December 3, 2016, was a busy day for a large portion of the Thacher community. There were three soccer games, as well as three back-to-back basketball games. With big wins for most of the games, it was a joyous occasion, with huge crowds turning up for the varsity boys’ game Two days laters, tri-varsity captain, … Continue reading The Crowd Gap: Girls and Boys Sports at Thacher
The bleachers were quiet as Sydney De Polo ‘17 drew her racket back for a final shot, slamming the ball over the net towards her opponent—the number one singles player of Chaminade College Preparatory School. The girl missed. There was a beat of stunned silence as Sydney shook hands with her opponent, and then loud … Continue reading Varsity Girl’s Tennis Wrap Up
By Annie Langan '18 On Friday, September 9th, the varsity football team journeyed over six hours to Alamo, Nevada to play Pahranagat Valley. Thacher’s loss to the team last year (30-34) was the closest Pahranagat has come to losing a game in the last eight years. Pahranagat had set the national record for most … Continue reading What’s In Store for Thacher Football?
By Phoebe Cao '19 Girls Cross Country 2015 Six girls qualified for early camp and returned for pre-season workouts. The first important race was the Tri-County Athletic Association (TCAA) Meet where the six girls placed 5th among twelve teams. A great start to the trimester and an outstanding result in a very competitive field! The … Continue reading Cross-Country Season Wrap Up
By Libby Kern '17 The new school year is rapidly approaching, and for students attending preseason, summer is coming to a close even sooner. On August 23, students who wish to come early for fall sports will arrive on Thacher’s campus. After almost three months of vacation, many people are anxious to reunite with their … Continue reading The Beginning of the Best Year Yet
Girls’ tennis kicked off the year with an amazing season, finishing as the runner-up for the CIF SS Division V, and the boys’ tennis team will start practice this spring. But what about this gap between the two seasons? The answer: winter tennis. The goal of this offseason opportunity is to better prepare the players … Continue reading Winter Tennis: The Future of Off-Season Sports?
By Jordan Perry ’17 – January 8, 2015 Over the past several years, Thacher has renovated many of the sports facilities on campus; only one reasonably priced task remained: the locker rooms. Built in 1970, the locker rooms were in desperate need of attention, and this summer the men’s locker room had a complete make-over. … Continue reading Locker Rooms: The Renovation
While most students returned home during Thanksgiving break, the Thacher Football team stayed at school preparing for their CIF Finals game versus Mojave. In their most successful season since bringing football to the school, the Toads saw themselves become the number two team in the state and the number one seed in the CIF Division … Continue reading Thacher Football Finishes Second in State
If you had 10 seconds to say whatever you want to a tennis ball, what would you say? “Sorry I hit you so hard,” said Captain Grace Bingham ‘15. “But, thank you so much for bouncing in the court and thank you for giving my team immense success and . . . you are such … Continue reading Girls Tennis Makes History