Stretching at Midcourt, senior Zoe Stachowski and junior Jenny Walker prepare fora game.

Sports Spotlight: Powerhouse duo steers basketball team to driving success

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As the starting line-up names are announced at the beginning of girls’ varsity basketball games, junior Jenny Walker strides through the cheerleader’s arc of pom poms to greet her teammate, senior Zoe Stachowski, with a shoulder-bump. Within a few minutes, the two are connecting passes and making plays with ease across the court.   Even […]

Junior Baylor Rembrandt gets air on a jump in Tahoe.

Snowboarders still shred despite small participation numbers

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Snow spraying to the left and right, carving at exhilarating speeds and insane airtime, snowboarding is a favorite winter activity for a small percentage of thrill-seeking Redwood students. According to a recent Bark survey, 72 percent of students self-reported that they will be spending their winter on a pair of skis, whereas only 28 percent […]


Let’s appreciate the Olympics as a time for cultural recognition

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When the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. in Olympia, Greece, the event was as much a religious celebration as it was an athletic competition. There was no running, jumping or throwing involved in the religious festival held to honor the Greek divinity. As the years passed, events were added to honor the […]


Horstmeyer legacy continues on the basketball court

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As a freshman at Redwood in 1976, Caren Horstmeyer envisioned herself playing tennis at the collegiate level, but that changed when she stepped foot on the Redwood basketball court. Her picture now hangs in the Redwood Alumni Hall of Fame and the family legacy continues as her freshman daughter Kylie shines as the as a […]

Peisch smiling after participating in a water polo practice.

Peisch’s performance earns best athletic director of the year

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When going to a varsity boys’ water polo practice, you would not expect anyone except the players and maybe the coaches to be found in the pool during a rigorous practice—except for maybe Athletic Director and PE teacher Jessica Peisch. This year, Peisch made the goal to show up to each sports’ varsity practice at […]


Giants squash Mustangs in 43-29 team win

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The boys’ varsity basketball team utilized their entire skill set on Senior Night to defeat San Marin on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Giants did not have one player in double figures, but had nine players that contributed with points in their victory, according to MaxPreps. According to senior guard Alex Diaz, it was an emotional […]


Girls’ varsity basketball outlast San Marin in Senior Night victory

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The girls’ varsity basketball team came out on top on Saturday, Feb. 3, maintaining their undefeated league record. The Giants fought down to the wire against the San Marin Mustangs in their 54-49 win on Senior Night. With two minutes left in the game, down by two points, Giants’ coach, Diane Peterson, called a timeout […]

Julia Guisti rises and shoots over a MC defender

Girls’ basketball stays undefeated in victory over Marin Catholic

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With Redwood leading 23-22 at half time, it seemed as if the rivalry game against Marin Catholic (MC) would be a a nail-biter to the final buzzer. However, after having halftime to recuperate, Redwood’s girls basketball pulled away thanks to stout team defense and offensive dominance by junior Jenny Walker. In the end Redwood handily […]

Walking to the bench, junior Scott Matthews high-fives his teammates

Redwood fights hard and get the horns against Branson

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On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the boys’ varsity basketball team battled hard against the Branson Bulls, but the game ended with a 51-39 loss. The Giants are currently placed third in MCAL according to MaxPreps. After junior Miles Squires drained a three-pointer for the first points of the game, Branson responded with five points and two […]

Senior center Julia Guisti rising above defenders for the lay in.

Girls’ varsity basketball steals victory from the Pirates

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  On Friday Jan. 19, the undefeated girls’ varsity basketball team (7-0) demolished the Drake Pirates (1-6), winning 57-26. Throughout the game the Giants possessed an unyielding defense and were able to capitalize on offensive rebounds to give them second chance opportunities.. Despite the standings, with Redwood leading in the MCAL league, senior forward Julia […]