Padre Athletics News Archives
Posted Friday, Jun 17, 2016
The Padres continued their strong season at CCS Finals on Friday, May 27. The 4x400m Relay team of Noriega Moffett, Jeremiah Testa, Scott Fitzpatrick and Armon Plummer earned the third straight CCS title in the event for Serra. The highly contested race was a battle among the top 3 teams in the CCS all year, with Bellarmine and Los Gatos entering the final exchange in nearly a dead heat with the Padres.
Anchor runner Plummer, was able to out kick the other teams and just missed eclipsing last year's school record by 2 hundredths of a second (3:19.45). It was the fastest a Serra team has ever run in CCS Finals. Senior pole vaulter, Talon Galvez-Bennett, did not go easy on the nerves as his CCS individual title came based on fewer misses than the second place vaulter. His clearance of 14-6 on his first attempt was the difference between gold and silver. Plummer's anchor leg closed a very busy night for him. Running in two individual events, he finished just off his personal bests for second in the 400m (48.86) and third in the 300m hurdles (38.92). Plummer's first event of the meet got the Padres' season extended one more week into the State Meet when the 4x100m Relay (Fitzpatrick, Plummer, Orlando Fuller and Obi Obodozie) raced to the third automatic qualifying spot in the event by out-leaning the fourth place team by 1 one-hundredth of a second in a time of 42.65. Obodozie moved to long jump and where his jump of 21-11 was good for third place in the competition and good for a State Meet birth.
In all, the Padres earned a ticket to the State Meet in three individual events and both relays (Plummer decided to drop the 400m and focus on his other three events). Isaiah Strong was 9th in the shot put (48-3) and Matthew Herrera finished 10th in the 800m (1:58.69). As a team, Serra earned their third, top - 4 trophy, in four years by finishing third in the team standings.
Padres Earn Podium Finish to End Season
Serra's 4x400m Relay team capped a record setting year in the 98th California State Meet held at Buchanan High of Clovis' Veterans Stadium. In the State Trials on Friday night, the team of Noriega Moffett, Jeremiah Testa, Scott Fitzpatrick and Armon Plummer won the third heat and obliterated last year's school record of 3:19.43 with their new record of 3:17.96. Their time was the third fastest qualifying time among the 25 teams in the event. The 4x100m Relay (Fitzpatrick, Plummer, Orlando Fuller and Obi Obodozie) started the meet off for the Padres and were just shy of their season best time (42.94). Talon Galvez-Bennett cleared a very challenging opening height in the pole vault (14-8) and had narrow misses at 15-2. Obodozie improved on his entry placement and finished 22nd (21-1.25). Plummer raced to a lifetime best in his final race in his specialty, the 300m hurdles, and ran the fastest time in the CCS on the season, 38.53, good for 12th place. The 4x400m Relay team returned to the track on Saturday night for the State Finals and were just off their time from the night before, 3:18.82, finishing in 6th place and earning a spot on the State Championships' podium. The end of the season saw three of the four members of the relay return from last year's record setting team. Armon Plummer and Jeremiah Testa qualified for the State Meet on three straight CCS Champion relay teams. Testa becomes the first Padre to ever qualify for the State Meet all four years (member of the 4x400m Relay 2013-2016). The relay team is now ranked 14th in CCS history and is only the 2nd team to make the top 15 since 1993. The Padres have now qualified for the State meet 15 out of the last 16 years and had a State Finalist four years in a row. Galvez-Bennett and Plummer, along with the relay, had the top rankings in the CCS in their events on the season.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016
