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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?

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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

via Sports Illustrated

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...

Getting to Know Andy Chan, Running Coach Extraordinaire

Getting to Know Andy Chan, Running Coach Extraordinaire

Lizze Han '18 and Lucas Beard '18

November 20, 2016

Cross Country isn’t always known for being a popular sport here at SHC, but in his 19th year coaching at our school coach Andy Chan takes great pride in the team and has begun to make a name for himself in the process. During his coaching years at SHC, Andy has seen success take many different for...

Catching Up with Shannon Rowbury

via Andy Chan

Lawrence Wu '19, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

Shannon Rowbury ‘02, a three Olympian and the American record holder in the 1500 m, was recently nominated by to receive a special commendation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The board declared October the eighteenth “Shannon Rowbury Day.” I recently had the great pleasure to speak...

Fighting for This Year’s Bruce-Mahoney: Football

Fighting for This Year's Bruce-Mahoney: Football

Alexander Dippery '20, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

On October 28th, our football team faced off against the Wildcats of Saint Ignatius in the first game of the 70th annual Bruce Mahoney, a best-of-3 series in honor of two men, Bill Bruce and Jerry Mahoney. Throughout the year, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saint Ignatius face off in 3 different sports: footba...

A Star in Strain

First draft pick Ben Simmons

Jolie Radunich '18, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016

This past Friday, September 30, it was announced that first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, Ben Simmons, had fractured the fifth metatarsal in one of his feet.   Simmons was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the son of David Simmons, a former 13 year Australian pro-baller.  Ben grew up down under, but ...

Keeping Up with the Final Five

The Final Five after winning team gold in Rio (www.nbcolympics.com)

Jolie Radunich '18, Copy Editor

September 30, 2016

It's been approximately one month since the final day of competition for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team.  Known as the “Final Five,” Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, and Madison Kocian took home the team gold medal. Fame is fleeting, but these five ladies are defin...

Racing Flats: Yay or Nay?

Racing Flats: Yay or Nay?

Lawrence Wu '19, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016

There is no doubt you have seen trees losing their leaves and colder weather arrive. Along with it, you may have noticed an increase of the amount of high school runners on the roads. As fall arrives, so does the beginning of cross country. Cross country is a running sport in which contestants run on ope...

Kaepernick’s Anthem

Kaepernick's Anthem

Nico Beard '17 and Leo Straccia '17

September 18, 2016

Most people in the US would find it very customary to stand for the National Anthem. On August 26th however, SF 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to challenge this notion and kneel for the anthem in an attempt to peacefully protest against police brutality against African Americans and other min...

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Stephen Chen '17, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

It was April 29, 1996. Seemed like a normal day for many people, but not for this one 17 year old who went to Lower Merion High School in Philly. On this day, a 6’6 senior decided that he would skip college to enter the draft for the NBA. A task that seems absurd to many was taken on by a brave te...

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