Varsity football defeated Gunn High School 56-0 under the lights of Davis Field Friday to improve to 3-1 overall. Highlights included three touchdowns from Angel Cervantes, grade 10; two from Demonte Aleem, grade 9; one from Nate Kelly, grade 10; and a receiving touchdown by Anthony Contreras, grade 10. Contreras also led defensively with seven tackles. Nikhil Ramgiri and Miles DeWitt, both grade 12, each had interceptions, and kicker Oisin Coveney, grade 12, was a perfect 8-for-8 on extra points. Come on out Saturday night for Homecoming vs. Santa Cruz!
Niki Iyer, grade 11, placed ninth out of 215 runners in the elite 5K varsity girls race at Stanford on Saturday. She posted the third-fastest time of all Central Coast Section athletes among the 1,200 female runners from throughout the Western United States.
Anika Rajamani and Lilia Gonzales, both grade 9, led the frosh-soph girls team to a fifth-place team finish at the Ram Invitational at Westmoor. This is the second fifth-place team finish for these young runners in two weeks. Alycia Cary and Aneesha Kumar, both grade 9, and Akshaya Vemuri, grade 10, rounded out the scoring team.
Peter Connors, grade 10, ran the fastest Eagle time of the day in the sophomore boys race, placing 19th out of 240 runners. He improved by one and a half minutes from his race there a year ago. Connor O’Neill and Jack Rothschild, both grade 12, placed 56th and 59th in the varsity boys run, O’Neill with a two-minute improvement over last year’s race.
Girls volleyball continues to play the best teams in our section in close matches. Last week the girls fought hard in losses to very strong Presentation and Valley Christian teams in four games to drop to 5-6 overall.
Boys water polo lost to Homestead last week 13-10 but responded with a 15-6 victory over Cupertino Thursday to improve to 3-4 overall.
The girls water polo team earned its first victory of the season with a 7-6 win over Salinas at the Watsonville Tournament Saturday. Highlights included goalie Helena Dworak, grade 12, scoring her first half-court goal, and Abby Wisdom and Samantha Yanovsky, both grade 9, scoring their first high school goals.
Girls golf lost by just three strokes to Menlo last week but rebounded the next day with a 23-stroke victory over Notre Dame-San Jose. The team has been led by Katherine Zhu, grade 10, Daphne Liang, grade 12, and Ashley Zhong, grade 12.