SRHS basketball team ready for the season

TEAM BONDING ON AND OFF THE COURT: Juarez-Rico, a starter, sits with the varsity team and a few other of his friends at lunch time. Lunch time has always been a good time for them to bond and throughout the year they have spent almost every lunch together chatting about basketball and other miscellaneous topics. 

Article and Photo by Jaeden Callender

With fall sports coming to an end, we turn our attention to what winter will soon bring us. One of the most exciting sports our school offers is basketball, which will be starting up in the beginning of November.

The head coaches of both the junior varsity and varsity teams are Kyle Klinck, who is new to our program and Madison Lott, respectively. 

In September, the team held a Mountain Mike’s gift card fundraiser to raise money for new jerseys, shoes, basketballs etc. Soon they will be selling tickets for a tri-tip dinner that will feed four people consisting of tri-tip, of course, as well as various other side dishes.

Currently, the majority of the previous basketball team has been participating in an AAU league under the North Bay Basketball Association. This way players can play all year round to keep their skills sharp and get game experience for when the school season comes around. 

Unlike last year, when the varsity team only had two seniors, this year they have six seniors. This is nice to see because they already have at least one year of varsity experience. 

Moving on to actual games, we know that not all games are created equal. Braulio Juarez-Rico, a senior and starter on the Varsity team, explains what he is looking forward to and his favorite part about playing for Santa Rosa High School’s basketball program. “The games that I’m looking forward to the most are definitely against Cardinal Newman and Montgomery. They are both going to be great games and I believe we can beat them. My favorite part about being on the varsity basketball team is definitely getting to compete with my friends and teammates every day. We are looking really good this year,” he said.

Juarez-Rico is a transfer student from Analy High School and despite being a recent transfer, he has already made a huge impact on the team and has easily made some really good friends on the team. 

Get ready and grab your orange and black and cheer on the SRHS basketball team!

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