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VARSITY FOOTBALL
Practice: Menlo 18-19. Watsonville 10-6. Pajaro Valley 42-21. North Salinas 40-14. Practice record 3-1. League: SLV 31-14. Harbor 57-6. St. Francis 40-0. Scotts Valley 49-29. Soquel
Aptos 6-37. League standings: Aptos 6-0, Scotts Valley 5-1, Soquel 4-2, SC 3-3, SLV 2-4, Harbor 1-5, St. Francis 0-6. SC overall record 6-4.

Sentinel September 3, Kickoff 2011 of the Santa Cruz County football teams. Of the ten county football teams, Santa Cruz is ranked sixth by the Sentinel. School enrollment: 1,149. Coach: Bubba Trumbull, fifth season. 2010 season 4-5-1 overall, 2-4 in league for sixth place. Tale of 2010: All four of SCCAL losses were decided by nine points or less. Last league title, 1993. Last postseason appearance, 2007. Offense: spread and fly: Offensive Coordinator: Jeff McCormick. New Defense: 4-3: Defensive Coordinator: Bubba Trumbull.
Key Returners:
Name Position HT/WT YEAR
Jonah Hodges RB/DB 5-9/160 SR
Ben Albrecht TE/ILB 6-2/190 SR
David Ledwith RB/ DE 6-0/175 SR
Joe Rocha QB/ DB 6-1/175 SR
Jason Patel WR/DB 6-0/170 SR
Nick Locatelli RB/DB 5-8/165 SR
Brady Halbleib TE/DL 6-1/200 SR

Key Newcomers:
Name Position HT/WT YEAR
Jaime Saint John TE/Safety 6-2/180 SR
Armando Ortiz OL/DL 5-10/250 JR
Mezziah Williams RB/LB 6-1/190 JR
Doug Leonard OL/DL 5-11/245 SO

Keep and eye on
Locatelli at running back: Halbleib, tight end; Patell at wide receiver.

SC is hoping to follow the mantra “speed kills.” SC produced the top three finishers in the 100 meters at the SCCAL track and field championships in the spring. Jonah Hodges is one of the three. He is a contender for the SCCAL rushing crown, but he won’t take opposing defenses by surprise. Last year he ran for 746 yards in 88 carries and scored 8 touchdowns. Jonah is a shifty running back and shutdown cornerback. Ben Albrecht was a member of the winning 100 meter relay team and won the 200 meter dash.
Coach Trumbull, said “he has four other running backs, plus two good fullbacks Brady Halbleib and Mezziah Williams. Six starters return on offense and eight on defense, including all four defensive backs. Much improve quarterback Joe Rocha had off season surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, which hindered his follow through last season. Once healthy, he worked out and added 20 pounds to his frame. All this added 25 yards on his throws down field. He spent a lot of time watching game films. We are real happy with his progress. Jason Patel and Albrecht could be Rocha’s top receivers.”
Trumbull, also the defensive coordinator, said “the team will change from a 4-3 front to a 4-3 front with two down tackles and two stand up ends. With this we’re putting nine speed guys on the field.” Senior David Ledwith, and end, will be a force on defense. “Teams are going to have to take care of him or he’s going to cause some problems for the quarterback.”
SC will wear black helmets this season. New linebackers coach Justin Woodlief, played locally for Soquel and Cabrillo College. He was the SCCAL’s Defensive Player of the year in 2005 and finished his career at Southwest Missouri State.

Since the seven SCCAL teams have been dropped by the CCS Board of Managers from a “B” league which automatically qualifies the top two teams in the league for the CCS playoffs. It has been this way for most of its existence other than the 2005 to 2006 seasons when it garnered “A” league status and qualified for the prestigious Open Division of the CCS playoffs. Both years the two SCCAL teams lost in the first round. But due to getting more points as “A” league teams in 2005, four out of the seven league teams advanced to the CCS playoffs. In 2006 three teams advanced.
Based on more points given for playing an “A” league team, less points for playing a “B” league team and even less for playing a “C” league team.
Until the SCCAL betters its status, local fans won’t be treated to any Cinderella stories like they were in 2007, when SC finished in third place in league, but still has enough points to qualify for the CCS Small Schools Division with an at-large berth. SC was seeded eighth or last in their division, but went on to win its first CCS title with three straight upset wins.
The SCCAL as a whole struggled last season with only two league teams having a winning season. Both teams were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. As a “B” league the top two teams in the league automatically earn a CCS playoff spot. A third playoff spot for the league will be hard to come by, as the total points needed to receive an at large will be hard to get.
Every two years the League Classification Index is used to evaluate the status of teams and leagues is complied annually.. Based of the previous two years results league status can be changed up or down.

August 27. SCCAL SNEAK PREVIEW. Santa Cruz Takes To The Ground To Win Jamboree. The Jamboree was split into three three-team sessions. Santa Cruz, Harbor and Pajaro Valley met in the first session. Santa Cruz scored 52 points followed by Monte Vista Christian 45, Soquel 44, Aptos 30, Scotts Valley 30, Pajaro Valley 21, SLV 9, Harbor 8 and St. Francis 4.
SC’s game plan was a simple one. Run the ball. Push the tempo. Run the ball. Senior running back Jonah Hodges broke a 65 yard touchdown run on the first offensive play of the Jamboree. “The offensive line did a great job run blocking today. We’ve got a lot of exciting to-watch players who are definitely gonna make an impact. Anyone can get the ball at any time and do something with it,” said Hodges.
SC ran 37 offensive plays with 31 of them on the ground and they had plenty of backs for the task. Hodges, Bakari Broadnax, Brady Halbleib and Mezziah Williams each posted positive , hard hitting gains for what looks like a solid rushing unit for the Cards this season. “We do have options and a couple of guys who are injured, said coach Jesse Trumbull. “We worked hard at pushing the pace. That was the most positive thing we saw tonight, maintaining the pace offensively and keeping the opponent playing at our speed.”
Hodges scored a 8 yard touchdown run on a pitch to the left side. Quarterback Joe Rocha threw only 6 passes, but two of them were for touchdowns. Broadnax scored from five yards out on a pass from Rocha and Hodges caught a pass for a 72 yard score.

Sept. 3. MENLO 19, SC 18. Santa Cruz’s Hodges Shines On Both Sides Of The Ball, But Menlo Steals The Show. Menlo trailed 18-12 after Jonah Hodges scored his third touchdown of the game with 40 seconds left on the clock, but Menlo rallied down the field and scored on a two yard run with time expiring to tie the score. Then as time expired kicked the extra point for the win.
SC was in control with a 12-0 lead at halftime on a pair of rushing touchdowns and a pair of interceptions by Hodges. He scored on runs of five and one yards. He finished with 146 yards on 27 carries. Hodges entered the season with the must rushing yards of any back in the SCCAL back from last year. He ran for 746 yards on 88 carries and eight touchdowns.

Scoring by quarters
Menlo 0 0 6 13 19
SC 0 12 0 6 18

Team Statistics Menlo SC
First downs 22 11
Rushes-yards 33-230 178
Passing yards 68 9
Comp-att- int 6-16-2 5-9-1
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties- yards 4-25 8-75

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Hodges 27-146; Nick Locatelli 12-35; Brandy Halbleib 612; Williams 2-2; Broadnax 2- minus 3; Rocha 4- minus 14.
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 5-9-9-1
Receiving by catches and yards: Hodges 1-6; Locatelli 1-2; Leonard 1-1; Broadnax 2-0
Defensive stats: Fumble recoveries: Two. Brent Thiebout and Williams
Sacks: Two by Doug Leonard.
Interceptions: Two by Hodges
Tackles for losses Two by Thiebout

Sept. 10. Cardinals Claim Win In Classic Showdown. Albrecht’s Recovery ends Watsonville’s late charge. The oldest football rivalry in Santa Cruz County added another classic to the history books. Running back Nick Locatelli scored on a 4 yard run midway through the fourth quarter to give the Cards the lead. Watsonville stormed back with a nice drive with time running down, only to fumble the ball away at the half yard line with 27 seconds left. Ben Albrecht recovered the ball to preserve the 10-6 win. On the previous play from the one yard line, corner back Jonah Hodges made a tackle for a 8 yard loss to put the ball back on the nine.
“I’m going to pass out,” said coach Bubba Trumbull. “Two weeks in a row it comes down to two yards as time expires. We must have learned something by losing in the same situation last week. This week we dug a little deeper.”
From Albrecht, “It was a nail biter. Our defense held the whole game. We faltered a little bit late, but I’m just really happy, because of the intensity of this whole game and to get a win. There’s a giant sense of relief.”
It was the Cards second defensive stand in the fourth quarter. SC held Watsonville on a fourth and 4 play at their own 19 yard line at the start of the quarter. After this stand, the Cards marched 84 years on 12 plays to take the lead for good.
It was a defensive battle from the opening whistle. SC jumped to a 3-0 lead on a 37 yard field goal from Tanner Akol, a standout soccer player. Watsonville then intercepted a pass and ran it back 65 yards for a touchdown to go ahead 6-3, which held up to the fourth quarter.
Coach Trumbull said, “The defense came up with big stands all night. Finally the offense fed off the energy.

