The Serra varsity baseball team defeated the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish of San Francisco today at Frisella Stadium by the sacore of 11-0. The Padres had a big seven-run fifth inning to help lead them to the victory. Serra scored in the fifth on an RBI double by Chris Papapietro, an RBI double by Scott Ota, a two-run single by Nick Knecht, and a three-run double by Chris Underwood. Pitcher Christopher Apecechea kept Sacred Heart Cathedral off the board during his six innings of work as he struck out four and allowed only one walk and four hits. Look for the Padres in action again in a three day baseball tournament known as the Boras Classic on Tuesday March 31st at Dan McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento, on the Sacramento State University campus. Their opponent is TBA and first pitch is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
Padre Varsity MV8 took first place at the Pacific Invitational held on March 21-22 at Lake Merced, The race was hosted by the Pacific Rowing Club. A special thanks to Lisa Goodrich-Boyd for sharing her exciting video!
The Serra varsity baseball team defeated the Archbishop Riordan Crusaders today in San Francisco by the score of 12-3. Christopher Papapietro started the day with a solo home run in the top of the first. John Besse appeared in relief and gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, and struck out five during his 4 innings of work. In the second, the Padres scored on a two-run single by Calvin Riley, plating Nick Knecht and Chris Underwood.The Padres brought home four runs in the second inning, and matched that run total in the seventh. Chris Underwood, Chris Papapietro, Scott Ota and Nick Knecht combined for 10 hits and six RBIs. Scott Ota had three extra-base hits for the Padres going 5 for 5 on the day. Look for the Padres in action again on Friday March 27th at Frisella Stadium as they take on the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
The Serra varsity baseball team lost a close W.C.A.L. league opener yesterday to the Archbishop Mity Monarchs by the score of 2-1. Nick Von Tobel pitched an amazing game, and allowed just two unearned runs on Tuesday, but the Padres couldn't get the offense going in a 2-1 defeat to Archbishop Mitty. Calvin Riley was solid at the plate as he went 2 for 3. He tripled in the fifth inning and singled in the seventh inning. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the St. Francis Lancers of Mountain View at home at Frisella Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
The Serra varsity basketball team lost to the Modesto Christian Warriors in the C.I.F. Nor-Cal Open Division regional semi-finals tonight by the score of 53-48. The Padres took an early 18-12 lead to end the 1st, and opened a 29-23 lead to end the half. Modesto Christian came back and took the lead to end the 3rd quarter up 43-41, but the Padres hung tough and battled back throughout the 4th quarter as the lead went back and forth. The Padres closed the deficit to 1 point with 2 minutes remaining but couldn't hang on as Modesto Christian won 53-48. Congratulations to the Padres on one of the best seasons in Serra basketball history- C.C.S. Open Division Champions!
The Serra Track and Field Team traveled down to Los Gatos High School on Saturday for Bellarmine's K-Bell Track and Field Invitational. The varsity squad finished 3rd out of 65 teams. Stefan Seul finished second in the shot put with a personal best throw (48-6.5) and fourth in the discus (134-10.5). Armon Plummer also earned a silver medal with his lifetime best time in the 110m High Hurdles (15.88) and was just off his best time in the 300m Intermediate Hurdles (41.22) which was good for fifth place. Kwami Jones finished just behind Plummer with the third best time of the day in the 110HH (16.65). First year sprinter Ryan Voltattorni had the fifth best time in the 200m (22.92) and also ran a solid 100m race (11.45).
Jack Allara had a busy, yet successful day to lead the Frosh Soph team. The sophomore pole vaulted (9-0), took third in the 65HH (10.27) and had the fastest time of the day in the 300IH (44.28). Obi Obodozie was also an individual champ, having the top jump in the long jump competition (20-2). Obodozie also third in both the 100m (11.62) and the 200m (23.64).
Frosh Brendon Carbullido had the third best jump in long jump (19-1) while classmate Scott Fitzpatrick earned two fifth place finishes in the 100m (11.74) and 200m (23.75). First year sophomore hurdler Charlie Quinn finished third in the 300IH (46.48). The 4x100m Relay team (Carbullido, Fitzpatrick, Orlando Fuller, Jovon Johnson) started the meet off on a high note, running the fastest time in the event out of lane 8 (46.10). The Padres finished in second place overall behind their strong performances.
The Padres open their WCAL Dual Meet season up on Wednesday as Bellarmine travels up to Freitas Field. First events will begin at 3:00.
