Photo courtesy of JACKY SHUM
by ANTHONY NGOV
Spartan teams ended their spring season with winning records and CIF appearances.
The JV softball team placed first in league and became Almont League champions with a 10-0 record. Varsity softball placed second and had a 7-3 record. They qualified for CIF, but were eliminated in the first round.
“I think we did well in league; however, the outcome wasn’t ideal. In CIF, we underestimated the enemy and didn’t play our best, so that’s where we messed up,” said Christa Martinez, varsity senior. “To continue improving, the team just has to keep the same heart and enthusiasm for the sport that they had since season started.”
The varsity boys swim team placed third in league, with a 4-2 record and 147 points, while the varsity girls placed second in league, with a 5-1 record and 258 points. The JV boys swim team placed third with a record of 4-2 and 182 points total, while the JV girls tied for first with the Mark Keppel Aztecs, with a 6-0 record and 317 points.
The varsity mittmen finished league in second, with a record of 12-3, and were eliminated in the first round of CIF. The JV team placed second, with a 8-2-1 record and the frosh/soph team closed out league in third place with a 3-6 record.
The varsity boys tennis team finished league in second place, with a 6-2 record, and made it to the second round of CIF before getting eliminated. The JV boys team became Almont League champions with a 7-1 record.
“I think we did pretty good this year. Unfortunately, we came up short at CIF. But overall I think we had a great season, and I’m looking forward to next year’s season. I’m hoping we can improve as a team and become league champions,” said Surya Ram, varsity sophomore.
The varsity boys tracksters became Almont League champions, with a 5-0 record, and senior Abraxaz Sanchez made it to the second round of CIF. The varsity girls tied for second, with a 3-2 record but they lost in the first round of CIF. The frosh/soph boys tied for third, with a record of 2-3, while the frosh/soph girls placed second, with a 4-1 record.
“I think season overall was really good, as I placed first at most of my races. However, towards the end of the season, I feel didn’t do my best,” said Abraxaz Sanchez, varsity senior. “To be one of the first distance runners to make it to the second round of CIF, it feels good. Looking back, I think I did well considering I couldn’t run junior year due to injuries, and sophomore year was my first year of track.”
Golf ended its season with a record of 9-4 and placed fifth in league.
The varsity boys spikers tied for second in league, with a 6-4 record, and lost in the first round of CIF. The JV boys placed second in league with a 8-2 record.
“This season for JV, we only have four returners, which means we had about eight guys who had little to no experience with the sport. The change from the beginning of the season to the end was great, as we began to really play as a team, and that’s what the sport is all about,” said Justin Tashima, JV sophomore.