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Girls’ Basketball Lights Up the Scoreboard

Brian Friel

February 5, 2010

Frustrated with the recent slumps of Miramonte sports? Wishing there was a powerhouse program to which you could pledge your loyal support? Well fret no more fellow sports aficionados, because the Miramonte girls’ basketball team is on fire. The Lady Mats are 17-3, undefeated in league play, and currently riding an eight-game winning streak. But...

Athlete of the Issue: Eric Sassano

Kelsey Williams and Dani Vignos

February 5, 2010

At the young age of four, Eric Sassano ‘10 found his passion on the soccer field. Upon entering high school, Sassano immediately joined the men’s varsity soccer team and has been a key component to their success for the past three seasons. As the starting forward for Mats soccer, Sassano is among the top scorers on the team and helps lead them to...

Lady Mats Climb to First

Caroline Cook

February 5, 2010

“Since we have a lot of young players, we are doing really well working as a team,” said captain McKenna DeBack ‘10. “We are building and improving, and working hard in practices.” This season, the four returning seniors are the team’s secret weapons. With Shelby Church ‘10 in goal, Katherine Cuyler ‘10 commanding the defense, Marissa...

Lady Mats Slam Dunk the Competition

Dani Vignos and Kelsey Williams

December 17, 2009

After losing to Campolindo in the NCS quarter finals last year, the Lady Mats basketball team started this season fresh with a new coach, Kelly Sopak, talented young players, and newfound unity. Miramonte kicked off their season by crushing Hercules on Dec. 3, 70-30. They went on to defeat Sonoma Valley on Dec. 8, 58-46. Continuing the winning streak,...

Womens Soccer Kicks Off

Brian Friel

December 17, 2009

As the hours of daylight shorten and trees begin to lose their leaves, it can only be time for one thing: another dominant season for the Lady Mats soccer team. Despite losing their season opener to Alhambra, the Lady Mats rebounded with a 4-2 win over Dougherty Valley that currently puts their record at 1-1. The team looks to build off of the...

Talented Wrestling Team Off to a Slow Start

Sophia Rogers

December 17, 2009

Generally, when wrestling is brought up in conversation, it is very hard to find something intelligent to say about the sport. It’s elusive, mysterious, and generally ignored by the media. Upon investigation, wrestling is a nuanced sport with layers and intrigue. Mats wrestling recently kicked off their season at the start of November with a tournament...

Golden State Warriors: The Circus Continues

Aleck Ryner

December 17, 2009

Twenty-five games into the season, and the Warriors continue to prove why they are one of the most, if not the most, dysfunctional team in the league. Before the season even started, the Warriors traded guard Jamal Crawford and his enormous contract for Atlanta Hawks reserve point guards Acie Law and Speedy Claxton. Soon after, team captain swingman...

Men’s Soccer Remains Optimistic About Season

Brian Friel

December 17, 2009

Despite a slow start, the men’s soccer team has high hopes for the upcoming season. The Mats are currently 0-2 after posting losses to Alhambra and Dougherty Valley by scores of 1-2 and 0-5 respectively. Nick Bhachu ‘12 scored the lone goal for Mats, coming nearly five minutes into the game against Alhambra. But the Mats are far from throwing...

NCAA Football Bowl Predictions

Austin Controulis and Nick Eliason

December 17, 2009

Citi BCS National Championship Game (1) Alabama vs. (2) Texas Nick:  Alabama - I believe Texas is unproven this year while Alabama is the most proven of them all, going undefeated in the SEC and destroying Florida in the SEC championship game. Austin:  Alabama - If you come out and beat Florida 34-13 then you have my vote.  Texas hasn’t convinced...

Two Way Street: Sports Editors Grant Huhn and Nick Eliason talk Heisman, best sports moments, and more

Nick Eliason and Grant Huhn

December 17, 2009

“Twice the editor, half the emotion” 1. Who deserved the Heisman? Nick:  Mark Ingram.  There is a reason this guy won the Heisman.  It’s called politics.  Every Southern voter put Toby Gerhart behind Ingram and Colt McCoy and usually Tim Tebow.  Every non-Southern voter had Gerhart either first or second.  Some Southern voters said...

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