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Basketball wins league

February 16, 2017

Volume 11, Issue 4

Baseball looks for seventh straight title New class provokes thought


“I expect most of the team to qualify for the NCS individual tournament,” wrestling coach Matthew Woodard said. “There is chance that we can send two guys to the CIF tournament, which is pretty amazing.” Those two guys are senior captains, Jacob Hubbard ’17 and Alex McDonald ’17. Hubbard, who is 25-7, leads the team in nearfall points, nearly n Wrestling continues on 7

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he baseball team began practice under a new coach on Feb. 6, and is looking to win another league title after finishing third in the North Coast Section against St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in extra innings during the 2016 playoffs. New head coach Brian Ceinar will lead the team as Coach Joey Railey has left for Redwood City in order to care for his newborn daughter, according to Athletic Director Charlie Johnson. “We have won the league championship six years in a row,”

Johnson said. “I expect us to have a solid year with Brian Ceinar, the new coach.” The team is practicing on Monday through Saturday, rain or shine, according to Coach Brian, as offseason training helps athletes focus on their weak points, giving them an edge during games. “I decided to take the fall off from football so I can focus on baseball because this upcoming junior season would likely be my most important one yet,” catcher William Khan ’18 said. “I’ve been lifting or doing some sort of basen Baseball continues on 7

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The sidearm | Owen Hackel ’17 practices his sidearm pitching motion in The Dungeon at the Pine and Octavia campus. The baseball team's first game is on Wednesday, Feb.22 against Berean Christian in Concord.

Wrestlers win league title Knights take second in NCS

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Takedown | Lucas Horwitz ’19 executes a move during a wrestling practice. The team competes Friday at the Bay Area Conference Championship.

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ith Knights wrestling competition finished, the team looks towards the individual competitions, having finished a successful campaign by capturing a second place finish at the North Coast Section Championships last Saturday and winning the Bay Area Conference Championship at the California School for the Deaf on Feb. 8.

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n tandem with the rollout of the IB Diploma Programme this scholastic year, both Stuart Hall and Convent juniors will be required to take the Theory of Knowledge class, regardless of their participation in the IB Programme. “Even though I am not a part of the IB Programme this year, I am really looking forward to participating in TOK,” Ben Cross ’18 said. Campos “The material seems really interesting, and I think it will be fun to be able to discuss deeper topics with my classmates.” TOK focuses on critical thinking and inquiring into the process of knowing rather than about learning a specific body of knowledge. It plays a special role in the Diploma Programme by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, to make connections between areas of knowledge and to become aware of their own perspectives and those of the various groups whose knowledge they share, according to the IB Catalogue. Michael Campos, who teaches the course, sees TOK as beneficial for all Stuart Hall students. “I think TOK would be really great for our school, because for the longest time we have all been really conditioned to look at learning as simply proving our knowledge of things through tests and assessments,” Campos said. “TOK encourages an attitude toward learning that is a little bit more expansive, that you become more curious as a way of being. I think it would be beneficial for every student to have the opportunity to approach their learning

Putting in work | Achilles Arnold ’17 works out during baseball practice in The Dungeon. The baseball team was forced to hold their first week of practice indoors as a result of the weather. Sean Mendiola

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Incense | Stuart Hall students (left to right) Carlos Armendariz ’18, Skyler Dela Cruz ’19 and Emilio Lopez ’17 fill a ceramic bowl with incense sticks at a Chapel ceremony in the courtyard last Friday. The chapel was in honor of Executive Order 9066 which caused American citizens of Japanese descent to leave their belongings in the Morningstar building on Stuart Hall's campus during their internment. This historic event was honored during this chapel with traditonal music and reflections from a Japanese-American citizen born into the internment camp system.

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The Chase Center | The new home of the Warriors is displayed in a rendering of the southeast corner of the Chase Center in Mission Bay. The project is scheduled to be finished in time for the 2019 National Basketball Association season.


