The Octagon

Jake Longoria
Jake, a senior, is a jack of all trades. After winning a Superior Award in Sports Writing at the annual JEA/NSPA convention, Jake switched his focus to writing reviews of all types with his friends. But Jake’s omnipotence stretches beyond writing. He enjoys playing video games and playing basketball for SCDS. This year he will extend his reach to digital media as the Octagon’s first Media and Broadcast Editor. Contact at

Jake Longoria, Sports Editor

May 25, 2018
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Seniors break down Post Malone album, talk summer songs (Story)
May 24, 2018
One-woman track team wants to make history by qualifying for state championships (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Current, former Country Day ballers to play in annual Optimist Basketball All Star Games (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Around the world in 80 plates – Jake Longoria rates passport lunch dishes (video included) (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
More advice from teachers – how to know if he/she’s the one! (video included) (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
First-date musts: Teachers give students relationship advice (video included) (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Frustrating live trivia game declines in popularity among students; now teachers take a crack at it (video included) (Story)
Jan 04, 2018
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Senior talks Bitcoin, ‘investing’ in cryptocurrencies (Story)
Dec 23, 2017
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Junior rakes mulch, plants trees on path to earning Eagle Scout rank (Story)
Dec 09, 2017
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: It’s Nutcracker Season again for ballerino sophomore (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Junior baseball player talks Jewish Olympics, journalism (audio included) (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Rewind: varsity volleyball players and coaches reflect on season after loss to Ripon Christian (video included) (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
Battle royale: Cavaliers fall to Knights in narrow playoff game, ending postseason (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Focus on poke: OK or No-Ke? Order the fish bowls once for Instagram; then head to Chipotle (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week culminate in volleyball games, annual Fall Family Festival (video included) (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Alumna publishes second book, details life of Audrey Hepburn (video interview included) (Story)
Jun 30, 2017
Breakthrough is back! (video) (Story/Media)
Jun 28, 2017
One room, one hour, a battle against the clock: will you get out in time? (Story)
May 03, 2017
Check out the rundown on season results of spring sports (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
Six-hour doubleheader ends in a win against Western Sierra (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Baseball team takes home walk-off win in showdown against Buckingham (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
Crazy colors, fascinating flavors, grand garnishes: Baker’s Donuts has it all (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Brother banter with Jake and Bryce Longoria over Sac Kings trading Demarcus Cousins (Story)
Mar 22, 2017
Boys can’t convert hits to runs against Leroy Greene (Story)
Mar 19, 2017
Boys’ baseball taken down by Lions again, this time to a different pride (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Baseball team dominated by solid hitters, good defense from Valley Christian once again (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Students face hordes of zombies, battle chicken-legged gladiators in virtual reality world (video included) (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
Vacaville Christian game is called before fifth inning after boys fail to cut lead to 10 (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
Boys’ soccer finishes season by pounding Western Sierra (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Missing core offense, boys’ soccer suffers second defeat to Buckingham (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Boys’ soccer defeats Leroy Greene second time despite defensive lapse (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Chances of getting to league playoffs narrow as boys’ soccer loses to Western Sierra (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Boys’ soccer skillfully beats Leroy Greene by setting pace of game (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Boys’ soccer loses for second time to powerhouse Cristo Rey (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Boys’ soccer team loses leading scorer, suffers 3-5 overall record (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Last season they prevailed twice; this year boys’ soccer conquered by Buckingham (Story/Media)
Jan 07, 2017
Exhaustion, injuries lead boys’ soccer to be crushed by powerhouse Cristo Rey (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Boys’ soccer comes out on top in competitive match against Sac Waldorf (Story)
Dec 17, 2016
Delta edges out win against boys’ soccer team with lucky shots (Story)
Dec 13, 2016
Girls’ varsity basketball defeated by Highlands due to lack of stamina, determination (Story)
Dec 11, 2016
Boys’ soccer taken down by Encina Prep, but players look forward to future match-ups (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Boys’ soccer takes victory by denying Forest Lake any chances to score (Story)
Dec 04, 2016
Boys’ soccer scores an astounding 10 goals against Victory Christian in first win (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
High-school volunteers help lower-school students craft, create at Holiday Gift Making Fair (slideshow included) (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
Fewer boys’ soccer players lead to loss against Waterford Wildcats in first game (Story)
