By Zach Leshin
Over the past year, Lavar Ball, father basketball players Lonzo, Lamelo, and Liangelo, has boosted his family's popularity and helped sell their own merchandise. He has also made many accusations that he can beat Michael Jordan, a 6-time NBA champion, 14-time MVP, who attended 14 all-star games. These claims have stirred up many crowds, but overall made the Ball family more well-known and recognizable. Lavar has been on various social media platforms and a handful of talks shows and sports channels.
By Rishi Nachnani
How often does Novato High School make it on to ESPN? The answer is once. The varsity football team has managed to field a team, despite a challenging and controversial offseason. For a small period of time, it looked as if Hornets football would not exist this season, due to a disappointing summer turnout, sometimes as small as 5 players. The news of a cancelled season spread quickly on local news stations, and even found its way to national television.
By Jason Carpenter
Over the years, top athletes living in the Novato High district have made decisions to go to other schools such as Marin Catholic and San Marin for better athletic opportunities and careers in sports. Due to Novato’s poor sports reputation, the Hornets programs are losing top-notch athletes, especially in basketball and football.
By Zoe Hyland
The saying “It never hurts to ask” was proven true by my recent visit to Warriors ground. After listening to my journalism teacher’s advice to reach out to sports organizations and stemming from my intense boredom on a Monday night, I sent several emails out to different representatives of the Golden State Warriors in attempt to receive credentials for a playoff game.
By Isiah Miranda
Last year’s Novato girls lacrosse team had an outstanding season with a perfect 24-0 record, including an MCAL and NCS championship. Some of the top players from last year’s team have graduated, including Reily Bolton, Lexi Omholt, and Jensen Neff. The question is will they be able to defend the crown?
By Dharma Bartram
Powderpuff is a Novato High School tradition that reverses gender roles by allowing girls to play football and boys to cheerlead for one night. Every year, for one night only, the stands are full of ecstatic students and excited community members.
By Robin Bagaygay
This past Wednesday at Red Hill Park, a varsity boy’s soccer game between the Novato Hornets and Drake Pirates took place with the Pirates winning 2-0.
By Lily Munsee
As the only senior on the Novato girl’s varsity basketball team, Sarah Bailey is clearly a leader. However, her guidance reaches far beyond the court. She looks after her teammates and brings a great deal of maturity to the young team.
By Grace Levy
“There's no limiting me on what I can do in the water,” said Novato High School senior Shannon Dugdale.
By Isiah Miranda
Each fall, Novato High students compete for fun and a little extra cash by playing fantasy football, a popular game among many Novato students.