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Players must wear masks and bring their own basketballs to preseason practices.
Carlmont girls dribble through COVID-19
Anna Passos and Elena Eng November 6, 2020

Like most teams at Carlmont, the girls basketball program is dealing with the challenges of preparing for their season with COVID-19 protocols. Currently, the school and coaches take players’ temperatures before every practice. They check for fevers, and players fill out cautionary forms. The girls...

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Players and coaches gather to perform a socially-distanced team huddle after a workout.
Boys basketball begins preseason workouts
Enzo Carvalho, Staff Writer — November 4, 2020

In preparation for the postponed season’s start, the boys basketball team has begun their preseason conditioning workouts with their season set to begin in March next year. The pandemic delayed many sports seasons; however, many sports are starting to prepare for their seasons. As per The California...

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Players from the Carlmont football program pose after their practice.
Delayed football season impacts players and fans
Izaan Masud, Staff Writer — November 3, 2020

Every year, fall signals the return of orange leaves, crisp weather, and high school football. However, as COVID-19 continues to disrupt normal life, high school football has been unable to return to California, affecting students, players, and coaches alike. High school football is a staple at Carlmont,...

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Marrisa Chow, a sophomore, and her teammates row in a regatta.
Carlmont students row through the pandemic
Elena Eng and Anna Passos November 2, 2020

One of the first sports in the Olympics, rowing, is a complex and demanding sport that many Carlmont students participate in. Rowing is an aquatic sport where all rowers face the boat’s back while one person, the coxswain, faces the front and steers them in the right direction.  There are two...

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John Paul Avila, a senior, performs a reverse lunge with 185 pounds.
John Paul Avila leads Carlmont baseball into the preseason
Ryan Holoyda, Staff Writer — November 1, 2020

Along with the rest of the Central Coast Section, the Carlmont baseball program, led by star player John Paul Avila, a senior, takes on the new season. Without a doubt, Avila is one of the team's key players. He is considered one of the team leaders and has a great relationship with everyone in the...

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Though leagues like the NFL, MLB, and NHL are once again able to compete, COVID-19 is still leaving its mark on professional sports.
Pro sports are back, but nothing is the same
Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer — November 1, 2020

In April, the cover of Sports Illustrated did not feature Serena Williams, Lebron James, or Stephen Curry. It didn't even feature a sports team. Instead, the cover photo was nothing but row after row of empty stadium seats, silent and deserted.  That image has been the theme in sports for most of...

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Girls volleyball gear collects dust as the season struggles to find its place in the school year.
New coaching staff blocks volleyball conditioning
Matthew AbiEzzi and Aidan Lynd October 29, 2020

Despite a majority of Carlmont sports practicing, the volleyball coaching staff decided to abstain from preseason workouts due to the popularity of club volleyball and school regulations surrounding sports and COVID-19.  The Sequoia Union High School District’s sporting restrictions include not...

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The home bleachers at Carlmont sit empty as Central Coast Section sports have not yet begun. It is still uncertain whether or not fans will be able to attend games.
Opinion: Fans should be allowed at CCS sporting events
Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer — October 25, 2020

Sports. One word, hundreds of questions. Thanks to the outbreak of COVID-19, the world of sports has entered a whirlwind of possibilities as everyone attempts to navigate through uncertain times. While professional sports and various high schools around the country have gotten underway in recent weeks...

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Kiana Domingo, a sophomore, finds a new place to practice while the Carlmont gyms are closed.
Pandemic guidelines: a new ball game for Carlmont athletics
Soleil Dam, Staff Writer — October 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only delayed Carlmont's sports seasons, it has also limited the way that coaches train and evaluate their athletes. Due to the setback, sports are now consolidated into two seasons: season one for fall sports and season two for winter and spring sports. Although conditioning...

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Students use at-home materials to participate in activities while attending class via Zoom, now that PE classes are online.
Physical education moves online with remote learning
Enzo Carvalho, Staff Writer — October 14, 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic and Carlmont’s decision to begin the school year in distance learning, the physical education (PE) department was forced to find creative ways to maintain their classes in an online setting.  Despite the lack of physical interaction between students and teachers, PE...

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