Scoring by quarters
SC 3 0 0 7 10
Watsonville 6 0 0 0 6

Team Statistics SC Watsonville
First downs 18 10
Rushes-yards 52-245 42-162
Passing yards 9 18
Comp-att- int 1-5-1 1-2-0
Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-1
Penalties- yards 5-35 6-45

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Jonah Hodges 25-169, Nick Locatelli 8-49, Brady Halblelb 11-29, Bakari Broadnax 3-12, David Ledwith 1-4, Tanner Akol 1-1, Joe Rocha 3 minus 18.
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 1-5-9-1
Receiving by catches and yards: Hodges 1-9
Defensive stats:
Fumble recoveries: Ben Albrecht

Sept. 18. Hodges, Cards Pull Away From Feisty Grizzlies winning 42-21. The Cards running game was too much for host Pajaro Valley. Senior Jonah Hodges rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Locatelli added a score and had a total of 92 yards for the game. “The run game is our go-to offense,” said coach Bubba Turnbull. “We were able to get it going when we needed it.”
Hodges entered the contest averaging more than 150 yards per game, broke free on a 63 yard run for SC’s first score and tacked on a 11 yarder near the end of the second quarter to put SC ahead 28-14 at halftime. PV opened the scoring taking the lead 7-0 on a 62 yard pass. To open the second quarter Locatelli put the Cards ahead 13-7 with a 3 yard run. On PV’s next possession, Yabi Abraham picked off a pass and ran 41 yards to the end zone.
To start the second half, PV scored to close the gap to 28-21 Cards. SC was held scoreless the third quarter, but scored two more touchdowns in the fourth period. Hodges ran for 37 yards to score and Broadnax went in from 9 yards out. Tanner Akol hit four of his five place kicks. Hodges caught a pass from quarterback Rocha for a two point conversion.

Scoring by quarters
SC 7 21 0 7 42
PV 7 7 7 0 21

Team Statistics SC PV
Rushing-yards 41-373 51-254
Passing yards 0 80
Comp-att- int 0-6-1 2-8-1

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Hodges 14-187, Locatelli 10-92, Broadnax 7-51, Haltbleib 7-25, Enriquez 2-18, Rocha 1-0
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 0-6-0-1
Receiving by catches and yards:

Sept. 24. Cards Run Rampant VS Vikings. Hodges Has Career Night: Rocha Throws 2 TD’s.
Santa Cruz 40, North Salinas 14. Coach Trumbull and his staff called the match-up with North Salinas High a statement game. Statement? More like and exclamation. SC dominated on offense and defense to emerge with a landslide victory. Running back Jonah Hodges ran for a career high 234 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. Brady Halbleib added 120 yards rushing in 16 carries and one touchdown.
Trumbull said, of Hodges effort, “That was a monster game. We talked all week about this being a statement against an A league team.” Joe Rocha entered the game without a scoring pass, but his first two completions this game ended with receivers celebrating in the end zone. Rocha connected with Hodges for a 63 yard score and to Bakari Broadnax for a 15 yard score all in the first half. Coach Trumbull said, “This was a point of interest. We know we can throw, but we had to show it.”
SC jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and led 27-7 at halftime. Hodges entered the game as the leading rusher in the Monterey Bay Area with 502 yards rushing in 66 carries, and did most of his damage yardage wise in the second half. Hodges had 68 yards and a touchdown on six carries in the first half. He added scoring runs of 83 and 55 yards in the second half. “It was awesome how we came out and put points on the board, “said Hodges.

Scoring by quarters
North Salinas 0 7 7 0 14
SC 21 6 6 7 40

Team Statistics NS SC
First downs 13 15
Rushes-yards 30-135 46-402
Passing yards 100 90
Comp-att- int 10-24-1 4-8-0
Fumbles-lost 2-1 3-1
Penalties- yards 6-45 10-65

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Hodges 13-234, Halbielb 16-120, Nick Locatelli 13-55, Rocha 3 minus 3, team minus 4.
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 4-8-90-0.
Receiving by catches and yards: Hodges 2-76, Bakari Broadnax 1-15, Jason Patel 1- minus 1.
Defensive stats: Fumble recoveries: Hodges 1
Interceptions: Broadnax 1

Oct. 2. SC’s Run Unstoppable vs. SLV. The tendency for football teams playing against SC might be to focus on stopping Jonah Hodges, the leading rusher in the CCS. Good luck with that. SLV coach, “It’s just not Jonah. It is the way they do it.” Hodges remained true to form compiling 155 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Yet it was Nick Locatelli, who led the charge in a dominating first half, as SC went ahead 24-0 before running rough-shod over SLV to win 31-14. SC is now 4-1 overall and 1-0 in league with its fourth straight victory and its sixth over SLV in the last nine years. SLV still leads the lifetime series 22-16-2.
SC had 306 yards on the ground with Locatelli running for 107 yards. But it was his 84 yards and two touchdowns on four carries in the first half that set the tone of the game and pushed SC into a comfortable lead 24-0 lead at halftime. “He made the most of his opportunities,” said coach Trumbull. “They were keying on Hodges, which is silly not to do, but Locatelli was our counterpunch.” It’ the first the first time Locatelli has eclipsed the century mark this season. His second carry of the game went for a 33 yard touchdown. He b0unced off the right tackle toward the sideline and sprinted into the end zone during the Cards second offensive possession of the game. His third carry, to open the second quarter, went for a 37 yard score and staked SC to a 17-0 lead. This time Locatelli went left, but cut back to the right side shortly after crossing the line of scrimmage and found daylight. “Our offensive line was its doing work as usual. Every chance they get, they’re doing it to the best of their ability and it allows myself, Brady Halbleib, Johah and Bakari Broadnax to do what we need to do to put points on the board,” said Locatelli.
SLV was not able to sustain drives in the first half. Two turnovers, and interception by Hodges and a fumble recovery by Broadnax led to two SC touchdowns. Tanner Akol also made a 37 hard field goal in the first half and later in the game narrowly missed wide to the left on a 51 yard attempt.
Hodges’ 155 yards came on the ground on 19 carries resulting in two touchdowns. A 15 yard score on a sweep left ended in a Superman dive into the end zone midway in the second quarter, putting SC ahead 24-0. His 51 yard touchdown came at the tail end of the third quarter spoiled any chance for a SLV comeback even though they had gotten to within 17 points of SC. But on SC’s very first offensive play from scrimmage, after Yabi Abraham ran the ensuing kick
off back 45 yards to midfield, Hodges burst up the middle and side-stepped out to the left side of the end zone.
SC’s only loss of the season came in the first game in the final seconds of the game by one point are in line to win their fifth straight game for the first time since 2007when they won the Small Schools CCS championship.
Locatelli said, “It’s the strategy that each running back possesses. We can get up field. We can make moves. We can break tackles. No one can stop us.”

Scoring by quarters
SC 10 14 7 0 31
SLV 0 0 7 7 14

Team Statistics SC SLV
First downs 14 20
Rushes-yards 43-306 24-112
Passing yards 37 242
Comp-att- int 1-4-0 22-43-1
Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties- yards 3-30 5-46

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Hodges19-155; Halbleth 11-46; Locatelli 9-107; Broadnax 3-0.
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 1-4-37-0
Receiving by catches and yards: Locatelli 1-37
Defensive stats: Fumble recoveries: Broadnax
Interceptions: Hodges

Oct. 8. Hodges, Cardinals Conquer Harbor. Memorial Field was a muddy, sloppy mess, but if there was any question as to what affect it would have on the Cards potent running, senior Jonah Hodges provided an immediate emphatic answer. Hodges, the leading rusher in CCS broke off a 66 yard dash to the end zone on the first play from scrimmage, then proceeded to eclipse the 200 yard mark for the second time this season in a single game as SC ate the mud and competition en route to a 56-6 shellacking of the Pirates.
Hodges, who didn’t even play in the fourth quarter, finished with 205 yards on the ground and four touchdowns on just nine carries, leading SC to their fifth straight victory over their cross town rivals and the conch shell trophy.
They have battled for the trophy since 2004. The rivalry dates back to 1969, when Harbor high opened. This was SC’s twentieth victory in the all time series and the 50 point differential is the second largest ever. Only a 61-6 victory by the Cards in 1989 was greater. “We’ve been practicing working on the bad playing conditions all this week. We took advantage of the field and came out and did what we need to do,” Hodges said. Added Nick Locatelli of the sloppy field, “It was second nature.”
Locatelli surpassed 100 yards rushing for the second straight game. He ran for 107 yards and a touchdown in just five carries. His 55 punt return in the first quarter made the score 13-0 after less than seven minutes of action. Then he ran 78 yards at the end of the first quarter to make the score 20-0. Hodges had touchdown runs of 66 and 29 yards in the first half and added two more of 68 and 10 yards in the second half. Bakari Broadnax completed the scoring with a 4 yard run midway through the fourth quarter. “Our line did a great job,” said Hodges, who eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing this season in the game.
Tanner Akol kick four extra points and missed one. Joe Rocha, Brady Halbleib each ran for two point conversions.

