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Wrestling Revolution

Wrestling Revolution
March 12, 2012

The match was almost over by the time junior Matt Merkhofer was up. He was the last wrestler left waiting in the wings, and it was late in the meet. The audience was restless, fidgety.He shook...

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS
March 2, 2012

Initially, the varsity wrestling team qualified 11 members for CCS. However, only six were able to compete. Personal circumstances beyond their control, including injuries and weight limit issues,...

Wrestling: 46-23 victory at Senior Night vs. Homestead

Wrestling: 46-23 victory at Senior Night vs. Homestead
February 12, 2012

Wrestling’s last dual meet provided a fitting end to one of the finest seasons the team has ever had. Its 46-23 victory against Homestead on Feb. 9 brought the season record up to an undefeated 6-0. The...

Wrestling: Varsity wins decisive 63-6 victory on Jan. 12

Senior Michael Whittaker faces off with his opponent from Santa Clara at the Jan. 12 wrestling match against the Bruins. Whittaker contributed one of 8 pins that propelled the Matadors to victory against their opponents. Photo by Howard Lee.
January 14, 2012

After winning their first league wrestling match against Wilcox last week, the Matadors were left wondering if they could repeat their success against Santa Clara on Jan. 12. They did so in decisive...

Throwdown with Coach Klemm

Throwdown with Coach Klemm
December 7, 2011

Wrestling has long been stereotyped as a brutal sport. In the minds of many, it is reserved for those of great macho and belligerence. After all, the whole point is to pin the other guy down. The irony,...

California government argues video games make minors violent

California government argues video games make minors violent
October 5, 2010

Schwarzenegger v. EMA goes before the Supreme Court to establish restrictions on video-gaming minors     As a minor in California, you are banned from buying anything along the...

Football team kicks off season with a win

Football team kicks off season with a win
September 9, 2010

Junior Jordan Sheade scored two touchdowns in a 20-13 win against Overfelt High School Though missing key players such as captains seniors Giles Van Poetsch and Victor Wan, the varsity football...

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