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A Carlmont student speeds down one of the technical trails located behind the school. For many, mountain biking is a way to spend time with friends and meet new people.

Carlmont mountain biking scene fosters community

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

From the outside, mountain biking seems to be an individual sport; just you, the bike, and the trail. However, for Carlmont students, the sport is deeply social. Groups of riders hit the trails together,...

The California Interscholastic Federation issued a statement on Tuesday in which they announced that Season 1 of high school sports would be further postponed until the government issues new guidance to assist in safe play.

CIF postpones high school sports once again

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Once again, California has postponed the start of high school athletics due to a recent but rapid uptick in COVID-19 cases. High school sports were supposed to begin full practices in early December, with...

One of baseball's workout pods prepares for their socially-distanced workouts.

Sports in jeopardy following spike in COVID-19 cases

Matthew AbiEzzi and Aidan Lynd December 1, 2020

Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout California, including in San Mateo County, high school sports are set to begin tryouts soon, though their format will be much different this year.  To accommodate...

Trevor Douglis, a senior, takes a shot during a Carlmont lacrosse game.

Collegiate sports prove to be the ultimate trophy

Soleil Dam, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

The ultimate dream for most student-athletes is playing at the collegiate level. However, the college recruiting process is extensive and often difficult. As a result, many athletes get recruiting help...

A biker and a hiker cross paths on Rambler Trail in Water Dog Lake Park.

Mixed-trail use in Belmont spurs controversy

Kenzo Peraire and Hayes Gaboury November 30, 2020

Belmont's open space trail systems always have been designated for mixed trail use; however, this may be subject to change in the foreseeable future. There have been numerous concerns about pedestrians...

Brad Croshal, a senior and baseball player, suits up before the workout.

Baseball swings back into the preseason

Enzo Carvalho, Staff Writer November 26, 2020

Carlmont’s baseball team is working with COVID-19 safety guidelines and beginning preseason workouts in preparation for their possible playing season in March. The pandemic has affected the entire...

Sophomore football player Arman Agarwal talks with head coach Eric Rado about his progress throughout the season.

Athletes persevere through injuries

Ryan Holoyda, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Throughout human history, people have been getting injured. However, it is only now that we have a new understanding of what injuries are, how to fix them, and how to avoid them.  In the past, even...

Though COVID-19 has affected all aspects of Carlmont sports training, the varsity softball team has persevered in their fall training season.

Varsity softball swings through the offseason

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Though health and safety regulations continue to dictate the operation of Carlmont athletics, varsity softball has been able to keep up their fall training.  Softball is a spring sport at Carlmont,...

Oliver Crawford-Shelmadine, a senior on the team, practices shooting in his own lane.

Water polo adapts to an age of social distancing

Izaan Masud, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

Water polo is a team sport. Not only that, but it is an intrinsically physical sport. Players face off, compete for zones, attack, and defend small sections of the pool. All of this requires coordination...

Jasyn Chidester (left), Carlmont's athletic trainer, talks to a coach during a football conditioning pod session.

Jasyn Chidester is more than just an athletic trainer

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

When Jasyn Chidester became Carlmont's certified athletic trainer in 2019, he set out to provide the best possible program and ensure athletes remain healthy. A San Mateo native, Chidester grew up near...

Remi Vernon, a junior, styles for the camera on the

Four amazing mountain bike upgrades for conquering Belmont trails

Hayes Gaboury and Kenzo Peraire November 10, 2020

In most action sports, upgrading gear is a prominent aspect of each sport. In mountain biking at least, aftermarket parts and brand new upgrades can mean the difference between a comfortable outing or...

Ella Yee, a sophomore, sports her Scots gear in an at-home practice as she prepares for the upcoming school season.

Some student-athletes do not have an offseason

Soleil Dam, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Although most student-athletes at the high school level play club and school sports, some have a preference. A percentage of student-athletes play one or the other because they feel one team has more benefits,...

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