Scoring by quarters
SC 20 8 22 7 57
Harbor 0 6 0 0 6

Team Statistics Harbor SC
First downs 11 16
Rushes-yards 28-67 36-424
Passing yards 97 26
Comp-att- int 9-22-2 2-4-1
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-0
Penalties- yards 6-45 4-35

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Hodges 9-205; Locatelli 5-102; Halbleib 6-45; Broadnax 6-47; Rocha 5-12; Cesar Enriquez 3-9; David Ledwith 2-4.
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 2-4-26-1
Receiving by catches and yards: Jason Patel1-11; Jaime Saint John 1-15
Defensive stats:
Sacks: Brent Thiebout and David Ledwith one half each
Interceptions: Hodges and Brent Thiebout one each

Oct. 21. High School Football Commentary. HODGES ON THE PROWL. SC’s RB Eats Yards For Dinner, Chases School Mark.
Jonah Hodges is uber-confident with a football in his hands. Asked if he could run through a mine field unscathed, the Cards two-way star nods. “I’m mentally tough, “He said matter- of-factly. The normally soft spoken Hodges can talk a big game when he is prodded. Put a football in his and the 5-7, 170 pound star running back proves he can play one too. “I’m as big as I want to be when I get the ball. I feel like I can do anything with it,” Hodges said. Entering the St. Francis game, he is the second leading rusher in CCS. He has been ranked number one for much of the season, before the Cards bye last week.
Hodges has run for 1,096 yards and 15 touchdowns on 107 carries and receiving touchdowns and a handful of other scores nullified by silly, behind-the play penalties. Hodges a well rounded athlete who also shines on the basketball and track and field teams has also made five interceptions as a corner back on defense.
Despite all his heroics on offense most of the colleges showing interest, San Diego State, Fresno State, UC Davis, Cal Poly, University of San Diego and Ivy league school Cornell want him to play defense. And it has everything to do with size. “I use it as motivation, in his third season on varsity,” said Hodges. Though he’s shorter than most receivers he covers, Hodges compensates with his speed and football savvy. It doesn’t hurt that he’s blessed with incredible hops said coach Bubby Trumbull.
Hodges, who can slam dunk a basketball, won the long jump and triple jump titles at the SCCAL track and field championships last spring and took third in the 100-meter dash. He tested with a 40-inch vertical jump at the Nike Combine in the off season, Trumbull said. Hodges is pushing to break the schools rushing record set by ex-NFL player Johnny Johnson’s school record of 1,729 yards in 1985 and was the Santa Cruz County record until 2000. Johnson went on to play at San Jose State and played five seasons in the NFL and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 1991, before a back injury ended his career.
Johnson a 6-2, 220 was a big bruising back with speed to boot. Hodges is mostly finesse with speed. (One of his uncles advanced to the State Track Meet as a sprinter from SC and one of his grandfathers was a long time track coach, who in his eighties still runs regularly. He comes from good stock) Two different running styles from two completely different sized athletes, yet same successful result. “It is no fear,” said head junior varsity coach Bytheal Ratliff, who played center on the line that blocked for Johnson. “That’s the same thing Johnny had. He had some deception and speed. And once he ran you over, he’d keep going. He was so strong and fast.”
“Jonah looks for shifts and moves and gets out there, but it all looks pretty. They both look pretty.” Ratliff said Hodges probably envisions himself with Johnson’s body on the football field. Confidence plays a huge role. He thinks, ‘I believe I can.’ And if you do, it shows on the field. That’s what he has. He has heart and it has carried him a long way.” To see Hodges off the field is to see just another high school student. He doesn’t look like a star. “Until you see him go, you wouldn’t understand it,” coach Trumbull said during a recent practice. “You have to see him in action to understand it.
Hodges, who grew up watching videos of ex-Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders on YouTube, said he developed his current running style while playing flag football and two hand touch growing up. The fastest man wins and remains uninjured. I try not to get touched or tackled. “I’m claustrophobic. I learned that when I about passed out in wrestling matches with my dad. I think it’s more of a control thing. I don’t want anyone touching me. When it comes down to it, I’ll hit them, but I’ve always been a juke-first kind of guy.”
His style is yielding results. Whether he garners the college scholarship he desires remains to be seen. NCAA Division I Cornell and D-IAA University of San Diego have already offered him scholarships. The first day to sign a national signing period begins February one. Though months away, Hodges likely has an outfit selected for that special day.

Oct. 23. Cardinals Coast. SC’s Run Game Seems unstoppable as it continued to be in be 49-0 win over St. Francis. Not even in defeat, which happened in the last seconds of their first game has the Cards running attack been slowed. SC ran for 354 yards in their game with St. Francis at Cabrillo College. This is the Cards best start since 2007, when SC won the CCS Small Schools Division Championship.
SC’s first touchdown came when Jonah Hodges on a fourth and 20, ran a fake punt attempt down the left sideline for a 41 yard score. The second score came on a 78 yard run by Nick Locatelli up the right seam. SC led 35-0 at halftime behind a 10 yard run by Hodges, a one yard quarterback keeper from Joe Rocha and a 14 yard pass from Rocha to Jaime Saint John.
SC scored twice in the second half on a interception by Yahi Abraham for 86 yards. David Ledwith scored the last touchdown on a five yard run. Four extra point kicks were made and two missed. Hodges and the extra point kicker each ran in two point extra points to make up for the one point extra points missed.
SC has won six straight games and will host a tough Scotts Valley team next.

Scoring by quarters
SC 21 14 7 7 40
St. Francis 0 0 0 0 0

Team Statistics SC ST
First downs 19 7
Rushes-yards 37-354 22-68
Passing yards 72 14
Comp-att- int 4-8-0 6-13-2
Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties- yards 8-95 7-55

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Hodges 18-198; Brady Halbleib 7-40; Rocha 2-minus 1; Locatelli 8-111; David Ledwith 2-6
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 4-8-72-0
Receiving by catches and yards: Bakari Broadnax 2-44; Hodges 1-4; Jamie Saint John 1-14.
Defensive stats: :
Interceptions: one each for Hodges and Yabi Abraham
Sacks: Ben Albrecht two

Oct. 29. Scotts Valley won a convincing 49-29 win over SC. Both teams now have one loss in league. SC 6-2 overall and 3-1 in league hadn’t lost in six straight games, would have been sitting pretty with a win, but a slow first half saw them trailing 28-3 at halftime.
Still Jonah Hodges had another stellar game, scoring three touchdowns three different ways to lead SC. The senior running back ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries, caught four balls for 34 yards and one touchdown and threw for 86 yards and one touchdown on two of four passing. He hit Jason Patel on a 61 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, while quarterback Joe Rocha finished 9 of 17 passing for 74 yards and a touchdown.
But the game was pretty much settled following the second quarter. A solid defensive scheme by the Falcons managed to keep SC’s two headed running attack of Hodges and Nick Locatelli in check during the first two quarters.

Nov. 5. Soquel 14, SC 10. For the fifth straight year and the ninth time in the past 10 seasons Soquel has won the STUMP – a wooden trophy bearing plaques with all the scores in the rich rivalry. Both teams played high intensity football throughout the contest. Even the bands got into it at halftime, squaring off with up-close-and-personal performances at midfield, with the crowd cheering support.
SC took the lead late in the first quarter on Tanner Akol’s 40 yard field goal, but the Cards trailed 7-3 at the half. With 1:47 left in the half, Soquel scored to go ahead 7-3. In the third quarter, SC tried a fake-kick, but punter Akol was not able to make the first down and gave up the ball to Soquel on Cards 40 yard line.
Running back Jonah Hodges, who was held to 79 yards on 21 carries, scored the Cards lone touchdown on a 4 yard run on the final play of the third quarter to cap a 45 yard drive. It was set up by Hodge’s second interception of the game and the eighth of the season.
Early in the fourth quarter, linebacker Ben Albrecht made two big stops for a total loss of 13 yards, forced Soquel to punt. SC took over at its 15 yard line and marched to midfield with three crucial third down conversions. On the thirteen play of the drive, Soquel picked a thrown ball off the turf with four minutes remaining and Soquel controlled the ball on running plays to end the game.
“It was a battle of defenses. It sucks, to be frank. We were in it the whole game,” said Albrecht.

Scoring by quarters
SC 3 0 7 0 10
Soquel 0 7 7 0 14
Team Statistics SC Soquel
First downs 17 8
Rushes-yards 57-222 33-157
Passing yards 47 39
Comp-att- int 5-9-1 4-8-2
Fumbles-lost 2-1 1-0
Penalties- yards 4-20 3-25

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Halbleib 13-83, Hodges 21-79, Locatelli 13-62, Broadnax 4-28, Akol 1 minus 7, Rocha 5 minus 23
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 3-7-12-1, Hodges 2-2-35-0
Receiving by catches and yards: Jamie Saint John 1-36, Locatelli 1-6, Hodges 2-6, Rocha 1 minus 1
Defensive stats:
Interceptions: Hodges 2
Tackles for losses: none
Sacks: none

Nov. 12. No Stopping Aptos. Aptos 37, SC 6 in the last game of the season for the Cards. Aptos won the league with a 6-0 record and SC is 3-3 in league and 6-4 overall. Rain fell throughout the first half and the field was already more mud than grass by kickoff. Quarterback Joe Rocha got the Cards on the scoreboard with a 2 yard touchdown run on the final play of the game. SC never acclimated to the soggy conditions. The Card offense ran for positive yardage on three plays in the first half and had a minus 7 yards of offense with four turnovers at halftime.

Scoring by quarters
Aptos 6 31 0 0 37
SC 0 0 0 6 6

Team Statistics SC APTOS
First downs 3 20
Rushes-yards 37-31 59-347
Passing yards 0 0
Comp-att- int 0-3-1 0-1-0
Fumbles-lost 4-3 4-3
Penalties- yards 2-10 4-25

Individual Statistics
RUSHING
Individual stats: Rushing by carries- yards: Broadnax 2-1, Rocha 6-9, Halbleib 5-6, Ledwith 1-4, Locatelli 6-1, Hodges 9-0, team 3-0.
Passing by completions, passes attempted, yards gained and interceptions: Rocha 0-3-0-1
Receiving by catches and yards: none
Defensive stats: Fumble recoveries: Abraham three
Sacks: none
Interceptions: none

Sentinel Dec. 2. SCCAL ALL LEAGUE. Co- Offensive Players of the Year: Jonah Hodges.
No Cards on the first team offense. First team defensive lineman: David Ledwith, line backer Brent Thiebout and defensive back, Jonah Hodges.
Second team offense: Nick Locatelli, running back and offensive lineman, Armando Ortiz.
Second team defensive lineman, Ben Albrecht and line backer Dom Vaughn.
Honorable Mention: Doug Leonard, Joe Rocha, Brady Halbleib, Jason Patel, Jutus Kovat-Wildenradt and Yabi Abraham.

