POLA, San Pedro & Mary Star all aim to shine in spite of the new challenges
There is plenty of promise ahead for San Pedro, Port of Los Angeles and Mary Star of the Sea High School baseball teams as they begin to start swinging for the 2015 season.
Tiffany Torres has been quite the fixture at POLA High School and has lettered in four sports, but soccer is the sport she has shined in the most.
The San Pedro High girls basketball team suffered its worst season ever in 2010-11, only winning once in 20 games. The program was headed south rapidly and there was no sign of any hope to return to respectability. Suddenly, a change would come in the form of a fabulous freshman guard named Rita Fiorenza. From there, San Pedro girls basketball would never be the same again.
Going into the 2014 season, the San Pedro High girls volleyball team had a bevy of returning players with no particular hope of competing for a Marine League championship, but they had no idea what they were going to get.
When people talk about high school sports, everyone likes pointing towards football, basketball, baseball and softball, and in many cases, volleyball and soccer as well. Cross-country is normally the last sport many want to talk about, but not in this city full of dedicated, fearless and devoted runners, especially in the realm of girls cross-country.
The San Pedro High football team has had strong starts before, but once again, this current group of Pirates go into this Friday’s home game against University of Los Angeles with a 3-0 record with two more nonleague games left before Marine League play starts.
San Pedro, Port of Los Angeles and Mary Star High all come equipped for their new year with first-year head coaches, but for the likes of their respective focuses of attack, this new feeling of change will only further enhance their game.
The 2014 prep football season will be the kind of year where youth will definitely be served for the Mary Star High football team, as they lost 21 seniors from last year’s team, including their entire starting offensive line, quarterback Tyler Sestich (Harbor College) and tight end Neven Skoblar.
The Pirates are looking to improve on last year’s 8-4 season.