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Head coach Ross Ireland gives the Menlo varsity girls soccer team a halftime pep talk at a home match against Sacred Heart at Wunderlich Field on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. The Knights scored an early goal in the first half, but their hopes for a win against the rival Gators was thwarted by a good second half for the Gators, which saw them win 2-1 against Menlo. Staff photo: Geoffrey Franc.

Menlo Varsity Girls Soccer Loses to Gators Despite Early Goal

Geoffrey Franc, Staff Writer
January 15, 2022

On Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, the Menlo varsity girls soccer team played their Sacred Heart rivals in a late afternoon match that ended with a Gator victory...

Nejad shoots a free throw in a game against the Sacred Heart School varsity girls basketball team. The senior captain has been on the varsity team all four years of high school and is now committed to play Division III basketball at Pomona College. Photo courtesy of Sharon Nejad.

A Volleyball Star and Basketball Captain, Sharon Nejad Is a Leader on and off the Court

Chase Hurwitz, Sports Editor
January 4, 2022

Sharon Nejad is a leader. She’s the senior class president, a star volleyball player on the Menlo varsity team and the captain of Menlo varsity girls...

Borders and her horse take on a fence in her jumpers class. Photo courtesy of Emma Borders.

Menlo Equestrians Do Not Receive Sports Credit

Lexi Friesel, Social Media Director
December 16, 2021

Several Menlo students are competitive equestrians and dedicate substantial amounts of time to their sport. However, they do not receive sports credit...

According to Smith, Yagen is a natural fit on the team because of his work ethic. “He embraced everything right away. It was new to him, and he dove in head-first,” Smith said. “He didnt question anything. I think he realized he didnt have time to. He just had to trust. The first thing we talk about in the program is respect, and that’s how you earn respect.” Photos courtesy of Andrew Yagen.

First-time Football: Senior Andrew Yagen’s Unique Experience Joining the Varsity Football Team as a Senior

Chase Hurwitz, Sports Editor
December 12, 2021

Introducing Andrew “I can barely imagine having not played football. I’m such a different person because of it. [...] It was one of the best decisions...

Vogel plays for the Knights as a sophomore on Varsity during the 2021 season. Photo courtesy of Lucas Vogel.

Menlo Basketball Star Lucas Vogel Headed to Participate in the 2022 Maccabi Games

Noah Kornfeld, Staff Writer
December 3, 2021

Lucas Vogel is becoming the face of Menlo basketball. As a junior, he is entering his third varsity season, coming off a stout 13-point-per-game season...

Menlo senior Gregory Hilderbrand rewinds to shoot during the varsity boys water polo game against Menlo Atherton High School in the CCS quarterfinals. The game took place on Saturday, Nov. 6. Staff Photo: Lexi Friesel.

Menlo Sports Teams Succeed in Recent Tournaments and Games

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
November 16, 2021

Menlo Athletics have been eventful this season, and they still haven’t concluded, as several teams are currently competing in tournaments. Football,...

Beltran led the Knights to an undefeated season during their win against Sacred Heart Prepatory in the annual Valpo Bowl on Saturday, November 6th. Photo courtesy of Eli Housenbold.

Menlo Quarterback Sergio Beltran Enters History

Noah Kornfeld, Staff Writer
November 14, 2021

On Friday, October 29th during Week 9 of the varsity football season against Carlmont High School, Menlo quarterback Sergio Beltran fired a pass to fellow...

The boys celebrate the Valpo Bowl victory. No player on the team had experienced winning the rivalry game before. Staff photo: Lexi Friesel.

Menlo Football Emerges Victorious at Valpo Bowl for the First Time in Four Years

Lexi Friesel, Social Media Director
November 11, 2021

After four straight years of the Sacred Heart Preparatory Gators bringing home the Valparaiso or "Valpo" Bowl trophy, the Menlo Knights finally had the...

Senior Hanna Hoffman serves in a neck-and-neck first set. The Knights lost the first set 30-28. Staff image: Chase Hurwitz.

Menlo Varsity Volleyball Team Loses to Archbishop Mitty in CCS Open Division Championship, Claims Second Place

Chase Hurwitz, Sports Editor
November 9, 2021

On Nov. 6, only hours after Menlo defeated Sacred Heart Prep (SHP) in the annual Valpo Bowl football game, Archbishop Mitty High School defeated the Menlo...

Menlo junior and senior spectators pose with members of the girls varsity volleyball team after they defeated Sacred Heart. With the win, the Knights secured a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division championship for the first time since 2018. Photo courtesy of Kristina Israelski.

Menlo Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Defeats Sacred Heart 3-2 in a Fairytale-Esque Comeback

Chase Hurwitz, Sports Editor
October 28, 2021

“In seven years of attending Menlo Athletics events, this was one of the best Menlo games I’ve ever watched,” Sea of Gold Captain Mick Tamas said.  In...

Players prepare to walk onto the field following a performance of the national anthem by the Menlo Chorus. Staff photo: Lexi Friesel.

Menlo Varsity Football Remains Undefeated After Homecoming Game

Lexi Friesel, Social Media Director
October 12, 2021

“We put in the work, and we're not going to allow Hillsdale to come onto our field and win on homecoming,” quarterback Sergio Beltran said. Beltran’s...

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