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Gunn football records first shutout in nine years

SHP boys water polo wins battle of WCAL unbeatens

Richard Jackson IV scored a touchdown for Gunn. Evan Cole provides a block. Photo courtesy of Butch Garcia.

The Gunn football team recorded yet another first in Thursday night’s 49-0 Santa Clara Valley El Camino Division victory over visiting Fremont.

It’s the first shutout recorded by the Titans under third-year coach Jason Miller and the first shutout of any kind since Oct. 19, 2012, when Gunn topped Los Altos, 42-0.

That 2012 team went 7-3 overall, including a 5-1 league record, earning the Titans a division title, though not a league title.

Gunn (3-0) hosts Los Altos (1-1 entering Friday’s game against Homestead) on Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

Evan Wiederhold scored twice on runs of 78 and 69 yards, quarterback James Lambert rushed for a pair of scores and also threw for two touchdowns, one to Richard Jackson IV, and the Titans won for the seventh time in their past eight games dating to last season.

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Those are the kind of winning streaks that put schools into position for division titles. Even without the possibility of a title this year, Gunn looks like a team ready for prime time.

Wiederhold, who also recorded six tackles, rushed for 156 yards on just four carries. Lambert added 108 rushing yards and 100 passing yards for Gunn, which compiled 506 total offensive yards.

Kevin Green did a little bit of everything for the Titans, scoring a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown and added an interception.

Green may even be the punter as far as anybody outside the team knows. The Titans haven’t needed to punt through three games this season.

Filippi Montes IV led Gunn with eight tackles. Noah Panousis and Niel Hanson each added seven.

Isaac Rotenberg scored five goals in SHP's win over Valley Christian. File photo.

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Water polo

Isaac Rotenberg scored five goals, including the first two of the game, and Sacred Heart Prep beat host Valley Christian, 20-7, in the battle of unbeaten teams in the West Catholic Athletic League on Thursday.

Sacred Heart Prep (7-0) never trailed in the contest, but the Warriors (7-1) were within 6-5 midway through the second period before the Gators scored five unanswered goals to take control.

The Gators limited Valley Christian to a pair of second-half goals. SHP goalies Griff Price and Wyatt Stenson combined for 11 saves, limiting the Warriors to a .280 scoring average.

Meanwhile, SHP scored at a .741 clip (20-for-27), including making all three penalty shots attempted.

Gavin West, a transfer from Connecticut, scored four goals and recorded a pair of assists for SHP and M-A transfer Michael Heller added three goals and an assist.

Luke Weigle, Tyler Hogan and Jake Tsotadze each scored twice and Will Swart scored a goal and had three assists. Harrison Rohlen scored once and recorded three steals.

Sacred Heart Prep hosts St. Ignatius in a WCAL game on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Terra Nova scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge host Castilleja in a nonleague game Thursday.

Alana Stull doubled to open the bottom of the seventh and advanced to third on Goldwasser’s groundout but was stranded there.

Castilleja scored four runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-1 lead. Emma Foster tripled in a run during the rally.

Castilleja leadoff hitter Raveena Lele collected three hits and scored three times. Foster and Stull each added a pair of hits.

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Gunn football records first shutout in nine years

SHP boys water polo wins battle of WCAL unbeatens

Uploaded: Fri, Apr 2, 2021, 12:49 pm
Updated: Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 3:16 pm

The Gunn football team recorded yet another first in Thursday night’s 49-0 Santa Clara Valley El Camino Division victory over visiting Fremont.

It’s the first shutout recorded by the Titans under third-year coach Jason Miller and the first shutout of any kind since Oct. 19, 2012, when Gunn topped Los Altos, 42-0.

That 2012 team went 7-3 overall, including a 5-1 league record, earning the Titans a division title, though not a league title.

Gunn (3-0) hosts Los Altos (1-1 entering Friday’s game against Homestead) on Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

Evan Wiederhold scored twice on runs of 78 and 69 yards, quarterback James Lambert rushed for a pair of scores and also threw for two touchdowns, one to Richard Jackson IV, and the Titans won for the seventh time in their past eight games dating to last season.