JV FOOTBALL
Yearbook.

FROSH-SOPH FOOTBALL
Yearbook.

CROSS COUNTRY BOYS
League: Beat Harbor 23-32. Lost to Aptos 27-33. Lost to SLV 26-30. Defeated Soquel 15-40, St. Francis 19-36 and Mount Madonna 15-42. Lost to SLV 15-50. League:4-3.
SCCAL meet standings: SLV 19, Aptos 67, Scotts Valley 86, Harbor 109, Santa Cruz 113, St. Francis 156, Mt. Madonna 215, Soquel 219. SC fifth in league meet.

Sept. 16. LaFrance Leads Cards In Cross Country Opener at Aptos. Anthony LaFrance won the season opening SCCAL Tri-meet in 15 minutes 11 seconds. Boston Cameron placed third at 15:34 and Andrew Walgren sixth.
SC defeated Harbor 23-32 and lost to Aptos 27-33.

Sept. 20. Sentinel Boys Cross Country Preview. No write up about SC. In the Ones to Watch list was a lone Card, senior Anthony LaFrance who will be the Cards top runner this season and hopes to lead the team to a CCS berth.

Sept. 25. Sophomore Boston Cameron was the top Card runner at Westmore High’s Ram Invitational Sophomore race taking fourth place in 13.52 on a 2.4 mile race. Andrew Algren was fifth in 14.15 in the freshman race.

Sept. 30. Scotts Valley defeated SC 26-30 in a dual meet at the SC 2.08 course. Anthony France took second place in 12:04.9 and third place Boston Cameron in 12:32.7. SC is now 1-2.

Oct. 15. In a three way meet scored as dual meets, SC defeated Soquel 15-40. SC defeated St. Francis 19-36 and Mount Madonna 15-42.
Anthony LaFrance, Boston Cameron, Andrew Walgren and Zeebo Gouldon placed in the top five to help SC sweep a quad meet at UC Santa Cruz. SC is now 4-2 in the SCCAL
LaFrance won the 2:06 mile course in 12:21.9 followed by second place Cameron in 12:51.6. Walgren fourth in 13:08.3 and Gouldon fifth in 13:36.1.

Oct. 28. SLV earned the top five places to down SC 15-50. Anthony LaFrance led the Cards with the time of 16:43 for eighth place.

Nov. 4. At the SCCAL championship at meet at the 2.9 mile course at Pinto Lake Park the following are the schools scoring: SLV 19, Aptos 67, Scotts Valley 86, Harbor 109, Santa Cruz 113, St. Francis 156, Mt. Madonna 215, Soquel 219.
SC placers in the top 25, listed by place, name and time.
PL NAME TIME
6 Anthony LaFrance 16:45
18 Andrew Walgren 17:27
24 Boston Cameron 17:48
The three Cards LaFrance, Walgren and Cameron qualified individually for CCS, because of their time.

CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS
League: Lost to Aptos 18-37 and SLV 15-50. Defeated Harbor 15- incomplete, SV 27-28, and Mount Madonna and St. Francis 15- incomplete. League: 5-2.
At the SCCAL meet SC was fourth. At the CCS Division III meet SC was fifth.

Nov. 4. At the SCCAL championship at meet at the 2.9 mile course at Pinto Lake Park the following are the schools scoring: SLV 41, Aptos 51, Scotts Valley 66, Santa Cruz 99, Soquel 121, Harbor 160, St. Francis 181. The SC team qualified for CCS.
SC girls by place, name and time.
PL name time
15 Selena Freedman 19:28
17 Cassidy Burr 20:08
20 Erin Coffey 20:14
22 Amelia Jackson 20:48
25 Angie Pogson 21:09

Nov. 13. At the CCS Division III meet Mimi Eckhart was fifth in 18:40 and qualifies for the State meet in Fresno. Selena Freedman came in twenty-five in 20:17 and Cassidy Burr followed her for twenty-sixth place in 20:21, finished in the top quadrant to help SC to place fifth as a team with 130 points.

***Nov. 27. At the state meet Mimi Eckhardt placed twenty-fifth in 18:49. Only two other SCCAL runners had a better time and only four runners from CCS had better times.

Sept. 15 Sentinel Girls Cross Country Preview. The Aptos coach said he expects SC led by senior Mimi Eckhardt to be in contention for the league team title. Eckhardt is listed on the Sentinel Ones To Watch list. She finished fourth in the SCCAL championships and took third in the CCS DIII meet.

Sept. 16. The opener the girls lost to Aptos 18-37 and defeated Harbor 15 to and incomplete team. Mimi Eckhardt at 17:03 was the top finisher for SC.

Sept. 25. In the frosh/soph race at Westmore High, Angie Pogson took eighth place in 17.43.

Sept. 30. SC narrowly edged Scotts Valley 27-28. A Scotts Valley runner took first place and annihilated SC’s 35 year old course record held by SC runner Terri Schneider. Mimi Eckhardt took third in 13:48.3, Selena Friedman fourth in 14:4.7 and Cassidy Burr fifth in 14:56.3. SC is now 2-1.

Oct. 15. Soquel won the first two places in the quad meet at UCSC, but SC defeated Soquel 25-36 and was credited with wins over Mount Madonna and St. Francis, who were not able to field complete teams.
Cassidy Burr was the top runner for SC taking fourth place in 14:59.9 and Selena Friedman placed fifth in 15:13.3. SC is now 5-1.

Oct. 28. SLV earned the top five places to down SC 15-50. Angie Pogoson finished as the top Card with a time of 20:31 for eighth place at the meet.

GIRLS TENNIS
League: St. Francis 5-2, 6-1; Aptos 0-7, 0-7; Soquel 4-3, 7-0; SLV 7-0, won: Harbor 5-2, won; Scotts Valley 2-5, 1-6. League 7-5. Practice: Willow Glenn 6-1. Overall 8-5.

Sept. 5. Sentinel Tennis Players to Watch. For SC, sophomore Tatilana Podolsky

Sept. 7. SC in it’s first match of the season defended St. Francis 5-2 . At number two singles, Rachel Zhang won 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Two singles, Emma Brokaw won 1-6, 6-4, 4-6. Four singles, Katie Walton won 6-0, 6-0. Number one, Tantiana Podolsky lost.
Doubles winners: No. 1, Alexis McNeal and Kianna Day-Smith 6-4, 6-0. No. 2: Sophie Shen and Gillian Rexroad won 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Cibel Quinteros and Ana Chavez lost at number 3.

Sept. 9. Aptos swept SC 7-0. All the SC players lost. Those who played in order of the seeding. Number 1 singles player Tatiana Podolsky lost 6-1, 1-6, 5-7. There singles players who lost: Rachel Zheng, Emma Brokaw, Katie Walton.
The number one doubles team of Alexis McNeal and Kiauna Day-Smith lost 2-6, 0-6.
Other players who lost in order of the seed in doubles: Gillian Rexroad and Sophia Shen, Cibel Quinteros and Anna Chavez.

Sept. 14. SC defeated SLV 7-0. Emma Brokaw won the number one singles 6-1, 6-1 and Katie Walton won at number two 6-0, 6-1. Kiauna Day-Smith and Alexis McNeal won 6-1, 6-1.
SC won three matches by forfeit. SC is 2-1 overall.

Sept. 15. SC defeats Willow Glen 6-1. Tatiana Podolsky won a third set tiebreaker. She dropped the first set 6-7, but won the second set 6-0 and the third 11-9. Kiauna Day-Smith and Alexis McNeil won their number one doubles 6-2, 6-4. SC won three singles matches. At three, Emma Brokaw won 6-2, 6-1. At four Katie Walton won 6-1, 6-1. Number two Rachel Zhang lost 7-6 (3-7), 1-6.
At two doubles 2. Sophie Shen and Gillian Rexroad won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Number 3, Cibel Quinteros and Ana Chavez won 7-6 (7-4) 6-2. SC is now 3-1 overall and 2-1 in league.

Sept. 16. SC defeated Harbor 5-2. Number one singles player Tatiana Podolsky lost in back-to-back tiebreakers 6-7(5-7), 6-7(5-7). In order seed. Winners 2. Rachel Zhang 4. Katie Walton. Lost 3 Emma Brokaw. SC swept the doubles. One seeds, Alexis McNeal and Kiauna Day-Smith. 2. Sophie Shen and Gillian Rexroad. 3. Cibel Quinteros and Ana Chavez. SC is now 4-1 overall and 3-1 in league.

Sept. 20 SC comes up big in doubles in a 4-3 victory over Soquel. Number 2 doubles Gillian Rexroad and Sophie Shen won 6-4. 6-1. Three doubles Becky Hardie and Ana Chavez won convincingly 6-0, 6-3. Number one singles Tatiana Podolsky did not drop a game winning 6-0, 6-0. Three singles Emma Brokaw won 6-1, 6-3.

