By Steve Breazeale
The JSerra girls basketball team is off to a solid start to their preseason, tallying an 9-3 overall record in the early going. The Lion defense came out strong in the team’s opening three games, limiting opponents to scores of 12, 12 and 20 in the first three contests. The Lions most recent win was a convincing 68-36 victory over Taft in the Oaks Christian Holiday Hardwood Invitational on December 27.
The San Juan Hills girls soccer team finally suffered its first loss of the year following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of visiting University on December 13. The Stallions (4-1-4) headed into the winter break following two consecutive ties. The first draw came on December 19 in a 2-2 tie against Northwood. San Juan Hills’ most recent game was a 0-0 tie against Laguna Beach on December 20. The team will not take to the pitch again until January 8, when they open up league play against Capistrano Valley.
The Capistrano Valley Christian boys basketball squad probably did not want this holiday break to come. The team is on a roll and is in the midst of a 10-game win streak. The Eagles’ (14-1) lone loss came against Crean Lutheran on December 4.
St. Margaret’s junior Jason Kim opened his season with a third place finish in the 160-pound class at the San Marino Invitational on December 8. The Tartans next match will be against Aquinas High on January 11.