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Devyn Caples (24) qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials 2024 for swimming.

Devyn Caples (’24) makes Olympic Trials

Gigi Zhang, Amadon Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2024

Devyn Caples (‘24) is a D1 student-athlete who recently qualified for the Olympic trials in the 400 IM event. Currently, he is a member of the Crow Canyon Sharks and plans to train with the team for...

The old Warriors jersey embodies the We Believe era with its iconic design and the legacy of resilience and triumph it symbolizes.

Golden State Warriors continue to struggle: What are students’ reactions?

Amogh Belgal, AVT Arts & Entertainment Editor March 27, 2024

The Golden State Warriors have been a fan favorite team for basketball lovers near the Bay Area. From Wilt Chamberlain’s dominant run in the 60s, to the gritty We Believe Warriors of the 2000s, to the...

From practices to game days, the players often come together and celebrate through the traditions of the team.

Legacies through the years: Girls Varsity Softball follows practice and game day traditions

Julia Morais, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

The girls softball team at Amador Valley High School have had traditions to prepare for the games. Senior softball players pass down pre game traditions to the younger athletes. The mascots of the team...

A multitude of aspiring female athletes are poised to transition from high school sports to the collegiate stage.

Working wonders: How have women revolutionized sports for future generations?

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-In-Chief March 26, 2024

In high school gymnasiums nationwide, a quiet revolution is underway. From the rhythmic dribble of basketballs to the thundering kick of soccer balls, young women are rewriting the narrative of athletic...

From early school to late practices, students, no matter the sport, sacrifice their time to make their schedules work.

Athlete or student: How do students balance the work and sports at school?

Ojal Pujji, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Finding the balance between academic and sports commitments is a significant challenge for students, where they are tested to meet the expectations of both academic and athletic worlds. “I find it...

During the camp, Amador Valley faced off against many national teams and placed top ten in the competiton.

Varsity Color Guard performs at WGI SoCal camp

Ashlynn Suh, Senior Staff Writer March 21, 2024

On February 16th and 17th, Amador Valley’s Varsity Winter Guard brought home the champion title from the WGI West Power Regional in Palm Desert.  During the preliminary round, Amador Valley placed...

Even in our school, students dedicate their lunch to celebrate March Madness by playing basketball.

March Madness: Where does the craze come from?

Jerry Liu, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2024

As March 19 – the day when NCAA’s March Madness tournament begins – approaches, a feverish frenzy grips the nation, captivating sports enthusiasts and casual fans alike. Basketball courts are soon...

Track and field athletes take warmup laps during a cloudy spring day.

Track vs. tempest: How do athletes prepare for the weather changes?

Lauren Tran, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2024

With springtime in full swing, rainy days seem to be the new norm. However, this doesn't deter Amador’s track and field athletes from persevering through their practices despite the inclement weather. “For...

Game to game, the lacrosse team has put on a great performance since the start of the season.

Behind the scenes: AV Lacrosse thrives under the radar

Matteo Gable, AVtv Broadcast Editor March 15, 2024

At Amador Valley High School, amidst a bustling array of sports, lacrosse often glides under the radar, its vibrant season stretching from February 19th to May 30th. Yet, amidst the flurry of activity,...

Power-up your pantry: Are you ready to conquer Costcos ultimate high-protein groceries?

Power-up your pantry: Are you ready to conquer Costco’s ultimate high-protein groceries?

Jerry Liu, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

High-protein diets are gaining popularity on social media, with meal prep and shopping haul videos amassing millions of views. Protein is especially important for people aiming to increase muscle...

Friends and family sat around the TV to watch the Niners go at it for the Lombardi Trophy.

Bay Area reacts to the ultimate showdown between Niners and Chiefs

J.T Williams, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

In the wake of Super Bowl LVIII, emotions ran high as fans reflected on the thrilling showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. With millions of viewers glued to their screens,...

Athletes needs all types of equipment, from shoes to their uniforms, that all help them perform in their sports.

Sporting splurge: Why do AV athletes’ invest hundreds in sports equipment?

Amogh Belgal, Senior Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Different sports require varying spending budgets for equipment. Typically, certain equipment is deemed essential, while others are considered advantageous. "A lot of baseball players utilize items...

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