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The girl’s basketball team prepares for drills in the small gym.

Girl’s basketball hopes to kick off a season soon

Jaden Luke, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

With the start of conditioning on Tuesday, March 16, the girl’s basketball team came together and started working out with the hopes of kicking off the season on their best foot. As of right now, there...

The girls varsity soccer team started the season on March 15 and are practicing for their upcoming games.

Girls soccer kicks off a new season

Clara Porto, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

Similarly to many other winter sports, Burlingame’s girls soccer team was unable to begin their season at the usual date this year. Fortunately, on March 15, the team was finally able to get back on...

SMUHSD swim teams swam in separate pools for meets, which took away from the competition for some swimmers.

Burlingame swim team wraps up a unique and unforgettable season

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor March 28, 2021

Burlingame’s swim teams wrapped up their shortened season on Tuesday, competing in the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) finals. The varsity boys and girls teams finished 3rd and 2nd respectively. The...

The team waits for their match to begin on March 17 at Crystal Springs Golf Course. (pictured from left to right: Coach Dito, Jessie Kotmel, Melanie Gordon, Ellie Dowd, Julia Hawkins).

Girls golf team finds community on the green

Samantha Johnstone, Managing Editor March 28, 2021

Juniors Jessie Kotmel and Julia Hawkins, stuck in the lull of online school, decided to shake up their daily routine by joining the girls golf team. Neither had played golf before, but they wanted to try...

Junior Daniel Navarro throws a pitch during practice on March 22.

Baseball prepares for upcoming season

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter March 26, 2021

After nearly a year in lockdown, Burlingame’s baseball teams began optional practice on Feb. 15. Senior Taylor Kaufman, outfielder and member of the varsity team, is among the many athletes who returned...

Panther’s quarterback and safety, Wyatt McGovern, rushing for a gain in Friday’s loss against the Half Moon Bay Cougars.

Panthers come up short in first game of the season

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor March 22, 2021

Burlingame’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams were finally permitted to begin competitions on March 12, playing their first game against Half Moon Bay High School. In California, updated...

Senior defender David Shatsky dribbles through a practice scrimmage on March 18.

Despite coach’s quarantine, boys soccer prepares for the season

Tobias Matthews, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

After a year-long hiatus, the boys soccer team returned to a full practice schedule on March 15th, hoping to improve from last year’s early exit from the Central Coast Section championships after a loss...

Juniors Annika Ganguly (left) and Molly Wachhorst (right) high five with rackets during their doubles match.

Girls tennis aces the season, on and off the court

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor March 19, 2021

Before each match, the girls tennis team has a routine they follow religiously. They gather in a circle — distantly. The entire team begins to clap slowly — a raucous but organized beat. Over time,...

A group of Burlingame runners warm up for their race early on Saturday morning, March 5.

Cross country seniors celebrate their first and last home meet of the season

Jackson Spenner, Senior Reporter March 18, 2021

Saturday, March 5, was not a typical senior night for Burlingame High School’s cross country team. For starters, the celebration happened during the morning, before the team’s first home meet against...

Junior Sydnie Hilliard winds up for a swing, competing on Feb. 17, at Crystal Springs Golf Course.

Girls golf starts their season out strong

Samantha Johnstone, Managing Editor February 18, 2021

While the pandemic has put a damper on most school sports, girls golf has been able to thrive. Golf is unique compared to other sports in that it is almost zero contact and naturally socially distanced.  Burlingame...

Junior Lodo Platerink swims onward during his freestyle laps at practice.

Burlingame swim team dives into COVID-19-adjusted season

Mattingly Germack, Copy Editor February 13, 2021

The Burlingame High School swim team’s season will begin on February 19th, and it will be a season like no other in the school's history. The CIF has allowed swim to start early, as it is a distanced...

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