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Player Profile: Buster Posey

Player Profile: Buster Posey

Justin Yeung '16, Guest writer

May 23, 2014

Playing in his sixth season as a catcher, Buster Posey has already earned the top awards from: the Major League Baseball (MLB), his home team, the San Francisco Giants, fans, and media all over the country. Since being drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 2008 amateur draft by the Giants, the supersta...

Top 5 San Francisco Giants prospects to watch at Spring Training

Top 5 San Francisco Giants prospects to watch at Spring Training

John La '17, Guest Writer

March 18, 2014

The San Francisco Giants started their MLB Spring Training about two weeks ago. Spring Training statistics barely indicate how players will perform in the regular season, but certain aspects of the of the MLB’s preseason can be helpful in showing just how ready players, especially young prospects wi...

Jamaican Bobsledding: Moving at the Speed of Internets!

Jamaican Bobsledding: Moving at the Speed of Internets!

Dominic Bray '15

March 3, 2014

Before the Winter Olympics, the Jamaican bobsled team had a problem. They were unable to pay their Olympics entry fee, were not going to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and definitely not going to relive that famous movie “Cool Runnings” nor the events that inspired that movie, until the Internet saw...

Candlestick Park: Thanks for the Memories

Fans have cheered on the 49ers at Candlestick Park since 1971

Will Moon '14, Sports Editor

December 20, 2013

          If you haven’t heard by now, the 49ers and their fans are saying farewell to Candlestick Park, the place the team has called home for the last 40 years. With the 2014 season set to take place in the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, San Franciscans and sports fans nationwide l...

Warriors Season Preview

Warriors Season Preview

Awad Faddoul '15, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

One year ago, no one expected anything of the Golden State Warriors, who had only won 23 games and hadn’t made any major splashes in free agency. Last season, however, the Warriors surprised everyone by winning 47 games and making the playoffs for only the second time since 1994.  Not only did they...

Why Giants Fans Should Root for the A’s This Playoff Season

Why Giants Fans Should Root for the A's This Playoff Season

Will Moon '14, Sports Editor

October 9, 2013

       With the San Francisco Giants’ underwhelming season over and sights set on a brighter 2014, baseball is turning up the heat across the Bay Bridge. That’s right, the Oakland Athletics have clinched their second straight American League West title and are in the playoffs once again.   ...

The Benefits of Cross Country Running

The Benefits of Cross Country Running

Unique Cheon '16, Staff Writer

October 6, 2013

       Cross country running provides an incredibly effective and convenient way to stay in shape. There are no new skills to master or equipment to buy; a runner just needs a good pair of shoes. Everyone knows how to run, so it’s only a matter of time and practice to get into perfect form. On top...

Women’s Tennis Preview 2013

Women's Tennis Preview 2013

Conor O'Keefe '14, Staff Writer

September 23, 2013

The Irish girls’ tennis team anticipates a successful upcoming season after enjoying a victorious pre-season. They began their winning run in Fresno, taking home the Division Two championship plaque. The Irish also defeated San Mateo High School this last Wednesday and Lick Wilmerding the previous...

SHC Varsity 2012: A Fall Season in Review

SHC Varsity 2012: A Fall Season in Review

Will Moon '14, Sports Editor

December 7, 2012

As December rolls around and students begin to prepare for their final exams, the Fall athletes of SHC can look back on a great season that was complete with its ups and downs, but an overall success. The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams continued their sterling progress in the Bay Area, as...

Giants Never Say Die

Giants Never Say Die

Will Moon '14, Sports Editor

October 28, 2012

Backtrack to July of this year, just before the All-Star break. The San Francisco Giants were looking fatigued and beaten down, coming off of a 1-5 road trip that ended with and crushing defeat of 13-2 to the Pittsburg Pirates that left both the players and fans deflated and eager to rest up during the...

49ers: On a Mission to Victory

49ers: On a Mission to Victory

William Moon ’14, Sports Editor

September 16, 2012

To put it simply, 2011 was a fantastic year for the San Francisco 49ers. After hiring former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, the team climbed atop the NFC West with their ferocious defense and immensely improved offense. However, after a heartbreaking overtime loss to the New York Giants in the NFC...

What the Warriors Need To Do In Order To Make the Playoffs

Michael Yra Munchua '12, Staff Writer

March 6, 2012

We’re almost halfway through the NBA season, and the Warriors are sitting at 13-17, 3 games back from the 8th seed in the Western Conference.  In such a tight, competitive conference, the Dubs must make a push in the second half of the season in order to get a chance at the playoffs.  Looking do...

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