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Senior Brandon Ge juggles all that he does at Pinewood.

Thank You Pinewood: Brandon’s Farewell to You

Brandon Ge, Copy Editor May 3, 2024

   Oh, Pinewood. How do I even start?    For seven years, I’ve had to drag myself out of bed at 7:30 in the morning to put up with the wonky block schedule and way-too-short passing periods....

Senior Sachi Urushima will be attending Chapman University in the fall.

Spring Senior Sports Signings: Sachi Urushima

Regan Shee, Sports Writer May 3, 2024

   As the end of the school year nears, senior student-athletes look to pursue athletic opportunities at their respective universities. This year, players from the Pinewood girls basketball team are...

Doc Scheppler (right) and his friends sit in Butler Cabin.

Doc Scheppler Attends the Masters

Kayden Ge, Sports Writer May 3, 2024

   It was over. Superstar golfer Scottie Scheffler had just tapped in the putt to win the Masters Tournament for his second time by a dominant four strokes. Just days before Scheffler secured his victory,...

Caden Ng and his family on senior night.

Pinewood Pays Farewell to Multi-Sport Senior Athlete Caden Ng

Jake Reynders, Sports Writer May 3, 2024

   Senior Caden Ng has dealt with many ups and downs throughout his four-year Pinewood sports career. From exhilarating basketball playoff wins to heartbreaking football rivalry losses, his Pinewood...

Seniors Jake Kleiman (left) and Cole Chatterjee (right).

Seniors Take a Final Swing at Baseball

Rohan Parasnis, Sports Writer May 3, 2024

   The silence before the pitch, the whirl of the ball and the crack of the bat: the sounds of spring echo across the baseball diamond as the season wraps up. For the Pinewood baseball team, this season...

Pinewood boys basketball player Kayden Ge (right) fakes out the ref for a finish at the basket.

Kayden’s Ultimate Guide to Sweet Talking Referees

Kayden Ge, Sports Writer March 27, 2024

   Their repulsive zebra-striped uniforms. Their obnoxious, over the top body movements when making the most atrocious calls ever known to man. Their receding hairlines. They are, of course, referees:...

Math Teacher Sara Dorset informs 49ers players of new defensive schemes.

Math Teacher Sara Dorset Leaves Pinewood for 49ers Coaching Job

Jake Reynders, Sports Writer March 27, 2024

   At 7:48 p.m. on Feb. 11, Pinewood math teacher Sara Dorset sat with her family, stunned at the disgrace that had just taken place. A lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan, she had just witnessed her favorite...

Junior Shay Mallempati serves during practice.

Dual-Sport Athlete: Shay Mallempati

Brandon Ge, Copy Editor March 11, 2024

   The eternal question in the world of sports is: effort or talent? Either one can make you successful in a sport. But, being an accomplished athlete in two sports at the same time requires both. Junior...

Pinewood track and field athletes work out on the field.

Start of the Spring Sports Season

Regan Shee, Sports Writer March 11, 2024

   Spring sports are finally here, and a new season means a fresh slate of sports: baseball, boys tennis, track and field and swimming. With practices now underway, all four teams are excited to represent...

Senior Rohan Parasnis (facing camera) joins huddle with his team.

Panthers Rely on Pinewood Community to Overcome Injuries

Rohan Parasnis, Sports Writer March 11, 2024

   It was a week before our football season opener. The team was as focused as ever, and with each practice that went by, we felt more and more ready to take on the season. We took our places for a...

The Pinewood boys soccer team

Winter Sports Recap

Jake Reynders, Sports Writer March 11, 2024

   Pinewood sports teams have always been resilient, but none more than this year’s winter sports teams. Through obstacles such as injuries, unfamiliar faces, and tough opposition, the school’s...

Elle Ladine poses for a photo with the Pinewood girls basketball team and staff.

March Madness: Former Panthers Face Off on the Big Stage

Kayden Ge, Sports Writer March 11, 2024

   March Madness: every basketball player’s fever dream. From triumphant victories to heartbreaking losses and electrifying cheers to devastated tears, this tournament is a roller coaster of emotions....

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