Falcon’s Sports News
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Track & Field
RESULTS OF LEAGUE FINALS 5/2
The Falcon track team is sending 16 athletes to the sections finals next week. This is the most athletes Christian Brothers has ever had qualify for the section meet.
Our boys team placed 2nd in the CAL league (highest placement in recent years).
Our girls team placed 4th in the CAL league.
CB had 9 league champions (1st or 2nd place in an event qualifies for league champion).
16 D3 Section Qualifiers, 8 All-League Athletes, 5 League Champions
Isaiah Jimenez '19 - League Champion in 1600m and 3200m, 4x400m - 4th Place
Jonathan Stenger '21- League Champion in 200m, 100m - 2nd Place, 4x100m - 3rd Place
Rafael Fernandez '20 - League Champion in 300m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles - 2nd Place
Columba Effiong '22 - League Champion in 100m, 200m - 2nd Place
Malia Gay '21 - League Champion in 800m
Chloe Decker '21 - 100m - 2nd Place, 200m - 3rd Place
Brett Petkus '20 - Long Jump - 2nd Place, 4x100m Relay - 3rd Place
Isi Eke '20 - Discus - 2nd Place
Other D3 Section Qualifiers
Andrew Tanjuakio '20 - High Jump - 3rd Place
Clayton Ketcher '21 - 4x100m Relay
Jacob Castellanos '22 - 300m Hurdles and 4x100m Relay- 3rd Place
Ryan Dong '22 - 1600m - 4th Place
Enrique Verschoor '19 - 1600m - 3rd Place, 4x400m Relay - 4th Place
Alberto Mujica '19 - 3200m - 4th Place
Raphael Lobo '21 - 4x400m Relay - 4th Place
Dakota Jones '21 - 400m - 3rd Place - 4x400m Relay - 4th Place
Junior Isi Eke placed second in discus in the CAL league track and field championships with a throw of 107' 5". Freshman Michael Hinton ‘22 took second place in shot put in league for JV boys with a throw of 33' 4.5". First year thrower and Sophomore Abigail Co ‘21 is the JV girls champion in shot put with a personal best throw of 23' 9.5". She also took second in discus in league with a throw of 53' 11".
Our section-qualifying swimmers are currently competing in their meet. Championships for both boys and girls are on Saturday. Results will be posted in next week’s update. Wish us luck!
On Friday, 4/16, CB traveled to Capital Christian and handed the Cougars a 22-0 loss. Winning pitcher Marissa Alders ‘22 tossed a no-hitter. Only two runners reached base (both by errors). Alders had 8 K and issued no walks. Giana Hays ‘19 had a double and an HR with 2 RBI. Cece Sidley ‘19 was 4 X 5 including a home run. Jessica Hennelly ‘19 also homered. Hannah Gruber ‘19 went 5 X 5 with a double. Jayce Greco ‘20 was 2X 3 and Grace Tangen ‘20 2 X 2.
On Monday, the Cougars came to CB for a rain make-up game and left with an 11-0 loss. Winning pitcher Grace Tangen struck out 7 and allowed no walks. Viviana Dazo was 2X2 and had 2 RBI. Catcher Ysabelle Moreno was 2X3 with 2 RBI. Kennedy Cunha, Cece Sidley and Victoria Fenner each had a double and Giana Hays homered.
On Wednesday, league rival Rio Americano came to our field tied with us for a playoff spot. The Falcons prevailed 8-1. Cece Sidley pitched for the win. At the pate, she was 2X4 with an RBI. Giana Hays, Kennedy Cunha and Marissa Alders each had a double and Giana had 2 RBI.
On Thursday, the Falcons traveled to McClatchy to face the Lions and one of the areas hottest pitchers, Ashleigh Dendas. Dendas had 173 strikeouts in 80 innings. However, CB came out on top 1-0. Catcher Hannah Gruber reached first and Jayce Greco became her pinch runner. Jayce stole second and scored on Giana Hays’ double. Cece Sidley out-dueled Dendas for the win.
Friday, we are at Antelope to face the Titans.