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an Francisco basketball fans are already looking forward to the Golden State Warriors’ 2019-20 season, following the groundbreaking of the new Chase Center on Jan. 17. “I am excited because of how close it’s going to be since it’s in Mission Bay and not Oakland,” Kameron Makras ’20 said. “I will be able to go to a lot more games than I could before at

Oracle since it’s closer to my house.” Current season ticket buyers are anxious to be part of a new Warriors setting. “My family’s been Warriors ticket holders since ’99, so we are excited to see the them in their new home,” William Larson ’20 said. “It’s gonna be exciting going to the new place instead of Oracle. It’s like we’re part of basketball history.” Some season ticket holders are enthusiastic for the

new stadium since the new location will be easily accessible to fans in the City. “Most of my family lives in San Francisco, so it would be less travel time for all of us to meet when we gather to watch Warrior games,” Rainier DelaCruz ’20 said. “Having the stadium in San Francisco will make my family want to come back to the city.” “The city is a pretty diverse place anyways, so other fans will not only be excited

to watch a game, but also be in San Francisco to experience the area,” Skyler DelaCruz ’19 said. The stadium will be accessible by BART and Muni, although the new Warriors stadium currently causes traffic due to construction. “With season tickets, we can easily go to every home game,” Makras said. “Not only can we go to every home game, but we can also easily see each playoff game too.”

Theory of Knowledge course begins inaugural semester

Schools hire four-school AD


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chools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco has hired a new athletic director to oversee the athletic departments of all four schools, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Anthony Thomas will begin working in July as the four-school athletic director, replacing the three athletic directors in each of the boys schools and one for both girls schools. “It’s obviously something different for us,” wrestling team manager Kaito Henry ’18 said. “I don’t think that anything bad will come from having just one AD, so I guess [the athletic program] can only get even better.” President Ann Marie Krejcarek has been working to align all four schools under a K-12 model since she joined the schools in 2012. Last year’s introduction of a four-school logo was one of the first visible changes. This new position is the next step in completing the alignment goal, with most other academic departments already consisting of an overarching

department head. “The model that we have is very different than other schools who are K-12,” Krejcarek said. “When we look at athletics being single-sex or coed it makes no difference that we are single sex because the norm across the country is that the majority of middle and high school sports are separated into single sex teams or competitions. The staffing in our school therefore does not need to be different because we are single sex." The need for equally weighted and equally enriching athletic programs among the four schools prompted the search for a new athletic director, according to Krejcarek. The role not only focuses on athletics, but on physical education, the education of the body and a pending outdoor education program where students can learn in environments outside the classroom. The hiring process for the new position began early in the school year and ran until Thomas was selected for the job in January. Parents and faculty were then sent an

email introducing the new athletic director. The hiring committee gave all current athletic directors the opportunity to apply for the job, but no one applied, according to Krejcarek. Thomas is currently the athletic director of Branson in Ross Valley, where he has worked since 2010, previously working at French American in San Francisco and Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton. His experience in the San Francisco area and his success in running a grades 9-12 program were major hiring points, according to Krejcarek. “It will be my job to advocate for students and ensure that they have the best facilities and resources to help them reach their goals academically and athletically,” Thomas said. “My focus will be on the development of the whole student and helping them connect their physical ability with their mental toughness, grit and spirituality.” Athletic department changes should not be too noticeable to Stuart Hall

High School students, according to Krejcarek. Changes will be major, but the strength of the athletic program at The Hall has been noted and does not seem to be the main focus in terms of improvements in transportation, scheduling and general fitness. “[The athletic program of] Stuart Hall High School has done quite well, but we are hoping that more will come to programs which are lighter, like the girls middle school.” Krejcarek said, referring to concerns from CES parents about athletic program parity. The introduction of an all-school athletic director leaves the futures of the individual athletic director positions up in the air. Krejcarek anticipates that staff under Thomas will not be focused solely on the interests of a single school, but on the needs of all four schools. “We needed somebody to take the lead in athletics, in physical education and eventually, hopefully, in the development of an outdoor education program,” Krejcarek said.

