Bittersweet Senior Night Loss for Tustin Girl’s Lacrosse

By Galilea Oregon Following a second victory against Laguna Beach High School last Friday, Tustin High School’s Girls’ lacrosse played this past Tuesday against Long Beach Polytechnic High School in hopes for redemption after losing to them earlier this season. Tuesday was also Senior Night in which the Tillers bid adieu to seniors co-captain Citlalli…

Tustin Tillers’ Blowout Victory

By Alec Nunez The Tustin Tillers took on the Utah Braves this week in all-star fashion. Both teams experienced their fair share of ups and downs and had their own unique foothold on the game. In a season of twists and turns following multiple defeats and victories, the Tillers turned the tide of their struggles…

Two L’s Really Make a W

By Galilea Oregon/Photos by Benjamin Rodriguez After a close game resulting in a loss against Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Tustin’s Girls’ Lacrosse team took on Laguna Beach High School this past Thursday. The odds did not appear to be in favor for Tustin, as they’d lost their past two games this week. Yet, even…

A Beginner’s Guide to Motocross

By Erick Martinez Motocross is an extreme sport created for those with an unquenchable thirst for adrenaline. Some might call them adrenaline junkies, some call them crazy, I call them brothers. It is a dangerous sport that, if not taken seriously, can hurt you gravely. So what is motocross? Well, buddy of mine, think of…

NFL Free Agency

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Wednesday March 14 the NFL’s new league year began, which meant free agency officially started. Free agency is the period in which players who are not under contract with a team can sign with the team of their choice. Coming into this class, the quarterbacks were highly sought after because many…

Sam Baker

By Tori De La Vega While this past football season is over, Sam Baker a former Falcon player for the NFL, will be joining Tustin to be coaching this upcoming season for our very own Tustin Varsity Football team.  Sam Baker graduated from Tustin High and went on to play at USC where he played…

Difficult Loss for Tiller’s Lacrosse

By Galilea Oregon/Photos by Benjamin Rodriquez Following disappointing tournament play at Birmingham High School this past weekend, Tustin High School’s Girls’ Lacrosse took on Edison High School for the first time this past Tuesday, in hopes to redeem themselves for the remaining season. With midfielder Citlaly Rodriguez (#3) on draw, the Tillers appeared confident and…

Rough Start for Girls’ LAX

By Gigi Hume Coming off a season with a new coach and a team of underclassmen, this year the goal of the Lady Tillers of Girls’ Lacrosse is to further hone their skills and take advantage of a new, strong upperclassmen base. Unfortunately, following a tough 4-9 loss to the Notre Dame Knights on Monday,…

Will The Cavaliers Make The Finals?

By Kyle Jennejohn The Cleveland Cavaliers, better known as The Cavs, have had problems since the beginning of the season, ranging from player’s personal problems to long losing streaks. In late December, point guard Derrick Rose left the team after sustaining an ankle injury. D’Rose has a deep-rooted history with injuries, having torn his ACL…

CIF is Back!

By Tori De La Vega A big congratulations is in order for our varsity teams here at Tustin High, such as the girls water polo and boys and girls basketball teams, for making it to CIF! CIF is a program in which high school sports teams throughout California partake in order to compete with the…

Eagles Fly their Way to Super Bowl LII Victory

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Sunday Feb. 4, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots got together in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.  Going into the game the New England Patriots were seen as heavy favorites just like every playoff game this year; and the Eagles were seen as underdogs.  The Eagles ignored the nay…

And the New UEFA Champions Are…

By Andres Segura It’s been over a month since the end of the group stages, where famous teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, work hard to be first or second and continue on their way to the finale. Starting on February 13, it’s what soccer fans have been waiting for to officially…

NFL Conference Championship Games Recap

By Ben Rodriguez On Sunday, January 21, the spotlight was on the NFL Conference Championships where four teams duked it out for a place in the Super Bowl to be held on February 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In the AFC (American Football Conference) game, the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars battled it out…

100 Wins for Coach Gocke

By Tori De La Vega Upon securing a win against Pacifica Mariners on Tuesday, January 16, the Girls Basketball team head coach, Claire Gocke, reached a milestone record of one hundred wins throughout her six years of coaching while drastically changing the direction of the program. Under her coaching expertise, she managed to change the…

NFL Playoff Divisional Round Recap

By Benjamin Rodriguez After a standard wildcard round with no big surprises, the NFL divisional matchups focused on the battles between Eagles and Falcons, Titans and Patriots, Jaguars and Steelers, and Vikings and Saints with some being blowouts and others nail-biters. Final Eagles : 15 Falcons: 10 The Eagles versus the Falcons was a defensive…

Tustin vs. Valencia

By Chaise Howard The Tustin High boys water polo team sadly took the “L” when they played Valencia High on October 6. Although they held a tie for the first 3 quarters of the game, in the fourth quarter Valencia pulled ahead and finished the game with a score of 4-6. The game started with…

