Elverta, CA – After nearly an inch of rain the day before, Gibson Ranch was the perfect XC venue for Flat Sac. Soft dirt, cloudy conditions, and a few sprinkles were perfect condition for a lot of medals and one Champions Trophy for the CB Cross Country team. Starting with the 9th/10th Women’s race, Tara Cooper once again led all CB runners with a 4th place finish. Combined with two fantastic races by Yvonne Nguyen and Arabella Lobo, CB was able to secure a 3rd place finish in a very competitive race. Up next was the 9th/10th Men’s race, which would also provide some ‘season’s best’ for CB. Leading the group was Alex Potter (2nd), followed closely by Andrew Thomson (4th), Neel Manchandra (6th), Will Pletcher (8th), and Edwin Sperring (9th). This low score, among small school racers was enough to earn CB a First Place Team finish. Moving to Varsity, the CB Falcons finished a respectable 3rd in a very competitive race. While missing Junior, Allie Moya and 9th grader Ella Johl, the rest of the team came to run. The Elises (Henderson and Perkins) finished 1 and 2 for CB, with Marina Noey finishing 3rd for the Falcons. Junior, Shannon Wong finished number 4 with senior, Natalie Stone, rounding out the team scoring for the Falcons. For the varsity men’s team, Ryan Dong appears to be retuning to full strength as he led the Falcons to a small school championship in today’s race. Ryan’s 3rd place followed by, and 8th place for Sam Nealon, 10th for Reign Saldana, 13th for Sami Bateman, and 29th for Tyler Simi were enough to hold off the competition to bring home the Champion’s Trophy! In the JV races, Jenna Martinez earned a medal finishing 8th in her race, while the JV Men were able to finish in 2nd overall with Bradley Bertossa leading all Falcons runners.
Heading into CAL Finals on Thursday, CB seems poised to compete with annual powerhouses Vista and Rio Americano. Good luck in Champs Falcons!
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the girls on winning Back-to-Back League Championships with their great play yesterday! Nicole had very steady round, making 14 pars (with 12 out of 13 fairways hit and 14 out of 18 greens in regulation). She led us with a 76. Brie shot 77 and also made 14 pars, showing her great consistency. Cali was amazing yesterday with 13 pars and a 78 (39-39). She beat her fellow competitor from Vista by 25 strokes! Alison had 3 birdies on her way to a 79, while providing great senior leadership, and Hannah shot even-par on the back 9 and shot 80. What a great comeback! Maddy had a little bit of an off-day for her (since she has been so spectacular lately), Having a very deep team is such an asset as we enter the playoffs. Thanks to the Staggs for the great sack lunches! I can't believe that we didn't get a team picture yesterday after winning a championship. We'll take one when we get the championship banner! We had five girls make the All-League Team (which consists of the top 12 league-point earners). Nicole finished 5th with 146.5 points. Brie got 6th with 145.5, Maddy finished 8th with 135.0 points, Hannah got 10th place with 132 points and Alison finished 12th with 126.5. Cali almost made it, as she finished 14th. Again, what depth we have!
Back on the court, back in the win column!
The Lady Falcons hosted El Camino on Tuesday. The match gave the team the opportunity to move some players up the ladder and give them new experiences in singles and doubles competition.
On the singles side, Sophia Garcia ’23 rose to the top spot and won 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 in the toughest match of the day. Simone LeForestier ’22 easily won her match 6-2, 6-0, while Malia Scullary ’23 (6-1, 6-1) and Jolie Utter ’24 (7-6, 6-0) also won their singles debuts. In the lone doubles match of the day, the team of Courtney Chin ’25 and Katie Jones ’24 scored an 8-6, 6-0 victory to round out the team’s 9-0 win.
The girls are looking week ahead, with the team’s Senior celebration postponed until Monday (weather permitting) during their final match of the league season against Rio Americano.
Varsity: Brothers Women’s Varsity Volleyball came into this week looking to secure their 6 straight league title with an away match vs Vista Del Lago and a home match vs Del Campo.
On Tuesday they traveled to Vista Del Lago. With a win they would secure so possession of a league title with a loss they would have to share it with Vista Del Lago. The Lady Falcons came out victorious winning in 4 sets 25-22 25-22 22-25 25-16 to capture the league title.
On Thursday the Lady Falcons honored their 9 seniors on senior night vs Del Campo and also looked to finish their league season undefeated. On a very special night the Lady Falcons came out victorious once again and finished league 12-0.
The Falcons start the CIF playoffs on Tuesday at home vs Sierra of Modesto at 7pm. Please come out and support.
JV: JV Women's Volleyball has come to an end with the title of League Champions! Undefeated in their league! Congratulations to All the Athletes! We are so sad that our league has come to an end but Super Excited to host and continue to cheer on our Varsity! We will be hosting them this Tuesday for their first round of playoffs vs Sierra at 7pm! We appreciate all the support! Go Falcons!
Freshman: The Freshman VB team had a split this past week losing a tough fought 3 set match against Vista Del Lago in their away game and then a huge win over Del Campo in two sets by the score of 25-2 and 25-5. In the match against Vista, the Falcons cruised to a first set win of 25-9, but could not close out the Eagles in the last two sets losing by a score of 23-25, and 13-15. The team played exceptionally well throughout the match.
Strong serving and excellent attack execution led to the victory over the Cougars. Serving was led by Amelia Wright with 7 aces, followed by Amor Corcoran and Ashley Brandenburger with 6 aces each. Overall the team held a 92% serving average with 34 aces. On the attack, 7 Falcons combined for an outstanding hitting efficiency of .727% including Emmy Allen, Ashley Brandenburger, Grace Carollo, Amelia Wright, Natalie Caceres, Audrey Smith and Amor Corcoran who also had a key block in the match.
Women's Water Polo:
Varsity Women’s Water Polo played in the CAL League Tournament last week. They went in as the #2 seed based on their 3-1 regular season record. On Wednesday they played Del Campo in the semifinal and won 5-1. Melody Lednicky Lehman and Eliza Mikacich each scored two goals, Abbi Fox got a goal and goalie Logan Tiska recorded 13 saves including stopping 4 Del Campo penalty shots. On Thursday the Lady Falcons faced Rio Americano in the finals. CB kept the game close in the first half 3-1 but Rio pulled away in the second half eventually winning 9-2. Brooke Brandenburger scored both of the goals and freshman Amili Aceves got some varsity experience in the fourth quarter and held her own. The team’s performance qualified them for Sections which begins on Tuesday, November 2.
Men's Water Polo:
Men's Varsity Water Polo entered League championship tournament ranked #2 in league. They competed in the league championship for the league title, however lost to Rio Americano. They completed their post season still ranked #2 in league.