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Cate School Rams’ Kevin Ha powers up for a serve. 



Boys tennis   

   March 14 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team beat Hueneme in a Citrus Coast League match, 13-5. In singles, Cameron Gralewski, Corban Pampel and Austin Stone each went 2-0 before being subbed out. “Each seemed to win fairly comfortably as all three played sound tennis. But I was also very impressed with Zaidan Juarez and Ian Thomas who came in as subs but played really well and have made huge strides this season,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. In doubles, Luke Nahooikaika/Carlos Costilla went 2-0 before being subbed out, and Kirby Zapata/Solomon Nahooikaika went 2-1. “We started fast today and built a big lead which allowed us to get all of our players in, which is always a good thing,” added Bryant. Carpinteria is now 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the Citrus Coast League.

   March 21 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team traveled down to Pepperdine to play Malibu in the Citrus Coast League, winning 12-6. In doubles, Kirby Zapata/Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson swept and dropped one game. Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski went 2-0 together. Isaac Benitez/Ben Persoon won their only set, 6-2. In singles, Austin Stone went 3-0, dropping four games on the day. “They are a very fun and athletic team to watch, and I was really impressed with Carlos Costilla as he made a great comeback against the Sharks Number-one player before losing in a tiebreak,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. “Esteban Zapata also looked sharp in singles, he did a great job of moving the ball around the court and keeping his opponent on the run,” added Bryant.

   March 22 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team, Number-11 in Division Three lost to San Juan Hills, Number-10 in Division three in a non-league match, 9-9 (70-66). In doubles, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Kirby Zapata went 3-0 and Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski went 2-1. In singles, Austin Stone also went 2-1 and played against the Stallions’ Number-two player. “… I was really proud, and worried about Myles Morgan who moved to singles after a few weeks off, and then playing some doubles while he slowly came back from a knee injury,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. “Overall, we played very soundly, and I was happy to see us play such a solid team, with good depth, so tough,” added Bryant. Carpinteria is now 11-2 overall and still 6-0 in the Citrus Coast League. 

   April 1 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team defeated the Thacher Toads in a non-league match, 10-8. “I was really hoping we would have pulled away, but I give them credit as they just would not go away,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. Austin Stone went 3-0 and Myles Morgan went 2-1. In doubles, Kirby Zapata/Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson and Carlos Costilla/Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson each went 2-1 with wins against the Toads Number-two team; but both dropped sets to the Toads Number-one team. Ian McCurry/Cameron Gralewski went 1-2. Carpinteria is now 14-2 overall and still 6-0 in the Citrus Coast League.


   March 27 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team dropped a 2-1 decision at Santa Ynez. Right handers Miles Souza for the Warriors and Jackson Cloud for the Pirates toed the rubber for their respective teams and kept the offenses at bay. Carpinteria fell behind in the first inning to the Pirates 1-0, but the Warriors evened the score at 1-1 in the fifth when Chase Mayer’s sacrifice fly drove in Luke Lounsbury. The Pirates answered as Dante Berouty knocked in Mason Young from second base with two outs. The Warriors are 7-4 on the year; while, Santa Ynez improves to 9-6-1. 


   March 29 – The Carpinteria High School swim team raced against the Nordhoff Rangers on the last day of spring break with the girls falling 113 to 52, and the boys also finishing second by a score of 75-67. In the 200 Individual Medley, junior Sydney Endow swam past all her competitors and qualified for CIF consideration. Sophomore Beau Persoon won both the 200 and 50-meter freestyle events. “The Warriors swam hard, but were unable to stay ahead of the Rangers,” said Carpinteria coach Sergio Castaneda. “The team continues to steadily improve,” added Castaneda. 

Boys golf

   April 2 – The Carpinteria High School boys golf team beat Villanova Prep, 247-271, in a nine-hole, non-league dual match Tuesday at Soule Park. Jose Gonzalez tied two Wildcats (Keanu Ramirez and Conner Quest) for first place with a 47. Jacob Mata and Tristan Kelly shot 49 each. Villanova had to take a double par for each hole as they were short one player. 


Girls lacrosse

   March 26 – The Cate School girls lacrosse played their first Channel League game against San Marcos, coming away with a 12-10 win. Piper Brooks started the scoring off with a goal in the first minute of play and another 10 minutes later. Maddie Erikson contributed two more goals in the half; and birthday girl, Hannah Biles, added a goal and assist. “Piper Brooks, Mia Foster and Lilly Rhiel stood out all game for their tenacity and lacrosse IQ,” said Rams coach Renee Mack. Erikson had six goals for the game and Brooks contributed four goals and two assists. Meanwhile on defense, Liza Borghesani had six saves.

   March 28 – The Cate School girls lacrosse team beat Thacher, 13-6. “The midfield draw control was led by Maddie Erickson winning five draws,” said Rams coach Renee Mack whose team won 15 of the 20 draws. “Captains Maddie Erikson and Daphne McKeefry played their best today, led the team by example,” added Mack of the duo that combined for nine goals and two assists. “Josie Erikson and Lily Rhiel also played their best, each causing four forced turnovers,” explained Mack. McKeefry led the way with five goals and Maddie Erikson added four to go along with two assists. Rhiel notched three goals and an assist. Mia Foster also hadtwo goals, as Cate improves to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the Channel League. 

