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Sophomore MJ Dowd handles the ball in the Boys Varsity game against Capuchino.

Basketball gets underway after facing possible shutdown

Alex Kelly and Jaden Luke May 7, 2021

The girls and boys basketball season came very close to being cancelled when, on April 1, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) Board was debating whether to shut down indoor sports for the...

Game-ineligible club players watch from the sidelines as setter Ryan Li focuses his attention on a serve late into the third set of Thursday night’s game.

COVID-19 restrictions hold back boys volleyball team in season debut

Jackson Spenner, Senior Reporter May 6, 2021

Burlingame boys volleyball took the court against Aragon High School in their April 30 opening match to rounds of applause from a socially-distanced crowd. However, even amid the spectatorship restrictions,...

The girls varsity soccer team playing against Menlo-Atherton on Thursday, April 22. Ultimately, Burlingame lost the game, their first loss of the season.

A late goal leads girls varsity soccer team to their first loss of the season

Clara Porto, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

On April 22, the girls varsity soccer played against Menlo-Atherton High School and experienced their first loss of the season. The team was off to a great start of the season as they won their first two...

Freshman Arda Inegol participates in a singles match that he won 6-3, 6-4 
against Hillsdale High School.

Boys varsity tennis season starts up for the first time since the start of the pandemic

Kristie Kim, Senior Reporter May 2, 2021

As of April 13, Burlingame’s boys varsity tennis season officially began, and two days later, the Panthers had their first game against San Mateo High School. On April 27, the Panthers celebrated their...

Senior Noah Larkin throws a pitch during the varsity game against Hillsdale on April 30.

Baseball hits their way through the season

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter May 1, 2021

Well into their 2021 season, the Burlingame varsity, JV and freshman baseball teams boast a record of 8-4, 8-4 and 5-3 respectively.  The varsity team started the season comfortably winning against...

Sophomore Elise Ehrhardt races down the field as she cradles the ball.

Girls varsity lacrosse is halfway through season and leading in wins

Samantha Johnstone, Managing Editor April 30, 2021

Burlingame’s varsity girls lacrosse team was eager to get back on the field after their 2020 season ended early due to COVID-19. Their first game after over a year-long break was on March 20. The team...

Running back Kyle Sieban (#21) gets pushed out of bounds at the end of an offensive play against Menlo-Atherton. (March 26)

Burlingame’s football season ends on a high note

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor April 29, 2021

Burlingame’s 2020-2021 football season officially came to an end on April 16 after the varsity football team played San Mateo in the Little Big Game. The Panthers finished the game in a blowout victory...

Right side setter Olivia Calandra sets the ball to middle hitter, Sasha Grett.

Girls volleyball falls to Capuchino in season opener

Michelle Moshkovoy, Head Photographer April 27, 2021

The girls volleyball program has battled through its fair share of obstacles since winning the CCS Division III Volleyball Championship and playing their last game against Lowell High School on Nov. 16,...

Players use available courts in between matches to practice playing against their teammates, in their most recent home game against Sequoia High School.

Badminton team hosts first home game after last season cut short

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter April 26, 2021

The badminton team hosted their first home game against Sequoia High School on Thursday, April 20. Sequoia only had six players attending, so while waiting for their matches, the remaining Burlingame players...

Sophomore Natalie Sullivan (#9) sets up for what would be her second of three goals on Friday.

Burlingame water polo picks up their first wins of the season

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor April 26, 2021

Burlingame’s boys and girls water polo teams each picked up the first wins of their shortened seasons last week. On Thursday, the boys team dominated Mills, winning 18-3, and the girls team beat Sequoia...

Burlingame and El Camino boys start a grueling 1600-meter race. While El Camino nabbed first place, Burlingame senior Bing Lin achieved a new personal record in the event.

Track and field sprints, jumps and somersaults into a new season

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor April 22, 2021

When Burlingame hosted its first track meet of the season last Monday, April 19, the team’s running prowess, camaraderie, and determination were on full display — as was their startling gymnastic...

Burlingame defender Ian Jackson pursues Aragon midfielder Jason Lamprecht after a Panthers fastbreak was thwarted by the Dons.

Boys soccer falls 2-0 against physically dominant Aragon team

Tobias Matthews, Staff Reporter April 19, 2021

The boys soccer season kicked off Wednesday night with a tough loss against the experienced and skilled varsity Aragon team. The game started off well for Aragon’s strikers, who bullied the smaller Burlingame...

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