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Hitting Them With Their Best Shot: Cavalier Badminton

Hitting Them With Their Best Shot: Cavalier Badminton

Trey Riera-Gomez, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

As the school year is wrapping up and Gables students are finishing up their 3rd grading period, several of Gables’ sports are just coming into season, one of which is badminton. The sport has its own niche at the school and, while not known by many, it is loved by all of those involved. Badminton...

Athlete Spotlights: AJ Vazquez and Angelina Bonilla

Athlete Spotlights: AJ Vazquez and Angelina Bonilla

Daniel Toll and MIguel Lemus

January 26, 2019

Every two weeks, CavsConnect will be selecting two exemplary athletes and recognize them for their athletic prowess and ability in their sport. Below are the athletes spotlighted for their performances between Jan. 7 and Jan. 18.

Badminton to the Bone

Badminton to the Bone

Daniel Toll, Sports Editor

April 5, 2018

What may come as a surprise to many, the origins of the game of badminton are pinpointed to at least 2,000 years ago, deriving from the game of battledore and shuttlecock played in Ancient Greece, China and India. Being closely related to the modernized version of badminton, battledore and shuttlecock...

Athlete of the Week: Nicolas Saliamonas

Athlete of the Week: Nicolas Saliamonas

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

For the past few years, Nicolas Saliamonas has always tried to support his eldest sister by attending her badminton games. When he first stepped into Gables as a freshman, Saliamonas decided to follow in his sister's footsteps and join the school badminton team, as he saw when he was growing up that...

Badminton Faces off Against Miami Springs

Badminton Faces off Against Miami Springs

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2017

On Feb. 16, Gables's badminton team went up against Miami Springs. Gables took home the win by beating Miami Springs 8-2. Within one week, the team was able to show improvement since their last match and were able to win. In the first match of the season, Gables badminton lost to Braddock, 4-6, as a...

Badminton Season Comes to a Close

Badminton Season Comes to a Close

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016

All this week, the Gables badminton team was hard at work with three games. The first game was played on Monday, April 4 at Braddock against Braddock. The Cavaliers beat Braddock in all of the boys' single and boys' double matches. The girls won a singles match and the team also got a mixed doubles victor...

Athlete of the Week: Gaitana Jaramillo

Athlete of the Week: Gaitana Jaramillo

Maria F. Estrada, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016

Senior Gaitana Jaramillo has been playing on the badminton team since freshman year. Her passion for the game extends beyond the court and has carried with her throughout her four years of play. Jaramillo has been a part of the team since her freshman year when she was approached by upperclassmen that...

Octavio Castro

Octavio Castro

Kelsy Pacheco, Sports Editor

May 12, 2015

An accomplished and involved senior, Octavio Castro has done a lot in his four years at Gables. With so may things under his belt, this senior hopes to accomplish more in his future. Castro has been playing badminton ever since his freshman year at Gables. He heard about the sport from his friends,...

Perez Got it Covered

Perez Got it Covered

Hilda Delgado, Staff Writer

April 26, 2015

Senior Francis Perez is embarking on a new chapter in life, and cannot be any more satisfied with her time at Gables. Involved as can be, Perez will be leaving Gables with large shoes to fill. "Gables makes you feel like you're a part of something important. Thanks to all of its extracurricular...

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