Cal-Hi Sports deems Weissenbach Division III female athlete of year

By Grant Nussbaum ESPNHS named runner Amy Weissenbach ’12 the Cal-Hi Sports Division III Female Athlete of the Year Friday, July 13. Weissenbach won a state title in the 800-meter event to conclude her high school running career. In her junior season, Weissenbach broke the national record in the 800 with a time of 2:02.40 […]

Two runners named to ESPN's California All-State Freshmen Team

By Luke Holthouse ESPN named sprinter Garrett Robinson ’15 and middle distance runner Ben Weissenbach ’15 to the 2012 California Boys Track & Field Freshmen All-State Team last week. The freshmen duo joined about 100 other first-year high school runners in California given the distinction. Robinson won an individual Mission League Championship and qualified for […]

Giolito in midst of negotiations with Nationals

By Michael Aronson and Luke Holthouse Lucas Giolito ’12 signed with the Washington Nationals, less than a minute before the 5 p.m. deadline, for a estimated value of about $3 million. Keith Law of ESPN reported that the signing bonus Giolito signed was worth $2.925 million. Reports of the deal were announced after the signing deadline had passed.  […]

2 alumni, track coach to compete in London Olympics

By Luke Holthouse  Three alumni, who once wore the red and black on Wolverine athletic teams, and a track coach will compete on the world stage at 2012 London Olympics, which open July 27.  Water polo player Peter Hudnut ‘99 returns to the Olympics four years after bringing a silver medal home from the 2008 […]

Fried debuts in minor leagues

By Robbie Loeb Max Fried ’12 is on the books. The seventh overall pick in the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft earned his first start as a pro today with the Arizona League Padres, the rookie-level team for the San Diego Padres. Fried threw just one inning in his minor league debut and faced […]

Dara Torres '85 falls short of 6th Olympic Games

By Michael Aronson Dara Torres ’85 came within .09 seconds of becoming the first American to compete in six Olympic Games after finishing fourth in the 50-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday. The top two swimmers in the final race advanced to the Summer Games in London, and Torres touched the […]

Boys' basketball advances out of 1st round of Fairfax Tournament

By Michael Aronson Derick Newton ’14 led the boys’ basketball team with 31 points in its 95-88 victory over Santa Monica on Monday to advance to the 2nd round of the annual Fairfax tournament. Mike Sheng ’14 followed Newton with 24 points, sinking 15 of 16 from the free throw line. The Wolverines, who are […]

Golfer qualifies for State Junior Championship

By Michael Aronson Golfer Bakari Bolden ’14 qualified on Monday, June 23 to play in the California Boys’ Junior State Amateur Championship with a 1-under-par 71 at Olivas Links Golf Course in Ventura, Calif.. Bolden was even par through his first nine holes with a bogey on the par 4 third hole and a birdie […]

Track and field coach fails to qualify for Olympics

By Luke Holthouse Gold medal-winning track and field assistant coach Joanna Hayes’ comeback to competitive running ended on Saturday, after she failed to qualify for 2012 Olympics in London.  Hayes won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens in the 100-meter hurdles. She attempted to defend her gold medal at the 2008 games […]

Football player receives scholarship offer from Stanford

By Luke Holthouse Stanford offered offensive lineman Thomas Oser ’13 an athletic scholarship on Saturday, June 23. The Cardinal was ranked by the Associated Press as the seventh best football team in the country following its 11-2 record in 2011 and the school itself was ranked by US News & World Report Magazine as the seventh […]