The girls’ varsity golf season is about to start in fall with Carter Keyser as coach, and varsity golf captains, Kat Foster (‘17) and Melissa Kittredge (‘17), to lead the team to CIF.
Girl’s golf team co-captain, Melissa Kittredge (’17), sets up her putt. Photo by Baron News staff photographer & writer, Trevor Sonoda.
With an excellent start at 5-1, the team and Coach Keyser are very confident in the team’s ability this season to make CIF, which hasn’t been done by the team in four years.
In an interview, Keyser expressed his excitement for the team, and how he is looking forward to the year with this promising group of athletes.
“They really are very close, the camaraderie is very good,” Keyser said.
However, their biggest challenge will be playing away matches at private golf course like the match against Huntington Beach at Sea Cliff, and the match against Newport Harbor at Big Canyon.
Misty Le (‘20) is the newest addition to the team and has really changed the team for the better. Coach has also noticed a big improvement from Jessica Fonseca (‘19). It seems like Coach Keyser and co-team captain, Foster, are really excited and hopeful this season for the team.
“After the couple of matches that we’ve played, we’ve been doing really well, we have some really talented players this year, and I think this is definitely one of the better seasons that we’re going to have,” Foster said.
Breanna Bui (‘18) and Misty Le (‘20) led the girls varsity golf team to a victory against Edison, on Sept. 12, 2016, at home course Mile Square Park, with a final score of 240-216.
Misty Le (’20), finishes her last putt with an Edison girl. Photo by Trevor Sonoda, Baron News staff writer & photographer.
Bui shot an excellent score of 37, one over par, and Le shot 41, five over par.
“I was psyched that I got a birdie on the first hole which got me thinking that I was going to play well that day, and I did,” Bui said.
The par for nine holes at Mile Square Classic Golf Course is 36 and she was the only one over even par. Bui was surprised to see how their team played because last year, Edison beat the girls. This year however, the girls easily won.
The team’s scores, individually, were also consistently good. Mostly in the low forties, the girls played well and had no issues defeating our rival school. Although they played well, the girls have played better and want to achieve that score again.
Individual improvements were made and the girls are prepared to face Marina, a school that will be difficult to beat, away at Meadowlark golf course on Thursday. The top six girls will also be playing in the Peninsula Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16.
FV wrestler straddles an Oiler to turn him over. Photo by Trevor Sonoda.
On Wednesday Jan. 5, Fountain Valley’s varsity wrestling team destroyed and pinned the Oilers at their home mat with a final score of 70-9.
The Barons led the whole match with phenomenal pins and escapes.
Trenton Ching (‘18), Jack O’Donnell (‘19), George Sykes (‘17) and Phillip Cardoza (‘17) made some key pins throughout the night. Co-captain Karson Ayres (‘17), had a major pin that helped lead the Barons to victory.
Another co-captain Merrick O’Donnell (‘17) has hopeful prospects for the team, and believes the Barons can win another Sunset League title.
“Great start to the season. We can improve on some basic technique, but overall I see us doing great things,” he said.
Their next match is against Newport Harbor at home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The wrestling team looks forward to the support against the Sailors. Also, the big Five Counties Tournament is coming up from Friday, Jan. 13 – 15, 2017, so don’t miss out on some teams competing from across the country.