Sports World March 2-8

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John Wooden


Highlights for the week of March 2nd – March 8th   

Varsity Girls Basketball:

The Lady Falcons took the court this past Saturday to take on an athletic River Valley team in what would be their second consecutive Section Title game. River Valley started the game strong with 2 quick buckets. The ladies didn’t let that discourage them. They picked up the intensity on defense and made a run. Going into the half, the Falcons led 38-23. Knowing that River Valley would make a run, the girls were asked to maintain composure, be smart and control the game. They did just that, going 72% from the free-throw line, which has been an Achilles heel for the ladies all season. They were able to coast to their second consecutive Division III Section Championship! Brianna Juniel led the way with 20pts and 8 rebounds, Bria Shine 13pts 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Laney Prichard had 11 points and 8 rebounds. AC Nelson came off the bench strong with 11pts and 9 rebounds. Chance Sims with 8pts and Monet Brown with 6pts. Way to go ladies!

Wednesday night the ladies took on Urban High out of San Francisco with a home opener in the first round of the State tournament. It’s been a long season for the Falcons and fatigue set in. Urban put up a great fight although they were undersized. In true CB fashion the ladies battled! Brianna Juniel led with an impressive 28pts, followed by Chance Sims with 10pts and Zori Miller with 8pts. The ladies will now take on Dublin High at home Saturday, 6pm in the second round. Please come out and support these young ladies who are hoping to make some school history for women’s basketball! BLEED BLUE!

Varsity Baseball: Varsity baseball went 1-2 this first week of the season. Opening with a 2-0 win vs Bear Creek, behind Jacob Tucker’s 6 2/3 shutout innings. Jason Carey grabbed the save with a 3-pitch strikeout for the game’s final out. Drew Taylor 2×3 and Justin Johnson 2×3 2b paced the Falcon offense.  Our second game was vs McClatchy and the Falcons suffered an 8-1 loss. Kade McKechnie had a double to lead the offense.

Thursday at home Brothers suffered a 3-0 setback to Del Campo. Spencer Lozano and Drew Taylor combined on a

two-hitter but the Falcon offense couldn’t get a run on the board.  Next game at home vs Vacaville March 13.

JV Baseball: The JV Boys baseball team began pre-league play losing to Bear Creek out of Stockton 4-2. After scoring two runs in the first inning with RBI’s from Garrett Sadler and Clark Jacobson the Falcons could not produce any further runs. Pitching was led by Jordan Gonzales who went 5 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits, 2BB’s and 4K’s.

Bouncing back a day later behind a complete game by Garrett Sadler the Falcons beat CK McClatchy 19-1. The game was scoreless until the 4th inning when we broke open the scoring and put a 10 spot on the board. Garrett Sadler went 7 innings, 7 hits, 1BB and 5K’s. The offense was led by Hunter Dierlam 3X5, 2B, 3B, 6RBI’s, Donny Empson 2X3, Max Martinez 2B, Reed Mercer 2X4, 3B, Kevin Rios 2X4, (2)2B and Garrett Sadler 3X4, 2B.

Overall Record 1-1, League 0-0

Freshman Baseball:  The Christian Brothers freshmen baseball team played twice this week and came with no wins and no losses. We tied Bear Creek 5-5 and Del Campo 4-4 as both games were called due to darkness. Nathan Smith had a two RBI single to bring the Falcons back against Del Campo. Defensively Khalis Yusef and Peter Genus both had diving catches to stop rallies against Bear Creek.

Men’s JV GolfOutcome of 3/5/18 Castle Oaks Wolfpack Invitational Tournament.  Call the course they had no information on the outcome and I could not find anything on the internet.  Here is how our players scored:

Leland Munn (JV) 95, Colton Hall (V) 97, Ryan Bruce (JV) 101, John Bonini (JV) 105, Joey Sequeria (JV) 106

On Tuesday, Whitney won with a score of 236 to 239.  Leland Munn had CB’s best score of 42.  It was the first fun day to play golf and we got done before it was dark.

Men’s Lacrosse: JV Men’s Lacrosse started last week and continues into this week.  The JV squad lost the first two games against tough opponents in Livermore (10-2)  and Vista Del Lago (15-4).  Despite the score the team continues to show improvements each week and will look for a bounce back win this upcoming week at Cardinal Newman on Tuesday, March 13th.   JV team is a collection of experienced and new to the sport players.  The coaching staff is excited to see new to the sport players like Matt & Joe Solari and Tyler Valerio ramp into the team quickly with strong contributions in the past two games.