Coming off their final dual that saw the Padres fall to Bellarmine for the WCAL title, the track and field team set their sights on the WCAL Championships. Led by senior Armon Plummer, who won two individual events (400m - 49.55; 300m hurdles - 39.05) and ran on both relays (4x400m - 3:21.11; 4x100m - 42.43), Serra was a mere 19 points behind the Bells for the team title. The 4x400m relay team of Noriega Moffett, Jeremiah Testa, Scott Fitzpatrick and Plummer, set a new WCAL meet record with their time. Battling through a tough hamstring injury, senior Jordan Kenison defended his 2015 triple jump title with his jump of 43-2.5. Isaiah Strong finished in second place for both throwing events (shot put - 49-6; discus - 140-8). Talon Bennett was second in the pole vault (14-6), Obi Obodozie was second in the long jump (21-3.5) and fourth in the 100m and 200m (11.29 and 22.98, respectively). The 4x100m relay team of Scott Fitzpatrick, Plummer, Obodozie and Kelepi Lataimua ran their fastest time of the season and the second fastest time in the CCS for second place. Senior Matthew Herrera ran 1:56.78 to eclipse the CCS at-large qualifying time in the 800m and earn a trip to the CCS Semi-Finals while finishing fourth overall in one of the toughest events of the night - five of the top twelve 800m runners in the CCS were all in the race and qualified for the first round of CCS. Junior Jack Allara ran his best times of the year in both hurdle races (110HH - 15.85; 300mIH - 41.96). Other athletes scoring valuable team points were Kwami Jones (110HH, 5th place - 16.09), Jeremiah Testa (400m, 3rd place - 50.89), Scott Fitzpatrick (400m, 4th place - 51.17; long jump, 6th place - 19-11.75), Noriega Moffett (400m, 5th place - 51.22; 200m, 5th place - 23.44), Josiah Tafilele (discus, 6th place - 134-3), Sammy Nofal (long jump, 5th place - 20-0.5), Jake Killingsworth (high jump, 4th place - 5-8) and Dustin Hatlen (pole vault, 5th place - 13-0).
The Frosh Soph team also finished second in the team competition. Elijah Folau (discus - 131-3), Brendan Carbullido (long jump - 20-5.25) and Parker McDonald (high jump - 5-10) were all individual event winners. Folau (shot put, 2nd place - 471), Jorden Harris (300m Intermediate Hurdles, 2nd place - 44.96), Carbullido (triple jump, 3rd place - 40-0), Sincere Jackson (65m High Hurdles, 3rd place - 10.24; 300m intermediate hurdles, 4th place - 46.80), Devin Simmons (100m, 4th place - 11.45) and Enrique Brenes (800m, 4th place - 2:03.35) all earned key points for the team with their performances.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016
The Padres continued their strong season at CCS Finals on Friday, May 27. The 4x400m relay team of Noriega Moffett, Jeremiah Testa, Scott Fitzpatrick and Armon Plummer earned the third straight CCS title in the event for Serra. The highly contested race was a battle among the top three teams in the CCS all year, with Bellarmine and Los Gatos entering the final exchange in nearly a dead heat with the Padres. Anchor runner Plummer, was able to out kick the other teams and just missed eclipsing last year's school record by two hundredths of a second (3:19.45). It was the fastest a Serra team has ever run in CCS Finals. Senior pole vaulter, Talon Galvez-Bennett, did not go easy on the nerves as his CCS individual title came based on fewer misses than the second place vaulter. His clearance of 14-6 on his first attempt was the difference between gold and silver. Plummer's anchor leg closed a very busy night for him. Running in two individual events, he finished just off his personal bests for second in the 400m (48.86) and third in the 300m hurdles (38.92). Plummer's first event of the meet got the Padres' season extended one more week into the state meet when the 4x100m relay (Fitzpatrick, Plummer, Orlando Fuller and Obi Obodozie) raced to the third automatic qualifying spot in the event by out-leaning the fourth place team by 1 one-hundredth of a second in a time of 42.65. Obodozie moved to long jump and where his jump of 21-11 was good for third place in the competition and good for a State Meet birth. In all, the Padres earned a ticket to the State Meet in three individual events and both relays (Plummer decided to drop the 400m and focus on his other three events). Isaiah Strong was 9th in the shot put (48-3) and Matthew Herrera finished 10th in the 800m (1:58.69). As a team, Serra earned their third, top - 4 trophy, in four years by finishing third in the team standings.
Posted Thursday, Jun 2, 2016
Athletic clearance forms for all incoming freshmen, transfer and current students.
