Carpinteria High School
August 17 - The Carpinteria High School football team scrimmaged against Viewpoint last Saturday at Valley Memorial Stadium. The teams played a half-game which ended in a 7-7 tie. Junior Tristan Kelly scored the Warriors touchdown on a running play. “Tristan Kelly came in and ran the ball really hard, and actually did some great things and earned some more playing time with us now,” said Carpinteria coach Mario Robinson.
The first-year coach also pointed out the strong play of senior Jacob Mata who gathered in a couple of receptions, and fellow senior Jacob Macias who ran the ball well. “Both quarterbacks played well, our junior played very well as well, Diego Mendez,” said Robinson. Will Collins was the other quarterback. Robinson also gave accolades to senior Enrique Marin who played on defense and made nice hits downfield on special teams.
“They played well, they played hard, and of course there’s always a few things to fix,” he added. The Warriors will go down to Calabasas to face Viewpoint on the road on Oct. 25, but this time they’ll play for keeps in a non-league contest. Carpinteria is a little over a week away from their opener when they host longtime rival Santa Ynez on Friday, Aug. 30 with a 7 p.m. kickoff. “They’re getting excited, it’s our first home game to kickoff the 2019 season, and I’m really excited as well,” said Robinson.
August 17 - The Cate School girls volleyball team lost to Calvary Chapel in the finals of the Santa Ana Tournament, 23-19. In pool play, the Rams knocked off three opponents, Santa Ana, John Glenn and Calvary Downey. Leading in aces for Cate was Grace Blankenhorn with eight, Maya Blattberg with seven, Riley Borchardt had six and Grace Johnson contributed five. In hitting, Cate tallied a .376 percentage which included four players hitting over .400 and Kenzie Davidson hitting the .500 mark. Chidera Chukmuwerijie led in kills with 18 on 28 attempts. Middle blocker Charlotte Weis was error free at the service line on 21 attempts.
“Defensive specialist, Olivia Dorion supported the defensive efforts in the back row and incoming freshman, Tatiana von Bothmer stepped in to play outside hitter,” said Rams coach Greg Novak. After a one-set playoff victory against Valley, Cate took on Costa Mesa. “The Rams were down 16-19, but accurate serves by Athena von Bothmer caused offensive trouble and errors by the Mustangs,” explained Novak. Cate finished the game, 25-23.
“The team started preseason last Monday so the outcome of the tournament shows great promise for the season,” said Novak. “To even have preseason, the players have to start boarding early and give up two weeks of their summer, which shows the love and commitment they have to their team and program,” he explained. The Rams will participate in the Cardinal Classic this Saturday, Aug.24 with the tournament starting at 9 a.m.