Boys tennis

   May 1 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team beat Burroughs of Burbank in a first round CIF match, 12-6. “In singles, Myles Morgan looked great, winning both his matches, but playing with a lot of patience and waiting for his time to be aggressive,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. Carlos Costilla went 2-1 and Austin Stone was a perfect 3-0. In Doubles, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Kirby Zapata and Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski each went 2-0. “Esteban Zapata/Ian McCurry went 1-2, but lost two tough, close sets,” explained Bryant. Carpinteria is now 20-4. 

   May 3 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team in a second round CIF playoff match, beat Bolsa Grande, 10-8. “This is the same team with virtually the same lineup that easily knocked us out of the quarterfinals last season, but today we had so many incredible performances and it all culminated with Carlos Costilla beating the Matadors Number-three player in a tiebreak 7-6 (5) in the last match of the day,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. Austin Stone finished the day, 2-1; Myles Morgan and Carlos Costilla went 1-2 each. In doubles, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Kirby Zapata went 3-0, winning by a two-game margin in each set. Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski went 2-1 and won both of their sets by a two-game margin. Carpinteria is now 21-4, advancing to the semifinals to take on Mater Dei. 

May 6 – The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team lost a CIF Quarterfinal match to Number-two ranked Mater Dei, 10-8. In doubles, Ian McCurry/Austin Stone went 3-0, as did Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson/Cameron Gralewski. Our last points came from Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson/Kirby Zapata who went 2-1, dropping a 6-4 set to the Monarchs Number-one team and holding on for a 6-4 win against the Number-two. “I am just so sad for the boys, and personally sad, as many of them are graduating in a month and this has been not only the best team I have had here, but the most fun team as well,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. “We will lose eight seniors and one underclassman next season. So, we will be in a major rebuilding mode in so many ways,” explained Bryant. Carpinteria finishes the season 21-5 overall and league champions in the Citrus Coast League at 9-0.

Boys golf

May 2 – The Carpinteria High School boys golf team captured their first team victory in the last Citrus Coast League golf tourney of the season, shooting collectively a 439. Jose Gonzalez, a junior, led the Warriors tallying an 82, good enough to tie for third place with Carlos Torres of Santa Paula. Benny Shurmer (Nordhoff) was first, shooting a 78 and Mikal Elanes (Hueneme) second with an 80. “Carpinteria’s Tristan Kelly (sophomore) shot a career best 84. Jacob Mata (junior) used his crushing drives for an 89,” said Warriors coach Chris Cochrane. Diego Mendez (sophomore) and Caleb Nangle (junior) both shot 92s and helped secure the team victory. Fillmore was second, at 445; Santa Paula third, at 451. Santa Paula won the league title followed by Fillmore, Malibu, Carpinteria, Nordhoff and Hueneme. Gonzalez was voted second team All-CIF and came in ninth overall. Ryan Gonzalez of Fillmore was Number-one and MVP of the league.


May 3 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team visited Oxnard, home of the Santa Clara Saints, and came away with a 4-1 win in Round One of the CIF-SS Division VI playoff tournament. The Warriors scored two in the top of the first after Noah Nuño’s bunt single and Jacob Macias’ ground ball through the left side of the infield. Tyler Cervantes lined to right, driving in Nuño before Diego Hernandez followed with a single to right to knock in Macias. The Warriors waited until the fourth inning to score again as Nuño opened the frame with a double and Miles Souza followed with a single. Carpinteria scored a fourth run that same inning and Chase Mayer struck out nine in the game to help secure the win. “We absolutely relied on every player to contribute, some played great on both sides of the ball. Others played great on defense or found a way to firm up the offense,” said Warriors coach Pat Cooney whose Warriors improved to 13-7 on the season, while Santa Clara dropped to 13-9. 

Track and Field

   May 4 – The Carpinteria High School track and field team qualified in four events for the CIF Finals from the CIF Division Four Prelims held Saturday, May 4, at Valley Memorial Stadium. In the Boys 400-Meters, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson finished seventh with a time of 50.97 seconds. Victor Rinaldi took eighth with a time of 51.62. Nahooikaika-Anderson was second in his heat, achieving a Personal Record (PR) by 0.8 seconds and Rinaldi was third in his heat. In the Boys 1600, Ytxzae Enriquez placed 12th with a time of 4:32.92 minutes. Enriquez lowered his PR by five seconds to qualify for the finals. In the Boys Four x 400, Carpinteria took eight with a time of 3:33.52. The team consisted of Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson, Mateo Handall, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson and Victor Rinaldi. The times helped earn Victor and Solomon two events at the finals. In the Boys Shot Put, Isaac De Alba finished ninth, qualifying for his first Finals in the last qualifying position with a toss of 44 feet, five and a-half inches. The best finish on the girls side was turned in by Lucy Light with a PR of 16.77 in the 100-meter hurdles. She finished in a tie for 10th and will be the first alternate for the finals. The finals will be held this Saturday, May 11, at El Camino College in Torrance.


