Padre Athletics News Archives
Posted Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Padres Have Strong Performances at Top 8
On Friday April 18th at the CCS Top 8 Invitational, Kyle Orloff broke Angelo Fobbs-Valentino's ('04) school record in the 200m with his 21.97 dash that was good for 2nd place. Orloff just missed his personal best from last year by .02 with his win and CCS leading time of 48.86. Albert Hurrell finished in 6th place in the discus (142-11) and Stefan Seul finished 8th in the discus (138-5).
The Frosh Soph team had a meet for the record books. With athletes competing in 13 out of 16 events, the Padres easily came away with the team championship versus many of the top Frosh Soph athletes in the CCS. Individual event winners for the meet included Isaiah Strong (shot put - 51-1.5), Talon Bennett (pole vault - 13-0), Kelepi Lataimua (100m - 11.09), Jeremiah Testa (400m - 51.63) and VJ Obiajulu (long jump - 19-7; triple jump - 42-5.75). Other top finishers included Armon Plummer (300m hurdles, 2nd place - 41.36; 65m hurdles, 5th place - 9.60), Lataimua (200m, 2nd place - 23.00) and Jordan Kenison (triple jump, 2nd place - 42-5.5; long jump, 5th place - 18-6). Many of the Frosh Soph marks would have finished within the top 15 of the varsity competition. The meet closed on a very high note as the 4x400m relay team of Noriega Moffett, Plummer, Kenison and Testa etched their names in the school record book with their clocking of 3:30.25. The dramatic finish was closed out be Testa right at the finish line. The old school record of 3:33.06 was set in 2002 by James Thomas ('05), George Cuevas ('04), Chris Furnari ('04) and Matt O'Connor ('04).
Link for complete results
The Padres host the 27th Annual Top 7 Invitational on Saturday, April 26. First events start at 9:00.
Top 7 Meet Information
Serra Track and Field Takes on Sacred Heart Cathedral
On Wednesday April 16th, Serra hosted Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Padres came away victorious in both the varsity and frosh soph divisions. Sophomore Talon Bennett upped his Frosh-Soph school record in the pole vault with his clearance of 13-6. Also leading the way for the Padres were event winners Armon Plummer (110 hurdles - 16.91; 200m - 24.19), Matt Fernando (400m - 53.13), Gabe Flynn (800m - 2:07.20), Stefan Seul (shot put - 47-7), Billy Sapp (discus - 137-8), VJ Obiajulu (long jump 20-6), Jordan Kenison (triple jump 42-1.25), Marcus Alvarez (high jump 5-8) and the 4x400m relay team of Matt Herrera, Andrew Barton, Flynn and Fernando.
Kwami Jones (65m hurdles and 300m hurdles) and Sammy Nofal (long jump and high jump) were double event winners for the frosh soph team.
Members of the varsity and frosh soph team will travel to San Jose City College Friday night for the CCS Top 8 Invitational.
Full meet results
Orloff Competes at Arcadia Invitational
On Saturday April 12th, senior Kyle Orloff won his heat and finished 6th overall in the day section of the 400 meters at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational. Kyle's time of 48.91 is just off his personal best and was good for the top time in the CCS this year.
Padres Defeat the Wildcats
On Wednesday April 9th, the Padres traveled up to St. Ignatius and came home with a win. Led by Stefan Seul's two personal bests in the throws (shot put - 46-2; discus - 141-4) and Kyle Orloff's double wins in the 100m (11.31) and 200m (22.40), Serra brought their dual meet record to 2-2. Other event winners included Jeremiah Testa (400m - 52.41), Gabe Flynn (1,600m - 4:38.27), Jonathan Garcia (3,200m - 9:58.26), VJ Obiajulu (triple jump - 40-10) and Talon Bennett (pole vault - 13-0). Serra returns home after three consecutive away dual meets when they host Sacred Heart Cathedral on Wednesday, April 16. First events begin at 3:00.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
The Serra varsity tennis team was featured in a news article written by the Daily Journal which describes their season. Please click the link below to read more:
Serra Tennis- Daily Journal
Posted Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
The Serra varsity volleyball team defeated the St. Ignatius Wildcats of San Francisco last week by the score of 3 sets to 1. Sam Bhatia led the Padres with 15 kills and 3 blocks, while Tanner Fahrbach added 12 kills and 4 aces, and Nick Spagnoli had 6 blocks and 6 kills. The Padres currently have a 14-10 overall record, and will host Senior Night (last home game for seniors) on Wednesday April 16th in the Morton Family Gymnasium against Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco. Senior Night festivities begin at 6:15 p.m., and the match is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Go Padres!
