Fall Sports Back in Full

After COVID kept fall sports teams from having a full season last year, our teams are ready for action.

Football players strategize their gameplay during a huddle

Priya Bakhta

Get excited Sage students, athletics are back! Camps for potential players to prepare as well as tryouts for teams were going on all summer for Sage athletes to prepare for fall sports. 

Girls volleyball, waterpolo, girls tennis, girls varsity golf, and football have all had games, and will continue to have games throughout this month. All of our teams have been working hard to prepare for the season.

Each team has had some amazing showings in the first week of games. After losses against Newport Harbor High School, the girls’ frosh/soph and girls’ junior varsity girls’ volleyball teams rallied back for some exciting wins against Calvary Chapel Santa Ana on Aug. 27. Our water polo team also had a victory in their first game, beating El Modena High School 18-4. Most notably, our football team had an impressive first game against San Jacinto High School, winning 54-0 at home on Aug. 27. 

This fall season is particularly special for our returning girls’ volleyball players, who did not get to have any games or a normal season due to the COVID-19 pandemic status last fall. 

“Being in the gym for the first time and getting the full girls’ volleyball experience is so much fun,” sophomore Alex Gomez said. “Last year we didn’t get the opportunity to bond with our teams and make the memories that I’ve made now, which makes me so much more grateful for the experience.” 

This season is also important to the seniors who weren’t sure if they were going to get a senior volleyball season. For all girls’ volleyball players, returning or new, this season is special, and the teams are more than ready to get back on the court.

Girls’ golf has also been in full swing since school started. Team members have been practicing at Strawberry Farms, getting to practice on a real course to prepare for the season. 

“Even though the season is just beginning, we’ve been having so much fun. It’s great to have everyone back together and matches are always fun when all the girls are together,” senior Alexis Kim said.
The football team also started off on a high note for their season. 

Our performance [on Aug. 27] was just the beginning for us,” said senior Nick Neal, who kicked off the first game with a touchdown in the first quarter. “Stay tuned!” 

Stay on the lookout for information about home games to come and support the Sage community and our athletes.