Jolly Roger

Underrepresentation of women in sports negatively affects young female athletes’ outlooks

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, circl...

Perspective on performance anxiety: You are not alone

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.  ...

Coronavirus puts mountain biking season in peril after successful first race

Sophomore Luke Willis tears through mud on the trails of Swasey.
Photo courtesy of Katherine Csizmadia

Jack Reuter

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 peltin...

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

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 ...

Marin county track and field sets high expectations with first meet

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...

Pirate persevere against wildcats

Junior Casey Borgonovo lines up his next shot.

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,...

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

Senior players thank their parents and present roses after the game. (From the left: Griffin Waite, Erik Hargedahl, Keoni Schubert, Logan Smith)

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 se...

NCAA puts ‘fantasy’ back into ‘fantasy football’

An image courtesy of Pixnio combines elements of fantasy to the well known American sport of 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,” ...

Drake water polo season ends with a slam

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 b...

Volleyball finishes strong season

Charlotte Cosentino prepares to follow through on her impressive serve on Friday 9/20

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 ...

Varsity football perseveres through tough season

Illustration by Pace Buchan

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 ...

Drake Soccer season kicks off with exciting prospects

Illustration by Pace Buchan

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) sem...