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Recap: First Half of Fall Sports’ Season

We are five weeks into school, which means we are halfway through our fall sports. With the leaves finally changing colors, and fall settling in, let’s check in on a few of our fall teams; Girls volleyball, Men’s water polo, Girls Tennis, and Football. 


It was such a fun team bonding tournament, and I will truly never forget all the memories we made together.

— Casey Cho (11)

Our women’s volleyball team is led by Makayla Gates (12), Delaney Renaud (12), and Taylor Ditmar (11). Program led by algebra 2 math teacher, Coach Jaclyn Chavez, and Caden Perkins. Unfortunately the varsity team recently lost their cross league game against Canyon, however they are still 3-0 in league, and 14-12 overall. Over the weekend of September 22nd, varsity traveled to Santa Barbara for a tournament and played against top-level competition. Returning home with a 2-2 record, bruises, and memories to last a lifetime. According to Casey Cho (11), “It was such a fun team bonding tournament, and I will truly never forget all the memories we made together.”


The men’s water polo team has started off the season rough, varsity coming out of week 5 with a 1-19 record. The varsity team has played tournaments in Westminster and Villa Park, allowing them to play against top level competition. This season the team is being led by senior Dylan Armstrong (12). We asked Roshan Ambegaonkar (10) how this year compares to his past high school seasons. He stated “We lost a lot of senior talent last year, but we are bouncing back and finding our groove.” Be sure to look out for the next home game, and go support your friends/classmates!


Our women’s tennis team is off to an amazing start! They are currently 8-0 and have plans to stay undefeated. Lauren Han (12), and Lauren Jo (12) are found leading this trail-blazing team. Dhyani Balsara (11) stated “I’m excited for the rest of the season, and I hope we stay undefeated!” when asked how she feels about the rest of the season. The tennis team is always trying to increase their attendance rates, so go support your friends in tennis after school. Even if you can’t watch it all, you should still check it out. Because you will want people to come support you and your dreams when you have your season later on.


Friday Night Lights are a core memory of everyone’s high school experience. To play under the lights with the whole student section cheering for you is unimaginable. After “losing 16 starters…”Jeff Bailey (S), most teams would take the year off and use it as a rebuilding year, but not the Mustangs! They came back stronger than ever and currently have a 4-2 record. Their most recent game, against Canyon, was a nail-biter and came down to the wire. With a final score of 43-42 they were able to pull off a win at the very end. 


There are so many sports here on campus, so go join one or just go and support! Everyone loves to see their friends/peers up in the standing while they do the sport they love the most. If you are a part of a winter sport team, get ready because your time will come faster than you think! 


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Chloe Chang
Chloe Chang, Photojournalist
Chloe Chang is a junior at Yorba Linda High School. This is her first year in Newspaper and is excited to start. She is currently on the Yorba Linda Varsity Women’s Basketball Team. In her free time, she likes to play basketball, run, listen to music, and go to Disneyland. Currently she is a part of PTSA, Link Crew, and is Vice President of CALL Club. She is excited to start writing, and interviewing people around school. She is happiest when she’s on the court or hanging out with her friends!
Simran Vaswani
Simran Vaswani, Editor
Simran Vaswani is currently a sophomore at Yorba Linda High School. This is Simran’s second year on The Wrangler, and she is excited to take on the new responsibilities of being an editor. In her free time, Simran enjoys listening to various artists, cooking, and spending time with her friends. Yet, after school, you can almost always find her on the tennis court, practicing with the YLHS Women’s Varsity Tennis Team. Simran is exploring her options for the future.

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    NoelleOct 12, 2023 at 7:31 AM

    I love how you interviewed so many students on each team 🙂 Great article!!

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    Simran VaswaniOct 12, 2023 at 7:31 AM

    Love being featured in this! Great pictures as well!!

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    Mylie BrownOct 12, 2023 at 7:30 AM

    Nice article, Chloe! I enjoyed the recap.