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Sports teams’ goals fall into place



  As the 2014-2015 school year rolls on, the fall sports teams are rolling right along with it. Football, cross country, tennis, and volleyball teams are all looking forward to this year’s season. Each team has a new set of goals for this year, and a strong base to build on from previous
years’ teams.

   Varsity football had a very successful season last year, finishing with a 6-2 record. Coach Sam Stewart was very pleased with their performance last year and is hoping to improve this year. Unfortunately the team lost a few key players
who played quarterback, offensive line, defensive line, and running back. Stewart is hopeful some younger players will
fill in the missing spots.

   “Our number one goal is to win a league title, but one of our major goals as a team will be to continue to grow,” Stewart said.

   The football team had their first game on Sept. 5, which the team ended up not being able to finish due to a brawl that
forced play to be stopped.

   The cross country team’s season started on Sept. 6 when the team ran in the Torro Early Bird Invitationation in Salinas. Similar to the football team, the cross country team is a young group after losing six seniors last year. So far coach Larry Williams is pleased with everyone’s progress in practice. The team will run in their
next meet on Sept. 27, in addition to
senior Nicole Colonna and sophomore Helena Merk running at the Stanford Invitational on the same day.

   “The goals for our team is to work hard every practice, compete to the best of their ability during the meets, and have fun,” Williams said.

   The girls varsity tennis team finished strong last year by becoming Skyline league champs, and they are looking to do the same this season. Over the course of last year, coach Craig Corfield saw major improvement especially in the doubles category. With the addition of new players, Corfield is excited to watch his team grow. Similar to the goals of the cross country team, Corfield hopes his players will be competitive in each match, work hard,
and have fun. The biggest event for the
tennis team is the annual tournament in Santa Catalina.

   “My goal for the trip was to build confidence and experience and fight for each win,” Corfield said.

   Varsity volleyball had a memorable season last year because they made it to the CCS semifinals, something they have not competed in for many years. This season, coach Michael Shorts is excited to have five freshman playing on varsity this year. The team lost a few players last year, so the addition of the freshman was key to the team. Shorts believes the team is a talented young group of girls, each with their individual skills.

   “Our team goals include minimizing errors and continuous improvement,”
Shorts said.

   The girls have been working hard at practice, which payed off in their first game when they beat Trinity Christian 3-0.

   Each team is excited for the remainder of the season and looking to complete most of their goals.