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Zaza Pachouli Controversy in NBA All-Star Voting

Zaza Pachouli Controversy in NBA All-Star Voting

Zach Kolia, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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    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...

Super Bowl 51 Preview and Predictions

Super Bowl 51 Preview and Predictions

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

January 31, 2017


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    The Super Bowl. It is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work for the NFL’s two best teams. But the Super Bowl is more than football, it’s tradition.     As America’s most watched program in history, with over 115 million people tuning in last year, and the second largest da...

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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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...

Marching Band Makes History Again

Marching Band Makes History Again

Cathrine Lilja, Photo Editor

December 19, 2016


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    The Amador Valley High School Marching Band is used to breaking records with their scores and their participation. In this years Championship competition they made history when they placed for the first time in Amador History, coming in third with a score of 91 flat, only a tenth of a point out of...

Differences in Cheer

Differences in Cheer

Fiona McHugh, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


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    Many students know the typical high school cheerleader, but not many know what else there is to cheerleading. Cheerleading is not just pom poms and spirit anymore, and all the different types can get a little confusing.    The most well known type of high school cheerleading is sideline...

Tragedy Strikes the Chapecoense Football Team

Tragedy Strikes the Chapecoense Football Team

December 6, 2016


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    Last Monday, November twenty-eighth, LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crashed in Colombia. The plane carried a total of seventy-seven people, including the Chapecoense Football Team.    “When my mom told me [about the plane crash] I was shocked” said JV soccer player Sebastian Gil (‘19). ...

Hockey Club

Hockey Club

Matt Sioson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


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    The Hockey Club has been around for about 3 years now, and many wonder why it is a club, and not an official Amador sport.     “While the team considers ourselves the Amador Dons and we have all the same rights as official Amador sports, Amador itself is not responsible for our team in any ma...

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