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Amador Sports Update 2/27-3/4

Zachary Kolia, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

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

  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

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

    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

    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...

Zaza Pachouli Controversy in NBA All-Star Voting

Zaza Pachouli Controversy in NBA All-Star Voting

Zach Kolia, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

    Every year the National Basketball Association (NBA), hosts an All-Star Weekend. The weekend’s main event is The NBA All Star Game. Each team consists of 12 players and are split up by the conferences of the NBA, The Eastern Conference and The Western Conference. This year will be the 66th annu...

The End of a Golden Era: Bolt Stripped of One Gold Medal

The End of a Golden Era: Bolt Stripped of One Gold Medal

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

    Last week, Bolt and the 2008 4x100m relay team had their gold medals from the Beijing Olympics revoked. The team was disqualified from the 4x100m race because Bolt’s teammate, Nesta Carter, was tested positive for using banned substances.      “I was definitely surprised that [Bolt] got [his medal]...

Comp Cheer Wins Big at USA Regionals in SoCal

Comp Cheer Wins Big at USA Regionals in SoCal

Cullan Plattel, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

    Amador Valley’s Competition team earned a top finish in last weekends USA Regional Event in Yorba Linda, CA. Amador’s girls were among the only cheer team from northern California.    The Dons Varsity stunt teamed earned a first place finish in the main event of their division. The v...

Another Tragic Day for Baseball

Another Tragic Day for Baseball

Bliss Bergmark, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

    Four months  after the heartbreaking loss of José Fernández in September, another tragedy has struck the MLB. This past Sunday, January the 22nd, not one, but two, professional baseball players passed away. The deaths were separate, however, both died in the Dominican Republic due to car cra...

Amador Sports Update: 1/16-1/20

Amador Sports Update: 1/16-1/20

Zach Kolia, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

    It was a very successful week for Amador Valley sports teams. In total your Amador Dons finished with a 6-1-1 record for the week.    Boys basketball finished 2-0 for the week after facing cross town rivals, Foothill and Monte Vista. The final score of the foothill game was 63-55 after ...

Walk-ons Shine Through in College Football

Walk-ons Shine Through in College Football

Cullan Plattel, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017

    The Clemson Tigers have finally dethroned the defending champs and have become the first team to beat Alabama’s famous dynasty in a national title game. They took down the Crimson Tide 35-31 on Monday January 9th in the College Football Playoff Championship game.     A 35-year title droug...

Students Opinions on the Heisman Race

Students Opinions on the Heisman Race

Zachary Kolia, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

    The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football whose performance best demonstrates excellence with integrity. Last weekend, the trophy was awarded to Louisville’s sophomore quarterback, Lamar Jackson.    “There was nobody better than Jackson th...

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