On Tuesday, April 18, the Lancers traveled to Escondido Charter to face the White Tigers. In Parker's first game after Spring Break, the Lancers scored early and often to take a 7-0 lead in the 2nd inning, but the White Tigers battled back and slowly closed the gap. Senior, Emily Bowden entered the circle in the 6th inning with a one run lead and managed to get the final four outs to seal the victory for Parker, 11-10.
The White Tigers couldn't keep Sophomore Niki Kim off the bases as she had 3 hits and 2 walks in her five at bats. She also scored 3 runs and stole 3 bases. Freshman Keara Jenkins continued her hot hitting going 4-5 with 2 RBIs. Follow freshman and winning pitcher Katie Austin had 3 hits. Sophomore Danya Perket had her best game of the season going 4-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.
On Thursday at the Kidd-Wohlford Field, Bishops came to face the Lancers. It was a close battle for most of the game. Bishops is led by a few Division I bound players and the young Lancers hung in there. Junior Jula Harrington got her 1st high school hit! Senior Camryn Miyahira had two hits as did freshman Keara Jenkins. In the end Bishops pulled away for a 10-4 victory. A good effort by Parker and progress on the field.
In Parker Softball Alumni news Amherst senior, Jackie Buechler (class of 2013), was named New England Small College Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week. She didn't allow a run in two appearances over 11 innings against Wesleyan and Smith. She's now 4-0 with a 2.66 ERA this season and 30-14 all-time for Amherst. (Report by Coach Jamie Ogle)
On Wednesday, April 19 th , Parker hosted the first, of only two, scoring meets for our Coastal Conference. The girls’ 4x100 relay team of Giselle Alota, Lucy Recht, Macy Hoang and Meredith Wiggins started the meet off with a 4th place finish. Next our 1600m runners had a nice showing with Brooke Trossen winning the girls race and Carson Cook and Tanner Penrose finishing 3rd and 6th respectively in the boys’ race. Asher Ellis also had a personal best in that race. Brooke Trossen was a double winner by coming back later in the meet and winning the 3200m.
Emme Weisenfeld continued to improve as she ran a personal record in the 100m hurdles finishing in 4th place and also coming in 4th in the 300m hurdles. Meredith Wiggins had solid races, coming in 4th in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m. Our 800m runners, Zach Hall, Maya Pratt-Freedman and Frannie Lang all ran scored for the Lancers coming in 5th , 4th and 5th respectively.
Parker athletes not only had good performances on the track but also in the field. Cameron Miller continues to be Parker’s man in the throws finishing 4th in the shot put and 5th in the discus. Giselle Alota had personal records in both the long jump and triple jump. Her triple jump was over a foot improvement and good enough for second place. Freshman Spencer Lafferty had two amazing performances by also getting P.R.’s in both the long and triple jumps. He finished 4th in the long jump and 5th in the triple jump. He was the top freshman in those events. (Report by Coach Tracy Rose)
Parker's Sand Volleyball got their first win on Thursday, April 20 away against La Jolla Country Day at Fanuel Park in Pacific Beach. Maggie Oswald and Aeriel Sundt played great and fought for every point in a couple tough games to come out with the victory 24-22 and 23-21. Sammy Palakodeti and Dina Wilson fought their way back in the second game from a 2-10 deficit to take the match to three games but fell just short 18-21, 21-19, and 8-15. Our C team, Callie Keating and Danielle Gerger, came out on top 21-15 and 21-16 to solidify the victory for Parker with a 2-1 match. Only a couple games left so make sure you get out to watch! (Report by Coach Heather Dunne)
Maggie Oswald and Ariel Sundt in their recent victory over LJCD.
Our tennis team returned from Spring Break and played three matches this past week. On Monday, April 17, the Lancers lost 8-10 to La Jolla at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club. In singles action, Ethan Nguyen won his two sets 6-1, 6-0. Zakai Stone won 2 of his 3 sets and Luke Tchang won the one set he played.
