The Spring sports are off and running… well, sort of.
Rain has hampered many of the Spring sports teams, especially baseball and softball. But field conditions for track and lacrosse have been sub-par since the Spring started. All that being said, teams have either had to reschedule, or cancel contests altogether due to both heavier than normal rain, and the Spring season moving forward two weeks. However, regardless of how difficult the rain has been on some of our sports, here is an update on what’s been going on:
Baseball: The Varsity baseball team is off to a good start to 2019. The Rams boast a 5-2 overall record, going 3-2 in the Loara Tournament, and sweeping Trabuco Hills in a DH last week at Blair. They have a bunch of talent this year, and look to win their 4th consecutive league title. This would be a first for Millikan EVER. League play begins this week against Jordan on Wednesday at Blair, pending rain.
Softball: The Varsity softball team is struggling a bit out of the gate, but this is not due to a lack of talent. The girls have no home field, or much practice time off site due to the rain. The 1-4 record does not reflect what this team is capable of, and will look to right the ship in league play beginning next week against Lakewood.
Boys Volleyball: The Varsity boys volleyball team is one team who has not been impeded by the rain, however the boys need a shot in the arm to get going. The team is 2-6 in the pre-season with Wilson waiting on Tuesday to begin league play. The Rams have plenty of talent to make a run this year, they just need to find a way to put it together.
Boys and Girls Swim: The Swim teams had their first races last week in a relay at Lakewood (non-league) the Rams performed well overall, and have a lot of promise to the season ahead.
Gymnastics: The gymnastics team have yet to begin their pursuit of another league title, but the wait is almost over. The Moore League previews are on March 15th.
Boys Tennis: The Varsity tennis team have also been affected by big events this year. One of the courts at MHS has been taken over by construction crews as a staging area for the new 1000 building and softball field. That being said, the team has to trek to El Dorado every contest. The team is 0-2 out of the gate, but there is much to play ahead. The Rams open league play tomorrow against Cabrillo.
Track and Field: The track team had their first meet of the year at the Poly Invitational on Feb. 23rd, and another meet at Los Al last Friday. The Rams have quite a few athletes that should make headlines this year. Of that group Imhotep Pryor, and Alaina English from the throwing team should gather some attention given their performances last year.
Badminton: After a rescheduled start to the season against Cabrillo, the Rams took on visiting Compton last Thursday and came away victorious. The Rams 1-0 will compete against Wilson tomorrow at home.