Sports

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 […]

#10 Ashley Lamar shoots on goal

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 […]

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Mountain biking team gears up for an unpredictable season

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Most Redwood sports are played on campus with a panoramic view of Mount Tam. But within the trees of Mt. Tam, the rolling hills and the California Coast line, the Redwood Mountain Biking club rides on the unlimited woven trails that sculpt the terrain. “It’s so fun to be in nature and you’re not confined […]

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Varsity volleyball’s tenacious offensive digs up a win vs. Bulldogs

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After losing to the Branson Bulls the night before, the girls’ varsity volleyball swept the San Rafael Bulldogs in three sets to none on Thursday, Oct. 19, advancing their record to 8-4 in MCALs. The Giants had easily beaten the Bulldogs earlier in the season, so their focus going into their game was to minimize […]

Stretching for her toes, senior Emma Ross aerial dances each week.

Senior expands her passion for aerial dancing through teaching

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When she was 12, senior Emma Ross wasn’t like the other girls at her horseback riding camp. It was not the horses that she was drawn to—instead, she had her eyes on an activity more daring, a sport that no one that she knew had done before, a passion that she would later pursue throughout […]

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Fourth quarter comeback fails to tame the Mustangs

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Once again, the Giants faced another tough game on Oct. 7, this time against the San Marin Mustangs. Similarly to the game the week before, a fourth quarter comeback for the Giants wasn’t sufficient to overcome the Mustangs. The Giants trailed the Mustangs the entire game, unable to score until the fourth quarter. In the […]

Varsity Girl’s huddle up during halftime

Girls’ varsity volleyball beats Novato in a clean sweep

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The girls’ varsity volleyball team swept Novato for the second time this month during their home match on Friday, Oct. 6. The lady Giants defeated the Hornets in a quick game, winning all three sets. Although it was mostly parents that came to support, the lack of fans did not deter the team from triumph, […]

Running with the ball, Alex Aguero looks for a path to the touchdown zone.

Varsity football’s defeat against San Marin Mustangs adds to their many losses

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On the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 7, the varsity football team played a close game against San Marin. Redwood lost with a score of 18-27. Despite the loss, the varsity team played admirably according to sophomore Joey Calzaretta, a linebacker and fullback on varsity for the first time. “We played a really good, hard-fought game. […]

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Girls’ tennis captures win against Marin Catholic in expected victory

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Looking like their usually dominant selves, the girls’ varsity tennis players cruised to an 8-1 team victory over rival Marin Catholic on Thursday at Dominican University. While the Wildcats aren’t a major threat to the Giants, the match gave freshmen a chance to play and also allowed players to alternate their usual positions, so that […]

Donnelly prepares to launch a pass over a defender.

Varsity girls’ water polo victorious over San Marin

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After a heartbreaking loss against Justin Siena two nights before, the girls’ varsity water polo team dominated San Marin 12-6 on Thursday evening. The Giants are now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the MCAL league. Thursday’s game began uneventfully, but after a couple minutes, seniors Caitlin Donnelly and Natalia Lazor began to rack up points, […]