Cerritos High School
October 31, 2016
Band proves itself
BY LEANNE PICHAY Staff Writer
The Cerritos Regiment of Gold kicked off their competition season at Ayala High School, winning first place in the high music caption and second place in the 3A division. They performed their show, entitled “Entranced,” which they have been working tirelessly to put together since the beginning of summer break. Drum majors Isaac Lee and Christopher Lee led the band, assisted by a team of dedicated section leaders helping to move through the nerves of a first competition in the 3A division. The day began early, with rehearsal on the school field in which band director Mr. Trost to do some last-minute show cleaning, before the entire band and color guard boarded the bus to Ayala High School. Here, the band warmed up and put on their signature black, red and gold uniforms, before finally entering the field in competition. It was a hot day, and the show was anything but forgiving. With a complex, fast-paced drill to march and a piece full of loud dynamics and fast runs, the band finished their performance out of breath, having given the performance their all. The minor issues that one would expect from a first run showed up, the product of freshman nerves and a complex show to perform. Nonetheless, the band left the field content with their performance, feeling good about themselves whilst already reflecting on the things they did and didn’t do well.
The Regiment of Gold received a score of 72.80 out of a possible 100., a mere 1.35 points behind the champions, Trabuco Hills High School. Nonetheless, they still won first place in high music—an category regarding the musical aspect of their show. Their losses in other captions were also by similarly small margins.
Photo by Lydia Cho
Lady Dons tennis teams continue to impress, dominating league
BY LYDIA CHO Staff Writer
Matangi Kumar recalled words of encouragement from her instructor. “Make this run the worst run we’ll have, and continue to build off of it,” said Kumar And build off of it they will. With new tapes from the judges, and a new week before their next competition, the Regiment of Gold is ready to jump back into practice and work even harder than they had been before. “This is just the beginning,” instructor David Cueva told the drum line in a post-show wind down. “From here, there’s nowhere to go but up.”
The Girl’s Junior Varsity team is undefeated so far this season. They started of by defeating John Glenn by 18-0 and are looking to take the quality play into League Finals. Varsity also remains strong, hoping to play their way into CIF. The Lady Dons are on a roll, staying undefeated for the past 11 games. The girls faced Artesia on Friday. The team defeated Artesia 18-0, with all the starters for singles and doubles winning every game. Not only did they defeat Artesia, they won 18-0 again against the John Glenn on Monday. All the singles starters (Jessica Lee, Sarah
Lee, and Dana Lee) have been undefeated ever since this season has started. “We practice everyday when we don’t have games, and I see that there’s a lot of potential in all the players. We have a great bond between each other. And we are family. We wouldn’t have been able to come all the way here without the support,” said Sarah Lee. League Finals Results:
Varsity Singles: Raheal George (2nd), Kavitha George (3rd) Varsity Doubles: Melanie Tran/Amy Huanng (1st), Hannah So/Michelle Kim (2nd) JV Singles: Jessica Lee (1st), Sarah Lee (2nd) JV Doubles: Janoet Choe/Ina Song (1st), Hanna So/ Micheel Kim (2nd)