Falcons ousted in NCS semifinals

  • An excellent season for the College Park High boys volleyball team ended with a three-game loss to Amador Valley in the North Coast Section Division I semifinals. Charles Liu and Nick Horton led College Park with eight kills each. The Falcons ended their season with a 30-7 record.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Chenault sisters both win at NCS

  • Carondelet High sisters Chelsea and Christina Chenault both shined at North Coast Section championship meets on the same day, but in different sports. Chelsea claimed two individual wins and helped Carondelet to a national record in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the NCS swimming championships on May 18. Meanwhile, younger sister Christina had the fastest time in the girls 400 meters and top triple jump mark at the NCS Tri-Valley Area track and field meet.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Record day for Las Lomas' Miller

  • Las Lomas High swimmer Jackson Miller capped his high school career with North Coast Section championships and records in the boys 200- and 500-yard freestyle at the May 18 section finals. Miller broke his own NCS record in the 200 freestyle, posting a 1:35.86. His time of 4:23.85 in the 500 freestyle broke the record of another Las Lomas swimmer, John Dorr, whose record had stood since 2001.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Cougars earn NCS D-II crown

  • Campolindo High's boys volleyball team won a third consecutive North Coast Section Division II championship, beating No. 2 Washington 25-16, 25-10, 25-21 in the May 18 final. The Cougars didn't drop a game in their three NCS victories and earned the top seed in the Northern California regional championship tournament with their outstanding 39-2 record.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • NCS Meet of Champions, track and field, May 24-25, 9:30 a.m. -- Section champions and state qualifiers will be decided at Cal's Edwards Stadium. Field event finals begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 24. Track finals start at 1:30 p.m. on the 25th.

  • Acalanes vs. San Marin/Eureka, baseball, May 24, 4 p.m. -- The Dons earned the No. 1 seed in the NCS Division III bracket and received a first round bye. They will host a quarterfinal game against the winner of San Marin and Eureka.

  • De La Salle vs. Dougherty Valley/Freedom, baseball, May 24, 4 p.m. -- With the No. 2 seed in the NCS Division I playoffs, De La Salle gets a first round bye and faces either Dougherty Valley or Freedom in the quarterfinals.

    Stars of the week

  • Nicole Curry, Alhambra softball -- Curry blasted three home runs in the same game, finishing 4 for 4 with five runs and five RBI in a 23-0 win over Miramonte on May 16.

  • Kendall Stuscavage, College Park girls track and field -- The senior will compete at the NCS Meet of Champions in the girls 1,600 and 800 meters after posting qualifying times at the NCS Tri-Valley Area meet on May 18.

  • Kate Didion and Kelsey Leonard, Las Lomas girls swimming -- Didion and Leonard each made two championship finals at the NCS swimming championships on May 18.

  • Hunter Mercado-Hood, De La Salle baseball -- Mercado-Hood lifted the Spartans to a 6-5 win over California in their EBAL finale with a walk-off two-run homer on May 16. The senior finished 4 for 4 with four RBI and two runs.

  • Shannon Mestas, Clayton Valley softball -- Mestas struck out eight and gave up two runs (one earned) in the Eagles' 7-2 win over Concord on May 16 to earn a share of the DVAL title. Mestas was also 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI.

  • Marquis Morris, De La Salle track and field -- The junior took first in the boys 100 meters and 110 high hurdles at the NCS Tri-Valley Area meet on May 18. He also posted the fastest time in the 300 hurdles, but suffered a disqualification.

  • Connor Speck, Las Lomas track and field -- The senior is headed to the NCS Meet of Champions after taking third in both the 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles at the NCS Tri-Valley Area meet on May 18.

  • Steven Stumph, Campolindo boys swimming -- The senior set a new national high school record in the boys 100-yard breaststroke at the North Coast Section championships on May 18. Stumph's time was 53.39 seconds and he was one of three swimmers in the race to go under Olympian Brendan Hansen's previous record time.