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Equal Play, Equal Pay

Equal Play, Equal Pay

Ava Brasch '21

July 23, 2019

Since 1963 the Equal Pay Act has required that all genders be paid equally for equal work. So why do nearly all women’s sports teams earn significantly less than their male counterparts? Of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes, only one woman, Serena Williams, makes the cut.    Cu...

2019 World Cup Semi-Final Match: USA vs. England

2019 World Cup Semi-Final Match: USA vs. England

Ava Brasch '21

July 23, 2019

On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019, fans from all across the world gathered in Lyon, France to witness the 2019 World Cup Semi Final game between the USA and England.    As over 53,000 fans filled the stadium, they were shocked to find leading goal scorer, Megan Rapinoe, on the bench, sitting...

SHC Athletes: Playing in College

SHC Athletes: Playing in College

Kaya Richards '22

April 11, 2019

As the school year of 2018-19 starts to come to a finish, many seniors are preparing to leave the SHC community and find their place in the world. 12 seniors, in particular, have shown tremendous dedication to their sport and SHC. Each of them have signed a Letter of Intent to play his/her sport in colleg...

2018-19 Fightin’ Irish Fall Sports Summary

December 3, 2018

Men's Varsity Cross Country WCAL Finish: 4th CCS Finish: 2nd – Div. 3 State Meet Finish: 23rd Total Students: 12 Men's JV Cross Country WCAL Finish: 3rd Total Students: 12 Men's Soph Cross Country WCAL Finish: 3rd - tie Total Students: 10 Men's Frosh Cross Country WCAL Finish: 5th Total Students: 9...

2018 Fall Sport Varsity Review

December 3, 2018

Boys and Girls Cross Country In Coach Andy Chan’s 21 st season, the 2018 season was a huge success. At the many invitationals in which the Irish competed, at least 70% finished in the top 50% in every race. There were 1 st place team finishes for the Frosh girls at Crystal Springs and Mt. SAC and...

The Bruce Mahoney!

The Bruce Mahoney!

Eric Coestad '21

October 2, 2018

At the beginning of each school year, a sense of optimism over yet another year of the Bruce-Mahoney football game floods the SHC campus. The Bruce-Mahoney series consists of three games, starting with football, that determine who (SHC or St. Ignatius) takes home the Bruce-Mahoney trophy at the end of the school...

Running at the Largest Meet in the World

Running at the Largest Meet in the World

Lawrence Wu, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017

The Sacred Heart Cathedral cross country teams recently went down to Oaxaca in Southern California to run at the 37th Annual Skechers Woodbridge Classic, the largest meet in the world in 2017. It is located in the large Silver Lakes Sports Complex, a collection of 24 full-size soccer fields and 4...

The Path to Greatness

The Path to Greatness

Jacob Gamez-Mendoza ‘18, Patrick Pan ‘18, and Evan Lau ‘18

May 25, 2017

You probably have heard of Olympic legends such as Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt. For most athletes, qualifying for the Olympics and winning a gold medal is the ultimate dream. But the road to achieving that dream is not a smooth one. The path to success requires time, dedication, and great sacrifice....

Tom Brady, A Force to be Reckoned With

Tom Brady, A Force to be Reckoned With

Nico Beard '17, Sports Editor

March 2, 2017

Tom Brady, a Bay Area native, has done it all. Brady grew up in San Mateo, California and attended Serra High School, where he idolized Joe Montana through his glory years and was determined to accomplish the same. He attended the University of Michigan and was ranked a top quarterback prospect. How...

Is CJ McCollum better than Damian Lillard?

Is CJ McCollum better than Damian Lillard?

Nico Beard '17, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017

CJ McCollum, point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, has been overlooked because of Damian Lillard throughout his entire career. Lillard has been a top point guard in the league for many years but more importantly received the recognition he deserved from the beginning of his NBA tenure. McCollum, on...

The Breathtaking Bruins

The Breathtaking Bruins

Alexander Dippery '20, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016

On November 11th, the 2016-17 college basketball season tipped off with many teams beginning to emerge as the powerhouses of college basketball. After 4 weeks of fierce competition, the top 5 teams were Kentucky, Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas, and Duke, respectively, all of which are teams often fo...

NBA 2016-2017 Predictions

NBA 2016-2017 Predictions

Martin Chavarria '18, Guest Writer

December 7, 2016

The first month of the 2016-2017 NBA season has come to an end, and there have been plenty of surprises and disappointments. While there are a fair share of surprises and disappointments in the season thus far, there have been plenty of expected results. The Golden State Warriors have lived up to their...

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