Sept. 28. SV Girls Tennis Tops Cardinals 5-2. Five of the matches went three sets in a tight SCCAL battle for sole possession of second place. SC won the number one and three singles matches. Tatiana Podolsky won the number one spot in straight sets. Number three Emma Brokaw won 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Number two Rachel Zhang lost 6-2, 3-6, 2-6. Number four Katie Walton lost 3-6, 7-6(6), 1-6. All three doubles matches were won in three sets by Scotts Valley.
Doubles listed by order of the seed. Number one Kianna Day-Smith and Alexis McNeal 2-6, 6-1, 4-6. Gillian Rexroad and Sophie Shen 6-7(7-3),4-6. Anna Chavez and Cibel Quinteros 3-6, 7-6(7-2), 4-10. SC is now 4-2.
Sept. 30. SC defeated St. Francis 6-1, while losing only the number one singles. Singles winners are list from two through 4. Rachel Zhang 7-5,6-4; Emma Brokaw 6-4, 6-4 and Katie Walton 6-4, 6-4. Doubles winners list in order: Kiauna Day-Smith and Alexis McNeal 6-3, 6-2; Gillian Rexroad and Sophie Shen 6-3, 7-5; Anna Chavez and Cibel Quinteros 6-3, 6-3. SC is now 5-2.

Oct. 5. Aptos remains undefeated swept SC 7-0. SC’s four singles players in seed order: Rachel Zhang, Emma Brokaw, Katie Walton and Kianna Day-Smith. Doubles players in order: Alexis McNeal and Cibel Quinteros: Gillian Rexroad and Sophie Shen; Ana Chavez and Becky Hardie.

Oct. 14. SC improved its season record to 8-3, while cruising to a 7-0 victory over Soquel. At number one singles, Tatiana Podolsky won 6-0, 6-1. At number one doubles, Kianna Day-Smith and Cibel Quinteros won 6-1, 6-4.
Other singles winners: Rachel Zhang 6-3, 6-4; Emma Brokaw 6-1, 6-4; Katie Walton 6-2, 7-6. Other doubles winners: Gillian Rexroad and Sophie Shen 6-1, 7-6; Ana Chavez and Becky Hardie 6-4, 6-1.

Oct. 21. Scotts Valley defeated SC 6-1 to finish second in league. Number one singles player won the only match for SC 6-0,6-0. Cards singles players who lost in seed order: Rachel Zhang 3-6, 1-6. Emma Brokaw 1-6, 3-6. Katie Walton 2-6, 3-6. Doubles teams lost by seed: Alexis McNeal and Kianna Day-Smith 6-7, 6-2, 8-10. Cibel Quinteros and Gillian Rexroad 0-6, 6-7. Ana Chavez and Becky Hardie 3-6, 6-7.

Oct. 26. In the semifinals of the SCCAL tournament, playing to qualify for the singles finals, Tatiana Podolskey lost 5-7, 6-2, 7-6.

JV GIRLS TENNIS
Yearbook.

BOYS WATER POLO
Santa Cruz along with SCCAL members Aptos, and Soquel will be playing against Carmel, Monterey, Stevenson and Salinas in the Tri County Athletic League TCAL Mountain Division, which is composed of top water polo teams in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. This Division will send three teams to CCS.

Practice games: Bellarmine 2-12, Del Oro 8-16, Gunn 6-14, Monte Vista of Danville 11-9, Live Oak 12-11. Homestead Tourney Carlmont 14-9, Harker School 10-11, Wilcox 12-9 for third place. Practice record 4-4
League: Aptos 4-15, 10-12; Soquel 12-16, 7-12; Carmel 9-13, 6-13; Stevenson 11-6, 4-3; Monterey 8-7, 9-7; Salinas 11-7, 6-11. League record 5-7. In league playoffs: Salinas 10-8 and in semifinals Soquel 7-12. Overall 10-12.

Roster: Alex Waggoner, Joe Raimondi, Turner Roll, Phoenix Pelstring, Austin Park, Jesse Honig, Henry Tobias, Chez Chamberlin, Jacob Chaffin and Greg Frank

Sept. 7. Alex Waggoner scored three goals, but SC lost 13-9 to Carmel in the new TCAL league match. Joe Raimondi, Turner Roll and Greg Frank each scored twice for the Cards who are 2-0-2. Goalie Phoenix Pelstring had 10 saves.

Sept. 26. Junior Turner Roll was honored by being named a 2010-11 Academic All-American by USA Water Polo, after participating in a USAWP (USA Water Polo) national championship tournament and completing his academic years with a GPA over 3.6.

August 30. Last year the SCCAL had only five teams, which was not enough to qualify for an automatic bid to the CCS Playoffs. So this year the SCCAL water polo teams are moving to the Tri County Athletic League TCAL.
The new TCAL is now made up of 15 teams split into two divisions. Coaches believe the new format will provide more competitive balance and more opportunities to play in the postseason with four teams guaranteed CCS berths. The divisions were decided by league coaches based on strength of program and approved by the school athletic directors. Each division will play a double round robin schedule and hold an end-of-season tournament.
The upper Mountain Division consists of Aptos, Carmel, Monterey, Stevenson, Salinas, Santa Cruz and Soquel. CCS has given the Division three automatic playoff spots with the first spot going to the regular season champion and the next two to the top finishers in the league tournament that didn’t win the regular season title.
In the lower Valley Division: Christopher of Gilroy, Everett Alvarez of Salinas, Gilroy, Harbor, Hollister, Palma, San Lorenzo Valley and Watsonville will play for one automatic section berth going to the winner of the division tournament.
Coaches said one of the drawbacks to the new format will be the increase in travel. Several teams will now have to commute well over and hour a few times a season to play teams in Monterey county.
Two SC players are on the Sentinel ONES TO WATCH list. Senior Alex Waggoner a All SCCAL honorable mention at driver, who last year and led the team in assist as a junior. Senior Turner Roll a three year starter led the team in ejections drawn last year.

Sept. 2. In the teams first competition of the season, Aptos defeated SC 15-4.

Sept. 7. Alex Wagoner scored three goals, but SC lost 13-9 to Carmel in the new TCAL league match. Joe Raimondi, Turner Roll and Greg Frank each scored twice for the Cards who are 2-0-2. Goalie Phoenix Pelstring had 10 saves.

Sept. 20. OLD FOES PLAY CLOSE. TCAL Boys Water Polo, Soquel 16, SC 12. In New League, Soquel Holds Off Familiar Rival Santa Cruz. Considering the two coaches work together coaching the Wax’em water polo club during the summer and the two teams play one another during the summer they know each other well.
SC double guarded in front of the net for much of the match and battled back from a four goal deficit to a two goal deficit late in the action, trailing 14-12 with little more than two minutes remaining. Card keeper Phoenix Pelstring had plenty of action at the net and finished with 13 saves. Soquel’s two standouts received plenty of attention by SC in what was a tight physical match. The game SC played was enough to motivate SC for next time. Alex Waggoner led the Cards with six goals and two assist. Last year SC lost both contest 17-3 and 17-2.
SC coach Chris Melcer used his knowledge of Soquel to change his defense to best control the top Soquel scorers. SC worked to keep the ball away from them as much as possible. SC was behind 5-1 at the start, then closed the gap to 6-7 at halftime. SC deposited three straight balls into the net in succession, created by strong defensive efforts. Henry Tobas had consecutive steals to kick-start back to back transition goals by Waggoner and Greg Frank made it a one goal game, when his mid-pool shot rocketed past the keeper with four-tenths of second left in the half. But that was as close as the Cards got, though Soquel never truly pulled away until the end.
“We’ve never played them anywhere near that. There’s no two ways about it, “Melcer said. “The difference is the depth of our team. We’re starting to have four or five players verses in the past when we had maybe one.” Melcers defense didn’t double guard one player. Instead the Cards doubled up on whoever came into the “strike zone”, the area between the goal posts and inside the 5 meter line. “We doubled up in front of the net and our guys were real aggressive in there, that was the key. If there was a loose ball, we went after it.”
Soquel led 12-8 at the end of the third quarter. SC pulled within two goals twice in the fourth quarter. SC 2-6 overall and 0-3 in league.
Scoring: Waggoner 6 goals and 2 assists. Austin Park 4 goals. Frank 1 goal, 1 assist. Pelstring 13 saves and 1 assist. Roll 1 goal, 3 assist. Tobias 1 assist.

Sept. 23. Phoenix Pelstring made 10 saves and 4 steals as SC defeated Stevenson 11-6. Turner Roll and Austin Park scored twice in the TCAL Mountain Division game. Alex Waggoner led SC with six goals. Greg Frank scored one. SC is 3-6 overall and 1-3 in league.

Sept. 28. Turner Roll scored the winning goal in sudden death as SC came back to beat Monterey 8-7 in a TCAL Mountain Division game. SC was down by two goals in two periods of overtime with 57 seconds left and managed to tie the game up and send it to sudden death (the first team to score in this period wins). Leading scorers: Alex Waggoner led SC with three goals and Roll finished with two. Phoenix Pelstring had 7 saves.
SC is 4-6 overall and 2-3 in league.

Oct. 5. Aptos edged SC 12-10. (no further SC info)

Oct. 29. SC defeated Monterey 9-7. Turner Roll had four goals, two assists and three steals. Alex Waggoner two goals. Henry Tobias two goals and Phoenix Pelstring two steals, one assist and at goalie 6 saves. (only adds up to 8 goals)

Oct. 30. SC Water Polo Takes Third in Cupertino Tournament. The Cards edged Wilcox 12-9. Turner Roll had three goals and three steals in the consolation final, while, Henry Tobias, Austin Park and Joe Raimondi each scored twice. Alex Waggoner collected four assists and one goal. Greg Frank made four steals and one goal. Goalie Phoenix Pelstring made eight saves and Chaz Chamberlain had one goal in the win.

