To begin with let’s talk about our Girls’ Basketball Team. Our motivated team is led by the guidance of Marlene Castro, Molly Settles, and Noor Salameh. When asked about their captains, every team member had great things to say about them. Eloisa Martin said, “They know how to set good examples.” Colleen Mino called the girls good motivators and Alexa Loredo said, “They are patient with our mistakes.” “I feel that as long as we keep working together we will be successful,” Noor Salameh, senior, sad. “We work hard at practice every day and have a lot of potential and we are hoping that it will show during league.” Marlene Castro added. The captains also have faith in their team for when they were asked about this they said that they as captains have to set the tone to motivate everyone to work their hardest. The girls also have much respect for their coaches saying that they are fantastic and extremely committed. The coaches put tons of time into the program and the team appreciates all their effort very much. The Girls’ Basketball Team is ready to take on this season and to win league.
For Girls Soccer, there are only five returning players from last year. Head Coach, Dan Johnston, expressed that he was working with a “whole fresh crew.” He mentioned that the team had a strong defense, but the players need to work on their attack. The team is starting off the season with some obstacles. Three of their starters have faced injuries in preseason. The star players to look out for on the field would be: Cindy Mejia, a team captain who is known to be a playmaker, Darian Miller, a forward who is an efficient scorer, and Carly Dixon, another team captain known to be a great stopper.
The Wrestling team is led by coaches Paul Serio and David Garcia. The team seems to be well led by their captains Eduardo Hernandez and Jory Hartshorn. The brotherhood between the team is clearly shown by the effort and dedication each person shows to the team and everyone on it. Perry Brophy said with pride, “We depend on each other to pull each other’s weight.” Coach David Garcia said he was expecting, “progress, plain and simple, progress,” out of the season this year. He also added, “We don’t have stars, we are a team, and we are one unit.” This year’s team may finally be the first team in the history of CMHS to make it to state, a goal which is in the minds of each and every wrestler on the team.
Girls Water Polo also has a fresh line-up as well. Head Coach, Tim Postiff, says he has a “young, but talented team.” The team only has one senior and has lost five players from last year. Coach Postiff also says that “all the kids are stepping up” to play. The team placed 2nd in league last year, and there are high hopes that the team will hold this place. A star player to look out for would be Kaitlyn Hill, an efficient goalie.
Boys Basketball seems to have a strong team. Considering the fact that the team has lost 5 seniors, the players seem pretty confident. Starting shooting guard, Nick Hefner, says the team’s “all ready to go.” He also believes the team is more solid than last year. The team has more faster and accurate shooters than last year. The Boy’s Basketball’s team finished 3rd in league (5-5) last year. The team is training to improve on their Pressure Break and to limit the amount of turnovers per game. Some star players to focus on out on the court are: Nick and Kyle Hefner, Jordan Walden, and Nick Dawson.
Let’s not forget about our Boys’ Soccer Team. The team has already had a good start to the season. They boys are led by Franco Ramirez and Brian Delgadillo. They seem to have great confidence in their coaches, Adrian Medina and Juan Becerra, for all of them agreed when one said, “We think our coaches are pretty good, but they are on us to work harder.” The entire team was very happy and calm before their game, showing how confident they are and how much trust they have in each other and their abilities. Their captain, Franco Ramirez, said that it is very possible to win league this year and that they are going to train harder this season than ever before. Whether or not training becomes more intense, the team seems to be prepared enough to be well on their way towards many victories.