Carpinteria School

Girls tennis

September 24 - The Carpinteria High School girls tennis team opened Citrus Coast League play with a 14-4 win over Santa Paula. Lexi Persoon/Mercy Torres and Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh each went 3-0, while, Natalia Perez/Valerie Ojeda went 2-1 with their only setback being a 7-5 loss to the Cardinals Number-one team. In singles, Sydney Endow and Emma Lapidus each went 2-0, while, Xochitl Moctezuma went 1-2 and Abbie Delwiche went 1-0 in her first singles action of the year. “We tried a few new lineup changes and I was happy with how some of them played in their new roles,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant whose team won eight out of the nine sets in doubles. “I thought Valeria and Natalia showed a lot of promise together,” added Bryant. Carpinteria is now 4-4 overall and 1-0 in the Citrus Coast League.

September 26 - The Carpinteria High School girls tennis team captured a Citrus Coast League win over Hueneme, 9-9 (72-66) with the two teams having to go to tiebreaks to decide the outcome. The Warriors led in singles with both Sydney Endow and Emma Lapidus sweeping their three sets and dropping three games each. In doubles, Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh went 2-1. Xochitl Moctezuma did not win a set, “but again came through picking up valuable games along the way,” said Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant. Lexi Persoon/Mercy Torres went 1-2. Carpinteria is now 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the Citrus Coast League.

October 1 - The Carpinteria High School girls tennis team defeated Fillmore in a Citrus Coast League matchup, 15-3. The Warriors led in singles by Emma Lapidus who went 3-0 and did not drop a game. Xochitl Moctezuma also went 3-0. “Neida Garcia went 1-2, but was a spark on the court, running down every ball and showing an excellent attitude in her first varsity action,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. In doubles, Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh went 3-0 and did not drop a game. Lexi Persoon/Mercy Torres went 2-0 and Valerie Ojeda/Cassandra Maya went 1-0. “Natalia Perez/Abbie Delwiche quickly turned it around and won their last two sets without dropping a game,” said Bryant. Carpinteria is now 6-4 overall and 3-0 in the Citrus Coast League. 

Football

September 27 - The Carpinteria High School football team went on the road for the first time this season, dropping a Citrus Coast League game to Fillmore, 47-0. The Flashes came into the contest as the Number-one ranked team in CIF-Southern Section’s Division 13. The game was scoreless until about two minutes left in the first quarter when the Flashes Ryan Gonzalez intercepted a Warrior pass, taking it 45 yards to the house to make it 7-0, Fillmore. They scored again early in the second quarter to take a two touchdown lead. With about nine minutes left in the half, Gonzalez hauled in a pass from quarterback Jared Schieferle for an 89-yard scoring play, and the Flashes were up 20-0. Schieferle completed another long pass, this time covering 69 yards for another score to make it 27-0 at halftime. 

In the second half, things did not get any better for Carpinteria. Bryce Nunez ran in a five-yard score about three minutes into the third, making in 34-0. Schieferle tossed his fourth touchdown of the game, an 82-yarder, three minutes later, bringing the score to 41-0. Nunez then tacked on a 72-yard touchdown run, his second of the game to close out the scoring. The Warriors are now 1-4 overall and 0-2 in league play, while, Fillmore improves to 6-0 overall and 1-0 in league. Despite the loss, Carpinteria coach Mario Robinson was pleased with his team’s effort. “The first quarter was going really well for us, we were moving the ball downfield, and I know the score doesn’t always say it, but we made a lot of improvement,” said the first-year coach. “Our quarterback Diego Mendez had a very good game, other than the two picks, he actually ran for about 70 yards,” added Robinson. The Warriors host another Citrus Coast League opponent this Friday, Hueneme, with the kickoff at 7 p.m. at Valley Memorial Stadium. 

Cross country

September 26 - The Carpinteria High School cross country team competed in the Citrus Coast League cluster meet number-one at College Park in Oxnard. The girls team took fourth place with 79 points behind Hueneme and Nordhoff. The three teams were within 11 points of each other. Fillmore was the team winner with 47 points. The boys team finished in fifth place with Fillmore also being the team winner in the boys race. 

Top Carpinteria girls finishers were: Shayla Alvarez who took fourth in 20:25.11, Savannah Alvarez in eighth at 21:26.43, Monse Alpizar was 16th in 22:11.18, Kate Cooney took 17th in 22:18.59, Sydney Morente, captured 34th in 24:28.94 and Taylor Classen finished 35th in 24:29.47. The top Carpinteria boys finishers were: Luke Nakasone in 20th at 18:01.87, Hugo Alvarado in 22nd in 18:08.23, David Celio took 27th in 18:52.16, Victor Rinaldi captured 28th in 19:10.49, Esteban Zapata finished in 32nd at 19:37.48, Eduardo Vences was 35th in 19:58. 73 and Steven Bengry took 39th in 20:28.09. Carpinteria will compete next at the Lake Casitas Twilight Invitational on October 9th.