Appryse Online Clearance Forms
All incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete the physical form and upload to Appryse. All students trying out for a sport must complete the required forms and upload to Appryse. Please read the entire page by clicking on the link below and follow instructions accordingly.
Posted Thursday, May 19, 2016
Congratulations to the #4 seed Serra varsity baseball team who defeated the #13 seed San Lorenzo Valley Cougars yesterday by the score of 6-0. Pitcher John Besse led the Padres with an outstanding pitching effort, and Angelo Bortolin continued his hot streak with 2 hits, including a 3-run HR to break the game open. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the #5 seed St. Francis of Mountain View in the C.C.S. Open Division quarter-finals on Saturday May 21st at San Jose Municipal Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Click below for the updated bracket,
CCS Open bracket
Please note that parking at San Jose Municipal Stadium is $10 and admission will be charged as follows:
General Admission- $8.00
Senior Citizens/HS students w/ student body card- $4.00
Children under 5- Free
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Congratulations to the Serra varsity baseball team who received the #4 seed in the C.C.S. Open Division Playoffs. The Padres will host a first round game at Frisella Stadium against the #13 seed San Lorenzo Valley Cougars. The link to the Open Division bracket is below.
CCS Open Division Playoffs
First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. and admission will be charged as follows below:
General Admission- $5.00
Children under 12- free
Posted Friday, May 13, 2016
Congratulations to the Serra varsity baseball team as they defeated the St. Francis Lancers last night 6-2 to win the WCAL tournament, adding another championship to an outstanding year! Please click the link below for the full story-
Serra Baseball Wins WCAL Tourney
Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Come out and support the Serra varsity baseball team as they take on the Valley Chrisitian Warriors of San Jose today at 4:00 p.m. at Frisella Field in the semi-finals of the W.C.A.L. playoffs.
Admission will be charged and the prices are as follows:
$3.00....High School Students with ASB Card
$2.00....Children 12 and under
Posted Friday, May 6, 2016
The 2016 Serra varsity volleyball team had two outstanding under-classman earn their first All-League Honors. Sophomore Setter/Opposite Hitter Zachary Smith was voted 1st Team, while Freshman Opposite Hitter Brian Ronan was voted Honorable Mention. Zach led the team this year in hitting percentage (.189) and kills (245), and second in both assists (251) and blocks (34). Brian led the team in serving percentage (91.7), serving points (178), and second in kills (149). The varsity team was certainly the youngest team in the league, starting two freshman and three sophomores, with just two seniors. "Our young men played some great volleyball this year, learning to compete and play as a team at a high level. The WCAL has always been one of the top leagues for volleyball in Northern California, and to have two players recognized by the coaches shows the growth of the program this year. And while we have several young players who will continue to contribute to the improvement of the team, having Zach and Brian help lead that movement has been fun to watch," stated Coach Gary Colbert.
Posted Friday, May 6, 2016
WCAL Gold Championship Tournament Results:
1. Bellarmine 366
2. St. Francis 373
3. St. Ignatius 379
4. Archbishop Mitty 392
5. Junipero Serra 401
6. Valley Christian 444
7. Sacred Heart Cathedral 459
8. Archbishop Riordan 537
1. Berk Harvey (BCP) 71 – Medalist
T2. Justin Murphy (BCP) 72
T2. Michael Cenni (SI) 72
4. Boots Del Biaggio (B) 73
T5. Daniel Kim (AM) 74
T5. Aiden Cronin (S) 74
T5. Kyle Wilkinson (SI) 74
T5. Easton Doyle (SF) 74
T5. Matthew Heitel (SF) 74
T5. Jeremy Villafuerte (SF) 74
Posted Friday, May 6, 2016
Sophomore diver Kyler Jerome placed 6th at this weeks WCAL Championships. With a score of 295.90 Jeromne has qualified for the CCS Diving Championships for the second time in his two year career at Serra. Jerome made finals at CCS last year, becoming the first Serra diver in decades to score in the Championship meet. This is the second meet this season where Jerome has smashed the qualifying score to earn a spot at CCS. He faced many of the toughest divers in the section, going against four nationally ranked divers.
