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USA Basketball’s World Dominance

USA Basketball’s World Dominance

By Rajeev Singh, Reporter

September 5, 2014


Filed under Sports

The USA Men's National Basketball Team had a fine showing on the court in the first week of pool play in the FIBA World Cup in Spain. They were without players that they had during the Olympics, like Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony, and some of the players that they had during training camp like Kevin...

Volleyball In Full Swing

Volleyball In Full Swing

By Alexandria Yaum, Reporter

September 4, 2014


Filed under Sports

This first day back from the Labor Day weekend brought excitement for the Lady Volleyball Panthers and their fans. The first day back (Tuesday) brought upon the Varsity Foundation Game to begin their season off. Our Varsity girls competed against Kimball High School (located in Tracy, California)  for...

Vicious Volleyball: A Season Preview

Vicious Volleyball: A Season Preview

By Kristina Zuroff, Reporter

September 3, 2014


Filed under Sports

As fall sports begin to start, volleyball is already in full swing. "We just selected the teams and they are better this week than last. I am hopeful we will have positive outcomes. We may not be the biggest or strongest team, but we will work hard every day to be better on and off the court and be physically...

The Soccer Champs Are Back

By Rajeev Singh, Reporter

September 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Modesto High Boy's Soccer team were back on the field this week for the first time since their crushing defeat to Jesuit High in the Division I playoffs last year. The impressive Panthers had two scrimmages this week against Turlock at the Bulldog's home on Monday and Summerville High of Sonora on...

Ever Heard of Cici Bellis?

Ever Heard of Cici Bellis?

By Liam Coyle, Staff Writer

August 31, 2014


Filed under News, Sports

On Tuesday this week, the 26th of August, Catherine (Cici) Bellis became the youngest player since 1996 to win a first round match in the US Open. At just fifteen years of age and ranking 1,208 on the world stage, Bellis beating Dominika Cibulkova (ranked number 10) was a surprise to everyone involved....

Team USA Basketball

Team USA Basketball

By Blake Martin, Staff Writer

August 31, 2014


Filed under Sports

After the tragic loss of Team USA at FIBA 2002 World Championships while hosting the tourney and only winning bronze, the new team is looking to erase past mistakes and take FIBA 2014 by storm. After the 2002 embarrassment, the team has acquired new leadership, under former Phoenix Suns executive Jerry ...

49ers Stunned in Levi’s Stadium Debut

By Rajeev Singh, Reporter

August 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

With the buzz of the San Francisco 49er's first ever home  game at the newly built Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, the 49ers were surprisingly destroyed 34-0 by the Denver Broncos. It was just a preseason game on Sunday, August 17, but the team that made it to the NFC Championship game for the last...

Water Polo: A Season Preview

By Alex Hunn, Reporter

August 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

Modesto High Water Polo members hit the water swimming with their first practice last Tuesday, and they're in it for the win. "I think both Varsity teams should win the conference. That's what we're going in with," said Michael Chiavetta, IB history teacher and head aquatics coach. "We have a lot...

Turn Up for Tennis

By Enya Rodriguez, Reporter

August 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

Gearing up for the new season, the girls tennis team hopes to secure as many victories as possible this year. Mr. Vaughn returns again this year to coach the girls, and they're all excited to get this season rolling. Their first game is on Thursday, August 28th, against Merced at Modesto High.  The...

Cross Country: A Season Preview

By Liam Coyle, Reporter

August 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Modesto High cross country team has been a strong, winning force for as long as anyone can remember. The team won the MMC conference last year and several members went on to subsections and sections (higher tiers). Because much of the team was part of last year's graduating class, the coach, Mr....

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