Sports

Junior AJ Loustau flies towards the net, facing pressure from California High School on January 14.

Boys basketball defense rivals Cal High

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Berkeley High School boys varsity basketball team faced off against California High School. The team had just come off of a loss the night before against Alameda High School.  BHS took the lead in the first quarter thanks to back-to-back steals from Ollie Miller and Samir O’Brien, and a 3-point

Kamara Snelgro makes layup against Piedmont High School on January 21.

Girls basketball suffers loss to Piedmont

BHS girls varsity basketball had a slow start to their game against Piedmont High School on Friday, Jan. 21, entering the second half with only 5 points to Piedmont’s 34.

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.

The Turkey Trot

Runners and artists take on Turkey Trot

As a drone circled overhead capturing video, nine Berkeley High School students and John Villavicencio, BHS director of student activities, lined up on the football field to start the turkey trot.

BHS Cross Country

Cross country makes state, breaks dry spell

On a sunny day at the North Coast Section finals at Hayward High School, despite injuries and illness, Berkeley High School’s cross country team defied expectations and made history, qualifying for state championships for the first time in 37 years.  At the crack of the starter pistol, BHS, dressed in red and gold,

Luisa Bertolli heads the ball into the goal during the Nov. 30 home opener.

Girls soccer stuns with 6-0 win

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, girls varsity soccer had their first game of the season at Jacket Stadium against Pittsburg High School. It was a freezing cold night, but that did not slow them down.  The girls started off strong in the first half.

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.

The football team huddles after their quarterfinals game

BHS fall sports reflect postseason 

Throughout the regular season, Berkeley High School’s sports teams fight to earn a spot in postseason tournaments such as North Coast Section or West Alameda County Conference league championships.   Girls volleyball made it into the NCS championships as the eighth seed out of 15.

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.

Student Athlete

Athlete Profile: Talia Antell-Proulx

Talia Antell-Proulx, a Communication Arts and Sciences senior on the girls tennis team, was taken by surprise when her senior night was rained out twice.

Pictured left to right at the November 9 signing: Isabel Bessette, Melinda Pullin, and Ruby Hill.

Signing ceremony celebrates BHS athletes

Wednesday, November 9, was National Signing Day, which marks the opening of the signing period for high school athletes across the country. Berkeley High School held a signing ceremony on November 9, where students who committed to colleges for  National Collegiate Athletic Association sports signed their National Letters of Intent.

The Two Brothers

Student Athlete Profile: Jackson and Jalen Harris

Brothers Jackson and Jalen Harris have been star players this season on the football field. While being brothers who play together isn’t always easy, they say that the whole team is very connected.

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Fall Senior Nights

Girl’s Water Polo With chants ringing through the swim hall and benches packed with viewers, Berkeley High School proudly displayed its love for the girls’ water polo seniors on senior night, October 19, against San Leandro High School.  “It was so amazing to see so many of my friends come, the parents, the celebration, and

Athlete Profile: Camille Jacala

Camille Jacala is a junior at Berkeley High School, and captain of the girls varsity volleyball team. Jacala started playing volleyball at 13, inspired by her mother, who also played.

On October 12, BHS cross country competed against nine schools at a Point Pinole course.

Cross country races rivals over rolling hills

On October 12, the Berkeley High School cross-country team traveled to a meet at Point Pinole, where they raced against nine other schools. The course was three miles long and consisted of rolling hills as well as paved and unpaved paths.  The meet was successful for BHS, with men’s varsity taking first place and women’s

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.

Camille Jacala

Athlete Profile: Camille Jacala

Camille Jacala is a junior at Berkeley High School, and captain of the girls varsity volleyball team. Jacala started playing volleyball at 13, inspired by her mother, who also played.