Winter sports look to finish strong

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Winter sports look to finish strong

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This year winter sports are off to a strong start in league. Nearly half way through league all 5 winter sports have put themselves in good positions to have a chance to win a league title.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

After starting the season 0-4, the boys varsity basketball team has only lost 2 of their last 16 games, setting their overall record at 14-6.

Despite a slow start to the season the boys are currently undefeated in league and are tied for first place with the Inderkum Tigers.

Senior captain Bernie Graves thinks the season shifted for the boys following the teams 4 day trip to Arroyo Grande where the team went 3-0.

Graves believes the tournament allowed the diverse range of classes to bond and come together as a team.

“I think a lot of our success has contributed to [the Arroyo Grande trip],”  Graves said. “We’ve become closer and we’ve been playing better together.”

Graves thinks the team chemistry and new found rhythm will help carry them though the rest of league.

“We’ve got into a rhythm and we’ve started playing better together,” Graves said. “We’ve been on a roll.”

The team is hoping to finish strong and win their first league title since 1985.

 

GIRLS SOCCER

Girls soccer is looking to continue their success from years prior and win a league title. The girls are currently in first place in league with a record of 3-0-1.

Junior Alyssa Granno thinks their success in league is coming from their improved team chemistry.

“The team chemistry is really good right now,” Granno said. “Pre-season it wasn’t that good but ever since we got over that bumpy patch it’s been really good so far.”

In order to keep up the team’s success in league Granno believes the team will have to stick together and continue working hard.

“We will have to work hard in practice, be competitive with each other and push each other to be better,” Granno said.

The team is hoping to return to the SJS D2 finals for the third year in a row and win league.

 

WRESTLING

Wrestling is undefeated this season with a record of 5-0 and is dominating the league.

Senior Eric Dutka believes that the teams work ethic and conditioning is one of their biggest strengths this season.

“Conditioning is a big strength,” Dutka said. “We’ve been working hard in the room and not stopping in our matches and when you don’t stop you dominate your opponent.”

Dutka thinks that if the team continues to work hard and push each other to get better the they will find success throughout the remainder of the season.

“As a team we can keep building each other up by working harder in the room than we are right now,” Dutka said. “By working harder we are going to get better and everyone is going to elevate as a team.”

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL AND BOYS SOCCER

With young teams, both girls varsity basketball and boys varsity soccer are off to a great start and have potential to win league.

Girls basketball is currently 4-1in league and is sitting in second place behind the Antelope Titans. The young team is being lead by the Sandle sisters who are dominating both ends of the court.

Sophomore Alyssa Sandle averages 13.5 points a game for the Tigers and her sister sophomore Madison Sandle is averaging a team high of 7.6 rebounds a game.

The boys soccer team is in third place in league with a record of 3-2. The boys are lead by senior captain Austin Wehner who is committed to play soccer next year at San Diego State University.

Wehner is averaging 1.7 goals a game for the boys. Junior captain Tobias Matten leads the team in assists, averaging 1.1 a game.