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Burlingame’s varsity football players follow COVID-19 precautions while practicing drills on the football field.

Burlingame football resumes practice but teams’ future is uncertain

Isaac Bostonmaer, Sports Editor February 12, 2021

Burlingame’s football teams officially started practicing on Feb. 1, after months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    “[Players] are ecstatic. They are happy to be with their friends;...

During practices, tennis players must wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing. Although these practices don’t feel normal to players, they provide both physical activity and social interaction.

Girls tennis bounces back onto the court

Elise Spenner, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

Tennis coach Bill Smith knows the joke. The two week shut-down announced by the district in March of last year? Well, that quickly shifted from a brief hiatus to a temporary aberration to a year-long,...

BHS’s junior varsity football team sprints during a conditioning practice on Dec. 2.

Student sports and on-campus activities suspended amid virus surge

Jackson Spenner, Senior Reporter December 11, 2020

It’s difficult to pretend that playing high school sports in 2020 is remotely as exciting as it once was. The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered an indefinite wave of shutdowns, closures and laggy, awkward virtual...

Burlingame football players stretch during their warm up on Oct. 15.

Burlingame athletes push on during pandemic

Hubert Chen, Senior Reporter October 19, 2020

With the beginning of school, fall sports have returned for Burlingame students, although seasons are severely limited by the COVID-19 pandemic. While all fall sports have been postponed until 2021, it...

NBA season suspended amid coronavirus outbreak

Ben Neuman, Webmaster March 12, 2020

The NBA announced yesterday that it would be suspending its season indefinitely. The decision came after Rudy Gobert, the star center for the Utah Jazz, tested positive for coronavirus prior to the start...

Varsity wrestler Kent Liao sprawls on top of his opponent.

Burlingame has strong numbers for CCS

Ethan Gardner, Sports Editor March 10, 2020

The wrestling team showed up strong for the Central Coast Section finals this year, as eight of their 23 wrestlers qualified for the tournament. Despite placements for only two of the wrestlers, senior...

Sophomore Aidan Bardsley steals the ball in the semi-finals of the NorCal Championship against Acalanes High School.

Girls soccer team goes far, winning CCS Championships

Hanna Sato, Head Photographer March 9, 2020

The girls varsity soccer team exceeded all expectations this season, winning the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship and making it to the NorCal Championships. Although the team lost in the final...

Senior Anthony Sylvestri breaks the double team from El Camino with his head up ready to make a play.

Panthers Season Ends in Heartbreaking Loss

Conner Lyons, Staff Reporter March 6, 2020

The Panthers varsity basketball team had a difficult CCS game at Monterey High School, which ultimately resulted in a loss. The Panthers bus was scheduled to arrive at Monterey around 6 or 6:15 p.m. that...

Brianna Grossman pushes past an El Camino defender at their second CCS game on Feb. 22 at Burlingame.

Girls basketball makes it to quarterfinals

Allison Cohen, Business Manager March 6, 2020

With a winning record, a Central Coast Section (CCS) girls division III basketball championship run, and incorporation of lots of new talent, girls varsity basketball ended their season on a high note....

Senior Slater Bolstad possesses the ball against Menlo-Atherton on senior night.

An unexpected loss at CCS for boys soccer

Allison Szetu, Design Editor March 6, 2020

Burlingame boys soccer’s season came to an end when they lost their first game in CCS 0-1 against Wilcox High School. Their record was 8-3-1, an improvement from last year. They were extremely confident...

Junior Kerry Wakasa moves to defend the ball during last week’s match against Woodside High School.

Girls soccer experiences first loss of the season

Hanna Sato, Head Photographer January 24, 2020

The varsity girls soccer team, which appeared to be on a winning streak, experienced two back to back losses against Carlmont High School and Woodside High School (2-1 for both games). However, the team...

Andrew Morales and Reece Testa chase down the opponent to steal the ball.

First loss against South San Francisco builds Burlingame determination

Allison Szetu, Design Editor January 24, 2020

With only one loss in the season and the recovery of the injured players such as center back Javier Contreras Orantes, the team is coming back stronger after the break. After taking a week of over winter...

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