Falcon’s Sports News
Quote of the day:
“The challenge of every team is to build a feeling of oneness, and of dependence on one another because the question is usually not how well each person performs, but how well they work together.“
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Track & Field
The Sacramento Meet of Champions was held last weekend and 8th CB athletes qualified for Sacramento's most prestigious meet. There are 2 meets run on the same day. The day meet with its qualifying standards had, Brett Petkus '20 jumping 20' 4" to take 4th in the long jump. Enrique Verschoor '19 ran the 3200m in 10.10 scoring a 14th place. Columba Effiong '22 continues to set school records running a 57.37 in the 400m and a 3rd place. Chloe Decker '21 ran a season high in the 100m 12.53 to place 14th and 9th in the 200m at 26.55. And Malia Gay took a 9th in the 1600m at 5.20 In the night meet where the standards are higher, Isaiah Jimenez '19 ran the 1600 with a 11th place finish in 4.24. Malia Gay '21 ran again this time in the 800 and took an 8th place at 2.20. Columba Effiong '22 had 2 events running 11.98 in the 100m, but it was wind aided so the time did
get recorded as an official time, she had place 3rd overall, and 5th in the 200 at 25.36.
Our divers are competing in the CIF Section meet today. Results will be posted shortly…
The CB swim team is preparing for Sections, which are next weekend May 2nd-4th at Tokay High School in Lodi. CB is sending its largest Section team ever, with 6 JV girls, 1 Varsity girl, 6 JV boys and 7 Varsity boys!
The following students are section qualifiers in their respective events:
JV Girls Section Qualifiers:
Abby Fox- 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Casey Stone- 50 Free, 100 free, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
Liza Mikacich- 50 free, 200 fee relay, 400 free relay
Melody Lednicky-Lehman- 100 back, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Karina Elliott- 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Brooke Brandenburger- 200 Free Relay
JV Boys Section Qualifiers:
Parker Spellacy- 50 Free, 100 Backstroke, 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay
Luc Tran- 200 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Dylan Delucchi-50 Free, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Patrick Cahill- 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Dominic Rodriguez- 200 Medley Relay
Will Rolleri- 200 Free Relay
Varsity Girls Section Qualifiers:
Aly Roberts- 200 Free, 500 Free
Varsity Boys Section Qualifiers:
Thomas Piper- 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Nick Piper-50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Sam Noonan- 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Luke Sorenson- 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
Colin Quinn- 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Caleb Quinn- 200 Medley Relay
Connor Christopher- 200 Medley Relay
Let’s go Falcons!
On Tuesday, April 16, The Falcons beat the Knights of Rio Linda 9-4. Cece Sidley got the win, with 7 K’s and no walks. The offense was lead by Jessica Hennelly, who went 2 X 3, one a homer; scored twice and had 4 RBI. Kennedy Cunha had a double, Gina Matista was 2 X 4 and scored twice. The entire team played very well defensively, making no errors.
Wednesday, April 24th, we traveled to Sac High and secured a 12-0 5 inning win. The winning pitcher was Grace Tangen. She struck out 9 and only walked 1. We were led on offense again by Jessica Hennelly. She was 4 X 4 with two doubles, two dingers and 6 RBI. Jacey Greco was 2 X 3 with 3 RBI. Jessica, playing center field, made a diving catch for an out then doubled out the runner on first. Kennedy Cunha scored twice as did Victoria Fenner. 3B Cece Sidley scored 3 times.
Thursday, April 25 The Falcons scored a 10-5 victory over the visiting West Campus Warriors. Cece Sidley got the win. She gave up 11 hits, but most were of the “seeing eye” variety. We scored 7 runs in the 5th inning by stringing together 6 hits (one a double by Hannah Gruber) and were aided by 2 WC errors. Grace Tangen led the offense with a 3 X 4 performance, including a double; scored and had an RBI.
Next up: at Capital Christian on Friday.
