Posted 02/28/2015 12:55AM
The Serra varsity basketball team won tonight in the C.C.S. quarter-finals aginst the Half Moon Bay Cougars by the score of 66-29. The Padre defense led the game's opening charge as they forced 6 straight turnovers, ending the first quarter at 24-2. The half ended 35-15 as the Padres survived a short run by the Cougars. Serra opened their lead in the third quarter, ending it up 52-19, eventually leading to the game's final of 66-29. Junior Jake Killingsworth led the Padres with 16 points, senior Jimmy Wohrer added 14 points, and Trevor Brown had 9 points of his own. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on fellow W.C.A.L. league opponent Mitty Monarchs on Tuesday March 3rd in the C.C.S. semi-finals at Independence High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Posted 02/27/2015 11:47AM
The Serra Padres started the 2015 regular season on a positive note, defeating the Woodside High School Wildcats 15-11 on Thursday night. It was the second consecutive year that the Padres opened their season with win over the host Wildcats. The action started fast and furious, with the Wildcats finding the board early in the 1st quarter. Junior Midfielder Ryan Miller (3g,1a), would secure his first of three on the day, with a great individual effort to put the Padres on the board for their first goal of the season. The Wildcats threatened to take control of the game, answering shortly after, but the Young Padres would keep pace, trading goals from Miller and line mate Ian Schwaab (2g,3a). Offensively, the Padres looked dangerous early on, but the Wildcat goalie kept the game from getting out of control, holding the visiting team to 29% shooting throughout the first quarter. Goals by Senior Attack Connor Glafkides (2g) and Sophomore Keevan Chandless (3g, 1a) would capture the lead for the Padres, which they would not concede for the rest of the game. The Padres found their groove early in the Second stanza, with Sophomore Attack PJ McGloin (3g,2a) finding the score sheet off a quick transition form the visiting team. Junior Midfielder Peter Rossi was stellar at the face off X, converting 20-of-26 (77%) on the night, allowing the Padres to find their groove and retain possession for a good portion of the game. Additional scores by Junior Rory Uniacke (1g,2a) and Chandless would increase the Padres lead heading in to halftime.
The Padres would push their lead by as many as 6 in the second half, on goals by Glafkides, McGloin, Miller and senior Attack Aaron DeOcampo (1g). The host team began to rally, attempting to take advantage of some late penalty's issued to the Padres. Overall, the Padre defense, led by Senior Goalie Gio Escobar (15 Saves), and Junior Ethan Pratt (5 gbs) would stand tall, turning away several opportunities by the Wildcats on the Man Advantage. Head Coach Adam Bysouth was happy with the Defense, and the teams efforts overall. "It was balanced team win, with several key players contributing in different ways. A solid first win for us to build on, as we go back to the drawing board and prepare for our next opponent."
The Padres are on the road again, as they prepare to face-off with Menlo-Atherton, next Wednesday @ 5:30pm.
