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Senior Night 24′: A Bittersweet Moment

Boys’ Senior Night
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Erick Mata (He/Him)

North Hollywood High School’s boys’ soccer and basketball teams are having their Senior Night on Friday, January 26, 2024 against Monroe High School on husky territory. 

Both teams have had a wonderful season so far, and they still have games after this, however this is one of the most important games for these senior athletes because it is their last league home game. 

The boys soccer team plays at 4:30 PM, and the boys basketball team plays at 6:00 PM. 

Soccer has had an undefeated season so far having six wins, no losses, and one tie. Number 9, James Travers, explains how “Friday is my Senior Night and I can’t wait for it, although it does suck knowing it’s one of my last games in high school and the season is coming to an end. But we’re still taking that win this Friday to keep that undefeated streak going.” Travers is one of the highest scoring players for North Hollywood High School, obtaining 1 goal per match. He, along with the help from his teammates, is the reason that they won against tough challenges like Poly and Chavez High School. Both games were a score of 1-0 thanks to Travers scoring amazing goals. 

Monroe High School is ranked as the 1,085th best school in California, and the North Hollywood Huskies are ranked as the 360th best school in California. So, we can assume that the Huskies are going to easily win their Senior Night game. 

Number 23, Justin Kim

Senior Night is a sentimental night for the whole team. A time like this for many athletes is a bittersweet moment, because these athletes who have been playing for a long time have finally come to the time to dedicate their last match as a high school student. Number 1, Marcos Fuentes expresses how “I feel a lot of emotions about Friday’s game. I feel very happy and proud of myself for making it this far with the team. I just can’t believe that the day is almost here when I’m going to have to play my last home game against Monroe High School. Time goes by quickly. I remember when I played my first league game when I was a sophomore. I’m just very happy for being part of the North Hollywood Boys Soccer team. I want to thank two coaches that I think were always there for me and the team when we needed them for all the seniors and that is Coach Ramirez and Coach Barba. And thank you for all the people that went to show some husky support to the Boys’ Soccer team.” 

Number 23, Justin Kim adds on to this bittersweet moment expressing how “It’s sad but also exciting to share the field one last time with my teammates. I hope to end it off with a win on our journey to a league championship.”

Basketball has had a tough season so far with an overall record of eight wins and 16 losses, however the basketball team is destined to win against Monroe High School for their Senior Night. Last time they played against Monroe was on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 4:30 PM on their court, and the Huskies won 72-46. So, the team is confident that they will win their Senior Night game. 

Number 0, Alexander Espinoza

Number 13, Ethan Wong says how the thought of Senior Night is “…bittersweet especially since I’ve been playing with this team since I was a freshman, basketball has been a big part of high school for me so the fact that things are coming to an end is always sad. On the flip side I’m just glad to be able to go out there and play with my friends and look back on all we’ve accomplished.”

Number 0, Alexander Espinoza shares the same sentiment by explaining how “When coming to the realization that Friday night will be my last high school home league game, I’m filled with both exciting but overwhelming feelings of departure that I am really going to miss this place and being able to have the opportunity to call this my home gym. It’s a really wild feeling but at the end of it all I am excited and prepared for whatever life has next and I am ready to leave and move forward but this gym will forever hold a special place in my life.”

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