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Men’s Water Polo Prepares for NCS Playoffs

Brian Friel

November 7, 2009

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 record of 19-4. “We were hoping for the second seed in NCS because of our loss to Acalanes,” said Joey Fabian ‘11. The...

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

Austin Controulis

November 6, 2009

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 than a single cup of coffee does.  It dehydrates and increases heart rate and blood pressure.  It also increases insomnia,...

Women’s Golf Ends Year with Strong Performance

Austin Controulis and Austin Controulis

November 6, 2009

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 were Jessica Goldstein ‘12 with a 91, Liza Katz ‘11 who shot a 93, Kelsey Williams ‘11 who shot a 97, and Faith...

Athlete of the Issue: James King

Brian Friel

November 6, 2009

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 it on TV, but before high school I never played organized football,” said King. King has started at both wide receiver...

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

Nick Eliason and Grant Huhn

November 6, 2009

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 this year.  The Saints’ offense is unsto...

Volleyball Continues Near-Perfect Winning Streak

Megan Freeman

November 6, 2009

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 is the best team I’ve been on in the four years I’ve played here,” said Sayres.  “Last year’s team was great, and...

Miramonte Cheerleaders Become Competitive

Hannah Tennant

November 6, 2009

With their sassy clapping, catchy rhymes, flips, kicks and omnipresent  smiles,  cheerleaders raise the spirits of any sports fan. Cheerleaders are the link between the athlete and the spectator, and they remain positive even when a discouraged team takes the field. The time has come for a little taste of MHS’s own cheer squad. Every summer,...

Lady Mats Polo Earns Late NCS Birth

Aleck Ryner

November 6, 2009

Half way through the season, it looked as if the Lady Mats’ playoff hopes were dwindling. In the last couple of weeks, the team, led by Maxine Sharf ‘10, stepped it up and clinched the last NCS playoff spot. After losing to Campolindo and Acalanes in back to back weeks, the team had a sub .500 record, including losses to Buchanan High School...

Crabtree Signs, Looks Impressive Thus Far

Aleck Ryner

November 6, 2009

Nearly six months after drafting Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree, the 49ers were finally able to sign the star receiver to a six-year deal with $17 million guaranteed. In the end, Crabtree did not get the same deal as Oakland’s Darrius Heyward-Bey, but Crabtree decided it was time to get on the field. At Texas Tech, Crabtree was the first...

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