Overall record: 15-5-1. League record: 7-3
May 1 – The Lady Falcons played their last home game of the season vs league opponent Rio Americano. Pitcher AJ Dahdouh ’22 was brilliant from the start on the mound, as she threw a no-hitter to lead CB past Rio in an 11-1 victory. She lasted 7 innings striking out 20 of 25 batters. The offense also stepped up to the challenge tallying 13 hits on the day. Kylie Nelson ’22 (3-for-3, 2 HRs, 4 RBI, 4 Runs) led all hitters. AJ Dahdouh ’22 (3-for-4, Double, 3 Runs) not only shined on the bump but contributed big time at the plate. Other Key hitters on the day were Yvette Castellanos ’22 (2-for-3), Bianca Flores ’22 (2 Runs), Jenna Puumala ’22 (2-for-4, Triple), and Emma Wood ’20 (2 RBI). These young Lady Falcons have worked really hard this season and the future is bright for our softball program. Overall 8-10, League 2-4
May 2 – After the high of beating Rio Americano a day ago, next up was a trip to play a non-league game vs McClatchy. AJ Dahdouh ’22 pitching on shortened rest was ready to take the mound again leading us to the 24-0 win, surrendering just 1 hit over four and two-thirds innings, striking out 11 batters and walking one. Our team managed to tally 16 hits in the scoring barrage. Dahdouh ’22 (4-for-5, HR, 2 Triples, 7 RBI, 4 Runs) provided just as much offense to match her defensive effort. Other Key contributors were Julia Mamea ’22 (Double, 2 RBI, 4 Runs), Kylie Nelson ’22 (3-for-3, Triple, 2 Doubles, 4 RBI, 4 Runs), Danelle Crisol ’20 (3-for-4, 3 RBI), Gracyn Cann ’20 (2 RBI), and Lily Sanchez ’22 (4 RBI). With the season quickly winding down, there is a lot to be proud of for these Lady Falcons who have had to overcome a lot of adversity. With one game left on the schedule (Laguna Creek 5/7), the JV team bids farewell to AJ Dahdouh ’22 and Kylie Nelson ’22 who have made the jump to the Varsity Team. They have both been great leaders/teammates and their contributions to the softball program will be remembered for many years. We wish them the best of luck heading into playoffs.
Overall 9-10, League 2-4
Ending last week’s baseball grind, the Falcons hosted Jesuit in the second annual Albie Swinging baseball extravaganza at Sac City. Always an emotional game against the Marauders, this feat did not fall short. Christian Brothers stayed in it until the end, but Jesuit pulled away late in a 4-2 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at two with Jesuit batting in the bottom of the fifth when a Jesuit outfielder singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
CB lost despite out-hitting Jesuit seven to six.
Jesuit got on the board in the second inning with a run-scoring double.
With only three allowable innings to pitch, junior right hander, Jordan Gonzales ‘20, still got the much deserved start against this fierce CB rival. Jordan was impressive, allowing one run on two hits, striking out four and walking one. Quite a showing coming from a short turnaround from his last dominant start.
Senior scrapper, Graeme Farrell ‘19, relieved Jordan and battled his way to finish the game against a strong, formidable opponent. He allowed four hits and three runs over three innings, striking out one, while taking a tough loss. The ever looming errors, mental and physical, played a prominent role in hurting the fighting Falcons chances against the relentless Marauders.
Senior slugger, Justin “JJ” Johnson ‘19, was the offensive bright spot, going 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Falcons.
Coming back to league play this week, CB needed a strong showing against Del Campo. With three spots open for playoffs, the Falcons were looking to tame DC to overtake third place in league standings.
In dramatic CB fashion, A heroic walk-off double led CB past Del Campo 9-8 on Tuesday. Trailing 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Justin Johnson doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs. Cheers were shared across the entire diamond. Players, parents, friends and alum all rejoiced in this awesome victory, as their chants reverberated across the campus.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as the Falcons collected 11 hits and Del Campo eight in the high-scoring affair.
CB took an early lead in the second inning when Johnson drew a walk, scoring one run.
The Falcons tallied four runs in the second inning. The offensive firepower was led by Max Martinez ‘20, “JJ”, Reed Mercer ‘20, and Dominic Moreno ‘19, all knocking in runs in the inning.
George Rios ‘21 was the winning pitcher, surrendering zero runs on zero hits over two-thirds of an inning, walking one. Graeme Farrell threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Santa Barbara JC commit, Stephen Sedleniek ‘19, started the game for the Falcons. He went five innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out five. Another dominant showing for the Sacramento Optimus All-Star selectee.
CB racked up 11 hits on the day. Spencer Lozano ‘19, Johnson, Cooper Laffan ‘19, and Reed each had multiple hits. Spencer went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the team.
Looking to keep their season alive, CB looked to keep the pedal to the metal for game two against Del Campo. DC hosted game two at their yard, a short-fenced diamond that is notorious for routine fly ball home runs. The Falcons sent Oregon commit Senior, Spencer Lozano, to the mound.
With the wind blowing out, and a short porch, CB watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 6-0 loss to Del Campo on Thursday. Del Campo chopped a few singles in the first inning, stringing runners on base. With a flip of the wrist, a ho-hum fly ball carried its way over the short left field fence. A routine out anywhere else put DC up five runs in the first inning. DC followed up with another run in the second. Unfortunately that was all the firepower needed against the flat CB Falcons today.
