Wilcox Basketball off to a 5-0 Start

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For the second-straight season, the Wilcox girls varsity basketball team is competing without a single senior on the squad. But despite featuring five freshmen amongst 11 total players, the Chargers are off to an electric start, winning their fifth straight non-league game to start the season this past Tuesday. “We’re young but we’re pretty mature for how young we are, we are all...

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Bruins Boys Basketball with Big Expectations

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One year after the Santa Clara Bruins girls basketball team went undefeated in the regular season (24-0), the Santa Clara boys team brings similar high expectations. The boys have five strong returners back in town with Jagos Jovanovic, Mark Anthony Wishom, Chris Clark, Matt Glennon and Jercey Paras returning for their senior seasons. Last year these Bruins went 7-5, which tied them for third in...

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Bruins’ Cinderella Run Comes to an End

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The Santa Clara Bruins were not in Vegas on Friday night, but they were nonetheless playing with house money against the Leland Chargers, one week removed from winning their first CCS playoff game since 1990. Leland was certainly a tough assignment without injured quarterback Christopher Brown, but Bruins Head Coach Hank Roberts had his team ready to play from the opening kickoff. Santa Clara...

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Bruins Soccer Looking to Defend CCS Title

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Last March the Santa Clara Bruins finished off a thrilling playoff run as CCS Champions. An exciting and emotional championship game ended in a 0-0 tie. Currently CCS soccer championship matches end with Co-Champions if still tied after two overtime periods. There are no penalty kicks. “There were a lot of emotions with that game,” admitted Bruins Head Coach Brad Comstock at practice last...

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Wilcox Sees Season End at Hands of the Lancers

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Wilcox Head Coach Paul Rosa knew his team was likely to get a tough draw in their first round of CCS. Finishing second in the De Anza division with a 5-1 record meant the Chargers, (ranked 207th in the state) would likely end up being a major underdog. That’s exactly how it turned out with Wilcox taking on a powerful St. Francis Lancers squad (ranked 70th in California) out of the always brutal...

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Historic Bruins Victory Comes at a Cost

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Friday night’s thrilling 33-27 double overtime victory was the first playoff win for the Santa Clara Bruins football team since 1990. Star tailback Erik Ketton scored two touchdowns in regulation and added two more touchdowns during overtime. Meanwhile the Bruins defense and special teams units both came through with game-saving plays. Michael Perez-Kady blocked an Independence point-after...

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Wilcox JV Wins League Title in Comeback Fashion

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Trailing 13-0 late in the first half of their league championship game against the Palo Alto Vikings, there seemed to be little panic on the Wilcox sideline. While it was a rather unfamiliar position for the undefeated Chargers, perhaps their composure was aided by Aaron Ah Sing’s sparkling defensive play, which ended Palo Alto’s opening series. On just the third play from scrimmage, Ah Sing...

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Bruins Overcome Obstacles in Thrilling Championship Comeback

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Down 42-27 early in the fourth quarter, to say things weren’t looking good for the Santa Clara Bruins would be an understatement. Not only was Santa Clara struggling to contain Cupertino running back Alex Bruckhaus, but a controversial fourth-down ball spot had just gone in favor of the Pioneers. The Bruins defense had appeared to get a much-needed stop of Bruckhaus and the Cupertino offense on...

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Walking on Water: Water Polo Star Mariah Walker

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Imagine being 12-years-old and competing against 18-year-olds—in a sport you had only been playing for the past 18 months. If there was ever a natural-born athlete—with intelligence to match her athleticism—it would have to be Santa Clara Bruins’ sophomore Mariah Walker. Walker first entered kindergarten as a two-turning-three-year-old. Even though Mariah was enjoying school, her...

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Wilcox JV Football Defeats Santa Clara, 47-0

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While the 47-0 final score wouldn’t seem indicative of a particularly fun game for either side, the Wilcox and Santa Clara junior varsity squads certainly got plenty of enjoyment facing off in their friendly cross-town rivalry. Despite being on the wrong end of a lopsided score, Santa Clara Head Coach Mike Walke acknowledged the amount of fun his players had facing off against childhood...

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