YLHS Winter Sports Recap

Karina Shah

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In image showing the varsity boys/girls wrestling teams senior night.

Here at YLHS we have amazing sports teams that train incredibly hard to compete at high levels. During the winter season, the sports in the league were Women’s and Men’s Basketball, Wrestling, Women’s and Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Water Polo. All of our sports performed amazingly this year, so let’s see how it ended!


Women’s Basketball took league champions with a record of 5-1. They played in one of the best seasons that our school has ever seen and made it into CIF. Ultimately, they went to round two against Los Altos for a close game. Their season had a total of 25 games from start to finish, way to finish it off strong, ladies!

Wrestling had a phenomenal season coming out strong with 10 overall wins. The best performances of the season came out at Laguna Hills and Brea Olinda for the team duals. For the girls’ individuals, the Esperanza Lady Aztec tournament was the most placing tournament with all three girls placing. For the boys, the league finals tournament was the highest number of placers throughout the season with 12/14 guys going top 4. Boys and girls had 14 league placers combined that went on to CIF. From their seniors, Mateo Jaramillo, Ace Garcia, and Karina Shah competed at masters. 


Women’s water polo put in the work with their 9 overall wins in the season. The team had 2 seniors this season who led the team with their experience. The biggest games of their season were their season opening against Rosary and their dominance over Walnut with the score of 17-3. 


Men’s Basketball had a 29 game season, with 6 league games. In league, they ended with a 4-2 record, making them league champions of North Hills League. That’s three years of league champions in a row! Their highlighted games this season were their wins over Glendora in overtime, Esperanza, and El Modena on Senior Night. Coach Jason Pietsch highlights League MVP Jason Casacchia, 1st Team All-League Troy Provenzano and 1st Team All-League Jermari Dixon. Additionally, Coach Pietsch says, ”We want to thank our group of seniors and congratulate them on winning a league championship ALL FOUR YEARS while in YLHS Basketball.  This is a truly remarkable feat!”


Men’s soccer had a long season with 23 games in total. Their most significant wins come at Bolsa Grande with a score of 7-0 and Cypress at 5-0. They fought hard throughout the season which landed them with 11 wins overall. They beat our rivals, Esperanza, to close out the season and made it to the first round of CIF. 


Next up is women’s soccer making it to round two of CIF. They beat every team in the league during their season, causing them to be league champions. The most significant accomplishment was their strong defense. This was clear with most of their opponents scoring zero goals against them. With a team full of seniors, they are looking forward to a great new season next year.