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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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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

Galileo’s Boy Soccer Comes Up Short Once Again

The Galileo Boys Soccer team had another heart breaking ending to their season as they missed the playoffs by one game, just like last year. The Lions had a chance to capture the last playoff spot if they had won their last game against Lincoln, but unfortunately the Lions fell 3-1 to the Mustangs. Despite

ATHLETE FEATURE: PARKER JONES

By Tyler Huey Being the best players on the girls Galileo soccer team is really no surprise as junior Parker J.  has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old. Parker has started at the forward position for the Galileo since she was a freshman, averaging 3 goals per game. She led the team

Galileo Girls Soccer Team

By Raine B. Although over half of last year’s girls Galileo soccer team graduated & the team has a brand new coach, expectations are still high as they expect to go back to the playoffs once again. Even though last year’s players are gone their competitors are still the same. Senior and captain Tianmei G.

Boys Basketball Enters “Neff”Division with High Hopes

After 2 consecutive losing seasons, the Galileo boys varsity basketball team was moved down to the 2nd or lower “Neff” division in the AAA (Academic Athletic Association) this season. With this change, all of the players and coaches have high expectations for the regular season as they expect to go undefeated & make the playoffs

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