Sports

Basketball team builds off last year’s success, playoff run

Basketball team builds off last year’s success, playoff run

by | November 14, 2012

Basketball tryouts were recently held on Monday November 5th and Tuesday November 6th. The freshmen went on the court first at 6:15pm, followed by the sophomores at 7:15, and then the juniors and seniors... Read More

McDonald advances tennis career at UCLA

McDonald advances tennis career at UCLA

by | November 14, 2012

He sends the tennis ball soaring through the air at the impressive speed of 115mph, as he slices his spin serve at the start of every match. Decked out in his blue and yellow... Read More

PHS physical fitness program revamped

by | November 7, 2012

Imagine having to go from running the mile once a quarter to four to five times a month. This is one of the changes caused by the new physical fitness program at PHS. Athletic... Read More

Thiel steals the tennis spotlight

by | November 5, 2012

Kaelli Thiel. A freshman. Number one in varsity tennis singles. Thiel has been playing tennis competitively for a year and a half and works three hours a day during the week and six hours... Read More

Senior Night: Highlanders shut out by Mt. Eden, 31-0

Senior Night: Highlanders shut out by Mt. Eden, 31-0

by and | November 2, 2012

The Highlanders could not connect the dots Nov. 2. Mt. Eden’s relentless offense put up 31 points to the Highlander’s 0. Piedmont started out strong, forcing a Mt. Eden punt on their first drive,... Read More

Sibling Duos Dominate

by | October 29, 2012

Sophomore Matt Fong shoots a glance across the court at his twin brother Chris. “We know what each other is thinking,” Matt said. “If they’re really good, we look at each other like ‘we... Read More

Football players plagued by injuries

Football players plagued by injuries

by | October 26, 2012

The quarterback catches the snap. The defense is pressuring heavily. He remembers the play and turns for the hand-off  Instant pain comes through his left hand and immediately this quarterback is out with a pinky... Read More

Dean aspires to follow Frost’s footsteps

Dean aspires to follow Frost’s footsteps

by | October 22, 2012

Athletes, coaches, and spectators all know that high school sport programs have revolving doors. As the older experienced seniors leave, the younger crop of underclassmen steps in to fill the spot in hopes of... Read More

Stunting eliminated from cheerleading over safety concerns

by | October 22, 2012

She clenches her teeth and tightens her muscles, preparing for her upcoming stunt. The roar of the crowd sounds like a whisper as she tightens her focus. The thumping of her heart is the... Read More

Essert skates worldwide, gathers experiences

Essert skates worldwide, gathers experiences

by | October 22, 2012

Speeding down the hill, swerving around corners, successfully winning two events in the mountains of Colorado, otherwise known as a typical week for senior skateboarder Byron Essert. Essert, who is sponsored by Skate One... Read More