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Posted Friday, Jul 11, 2014 

Washington Nationals prospect and Padre alum Tony Renda '09 is featured in this Mercury News article:  

Tony Renda '09 

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Posted Friday, Jul 11, 2014 
Ryan Callagy Shines in Joe DiMaggio League
Peninsula Joe DiMaggio League's Ryan Callagy pitched a no-hitter on Wednesday at Sea Cloud Park in Foster City, which resulted in a 5-0 win over South City. Callagy is a Serra junior who played junior varsity for Serra baseball last season. He became the first Foster City Joe DiMaggio pitcher to go the distance this season, with four walks and a fielding error the only blemishes on the pitching gem. He threw 102 pitches throughout. CLICK HERE for the San Mateo Daily Journal story. Congratulations, Ryan!
Posted Friday, Jun 20, 2014 

Congratulations to Serra varsity swimmer Joe Kmak who was named the San Mateo Daily Journal boys' swimmer of the year. Please click the link below for more information-

Kmak-Daily Journal Article

Posted Friday, Jun 20, 2014 

Former Padre baseball players Julian Merryweather and Grant Nelson have made their 2014 debut in MiLB. Click the link below to read the newspaper story.

Merryweather and Nelson- 2014 MiLB

Posted Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 

Congratulations are due once again to graduating senior track athlete Kyle Orloff who was named the San Mateo Daily Journal Boys' Track Athlete of the Year and the San Jose Mercury News Sprinter Of The Year. Please click the links below for the full articles-

Orloff SM Daily Journal article

Orloff Mercury News article

 

Posted Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 

Serra Head Baseball Coach Craig Gianinno will host three Preparing Legends sessions at CSM this summer. Each week-long camp focuses on pitching instruction, hitting, defense and base running, intrinsic motivation, goal setting, nurtrition, agility and core strengthening.

"Our overall goal is to have each individual kid leave our camp feeling and believing that his skill set has improved not only as a baseball player, but with an impression that his character has improved as a young person." Gianinno said. CLICK HERE to read the full story on Prep2Prep and to register.

Posted Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 

Several former Padre crew athletes took part in the IRA National Championship in May. The athletes included:

Atticus Patterson, Gonzaga University, Varsity 8, Serra '13
Bobby Vernazza, Oregon State University, Varsity 8, Serra '12
JT Kearney, Holy Cross 3V, coxswain, Serra '12
Torin Kingshill, Oregon State University 3V, Serra '13
Once a Padre, always a Padre!
Posted Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 

Senior Kyle Orloff closed out his final season as a Padre with a fantastic two days at the 96th Annual California State Track and Field Championships.  Friday night, Orloff sprinted around the oval in Veteran's Stadium (Buchanan High School, Clovis) in 48.04, qualifying 6th overall for Saturday's 400m final. Two hours later, he improved on his school record in the 200 meters with a time of 21.47, good for 7th in the trials and securing a spot in a second event final.  Orloff closed out his 3-event evening by anchoring the 4x400m Relay team with Marcus Alvarez, Jeremiah Testa and Armon Plummer to a season best time of 3:20.91.  The relay's time was shy of the 2003 school record by only .03 and is the fastest time ever run by a Serra 4x400m relay team in the State Championships.

Saturday evening, Orloff's signature strong finish over the final straightaway in the 400m race propelled him to a 5th place finish.  His time of 47.53 was only .01 off his personal best from CCS Finals last weekend, but even more impressive considering it was his 4th race in 24 hours and amid searing Central Valley heat in excess of 95 degrees.  Orloff's final race in the Serra Blue and Gold saw him cross the line 9th in the 200m with a time of 21.82.

On the season, Orloff established school records in the 200m (21.47) and 400m (47.52).  His 200m time was the top time in the CCS this year, #15 in California and #27 All-time in CCS History.  In the 400m, he had the #2 time in CCS this year, #10 in California and #16 All-time in CCS History.  The 4x400m Relay team also had the top time in the CCS this year.

Orloff becomes only the 2nd Padre to finish in the top 6 at the State Championships in a running event.  He joins the elite group of Padres who have finished in the top 8 at the State Championships: Tom Tuite ('61) - 1 Mile (7th place), Jerry Tallon ('66) - 880 yds (3rd place), Lynn Swann ('70) - Long Jump (State Champion), Stan Ross - 1 Mile (7th place), Aven Wright ('05) - Triple Jump (4th place), Jonathan Beering ('13) - Shot Put (8th place).

