Last week, Poly softball faced two Prep League opponents. The game originally scheduled for Tuesday against Mayfield was moved to Wednesday due to the rain. The game was also moved to Poly’s home field. Because the game was moved, there were some schedule conflicts, and the Poly squad was down to exactly nine players as they faced a very talented Cubs squad. Poly led throughout most of the game and went into the final seventh inning up 4-0. Mayfield was far from finished. The Cubs rallied back and scored four to tie the game. It was the bottom of the seventh, and Poly was up to bat. With two outs, sophomore Tara Adarkar got the winning RBI, concluding a very exciting game with a score of 5-4 over Mayfield. The Panthers hit the home field again on Thursday hosting the Tigers from Westridge. This time, the game was a bit one-sided with the Panthers dominating for the majority of the game. After seven innings, the Panthers beat the Tigers 10-3. After Poly gets a week off for spring break, they will return next week with three home games lined up: Tuesday they face Firebaugh, Wednesday they take on LaSalle, and then they round out the week hosting Rio Hondo on Friday. Check the Athletic Calendar for the full schedule and details.
Last week, the swimming and diving team hosted the Trailblazers from Sierra Canyon High School from Chatsworth. The Trailblazers are coached by Olympic swimmer Matt Biondi. Biondi competed in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic games, and his son now swims at Sierra Canyon. The Trailblazers have good swimmers, but their numbers are small. There were some exciting races and very competitive relays. The boys showed strength in their relays and were led by senior Dean Johnson. The Panthers beat the Trailblazers soundly 111-45 for the girls and 106-57 for the boys. This gears them up as they travel to face the Gauls from Webb School today at 3:45 p.m
On Saturday, Poly’s track and field team traveled to Oaks Christian to compete in the Maurice Green Invitational Track Meet. Overall the day was filled with good performances by the Panthers. Freshman Oge Ogbogu won the girls frosh/soph 200m. Freshman Jackson Treister also won in the frosh/soph boys long jump. Sophomore Ella Cornwell had an exceptional finish, placing first in the shot put and second in the discus throw. Cornwell had only three days of discus throw experience under her belt. Seniors Jeffrey Silver and Junior Xian Shively both PR’ed in the 3200m race. Shively placed third overall. Sophomores Brendan Fong and Justin Fong ran impressive races for the Varsity team and Brendan PR’ed in the 400m race. Junior Liam Rawlinson also had an impressive day throwing a new PR of 105” in the discus throw crushing his last record by approximately 20 inches. This invitational is good preparation for their Prep League Meet #4 this afternoon at Webb School. Check the Athletic Calendar for a full schedule.