Varsity Men’s Lacrosse is off to a 1-2 start this year.  Loses coming against Livermore (15-2) and Vista Del Lago (16-3).  The single victory coming against Casa Roble (12-3) this week.  After rough start the Varsity team came together to get the win against a gutty Casa Roble squad.  Scoring was led by Erik Ousahakoff with 5 goals on the game.  Running his team leading total to 9 goals on the season.  Team received strong defensive support across the board from all d-poles.  Anchoring the win was goalie Even Recanzone with a first half shout out.  Please come out and cheer on both lacrosse teams during the next home game on Tuesday, March 20th against St. Mary’s of Stockton.  3:30pm JV & 5:30pm Varsity.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Varsity lacrosse lost a close in the last minute to Justin Siena 6-7.  The team had no subs and gave Justin Siena a run for their money. Defense lead by Mia Nieves, Kendall Ralph, Isa Warford, and Izzy Wynn slowed Justin Siena’s fast break offense numerous times and Navneet Khaira had over 10 saves. They worked as a unit shutting down cutters, picking up groundballs, and clearing the ball out of their zone. Mary Enos and Ari Castillo had several stellar draw controls. The team came back from being 3 down to tie the score twice. Sydney Obmann had her first varsity goal, Ari Castillo scored 2, Lily Wirty, Mary Enos, and Kate Donovan also scored. The team is fired up to take on Bishop O’Dowd on Friday

JV lacrosse lost 5-7 in their 2nd game of the season. They are really piecing together their skills they are practicing and are hungry for a win.  Jasmine Moore made her first appearance in goal. Ruby Lazard scored two goals and Sarah Louie score two as well.  The team is young and hardworking, the coaches can’t wait to see them play next week.

CB Rugby – (Saturday 3/3/18) The Falcons traveled to Carmichael to square off against their archrival, the Jesuit Marauders in a Non-League Match that saw standing water on the field, wind, rain, sunshine, and even hail:

JV – The Marauders would get two scores by the 12th minute of the match and take a 12-0 lead. In the 18th minute and behind some powerful running by Forwards Rafael Burgos, Michael Regino and Ramu Lotima, Calvin Fiske was able to bull his way across the Try-line for the Falcon’s first score. Ramu would add the conversion and bring the Falcons within a score (7-12). The Marauders would get a late first-half try and go into half-time leading 17-7. The Marauders would open the second-half with another Try and take a 24-7 lead. Brandon Guillen and Jon Pearson would each score impressive Trys but the Falcons wouldn’t catch the Marauders and would lose 34-19. The coaching staff was very proud of the entire JV Team as there were many bright spots for the Falcons! Behind some outstanding jumps from Lock, Tommy Milton, the Falcons would dominate the Line-outs while Freddy Stewart, Jon Ferguson, and Zach Polzin provided strong support at the Rucks. Brandon Guillen along with Patrick Pierson, Jon Pearson, and Calvin Fiske put on a tackling clinic and Freshmen Scum-half Jared Hunter was all over the Pitch distributing the ball and making tackles.

Varsity – The Falcons fell behind quickly 8-0 but responded quickly with a score of their own as Sophomore 8-man, Brandon Guillen scored from the back of the scum from 6 meters out. The Marauders would dominate the first-half behind some excellent kick-n-chase tactics as they went into half-time with a 35-7 lead. However, the second-half belonged to the Falcons as they would out score the Marauders 19-14. Jeremy Fernandez would take an excellent off-load from Jack O’Hearn, find space and the Try-zone from 15 meters out. After another outstanding run from Jack O’Hearn, and with a strong push from Greg Penalba, Aidan O’Malley would lower his shoulder and force the ball across the Try-line for another Falcons score (O’Hearn – Conversion). Jeremy Fernandez would follow-up his earlier Try with an outstanding interception and run as he took the ball 60+ meters for his second Try of the match (Colin McCarly – Conversion).. The Falcons may have lost 49-24 but they showed true resilience as they dominated the second-half. The entire Forward Pack ran well with Trey Price, Nick Piper, and JT Ledesma leading the charge. Travis Vaughn, Brennan Eckle, and Eric Cano showed what outstanding tackling looks like and the Backs had some hard runs from Alex Asher, who would carry multiple Marauders on his back while carrying the ball and it took a platoon of Marauders to bring down Jack O’Hearn whenever he ran the ball. Fullback Jelani Morton, showed true grit and made all the right adjustments as he found himself under incredible pressure the entire game. Owen Clark continues to show his versatility as he, tackles, rucks, poaches, and passes while exceling at the Scrum-half position!

