Coaches Box 4/5

Falcon’s Sports News


Quote of the day:

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.“

John Wooden


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Head Coaches: Please check the weekly game and practice schedule. Any changes need to be sent to Mrs. Barela by noon on Monday.

Reminder: On Wednesday, April 10, we are hosting “Freshman Welcome Night.”  This is a mandatory event for all varsity head coaches. This event builds your program for the future and this will be your first introduction to the class of 2023. Also please ensure that all practices end by 4:45 p.m. and that your athletes and coaches who are not working the event depart from campus no later than 5:15 p.m. Coach’s attire is khaki pants and CB coach’s shirt. If you have a student-athlete helping you that evening, please make sure that they are also in the proper attire. THANK YOU!

Christian Brothers Athletics now has an app!!! Download CB Falcons from the app store. This new app will allow you to view in-game scores, upload pictures and videos, tag athletes, receive push notifications, and much more. Check it out!

If you have any action photos from any of our sports teams, please send them to We’d love to put more photos of our student-athletes on our website and new app.

Track & Field

Last weekend, a few of our Falcon runners competed in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto. Isaiah Jimenez ’19 and Nevin Afong ’19 competed in the 3200m against the fastest runners in NorCal. Isaiah took 9th with a time of 9:35 and Nevin took 11th with a season best of 9:37. Rafael Fernandez ’20 competed in the 110m High Hurdles and placed 24th with a season best of 16 seconds. Chloe Decker ’21 placed 21st in the 100m with a time of 12.83 seconds. Columba Effiong ’22 continues to put CB on the map with qualifying 7th for the 100m finals with a time of 12.39 seconds. Columba was finally pushed this season and shocked us all as she ran a 12.03 and placed 2nd behind the 3rd fastest girl in the state. Columba is currently the 14th fastest girl and 3rd fastest freshman in the state! Brett Petkus ’20 competed in the Delta College Invitational in Stockton and won 1st place in the Long Jump with a new PR of 21 feet 5 inches. He is now 10th in the section and 6th on CB’s All-Time list!




The dive team had their last dual meet against Rio yesterday.  It was fun to have the swim team there with us to cheer on their divers.  Our team was led by Simone Gandy ’21 at this meet.  We also had Lily Ruyak ’22 and Melody Lednicky ‘22 perform to their personal best.  We will all participate in an Invitational on Saturday which will help prepare the divers for league next week.  All of the dual meets required 6 dives, but from here on to Sections the team will have to perform 11 dives.  Championships, here we come!



The CB swim team visited Rio Americano yesterday for their last league meet. Although the Falcons fell short to the Raiders as a team, a few Falcons stood out and scored some points for CB. The JV boys Parker Spellacy ’22, Dominic Rodriguez ’21, Patrick Cahill ’22 and Dylan Delucchi ’21, took first in the 200 yard medley relay and qualified for sections. The JV boys continued to score points with individual wins by Luc Tran ’22 in the 200 Freestyle and Parker Spellacy ’22 in the 200 Individual Medley. For our sprint events, Dylan Delucchi ’21 won the 50 Freestyle for JV boys while freshmen Casey Stone’22 won for the varsity girls.  For the 100 Freestyle, freshman Eliza Mikacich ’22 placed second for JV girls, as did William Rolleri ’21 for JV boys. Senior Aly Roberts ’19, took a first place finish in the distance event for Varsity girls while Brooke Brandenburger ’22 took second place for JV girls. The Freshmen girls continued to score points for CB through the end of the meet with wins from Melody Lednicky-Lehman ’22 and Karina Elliott ’22 in the 100 Backstroke and 100 Breastroke.


The CB swim team is now preparing for CAL league champs next week and is getting excited for some fast swimming!


Varsity Baseball

CB Falcons has no scheduled league games with week, as it is a bye-week. The team does travel down to Stockton to face the hard charging Bear Creek Bruins on Saturday for a non-conference game.


CB resumes league play again next week facing the El Camino Eagles.


Women’s Lacrosse

Varsity fought against a skilled Davis team but lost 8-23. Goals by Ari Castillo, Ashlinn Phipps, Sydney Obmann. Megan Cann continues to improve and hustle on the draws. Katie Gergen and Elizabeth Cotillo slide hard on the ball and speedily picked up ground balls. Holy Sticks is Friday afternoon, come support!


Women’s JV Lacrosse

JV came really close to beat Davis in a back and forth game 13-16. Tessa Easterling  saved shot after shot in goal. Numerous goals were scored by Elise Newton, Jaden Herne, and Ava Dominguez.  They are looking to beat Saint Francis again Friday in Holy Sticks

Men’s Lacrosse

Men’s lacrosse started the week with a rematch against Davis High School.   While the season opener against Davis was a shutout in favor of Davis, the Falcons showed how much they have improved since the beginning of the year.  While Davis won the game 8-3, the Falcons were in it right up until the end.  It was a strong performance against a well-established Davis program.  Kelliah Tarver scored his fifth goal of the season while Sam Ketcher added goals six and seven to his totals.  The team rounds out the week by traveling to Lincoln of Stockton on Friday.  The Falcons fell to Lincoln 10-9 earlier in the season, and have high hopes of bringing home a victory Friday evening.

