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SH Prep own the pool at WBAL boys and girls swimming finals

Menlo School earns No. 1 seed for CCS boys, girls team tennis tourney

SHP's Gavin West won the 50 free and 100 free. Courtesy Abbey Liao.

Both Sacred Heart Prep boys and girls swim teams earned their 11th consecutive West Bay Athletic League titles Saturday in their home pool.

Gavin West and Hugo Thomas each won two individual events and were on two winning relays for the boys, who accumulated 579 points. Menlo School finished fourth with 206 points.

Margot Gibbons and Kaia Li did the same for the girls, who won with 517 points. Castilleja was second with 316 points, followed by Menlo with 193 1/2. Pinewood earned 25 points, good for 10th overall.

The Central Coast Section championships will be held May 28-29.

SHP won eight of the 11 events, including all three relays. Thomas won the 500 yard free with a time of 4:47.22 and then took first in the 100 back with a time of 52.95.

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West took top honors in the 50 free with a 21.55 and swam 46.47 to win the 100 free. Conrad Ma won the 100 breast in 1:03.07.

Thomas, Ma, Will McGaughey and Bear Weigle joined forces to open the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. The foursome was timed in 1:40.18. Menlo placed second in 1:47.12.

McGaughey, West, Harrison Rohlen and Will Swart made up the winning 200 free relay that was timed in 1:27.73.

Swart, Weigle, Thomas and West finished the meet with a flourish, going 3:13.22 to win the 400 free relay.

The SHP girls won 10 of the 11 events. Brienz Lang won the 50 free in 24.51, .05 faster than the second-place finisher. Lang came back to finish second in the 100 free by .41 seconds. She also led off the winning 200 free relay and 400 fr6ee relay.

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Gibbons raced to wins in the 200 free (1:54.35) and 500 free (5:01.35) while Li won the 200 IM (2:06.33) and 100 back (56.71).

Audrey J-Cheng won the 100 breast in 1:03.65 and was second to Li in the 200 IM in 2:06.43. Annaliese Chen swam 57.78 in winning the 100 fly.

Ella Woodhead joined Li, J-Cheng and Chen in winning the 200 medley relay in 1:47.08, Kate Brandin joined Lang, Gibbons and Li in winning the 200 free relay in 1:39.29, and the team of Lang, Gibbons, Woodhead and J-Cheng finished the meet with a victory in the 400 free relay (3:37.42).

Tennis

Menlo boys tennis open the CCS tournament next week as the No. 1 seed. Photo by Rick Eymer.

Menlo School earned the No. 1 seed for both the CCS boys and girls team tournament.

On the boys side, Gunn (6-6) earned the seventh seed and Sacred Heart Prep (6-5) qualified and will play Monday at Homestead (6-7).

Menlo (9-0) earned a bye into the second round and will host the winner of Harker (3-4) at Lynbrook (7-3) on Wednesday afternoon.

The Titans will host a second-round match against either Westmont (6-2) or Aragon (5-5).

A total of nine SCVAL teams, who only learned Friday they were eligible to participate, were selected for the tournament, with Cupertino (9-1) the highest seed at No. 3.

The finals are slated for May 27, likely at the home of the higher seed.

Menlo (8-1) tops the 13-team girls tournament, which plays without the SCVAL, which put girls tennis in its season one, which was not included in the Board of Managers decision.

Menlo, No. 2 seed St. Francis and No. 3 Westmont earned byes into the quarterfinals, which get underway on Monday, May 24.

The Knights will host the winner of Thursday’s match between Leigh (8-0) and No. 8 Notre Dame Belmont (4-3).

Seventh-seeded Castilleja (4-2) hosts Notre Dame Salinas (8-2) at Rinconada Park on Thursday. The winner plays St. Francis.

The finals are scheduled for May 28.

Wrestling

Gunn's wrestling team beat Monta Vista and celebrated Senior Night. Courtesy Butch Garcia.

Gunn celebrated Senior Day with a 47-24 victory over Monta Vista on Saturday .

Departing seniors Mikayla Silverman, Ethan Huang, Neil Hanson, Armin Abolhassani and Calvin Cai invited junior Daniel Shevat to join them, as Daniel is moving out of the district this year and will also be saying goodbye to Gunn.

The six senior matches kicked off the meet with Monta Vista, and Gunn swept all six matches, including five early pins.

Overall, Gunn recorded 10 pins, with Beanie Jose, Carter Jaquette, Justin Lin, Erica Norton and Zachary Lyon also winning by pin.

The Titans face Santa Clara next weekend and close the season the last weekend in May against Los Altos.

Boys basketball

Cupertino went on a 15-3 run that started in the third quarter and went into the fourth quarter and held on for a 44-40 victory over host Palo Alto.

Ryan Lykken hit a 3-pointer late in the third quarter for Palo Alto (4-6) and Lucus Song hit one early in the fourth as the Vikings tried to rally from a 12-point deficit.