Nov. 2. SC topped Salinas 10-8 to advance to the semifinals in the TCAL Mountain Division Tournament. Scorers: Austin Park with three goals, while Greg Frank and Alex Waggoner each had two goals. Sean Hoban, Henry Tobias and Joe Raimondi each had goals.
Goalie Phoenix Pelstring made ten saves.

Nov. 4. Soquel defeated SC 12-4 in the TCAL Mountain Division tournament finals for the league championship. (no other SC info)

STATS
By name, games played and goals scored, assists, shots on goal and steals.
GOALS SCORED
Waggoner 22 63
Turner 22 39
Frank 21 26
Park 14 23
Raimondi 17 17

ASSISTS
Turner 29
Waggoner 23
Frank 16
Park 11
Raimondi 8

SHOTS ON GOAL
Waggoner 133
Turner 98
Frank 91
Raimondi 55
Park 45

STEALS
Turner 33
Frank 22
Park 13
Tobias 12
Raimondi 11

Goalie Pelstring in 7 games stopped 60 attempts at goal. (He played all 22 games though and his total would be much higher)

Nov. 22. Alex Waggoner was named to the TCAL Mountain Division, highest Division in the league, first team. Phoenix Pelstring and Turner Roll were named to the second team. Greg Frank was given the Sportsmanship award.

BOYS JV WATER POLO
Yearbook.

GIRLS WATER POLO
SCCAL teams San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz and Soquel will join Carmel, Gilroy, Stevenson, Salinas and San Benito in the TCAL Mountain Division, which is a A league, which will send three teams to CCS.
Practice games: Harbor 7-1. Clovis tournament: Clovis North 8-9, Lemoore 13-8, San Joaquin Memorial 4-3, Redwood of Marin 2-10, Hanford 5-9. Watsonville tournament: Santa Clara 7-5, San Benito 14-9, Mercy of Burlingame 10-9, Aptos 2-7 in the championship game. Practice record 6-4.
League: SLV 10-19, 5-18; Soquel 4-15, 5-14; Gilroy 16-5, 13-7; Carmel 18-7, 4-8; San Benito 6-11, 6-10; Stevenson 5-6, 6-7; Salinas 4-6, 2-3. League record 3-11.
In the SCCAL playoffs: SLV 5-2, Carmel 8-2 and the championship game against Soquel 4-12.
Overall record above 11-16. But 10-17 from Sentinel.

Sept. 1. The girls decided to followed the boys and join with the TCAL with 17 teams as the girls coaches decide it was better for everybody.
In the Mountain Division are San Lorenzo Valley, SC, Soquel, Carmel, Gilroy, San Benito, Stevenson and Salinas. This division is considered the “A” league, which means their will be three automatic qualifiers for the CCS playoffs. The league regular season champion and the next two to the top finishers in the league tournament that didn’t win the regular season title.
The lower Valley Division includes Aptos, Harbor, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, Everett Alvarez, Christopher, Monterey, Notre Dame of Salinas and Santa Catalina will play for one automatic section berth going to the winner of the division tournament.
At the end of the season, coaches will meet to decide which teams belong in which divisions next year based on strength of programs. A coaches comment, “I don’t think it is perfect. Obviously, there is some debate over whether all teams are in the right divisions. I think overall it is going to be a good thing, especially for developing programs, getting a chance to play against teams that are like minded.
Sentinel SC ONES TO WATCH. Sophomore Bridget Grossi: last year SCCAL freshman of the year. Junior Chloe Bynes and Alex Scott both second team ALL SCCAL.

Roster: Alex Scott, Chloe Bynes, Audrey Waggoner, Bridget Grossi, Allie Wiegel, Dede Eckhart, Lindsey Frankel, Jane Tobias, Kenzi Stare and Laurel Livingston.

Sept. 2. Cougars Overpower Santa Cruz In Duel Of 2010 Co-SCCAL Champs.
New league, new opponents, new coaches, new players. For all the things that have changed since SLV and SC girls water polo programs shared the SCCAL title last season, at least one remains the same. The girls can score. They showed as much in their new TCAL league and season opener. The teams hung close for a half before SLV went on a scoring spree to end up with a 19-10 win. The match pitted the two teams that ruled the SCCAL last season. SLV won both regular season match ups to take first place in the regular league season. SC pulled off an 10-9 upset of SLV in the SCCAL tournament to became Co-Champs with SLV.
For girls and boys water polo only, all SCCAL schools are now competing in the TCAL, which includes teams from Monterey and Santa Clara counties.
SC’s new coaches Nicholas Orstad and assistant Greg Shaner took over the team just two weeks ago and are in the midst of installing a new offensive scheme. “It’s been such a roller coaster ride. We’re just working on the basics,” Coach Shaner said.
The Cards managed to get the early upper hand. Lindsey Frankel scored the opening goal 26 second into the game, but SLV tied the score a few seconds later. Alex Scott put the Cards up again with her first of five goals at 1:16 into the match. SLV went ahead 8-4 at halftime. Scorers: Alex Scott 5 goals; Lindsey Frankel, 1: Laurel Livingston, 1; Chloe Bynes, 1: Audrey Waggoner, 1: and Dede Eckhardt, 1.
“We were coming in a little confused about everything, but I think we’re going to come back and be really good,” said Waggoner, a freshman, who noted that the Cards did get that key win over SLV last year and they’re willing to wait just as long this season for their success.

Sept. 20. Soquel defeat SC 15-4.(no SC information)

Sept. 28. SC pummeled Gilroy 16-5 in a TCAL game. Alex Scott had seven goals and four steals. Chloe Bynes added three goals, Bridget Gross grabbed four steals and Jane Tobias had 13 saves in the net. SC is 2-3 in the TCAL Mountain Division.

Oct. 4. SLV defeated SC 18-5. (nothing about SC)

Oct. 19. Undefeated in league Soquel beat SC 14-5. (Nothing about SC)

Oct. 27. Alex Scott’s seven goals and five steals overwhelmed Gilroy as SC won 13-7 in the TCAL Mountain Division game. Bridget Grossi racked up nine steals and two goals. Kinzie Stare two goals. Goalie Jane Tobias made 14 saves.

Oct. 29.Bridget Grossi scored three goals to led the Cards to a 7-1 win over Harbor in the TCAL Valley Division game. Allie Wiegel, Alex Scott, Lindsey Frankel and Kenzi Stare each added a goal. Goalie Jane Tobias logged four saves.

Nov. 2. SC upset SLV 5-3 in the first round of the TCAL Mountain Division Tournament. Alex Scott scored two goals and made four steals. Bridget Grossi scored once and grabbed four steals. Chloe Bynes and Audrey Waggoner each scored a goal. Allie Wiegel made three steals. Goalie Jane Tobias made 13 saves.

Nov. 4. In the TCAL Mountain Division semifinals, SC’s 8-2 win over second seeded Carmel avenged a four goal defeat toward the end of the regular season. Alex Scott scored four goals Bridget Grossi had two goals, Lindsey Frankel and Kenzi Stare had one goal each.
The win puts the Cards in the championship game against Soquel, plus securing a CCS playoff berth.

Nov. 6. In the finals of the TCAL Mountain Division, Soquel downed the Cinderella seventh seeded Cards 12-4. Allie Wiegel, Alex Scott, Audrey Waggoner and Bridget Grossi scored for the Cards. Coach Nick Orstad said, “I’m stoked of how we finished the year. Coming into a new league and the tougher division was a little daunting, especially because we have a very young team. There’s no doubt that we’ll be even better next year.” Soquel won the league with a 14-0 record.

Nov. 7. At the CCS seeding meeting for Division II, number eight seeded SC 11-16 faces number nine seeded Santa Catalina 19-7-1 Tuesday.

Nov. 9. Under The Weather Cardinals Lose to Santa Catalina 6-8. Scott Scores Three Goals For Cardinals In Her Final High School Game. SC was battling two opponents- Santa Catalina and the flu- putting the Cards in a deep hole before their game even started. SC was seeded 8 and Santa Catalina seeded 9 in the opening round of the CCS Division II playoffs.
“Many of our girls were ill today,” said coach Nicholas Orstad. “They don’t know for sure, but they think a couple of girls have strep throat. Despite being under the weather, the Cards fought back from a three goal deficit at halftime to get within one point of their playoff foes in the fourth quarter. SC couldn’t quite fight all the way back despite receiving solid play from senior Alex Scott who finished with three goals. Other seniors include Dede Eckhart and Ellie Wiegel. Coach Orstad said, “We only have a couple of seniors, so our roster is pretty young, so I am looking forward to next season. I like our chances, especially since we have one of the better JV teams in the area.”
Scott had 3 goals. Chloe Bynes 2 goals. Eckhardt 1 goal. Jene Tobias 11 saves.
The loss came after the Cards made an unlikely run at the TCAL Mountain Division Tournament, where they lost 4-12 to Soquel in the championship game.

STATS
By name, games played and goals scored, assists and steals.
GOALS SCORED
Name Ga Go
Scott 22 59
Bynes 19 34
Waggoner 20 29
Grossi 24 23
Wiegel 19 12

ASSISTS
Grossi 20
Scott 13
Wiegel 12
Eckhardt 11 20 games
Frankel 7 16 games

STEALS
Grossi 105
Scott 63
Bynes 28
Eckhardt 24
Wiegel 21

Nov. 2. Audrey Waggoner was named the TCAL Mountain Division Freshman of the Year. Selected to the first team were Bridget Grossi and Alex Scott. Jane Tobias was selected to the second team. Dede Eckhardt was selected for the Sportsmanship award.

