Winter Sports Take Off

Nikki Ringer, Writer

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Going into the same division as past years, Boys’ Basketball has ten wins and one loss so far this season, which is better than last years season. 

“Our team was prepared early this year starting the first week of school with heavy conditioning, weight training and several tournaments over the summer,” said senior Jack Good. 

This older team has a great bond between them and has been through tough times together. Moving up from Division Three to Division Two after beating Redondo, who won the CIF state title last year, gave the Girls’ Basketball team a push to gear up for a new season this year. 

“Practices can be tough through the winter months but we get a lot of reps in with drills and game-like simulations,” said junior Sarah Yamada. 

“Although our coach can be hard on us during season, he has gotten us to play cohesively and has brought out the best in all of us during game time,” said Yamada. 

Improving the psychological aspect of the game for the Boys’ Soccer team was something they focused on this year. 

“With a ton of analysis on how our mind reacts to various situations in games, we look to be the most composed, respectful, and efficient team around,” said Senior Captain Ryan Tahbaz. 

Boys’ Soccer has played in showcases and tournaments getting ready for this season. They are in Division One and started off Bay League with a win against Compton High School and are expected to have a good season this year with their bonded team. 

By having multiple pre-season games and getting the team to learn how to play together, Girls’ Soccer has been preparing for this season in full force. 

“Last year we had a patchy season with not much success or grit so coming into this year you can definitely see the passion and chemistry from everyone,” said Junior 

Senior Nolan Matura fends off two Cabrillo players. The game ended in a 2-2 tie on Tuesday, November 27th. (Photo by McKinley Pieper)

Captain Anna Deleon. 

Two of the Girls’ Soccer coaches have been coaching at Cal State Dominguez so Oliver Walsh has been preparing them during the majority of pre-season. This new season gave Girls’ Water Polo time to prepare with their new coach, Andras Gyongyosi. 

They have been conditioning through the summer and fall, and are ready for game time in the winter. 

“We struggled with the first couple games but we’re getting back to how we want to play,” said junior Tori Barez. 

Moving up from Division four to Division three came as a shock to some of the girls because they were training for the Division four level. 

This only made them work harder and have a closer bond. 

“Everyone on varsity plays on the same club team so year round we are with each other making us even closer in and out of the water,” said junior Amanda Price. 

Surf has been on waves couple times a month as a team to prepare for season. 

“Our teams more experienced surfers are older and they help us all out with what we need to go for tournaments,” said junior Charlie Winkworth. 

This roster has a close bond in and outside of the water. Their team chemistry is allowing them to have a good season. 

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Winter Sports Take Off