Jolly Roger

Melissa Auchard, Staff
May 9, 2020

It’s a hot summer day in Milwaukee, and the Giants versus Brewers game is shown on thousands of televisions across America. The bases are loaded, and Buster Posey is up to bat. Behind the home plate, the crowd is tiring as the game goes into extra innings. 

Posey settles into his batting stance, circling the bat a couple times...

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Adelina Merrell
May 9, 2020

The swimmers take their mark up on the blocks, the crowd of onlookers, and teammates hollering “Good luck!” These athletes are ready to race at top speeds through the water. Before the gun goes off, worry consumes one swimmer. Panic, stress and thoughts of self doubt drain any remaining energy. 

If you struggle with the...

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

Samantha Parr, Staff
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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Emily Cardwell, Staff
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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Pirate persevere against wildcats

Winter Snell
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, Staff
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
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, Staff
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
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
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, Staff
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. 

 

“Tryouts...

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