Next week is “Courtwarming Week”, which is “homecoming for basketball season”. There will be a spirit week, a pep rally, senior night for winter sports, a food day, and a dance!
Spirit week follows the theme for the dance of “A Walk through a Rose Garden”:
- Monday is “Rose for my Rose”: Wear flowers
- Tuesday is “Tied Up Day”: Wear tie-dye
- Wednesday is “Boo’d Up Day”: Twin with someone
- Thursday is “Home is Where the Heart Is”: Wear class/school colors
- Friday is “Meme Day”: Dress as your favorite meme
The pep rally will be held on Thursday, February 8th at the end of the day due to Friday’s home basketball game.
Friday will be a “food day” in the quad. Clubs are selling food — come out and support.
That night at the home basketball game, seniors participating in winter sports will be recognized at “Senior Night”.
Saturday, February 10th will be the Courtwarming Dance at Club Muroc on base. The dance will be 7-11 p.m.
After the football team ends up with 4 wins and 5 loses how do they keep going? With many players injured and out for the rest of the season you might think they would give up. Well, they haven’t. With one game left before playoffs, they plan to play their best.
Although many would argue switching from 11-man football to 8-man football is easier, Desert has proven time and time again that no matter what the conditions are, you have to fight for your place in the lights, especially when the cost is many of the players on the team.
Ethan Santacruz played at least 3 games with a bad neck before he was pulled out of the game altogether. Tyvon McBride ended up in the hospital after one hit during the game and he is barely getting back to school now. Both Hector Salazar and Payton Anton have received many concussions. Another player, Brandon Guy, got injured in the first game of the school year and by the end of October he was ready to play again. But, what he didn’t know was that at his first game back he would dislocate his shoulder twice and be out for the rest of the season. Eben Ramirez will be getting hip surgery soon for getting injured during summer conditioning.
Although the Scorpions have had many players injured, they have not stopped fighting. After losing 66 to 0 against Laguna Blanca they came back for a win a week later against Desert Chapel 58 to 20. These Scorpions play some rough teams but they’ll always start off the next week with a better attitude. They have not given up!
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.