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Sports are now allowed to practice in groups of 12 outside

After 6 vacant months, Amador's courts, fields, and pools will be in use once again.

Kendall Witters, Editor

September 23, 2020

Amador Valley sports have now been given the green light to start preparing for their upcoming seasons. While coaches and athletes alike have been waiting to return, safety protocols must be followed and so sports may look different. “Sports are allowed to run volunteer camps, not practices, fol...

NCS announces sports pushback

The CIF released their adjusted sports calendar on July 20.

Sonali Carumbaya and Zachary Nicholas

August 1, 2020

On July 20th, the CIF North Coast Section (NCS) announced that upcoming school sports seasons have been pushed back. The earliest we can expect our fall sports to start is this coming December. The new sports schedule was based around this year’s hybrid system. COVID cases are still rising, so t...

Amador spring sports halted due to coronavirus

Amador spring sports halted due to coronavirus

Mark Lester, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has halted almost all normal activity in Pleasanton. For Amador’s athletes, this has been felt perhaps most heavily with the cancellation of Amador Valley spring sports. Some of Amador’s spring sports include baseball, softball, track and field, swimming, boys tenni...

Is this the end of the Warrior’s legacy?

Gianna Ghio, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

For the last five consecutive years the Warriors have been the team to beat, the villains of the NBA. The Dubs made the finals five straight years and won three of those times, including back to back championships in 2017 and 2018.     However, this season the Warriors are a completely different...

Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s celebration of life

Leon Chen, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

“A Celebration of Life” remembering the lives of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant was hosted in Staples Center, Los Angeles on February 24th. Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant among many other individuals such as Michael Jordan, Shaq, and Jimmy Kimmel gave tearful, inspiring, and uplifting speeches about...

Amador Valley’s Baseball Hit-a-Thon Fundraiser

Daniel McInnis, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

The Amador Valley “Hit-a-thon is an annual fund-raising event that takes place at the Amador Varsity baseball field in the preseason. Players were drawn from Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman squads and evenly distributed into six competitive teams that delighted onlookers with feats of power i...

Mass Hysteria at Varsity Boys Soccer Game

Zachary Nicholas, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

In a game between Granada High School and Amador Valley on Tuesday, February 11, a fight broke out between the two varsity soccer teams. Harsh words were spoken, punches were thrown, and Bruce Lee kicks were attempted.  The game was dirty and both sides were going at each other throughout the match...

2019-2020 Winter Sports Recap

Mathew Carter, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

This winter our sports teams shined in more ways than one whether they were shooting hoops, kicking goals, or getting their opponents in a headlock. The teams had an overall great season. While not everyone was able to win all of their games, all athletes could agree they had a great time. “I thin...

Girls in wrestling at Amador Valley High School

Gianna Ghio, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Girls participating in their high school wrestling team have recently risen in popularity with the numbers rising from 804 in 1994 to 16,562 in 2018. Amador has also seen a lot of growth in our girl's wrestling team as there were only 2 girls on the team during 2016-2017. Now, that number has almost qua...

Amador Ice Hockey Club Success

Senyi Yang, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Even though AVHS hockey isn’t officially considered a school sport, the club has had no less than stellar performance in the last few years. Previously, the team breezed through the regular season and cemented their place in the EBAL Championships.  In 2017, the team won the EBAL championships...

Kannon Dote gets public support from Jimmy Garoppolo

Kannon Dote gets public support from Jimmy Garoppolo

Brett Severance, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

During the first week of school, Kannon Dote, Amador football team’s starting quarterback, received a supporting video from Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy Garoppolo, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49’ers and arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, sent Kannon a near 20 second ...

Chinyere Okore breaks records

Swetha Sirupa, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Chinyere Okore is something of a legend here at Amador. She can be seen training everyday after school for hours and racing in meets on Saturdays. Now, she’s leaving her mantle here at Amador for the University of Oregon, where she’ll continue her track career. “Oregon has been my dream school ...

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