On Tuesday, May 9th, Parker traveled to La Jolla Country Day for a Coastal League match-up against a strong Northwestern bound pitcher. It was a really good game with Parker scoring first when sophomore Gabby Martin doubled to score fellow sophomore Niki Kim. LJCD would battle back and put together one strong inning where they scored 4 runs. Freshman pitcher Katie Austin only threw 82 pitches on the day while LJCD's pitcher threw 134. While Parker battled and pushed LJCD, the final was 5-1 in favor of LJCD. Three sophomores had two hits each and they were: Niki Kim, Gabby Martin, and Danya Perket.
Parker returned home on Thursday, May 11th to face Escondido Charter on Senior Day. In the final regular season home game for the Lancers. It was a good day for the Lancers. We had great energy and made some amazing plays. Junior Jula Harrington made an amazing running and jumping catch in the outfield to take away a sure double and sophomore Annie Stanton made an equally impressive shoe string catch in right field to take away a hit as well. Niki Kim stole 5 bases on the day to go with 3 hits and stellar play at shortstop. Danya Perket continued her hot hitting with two RBIs. Katie Austin got the win, had two hits, and two RBIs. Our seniors concluded their impressive careers in style with Camryn Miyahira getting two hits while Emily Bowden had two RBIs, the save, and got the very last out of the game.
These Lady Lancers showed such heart and spirit in how they competed and how they improved from the beginning to the end of the season. Congratulations to everyone on good season. (Report by Coach Jamie Ogle)
Softball team celebrating their seniors, Camryn Miyahira and Emily Bowden.
Boys Varsity Golf Team hosted the CIF play-in for Division 3 on Wednesday, May 9, at Riverwalk. The Lancers prevailed by 17 shots over Pacific Ridge. Alan Tom shot a season best 2 under par, 34, to take medalist honors. The team is excited to be playing CIF beginning Tuesday May 16, and hopes to be representing San Diego at the Southern California Regionals. (Report by Coach Jack Klein)
Track and Field
On Thursday, May 11 the members of the Francis Parker Track and Field team competed at the Coastal Conference finals at University City HS. This was a meet bringing teams from both the Coastal and Pacific leagues together to qualify for CIF and earn all league honors.
Parker had 12 athletes come away with one or more personal records on the day. They were: Cameron Miller: shot put and discus (3rd in both), Theodore Sacamay: 100m and 200m (6th in both)
Zachary Hall: 800m (4th ), James Greer-Gentis 1600m (6th ), Alex Olmeta 1600m (8th ), Asher Ellis, 3200m (5th ), Spencer Lafferty, triple jump (4th ), Brooke Trossen, 1600m (2nd), Emme Weisenfeld, 300h (2nd ), Jacqueline Ghosh: 300h, discus (6th), Maya Pratt Freedman high jump (5th ), Lucy Recht shot put, long jump, triple jump.
Other athletes who had season bests were: Giselle Alota, Lucy Recht, Macy Hoang, Meredith Wiggins: 4x100m relay (3rd ), Meredith Wiggins: 100m and 200m (2nd in both), Maya Pratt Freedman: 800m (5th), Frannie Lang: 800m (7th), Avi Waldman: 3200m (5th), Carson Cook: 1600m (2nd), Tanner Penrose 1600m (4th), Jonathan Sachrison: 300h (7th), Nico Telenti-Delgado, 400m (7th).
Two Parker athletes were automatic qualifiers for the CIF prelims which will be held Saturday, May 20, at Mt. Carmel HS. Those athletes are: Brooke Trossen in the 1600m and Giselle Alota in the triple jump.
(Report by Coach Tracy Rose)
This weekend the Parker Sailing Team is competing in the Mallory Regatta, which is the High School Sailing National Championship. The top teams from each of the 5 national high school sailing regions qualify to attend. There are a total of 20 teams in the regatta. The regatta is being held at MIT in Boston, on the Charles river.
On Saturday, May 13, the first day on the water, the Lancers were in fourth place in the country. The Lancers “A” boat with skipper, Cole Harris and crew Annabelle Huyard is currently in 4th. Our “B” boat, is skipper, Sam Merson and crew, Madeleine McGrath. Final results will be in next week’s sports wrap.
