Future Arriving Ahead of Schedule for Wilcox Basketball

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“I get told a lot, ‘you guys have a bright future’ and we do, we have a young team and our future is bright, but when you’re in the position that I’m at, you see the potential and want to get that potential out right now,” remarked Chargers Head Coach Justin Fujihara after his Chargers defeated Gunn 65-30 on Tuesday night. “I want us to be successful now so we can maximize the time...

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Bruins Basketball Battles, But Falls to First Place Gunn

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One could easily sense the excitement and buzz in the air with the chock-full stands inside the Santa Clara gym on Friday night before tipoff. A Santa Clara victory against Division-leading Gunn would have pulled the Bruins to within just one loss of the Titans. Santa Clara would have improved to 7-3, whereas Gunn would have fallen to 9-2. If that had happened, the route for Santa Clara to force...

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Chargers Once Again Get Better of Rival Bruins

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The Wilcox Chargers’ girls basketball team made it a clean sweep of the season series with their rival Santa Clara Bruins on Tuesday. Wilcox never trailed on their home court, withstanding a Bruins’ second-quarter 10-0 run that evened the score at 17, before pulling away late in an eventual 42-35 victory. “It was a good bounce-back game for us,” remarked Chargers Head Coach Justin...

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Bruins Put Forth Gritty Performance Against Palo Alto

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At the end of the night on Friday, the Santa Clara Bruins had lost the game 1-0, but it was a much better performance versus top-ranked league opponent Palo Alto than it was in their previous match. Back on Jan. 12 the Bruins fell to the Vikings, 6-0. This time around the Bruins arguably had just as many dangerous chances towards the goal as the Vikings, despite having significantly less ball...

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Full Squad Not Enough for Bruins to Beat Palo Alto

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Despite featuring as healthy a roster as they have had all season, on Tuesday the Santa Clara Bruins’ girls basketball team once again came up short against Palo Alto, losing 47-29. Exactly three weeks prior, the Bruins were without multiple key players and lost to the Vikings 51-40 up in Palo Alto. Unfortunately for Bruins fans, defensive coverage and turnovers on offense put the team in a...

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Wilcox Wins With Wild Finish, Charge Past Spartans 47-44

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The Wilcox Chargers earned their first league win of the season in thrilling fashion on Friday night, knocking off the Mountain View Spartans, 47-44. With the score tied at 44, the Chargers had the ball with just under 40 seconds remaining. On what would end up being their final offensive possession, star sophomore Brendon Yi—who had been dazzling all night long—came through one final time...

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Wilcox Girls Basketball Off to Strong Start in League

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Last season the Wilcox Chargers varsity basketball squad finished their league season with a 1-11 record. Thus far through six De Anza League games this season, the Chargers are an impressive 4-2­—good enough for second place behind only 6-0 Palo Alto. Tuesday night saw the Chargers win their fourth game of the league season in dominant fashion, cruising past Gunn, 72-36. Despite currently...

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Questionable Call Costs Bruins in Loss to Mountain View

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If someone only looked at the final score and saw Mountain View beat Santa Clara 4-0, they might think that the game wasn’t very competitive. That certainly wasn’t the case on Saturday afternoon as the underdog Bruins played a lot better than the 4-0 score would indicate. While the Spartans showed they were the more skilled team, the Bruins hung tough in the first half. The score could have...

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Wilcox Soccer: A Snapshot of the Bay Area’s Melting Pot

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It’s common knowledge that the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most diverse communities around the world. Yet many living here are likely unaware that there may not be a better snapshot of the Bay Area’s melting pot than the 2017-18 junior varsity boys soccer team at Wilcox High School. The Wilcox JV team includes five players who naturally refer to the school soccer team as a...

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Bruins JV Cruises to 42-19 Win Over Rival Chargers

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On Tuesday night the JV Bruins got the better of the Chargers, as they cruised to a 42-19 victory. Santa Clara’s biggest stars on the night were Kallie Rose-Garrett and Aliyah Robles. While both were terrific at the offensive end, easily the play of the game was Rose-Garrett’s hustle play to steal the ball from behind a Wilcox player who was breaking free to the basket. At a full sprint,...

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