January 2 – The Carpinteria High School boys basketball team opened League play hosting Nordhoff and came away with a 60-55 victory. Noah Nuño had 30 points for the Warriors and Jose Suarez finished with nine, including two free throws in the closing minute. “It was bit of a sloppy game plagued by a lot of turnovers,” said Carpinteria coach Corey Adam. The Warriors had turnovers on three of their first five possessions. Carpinteria was down 21-14 in the first quarter after committing 10 first quarter turnovers. But the defense picked up in the second quarter, allowing only seven points to the Rangers to take a 33-28 lead. “It was a good learning experience for us, the boys were able to scrap and pull out a win when we weren’t at our best,” explained Adam.
January 4 – The Carpinteria High School boys basketball team dropped a home Citrus Coast League game to Hueneme by a score of 52-28. “Hueneme’s defense and rebounding completely took us out of anything we wanted to do offensively,” said Warriors coach Corey Adam. “They were much bigger than us and killed us on the glass, grabbing more offensive rebounds than we got total rebounds,” explained Adam. Carpinteria falls to 5-10 overall and 1-1 in League.
January 3 – The Carpinteria High School girls basketball team dropped a Citrus Coast League game to Fillmore, 75-28. The Flashes got off to a 36-14 halftime lead. The loss puts the Warriors at 0-11 overall and 0-2 in League play.
January 4 – The Carpinteria High School boys soccer team played their third Citrus Coast League game, which ended with a Fillmore win by 2-0. The first goal came off a penalty kick awarded to the Flashes in the eighth minute of the game. The score was 2-0 at the half and that’s how the game ended. “We came out flat-footed and a bit disoriented in the first half,” said Warriors coach Leo Quintero. “We were able to regroup and slow the game down and create opportunities …,” explained Quintero. Carpinteria’s overall record is 4-6-1, and their League record is now 1-2-0.
January 4 – The Carpinteria High School girls soccer team dropped a Citrus Coast League game to defending CIF champs Fillmore, 3-1. The Flashes scored a little more than a minute into the game, then added a second goal for a 2-0 lead. “We made a few adjustments at halftime, and opened up our defense a little bit, bringing Kenna Mayer forward a little more and moving Erika Estrada to the center midfield position,” explained Warriors coach Charles Bryant. “The Warriors struck back on a great free kick from 35 yards out by Erika (Estrada), who played a great ball across to the far post to a waiting Cydney Smolnikar who knocked it in with precision and placement rather than pace,” added Bryant. But Fillmore added a third goal to seal the victory. Carpinteria is now 2-10-2 overall and 0-2-1 in the Citrus Coast League.