Track and field had a massive tryout turnout of 300 people following their last season, when they sent one of their 200 runners to state championships. Senior runner Jackson Harris spoke on the 2023 team, saying, “There are lots of competitive kids that want to get better and go to (North Coast Section) and state. The team culture is rebuilding as we have more coaches this year, as well as more commitment and focus throughout the team.”
The Berkeley High School softball team was league champion last year with a league record of 9-1. Senior Paola Gunier, a varsity catcher said that she hopes “to keep building off what we had last year, which was a really solid team. We lost a few strong seniors but we have some younger players stepping up into these positions, and who are doing great so far.” Their debut game against Dougherty Valley High School is at home at 4:00 p.m. on March 3.
Girls lacrosse took fourth in the league last year. They had a high tryout turnout this year of 52 players, and a final varsity team of 18. Senior player Piper Owsley emphasized that this season they are “focusing on being a more cohesive team. We have girls from different club teams and levels of experience so it’s really important that we work to come together.” Their next home game will be at 7:00 p.m. on March 10 against Washington High School.
The BHS girls swim team won league in 2022 for the first time in 20 years. There are 30 varsity swimmers this year. With new coaching staff, new access to resources like Swimcloud, the BHS swim team hopes to establish a long-lasting reputation this year. “Since we were freshmen, the swim program has improved so much,” said senior and captain Lily Welsh.
Boys lacrosse took third in league in 2022. Senior goalie Max Cherbini, on the team’s goals, said, “We want to have fun, win games, and create a strong bonded community. We also hope to build off our season last year and make the NCS playoffs again.” Their next appearance at home will be on Friday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m. against Granada High School.