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Pandemic guidelines: a new ball game for Carlmont athletics

Kiana Domingo, a sophomore, finds a new place to practice while the Carlmont gyms are closed.

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 student-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. Althou...

Physical education moves online with remote learning

Students use at-home materials to participate in activities while attending class via Zoom, now that PE classes are online.

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 at Carlmo...

Mountain biking in Belmont: a crash course

Eric Chuang, a junior, does a table over a large jump.

Hayes Gaboury and Kenzo Peraire

October 13, 2020

As the battle against COVID-19 drags on, many people have found their everyday activities canceled or postponed indefinitely. However, for the mountain biking community, it's only getting more active. With bikes being sold out over the internet and in-person stores alike, mountain biking is arguably more popular than ever. As many new riders try to discover local trails ...

Carlmont football feels effects of COVID-19

Joshua Yglesias, a junior, cleans weights. Despite the practice restrictions, the Carlmont football team is able to have some activity, such as lifting weights.

Ryan Holoyda, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Along with the rest of the Central Coast Section (CCS), the Carlmont football program, led by their new head coach, Eric Rado, has started preseason workouts. However, not without restrictions, as current conditions and county guidelines limit their activities. With the first padded and ball-throwing practice on De...

Carlmont water polo dives back into training despite challenges

Anika Marino, a junior, practices shooting during a varsity team practice. Since players are not allowed to share equipment, coaches and athletes are finding other ways to improve players' skills.

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Carlmont water polo jumped back into practices in mid-September, to the excitement of coaches and athletes. However, like most activities in 2020, training looks a little different this year. "Honestly, it's pretty strange training during a pandemic," said Noe Foehr, a sophomore on JV. "We have been...

Eric Rado takes reins as head coach of varsity football

Eric Rado, who was promoted to head coach of varsity football ahead of the 2020 season, directs a pod through conditioning exercises.

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

For the first time since the 2015 season, the Carlmont varsity football team will take the field without former head coach Jake Messina, who left his position after planning on moving. The resurgence in Carlmont's football program is due, in part, to Messina's efforts, as he led the team to their...

Competitive nature makes fantasy football fun for all

In Yahoo pro leagues, players pay an entry fee to participate in fantasy football leagues to try and win a cash prize.

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

With the first pick of the 2020 fantasy football draft, Happy Golladays selects Christian McCaffrey!  The time has come. With the conclusion of week one of the 2020 NFL season at the end of Monday night's games, fantasy football season has officially begun. Fantasy football involves managers drafting...

Plans for CCS sports are under development

The football field is empty in a time where fall sports would normally be getting underway. Because of COVID-19, all high school sports have been delayed, and season one of two is set to being in mid-December.

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

"Space: the final frontier." As the famous opening from the 1966 "Star Trek" TV series put it, space was the one place where humankind had not yet experienced, a place "where no man has gone before." However, space may have new competition for the final frontier's position, as the COVID-19 pandemic has...

‘The Last Dance’ for the first time: Week four

In week four of ESPN's

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

May 12, 2020

If you didn’t know, I play basketball —  I have since I was less than eight years old. I’d also be the first to tell you about the importance of strong team leadership, mostly because I’ve experienced all different types of it — the good, the bad, and the lack thereof.  At least I thou...

‘The Last Dance’ for the first time: Week three

Both Michael Jordan (right) and Scottie Pippen (left) won gold medals at the 1992 Olympics as part of the Dream Team.

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

May 5, 2020

It’s hard to make it through a school day without seeing a poster of Michael Jordan on a teacher’s wall. The stories of success and failure and game-winning shots are typical in high school classrooms. But I knew Jordan was a winner to be admired long before the posters told me — I mean, this g...

‘The Last Dance’ for the first time: Week two

Before Michael Jordan (left) and the Chicago Bulls took over the NBA, Isiah Thomas (right) and the Detroit Pistons momentarily ruled the league.

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

April 28, 2020

The "Bad Boys:" a group so infamous that even I, who was born 23 years after their last championship, know to be the most raunchy, dirty-playing dynasty to ever walk onto an NBA court. Led by Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas, the group of Detroit Pistons nicknamed the “Bad Boys” dominated...

‘The Last Dance’ for the first time: Week one

The Chicago Bulls' banners hang in their arena. All six of the Bulls' NBA Championships were won by Michael Jordan and company.

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

April 21, 2020

For young basketball players today, Jordan is a shoe brand first, a number second, and a string of highlights third. For those of us who can ball for more than 15 minutes without reawakening an old knee injury, the true greatness of Michael Jordan is a mystery. We never got to see him, and I ref...

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