Padre Athletics News Archives
Posted Saturday, Aug 16, 2014
Padre senior offensive tackle Jack Dreyer committed to play college football at Stanford University this past week, click here for the article:
San Jose Mercury News Article
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Posted Friday, Aug 1, 2014
Congratulations to current Serra varsity golfer Isaiah Salinda who successfully defended his title at the Crystal Springs Junior Golf Tournament. Please click the link below for further information-
Salinda- C.S. Junior Tourney Champion
Posted Friday, Aug 1, 2014
Congratulations to senior soccer player Nick Schnabel who was neamed the San Jose Mercury News soccer player of the year. Schnabel helped to lead the Padres to the first soccer C.C.S. Division II championship in Serra school history. Check out the full story below-
Nick Schnabel-Boys Soccer Player of the Year
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 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."
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!