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Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Boys Basketball – Our boys fell to Godinez by a final of 104-87 last Friday night in the first round of the CIF playoffs. Kiron Dey led the way with 30 points and Justin Wu added 16. We want to thank everyone for their support this year and look to see everyone back in the gym to support our team next year.
Wrestling – CIF INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION – John Farah
Congratulations to John Farah who won the CIF Individual wrestling championship last weekend at the heavyweight division. John is our first CIF individual champion since 1988. He won 5 matches overall. 4 wins were by pin in the first period. John is currently ranked #20 in the state rankings. His season will continue this weekend at the CIF Masters Meet. The best wrestlers from Southern California will compete in this 32 man field. Good luck John!
Boys Tennis – Congratulations to our boys tennis team on their 12-6 victory over San Marino on Tuesday. After winning CIF and State last year word in the tennis community is that our UNI team would be a little down this year. Our boys proved that we are still the team to beat. San Marino came into the season as one of the top three teams in southern California. Riku Hashiyada brought a wave of momentum to our team as he opened the match by beating one of the nation’s top ranked singles players. Our boys are on the road this afternoon for a 3:00 match with Santa Margarita. Good Luck Tennis.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)
Thursday February 26th
- Volleyball v Sage Hill – 6:00
- Tennis @ Santa Margarita – 3:00
Tuesday March 3rd
- Tennis @ Harvard Westlake – 3:00
- Girls Lacrosse @ Valencia – 4:30
- Volleyball @ Foothill – 6:00
Wednesday March 4th
- Girls Lacrosse v Rosary – 4:00
What’s Happening on Campus
Athletes of Character
Congratulations to Tim Kwan and Sarah Stern for being selected by the athletic department as our UHS Athletes of Character. These students were presented with this honor at the Orange County Athletic Directors Association sponsored banquet on Monday night. This is an extremely prestigious award. We are always pushing for our UNI athletes to be great sports on and off the field and these two student athletes are the model of what we look for. Below is a picture of Tim and Sarah receiving their awards. Congratulations Tim and Sarah!
This is one of our largest club events each year. We have over 85 school clubs who will be selling a variety of foods at lunch on Friday to raise money for their club. We will have an extended lunch for this event and it is one of the students favorite days of the year. Please send some money with your student on Friday so they can support the clubs and have a great lunch. Thanks for your support!
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- Attend the games
- Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games. Send us your picts wearing your Trojan Army shirt.
- Attend the GOWs
- Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give aways at big games
- Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
University High School