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Sacred Heart Prep doubles its fun in non-league baseball win

Castilleja, Menlo-Atherton make a strong showing at Rustbusters

Back-to-back doubles from Braden Fitzgerald and Enzo Pollioni in the bottom of the ninth inning gave host Sacred Heart Prep a 7-6 walk-off victory over Carmel in a non-league baseball game Saturday.

Elsewhere, Menlo-Atherton fell to host Live Oak 11-9.

The Gators (3-3) rallied from a 6-2 deficit after three innings and tied with two outs and no one on base in the bottom of the seventh. Peter Desler beat out an infield single and was replaced by pinchrunner Alex Nissenberg, who scored on Tyler Wong's triple, one of his two hits.

Fitzgerald doubled twice in the contest, Pollioni drove in a pair and starter Nolan Wilbur drove in a run.

Winning pitcher Ronan Donnelly, who retired 7 of the final 8 batters he faced, also drove in a run for SHP (3-3), which travels to play Serra at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Carmel loaded the bases with one out in the top of the seventh on a hit, walk and error. Donnelly induced a double play ball to end the threat and set up the tying run.

Donnelly allowed four hits over five shutout innings, striking out three and walking one.

For M-A (2-1), Max Coupe, Jake Albro and Tommy Eisenstat each drove in a pair of runs while John Quinlan, Tyler Nelsen and Cade Galles each added a RBI.

The Bears travel to Washington Park and play Santa Clara at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Track and field

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Castilleja senior Moorea Mitchell, a state qualifier last year, was a double winner at the Rustbusters Invitational on Saturday in Cupertino, winning the shot put (36-9) and discus (116-6) as the Gators finished fourth with 60 points. Lynbrook won the girls meet with 131 1/2 points. Menlo-Atherton was fifth with 50 points.

The M-A 4x800 meter relay team won in 10:24.28 and the Castilleja 4x400 relay team placed third in 4:16.88.

Both schools had several athletes finish among the top three of their respective events. Castilleja's Tevah Gevelber was third in both the 1,600 (5:25.55) and 3,200 (11:39.97) while teammates Daniella Henderson (1:02.03 in the 400) and Samira Kennedy (2:15.56 in the 800) each placed second. Abigail Krenz placed third behind Kennedy in the 800.

For the Bears, Claire Beebe was second in the 1,600 in 5:23.20 and Brooke Olesen finished third in the 400 in 1:04.71.

Menlo-Atherton's Lars Osterberg took home the 1,600 meter title, racing 4:36.21. Teammate Jackson Gosler was third in 4:42.73. Osterberg was second in the 3,200 (9:49.11) and Gosler was third in the 800 (2:07.34).

Francisco Sanchez was second in the 100 with a 11.66, a mere .01 second behind the winner. Trayvon Duncan was a close fourth in 11.96.

Elsewhere, Izy Hilbert and Maggie Gibbons helped Gunn's track and field team make a successful debut at the Willow Glen Invitational on Saturday.

Hilbert won the 1,600 meter race with a time of 5:20.98 and Gibbons sped to victory in the 100 meters in a time of 12.82.

Senior Maansey Rishi placed second in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:26.38. Sophie Alexis also scored for the Titans, placing sixth in 12:26.49.

Rishi also helped the girls 4x400 team take second place despite a short turnaround. Neha Rishi, Amy White and Safa Farooqui also competed in the relay, which ran a 4:37.65.

On the boys side, David Burch just missed scoring for the Titans with his ninth-place finish in the 400 meters (53.83).

The Gunn girls finished in a fifth-place with Pioneer, each with 39 points. Gilroy was fourth with 39 1/2. Leland won the team title with 74 1/2 points.

Boys lacrosse

Eric Bollar scored five goals and added four assists as Sacred Heart Prep beat host Redwood 17-4 in Larkspur on Saturday.

Billy Barnds added four goals and an assist while Ben Ramsay had four goals and two assists and Wilson Weisel had three assists and a pair of goals.

Kai Lockton scored twice and goalie George Northrup recorded seven saves for the Gators (2-0), who travel to play St. Ignatius at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in a West Catholic Athletic League opener in San Francisco.

Swimming

Menlo-Atherton traveled to Sequoia for its Peninsula Athletic League opener Friday and won both the boys (137-16) and girls (110-54) meets.

In addition to sweeping the relays, Austin Sparrow and Niky Marakovic each won two individual events while Drew Nelson, Sonny Watkins, Zach DeHaaff and Jason DeHaaff each turned in a victory.

The girls won nine of 11 events, sweeping the two free relays and getting a pair of wins from Ava Peyton among others. Amanda Younes also won an event.

Girls lacrosse

Menlo-Atherton downed host Gunn 14-5 in a non-league game played Thursday.

The Bears (3-0) produced their best defensive game of the young season and had eight different players score goals.

After an early goal by the Titans, Ally Shaw scored three goals in a five-minute span as M-A jumped to a 5-1 lead.

The Titans (0-1) were having difficulties converting scoring chances as M-A forced multiple turnovers.

In spite of strong play from Titans goalie Brinda Jaeger who had nine saves, the Bears led 11-2 at halftime.

Sally Norman, Theresa McGannon and Hadley Pereur each scored twice for the Bears. Shaw and Norman also combined for seven assists.

The Titans had five different goals scorers and were led in midfield by Irene Kim, who topped all players with six draw controls.

