The Lady Eagles Softball team is off to a 5-1 start on the 2020 season. All fifteen girls are playing a huge role in the success of this team so far. This year’s team motto is “Ohana”, which means “family”. The family atmosphere is imperative as they care for each other and put others before themselves (#Buyin). The Lady Eagles have been working hard since October and the hard work is paying off. The team’s short term goals are to improve each day. Our season goal is to win league and our long-term goal is to bring home a CIF-SS championship! With the talent on this team and the “family first” mentality, these goals are achievable.
The Lady Eagles started the season off by defeating Santa Ana High School 12-6. The next game they faced their toughest challenge so far, losing to the defending CIF champions, Western Christian. The Lady Eagles fought hard against the team that is two-division higher and were tied 1-1 going into the 6th inning. Although they lost the game, the valuable lessons learned from that game made this team better. Good teams learn from their experiences and bounce back with unity. Our Southlands Christian Eagles went on to win their next three games, defeating Sacred Heart 18-8 and then defeating United Christian Academy twice (18-3 and 18-4). Both of those opponents are one division higher than Southlands Christian.
We are excited to see where God takes this team! We would love to have your support! Please check out our team website to follow our team at https://www.blastathletics.com/teams/28922/join
TRACK AND FIELD
This past Thursday, March 5th, our Southlands Eagles Track & Field Team competed in their first meet of the season. The Eagles’ boys team took 5th overall in the league meet, missing 4th place by one point. The Eagles’ girls team took 6th overall in the league meet, narrowly missing 5th place by one point.
The boys team competed in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter dash, 1600 meter run, long jump, triple jump, shot put, and discus throws. The boys team did not get to compete in the 4×400 meter relay or the 3200 meter run due to nightfall.
The girls team competed in the 100-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, long jump, triple jump, shot put, and discus throws.
Freshman Alice Xu took 2nd place in the girls 300-meter hurdles, senior Jordan Washington took 2nd place in boys shot put, and senior Victor Lazum placed 3rd in boys discus throw. Sophomore, Elijah Liu also took 4th in the 200-meter dash.
The Southlands Eagles look to improve in league in their next Track & Field meet on March 16th.
After a 5 and 1 start, the Eagles lost against a now 7-1 Desert Christian Academy. The Eagles Baseball team looks to bounce back with a doubleheader against Saddleback Valley Christian this Saturday. They also play Rowland High School, Saddleback High School, and Pioneer High School before their first league game against Sage Hill on March 17th.
The team is headed up by Seniors, Duke Oliva (Catcher), Joshua Carillo (2nd Baseman), Leo Christensen (Center Fielder/Pitcher), and Philip Cronk (Utility Player).