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Carlmont swim warms up in preparation for their first meet of the 2021 season.

Carlmont swimming dives into a new year

Austin Li, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

San Mateo County's rapid decrease in COVID-19 cases has allowed Carlmont's swimming season to kick off. Though safety procedures are still in question, athletes have returned to daily practices in hopes...

Rule 600 requires student-athletes to choose between playing for Carlmont or playing for their club team.

Rule 600 limits student-athletes

Soleil Dam, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Rule 600 is a regulation created by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) that mandates student-athletes to only play for one team during a single season. In other words, it forces players to...

Carlmont cross country athletes run around the track as a team.

Carlmont cross country sprints into the season

Matthew AbiEzzi, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

After students waited nearly a full year for their sports to start, the Carlmont cross country team’s season is finally underway. While the district and state are debating safety precautions,...

Many NCAA sports are being slashed and transformed into club teams.

Top universities slash varsity athletic teams

Enzo Carvalho, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to high school sports, a new problem has emerged for high school students looking to play varsity level sports in college. Over the past year, several top universities,...

The gates to enter into the Carlmont football stadium display the COVID-19 field restrictions.

Preseason norms shift during a pandemic

Jordan Dooley, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

This year, Carlmont sports are looking much different than expected. Typically, student-athletes are expected to prepare for the upcoming season by participating in voluntary offseason workouts and regularly...

Star guard James Harden shoots a deep three in his old Houston Rockets threads.

NBA’s big trade brings big concerns

Austin Li, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

One day after publicly announcing his frustrations in Houston, star guard James Harden was sent to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team blockbuster trade. Although such a large trade so early in the season...

Lindsay Roth, a sophomore, hits off the tee in an at-home practice.

Motivations alter when working out in quarantine

Soleil Dam, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

As the amount of COVID-19 cases rise, student-athletes are forced to continue practicing at home. Without regularly scheduled face-to-face practices, many athletes are struggling to find the motivation...

Matteo Saisi, a sophomore, does a table over a sunrise-lit jump at the Carlmont Jumps.

Carlmont Jumps pave the way for a bright future

Hayes Gaboury and Kenzo Peraire January 21, 2021

In many ways, mountain biking is one of the most creative sports. Everything from choosing and building a bike, to upgrading and maintaining that bike, to building your own jumps and trails. There is so...

The Carlmont field remains empty and unused as the school year moves forward.

COVID-19 continues to jeopardize the start of high school sports

Enzo Carvalho, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

When will high school sports start again? That's the question that all high school student-athletes have been left wondering about.  While the answer is still uncertain, there are a few keys that...

With school facilities closed and sports seasons on the fence, many students question whether they will receive PE credits this year.

Students search for physical education credits

Matthew AbiEzzi, Staff Writer January 17, 2021

Student-athletes face yet another concern regarding their physical education credits (PE) needed for high school graduation. With sports being a key aspect of credits and seasons being pushed back yet...

Equipment collects dust as California's sports seasons are further postponed.

Students show mixed reactions towards sport delays

Matthew AbiEzzi and Aidan Lynd December 10, 2020

Student-athletes face further uncertainty concerning their seasons as the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has pushed back high school sports yet again.  The CIF's decision was announced...

Daniel Generalov, a sophomore on the boys tennis team, plays in a singles match against Hillsdale during the short-lived 2020 season.

Boys tennis swings back into action after last season’s abrupt end

Izaan Masud, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

Last year, the Carlmont boys tennis team dominated their competition. They sat atop their division and consistently beat rival schools like Menlo-Atherton (M-A). However, their perfect season was cut short...

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