Most high school sports enthusiasts thought Alta Loma High School was in store for a special season in moving from the tough Baseline League to the Mt. Baldy which is a better fit demographically and from a population standpoint.
Well it has been just that and there is still a long way to go.
The Braves have won league titles in six sports with that run starting back in the fall with titles in girls volleyball and girls tennis. The volleyball team also made it all the way to the state championship match.
This winter the school claimed titles in wrestling, girls basketball, girls water polo and girls soccer. The title in girls basketball was the first in more than three decades in that sport.
The Braves were also second in boys soccer and tied for second in boys basketball.
“We thought we were going to be pretty competitive but we have done even better than we thought we would, especially with our girls sports,” Athletic Director Brett Proctor said. “It has definitely been a fun ride.”
Despite moving to the new league Proctor said it also has been important to maintain the rivalries his teams have developed with its geographic rivals in the Baseline. Rancho Cucamonga has been especially willing to schedule non-league games across the boards.
“That’s important to the kids and the whole community,” Proctor said. “We want to still play those teams as much as we can.”
We’re just hitting playoffs for the winter sports but it will be up the spring sports teams to continue that momentum.