Teams in all four divisions will participate in pre-league tournaments.
But before then, the Triton Varsity will get one final tune up in the annual Alumni Game, which will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, in Triton Gym. Admission is free.
Oscar Montecinos, junior varsity head coach and a varsity assistant, as well as a member of the school's All-50 Team, traditionally coaches the alumni participants.
Then, at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, the varsity will be the first Triton team to tip off the season when it takes on Capistrano Valley Christian in pool play at the Diablo Inferno Tournament in Mission Viejo. A number of pre-season polls have picked Capo Valley Christian as a top-five team in Orange County.
A hundred minutes later, at 6:20 p.m., the Triton Sophs open up against J. Serra at the Capo Valley Tournament. The J.V. has the nightcap game at 7:30 p.m. against Westminster in the Fountain Valley Tournament.
Impatiently waiting their chance will be the Triton Frosh, who don't open their season until a couple of days later at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, against Laguna Beach in the Dana Hills Tournament.
Because of the pool play nature of the Diablo Inferno Tournament, the Triton Varsity knows it will go on to play Eisenhower at 6 p.m. on December 1 and Valley View at 4:30 p.m. on December 4 before the trophy round on December 6
Eisenhower and Valley View are both perennial playoff teams from the Inland Empire.
J. Serra, Woodbridge and Mission Viejo are in the other pool.
The Tritons could be starting the season without much of their front line. Power forwards Cole Fotheringham (senior), Isaac Rex (junior) and Chris Kane (sophomore) all play for the Triton Football team, which is making a deep run in the CIF Southwest Division Playoffs. Fotheringham was a second team all-league selection during his sophomore season.
They have a semifinal game on November 27. If they win, the championship game would not be played until December 4, with the possibility of state playoff games after that.