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Sports - April 18, 2008

San Ramon Valley High sports wrapup

by Kaity Ferretti

Women's Lacrosse

The women's varsity lacrosse team had a bit of an easy week due to the Dougherty Valley game Tuesday where only JV competed. The Wolves played Friday night against Livermore. San Ramon won with a score of 14-3, making their record 2 wins and 5 losses. Jessica Esteban, Kaci Bowles, Amanda Cross and Tamlyn Koga were the top scorers throughout the game. At half-time, the Wolves were ahead 4-3.

Men's Lacrosse

The men's varsity team also had an easy week, taking Tuesday off with only JV playing Dougherty Valley. Nevertheless, the varsity team played Livermore on Friday night and won, boasting a score of 18-2. The men's league record is now 5-0-0.

Baseball

San Ramon Valley played an incredible away game against Cal High on Wednesday. The Wolves won with a score of 9-2. After this win, their record stands at 8 wins and 6 losses. Pitcher Ryan Palsha played extremely well, while pitching for six innings. Both Nick Fong and Brian MacMillan had exceptionally good hits. The boys played Foothill on Friday at home and lost with a score of 8-4.

Softball

Varsity girl's softball played Cal in an away game Tuesday. The Wolves won 3-1. San Ramon's record now boasts 2 wins and 2 losses in league play. Sophomore Devon Bridges scored a triple with two RBI's. Freshman Sara Pacioni scored a double. The Wolves played Foothill at home on Thursday and lost, 5-3.

Men's Tennis

San Ramon played Cal in an away match Tuesday. The Wolves beat Cal High 6-3. The boys played exceptionally, especially in their singles matches. Senior Bryan Cox won 6-2 and 6-1 in his matches. Senior Cooper Grossman won 6-3 and 6-0. Sophomore Kelson Quan won his matches 6-3 and 6-2. The Wolves played Foothill at home on Thursday and won with a score of 8-1. The boy's record now stands at 9 wins and 4 losses.

Men's Volleyball

San Ramon lost to a match against Monte Vista at home Tuesday. The Mustangs barely beat the Wolves, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-20. Although the Wolves lost, they played well. Sophomore Tommy Crow had 16 kills, while junior Will Rei had 9 kills. Likewise, junior Travis Selland boasts some kills, and junior Russel Reeve had a lot of assists. The Wolves' record now stands at 1 win and 5 losses in league play. San Ramon played Granada in an away match Thursday and lost all three games by a small point margin.

Swimming

Both the boys and the girls beat Foothill in their swim meet Wednesday. The boys won by a large point margin, and the girls were able to slip ahead by a 9-point lead. Freshman Taylor Nanfria won her heat of the 500 meter freestyle. Likewise, senor Kirstyn Colonias won her heat of the 100 meter breaststroke. Colonias is planning on attending the Olympic trials where she could qualify to compete in the Olympics. For the boys, junior Byron Gruendl won his heat in the 100 meter butterfly and the 50 meter freestyle. Also, junior Kevin Schirmer won his heat in the 100 meter breaststroke.

Track and Field

San Ramon girls and boys competed in a meet against Foothill on Thursday and won. Laura Chabonneau beat Foothill in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.62. Lindsay Sherwood jumped 15 feet and 10 inches in the long jump, dominating over Foothill. Gordon Chow took first in the 100 meter with a time of 11.38, and David Nicholas took first in the 400 meter with a time of 43.18.

Men's Golf

The men's golf team won the Falcon Invitational on Monday, April 7, at Shadow Lakes Golf Course in Brentwood. The team shot a 384 to finish 11 strokes in front of second-place Monte Vista. Junior Cole Pickavance placed third overall with a 1-over round of 73, and junior Christian Ulmer placed fourth with a 74. Seniors Mike Perchak and Alex Calljea shot 78 and 79, respectively, while junior Dan McGrath added an 81.

The team went on to win both of its matches this week, beating Granada 183-202 on Tuesday at Crow Canyon and California 187-190 on Thursday at Crow Canyon. Pickavance and Calljea were the medalists against Granada by firing rounds of 1-over 35. Junior Griffin Gering led the team against Cal High with a 35. The team is tied for third in league with a 7-3 record in the East Bay Athletic League, 9-3 overall.

--Brian Barr

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