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 Kush Arora (23) prepares for a swing on the course.

Kush Arora (’23) commits to Stanford for golf

Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer September 2, 2021

Kush Arora (‘23) might only be a junior, but his long hours dedicated to the golf course have landed him a scholarship to Stanford University.  “When I got the call from the coach, I felt excited....

Matthew Foley, Riley Borges, and Jonny Shepard pictured here during one of their tournament games.

AV students Matthew Foley (’24) , Jonny Shepard (’24), and Riley Borges (’24) win Babe Ruth World Series

Matthew Carter, AVT EIC August 31, 2021

Earlier this month, on August 18th, Amador students Matthew Foley, Jonny Shepard, and Riley Borges took home the victory at the 2021 Babe Ruth World Series. “It meant everything to take home this victory....

With college athletes now able to get payed for their sport the competition and opportunities of college athletics have increased.

College athletes can now get paid for their sports

Thomas Kim, AVT Editor August 30, 2021

A temporary policy from the NCAA went into effect on July 1, 2021, giving the opportunity for NCAA college athletes to get paid for their name, image and likeness.  “With all the time and dedication...

Many students do take initiative on their own to wear a mask outside.

How the AV Marching Band has adapted to COVID

Kevin Zhu, Senior staff writer August 25, 2021

As marching band soldiers on through the COVID-19 pandemic, is their mask policy truly effective at preventing its spread? The assistant director provided an explanation for a layman in music making...

 The Oakland A’s faced off against the San Francisco Giants in the Battle of the Bay series at a packed Oakland Coliseum.

Professional sports going back to 100% capacity

Thomas Kim, AVT Editor August 25, 2021

After a long year of watching sports at home, many professional sports are back at full capacity.   “I like the decision of getting more fans back into stadiums because the experience of going to...

Fans are now officially required to show proof of vaccination at the Raiders stadium in Las Vegas.

Raiders fans now required to be vaccinated at home games

Mandy Wong, AVT Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2021

Last Monday, the Las Vegas Raiders announced that all eligible fans must be vaccinated to attend home games at Allegiant Stadium. Fans must display proof of full or partial vaccination on the CLEAR mobile...

Nandrolone is a performance-enhancing steroid that builds muscle and strength in its users. Its also highly illegal in professional sports.

A’s player Ramon Laureano suspended for use of steroids

Zaynah Shah, Page Editor August 24, 2021

On August 6, A’s center fielder, Ramon Laureano received positive results for the performance enhancing substance, nandrolone. He was immediately suspended for 80 games, hurting the Athletics playoff...

The Ballistic United Futsal Club lifts the trophy at the tournament after going unbeaten in a dominant display.

Amador students David Peregrina, Luke Bell, and Keagan Monnier win World Futsal Championship

Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT EIC August 23, 2021

Luke Bell, David Peregrina, and Keagan Monnier won the World Futsal Championship for their age group in Orlando during the summer, representing Ballistic United Futsal Club.  What is futsal? Futsal...

“Being in a new environment with other athletes who share my passion sounds amazing,” said Luke Scanlon (‘21).

Senior athletes who are signed on to play college sports

Matthew Carter, AVT EIC May 26, 2021

  With the end of every school year comes the loss of our beloved seniors. Many of those seniors will be going off to college, and a special few senior athletes will be attending colleges to play sports....

Montana Parkinson-Lubold (21) played number one singles for AV, facing the leagues most difficult competitors.

Amador wins big at EBAL championship

Sonali Carumbaya and Matthew Kim, EIC/Editor May 26, 2021

On Friday, April 30, the East Bay Area’s top high school tennis players competed in this year’s EBAL tournament. There are usually separate girls and boys championships, each hosted at a country...

 Finding a balance with schoolwork and sports can be tricky but possible!

Sports and school: finding a balance

Arissa Leomiti, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

The school year is a busy year for students and especially for student athletes. Balancing out schoolwork with practices and games can be quite stressful. I’ve asked a couple students their opinions...

Especially in todays confusing world, many student athletes are having to balance school sports and club sports.

School sports and club sports: finding a balance

Kennedy Mayo, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year has been the most difficult year for students by far. The pandemic has really changed the way we live and inside and outside of school. One big challenge this year has been student...

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