Orloff will compete for Sacramento State's Track and Field team next year.

Click here for videos from the State Meet!

Posted Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 
A week after being introduced to now former school record holder in the 200m and 400m, Angelo Fobbs-Valentino, senior Kyle Orloff placed his name in Padre Track and Field history by running 47.52 in the 400m at Friday night's CCS Track and Field Championships at San Jose City College.  Orloff took second in both the 400m and the 200m (21.87) to book his trip to next weekend's California State Championships at Buchanan High School in Clovis.  He is ranked #10 in the state in the one-lap event and #16 All-time in CCS history. The stage was set for the 4x400m Relay team to defend their top ranking in the section with the final event of the championships.  The team of Marcus Alvarez, Jeremiah Testa, Armond Plummer and Orloff not only took home the 4x400m title, but they ran the fastest time in the section for the year with their 3:21.55 clocking.
 
Stefan Seul finished in 8th place in the discus (144-8), Billy Sapp was 10th in the shot put (47-3.5) and Jordan Kenison was 12th in the triple jump (42-2.25).  As a team, the Padres finished 6th in the CCS.
 
Also of note, senior member of the Notre Dame, Belmont track and field team, Claudia Arquero, did a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem to open the meet.
 
Kyle and the relay will run Friday evening at the State Championships.  The 400m is tentatively scheduled for 6:50, the 200m for 8:50, and the 4x400m relay for 9:40.
Posted Friday, May 30, 2014 
Nine students to play college ball

In front of a packed crowd in the Morton Family Gym, nine seniors made it official and will participate in athletics at the college level. Representing eight Serra sports, these student-athletes made an impact in high school and will now move to the collegiate level.

The distinguished student-athletes are:
* Brenden and Gordon Barrows - Tennis - Lewis and Clark College
* Jason Lower - Football - Northern Arizona University
* Danny Mahoney - Basketball - San Jose State University
* Kevin McGee - Football - Pacific University
* Kyle Orloff - Track & Field - California State University, Sacramento
* Ashton Silk - Golf - University of San Francisco
* Kyle Wan - Soccer - Dominican University
* Zach Zamecki - Water Polo & Swimming - Cal Lutheran University

Each student-athlete was introduced and praised by his coach. Principal Barry Thornton, Ed.D. acknowlegded the coaches' partnerships with Serra parents, which is a crucial component of academic and athletic success.

"These athletes have distinguished themselves in the classroom and in their individual sports," said Serra Athletic Director Dean Ayoob. "We wish them great success as they move on to the next level in college."

Congratulations! 

Click here to view slideshow.

 

Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 
Competing at the CCS Semi-finals on Saturday, Kyle Orloff definitely proved he belongs in the conversation for the 200m and 400m State qualifiers coming out of the section finals this coming Friday night.  Orloff easily won his heats in the 400m (48.39) and 200m (21.64), both personal bests, and anchored the 4x400m Relay team to their fastest time of the season (3:23.07).  Orloff's time in the 200m improves upon his school record and ranks him #3 in Northern California and #14 in the State.  He enters Friday night with the 2nd fastest time in the 400m, both in qualifying and for the season, while his 200m time was the fastest time in the meet and the fastest time in the section this year.  Running on the relay along with Orloff was Marcus Alvarez, Jeremiah Testa and Armon Plummer.  Jordan Kenison had his best triple jump mark of the year (43-3.75) to qualify 8th.  Billy Sapp (shot put - 47-3, 10th place) and Stefan Seul (discus - 141-11, 11th place) will also compete Friday night.
CCS Finals will begin at 4:00 with field events and 6:00 for running events at San Jose City College.  You can also follow along with this LIVE RESULTS link.
Posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 
The Serra varsity baseball team lost a heart-breaking thriller last night to San Benito High School in the opening round of the C.C.S. playoffs by the score of 4-3. The Padres took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI double by sophomore Angelo Bortolin, but San Benito quickly tied it 1-1 in their bottom half. Serra stormed back and took a 3-1 lead in the third inning with RBIs from Senior Sean Watkins and again from Bortolin. San Benito slowly inched thier way back, tying it 3-3 in the sixth inning. The game then went into extra innings, all the way to the 10th inning as San Benito took the lead once and for all with a walk-off home run, winning the game 4-3 for San Benito, ending the Padres' season. Congratulations to the Serra varsity baseball team, who finished 16-12 overall. Special thanks to the seniors who gave their all for the Padre baseball team and Go Padres!
Posted Monday, May 19, 2014 
On Friday night, the Serra Track and Field team finished 2nd in the Varsity division at the WCAL Championships. Senior Kyle Orloff was responsible for 34 of the Padre's team points with individual wins in the 400m (49.07) and 200m (22.09) as well as running a leg on the 4th place 4x100m Relay (43.62) and anchoring the WCAL champion 4x400m Relay team (3:23.52) with a sizzling 48.2 split.  Sophomore Kelepi Lataimua made it a sweep for the Padres in the sprinting events with his win in the 100m (11.31).  Fellow sophomore Armon Plummer finished 2nd in both hurdle races with personal best times of 15.91 (110m high hurdles) and 41.03 (300m intermediate hurdles). Plummer also ran the 3rd leg on the 4x400 Relay.  Junior Nicolas Jones got the 4x400m Relay team off to a strong start with his lead-off leg following his 7th place finish in the 400m (53.23). The sophomore class will also be well represented at CCS Semifinals next weekend with Jeremiah Testa (2nd place, 400m - 51.25; 2nd leg on 4x400m Relay) and Jordan Kenison (2nd place, triple jump - 42-8).  Senior Billy Sapp threw two personal bests in shot put (48-10) and discus (141-9) to earn 4th place points for the team and qualify for CCS by throwing past the at-large qualifying mark.  Sapp will be joined in the discus by junior Stefan Seul, who threw a personal best by 8 feet to finish 3rd overall (149-4) and earn a spot at CCS Semi's by outdistancing the qualifying mark as well.  Other top finishers in the varsity events were Talon Bennett (5th place, pole vault - 12-2), VJ Obiaulu (6th place, triple jump - 41-3.25), Marcus Alvarez (7th place, high jump - 5-9; 7th place, triple jump - 40-10.5), Albert Hurrell (7th place, discus - 133-6; 8th place, shot put - 44-0), Matthew Herrera (8th place, 1600m - 4:31.11) and Jonathan Garcia (8th place, 3200m - 10:18.08).  
For the Frosh Soph team, cousins Isaiah Strong and Kwami Jones were individual champions for the Padres.  Strong was the champion in the shot put with his throw of 50-4 and Jones crossed the line with a time of 9.57 in the 65m High Hurdles.  Jones also finished 2nd in the 300m Intermediate Hurdles (44.13).  Other top finishers included: Noriega Moffett (4th place, 400m - 53.76), Eric Niland (4th place, discus - 108-1), Dominic Zolezzi (5th place, long jump - 18-4.5), 4x100m Relay team (4th place - 46.44: Noriega Moffett, Nick Kilmartin, Orlando Fuller, Jovon Despanie) and the 4x400m Relay team (4th place - 3:40.62: Alec LaRosa, Dominic Christmas, Andy Kurpjeweit, Noriega Moffett).
Members of the varsity team will compete in the CCS Semi-Finals at San Jose City College next Saturday.  Both running and field events get underway at 2:00. see below for an outstanding news article on Kyle Orloff, Serra track star.
Posted Monday, May 19, 2014 

Congratulations to the Serra varsity baseball team who received the #15 seed in the C.C.S. Open Division Baseball Championship. They will take on the #2 seed San Benito High School on Wednesday May 21st at San Benito High School. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. Click below for the playoff bracket-

2014 Baseball CCS Open Division Bracket

Posted Friday, May 9, 2014 

The Serra varsity baseball team beat the St. Ignatius Wildcats by the score of 7-4  on Senior Day at Frisella Stadium. Senior Sean Watkins came up big at the dish and on the mound, leading the Padres to the victory. Watkins had two RBIs on two hits as he singled in the second inning and doubled in the fourth inning.Watkins was also in control on the rubber. St. Ignatius managed just one hit off of Watkins, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his two innings of work.The game's last lead went to the Padres thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on an error and an RBI single by James Outman. Sophomore left hander Vinnie Venturi started on the mound going 4 strong innings. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the Bellarmine Bells in the first round of the W.C.A.L. playoffs at Bellarmine on Tuesday May 13th. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

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