Sports

Athlete Profile: Jackie Dai

Jackie Dai is a senior in Berkeley International High School and captain of the boys badminton team. He discovered his passion for the sport after taking a badminton class at Berkeley High School his freshman year and found he was “naturally kind of gifted [at badminton].” Dai improved on techniques such as grip,

Freshmen Athletes Experience Their First BHS Season

As Berkeley High School enters its final season of sports and says goodbye to some of its beloved athletes, BHS also welcomes a new generation of Yellowjackets to the field.

Destiny Evans, a BHS senior, goes to shoot during the February 10 game.

Senior Night Games

Spirits were high on February 10 as Berkeley High School’s girls varsity basketball team decisively closed out its season in a game against Oakland High School, winning 64-22 on their senior night.

The African Diaspora Dance Program, which put on its 53rd winter show on December 2, offers a safe environment for students.

African Diaspora Uplifts Dancers of Color

The Berkeley High School African Diaspora Dance Department changed its name in 2020 from the Afro-Haitian Dance Department in order to encompass “all the countries where African Black people have been in this world,” Dr.

Single Season Sports Become Year Round

Many athletes, including students at Berkeley High School, train, play, and practice year-round in order to be competitive. To succeed in BHS’s soccer program, many players like Academic Choice sophomore Finn Gohlke, who plays on the BHS boys varsity team, play outside of the winter season.

During lunch, students snack mid-soccer game on the Jacket field

More Than Just a Field: Lunchtime Eats and Athletics at BHS

Berkeley High School’s diverse community is exemplified through the different hobbies and activities that take place on campus. This includes the group of students regularly found partaking in sports on the Jacket field at lunch.

Freshman basketball player Manav Rai’s injury is examined during a home game.

Injuries Influence BHS Team Mentality

At Berkeley High School, the wide variety of sports lead to a wide variety of injuries for athletes, all of which have implications for entire teams. One of the main support centers for injured athletes is athletic trainer Lauren Small

Athlete Profile: Jude Rockafellow

Jude Rockafellow is a senior in Academic Choice and a member of the boys varsity basketball team at Berkeley High School. A power forward, Rockafellow’s experience with BHS basketball has been tumultuous.

Alums in black returned to play with current teammates in white on December 18 at the Jacket Stadium

Alums Reconnect With BHS Soccer Team

The alumni game is a Berkeley High School tradition for many of its sports teams, in which alumni athletes are invited back to BHS to play with athletes of their sport.

Finals and Break: Optional Training?

Winter break is a crucial time for students to rest from the stress of school, especially after a hectic first semester and finals week. It also provides a valuable rest period for Berkeley High athletes, most of whom train every day of the school week.

Black and white jerseys clash along the harsh dividing line of the BHS-O’Dowd rivalry on January 21 at BHS.

Dragons For Dinner: BHS vs. O’Dowd

Berkeley High School’s boys varsity soccer team took on Bishop O’Dowd High School on January 21, to cheers of ‘Go Jackets!’  The game kicked off with O’Dowd on the offense, making a shot at the goal, and Berkeley’s goalkeeper, Patrick Devaney, lunging to make the first save of the game.

BHS bikers adapt to muddy conditions on Tilden trails.

Sports Teams Adapt to Winter Weather

While Berkeley does not experience extreme winter weather, with daily highs and lows usually in the 60 to 40 degree Fahrenheit range, the temperature change, early sunsets, and rain are still significant factors in the winter training of many Berkeley High School athletes.

Freshman basketball player Manav Rai’s injury is examined during a home game.

Injuries Influence BHS Team Mentality

At Berkeley High School, the wide variety of sports lead to a wide variety of injuries for athletes, all of which have implications for entire teams. One of the main support centers for injured athletes is athletic trainer Lauren Small

Alums in black returned to play with current teammates in white on December 18 at the Jacket Stadium.

Alums Reconnect With BHS Soccer Team

The alumni game is a Berkeley High School tradition for many of its sports teams, in which alumni athletes are invited back to BHS to play with athletes of their sport.

Finals and Break: Optional Training?

Winter break is a crucial time for students to rest from the stress of school, especially after a hectic first semester and finals week. It also provides a valuable rest period for Berkeley High athletes, most of whom train every day of the school week.

Sophomore Nasir Daniel takes a shot in a casual pick-up basketball game on the BHS campus.

Local Pick-up Games Inspire Camaraderie

Pick-up games are constantly running in parks around Berkeley, consisting of groups of people who come together — often spontaneously — in a public place to play sports.

A player on the BHS girls golf team putts a ball into a hole at the Tilden Park Golf Course.

Berkeley High Girls Golf Gets One Step Closer To NCS Playoffs

With Berkeley High School sports such as water polo or soccer at the forefront of students’ minds, it is often easy to forget that there is a rich multitude of other sports at the school.

Video Games Parallel Athletics

Electronic Sports, commonly known as Esports, are a relatively new type of sport since their beginnings in the early 2010s. Defined by Oxford Languages as “a multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators, typically by professional gamers,” they are video games to an organized extreme.  Some common and popular examples of Esports are League of