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The aftermath of Larry Nassar’s sentencing

The aftermath of Larry Nassar’s sentencing

Chelsea Li

February 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Columns, Opinion, Sports, Web Exclusive

As each woman stepped up to the witness platform and addressed the established, kind doctor they had once trusted, their words traveled beyond the walls of Michigan’s Ingham County Courthouse, deeply felt by all who had watched the case unfold. Larry Nassar’s world began to crumble around him. ...

Viking wrestling team pins down all-season wins

Viking wrestling team pins down all-season wins

Jessica Li

January 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

The referee blows the whistle, and the match is on. Senior Kennedy Miedema faces her competitor with grit and determination, wholly set on pinning the opponent down in a game-winning move. For the time being, however, she must rely on the sport’s point system to win the match: two points for a takedown...

Senior athletes commit to collegiate sports teams

Arul Gnanasivam

January 25, 2018


Filed under Print, Sports

From long nights to early mornings, athletes dedicate countless hours to succeed at their sport. For a select few, their hard work pays off as colleges recognize and recruit them for their talents. Long days in the gym earned senior Amy Steinmetz a spot on the UC Irvine volleyball team; senior Nathan ...

The unexpected costs of school soccer

Sadhana Sarma

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

It’s a dark and stormy night under the non-existent lighting on Stober Field. Another school soccer practice has come to an end and the team is gathered in a circle to stretch and listen to announcements. The melancholy voice of our team captain sounds, as she pleads the team to be sure to bring ...

Owen Lai takes parkour to new heights

Jonathan Ye

January 25, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Print, Sports

A double frontflip, then a backflip, followed by two 360 degree spins and a jump through a narrow crevice. For senior Owen Lai, these stunts are part of his strict, daily training regimen. Lai practices parkour, an acrobatic and athletic discipline that combines martial arts with gymnastics. As a ...

Sports teams implement unique fundraising methods

Michelle Zemlyak

January 25, 2018


Filed under Print, Sports

Though Lynbrook athletes make use of their frequent practices and bonding sessions to create a more tight-knit community, fundraising is another crucial aspect that helps bring the team together while financing their sport. To effectively raise money, Lynbrook's Valkyries, wrestling and basketball have b...

Seniors reflect on their last home game

Seniors reflect on their last home game

Justine Chen

December 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Nearing the end of the fall sports season, it is a time of reflection and remembering the ups and downs of each pep talk, each goal and each match. For the seniors, this time is even more meaningful and sentimental, as it is the end of their sports career at Lynbrook. Many of them have played for al...

Reinstate girls’ tennis to upper league

Michelle Lum

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

I’ll be blunt: the Lynbrook girls’ tennis team has not had its best season. We’ve experienced loss after loss and come out facing the harsh reality that we will have to move down from the upper De Anza League to the lower El Camino League of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) next se...

Field Hockey qualifies for CCS first time in four years

Diana Xu

December 7, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Panting and sweating, Lynbrook’s girls’ varsity field hockey players dribble the ball from one endline of the field to the other with their sticks, displaying their agility and accuracy. With only 15 to 25 seconds to breathe in between, the players use this challenging drill, also known as a Herman, ...

Girls’ soccer shoots for championship title

Srinidhi Seshadri

December 7, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Determination to win is written on the girls’ faces as they dribble the ball down the field, deftly passing to one another as they approach the goal. With a swift kick, the ball sails into the goal, slightly brushing the goalie’s fingertips. The crowd bursts into cheers, signifying another win for the ...

Bale schools on the court and in the classroom

Meera Balaji

December 7, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Teachers and coaches often play similar roles in the lives of their students and players, instilling values such as determination and perseverance. At Lynbrook, the intersection of these two professions is quite common, with multiple teachers educating students both on and off the court. Jeff Bal...

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