Jolly Roger

Natalie Agnew, Sports Editor
November 11, 2019

The Drake's water polo teams’ championship-winning streaks continued on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Novato. Both teams defeated Tam in their MCAL (Marin County Athletic League) finals, securing the automatic bid into the North Coast Section (NCS) tournament.

The afternoon began with the boys facing off against Tamalpais High School. After losing to Tam in overtime the previous week and the extended power...

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Kelsey Riemer, Reporter
November 11, 2019

The Drake junior varsity (JV) girls’ water polo team played a home game against Tam on October 24, where they were unfortunately defeated by Tam 6-10 after a courageous fight. 

Although the Drake girls didn’t win, they had a strong play.

“Jordan Loftin has been a pretty influential player throughout our season. She’s very strong in set and knows how to shoot from about every angle, it’s...

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Melissa Auchard, Reporter
November 7, 2019

Charismatic, goofy, spirited: these are all words one could use to describe Rich Miller, head coach of girls’ cross country. 

After sweltering summer runs, Miller brings chilled watermelon for his girls. 

He enlightens the team with made-up or butchered words such as “broke-d-ed,” meaning broken or injured, or “booberflims,” meaning butterflies. 

Sometimes, he plays gothic choir...

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Mahaney takes the reins

Emily Cardwell, Reporter
October 22, 2019

Jeff Mahaney, after coaching girls’ soccer for 30 years (five of which at Drake), is making the leap from coaching girls’ junior varsity (JV) to varsity this upcoming season. 

Growing up in St Louis, Missouri, Mahaney's love for soccer started at a young age.

 "St. Louis was like the soccer capital at the time. Kids were getting recruited to play in college, so I trained hard, seven days...

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Emily Cardwell, Reporter
October 4, 2019

The smell of sweat and popcorn saturated the air of the well-overheated gym at Marin Catholic this past Thursday. Immediately following the loss of their junior varsity team, Drakes’ varsity volleyball girls leaped into action against MC.

The team started strong, with Savannah Wandzilak as Labero, the girls maintained a lead for 10 points into the game. However, the Marin Catholic girls were able...

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Drake girls’ cross country place second on home turf

Melissa Auchard, Reporter
October 4, 2019

In a competitive cross country race between Drake, Redwood, and San Rafael last Thursday, Redwood girls took home the gold. Redwood’s girls beat Drake 17 to 43 and San Rafael 15 to 50. Drake girls achieved second, placing ahead of San Rafael 17 to 15.

On Drake’s home course, Redwood ran a successful race; four of their runners placed in the top five. 

Last year’s “fast freshman from...

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Field hockey swings into their second season

Natalie Agnew, Sports Editor
September 27, 2019

Second time’s the charm.

Taking the pitch for their second inaugural season, Drake Varsity Field Hockey looks to improve after a trying first season.

With the program still new, the team hopes to build on their finish last year and the experience of returning seniors.

“Even with a ton of freshman and newbies, we’ve quickly been able to get the team back up to the level we left off at...

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Girls’ varsity volleyball goes net to net against Novato

Emily Cardwell, Reporter
September 26, 2019

Drake High School was host to an exciting game this Friday night as the girls' varsity volleyball team showcased their well-fostered teamwork against Novato.

The first set seemed to go by in a whirlwind, the crowd drawn in by the fluidity of the players. The girls immediately found their groove and were able to set the tone for the game, winning their first match 25-16.

Charlotte Cosentino, the...

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Stinson Beach relays prove a competitive cross country season

Melissa Auchard, Reporter
September 26, 2019

On a warm and sunny Thursday at Stinson Beach, Marin County boys’ and girls’ cross country teams gathered for the annual Stinson Beach Relay. 

Tam girls and Drake boys are the top teams kicking off this MCAL cross country season. 

On the boys’ side, Drake placed first. The pressure was off for this light-hearted relay, but the stakes will be higher within the coming weeks. The V-boys...

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Tennis Recap

Emily Cardwell, Reporter
September 23, 2019

Tensions were high at Cascade this Tuesday, and so were the winds. As the Navato team slowly rolled in, late due to the unprecedented traffic, the wind knocked over unexpecting umbrellas as Drake High School warmed up in anticipation. Equally matched, the team knew the game would be close.

The singles matches started strong with Audrey Johnston performing wondrous rallies throughout each game. However,...

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Pirates anticipate collegiate play next fall

Colin Brown and Skylar Oswald, Repoters
June 22, 2019

 

Throughout the year, there have been many athletic accomplishments from students. 13 students will take their talents to the collegiate level next fall.

Eamonn Lance has had an impressive four years on the baseball field as a three-year varsity starter. Lance has set the record for most home runs in a single season, and the record for most career home runs with 23, while being named MCAL...

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Otis Lyons, Editor in Chief
June 22, 2019

The 2018/19 year in high school sports is reaching an end. The school claimed three regular season pennants and five MCAL championships, along  with an NCS title in boys cross country. Two teams placed in the top three in the state, while pole vaulter Brooke Simon qualified for the track and field state meet as well. Here is a look at the highlights of the year in sports.



Girls basketball reach...

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