GIRLS JV WATER POLO
Sept. 25. At the Watsonville tournament SC lost to Aptos 7-2 in the tourney final.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Practice: Notre Dame of San Jose 0-3. San Ramon Valley Tournament: Chico 1-2, Deer Valley 2-1, T Deer Valley 0-2, San Mateo 0-2. Practice record 1-4. (games missing)
League: Soquel 0-3, 0-3; St. Francis 3-0, 3-1; Mount Madonna 3-2, lost; Harbor 0-3, 0-3; SLV 3-1, 3-1; Scotts Valley 3-2, 3-2; Aptos 0-3, 0-3. League record 7-7. Overall record 14-16 by the Sentinel.

Sept. 8. SC lost to Notre Dame-San Jose last year in the first round of the CCS Division IV playoffs. This year Notre Dame won again by the score of 25-19, 25-18, 25-20. Becca Morse led SC with eight kills followed by Pauli Pappas with 5. Jamie Fenisey had seven assists SC now has a 3-3 record.

Sept. 14. In their SCCAL opener the Cards lost to Soquel 17-25, 15-25, 15-25. Pauli Pappas led the Cards with five kills and Melissa McPherson added two aces and five assists.

Sept. 16. Melissa McPherson had 11 assists. Becca Morse added six aces and four kills. Jamie Fenisey had one ace and 9 assists. as SC defeated St. Francis 25-19, 25-18, 26-24. SC is 4-5 overall and 1-1 in league.

Sept. 20. SC came back from a two game deficit to beat Mount Madonna 26-27, 24-26, 25-14, 25-15,16-14 in a thriller. (no SC information)

Sept. 23. Harbor swept SC 25-6, 25-18, 25-15.

Sept. 28. Pauli Pappas had eight kills, three assists and six digs. Melissa McPherson added ten assists, three aces and three digs as SC defeated SLV 23-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-12. Becca Morse had three 3 aces, four digs and seven kills. Jamie Fenisey had nine assists, one ace and two digs. SC improved to 8-9 overall and 3-2 in league.

Sept. 30. Bella Rich had five aces, four blocks and five kills. Pauli Pappas had a team high 10 kills, three aces and four digs, as SC out lasted Scotts Valley in five sets 26-24, 25-20, 24-26, 24-28, 15-8. Jamie Fensiey had 12 assists. 2 aces and 4 digs. Marley Hemmen six kills and 3 blocks. SC improved to 4-2 in league and 9-9 overall.

Oct. 5. Aptos won 25-12, 25-17, 26-24. SC was led by Pauli Pappas with six kills and six digs. DanI Robin with seven kills; Sophia Sierra, seven digs one ace and Noelle Pipa, five kills. SC is now 4-3 in league and 9-10 overall.

Oct. 7. League leader Soquel defeated SC 25-16, 25-11, 25-16. SC had a outstanding performances from Pauli Pappas, who finished with five kills ad five digs and Marley Hemmen with nine kills and three blocks. Becca Morse 2 aces, 2 digs and 6 kills. Jamie Fensiey 12 assists. 5-4 in league and 9-11 overall.

Oct. 12. Becca Morse had 11 kills, one block and five aces. Jamie Fenisey added 17 assists and three aces. Pauli Pappas had eight kills, four digs and five aces. Marley Hemmen added eight blocks and four kills. SC downed St. Francis 25-16, 27-29, 25-13, 25-17 and is 5-5 in league.

Oct. 19. Harbor swept SC 25-14, 26-24, 25-13. Becca Morse led SC with five kills and an ace, Marley Hemmen added three kills and four blocks. Pauli Pappas had four kills and a block.
SC is now 5-6 in league and 10-13 overall.

Oct. 21. SC defeated SLV 29-27, 19-25, 25-22, 25-23. Pauli Pappas had 13 kills and an ace. Becca Morse had 12 kills and four aces. Dani Robin had 11 kills and Melissa McPherson had 21 assists and a ace. The Cards improved their record in league to 6-6 and 11-13 overall.

Oct. 26. SC defeated Scotts Valley 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 19-25, 15-8. Dani Robin had 11 kills and one ace. Sophia Sierra three kills, six digs and one ace. Becca Morse seven kills, four aces and seven digs. Jamie Fenisey 15 assists and three digs. SC is 16-17 overall and 7-6 in league.

Oct. 28. Aptos down SC 26-24, 25-20, 25-20. In the SCCAL tournament, the 7-7 Cards will play a yet to be decided opponent. Pauli Pappas led SC with 11 kills, one ace and two blocks. Marley Hemmen had nine blocks and five kills. Jamie Fenisey added 15 assists, one kill and three digs. Dani Robin five kills and three blocks. Sophia Sierra eight digs.

Nov. 3. In the quarterfinals of the SCCAL tournament, fifth seed Mount Madonna defeated fourth seeded SC 25-19,25-22, 25-18. During the season the teams split their games. SC’s overall record was 14-16 and in league 7-7 to Mount Madonna’s 14-14 and 6-8.
SC served tough and many of their rallies started behind the serving line. In all the Cards dropped seven aces on the Hawks, which pleased coach Phoebe Miller. Outside Noelle Pipa served three aces, hit three kills, three digs and made three solo stuff blocks, which only added to an all-around standout match for the junior. Senior Pauli Pappas had nine kills and two digs. Fiery Becca Morse made eight kills and two digs. Jamie Fenisey had eight assists, three aces and one dig.
Mount Madonna would jump out to an early lead, then SC would rally back within an arm’s reach. The Hawks would stymie the run, gather a few more points, then fight off another SC run. Case in point: In Game 1, Mount Madonna streaked to a 21-13 lead, then allowed SC to bounce back behind Pippa’s serves to make it 21-18 before the Hawks came back. In game 2, the Hawks led 21-16 before the Cards drew to within 23-21. In game 3, the Hawks saw its nine point lead slowly vanish thanks to a spark provided by senior setter Jamie Fenisey.
No matter what the results are in the rest of the tournament, the Cards will likely qualify for the CCS playoffs. SC is expecting to make the Division III playoffs based on points earned by playing in this tough league.

Nov. 6. SC is one of seven Santa Cruz County schools to advance to the CCS playoffs. Aptos and SC in Division III; Soquel, Harbor and MVC in D IV; Mount Madonna and Pacific Collegiate in Division V.
SC seeded ninth with a 14-16 record plays number eight Notre Dame of San Jose with a 15-15 record.

Nov. 9. Pappas, Fenisey, Robin Lead Cardinals. SC’s season ended abruptly as it was ousted in the first round of the CCS Division III playoffs in straight sets to Notre Dame-San Jose, 25-17, 25-14, 25-11. “We could have racked up a few more points,” said coach Phoebe Miller. “But regardless of the outcome, each one of the girls worked their butts off all year long and I’m extremely proud of that.”
SC was highlighted by a trio of seniors, including co-captain Pauli Pappas, who led the team with six kills and four digs. Jamie Fenisey added six assists, one kill, four digs and one ace. Dani Robin had six kills and one ace. Two other seniors are Sophia Sierra and Marley Hemmen. “I’m going to be sad to see them go,” Miller said. “They were great athletes who all were very important to this team.” SC ends the season 14-17 overall and 7-7 in league.

Nov. 16. Outside Hitter Becca Morse was named to the SCCAL second team by the coaches.

JV GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

GIRLS GOLF SC Co-Champions with Scotts Valley with 7-1 records.
Santa Cruz’s scoring always listed first accept against Scotts Valley. League: Aptos 207-226, 176-182; Harbor 179-181, won: SLV 201-247, 197-221; SV won 178-186; SC won 175-188. Co-Champions with Scotts Valley 7-1. In a playoff to see who would go to CCS, Scotts Valley won 255-257.

Sept. 6. Sentinel Preseason preview. Ones to Watch: Chelsea Ficklin, junior three year veteran, who was all SCCAL first team member as a freshman and who made CCS last year. She reportedly broke her wrist playing soccer this summer. But she has shined consistently in the past.
Kristina Davis a junior is also a another three year veteran. According to coach Pete Pappas, she kept practicing all summer. Last season she was often the teams low scorer.
Aptos, defending champion Harbor and SC are early favorites. SC, which was third in league last year, will have a strong team. Still Card coach Pete Pappas declined to speculate, saying he won’t have a pulse on the league until he sees the girls play.

Sept. 9. SC STARTS SEASON WITH WIN. Freshman Boosts the Cardinals Past Aptos.
Top dog for her middle school team, SC freshman Macy Balassone figured she’d be the low golfer on the totem pole this season. She didn’t see this coming. Not only did Balassone play varsity in the SCCAL opener, she helped SC defeated Aptos 207-226. She had her teams low score of 35, which was one shot shy of being the matches medalist.
With only five players, each players score counted. According to this years rules a team can play six players with only the top five counting. SC scoring: Macy Balassone 35, Chelsea Ficklin 39, Kristina Davis 40, Erika Tinett 41 and Mara Julin 52.
` Ficklin, who broke her wrist in June playing soccer and didn’t begin playing golf competitively until mid -August showed scant signs of the layoff. Her opening drive went 240 yards done the middle of the fairway

Sept. 16. Scotts Valley defeated SC 178-186 in the par-23 front six holes at DeLaveaga. Chelsea Ficklin earned medalist honors for the Cards with a round of 30. Other SC scorers: Macy Balassone 34, Kristina Davie 35, Erica Tinetti 43, Mara Julien 44. SC is 2-1.

