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Doing it All in the Fall

By Elizabeth Kolling Sixty seconds in a minute, 60 min in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, and 18 weeks in the Fall Semester, a meager 3024 hours to divide between academics, athletics, theatre, debate, speech and the multitude of other student activities offered at Sonoma Academy. So many interests and things to do and so little time! To some high school students, time is something greater than mere seconds on a clock or… Read More »

Alex Figueiredo, 15

I Am No Olympian     This was it, finally. The sun was glaring down at me, beating me with its endless, Apollo-worthy electromagnetic hammer of brightness. Sweat flowed down my face like jubilant magma flowing from a cryptodomic volcano. The dust from the track rose around me like an army of killer bees, swarming around my adolescent head and stabbing into my open mouth like a drill-wielding dentist experiencing a severe sneeze mid-operation. My legs were screaming; my lungs were… Read More »

Ashley Moffett, 17

A Passion To Run Running is an individual sport; a runner may be a member of a team, but in the end, the result of the race depends solely on one person: you. Regardless of the speed or strength of your body, without mental stamina, your endurance, performance, and potential will always have limits. I was a novice cross country runner entering my sophomore year, as it was my first season participating in the sport. I had been blessed with… Read More »

A retrospective look at this year’s basketball season

Max Garshman, Guest Writer With spring sports on the way, many may have started to forget all about the winter sports. However, this past basketball season, of both the women’s and men’s teams, deserves some discussion.   Let’s look at the women’s basketball team first.The Lady Panther basketball team had one of the more interesting seasons we have witnessed in a long time.   For starters, the girls lost three starting seniors, and they had the challenge of defending their… Read More »

New alumni baseball coaches bring positive outlook

  Mikaela Beloberk, Editor-in-Chief Things are looking bright for Santa Rosa High’s baseball team this year, especially with the addition of three new assistant coaches. The three new coaches, all of whom are SRHS alumni, have high hopes for this year and each brings something special to the team.   Greg Steele, Class of 1989, was talked into coaching by Coach Paige Dumont but is more than happy to have the opportunity to be a part of the team. However,… Read More »

What’s Too Far?

By Alyssa Mintz  “Coach: noun. A person who trains an athlete or team of athletes.”                                               “Coach: verb. To give instruction or advice…” A coach to most here at Analy is someone whom athletes trust. He or she is someone who pushes an athlete because a coach knows what the athlete is most capable of.  Recently, the Maria Carillo… Read More »

Micro-inequities Among Girls’ and Boys’ Sports

By Allison Ashley It was February 18th at 7pm and rival teams Sonoma Academy and Rincon Valley Christian were playing for the girls’ varsity basketball championship tournament game for NCS Division 5. RVC had already beaten SA three times during the season, so SA was looking for a big win! After coming from behind in the third quarter and being neck and neck in the fourth quarter, SA ended up the winner (47-46), only beating RVC by one point! Along… Read More »

Cheers and jeers

By KC Jeppesen Heckling has long been a part of sports, and will not be quickly removed from the sports world. Both cheering and booing are essential to the spirit of competition. Other SCL schools’ fans make the SVHS players into victims of verbal harassment in the form of heckling, but when those teams come to visit Sonoma they experience no such phenomenon. “The fans from Analy seem to be yelling at us throughout the entire game,” said Dylan Severson,… Read More »