Wrestlers competed in two tournaments in December and posted great results in both. At the Webber Lawson Tournament hosted by Fremont High School, the boys made school history with three champions in a varsity tournament. Seniors Santosh Swaminathan, Jason Mendel and Chris McCallaCreary won their divisions in the 103-, 109- and 171-pound weight classes, respectively. McCallaCreary was awarded one of the two outstanding wrestler awards at the tournament. As a whole, the team placed fourth out of 20 teams, another school record for a varsity tournament.
The next week the team traveled to the Coast Classic hosted by Scotts Valley High School. Once again the varsity team did well with three athletes placing in the top eight. Swaminathan and McCallaCreary placed second while Mendel took sixth. The boys continue their season in January [see related story] with tournaments every weekend including the prestigious Mid Cal tournament hosted by Gilroy High School, which will feature many of the state’s best wrestlers.
The girls basketball team entered the Del Mar Tournament over the winter break at 6-0. The girls made the finals by defeating Del Mar and Santa Clara, but lost to a tough Leigh High School team in the championship match. Daniza Rodriguez and Priscilla Auyeung, both grade 10, were named to the all-tournament team. The girls finished up December with an impressive 8-1 record and look to play against tough competition in January.
Varsity boys basketball has been successful in preseason play, including some big tournament finishes. This included the Phoenix Cactus Jam Tournament over the holidays, which featured teams from all over the West Coast. At the Jam, the boys went 2-1 with big victories over Bolsa Grande of Southern California and St. Albert’s, a team from Canada. Unfortunately the team fell to a tough Colony High team from Alaska. At the end of the winter break the boys were 8-2 and opened league play in early January.
The Eagles traveled to the Garces Tournament, a tough tournament in Bakersfield, over the break and went 0-2-1. Apurva Gorti, grade 9, scored for the Eagles in their tie with West High School. She was assisted by Priya Sahdev, grade 12, on the goal. Indica Sur, grade 10, had 26 saves in goal over the three games at the tournament. The girls have several more games in early January.
The boys had one game over the winter break, against Pioneer High School. Though playing a man down most of the game, they made the match a close one, losing 2-1. Michael Amick, grade 10, scored the Eagles’ only goal on a penalty kick.