Spring Sports Round-Up
The Lady Cowboys have gotten off to a rough start after their first victory against Newark Memorial High School. The team currently has a record of 1-5. Varsity team captain and goalie, Ally Benko (grade 12), believes the team has potential to improve. They are struggling defensively to fill in gaps created by graduated seniors and injured starters. “A major part of the game is our defense talking to each other,” says Benko, “and we need to fix this.” The Lady Cowboys will play their next lacrosse game in an away match against Foothill High School on March 17 at 7 p.m.
The Cowboys are currently 4-2 after they got off to a 4-1 start, which is one of the best starting records in the program’s history. Notable wins include back-to-back wins against Dougherty Valley, a team that the Cowboys have normally lost to by a significant margin. The lacrosse team will be playing Foothill on March 17 at 7 p.m. and the team is “posted to put up a fight,” says Captain John Reggiardo (grade 12).
Guys and Girls Track and Field
Although the season is still young, the Cowboys have experienced early successes on the track. On the distance side, Omar Maklaf (grade 11) ran a new personal record in the 2-mile, while it was raining, with a time of 9:59. This is currently the fastest time in the North Coast Section. Maklaf believes that his early season success is due to the fact that “the intensity during practice has gone up.” In the Cowboys’ last meet, the Marsh Creek Invitational, Kajol Maheshwari (grade 12) won first place in the 800 meter, Delaney Foote (grade 12) placed third in the 100 meter hurdles with Lisa Kasten (grade 12) following right behind in fourth, Cameron Johnston (grade 11) took fourth in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, and Greg Aufderheide (grade 10) ran a time of 10:29 in the 2-mile to earn third.
Cowboys volleyball is currently 1-4. This year the team is a mix between experienced and completely new players so the team is beginning to weld together. Their next game is a home game on March 17 at 6 p.m. against San Ramon Valley.