Record overall 11-5-1. League 4-3
April 12th our Lady Falcons visited league leading Del Campo. The game was tied at four through four innings. In the end, Del Campo’s experience was too much for our team and CB takes the loss in a final score of 17-6. CB did manage to collect 10 hits on the day. Key hitters: Julia Mamea ’22 (3-for-4), Kylie Nelson ’22 (2-for-4), Bianca Flores ’22 (double), and Jenna Puumala ’22 (Triple, 3 RBI). Overall 5-9, League 1-4
April 16th- With spring break on everyone’s minds, our Lady Falcons had to take on visiting Rio Linda for a non-league home game. CB was fired up from the start which lead to an easy 7-1 victory. Winning pitcher AJ Dahdouh ’22 allowed only 3 hits and one run over seven innings, striking out 16 batters. It only took 6 hits to seal the victory. Key hitters: Yvette Castellanos ’22 (2-for-2, 3 RBI), Gracyn Cann ’20 (3-for-4, 2 RBI), Lily Sanchez ’22 (2 Runs). Overall 6-9, League 1-4
April 25th - The Lady Falcons hosted West Campus for a non-league matchup. CB jumped on their opponent early and kept the pressure on for the entire game defeating West Campus 14-0. Pitcher AJ Dahdouh ’22 had a perfect game going until a bloop single spoiled that opportunity late in the game. She allowed just 2 hits in the shortened 5-inning game, striking out 13 batters and walking zero. The 10 hit scoring barrage was led by Angel Picou ’22 (2-for-2, 2 Triples, 2 Runs), Kylie Nelson ’22 (2-for-3, Triple, 2 RBI), AJ Dahdouh ’22 (3 Runs), Bianca Flores ’22 (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 3 Runs), Micaela Dacanay ’20 (2 RBI) and Jenna Puumala ‘22 (2 RBI). Sofia Gonzalez ’22 recorded her first career hit, surely a memorable moment for her and her team. Next up will be a tough non-league opponent at home vs Oakmont on April 26th. Overall 7-9, League 1-4
Coming off an extended break, following the CB Easter Tournament, the Falcons looked to get league play rolling again. CB opened this week against Vista Del Lago (Folsom, Ca) with a three game series. Looking for some big wins down the stretch, the Falcons sent flame-throwing junior right-hander, Jordan Gonzales, to the mound to set the tone. This game was a battle of wits and grit. Unfortunately, too many free passes were surrendered by CB to Vista throughout the game. In a frustrating way to lose a hard fought game, a walk-off hit-batsman left the varsity team on the wrong end of a 4-3 defeat to Vista del Lago on Tuesday.
After blanking them in the first inning, Vista del Lago fired up the offense in the second inning with a solo homer to snatch the early lead. Failing to lose his composure, Jordan battled back to blank Vista over the next two innings.
CB got on the board in the top half of the fifth. With two outs, the always hot Graeme Farrell found a way to get on base to keep the inning alive. Taking advantage of a Vista blunder, Graeme advanced to second. Needing some Mojo, the senior smasher, Freddie Fiske, smoked a hard single through the gap, easily scoring Graeme from second. CB had put a dent in Vista’s armor with Freddie’s 2-and-2 count single.
Not to be outdone, Vista answered in the bottom half of the inning, scoring a run of their own.
In typical CB fashion, the Falcons came to life late in the game. On the brink of defeat, CB rallied to put up a two-spot in the top of the seventh to tie the ballgame a three apiece. Unfortunately, walks did CB in, as Jordan allowed free passes to the Vista offense.
The game was tied at three with Vista del Lago batting in the bottom of the seventh when Taylor Ignacio was hit by a pitch, driving in the winning run.
Christian Brothers lost despite out-hitting Vista del Lago five to four.
Jordan Gonzales toed the rubber for the entire game, logging six and two-thirds innings. He allowing four runs on four hits and striking out six, while walking seven and hitting two.
