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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Lions Shine at Cross Country Finals

Improving upon last years strong results, Galileo cross country had 3 of the 4 teams medal at the 2017 San Francisco section finals, with 2 runners qualifying for the state meet including the fastest time for a freshman girl this year. Led by senior Brian Yu, who managed to finish 10th in the city, the varsity

Girls Volleyball Playoff Run Ends

The Galileo Girls Volleyball playoff run came to an end on Tuesday, November 7th after losing their semifinals to Lincoln, the #1 seed . The first set was close, with the #4 Lady Lions barely losing (22-25). However, after losing a close 1st set, the team couldn’t recover as  they lost second (14-25) and the

Girls Tennis Comes Up Short in Playoffs

On Tuesday October 31, the AAA Tennis playoffs kicked off at Golden Gate Park at 3pm. Galileo’s girl’s tennis team, ranked 4th, faced off against Lowell, the number 1 seed, in the 1st round of the playoffs. To acquire the 4th seed Galileo had to defeat Lincoln in a play-in match, on October October 20th,

Cross Country Trip To LA

Friday, October 20, 2017-5 of the Galileo varsity boys cross country runners and Coach Keough boarded a plane to Los Angeles for a 3-day trip to compete and to visit a former teammate who moved to Southern California over the summer. The team believed it was important to see Nathan Lam, who moved to Southern

Galileo Girls Volleyball 2017

On September 29, the 2017 Galileo Girls Volleyball lost a match against Lowell High School in 3 sets (20-25, 22-25, 21-25 ). The team was devastated after the match; however, they were also not surprised to lose against Lowell. Coach Brandon stated, “We had two starting players that were injured from our previous game against

New Hope for Girls Tennis Team

The future’s looking bright for this years Galileo girl’s tennis team. With 2 brand new coaches, a much bigger team consisting of 19 girls, and much more dedicated players than last year, the team has a great shot at making the playoffs. The team’s new coaches, Coach Janet and assistant Coach Lin, who is also

Galileo Baseball Looks To Fundraise

For many years at Galileo, former varsity baseball coach, Don Papa, was the major source of funding for the team and purchased all the equipment needed and made sure they  had uniforms and hats. However, after his retirement during the 2016-17 school year, the team is starting from scratch, trying to fundraise on their own

Fencing Focuses On The Future

Galileo’s Fencing team had a small but motivated and tight knit group that had aspirations of a high finish at the All-City competition this year. However, the low number of fencers on the team and overall inexperience led to a disappointing record and lower than expected finish at All-City in which the boys team came in 7th, while the girls came in 6th.

Hard time for Lady Lions Softball Team

After last year’s strong season where the team reached the semifinals, and had the Academic Athletic Association (AAA) player of the year, Isabel S., this year’s Galileo girls softball team has much lower expectations as the team is a younger and more inexperienced group. Knowing this season would be much rougher than last year, the team

Lioness Flag Football

Although the Galileo Girls Flag Football Team is coming off of a championship season, after beating Balboa 13-6, this is a brand new season. The team returns some key faces who are anxious to try and win back to back championships, but the team is also full of new faces, many who are still learning

Volleyball Coach Returns to lead Experienced Team

Four years after stepping aside as head coach of the Galileo Boys Varsity team, Coach Mark Huynh is back again to try and help lead the Lions back to the playoffs again and hopefully bring home a championship. Coach Mark’s transition back to head coach should be made easier by the fact that the team

Feature Athlete: Nick Cooper

Despite being cut from the Galileo boy’s basketball team multiple times, senior Nick C’s love for the game compelled him to never give up on his dream of making the varsity team. In the end though, as a senior Cooper was ultimately able to grab a spot in the varsity lineup. Nick only started playing

Winter Sports Recap

Varsity Basketball Boys– The Varsity boys Basketball team finished the season in 2nd place in Division 2, ending with a record of 11-1. They had a marquee game against June Jordan where they scored 100 points. However, in the playoff, the Lions were destroyed by Mission (42-74).  “It was a good season, but tragic losing

Galileo Cheer Win First Place in Competition

Galileo won first place in their division and took home a special judges award for ‘best jumps’ at The National Cheer Association NorCal which took place at the Cow Palace on February 18-19, 2017. Schools all over California as well as nearby states participated in this competition. Galileo was one of four schools from San

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