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Giants end season in devastating loss in first NCS game

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Despite defeating Drake in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) Championship, the 7th-seeded Redwood varsity baseball team lost in the first round of the Northern Coast Section (NCS) Division II playoffs against 10th-seeded Rancho Cotate 4-1, ultimately ending their season. Sophomore pitcher Nick Welch started the game off slow, walking the first batter, but came […]

Redwood High School’s Ivan Kurakin races to a fourth place finish in the Boys 500 Yard Freestyle during the 2018 NCS Swimming and Diving Championship Meet on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Livermore, Calif.  (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Prep of the Year: Ivan Kurakin

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Amidst the morning silence of the Redwood pool lies a repeating cacophonous rhythm of arm strokes, pushing swiftly against the water’s surface. Although the weight on his arms grows heavier with every motion, and the feeling of exhaustion sets in with every passing hour of practice, senior Ivan Kurakin remains immersed in his underwater sanctuary. […]

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Honorable Mention: Eamon Rogan

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Students rushed onto the Marin Catholic field to join the boys’ varsity soccer team in celebration after winning the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) Championships. Holding the victory pennant, senior co-captain Eamon Rogan beamed with excitement and soaked in what would be the culminating moment of his four years of playing varsity soccer. To top […]

The Redwood varsity baseball team holds up the MCAL banner.

Redwood baseball stuns Drake to win MCAL championship in extra-innings

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Under Friday night lights at Albert Park, the fifth-seeded Redwood varsity baseball team pulled off an upset to beat the first-seeded Drake team 4-1 in eight innings to win the MCAL championship. Junior Robbie Wilson started the game for Redwood, pitching three strong shutout innings. Wilson struggled at first, walking the first two hitters, but […]

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Giants edge San Marin in a heated MCAL quarterfinal game

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In a heated first-round MCAL playoffs matchup, the fifth-seeded Redwood Giants edged the fourth-seeded San Marin Mustangs out in a nail-biter 3-2 victory that came down to the final inning. “It was our first playoff game; we were coming off a big loss to Drake, so we wanted to get some momentum back for playoffs,” […]

Hetrick swerves to avoid Marin Catholic's defense.

Strong season comes to an end in final game for boys’ varsity lacrosse

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As the sun set over Ghilotti Field Thursday evening, the mood amongst the boys’ varsity lacrosse team and the crowd of fans was somber. A heated NCS playoff game against the Giants’ rival, Marin Catholic (MC), ended in a 6-5 loss for Redwood, finishing their season. The game began with Redwood gaining a point on […]

Junior Harri Hetrick lays out in an attempt to shoot

Devastating loss for Giants’ boys varsity lacrosse in MCAL championship

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The varsity boys’ lacrosse team lost to Marin Catholic (MC) in the Marin County Athletic League [MCAL] championship game on Saturday, May 5, in the highly anticipated rematch from last year. In the 2017 MCAL championship, the Giants beat MC in the championship 3-2 at Redwood. However, this year they ended the game with an […]

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Boys’ varsity lacrosse advance to MCAL championship after win against Tam

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On May 2, the Redwood boys’ varsity lacrosse team (10-0) defeated Tamalpais High School (6-3) 14-2 in the semi-finals of the MCAL playoffs. Despite Tam scoring in the early minutes of the game, the Giants took an early lead and never looked back. The top seeded Giants are set to play in the MCAL championship […]

Redwood's team walks back to the dugout after a disheartening game.

Varsity baseball faces demoralizing loss against Tam

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This past Tuesday, May 1, Redwood’s varsity baseball team suffered a 12-1 loss against Tamalpais High School (Tam), moving Redwood into fifth place in MCAL with an overall record of 13-6-1. Though the Giant’s offense and defense were satisfactory, a lengthy pitching predicament put Redwood at a disadvantage, resulting in Tam’s victory. Redwood and Tam […]

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Boys’ varsity lacrosse falls short against SI in final game before MCALs

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Scroll down to view photo gallery. Redwood boys’ varsity lacrosse lost against Saint Ignatius (SI) 7-5 on Saturday during the last game before MCALs. Coming into the game, Redwood held a more consistent scoring average and better overall record for the season (15-4) than Saint Ignatius (8-8). Both Redwood and SI believed they were facing […]