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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, Politics Editor

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...

Wrestling Outshines the Competition at EBALs

Wrestling Outshines the Competition at EBALs

Cullan Plattel, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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  Amador Valley’s wrestling team is having one of its best seasons yet. Over the past few years the team has grown with some exceptional forces to be reckon with. Steadily putting in work, they are coming out with superior results.    Alex Crepeau highlighted this past weekend’s individual...

Amador Sports Update 2/6-2/17

Amador Sports Update 2/6-2/17

Zachary Kolia, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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It was a rough two weeks for the Dons finishing with a 3-1-10 record.There were a lot of close games but we unfortunately didn’t come out on top. Boys Basketball had an off week going 0-3 against De La Salle, Dublin and Foothill. Your Dons put up a huge fight against the top seeded Spartans but fell...

NBA All-Star Game: Why it Puts Fans to Sleep

NBA All-Star Game: Why it Puts Fans to Sleep

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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    In theory, the NBA All-Star Game should be one of the most exciting games of the season. For one night, all the best players from the East unite to compete against all the best players from the West to determine which conference is stronger. However, year after year, the All-Star Game always seems ...

Amador Sports Update: 1/23-1/27

Amador Sports Update: 1/23-1/27

Zach Kolia, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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    It was an average week for the Dons. Boys Basketball couldn’t come out with a win this week due to injuries and sickness in the starting lineup, Boys Soccer finished 1-1-1 this week with a draw against Foothill, Girls Basketball finished 1-1 with a big win against Dougherty, and Girls Soccer fin...

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