CARPINTERIA HIGH SCHOOL

Girls tennis

   October 30 - Carpinteria High School girls tennis participated in the Citrus Coast League Girls Individual Tennis Tournament hosted on the campus courts. “We had a solid showing in singles with Emma Lapidus and Sydney Endow making the semifinals before both lost to Malibu players,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. “Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh had a great run as well before falling in the semifinals,” said Bryant. 

   October 31 - Carpinteria High School hosted the Citrus Coast League Girls Tennis Individual Tournament Finals and third place matches in singles and doubles. The doubles match was over before it started as the Hueneme duo was unable to participate. Number-five seed Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh (Carpinteria) beat Number-two seed Alondra Rojas/Maria Espinoza (Hueneme). “What was lacking in actual matches was made up for in the singles third place match as there was a two-and-a-half-hour battle between Warrior teammates and friends Emma Lapidus and Sydney Endow, said coach Charles Bryant. In the end, Endow defeated Lapidus in three sets, 6-2, 2-6 and 7-5. Endow will be the alternate for singles and Carrillo/Porinsh will be the alternate in doubles for the CIF Sectionals held on Monday, Nov. 25. 

Football

   November 1 - The Carpinteria High School football team beat Vasquez in their final game of the season on the road in Acton by a score of 40-14. Juniors Diego Mendez and Tristan Kelly each ran for two touchdowns, and senior Ever Santamaria also ran for a score. Special teams tallied a safety on a blocked punt, as the Warriors went up 23-0 in the first half and held a 30-6 halftime lead. Carpinteria added another touchdown to extend the lead to 37-14. Junior kicker Vincent Rinaldi closed out the scoring with a 37-yard field goal. “I’m proud of the team, the biggest thing I’m proud of is the seniors kept the team together,” said Warriors coach Mario Robinson. “With all the injuries we had and even the fires we had in the last two weeks and games being canceled, they could have easily said ‘we’re not into it.’” Carpinteria finishes 2-7 on the year.   

Cross Country 

   October 30 - The Carpinteria High School cross country team competed in the Santa Barbara County Championships in Lompoc at River Park. Boys top results included: 25th place for Luke Nakasone with a time of 17:19.29, Hugo Alvarado ran a time of 18:07.66, in 55th was David Celio at 18:11.83, in 75th was Fernando Barahona in 19:23.13 and in 80th was Esteban Zapata with a time of 19:39.69. The girls top results: 10th place finish for Shayla Alvarez in 20:10.04, the 12th place spot for Savannah Alvarez with a time of 20:12.62, and 13th was captured by Monse Alpizar in 22:30.26. In the 15th slot was Kate Cooney in 22:34.52. 

Boys water polo

   November 5 - The Carpinteria High School boys water polo team traveled to Long Beach to take on Millikan in the first round of the CIF-SS Division Four playoffs. The Warriors, who finished the season beating Nordhoff to claim the Citrus Coast League title, fell to the Rams 11-5. “Senior Nathan Endow played a tight defense game and gave the Warriors their first goal to bring some energy to the team,” said Carpinteria coach Sergio Castaneda. “Sophomore Coby Gonzalez also had a strong game, creating a lot of offensive pressure with his two-meter play and scoring a crucial goal after the Warriors were down.” Carpinteria finishes league, 8-0 and overall 12-12.  

CATE SCHOOL

Girls tennis

   October 31 - Cate School senior tennis players Carol Cai and Grace Fuss defended their Tri-Valley League (TVL) doubles title on Thursday. “The Cate team came out hot, winning the first set 6-1, but faced stiff competition from seniors Alyssa McClain and Jolie Seemayer in a 7-5 second set,” said Rams coach Trevor Thorpe. In the other title match, Helena Insua of St Bonaventure defeated Natalie Cheng of Thacher to take the TVL singles title. Fritze Mayer/Ashi Kamra of Cate beat Maxine Tamas/Ami Wallmark of Thacher, 6-2, 6-3. Jacqueline Kong of Thacher defeated Yuki Kobayashi of Cate, 6-2, 6-2. 

Girls volleyball

   October 30 - The Cate School girls volleyball team fell to Valley View in the CIF playoffs, three games to one with scores of 25-22, 22-25, 21-25 and 21-25. “We played against a very good team, we played well and our stats were good but looking at the scores I would guess Valley View’s stats were just a little bit better,” said Rams coach Greg Novak. Grace Blankenhorn defensively, tallied 27 digs. Elise Hermes led Cate in kills with 14. Grace Johnson had six kills with no errors. The Tri-Valley League champion Rams finish the season, 17-4. 

Football

   November 2 – The Cate School football team hosted rival Thacher to decide first place in the Mt. Pinos League, dropping the game to the Toads by a score of 48-32. Will Deardorff ran for a score and threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Khadim Pouye, and a 13-yarder to Scott Holmes in the loss. The Rams finished tied for first in league and will host a CIF-SS Eight-Person Division One playoff game this Saturday, Nov. 9 against Calvary Chapel of Downey with the kickoff scheduled for 1:30 p.m.  

 Cross country

   October 30 - The Cate School cross country team competed in the Santa Barbara County Cross Country Championships at River Park. Rams sophomore Anna DiSorbo was county champion, and the school’s first-ever winner, taking the three-mile course in 18:57. Fellow sophomore and co-captain Meena Baher finished in fifth with a time of 19:35. For the boys, Tesfa Asmara captured 11th place in 16:30.  

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