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NCS Wrap-Up: All Fall Sports Qualify

Michael Roe and Evelyn Alper

December 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

After three months of hard work, Miramonte fall sports teams were successful in North Coast Section (NCS) events. The Miramonte men’s water polo team beat Acalanes 6-5 in the NCS championship, earning the Mats their fifth...

Mats Shoot for NCS

Kelsey Williams

December 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

After a devastating loss in the NCS finals last season, the Miramonte basketball team hopes to bounce back and take another shot at the NCS title. However, the team returns this year without their 6’9” star post player, Eric...

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Ken Dorsey

Jeremy Unger

December 17, 2009

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Nearly a decade ago a senior quarterback helped lead the Matadors to two straight NCS finals. Ten years later, Ken Dorsey ‘99 has returned to his roots, coaching high school quarterbacks at a Florida high school. Dorsey’s...

Mats Finish Off Disappointing Season

Jeremy Unger

November 7, 2009

Filed under Sports

Even with a change in the offensive scheme and several big playmakers, the Mats football team is having one of the worst seasons in recent memory. The Mats are 3-5 this year and have only won one game in nearly two months. After...

Men’s Water Polo Prepares for NCS Playoffs

Brian Friel

November 7, 2009

Filed under Sports

With the season coming to a close, the Miramonte water polo team is making a final charge towards the playoffs. Despite their tough loss to league rival Acalanes on Oct. 14, the Mats clinched the second seed in NCS with a strong...

Sports Medicine Column: Athletic trainer John Grigsby, saving lives one injury at a time

Austin Controulis

November 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

Health Tip of the issue: Mid Semester Energy: How to stay focused in a dead spot in the school year. Red Bulls aren’t the answer when it comes to staying focused in class.  Energy drinks have four times the amount of caffeine...

Women’s Golf Ends Year with Strong Performance

Austin Controulis and Austin Controulis

November 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

Miramonte women’s golf finished their best season in Miramonte history, finishing sixth out of 19 in NCS at Baywood Golf and Country Club in Arcata. Team captain Laura Howard ‘10 led the way with an 88.  Others who contributed...

Athlete of the Issue: James King

Brian Friel

November 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

During his freshman year, James King signed up to play his first year of organized football. Little did he know that three years later, he would be the face of Miramonte football. “I would always play pickup games and watch...

Two Way Street: Sports Editors Grant Huhn and Nick Eliason talk mascots, nicknames, Warriors, and more

Nick Eliason and Grant Huhn

November 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

1. What are your Super Bowl predictions? Nick:  Denver Broncos vs New Orleans Saints.  Do you believe in destiny?  These are two of the unlikeliest teams to make the Super Bowl.  The Saints are the Cubs of football and the Broncos were supposed to be horrible, but both are performing in a big way thi...

Volleyball Continues Near-Perfect Winning Streak

Megan Freeman

November 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

In the world of varsity women’s volleyball, the Lady Mats are sitting pretty.  With an 18-game winning streak and only one loss, team captain Haley Sayres ‘10 has only good things to say of the team this year. “This...

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