Spring Sports soon to reign

John Franco, Sports Editor

As the 2010-2011 Winter sports comes to and end with several San Gabriel Valley
League championships and wrestlings back-to-back CIF championship, Spring sports hope to follow the footsteps left by the prior two seasons.

With baseball, softball, boys tennis, boys golf, boys and girls track, boys and Girls lacrosse, and boys and girls swim, the Spring season is the time where the most sports are played. The SGVL schools are looking forward to a challenging yet different 2011 season.

“I feel we can get very far in league this year knowing that all of our competition lost key returning players,” varsity tennis player Tony Casano said.

The Viking tennis team hopes to improve and get to league finals with a very strong record. Gahr, Lynwood, Warren, and Paramount lost key returning singles players while the Vikes held on to most of the varsity team.

Aside from boys tennis, the baseball team has goals of their own: to become three time SGVL champs. The boys had a competitive season last year with one loss to Warren and one win which narrowly granted them the SGVL title.

“It’s my senior year and I really want to go far this year,” varsity baseball player Franz Jacinto said, “I want to make it to CIF.”

Track and field, lacrosse, and swimming have the same desires to play competitively and with dignity during their season.

“I think we can really play competitively since we are the Downey Ducks!”, swimmer Henry Payez said.

Spring sports are the end for many seniors and students as it leads into the last parts of the school year. The 2011 Spring sports season is now underway and ready for whatever obstacles may lie ahead.