E.O.Y Tiger sports review

E.O.Y Tiger sports review

Fremont athletes have much to celebrate for their running, tackling, spiking and other sporting moves this school year.

Kicking off the sports year in the fall, the Tigers football team continued its great success this season playing in its third straight Silver Bowl game. The team overcame many odds, including the consolidation of the junior varsity team with the varsity team due to a lack of players.

Cross country had a progressive season during its second year with head coach Paul Coover, with country runner Rubi Castillo of Mandela just missing the state mark.

The boys soccer team continued its tradition of winning, placing second in the Oakland Athletic League. Over the past 30 years the Fremont boys’ soccer team has won the OAL over 20 times.The Lady Tigers soccer team did better than expected for a team with many first-year players. Their great feats included an 8-point victory over Oakland High.

The girls volleyball team had an exciting year, finishing tied for third place for the OAL with Oakland High. This was great for a team that generally lacked experience and lost many of last year’s star players.

The Tigers men basketball team experienced a down year, having to adjust to a new head coach and a new playing style. Still, the team finished off the season with an exciting, but disheartening, postseason loss to Oakland Tech.

The Lady Tigers basketball team showed growth over the last season. The team, comprised mostly of sophomores, looks forward to a better season next year.

One sport that celebrated a state appearance was the Fremont wrestling team. Wrestler Siliveinsi Tomasi competed in the state wrestling championships in the 285 pound division.

Softball had a year of growth but one with little experience. It struggled after losing some members mid-season to the Poly Club, but battled on to finish the season of strong.Baseball team fared better due to more senior leadership.

Track and field saw another year of great races. Though the team lacked quantity, runners Leland Moore and James Nelson finished in the top four in their respective races in the league championships.

Through the ups and downs, 2010-2011 was another great year to be a fan of Fremont athletics.