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Fantasy Football Update: Week 5

Fantasy Football Update: Week 5

Zachary Kolia, Sports Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Columns

    Throughout the first four weeks of the NFL season, people have been stressed out and excited due to their fantasy football team’s performances.    In week four there were many star players that received significant injuries. Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr suffered a fracture in his lo...

Girls Volleyball Update

Girls Volleyball Update

Emma Hodges, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

   Amador varsity volleyball has started the season off very well and has brought home nine outstanding wins and two losses.    “I think that starting the season off so well was definitely a big boost to our confidence as a team and it really proved to us what we can and can’t do” sai...

Pigskin Recap

Pigskin Recap

Jared Caldwell, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

     The school year may have started just about a month ago but one of Amador’s most anticipated and biggest social events of the year will leave a lasting impact on many.    Friday September 15th was Amador’s annual Pigskin Classic, which is an opportunity to watch Amador’s fi...

Varsity Football Update

Varsity Football Update

Bella Mayo, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

   The Amador Valley Varsity Football team is 4-2 overall this season (3-1 in league) and still has the rest of the season to look forward to. The boys team is ranked 2th in all of EBAL and 8th in all of North Coast Section Division 1. Their last win came last Friday against Monte Vista, reigning E...

The Price of Perfection

The Price of Perfection

Thomas Hsu, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

    Today, many student athletes feel pressured by their coaches to become the best, so they can win scholarships and feature it on their college apps. Except sometimes that same pressure can be harmful and backward.     Recently a controversial video was released to major news stations, including t...

Mayweather vs. Mcgregor: Amador Students Weigh In

Mayweather vs. Mcgregor: Amador Students Weigh In

Jerry Garcia and Zach Kolia

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Saturday August 26, the two best fighters in the world faced off at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what was dubbed as the “Money Fight” and “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History”. Forty year old world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather made the decision to put his legacy on the line and c...

Tenth In the State: Girl’s Lacrosse

Tenth In the State: Girl’s Lacrosse

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

    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 ...

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