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The Burlingame B

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The Burlingame B

Sophomore Eva Mercer performs a flip in the air during halftime on Oct. 13 against Atherton. Such feats are susceptible to injury, and demand full mobilization to deliver.

Beyond the sideline: Recognizing effort, risks of cheerleading

Sophia Puzon, Senior Reporter
November 19, 2023

“Cheerleading isn’t a sport.”  It’s a common sentiment echoed throughout school hallways and locker rooms. But understandably, it frustrates cheerleaders to have their athleticism constantly...

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Girls’ varsity receives their awards, celebrating the first CCS championship in Burlingame cross country history.

Cross country exceeds all expectations at CCS championships

Joelle Huysmans, Diversity Coordinator
November 15, 2023

Forty-eight — that’s the total number of times this year’s Burlingame cross-country team has trained on the Hallmark Park course. Since June, assistant coach Steve O’Brien has been tallying his...

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Quarterback Luke Levitt scans the field for an open receiver. The junior passed for a touchdown and threw two interceptions against the Bearcats.

Football loses 96th Little Big Game, ends 13-year winning streak

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
November 8, 2023

If you only saw the box score, it would be hard to believe that varsity football (3-7) lost the Little Big Game on Saturday, Nov. 4, ending its 13-year win streak against San Mateo High School (6-4). But...

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Sophomore Samantha Tom returns a deep shot in her doubles match against a pair of Mills twins that played almost “telepathically,” she and partner Evelyn Du said.

Girls’ tennis showcases depth in impressive season

Elise Spenner, Editor-In-Chief
November 5, 2023

“It’s good tennis.”  Listen closely, and that’s what senior Mila Mulready’s dad says the most while she’s playing. She might close out a point with a devious slice backhand, and he won’t...

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Seniors Isaac Van Voorhis and Arouka Purev-Chang maintain a steady pace throughout the 5k run.

Cross country prepares for deep playoff run at third meet of the season

Joelle Huysmans, Diversity Coordinator
October 28, 2023

As the cross country season draws to a close, the team’s focus shifts towards the end-of-season championships — the key races for any runner hoping to qualify for the state championship. That objective...

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Burlingame athletes Sarah Ott, Sophia Jasmer, Noor Hafezi and Ellie Dowd pose for a group photo after competing at the Peninsula Athletic League championship on Oct. 24.

Girls’ golf successful season cut short

Arshia Chakravartti, Copy Editor
October 28, 2023

Girls’ varsity golf (7-9) sent four athletes to compete in the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League) championship on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Seniors Ellie Dowd, Sarah Ott and Noor Hafezi, along with junior Sophia...

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Sophomore Oliver Canniffe prepares to pass the ball to an open teammate in an attempt to create a scoring opportunity against Capuchino High School on Monday, Oct. 23.

Boys’ water polo falls to Hillsdale in close CCS qualifying match

Jeannine Chiang, Web Editor
October 26, 2023

“Almost” is the most heartbreaking word in the English language, yet the only proper term to express boys’ water polo’s final game against Hillsdale High School on Wednesday, Oct. 25. There was...

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Junior goalie Kelcey Flenniken prepares to block a shot against a Carlmont attacker.

Girls’ water polo falls to Carlmont in final league game

Sophia Doss, Senior Reporter
October 22, 2023

Girls’ water polo ended its season against Carlmont High School on Thursday, Oct. 19, falling 17-7 in a hard-fought match. Despite a difficult season, the squad displayed great sportsmanship and unity,...

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Junior Ella Wang hits a backhand in her match against Sequoia High School on Oct. 17.

Girls’ tennis beats Sequoia in final home game of the season

Brinda Iyer, Copy Editor
October 20, 2023

Girls’ varsity tennis (12-6 overall, 8-4 Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division) claimed a 6-1 win over Sequoia High School on Tuesday, Oct. 17, despite having to make last-minute lineup modifications...

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The cheer team chants their “Fight” song to keep the crowd energized and engaged throughout the game.

Cheer sustains spirit despite loss against Wilcox, prepares for Little Big Game

Kaylee Hwang, Staff Reporter
October 17, 2023

The cheer squad brought unmatched energy and spirit to the field at football’s home game against Wilcox High School on Friday, Oct. 15. Despite the 41-7 loss against the Chargers, the cheerleaders kept...

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Senior running back Angelo Medina sprints onto the field for the second half against Wilcox.

Varsity football falls to Wilcox, keeps hopes high for a deep playoff run

Henry Gardner, Staff Reporter
October 17, 2023

It’s been a tumultuous season for varsity football (3-4 overall, 1-2 Peninsula Athletic League Bay) thus far this year. After a slow start to the season with back-to-back  disappointing losses, the...

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Sophomore Adrian Gong looks around the pool for a teammate to pass to during the Half Moon Bay game on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Boys’ water polo continues dominant season with victory over Half Moon Bay

Josie Wettan, Staff Reporter
October 16, 2023

Varsity boys’ water polo (7-1 Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division) has been racking up wins all season long. The squad’s matchup against Half Moon Bay High School on Thursday, Oct. 12 was no exception,...

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