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…

Colin Kaepernick and the Movement

By Edwin Contreras When you would sit down on a Sunday night and watch a football game what normally grabbed your attention before the game was the singer’s standout performance of the national anthem. However, Colin Kaepernick showcased a controversial performance of his own before the game had even started. It was on August 26,…

The Rams Are Back

By Benjamin Rodriguez At the end of the 2015-2016 NFL season the St. Louis Rams made a big announcement: they were returning to their beloved home, the city of Los Angeles. The Rams had previously called Los Angeles home from 1946-1994. After the 1994 season in which the team went an abysmal 4-12, they packed…

Tillers Suffer Tough Loss to Foothill

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday, September 2, the Tillers took on the Foothill Knights in what is always one of the most exciting games of the year. Not only are the schools down the street from each other, many students from both schools grew up with each other. Just like last year’s game, it was…

Tiller’s Baseball Gets the Win in their Staff Appreciation Game

By Katelyn Merrell               Every year the Tustin baseball program holds their staff appreciation game where the players get a chance to choose their favorite teacher or staff member and ask them to wear their jersey at the game. Some of the special staff members out at the game sporting their students’ numbers were Mrs….

Senior Lacrosse Boys go Out With a Bang

By: Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday, April 22 Tustin’s boys’ varsity lacrosse honored their senior players during their Senior Night ceremony.The players recognized were, Matt Gaddis (#44), Caleb Bullock(#28), Jim Garcia (#3), Julian Martin (#7), Jacob Ixta (#33), Hugo Virgen (#18), Lucas Gerome (#29), Nick Stanczyk (#12) Ramon Lucero (#25), and Eric Salinas (#2), Aldair Salas…

Tiller Boys’ Volleyball Quick Victory Over Kennedy’s Irish

By Kristina Ching Tillers’ boys’ volleyball faced off against Kennedy’s Irish in a high energy game Tuesday afternoon in the sports pavilion. The Tillers expected a close fight going into the match against their two year rivals, but ultimately fought to a victory in three games. Coach Joanna Johnson explained that, “We felt like we really had…

Larissa Connors: From Tustin High School to Rio de Janeiro

By: Karli Stichter Former Tustin High School math teacher Larissa Connors discovered her new passion of mountain bike racing and cycling in the past two years. Despite her natural talent and skill in the mountain biking profession, this wasn’t the original plan for Connors’ life. Graduating from University of California, Davis, she was immediately drawn to…

Girls’ Lacrosse Loses to Northwood

By Jacob Rivas On March 15, the Tustin girls’ lacrosse team went head to head with Northwood High School. The game began with Northwood dominating the offensive end of the field as they constantly put the pressure on Tustin’s defense. This high pressure lead to Northwood scoring their first two goals in the first two…

An Interesting Week for the Boys’ Lacrosse Team

By Nayeli Medina This season for the Tustin Boys’ Lacrosse team commenced with a successful win in their first scrimmage against University High School. Unfortunately, their first home game was a tragic 17-0 loss against Yorba Linda. However, they powered through to the best of their abilities against a school that is in one of…

Coach Sydney Means

By: Ahrize Faletoi Track and Field season has finally begun and has made a few changes to the coaching staff. The coaching staff has added Tustin alumni and former student-athlete Sydney Means as the new head coach of shot put and discus. She is a former member of the Tustin High’s girl’s basketball team and the…

Free Agency Frenzy

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Wednesday March 9, the NFL’s new league year started, commencing  the event known as Free Agency Frenzy, which is one of the most exciting events during the NFL offseason. This means the teams can start signing free agents to deals. One major trade took place between the Miami Dolphins and the…

Varsity Volleyball: The Battle Between Tustin and El Modena

By Katelyn Merrell Tuesday night, the D4 Tustin Tillers took on the D2 El Modena Vanguards in a preseason battle for the books. The game went into five extremely close matches. However, El Modena came through with the win in the 5th game, despite the Tillers putting up an incredible fight. In the first game,…

Rough Start to Girls’ Lacrosse Season

By Clea Thomas Tustin High School’s very own Lady Tillers Lacrosse team put up a hard fight in both games last week. The Lady Tillers competed against vicious Yorba Linda last Wednesday. Unfortunately, they lost 3-12, but our Tillers played strong. Tustin scored the first goal of the game within the first three minutes. Shortly…

Tustin Defeats Uni Despite Comeback Attempt

By Benjamin Rodriguez Last night, Tustin’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team looked to get their season off to a 2-0 start against the University High School Trojans. The Tillers defeated Valencia 9-6 in their first game of preseason. The Tillers got off to a hot start against University, scoring two goals in the first minute of…

A Successful Start For Boys’ Varsity Volleyball

By Katelyn Merrell The Tustin varsity boys’ volleyball team competed against Garden Grove Tuesday, March 1 in their first game of preseason. Tustin and Garden Grove both stepped on the court ready to play, ready to compete, and ready to win. However, Garden Grove’s efforts came up short against the Tillers’ powerhouse front line. With…