Sports

Alexandra Alvarez hits the slopes in Tahoe.

Sports Spotlight: Skier heads to Tahoe for semester on slopes

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Before a big race, junior Alexandra Alvarez prefers to be alone, her headphones in, the excitement pumping through her veins in stark contrast to the still chill of the powder around her. Alvarez, a competitive ski racer, will leave Redwood at the end of this semester and finish her junior year at a charter school […]

Cheerleaders practice their routine during a practice in the small gym.

Cheer team ups intensity for winter season

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The varsity cheerleading team is ramping up the intensity for the winter season with larger emphasis on performance in competitions. According to coach Heather Brabo, many other girls dropped out before the last day of tryouts after underestimating the intensity of the team. On the last day of tryouts, judges scored the girls to determine […]

Brian Hunca, playing with a cast on his injured hand, swats away a ball in a football game against San Marin.

Athletes play on despite serious injuries

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For professional athletes, one injury can end a career, providing a clear incentive to hide the injury and to play through the pain. But even at the high school level, 58 percent of student-athletes who have been injured reported having felt pressure to play sports while injured, according to a December Bark survey. The reasons […]

Wrestling

New coach propels wrestling team forward

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Inspired by a new assistant coach, the varsity wrestling team has gotten off to a solid start, with numerous athletes showing promise. The team placed seventh out of 15 teams in a Northern California tournament and lost a dual meet against returning NCS champ Albany High School, but was encouraged by a strong showing at […]

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Female wrestler succeeds in male dominated sport

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Being the only girl on an all-male sports team is no easy task. Hannah Twomey had to fight gender stereotypes when she made the decision to join the wrestling team last year as a freshman, she said. Twomey’s inspiration to the join the team was her senior brother’s dedication to the sport. “It’s a hard […]

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Nationally ranked fencer foils his competition

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While many student athletes compete in sports at a local level, junior Andre Cornman recently returned from an international fencing competition where he represented the United States and competed against top-ranked world fencers. Cornman, who is currently ranked 17th in the United States among fencers under 17, is a part of Team USA, which consists […]

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Basketball teams hit the court

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Boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball are both approaching the end of the preseason with sentiments holding high among players as the undersized squads move towards their MCAL seasons. The boys team is off to a 5-3 start, and the girls team has a record of 2-4 as of press time. According to senior Mitch Thompson, […]

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Broken hoop forces cancellation of basketball games

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On Dec. 7, a basketball hoop in the gym broke due to a malfunctioning safety lock, forcing the cancellation of four games – freshmen boys, JV boys, freshmen girls, and varsity girls. Even though the hoop was fixed Monday morning, it is unlikely that any of the games will be rescheduled, setting the varsity girls’ […]

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Gallery: Boys’ basketball slips past Kennedy

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The boys’ varsity basketball team narrowly beat Kennedy 46-39 on Dec. 11 at the Redwood gym. Senior Samson Donick led the Giants with 13 points, while senior Joe Compagno added ten.

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JV Report: Sophomores named to All-Tournament Team

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Sophomores William Breck and LaRon Bullock were named to the all-tournament team at a JV basketball tournament last weekend at Petaluma High School. Both were recognized for their outstanding performances by the tournament officials in their team’s wins. Breck and Bullock were both essential parts to the team’s wins over Casa Grande, Novato and Terra […]