Girls water polo players battle for the ball.

Girls water polo crushes Lick Wilmerding

Water polo season has begun, and the girls team is ready to dive in. On the evening of Wednesday, September 13, the girls water polo team played against Lick Wilmerding High School at home.

Multi-sport athletes: ‘(It’s) a little hectic’

“I went to a mountain bike race in the morning, I left as soon as I was finished, slept in the car, and then had to go to a track meet at 9 p.m.. So that was a little hectic,” said Berkeley High School sophomore Carina Nottingham.

BHS student section cheering on Friday evening.

BHS football home opener a success

On Friday, Sept. 8, the Berkeley High School Yellowjackets faced De Anza High School in their first home game of the season, defeating them by a score of 41-14.

In Donahue Gym, BHS’s girls varsity volleyball gathers as a team before a set.

Girls volleyball dominates Alameda

On September 12, the Berkeley High School girls varsity volleyball team played against the Alameda Hornets. Berkeley crushed Alameda; not one set was lost.  The first set was the closest.

Fall sports preview: A new season starts

Last season, the girls volleyball team made it through the first round of North Coast Section playoffs but was defeated by the first seed, Monte Vista, in the quarter finals.

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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.

Independent Study allows athletic freedom

“The path that I’m taking right now is the most sure pathway to go play as a professional soccer player,” said Simon Diagana, a Berkeley High School senior who switched into Independent Study to play for the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer Academy team.

Manny Selles awaits a pitch.

BHS spring sports: Recaps and reviews

As regular seasons wrap up, Berkeley High School spring sports teams prepare for postseason tournaments.  The BHS boys’ baseball team finished 2nd place in their league with a record of 18 wins and seven losses.

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.

Model minority myth in sports: How does  this impact Asian student athletes at BHS? 

Estelle Handa “I think when it comes to being a ‘model minority’, that shows up more in academics,” said Estelle Handa, a junior and tennis player at Berkeley High School.

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Player responsibility extends beyond field

Professional athletes are some of the most followed people on social media, garnering the attention of hundreds of millions of followers, many of whom are young children who dream about being just like them when they grow up.

BHS senior Maxwell Jamison chose to prioritize academics over sports in his higher education.

Athletes weigh priorities in college search

“Before I found out you could get full-rides from sports and that I would be successful in football, I was just planning on going to community college because I didn’t feel like it was worth being in that much debt,” said Berkeley High School senior and Stanford football commit Jackson Harris.

Athlete Profile: Matteo Small

Berkeley High School senior Matteo Small competes for the mile and the 800 meter events in track. He also runs cross country, and feels that the sports have the ability to give him a “mind reset”.

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Athletes adapt to exercising while fasting

“It’s just hard trying to keep going and keep trying to play your sport when you’re really thirsty and hungry,” said Iman Shaikh, a senior and member of the Berkeley High School affiliated rugby team.

Athlete Profile: Oliver Shrieve

Oliver Shrieve, junior and Berkeley High School boys volleyball captain, started playing volleyball at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School when he was 11 years old.

A row of divers are mid-dive into the water.

BHS swim takes on San Leandro meet

The Berkeley High School swim team soaked in the sun on Friday, 14 April, 2023 as they huddled beside the San Leandro High School outdoor pool. John Mcdonald, one of the team’s head coaches, stood with the athletes as he gave some supportive final words: if any team member were to swim with enough effort

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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