The Octagon

Rushing to complete P.E. requirement, unathletic senior evolves into fitness freak

Rushing to complete P.E. requirement, unathletic senior evolves into fitness freak

Sonja Hansen, Print Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

I was in the Makerspace a few weeks ago when I tossed a banana peel toward a garbage can and missed. I asked senior Carlos Nunez to pick it up for me. Nunez, being this year’s Parents’ Association Amicus Award recipient, of course complied. But more unexpected was the noise that escaped Nunez’s l...

Athletically competitive class hangs up their jerseys

Athletically competitive class hangs up their jerseys

Jackson Margolis , Page Editor

June 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

It was spring 2015, and then-freshman Amalie Fackenthal had just won Country Day’s second-ever individual section championship in the 50-meter freestyle. But her mind wasn’t on the victory.  She had injured her hand hitting the pool wall during the race and was only moments away from swimming the ...

One-woman track team wants to make history by qualifying for state championships

One-woman track team wants to make history by qualifying for state championships

Jake Longoria, Sports Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports

After an impressive performance at the combined Div. IV/V Sac-Joaquin Section, junior Heidi Johnson looks to repeat her success at the section’s Masters two-day competition starting May 24. If she qualifies, Johnson will be the first SCDS field athlete, male or female, to make it to the state c...

Sophomore’s recruitment dreams dashed by multiple injuries

Sophomore’s recruitment dreams dashed by multiple injuries

Sonja Hansen, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports

When it comes to college recruitment, the NCAA sets guidelines for college coaches and high school athletes that control when coaches can reach out, how many campus visits a student may take and when athletes may commit to a school, among other activities. According to its website, the NCAA imposes such re...

Swim team wins Division III section championships

Swim team wins Division III section championships

Keshav Anand, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports

The SCDS swim team won the Division III section championships and placed first in the 200 freestyle relay in the three-day CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Sac-Joaquin section championships. Senior Amalie Fackenthal also broke her own section record in the 50 free. The competition was held at Tokay High School in Lodi, May 10-1...

Baseball team loses to Faith Christian in last season game

Baseball team loses to Faith Christian in last season game

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

May 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports

Date: May 9   Opponent: Faith Christian School   Final score: 11-21 (Cavs’ loss)   Inside info (per junior Alex Rogawski): We were missing (junior Nate Jakobs), a key player who had experience pitching. (Junior Jack Christian) pitched over a league limit (in the p...

Baseball struggles to win, finishes with 1-12 record

Baseball struggles to win, finishes with 1-12 record

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

May 13, 2018


Filed under From Copy to .Com, Showcase, Sports

At  print press time the baseball team had a 0-10 record in league and a 0-11 record overall. On May 7, the Cavs beat Faith Christian School, 11-10.  On May 9, Faith Christian beat the Cavs in the last game of the regular season, 22-11.    Closest game: In an extra inning, the Cavs fell t...

Six swimmers compete in section championships

Six swimmers compete in section championships

Keshav Anand, Reporter

May 13, 2018


Filed under From Copy to .Com, Showcase, Sports

The swim team has participated in six dual meets held at Jesuit High School. The team’s last meet was on April 26. Based upon the times per individual swimmer, swimmers qualify for the San Joaquin section championships, May 10-12. Currently, six of seven athletes (senior Amalie Fackenthal, junior Joe Zales, sophomore Rebecca Waterson, and freshmen Sydney Turner, Athena Li...

Track and field lacks membership, dedication

Track and field lacks membership, dedication

Héloïse Schep, Page Editor

May 12, 2018


Filed under From Copy to .Com, Showcase, Sports

Sophomore Charles Thomas and juniors Joe Mo and Heidi Johnson have competed in seven meets. Coach’s comment (per coach Nick Domich): “Because (athletes) think track and field is an individual sport, many don’t show up to practice or meets. We just have one serious athlete, Heidi Johnson. We ...

Softball disbands after losing five games

Softball disbands after losing five games

Kristine Schmitz, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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After not fielding a softball team since 2012, softball returned to SCDS in the spring of 2017. However, the hopes for a second season have faded. First, the girls forfeited two of their seven games because there weren’t enough players; then the team, 0-5, was disbanded altogether. The team ini...