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Rewind: varsity volleyball players and coaches reflect on season (video included) after loss to Ripon Christian

Rewind: varsity volleyball players and coaches reflect on season (video included) after loss to Ripon Christian

Harrison Moon, Bryce Longoria, David Situ, and Jake Longoria

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

After months of intense training and dozens of games, the players on the varsity girls' volleyball team met the end of the line in their "battle royale" against Ripon Christian High School on Nov. 2.  ...

Battle royale: Cavaliers fall to Knights in narrow playoff game, ending postseason

Battle royale: Cavaliers fall to Knights in narrow playoff game, ending postseason

Jake Longoria, Media/Broadcast Editor and Sports Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After finishing the season 18-5 and dominating their league 11-1, the Cavs were seeded third going into the Division VI CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs. In the first round, the Cavs found themselves in a battle royale against the sixth-seeded Ripon Christian Knights. The Knights came blazing ...

Rain, flooding close cross country courses, creating challenging routes for runners

Rain, flooding close cross country courses, creating challenging routes for runners

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although SCDS has run in the SMAL (Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League) League Championship before, the course the cross country team ran on Oct. 23 had never been run. Coach Nick Domich had to create a route on the spot due to the normal track being flooded, which he didn’t know about until ...

Girls first in league but fall to Waldorf in last game before playoffs

Bryce Longoria, Online Sports Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

Date: Oct. 26   Opponent: Sacramento Waldorf High School   Location: Sacramento Waldorf   Final score: 1-3 Cavs’ loss (17-25, 16-25, 25-22, 18-25)   Fun fact: This was the Cavs’ last regular season game before playoffs. The Cavs finished first in their leag...

JV has triumphant end of the season against Sacramento Waldorf

Bri Davies, Social Media Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

“I couldn’t have imagined a better way to end the season,” said sophomore Naomi Turnbull. On Oct. 26, the JV girls volleyball team beat Sacramento Waldorf in their final match of the season. Though the Cavs fell to the Wind Waves in the first set, 21-25, they had no intention of losing their s...

Varsity girls secure first seed in league on senior night

Varsity girls secure first seed in league on senior night

Bryce Longoria, Online Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

There was more at stake than just the win when the girls’ varsity volleyball team faced off against the Sacramento Adventist Academy Capital on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Not only was it senior night, but with a win, the Cavs would also clinch first seed in their league. Sophomores Bri Davies and Je...

Cavs conquer Faith Christian despite small crowd

Cavs conquer Faith Christian despite small crowd

Anna Frankel, Page Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In a nearly empty and eerily quiet gym, the girls’ varsity volleyball team procured an easy win against Faith Christian Academy on Oct. 19. Despite losing the very first point, the Cavs excelled in the first set, racking up 10 points before their opponents called a timeout. But this didn...

Varsity girls narrowly defeated by out-of-league McClatchy

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

October 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Date: Oct. 16   Opponent: McClatchy High School   Location: McClatchy   Final score: 0-3 Cavs’ loss (23-25, 19-25, 10-25)   Fun fact: Assistant varsity coach Sarah Song covered for varsity coach Jason Kreps while he was on the seventh-grade trip to Yosemite. ...

Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week culminate in volleyball games, annual Fall Family Festival (video included)

Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week culminate in volleyball games, annual Fall Family Festival (video included)

Harrison Moon, David Situ, Jake Longoria, Bryce Longoria, Ian Thompson, and Sahej Claire

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Video

Spirit Week and homecoming festivities began on Oct. 10 with a twin dress-up day, which was followed by pajama day and a decades-themed advisory dress-up competition. The week finished Friday with the homecoming rally, JV and varsity volleyball games, a middle school flag football game under the lights...

Varsity girls vanquish the Knights in homecoming game

Varsity girls vanquish the Knights in homecoming game

Anna Frankel, Page Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cavs crushed Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in just three sets in their homecoming game on Oct. 13. According to sophomore Bri Davies, the girls’ close victory over Buckingham on Sept. 19 left them with a desire to do particularly well in this game “At the end of that one, we knew we s...