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Simone Biles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Image courtesy of NPR.
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I have to do what’s right for me

By Delilah Sonnenshein, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Mental health is one of the most stigmatized topics in society; and in athletics, particularly professional and Olympic-level sports, the pressure is piled even higher. Athletes train themselves rigorously,...

The Championship Trophy is hoisted for the victorious Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.

Kansas prevails over North Carolina in March Madness Championship

By Jonah Berman, Staff Writer April 13, 2022
The exciting game involved lead changes and scoring runs
Memorable playoff moments from this weekend

NFL Conference Championships: A Weekend to Remember

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor January 31, 2022

What an exciting past few weekends! The NFL playoffs are in full swing as we come up on the final game of the year, the Super Bowl. From 14 teams down to just two, these games have continued to surprise...

Senior Piper Ligotti shoots contested jumpshot

Piper Ligotti breaks all-time girls basketball records

By Tucker Oien, Sports Editor January 25, 2022
A look into SDA girls basketball team captain Piper Ligotti's latest achievements
The NFL Wild-Card Weekend took place Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Wild-Card Weekend: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor January 20, 2022

This weekend marked the start of the 2022 NFL Playoffs - and what a start it was! With six different games spread across the three day weekend, NFL fans were not disappointed to see twelve of their favorite...

Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was recently caught with a fake vaccination card

The NFL’s vaccination troubles

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor December 19, 2021
Following several high-profile vaccine controversies, the NFL is struggling to keep its players in check
The lockout could threaten the 2022 season

MLB enters lockout

By Trevor Maziek, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Major League Baseball entered its first work stoppage since the 1994-95 Players Strike last Thursday. This comes after the MLBPA (MLB Players Association) and the league failed to agree on a new Collective...

Girls varsity water polo playing Mission Hills. Photo by Melissa Barbano.

Meet the girls water polo team

By Megan Pusl, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

The girls varsity team had a successful season last year in Division III. This performance permitted them to move up to Division II this season. Both varsity and JV hosted their first game against Mission...

Team Captain Duke Grady about to throw the ball

Boys water polo has a historic season

By Tucker Oien, Sports Editor November 30, 2021
The team won the Division III championship for San Diego Section and makes the longest run in SDA history at States
Red and blue team compete in Da-Do-Ron-Ron

SDA Plays LCC in ComedySportz for the first rime in-person since Lockdown

By Mia Racine, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Blue and red lights illuminated the La Costa Canyon high school amphitheater at 7pm the night of October 28th. Students gathered on the field and on hay bale seats while classic pop songs played from giant...

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