The Serra Padres Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Aptos High School for the Battle of the Bay tournament on Saturday, March 14. After beating Seaside 2-0 in the first match of pool play, the Padres lost two close matches to Aptos and Homestead and finished pool play with a record of 1-2. Once in the Silver bracket, the Padres caught fire and went on a three match winning streak beating Carmel 2-1, Monterey 2-1, and finally Pacific Collegiate School 2-0 to win the Silver bracket. The Padres’ offense relied on senior setter Josh Sale, who played every point of the tournament. Tanner Fahrbach, Christian Ruano, and Zach Smith led the Padres offensively with many powerful kills throughout the tournament. Senior libero, Arden Cravalho, kept the Padres focused in serve receive and on defense alongside freshman defensive specialist, Michael Gonzales. Serra hopes to gain some momentum with their 4-2 showing at the Aptos tournament this upcoming week with tough WCAL matches against Bellarmine and St. Francis.
The #6 seed Serra varsity basketball team will take on the #7 seed Modesto Christian Crusaders on Tuesday March 17 at home at the Morton Family Gymnasium in the C.I.F. Nor-Cal Open Division State Championships.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and no pre-sale tickets will be available. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early as Modesto Christian will have fans in attendance as well.
C.I.F. admission prices are as follows:
Adults- $9.00 High School Students- $5.00 Senior Citizens (65+)/Child under 12- $5.00
Congratulations to the #6 seed Serra varsity basketball team who defeated #3 seed Moreau Catholic last night by the score of 79-51 in the opening round of the C.I.F. Open Division Nor-Cal State basketball playoffs. The Padres took an early lead to end the first quarter leading 18-9. Junior Jake Killingsworth had a huge dunk in the 2nd quarter to spur the Padres to a large 46-16 lead to end the half. Serra's defense was a huge factor in the game, especially in the third quarter to help the Padres maintain their lead to end the quarter at 58-33. The Padres closed out the victory in the 4th quarter to end the game at the final score of 79-51. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the #7 seed Modesto Christian Crusaders at home in the Morton Family Gymnasium on Tuesday March 17th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and no pre-sale tickets will be available. Please arrive early as Modesto Christian will have fans in attendance as well. Click below for the updated C.I.F. Open Division bracket.
Excerpt from article written by Glenn Reeves, Bay Area News Group
HAYWARD -- In the shocker sub-category of extreme jaw-droppers, the Serra basketball team blew out favored Moreau Catholic 79-51 in the opening round of the Northern California Open Division playoffs Friday at Chabot College.
And to further complete the Padres' night, they will get a home game Tuesday in the semifinals against No. 7 Modesto Christian, which upset No. 2 Monte Vista.
Last Saturday the Serra Track and Field team opened up their invitational season at the Mt. Pleasant Relays. Stefan Seul had the second best marks in the both the shot put (47-7) and discus (144-5). Seul also was the lead off leg for the winning weightman's 4x100m Relay team which was mad up of three other Serra throwers who competed in the meet (Marcos Paini-Leaea, Jorge Villanueva and Brady Reed). Junior Isaiah Strong had the third best mark in the shot put (46-7) to help Seul lead the Padre throwers finish second by less than a foot in the shot put relay (the best mark for each of the four throwers per school is added up for a total). Talon Bennett jumped 14 feet for the first time in pole vault, which tied for the second best jump on the day. Jordan Kenison led the horizontal jumps squad with his mark of 43 feet in triple jump, which was the third best jump of the competition.
On the track, Matt Hererra ran 4:34 in his split on the 4x1600m relay. Armon Plummer and Kwami Jones ran solid legs on both the 4x110 High Hurdle and 4x300m Intermediate Hurdle relays. Jones ran on the 4x100m Relay, while Plummer anchored the 4x400m Relay to close the meet out.
The Padres are back in action on Saturday at Los Gatos High School for the K-Bell Invitational hosted by Bellarmine High School.
The Serra varsity baseball team defeated the defending N.C.S. champion De La Salle Spartans today at Frisella Field by the score of 7-1. The Padres were led by Christopher Apecechea who pitched a complete game en route to the win. Apecechea allowed one earned run, four hits and three walks while striking out four over seven innings of work. The Padres scored big in the third on an RBI single by Felix Aberouette, an RBI single by Scott Ota, two bases loaded walks and an RBI single by Chris Papapietro. Ota also racked up two RBIs on three hits for Serra. Look for the Padres in action again as they open W.C.A.L. league play on Tuesday March 17th at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.