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What builds success for girls water polo

What builds success for girls water polo

By Nika Bondar

November 6, 2019

F ollowing the path to success, one must first step over countless number of failures. For girls water polo, maintaining emotional stability is important not only during the game itself, but also throughout those moments of self-doubt and frustration. “It definitely makes the victory a lot swee...

Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

By Sara Shohoud

October 30, 2019

H omestead has made history. Senior Eden Ovadia is the first female to play on the boys varsity football team for two seasons, playing as a wide receiver and free safety. Ovadia was able to try out for the team with the help of her teacher, she said. “One of my teachers was the [football] co...

Coach recalls journey through tennis

Coach recalls journey through tennis

By Elaine Huang

October 30, 2019

JV girls and boys tennis Coach Edmond Kwong said he has been interested in tennis  since he was in high school, and has been able to continue his passion for the sport through an unexpected coaching position.  “I started playing tennis when I was a freshman in high school,” Kwong said. “There w...

Girls varsity tennis score an ace with new coach

Girls varsity tennis score an ace with new coach

By Karen Li

October 30, 2019

When seniors Brinda Pandi and Belinda Yan met on the tennis court in seventh grade, they became friends mainly out of necessity. Their first names were similar and they were the only girls in the league, so naturally they gravitated toward each other. Today, they are co-captains of the girls varsity tennis tea...

Cross country perspectives

Cross country perspectives

By Renee Wang with additional reporting by Jack Xu and Yukari E. Zapata

October 24, 2019

Out of the pool

Out of the pool

By Allen Zhang

October 22, 2019

M embers of the boys water polo team may find themselves consumed by their busy training schedules during the fall season. The team has practice from 5:45 to 7:00 pm most days, games once or twice a week and often have tournaments on weekends.  Despite the time commitment, players manage to ...

Girls volleyball battle against Palo Alto

Girls volleyball battle against Palo Alto

By Jackson Faria

October 22, 2019

HHS varsity girls volleyball hosted league opponent PAHS for their second meeting of the year last Thursday.  In their first match at PAHS, the Vikings were able to come back and defeat the Mustangs in a decisive fifth set after HHS won the first two. Since then, PAHS has maintained an 7-0 r...

Girls golf swings through season with earnestness and companionship

Girls golf swings through season with earnestness and companionship

By Shruti Magesh

October 21, 2019

As the wind picks up near Sunken Garden golf course, the golf team swings their clubs diligently, unaffected by the breeze. They position their golf balls on the range, set their stance, swing and watch the arch of their shot. This process is repeated constantly during practices to enhance the team’s consistency. The golf team con...