CB struggled all day at the plate, failing to get anything going or put numbers on the scoreboard. CB surrendered six K’s against a mediocre DC pitcher, who gave up zero walks. Errors and base-running mistakes did not help CB either, with numerous opportunities squandered by bad mental mistakes.
Spencer Lozano took the stinging loss for CB, surrendering six runs on five hits over four innings, striking out two and walking one. Any other ballpark and Spencer’s game would have looked vastly different.
Graeme Farrell led CB with two hits in two at bats.
The Falcons looks to win the series against DC today at home. Junior flame-thrower,
Jordan Gonzales, looks to carry CB on his back as he gets the start.
With CB’s baseball season coming to a close, the Falcons sit in fourth place. If the Falcons can win out their remaining games, and with a little Lady Luck sprinkled in, CB could make league playoffs as the number three team. It will take a team effort and great mental approaches to deliver
Baseball Falcon of the week:
Justin Johnson. Six hits in last three games, including three doubles, one a walk-off game winning smack against DC. JJ is batting .570 over that span, to go with six RBI. Justin is also the sole position player to be selected for the 2019 Sacramento Optimist All-Star game.
The Freshman Baseball team continue to play well and are tied for first place in league play with a 7-2 record. On Tuesday your Falcons scored 5 runs in the 7th inning to secure a 5-0 win over Del Campo which has a record of 16-4. Jake Tandy ‘22 was outstanding giving up 0 runs and striking out 8 batters in 5 innings. Gio Munoz ‘22 pitched two scoreless innings striking out 4 batters. Leading the way offensively was Ramon Ruiz ‘22 with a huge double and Jake Elorduy ‘22 with 2 hits and key RBI. Sam Bourbeau ‘22 also collected 2 hits in this one. The Falcons look to take the series today in an away game at DC @ 4pm.
Varsity lacrosse lost their final game of the season 11-19, after Bella Vista went up early the falcons were never able to close the gap. Great performances were given by Lily Witry, Ari Castillo, and Sydney Obmann. We will miss our seniors Ari, Ashlinn, and Alyce!
JV Lacrosse beat Bella Vista in their final season game 11-8, that game was close but the Falcons held the lead the whole game. They finished with a record of 4-9. The coaches are proud of how this freshman-heavy team came together and learned a new sport.
Men’s lacrosse wrapped up its season with a win at home against Bella Vista. The team honored its four seniors - Evan Brousseau, Gabe Landeros, Kelliah Tarver, and Evan Recanzone - before the game. At the end-of-year banquet the following players received awards:
- Top Defensive Player - Tyler Webster ‘21
- Top Attack Player - Sam Ketcher ‘22
- Top Middie Player - Rowen Antony ‘22
- Most Improved Player - Bennett Kimble ‘22
- Falcon Award - Evan Recanzone ‘19
The team scored a total of 47 goals over the course of the season. Sam Ketcher ‘22 was the top scorer with 12 goals. Kelliah Tarver ‘19 and Tyler Valerio ‘19 both had 9 goals on the season. Coach Otsuka is looking forward to next year with many returning players and incoming freshman. Go Falcons!
We finished 8-7 and the year ended with a loss in the playoffs to Placer. We did have one player win in the playoffs-Sean Johnson, '22 won in singles in a tough two-hour fight, (7-5, 1-6, 6-2). We had a great year, going from 9 players to 15, and finishing a strong third in league. We do not graduate any players that are 1-6 in our lineup and we are very excited about next year in the playoffs. We are good enough to think about how we can win the section, and that will be our goal. We had so many great matches and come from behind wins…no one wanted the year to end.
Men’s JV Golf
The JV Boys ended their season at the league tournament at the Alister Mackenzie course at Haggin Oaks on Monday. The team finished 5th out of 7 in the tournament with a respectable team score of 490, reaching their goal of breaking 500. In the 18 hole tournament, Freshman Matt Horan ‘22, led the way with a 92, while sophomores Joseph Solari ‘21, and Greg Stone ‘21, shot 95 and 99 respectively. Joseph ended his season nicely with a birdie on the 18th hole. Rounding out the team, Freshman, Kyle Krause ‘22, shot a 103, Sophomore Jacob Harris ‘20, a 113 and Gabriel Rosario ‘20, shot a 101. The team completed their regular season in a tie for fourth place with Rio Americano at 5 and 7.
Player of the week. Matt Horan ‘22, turned in a solid performance leading the team in their season ending tournament with a 92.
Games of the Week
Softball vs El Camino
Baseball vs Rio Americano
by Jacob Hunley