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Senior ties for 2nd in national swimming competition, will represent Team USA in August (videos included)

Senior ties for 2nd in national swimming competition, will represent Team USA in August (videos included)

Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief
July 9, 2017 • 161 views
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Video

Senior Amalie Fackenthal has qualified for the 2017 FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) World Junior Swimming Championships’ Team USA. Fackenthal tied for second with a time of 55.61 seconds in the 17-and-under female 100m free at the week-long Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships/Wor...

Multifaceted athletic seniors look to compete in intramural, recreational sports in college, but will be missed by teams

Multifaceted athletic seniors look to compete in intramural, recreational sports in college, but will be missed by teams

Katia Dahmani, Opinion Editor
June 12, 2017 • 149 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After playing catcher in the first game, senior Emil Erickson rushes from his baseball doubleheader to his tennis match. And then after finishing the match, he drives back to the baseball game in time for the third inning. This was the struggle Erickson faced as he devoted much of his time to pla...

Poll results reveal more than a quarter of high schoolers to root for NBA team during playoffs

Poll results reveal more than a quarter of high schoolers to root for NBA team during playoffs

Jackson Margolis, Reporter
June 1, 2017 • 142 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In an Octagon poll with 80 high-school students conducted on May 30, 28 students said that they plan on either watching or keeping up with the NBA Playoffs, which begin on June 1 at 6 p.m. Of the 28 students, 13 think that the Golden State Warriors will win, while 15 think the Cleveland Cavaliers w...

Teams honor their players with speeches, awards at spring sports barbecue

Teams honor their players with speeches, awards at spring sports barbecue

Sonja Hansen, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 27, 2017 • 364 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 25, the spring sports were celebrated with a barbecue in the high-school quad. Players, coaches and their family members attended.  Baseball Sophomore Nate Jakobs made first team in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League in addition to receiving the MVP league  award. Senior Zane Jakobs made ...

Check out the season wrap-up for baseball, player statistics

Annya Dahmani, Feature Editor
May 25, 2017 • 111 views
Filed under Sports

After their final game on May 8, the baseball team ended their season 8-6 in league and 9-7 overall.  Date: May 8 Opponent: Faith Christian Location: Faith Christian Score: 14-12, Cavs’ victory Top player stats: sophomore Nate Jakobs (1.000 batting average, 4 runs, 3 hits, 4 RBIs); s...

Junior swimmer sets yet another state record, becoming state champion of two events (videos included)

Junior swimmer sets yet another state record, becoming state champion of two events (videos included)

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Reporter
May 25, 2017 • 225 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

In a spectacular finish to the season, junior Amalie Fackenthal triumphed in the state championships, winning two events and setting a state meet record. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Swimming and Diving Championships were on May 19-20 at Clovis Olympic Swim Complex in Clovis, C...

Junior golfer falls short of victory in Section Masters but still goes down in history

Junior golfer falls short of victory in Section Masters but still goes down in history

Briana Davies, Reporter
May 24, 2017 • 195 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The golf season came to an end on May 15, with Section Masters. One hundred and seventeen golfers participated from schools all over northern California – all-division inclusive (Division I to Division VI). Country Day was represented by its only qualifier: junior Miles Edwards. Edwards advanced after fini...

Girls’ relay swimming team makes history, qualifies for section championship finals

Girls’ relay swimming team makes history, qualifies for section championship finals

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Reporter
May 18, 2017 • 149 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Sac-Joaquin Section Championships were filled with Country Day firsts: the first SCDS girls’ relay team to make the section championship finals and also junior Amalie Fackenthal’s first places in both her events. This is the third consecutive year Fackenthal has held varsity section cha...

Track and field profits from largest turn-out; sophomore places first twice in League Championship Finals

Track and field profits from largest turn-out; sophomore places first twice in League Championship Finals

Héloïse Schep, Reporter
May 18, 2017 • 134 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Though the track and field team had one of their largest turn-outs, 4 people, at the League Championship Finals, sophomore Heidi Johnson was the only athlete who placed first in any category. On May 11, the team attended the CVCL/NPAC/SMAL League Championship Finals, competing in seven categories. Johnson placed f...

Shocking turn of events lands junior golfer spot in San-Joaquin Section Masters

Briana Davies, Reporter
May 15, 2017 • 131 views
Filed under Sports

On May 8, Sectionals came down to a nail-biter as junior Miles Edwards missed qualifying for the CIF San-Joaquin Section Masters by just one stroke – or so he thought. Four Country Day golfers qualified for Sectionals – Edwards, sophomore Harrison Moon and freshmen John Snyder and Ted Zhou – thou...