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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Alexander Menchtchikov

Alexander Menchtchikov, Staff Writer

Alexander Menchtchikov is a junior who is in his second year in the journalism program. He enjoys playing soccer and following several sports in his time outside of writing. Find him on Twitter @amenchtchikov.

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Three consecutive weeks of rain filled Californias reservoirs, but not enough was kept to alleviate the drought.

Opinion: California wasted the rain

January 25, 2023

After three weeks of heavy rain, which brought along floods and disaster declarations across California, there is finally a dry forecast. While rain filled the state’s reservoirs and restored groundwater,...

Freshman forward Lindsay Wong fights for the ball in the midfield.

Scots outlast Panthers in competitive matchup

December 14, 2022

Carlmont’s varsity girls soccer team played a close game against Presentation on Dec. 13 and came back from a 1-0 deficit to beat the Panthers 3-1. “It was a really good game with two really solid...

Head Coach Ryan Hamilton talks to the JV baseball team following 10-0 win in 2022 against Kings Academy.

Coach Profile: Ryan Hamilton paves his own path

December 13, 2022

Before the 2022 season, the last time Carlmont’s varsity baseball team won a league title was in 2017. Five years later, Ryan Hamilton led them to the title in his second year as the Scot’s head coach. Hamilton...

Social medias influence is tough to manage, but in this age [the platforms] have enough data to be aware of possible negative side-effects to control its content, said John Rowe, a marketing teacher at Carlmont.

Algorithms: social media’s role in modern radicalization

October 28, 2022

Dangerous and radical ideas have always existed, but only recently have they begun to spread at an alarming degree on social media. These platforms can change their algorithms to stop it, but the money...

The Scots finished the season in second place in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay division.

Scots sweep Bearcats on senior night

October 26, 2022

Carlmont’s varsity girls tennis team gave their seniors a proper send-off as they beat San Mateo 7-0 at home on Tuesday Oct. 25.  “Everyone did really well today,” said Margaret Goldsmith, the...

Senior running back John Hanna takes the ball for a first down during Carlmonts final drive of the game.

Scots fall to Mustangs in close league opener

October 1, 2022

Carlmont's varsity football team played a hard-fought home game against Capuchino this Friday, but a late comeback charge was not enough to secure the win for the Scots. A late missed 2-point conversion...

John Hanna, a senior running back, races the ball down the sideline as he tries to lead a comeback in the fourth quarter. Hes done an excellent job, said Head Coach Eric Rado. He is very durable and a great athlete.

[Photo] Scots fall to the Cougars in first loss of the season

September 11, 2022

John Hanna, a senior running back, races the ball down the sideline as he tries to lead a comeback in the fourth quarter. "He's done an excellent job," said Head Coach Eric Rado. "He is very durable and...

Senior Tanner Van Why gets a base hit in a game against St. Ignatius.

Scots shut out Mustangs in a commanding performance

May 7, 2022

Carlmont’s varsity baseball team now stands alone in first after a pair of home runs and a lights-out pitching performance led to a 4-0 win at home against Capuchino on Friday. Tripp Garrish, a senior...

Daivik Vennela, Noah Werbinski, Grant Goetz, and Jason Tofigh talk at second base as reliever Rintaro Sato comes in to pitch.

Scots blow out Panthers and continue their dominant season

April 21, 2022

Carlmont’s JV baseball team won 7-2 in a home game against Burlingame on Wednesday following key performances from pitchers and batters alike. The Scots’ victory was assisted by impressive showings...

Senior Carson Vance swings at the ball as Carlmont leads 3-2 in the 3rd inning.

Scots crack the Acorns in the final innings

March 17, 2022

Carlmont’s varsity baseball team continues its hot streak as they rolled through Live Oak on Wednesday. The Scots came back from a one-run deficit by scoring five unanswered runs in the 5th and 6th...

Senior third basemen Colton Fisher completes a double play after a putout and an outfield assist from center fielder Colin ODriscoll.

Scots’ race to the varsity baseball title begins

February 17, 2022

Ryan Hamilton's Scots are not throwing away their shot as they hit their season off with a promising game in their bid for first place after falling short the year prior. In a scrimmage against Sacred...

A Carlmont player nutmegs a Capuchino player while dribbling up the field.

[Photo] Scots rout Mustangs in lopsided affair

January 28, 2022

A Carlmont player nutmegs a Capuchino player while dribbling up the field.

Players participate in a shooting drill during basketball tryouts.

Basketball tryouts show promise for the winter season

November 6, 2021

As tryouts are coming to a close, Carlmont's basketball coach holds high expectations for the prospective players. Recently, the Carlmont basketball program has performed well, winning the Peninsula...

Kian Bhatt, a freshman, scores final goal of Scots 12-2 win

Scots blow Panthers out of the water

October 5, 2021

Carlmont JV boys water polo team dominated the Panthers, winning 12-2 as the visitors at Burlingame High School. The Scots began their take over in the first quarter with a striking opening play; in...

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