Sports

BHS Athletes Work to Stay in Shape Despite Spring Sports Cancellation

With school shut down for the remainder of the year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and activities like sports cancelled for the foreseeable future, Berkeley High School (BHS) athletes are grappling with ways to deal with lost seasons and stay in shape for the future. Kaja Arusha, a senior captain...

Girls’ and Boys’ Rugby Teams Flourish

Berkeley High School (BHS) has a reputation for having unconventional clubs and sports teams. There is a hammocking club, a tea club, and an ultimate frisbee team, which is the best in the nation. Among these standout clubs and sports is BHS rugby. Among both girls and boys, BHS rugby...

Summer Olympics Risk Cancellation

In Wuhan, China, a new virus called COVID-19 — commonly referred to as coronavirus — has caused much confusion among doctors and scientists. Since that time, the disease has spread to much of the world, including Japan, the host of the 2020 Olympic games. The Center for Disease Control has...

Katie Sowers Inspires Athletes

Katie Sowers, have you heard the name? If not, you probably don’t care much about the San Francisco 49ers, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care about her. She is the second woman to hold a full-time coaching position and the first openly gay coach in the NFL. Sowers is...

Ducks’ Sabrina Ionescu Shines

The University of Oregon women’s basketball team, ranked among the top teams in the nation, has been dismantling every team in sight. The Oregon Ducks are boasting a 24-2 overall record and sitting at the top of the Pac-12 Conference. However, while basketball is a team sport, the Ducks wouldn’t...

Athletes Should Be Penalized for Assault

For years, Berkeley High School (BHS) has struggled with a deeply destructive rape culture. Toxic masculinity and lack of consequences lie at the root of this reality. There is no universal solution to rape culture, but there are ways to start changing the narrative for future BHS generations. One necessary...

BHS Boys’ Soccer Forfeits O’Dowd Game

On February 7, 2020, the Berkeley High School (BHS) boys’ soccer team forfeited their highly-anticipated game against rival high school Bishop O’Dowd. This happened shortly after a list of students accused of rape and labeled as “sus” appeared on the wall of a girls bathroom at BHS, sparking a conversation...

Girls’ Basketball Starts New Era

The Berkeley High School (BHS) girls’ varsity basketball season has come to a close, and with it, both accomplishments and goals for the future. Although the team finished with a 11-15 record overall, these mediocre results failed to reflect the team’s skill and hard work throughout the season. Last year...

Winter Sports Review

Girls’ Basketball: The Berkeley High School (BHS) girls’ basketball team performed similarly to their seasons in the past. They finished with eight wins and 18 losses. Despite having outstanding skill, there are only 13 players on the team, which means each player had to play for a substantial amount of...

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Blurred

On the morning of January 26, a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California claimed the lives of National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Kobe Bryant and his thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, as well as seven other passengers: Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, and Ara Zobayan....

LSU Clinches Championships

On Monday, January 13, top-ranked Louisiana State University (LSU) competed against third ranked Clemson University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football national championship. LSU previously beat Oklahoma in the semifinals by 35 points, putting them in the championship. Clemson beat Ohio State University by six points in their...

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl LIV

On Sunday, February 2, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers went head to head in Super Bowl LIV. The 49ers and Chiefs came in relatively evenly matched, with 15-3 and 14-4 records, respectively. Though the 49ers are one of the most successful NFL teams of all time,...

BHS Boys’ Basketball “White-Out” Game Boosts Team Energy

The Berkeley High School (BHS) Yellow Jackets varsity boys’ basketball team is currently standing in second to last place. They have had only two wins in league play throughout the past season. However, what they lack in athletic triumph, they make up for in spirit. And, hopefully, their ever present...

Athleticism of Cheer Goes Underappreciated

At Berkeley High School (BHS), cheerleading has never been the biggest deal, at least not like it is in movies or at other high schools in the Bay Area. One might think it’s because the football team isn’t a big deal at BHS. However, it is clear that the cheerleading...

Russia Banned from the 2020 Olympics

The 2020 Olympics are coming up fast, or at least that’s how it seems. Athletes around the world have been training for years, and it is high time for another round of world games. However, in Russia, athletes are looking for other countries’ teams to compete on in the upcoming...

Women’s Soccer Expands Coaching Staff

Berkeley High School (BHS) girls’ soccer won the West Alameda County league last year and went undefeated in their league. They fell short only in the North Coast Section (NCS) championships, where they placed third. They did all this with only one coach, Alejandro Mendoza, for freshman, junior varsity (JV),...

The Best of Berkeley High Sports Photos

From water polo to baseball to football, Jacket sports photographer Mattias de los Rios collects his best photos of Berkeley High School teams.

The Unique Path to Professional Basketball

While the National Basketball Association (NBA) is still the undisputed highest level of play and competition of professional basketball, it appears as if the way to enter this league is now evolving. Before 2006, it was not unlikely for a player to be drafted into the NBA straight out of...