Falcons Sports Update 3/21/18

Track

By Claire Jahns

This past Saturday, our Falcons distance team competed in the Dublin Distance Fiesta.  The Falcons had a great meet, with 19 personal records and five seasonal bests. Malia Gay ’21 came in 1st place in her 1600, cutting 23 seconds off of her old record.  Raphael Lobo ’21 came in 2nd place in his 800 and cut 10 seconds off of his old record, dipping under the 5 minute mark in his 1600. Sam Copley ’19 came in 2nd place and got a personal record in his 1600. Blake Adolphson ’21, Jimmy White ’19, and Jahon Eslamian ’20 double PR’d in the 800 and 1600.  Jacob Schnetz ’21 and Jack Stokes ’21 improved their lifetime bests in their 3200; Jacob improved by 19 seconds and Jack improved by 17 seconds. Jackson Ryan ’20, Patrick Wiseman ’18 and Julia Padilla ’18 got seasonal bests in their 800s. Padilla and Miguel Menchaca ’19 got seasonal bests in their 1600.  The Falcons look to continue their winning streak this Saturday at the annual Glenn Poole Invitational at Oakmont High School.

Men’s Golf

By Jason Carrey

Yesterday, CB Men’s Golf team took to the course fresh off their impressive tournament win on Monday morning. Despite rain and unbearable conditions, the match against Casa Roble was still on and the Falcons looked to win their first league match of the season. CB played through the harsh conditions and managed to pull out a convincing first CAL win. CB shot 198 as a team, led by senior leader Eric McMullen ’18, who shot a 36 and was even par for the 9 holes. Following Eric, Willie Osen ’18 and Colton Hall ’20 both shot a 39 and Jacob Jones ’18 and Aaron Davis ’18 each tagged on a 42. The Rams shot 309 as a team, so the Falcons won by a convincing score of 309-198, a 111 stroke win in their first league match. The big victory is a great sign for the Falcons golf team as they can build off of their tournament win and this win over Casa Roble to propel themselves forward in CAL play. Their next match is Thursday at Haggin Oaks against Mira Loma at 3 PM. CB looks to go 2-0 in the Capital Athletic League, and they look to dominate the league as their run to a section championship is underway in league play.

Women’s Lacrosse

By Nick Smith

In the past few weeks, the CBHS Varsity Women’s Lax team has been facing a turbulent beginning to their season. After a couple of narrow, one point losses against teams like College Park and Justin-Siena, a number of cancelled matches due to hectic weather, and a devastating ten point loss to Bishop O’Dowd, the team has been given some poor luck and rough competition. However, our girls have resolved themselves to bring about a change, beginning with their matchup against Rio Americano on Tuesday. With some composed coaching from coaches Cheryl Flaherty and Scott Coyner, the Lady Falcons were more than ready to take on the difficult opposition of the Raiders. As the rain drizzled over the Rio fields, the competition got heated. The CB offense worked  well and the team was vocal and connected. Swift offensive moves from our girls resulted in a number of goals early in the match. Excellent goals came from Jules Fuhs ’18, Kate Donovan ’18, Mary Enos ’18, Ashlinn Phipps ’19, Ari Castillo ’19, Ashley Valerio ’19, and Sydney Obmann ’20. Though the Raiders gave a tough battle, putting seven balls in the back of the CB net, our girls stayed strong and fended off the opposition. Our Lady Falcons won with a score of 11-7, earning their first win of the season. The girls will now face the even greater opponent of Davis this Friday. The best of luck to the girls as they continue in their season.