Culver City High School springs teams looking forward to good weather
April 6, 2023
Culver City high school outdoor spring teams are finally experiencing stable weather and that means more games and more practice times. The baseball, softball, boys' and girls' lacrosse and boys' and girls' track and field teams are gearing up for the final three weeks of Bay league play starting next week.
Next week spring break will be over and then the most important part of their seasons will take place. It's important because teams will be trying to make the playoffs and the track and field teams will be getting ready for the Bay League Finals.
But first the baseball and track teams will be in action this week when the 7-8 baseball team takes on Wilmington Banning on Saturday at Banning at 6 p.m. and the track team will send several runners to Arcadia to compete in one of the top track and field meets in the nation, the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday.
The Culver City girls will compete in the 4X100 and the 4X400 relays and two of the girls will also be running in the 200 meters and 400 meters. Joelle Trepagnier and Morgan Maddox will race against some of the fastest runners in the nation.
Keeping athletes in shape, physically and mentally during the recent rain was difficult at times according to some of the coaches. "It's been challenge because of the rain but we are slowly getting the our student athletes in shape," said head track and field coach Jahmal Wright this week. Although the weather has slowed down workouts, Trepagnier is still one of the fastest runners in the nation in the 400 meters according to Wright. The track and field teams have a home meet next Wednesday against Hamilton at 2:30 p.m.
The baseball team beat Mary Star last Wednesday at home after losing four games in a row. "During the losing streak I told the team to keep fighting," said head coach Devaughn Wallace on Wednesday. "That's part of the mental toughness thing that we are working on. Everything in life is not going to go the way you want it to, but you have to keep working hard." Their next home game will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against Peninsula.
The next home softball game is Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. against Palisades. The next home game for boy's Lacrosse is Tuesday at 5 p.m. against Mount Si and the next home game for girl's lacrosse is Wednesday against Marlborough at 3:30 p.m. The boys' volleyball team has a home match on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against Palos Verdes.