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New semester, new course | Michael Campos explains a concept during a Theory of Knowledge class. This semester marks the first time juniors are taking part in the Theory of Knowledge class. n TOK from 1

With the introduction of TOK, juniors will no longer able to schedule a full year of ethics, but teachers have found a solution to the issue. “Sophomores are now taking ethics a semester earlier, and that will bleed into their junior year,” Campos said. TOK is taught with a seminar-like style, much different from other classes. It stresses the importance of listening and communication, as all members of the class discuss a topic. “I love the seminar classes with Mr. Campos,” Mats Keldson ’18 said. “I feel like it allows us as students to raise our own ideas and questions to the class. TOK has shown me a new way to approach learning and education in general, and I hope our class continues to grow closer through our discussions throughout the year.” Campos and his junior classes are only a few weeks into their semester-long course, yet high-level class discussions have Campos positive about his classes’ coming discussions. “My hope is students are able to take in what you are learning in other classes and use TOK as a platform where knowledge can be dealt with more holistically and that TOK is not just ‘a’ class, but a space of engagement,” Campos said.

The Roundtable | February 16, 2017 Editorial: A call for accessible options

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Equalizing Epicurean | Jackson Evans ’19 and Terence Leung ’19 have lunch in the Columbus Room at the Pine and Octavia campus. Increased Epicurean service at Stuart Hall High School is an idea that many students stand behind.


onvent and Stuart Hall High Schools have grown closer over the past few years, offering more coed classes as well as some coed sports. Yet, with the cohesion between both student bodies, the same opportunities are not open to both Convent and Stuart Hall students. The Broadway Campus has food available for students through the Epicurean service at all times during the school day. From breakfast burritos to fresh fruit, Convent students have a variety of options always available. Yet, Stuart Hall students are not as lucky as their Convent counterparts. Stuart Hall has food delivered daily as the campus does not contain a professional kitchen similar to the one at Broadway. Food prepared at Broadway and delivered to campus is only available for purchase during lunch hours throughout the week, which are sometimes as short as 40 minutes. San Francisco city restrictions prevent the Pine and Octavia campus from building a kitchen, according to Head of School Tony Farrell. However, the use permit does not prevent The Galley, the room within the Columbus Room where students get lunch, from staying open throughout the school day. Stuart Hall’s rules make this challenging as well. Convent has many more places that allow food on campus, ranging from the Little Theater, the cafeteria, the Center, the Gallery, and even some classrooms. Stuart Hall only allows food on the first floor of the school, and the Columbus Room is meant to be kept as a quiet study area, which would be disrupted by students get-

ting a snack. The vending machine is not open for student use during non-lunch hours. Stuart Hall students have free periods throughout the day when they could capitalize on an expanded lunch service, allowing them to better plan their day and not be hostage to the set lunch block. Most clubs and organizations such as SIA and Student Council meet during lunch, making the long wait in line for Epicurean a hassle that cuts into meeting time. Teenage boys need on average 2600 calories per day, based on USDA estimates. When one-third of these calories is supposed to be taken during a 45-minute lunch period with food provided by an overcrowded service, then it's tough. The increased freedom and nutritional options that comes with expanding the Epicurean service offered at Stuart Hall might be logistically challenging for Epicurean and require Stuart Hall to adjust its rules slightly. However, with a goal of the school being that their students learn in a place where they “are educated in an atmosphere of wise freedom” (Goal 5), it is important that students are trusted to eat food around campus in a responsible way so that they can properly engage in class.

He Said, She Said What qualities do you look for in a leader?

Isabelle Thiara Class of 2020

An ideal leader is someone that I know will speak on behalf of the people in hopes to better the community. A leader must be approachable and open minded when dealing with others' ideas or concerns because they represent everyone's voice.