Those are the kind of winning streaks that put schools into position for division titles. Even without the possibility of a title this year, Gunn looks like a team ready for prime time.

Wiederhold, who also recorded six tackles, rushed for 156 yards on just four carries. Lambert added 108 rushing yards and 100 passing yards for Gunn, which compiled 506 total offensive yards.

Kevin Green did a little bit of everything for the Titans, scoring a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown and added an interception.

Green may even be the punter as far as anybody outside the team knows. The Titans haven’t needed to punt through three games this season.

Filippi Montes IV led Gunn with eight tackles. Noah Panousis and Niel Hanson each added seven.

Water polo

Isaac Rotenberg scored five goals, including the first two of the game, and Sacred Heart Prep beat host Valley Christian, 20-7, in the battle of unbeaten teams in the West Catholic Athletic League on Thursday.

Sacred Heart Prep (7-0) never trailed in the contest, but the Warriors (7-1) were within 6-5 midway through the second period before the Gators scored five unanswered goals to take control.

The Gators limited Valley Christian to a pair of second-half goals. SHP goalies Griff Price and Wyatt Stenson combined for 11 saves, limiting the Warriors to a .280 scoring average.

Meanwhile, SHP scored at a .741 clip (20-for-27), including making all three penalty shots attempted.

Gavin West, a transfer from Connecticut, scored four goals and recorded a pair of assists for SHP and M-A transfer Michael Heller added three goals and an assist.

Luke Weigle, Tyler Hogan and Jake Tsotadze each scored twice and Will Swart scored a goal and had three assists. Harrison Rohlen scored once and recorded three steals.

Sacred Heart Prep hosts St. Ignatius in a WCAL game on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Terra Nova scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge host Castilleja in a nonleague game Thursday.

Alana Stull doubled to open the bottom of the seventh and advanced to third on Goldwasser’s groundout but was stranded there.

Castilleja scored four runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-1 lead. Emma Foster tripled in a run during the rally.

Castilleja leadoff hitter Raveena Lele collected three hits and scored three times. Foster and Stull each added a pair of hits.

Rick Eymer

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James Withers
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Wow. Things have changed.

When I was a youngster, Fremont High in Sunnyvale was a powerhouse SCVAL football team from a primarily working class community while Gunn was a weenie football team whose student body was comprised mostly of white-upper middle class kids more concerned with smoking pot.

Then again the powerful Fremont team was known as The Indians (non-PC today) and there were fewer minorities residing in the community. Back then it was mostly white and Hispanic, similar to the old Mountain View High School on Castro Street which also had a very good football team.

I suspect that the ethnic diversity of the local high schools have changed as few East Indians and Chinese have an interest in playing prep football and are more focused on getting into MIT or an Ivy League University.


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@the ethnic diversity of the local high schools have changed as few East Indians and Chinese have an interest in playing prep football and are more focused on getting into MIT or an Ivy League University.

@there are different ethnicities on these teams now, including Chinese.


I have tried to encourage my son to play prep sports in addition to his outside interests in math and robotics, but he is apprehensive and afraid of getting injured.

This angers me at times because his attitude lacks a certain element of masculinity, a stereotype that many Asians are trying to overcome.

So I tell him to at least learn some martial arts instead. No reply or interest on his part.

He is becoming a weenie and this will not fare well when he is an adult.

I have tried to get him into playing lacrosse but he is afraid of getting hit with the stick so I bought him a mouth guard. No success as his pro-series lacrosse stick sits in the garage collecting dust.

At this point, I would rather see him join the Marines than aspire towards getting into Harvard.


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* Football is a team sport, with positions for everyone.

In high school, maybe. At the higher level (i.e. college and the NFL), the little guys will be relegated to placekicker and many of them (former soccer players) don't even speak English.

Which means that someday a woman placekicker will become a first in the NFL.

As for playing defensive end or offensive tackle, transgender rules will have to be lightened.


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