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Football Passes King’s Academy, Will Head to Live Oak for CCS Div. III Semifinals

Football Passes King’s Academy, Will Head to Live Oak for CCS Div. III Semifinals

Lexi Friesel, Sports Editor
November 17, 2022

The varsity football team began their Central Coast Section Division III playoff run with a 37-20 victory over The King’s Academy on Saturday, Nov. 12th...

Hirsch rushes to get the ball live after a foul. Photo courtesy of Kate Hirsch

Female Athlete Profile: Kate Hirsch, Water Polo

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
November 17, 2022

Making a varsity team as an underclassman, especially as a freshman, is an uncommon accomplishment; however, freshman Kate Hirsch has done so this year....

Barkely hits a ball at her softball tournament with the Cal Nuggets. Photo Courtesy of Helen Barkley

Female Athlete Profile: Helen Barkley, Softball, Soccer, Track

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
November 6, 2022

Once a student-athlete chooses their high school, everything else is essentially set for their athletic career: schools cannot recruit athletes to their...

Senior Ty Richardson runs the ball in the 2021 Valpo Bowl. Menlo looks retain the trophy and repeat their success from last season. Staff Photo: Lexi Friesel

Football Meets Sacred Heart in 20th Annual Valpo Bowl

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
November 2, 2022

Nov. 4 marks the 20th meeting between the Menlo and Sacred Heart football programs in the annual Valpo Bowl. The teams will meet at 7 P.M. in the final...

Justin Pretre (center) runs at the Lowell Invitational, with Landon Pretre (left) shortly behind. At the end of the 5k, Justin and Landon Pretre placed first and second, respectively, out of 300 runners. Photo courtesy of Steve Pretre

Menlo Cross Country Looks to Carry Momentum Into Postseason

Sonia Dholakia, Assistant A&L Editor
October 19, 2022

The Menlo cross country team opened their season with an impressive performance at the Lowell Invitational, a cross country event with over 80 schools...

Xin dribbles the ball on offense. Photo Courtesy of Karen Xin

Female Athlete Profile: Karen Xin, Basketball

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
October 14, 2022

An Introduction to the Female Athlete Profile Column: Women’s sports can go underappreciated; they receive less viewership and pay than their male counterparts.  There...

Senior Tommy Kiesling led the Knights with seven goals. Staff Photo: Lexi Friesel

Boys Water Polo Emerges Victorious in Electric Comeback

Erica Fenyo, Head Copy Editor
October 14, 2022

The boys’ water polo team emerged victorious in overtime against Archie Williams on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Knights and Falcons fought neck and neck throughout...

Junior Cormac Mulloy rises up to pass the ball. Staff photo: Lexi Friesel

Boys Water Polo Begins a Successful Season

Lexi Friesel, Sports Editor
October 13, 2022

Fifteen games into the season, the Menlo boys’ water polo team boasts a successful 12-5 record. That statistic includes placing second at the Scott Roche...

Wide Receiver Brady Jung sheds a tackle, leading to his second touchdown of the day. Staff Photo: Lexi Friesel

Menlo Wins Bittersweet Homecoming Football Game 30-10

Lexi Friesel, Sports Editor
October 12, 2022

The Menlo varsity football team defeated Aragon 30-10 in this year’s Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 8. The largest student section of the year cheered...

The new Wild Card format will be implemented starting this year, and excitement is nearing. Creative Commons Photo: Geoff Livingston on Flickr.

MLB Fans Welcome Playoffs, While Major Rule Changes Loom

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
October 7, 2022

The MLB playoffs kicked off on Friday, Oct. 7. With the postseason comes anticipation but also uncertainty around the impending rule changes, which are...

Richardson crosses the fifteen yard line on his way to the endzone.  “Coach [Barry McLaughlin], the new offensive line coach, introduced us to a new return,” Richardson said, “Thankfully my teammates [executed it].” Staff Photo by Lexi Friesel.

Football Opens the Season with a Dominating 47-7 Win

Lexi Friesel, Sports Editor
August 29, 2022

The Menlo Knights football team defeated North Salinas 47-7 in a season-opening blowout on Saturday, August 27. In the team’s first game since 2019 without...

Chen attempts to block a ball with teammate Sharon Nejad against Saint Francis. Photo courtesy of Pam McKenny.

Committed Corner: Jazlin Chen

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
June 29, 2022

This spring, senior Jazlin Chen committed to play Division III women’s basketball and volleyball at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Chen...

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