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Matadors overwhelm the Giants in a first round knockout

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It’s 7 p.m. on a cold Saturday night in Livermore, Calif. on Nov. 11. The Giants are seeded 15th in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs, playing the second-seeded Granada Matadors. The Matadors’ stands are completely filled and a school band plays by the field. The Giants have now gone back-to-back years in the NCS […]

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Redwood almost fumbles win in the homecoming football game

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For many seniors, the homecoming football game on Nov. 4 would be the last of their football careers; their last time to suit up and their last time to leave everything on the field. Determined to finish the game victorious, the Giants came back from a rough first half to solidify a win against Tamalpais […]

Senior Hannah Halford runs down the sideline towards the endzone

Seniors dominate in third annual “Klassy Kickoff” homecoming game

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The senior girls made things look easy on Friday’s third annual “Klassy Kickoff,” defeating the juniors 19-6. For both teams, the game started off shaky, with multiple drives in which they both turned the ball over on downs. However, the momentum shifted after senior Molly Kehoe caught the ball for her team’s first touchdown. The […]

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Girls’ varsity volleyball comes short of a win in MCAL semi-final game

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After battling the Branson Bulls for four tough sets, the girls’ varsity volleyball team was unable to obtain a victory in the MCAL semi-final game. Even though Redwood was eager for a comeback, after having played Branson twice before and losing both times, they were only able to win one set and the Bulls won […]

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Sports Spotlight: Selden seldom ceases to impress as captain of the varsity water polo

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At six in the morning, most high schoolers haven’t even started hitting the snooze button on their alarms, but for junior Ely Selden it’s time for his morning routine: a cool down in the Redwood pool. “I’m half asleep when I leave. We usually get to the weight room and work out in there for […]

Sophomore Elliot Gorham banks off the wall

Skating daredevil uses sport as a form of meditation

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A skateboard and a pair of Vans are the only two objects that sophomore Elliot Gorham needs in order to feel free and gain a sense of self. Growing up, Elliot was inspired by his brother’s love of skateboarding and subsequently fell in love with the adventure and social aspect of it. “You can do […]

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TIX club rises for women’s equality in sports

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In the fall of 2017, seniors Ella Ong Bamola and Molly Kehoe decided to form a new club, TIX, which stands for the amendment of Title IX. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Title Nine or IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states “No person […]

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Field hockey evolves throughout its first three seasons

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The past three years have been a whirlwind of triumph, defeat, growth and development for the Redwood girls’ field hockey program. This past fall marked its third complete season as an official Redwood sport, giving the players and coaches an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the program thus far. Junior Erin McCarthy, a […]

Sophomore defensive back Rudy Washington sprints with the ball (courtesy of Luca Traverso)

Varsity football’s strong first quarter not enough to overcome MC

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The Giants varsity football team suffered a loss against the undefeated Marin Catholic Wildcats on Saturday with a final score of 55-6. This was Redwood’s seventh game this season, after almost two weeks of canceled athletics due to poor air quality from the nearby wildfires. Going into the game, the Giants, with a record of […]

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Varsity girls’ water polo outlasts Terra Linda despite “smoke break”

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After a week and a half of poor air quality preventing the varsity girls’ water polo team from practicing, they bounced back in a 7-4 win over Terra Linda this past Thursday. Although the Trojans pounced to an early 2-1 lead, multiple goals from senior captains Caitlin Donnelly and Ashley Lamar shifted the match and […]