I would like to thank all involved with St. Francis Athletics. The year has gone better than we hoped as our student-athletes are competing for championships on the field/court/track/pool/course and performing well in the classroom. Thank you to all the coaches for your hard work and parents for your countless volunteer hours.
Our 2nd Annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament is filling up fast! The event will take place June 3rd at Spring Hills Golf Course in Watsonville. To sign up to play or sponsor please contact Adam Hazel at 831-724-5933 x 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spring sports awards banquet will be Sunday May 15th at 5 pm in the Borina Athletic Center.
This Spring our Track & Field team has been a great success. St. Francis had 7 student athletes qualify for the Prestigious Los Gatos Top 8 Invitational Meet on Friday April 22, 2016 at Los Gatos High School. Teams from all over the CCS including WCAL powers were represented. Our 4 x 100 team consisting of Nathan Lee, Carson Cuzick, James Young, and Justin Parker won their heat with a time of 46.15 seconds. Justin Parker later went on to finish 2nd in his heat in the 200 meters with a time of 23.94 seconds. The Sharks next take the track Thursday April 28th at Aptos High School
The Track & Field team posted several best against the Top ranked Santa Cruz Cardinals last week. Justin Parker, Carson Cuzick, Nathan Lee and, James Young teamed up to win the 4x100m in the first event of the meet. David Ambriz was a Triple winner in the Long, Triple & High Jump. Many lifetime best ensued. Parker 11.85 in the 100m & Cuzick 11.94. Cuzick then threw a lifetime best in the shot at 36'7", James Young 300m hurdles in 48.47- lifetime best. More lifetime best came from Mathieu Morin 1600m 6:00.7, Duvon Adams 63-400m & 2:32,-800m. Nathaniel Ramos 3200m-11:52, Robert Teran in Shot put & Discus. On the girls side Riley Croghan broke the school record in the 100m hurdles at 18.40 then reset her 300m hurdle record 51.84. Tori Yamaoka won the Shot Put. Sofia Ortega ran her Lifetime best in the 200m & Olivia Burke ran a lifetime best in the 400m with a. 67. Tori won gold in the Shot Put. Chloe Deleissegues 100m-13.48 season best & Cati Bianchi ran as season best in the 800m with a 2:45. The entire team is improving as the SCCAL Championships are slated for May 5th & 7th.
Our Softball team is getting better as the year goes on. Our Sharks beat Harbor 11-0 two weeks ago and went toe to toe with Soquel last week before falling short. Senior day for Softball will be May 5th vs. Harbor at St. Francis High School. Come out and support your girls.
Our Baseball team is in the mix for a league championship. Last week the Sharks beat Santa Cruz thanks to big hitting from Ruben Ibarra and company. Ibarra hit a home run vs. Santa Cruz and hit two home runs in the Sharks big win over San Benito of Hollister earlier in the season. Friday’s game was postponed vs. SLV due to rain. The Sharks are 5-1 in league play tied for first place with SLV and 11-7 on the season. The Sharks senior day will be May 3rd vs. Scotts Valley. Senior Danny Cervantes has signed a letter of intent to go to school and play baseball for CSU Monterey Bay next year. Cervantes has been pitching well for the Sharks and pitched a complete game in the win over San Benito. Congratulations, Danny!
Our swim team has been enjoying a wonderful season in the pool. The team is the biggest it has ever been; with only three seniors, the future is bright. Earlier in the season, we won our first ever SCCAL Dual Meet vs. Harbor and the Sharks have been very successful all year. The Sharks now look to the SCCAL Meet on April 30th at SLV High School. The Sharks senior day was this past Friday at Soquel.The Sharks golf team has been playing well all year behind Senior Chase Vargas and Junior Jason Kane. The Sharks beat Soquel 245-288 last week as Vargas was a medalist with a 44 followed by a 48 by Kane and a 49 by David Vasquez. May 3rd at Pasatiempo Golf Course is the SCCAL Finals where Vargas and Kane will compete.