Tenth In the State: Girl’s Lacrosse

Tenth In the State: Girl’s Lacrosse

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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With only two games left in the regular season, the Amador Valley girls’ lacrosse team finds themselves ranked top ten in the state. The girls’ team, with a 15-3 record, are ranked tenth in the state and sixty-fifth in the nation.    Although the girls’ lacrosse team has had many successf...

Profile of Tennis Star: Eswar Ramineni

Profile of Tennis Star: Eswar Ramineni

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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Q: How long have you been playing tennis? A: “I have been playing tennis since I was five years old. I began competing seriously in tournaments at age eight.” Q: How was your season individually?     A: “I had a pretty good season overall and finished with an even 9-9 record. I played...

Profile of Badminton Captain: Jerry Ju

Profile of Badminton Captain: Jerry Ju

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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Q: Why did you decide to play badminton? A: “I was a double athlete [when I was younger]; I played a lot of soccer too. My dad had a friend who was a coach, so I just joined his club. Since then, I have played for seven years and on the national level.” Q: What do you like about the badminton team? A:...

Splitting the Seasons: Why boys and girls sports seasons are split

Natalie McMacken, Op-ed Editor
March 31, 2017
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We at Amador are proud to have nothing short of an abundance of sports to choose from on campus. However, three sports (tennis, volleyball and golf) have split seasons for the girl and guy teams.    “The CIF [California Interscholastic Federation] separates the boys and girls season in those sports. Proba...

What is a Sport?

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
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What do skydiving, chess, NASCAR, bowling, and dart throwing have in common? They, along with many other activities, are self-proclaimed “sports”. These activities are greatly debated by many, since some people consider them to be sports, while others acknowledge them only as pastimes for recreation...

Changes in Baseball

Changes in Baseball

Claire Helmer, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
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    Over the past few years, Major League Baseball has instituted some new changes in an attempt to make the average game shorter to attract more fans. The newest changes are the introduction of the international tiebreaker rule in the Minor Leagues and the alteration of the intentional walk in the ...

Successful Start to the Prosperous Softball Season

Successful Start to the Prosperous Softball Season

Zachary Kolia, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
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    Amador Valley Softball is off to an incredible 7-1 start to the 2017 season. The team is ranked 12th in the state and 37th in the nation under coach, Teresa Borchard.    The team’s wins have come against Northgate(16-0), Concord(7-0), Rancho Cotate(7-2), Castro Valley(4-0), Archbishop Mitty...

Raider Nation Devastated

Raider Nation Devastated

Zachary Kolia and Mark Liu
March 30, 2017
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March 27th 2017 will be a day that will never be forgotten in Raider history. Owner, Mark Davis officially made the decision for the Oakland Raiders to become the Las Vegas Raiders after NFL owners approved the relocation. The Raiders received 31 of 32 votes to approve the move. Only 24 votes were ne...

How Kaepernick’s “baggage” will affect his free agency

How Kaepernick’s “baggage” will affect his free agency

Mark Liu, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
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    After six years with the San Francisco 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick is opting out of his contract to become a free agent for the first time in his career.     Recent events have cast the signal-caller in a highly controversial light. Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anth...

Boys LAX Dominating

Boys LAX Dominating

Cullan Plattel and Zachary Kolia
March 23, 2017
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Amador Valley’s Varsity Lacrosse team has started off the season 7-2 this year. The team’s biggest wins were De La Salle and Oak Ridge. The big 13-12 win against De La Salle was the Dons first win since 2010 against the Spartans and only the second win against them in school history.  Faceoff...

It’s Madness Baby

It’s Madness Baby

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
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The Holy Grail of all college sporting events has finally arrived, March Madness! It’s that time of the season where sixty-eight of the best college basketball teams compete to play in the National Championship Game.    Four teams earned spots to represent California in March Madness. Those tea...

Amador Sports Update 2/27-3/4

Zachary Kolia, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
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Amador Valley Baseball has kicked off the 2017 season with a 2-1 record playing against San Leandro, College Park, and Pittsburgh. The varsity team hosted San Leandro for the team’s home opener and won the game 7-2 scoring 6 runs unanswered. Amador started off hot against College Park with a quick...

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