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This page was last updated: 3/22/2015


by EHS Women's Basketball on 03/15/15

Summer camp starts Monday June15-July23, more info as we get closer to start.

March 25 WED 8th grade night.

by EHS Women's Basketball on 03/15/15

Come visit the Girls Basketball table. Learn about our very successful program and talk to some of the players from the prior season.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 03/04/15

Next Tournament is Sat March 28 and Sunday March 29, times are from 8-4 both days, times might change. More info as we get closer to the end of March. This is where we get our funds for the next season to support the program and trips. Please plan to support.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 02/26/15

The Banquet is fast approaching, be sure to respond ASAP to the EVITE with who is attending and what you want as a meal. We have a deadline of 2-27, (Tomorrow) to turn in a count. Thanks.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 02/26/15

Congratulations to our seniors, Sierra, Brittany, Hayley, Christina, Ashley, Big Sophia, Mighty Sophia, we will miss you next season.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 02/15/15

We had a great run into round 3 of CIF. North Torrance was just too much for us. What a great season and great job all the girls did getting us to round 3.


Upcoming games

by EHS Women's Basketball on 02/05/15

2-6- FRIDAY Away at Villa Park-JV 2:45 Varsiity 5:30

2-10 TUESDAY at Home playing El Mo. JV 5:30Varsity 7:00 Senior night for Varsity

2-12 THURS. Away at Yorba Linda JV 2:45 Varsity 5:30

We have snack duty 2-10 and 2-12. 2-12 were at Yorba linda but will run snack at Esperanza for boys games its there senior night. Note: 2-12 is a THURS. game.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 01/18/15

Senior night will be Tuesday FEB 10th. More to come, also the Banquet will be at Anaheim Hills Golf Course, we had it there last year and it was very nice. It will be Monday evening March 9th at 6:00PM until 10:00 PM. This will be a great event and a nice way to end the season. More info to come but mark your calendars NOW, you don’t want to miss this event.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 01/14/15

Figure this out, here is an article in a South Carolina newspaper on our Alaska trip. Nice picture.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 12/27/14

Alaska trip was a big success. The girls played well and took 2nd place. Very proud of how they represented Esperanza High School. See Register article below. Also a artical in Ketchikan paper posted below.

Daily News Staff Writer
A trio of Anaheim, California moms and an aunt waited outside Ketchikan High School government teacher Greg Middag’s classroom, which doubled as a locker room. Inside, a dozen young women from Esperanza High School and their coaches gathered around each other for a post-game huddle on Monday afternoon. They put hands in and shouted homage to their mascot, the Aztecs, before breaking up into high-volume chatter.
One mother stepped into the room before the team scattered into the hallway and called for their attention.
“Who threw the T-shirt out — was it Sierra??Well, the person that caught it thought it was really nice, so he wanted to give you this,” she said and held up a maroon and white Kayhi Kings beanie.
The girls on the team, all in 10th- through 12th-grade, burst into excited squeals and laughter. A light-hearted argument ensued over who was supposed to throw the T-shirt in an Esperanza tradition. Team captain and Esperanza senior Sierra Sorenson confirmed she was the one who threw the red and gold T-shirt into the crowd before?the game.
Her teammates teased her as they left the room, spilling into the hallways in a mob of white and red uniforms, big backpacks and quite a bit of noise.
“Sierra has a boyfriend — ooooohhh,” one teammate cooed.  
“In Alaska, of all places,” Sorenson said and put on the cap.
Some 200 high school students from around the state and the West Coast visited Ketchikan this past week for the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic basketball tournament. The Esperanza Aztecs came the farthest, traveling from Anaheim, California, but teams came from as close as Prince of Wales’ Craig to as far north as Fairbanks.
Ketchikan School District Activities Director Ed Klein said most visiting teams hear about the tournament through word-of-mouth.
“Teams go back down to their conference tournaments and they tell people what a great time they had at the tournament in Ketchikan and they contact us. A lot of the Alaska teams are on a regular rotation and they come back every three or four years. ... We are always looking for teams to fill the tournament, so we rarely turn anybody down.”
Most of the teams in this year’s tournament are returning teams — Esperanza and the Panthers from University Preparatory School in Redding, California are this year’s only first-time teams to Ketchikan.
University Prep’s coach Steven Schuster said coming to Ketchikan makes the public charter school more competitive in their hometown.  
“We're in a town of 100,000, and there are 10 high schools. We're the only one that's going to cool places, so it's nice to highlight that when teams come to my school,” Schuster said. “In Ketchikan, you know you're going to (Kayhi) because it's the only option, but for us, we need to do things that set us apart. Kids from different teams are going on and liking photos on Instagram and stuff of our adventures in Ketchikan, and it just sticks out to kids as they're deciding which school they want to go to.”
Schuster said another benefit of the tournament is the audience.
“One of the things that the community has been talking about is the gym is going to have some more people in it, which girls’ basketball doesn't typically play (for large crowds) in California. We don't see many people in the gym to watch games.”?
Anacortes High School head coach Brett Senff — whose team is from Washington state — said the tournament presents an opportunity to play teams outside of local leagues, though some teams are already familiar.
“It’s been great competition and with different teams that we hadn’t seen before,”?Senff said Tuesday, adding “we used to have kind of a rivalry with Petersburg, so we know them, and it’s good to get up here.”
Klein said the community plays a big role in making the tournament possible, especially local hotels that donate rooms for coaches and families who volunteer to house players. But the fans play a big part, too, especially when the workday ends.
“It will be a lot more fun (for the evening games) because the gym will be full. In the daytime, unfortunately people have to work. Why don't they come watch basketball?”?Klein said. “A lot of the die-hards, they take days off on the tournament days because they like the three full days of basketball.”
Local referee Danny Smith is one of those die-hards.
“I take vacation just to come ref these games. I take time off to be here. It's enjoyable to come out and see the people, the fans, the kids from the different schools that come in,” Smith said.
Smith said he’s been reffing the tournament for the past five years and has become familiar with returning coaches. He said he gets stopped in the grocery store by out-of-towners quite often this time of year.
“It's a joy that (the coaches) recognize me and know that I'm still here,” Smith said, adding, “you know them, shake hands, say, ‘It's nice to see you back here again.’ Even though they yell at me half the time, we still enjoy each other.”



