CHEER TRYOUTS 2017-2018
Congratulations to the BHS Cheerleading Squad for the following awards earned while training and competing at the United Spirit Association summer cheer camp:
•Superior Plaques for both the JV and Varsity teams!
•The Hardest Working Team at camp award!
•The coveted Spirit Stick Award!
•Senior Katherine Kawaguchi and sophomore Pia Esquerra earned the "Pin it Forward Award" for their kind, helpful and cooperative spirit at camp!
•Senior Lexi Monych was one of 18 girls at the camp to be chosen as an "All American Cheerleader!"
We are so PROUD of our Panther Cheerleaders!!
Varsity Cheer Team 2016-17
|Shellsy Del Cid||Junior|
|Ashley Kall||Senior, Co-Captain|
|Katherine Kawaguchi||Senior, Co-Captain|
JV Cheer Team 2016-17
|Ella Escobar||Sophomore, Co-Captain|
|Pia Esguerra||Sophomore, Co-Captain|
If you’re a fan of girls Peninsula Athletic League basketball, the next couple of seasons should be fun to watch as there is a ton of talent coming back around the league next year.
I got a glimpse of some up-and-coming talent when Burlingame and Jefferson hooked up in the first round of the Central Coast Section playoffs Tuesday night. Both teams featured freshman point guards and while they are two distinct players, both showed that they have the capabilities to be impact players over the next few seasons. Jefferson featured Anissah Alipate, a slick dribbler and passer who can take defenders off the dribble while dishing out no-look passes. A big, physical guard, she was obviously the most athletic player on the floor Tuesday night.
Burlingame’s Samantha Kershner is not nearly as flashy, but showed the poise of a four-year vet. She ran the Panthers offense with authority, always seemed to know what to do and where to go after making that first pass in an offensive set and was not shy about shooting when the opportunity presented itself. She also showed a nuance in her game that one rarely sees from a freshman. She kept rebounds alive by tipping them to teammates, but also had no problem going inside and battling for boards as she pulled down seven in the Panthers’ 50-36 win over the Grizzlies. She stepped into passing lanes and wasn’t afraid to get physical with Alipate, as the two guarded each other for most of the night.