May 18, 2016
Road to the championship: Boys fall to potential pro pitcher in second round against Valley Christian (Story)
May 17, 2016
Road to the championship: Boys pull off upset victory in first round of playoffs (Story)
May 13, 2016
After blowing out Trinity Prep in first game of double-header (but losing to Buckingham), baseball boys still qualify for playoffs (Story)
May 07, 2016
SEASON UPDATE: Boys start season slow with overall 2-4 record; inexperienced, freshman-heavy team needs more consistent hitting (Story)
May 06, 2016
Eight girls down, Cavs fall to Buckingham in rainy game (Story)
May 04, 2016
Pitching power of Valley Christian proves challenging for Cavs (Story)
Apr 30, 2016
Following decisive rout of Western Sierra, baseball boys can’t beat Wolves in rematch (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
Cavs cruise in 17-5 victory over Western Sierra (Story)
Apr 22, 2016
As baseball team nears playoffs, 10-run win over Trinity Prep is big (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
Cavs blow early lead, lose in extra innings in second game against Faith (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
Seventh-inning efforts aren’t enough, as Cavs fall in nail biter game against Faith Christian (Story)
Mar 26, 2016
Underrated, overlooked girls prove their abilities; females hang in there at Ancrum’s Lab (Story)
Mar 24, 2016
Turf field not a problem, as boys cruise to victory over Buckingham Charter (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
Q&A: Three questions with three-time Carnegie Hall pianist (video included) (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
Off to slow start, baseball still looking to playoffs (Story)
Mar 18, 2016
Despite improved hitting, baseball boys fall short to Victory Christian (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
Despite good pitching, baseball team loses to Delta in season opener (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Varsity girls’ fall short of underdog fairytale ending (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
Couldn’t find the perfect date for Valentine’s? Reviewers discover the best restaurants to bury your broken heart in grease (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
Holding Saints scoreless in first quarter, JV girls fall just short in final game (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
Besides rebounding, JV girls improve in all aspects; Cavs still lose to Victory (Story)
Feb 06, 2016
Losses keep accruing, as JV girls fall again to Sac Waldorf (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Michael Wong attends embassy balls, appreciates welcoming environment at American University (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Varsity boys win on Valley Christian turf for first time ever (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Fewer unnecessary fouls, better shooting, passing needed in JV girls’ lopsided loss to Valley Christian (Media)
Feb 03, 2016
Turnovers pile up in varsity girls’ loss to Valley Christian (Media)
Jan 29, 2016
Despite strong effort, JV girls suffer 42-point defeat against Victory Christian (Story/Media)
Jan 27, 2016
Varsity Cavs overcome unconventional Valley Christian substitutions in stunning victory (Media)
Jan 27, 2016
Scoring drought keeps JV girls from defeating Valley Christian (Story/Media)
Jan 15, 2016
Stagnant shooting contributes to JV girls’ loss in Homecoming game against Waldorf (Story/Media)
Jan 11, 2016
Defense a problem in varsity boys’ loss to Bradshaw Christian (Media)
Jan 07, 2016
Rebounding key in varsity’s convincing win over Forest Lake (Story)
Jan 06, 2016
Size advantage, strong rebounding help varsity boys trump Sac Adventist, 58-29 (Story)
Dec 22, 2015
Varsity girls’ three buzzer-beating 3-pointers, good passing, ball movement lead to lopsided win over Global Youth (Story)
Dec 18, 2015
Strong defense from Highlands results in 11-41 loss for JV girls (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
Strong defense leads varsity boys to easy victory against Woodland Christian (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Confidence, good rebounding, ball movement earn varsity basketball boys win over Vintage (Story)
Nov 28, 2015
Revenge is sweet as boys win section championship, capping a remarkable season (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
AP Computer Science provides flexibility, but picky code checking system poses problems (Story)
Nov 14, 2015
Champions! Boys earn sweet revenge with 3-0 win over Waldorf Waves (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Cavs advance to San Joaquin Section Championship game after 4-1 semifinal victory over Trinity Prep (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
Boys start off strong, cruise to 6-1 playoff victory over Forest Lake (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
Soccer player Erickson earns medal for fifth-place 5k finish; freshman Johnson places second in cross country league final (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
Playoff-bound soccer boys start off sloppy but refocus, earning 3-0 win against Faith Christian (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Well-matched Cristo Rey, Cavs struggle to gain an edge, resulting in 0-0 tie (Story)
Oct 24, 2015
Under the lights, boys earn sweet Homecoming victory against Buckingham (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Cavs shut out Faith Christian with a big 6-0 win (Story)
Oct 17, 2015
Soccer boys come out with energy from the drop, beat Cristo Rey, 2-1 (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Struggling to control midfield against Buckingham, Cavs lose, 2-3 (Story)
Oct 04, 2015
Two penalty kicks earn Cavs 2-0 win against Buckingham (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Cavs score eight in blowout victory against Faith Christian (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Sophomore cooks dishes, learns about culture, responsibility at Spanish university (Story)