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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Boys Basketball Struggle in Season Openers

The Galileo Lions with a 6-5 preseason record, lost both of their first 2 games of the regular season at Galileo’s home court to the Washington Eagles (69-55) and Mission Bears(76-47). Galileo started the season with a tough loss against the Washington Eagles on Tuesday Jan 9, 2018. Galileo didn’t seem ready to play from

Galileo Advances to State Championship

 The Galileo Lions made history by winning their first football Northern California title in the California 6A Championship Game vs. the host team Rio Vista, 20-14. During the game the Lions had to play in extremely cold conditions, including instances where the temperature dipped below 50 degrees, but fueled by their heart and determination, they

Cheer Team Places 2nd In Competition

After a season of constant consistent practices and commitment, the hard work of the Galileo Cheer team paid off as they place 2nd in the cheer division at the annual AAA Cheer competition at Burton High School on December 9th. In addition to placing 2nd in the cheer division, they also placed 4th in stunts

Lions Captures 18th Football Championship

The Galileo football team claimed their 18th Championship in school history, defeating Mission, 50-28, on December 2, 2017. Before the game tensions were already running high due to an altercation between the 2 teams in their last meeting, which ended in an incident where Mission football players ran on to the Galileo sideline. Galileo jumped

Galileo Triumphs over Lincoln in Semifinals

On November 23, 2017 Galileo (5-1) defeated Lincoln (4-1), in the AAA semi-final football game 22-17. The Lions now heads to the championship game against last year’s runner-up the Mission Bears (6-0). The game will be held on Saturday December 2nd at 1:00pm at Kezar Stadium. The game started off poorly for the Lions as

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

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