Coaches Box 3/8

Falcon’s Sports News


Quote of the day:

“If your WHY is strong enough, your will figure out HOW.“

Bill Walsh


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Track & Field

This past weekend, 10 of our Falcon athletes competed in the rainy conditions at the Sacramento State Classic. The morning kicked off with Isaiah Jimenez ’19 taking 2nd in the 3200m with a time of 9:32 setting a new PR and moving into 2nd on the CB All-Time list. Nevin Afong ’19 finished 11th with a time of 9:46 and Alberto Mujica ’19 finished 21st with a time of 10:05. Rafael Fernandez ’20 finished 6th in the 110m High Hurdles and 14th in the 300m Hurdles. Brett Petkus ’20 finished 6th in the Long Jump and Jelani Morton ’19 finished 31st. Enrique Verschoor ’19 finished 20th in the 800m with a time of 2:06. Malia Gay ’21 finished 7th in the 800m with a time of 2:26 and PR’d in the 1600m with a time of 5:34. Chloe Decker ’21 finished 11th in the 100m with a time of 13.04 and 12th in the 200m with a time of  27.54. Columba Effiong ’22 made her High School debut and put on a show. The freshman won the 100m with a school record 12.32 seconds! She then set another school record in the 200m in a time of 25.74 seconds placing 4th. Both were PRs for her. She leads the section currently in both events and is 6th in the State of California in the 100m. Congrats to all our Falcon Track and Field Athletes!


On Monday, our Track and Field team took on Jesuit, St. Francis, and Cristo Rey in the annual Holy Spikes meet hosted at Jesuit. For the Varsity Men, Brett Petkus ’20 got 3rd in 100m with a time of 11.80 and 1st in the Long Jump with a mark of 19 feet 9 inches. Isaiah Jimenez ’19 got 3rd in the 400m with a time of 55.87. Nevin Afong ’19 got 3rd in the 800m with a time of 2:02. Rafael got 1st in the 300m Hurdles and 2nd in the 300m Hurdles. Danny Marquez ’19 took 2nd in both the Shot Put and Discus throwing marks of 32-11 and a PR of 102-01. For Varsity Women, Chloe Decker ’21 took 1st in the 100m with a time of 12.92 and 2nd in the 200m with a time of 26.13. Malia Gay ’21 took 3rd in the 400m with a PR of 62.94 and 1st in the 3200m. Elizabeth Hinton ’20, Mel Fetuu ’19, and Emily Hancock ’20 swept the Discus and Shot Put. And Columba Effiong ’22 set another school record in the 400m, running a blazing time of 58.22 seconds, good for 8th in the State of California. She also won the 200m. CB took down our rivals in a fair amount of events but the number of athletes were too much to overcome. Varsity Men lost 104-53 and Varsity Women lost 107-45.



Results from Friday’s meet.


  1. EC
  2. Marisa Cabrera. 126.35
  3. Shannon Shaw 124.85
  4. Simone Gandy 120.45
  5. EC
  6. Lily Ruyak 107.75
  7. Sara Littlejohn 107.20
  8. Bella Latino. 93.45
  9. Sydney Smith. 86.70
  10. Marisa Galvan. 51.20



  1. EC
  2. Emmanuel Mayo. 137.65


Great diving for the cold weather!


Women’s Varsity Lacrosse

Varsity Lacrosse fought a skilled Berkeley High team in the pouring rain, they lost 8-13. However, the score does not show how hard they hustled the whole game. Goals were scored by Ashlinn Phipps ’19, Ari Castillo ’19, Sydney Obmann ‘20 and Lily Witry ‘20.  They hope to bounce back next week again Bella Vista and Vista Del Lago

Women’s JV Lacrosse

Played their first game against Berkeley High and lost 2-13. Gia Stark ‘22 scored the first goal of the season and a first-ever goal for her. The team learned a lot about flow of the game. Friday they scrimmaged St. Francis. The score wasn’t kept but they enjoyed the experience.


Men’s Lacrosse

Men’s lacrosse had a tough game at Jesuit this week, but the bright spots in the game were the first scores of the season by Tyler Valerio ’21 and Matt Solari ’21. The offense continued to play strong, with several shots on goal that were almost perfect. The team travels to Stockton to play St. Mary’s this Friday night and travels to Vista del Lago next week.


Varsity Softball

We are still on our undefeated streak (three scrimmage wins).  Rain has prevented us from playing.  So far, we have rescheduled 3 games and cancelled one.

However, the weather looks to be cooperating and we should get in two games today, Madera and Douglas, Nevada.

Everyone seems more than ready to go.  No injuries and no illnesses.  We will be solid defensively, with veteran players at all positions.  However, not being able to actually hit live pitching is cause for some concern.  Douglas, like us, will be playing their first game of the season but Madera (5-4) has nine games under their belts.


