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Coronavirus puts mountain biking season in peril after successful first race

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor
April 3, 2020

The Drake mountain biking team won their first race at Swasey Recreation Area on Mar. 7, yet the coronavirus threatens to end the rest of their season.

The race was a muddy, five mile loop with a 586 feet elevation gain. Riders had to not only battle the uphill climb, but withstand the rain pelting down as they raced. Varsity...

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Drake among first MCAL schools to experience loss of girls’ softball team

Samantha Parr, Managing Editor
March 13, 2020

The ball comes hurtling at you and your bat sends it rocketing towards the fence across the field. The wind whistles in your ears as you dart around the bases and you’re overjoyed seeing your teammates waiting to serenade you at the home plate. This year, several Drake softball players will lose the joy of this experience from the absence of a girls’ team.

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Marin county track and field sets high expectations with first meet

Emily Cardwell, News and Sports Editor
March 10, 2020

Not a ray of sunshine broke through the overcast sky at Drake's annual William (Bill) Taylor track and field festival this Saturday, March 7. The gloomy weather, however, inaccurately set the tone for the friendly competition between Marin schools. 

William (Bill) Taylor, the well loved Drake coach, now retired, started...

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Pirates persevere against wildcats

Winter Snell, Photographer
February 25, 2020

Marin Catholic defeated the Drake varsity boys’ 62-46 on our home court on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Every year, the MC vs. Drake game is one of the most well attended, and this game was no different. Although they lost, the boys put up an intense fight. 


The game began with lots of energy; however, as the game progressed,...

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Boys Varsity Soccer move onto playoffs in emotional nail-biter against San Rafael

Emily Cardwell, News and Sports Editor
February 12, 2020

Tensions high, the Drake boys’ varsity soccer team left it all out on the field against San Rafael this cloudless Thursday afternoon, knowing that a loss, or even a tie, would forfeit their chance of moving onto playoffs. On top of this, it was Senior Night, dedicating the game to the team’s six seniors and their families.

NCAA puts ‘fantasy’ back into ‘fantasy football’

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor
December 27, 2019

Middle Earth- Following the conclusion of the 2019 season, the MCAA (Mythological Collegiate Athletic Association) shakes up the system by announcing the admittance of Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs for the 2020 season.


“Given the name of the program, I think it’s high time for this change,” Syldithas Enven, the Elvish...

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Drake water polo season ends with a slam

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 21, 2019

The Drake water polo wraps up their memorable fall 2019 season. Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams recently defeated Tamalpais High School in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) finals. Also, both teams made it to North Coast Section (NCS), where their seasons continued. 


The boys battled Tam in their...

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Volleyball finishes strong season

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor
December 19, 2019

After a nerve-wracking 2nd-round North Coast Section (NCS) game against Branson, the girls' varsity volleyball team was unfortunately defeated, finishing a strong season with a 4-3 league record and placing fifth at the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) championship. 

Some season highlights include the exciting match against...

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Varsity football perseveres through tough season

December 14, 2019

After a hard-fought game against Redwood on November 2nd, Drake football ended a difficult season with 2-8 overall record. 

The most thrilling game so far was the Homecoming game against Terra Linda on Oct. 19th, which featured an 18 point comeback in the fourth quarter. The Pirates tied the game with three touchdowns, sending...

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Drake Soccer season kicks off with exciting prospects

Adelina Merrell, Reporter
December 13, 2019

After concluding tryouts Friday, November 15th, Drake varsity soccer is kicks off the season with strong seniors and new players ready to take the team to new heights. 


The boys’ team came in first in the league last winter, coming up short in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) semifinal against Terra Linda....

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Basketball season kicks off strong

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 9, 2019

As tryouts come to an end for both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams of the 2019-2020 winter season, expectations are high for this new season. The tryouts ended strong, seeing as both varsity teams had good players that work well together, allowing the coaches to choose the best players and form a solid team. 



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Player of the Week: Lola Palladini

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor
December 5, 2019

Lola Palladini is a senior on the girls’ tennis team, but she first picked up the racket back in the second grade. She competed in games from Urban High in San Francisco to Justin Sienna in Napa. Her favorite game of this season was playing doubles against Branson with Maya Thisner, but her all-time favorite was in sophomore year when she won the most matches as doubles...

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