Lady Tillers Tennis Comes Up Short

By Eean Garcia Tustin’s Varsity Girls Tennis team squared off against the Valencia Tigers for their first league game of the season. The Tillers had some amazing performances in both their singles and doubles matches.  Melody Nguyen had some amazing shots in all three of her matches, which led her to close finishes in each of…

Varsity Girls Volley Reigns Victorious Against Valencia

By Gigi Hume Thus far, Varsity Girls Volleyball has been kicking a** and taking names in their 2017 season with a now 11-5 record after yesterday’s 3-0 win against the Valencia Tigers. Before the Varsity showdown, Frosh/Soph set a positive precedent with a 2-1 win, losing their first set 24-26, but making a strong comeback…

Frosh Volley Battles Marina

By Gigi Hume “Bump it! Set it! Spike it!” That’s the way they like it here on Tustin High’s Frosh Volleyball team who utilized many a bump, set, and spike to make a nail-biting game against the Marina Vikings where our girls won one set. Right off the bat, the Frosh girls Tiller’d up, starting…

Welcome to the Block Party – Lady Tillers Kicking Off the Year

By Ben Rodriguez Tustin’s Girls Volleyball teams kicked off the season with a bang, sweeping Irvine High School’s Vaqueros. The winning streak started with the frosh team, as they took 2 of the 3 sets. Junior Varsity followed suit, also taking 2 of their 3 sets. Varsity finished the sweep, with many thanks to Ava…

Boy’s Lacrosse Senior Night

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Monday, May 1, Boys Lacrosse celebrated their seniors in their final game as Tillers. The honored players were Blake Stading (#21), Ernesto Campos (#14), Noah Sharpe (#4), Derek Weaver (#13), Reggie Parchman (#27), Andrew Menjivar (#30), Eduardo Cisneros (#25), and Christopher Aponte (#28). After the pregame festivities, the Tillers battled with…

That’s a Wrap For Girl’s LAX

By Gigi Hume Picture by Ben Rodriguez This past week the Tiller Girls Lacrosse Team experienced both ends of the win-loss spectrum in their home games against El Toro and Rosary. On Monday, April 24, after an hour and 20 minute delay due to a mix up in time, the Tiller Girls played one 12…

Better Than Sega

By Gigi Hume and Ben Rodriguez On Tuesday, April 18, Tustin Girl’s Lacrosse came back strong after spring break and a tough 4-12 loss to El Toro, ready to Tiller Up against the Segerstrom Jaguars. Hungry for redemption, the team’s hard work paid off, as they beat the Jaguars 11-7. The team immediately started off…

Two L’s Make a W for Tustin Girls Lacrosse

By Gigi Hume On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, after long losing streaks, the Tiller Girls Lacrosse team proved triumphant in hard-fought battles for the coveted “dubya.” The team culminated a successful streak with an 9-6 win over Rosary Academy on their turf with one shot by Sophomore Jazmin Martinez, one by Sophomore Jasmine Candias, two…

NFL Free Agency

By Benjamin Rodriguez On March 9, the 2017-18 NFL season began, meaning that teams are able to sign free agents and conduct trades. In other words, players end up on new teams or resign with their current team. As of March 9, multiple trade deals have gone down. The New England Patriots made two trades:…

The Shootout in Los Angeles

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Monday, January, 2 the USC Trojans took on the Penn State Nittany Lions in what would be one of the most historic Rose Bowl games to date. The first quarter saw the Nittany Lions struggle against the Trojan defense. The Nittany Lion’s quarterback Trace Mcsorley threw two interceptions on his first…

Tustin High School and All-Male Winter Dance Showcase

By Eileen Obregon On December 16, Tustin High School’s Dance Team and All-Male will be performing their annual Winter Dance Show. The performance will consist of routines from the Tustin Tiller Days parade and a variety of school assembly routines from the 2016-2017 school year like the Welcome Back assembly routine and Homecoming assembly routine….

KC Carr Runs Tillers to Second Round of CIF

By Benjamin Rodriguez Photograph by Cesar Padilla of Ocular Photography On Friday, November 11, the Tillers took on the Huntington Beach Oilers in the first round of CIF playoffs. All night fans heard Mr. Martyn’s recognizable voice hollering through the speakers, “KC Carr, touchdown Tillers.” They heard it six times to be exact, as Carr…

Tillers Varsity Water Polo Wiped Out

By Camille Yost and Kimberly Ayon Despite a painful loss, the Varsity Boys’ Water Polo team ended the year strong with their “best game of the season”, according to Jonathan Diaz. The game went into double overtime and ended with a score of four to five. Tustin High’s Varsity Boy’s Water Polo finished off with…

The Rivalry on El Camino Real

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday, September 23 the Tillers took on the Beckman Patriots in what is known as the “El Camino Real Rivalry.” The Tillers who throttled the Patriots last year looked to do the same on this day. The Tillers did what they do best, pounding the ball down the defenses’ throats. The…