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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


AJ Johnson walks up to the line of scrimmage to get set for the play.

AJ Johnson (‘23) stands out on Varsity Football and Wrestling teams

Dante Solari, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

AJ Johnson (‘23) is a multi-sport athlete in football and wrestling at Amador Valley. He continues to stand out in both of his sports as his final athletic season with wrestling comes near to the end. “My...

Efforts in summer training paid off when playing and winning against rivals. (Photo provided by Aarav Kapadia.)

Amador Valley Football releases full spring/summer schedule

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

The Amador Valley football team has released their schedule for the spring and summer, including games, practices, and team events. With Spring Ball weeks from May 15 to 26 and Summer Ball throughout the...

Although every sport played and observed worldwide exhibits distinct customs and traditions, they are united by the enthusiasm and exuberance of the people who revel in their celebration.

Super Bowl LVII: How is it similar to other global sporting events?

Amogh Belgal, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Every year, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. This year was no different. On Sunday, Super Bowl LVII played out between the Chiefs and Eagles and racked up an astonishing...

James Rothstein played Tight End and Defensive End for the Amador Valley Dons and looks to put forth his best effort in bringing success to West Point.

Footballer James Rothstein (’23) commits to Army

Joseph Chiu, AVT Sports Editor January 26, 2023

Amador Valley’s standout Tight End James Rothstein has committed to play football for the Army Black Knights and serve in the United States Military Academy. Rothstein visited West Point over the summer...

Amador Valley students Mason Lyions (‘24) and Drew Souza (‘24) attend the 49ers game to watch their team’s new quarterback.

Fans at Amador reflect on Brock Purdy’s performances, share expectations for remainder of season

Dante Solari, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy has been named starter for the San Francisco 49ers after Trey Lance was injured in week two and Jimmy Garoppolo got hurt in week 13. Also known as “Mr. Irrelevant,” Purdy...

Attending every practice and every game, Aarav Kakad (24) works hard as the team manager on the sidelines and in the locker room.

Football manager Aarav Kakad (’24) brings injury assistance, enthusiasm to team

Joseph Chiu, AVT Sports Editor December 11, 2022

Aarav Kakad (‘24) has worked as Amador Valley football’s team manager since the end of the last school year in 2022. He has also assisted in Amador Valley’s Sports Medicine team since 2021, gaining...

Student athlete Anthony Harrington is excited to get back on the field for the varsity team next season.

Freshman varsity football players share their experiences, expectations for new season

Dante Solari, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

With a lack of active players due to injuries, Amador Valley’s football team promoted freshmen players Jackson Visconti (‘26) and Anthony Harrington (‘26) to varsity this fall. They both rose to...

The team is proud of their accomplishments and relationships that were formed throughout the year.

End-of-year reflection: Amador Valley football

Joseph Chiu, AVT Sports Editor November 14, 2022

Amador Valley’s football team finished the 2022 season on Friday with a 5-6 overall record and a 1-4 record in Mountain League games. While the team went through ups and downs throughout the year, players...

Season ends for Amador Valley football after NCS playoff loss

Season ends for Amador Valley football after NCS playoff loss

Joseph Chiu, AVT Sports Editor November 13, 2022

Amador Valley High School’s football team lost in round one of the NCS playoffs against Liberty High School by a score of 35-21, ending an eventful season for the Dons.  Despite senior quarterback...

Amador Valley seniors Kevin Albright (#9), Brady Nassar (#8), and Jacob Cazella (#23) lead the Dons out to the field on senior night.

Amador Valley football beats California High School on senior night

Joseph Chiu, AVT Page Editor November 6, 2022

The Amador Valley High School football team clinched a spot in the NCS playoffs last night with a 16-6 victory over the California High Grizzlies on Amador’s senior night.  Due to injuries affecting...

The Amador Valley Dons line up at their own four-yard line to make a play against Clayton Valleys offense.

Amador Valley football fights hard against Clayton Valley Charter

Joseph Chiu, AVT Page Editor October 8, 2022

The Amador Valley Dons football team lost to the Clayton Valley Charter Ugly Eagles 47-14 at Amador’s homecoming game on Oct. 7. The Dons are coming off a 14-6 victory against Menlo School last week,...

Brady Nassar committed to the University of Colorado Boulder over the summer as a defensive end.

Amador Valley football player commits to University of Colorado Boulder

Joseph Chiu, AVT Page Editor September 24, 2022

Brady Nassar (‘23) announced his commitment to the University of Colorado Boulder on June 30, as a 3-star defensive end. His passion for the game has developed and shaped him into the player he is today. This...

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