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Keegan Sheehan Brings AV Baseball Team Together

Keegan Sheehan Brings AV Baseball Team Together

Tate Chen, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


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The 2014 boys baseball team is a team built on high expectations, as last year, the baseball team won NCS, beating out tough opponents such as Granada and De La Salle on the way. “This year, of course, our goal is to repeat as NCS champs. Winning it all is something every team I think works for and do...

Northwestern football unionizes, Amador students chime in

Northwestern football unionizes, Amador students chime in

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

April 13, 2014


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A frenzy of activity has surrounded Northwestern University’s football team, which won its bid to unionize in late March. The unionization effort was led by quarterback Kain Colter. The stated objectives of the union, along with the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), include medical coverage,...

Underdogs face off in March Madness

Underdogs face off in March Madness

Nick Herbert, Staff Writer

April 13, 2014


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Generating about one billion dollars in revenue for ads, the March Madness basketball tournament is one of the most highly anticipated sports events each year. March Madness, the NCAA college basketball tournament, often defines a college’s sports program. This year, March Madness brought excitement...

Final Play: NBA players shoot for the stars

Final Play: NBA players shoot for the stars

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014


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For 63 years, the NBA All-Star Game has the home of lights-out shooters, insanely athletic dunkers, and star-studded rosters. However, changes in format in the last few years have detracted from the quality of the events. Two years ago, NBA Commissioner David Stern decided to shake things up and changed...

Live Update: Boys Basketball Amador vs. Foothill

February 21, 2014


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Amador  grabs ball and takes first shot. First turnover goes to Amador First 3 pointer goes to Amador 3 pointer for Foothill First foul goes to Foothill Half Time score Amador Valley 22 and Foothill 27

NFL supports first openly gay football player in history

NFL supports first openly gay football player in history

Richard Lee, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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Michael Sam, a defensive lineman at the University of Missouri, has broken grounds by speaking publicly about his sexual orientation. Voted as most valuable player on his team and named the Associated Press defensive player of the year, Sam is undeniably talented and may become the first openly-homosexual...

The Final Play: Super Bowl Recap

The Final Play: Super Bowl Recap

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014


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The 2013-14 NFL season ended with a bang on Sunday, with the Seattle Seahawks mauling the Denver Broncos, 43-8. This victory was tied for the third largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history, and also gave the Seahawks their first Lombardi trophy. Last week, I predicted that the Broncos would...

Athlete of the Week: Scott Rasnick

Athlete of the Week: Scott Rasnick

January 28, 2014


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Scott Rasnick is a strong, consistent force on AV's Varsity Basketball team. His scoring and rebounding has helped lead the Dons to 12-6 this season. Age: 17 Grade: Junior Position: Wing How many years have you played?” “This is my second year playing varsity and I’ve been playing b...

Athlete of the Week: Sofie Santos

Athlete of the Week: Sofie Santos

Linden Moore, Sports Editor

January 28, 2014


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After scoring 2 goals against Foothill last Thursday, Sofie Santos was selected to be this week's Athlete of the Week. The AV Girls Soccer team beat Foothill 5-1. Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Position: Midfielder How many years have you played? “I’ve played varsity for two years and I have ...

Richard Sherman: Villian or Victim?

Richard Sherman: Villian or Victim?

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014


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The days following the NFC Championship Game have been filled with a frenzy of opinions on Richard Sherman’s post-game antics. The majority of the public opinion is that Richard Sherman is a motor-mouthing, conceited player who runs his mouth more than he plays the game, but is that really the case? Richard...

Birds verses Dons: the battle town

Birds verses Dons: the battle town

Erica Goldhawk, Editor in Chief

January 26, 2014


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Foothill verses Amador: the rivalry that never ends. From band competitions and academics, the rivalry between the two schools has been a continuous competition but especially in sports. With over 80 wins against Foothill in the past decade, Amador Valley sports has competed well with the school across...

Positivity and teamwork brings Lujan success

Positivity and teamwork brings Lujan success

Sam Dondero, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014


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Junior Kayli Lujan, a member of the girls’ golf team, explained her and girls golf team’s success this year in EBAL’s. “I wanted to stay positive throughout the season, which helps my confidence level stay up. I also really wanted to shoot in the 70’s in at least one tournament,” said Lujan. T...

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