Our tennis team competed at the Coastal League Individual Championships on Tuesday, May 9. It is also the qualifier for the CIF Individuals which will begin on Monday, May 15, at the Barnes Tennis Center.
Qualifying to advance to the CIF Championships in singles were Gabriel Jinich who finished in second place. Zakai Stone came in third place and Noa MacDonald came in fourth overall in the Coastal League.
Our #1 doubles team of Nick Miller/Ethan Nguyen won the Coastal League doubles title and will get a bye to the third round of the CIF Championships. They are a 9-17 seed and will begin play on Wednesday, May 17. Good luck Lancers!
Our baseball team is 16-7 after their three games this past week. The Lancers opened the week with a 9-5 victory over LJCD on Tuesday, May 9. Tristan Neels and Jimmy Chatfield both went 2 for 4 at the plate and drove in 2 runs. Also with 2 RBI’s were Ethan Risse and Bryce Neels. Sterling Hayes pitched five innings, allowing just one run while striking out 7 Torrey hitters.
On Friday, May 12, the Lancers defeated La Jolla 10-2 on Greenberg Field. Sterling Hayes went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Michael Campagna was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Jimmy Chatfield went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s. Evan Stewart pitched five innings allowing two earned runs for the victory. Joseph Cetale pitched two innings, allowing no hits and striking out three.
On Saturday, May13 the Lancers lost 4-2 to Santa Fe Christian. The Lancers will be back in action when they host Bishops on Wednesday, May 17.
Girls Sand Volleyball
The Lancers played in the county team championships this past week. On Tuesday, May 9, the Lancers defeated Coronado. On Thursday, they continued to roll with a victory over Sage Creek. On Saturday, at South Mission Beach, the Lancers lost the championship match to Westview.
Sand Volleyball after their second place finish in the county team championships. (Sidney Kuerbis, Dina Wilson, Bea Thomas, Hannah Blood, Aeriel Sundt, Maggie Oswald, and Coach Dunn)
Our Boys’ Volleyball team improved their record to 19-13 with a CIF D1 Quarterfinal victory over Bishops on Saturday, May 13, on Hillgren Court. Leading the way offensively was Adam Gordon who finished with 18 kills. Middle blocker, Bijan Sagart had 8 kills on 12 swings. Zach Thoene had 5 kills and a team leading 7 blocks. David Barrett finished with 16 digs and 3 ace serves. Setter Adam Nussbaum had 42 assists.
With the victory, the #1 seeded Lancers will advance to the CIF D1 Semi-finals which will be played on Wednesday, May 17, at 7pm on Hillgren Court.
The Lancers started their post season games on WednesdayMay 10, as the 7th seeded team. They hosted Serra High School, a rematch of a regular season game in which the Lancers were closely defeated. This game would have a different outcome than the previous match-up, as the team would come from behind at the end of the game to win 8-6. Jacob Steensma pushed the Lancers ahead with 3 consecutive goals in the 4th quarter as well as one earlier in the game. Other Lancers to score were Ryan Sanborn with 2 goals, Alex Gallanis with 1, and Ben Baranski.
With their win in the first round, the Lancers would travel to Del Norte on Saturday
. The Lancers fought hard throughout the game, but lost 15-1 with the goal being scored by Zach Teutsch. With that lost, the team's season has come to a close and they look to next year to continue to build upon their successes.Sailing Update
This weekend Francis Parker competed in the High School National Championship Regatta at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. Out of 550 High School Sailing teams across the country, 20 qualified for the National Championship regatta. This is only the second time in Parkers history Patker has qualified for Nationals. With a young team that included 4 Juniors and 2 Freshman, Parker fought hard in challenging conditions on the Charles river, and ended up 7th overall.
Congratulations to Cole Harris, Sam Merson, Annabelle Huyard, Madeleine McGrath, Jack Joslin, and Rees Ger-Herscott, at Nationals. And congratulations to the entire Parker Sailing team for a very successful 2017 season!