Spring season kicks off at TPHS

Spring sports season is just around the corner, and the TPHS Falcons are preparing for another successful season. 

With their minds set on a CIF title, the boys volleyball team has already gotten to work, preparing for their first game on Feb. 28 against Rancho Bernardo High School. 

“I’m expecting that we go undefeated and win our league,” varsity setter Brandon Pho (11) said. 

This season, Pho looks forward to their game on May 23 against Carlsbad High School, who is their biggest rival.

The track and field team has also started its preseason. Captains Dominika Janik (12) and Karina Janik (12) have been preparing with their team since the start of the school year in their Track P.E. class. The team has grown significantly in numbers compared to last year. 

“We are more likely to place in the meet, and if there are injuries, there are a lot of alternate [athletes] to fill in,” Dominika said.

This season, Dominika and Karina both look forward to their meet against rival Cathedral Catholic High School. 

“I want to become a state champion in the 300-meter hurdles and beat the Cathedral girls,” Karina said. 

The team is competing against Rancho Bernardo High School for their first meet of the season on March 2 at TPHS. 

For the girls beach volleyball team, this is only the second year the girls beach volleyball has been an official CIF sport.

“We have such an amazing team of talented players and an amazing coaching staff … we are all really excited to start competing,” varsity defender Isa Wiklund (11) said. 

Last year, the team was undefeated in the Avocado League and placed second in the open CIF division. This year, the team is hoping to win the CIF finals. 

“[We are expecting] a very good turnout this season because we have a very strong team that I think will take us all the way,” varsity defender Layla Williams (11) said. 

Playing in the sand is a difficult part of playing beach volleyball, so training on sand is a major part of the players’ preseason training.

“Preseason training has included lots of practice on the sand and weight training in the gym,” Wiklund said. 

Last year, the team lost to Cathedral in the final round of CIF play, but they have hope for a win against them this year. 

“My goal for the girls this year is to win leagues and be very competitive in CIF finals,” Coach Greg Williams said.

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