The Emerald

Two Schools, One Rivalry, One Message

Chloe Novillos '18 and Danielle Rodriguez '17

October 21, 2015

The Bruce-Mahoney is the oldest Catholic school rivalry west of the Mississippi. The men’s varsity sports teams of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, compete in three games - football, basketball, and baseball respectively. Teams give their all in pursuance of ...

Adrian Peterson: Back From The “Dead”

Leonardo Straccia '17, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

It’s been a whole year since Adrian Peterson, starting running back for the Minnesota Vikings, has stepped onto the football field.  Peterson was suspended indefinitely from the NFL last year after physically disciplining his four-year-old son.  This was devastating news to Peterson, the NFL’s m...

Top Contenders For This Year’s Super Bowl 50

Nicholas Beard '17, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

As the NFL season kicksoff this year, there are two especially enticing teams as analysts contemplate who will win Super Bowl L: the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers. As two of the most idolized and successful quarterbacks in the league, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers both have a legiti...

Carlos Hyde Starts and Strikes Gold

Lucas Beard '18, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015

The  San Francisco 49ers have been stumped this offseason with a number of big losses on the roster. After 10 record breaking years for the Niners, running back Frank Gore left in free agency, signing a contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Hyde exceeded expectations, amounting 182 total yards and two touchd...

Jarryd Hayne: The Transition

Max Chan '16, Sports Editor

September 19, 2015

In America, there is football. On the other side of the world, in Australia, there is rugby. Straddling the two continents is Jarryd Hayne. Making his way onto the San Francisco 49ers’ 53-man roster, Hayne made history as the first rugby player to play on an NFL team.   Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League(Aust...

San Francisco Giants: World Series 2014

San Francisco Giants: World Series 2014

John La '16, Sports Editor

October 30, 2014

The San Francisco Giants have left a great legacy in baseball history, winning three World Series within a five year period. They defeated the Kansas City Royals  3-2 at Kauffman stadium, becoming the first team in 35 years to win a Game 7 on the road. They have joined the Boston Red Sox as the only...

Latinos in Baseball: A Golden Age

Celida Moran '16, A & L Editor

October 30, 2014

Baseball has always been a major part of American culture as evident in its nickname, “The American Pastime,” and throughout its evolution, a number of players in the Major Leagues identify both as American and Latino. Today, the number of Latino players in the Major Leagues dominates that of any...

Irish Tour 2014

Nick Downes '16, Guest Writer

May 31, 2014

Football, basketball, and baseball are just a few of the numerous sports played here at SHC. But there is one sport that hides behind the scenes, and  that is the ruthless and intense game of rugby.  Even in the broad sports world,  rugby does not easily attract the average fanatic and may appear...

Junk Food and Athletes

Sidney McKenzie '16, Guest Writer

May 29, 2014

As a dancer, I am always hungry at any given time. Obviously, Sacred Heart Cathedral is the home to many athletes, many of which I’m sure share my constant need and desire for food. However, many of us (including myself) don’t always eat the right things for our bodies. Whether you’re a soccer...

History of Title IX in Athletics

Marika Dy '16

May 28, 2014

In 1972, one of the greatest advancement in women’s rights was executed: Title IX. This law states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving...

A Hometown Hopeful

Maxwell Bramlett '16

May 28, 2014

Booming drums and roaring voices echo around stadiums packed with diehard supporters.  World-famous superstars show off their skill and brilliance while underdogs fight tooth and nail to stay alive for one more match.  Entire nations and billions of people watch every slick pass, every heart-breaking...

Gaelic Football Anyone?

Molly Orford ‘16

May 27, 2014

Gaelic football has been a part of Irish culture for hundreds of years, but was officially instated as a national sport in 1884. The GAA (Gaelic Athletics Association) is a huge organization stretching from Ireland, to Northern Ireland, to England, to North America, to Australia. In Ireland, the 32 counti...

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