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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

The clamor over girls golf’s key player

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

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...

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...

Sports teams top district

By Rachel Hildebrand

June 2, 2016

After a year of successful seasons in the pool, in the stadium, at the field and on the courts, the athletics department has reached the top spot on FUHSD’s totem pole which is displayed in the district office. To determine ranks, points are given to each team in accordance with the rigor of the...