Boys volleyball

   April 30 – The Cate School boys volleyball team lost to La Serna in four games, 3-1 in the second round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Junior Theo Mack had two service aces with a .450 hitting percentage. Mack also knocked down 27 kills, had four blocks and five digs. Senior Cullen Barber registered three service aces, 10 kills, three blocks and five digs. Sophomore Albert Barber dished out 38 assists to go along with a kill and four digs. “La Serna was a skilled and experienced team, and it was a great match that basically came down to who made the least errors,” said Rams coach K.C. Collins. Trailing 10 to one in game four, the Rams got to within 24-21 before eventually losing the set, 25-21, along with the match. 


   May 2 – The Cate School baseball team hit theroad for the first round of the CIF playoffs and returned to Carpinteria following a 16-0 win over Lennox Academy. “Jack Deardorff, Class of ’19, was fantastic on the mound for Cate, going six innings while striking out eight and yielding just one hit,” said Rams assistant Dave Soto. Senior Ethan Cassulo came in on relief to toss a scoreless seventh inning, striking out two and allowing one hit. Deardorff also had two extra base hits, a double and a triple to lead the offensive attack. Junior Dalton Phillips was two-for-three and sophomore William Deardorff went three-for-five. Junior Scott Holmes had two hits, including a double. Freshmen Charlie Schofield, Matty Holmes and Tyler Tom, had one hit each. 

May 7 – The Cate School baseball team ended up on the wrong side of a playoff game on Tuesday, May 7th, as the Rams fell 5-4 in nine innings to the Number-one seed United Christian Academy. “As he has all year, Jack Deardorff, Class of ‘19 led the Rams on the mound,” said Cate assistant Dave Soto. The senior went eight innings and allowed one earned run while striking out five. He was relieved by senior Ethan Cassulo who allowed three runs on two hits. Cate’s two hits in the game came from junior Dalton Phillips and Cassulo. “The Rams got some great defensive plays from McCarthy Willett, Class of ‘19, and William Deardorff, Class of ‘21. “Ending a season is never easy and I’m so proud of this group,” said Soto. The Rams will say goodbye to seniors, Jake Nelson, Cal Sinclair, Willett, Cassulo and Jack Deardorff.  

Girls lacrosse 

May 1 – The Cate School girls lacrosse team, the number-four seed in the CIF Division II playoffs took on number-five seed Birmingham Charter, coming away with a 15-11 victory at home. Liza Borghesani made eight saves and Lily Riehl scored three goals, distributed three assists and took 10 draws as the Rams evened their record on the year to 7-7. Madison Erikson converted two goals and contributed four assists. Piper Brooks tallied two goals and dealt two assists. Daphne McKeefry netted three goals and had one assist. “Seniors Daphne McKeefry, Maddie Erikson and Andreah Graf, who may have played their last home game, led the midfield with their transition connections and smart offensive play,” said Cate coach Rene Mack. “Hannah Biles also had her best game of the season and contributed two goals. Kenzie Davidson was critical on re-defends and offensive movement,” explained Mack. “Juniors Piper Brooks, Mia Foster and Maya Fenelon dominated the ground balls and interceptions,” added Mack whose Rams moved onto the semifinals of the tournament. 

 May 7 – The Cate School girls lacrosse team beat Peninsula 15-13 in the Semifinals of Division II at Peninsula. Liza Borghesani made eight saves, Piper Brooks contributed six goals and four assists,Lilly Riehl had four goals and Maddie Erickson registered three goals and two assists in the win. “Fortunately, Riley Borchardt, Maya Fenelon and Josie Erickson played smart and communicative defense, scooping the ground balls, reading and snatching interceptions, and creating key forced turnovers,” said Rams coach Rene Mack. “Seniors Daphne McKeefry, Maddie Erickson and Andreah Graf all played their best game this season,” added Mack. The Rams move on to the Division II Finals after beating the Number-one seeded Peninsula, this Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. at a site to be determined. The Rams improve to 8-7 overall.

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