M-A hosts Mountain View at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gunn travels to play Wilcox at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Sacred Heart Prep doubles its fun in non-league baseball win

Castilleja, Menlo-Atherton make a strong showing at Rustbusters

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Updated: Sun, Mar 8, 2020, 9:14 pm

Back-to-back doubles from Braden Fitzgerald and Enzo Pollioni in the bottom of the ninth inning gave host Sacred Heart Prep a 7-6 walk-off victory over Carmel in a non-league baseball game Saturday.

Elsewhere, Menlo-Atherton fell to host Live Oak 11-9.

The Gators (3-3) rallied from a 6-2 deficit after three innings and tied with two outs and no one on base in the bottom of the seventh. Peter Desler beat out an infield single and was replaced by pinchrunner Alex Nissenberg, who scored on Tyler Wong's triple, one of his two hits.

Fitzgerald doubled twice in the contest, Pollioni drove in a pair and starter Nolan Wilbur drove in a run.

Winning pitcher Ronan Donnelly, who retired 7 of the final 8 batters he faced, also drove in a run for SHP (3-3), which travels to play Serra at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Carmel loaded the bases with one out in the top of the seventh on a hit, walk and error. Donnelly induced a double play ball to end the threat and set up the tying run.

Donnelly allowed four hits over five shutout innings, striking out three and walking one.

For M-A (2-1), Max Coupe, Jake Albro and Tommy Eisenstat each drove in a pair of runs while John Quinlan, Tyler Nelsen and Cade Galles each added a RBI.

The Bears travel to Washington Park and play Santa Clara at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Track and field

Castilleja senior Moorea Mitchell, a state qualifier last year, was a double winner at the Rustbusters Invitational on Saturday in Cupertino, winning the shot put (36-9) and discus (116-6) as the Gators finished fourth with 60 points. Lynbrook won the girls meet with 131 1/2 points. Menlo-Atherton was fifth with 50 points.

The M-A 4x800 meter relay team won in 10:24.28 and the Castilleja 4x400 relay team placed third in 4:16.88.

Both schools had several athletes finish among the top three of their respective events. Castilleja's Tevah Gevelber was third in both the 1,600 (5:25.55) and 3,200 (11:39.97) while teammates Daniella Henderson (1:02.03 in the 400) and Samira Kennedy (2:15.56 in the 800) each placed second. Abigail Krenz placed third behind Kennedy in the 800.

For the Bears, Claire Beebe was second in the 1,600 in 5:23.20 and Brooke Olesen finished third in the 400 in 1:04.71.

Menlo-Atherton's Lars Osterberg took home the 1,600 meter title, racing 4:36.21. Teammate Jackson Gosler was third in 4:42.73. Osterberg was second in the 3,200 (9:49.11) and Gosler was third in the 800 (2:07.34).

Francisco Sanchez was second in the 100 with a 11.66, a mere .01 second behind the winner. Trayvon Duncan was a close fourth in 11.96.

Elsewhere, Izy Hilbert and Maggie Gibbons helped Gunn's track and field team make a successful debut at the Willow Glen Invitational on Saturday.

Hilbert won the 1,600 meter race with a time of 5:20.98 and Gibbons sped to victory in the 100 meters in a time of 12.82.

Senior Maansey Rishi placed second in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:26.38. Sophie Alexis also scored for the Titans, placing sixth in 12:26.49.

Rishi also helped the girls 4x400 team take second place despite a short turnaround. Neha Rishi, Amy White and Safa Farooqui also competed in the relay, which ran a 4:37.65.

On the boys side, David Burch just missed scoring for the Titans with his ninth-place finish in the 400 meters (53.83).

The Gunn girls finished in a fifth-place with Pioneer, each with 39 points. Gilroy was fourth with 39 1/2. Leland won the team title with 74 1/2 points.

Boys lacrosse

Eric Bollar scored five goals and added four assists as Sacred Heart Prep beat host Redwood 17-4 in Larkspur on Saturday.

Billy Barnds added four goals and an assist while Ben Ramsay had four goals and two assists and Wilson Weisel had three assists and a pair of goals.

Kai Lockton scored twice and goalie George Northrup recorded seven saves for the Gators (2-0), who travel to play St. Ignatius at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in a West Catholic Athletic League opener in San Francisco.

Swimming

Menlo-Atherton traveled to Sequoia for its Peninsula Athletic League opener Friday and won both the boys (137-16) and girls (110-54) meets.

In addition to sweeping the relays, Austin Sparrow and Niky Marakovic each won two individual events while Drew Nelson, Sonny Watkins, Zach DeHaaff and Jason DeHaaff each turned in a victory.

The girls won nine of 11 events, sweeping the two free relays and getting a pair of wins from Ava Peyton among others. Amanda Younes also won an event.

Girls lacrosse

Menlo-Atherton downed host Gunn 14-5 in a non-league game played Thursday.

The Bears (3-0) produced their best defensive game of the young season and had eight different players score goals.

After an early goal by the Titans, Ally Shaw scored three goals in a five-minute span as M-A jumped to a 5-1 lead.

The Titans (0-1) were having difficulties converting scoring chances as M-A forced multiple turnovers.

In spite of strong play from Titans goalie Brinda Jaeger who had nine saves, the Bears led 11-2 at halftime.

Sally Norman, Theresa McGannon and Hadley Pereur each scored twice for the Bears. Shaw and Norman also combined for seven assists.

The Titans had five different goals scorers and were led in midfield by Irene Kim, who topped all players with six draw controls.

M-A hosts Mountain View at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gunn travels to play Wilcox at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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