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Lesila Finau: From Half-Court Games With Her Brother to Division One College Basketball

Kaushikee Nayudu, Associate Managing Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Lesila Finau, currently a senior at Dublin High, is one of the talented athletes who will be playing for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ Division I basketball team this fall. Recently, the Shield sat down with Finau to capture this athlete’s story and aspirations.   Finau revealed that she had been playing bas...

A Wrap-Up to Dublin Cross Country’s Successful Season: Second at States

A Wrap-Up to Dublin Cross Country’s Successful Season: Second at States

Kyle Morrison, Guest Writer who ran in the race

December 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

It was a cool and dusty fall day at Woodward Park in Fresno, California as the boys on the Dublin Cross Country team attempted to put an exclamation point on their historic season with a win at the state meet. With amazing performances throughout the season at major meets like Ed Sias (1st), Clovis (2nd...

A History of the Dublin Unified Soccer League

Kyle Shi, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase, Sports

The Dublin United Soccer League has become a major organization with junior athletics in Dublin. Its program has consistently had success in major competitions and tournaments throughout the area. The program has been consistent and methodical, with the majority of all three Dublin High School soccer...

Julia Ni: Dublin High’s Golf Team at NCS

Julia Ni: Dublin High’s Golf Team at NCS

Audrey Kang, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

On October 30th, six of Dublin High School’s Varsity Girl’s Golf players competed at the North Coast Section (NCS) tournament.   “We placed 4th out of 22 teams! I am so proud of our team for playing so well,” says senior Julia Ni. This spectacular performance is one of the DHS Golf T...

Recap and Recall: the 2017 World Series

Sumedh Vaidyanathan, Sports Editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports, United States, World

After defeating the 3rd seeded Boston Red Sox (93-69) in a four game series and the 4th seeded (91-71) New York Yankees led by rookie phenom Aaron Judge in a seven game series, the 2nd seeded Houston Astros emerged as the American League champion. Houston surprised everyone with an improved record of 101-...

2017 Dublin High Cross Country Season Highlights

2017 Dublin High Cross Country Season Highlights

Sumedh Vaidyanathan and Vikram Nithyanandam

November 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

The DHS cross country team has had an outstanding season this year. The team recently ran in the EBAL Championships, in which they won the Boys Frosh/Soph and Boys Varsity divisions in the 3 mile course at Shadowcliff Regional Park, Pleasanton.   This season, our cross country team has part...

Fall Sports Have A Successful Season

Fall Sports Have A Successful Season

Mandy Tran, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Cross Country During the season, the Boys’ Varsity Cross Country showed consistency and traces of a phenomenal season. Once again, they were East Bay Athletic League Champions after finishing first in the championship meet on November 4, 2017. On the contrary, girls’ varsity did not rank first...

Girls’ Tennis Senior Night: Lady Gaels Take It to the Court One More Time

Girls’ Tennis Senior Night: Lady Gaels Take It to the Court One More Time

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

The 2017 girls tennis season has come to an end, and with it has ended the tenure of six of its beloved members. Senior Night, which took place this Tuesday against Dougherty Valley, was highlighted by the score of 0-9 for the varsity team. This was not a surprise, as Dougherty Valley was undefeated...

Ooh, Ahh, You Wish You Were a Lady Gael: Dublin High Girls’ Tennis Takes the Courts

Ooh, Ahh, You Wish You Were a Lady Gael: Dublin High Girls’ Tennis Takes the Courts

Abigale Kim, Guest Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Tennis season has officially started! That isn’t everyone’s thought on the first day of school, but it was mine as I walked to the tennis courts. I have been a part of our school’s girls’ tennis team for three years, and I was excited for my fourth and final season.   Other teammates h...

Mayweather vs McGregor: The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History

Sumedh Vaidyanathan, Sports Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports, United States, World

Conor McGregor may be the UFC Lightweight Champion, fighting with intensity that has never been matched by any other mixed martial artist; however, when he stepped onto the boxing ring on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, he showed that he belongs in the MMA cage instead. His opponent also helped him re...