Epic Ending in Rivalry Rematch

Epic Ending in Rivalry Rematch

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With less than three minutes to play and up by three, it looked as if the Santa Clara Bruins were in comfortable position to even up their season series against rival Wilcox. The Chargers, however, had other ideas and cranked up the high-pressure defense to try and max their opportunities to score. It almost worked as Wilcox scored two late goals, but the final horn blasted before the Chargers’...

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Bruins Survive Old-Fashioned Shootout, Win 63-57

Bruins Survive Old-Fashioned Shootout, Win 63-57

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Aside from Santa Clara tailback Erik Ketton taking the first play from scrimmage 80 yards to the house, Friday’s tilt between the Santa Clara Bruins and the Fremont Firebirds didn’t start out particularly well for the two offensive units. After Ketton’s touchdown, the Firebirds’ first drive would stall deep in Santa Clara’s territory with Fremont turning the ball over on downs. The...

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Chargers’ Revenge Tour Checks off Another Box

Chargers’ Revenge Tour Checks off Another Box

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Run, pass, punt, it’s unclear exactly what David Hernandez can’t do on the football field. The senior quarterback will also play safety in certain defensive packages. Against Los Gatos last week, it was Hernandez’s legs and right arm leading the way to a 40-14 victory. The win marks the second time this year the Chargers have come away victorious against a team who beat them last season....

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Bruins Hope Heart-to-Heart Meeting Ignites Emotional Response

Bruins Hope Heart-to-Heart Meeting Ignites Emotional Response

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Tuesday’s volleyball match between the Santa Clara Bruins and Mountain View Spartans certainly did not start the way Bruins Head Coach Megan Morse-Quevedo was expecting it would. Just two matches removed from a spirited contest against rival Wilcox, the Bruins dropped the opening set 25-3 en route to a 3-0 loss. While Santa Clara would get out to a 7-3 lead in the second and trailed just 8-6...

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Wilcox Wins Big at Levi’s Stadium

Wilcox Wins Big at Levi’s Stadium

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On a day that Chargers players won’t soon forget, the Wilcox varsity football team ran away with a decisive victory inside Levi’s Stadium. After the final whistle of their 49-11 win over Los Altos, Wilcox players watched highlights of themselves on the stadium big screen. For one day these kids got to feel like professional superstars—like a Joe Montana. Speaking of legendary 49ers...

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Wilcox Wins Wild Match over Rival Bruins

Wilcox Wins Wild Match over Rival Bruins

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Wilcox and Santa Clara varsity volleyball teams did not disappoint on Tuesday night, delivering a thrilling match. The stands were packed for this rivalry contest. Numerous Charger and Bruin athletes from other sports showed up to support their sides. In the end, it was the Chargers squeaking out the victory by the slimmest of margins, 15-13 in the decisive fifth set. This volleyball duel felt...

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Chargers Avoid Going 0-3 with Impressive Victory over San Benito

Chargers Avoid Going 0-3 with Impressive Victory over San Benito

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Last year the Wilcox Chargers took on San Benito down in Hollister and lost 45-30. Almost exactly one year later these two teams met again in Santa Clara; this time with a much different story. Facing the prospect of starting their season 0-3, the Chargers blew out the Haybalers Friday night, 35-0. “Sometimes you look at the schedule that you put together to start the season and when you...

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Rivalry Water Polo Game Goes Full Throttle

Rivalry Water Polo Game Goes Full Throttle

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Neither Wilcox Head Coach Scott Blake nor Santa Clara Head Coach Aja Bumbaca were particularly happy with the officiating in the Chargers 7-4 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday. Wilcox would score six times before the Bruins managed to find the back of the net. While Santa Clara struggled with shooting accuracy early on, they certainly weren’t getting any breaks on the calls from the officials...

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Bruins Offense Halted as Eagles Take off with Victory

Bruins Offense Halted as Eagles Take off with Victory

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If there was ever a good time for a football team to suffer a lopsided defeat, the final game before the league season starts is probably ideal. This past Friday the Santa Clara Bruins saw their record fall to 2-1, dropping a 24-0 decision to the Harker Eagles. After a bye next Friday, the Bruins will open their league schedule by hosting Gunn on Sept. 22. “That was a total whupping—and...

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Bruins Water Polo Survives Penalty Trouble to Win 8-6

Bruins Water Polo Survives Penalty Trouble to Win 8-6

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After scoring four of her team’s five first-quarter goals, Santa Clara Bruins star sophomore Kathryn Peak ended up sitting out the entire third quarter in exclusion trouble. For those unfamiliar with water polo, three exclusion penalties on one player means they are done for the game, just like how basketball players can foul out. Santa Clara built a 5-2 lead in that opening quarter, but...

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