Owen's Opinion This week in hate


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banner on the print edition of “New York Times” claims to report “All the news that's fit to print,” as it has since 1896, and now the"Times” finds it necessary to publish a subsection on intolerance under the opinion tab on its website. “This week in hate” has published a weekly article since Nov. 29, tracking “hate crimes and harassment around the country since the election of Donald Trump.” Canada’s “National Post,” Britain’s “Telegraph,” and Russia’s “Moscow Times” don’t have a similar section. These countries may struggle with their own leadership, whether or not to leave the European Union, or which country to invade next, but they don’t still don’t need a “This week in hate” section. The United States is now in a league of our own. We have emerged as a world-leader in domestic hatred and unrest, compared to our first-world counterparts. America has struggled to free itself from the oppression and human rights violations that have been


A leader is simply someone who can compromise between two people’s ideas.


commonplace in our history. This stain on America’s past has never been properly expunged, and it continues to emerge in our darkest hours. It cannot be denied that since the emergence of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it has become more acceptable to share and act on views that are not inclusive of all people. Overt racism and discrimination have not been tolerated by the majority of the country over the past decade. My vision may be skewed by the city I live in, as San Francisco has emerged as a liberal bubble that is becoming increasingly disconnected from the rest of the nation, yet it is undeniable that in the last 12 months, the retribution for such acts has relaxed to a point where it is almost nonexistent. The “Times” blames Donald Trump for bringing America’s dark side back into the spotlight, yet this is just an excuse to blame the president for something that is equally our fault. We had the opportunity in November to reject Trump and his ideology, yet we chose not to. “Threats of an Anti-Muslim Holocaust” or “A Muslim Police Officer attacked in Brooklyn” are not headlines that should have been written. This country is founded on the principle that “all men are created equal.” It is about time that we honor these rights again.



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ith a few places in the vicinity of the school to grab a slice of pizza during the lunch period, the question still remains, “Where is the best place to grab a slice that is convenient, tasty, and budget friendly — and that won’t make you late for class?” The closest place to buy a slice of pizza is right in the cafeteria. The Epicurean Group, the school’s catering company, offers slices of either cheese or pepperoni pizza daily. While the pizza is served right on campus, it sometimes runs out before some students can get their hands on it. Epicurean’s cheese pizza is simple and classic. The cheese is a healthful, low fat mozzarella from cows free of added hormones, but it tastes a little bland. However, there is too much crust, and it slightly overpowers the sauce and cheese. Separating the crust and cheese is a perfect amount of a simple and classic tomato sauce made by Epicurean’s Broadway chef Ignacio Dominguez. The sauce is similar to a basic red sauce on pasta, but it includes blended herbs. I was able to get pizza four out of five days, giving Epicurean a 4 out of 5 on the convenience rating.

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Eat up | Gordon Smit ’18 eats pizza from Whole Foods during lunch on Monday. Students often walk three blocks for pizza from Whole Foods during lunch time.


Epicurean’s 5-inch wide and 9 to 10-inch long pizza is $3 a slice, but most teenage boys will want at least two slices. Three blocks away, Whole Foods is the second closest place to grab a slice. Whole Food cheese pizza has a flavorful mozzarella cheese and a thin crust with minimal sauce in between. Its popular Margherita pizza — a basil, tomato, and mozzarella combo — is also tasty for the same reason. The Whole Foods pizza can be greasy, and the oil can seep through the cardboard to-go container, claiming any articles of clothing that cross its path. Whole Foods pizza is popular and the deli often runs short of pie by the beginning of lunch, which can be a challenge for students. Because pizza wasn’t available two of five visits to Whole Foods, it has a convenience rating of 3 out of 5. Whole Foods’ cheese pizza slice is 6 to 8-inches wide and 11-inches long and cost $3.50 a

