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Runners compete for a chance at State Championships

Runners compete for a chance at State Championships

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

As the boys and girls of Carlmont's cross country team walked through the entrance to the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course, uncertainty filled the air. While the team swept both PAL Championship titles, Saturday's race was uncertain for the girls as their top three runners were injured and co...

Season preview: JV boys basketball has both new and returning faces

Season preview: JV boys basketball has both new and returning faces

Anthony Eliopoulos, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Carlmont's JV boys basketball team prepares for their upcoming season with returning players, new players, and a new assistant coach.  Next to veteran coach James Jewett is coach Suhail Mohammadi. Mohammadi, who the players refer to as "Coach Su," is himself a Carlmont alum. Mohammadi was a very successfu...

The bench acts as a catalyst to uplift Carlmont sports games

The bench acts as a catalyst to uplift Carlmont sports games

Lexi Romanowsky, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Whether it be a benchwarmer, backup, or sub, starting a game sitting on the sideline might be one of the most crucial positions on a Carlmont sports team. In sports, it is a common misconception that if players are on the bench, they are unskilled and aren't worth the team’s time or energy. After...

Seniors are emotional after heartbreaking loss to rival Sequoia

Seniors are emotional after heartbreaking loss to rival Sequoia

Joshua Baxter and Josh Barde

November 9, 2019

In their last game of the season, the Scots suffered a 38-28 defeat to rival Ravens in a game where the Scots were only able to force a change in possession once. Although it was an unfortunate loss in what was the last Carlmont football game for many senior Scots, it was only fitting that Jonaven...

Athletes push through mental barriers

Athletes push through mental barriers

Claire Tseng, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

The idea of being mentally tough while playing any sport is inherent throughout sports culture.  In reality, an average high school athlete is constantly juggling practice, games, academics, conditioning, and their social lives. They are under pressure to perform and are often upheld by injuries. H...

Boys varsity soccer players put their best foot forward at tryouts

Boys varsity soccer players put their best foot forward at tryouts

Niamh Marren and Joley Bove

November 8, 2019

This winter season, tensions were high at the 2019 boys varsity soccer tryouts with 43 boys trying out, and only 26 of them making the team.  The overarching goal of tryouts is to assess the player's individual capabilities as well as the dynamic they bring to the team.  The reasons people are n...

Season recap: the ups and downs of JV girls volleyball

Season recap: the ups and downs of JV girls volleyball

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Rebecca Acker, a junior, attacks the ball, scoring the last point of the season. The JV girls volleyball team huddles in the center of the court as they cheer “good game” for the very last time of the season — a season that was filled with many ups and downs. The team started the season by winning...

Basketball tryouts aren’t all about skills

Basketball tryouts aren’t all about skills

Savannah Velschow, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Players trying out for JV girls basketball worked hard for three days straight to fight for a spot on the team. The tryout for JV was mixed with varsity players as well, so the players were forced to step up their game against a higher competitor. There were around 25 girls who were at the tryout, but only 12 p...

Scots struggle in final away game versus Cougars

Scots struggle in final away game versus Cougars

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

The Cougars had the ball ten times. They scored a touchdown on eight of these drives. That's how the game went for the Scots in a 56-7 loss to undefeated Half Moon Bay on Friday, their worst defeat of the season. Running back Tristan Hofmann, a junior, and quarterback William Moffitt, a sophomore,...

Scots prep for upcoming soccer season

Scots prep for upcoming soccer season

Ari Ravi, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

With soccer season quickly approaching, Carlmont girl soccer players slowly start turning their focus away from workouts and towards tryouts. After-school workouts started over a month to keep the Scots in shape for tryouts, which begin on Nov. 4. The girls show their dedication and love for the game...

Varsity tennis shuts-out Ravens in anticipation of CCS

Varsity tennis shuts-out Ravens in anticipation of CCS

Ayal Meyers, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

On Wednesday, in a playoff make or break match, Carlmont's varsity girls tennis team competed against Sequoia High School for the first time this season.  All season long, the Carlmont's girl’s tennis team has prided themselves on maintaining a high level of team spirit. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the...

Scots skin Panthers in swift match

Scots skin Panthers in swift match

Isabella Wesson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Carlmont's freshman girls volleyball team walked away triumphantly after defeating the Burlingame Panthers in both sets of an outstandingly quick match. On Oct. 29, the Scots dominated the Panthers in their final game of the season, winning 25-11 in the first set and 25-13 in the second. In just 35 m...

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