*Game Ball - Ryan Miller
*Game High - Points: McGloin (5), Schwaab (5)
*Career High - Goals in a Game: Miller (3), Chandless(3)
*Career High - Points in a Game: Schwaab (5), Miller (4), Chandless (4)
Goals:McGloin (3), CHandless (3), Miller (3), Glafkides (2), Schwaab (2), DeOcampo (1), Uniacke (1);
Assists: Schwaab (3), McGloin (2), Uniacke (2), Chandless (1), Miller (1)
Ground Balls: Schwaab (7), Adams (5), Pratt(5), Rossi (5), Chandless (4), Moore (3), Uniake (3), DeOcampo (2), McGloin (2), Petroff (2), Diciccio (1), Miller (1)
Posted 02/26/2015 09:47PM
The Serra varsity baseball team defeated James Logan High School today by the score of 5-3 It was a great day for senior Chris Papapietro as he hit two home runs to carry the Padres in the victory with help from junior pitcher Nick Von Tobel, who got it done on the bump on the way to a pitching win. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered five hits and three runs. Serra was sparked by Tyler Villaroman and Chris Papapietro, who teamed up for eight hits and four RBIs. Look for the Padres in action again on Saturday February 28th at home at Frisella Stadium as they take on San Benito High School. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Posted 02/25/2015 10:56PM
Congratulations to the following Serra basketball players who were named to the W.C.A.L. All-League teams:
1st team All-League: Sr. guard Jimmy Wohrer, Sr. center Trevor Brown
2nd team All-League: Jr. forward Jake Killingsworth
Honorable Mention: Sr. guard Frank Lemos, Sr. forward Paul Smoot and Jr. forward Jeremiah Testa
Posted 02/25/2015 10:47PM
Come support the Padres as they take on the Half Moon Bay Cougars at Wilcox High School on Friday February 27th at 5:30 p.m. in the C.C.S. Open Division quarter-finals. Wilcox High School will be charging $3 for parking and C.C.S. will be charging admission at the following prices:
Senior Citizens, HS Students, and children over 6- $5.00
Children 5 and under- Free
Family: 2 adults & 2 children- $28.00
Posted 02/22/2015 09:12PM
The Serra varsity basketball team received the #2 seed today in the seeding meeting for the C.C.S. Open Division playoffs. The Padres will take on the #7 seed Half Moon Bay Cougars at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara on Friday February 27th. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.. Click the link below to see the Open Division bracket. Admission will be charged so come out and support the team!
C.C.S. Open Division Bracket
Posted 02/21/2015 08:55PM
Trailing at the half by a score of 30-24 the Padre basketball team used a strong second half to come away with the 63-46 win at Serra on senior night. Senior Stephon Nettles provided a huge spark off the bench in the 2nd half with his energy and defensive intensity, Nettles finished the night with 8 points and 3 steals. Senior Trevor Brown had another big night with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Senior Jimmy Wohrer had 12 points and junior Jake Killingsworth chipped in with 11 points. The win puts the Padres mark at 19-5 (11-3 WCAL) on the season with the Central Coast Section Play-offs up next. Check back for play-off information as the seeding meeting is held on Sunday.
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Posted 02/21/2015 07:01PM
The 2015 Lacrosse Season is underway and the boys of spring are looking forward to carrying the momentum of a strong pre-season camp in to the regular season. Coming off of a tough 2014 campaign, which had seen the loss of 12 seniors from the prior year, the Padres were decisively in rebuilding mode with a relatively young roster that started three freshmen, four sophomores and a majority of first-time varsity players. Now a year older, wiser and more mature, these young Padres have developed a perspective of what they need to do to be successful. Since the very first day, this new look team has worked tirelessly to develop their fundamentals, trying to hold themselves and each other accountable in order to prepare for the season. Their motto, “Earn It,” permeates throughout the team as they prepare to navigate a challenging 20 game schedule. Their ultimate goal - re-establish the program as a contender in the WCAL and Greater Bay Area.
The Attack Unit will be anchored by reigning Team Co-Rookie of the Year, P.J. McGloin ‘17, who led the Padre offense in Assists and Points in 2014. Sharp-shooting Man-Up specialist, Connor Glafkides ’15, returns for his senior season, looking to build off a strong finish in his junior year. Rounding out the top line will be converted midfielder Aaron DeoCampo ‘15, who’s speed and agility will complement his line mates, giving the Padre’s attack a good balance of athleticism, vision and finishing ability.
The Padres will arguably be deepest in the Midfield, as they return several starters and most of their rotation players, only losing one significant contributor from last year’s team to graduation. Juniors Rory Uniake ’16 and Ryan Miller ’16 should find success early, building off a strong pre-Season. Senior speedster Cameron Moore ’15 will bring a change of pace to the top midfield lines, while Sophomores Keevan Chandless ’17 and Ian Schwaab ’17, an all-league honorable mention in 2014, are expected to contribute at both ends of the field and special teams. Newcomers Andrew Petroff ’16 and Peter Rossi ’16 will look to earn minutes after solid camps, with Rossi taking over primary face off duties for the Padres. Seniors Anthony Turner ’15 and Joe Knightly ’15 will provide strong leadership for the Midfield Group.
