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Michael Schneider: a Bohemian ultrarunner in the making

Michael Schneider: a Bohemian ultrarunner in the making

Eva Shen and Harshita Neralla

March 16, 2020

It was mile 17, and Michael Schneider wanted to throw up.  The running-crazed DV senior and aspiring ultrarunner was taking on the California International Marathon, his first ever. By mile 13 he was already feeling the strain in his legs, far too early, and the unshakable notion that the next ha...

Men’s Volleyball faces tough start with two consecutive losses

Sneha Cheenath and Jade Wang

March 9, 2020

On Feb. 25, Dougherty Valley Men’s Volleyball put up a strong fight against San Ramon Valley at home but eventually lost with an overall record of 3-0. The sets went 25-14, 25-17 and 25-23.  The first set had an auspicious start, with Dougherty getting the first point. But a slow defensive response ...

Australian bushfires spark activism at Australian Open

Australian bushfires spark activism at Australian Open

Aria Khalique, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

The Australian Open began on Sunday, Jan. 19, in spite of poor air quality caused by the Australian bushfires. Though the Melbourne Arena wasn’t directly affected by the fires, poor air quality still affected some players, inspiring activism in many. World No. 180 Dalia Jakupovic suffered a sev...

Dougherty Valley responds to Kobe’s death

Dougherty Valley responds to Kobe’s death

Mahika Arya and Lauren Chen

March 5, 2020

On Jan. 26, 2020, a legend was lost. NBA great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others died when Bryant’s personal helicopter crashed into a hillside during foggy conditions in Calabasas, California. His sudden death at 41 shocked not just the basketball community, but t...

NBA should pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with logo change

NBA should pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with logo change

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

On Jan. 26, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year old daughter Gianna, six family friends and the helicopter pilot died due to a fatal helicopter crash on the hills of Calabasas near Los Angeles, California. Dying at the untimely age of 41, Bryant inspired many people of all careers because of his “M...

Varsity Women’s Basketball looks forward after difficult season

Varsity Women’s Basketball looks forward after difficult season

Claire Zhang and Teju Anand

March 3, 2020

The Wildcats’ varsity women’s basketball team suffered two home losses to Carondelet, 70-21, and to Dublin, 59-48, on Feb. 11 and Feb. 13, respectively. Despite their high energy and strong efforts, the team was unable to close the season with a final victory.  DV began the game against the Carondelet Cou...

Men’s Basketball dominates season but falls to Dublin

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

DV Men’s Basketball dominated the East Bay Athletic League regular season with an 11-2 league record and 22-4 overall record. They were referred to as the second-best team in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle. On Jan. 31, the Wildcats celebrated the return of star senior Robby Beasley wi...

Russia’s doping scandals lead to possible ban in upcoming Olympics

Helen Kang and Riya Mehta

February 10, 2020

On Dec. 9, 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously voted to issue a four-year ban on Russia from competing in international sports competitions following multiple cases of doping. Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was given 21 days to decide whether or not to send the case to the ...

DV athletes Melinda Yuan and Samantha Tran commit for fall 2020

DV athletes Melinda Yuan and Samantha Tran commit for fall 2020

Teju Anand, Assistant Photography Editor

February 8, 2020

Melinda Yuan Senior Melinda Yuan, captain of the women's varsity varsity golf team, has committed to play NCAA Division III Golf at Williams College in fall 2019 and will sign her national letter of intent in February 2020. She will be majoring in physics with aspirations to become a patent lawyer in th...

Women’s Soccer puts skid on losing streak with Granada tie

Aditi Lappathi and Aditi Praveen

February 7, 2020

Following a losing streak which started on Dec. 17, 2019, Dougherty Valley Women’s Soccer tied 1-1 in their game against Granada, which ended their losing streak and improved team spirit. “I’m glad overall as a team we ended up tying today, because the last couple of games we’ve been unfortun...

Men’s Basketball surges past De La Salle and California

Men’s Basketball surges past De La Salle and California

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

On Jan. 14, the Wildcats defeated the mighty De La Salle Spartans 71-65 at home, empowering the crowd to continuously chant “This is our house!” towards the end of the game. DV set the tone for an aggressive attack on De La Salle’s stingy defense right in the first quarter. Wildcat senior Ro...

Women’s Basketball goes 1-2 in early home league stretch

Women’s Basketball goes 1-2 in early home league stretch

Teju Anand and Claire Zhang

February 5, 2020

Following a close victory over Granada (69-63) on Jan. 7, the Dougherty Valley women’s basketball team suffered two blowout losses to San Ramon Valley (80-36) on Jan. 9 and Monte Vista (75-39) on Jan. 11. The Wildcats began the game against the Granada Matadors with a strong start. Maintaining the...

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