Freddie Fiske and junior Reed Mercer managed multiple hits for the Falcons, each collecting two. The rest of the offense did not fare as well, stranding over 15 runners on base, while striking out eight times.
Though a hard fought battle, CB could not overcome their own shortcomings.
Needing a bounce-back win to keep their season alive, CB showed more fire and spirit in game two with the visiting Vista Del Lago. The Falcons sent sophomore slinger, George Rios, to the hill this go-round. Vista del Lago got on the board in the first inning. A bases loaded free pass base-on-balls by George gave Vista the early two run lead.
Knowing their season was in jeopardy, CB battled back to notch a run in the bottom of the inning, cutting Vista’s lead in half. Over the next two innings Vista was able to take advantage of the many walks with timely hits to stretch their lead to 5-1.
CB looked to make their mark in the game. With their backs against the wall, the Falcons spirit erupted in the bottom half of the third inning. Key hits and patient at-bats put runners on base and across the plate. Senior Justin “JJ” Johnson smashed a hard single scoring a much needed run. Then with two outs and two runners on, the red-hot senior, Freddie Fiske, stepped to the plate. Down two strikes in the count, Freddie showed no signs of panic. Neither did the CB dugout - loud cheers and chants erupted from every player, including the coaching staff. With a ferocious swing at a hard breaking ball in the dirt, Freddie used his blazing speed to reach first base before the Vista catcher could throw him out. With a rooster tail of base-path dust, Freddie dashed across first base to beat the hurried attempt to throw him out. In his haste to end the inning in dramatic fashion, the Vista catcher’s throw was wild, skipping past the out-reached glove of the first baseman. Both runners scored with frantic ease, jumping the Falcons into the lead.
Several CB batters contributed to the big inning including Justin Johnson, Graeme Farrell, and Sam Copley, who each had RBIs in the inning.
The Falcons never looked back, and extended their lead to five runs over the next three innings, earning a much needed 10-5 VICTORY!
George Rios got the start, lasting three innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out three and issuing seven walks. Senior show-stopper, Spencer Lozano, entered the game for CB in the fourth inning, blanking Vista the remaining frames of the game. Spencer gave up three hits, while punching out four and walking one.
The Falcons racked up 11 hits. Senior Sam Copley and “JJ” each racked up multiple hits for Christian Brothers.
CB looks to take the series, with game three at Vista. Senior Stephen Sedleniek gets the nod in an effort to thwart any Vista Mojo and bring a W home for the Falcons.
Go CB, Falcons first!!
The Freshman Baseball team had a tournament at Granite Bay last week. The boys represented the school with pride and dignity. Battling all week!!!
Game 1 loss 4-2
Jake Tandy ‘22 took the mound for the Falcons doing a tremendous job against Granite Bay only giving up 4 hits against a really good offense. Leading the way with the bat was Giacomo DelPiero ‘22 going 2-2 with 2 RBI’s. Although a tough loss for your Freshman Falcons they played inspired Baseball and stepped up to the challenge playing a really good GB team.
The Falcons played another quality opponent Vacaville H.S. losing a tight ball game 5-2. Ramon Ruiz ‘22 did an excellent job on the bump keeping the game close but the team struggled to put some runs on the board. Sam Bourbeau ‘22 hit the ball hard all week and hit a screaming line drive base hit in this one. Ramon Ruiz ‘22 and Giacomo Delpiero ‘22 also collected hits.
Carter Bolnik ’22 pitched a complete game striking out 11 batters. His command was spot on and his curveball was deadly! The offense got it going early with Jake Elorduy’22 with a solid hit and RBI. Miles Warner ‘22 had 2 RBI’s
Today at 4pm is a home game vs.Vista Del Lago for the last game of a 3 game series. The series is tied a 1-1.