Aidan Rausch and Nikhil Majeti made free throws in the final minute to close the gap and Paly was unable to convert a couple of chances to make it a one-possession game late.

Palo Alto travels to Sacred Heart Prep for a non-league game on Tuesday evening.

Gunn took its first lead with 1:22 left to play and went on to beat visiting Lynbrook 53-48.

Lynbrook scored the game’s first 11 points and the Titans (8-6) spent the rest of the game erasing the deficit.

Gunn tied the game at 37-all with 3:01 remaining in the third quarter but Lynbrook went into the fourth quarter with a 42-37 advantage.

Lynbrook held a 47-39 lead with 5:41 remaining to play. That’s when the Titans defense tightened up, not allowing another field goal.

The Vikings (4-8, 2-7) didn’t score again until the final minute as Gunn (7-5, 6-4) went on a 14-1 run to finish the game.

Luke McFaul scored 17 points and Gavin Kitch added 16 for Gunn, which hosts Serra on Monday.

Girls basketball

Courtni Thompson (right) looks for an opening. Palo Alto's Annika Shah defends. Courtesy Jenna Hickey.

Courtni Thompson scored 15 points and had a team-high eight rebounds, five on the offensive boards, to lead Pinewood past host Palo Alto 79-50 in a non-league game Saturday.

Thompson was also 3-of-6 from 3-point range, one of eight different players to combine for 13 3-pointers.

Una Jovanovic added 13 points. Annika Decker added seven points and recorded five assists. Maia Garcia had eight points and blocked three shots.

Annika Shah scored 17 points to lead Paly. Kaella Peters added 12 points.

Pinewood (8-0) plays at Priory on Tuesday night in a rematch between the top two teams in the West Bay Athletic League. Palo Alto (8-5) hosts Half Moon Bay in a non-league game Tuesday.

Girls soccer

Lilly Lynch scored in the 50th minute and Sacred Heart Prep made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over host Priory in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division match Saturday.

Maya Moffat assisted on Lynch’s goal.

The third-place Gators (6-3) travel to second-place Notre Dame Belmont in their regular-season finale on Monday afternoon. Priory (2-4-1) hosts first-place Menlo.

Boys lacrosse

Gunn downed host Wilcox 14-0 on Saturday, with Lotem Efrat scoring twice. Every field player scored at least once for the Titans (5-5, 5-3), who host Los Gatos on Monday night.

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SH Prep own the pool at WBAL boys and girls swimming finals

Menlo School earns No. 1 seed for CCS boys, girls team tennis tourney

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Uploaded: Sun, May 16, 2021, 1:53 am
Updated: Sun, May 16, 2021, 11:49 pm

Both Sacred Heart Prep boys and girls swim teams earned their 11th consecutive West Bay Athletic League titles Saturday in their home pool.

Gavin West and Hugo Thomas each won two individual events and were on two winning relays for the boys, who accumulated 579 points. Menlo School finished fourth with 206 points.

Margot Gibbons and Kaia Li did the same for the girls, who won with 517 points. Castilleja was second with 316 points, followed by Menlo with 193 1/2. Pinewood earned 25 points, good for 10th overall.

The Central Coast Section championships will be held May 28-29.

SHP won eight of the 11 events, including all three relays. Thomas won the 500 yard free with a time of 4:47.22 and then took first in the 100 back with a time of 52.95.

West took top honors in the 50 free with a 21.55 and swam 46.47 to win the 100 free. Conrad Ma won the 100 breast in 1:03.07.

Thomas, Ma, Will McGaughey and Bear Weigle joined forces to open the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. The foursome was timed in 1:40.18. Menlo placed second in 1:47.12.

McGaughey, West, Harrison Rohlen and Will Swart made up the winning 200 free relay that was timed in 1:27.73.

Swart, Weigle, Thomas and West finished the meet with a flourish, going 3:13.22 to win the 400 free relay.

The SHP girls won 10 of the 11 events. Brienz Lang won the 50 free in 24.51, .05 faster than the second-place finisher. Lang came back to finish second in the 100 free by .41 seconds. She also led off the winning 200 free relay and 400 fr6ee relay.

Gibbons raced to wins in the 200 free (1:54.35) and 500 free (5:01.35) while Li won the 200 IM (2:06.33) and 100 back (56.71).

Audrey J-Cheng won the 100 breast in 1:03.65 and was second to Li in the 200 IM in 2:06.43. Annaliese Chen swam 57.78 in winning the 100 fly.

Ella Woodhead joined Li, J-Cheng and Chen in winning the 200 medley relay in 1:47.08, Kate Brandin joined Lang, Gibbons and Li in winning the 200 free relay in 1:39.29, and the team of Lang, Gibbons, Woodhead and J-Cheng finished the meet with a victory in the 400 free relay (3:37.42).

