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Giants season ticket holders deal with raised prices for 2013

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It is going to cost more to see the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park this year. Given that the Giants have won two World Series in the past three years, it is no surprise that both regular and season ticket prices have increased by more than seven percent for the 2013 season. The average starting […]

Junior Yaroslav Kurakin dives into the pool at the start of a 100 yard butterfly race at a Redwood home meet March 15. Kurakin has responded to a disappointing near-miss at the cut for Junior Nationals by continuing to practice eight times a week.

Russian transfer works toward Junior Nationals

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For swimmer Yaroslav Kurakin, it was the big moment, the race that would determine whether or not he would make Junior Nationals that weekend. Kurakin was ready. He had been training hard eight times a week for this moment – a shot at Junior Nationals in the 200 butterfly, his best event. Kurakin dove in […]

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Freshman shines on mound

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On top of being a starting pitcher for the varsity baseball team, freshman Zach Cohen is being featured as this month’s sports spotlight because of his success on the mound despite his lack of high school experience. Cohen’s notable talent has provided him with a spot on this year’s varsity team consisting of mostly juniors, […]

Contemplating Creatine

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While some view creatine as a simple all-natural booster, others see it as the closest legal thing to steroids, with the NCAA even going so far as to ban collegiate athletic programs from giving it to athletes. Ever since its introduction as a performance enhancer almost 20 years ago, the supplement has been surrounded by […]

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Girls’ varsity lacrosse gains easy victory against Cardinal Newman

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On Tuesday, March 12, the girls’ varsity lacrosse team obtained an easy victory of 16-6 against Cardinal Newman. Redwood took an early led and by the end of the first half the score was 14-1. The Giants held their led and won the game 16-6. The Giants next play at Sonoma Academy on Thursday, Mar. […]

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Varsity boys’ lacrosse team eases past Cardinal Newman

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On Tuesday, March 12, Redwood’s varsity boys’ lacrosse easily defeated Cardinal Newman in a 16-3 victory. Redwood’s next game will be on Saturday, March 16, at San Ramon Valley, the reigning NCS Division I champions.

Varsity boys’ lacrosse overcome fellow NCS semi-finalist Monte Vista

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Redwood advanced to a 2-0 record by earning a critical victory over a fellow NCS semi-finalist, Monte Vista, by a margin of 8-5 this past Saturday, Mar. 9. Although Monte Vista (4-1) had a longer time of possession, Redwood took advantage of fast-breaks and turnovers to make for quick shifts in momentum. “We are already […]

Boys’ varsity volleyball cruises past Terra Linda

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The Redwood boys’ varsity volleyball team achieved an easy victory of 3-0 over Terra Linda on Wednesday night, Mar. 6. The Giants volleyball team next faces Novato on Friday, Mar. 8.

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Firenzi brings back old-school mentality and experience of baseball glory days

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Thwack. Thwack. Thwack.  In 1979, a young Mike Firenzi stood on the blacktop behind the gym, tossing groundball after groundball against the green wall. As he fielded each one, he focused on his desire to make varsity.  Not everyone was out working, but he was. Redwood baseball meant something to him. Thwack. Thwack. Thwack. Today, […]

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Surfers take the sea by storm

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For over a decade, senior Zack Cohen has been perfecting a reaction. “The best part is that you’re really not thinking,” Cohen said. “It’s like everything is happening so fast, you don’t really have time to think. I’ve been surfing for 12 years, and I don’t think I can tell you one single thought that’s […]