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slice or two for $6. Economically, Whole Foods is the better option for someone purchasing two slices of pizza as it offers more surface area per dollar. Whole Foods also comes on top in terms of taste. Their cheese is more flavorful; and it is sharper. The thin crust is crispy and not overwhelming, like that of Epicurean. However, Epicurean has more sauce and the sauce’s herbs gives flavor to a homestyle sauce. If sauce on pizza is a big factor for you, consider their pizza. If you're craving cheese pizza, but only have a limited amount of time at lunch, Epicurean has got you covered. There is nowhere more convenient than the school’s own cafeteria. Whole Foods requires a five to seven minute walk both ways, their checkout lines are longer, and there isn't always a guarantee that pizza will be available, while Epicurean has pizza available most days. Nicholas Hom | The Roundtable

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cting Lab director Norm Luna and his students are working to bring the Sherlock Holmes adventure “The Hound of the Baskervilles” to the Columbus Room stage in April. “Although most students are familiar with the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in some form, the students will experience how a mystery unfolds, and who, at the end of the play, is the culprit,” Luna said. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is the third Sherlock Holmes novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and originally was featured as a magazine serial in 1901-02. The plot follows Holmes’ and Watson’s investigation of a series of crimes in Northern England, supposedly involving a supernatural canine. Despite its somewhat fright-

ening origins involving monstrous dogs and murders, Stuart Hall’s adaptation of the Holmes story is said to have a lighter tone than previous performances. “In ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ maybe some scenes were too heavy,” Nicholas Camminante ’18 said. “This one is more of a comedic play. Sure, there are things like the death of characters that some people might find scary or sad, but in general it will be more funny.” While last year’s school adaptation of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” had a single actor play two characters that talked to each other — which confused some viewers, as the story is set in a mental asylum — this year has taken non-traditional casting a step further. “Every scene there’s a new actor for each role — it’s working well for us so far,” John Abbott

’18 said. “I hope it won’t be confusing for the audience. I think it’ll work out.” The character in each scene will be denoted with an article of clothing specific to him, such as Holmes will always wear the iconic deerstalker hat that is associated with him in film adaptations. Similar to the phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson,” Holmes never wore the hat in Doyle’s original stories. The director chose the unusual casting choice as it allows more variety and to give each actor a chance to play the protagonists at least once, according to Camminante. “I’ve never read the book,” Hunter Mainzer ’18 said. “But I’m really looking forward to this play. I always enjoy his plays and his dark comedy.”

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Learning from Luna | Nicholas Camminante ’18 and Seth Eislund ’18 listen to Norm Luna give stage directions at rehearsal on Monday. The class meets on H periods every week to work on their performance.

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Track and Field ramps up

Knights face rain in first week

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Future Prospects | Starting infielder Achilles Arnold ’17 looks on from home plate as he waits for underclassmen players to finish tagging-up drills. The team had its first dry, outdoor practice at Crocker-Amazon on Monday during a break in the rainy weather. Michael Hong | with permission

Lost in a sea of red | Eli Horowitz ’17 gets boxed in during a BCL West track meet last year. Horowitz looks to build on his strong cross country season in which he won nine races and finished in the top 10 at NCS and the state championship. Christopher Cohen


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he Convent & Stuart Hall track and field team just began practice last week, yet it has its eyes set on its fifth league title in six years. “I look forward to this upcoming season and my continued growth on the throwing unit,” Ben Cross ’18 said. “I want to push myself to be able to help our team win league again. Overall team success is our major goal this year, and I’m hopeful we will be able to complete it.” Head Coach Michael Buckley is hopeful about the upcoming season, yet hesitant to brag about the team’s continued success. “We definitely have some good young athletes and great leadership from

our veterans,” Buckley said. Alex MacDonald ’17 and Eli Horwitz ’17 look to lead the team through strong performances this year. MacDonald, a conference record holder and league standout, says he aims to continue his streak of strong performances in his final year on the team. After an undefeated league season last year, Eli Horwitz ’17 looks to lead the team both through action and strong character this year. “As a team we’re coming back as the strongest small school program in our section, and everybody is going to live up to that,” Horwitz said. “Individually, I would like to run the 1600-meter in under 4:18, and maybe even go after

