April 22 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team participated in the Citrus Coast League tournament. In Singles, Number-seven Carlos Costilla beat Adrien Lehman of Malibu, 8-0. In the quarterfinals, Number-one Austin Stone beat Number-eight Arthur Becker of Nordhoff, 6-0, 6-1. Number-four Myles Morgan beat Number-five Giancarlo Otero of Malibu, 6-4, 7-6(2). Number-two Elias Simon of Nordhoff took care of Costilla, 6-0, 6-0. In the semifinals, Stone bested teammate Morgan, 6-3, 6-4. The finals will feature Stone vs. Number-three Shawn Rothermell of Nordhoff. The third-place match will be Simon versus Morgan. In Doubles, Number-six Ian McCurry/Esteban Zapata beat Number-11 James Fong/Noah Ovsiowitz of Malibu in the first round. The quarterfinals saw Number-four Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski beat Number-12 Luka Kun/Aaron Conrad of Nordhoff, 6-0, 6-0. Number-three Jabril Taha/Nicholas Penn of Malibu beat Number-six McCurry/Zapata, 6-4, 7-5. In another quarterfinals match, Number-two Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Kirby Zapata prevailed against Number-10 Mathew Dunn/Dakota Martin of Nordhoff, 6-1, 6-0. In the semifinals, Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Gralewski beat the Number-one team Zach Howe/Tony Syverson of Nordhoff, 6-2, 5-7, and 6-1. Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Zapata beat Taha/Penn, 6-4, 1-6 and 6-2. The finals will have teammates Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Zapata and Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Gralewski square off.
April 23 – At the Citrus Coast League boys tennis tournament in the Singles final, Number-one Austin Stone beat Number-three Shawn Rothermell of Nordhoff, 6-3, 6-2. The third-place match saw Number-four Myles Morgan beat Number-two Elias Simon of Nordhoff by default. In the Doubles final, Number-four Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski beat Number-two Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Kirby Zapata, 5-7, 6-4 and 6-3 in the battle of teammates. “Austin (Stone) was tough, he has had a long couple of days and really played smart,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. “Myles (Morgan) was unfortunately the beneficiary of a default as his very strong opponent from Nordhoff fell ill, it would have been a great match to watch had it occurred,” added Bryant.
April 24 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team finished the regular season with a non-league win over Laguna Blanca, 11-7. In Singles, Austin Stone went 1-0, while Myles Morgan went 1-1 losing a tiebreak to the Owls Kai Nakamura. “Abraham Hernandez also played well in his only set,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. In Doubles, Luke and Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson went 3-0 together. Kirby Zapata/Cameron Gralewski went 2-0; and Esteban Zapata/Carlos Costilla went 1-1. Carpinteria finishes the regular season 19-4 overall, and 9-0 in the Citrus Coast League.
April 24 – The Carpinteria High School boys volleyball team beat Nordhoff to win the Citrus Coast League championship, 3-1. “Go to outside hitter, Number-seven Liam Slade played excellent and finished the night with 17 kills, 5 aces,” said Warriors coach Dino Garcia. Middle blocker, Number-10 Luis Zamora contributed at the net with 10 kills. Setter, Number-11 Luke Nakasone provided 31 assists for Carpinteria. “Number-one Miguel Enriquez helped the Warriors stay in control with excellent communication. Miguel had 17 digs,” explained Garcia. Carpinteria finishes with a CCL record of 7-1, and an overall record of 9-5.
Track and field
April 25 – The Carpinteria High School boys track and field team hosted the Citrus Coast League Finals on campus at Valley Memorial Stadium. Sophomore Vincent Rinaldi won the 100 and 200 meters with times of 11.40 and 22.72 seconds. This was Rinaldi’s first meet in a month due to a hip injury. Brother Victor Rinaldi won the 400 and was part of the winning four x 400 relay team, running with teammates Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson, Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson and Mateo Handall. Isaac De Alba won the shot put by one-quarter of an inch with a throw of 46 feet, six-and-a-half inches. Kameron Dayka won the triple jump. Freshman Alexandra Zapata won the 800 with a Personal Record of 2:27.56 minutes. Fatima Cervantes won the high jump at four feet, nine inches. Nordhoff won the varsity boys meet, but when factored with dual meet standards, Santa Paula was league champion. Fillmore won the varsity girls meet, but when factored with dual meet standards, Nordhoff was league champion.
