JV: The JV football entered the 50th annual Holy Bowl 2-0. It was a hard fought game with Jesuit coming out on top 28-6. The Falcons played tuff but giving up four turnovers were the difference in the game. William Littlejohn ’24 led the offense with 211 yards passing, going 15-26 with 1TD and 1Int. The leading receivers were Kamari Simpson ’24 with 98 yards on six catches, averaging over 16 yards per reception, Allen Cordano ’25 had 73 yards and a TD on 6 catches averaging more than 12 yards per reception and Jordan Howell ’24 30 yards on two catches averaging 15 yards per catch. The defense had three sacks Dexter Stinson ’24 1 (5th of the year), Cameron Nero ’25 1 (3rd of the year) and Ben Smith 1 (2nd of the year). Ben also blocked a field goal. CB will start league play this Saturday 11 am at Sacramento High School against another old rival.
Men's Water Polo:
CBHS Men's varsity Water Polo went 1-3 this past weekend at the Sierra Shootout. Their first game was a struggle and the boys suffered their first loss of the season to a good team. From then to the rest of the tournament they improved every single game playing better and better together. They kept their heads up and were even more motivated after every game, because they played better and better every game. Their last game they won by playing the most consistent good water polo throughout the game, by sticking to their game plan and everyone being on the same page. Everybody put in 100% effort and they were patient, and selfless on offense, while communicative and aggressive on defense. They beat one of the best programs in all of California by a large margin.
The JV's didn't have a match last week, but I am told by Coach Riley and Coach Sean that they made some good progress in practice. Chloe Tam and Magdalena Bowen did get to play as the #7 and #8 players in our varsity match vs. Del Campo and did a very good job. The DC coach told me that they were both so nice and patient with his players, who are brand new to the game. Way to represent CB and yourselves girls!
The varsity team started their CAL league season with a 202-291 win over Del Campo. I was very proud of both Brie Briggs (37) and Alison Oliveira (39), who had very good rounds after struggling a bit in our first two matches. Cali Rapolla and Maddy McFall were very consistent, as always, and Nicole Staggs continues to be our scoring leader, with a 40.7 average. Annalise Gay scored 4.5 league points in her first match of the season. I also received outstanding feedback from the DC coaches on our outstanding sportsmanship! We have missed Hannah Stouder's smile this past week, but are looking forward to her return to action.
Freshman: The Freshman volleyball team had another successful week handling Sacramento High School in two sets by the score of 25-3 and 25-8. The team had a match high 35 serving aces and was led by Amelia Wright with 12 aces, Ashley Brandenburger with 6 aces, and Amor Corcoran with 5 aces in the win.
JV: JV Girls Volleyball was excited to start their league play this week! We faced off to Sacramento High @ home taking the Win in two! First set was 25-5 and second set was 25-11. We then traveled to Capitol Christian and we took that Win in two as well! First set was 25-11 and second set was 25-18. In set one Piccione had 3 Aces, Trasmonte had 2 Aces, Maglinte had 2 Aces & 2 Kills, Stinson had 2 Kills, Johnson had 1 Block & 2 Kills, Wiest had 2 Kills and Jordana had 1 Ace & 1 Kill. In set two Piccione had 3 Aces, Trasmonte had 5 Aces, Jordana had two Aces, Wallin had 2 Kills & 1 Block, Delucchi had 4 Kills, Oshita had 1 Kill and Johnson had 1 Kill. We are looking forward to next week where we will see Rio Americano on Tuesday the 14th @ Christian Brothers and we travel to Whitney Thursday the 16th both games are set for 5:00pm. Go Falcons!
Varsity: Women's Volleyball came into the week with 2 league matches on the schedule. On Monday they had a home match vs Sacramento High and beat them 25-11 25-12 25-8. The Lady Falcons returned to the court as they hit the road to take on Capital Christian. To close out the week they won convincingly 25-3 25-5 25-5.
This week the Lady Falcons have a couple tough ones on the schedule vs league title contender Rio Americano on Tuesday and another match on Thursday vs Whitney High.
Congrats to Drew DeGuzman for winning Sac Bee prep of the week and to Brooke Bonetti for winning Falcon of the Week.
Overall- 10-2 League- 2-0
Under the first really blue sky day in weeks and the Josh Ruff Invitational provided the necessary conditions for some really good racing. Junior, Allie Moya, led the CB women’s team with a 4th place finish among the small school runners. Ryan Dong, back from a 4 week racing hiatus due to injury, led CBXC runners in the men’s varsity race. He narrowly edged out Sophomore Sam Nealon, who had his second fantastic race in as many weeks. Sami Bateman followed close behind to round out the top 3. With 9th grader Alex Potter finishing in CB’s fourth position, CB was able to place second in the small school division.
In other races, Elise Henderson, Elise Perkins, and Ella Johl finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively in the F/S race. Combined with Marina Noey’s 10th place, and Tara Cooper’s 12th, the CB F/S team finished 1st overall for the third meet in a row!
For the F/S Boys, Andrew Thomas (10), Alex Chavez (9), and Will Faust (9) did some serious racing and led CB to a third place finish in the small school division. In the final race of the day, CB JV runners, led by Bradley Bertossa and Aiden Simi, led the team to an 8th place finish among some of the toughest teams in the Section including Granite Bay, Jesuit, Davis, and Folsom. Among the small schools, CB finished at the top.
NOTE: Each week the CBXC team will honor one runner who has shown, grit, determination, leadership, and/or commitment as a member of the CBXC team. In the first two weeks, Allie Moya (11) and Sam Nealon (10) have been recognized for leadership and commitment to the success of our team. This week, Alex Valdez (9) was honored for his continued hard work in the face of diversity and challenge. This young runner never gives up and is a source of inspiration to runners and coaches alike. Congratulations Alex!
Next up: Woodbridge Invitational in Norco, CA. (Meet website including live results on Friday 9/18 — https://gvarvas.com/)
Women's Water Polo:
JV: Girls Water Polo went 1 and 2 at the McClatchy tournament. They beat Vintage in the opening game 7-3 with 3 goals each by Angelina Rivera ‘25 and Linnea Fulton ‘24 plus one goal and solid defensive play by Amili Aceves ‘25. In the second game they lost to McClatchy 12-1 shorthanded but played a good final game against El Camino although eventually lost 12-7. Natalia Parfenova ‘25 won over 75% of the starting sprints over the course of the three games.
Varsity: water polo did not have any games last week but both teams have a busy week this week with games against Bella Vista on Tuesday and Del Campo on Thursday and tournaments on Friday and Saturday. They also enjoyed some team bonding at the beach volleyball courts last Thursday.