The Pirate Girls Basketball Team Wins Two This Week
The Pirate girls continue to show as one of the favorites to win the Cypress Division with wins over St. Francis and Carmel. The Pirates beat St. Francis 56-32 with Dana Diniz ’21leading the scoring parade with 13 points. Kailey Clymo ’21 added 11 points, Rhea Cosand ’22 10 points, and Gaby Perez ’22 contributed 9 points.
In the Carmel game, the Pirates put on a defensive clinic holding the rival Padres to 15 points in the 41-15 win. Rhea Cosand topped the Pirate scoring with 13 points. Gaby Perez added 12 and Dana Diniz tossed in 6 points.
The Pirate Boys Basketball Team Wins Two Big Mission Division Games...Luke Driscoll Shines In Both Games
The Pirates took to the road to Gilroy to face one of the Mission Division favorites in Christopher High. The Pirates endured in a low scoring affair 43-37. The impressive win puts the Pirates in the driver's seat in the early going. Luke Driscoll ’20 scored 17 points to lead the offensive attack. Sam Fontaine ’20 chipped in with 11, Benjamin Soria ’20 contributed 8, and Evan Johnson ’22 tossed in 7 points.
The Haybalers from Hollister visited the Pirate Gym last Tuesday and were soundly steamrolled by the score of 72-50. The win keeps the Pirates in first place in the Mission Division race with a perfect record of 3-0. Overall, the Pirates are 11-4 for the season. Luke Driscoll paced the Pirates with 34 points coming on a combination of three-point baskets and floaters in the lane. Evan Johnson and Sam Fontaine added 11 and 9 respectively. Benjamin Soria chipped in 6 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
Boys JV Basketball Suffers Loss to Christopher...Beats Rival Carmel and Hollister At Home
On a rainy night in Gilroy, the JV boys dropped a game 65-37 to Christopher. The loss evens their record to 1-1 for the league and 6-2 overall. Trent Toole ’23 led the scoring with 12 points followed by Darnell Adler ’22 with 9 points.
Last Saturday, the Pirates defeated the Padres on the home court 79-63. With contributions from the entire team, the Pirates pulled away in the fourth quarter to post the victory. The win raised their overall record to 7-2. Audon Forgus ’23 had a career-high of 32 points to lead the way in scoring. Weile Zheng ’22 tossed in 13, Kyle McTamaney ’22 12, and Peter Butler ’22 added 10 points in the impressive win.
This past Tuesday the JV upped their Mission record to 2-1 and overall record to 8-2 with an overtime win over Hollister. The 68-62 score does not reflect the competitiveness of the game. The score was tied at 61 at the end of regulation. The Pirates jumped out in front quickly and maintained the lead to the end. Audon Forgus followed up this 32 point effort against Carmel with 26 points. He was ably supported by Peter Butler with 10 points.
The Pirate Girls Varsity Soccer Team Drops Matches to Santa Catalina and Monterey
The Pirates dropped a well-played match 2-1 against Santa Catalina. Natalia Ochoa Zavala ’20 scored for the Pirates. On Tuesday, the Pirates dropped a high scoring match to Monterey 5-3. Larkin Stephenson ’21 scored on an assist from Romi Marckx ’22 and Romi scored on an assist from Helen Yang ’20. Helen scored the final goal for the Pirates unassisted.
The Pirate Boys Soccer Team Kicks Past Marina 4-0 and Ranch San Juan 5-0
Displaying a tenacious defense and a high powered offense, the Pirate boys soccer team throttled two opponents last week. In the Marina match goals were contributed by: Ronan Bennet ’23 (first goal of his career), assisted by Brandon Perez-Saldivar ’21. Quan Bui ’22 scored unassisted. Rolando Ortiz ’20 scored assisted by Tami Longe ’22 and Ben Hahn ’20, assisted by Michael Barbera ’20, scored on a header off a corner kick. Ardan Dorrian ’22 added three saves in goal leading the defensive effort.
In the Rancho San Juan shutout victory, Ardan Dorrian contributed four saves to lead the defense. Rolando Ortiz added 4 goals. Bush Sricharoenlumsam ’21 added an unassisted goal. The win moved the Pirates to 3-0 in league play and 6-3-1 overall.
The Pirate JV Girls Soccer Team Drops Match to Monterey
The JV team dropped a match to Monterey. This was their first loss in three matches in the league.
Two Pirate Pole Vaulters Turn In Impressive Performances In Reno
On Saturday, January 18th, two Stevenson students, Chiarra Sistermann '22 and Kai Kobrak '23, took part in the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada. The premier pole vaulting event in the country had over 1300 vaulters participating.
Chiarra placed 35th out of over 500 girls high school vaulters at 11'6". The field included the top vaulters in the country with champions from AZ, KY, WA, ID, NJ, CO, TX, AL, VA, LA, MO, IL, MI, CA and PA all represented.
Kai competed in the Beginner Boys category - having spent 3 days pole vaulting - placing 6th with a vault of 7'6".
Both Chiarra and Kai had the opportunity to attend clinics with National Champions, Famous Coaches and World Record Holders. On Friday night they were able to see 2018 NCAA All American Jacob Wooten (Texas A&M) and #8 in the US Matt Ludwig (Akron) both beat world #5 Chris Neilsen and soar over 19' on the men's side and watch Lisa Gunnarson (SWE) beat World #4 Katie Nageotte (US #2) and US #9 Lexi Jacobus in the women's competition.
A special highlight was watching Stevenson coach and parent Jesus Santos clear 11' to place 12th in the Masters Men's competition and to be present when a new world record was set as an 80-year-old vaulter cleared 9'6".