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The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

The Student News Site of Burlingame High School

The Burlingame B

Zachary Newman

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor

Zachary Newman is a junior and second-year journalism student. He is excited to be the B's sports editor this year and continue to improve the sports coverage in the paper. Zachary spends the majority of his time outside of school on the golf course. He also likes to play with his dog and cheer on his favorite sports teams.

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Senior Neil Girdhar stands in the batter’s box and awaits the next pitch from the Padres ace.

Varsity baseball drops first game to non-league opponent Serra

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
March 11, 2024

When varsity baseball (5-2) walked off the field after their disappointing loss to Serra High School on Friday, March 8, some players hugged their families. Some put away their gear, defeated. But most...

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Ryan Dougherty looks to pass to a teammate from the corner. The senior forward helped keep the Panthers’ season alive, dropping in 10 points against Prospect.

Boys’ basketball blows out Prospect in CCS playoffs

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
February 20, 2024

Boys’ varsity basketball (10-14) has a Central Coast Section (CCS) reputation to uphold. For the past three years, they’ve made consecutive trips to the Division III championship game, and this year’s...

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The Blitz: NFL Playoffs

The Blitz: NFL Playoffs

Zachary Newman and Henry Gardner
January 24, 2024

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Alain Kazarian defends an inbound pass in the second half against Hillsdale. The senior guard finished with 31 points and three steals.

Boys’ basketball embraces road atmosphere with dramatic victory over Hillsdale

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
January 24, 2024

It looked like it was going to be a disappointing homecoming for head coach David Lopez midway through boys’ varsity basketball’s matchup against Hillsdale High School, with the team trailing by 14...

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Head coach David Lopez watches his team play defense during the Panthers matchup against Capuchino.

New coaches bring energy, experience to winter sports

Boys’ basketball: David Lopez Zachary Newman It may be his first year as a varsity head coach, but David Lopez has his squad ready for this season. The boys’ basketball program, led for...

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Senior Alain Kazarian drives to the basket through contact against Capuchino. The senior guard is the leading scorer for the Panthers this season, averaging nearly 15 points a game.

Boys’ basketball hits their stride, wins two games in two nights

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
December 18, 2023

Boys’ varsity basketball faced off against Capuchino High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13, narrowly defeating the Mustangs 50-45 in a back-and-forth affair. It was a close game throughout, as neither team...

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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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Sam Felton turns upfield in the first half against Arroyo. The senior running back finished the game with 51 yards on 8 carries.

Football dominates first half to cruise past Arroyo

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
September 12, 2023

When varsity football (1-2) was on the field for its non-league matchup against Arroyo High School (1-2), it was nearly impossible to tell that they had been routed by 37 points just a week earlier or...

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Senior Romer Rosales-Hasek rounds the track in the 800-meter event at CCS Finals.

Varsity track and field shines at CCS Finals

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
May 28, 2023

Varsity track and field’s season, which head coach Chris Coleman dubbed an “incredible success,” concluded at Central Coast Section (CCS) Finals on Saturday, May 20 — except for one. Junior Avah...

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Junior Ava Reichow rounds the track in the 4x400 relay at PAL Finals on May 6. Reichow set the pace for the winning Panther effort in the event.

Surprises, records and victories: Track and field impresses at thrilling PAL Finals

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
May 9, 2023

Burlingame's varsity track and field squad sent 17 athletes to Sequoia High School on Saturday, May 6 for the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) Finals, where the league’s top athletes competed to qualify...

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Junior Jake Rothstein leaps during the varsity 300-meter hurdles event, finishing in second place.

Track and field shakes off rust and dominates in first meet of the season

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
March 21, 2023

Track and field’s 2023 season is off to the races after its first league meet of the year, where the team competed against athletes from Capuchino High School and El Camino High School on Friday, Mar....

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Best friends Justin Thomas (left) and Jordan Spieth (right) jokingly engage in trash talk.

For the most part, “Full Swing” is a swing and a miss

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
March 21, 2023

From interesting stories, touching moments and funny jokes to excruciatingly awkward exchanges and dramatic scenes, Netflix’s newest docuseries, “Full-Swing,” has it all.  Modeled after “Drive...

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Track and Field

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
February 28, 2023

The track and field program will look to continue building on team success from last year when it sent eight runners to the CCS trials, three of whom advanced to the CCS finals. It won’t be easy...

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Freshman Haleh Ansari rises to shoot a long two-pointer in the second half of Burlingame’s league matchup against Capuchino. Ansari drained the jumper, and would go on to tally seven points.

Girls’ basketball shows resilience in their narrow loss to Capuchino

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
February 1, 2023

Girls’ varsity basketball (4-15 overall, 1-6 PAL South) competed on every single possession against Capuchino High School (3-14 overall, 3-4 PAL South) on Friday, Jan. 27. The Panthers exuded grit and...

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Sophomore Jillian Kiniris drives to the basket for a layup in the fourth quarter of Burlingame’s season league opener against Aragon. Kiniris would be fouled and make both free throws as part of her 5 points, 2 rebounds and 3 block effort.

Girls’ varsity basketball continues to find rhythm in league opening loss to Aragon

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
January 13, 2023

Girls’ varsity basketball (2-10), struggled to find the bottom of the hoop in their league opener against Aragon High School (7-7) on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Dons hung on to win 43-31, extending Burlingame’s...

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Senior and co-captain Joy Yeo handles the ball before passing it to a teammate. With nine new varsity players this season, the team will rely on veteran leadership.

Inexperienced girls’ basketball roster fights inconsistency in tournament loss

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
December 14, 2022

Girls’ varsity basketball struggled against a skilled Woodside Priory squad at the Jim Sodden Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10. With both schools having the same mascots, the battle of the Panthers was...

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Girls’ Basketball

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
November 22, 2022

Last year’s girls’ varsity basketball team was as good as it gets. Although Burlingame narrowly fell in overtime to Aragon in the Central Coast Section semi-finals, they achieved great success,...

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Yes, high school students should be allowed to trick-or-treat

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
October 29, 2022

You’ve probably heard the cliche multiple times by now: being a kid is hard. As silly as that may sound, there is some truth to it. Being a kid in a world saturated with technology and social media is,...

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Senior Archer Grenier prepares to release a shot toward the goal in the first quarter.

Positive attitude fuels progress as Burlingame falls against Sequoia

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
October 13, 2022

A frustrating second quarter proved to be boys’ varsity water polo's (5-5 overall, 3-5 Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division) undoing against Sequoia High School, spoiling the Panthers' otherwise...

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New teacher Hannah Korslund comes to Burlingame to teach chemistry, guided studies, and utilize her experience to help coach girls volleyball.

Hannah Korslund

Zachary Newman, Sports Editor
September 30, 2022

Hannah Korslund, Burlingame’s newest chemistry teacher, is looking to begin the next chapter of her young career by pursuing her passion for science and education. “I wanted to combine my love for...

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