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Staying active during quarantine: the future of sports

Running, playing esports, and doing workouts at home are some ways people can spend time during quarantine.

By Jane Park, Bryan Ruiz, Miya Liu, and Nitya Kashyap

May 20, 2020

With the country under lockdown, sports have been seeing a great decline. Stadiums that are usually packed are now completely empty and silent. Professional sports seasons have come to a screeching halt. Even high schools have suspended spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ...

Faria Focus: NFL Draft is a bright spot in a world with no sports

The 2020 NFL Draft, a bright spot in a world with no sports.

By Jackson Faria

April 28, 2020

As the sports world remains at a standstill due to COVID, sports fans are desperate for any source of entertainment. Luckily for us, the 2020 NFL Draft is helping us power through by holding a virtual draft this past weekend.  The draft consists of seven rounds of 32 picks representing each ...

Faria Focus

Stadiums all over the world will remain empty due to cancellations caused by the coronavirus.

By Jackson Faria

March 27, 2020

We have seen the effect of coronavirus on the world: the pandemic has shut down international travel, schools and worst of all — sports. For many sports fans, the seasonal change from winter to spring is a welcomed one. Some argue it is the best time of year on the sports calendar. During thi...

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

Alex Harris (12) makes a jump shot at the CHS game on Jan. 10.

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...

Girls varsity water polo: abysmal record not reflective of team’s strength

Girls varsity water polo: abysmal record not reflective of team’s strength

By Allen Zhang

November 19, 2019

G irls varsity water polo ended their season on Oct. 31. Despite a subpar record of 2-9, players still saw improvement from the previous year. “In the beginning we were a little bit rough [in the number of games we lost but] throughout the season, we got better at that,” junior Lauren Leder...

Win-loss record not always indicator of successful season

Win-loss record not always indicator of successful season

By Nitya Kashyap

November 18, 2019

The girls junior varsity volleyball team wrapped up their season with an overall record of 1-5 and a conference record of 0-3.  Despite the fact that the number of losses outnumbered the wins, the team showed other aspects of improvement, coach Joe Smith said. “I think this season went really well from a development standpoint,” Smith said. “We had a lot of girls ...

The clamor over girls golf’s key player

13 years of experience has paid off for Naomi Danner, this year’s girls golf captain

By Miya Liu

November 18, 2019

N aomi Danner has had a golf club in her hand since she was three years old, but she only started playing competitively when she was 13. Now she is considered the best player on the HHS golf team and, as a junior, was chosen to be captain. Danner competed in CCS last year and in her best 18-hole ...

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

Ovadia is able to hold a sense of anonymity on the team, as players’ genders are indistinguishable in their football uniform.

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...