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Freshman Ethan Zhao defends a Sacred Heart Cathedral player. Photo courtesy of Pam McKenney

Expectations and Opportunities: Select Freshmen Compete on Varsity Teams

Sonia Dholakia, Assistant A&L Editor
March 27, 2023

While Menlo freshmen usually play on the freshmen or JV level of their sport, a select group of them play for Menlo’s varsity teams. Many of these freshmen...

The first round of March Madness tournament play is set to begin on March 16. Creative commons photo: Phil Roeder on Wikimedia Commons

March Madness Craze Looms Ahead of Tournament Start

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
March 12, 2023

College sports fanatics live for the month of March as college basketball programs across the country compete in the chaotic 64-team tournament dubbed...

Boys Basketball fell short for the third time against Sacred Heart. Staff photo: Lexi Friesel

Boys Basketball Falls to Sacred Heart, Looks on to Playoff Opener

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
February 15, 2023

Menlo faced off against Sacred Heart for the third time this season on Feb. 10 but came up short once again. The Knights fell by a score of 60-49, giving...

Menlo has 13 Automatic Emergency Defibrillators spread out around campus. They are used to give an electric shock to the heart to reset the heart rhythm after cardiac arrest. Staff photo: Andrew Levitt

Is Menlo Prepared for a Cardiac Emergency?

Andrew Levitt, Staff Writer
February 10, 2023

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after a routine tackle on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins on Jan. 2, 2023. Hamlin...

Kim smiles as she tracks her shot at a match against Notre-Dame Belmont on Oct. 11, 2022. Her teammates report that they rarely see Kim without a smile on her face, especially not when she plays golf. Photo courtesy of Joelle Kim

Joelle Kim Shoots Beyond Just Hole-In-ones

Alyssa McAdams, Staff Writer
February 6, 2023

Junior Joelle Kim became the first Menlo girls’ golf team member to shoot a hole-in-one in early October. Kim's impressive achievement did not come without...

Sophomore Ruiqi Liu attempts a three pointer, while a Harker player tries to block the shot. Photo courtesy of Lucia Aguilar.

Girls Basketball Picks Up League Victory Over Harker

Aaron Widjaja, Staff Writer
January 30, 2023

Menlo girls’ varsity basketball defeated Harker 55-47 on Jan. 10 to earn their first league win of the year. The Knights were led by strong performances...

Senior Lucas Vogel takes a shot over Sacred Heart’s J.P. Kerrigan. The game ended 61-59 in favor of the Gators. Staff photo: Lexi Friesel

Knights Fall to Sacred Heart, Remain Focused on League Play and Revenge

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
January 26, 2023

Menlo squared off against Sacred Heart Prep in a varsity boys’ basketball game on Friday Jan. 20. The Knights lost a nail-biter to the Gators following...

Chou dribbles the ball in a 2-1 win over WBAL rival Sacred Heart. Photo courtesy of Gina Skinner

Female Athlete Profile: Angelica Chou, Soccer, Basketball, Track

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
January 19, 2023

Sophomore Angelica Chou played two varsity sports — basketball and track — as a freshman, and recently added another, soccer, forcing her to make a...

Labatt prepares to hit a ball in a Menlo tennis match. Staff photo: Lexi Friesel

Female Athlete Profile, Sofia Labatt

Annie Stent, Copy Editor
January 5, 2023

Senior Sofia Labatt began playing tennis at four years old by chance. On a rainy day in her former home in San Francisco, her parents needed something...

The decision to start offering the caps came after the NFL started requiring them for linemen, linebackers and tight ends up until the second preseason game. Within those positions, the frequency of concussions dropped 50% compared to previous years. Staff photo: Andrew Levitt

Added Protection or False Security: Football Tests New Guardian Caps to Prevent Concussions

Andrew Levitt, Staff Writer
December 7, 2022

The varsity and JV football programs used new padded shells for the first time this season during practices in an attempt to reduce the risk of head injuries....

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....

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