December 28 - The Carpinteria High School boys basketball team defeated Grace Brethren,82-45. Dylan O’Neill led the way with 34 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Mateo Handall delivered 19 points and four assists, while Gabe Medel contributed seven points and six rebounds. Jojo Gonzalez pitched in with seven points, four rebounds and two assists, while Luke Nakasone registered six points, five rebounds and two assists. Ian Reed chipped in two points, five rebounds and six assists. The Warriors improved to 6-6 on the season.
January 7 - The CarpinteriaHigh School boys basketball team overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Fillmore on the road, 63-54 in their Citrus Coast League opener. Dylan O’Neill was the game’s high scorer with 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to go along with three steals on the night. Mateo Handall poured in 20 points, while
Ian Reed knocked down eight points and had three assists. The Flashes jumped out to a 19-9 first quarter lead but the Warriors outscored the home team, 23-11 in the third quarter to take a 46-45 lead going into the final quarter. Chris Cisneros led Fillmore in scoring with 16 points and nabbed seven rebounds, while teammate Davis Flores knocked down 14 points, and dished out six assists. The Flashes’ Fabian Estrada also stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points and eight rebounds. The victory improves Carpinteria’s record to 8-6 overall, and 1-0 in the CCL.
Girls water polo
January 7 - The Carpinteria High School girls water polo team visited the Hueneme Vikings on the eve of the Warriors return from winter break, swimming away with a 21-3 win. Sophomore Briana Rodriguez in the first quarter had three goals and two more throughout the game. Alex Zapata, her sophomore counterpart, had four assists and six goals throughout the game.
“The Warriors were low in numbers due to some athletes still being on break, but still came in swinging,” said Carpinteria coach Sergio Castaneda. The Warriors face off against another Citrus Coast League opponent, Nordhoff, on Thursday (Jan. 8) at home before taking on the Malibu Sharks on Friday (Jan. 9) at the “Shark Tank.” Carpinteria overall is 4-2 and in the CCL is 2-0.