the league mile record.” Along with success on the track, The Hall looks to revamp its jumping program after standout athletes due to other commitments. Coaches credit the team’s success to the effort and hard work that goes into each daily practice. Weights, running, and core exercises make up the strenuous daily routine. “As a staff, we are really open about the fact that it’s hard work,” Buckley said. “We don’t sugarcoat it. Instead, we point out the value in that hard work, not just for the betterment of the team, but for all aspects of their life.” Convent & Stuart Hall Track and Field athletes practices together five days a week along with attend-

ing meets, allowing the strong athletic team to also have a social aspect. “I was really nervous to join the team because I wasn’t sure how much I liked running and was scared of the hard work,” Tyler Makras ’18 said. “Once I joined, though, I enjoyed the community aspect of the team and the coed experience. Track and field is one of the few coed sports offered, so that was a big plus for me.” The opening meet is scheduled to take place at The King’s Academy Invitational in Sunnyvale on March 11. “I think it should be a good team,” Buckley said. “The proof is always in the pudding. You don't really know until the kids are out there on the track competing.”

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ball activity each day like hitting, throwing, or catcher drills.” Khan has been training as a means of pursuing his collegiate baseball career. “Somewhere out there, I know a kid is trying to compete for the same spot I am,” Khan said. “I want to make sure I can do everything in my power to earn it.” Some players have expressed concerns about getting limited amounts of playing time due there being more than 20 players on the team. “I’m willing to sit out games knowing that I probably will not start,” Jack Pirrone ’20 said. “I just wish that we can have smaller teams for more playing time.” Along with basic practice routines, coaches emphasize finding flaws in mechanics and working to fix them.

“I worked with the current Sacramento River Cats bullpen catcher and University of San Francisco alumni, Travis Higgs,” Khan said. “We worked on throwing footwork and throwing consistency because if I am constantly throwing the ball well and accurately, I will not have to worry about it in a game.” Support and unification will lead to the team’s success, according to Khan. “I want to make sure every player feels like they are doing something to help the team win whether they play in a game or not.” Khan said. “We can do a lot more together rather than a few players trying to win every game for the team.” The Knights first game is scheduled to be played away on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Valley Christian Schools at 3:30 p.m.

Wrestlers look to compete at NCS, state tournament n Wrestling from 1

pinning your opponent, which is worth two or three points, and in technical falls, winning matches by 15 points or more. “With the end of the season closing in, I think my teammates and I will start peaking at the right time,” Hubbard said. “Without my coaches helping me through the season and constantly being pushed in practice by [McDonald], I don't think I would have had the success I have had.” McDonald is not to be outdone as he leads the team in takedowns and pins. The senior also claims four tournament wins and a second place finish at the Granada Mat Classic. His 20-1 record is the best on

the team. “I expect to be top three in NCS and qualify for state,” McDonald said. “I’m just going to go as far as I can and enjoy myself.” The Knights will be in action tomorrow at the California School for the Deaf as they compete in the Bay Area Conference Championships to fight for spots in the individual NCS competition. Seven of the wrestlers from this year’s team have previously competed in NCS. “It’s what the whole team works towards,” thirdyear wrestler Michael Liu said. “It’s the last time for a bunch of wrestlers to be in high school so it gets to be one of the most energized tournaments of the year.”

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Squaring off | Michael Liu ’17 and Sam Dragone ’20 spar at practice. Both Liu and Dragone look to earn a spot at the North Coast Section Championship by performing well on Friday at the Bay Area Conference Championship.

With three tournaments remaining in the schedule, the Knights who advance to

the individual portion will have to rely on their skill and experience.

The team is getting better and better every year,” Woodard said. “Not a bad

season, considering I only had four weeks to put it together.”

