This is the second in a four-part series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the four local high schools during the 2011-12 year. This installment is Bellarmine-Jefferson High:
No other team has been as successful at Bellarmine-Jefferson High over the last two years as the school's softball squad.
Over that span, the Guards have captured consecutive Santa Cruz League championships and made back-to-back appearances in the CIF Southern Section Division VII tile game.
Although Bell-Jeff fell in the title game to Pomona Catholic this past season, 1-0 — it also lost to the same team in 2011, 7-6 — the Guards still put together a wildly successful season. In addition, the Guards can take come comfort that they lost no seniors to graduation. On top of that, the team also fielded just two juniors last season.