So what should I blog about? What questions do you have for me? What do you want to see here? We have so many exciting things happening at Sage Hill and so many things to talk about, such as: CIF playoff opportunities, a new football coach was just hired, school health forms are about to change and be online, student athletes are committing to schools. All very exciting stuff! Start sending things my way, and who knows, it might just be my next posting!
To start off, where are we at?
Well, we are half-way through our Winter sports season....and Spring sports are just around the corner! As of right now both the Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer Programs are undefeated, Boys Varsity Basketball is ahead with 4 wins and 2 losses, while Girls Varsity Basketball is split even with 3 wins and 3 losses.
We will start the second half of the season tomorrow afternoon/evening against our biggest rival, St. Margaret's! Hopefully we can pack The Ube and Ramer field for basketball and girls soccer games! Check the SHS website for start times.
Finally I wanted to share a little snippet of my weekend. I'm still busy finishing my Masters degree and had to run up to the Central Coast to interview a retired Athletic Trainer that I worked with while at Cal Poly, Steve Yoneda. I get to do a living biography on him and it was pretty interesting to learn about his life, and how the profession of Athletic Training developed at Cal Poly. I'm sure a lot of my students can't imagine not having an AT. Steve learned to tape ankles from an equipment manager at Santa Barbara High School because back in the 1960's there was not a formal educational track toward a career in Sports Medicine. I hope I can do his life (thus far) justice and get all the facts straight. I've learned a lot from him over the years, and appreciate that he is letting me attempt to tell his story.
On the way home from this trip I stopped in the small town of Orcutt, just south of Santa Maria where our very own Mille Tanner was competing in a Road Cycling Race where she completed over 50 grueling miles up and down hills, switchbacks, and with cars on the road in about three hours. For the last three years I've wanted to see what it was like at a race and even though it took 40 or so minutes between the 'laps' it was really exciting! I arrived just in time to see the women pass the finish and start their final lap and then got this fuzzy shot (see below) of the peloton as they jockeyed for positions going into the finish! I can't really find Millie (bib number 207) in the shot because she was fighting for position and thought she might have disqualified herself as she got pushed over the double yellow line (she ended up getting just a warning from the race official). Millie, who was leading almost throughout the entire race ended up with a 5th place finish while her teammate finished 3rd. He father Jet expressed that although he hoped Millie would win, a top 10 finish would be a good start to her season as well. Great Job Millie! I'm proud of you for hanging in there with what seemed like a group of riders much older than you! Hopefully I get to see you on the podium some day!