March 13 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team beat St. Bonaventure in a non-league match, 13-5. The Warriors had a successful day in doubles with Kirby Zapata/Carlos Costilla going 3-0 and not losing a game. Ian McCurry/Cameron Gralewski went 2-0 together before Gralewski paired with Zaidan Juarez to win their last set. Ben Persoon/Isaac Benitez also won their only set together, 6-0. In singles, Austin Stone went 2-0, while Abraham Hernandez and Corban Pampel each captured a set win. Ian Thomas won his only singles match today for his first ever win in singles. Carpinteria is now 8-1 overall and still 3-0 in the Citrus Coast League.
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. 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,” explained Bryant. Carpinteria is now 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the Citrus Coast League.
March 19 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team played and beat Nordhoff, 11-7 in a Citrus Coast League (CCL) match. Kirby Zapata/Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson went 3-0, winning the last set when they came back from a 5-1 deficit to win 7-5. Nahooikaika-Anderson/Zapata finished the day 3-0. Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski also went 3-0. Ian McCurry/Myles Morgan went 2-1 on the day. “In singles, Austin Stone was challenged in two of his sets, but his experience really paid off as he was able to close them out,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. Carpinteria is now 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the CCL.
March 13 – The Carpinteria High School boys baseball team traveled to South Oxnard to face the Hueneme Vikings, and returned to Carpinteria with a 7-0 win. Senior lefty Noah Nuño was the winner on the mound as he stymied Hueneme by striking out 13, walking zero and giving up five hits over six innings. Sophomore righty Isaac Castillo threw a scoreless seventh, striking out two more Vikings. The Warriors offense was led by Miles Souza as he collected two hits, including a bases-loaded triple to give him four RBI on the afternoon. Chase Mayer had two hits and scored three runs, and Nuño also had two hits. Tyler Cervantes delivered a two out, two RBI hit in a five-run fifth. The Warriors are now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Citrus Coast League.
March 15 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team beat Hueneme, 5-4. Miles Souza’s seventh inning drive down the left field line brought in Chase Mayer from third base and secured the second “walk off” Citrus Coast League (CCL) win for the Warriors during the week. The Warriors attack was led by Souza who collected three hits, including a double, two RBI and a run scored. Mayer had two hits and scored the winning run. Jason Warren had a pair of hits in the game also. Mayer and Souza provided the pitching for the Warriors as Mayer started and tossed the first nine outs, striking out two and giving up one hit. “The Vikings played particularly well today and forced our guys to come through in the clutch,” said Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney. The Warriors are now 7-1, 6-1 in the CCL.
March 14 – The Carpinteria High School boys golf team captured third place with a 461 at Soule Park in the third Citrus Coast League contest of the season. Leading the Warriors was Jose Gonzalez who carded a second place, 84, behind Carlos Torres of Santa Paula who won with an 81. Gonzalez tied with Sammy Mankoff of Malibu, the current league leader. Gage Dinning also helped the Warriors with an 87, landing him fourth place. “Both (Gonzalez and Dinning) focused and proved how awesome they can be with a little effort,” said Carpinteria coach Chris Cochrane. “I was also pleased with Diego Mendez who shot a career low 91,” added the first-year coach. First place team went to Santa Paula at 455, second, Malibu at 457 and Fillmore was fourth at 474. Currently, Santa Paula leads the league followed by Fillmore, Malibu, Carpinteria, Nordhoff and Hueneme. There are two more league matches left on the schedule.
March 14 – The Carpinteria High School boys volleyball team went the distance with Hueneme in the match, defeating the Vikings, three games to two. The Warriors had to overcome an injury to their middle blocker, Number-nine, Nathaniel Flores who sprained his ankle. Another middle, Number-10 Luis Zamora had nine kills and three blocks for the night. Number-seven, outside hitter Liam Slade added 14 kills. Freshman Diesel Slade, Number-five outside hitter had 11 kills. Starting Libero, Number-one Miguel Enriquez had a record high, 31 digs. Number-four Gabriel Medel stepped up and took the middle position due to Flores’ injury, making four blocks for the Warriors and added seven more kills for the win. Carpinteria’s overall record is 5-2, and Citrus Coast League record is 3-2.
March 19 – The Carpinteria High School boys volleyball team went through Nordhoff for a fourth consecutive win by a score of 3-0. Number-seven, outside hitter Liam Slade ended up with 12 kills. Middle blocker, Number-10 Luis Zamora yielded six kills and two blocks. Freshman Diesel Slade, Number-five outside hitter had seven kills. Starting libero, Number-one Miguel Enriquez ended the night with 27 digs. Setter, Number-11 Luke Nakasone helped the Warriors with 27 assists. The Warriors overall record is 6-2 and Citrus Coast League record is 4-0. Carpinteria’s next match will be April 2nd at Malibu.
March 14 – The Carpinteria High School softball team won 11-1 over Hueneme, collecting 17 hits for the game. Senior Kylie Barber was the starting pitcher, for the first two innings she gave up no runs, had two strikeouts and allowed one hit. Senior Eliana Gonzalez led the team in RBI with three, senior Rebecca Bray and sophomore Kenna Mayer brought in two RBI each; and senior Isabel Studt and freshman Madison Mora drove in an RBI each. Junior pitcher Victoria Gonzalez closed out the game for the remaining three innings, allowing two hits, one run and three strikeouts. “The wind was strong; so, we utilized our small-ball, allowing 35 total at bats for our team,” said Warriors coach Dakotah Wilcox. Carpinteria, now playing in the Citrus Coast League has a record of 1-1, and overall is 3-2.
March 19 – The Carpinteria High School softball team dropped an 11-1 decision to Nordhoff. Freshman Madison Mora pitched for the Warriors, going two innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one. Junior Victoria Gonzalez started the game for Carpinteria, lasting four innings, allowing five hits and nine runs, while striking out three and walking one. Senior Eliana Gonzalez and sophomore Kenna Mayer each had one hit to lead Carpinteria. The Warriors playing in the Citrus Coast League are 1-2, and overall 3-5 with two losses over the weekend to Nipomo. The next game is today at Santa Paula, the fourth league game for the Warriors.
Track and Field
March 16 – The Carpinteria High School track team went to the Maurice Greene Invitational at Oaks Christian on Saturday to compete. Vincent Rinaldi won the Frosh/Soph 200 meters with a meet record time of 22.51 seconds. Rinaldi’s time places him Number-seven all-time for CHS and Number-two on the sophomore list. Vincent’s brother, Victor Rinaldi, finished sixth in the varsity 400 meters with a time of 52.26. Isaac De Alba was a half-inch off his Personal Record, throwing 45 feet, six inches to finish fourth in the shot put. For the girls, Savannah Alvarez set a Personal Record in the long jump, traveling a distance of 15 feet, two inches.