Category Archives: Sandpiper Selects

Lacrosse coaching dilemmas resolve with no time to spare

Spring sports have just begun, and for most it is usually a smooth transition. But for CHS lacrosse, which entered the season without coaches, the hiring of varsity coach Pierce…

Students share perspectives on supplement use

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine reports that the use of performance-enhancing supplements by middle and high school athletes is estimated to be between 24 and 29 percent. Looking…

CHS musicians headline Hyatt’s music fundraiser

For those who happened to walk into Monterey’s Hyatt Regency on Jan. 6, they might’ve followed the sound of live music to the hotel’s TusCA Ristorante, where CHS jazz students…

O’Grady taking stock of his future with day trading

At 6:30 a.m., most CHS students can be found groggily awaking from their slumber or mulling over the day ahead, but for senior Matt O’Grady, it’s time to begin another…

Monterey Bay sea otters make waves in 2016

Reaching to the crowded top shelf of his filled-to-the-brim classroom, CHS science teacher Mike Guardino takes down a cardboard box. Unsurprisingly, it too is filled to the brim. Within rests…

The fast-paced, adventurous path: Committed sophomore mountain biker blazes trails

“I was riding down a sketchy descent and went into a rocky section,” sophomore Mallory Roberts explains. “Then all of a sudden my front tire got stuck in a water…

CHS mock trial strikes back at Empire Competition

During late November, the Carmel High School mock trial team dominated at the Empire Competition in San Francisco, an international tournament of 22 teams, where Carmel took second place. Both…

CHSF $100K scholarship challenge deadline imminent

The deadline for the $100,000 Carmel High School Foundation matching challenge is fast approaching, but so far, the foundation is far from its goal. After the CHSF approached an anonymous…

California condors soar above all odds

Soaring above a windswept ridgeline in the Santa Lucia mountains, a California condor searches for carrion. Ten-foot wings sport striking patches of white, and a bald orange head becomes apparent…

Glass House shatters limits on local band scene

A descending guitar riff wafts from a house in Monterey, leading into a tonally rich major chord. “I like that, let’s end on that one.” “No, I don’t like that.”…