By Benjamin Ramirez
After a summer filled with fun and relaxation, school is back. With that comes the resumption of our sports. Fall sports are unlike any other.
In no other way shape or form does our school come together more than under the lights on Friday nights. While football games have become a staple during the first two and a half months of school, our school is home to a multitude of sports, including cross country, girls golf, boys water polo and girls volleyball.
After going 2-9 last season, the varsity football team is prepared to come back and outperform last year’s team. The team is off to a 0-4 start under the new head coach, Walter Roby. With only four games under their belt, the bulk of the season is still to come.
Unlike track and field, the cross country team does not call our track their home. The sport consists of a grueling three mile run through hills and dirt in the summer heat. Like many other sports, cross country requires the team to strongly perform as a whole because each school is scored based on how their respective runners place and the amount of points awarded for each placement.
Boys Water Polo
From the heat to the water, boys water polo has gotten off to a great start with a 3-1 record. Looking to rebound after their playoff loss to Palisades Charter High School last season, the water polo team is looking sharp and prepared to compete with the top teams in the city.
With an impressive 23-6 record last year, girls volleyball is back and ready to get to the top! Under the leadership of seasoned coach Thomas Harp, the girls began the season with a 9-5 record and with only 14 games played so far, the best is yet to come.
Coming off their fifth consecutive Los Angeles City Section title, girls golf and their coach Steve Thompson are prepared to accept the challenge of defending their title once again. With a solid 7-0 record thus far, it is clear that the team is ready and willing to beat their opponents at the end of the season.
It has been a good year so far for our Highlander sports teams and as the season wears on and playoffs loom on the horizon, the fun has just begun.