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Action shot of Fong taken for her club soccer team, De Anza Force.

An athlete committed to her passion

April 22, 2014

It’s difficult for a teenager to discover what to pursue after high school, but that is not the case for sophomore Kayla Fong. Fong started playing soccer at the age of four...

Bran showing his championship trophy for his club team Madera Roja Real Madrid.

An athlete striving for his goals

February 19, 2014

The challenges, the accomplishments, and the determination are what motivate sophomore John Carlos Bran to strive in achieving his goals. Bran started playing soccer at the...

Brandon Magpayo action shot.

An athlete on the rise

January 22, 2014

The passion for soccer is the key factor that motivates junior Brandon Magpayo to want to become a professional soccer player. Magpayo was born in Portugal and moved to the Uni...

Athlete of the Month: Rachel Bellin

Claudia Leist, Highlander Editor

June 3, 2013

From water polo to track, senior Rachel Bellin has managed to be successful while having fun throughout her high school career. She has played water polo and participated in track and field all four years at Carlmont, being the only girl hurdler for two years on the varsity track team. “I started track because my brothers are involved with it, so it is sort of a family thing,” she said. Bellin...

Athlete of the Month: Ryan Hogan

June 3, 2013

The Carlmont varsity baseball team incredible season. Much of this success can be accredited to newcomer and star pitcher Ryan Hogan. Hogan started playing baseball at the young age of four and was immediately recognized for his natural talent. He went on to become one of the top pitchers in little league. However, once he entered into the more competitive world of high school baseball, he realized...

A day in the life of an athlete: Mark Vingralek

May 2, 2013

Many students at Carlmont find it stressful enough just dealing with academics, but Mark Vingralek has a lot more on his plate than just school. Sporting a 4:28 mile, sophomore runner Mark Vingralek has proven himself to be one of the quickest long distance runners at Carlmont. However, this accomplishment doesn’t come easily for the running star. To maintain his incredibly fast speed for many...

Athlete of the month: Nico Camerino

May 2, 2013

This season the boys varsity swim team has made great improvements. For the first time in almost ten years, the team is expected to be PAL league champions. A lot of this recent success can be attributed to sophomore all star Nico Camerino, this month’s top student athlete. Camerino started swimming at the age of 12, a relative newcomer in a sport where most successful athletes start before they...

Athlete of the month: Yash Malik

April 2, 2013

Since coming to America from Naipur, India, Carlmont senior Yash Malik has been making a lot noise out on the basketball court. “I started playing at four years old and I just grew an interest in it,” said Malik. Malik got his start playing basketball when his parents signed him up for basketball league for younger kids. At first, Malik realized he didn’t have a lot of talent when it came...

Athlete of the month: Michel Gonzalez

February 27, 2013

Without knowing a single word of English, 13 year old Michel Gonzalez emigrated from his hometown of Havana, Cuba to Belmont, California; five years later he was the league offensive MVP for Carlmont’s PAL Champion soccer team. Although Gonzalez struggled at first with having to restart his life in such a different world than when he lived in Cuba, soon he began to fit in. “A few days after...

Extraordinary athlete of the month: Elliot Surovell

Extraordinary athlete of the month: Elliot Surovell

April 18, 2012

Senior Elliot Surovell is one of the top athletes on Carlmont’s track team, having broken numerous school records and placing in PALs for three consecutive years. Surovell’s...

The price of being an athlete

The price of being an athlete

March 19, 2012

[media-credit id=10 align="aligncenter" width="300"][/media-credit]Sports at Carlmont cost a lot of money, but where does all that money come from? “[The supplies fund this year] was us...

Athlete of the month: Adam Fecher

Athlete of the month: Adam Fecher

March 19, 2012

[media-credit name="Lisa Staton" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]As spring sports begin, many students prepare for their last season of high school sports before summer begin...

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