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Softball Team is Optimistic and Prepared for Season

Lauren Dahlberg-Seeth

March 12, 2010

It’s a new year, and the Miramonte softball team is ready for a fresh start. With a previous record of 3-17, the Lady Mats are ready to step up their game this season. Out of the 26 girls that initially tried out, the varsity team selected 17. “Tryouts lasted about three weeks,” said Kim Miller, the team parent. “We had to make a few cuts,...

NCS Winter Sports Wrap-Up

by Brian Friel and Austin Controulis

March 12, 2010

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team made an impressive run in NCS this year, finishing second place after a mediocre regular season.  Coming into the tournament as the sixth seed, the Mats surprised supporters as well as their opponents by making it to the final on Friday, Mar. 5 at Saint Mary’s against Bishop O’Dowd. The Matadors started...

Women’s Lacrosse Excited for New Season

by Kelsey Williams

March 12, 2010

Women’s lacrosse started off slow with a loss in their first game of the season against San Ramon Valley, 8-13, but has rebounded with recent wins over Oakridge and Berkeley, 11-5 and 9-8, respectively. With new coach Katie McMahon, the team has high hopes of bouncing back from last season’s record of 6-14. McMahon played lacrosse for five years...

Golf Tees Off

Dani Vignos

March 12, 2010

Men’s golf finished in the middle of the pack in NCS last year and this year they hope to make it to the front.  However, with the loss of Mario Paoletti ‘09 and Cole Spears ‘09, leading scorers of last year’s team, the season seems unpredictable. “The team is pretty young this year, but also very strong. I have high hopes,” said team...

2010 Winter Olympics Preview, Eh?

Davis Louie and Jeremy Unger

February 5, 2010

As the 2010 Olympics near, all eyes are on Vancouver as the best winter athletes descend upon the Canadian city. Along with Jeremy Unger, the Mirador consulted our own resident Canadian, Davis Louie, to get his opinions on each of the events. Alpine skiing: The return of superstar/alcoholic skiier Bode Miller will highlight a strong U.S. team, but t...

Two Way Street: Sports Editors Grant Huhn and Nick Eliason talk Super Bowl, playoff systems, and more

Nick Eliason and Grant Huhn

February 5, 2010

1. Who will win the Super Bowl? Nick:  Colts. The difference in this game will be defense, and the Colts’ defense is a whole lot better than the Saints’.  The Colts have two of the best pass rushers in the league in Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathus, but Freeney will be limited due to an ankle injury.  They will keep the pass-first Saints o...

Men’s Basketball Aims for Strong Finish

Jeremy Unger

February 5, 2010

After defeating Dougherty Valley and Alhambra to start off league play, the men’s basketball team has hit a rough patch, losing three of their last four games, bringing their league record to 4-3. With a 11-10 overall record the Mats have been up and down all season. “We’ve been battling through a lot of injuries to key players and it’s been...

Young Wrestling Team Remains Competetive

Hannah Tennant

February 5, 2010

The pure mass of unbridled strength and fury that is Miramonte’s men’s wrestling team has nearly doubled in size since last year. The team is working hard to teach the sport and to get everyone to the same skill level. “These new wrestlers are a talented and focused bunch and are already bringing home medals from tournaments,” said captain...

Men’s Soccer Struggles

Aleck Ryner

February 5, 2010

Miramonte loses to Campolindo, little hope remains for NCS The Miramonte men’s soccer team is having a rough season. They have only scored six goals through the first eight games and three of them were in a recent tie against Alhambra. However, the team, led by Eric Sassano ‘10, Trevor Gorham ‘10, Cody Unger ‘10 and Michael Pitt ‘10, h...

Uh-Oh’s of the 00’s: The Marvelous Mishaps of Sports

Aleck Ryner and Brian Friel

February 5, 2010

The Malice at the Palace Nov. 19, 2004 With less than a minute remaining, the Indiana Pacers appeared to be wrapping up an ordinary regular season game, as they led the Detroit Pistons by a score of 97-87. But after a flagrant foul by Pacers forward Ron Artest, who is no stranger to questionable actions on the basketball court, things quickly turned s...

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