The Mirador


Cheerleading Gains Recognition as Sport

Jessica Coleman

October 1, 2010

“Who’s got the beat, say what, the Mats got the beat!” The 2010-2011 Miramonte Cheerleaders have started the year strong with a promotion to official Miramonte sport. Each cheerleader was required to have a physical and sign medical forms, making the statement that their craft is more than pom-poms and big bows. “I’m a huge advocate...

Women’s Volleyball Starts Off Year With Bang

Trevor Rechnitz

October 1, 2010

After a successful ‘09-‘10 season, placing third in NCS, Miramonte women’s volleyball lost five key seniors and needs a year to rebuild. However, after wins against Acalanes and Alhambra, the Mats are 2-0 in DFAL, a postive start to the regular season. According to Sarah Vaccaro ‘12, “we outplayed the Dons and Bulldogs, and the team as...

Women’s Tennis Ready for Strong Season

Annie Odell and Grace Hilty

October 1, 2010

Last year, Miramonte women’s tennis had a nearly perfect season going 25-2, after only twice losing to rival team Mission San Jose. Starting the 2010 season with a bang, the Mats already beat MSJ twice this year. Of the 10 matches this season, the Mats beat Dougherty Valley 7-2,  Acalanes 9-1, and lost to Monte Vista 3-6, and won the James Logan...

Mats Football Dominates Analy

Tennyson May

October 1, 2010

On Sept 3, the Miramonte Football team defeated the Analy Tigers 21-7 and won the first game of the season. Despite a slow start, the Mats found their rhythm and played a great second half. “It was exciting,” said Captain and returning starter Anthony Piganelli ‘11, “I feel like although it was our first game and we were a little bit anxious,...

FIFA World Cup 2010: South Africa

Jeremy Unger

May 28, 2010

Although most Americans don’t follow the World’s Game, every four years the U.S. national team faces off against 31 other countries competing for the title of world’s best soccer team. This year’s contest, which is hosted by South Africa, could be one of the most open contests in the tournament’s 80-year history. Here are five of the biggest que...

High School Baseball Debates Bat Safety

Katrina Kovalik

May 28, 2010

A bill which would place a two-year moratorium on metal baseball bats in California high schools was approved by the Senate Education Committee on May 5 and will move on to a vote in the full Senate. Although the arguments about the use of metal bats versus wooden bats has long sparked controversy in the modern history of baseball, this bill, known...

NCS Wrap-Up: Spring Sports Compete For Titles

Nick Eliason

May 28, 2010

After a long, hard season, Miramonte’s spring sports teams test their skills in the NCS tournaments. Baseball After a strong surge in the first half of the season, the baseball team finished the year by losing five of the last six games.  The team placed second in DFAL with a record of 7-5, 18-6 overall, behind Campolindo.  Because Campolindo moved ...

Athlete of the Issue: Raul Jacobson

Grant Huhn

May 28, 2010

A hard-throwing intimidator on the mound, Raul Jacobson ‘10 has played a major role in the Matadors’ success this season.  Jacobson was born to be a pitcher, and he has had a dominating presence on the mound since his little league days. Before moving to Orinda in sixth grade, Jacobson began his pitching career in the fourth grade San Francisco...

2009-2010 High School Sports Report Card

Jeremy Unger and Jeremy Unger

May 28, 2010

This year, over 76 percent of Miramonte students dedicated their time and effort to participate in a Miramonte sport. But athletes at Miramonte are student-athletes, meaning half of their commitment should be to academics. So how did Miramonte athletes do when the report cards came?  Here at Miramonte the average GPA for an athlete was 3.20, which com...

Hard Work Pays Off For Oakland Srokes

Lauren Dahlberg-Seeth

May 28, 2010

After months of high-intensity training, the season’s work finally paid off for athletes at Oakland Strokes Rowing Club. At the Southwest Regional Championships on May 8 and 9, all of the eights (boats including eight rowers and one coxswain) in Oakland Strokes’ varsity division placed in the top three of their category. But for certain members...

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