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The JV football team puts more effort into practices this year than they did last year, captain Raul De Los Santos said.

Strong start, strong bonds

By Saira Ahmed, Alan Ma, and Malar Raguraman October 3, 2023

JV football began the season with a 3-1 record, a strong start after the team’s struggles last year, coach Raymond Souza said. “We have a very good incoming freshmen class, and I’m very impressed...

Forward, junior Kiyona Brown defends the ball in a field hockey game.

Navigating ascension in field hockey

By Amanda Boles, Harshi Vijayakumar, and Jonathan Xue September 28, 2023

Stepping onto the varsity field can feel like diving headfirst into a whirlwind of challenges, varsity field hockey goalkeeper Nitya Peumans said. Yet amidst the trials and tribulations, Peumans and her...

Varsity girls water polo wins 10-5 against Santa Clara.

Girls water polo dives into new opportunities in lower league

By Elena Shim, Evelyn Wang, and Demi Yau September 25, 2023

Varsity girls water polo moved from the upper league, De Anza, to lower league, El Camino, this year. This has been a huge transition for the team, captain Julia Lohman said.  Lohman, a junior, said...

Leadership played a key role in the varsity badminton season, varsity badminton captain, girls singles one Jenny Lyu said. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Lyu)

Leadership propels success

By Anderson Picone, Mackie Vu, and Evelyn Wang May 19, 2023

This past season, the varsity badminton team placed at the top of the league, with members performing extremely well in their games, varsity badminton captain, girls singles one Jenny Lyu said. Lyu,...

Senior Victor Tsai steps up to the role of defensive specialist after a teammate was injured.

Stepping up to the net

By Ella Chan, Faith Watters, and Annabelle Yip May 15, 2023

In high school sports, injuries can hinder a team’s progress, especially when the injured player plays an integral role in the team’s success. Like many high school sports teams, our varsity boys volleyball...

Windian team practices for their upcoming performances during multicultural week and at Sapnay.

Windian team whirls back following year-long hiatus

By Brevin Reed and Rajiv Venkatesh April 21, 2023

Indopak’s senior team, also known as the Windian team, is making its return this year with an all-new group of choreographers and performers. The team plans to perform at brunch during multicultural...

The team practices a variety of drills to improve their performance in future games.

Leveling up with newcomers

By Christine Kim, Lia Klebanov, and Hope Saena January 19, 2023

The gym is filled with an exciting, sweaty atmosphere. Varsity girls basketball players are clapping for one another as they have just finished practicing free throws before the big game. High fives and...

Just Keep Treading

Just Keep Treading

By Annabelle Yip October 7, 2022

Colen said her favorite part of volleyball are the friendships and the fun she has with her team.

Serving for the team

By Seoyoung Hwang, Mackie Vu, Amber Birrell, and David Lin October 7, 2022

Ever since girls varsity volleyball captain, senior Audrey Colen, was in first grade, her life has revolved around the sport, devoting 14 to 20 hours total each week to playing highschool or club volleyball....

Gingembre (not pictured) said the powerful connection between teammates fosters a welcoming environment for playing.

Individual but united

Tennis is often seen as a no-contact sport with a small number of players on court, but the girls varsity tennis team understands the sport’s complexity, and the bond they share with the sport and each...

Playing water polo has been a valuable life experience that has helped her become part of a community, Vambenepe said.

Persevering through difficulties in the pool

By Keshav Kumar, Evelyn Wang, Faith Watters, and Veronica Zhao October 5, 2022

For many high school athletes, playing a sport involves more than practice and games. For girls varsity water polo player, senior Elise Vambenepe, it means a strong community and personal fulfillment.  Vambenepe...

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