Carpinteria High School
March 20 – The Carpinteria High School baseball teamlost to Santa Paula 1-0 at home at Calderwood Field. Senior Lefty Chase Mayer toed the rubber for the Warriors while sophomore right hander Marcus Chavez opposed. There were no hits in the game for either side until the bottom of the fifth when Diego Hernandez successfully made a bunt. The Cards answered in the top of the sixth with a leadoff double followed by a steal of third. Then, a ground ball found its way between the Warriors’ first and second basemen which produced the game’s only run. Mayer pitched seven innings including one run on two hits, four walks, a hit batter and seven strikeouts. Chavez’ line was no runs on two hits, no walks, two hit batters and four strikeouts to get the “W.” Carpinteria is now 7-2, 6-2 in the Citrus Coast League. Santa Paula is 7-5 and 6-2 in league.
March 22 – The Carpinteria High School baseball team dropped another decision to Santa Paula, 9-2. The Cards tagged starter Noah Nuño and the Warriors for four runs in the first inning, forcing his early exit. Cards starter Daniel Coronado got out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the first inning. And a sixth inning, two-out bases loaded drive off Nuño’s bat fell short of the fence and into the glove of centerfielder Gabriel Tovias. Miles Souza took over for Nuño in the second inning, but could do little to quell the Cards’ attack as they added two in the second and three in the third. Nuño led the Warriors offense with two hits, and Chase Mayer contributed in the leadoff spot reaching base four times on two Hit-by-Pitches and two walks. Mayer scored both runs on RBI by Souza.
Track and field
March 21 – The Carpinteria High School track and field team split at Hueneme with the girls scoring a 64 to the Vikings 63, and the boys falling to their counterparts, 84 to 41. Alejandra Cardona won both hurdle races with a Personal Record (PR) of 17.86 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles. Savannah Alvarez won both the long and triple jumps with leaps of 14 feet, nine inches and 31 feet, five inches, respectively, finishing ahead of her twin, Shaylah Alvarez in both events. The twins teamed with Kendra Meza and Breanna De Lira to win the four x 400 relay with a time of 4:27.75. Sophomore Vincent Rinaldi won the 100 and 200 with times of 11.20 and 22.61. His 100-meter time set a sophomore class record for CHS. Older brother Victor Rinaldi won the 400 with a time of 52.43. Isaac De Alba set a PR or 47’8” to win the shot put.
March 23 – The Carpinteria High School track and field team participated in the 81st Easter Relays. The Warriors boys took first place in the sprint medley relay and also broke the school record along the way. The team of Caesar Rinaldi, Saul Hernandez, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson and Victor Rinaldi ran 1:37.32 to break the school record of 1:37.49 set by Andrew McDonough, Steven Lozier, Alex Cuevas and Freddy Maldonado in 2008. Victor Rinaldi, Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson, Ytxzae Enriquez and Solomon’s twin Luke also captured a fifth-place medal in the four x 400 relay. It was Luke’s first track meet. Enriquez also set a PR in the mile with a time of 4:47.98.
The Warriors lost a close dual match to Nordhoff High School, 251-252, in cool windy conditions at Soule Park in Ojai on March 21. The low score for Carpinteria was 49 by Jose Gonzalez in the nine-hole match. Jacob Mata and Tristen Kelly both shot 50, while the lowest was Cade Sayer of Nordhoff with a 41, followed by Benny Schurmer with 43.
“I was especially pleased with the play of Tristan Kelly,” said Carp coach Chris Cochrane. “He is the least experienced (a sophomore who started last season) but shows focus on every shot.”
Cochrane also noted that the swooping hawks, roaring river, jumping deer and tricky well-manicured greens may have caused some other players to pay attention to things other than the game. “Soule Park is in awesome condition right now. Golfers just need to focus on their games and not all the beauty if they want to score,” said Cochrane.
The Carpinteria Warriors raced against the Hueneme Vikings in the first home swim meet of the season. The Warriors swam hard and were able to win the majority of their races, securing them a 93 to 59 win for the girls and a 72 to 47 win for the boys. Notable performances for the week include Piper Clayton, who placed first in three races after not swimming for three weeks, and Alexis Persoon, who qualified for CIF consideration with her time in the 100-breaststroke while also placing first in all of her races. The Warriors have their next meet against the Nordhoff Rangers on Friday, March 29.
March 21 – The Cate School boys tennis opened league play with a 13-2 victory at Bishop Diego. The Rams swept all nine doubles sets. In singles, both teams played only one and two singles with Bishop Diego’s Luke Williams taking down Ethan Ha, 6-4, and then Lucian Prinz, 6-0.
March 22 – The Cate School boys tennis team improved to 2-0 in Tri-Valley League play with a decisive 13-5 win at Villanova. Junior Ethan Ha led the way for the Rams with a 6-4 win over senior Charlie Quest, and then a 7-5 win against his younger brother, freshman Tim Quest. Ha followed with a 6-1 win over junior Jack Tian. The Rams doubles swept all nine sets. Seniors and co-captains Brad Gordon and Charles Xie teamed up at Number-one, followed by juniors Parker May/Devin Pai and sophomores Lucian Prinz/Jinming Wang. “Today was a total team effort,” said Cate coach Jason Ebin. “Normally we can count on Ethan for three sets but to get all nine of the doubles sets, everyone really had to contribute,” added Ebin.
March 21 – The Cate School boys volleyball team swept Santa Clara in three sets 25-13, 25-13 and 25-18. “Junior middle Ethan Ng had a good match in the hitting department with six kills hitting a .600, and also earned two setting assists,” said Rams coach K.C. Collins. Senior middle Sean Busse added a kill to go along with two blocks. Cullen Barber led in digs with 11 and contributed eight kills. Junior Theo Mack notched 13 kills and racked up eight digs. Sophomore libero Ryan Suh had six digs, and senior Jojo Broussard followed with five.
March 22 – The Cate School boys volleyball team lost to Foothill Tech in three sets, 30-28, 25-16 and 27-25. Junior Theo Mack on the court hit a .238 with 19 kills and passing a 2.5 on serve receive. “Senior setter Sebastian Richardson hustled on the court during long rallies, working hard to set up his offense and keep the opponent guessing,” said Rams coach K.C. Collins. Richardson also led the team with nine digs. After being sidelined with an injury for the first part of the season, sophomore Albert Barber returned to the court in the libero position racking up seven digs and passing a 2.25. The Rams are 2-2 in league, 3-3 overall, and next up is away at Bishop Diego, Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m.
March 26 – The Cate School baseball team took on the visiting Villanova on Tuesday in a Frontier League contest, taking down the Wildcats by a 15-2 margin in a game that was called after the fifth inning. Senior Jack Deardorff got the win on the mound for Cate. Freshman Theo Hansen got his first appearance on the mound in a Cate uniform and tossed one inning of scoreless baseball while striking out one. Jack Deardorff had Cate’s only extra base hit on the day when he knocked a double into left center field and finished the day with two hits. Sophomore William Deardorff and junior Dalton Phillips each had two hits for Cate. Junior Scott Holmes, sophomore Daniel Panadero and sophomore Zach Hanson each had one hit on the day.