April 17 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team helped their playoff cause with an 8-1 road win over the Nordhoff Rangers. The Warriors Miles Souza went the distance on the mound as he threw 64 of his 90 pitches for strikes, as he walked one, struck out three, gave up six hits and surrendered one unearned run. Leadoff hitter Chase Mayer was one for two with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI. Tyler Cervantes in the fifth spot, scored twice and delivered an RBI single. Souza also had an RBI single, two walks and two runs scored. Catcher Diego Hernandez had a pair of hits and scored a run.

   April 19 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team captured a 2-0 Citrus Coast League win and a season series sweep over the Nordhoff Rangers. Senior lefty Chase Mayer and the Warriors retired 20 batters without a hit, but Nordhoff mustered a single in the seventh for their only hit. Second baseman Miles Souza, shortstop Jacob Macias and third baseman Tyler Cervantes all made plays in the field in supportive roles. In the second inning, Luke Lounsbury drove in Cervantes with a drive to left center and Souza came home in the sixth on a fly to right off the bat of Hernandez. Mayer threw 87 pitches to dispatch the Rangers, facing 24 batters. The southpaw struck out eight and walked one, and no Ranger made it beyond second base.

Track and field

   April 20 – The Carpinteria High School track and field four x 400-meter relay team of Saul Hernandez, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson, Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson and Victor Rinaldi took the title at last Saturday’s County Championships held in Santa Ynez. The foursome collectively ran a time of 3:33.72 minutes. Rinaldi also finished second in the 400m dash with a time of 52.08 seconds, and Fatima Cervantes became a county champion in the Frosh/Soph division of the girls high jump, clearing an even five feet.  


   April 18 – The Carpinteria High School swim team hosted Fillmore for their final home swim meet of the season, capturing a victory on the girls side, 92-67, and falling short on the boys side, 65-60. Junior Sydney Endow beat her previous 200-meter individual medley time and put herself deeper into CIF consideration. “Sophomore Beau Persoon also had an incredible meet, qualifying for CIF consideration in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events, a goal he has been striving for throughout the season,” said Warriors coach Sergio Castaneda. “Lastly, we would like to recognize our seniors as this was their last home meet. Amy Perez, Jessica Cruz and JR Hajducko are all incredible components of the team that have improved immensely and are consistently placing in races,” added Castaneda.  

Boys tennis

   April 18 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team defeated Cate in a non-league match, 11-7, in competition that was continued from play postponed about six weeks ago. In singles, Myles Morgan and Austin Stone went 2-1 each with both players facing Cate’s Ethan Ha. “Carlos Costilla also played his best matches of the year to go 1-1 on the day,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. In doubles, Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski swept. Solomon Nahooikaika/Kirby Zapata went 2-0 together. Ian McCurry/Esteban Zapata went 1-2. 

Girls lacrosse

   April 16 – The Cate School girls lacrosse team dropped a 9-6 decision to Dos Pueblos. “Josie Erickson and Maya Fenelon were simply outstanding on defense and in the midfield,” said Rams coach Renee Mack. “Junior Emily Calkins and sophomore Riley Borchardt were also smart and hard-working on defense,” explained Mack. Cate collected two goals apiece from Maddie Erikson and Lily Zanze. “Piper Brooks was relentless and always a support pass away and Mia Foster, once again, was critical in the midfield transitions and re-defends,” explained Mack. Kenzie Davison tallied a goal, and Andreah Graf and Lilly Riehl picked up an assist apiece. Goalie Liza Borghesani made five saves.

   April 18 – The Cate School girls lacrosse team beat San Marcos, 15-5. “Although everyone played well, Lilly Riehl, Piper Brooks and Josie Erickson stood out in the midfield,” said Rams coach Renee Mack. The Cate girls lacrosse team found their stride Thursday at San Marcos. The win was a shared effort by everyone on the team. Cate girls lacrosse went on a 6-2 scoring run in the first half and beat San Marcos 15-5 on Thursday. San Marcos scored 21 seconds into the game and the Cate defense shut down the Royals for the next 17 minutes before responding with four goals to break the game open and take an 11-3 halftime advantage. “The defense: Maya Fenelon, Riley Borchardt, Emily Calkins and Tori Trimble continued to work well together by reading the situation and making the right decisions on double teams and slides,” added Mack. Riehl had seven goals and two assists, Mia Foster had four goals and two assists and Brooks notched a goal and four assists. Liza Borghesani made five saves. The Rams are now 5-7 on the year. 

Boys volleyball

   April 18 – The Cate School boys volleyball team lost in a battle to Santa Ynez Valley High School in five sets: 25-19, 16-25, 25-20, 15-25 and 15-13. Behind the setting of sophomore Albert Barber, junior Theo Mack and senior Cullen Barber led with double doubles with Mack charting 24 kills and 14 digs and Barber contributing 14 kills and 10 digs. Mack also had two blocks while Cullen matched senior Carson Williams with four blocks apiece. Albert finished the night with nine digs and a high of 32 assists. “Santa Ynez was a fun, competitive team to play, keeping us on our toes,” said Rams coach K.C. Collins. “We have a lot to take away and learn from this match as we ready ourselves to head into CIF playoffs,” concluded Collins.

Boys baseball

The Cate baseball team played Newbury Park Adventist, winning their last home game of the season, 19-9. Junior Dalton Phillips, Freshmen Theo Hansen and Tyler Tom all pitched for Cate. “Matty Holmes, class of ‘22, Jack Deardorff, class of ‘19, and Kevin Morales, class of ‘21 all made great plays defensively,” said Rams assistant and Sports Information Director Dave Soto. The Rams finished with nine hits. Deardorff and sophomore Daniel Panadero each had a double. Every Ram in uniform played, either getting an at bat or playing in the field. 

Track and field  

   April 20 – Cate School track and field sprinter, Buba Fofunah won two races at the Santa Barbara County Championships on Saturday at Santa Ynez. The soccer standout took the 100 meters with a time of 11.04 seconds, and then triumphed with a time of 22.45 in the 200. Rivers Sheehan captured the triple jump on the girls side, traveling 16 feet, seven inches. Sheehan also placed second in the long jump with a mark of 35 feet, one inch.

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