Defensively, the Padres saw the most turn over this off-season, having lost four seniors, none bigger than All-League honorable mention and Team MVP Matt Peterson. However, the unit should have no issues picking up the slack. Returning Senior Gio Escobar ‘15, who is building off an exceptional first campaign as a full time starter, is expected to anchor the Padre Defense again in goal. Junior Ethan Pratt ’16, a D2 Commit, brings an all around skill set to the top unit, as well as speed in the transition game out of the backfield. Junior James Silva ’16, who has had an impressive off-season and is the only returning first line starter on Defense, will continue to give opposing attack players a hard time this year with his tenacity and athleticism. Newcomers Robert Dicioccio ’16 and Phil Evans ’16, and rookie Elliott Adams ’18 are all expected to contribute off the bench, and on special teams.
The Padres kick off their regular season by visiting Woodside High School on Thursday February 26th; face-off at 7 p.m.
Posted 02/19/2015 11:04AM
The Serra wrestling team hosted the 2015 WCAL Wrestling Championships in the Morton Family Gymnasium on Saturday February 14th. The Padres had a very successful WCAL Championship tournament with the 2015 Varsity squad tying the following school records: Total number of WCAL Champions: 4 (1987) and qualifying all 14 weight classes for the CCS Championship (2013). The Padres ended the season in 2nd place behind the Bellarmine Bells and were Co-Champions with Riordan on the Freshman and JV Levels.
The Padres sent 5 Varsity wrestlers to the finals and came away with the 2nd most WCAL champions. Junior Marco Hernandez (120) wrestled a tough match in the finals but eventually lost to the #4 State and #1 CCS ranked Isaiah Palomino from Bellarmine. Senior Erik Clark (160) who lost in the finals last year came away with his 1st WCAL Wrestling Championship with an impressive 14-7 decision over SHCP Johnny DelBianco. Junior Dominick Christmas (195) had the toughest competition of the day with his semifinal match versus #2 CCS Ranked Julian Bermudez of Riordan in a match that Dominick dominated with a 9-3 decision. In the finals, Dominick avenged an earlier season overtime loss to #3 CCS ranked St. Francis’ Bobby Kresge and came away with the WCAL Championship with a takedown in the 3rd round for a 3-1 decision. Senior Felix Aberoutte (220) faced #6 CCS ranked David Aranda of Bellarmine in the finals. The match was close in the first period. In the 2nd period, Felix threw his opponent on his back to record the only finals pin for the Padres and be crowned WCAL Champion. The only returning WCAL Champion Joey D’Agostino (HWT) defended his title with an overtime takedown against Riordan’s Chris Stradford for a 3-1 win.
Other CCS Wrestling Championship qualifiers for the Padres were 3rd place finishers – Freshman William Tarr (140), Juniors Nick Smith (145), Ben Khoury (152) and Kenny Meitz (182) and 5th place finishers- Sophomores Kyle Shum (115) and Evan Jones (132), Juniors Sepher Pazoki (106) and Jaylyn Membreno (170), and Senior Joshua Salvatierra (126).
Next up for the Padres are the CCS Championships February 27 & 28 with the Top 3 placers earning a spot to the California State Championships. GO PADRES!!!
Posted 02/18/2015 09:31PM
The Serra varsity basketball team defeated the St. Ignatius Wildcats in San Francisco tonight by the score of 61-40. The tough defense of the Padres led to several Wildcat turnovers, resulting in points for Serra. Senior guard Jimmy Wohrer and junior forward Jake Killingsworth both led the Padres with 15 points each, and senior forward Trevor Brown added 13 points of his own. Look for the Padres in action again on Saturday February 21st at home in the Morton Family Gymnasium for senior night as the Padres take on the Valley Christian Warriors of San Jose. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.