and power forward, said prior to big games coach Shawn Hook does not have the boys practice for a specific team, but more for a specific play the other team might run. Prio...

Freshman shines on the field

“My goal this season is to continue to play well and to avoid injury,” Gupta said.

By Brendan Kane

January 4, 2017

The girls soccer team lost many upperclassmen last year due to graduating seniors and time committed juniors leaving spots open to fill. According to Maxpreps some of the juniors lost include Isabella Rosado, Margo Thornton, Laura Salvaggio, and Kristina Claras. One of the new four freshman players fulfilling...

Boys varsity basketball team prepares for season ahead

Senior Dante Johnson and junior Eric Sathy fight for the ball during a preseason game against Sequoia

By Brittany Prock

December 10, 2016

With 26 total games in the season, 12 of them being league games, the boys varsity basketball team is currently 3-2. The team mostly consists of juniors and seniors, which differs from last years team as it had more variation in grade level. Junior Eric Sonobe, who has been on varsity since sophom...

Wrestling team’s four qualifiers lose at CCS

Wrestling team’s four qualifiers lose at CCS

By Noor Baig

March 2, 2016

The wrestling team had a strong end to SCVAL championships on the weekend of Feb. 12 and 13 when seven Mustangs qualified for CCS, the largest number in recent years. “Last time we sent six was 2012, so seven was a lot for our school,” wrestling coach Manny Regidor said. Although seven quali...