Tennis

Menlo School earned the No. 1 seed for both the CCS boys and girls team tournament.

On the boys side, Gunn (6-6) earned the seventh seed and Sacred Heart Prep (6-5) qualified and will play Monday at Homestead (6-7).

Menlo (9-0) earned a bye into the second round and will host the winner of Harker (3-4) at Lynbrook (7-3) on Wednesday afternoon.

The Titans will host a second-round match against either Westmont (6-2) or Aragon (5-5).

A total of nine SCVAL teams, who only learned Friday they were eligible to participate, were selected for the tournament, with Cupertino (9-1) the highest seed at No. 3.

The finals are slated for May 27, likely at the home of the higher seed.

Menlo (8-1) tops the 13-team girls tournament, which plays without the SCVAL, which put girls tennis in its season one, which was not included in the Board of Managers decision.

Menlo, No. 2 seed St. Francis and No. 3 Westmont earned byes into the quarterfinals, which get underway on Monday, May 24.

The Knights will host the winner of Thursday’s match between Leigh (8-0) and No. 8 Notre Dame Belmont (4-3).

Seventh-seeded Castilleja (4-2) hosts Notre Dame Salinas (8-2) at Rinconada Park on Thursday. The winner plays St. Francis.

The finals are scheduled for May 28.

Wrestling

Gunn celebrated Senior Day with a 47-24 victory over Monta Vista on Saturday .

Departing seniors Mikayla Silverman, Ethan Huang, Neil Hanson, Armin Abolhassani and Calvin Cai invited junior Daniel Shevat to join them, as Daniel is moving out of the district this year and will also be saying goodbye to Gunn.

The six senior matches kicked off the meet with Monta Vista, and Gunn swept all six matches, including five early pins.

Overall, Gunn recorded 10 pins, with Beanie Jose, Carter Jaquette, Justin Lin, Erica Norton and Zachary Lyon also winning by pin.

The Titans face Santa Clara next weekend and close the season the last weekend in May against Los Altos.

Boys basketball

Cupertino went on a 15-3 run that started in the third quarter and went into the fourth quarter and held on for a 44-40 victory over host Palo Alto.

Ryan Lykken hit a 3-pointer late in the third quarter for Palo Alto (4-6) and Lucus Song hit one early in the fourth as the Vikings tried to rally from a 12-point deficit.

Aidan Rausch and Nikhil Majeti made free throws in the final minute to close the gap and Paly was unable to convert a couple of chances to make it a one-possession game late.

Palo Alto travels to Sacred Heart Prep for a non-league game on Tuesday evening.

Gunn took its first lead with 1:22 left to play and went on to beat visiting Lynbrook 53-48.

Lynbrook scored the game’s first 11 points and the Titans (8-6) spent the rest of the game erasing the deficit.

Gunn tied the game at 37-all with 3:01 remaining in the third quarter but Lynbrook went into the fourth quarter with a 42-37 advantage.

Lynbrook held a 47-39 lead with 5:41 remaining to play. That’s when the Titans defense tightened up, not allowing another field goal.

The Vikings (4-8, 2-7) didn’t score again until the final minute as Gunn (7-5, 6-4) went on a 14-1 run to finish the game.

Luke McFaul scored 17 points and Gavin Kitch added 16 for Gunn, which hosts Serra on Monday.

Girls basketball

Courtni Thompson scored 15 points and had a team-high eight rebounds, five on the offensive boards, to lead Pinewood past host Palo Alto 79-50 in a non-league game Saturday.

Thompson was also 3-of-6 from 3-point range, one of eight different players to combine for 13 3-pointers.

Una Jovanovic added 13 points. Annika Decker added seven points and recorded five assists. Maia Garcia had eight points and blocked three shots.

Annika Shah scored 17 points to lead Paly. Kaella Peters added 12 points.

Pinewood (8-0) plays at Priory on Tuesday night in a rematch between the top two teams in the West Bay Athletic League. Palo Alto (8-5) hosts Half Moon Bay in a non-league game Tuesday.

Girls soccer

Lilly Lynch scored in the 50th minute and Sacred Heart Prep made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over host Priory in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division match Saturday.

Maya Moffat assisted on Lynch’s goal.

The third-place Gators (6-3) travel to second-place Notre Dame Belmont in their regular-season finale on Monday afternoon. Priory (2-4-1) hosts first-place Menlo.

Boys lacrosse

Gunn downed host Wilcox 14-0 on Saturday, with Lotem Efrat scoring twice. Every field player scored at least once for the Titans (5-5, 5-3), who host Los Gatos on Monday night.

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Paly Grad
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Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on May 17, 2021 at 8:47 am
Paly Grad, Leland Manor/Garland Drive
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on May 17, 2021 at 8:47 am

Gavin West’s 46.47 in the 100 free set a new WBAL record beating the old record of 46.62 set by Sacred Heart’s Tom Kremer in 2010.


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