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Junior Sophie DiGrazia taps the volleyball over the net in the middle of the second game on Friday in Ross.

Girls’ volleyball suffers heartbreaking loss to Branson

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The crowd held their breath as junior Hannah Gerson leapt into the air and laid a stinging slap to the volleyball that echoed throughout the gymnasium, which was immediately followed by a Branson block, shooting the ball onto the Redwood side of the court. Those types of points repeated themselves a few too many times […]

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Varsity water polo swims to big win over San Rafael

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The Redwood boys’ varsity water polo team was dripping with confidence as they annihilated San Rafael 16 – 6 in a home game on Sept. 20. Redwood went up early and never looked back, going up 10-0 in the first quarter behind five goals from sophomore Giorgio Cico. The Giants dominated throughout the match, as […]

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Freshmen adjust to high school sports

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“You’re not alone,” freshman Michael Lee said about being a high school athlete. “Everywhere you go, you know your teammates have your back.” As the new school year begins, a new freshman class is adjusting to the demands of high school sports, which include increased competition, a larger time commitment, and more injuries. However, new […]

Spencer Wheeler attempts to make a tackle in Redwood's home opener against Tam.

Football program starting new era under new head coach

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The varsity football team walked onto their home field with their heads held high, led by a new head coach whose coaching style and focus make for a promising football season. Corky Henderson, who has been a member of the football coaching staff since 1999, switched this year from coaching JV to coaching varsity. Henderson […]

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Sports Spotlight: Dedicated cross country captain sets example for team

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While his race began with nearly 300 juniors, Frederick Huxham was all alone as he crossed the finish line. Huxham, a junior, placed first in the Early Bird Cross Country Invitational for the junior boys’ group by 18 seconds with a time of 15:44, which was good enough for fourth place overall out of over […]

The Giants will open up the World Series against Detroit with two games at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Redwood Reacts: Melky Cabrera’s suspension sparks cheating debate

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This season, San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera came out of nowhere and captivated fans with his outstanding play. He was voted a starting outfielder for the National League All Star Team and was also dubbed,the “Melk Man” by adoring fans. “He was my favorite player on the Giants. I thought he was an inspiration. […]

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Students participate in fantasy football leagues

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Fantasy football has become so popular at Redwood that there are leagues dedicated to specific class periods.  For example, junior Cameron Brady’s league consists primarily of students in his architecture class. “We decided as an architecture class that we’re all into football, and so we decided to make a league and in class we talk […]

Sophomore Paige Silverman waits as freshman Abby Mullens serves during a match at Redwood.

Girls’ tennis team fights to remain among MCAL’s best

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With dramatic changes to the lineup this year, the girls’ tennis team must deal with a league in which Branson has emerged as a new power. Redwood and Tam have consistently dominated MCAL, but this year Branson has already defeated both teams. According to captain Sophia Hooper, senior, Branson is the team to beat. Sophomore […]

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Victories coming early and often for volleyball squad

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The varsity girls’ volleyball team will take on rival Branson this Friday on the Bulls’ home court. Last year, Redwood lost to Branson in heartbreaking fashion in the MCAL championship. However, the girl’s squad is ready to avenge last season’s loss. Currently, Branson stands in second place, while the Giants sit in first.  Branson graduated […]