On Tuesday, the Lancers travelled to Bishops where they defeated the Knights 10-8. In singles, Gabriel Jinich won two of his three sets. Our doubles teams won 6 of 9 possible sets to provide the margin of victory. Nicholas Miller and Ethan Nguyen won all three of their sets including a 7-6 victory over Bishop’s #1 team. Sujan Nandipati and Nikhil Kalita won two of their three sets.
The Lancers finished the week with an exciting match with LJCD. Tied 9-9 in sets, the Lancers won 76-74 in points. Gabriel Jinich, Zakai Stone, and Noa MacDonald all won two of their three singles sets. Nicholas Miller and Ethan Nguyen won their three doubles sets 6-3,6-3,6-1.
The Lancers are still in the hunt for a league title and play at Santa Fe Christian on Tuesday, April 25.
Our tennis team after their recent victory over LJCD.
Our baseball team had two huge Coastal League wins this past week over LJCD. On Wednesday, April 19, the Lancers defeated the Torreys 4-0. Sterling Hayes pitched 5 innings, allowing four hits and no runs for the victory. Jimmy Chatfield was the hero at the plate going 2 for 4 with all four RBI’s. He also had two stolen bases.
On Friday night the Lancers defeated the Torreys 3-0 on Greenberg Field. Ethan Risse pitched six innings of shutout ball, allowing 2 hits and recording 8 strikeouts. Michael Yourg went 2 for 3 including a two run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
The Lancers will host Santa Fe Christian on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30pm.
Michael Yourg went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI’s in the Lancers recent win over LJCD.
Our Boys Golf team played three times this past week. On Monday, April 17, the Lancers played 18 holes against La Jolla at Admiral Baker Golf Course. Chase Smallwood was the low scorer for the Lancers, shooting a five over par 76.
On Tuesday, the Lancers hosted Horizon at Riverwalk. Chase was again the low scorer, firing a one under par 35. Nicholas Trimble was next, shooting a one over par, 37.
The Lancers completed the week against Pacific Ridge at Aviara Country Club. Chase Smallwood shot a 41. Right behind him carding a 43 were Alan Tom and Josh Rodriguez.
Our girls played three times this past week. The Lancers opened the week with a 12-9 over LJCD on Tuesday, April 18 revenging a loss earlier in the season. On Thursday, the Lancers defeated Santa Fe Christian for the second time this year, this time by a 7-5 score. On Saturday, the Lancers hosted Mission Bay. No scores were submitted at press time.
The Lancers travel to Pacific Ridge on Tuesday, April 25.
Our Boys Volleyball team is 16-11 and currently ranked #9 in the county after their two matches this past week. On Wednesday, the Lancers defeated Scripps Ranch 3-1. Chris Fromm led the Lancer offense with 14 kills and 6 ace serves. David Barrett had 9 kills and 7 digs. Sophomores, Nick Gustafson and Bijan Sagart each had 8 kills and 4 blocks. Zach Thoene led the team in blocks with 5. Borna Nazari finished with 26 digs and was our team leader in passing percentage. Adam Nussbaum finished with 38 assists.
The Lancers lost to #1 ranked La Jolla on Friday on Hillgren Court. The Lancers defeated the Vikings when at full strength right before Spring Break. Kill leaders for the Lancers were Chris Fromm (8), David Barrett (7) and Zach Thoene (6). Matt Zeko led the team in digs with 11.
The Lancers will host defending CIF Open Division champion, Carlsbad on Wednesday at 5:15pm. Friday we will honor our five seniors in a pre-match ceremony before our 5:15pm contest with Eastlake.
Our Boys LAX team is 6-5 after their two games this past week. On Tuesday, April 18, the Lancers put on an offensive display defeating Del Lago 12-2. On Friday, the Lancers lost to Canyon Crest on Lauer Field.
The Lancers will be back in action when they travel to Junior Seau Field on Tuesday, April 25 for their 5:15pm game against Foothills Christian.