Boys tennis 

   March 26 – The Cate School boys tennis team improved to 3-0 in Channel League play with a 16-2 win over Santa Clara. The Rams got sweeps at Number-one singles, courtesy of junior Ethan Ha, Number-two singles from senior Charles Xie, and in all the doubles sets where the Number-one doubles team of senior Brad Gordon/junior Devin Pai and the Number-two doubles duo of junior Parker May/freshman Jinming Wang also prevailed. Number three doubles senior Stefan Shu/sophomore Bryce Kim won as did junior Phil Xu/sophomore Lucian Prinz who subbed in at Number-one doubles after the first round, also winning two sets for the Rams. Sophomore Michael Armstrong picked up one set in singles. 

   March 27 – The Cate School boys tennis team improved to 4-0 in Tri-Valley League play with a 17-1 win at Foothill Tech. After sweeping the first round, Number-one singles Ethan Ha subbed out for sophomore Michael Armstrong. Armstrong, along with Number-two singles senior Charles Xie and Number-three singles junior Parker May finished the day without dropping a singles’ set. Doubles nearly had a perfect result, winning eight of nine sets behind the play of Number-one Brad Gordon/Devin Pai, Number-two Lucian Prinz/Phil Xu and Number-three Bryce Kim/Stefan Shu. Shu/Kim lost a set to the Dragons Number-one doubles team. 

   March 29 – The Cate School boys tennis team improved to 6-4 (4-0 in Tri-Valley League play) with a 17-1 non-league win over the visiting Santa Ynez Pirates. The Rams swept all nine doubles sets and took eight of nine singles sets. The starting lineup in singles was at Number-one, junior Ethan Ha, at Number-two senior Charles Xie, and at Number-three junior Parker May. At doubles was Number-one senior Brad Gordon/junior Devin Pai, at Number-two sophomore Lucian Prinz/junior Phil Xu and at Number-three sophomore Bryce Kim/senior Stefan Shu. May lost his first set 7-5 and then picked up two wins. Gordon/Pai won their first set and then subbed out for sophomore Michael Armstrong/freshman Jinming Wang, who won the next two rounds, 6-0, 6-0. 


   March 29 – The Cate School baseball team moved to 3-0 in the Frontier League after picking up an 11-7 win over Villanova Prep in Ojai. Junior Dalton Phillips got the start for the Rams and went two innings, striking out two, while giving up three runs. Senior Ethan Cassulo made his pitching debut this season, going two innings in relief while surrendering two runs and striking out four. Sophomore Daniel Panadero delivered three innings of relief to close the game out, giving up two runs and striking out five. On offense, senior Jack Deardorff went two for three with a double and a two-run homer. Sophomore William Deardorff was two for three with two doubles. Phillips was three for four for Cate, including a triple. Junior Scott Holmes finished the day going two for three, as did his younger brother, freshman Matty Holmes. Panadero was one for four. Senior Cal Sinclair and McCarthy Willett had one hit each. 

   April 2 – The Cate School baseball team traveled to Ojai on Tuesday to take on the Thacher Toads in a rivalry showdown, walking away with a 16-0 win in a game called after five innings. The win pushes Cate to 4-2-1 overall and 4-0 in league play. Senior right hander Jack Deardorff went all five for Cate, striking out eight and giving up four hits for the shutout win. “He was helped by some great defensive performances from Scott Holmes, Class of ’20, at third base and Matty Holmes, Class of ‘22, behind the plate,” said Rams assistant Dave Soto. The Rams were led by freshman Charlie Schofield, who went 2-3. Sophomore William Deardorff, junior Dalton Phillips and senior McCathey Willett were all one for three at the plate. While senior Cal Sinclair was one for two. 

Boys volleyball

   March 29 – The Cate School boys volleyball team beat Bishop Diego in three sets: 25-12, 25-20 and 25-22. “The team started out strong with everyone participating in set one behind the strong serving and hitting by Theo Mack class of ‘20,” reported Rams coach K.C. Collins. In set two, Cate had to make an adjustment due to an injury mid set. “Mack and libero Albert Barber stepped in to set out of system on the fly,” explained Collins. The duo also split the role again in set three, with Jojo Broussard making a switch to the outside, and Jackson Weinberger coming in to play the right side. “Middles Ethan Ng and Sean Busse worked hard to put pressure with the block,” said Collins. Senior Cullen Barber from the outside knocked down 13 kills and racked up 10 digs. 

   April 2 – The Cate School boys volleyball team battled to a three-set win over Providence, 25-17, 25-21 and 25-12. Sophomore Albert Barber, after a couple weeks back from injury, stepped into his new role of setter for the night. In set three, Cate’s setting was split between Barber and junior Theo Mack. “Mack dished out some nice, quick sets to our middles, giving juniors Ethan Ng and Sean Busse opportunities to earn kills out of the middle,” said Rams coach K.C. Collins. “Jackson Weinberger, Class of ‘20, sparked the defensive play of the day, diving to pancake the ball up. Cullen Barber tripped and flew over him to get the ball up, which boomeranged off our middle for the kill,” explained Collins. Sophomore Ryan Suh at the libero position for the evening, racked up seven digs and two service aces.

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