Student Athlete

The football team huddles after their quarterfinals game

BHS fall sports reflect postseason 

Sports

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

Sports

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

Sports

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.

The Two Brothers

Student Athlete Profile: Jackson and Jalen Harris

Sports

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.

Athlete Profile: Camille Jacala

Sports

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.

Camille Jacala

Athlete Profile: Camille Jacala

Sports

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.

Athlete Profile: Sienna Prak-Perry

Sports

When Sienna Prak-Perry first began playing lacrosse in sixth grade, she was one of few players of Asian and Black descent on her team. At that age, she believed that she was an outsider in the Berkeley Bear Lacrosse community.

Athlete Profile: Luca McKerley Coronado

Sports

Luca McKerley Coronado is a senior in Berkeley International High School on the boys varsity baseball team. McKerley Coronado started playing baseball at four, inspired by his father and grandfather.

Athlete Profile: Phoebe Wells

Sports

Phoebe Wells is a senior in Berkeley International High School and a captain of the Berkeley High School diving team. Wells is driven, dedicated to both athletics and academics, and is currently aiming to earn the International Baccalaureate  diploma.

Athlete Profile: Jackie Dai

Sports

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,

Athlete Profile: Jude Rockafellow

Sports

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.

Athlete Profile: Jasmine Moreira-Cortes

Sports

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.

Athlete Profile: Quinn Koch, BHS Cross Country

Sports

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.

Stanford and Baylor Triumph In This Year’s March Madness

Sports

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.

Basketball COVID-19 Cases Should Not Stall BHS In-Person Academics

Opinion

On Monday, April 19, three COVID-19 cases from Berkeley High School students were reported, seemingly all stemming from a set of basketball practices that occurred the previous week.

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

Sports

“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.

BHS baseball, led by Millikan and Morgan, started their season on March 12.

Recruited Baseball Athletes: Noah Millikan and Ben Morgan

Sports

Noah Millikan Noah Millikan, a senior at Berkeley High School, has been playing baseball for the past 15 years, and will continue to play in college, as a pitcher for the University of Pennsylvania.

Recruited Athlete Profiles: Lila Sayre and Jake Hilton

Sports

Lila Sayre As Berkeley High School seniors apply for college and await their letters of acceptance, some student-athletes already know the school they will attend and play for in the upcoming year.