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…

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 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…

15 of the Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

by Gwynn Van Houten Let’s face it: whether football is your cup of tea or not, the Super Bowl is irrefutably a national holiday. According to Statista, an online statistics portal, at least 114.4 million people watched the Super Bowl last year — that’s more than a third of the total U.S. population. It’s for…

Boy’s Basketball: League Begins

By: Ahrize Faletoi On Tuesday, January 12, the Tustin boy’s basketball team played their first league game against the tough Cypress Centurions. The Tillers managed to keep the game close throughout the first half but could not keep up with the Centurions throughout the second. The Tillers were lead by sophomore point guard, Isaiah Gonzalez…

Frosh Soccer Boys and their New Coach

By: Daniel Camano With a new man in charge, the Tustin boys’ Freshman soccer team’s new coach, David Camacho, is working hard with his players to have a successful season. The season is about to start for the boys and they have been training hard to have a great first season. Pre-season games have not…

Boys Basketball: Overtime Thriller

By: Ahrize Faletoi On Friday, January 8, the Tustin Boys’ Basketball team lost by 7 points to the Savanna Rebels at Savanna’s home court in overtime. The Rebels held their lead throughout the whole game and were conducted by Senior guard, Mark Butler, who dropped 39 points on the Tillers. The Tillers did not have…

THS Girl’s Basketball

By: Emily Crowl “BALL! BALL!–SHOT!” You will be able to hear the game before you see it. Girls Basketball is a loud, competitive, energetic, and supportive program for Tustin High girls. The program, lead by our very own Coach Gocke, takes in girls who may have never played basketball before and shapes them into seasoned…

Tustin-Love

By: Jocelyn You Love. In tennis terms, that means zero. Tustin’s winning, and whoever wants to try and compete better watch out. Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, Tustin High received a new tennis coach: Fabian Grassini. Known as a tennis player elitist, Coach Fabian Grassini led Tustin’s tennis team into some much needed training….

Getting to know the Varsity Baseball Team: Senior Night

By Jocelyn Cervantes On Thursday May 14, Tustin High Varsity Baseball was scheduled to have their Senior Night, but due to the unpredictable rain, it was cancelled. The Varsity Team is made up of nine seniors: Dustin Durand, Tyler Ryan, Hector Rivera, Brennan Black, Jose Ayala, Jesus Inocencio, Dalton Rasmussen, Corey Bradley, and Domnick Lokeijack….

Varsity Baseball Advances to Playoffs

By: Jocelyn Cervantes After defeating Kennedy on Tuesday, May 12 with a score of 3-1 by a skillful pitching performance from veteran Tony Barrios, the Tillers hit the field Friday afternoon determined to win. Starters for the game included seniors Jose Ayala (pitching, captain), Hector Rivera (catching, captain), Tyler Ryan (first base), Brennan Black (third…

Tillers defeat the Timberwolves 11-5

By: Jocelyn Cervantes, Editor On Thursday March 5, Tustin High’s varsity baseball team played Northwood High School at Tustin in their first preseason game. The game started with senior Dalton Rasmussen (#24) pitching against Northwood hitter #6, Andrew Kim. Dalton quickly struck out Northwood in the first 15 minutes of the game.Tustin’s Dailin Lee (…

Tillers vs. Eagles JV Volleyball

By Vanessa Tang and Dylan Allen The game began with the teams staying close to each other, and as Drew Donahoo scored the Tillers fifth point, Cavalry followed closely behind.  However, Tustin began to open the scoring with a streak in the middle of the set. Jonathan Flores, the libero, had numerous aces in the…

Game Night at Chapman University

By: Julia Klotz With an almost full house and packed student section, the Chapman University Panthers took on the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen on their home court yesterday, February 19th. The Panthers, never surrendering their lead, managed to beat the Kingsmen by 16 points for a final score of 86-70. Although the Panthers and many passionate…

Spotlight: Senior Night

By: Abigail Pidazo With Winter sports coming to a close in the league season, varsity sports celebrates their seniors for their last time on the home court. Senior Night is a night where senior student athletes on varsity teams are recognized for their final year on the program at their last home game. Last week…

Girls Can’t What?

By: Julie Moreno Tustin High’s 2014-2015 girls’ wrestling team has skyrocketed due to the increase in girls who joined over this past year. The girls’ team tripled in size over the last couple of years with more and more girls joining each season. There were only about 100 high school girls in wrestling during the…

Compton, Powers Repeat as National Champions

By Dylan Allen  (originally featured on The Competitive Cyclist) Cyclocross is a winter cycling discipline, which takes place on a enclosed track, covering adverse terrain: often in mud, sand, over tree roots, rocks, off-camber surfaces and man-made barriers. However, racers use bikes that most closely resemble road bikes (with wider tyres), rather than mountain bikes (the rules…

Some Belgian Thoughts on the Love of Sport

-Dylan Allen As previously mentioned, I write for a cycling publication, The Competitive Cyclist, for which this was originally published. At the urging of my adviser, Mrs. Kim Robinson, it is also being published here. Though it focuses on cycling, I find the desire and dedication explored similarly applicable to other sports. -Dylan Allen To…

Life: “A Rolly-Coaster” Ride and Other Advice from Coach Jim Gross

by:Kristina Ching and  Jillian Owens In between reaching deep points about life and its struggles, Jim Gross, coach of the girls’ soccer team, calls out times to the players running a Cooper test, an international measure of physical fitness. After a successful summer season of training and games, the girls came away with an undefeated…

Real Athletes Wear Pink

  By Zachary Apperson and Vanessa Cuellar Lady Tiller athletes continue to spread the word of breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. From pink socks to pink jerseys, Tillers show their care for women all across the world who suffer from this devastating atrocity. On Monday, October 20, the girls’ volleyball team competed against Cypress at their “Dig…

Tustin Tiller Cross Country

By Karli Stichter “We run this town!” “Today I ran four miles,”  says junior Jose Pedroza. To most people that sounds like a punishment, but for Cross Country runners that is what they call an  “Easy day.”  Cross Country is not a sport preferred by most, but believe it or not student athletes on this…

The Boys Of Fall

  By Katelyn Merrell Tustin High varsity football finished up their preseason with a 3-2 record. They defeated Aliso Niguel, Dana Hills, and cross town rival Foothill. Their winning streak, however, came to an end when Paloma Valley defeated the Tillers at home with a score of 35-12. The Tillers also suffered a crushing loss…

The THS Water Polo Team Unites

Tustin High School – Boys Varsity Water Polo By Kassandra Ferrer and Viviana Altamirano THS WATER POLO TEAM UNITES – After starting off the season on the wrong foot, the team stopped playing as individuals and began trusting their coach’s instructions. “The boys are pretty good, started out a little bit slow but once the…