Posted Monday, Apr 7, 2014
The Serra varsity baseball team lost on Saturday night to St. Mary's of Stockton at Banner Island Stadium in a thriller by the score of 3-2. Senior outifelder Nolan Dempsey did all he could to give the Padres a boost, as he racked up two RBI's on one hit for Serra as he homered in the third. Serra hung tough for as long as they could, but St. Mary's pulled it out in the end. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs of San Jose at Archbishop Mitty High School on Tuesday April 8th. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Posted Friday, Apr 4, 2014
The Serra varsity baseball team beat the St.Ignatius Wildcats of San Francisco today at Fairmont Field by the final score of 3-1. The Padres were led by Angelo Bortolin's hitting as he went 2-4 and scored one run. He singled in the first inning and tripled in the fifth inning. Matt Blais once again was superb on the mound going the distance as he allowed no earned runs on two hits. Serra never trailed after scoring one run in the second on an RBI single by Daniel Molinari. The Padres scored one run in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the sixth. In the fifth, Serra scored on an error, plating Angelo. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on St. Mary's of Stockton at Banner Island Stadium in Stockton. Game time on Saturday, 4/5 is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Posted Friday, Apr 4, 2014
The Serra varsity baseball team was defeated by the Bellarmine Bells of San Jose on Thursday by the score of 5-3. The Padres won the hit battle 7-6, but couldn't push enough runs across to get the win. The Bells scored first and extended their lead to 6-0 by the top of the 6th, but the Padres would not go quietly. They scored 3 runs of their own, but it wouldn't be enough as the Bells held on for the 5-3 win. Look for the Padres in action again on Friday April 4th at Frisella Stadium against the St. Ignatius Wildcats of San Francisco. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Posted Saturday, Mar 29, 2014
An outstanding effort by Matt Blais carried the Serra Padres to a 10-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday at Westborough. Matt's 12 strikeouts were enough as he only gave up just three hits over six shutout innings. The Padres had 12 hits, including five extra base hits, scoring five runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Neil Sterling, a two-run triple by James Outman, an RBI single by Christopher Papapietro, and an RBI single by Sean Watkins. Sean racked up three RBIs on two hits. The Padres stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the third, scoring two runs on a two-run home run by Sean. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the Bellarmine Bells of San Jose at Frisella Stadium on Tuesday April 1st. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Posted Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
James Outman hit for the cycle to carry the Serra varsity baseball team to a 17-2 win over Wilson High School visiting from Portland, Oregon at Frisella Stadium on Thursday. James accomplished one of the rarest feats in baseball during the game when he hit for the cycle, going 4-5 in the game. He tripled in the first inning, doubled in the third inning, singled in the fourth inning, and homered in the sixth inning. Thirteen runs in the opening three innings allowed Padres to easily put away Wilson. A two-run home run by Angelo Bortolin, a two-run triple by James, an RBI single by Daniel Molinari, a two-run single by Nolan Dempsey, and an RBI single by Angelo during the first inning fueled the Serra offense early. Overall, the Padres hit three home runs in the win when Angelo homered in the first and third innings and James homered in the sixth inning. Vinnie Venturi got the win for Serra. He tossed 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball. He struck out four, walked one and surrendered no hits.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
The Padre Track and Field teams fell to the Lancers of St. Francis last week in two closely contested dual meets. Despite the losses, there were some definite bright spots for the team. Leading the varsity squad, senior thrower Billy Sapp had a massive personal best in the shot put with his throw of 48-3.25. Sophomores Talon Bennett, VJ Obiajulu and Jordan Kenison continued on their early season hot streak. Bennett upped his new school record to become the first lower division pole vaulter in Serra history to clear 13 feet. Obiajulu won both the triple jump (42-5) and the long jump (20-3.25). Kenison finished 2nd in the two jumping events (41-9.25; 18-6.5) behind Obiajulu. Other event winners included Kyle Orloff (100m - 11.54), Armon Plummer (1100HH - 17.48) and Stefan Seul (Discus - 136-1).