Posted Monday, May 2, 2016
The Padres JV baseball team beat Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory on Friday, April 29th 14-1 in seven innings.
Serra scored five runs in the fourth on a groundout by Brad Shimabuku, an error and a RBI single by JJ Ota. Cameron Barstad got on base two times in the game and scored twice with one RBI.
Dunleavy held SHC hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two.
Ryan Sutter recorded the win. He allowed one run over five innings striking out one, walking one and giving up seven hits.
Serra easily handled SHC's pitching as six hitters combined for nine hits, five RBIs and 10 runs scored.
The Padres never trailed after scoring two runs in the first on an RBI double by Barstad and a RBI single by Ota.
Serra pushed across one run in both the second and third innings. In the second, Serra scored when Paul Besse was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home Dom Susa.
Serra continued scoring runs in the fifth off of an error, an RBI single by Luke Bugbee, and an RBI single by Susa.
Posted Monday, May 2, 2016
The JV lacrosse team had a perfect week in their games vs St. Francis High School on Thursday 4-28 and Burlingame High School on Saturday 4-30. The Padres played their best two games of the season beating St Francis, in a very exciting game, 6-5 and defeating Burlingame, with a perfect game, by a score of 15-0.
In facing off against St, Francis Serra pulled out a close back and forth match against a strong Lancers team by scoring the go ahead goal with one minute and twenty seconds remaining in the game. Instead of tightening up and folding, the Padres did what all good teams have to do; close out the opponent. We expertly played keep away for that last minute and twenty seconds and denied St. Francis the ball and the game ended with the ball safely in a Serra stick for a 6-5 Padre win.
The Burlingame contest had been targeted by our boys all season long as a grudge match. Under the fiery leadership of junior Niko Anagnostou, who won every face off he took set the tone with his absolute stellar and aggressive play. Feeding off of that energy the Padres played a nearly perfect game. Serra put their foot to the floor and never took it off the gas until the sound of the final buzzer. The game highlights included goals by nine different players including hat tricks by junior sniper, Brendan Mallen and junior middy Dylan Cravhalo. Our well balanced scoring included two goals from freshman Brogan Reed and Brendan Callagy and goals from junior Mitchell Bowman and freshman Alberto Farias-Pintor, Randy Lewis, Owen Mulleneaux and team favorite Kevin Kanzaki.
Posted Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
The varsity Track and Field team remained undefeated as they battled St. Francis in a hard fought WCAL dual meet. Closing out a string of five straight home meets, including the Serra Top 7 Invitational and three other home WCAL dual meets, the Padres overcame the Lancers 70-65. Armon Plummer was successful in his attempt at four grueling events, the 4x100m relay (43.39), the 400m (50.42), the 300m hurdles (39.87) and the 4x400m relay (3:31.39), resulting in three first places and one second place finish. Fellow seniors Matthew Herrera (800m - 2:01.81), Jordan Kenison (Triple Jump - 44-6), Talon Bennett (Pole Vault - 12-6) and Isaiah Strong (Shot put - 47-9.5) all had important individual event wins to lead the team.
The Frosh Soph Team fell to 4-2 but were led by dual event winners Elijah Folau (shot put - 48-10; discus - 124-0) and Devin Simmons (100m - 12.25; 200m - 25.04).
The Padres will travel down to Bellarmine next Wednesday to close out the WCAL dual meets. The meet will determine the Varsity WCAL Champion as both teams are undefeated on the season.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Both the Padres and Saint Francis put runners aboard on Tuesday, April 26th, but it was the Padres that were able to take advantage, pulling out a 4-3 win at St. Francis.
Even though Saint Francis out-hit Serra Padres JV seven to five, Serra held off the Lancers with a three-run third inning.
Jack Damelio got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the third inning.
Will Petersen got the win for Serra. He allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out two, walked two and surrendered seven hits.
The Padre's offense was sparked by Damelio and Zach Button, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs.
Stay tuned for JV baseball's next game on Friday, April 29th vs Sacred Heart Cathedral at 4:00pm at Frisella Field.