by EHS Women's Basketball on 11/30/14

TUES. DEC 16th playing Huntington Beach in new gym.

JV- 5:00

Varsity- 6:30


by EHS Women's Basketball on 11/30/14

Monday Dec. 8-13 Schedule will be out soon.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 11/30/14

Tues. Dec 2nd JV game 4:15 playing Garden Grove Main Gym.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 11/22/14

Staring this Monday NOV. 24th at 4:30, look under schedules tab for complete schedule.


What a great tournament. Esperanza Girls took 2nd place after a heated battle with Orange Academy.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 05/24/14

What a great season for all but we had a few standouts this season. Kristen Nelson and Taylor Bianco made the all-League Team and Taylor Bianco made the ALL CIF Team. Great job, congratulations to you both on these outstanding accomplishments.


by EHS Women's Basketball on 05/24/14

Esperanza Booster Committee would like to congratulate our graduates of 2014

Genoa Calavitta

Kristen Nelson

Shelby Larson

Sydney Hashimoto

Taylor Bianco

We will miss you Lady Aztecs. CONGRATULATIONS


by EHS Women's Basketball on 04/25/14

 Monday June 16th summer camp begins. Camp runs from June 16th to July 24th. 

Registration for summer camp can be done on the following link;

 You can also access the physical forms at the bottom of the page of this link. All players must complete the physical. Registration starts May 5th. Spring Physicals at YLHS this year on May 28th from 4-8pm. You may see your own doctor if you like, but make sure you use the district Physical form and turn it into Mrs. Martinez before June 12th. Cost is $250, plus $30 for uniform. (Uniform for new players).

Esperanza Battles Canyon for Win

by EHS Women's Basketball on 02/02/14

The Aztecs played the Canyon High School Comanches last Friday night at Esperanza High School.  Canyon took the early lead with a 6 point advantage over the Aztecs at the end of the first period.  Finding their footing in the next two periods, the Aztecs scored 23 points while their defense held Canyon to 3 points.  Final Score was 46 to 34 for an Aztec win. High scorer for the Aztecs was Taylor Bianco with 12 points. Kristin Nelson scored 10, Shelby Larson had 9, Maddy Catalano scored 6, Brittany Price had 5 points and Sierra Sorenson and Nicole Larson each had 2 points. 

As the end of the regular season approaches, the Aztecs will travel to El Modena next Friday night for their last league away game.  Game time is 2:45 PM for J.V. and 5:45 PM for Varsity.  With just 3 league games left, Esperanza's record is 14 wins, 9 losses overall and 4 wins, 5 losses in the Century League. 

Aztecs and Wildcats at Brea Olinda High School

by EHS Women's Basketball on 02/02/14

In their second match-up of the season, the Aztecs took an early lead over the Wildcats, scoring 22 points to Brea's 17 in the first period.  The Wildcats came back strong and pulled ahead in the second period but the Aztecs had tied it up, 36-36, by the middle of the third. Ultimately, Brea took the win with 58 points to the Aztecs 49.  Scoring for the Aztecs were Maddy Catalano with 16 points, Taylor Bianco with 11 and Sierra Sorenson with 8 points. Kristin Nelson had 6 points, Shelby Larson scored 5 and Nicole Larson had 3 points.

The Aztecs return home next Friday to host the Canyon Comanches.  Game times will be 2:45 PM for J.V. and 5:45 PM for Varsity.  

Aztecs at El Dorado High School

by EHS Women's Basketball on 02/02/14

Friday night saw a battle between Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District rivals from Esperanza and El Dorado.  El Dorado took the win in the 63 to 43 final score game.  High scorer for the Aztecs was Shelby Larson with 15 points, followed by Taylor Bianco with 8, Maddy Catalano with 6.  Brittany Price and Sierra Sorenson had 4 points a piece and Kristin Nelson and Nicole Larson each scored 3.

The Aztecs will travel to Brea Olinda High School next Monday to take on the Wildcats.  The J.V. game will begin at 2:45 PM, followed by the Varsity game at 5:45 PM.  See you there!