Leo Silverberg




Class of 2024

Leo Silverberg is a writer, music producer, frisbee player, 49ers superfan, and a Junior at Berkeley High. He has written on a wide variety of sports at Berkeley high and looks forward to covering more.

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BHS student-athletes struggle to balance athletics with academics and social lives


For many athletes, summer is a key opportunity to train and improve before the upcoming school season. However, athletes’ commitment to their craft can often impact their life outside of their sport during the summer, and many have to make tough decisions that can heavily impact their social and academic lives.

Excitement builds as BHS explores the possibility of a girls flag football team


Almost every sport at Berkeley High School has a girls and boys team, with the exception of football. However, this could change soon. On February 3, 2023, the State of California approved girls flag football as a new California Interscholastic Federation sport.

A's Relocation Spurs Reflection at BHS


​​On April 19, the Oakland A’s announced an agreement to purchase land in Las Vegas to build a new ballpark after over 50 years in Oakland. This move comes after decades of tense negotiations between the A’s and the city, with the two sides failing to make progress on a stadium at Oakland’s Howard Terminal.

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Track team dominates final home meet


On April 13, the Berkeley High School track and field team took on Castro Valley and San Leandro, for their final home meet of the season. BHS showcased their speed and skill on the track, placing first in many of the events.  Leading up to a race, athletes have to make sure they are mentally

Merhige swam to raise funds for cancer research.

BHS student swims open ocean, sets record


While her classmates were in school last month, Berkeley High School sophomore Maya Merhige was in Hawaii swimming for 27 and a half hours in the open ocean.

Gabe Ross hefts an opponent over his shoulder at San Lorenzo High School on January 12.

BHS wrestling wins dual meet, displaying strength and strategy


On January 12, the Berkeley High School wrestling team faced San Lorenzo and Hayward High School at San Lorenzo’s campus. After two long-fought battles, BHS prevailed, beating San Lorenzo 48-36 and winning by tiebreaker against Hayward, 42-42.  The competition was a type of event called a dual meet, in which wrestlers from two schools pair

Ollie Miller follows through on a 3-pointer as the crowd behind him erupts.

Basketball seizes historic win


In an overtime thriller, the Berkeley High School boys varsity basketball team beat Bishop O’Dowd High School for the first time since 2008, in a 57-55 win.  Berkeley got off to a solid start as juniors Ollie Miller and Samir O’Brien shot the ball well, and junior Will Polishuk controlled the glass, dominating with rebounds.

Senior Emmett Tjen takes it down the line as the rain pours down on Dec. 3.

Boys soccer rains on San Ramon


The Berkeley High School boys varsity soccer team took on San Ramon Valley High School on Saturday Dec. 3, during a cold and rainy afternoon. The team was coming off of a 3-0 win against Amador Valley in their season opener, looking to continue their success.

A student facing their fear to return after injury

Return from injury plagued by hesitation


A couple years ago, Samir O’Brien, a junior on the Berkeley High School varsity basketball team, went up for a layup and fell on his hand.   “I knew right away that my pinky was messed up,” O’Brien said.

The BHS football team charges the field with force from a cloud of blue smoke.

BHS takes Huskies in Homecoming win


A crowd, decked out in colorful flower necklaces, packed into the tropical Homecoming football game on the afternoon of Saturday, October 15 to watch the Berkeley High School Yellowjackets defeat the Washington Huskies in a 53-19 blowout.   There were many BHS football alumni in attendance, including Nathan Dahl, class of 1999.