Malibu High School sports wrap (Sept. 27-Oct. 1)

Last week was an eventful week in Malibu High School Sports. Teams are beginning to get into their Frontier League schedules. Players are performing well and fans are enjoying the action. The big news came from the water polo and cross country teams.

Whenever a Malibu High team faces archrivals Oaks Christian, one can expect a competitive and hard-fought game. In boys water polo, this rivalry is even more heated because Oaks is ranked second in the CIF and the Sharks are ranked third. The two teams faced off Wednesday afternoon in the Shark tank, and many fans were in attendance. Malibu won the game 3-2, with senior captain Ryan Brown and starter Emmett Pierson scoring two of the Sharks’ three goals. This win will likely jump the Sharks into second place in the CIF rankings.

The boys and girls cross country teams competed in a league meet at Carpenteria.Seniors Zach Hamilton and Sara Mohr both performed well. Hamilton placed first in the boys group, while Mohr placed third in girls division. The cross country teams’ outlook for this season looks bright behind the leadership of their two top seniors.

In other news, the girls tennis team won two league games this week against Saint Bonaventure and Oak Park. Behind the Sharks’ strong sophomore and freshmen players, the team beat both of their opponents by scores of 14-4. This week, the girls will face off at home against Oaks Christian and Nordoff, both of them tough league opponents.

Lastly, the girls volleyball team was on the losing-end of two hard-fought battles. On Tuesday night, the girls faced off against Saint Monica High School and on Friday night the team suffered a loss at the hands of Cate High School. This week, the girls will face two formidable opponents in Santa Paula and Grace Brethren (the team’s main competition for the Frontier League championship).

This week should offer great competition and good games across all sports. Students, parents and other residents are encouraged to support their hometown Sharks by attending the variety of sporting events offered.

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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