By Matt Schneider
The Christian Brothers Basketball team took on the Central Catholic Raiders in the D-III section playoff quarterfinals on Friday night. The Falcons were huge underdogs heading into to this game against the number 1 seed. The Falcons got off to a great start by ending the first quarter with an 11-8 lead. After the Falcons fast start, the Raiders settled into the game and started to make their comeback. Central Catholic ended the first half on a 5-0 run and held a 20-19 lead at the break. After a back and forth 3rd quarter with lead changes almost every possession, the Raiders pulled ahead by three points to enter the 4th quarter with a 30-27 lead. This game was a defensive battle with both teams struggling to put together consecutive buckets throughout. Central Catholic took over in the 4th quarter and ended the game on a 23-6 run that put away the Falcons for good. CB put up a great fight considering they were without their star player Andre Albason (’18). This year had many ups and downs for the Falcons, as they faced injuries much of the year. The Falcons were able to fight through adversity and finish 2nd in league and were just one quarter away from a section semifinal birth.
By Owen Hunt
The Men’s Rugby Club took a stiff competitor in Sac PAL on Saturday. The Falcons had nerves about the large team awaiting them on the field but were ready to put up a fight. Sac Pal came out of the gates swinging, scoring early and often in the match putting the Falcons 26-0. Hope was all but lost within the first five minutes of the game until the light of hope flickered to life as Aidan O’Malley (‘19) scored CB’s first try of the game. The Falcons were hyped they were on the board. The Falcons had found their momentum and ran with it, scoring 19 points in a row putting the score 44-40. With several tries from Mitchell Berger (‘18), Jack O’Hearn (‘18), and Anthony Richardson (‘20). In final moments of the game, the Falcons risked it for the biscuit to tie the score up, but in their attempts risked too much of the biscuit and gave Sac PAL the opportunity to score bringing the score 49-40. Berger and Richardson were awarded men of the match. Come support our boys as they take on Jesuit at 1:30 on Saturday.
By Claire Jahns
This past Saturday, the Track and Field team participated in the Clarke Massey relay meet at Cordova High School. The Falcons ran well and took home medals in three events. The men’s Varsity Distance Medley relay team consisted of Patrick Wiseman ’18, Nick Mederios ’18, Nevin Afong ’19, and Isaiah Jimenez ’19 and placed third overall in their event. The women’s Varsity 4×55 meter shuttle hurdle relay consisted of Caroline Duncan ’20, Mariah Escobar ’20, Audrey Jeffers ’19, and Kayla Piegaro ’20. They also placed third overall in their event. Finally, the men’s Junior Varsity 4×100 meter relay team, consisting of Johnathan Stenger ’21, Clayton Ketcher ’21, Caylen Walker ’20, and Brett Petkus ’20 placed first overall in their event. The Falcons have their next meet this coming Saturday at the 14th Annual Sacramento State High School Track Classic.
By Elias Vallejo