Varsity Softball

Monday was a rain make-up date vs. Del Campo, which we played in a continuous drizzle. Cece Sidley threw a complete game, surrendering only 6 hits and one run, while striking out 7 and issuing no walks. CB had only 6 hits but made two of those really count. Cece had an RBI double in 2nd inning, scoring Grace Tangen who had reached base on a walk. Then in the bottom of the 7th, Karina Brouwer reached first on a bunt single. She was sacrificed to 2nd by Hannah Gruber. Giana Hays walked, followed by Gina Matista loading the bases with an infield hit. Marissa Alders then scored Karina from third with the game winning base hit.
Wednesday, we traveled to Inderkum to face the Tigers. Although hits for each team were about equal, Inderkum had to HR’s and defeated the Falcons 7-1. CB simply could not get the timely hit. We left 11 runners on base with 8 of those in scoring position, 5 on 2nd and 3 on 3rd. Hannah Gruber and Karina Brouwer went 2X2 while Jessica Hennelly had a double, scoring Giana Hays for our only run.
Next up is El Camino on Friday, but the weather forecast is not promising.
Our record now is 7-3-1 over all and we are 2-1 in league play.

JV Softball

March 29 – Our Lady Falcons visited Rio Americano for a league matchup.  CB was able to get an early 2-0 lead scoring both runs in the 2nd inning, but the momentum could not hold with Rio scoring 6 runs in the 3rdAnjalina Dahdouh ’22, Jenna Puumala ’22, Kylie Nelson ’22, and Abigail Kauss ’20 (double) each collected two hits. The team managed to outhit their opponent tallying 13 hits on the day.  Ultimately, the defense could not make enough plays to pull out a win.  In the 8-4 loss, starting pitcher Dahdouh ’22 added 13 more strikeouts to her total. Record: 4-6 League 1-1

April 1 – The Lady Falcons had a home league game vs Del Campo.  The visiting team jumped on our team early and it was too much to overcome.  In the high scoring 18-6 loss, CB did manage to collect 9 hits of their own.  Hitting highlights were Anjalina Dahdouh ’22 went 2×2 scoring 2 runs and Kylie Nelson ’22 was 2×3, both going deep for homeruns. Nelson ’22 also added a double and 4 RBIs for the day. Yvette Castellanos ’22 contributed 2 hits. Dahdouh ’22 pitched all 6 innings in a rain shortened game striking out 9 batters. Record: 4-7 League 1-2

April 3 – The Lady Falcons trying to end their 3 game losing streak and needing a confidence boost had an away game vs Inderkum.  Three run 3rd and 4th innings were enough to secure the 7-3 victory.  CB tallied 16 hits on the day. Yvette Castellanos ’22, Angeline Picou ’22, Anjalina Dahdouh ’22 (double/2 Runs), Kylie Nelson ’22 (2 doubles/2 RBI/2 Runs), Julia Mamea ’22 (2 Runs), and Jenna Puumala ’22 all had multiple hits. Castellanos ’22 went 4-for-5 at the plate. Dahdouh ’22 surrendered three runs on six hits over 7 innings, striking out 10 and walking zero.  Record: 5-7 League 1-2

Next up will be 2 important away league games vs Vista del Lago (4/10) and Del Campo (4/12).  Go Brothers!



Men’s Tennis

We have inched closer to our first sectional playoff in years with a 1-1 week.   We started the week with a difficult match against Vista Del Lago in a match that seemed like it was over too quickly.  Then we bounced back with an 8-1 win vs. El Camino moving the team to 5-3 in league and putting us on the brink of the sectional playoffs. Chris Fong ’20 won (6-1, 6-0) against Steven Tyler of El Camino in a lopsided affair that showed how well Chris is playing.  Last year Chris had two tight matches against him and this year he is dominating.  Then at #2 Anthony Tan Andia ’21 returned to form with a (6-1, 6-1) win, followed by Alex Stone ’21,  a (6-0, 6-2) winner.  Then Kai Hay ’20, Ryan Price ’21 and Sean Johnson ’22 all won in straight sets to push the match to 6-0, deciding the match before the doubles started.  As usual seniors Brandon Luong ’19, and Andres Yalan won at #1 doubles, (6-3, 6-3).  Finally, Cristian Gordon ’22, teamed with Noah Opada ’19, to finish the dual match by winning (6-0, 7-5).  On the immediate horizon is a match against Del Campo on Tuesday, a team we beat 9-0 two weeks ago.  If we win, we move on!


Boys Varsity Volleyball

Volleyball took on Capital Christian to continue league action this week. After dropping a tough first set, the falcons bounced back closing out the match in four (3-1). Junior Liam Rapp ‘20 took on the challenge of a front row position and never looked back, earning 9 kills for his team that night.  The falcons returned home on Wednesday to play Rio Americano. Although they put up a strong battle, including pushing an 18-24 deficit to 26-28, the falcons couldn’t beat the raiders, losing in four sets (1-3).   They take on Kennedy tonight at home.


Boys JV Volleyball

Jv Boys Volleyball had a nail biting game against Rio on Wednesday taking the match in two 28-26 and 28-26. We are looking forward to our match tonight against Kennedy and then our tournament at Granite Bay on Saturday.  Go Falcons!


Men’s JV Golf

The JV Boys team had two matches this week at Davis on Monday and against Vista Del Lago at home at Bing Maloney.  The team lost to a very strong Davis team 206 to 252 on Monday.  The team had problems driving and couldn’t seem to find the fairway on Monday.  Despite our troubles, Greg Stone, Sophomore, 2021, played really well with the only score in the 40s.  On Wednesday, the team snapped back with their best performance of the year with all six inn the 40s beating Vista Del Lago, 226 to 247.  Freshmen Matt Horan and Matt Lynn ‘22, led the way with a 43 and 44, with Joseph Solari, 2021, shooting a 45 and Kyle Krause ‘22, a 46. Gabriel Rosario ‘20 and Greg Stone ‘21, rounded out the solid play each with a 48.  The team is now 2 and 4 in league and overall with three matches next week.



Games of the Week


Monday (8:00)

At Haggin Oaks Golf Course


Baseball vs El Camino

Thursday (4:00)