Bears News · Girls Tennis with the Hat Trick!

The Lady Bears Tennis Team had a very successful week. They defeated two Big VIII and one Southwestern teams in route to perfect 3-0 week. The Lady Bears have been battling a bevy of Division I teams and injuries as the season began. Currently, they are on a four game winning streak leading into their last two non-league matches against Murrieta Mesa and Temecula Valley High Schools. The Lady Bears will begin Ivy League play against Elsinore High School on September 20th. The Tigers will be a tough league opponent and should be the bell-weather match for the Bears. Good luck this week!

The Boys’ Water Polo Team had another very successful week with two non-league victories this past week. The Bears made quick work of Claremont High School 17-7 while struggling to put away Northwood of Irvine, 8-7. To win in Orange County against a ranked opponent is always a good win but if the Bears want to entertain a Division 1 or 2 CIFSS Championship, they will have to win possibly two or three games in Orange County to secure the title. These tough non-league matches will provide invaluable experience for the playoffs. The Bears return to the pool this week against archrival King on Monday, Yucaipa on Tuesday, and then the tough Newport Harbor Tournament to end the week. Go get them Bears!

The Lady Bears Girls Golf Team secured their first Ivy League victory this past week by defeating Paloma Valley High School by a 100 strokes! The girls added another non-league victory over Centennial High School to secure the perfect week. The Lady Bears return to the links this week at the Martin Luther King Invitational on Monday followed by league matches against Temescal Canyon and Elsinore High Schools. The Bears will know where they stand in the newly formed Ivy League by weeks end. The Lady Bears continue to improve but more importantly become more consistent with their play. They will be a force to be reckoned with in league play. An Ivy League Title is within their grasp! Go Bears!

The Bears took a tough loss on the gridiron this past Friday night in the latest installment of the “Solar Series.” The Bears could not overcome eight turnovers while losing to the Rams. The Ramona Rams took full advantage of every Bear miscue scoring on all but one of the turnovers. The Bears continue to move the ball behind the rushing attach of Jermain Henderson, Kamdin Karmann, and Budd Bernie, but until they take care of the turnovers, the Bears will continue to struggle. The Bears return to action this Friday against Division 3 power Citrus Hill High School prior to starting league play against Canyon Springs High School. The Bears are struggling with some keys injuries on the defensive side of the ball but they will be ready for league. The Bears have their eyes on the prize as we go forward. Good luck this week!

The Lady Bears had a tough week last week. The Lady Bears did get a couple of set wins this past weekend at the prestigious Ayala Tournament but they did drop a league match against Notre Dame High School in four sets. The Bears are on the verge of breakthrough so keep the positive thoughts going and get out there to support our Lady Bears! They continue Ivy League play this week against Valley View and Paloma Valley High Schools. Go get them Bears!

To finish off the week in sports, the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams dominated the Ivy League Cluster Meets run at Paloma Valley High School on Wednesday. On the Boys’ side, the Bears beat the Valley View Eagles by 8 points behind the strong finishes of Sam Medure (2nd Place), Isaac Umana (3rd Place), and Ethan MacDonald (4th Place). The Bears took four of the top eight positions. The Girls were equally impressive but ended up second based on a tie break. The Girls were led by Karly Marshall (2nd Place), Kalista Tibbels (4th Place), and Elena Umana (5th Place). The Bears ended tied with JW North at 46 a piece but North’s sixth runner finished higher than the Bears sixth runner. Only two spots separated the runners, so close! The Lady Bears will use this as motivation for the next Cluster Meet coming up in two weeks. The Bears did not stop there as they continued to lower their times at the Woodbridge Invitational on Saturday. This was a great week for the Bears if you are interested in looking for information, please tune in to the Cross Country page on this site or look to for times and individual performances for our Bears. They are getting stronger as they head towards CIF! Go Bears!