by Sara Willis
Tragedy has struck our women’s varsity golf team this season. Sara Willis has sustained a career ending knee injury and Victoria Nease has had back pains that have become worse. Our six starters this season where Sierra Streit, Victoria Nease, Sara Willis, Camille Torre, Alainna Bolton and Haley Tritthart. Due to the injury Willis sustained early on in the season Alyssa Borbolla has filled her spot. Monday, August 28th the girls faced off against University City on the Torrey Pines south course. What a treat it was to play on such a course and claim the win. Tuesday was Coach Armstrong’s birthday and the team had a short practice to celebrate! On Wednesday the team played through the heat against Cathedral Catholic. Victoria Nease was unable to play due to her back injury and newcomer Tara Bandi filled in. August 31st was the league opener against El Capitan. It was a good match, but the team lost 274-266. Next week the team will play Helix and Valhalla. The team is also having a scramble golf tournament with a shotgun start on Tuesday, September 5th at 4pm. There will be prizes for the winning team and other games. The proceeds will go to support the team.
Another sport in the spotlight is Cross Country. The team is having their annual Wolfpack Invite on September 1st. Around thirty schools compete in this event and everyone gets to race. The first heat starts at 4pm and it is the freshman girls. The heats go youngest to oldest, girls then boys. Each event is 20 minutes apart and they start behind the visitors bleachers and end on the track. Girls and freshman boys run 1.5 miles and boys run 2.1 miles.
Boy’s Varsity Water Polo has a great starting lineup this year with Keith Patrick, Jackson Lettow, Cody Breshears, Skylar Pelant, Garrett Fernandez, Tyler Grady and Cameron Canotal in goal. The team has added 5 new players to the team with 8 returning. The boys won their most recent game against Monte Vista with an astonishing score of 18-3. It is early in the season for these sports, but we have great athletes willing to give it their all for our school!