Local prep teams set for start of league action

PREP ROUNDUP: CHS volleyball upends GHS

Most of the area’s soccer, basketball and wrestling teams either begin, or jump back into league contests this week. Here is what’s on tap:
• CHS girls basketball  hosts North Monterey County in Monterey Bay League action tonight at 7 p.m. The Condors, who won the MBL postseason tournament a season ago, have struggled out of the gates this season, and are 1-11 heading into the league opener.
• CHS boys hoops welcomes Watsonville for its league opener Friday at 7 p.m.
• The GHS boys basketball team says hello to Tri-County Athletic League play on the road Wednesday against Alvarez at 7 p.m. Head coach Matt Tait has shrugged off various preseason prognosticators’ analysis of his team, which has led to some opinions that the Mustangs will finish last in the TCAL.
“There’s no pressure on us at all,” Tait said. “There is nobody in this league that we can’t play with if we come out and play our game. It’s the TCAL, it will be a fight every night no matter who it is.”
Following Wednesday’s game, the Mustangs host San Benito on Friday night at 7 p.m. The two teams played one another in the final of the Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament on Dec. 17. The Balers won, 52-37.
• GHS girls hoops are at home tonight against Alvarez (9-3) at 7 p.m.
“We are set for league. We have no excuses and are ready to go,” GHS head coach Kort Jensen said.
• CHS girls soccer is at Seaside today at 3:30 p.m.
• The CHS boys soccer team hosts Monterey on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
• Gilroy High wrestling makes its home debut Wednesday night against Alvarez at 6 p.m.
• The Anchorpoint Christian boys basketball team plays Trinity on Wednesday at South Valley at 7 p.m.