Men’s Tennis

We lost to River City 5-3 despite some great performances. Chris Fong (’20) playing # 1 singles won going away (6-2, 6-0). Brandon Luong (’19) playing his first singles match won (6-3, 6-4).  In the match of the day, Ryan Price (’21) came from behind in a stirring performance watched by both teams and supporters.  Ryan won (7-6, 5-7, 10-8).  He was down 3-8 in the third set tiebreaker  before reeling off 7 in a row to win 10-8.  We face Kennedy, and Capital Christian next week.

Boys Varsity Volleyball

Varsity men’s volleyball brought in two more wins this week with exciting performances over league opponents Sac High and Capital Christian. On Friday, the falcons took on the dragons at home, dominating in straight sets ( 25-9, 25-11, 25-16).  Sophomore Nathan Hatch ’21 made his debut back from a knee injury, leading his team in kills with 9.  On the service line, Jack Milliken ’19 racked up the points with 6 aces. Overall, an impressive performance from the falcons. On Wednesday, CB hosted Capital Christian and although they dropped the first set (23-25), they were able to bounce back and secure the win in the next three sets (25-18, 25-16, 25-12). Liam Rapp ’20 lead his team in serve receive passes with 13 allowing for a strong offensive performance from Riley Piccione ’20 with 7 kills.  Tonight CB travels to Rio to continue league action.


Boys JV Volleyball

JV Boys Volleyball met up again with West Campus on Friday. We were given a chance to redeem ourselves and we DID! We lost the first set 25-18, came back and won second set 25-12, and the final set 15-4. We had an impressve amount of serving, kills, and blocks that assisted in this win! Ryan Rodriguez ’22 had 1 Kill, 3 Digs, 3 Aces, Josh Elboom ’22 had 3 Digs and 1 Ace, John Piegaro ’22 had 5 Kills, 2 Blocks, 8 Digs, and 2 Aces, Nick Edgar ’22 had 1 Kill, 7 Digs, 1 Ace, Christian Watkins ’22 had 7 Digs and 2 Aces, Tim Warford ’21 had 3 Kills, 6 Blocks, Miguel Maestu ’21 had 1 Kill, Cade Berglund ’21 had Block, Karsten Thomas ’22 had 1 Block, Brenton Grandstaff ’22 had 4 Digs. We then matched up with Capitol Christian but unfortunately they had to forfeit due to not having enough healthy players. Although the match was a forfeit, the two teams played in a scrimmage. We took a slow start and lost the first set.We then regrouped and decided to play as a team and took the next two sets to make the Win official. We did change things up a bit and the whole team was able to see court time resulting in some great stats! Ryan Rodriguez ’22 had 2 Kills, 2 Blocks and 1 Ace, John Piegaro ’22 had 1 Kill 9 Digs and 9 Aces, Nick Edgar ’22 had 2 Kills, 2 Blocks, and 3 digs, Liam Fischer ’22 had 3 Aces, Tim Warford ’21 had 2 Kills, 5 Blocks and 3 Aces, Miguel Maestu ’21 had 2 Kills, Manuel Ortega-Cano ’22 had 4 Digs, Marcos Galvan ’22 had 2 Digs, Brenton Grandstaff ’22 had 5 Digs. We are looking forward with meeting up with Rio on Friday the 8th at Rio at 5:15pm, come out and support your fellow Falcons!

Men’s Varsity Golf

Congratulations to the 7 student-athletes who made the Varsity Golf team Spring 2019:


  1. 1. John Snyder ‘20
  2. Hunter Leong ‘20
  3. Colton Hall ‘20
  4. Ryan Bruce ‘20
  5. Leland Munn ‘20
  6. Joseph Sequerira ‘20
  7. Conner Roncoroni ‘21


This was the opening week of Christian Brothers Men’s Varsity golf.  We started off with a Tournament sponsored By St. Mary’s high school . The Kickoff Classic took place at Stockton Golf and Country club in Stockton Ca.  We played 6 of our 7 Varsity Players. Hunter Leong ‘20 shot an 80 and finished in the Top 30. Colton Hall ‘20 shot 87 and Finished in the top 50. The team finished in 13th place with a score of 457, not the start we hoped for but a start we can build from. We have 2 more Tournaments and then league starts on the 19Th. Go Falcons!


Men’s JV Golf

After a sporadic preseason due to the inclement weather, the Boys JV Golf Season began in a positive way with a 272-293 upset of traditional league power Vista Del Lago at Empire Ranch GC.  Leading the way were Freshmen Matt Horan ‘22, and Kyle Krause ‘22, each with a 52 under tough soggy course conditions. Gabriel Rosario ‘20, also shot a solid 53 at the one spot.  Rounding out the top six were Dylan Tibon ‘20 with a 55, Connor McLaren-Finelli ‘20, with a 58 and Jacob Harris ‘21 with a 60.  The team is looking to build on their early success with a home match next week at Bing Maloney on Wednesday, March 13th, against Rio Americano as Freshman Matthew Lynn ‘22, and Sophomores Gregory Stone ‘21, and Joseph Solari ‘21 will be looking to contribute in their first matches.






Games of the Week

Baseball vs McClatchy

Saturday (10:00/1:00)


Men’s Tennis vs Capital Christian

Tuesday at Laguna Creek Racquet Club (3:30)