Sept. 23. Chelsea Fickling gained medalist honors with her 12-over-par 35 at DeLaveaga as SC defeated SLV 201-247. SC got strong performances from, Kristina Davis and Macy Balassone both with 37 strokes. Mara Julin 44 and Erika Tinetti 48. SC 3-1 in league.

Sept. 28. SC’s Chelsea Ficklin earned medalist honors with a 3-over-par 26 as the Cards edged Aptos 176-182 at DeLaveaga. Other scorers: Kristina Davis 29, Macy Balassone 32, Mara Julin 43 and Erika Tinetti 46. SC is 4-1 in SCCAL

Sept. 30. Chelsea Ficklin and Kristina Davis shared medalist honors with rounds of 32 to lead SC past SLV 197-221 at Boulder Creek. The rest of the Cards: Macy Balassone 35, Mara Julin 47, Erica Tinetti 53.

Oct. 5. Chelsea Ficklin earned medalist honors, with 9 over par as SC beat Harbor 179-191.on the front nine at DeLaveaga. Other Cards Macy Balassone 34, Kristina Davis 35 and Mar Julian 36, Erica Tinetti 42.

Oct. 12. SANTA CRUZ GOLF GETS SHARE OF SCCAL TITLE. SC’s golf team guaranteed itself a least a share of the SCCAL title after giving Scotts Valley its first loss of the season 175-188. SC shot their best team score of the year were led by medalist Kristina Davis with an 8-over par 31 in their regular season finale on the DeLaveaga Courses front six holes. Mara Julian with a 35 and Erika Tinetti a 36 had their best scores of the year. Chelsea Ficklin a consistent competitor for the Cards shot a 32 and Macy Balassone shot a 41.

Oct. 21. Scotts Valley edged SC 255-257 at DeLaveaga in a final nine hole round in a tiebreaker to decide which team would advance to the upcoming CCS championship. There were eight matches in league and the teams tied with 7-1 records for a SCCAL co-championship
Kristina Davis earned medalist honors with a 43 on the par-34, 2,380 yard course. Chelsea Ficklin followed Davis with a 47 for SC, while Erika Tinetti at 54, Macy Balassone 56 and Mara Julin 57 rounded out the team.
The SCCAL Championships will decide which individuals will compete in the CCS tournament at DeLaveaga.

Oct 26. Leaderboard at the SCCAL tournament at DeLaveaga golf course for 18 holes at par 70 in the SCCAL playoff to find the top eight golfers, who qualified to advance to the CCS tournament. SC qualifiers were in third place Kristina Davis at 91 and fourth place Chelsea Ficklin at 92. They will play in the CCS tournament at Rancho Canada Golf Club’s East Course in Carmel. Though not qualifying for CCS, Macy Ballasome shot a 123 to earned twelve place.

Nov. 3. At the CCS championships at the Rancho Canada Golf Club, East Course par 72, Chelsea Ficklin shot a 96 and Kristina Davis shot 97, which put them fourth and fifth out of the counties other participants.

Junior, Chelsea Ficklin was named the SCCAL MVP. Macy Balasone and Kristina Davis were named to the ALL SCCAL first team. SC coach Pete Pappas and Scotts Valley coach Rich Hager, former Card athlete were named co-coaches of the year.

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Practice games: Watsonville Tournament: Santa Catalina 4-0,

Sentinel. Dec. 2. At the Watsonville tournament, SC scored one goal in the first half and three in the second half. Marin Dregelid scored on a pass from Cynthia Batista. Hannah Ornas scored on a pass from Dregelid. Ornas scored on pass from Batista. Breanna Begin scored on pass from Kiara Burkett. Helena Epps had one save. SC is now 1-1.

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BASEBALL
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SURFING

Former Cardinals
August 30. SC’s Garner Nears Big Football Opener. College football players get pretty excited for season opening games. Alum Quinn Garner has experienced three of them at Utah State. Saturday should be even a more memorable one for Garner, a 6-3, 263 pound senior defensive end. The Aggies take on last years BCS national champion Auburn on national TV.
Garner was the SCCAL Defensive player of the year in 2006 and 2007. Garner had 43 tackles last season, including five for loss of yards. He had 2 ½ sacks and a interception.
Utah State led Auburn with 82,000 Auburn fans in the stands by ten points with 59 seconds left in the game, but lost by four points on freak plays.
Sept. 28. Utah State lost to Colorado State 35-34 as Colorado came from behind three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to win in double overtime. Quinn is a starting defensive end, who didn’t red shirt and is playing his fourth and final year. He started playing special teams and as a line backer in his freshman year.
Oct. 13. Quinn started at defensive end and made a tackle as USU lost to Wyoming 63-19.
Oct. 20. Quinn made one tackle and hurried the quarterback once in a 31-21 loss to Fresno State.
Oct. 27. Made three tackles, including one for a loss in a 24-17 loss to Louisiana Tech.
Nov. 3. Made on tackle in a 27-24 loss to BYU. USU was ahead until the last minute.
Nov. 10. Recorded three tackles in a 35-31win over Hawaii, which had a long win streak against USU.
Nov. 17. Made three tackles, including one for a 3 yard loss and hit the quarterback twice in a 34-33 win over San Jose State.

From the Utah State vs. San Jose State 2011 game program with Quinn’s picture along with three others on the cover page, number 37. Their was a page on Quinn with the heading, HARD WORK AND FLEXIBILIY MAKES QUINN GARNER A LEADER AMONG THE AGGIES. Senior Has Adapted To Role As a Defensive Lineman..
Once he got here, Garner jumped right into the Utah State program, where he has played in every game of his career. By his sophomore year, he had worked his way into the starting lineup and hasn’t left.
His time as an Aggie has proven him to be a very flexible and diverse player. Recruited as a linebacker, that’s how he spent his first year. However, upon coach Gary Andersen’s arrival, he was moved to the defensive line.
“I had to get used to the physicality of every play,” Garner said. “Stuff happens a lot faster on the defensive line as opposed to the linebacker spot”
He spent that year putting on weight and getting bigger overall, and learned the ways of a defensive end.
That experience has made Garner an overall better player and his career blossomed from the change.
Overall, he has a lot of experience and that makes him a leader among his teammates. He is often asked questions and is always willing to help his younger teammates improve.
“One of the biggest things about being one of the older guys on the team is setting an example,” Garner said. “I have to be willing to do extra work and put a lot into this, so others will know they need to.”
Another part of his leadership and expertise lies in avoiding mistakes. “That’s one of the harder things. But if people can see that can be done, they realize they need to get it done,” Garner said. “I want to be the guy the younger guys come to with questions and for help.”
Advice and direction that comes from a teammate rather than a coach is often more helpful, Garner said.
Garner may be graduating as early as this December with his degree in Interdisciplinary
Studies. The next step in life all depends on the work he puts in at the end of this season.
“I’ll just be working out and training for Pro Day to see if I can get a shot at the next level,” Garner said. “If I had my pick, I’d play for the Miami Dolphins, they’re my team, but I really don’t care, I just want to get out there.”
Once his football career comes to an end, Garner is planning on attending graduate school to become a physical therapist.

Dec. 1. BOWL-BOUND. Garner Forces Key Fumble To Help Aggies Earn Berth in the Idaho Potato Bowl at Boise State stadium. Garner forced a crucial fourth quarter fumble in the Aggies 21-17 win over Nevada to tie them for second place in the league to extend the teams winning streak to four games and make his team bowl eligible for the first time since 1997.
Garner helped close the deal, when he stopped Nevada 11 yards from the goal line by knocking the ball loose from the quarterback with six minutes left. “I shed off the block and wrapped up just like we work on in practice to get our hands in a spot that we can create a turnover.” The Aggies then ran out the clock.
His parents have made everyone of his games this year. His dad saw all of his games over his four years with the Aggies.

Sept. 8. Rose Carmen a senior utility at Vassar made 10 digs in two matches.
Sept. 28. Rose totaled 29 digs in wins over Rochester and St. Lawrence and losses to NYU and Clarkson.
Oct. 13. Rose Carman, Vassar sophomore utility racked up 39 digs in wins over Bryn Mawr, Smith and Mt. Holyoke and in a loss to Wellesley.
Oct. 20. Rose made two kills and four digs in a loss to Rochester Institute of Technology. Had two assists and eight digs in a loss to Skidmore and made nine digs in a sweep of Union.
Nov. 3. Rose served and ace and made four digs in a sweep of Kean.
Nov. 10. Had 11 digs and an ace in a four set loss to Clarkson.

Gino Delucchi a junior receiver at Angelo State in Texas started in a 35-12 victory of Western State and caught three passes for 20 yards.
Sept. 28. Gino, junior quarterback had one carry for a minus six yards in a 31-17 loss to Abilene State.
Oct. 20. Gino attempted a drop kick for an extra point in the fourth quarter of his team’s loss to Midwester State.
Oct. 27. At quarterback attempted a pass and ran the ball once for two yards in a 45-14 win over Texas A&M-Commerce.
Nov. 17. At quarterback played in a 28-23 loss to Tarleton to end the season.

Sept. 28 Lauren Miller sophomore forward for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was a substitute in a 2-3 overtime loss to Fresno State.
Oct. 13. Lauren played in a 1-0 loss to UC Irvine.
Oct. 20. Lauren played in a 2-1 loss to UC Davis.

Oct. 3. Brendon Ayanbadejo had a tackle and fumble recovery in the NFL game between his Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets 34-17.

Oct. 27. Chris Busch, UC Santa Cruz senior defenseman played as a substitute in a win over
Concordia Moorhead as UCSC improved to 8-7 overall and 8-4 in NCAA Division III play.
Nov. 10. Started in a 3-1 loss to Holy Names.

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