Game 1 recap
It was Carter Bolnik ‘22 with a strong outing in which he only gave up 2 hits in 5 innings pitched. Jake Tandy’22 led the way going
2-3 hitting the ball hard all day. The Falcons were able to score the winning run when Sam Bourbeau ‘22 drove in Ramon Ruiz ‘22 in the 8th inning for a walk-off 2-1 victory.
Game 2 recap
The Falcons did not fly well to Vista Del Lago losing the contest 12-2. Giacomo DelPiero ‘22 had 2 hits and Diego Aguirre ‘22 also went 1-3 in the contest.
The boys are 5-2 in league play and 9-7 overall. The team looks to take the series Friday 4pm at CB! Please come and Cheer on the squad!
The girls’ lacrosse team took spring break off and returned to practice with a super-hot day on Wednesday. They will host Rio on Friday Varsity 4:15 and JV to follow. Both teams lost to Rio in a non-league game, so both teams are hungry for a win and hoping move up in league standings. Following Friday’s contests, we will have our “Senior Game” on April 30th vs Bella Vista. Please come out and support our girls and watch our seniors in their last home game at CB!
Men’s lacrosse played a strong game at Bella Vista Thursday night, besting the Broncos 11-7. Seven different Falcon players scored during the game, with a game-leading four goals by Tyler Valerio ’21. Miles Tibon ’22 and defender Tyler Webster ’21 both had their first goals of the season. The men wrap up their season on Monday, with a Bella Vista rematch at 5:30 at Christian Brothers.
The Capital Athletic League announce its "All League" team for Men's Tennis. That includes the top 12 players, regardless of school, based on record and skill. We were proud to have two players selected! Chris Fong '20 and Alex Stone '21 both were selected. This week we played the CAL singles and doubles championships. Although we did not fare well in singles in doubles CB made its mark. Chris Fong and Alex Stone made the semifinals of Super Doubles losing 10-8 in a close third set. Kai Hay '20 and Sean Johnson '22, made the final of second tier doubles by sweeping to victories over Vista Del Lago (6-0, 6-1) and Rio Americano (6-1, 6-1). They match up in the final next week vs. another Rio doubles team.
On Monday April 29, we travel to Placer for the first round of the playoffs…beating Placer with its history of section titles will be a huge lift for our boys, but they want it badly and we are excited to be in the post season.
Boys Varsity Volleyball
Christian Brothers Varsity Men’s Volleyball ended league action on Wednesday with a 5 set thriller at Del Campo. The Falcons started slow dropping the first two sets of the Del Campo Senior Night. Between the second and third set the team collectively rallied and rose to the challenge of an uphill battle. Nathan Hatch ’21 Lead his team in kills for the night with 16, followed closely by Riley Piccione ’20 with 12. Alonzo Aguillio ’20, Ben Anin ’19, and Elias Hensley ’20 soaked up digs on defense with 5, 5, and 6 respectively. With a “next point” mentality the Falcons were able to quickly sideout, stop service runs, and shake off errors to stay focused on the win. The game ended on a long rally, with a hitting error from the outside hitter from Del Campo, allowing the falcons to pull ahead in the fifth set, 16-14. An exciting end to an unpredictable season for Varsity Men’s Volleyball.
Men’s JV Golf
The JV Falcons closed out their regular season on a high note as they defeated River Valley after losing to Jesuit earlier in the week. In a makeup match from an earlier rainout, Sophomore Greg Stone, 2021, and Freshman Matt Horan, 2022, led the way with 47s as the Falcons won 251 to 276. In Monday's home match against Jesuit, the team was overmatched by a very strong Jesuit team 191 to 255. Greg Stone and Matt Horan again led the team with 47s. The team finished the regular season with a 5 and 7 record as they head into their final end of season league tournament on Monday, April 29, at Haggin Oaks.
Games of the Week
Boys Lacrosse vs Bella Vista
Girls Lacrosse vs Bella Vista
Softball vs Rio Americano
Baseball vs Del Campo