Girl’s JV basketball team returns to the court 

Girl’s JV basketball team returns to the court 

By Lainey Novacek Posted December 16, 2022

Girl’s basketball is ready to start again after a summer full of practice. The girls have worked hard to show coach McKenzie Beitia that they deserve to be on the JV team and show the school what being a buckaroo means. 

“There was a great turnout this year,” said coach Beitia. “We were pleased to see the girls excited to play this season.”

The JV team lost all of their old players except for one who stayed. The players that left are sophomore Britain Backus, junior Bryce Brinkerhoff, junior Alexis Galarza, junior Brie Garner, senior Cali Keith, junior Autum Sanchez, junior Jacqueline Sanchez, and junior Cambria Tisue. The team was able to gain 11 new members, sophomore Allison Green, freshman Audry Mason, sophomore Ava Frey, freshman Clementine Garreau, sophomore Khlloe Shorey, sophomore Makenna Garcia, freshman Maura Braatz, sophomore Mia Gerhard, sophomore Natalee Formby, sophomore Natalie Mori,  sophomore Trea Northrup, and the only returning player, junior Katlyn Gomez. Many of these girls were on the freshman team last year and are excited for this new chapter in their basketball career. 

“Getting moved to the JV team from being on the freshman team last year felt amazing,” said Garcia. “It’s going to be a new level of intensity, but I am ready for it.” 

Last year the JV team won almost all of their games. The girls this year hope to beat the old team’s winning score. When tryouts were over coach Beitia was very pleased with how the girls played together and was excited to see the girls play this year. 

“When the jitters of tryouts were gone and the girls got together for that first practice I was pleasantly surprised,” said coach Beitia. “The team played well together and I can’t wait to see them all grow this season.”