With the rain causing havoc all over the city, it is a great time to slow down and take a look at what’s happening with our winter sports.
Boys Soccer: After a sluggish start to league play, the boys are beginning to gain ground. Millikan, the reigning league champ is trying to scratch back into contention falling several points behind Wilson after a rocky first round. The Rams were able to salvage some points yesterday with a 2-2 tie with Wilson, but there is much work to do. Millikan currently trails Wilson, Jordan and Cabrillo in the league standings. Millikan (12-4-5, 2-1-4) will need to win out, and get some help from other teams to reclaim the league title.
Girls Soccer: The girls are having a season to remember thus far. Although in the onset it didn’t seem that way. Millikan started the season underwater due to a very tough pre-season schedule. However, in league the girls sit alone at the top. They have only tied Wilson, but have defeated everyone else. That is good enough for a (5-0-1) first round record in league and the first place spot. The girls need to continue to grind as Wilson and Poly are close in the standings. The girls will play a series of make-up games in the coming week.
Boys Basketball: The boys basketball team is overall having a decent year. Much improved from last year to be sure, however they have lost three straight league games and are in need of a shot in the arm to get them back on track. The boys headed into the game against Poly with a chance to tie for first place, but after the loss to Poly, the Rams lost a tough game to Cabrillo and then were handled by Compton on Monday. Despite the losses, the Rams (11-10, 3-4) find themselves in position to earn a playoff spot, if they can get on track. They will play Jordan on Friday night at home.
Girls Basketball: The lady Rams are sort of a constant number. They continue to proceed as usual year in and year out. This year is no different. The lady Rams are sitting in 2nd place, trailing only Poly and boast a strong overall record of 14-2. The ladies will get another crack at Poly next week, but it will be to tie for the league title, not win it outright. If the ladies can continue to play well, they should have a strong seed heading to the CIF playoffs and could make a solid run.
Wrestling: The wrestling team is sitting alone in first place in league for the 9th consecutive year. Despite having several injuries to key wrestlers, the team continues to find ways to win, and beat league opponents. The team finished in the top 3rd of over 80 teams in Nevada a few weeks back, and also performed well in Santa Ynez last weekend. The Rams will need everything they’ve got to beat Lakewood today though. If the Rams win, the boys will retain the title for the 9th year in a row, while the girls will retain the title since girls wrestling began. The CIF team duals start next weekend, so hopefully the team can heal up and make a run.
Girls Water Polo: The girls water polo team is producing another strong season. Despite being in 3rd place in league, the girls have a 16-5 overall record and look to secure the 2-spot before it is all said and done. If the girls can earn 2nd in league, they will vie for a home contest in the playoffs and hopefully finish with a title. The girls have strong senior leadership, something that should help with the resilience heading toward the finish line.