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Varsity football vs Fremont High School Oct.7

Jasmine Rihal and Katie Chin October 8, 2022

Fighting determinedly against the persistent contenders, varsity football lost to Fremont High School with a score of 27-7 on Oct. 7. The Firebirds dominated the first half of the game, scoring a total...

Graphic illustration by Amishi Chandra.

The importance of coaches in player development

Nicole Ge, Staffer May 26, 2022

Coaches play a huge role in an athlete’s development and career. They help athletes develop a tough mindset from a young age, allowing them to become the best possible versions of themselves, both mentally...

The JV team should be an option for upperclassmen

The JV team should be an option for upperclassmen

Deeksha Raj, Staffer May 26, 2022

High school athletes often are faced with a number of obstacles, one of which being a policy prohibiting all junior boys and all seniors from participating in JV sports. Upperclassmen who are underqualified...

This year’s groundbreaking time landed seniors Alyssa Meng, Alison Tjoe, Vanessa Su and Claire Wang in first place in the Central Coast Section League and eighth in the ranks of all high school California teams.

Four years, four track stars, one historic record broken

Chelsea Lee, News Editor May 3, 2022

On the red rubber track of the 2022 Stanford invitational, Lynbrook’s girls varsity 4x100 team sped through the finish line with a time of 47.82 seconds, not only topping their personal records but also...

As the season end approaches, the team hopes to qualify for the Central Coast Section Championships.

Boys volleyball serves on and off the court

Emma Constable, Staffer May 3, 2022

Beating hearts and suspended breaths lock spectators in anticipation as a serve echoes off the gym walls. As the ball soars over the net, the sidelines erupt in cheers and chants, engaging the varsity...

I pick my favorite team, Mumbai Indians, from the ten different teams that play in the IPL and cheer my heart out for them, learning how to connect to my culture and family.

Hitting the ball out of the park

Amishi Chandra, Staffer May 3, 2022

The sound of cheering hits my 7-year-old ears, and I jolt up in bed before the break of dawn. Disgruntled, I run through all the possible scenarios of why people are cheering at the television at 3 a.m....

Training at quiet reservoirs and shorelines, rowing has become a meaningful and enjoyable sport for Chu, Kim and Venkatesh.

Boats, oars and ergometers: Lynbrook’s rowers

Sophie Au, Design Editor May 3, 2022

As the whistle sounds, rowers speed across the lake in unison, navigating along the shoreline to reach the finish line. For sophomores Vera Chu, Christie Kim and Vinay Venkatesh, the breeze in the air...

The boys tennis team poses for a photo on the tennis courts.

Boys tennis nicknames

Emma Cionca, Sports Editor April 5, 2022

At the start of the boys’ varsity tennis season, a longstanding tradition takes place: the choosing of nicknames for everyone on the team. These unique nicknames usually highlight each player’s most...

The Li family poses together at Allison Li’s senior night.

Viking superfan: Perennial Lynbrook sports fan and volunteer Ling Yau celebrates six years

Katie Chin, Features Editor April 5, 2022

As Lynbrook students cheer on the boys basketball team following their extraordinary victory in the Central Coast Section Championships, a familiar face is found in the stands. Lynbrook parent Ling Yau...

Athletes from lower socioeconomic groups often cannot afford to participate in clubs sports and are significantly disadvantaged in the college sports recruitment process.

Financial inequality for student athletes

Audrey Sun, Staffer April 5, 2022

With varsity sports becoming increasingly competitive, more student athletes are inclined to join sports clubs outside of school to gain an advantage in making their school’s varsity teams. However,...

Calvin Zhou looks up and prepares to strike a birdie.

Calvin Zhou smashes national rankings

Timothy Kim, Copy Editor April 5, 2022

As Lynbrook’s varsity badminton teams prepare for another successful season, players are feeling more confident than ever before, with many starting to see the rewards of their practice. As of March...

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