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Varsity Football Update

Varsity Football Update

Bella Mayo, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

   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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

    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...

Boys LAX Dominating

Boys LAX Dominating

Cullan Plattel and Zachary Kolia

March 23, 2017

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

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...

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