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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.

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Joshua Baxter

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

Joshua Baxter is a senior at Carlmont High School who has both a brother and a sister. He loves watching and playing sports, especially American football, and participates in fantasy football every year. Because of his love of football and sports, Baxter decided to write sports journalism for his school. He also played goalie for the JV boys lacrosse team his sophomore year and made the varsity bench junior year. Baxter carries out his love for sports journalism outside of school as well, and he wrote stories as a staff writer for Prep2Prep his junior year. To check out his portfolio, click here.

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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...

Jasyn Chidester (left), Carlmonts 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...

The home bleachers at Carlmont sit empty as Central Coast Section sports have not yet begun. It is still uncertain whether or not fans will be able to attend games.

Opinion: Fans should be allowed at CCS sporting events

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

Sports. One word, hundreds of questions. Thanks to the outbreak of COVID-19, the world of sports has entered a whirlwind of possibilities as everyone attempts to navigate through uncertain times. While...

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

Eric Rado takes reins as head coach of varsity football

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

Competitive nature makes fantasy football fun for all

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...

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.

Plans for CCS sports are under development

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,...

May 4 was Star Wars Day, and both the complete Skywalker Saga and the final episode of the Clone Wars were aired on Disney+ for fans to enjoy.

Star Wars films and tv shows ranked from worst to best

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer May 9, 2020

The Star Wars universe has made up a significant part of the lives of many, spanning nearly 50 years, starting with A New Hope back in 1977. Star Wars has made such an impact that most of the world recognizes...

A Chinese Biotech company created a vaccine that protected rhesus macaque monkeys from COVID-19.

Monkeys protected by COVID-19 vaccine in China

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer April 25, 2020

According to a report done by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Chinese biotech company, Sinovac Biotech, has developed a COVID-19 vaccine that has protected monkeys from the virus....

The Tennessee Titans make their selection as fans await the announcement in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the 2020 draft will be held virtually to keep people safe and healthy.

NFL stays afloat amidst COVID-19 crisis

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

The months of March and April are some of the most exciting months for sports fans everywhere. Between March Madness, the start of the MLB season, the NBA playoffs, the NFL offseason, and much more, there...

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) car roam the streets; President Donald Trump and the CBP are denying immigrants asylum in the U.S. due to concerns over COVID-19.

Trump uses COVID-19 pandemic to close southern border from immigrants

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer April 10, 2020

It has been President Donald Trump's goal to impede illegal immigration from Mexico since he started campaigning for office back in 2015. Due to COVID-19, Trump's ambitions have become a reality, as he...

Delta Airlines is one of many airlines who have been severely impacted by travel bans enacted in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

COVID-19 causes airline industry to face disastrous consequences

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer March 25, 2020

COVID-19 swept the world by a storm, quickly establishing itself as one of the most fearsome diseases when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the coronavirus as a pandemic on March...

Chloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, a disease carried by mosquitos, is a potential treatment for coronavirus patients.

Malaria drug offers potential treatment for COVID-19

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer March 20, 2020

Amid the first human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, President Donald Trump announced in a press briefing on Thursday that chloroquine, a treatment drug for malaria, was approved by the Food...

Rudy Gobert (27) shoots a free throw; Gobert was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 11, resulting in a suspension of the NBA season.

COVID-19 results in a cataclysm of basketball cancellations

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer March 13, 2020

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., on March 11, the National Basketball Association (NBA) issued an announcement in which they are "suspending gameplay following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until...

Dylan Roskind, a junior, dribbles the ball down the sideline and past a defender.

Scots blow past Warriors en route to CCS playoffs

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer February 10, 2020

Before they took the field against South San Francisco, the Carlmont boys varsity soccer team had tied in four of their last six games, with their most recent match being a 2-0 loss to Aragon. With Central...

Kyla Orthbandt, a senior, dribbles the ball through Sequoias defense.

Girls varsity soccer hands Sequoia their first loss of the season

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer January 18, 2020

When the Lady Scots varsity soccer team took the field against their rival Ravens, they knew that their opponent had not yet suffered a loss through 10 games. However, they delivered Sequoia their first...

Carlmonts Tim Netane, a sophomore (left), faces off against Hillsdales Calvin Mader-Clark, a sophomore (right), during the tip-off to begin the game.

Carlmont varsity boys basketball crumble late in loss to Hillsdale

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer December 8, 2019

Exactly one year from the date where the Scots played Hillsdale in their last tournament, the new year brought a change in the script. While Carlmont saw themselves take a 60-42 victory last time around,...

Carlmont lines up, ready to snap the ball on second down.

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...

Wes Brown, a senior, catches a pass and turns up field against the Cougars.

[Photo] Scots struggle in final away game versus Cougars

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer November 2, 2019

Wes Brown, a senior, catches a pass and turns up field against the Cougars.

Jonaven Kuhn, a senior, jukes his way past a defender on a run during the Scots Homecoming game.

Fighting Knights spoil Scots Homecoming

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer October 27, 2019

On a night filled with flying candy, creative floats, and the screams of fans on the sideline for Carlmont's Homecoming, the Scots and Fighting Knights put on a show, with Hillsdale coming out on top 54-41. Running...

Jonaven Kuhn, a senior, cuts through the opening in the defense on a run.

Scots on wrong end of history in loss to Knights

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer October 12, 2019

Friday's game of Carlmont at Menlo was something never seen before. Not only was it Menlo's homecoming game, but it was also the first time in Menlo football history that they played a home game at night. The...

Dane Fifita, a sophomore, makes a move on a Viking defender.

Varsity Scots fall to Vikings in first matchup since 2006

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer September 21, 2019

The last time Carlmont played Palo Alto in football, George Bush was president, "High School Musical" first aired on Disney Channel, and Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" was the biggest song of the year. In...

Running back Jonaven Kuhn, a senior, runs behind a blocker.

[Photo] Scots blow out Wildcats in first road win of season

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer September 8, 2019

Running back Jonaven Kuhn, a senior, runs behind a blocker.

Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors in scoring with 34 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Carlmont students cheer on the Warriors as the NBA Finals kickoff

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer June 2, 2019

The Golden State Warriors squared off against the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals, in which the Raptors were victorious 118-109. In a report done by SFGate News, the geotagging of tweets...

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Senior athletes sign with colleges to continue playing sports

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer May 18, 2019

The odds of high school athletes making it to the collegiate level are slim to none. According to calculations done by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, there is a 6% chance for boys and...

A Carlmont swimmer dives into the water to begin a race versus Burlingame High School.

Scots swim past Burlingame with eyes set on PAL finals

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer April 20, 2019

The Carlmont swim teams completed the four-way sweep of Burlingame High School in their final meet before Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) qualifiers. On Senior Day, the Scots swam hard and fast, with...

Adrian Cunningham, a senior, rips a shot and scores against Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep.

Luck o’ the Irish works against Scots boys varsity lacrosse

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

The Carlmont Scots varsity lacrosse team faced a formidable opponent in their 17-6 loss versus the Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep (SHCP) Fightin' Irish. The Scots' large deficit is a little misleading...

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