Athletes commit to play Division III sports

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While most students apply to college solely for academics and others look to get recruited by Division I schools, some athletes have managed to find a balance between the two. Although Division III colleges do not offer scholarships and have less sway in the admissions process than DI institutions, students are committing to DIII schools […]

Junior Zak Lyons plays catch during an offseason baseball practice.

Baseball team practices unofficially through offseason

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Baseball players will reap the benefits of months of optional off-season practice when they take the field this spring during the MCAL season. After losing many key veterans from the team last year, Redwood will be relying on a new crop of faces, but the Giants are rising to the challenge with a greater work […]

Isabelle Carbone at preseason girls lacrosse practice last week

Girls’ lacrosse to add JV team

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The girls’ lacrosse program will add a junior varsity team this season to support the increasing popularity of the sport. Last year, the school was unable to accommodate two teams, and the 24-member varsity squad consisted of a mix of upper and underclassman with a wide range of skill levels. Returning players hope that the […]


From school to the slopes: former students balance passion and education

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For some, the typical everyday routine of waking up and attending school can be quite boring, tedious, and repetitive. However, for some high school students, this is not the case. Four former Redwood students – Jack Knorpp, Charlie Klein, Connor Evans, and Chris Fitzpatrick – are currently enrolled at the Sugar Bowl Ski Academy in […]

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JV basketball off to strong start with new coach

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After being hired in the fall, new head coach Steiv Boyd has his JV basketball team off to an undefeated start. The team is 6-0, and recently won a tournament in Petaluma. Their average margin of victory is 30 points per game. Boyd originally became involved with Redwood basketball because he had worked alongside varsity […]

Assistant coaches have big impacts

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Coaches are the basis of every high school team, whether they organize the student-athletes’ schedules or give them a pep talk before a big game.  However, assistant coaches often go unnoticed, behind the scenes of a major sport, even if they control an entire section of the team. Many assistant coaches simply participate for the […]

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 […]


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 […]