November 16 - Twin sisters Shayla Alvarez and Savannah Alvarez from the Carpinteria High School cross country team competed in the CIF-SS Division Four prelims last weekend in Riverside. Under dry conditions, the two finished the race with Shayla notching a time of 20:49.3, good for 35th place and Savannah taking 54th in 21:49.2.
Girls water polo
November 19 - The Carpinteria High School girls water polo team hosted Camarillo in their opening home game of the season, swimming away with a 15-6 win. “Sophomore set player Briana Rodriguez had a phenomenal game, with incredible moves in her position and three goals to her name,” said Warriors coach Sergio Castaneda. Freshman Ainslee Alexander scored two goals in her first-ever high school game. Carpinteria got out to an 8-0 lead against the Division Five Scorpions. The Warriors who are now 1-0 on the year will face another Division Five opponent on Friday, Nov. 22, when they take on Royal.
November 19 - The Carpinteria High School girls basketball team hosted their season opener against Trinity at Carpinteria Middle School, falling to the visitors by a score of 54-39. The game began with the Knights getting off to a quick start and going up 7-0. The Warriors got their first bucket, a three from junior Gabriella Graham, but trailed 20-7 at the end of the first. In the second quarter, Carpinteria got a pair of threes from Hannia Hernandez, alongside buckets coming from Kaela Kelley and Gracie Verdugo. Hernandez was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 12 points. Next up, Carpinteria takes on Providence back home at Warriors Gym.
November 15 - The Cate School football team traveled to La Canada to take on Flintridge Prep in the Eight-Person CIF-SS Division One quarterfinals. For the second time this year, the Rebels beat the Rams, this time by a score of 35-25. Cate’s sophomore quarterback Will Bouma tossed a handful of touchdowns to senior tight-end Scott Holmes in the third quarter to pull the visitors within 28-25. But, with about 11 minutes left in the game, the Rebels got on the board again to come away with the victory. The Rams finish 6-4 on the year.
November 16 - The Cate School cross country team ran in the CIF-SS Division Five prelims held at Riverside with both the boys and girls teams qualifying for next week’s finals. The Ram girls finished second in their heat and second overall. Sophomore co-captains Anna DiSorbo and Meena Baher led the way, as DiSorbo took fourth with a time of 19:48 and Baher captured seventh in 20:00 even. Freshman Lylie Bechtel nabbed the 19th spot in 21:05. As for the boys, senior co-captain Tesfa Asmara finished third in 16:50. The Rams finished eighth in their heat, just enough to earn them a trip to the finals.
November 17 - The Cate squash team traveled to San Diego for their first match of the season in the SoCal High School League. The league has three levels: A, B and C. Participating teams are highs schools or club teams made up of junior players. Cate had an A and B team entered. Despite being a player short, Cate (A) managed to win two of the three matches they played, beating last year’s champions in the process. The four players who travelled are this year’s co-captains, Brandon Man and Ryan Suh, Ophelia Ke and freshman Athena Ke. Their next league match will be on Sunday, Dec. 15 in Orange County.
November 18 - The Cate School girls soccer team opened the season with a non-league game against Carpinteria, falling to the Warriors by a score of 5-2. The Rams got goals from Charlotte Weis in the 68th minute and Lilly Riehl in the 75th. Assists on the goals went to Rachel Ma and Neema Mugofwa. Cate goalkeeper Finnian Whelan had 12 saves on the day. “Junior Lilly Riehl led the scoring drive with five shots on frame, followed by senior captain Neema Mugofwa, junior Jolea Moes, sophomore Charlotte Weis, as well as freshman Emie Nam,” said Rams coach Taylor Wyatt. “In our best sequence, starting on the back line with play between senior Kim Rogers and junior Maddy Tunnell, we moved the ball quickly up through the midfield through Neema, onto the right foot of Lilly Riehl who put the second goal away in the 75th minute.” Cate who is now 0-1 on the year.
November 19 - The Cate School boys basketball team traveled to Villanova to open the 2019-20 season, dropping the opener to the Wildcats, 80-77. “Tyler Tom, new to varsity, was tremendous tonight with 18 points, all coming from the three (point line)” said Rams coach Andy Gil. Seniors Parker May and Khadim Pouye had 21 and 16, respectively. “Last season Cate played at Villanova for the Frontier League championship and lost by two, and tonight was another one down to the wire with Villanova pulling away at the end,” explained Gil.