Boys water polo

September 25 - The Carpinteria High School boys water polo team hosted Fillmore with the Warriors swimming away with a 17-4 win. The victory improves Carpinteria’s record to 4-6 overall and 1-0 in league.

September 27 - The Carpinteria High School boys water polo team took on Villanova in a non-league matchup, outscoring the Wildcats, 21-9. Andy Johnson scored four goals for the Warriors, while Nathan Endow pitched in two. The win puts the Warriors at 5-6 overall and 1-0 in league. 

Cate School

Girls volleyball

September 24 - The Cate School girls volleyball team won two sets, lost the third, then took the fourth game in a 3-1 victory in games over St. Bonaventure. The set and match was decided by juniors Riley Borchardt and Grace Johnson who split the last four points off kills. Borchardt led the team with serving, serving five aces and notching 10 kills for a .172 hitting percentage. Senior opposite, Maya Blattberg had 11 kills for a .158 hitting percentage. “Sophomore middle, Chidera Chukmuwerijie answered tonight by delivering 10 straight down blocks, which was a season high for the team,” said Rams coach Greg Novak. Senior libero, Grace Blankenhorn delivered a 2.23 passing percentage. Cate is 3-0 and maintains a first place lead in theTri-Valley league.

September 26 - The Cate School girls volleyball team finished off Grace Brethren. After hitting negative in the first set and dropping it, the Rams went on to win the next three games for a 3-1 win. “Sophomore middle, Chidera Chukwumerije controlled the net with seven blocks and 10 kills,” said Cate coach Greg Novak. Both Grace Johnson and sophomore Elise Guerrand-Hermes added 12 kills apiece. Grace Blankenhorn led the team in passing with a 2.32 percentage. Cate is now 12-2, 4-0 in the Tri-Valley League on the season.

September 28 - The Cate School girls volleyball team took to the court on Saturday afternoon, sweeping Bishop Diego in three sets: 25-10, 25-15 and 25-16. Senior libero Grace Blankenhorn scooped up close to 40 percent of the 64 team digs, while, also passing at a 2.36 percentage for the match. “Setters Maya Blattberg, class of ‘20 and Riley Borchardt class of ‘21 mixed up the sets, connected well on the quick sets with sophomore middle Chidera Chukwumerjie who racked up eight kills while adding three digs of her own on the match,” said Rams coach K.C. Collins. Freshman Tatiana von Bothmer came in and hit .500, notching three kills, while freshman Gigi Geyer came in and served two aces and added a kill. “Sophomore Elise Guerrand-Hermes did a great job controlling the court this particular match leading with seven service aces, 10 kills and second to Blankenhorn on defense with 10 digs,” explained Collins.

October 1 - The Cate School girls volleyball team fell short in another five set match against Foothill Tech Thursday night on the Mesa, dropping the match, 3-2. Leading in kills was Elise Guerrand-Hermes who hit a .250 percentage with 15 kills, junior Grace Johnson had 12 kills and Chidera Chukwumerije finished with an even 10 kills. “Chidera also nabbed six easy points off her stellar blocking performance,” said Rams coach Greg Novak. Senior libero, Grace Blankenhorn scooped up 30 digs and passed a 2.19 off serve-receive. The Rams will be on the road this Thursday against La Reina. Cate is now 12-3 overall and 3-1 in league. 

Girls tennis

October 1 - The Cate School girls tennis team battled another undefeated team, rival Thacher, walking off with a win to improve to 4-0 on the season. “Grace Fuss led the charge, winning all three of her sets on the day without dropping a game,” said Rams coach Trevor Thorpe. Fuss has now won 54 of 55 games en route to a 9-0 mark on the season. “Aminah Hill played her best tennis to take impressive wins over Thacher’s top two players, before receiving a default win in the final round-of-play,” explained Thorpe, now in his 11th year coaching at the school. In doubles, Cate’s top duo, Carol Cai and Fritze Mayer dropped two games across three sets, like Fuss they are also 9-0 on the season at the Number-one position. Mayer is also 3-0 in singles play for a 12-0 mark at this stage of her junior season. Sophomores Julianna Forry and Maesa Vongkusolkit in Number-three doubles took two of three sets. Cate has now won 37 consecutive Tri-Valley League matches, dating back to October of 2014. Cate plays again on Thursday against St. Bonaventure at 3:45 p.m. at Ventura College.

Cross country 

September 26 - The Cate School cross country team finished second in the girls division, while the boys finished third in the Tri-County Athletic Association’s Preview Meet in Ventura. Sophomore Anna DiSorbo ran her fastest time with a mark of 18:41. Another sophomore Meena Baher finished in seventh with a time of 19:57, the second highest mark for a Rams runner ever at Camino Real. As for the boys, Tesfa Asmara lead the Ram boys with a time of 17:12, earning him second place. Sophomore Nick Patrick finished the three-mile run in 14th place with a time of 17:48. Thalia Tom, the sixth runner of the meet helped to secure second place over rival Thacher, beating the Toads sixth entry by over a minute. 

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