January 2018 First Semester Good News

  • Xanadu Cast
  • 2017 Boys Varsity Cross Country Team

The first semester of Grossmont High School’s 97th year ended on December 22, 2017. Throughout the semester, the campus was filled with the excitement of student achievement

Drama Production of the Musical Xanadu

The Foothiller Players closed a successful run of the hit musical Xanadu! They played to sold out houses and received rave reviews from all in attendance! The next offering from the Foothiller Players will be Peter and the Starcatcher playing March 8-10  and 15-17. Come and join us!  Check out the shiny new Foothiller Players website www.ghsfoothillerplayers.com.


Boys Varsity Cross Country: The 7-man team won the Hills League and placed first among the combined runners of the Hills and Valley Leagues.  The team then placed 4th in Division II CIF (and was 9th overall among all 5 CIF divisions); the runners continued their excellence by placing 20th in the California State competition!  Way to run, Foothillers! The team is coached by Foothiller alumni Head Coach Oscar Talamandes, Class of 2011and Josef Hauser, Class of 2009.

Boys Varsity Water Polo Division I CIF Champions: Congratulations to the team which won CIF after placing second in the Grossmont Hills League. In the neutral site championship game against Canyon Crest Academy, Grossmont won by a score of 8-7, scoring the winning goal in final exciting seconds of the game.

Girls Varsity Volleyball: Congratulations to the girls for winning the Valley League.  Coach Michael Manthei says that the team, the “Beast of the East”, was a well-balanced team, getting contributions from all 14 girls this season.”

The team also earned the honor of being the Volleyball All-Academic Team for the East Region of San Diego CIF with a GPA of 3.56, and Emily Barnes earned the Section Scholar Award for volleyball with a GPA of 4.8.

Girls JV Cross Country:

The Girls JV Cross Country team placed 2nd in the 11 school Grossmont Conference.  Also, senior Lisset Dominguez placed 5th in the varsity conference finals.  This is Lisset's third year in a row as an All-League honoree and the second time she has earned All-Conference honors.

Girls Tennis

Doubles team senior Amy Linquist and junior Alyssa Williams, the number one Foothiller doubles team during the regular season, qualified for the Individual CIF tournament in early November.  They were one of 5 doubles teams representing the Hills League to advance by winning their final match in the league tournament.  Senior Amy qualified for individual CIF for the first time this past season. Alyssa qualified in singles as a freshman and in doubles as a sophomore and is the only Grossmont player in several years to qualify three years in a row.

Grossmont NJROTC Update

The program Sea Perch has been making progress within the unit recently; the team built their first mini-submarines and tested them in the Grossmont swimming pool, which you can view HERE.

Currently, the team is working on its second remotely operated vehicle and is hoping to host their very own match at Grossmont High School.  

What an exciting time to be a Foothiller!  There is “Good News” to celebrate every day of the year at Grossmont.