Sports

 BHS girls varsity water polo battles Castro Valley High School in a tight match on September 28 in the Jacket pool.

BHS Girls Water Polo Defeats Castro Valley

On September 28, the Berkeley High School varsity girls water polo team defeated the Castro Valley High School Trojans 10-8 at the Jacket Pool. While COVID-19 protocol restricted the crowd capacity, the game was sold out and fans were cheering passionately.

Athlete Profile: Jasmine Moreira-Cortes

Jasmine Moreira-Cortes, a junior in Berkeley International High School, joined the cheerleading team for the community, and has grown into a leader of a sisterhood.

Overtraining and Specialization in Sports Break Down Young Bodies

Over the past years, youth sports have become highly competitive. As a result, youth athletes are being pushed to train harder and longer. Along with an increase in intensity, there has been an uptick in the number of sports-related injuries.

The Berkeley High School varsity football team plays under the stadium lights during Friday night’s home game.

Buzzing Return to Jacket Home Football Displays School Spirit

On Friday, September 10th, Berkeley High School’s varsity and junior varsity football teams played American Canyon in our first home games of the season.

BHS student Nora Kessler rides for the Mountain Biking Club Team

BHS Club Sports vs. Team Sports: What’s the Difference?

Berkeley High School offers a plethora of extracurricular activities. The athletics department, in particular, offers a wide variety of sports, from orienteering to crew.

Local Climbing Opportunities Expand As New Gyms Pop Up

Throughout the country, the long-time niche sport of rock climbing is steadily becoming popularized. Factors such as the Oscar Award-winning documentary Free Solo and rock climbing’s Olympic debut may have contributed to this seemingly out-of-the-blue climbing boom.

Taking on Sport, Game, and Community in Fantasy Football

According to YouGovAmerica, every Sunday during football season, 37 percent of the US population watches football, 17 percent of whom participate in the game of fantasy football.  In essence, fantasy football is a math-based game in which various teams compete parallel to real life football.

Athlete Profile: Quinn Koch, BHS Cross Country

Senior cross country runner Quinn Koch of Berkeley International High School hopes to help lead the Berkeley High School cross country team to a league championship.

The University of California, Berkeley’s baseball team plays a game.

Pandemic-Era Alumni Navigate the World of College Athletics

As college sports kick off, former Berkeley High School athletes Ben Morgan and Ryan O’Sullivan anxiously await the start of their first college sports season.

The Coaching Boys Into Men Program shifts culture on the BHS mountain bike team and educates riders.

Coaching Boys Into Men Program Makes Promising Debut at BHS

The 2020 sexual harm walkouts were a monumental moment in Berkeley High School’s history. Many students hoped that it would be a turning point in policies, administrative measures, and the overall climate at BHS.

Preseason Training Sets Fall 2021 Sports Season Into Motion

As the various scholastic endeavors of the year approached, fall sports at Berkeley High School began before the school year’s start. Water Polo – The girls and boys water polo teams took a plunge into the fall season, the boys team coming off of a West Alameda County Conference championship.

Simone Biles Inspires BHS Athletes to Examine Competitive Mindset

The Olympic Games, being one of the most complex and most watched sporting events in the world, immediately gives a huge platform to its competitors. When athletes make choices outside of the norm, an insane flurry of media coverage follows

Sports World Uses Its Influence For Change After Chauvin Verdict

On Tuesday, April 20, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted by a jury on all three charges against him for the murder of George Floyd.

In Memoriam: BHS Girls Volleyball Coach James Manuel

In loving memory of Berkeley High School girls volleyball coach James Manuel. His exuberance, passion, and generosity lives on within his family, his teams, his colleagues, and all those he connected with.

At the Emeryville Center of Community Life, students in Bay Oaks, a program of the East Bay United Soccer Club, practice soccer.

BHS Forces Soccer Players to Choose Between School and Club

For student athletes at Berkeley High School, the past year has been a roller coaster. As fall and winter sports were cancelled or postponed, players faced uncertainty and disappointment.

Stanford and Baylor Triumph In This Year’s March Madness

March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament run by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, ran from March 18 to April 5 of 2021. The tournament draws many viewers, and typically involves 64 college teams that get together in six different locations.

In order to enter Oracle Park, home to the San Francisco Giants, fans must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

A’s and Giants Fans Return to Stadiums After More Than a Year

After 18 months of empty stands, fans were welcomed back into the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants’ stadiums on Thursday, April 1, and Friday, April 9, respectively.

BHS senior Jake Hilton is a member of the varsity baseball team as well as a coach for the East Bay Cyclones.

Teen Sports Coaches Find Solace in the Pandemic

“Having a teen coach brings a different insight and energy to the game. … It feels like a very lively and collaborative process,” shared Kai Kai Spencer, a senior in Berkeley International High School at Berkeley High School.