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The dark financial side behind two weeks of glory

Edi Zhang, Feature Editor October 29, 2021

The most prestigious of all sporting events, the Olympic Games, celebrates athletes from around the world in possibly the most extravagant manner. The two-week event is notorious for causing extreme financial...

CJ Anderson running against the Washington Redskins (now Washington Football Team) in December 2017. Anderson would run for eighty-eight yards and one touchdown in a 27-11 loss.

CJ Anderson takes the helm

Devin Blish and Matthew Fehr October 27, 2021

This former Super Bowl champion is back to the sport he loves after a short hiatus, and this time he is directing traffic, not weaving through it.       Former National Football League (NFL) running...

Tom Brady wearing his signature number 12 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady would end up beating the Washington Football Team 31-23 in this game, and later go on to win his seventh super bowl.

Tom Brady: Hero, Legend, Oldhead?

Devin Blish and Brooklyn Weber October 27, 2021

The G.O.A.T. is way past his expiration date.       Many of you know Tom Brady as the San Mateo kid, the seven time Super Bowl champion, the three time National Football League (NFL) Most Valuable...

On the second day of Monte Vista tryouts, the group of girls are jogging. The girls had already completed multiple games and conditioning.

COVID-19 affects college recruitment

Esther Premazzi February 19, 2021

As the school year presses on, there is greater worry about what sports seasons Monte Vista will be holding this year, which could cause various issues with college recruiting.      College coaches...

The scene of the last NBA Finals, Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors, with fans in attendance in 2019. This would be the last playoff series with fans to date still.

Can the NBA season work?

Devin Blish February 13, 2021

Change has been a common theme throughout our country this past year, and the NBA has not been immune.      Since the postponement of the league due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic on March 11,...

A fan shows his support for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bay Area sports dynasty stolen by Los Angeles

Taylor Lee December 20, 2020

From the San Francisco Giants winning the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014, to the Golden State Warriors (NBA) going to the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals...

Lebron James warms up for a game wearing a T-shirt that says, I cant breathe  ― George Floyds last words. This phrase has become well-known among BLM protestors.

Politics in sports: A roaring debate of hypocrisy and freedom

Devin Blish and Brooklyn Weber December 20, 2020

Regardless of whether or not you agree with the intersection of political discourse and professional sports, professional athletes have made it abundantly clear that they would like to crush a stigma surrounding...

Monte Vista freshman football coach Eric Nystrom wears a mask while making sure the rest of the players are remaining distanced during conditioning.

Covid-19’s impact on Monte Vista sports

Esther Premazzi, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

Regardless of whether you are an athlete or not, it is undeniable that sports are a huge part of the high school experience. However, with COVID-19 changing all aspects of our daily lives, Monte Vista...

The site at a high school football game in Alabama this year. Fans are required to wear masks and socially distance, their won’t be nearly as many fans attending this year at Monte Vista.

A delayed season in a horrific year

Devin Blish, Senior Writer November 4, 2020

Throughout the ongoing crisis of Covid-19, it has been difficult to foresee whether or not a full football season is possible for student-athletes at Monte Vista.      With the first pandemic in...

Seen in this picture is all of the varsity women’s soccer team, including coaches Christopher Lum and Katie Cesio.

Varsity women’s soccer undefeated despite injuries

Shreya Bhasin, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

     Through leadership, bonding, and dedication, the Monte Vista women’s varsity soccer team has remained undefeated this season.      The team suffered many injuries, and lost some key...

A basketball and “Lemmon Strong” shirt sit on one of the coaching chairs. In this way, Monte Vista women’s varsity basketball team honors Coach Lemmon, who died after battling cancer for several months.

Monte Vista community mourns loss of basketball coach

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2020

     “Lemmon Strong.”      That was the slogan for the Monte Vista women’s varsity basketball team and fellow community as they remembered beloved coach Jim Lemmon, who died Thursday,...

Houston Astros players hoist their trophy high in the air following their 2017 World Series Win. Players celebrate as they have just won their first-ever World Series, it would later come out that they cheated their way to becoming champions.

Cheaters sometimes win

Devin Blish and Brooklyn Weber February 27, 2020

       “Cheaters never prosper” is a phrase that has stood the test of time in any competitive activity. However, following their 2017 World Series win, the Houston Astros have completely...

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