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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

Catching Up with Shannon Rowbury

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

A Star in Strain

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

Keeping Up with the Final Five

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...

Spring Brings Pitchers and Catchers

Spring Brings Pitchers and Catchers

Max Chan '16, Sports Editor and Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

While the Major League Baseball regular season will not commence until April, pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale, Arizona for their first workouts of spring training. Among these was the new and improved San Francisco Giants’ pitching rotation which now includes marquee free agent signees John...

Heartbreaker on the Hilltop

Max Chan '16, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016

    With the Irish trailing 61-60, a crowd of 5,000 counting down “Five, four, three, . . .” and the St. Ignatius Wildcats hustling back on defense, senior forward Jamar Williams-Sheppard grabbed the ricochet off of a Wildcat miss and handed the ball to junior forward Alfred Hollins. Hol...

Broncos’ Success: Defense Wins Championships

Lucas Beard '18, Staff Writer

October 27, 2015

  One of the five remaining undefeated teams in the NFL, the Denver Broncos have established themselves among those teams with a very peculiar winning formula. Though the Broncos’ boast the second-ranked defense in the league, their offense is the utter opposite, ranking 29th. Three of the five...

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