Lepi Lataimua was a double individual event winner and anchored the 400m relay team to a come-from-behind victory for the Frosh Soph team. Lataimua won both the 400m (54.57) and the 200m (24.62), and he crossed the line for the relay at 46.84. Noriega Moffett won the 100m (12.46), Jorge Villanueva had the top shot put mark (42-1) and Jack Allara jumped 9-6 to win the pole vault.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Sophomore Angelo Bortolin's walk-off single off boosted the Serra Padres to a 5-4 win over Archbishop Riordan of San Francisco at Frisella Stadiumon Tuesday. Angelo racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Serra Padres when he doubled in the first inning and singled in the ninth inning. Senior Sean Watkins pulled double duty, on both offense and defense in the win and a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the first and ninth innings. Riordan managed just one hit off of Watkins, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out three during his three innings of work. Senior Matt Blais got the win for the Padres. He pitched two shutout innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered one hit. Look for the Padres in action again on Thursday March 27th at Frisella Stadium as they take on Wilson High School of Oregon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
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Posted Monday, Mar 24, 2014
On Sunday March 23rd, the Serra varsity crew team competed in the Pacific Invitational at Lake Merced. The Padre boat placed 3rd out of 7 boats and even defeated the St.Ignatius boat for the first time this year. Congratulations to all Serra Padre crew members and Go Padres!
Posted Monday, Mar 24, 2014
On Saturday March 22nd, the Padre shot put and discus throwers hosted the 4th Annual Serra Throwers' s Meet at the College of San Mateo. Albert Hurrell improved on his lifetime best by nearly nine feet in winning the Varsity Boys' discus competition (145-1). Stefan Seul finished fourth (133-1) and Billy Sapp was fifth (129-1). Sapp was the top Padre shot putter with his third place finish (45-9.75). For the Frosh Soph Team, Jorge Villanueva had the second best mark in the shot put (42-6), followed by Isaiah Strong in third place (41-10.5), Michael Gilbert in fifth (40-10), and Jack Munsey in sixth (40-5). Overall, the Padres took home the team championship with the top points scored in the boys' division.
In the girls' competition, Elana Brucker (39-8) and Ronna Stone (38-7.25), both of Valley Christian, had the top two shot put marks in the CCS this year. Megan Dickerson of St. Ignatius had the second best discus throw in the CCS this year (113-6). Mills High School won the girls' division championship.
Throwers' Meet Results
Members of the sprints' group traveled down to the Cupertino/DeAnza Invitational. Nick Jones was second overall in the 400m with his personal best time of 52.50. Sophomore Armon Plummer took a break from the hurdles to finish fifth with a time of 53.02. Lepi Lataimua ran personal bests in the 100m (11.53) and 200m (23.65).
The Track and Field Team travels to Bellarmine on Wednesday for their dual meet that begins at 3:00.
Posted Monday, Mar 24, 2014
Kevin Welch allowed one hit, but the Serra Padre baseball team still fell to Valley Christian 4-1 in seven innings on Saturday at Frisella Stadium. Robert Hanson also came in to pitch and lasted 1 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed one run. The Padres fought tough the whole game but could not overcome the Warriors. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on Archbishop Riordan Crusaders at home in Frisella Stadium on Tuesday March 25th. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Posted Friday, Mar 21, 2014
The Serra varsity baseball team traveled down to Mountain View to take on the Lancers of St. Francis. Senior pitcher Matt Blais allowed just one run at St. Francis, but the Padres couldn't get the offense going in a 1-0 defeat to St. Francis. Blais faced the minimum through 7 innings giving up no runs on 2 hits and 5 strike outs. Look for the Padres in action again on Saturday March 22nd at home in Frisella Stadium against the Valley Christian Warriors of San Jose. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.