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Sports - May 23, 2008

San Ramon Valley High School sports wrapup

by Kaity Ferretti

Men's Lacrosse

San Ramon men's lacrosse team played Miramonte High School in the North Coast Section tournament Thursday night last week. The Wolves defeated the Matadors 10-4. San Ramon then moved on to play De La Salle for the NCS Championship on Saturday at Dublin High School, where they beat DLS and took first in NCS, making them the NCS Champions.

Men's Golf

San Ramon men's golfers took second in the NCS Tournament of Champions last week on Monday at Franklin Canyon Golf Course. The team shot an overall score of 387. Alex Calleja shot a 1-over-73 and finished as the fourth-low individual. Mike Perchak shot a 77, Cole Pickavance shot a 78, and Christian Ulmer shot a 79. Griffin Gering followed with an 80 while Harrison Quinlan shot an 83. The Wolves were then able to compete for the first time since 2003 in the Northern California Championships at the Richmond Country Club held Monday, where they placed sixth.

Monte Vista High School sports wrapup

by MV Leadership

Baseball

The Monte Vista baseball team has had a successful season this year with an overall record of 17-7-0. In the first game, Monte Vista defeated Liberty High School 8-2 with just three hits. On Friday, May 9, the Mustangs showed their power with a major defeat against Amador, winning the game 6-0. The Mustangs have been playing well this season and have found themselves in third in the NCS standings. On Thursday, May 15, the Mustangs faced the San Ramon Wolves for their last game of the season. After a tense game in the scorching heat, the Mustangs came away with a loss. The score was 4-8, San Ramon. The Mustangs finish league with a 7-5-0 record.

Track and Field

The Mustangs varsity track teams defeated the San Ramon Valley Wolves on May 1. The girls team hadn't beaten the Wolves in 11 years, and the boys beat San Ramon for the time since what may have been 1993. The curse has been broken! The girls prevailed 77-59 to finish first in league with 6 wins and 0 losses. The boys won 82-54 to finish second in league with 5 wins, and 1 loss to Granada. This left both teams in a good position to battle for the EBAL Championship Titles that were held May 8-10.

The track and field team went to the East Bay Athletic League trials last week at Foothill High School, and both boys and the girls teams came in second. Dustin Harris had a great performance in the 800 meter race and broke the meet record. Abby Van Mujien won the triple jump and shot put along with finishing second in the long jump; she was named the Female Field Athlete of the meet. Many other mustangs qualified for the NCS Championships, which were held May 17.

Softball

The Mustangs softball team faced San Ramon for its last game of the season May 15. After an exciting game, the Mustangs lost to the Wolves, 4-9. Though their league record stands at 3-9-1, the softball team has finished the season with numerous exciting wins, including a 6-0 defeat over Granada High School.

Men's Lacrosse

The Monte Vista men's lacrosse team just finished an exciting and entertaining season. The Mustang squad started off with a powerful defeat (10-1) over Granada High School. At their next game, the Mustangs defeated California High 9-1. The team continued with victories against Foothill High and Livermore. The lacrosse team faced San Ramon Valley for its last league game. After a fast-paced and thrilling match, the Mustangs lost 4-17. The team ended its league season with a record of 8-4-0 and since the season's conclusion, the team has defeated University Prep from San Francisco and lost 2-7 to Novato High School.

Women's Lacrosse

The Monte Vista women's lacrosse team has just finished an exhilarating season, with six wins and five losses. The squad began the season with a defeat against California High School after a loss to Granada. The team continued the season strong with two victories over Foothill High School. The end of the season was especially exciting with two wins over San Ramon Valley High School and Foothill High. Since the season has ended, the women's lacrosse team has continued to be victorious with defeats against Carondelet High School and Miramonte High School.

Swimming

League Championship meet took place May 9-10, and Monte Vista was outstanding. Varsity girls tied for first with Foothill, and varsity boys came in second place. Both boys and girls had records of 5-1 this season. Selected swimmers qualified to swim at NCS against all the top swimmers from the North Coast Section on May 23-24. A large number of key swimmers graduated from Monte Vista last year but freshmen swimmers Patrick Scott, Andrew Yee, Callie Klein and Lauren Damien have helped ensure Monte Vista's continued dominance. Strong sophomores Spencer Peugh, Kelly Mendoza, Karley Troup and Sydney Saunders joined juniors and seniors Paige Bradley, Ocean Trail, Mike Millstein, Brian Carpentier, Stacie Wong and Shannon Purcell in forming the backbone of the team.

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