Coach Karriem Stinson reports that the wrestling team had a strong showing last weekend at the Jim Root Tournament at Prospect High, with team members receiving high praise from coaches and spectators. Out of 30 teams we came in eighth with only six wrestlers! Tournament champions were Santosh Swaminathan, Gr. 11, at 105 pounds, who is currently ranked seventh in the CCS, and Chris McCallaCreary, Gr. 11, at 140 lbs., currently ranked 15 in CCS. Jason Mendel, Gr. 11, at 112 pounds, took third place and is currently ranked 20th in CCS, while Mark Roh, Gr. 12, was fourth at 160 lbs. This is the first time in our short history that we had two varsity tournament champs in one tournament. It is also the first time we have had three ranked wrestlers in the section. Although the team lost to Santa Clara on Thursday, impressive wins were achieved by Govind Raghunath, Gr. 12, who pinned his opponent in just his second varsity match and Roh, who won in a 12-9 decision. Swaminathan also won by forfeit.
The strong boys team continued their winning streak by defeating Eastside College Prep Tuesday 53-41 to improve to 13-2 overall and first in the league with a 5-0 record. Lung Ying-Yu, Gr. 12, had 16 points. They also beat Crystal Springs last Friday.
Our girls played extremely well against first-place Notre Dame Tuesday, but unfortunately came up a bit short in the fourth quarter and lost 52-39 despite 13 points from Tanya Rai, Gr. 11. The girls also got edged out Wednesday at Capuchino as Kacie Kaneyuki, Gr. 12, chipped in 19 points. Last week, they lost to Crystal Springs despite 12 points by Kaneyuki and seven rebounds by Rai.
The boys lost at Sacred Heart Wednesday 2-0, and had a tough 1-0 loss to King’s Academy last week.
The girls soccer team earned their third victory of the season defeating Eastside College Prep Tuesday 2-1. Goals were scored by Esther Belogolovsky, Gr. 12 and Noriko Ishisoko, Gr. 12, with an assist by Siobhan Cox, Gr. 9. The girls had a close game against King’s Academy last week, losing 1-0.