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Varsity wins BCL West

Scoreboard Varsity Basketball Results 2/9 W vs. Lick-Wilmerding 62-52 2/7 L at University 60-56 2/3 W at Marin Academy 57-40 1/31 W at Lick-Wilmerding 69-53 1/27 W at Urban 55-43 1/24 W vs. University 72-59 1/14 L at St. Joes 74-45 1/13 W vs. Urban 50-43 1/12 W vs. Marin Academy 49-38

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Varsity Basketball Schedule 2/18 BCLW Final at Kezar 6 p.m. 2/22 NCS 1st Round 2/25 NCS Quarterfinal 3/1 NCS Semifinal 3/3,4 NCS Championship

Varsity Wrestling Schedule 2/17 BAC League Tournament 2/23-24 NCS Individual Final

BCL Wrestling Standings #1 Stuart Hall High School

Jordon Chin | The Legend


#2 CA School for the Deaf


#3 Athenian School


#4 Lick-Wilmerding


Varsity Baseball Schedule 2/22 at Valley Christian 3:30 p.m. 3/3 at Sonoma Academy 4 p.m. 3/7 at Redwood Christian 4 p.m. 3/8 at St. Vincents 3:30 p.m.

Varsity Golf Schedule 3/1 vs. Bay 3 p.m. 3/7 at San Domenico 3:15 p.m. 3/8 at Marin Academy 3:15 p.m. 3/9 Bay Links Challenge 11 a.m.

Leet Miller | The Roundtable

Jordon Chin | The Legend

Postseason hopeful | Top left: Sean Ingoglia ’18 throws down a thunderous dunk against University at home on Jan. 24. The Knights prevailed over University in their first meeting, 72-59. Top right: Seniors line up before their final time playing in The Dungeon. The Knights prevailed over Lick Wilmerding on Feb.9, 65-52. Bottom left: Fans and players celebrate in the waning moments of the home game against University. Miles Amos ’19 exploded for a career-high 27 points. Bottom right: Amos escapes a Lick-Wilmerding defender. The Knights tied for the league championship with a 7-1 record and a tournament win at the second annual Damian Lillard Classic. The Hall looks to reach the State Championship game after coming up on game short last year.




15.1 13.3

7.0 4.2

3.0 2.5

Darna Stewart

Sean Ingoglia

Sean Ingoglia

Miles Amos

Miles Amos

Darna Stewart


Darna Stewart

3.7 1.8

Miles Amos Nicholas Hom | The Roundtable

Jordon Chin | The Legend

Kathryn Ann Dougery | with permission

Champs | Left: Owen Fahy ’18 finishes a layup against University for two of his 12 points that game. The Knights came back from trailing by 14 points with three minutes remaining in the third to win by three. Right: The JV team poses for a photo after winning the Piedmont Tournament in December. The Knights repeated as champions with a 61-53 win over Berkeley High School, a school eight and a half times the size of Convent and Stuart Hall. The Knights sailed to a league championship with an 8-0 record and a 21-4 overall record.

Varsity Lacross Schedule 2/28 vs. Washington 4 p.m. 3/2 vs. Riordan 4 p.m. 3/6 at Washington TBD 3/8 vs. Sonoma Academy 4 p.m.

Varsity Tennis Schedule 3/8 vs. San Domenico TBD 3/17 at Bay TBD 3/23 vs. Lick-Wilmerding TBD 4/6 at Marin Academy TBD

Varsity Track & Field Schedule 2/16 Simplot Games 3/3 Sunset Invitational 3 p.m. 3/11 King’s Academy Invitational 7 a.m. 3/21 BCLW Meet #1 12:30 p.m.

Varsity Sailing Schedule 2/25-26 Golden Bear Regatta #4 3/11-12 Guacho Regatta #5 3/25 Nor Cal #5 3/26 Nor cal #6

Varsity Swimming Schedule 3/2 at Bentley 4 p.m. 3/15 vs. Marin Academy 4 p.m. 3/22 at Urban & University 4 p.m. 4/4 at Lick-Wilmerding 4 p.m.

The Roundtable Volume 11, Issue 4  
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