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Double Amputee Changes Football Forever

Leonardo Straccia '17, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

As a child, it was a dream for Joe Martel III to play recreational football. The only problem was that he had no legs. Joe has a rare condition known as Tibia Imobilia in which he was born with no shin bones. Before he was two years old, knowing that he would never be able to walk with his legs,...

The Magic of Stephen Curry

Max Chan '16, Sports Editor

December 18, 2015

Just three years ago, Golden State Warrior fans wondered if their 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft did not possess the potential the team saw in him. Stephen Curry, the young phenom who had led an underdog Davidson College basketball team to prominence in the 2008 NCAA Tournament and 2009 NIT To...

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...

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...

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