FEB 22 – 28
Cheer team defends Nationals title in Las Vegas JAMZ comp
The Performance of the Week for the week of Feb. 22-28 was the competitive cheerleading team’s win at JAMZ’ Nationals competition in Las Vegas. The girls traveled to Las Vegas with hopes of defending their Nationals title from last year and came home with a first place in sideline cheer after competing against seven other teams. This win marks the team’s second victory in consecutive years.
According to senior cheerleading team captain Sachi Aguillio, the girls were anxious to defend their title but were excited when they did. Aguillio also said that it was also a good feeling knowing the freshmen on the team had the chance to win during their first year and the juniors have the possibility of getting one more title before graduation.
“It’s honestly such a great feeling because there is so much anticipation and pressure building up to it because you have to defend that title and when you actually do it, it’s great,” Aguillio said. “For the new freshman on the team, they start off with a win so they come into the program with a really great feeling. The juniors for next year, it gets them pumped to try to go for a three-peat for their senior year.”
FEB 29 – MARCH 6
Varsity boys go undefeated in Placer Tourney, place first
The Performance of the Week for the week of Feb. 29-March 6 was the varsity boys volleyball team’s play in the Placer tournament at Placer High School where the Tigers received first place after steamrolling their way to the championship matchup undefeated. The Tigers have yet to drop a set in the season thus far and beat six teams 3-0 in the tournament.
In pool play, the boys beat Golden Sierra, Nevada Union and Vista Del Lago and defeated Pleasant Valley, Granite Bay and Whitney in bracket play.
According to junior outside hitter Jeffrey Oh, every player on the team has improved a lot since last year which is one reason why the boys are undefeated at this point and look to remain unbeaten for the remainder of the year.
Oh believes that all of the boys are playing at such a high level because they have additional experience from club volleyball outside of school.
Junior libero Tommy Morin received the Most Valuable Player award from the Placer High School coaches and staff. Juniors Neal Reilly and Zack Mancha and sophomore Jacob Cole received the All-Tourney award. Oh said that all of the team’s players put out their best efforts to achieve the win.
MARCH 7 – 13
Freshman baseball sails past Vista Del Lago 12-2
The Performance of the Week for the week of March 7-13 was the freshman baseball team’s 12-2 victory over Vista Del Lago last Wednesday. The game sealed up the boys’ preseason with a dominant win.
Freshman infielder Jordyn Berry thinks that the team will be able to carry out their offensive momentum from the win into league play which begins today against Del Campo.
“I think this win comes at a perfect time for us, because league starts [this] week,” Berry said. “Now we are going into league off a very good win and that should boost our confidence a lot.”
Berry also thinks that it is a good sign that the team scored a season high of 12 runs and shows off the boys’ offensive capabilities.
“We had been struggling to score runs this year so I think it’s a really good sign that we scored some runs,” Berry said. “If we can score half the runs we scored on Wednesday per game, we should have a very good year and hopefully win league.”
League play starts today against Del Campo and Berry thinks that it is important that the team gets off to a hot start.
“It’s a lot easier to start good and then coast to the finish than it is to have to grind towards the end,” Berry said. “Hopefully we start good and finish strong.”