Category: Sports

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Day in the Life: Lauren and Ava Hanna

Dashing across the field with eyes focused behind her, Ava Hanna (11) prepares to leap into the air and snag her target. With her arms stretched high, Hanna leaps out of the reach of a defender and snatches the object from the air. She is quick to maneuver away from oncoming players, diligently scouting a familiar face. Finding the perfect angle, she flicks the Frisbee to her teammate, knowing that her throw will be successful because — on this occasion — it’s her sister who is on the receiving end.  Twins Ava and Lauren Hanna (11) found their niche playing Ultimate Frisbee early on, learning the...
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Softball falls to Westview in deciding final inning

Softball (8-4) lost to Westview High School (3-4) 7-6 on Mar. 16 at home.  TPHS led the game until the seventh inning, falling behind after the Wolverines scored two runs at the top of the inning. “We made about five fielding errors, which was uncharacteristic of us, but the teams were pretty evenly matched,” head coach Jonathan Moore said.  The Falcons started strong, with Stavi Augur (12) hitting a double off the first pitch. A grounder down to third from Cassie Kaelber (12) followed by a drive into left field by Sydny Poh (12) loaded the bases for the Falcons with no outs....
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Boys lacrosse edges Loyola with last-minute goals

Boys lacrosse (5-0) narrowly defeated Loyola High School of Los Angeles (6-1) with a final score of 9-7 on Mar. 18. Loyola took the ball in the first face-off, but it was quickly won back by midfielder Spencer Grant (11). Midfielder Shayne Grant (11) scored only 40 seconds into the game, assisted by attackman Alderik van der Heyde (12). The Cubs made repeated scoring attempts in a short period of time, but goalie Makail Fraboni (11) knocked all of the shots down before they reached the goal. “[I reacted] to the shot as fast as I can and being confident is crucial in making a nice, fluid save...
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Dance wins at West Coast Elite National Competition

The TPHS dance team headed to the West Coast Elite National Competition in Long Beach on the weekend of Mar. 18, taking first place in the small hip hop GOLD category, second and sixth place in the large hip hop GOLD category, third place in the medium contemporary GOLD category and third place in the small contemporary SILVER category. After competing in a regional competition at Rancho Bernardo High School, the team left for nationals, where around 30 teams from across the nation compete in separate categories. “Nationals is basically like the dance team’s version of CIF,” varsity dance s...
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Girls lacrosse dominates rival La Costa Canyon

Girls lacrosse (6-0) defeated La Costa Canyon High School (3-2) 16-8 on Mar. 18 at LCC, with dominant offensive plays and good communication on and off the field.  “LCC is super competitive, so they’re always going to be one of the rivalries,” head coach Kaitlyn Doucette said. “They’re always going to be a tough game; they’re always going to be competitive regardless of the players or anything like that.”  According to Marisa Kuberra (12), although they had played another game earlier in the day, TPHS still started off strong with powerful offensive attacks and successful pa...
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Sports Corner

Every year, the 24 best players in the NBA compete in the All-Star Game. But in this year’s contest in New Orleans, they did not come to play. Instead of defending a shot, Golden State point guard Steph Curry laid on the floor. And to illustrate further how lazy the players were, there were zero fouls by halftime. During the final quarter, annoyed fans in the Smoothie King Center began chanting “defense” to motivate the players. But the frustration does not end there. Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said the game was a “joke,” NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller said the game was &ldquo...
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Baseball Trampled by Broncos

Despite stellar fourth inning batting, baseball (4-3) fell to Rancho Bernardo High School (6-1) 10-5 at home on Mar. 20. Pitcher Kyle Hurt (12) took the mound to open the game and quickly brought up the bottom of the first by forcing ground outs and fly outs. At the top of the order for the Falcons was Mac Bingham (10), who hit a leadoff single and stole to second, but strikeouts on Robbie Schlesier (12) and Hurt brought an end to the inning. The one blemish for Hurt in the second inning was a line drive which reached first baseman Gus Patrick (12) too late. But Jake Boone (12) ended the top of th...
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National Letter of Intent Signers

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F/stop: February

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Day in the Life: Carleigh Karen

It’s a hot spring day at TPHS, and students are clad in T-shirts and shorts. They seek refuge from the sweltering heat outside in cool, air-conditioned classrooms. But Carleigh Karen (12) doesn’t dress for the weather. “There’s a reason why I usually only wear long sleeves and long pants,” Karen said. “As soon as you start something as intense as Muay Thai you get super bruised up on your legs and arms. I have gotten only one black eye so far, so that’s not too bad.”   Karen first took up Muay Thai, a particularly brutal form of martial arts originati...