All league champions qualified for the CIF Prelims which will be held this Saturday, May 4 at Carpinteria High School. Field events begin at 11 a.m. and running events at noon. In addition to the league champions, the following Warriors also qualified: Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson for the 400 meters, and for the girls, Ytxzae Enriquez for the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters, Lucy Light for the 100m Hurdles, Shaylah Alvarez and Savannah Alvarez for the Triple Jump, Caton Pettine for the High Jump and Sallury Hernandez for the Discus.
April 23 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team beat Fillmore, 2-1, in the Warriors final home game of the regular season at John Calderwood Field. Senior hurler Chase Mayer helped secure the win by picking off three runners during the game. The victory guarantees a CIF playoff spot for Carpinteria, as they can finish no lower than third place, but are still in the running for the Citrus Coast League title. Both Warrior runs came in the second inning on a bunt by Jason Warren and a grounder by Luke Lounsbury. Three seniors were honored: Mayer, Vance Keiser and Noah Nuño in what could be their final home game. Unfortunately, Keiser, the school’s homecoming king, suffered a football injury and was unable to play baseball his final year but contributed by being the public address announcer for his team’s home games.
April 25 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team fell to Fillmore, 6-3. However, even with the loss, the Warriors finished third in the Citrus Coast League and will travel to play Santa Clara tomorrow (May 3) in a CIF Wild Card matchup with the first pitch at 3:15 p.m. Fillmore ended up tying Santa Paula for first place. Carpinteria finished 10-5 in league, tied with Malibu. The Warriors evened the game in the fourth at 2-2 when Andy Johnson drove home a run. Luke Lounsbury had two hits, and Isaac Castillo had two RBI for Carpinteria.
April 25 – The Carpinteria High School boys golf team shot a 496 at Elkin’s Ranch Golf Club in the fourth Citrus Coast League boys golf tournament of the season. “I was pleased with the effort of Caleb Nangle,” said Carpinteria coach Chris Cochrane. Nangle shot a 95. Tristan Kelly was next for the Warriors with a 98. Santa Paula won with a score of 445. Fillmore (the hosts) took second, scoring 454. Nordhoff captured third at 476. Malibu placed fourth with a score of 491 and Hueneme finished sixth at 634. The low scorer of the day was Mikel Elano of Hueneme who shot 78. Sammy Mankoff of Malibu and Ryan Gonzalez of Fillmore were next with an 83.
April 23 – The Cate School girls lacrosse team beat Thacher, 15-9. “For the seniors, Maddie Erickson, Andreah Graf and injured Daphne McKeefry, the win was big. It was their eighth varsity consecutive win in the past four years against the rival Toads,” explained Rams coach Renee Mack. “Today, Andreah Graf received our game ball MVP for her quick ground balls, transition play and ability to adjust to defense and midfield quickly,” added Mack. The other game ball MVP honor went to Piper Brooks who won nine draws and scored five goals. Kenzie Davidson added three goals, along with three from Lilly Riehl. Maddie Erickson converted two goals to go along with two assists, and Mia Foster chipped in two goals and one assist. Liza Borghesani made six saves.
April 27 – The Cate School boys volleyball team took a CIF wildcard match against Ventura in three sets: 26-24, 25-20 and 26-24. Sophomore Albert Barber dished out 19 assists in the first two sets, establishing the middle attack. “Senior middle Carson Williams had a particularly good match with nine kills, followed up with junior Ethan Ng’s five, both hitting over a .500,” said Rams coach K.C. Collins. Outside Theo Mack had 14 kills and senior Cullen Barber contributed nine kills. Kenneth Liou, on the right, had two kills of his own. With Cate down 16-9 in game three, senior Sebastian Richardson, just off the injured reserve list, came in to take over the setting responsibility. The result was the Rams narrowing the margin to 20-19 en route to a game-three victory and a match sweep of the Cougars. The win advances Cate into a first-round encounter at La Serna.
April 23 – The Cate School baseball team beat rival Thacher, 4-2, to earn a spot in the CIF Playoffs. Scott Holmes, William Deardorff and Matty Holmes were all factors defensively in the Rams’ Frontier League win. Jack Deardorff threw a complete game for the victory. Cate travels to play Lennox Academy on May 2 for a first-round playoff matchup with the first pitch at 3:15 p.m.