The varsity volleyball team faced school rivals, the Boron bobcats on Tuesday September 5th. “The first game the team started out strong we just let them get in our heads” coach Stanford said. It was a hard fought game but in the end it resulted in a 25-19 loss.
The second game started out the same way, with desert in the lead. As boron began shortening the lead desert kept pushing. The game got very intense towards the end but desert pulled through to win it 25-17.
Boron finished out the game by winning the last two sets. “We fought hard but in the end it was the mistakes that got us.” Coach Stanford said when asked how he thought the team did in the end. Desert will play Lone Pine high school on Tuesday September 12th at Lone Pine.
Dylan Thorn is an offensive and defensive lineman for the Desert High School football team. I asked Dylan, if he was surprised that not a lot of boys signed up for football this season. He responded with, “not surprised at all because the former head coach left, most of the former players had switched schools, mainly seniors.” Dylan thinks having a smaller team definitely has its pros and cons sometimes. A pro being everyone gets more playing time than past years regardless of skill. A con being if a player gets injured then the other players have to be careful not to get injured also.
In Dylan’s opinion the team could definitely improve by taking practice more seriously than they normally do, pay more attention, and realize that football isn’t just one person playing it’s about the team working together and doing the best they can. I asked Dylan if the coaching is different with the new coach and do you guys still do the same thing. Dylan replied, “the coaching is similar, we have one of our old coaches as our head coach so we do similar plays and exercises”. Dylan doesn’t think the season would have been different if they had more players but, perhaps if the other players put in more work into the game.
His favorite thing about football is the contact, it’s a great feeling when you nail another player and they completely collapse. Playing football in high school is where Dylan wants to leave it, he doesn’t want to pursue the football life going into college. Even though he loves the sport and enjoys bonding with the guys. Dylan wants to do something that will do good towards his country.
To start off Cross Country exists, it is a sport where the participant will run a three mile or three point one mile race. The team run all over the place but they stretch and warm up on the, or by the practice field.
The team will accept new people to the fun but brutal sport. So if you want to run with them go to the practice field by 3:15 in running clothes and shoes, be ready to train.
You should join Cross Country because you could make some friends and be happier with the newer fitter you. Some people you could become friends with are Caleb, Brecken, Dylan, and Devina. All of them are led by our two coaches Coach Phil, and Coach Perry.
Caleb says to all people wishing to join, “Cross Country is a fun sport.” This shows you that even the athlete who pushes their body to the limit can still have fun in the exciting, and beautiful sport.
Join us this season and Go scorpions.