An illustration of a balance with a person on either side

Late athletic start: Daunting but rewarding

For some sports, success is rooted in talent and physique, while for others it is diligence and time. Simply put, there are some sports where it is nearly impossible to be good if you do not start engaging with them at a young age.

Wrestlers match up on Feb. 11 at the West Alameda County Conference championships.

BHS hosts WACC wrestling championships

The sheet of drizzling, gray clouds, and the sharp, cold wind disappeared behind the Berkeley High School wrestling team as they entered the Donahue Gym on February 11.

Girls soccer huddles for a cheer on Senior Night.

BHS senior night recap

Girls Soccer On their February 9 Senior Night, Berkeley High School’s girls soccer started out strong with a starting lineup packed by their 10 seniors.

BHS swimmers dive into the 2023 spring season.

Athletes preview BHS spring season

Track and field had a massive tryout turnout of 300 people following their last season, when they sent one of their 200 runners to state championships.

Merhige swam to raise funds for cancer research.

BHS student swims open ocean, sets record

While her classmates were in school last month, Berkeley High School sophomore Maya Merhige was in Hawaii swimming for 27 and a half hours in the open ocean.

Helena Gilbert-Snyder won the San Rafael Twilight Criterium on July 30, 2022.

Elite NorCal team elevates female cyclists

“I was racing road in NorCal and I was very frustrated with the lack of opportunities and the lack of support that women are getting,” said Bay Area-based professional cyclist Helena Gilbert-Snyder.

Spotlighting Black athletes at BHS

Jamari Widemon Jamari Widemon, a junior on the Berkeley High School varsity boys basketball team, first picked up a basketball when he was only eight years old, and has been a talented forward since.

BHS mountain-bikers took a yoga class on February 5.

Yoga restores mind and body balance

In a second story studio, Melanie Green leads coaches and athletes on the Berkeley High School mountain biking team in yoga every Monday afternoon. She asks riders to consider how many hours a week they spend hunched over their handlebars, spines bent and muscles tight, and prompts them to compare that to the time they

Junior AJ Loustau flies towards the net, facing pressure from California High School on January 14.

Boys basketball defense rivals Cal High

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Berkeley High School boys varsity basketball team faced off against California High School. The team had just come off of a loss the night before against Alameda High School.  BHS took the lead in the first quarter thanks to back-to-back steals from Ollie Miller and Samir O’Brien, and a 3-point

Kamara Snelgro makes layup against Piedmont High School on January 21.

Girls basketball suffers loss to Piedmont

BHS girls varsity basketball had a slow start to their game against Piedmont High School on Friday, Jan. 21, entering the second half with only 5 points to Piedmont’s 34.

Gabe Ross hefts an opponent over his shoulder at San Lorenzo High School on January 12.

BHS wrestling wins dual meet, displaying strength and strategy

On January 12, the Berkeley High School wrestling team faced San Lorenzo and Hayward High School at San Lorenzo’s campus. After two long-fought battles, BHS prevailed, beating San Lorenzo 48-36 and winning by tiebreaker against Hayward, 42-42.  The competition was a type of event called a dual meet, in which wrestlers from two schools pair

Ollie Miller follows through on a 3-pointer as the crowd behind him erupts.

Basketball seizes historic win

In an overtime thriller, the Berkeley High School boys varsity basketball team beat Bishop O’Dowd High School for the first time since 2008, in a 57-55 win.  Berkeley got off to a solid start as juniors Ollie Miller and Samir O’Brien shot the ball well, and junior Will Polishuk controlled the glass, dominating with rebounds.

The Turkey Trot

Runners and artists take on Turkey Trot

As a drone circled overhead capturing video, nine Berkeley High School students and John Villavicencio, BHS director of student activities, lined up on the football field to start the turkey trot.

BHS Cross Country

Cross country makes state, breaks dry spell

On a sunny day at the North Coast Section finals at Hayward High School, despite injuries and illness, Berkeley High School’s cross country team defied expectations and made history, qualifying for state championships for the first time in 37 years.  At the crack of the starter pistol, BHS, dressed in red and gold,

Luisa Bertolli heads the ball into the goal during the Nov. 30 home opener.

Girls soccer stuns with 6-0 win

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, girls varsity soccer had their first game of the season at Jacket Stadium against Pittsburg High School. It was a freezing cold night, but that did not slow them down.  The girls started off strong in the first half.

Senior Emmett Tjen takes it down the line as the rain pours down on Dec. 3.

Boys soccer rains on San Ramon

The Berkeley High School boys varsity soccer team took on San Ramon Valley High School on Saturday Dec. 3, during a cold and rainy afternoon. The team was coming off of a 3-0 win against Amador Valley in their season opener, looking to continue their success.

The football team huddles after their quarterfinals game

BHS fall sports reflect postseason 

Throughout the regular season, Berkeley High School’s sports teams fight to earn a spot in postseason tournaments such as North Coast Section or West Alameda County Conference league championships.   Girls volleyball made it into the NCS championships as the eighth seed out of 15.

A student facing their fear to return after injury

Return from injury plagued by hesitation

A couple years ago, Samir O’Brien, a junior on the Berkeley High School varsity basketball team, went up for a layup and fell on his hand.   “I knew right away that my pinky was messed up,” O’Brien said.