Larchmont Charter girls take city championship

| March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

LARCHMONT CHARTER GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL team poses with its City Champion trophy. Top row, left to right: Naomi Stevens, Frida Heim, Sasha Khomutetsky, Kayla Wolovitch, Tiffany Zarate, Sonya Vitti, Sophia Hayes. Bottom row, left to right: Katherine Pierce, Kira Pinkney, Stephanie Zarate, Coach Karen (“Goldie”) Goldberg, Kyrin Jackson. Photo by Nona Sue Friedman

Can you hear the cheers? Those are the adoring fans of high school students of Larchmont Charter School (LCS), which has been capturing athletic championships throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Girls’ varsity (GVAR) basketball battled hard for its final league win. There was never more than a four-point spread for the last game of the regular season. The tension on the court and in the bleachers was palpable. The girls persevered and took the Ocean League championship.

Some spectators said it was better than watching ESPN+. Team member Frida Heim, of St. Andrews Sq., said, “The game was incredible, awesome and amazing. I almost cried when we won.” One of her teammates did cry.

The girls continued their battles throughout the Division 5 playoffs and made it to the finals, the farthest any LCS GVAR basketball team has ever come.

The Division 5 city championship game took place last Sat., Feb. 26. Although LCS was the visiting team, that slight disadvantage didn’t stop them. The team and spectators went wild at the final buzzer when LCS beat their opponents, capturing the title of Division 5 City Champions. This is the first LCS team to earn that title.


Many LCS Winners

GVAR soccer also was (almost) unstoppable. The team went undefeated in the Ocean League, heading off to the citywide playoffs. Although the girls were crushing their opponents throughout the playoffs, in the semi-final game, they only squeaked by with a win by one goal.

Avery Owen-Lara of Windsor Square said in advance of the game, “I am thrilled to be part of this team and hope we win” the city championship. However, it was not to be. In the championship soccer game on Sat., Feb. 26, LCS experienced an upset loss of 5-1.

Other sports teams at LCS have also been doing very well. Boys’ varsity (BVAR) basketball was undefeated all season and also became Ocean League champion. The boys went to playoffs, fought hard, but lost in the third round.

BVAR soccer followed in the girls’ footsteps. The team also won the Ocean League championship but it was defeated in the first round of city playoffs.

And let’s give a shout out to the cross-country team and the GVAR tennis team. Both teams were league champions.

Larchmont Charter is becoming quite a Los Angeles athletic powerhouse.

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