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To Be or Not to Be: Football Amidst a Pandemic

To Be or Not to Be: Football Amidst a Pandemic

Benjamin Cervantez '21, Sports Editor

August 21, 2020

Ben Cervantez, the author of this article, is a member of the SHC Varsity Football Team.  People were cautiously optimistic. COVID-19 cases across the nation began to slow as summer began. Sacred Heart Cathedral had a fancy new hybrid learning schedule, the MLB and NBA restarted, and high school f...

How SHC Stays Active at Home

Students and faculty share how they are staying active indoors. 
Upper left: Mr. Hren posts his morning stretching and exercise routine. Upper right: Margot Hart ‘22 goes on a hike with her dogs. Lower left: Sydney Scott, ‘22, does Zumba with her sister, incoming freshman Elliot Scott ‘24. Lower right: Ruby Southard, ‘22, follows a Chloe Ting YouTube workout video.

Margot Hart '22

May 6, 2020

As we near the end of our second month of sheltering in place, The Emerald  has asked students and faculty to reflect on their lives in quarantine. We conducted a general poll of the SHC student body, in addition to contacting many teachers, coaches, and student-athletes about how they exercise at ...

SHC vs COVID-19: The Fight for the 2020 Bruce Mahoney

Photo Credit: SHC Athletic Department

Benjamin Cervantez '21 and Ava Brasch '21

April 13, 2020

Ava Brasch ‘21 & Benjamin Cervantez ‘21, Emerald Sports Editors, co-wrote this article.  As many know, over the past few months, an infectious and life-threatening disease known as COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, has rapidly diffused throughout the World. Though COVID-19 primarily targets ...

2019 Fall Sports Review

December 4, 2019

Courtesy of SHC's amazing athletic directors (Mr. Phil Freed and Ms. Jo Ann Momono), here is the 2019 Fall Varsity Sports Review. Boys and Girls Cross Country: In his 22nd season as head coach, Andy Chan’s 65-member boys and girls cross country teams had another great campaign. The pre-se...

Equal Play, Equal Pay

Equal Play, Equal Pay

Ava Brasch '21

October 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.  Currently, a...

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


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...

The Bruce Mahoney: the Oldest Rivalry West of the Mississippi

The Bruce Mahoney: the Oldest Rivalry West of the Mississippi

Lucas Beard, Gwyn Morgan, and Emma Hawk

October 13, 2017

Each year here at SHC students are given the tremendous opportunity to witness a tradition that goes back 125 years. On Saint Patrick's Day in 1893, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory squared off in a rugby match that would produce a rivalry between two high s...

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...

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