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Volleyball teams utilized daily practice time to improve skills for upcoming game

Volleyball teams utilized daily practice time to improve skills for upcoming game

Asha Khanna, Copy Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Sports & Fitness

Both the JV and varsity volleyball teams spent practices this week preparing for their third games of the season tomorrow against the Drew School. “We’ve definitely been practicing our hitting and rotations to make sure we go after every ball,” JV team member Giulia Oltranti said. “We want to b...

Volleyball and cross-country teams get a head start on tryouts, training

Volleyball and cross-country teams get a head start on tryouts, training

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
August 20, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

In anticipation for a game today and upcoming meets, volleyball and cross-country teams started racing through the city and spiking down on the hardwood during the early summer. Cross-country began practicing mid-June for three days-a-week at Stuart Hall High School and Golden Gate Park. “We...

Fitbit fuels competition

Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporter
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

Faculty members from each of the four schools and Central Services are competing with each other throughout the month of May as part of a Fitbit Challenge through the Wellness Program, designed to encourage faculty members’ healthy habits. Participants received Fitbits, a device which counts how ma...

Junior selected as league MVP

Junior selected as league MVP

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
May 17, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

Junior Ally Arora has been playing soccer since kindergarten, so it’s no surprise that she took over the BCL Central League this season and won league MVP. Arora led the league in goals and assists with 17 goals and 5 assists, according to MaxPreps. “She adds that competitive edge that some of ...

Soccer players shoot for equal pay

Soccer players shoot for equal pay

Claire Kosewic, Senior Reporter
May 17, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

Female soccer players from the United States Women’s National Team made headlines for filing a wage discrimination complaint against the United States Soccer Federation, claiming they are not fairly compensated compared to their male counterparts. “A lot of young girls look up to the women’s ...

Exercise method raises the barre

Exercise method raises the barre

Halie Kim, Reporter
May 17, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

Athletes interested in a supplemental workout and teenagers looking for a low-impact exercise are increasingly turning to workouts that look more like a ballet class than a traditional routine. Created by ballet dancer Lotte Berk in London in the 1950s, barre workouts utilize the ballet barre for supp...

Fencers finish top in city, state

Fencers finish top in city, state

Darrean Loy, Reporter
May 17, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Sports & Fitness

Although half of the Convent and Stuart Hall fencing team were first-time competitors, it exceptionally wrapped up the season, winning the Fencing City Championship for the second consecutive year and having the only sophomore captain of any spring sport place first in the All-State Invitational. “It was e...

Badminton team regains victory after broken undefeated streak

Badminton team regains victory after broken undefeated streak

India Thieriot, Assistant Copy Editor
April 12, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

The badminton team came back from a recent loss with a 4-1 win against Athenian High School in today’s game after breaking their undefeated streak in a game against University High School. The team turned their March 22 loss into a learning opportunity to come back stronger for today’s match, according to coach Sarah Garlinghouse. “We hadn’t played Athenian yet so it was a...

From classrooms to courts: Teachers coach variety of sports

From classrooms to courts: Teachers coach variety of sports

Neely Metz, Copy Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness

After a day of being active in the classroom, many teachers replace their formal work clothes with t-shirts and athletic shorts to coach a school sport. “I ran track for a little while in high school, and it was something I really enjoyed,” math teacher Amy Leaver, who coaches track and field, s...

Council created to benefit sports captains, teams

Council created to benefit sports captains, teams

Catherine Dana, Senior Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness

Spring sports captains are learning and collaborating to promote leadership by strengthening themselves, their teammates and the games in a newly-created council. “Captains’ Council is an opportunity for leaders of all sports to talk about issues and different techniques that we can use to become bette...

Injuries that knee-d to be addressed

Injuries that knee-d to be addressed

Asha Khanna, Senior Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

Climbing up the 10 flights of stairs from the Syufy Theatre to the Flood Mansion third floor is exhausting for most students, but for senior Cat Heinen, it literally is painful. “I have patellofemoral syndrome, which means my outer thigh muscles pull my kneecaps the wrong way, so when I go up or down stairs, it puts the wrong pre...

Setting the pace: Athletes break personal records

Setting the pace: Athletes break personal records

Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports & Fitness, Sports Showcase

Track and field athletes set 29 personal records at the Sunset Invitational, their first meet of the year, on March 5. “I didn’t really know that I cut off that much time,” sophomore Caroline O’Connell, who shaved 10 seconds off her personal best in the 800 meter race, said. “I was just g...

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