Next Up – Cougar Rugby Club (3/10/18 @ Will Rodgers Middle School (JV @ 10:00am and Varsity @ 12:00pm)

Varsity Softball:

On Tuesday, the Lady Falcons softball team made it 3 wins in a row with a 10-5 victory over the visiting Inderkum Tigers.  Winning Pitcher was Cece Sidley (2-0) with help at the plate from Giana Hays, 3X4, HR; Grace Hartwick, 3X4, 2b; Amanda Ledesma, 3X4, 2 2b and Jessica Hennelly had a 3b.

Season record 3-0

JV Softball: The Lady Falcons had a home game vs. Inderkum on Tuesday. The game started off strong with the young Falcons team scoring 4 runs in the first inning, but the Tigers were no match only able to get one run on the board. The Falcons remained strong throughout the whole game scoring 7 more runs in the last four innings, while Inderkum was only able to get three more across. Key hits from freshman Victoria Fenner and catcher Bel Moreno (3B) contributed to the many runs scored. Sophomore Abby Kauss also contributed on offense going 3/4.  Starting freshman pitcher Victoria Fenner remained strong throughout the whole game, and contributed to the Lady Falcons win with 10 recorded strikeouts and only giving up two walks. The Lady Falcons come out on top of the Inderkum Tigers with a score of 11-4. Good Job Lady Falcons!!! Record 2-1

Men’s Tennis:  The tennis team lost to Kennedy High School last Friday but there were some signs of great things to come for the young Men’s Tennis team.  Sophomore Chris Fong, playing at #1 singles remained unbeaten with a straight set 6-4, 7-5 win against Kennedy’s best player.  Then at #2 singles, Freshman Anthony Tan Andia breezed through his opponent in straight sets also.  Playing in the last match of the day at #3 singles, with both teams watching and yelling encouragement, freshman Alex Stone grinded out a 6-4, 7-6 win in the dim light of Laguna Creek Racquet Club.  Alex staged a gutty comeback in the second set tiebreak to take home the win for the Falcons.  Both Freshman singles players, Tan Andia and Stone have yet to lose this year.  They followed up wins at Kennedy in the next match against Valley High School.  Again, Tan Andia and Stone fought though long matches to win and stay undefeated.  Freshman Ryan Price and Jr. Marvin Shi won at #1 doubles but the Falcons fell to a deep Valley team stocked with Seniors.


Track:  Seven of our distance runners competed in the elite Sac State Invitational on Saturday and proved themselves quite worthy of this level of competition. Malia led things off with a solid effort over 3200 meters against some of the best runners in the area. This is pretty heady company for a freshman in only the second-high school track meet

of her life. While not quite a PR she ran well and the experience will be invaluable in the future. Next up were the varsity guys and they lit it up. Isaiah led the way with a PR 9:48 followed closely by Nevin, who chopped a massive 20 sec. off his previous best all the way down to 9:50. Sam was no slouch either, cutting his best to 10:06. Pretty good stuff.

Next up were the half milers, with Aileen leading off with a seasonal best. By the time the Enrique toed the line the weather had really begun to deteriorate, with winds increasing and rain beginning. Not to be deterred, he turned in a PR of 2:05 with a big finish against a very strong headwind. Patrick was in the next heat and the conditions went

from bad to abominable in a matter of seconds. 25 mph winds and a downpour laced with hail greeted the runners. Despite all this he ran 1:59 after being tripped twice in the first 50 meters and having to come from the back of the pack. All in all, it was a very good day.

Men’s Varsity VolleyballMen’s volleyball suffered their first lost this season against Davis 1-3.  Although the falcons took the first set, they couldn’t maintain the lead, losing the next three sets in extra points. The team bounced back on Wednesday with an exciting five set win over Sheldon 3-2. Senior Cesar Borrego earned the final four consecutive kills to win the fourth set and keep his team in the game. The falcons take on the McClatchy lions on Monday at home.

Men’s JV VolleyballThe Falcons continue to fly high as they went 2-0 on the week and 4-0 overall on the season. On Monday (3/5) Christian Brothers traveled to Davis High School to take on the Blue Devils. Daniel Larsen-Anderson led the Falcons with 7 aces during the match. The Falcons won the match 2-0 by the scores of 25-20 and 25-17. Sam Ratliff led the Falcons with 4 kills during the match. On Wednesday, the Falcons returned home for a home match against the West Campus Warriors. Nathan Hatch led the team with 6 kills during the 3 set match. Liam Rapp, the team’s libero, lead the team with 5 digs during the match. Christian Brothers defeated West Campus 2-1 (25-19, 20-25, 15-5) to improve to 4-0 on the season.


Women’s BB vs. Dublin H.S.

Round 2 Nor Cal Playoffs

Saturday, March 10th @ 6pm

Ron Limeberger Gym