Preview: winter sports


Viking soccer players line up to practice their passing on Nov. 17 in the Allen Lane stadium to prepare them for soccer season. Determined to win this year, the boys gave their after school time to their team almost on a daily basis.

John Franco Sports Editor

With fall sports scooting out the door, the upcoming winter sports hopes to follow the accomplishments left by the various teams that played during the beginning season. Several sports including Girls Tennis, Boys Water polo, and Girls Volleyball have made it to CIF championships, and placed in high levels in the San Gabriel Valley League.

The sports for the winter season will include girls and boys basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls water polo, and wrestling. Many Students on campus expect another action packed season with a fresh set of sports coming into view.

“I feel that we have really good players and a strong team.”  Basketball team member Wendy Mora said. “We’ve really improved a lot.”

Students were left with various feelings, as the fall sports season was very rewarding. Among the sports played during the season, football made it to the round of CIF championships, girls’ volleyball became division 2 CIF champions and girls tennis placed in doubles team league champions.

“I’m excited, very excited, I’m just in awe of how far we got in CIF!” said varsity volleyball player Staci Rodriguez.

While the fall season was in effect, winter sports were training and preparing for their own rewarding season. Wrestling was working hard while girls and boys basketball participated in several fundraisers in order to have a well-budgeted season. Girls and boys soccer also had extensive workouts in and out of school.

“I’m really working hard and hoping for a good season.” girls’ water polo player Sarah Gomez said. “It’s my senior year and I want a good season.”

For now the fans, students, and staff are ready to cheer on the Viking athletes as they head into another Winter Season in the San Gabriel Valley League.