March 31, 2010 > Spring sports rundown
Spring sports rundown
By Gary van den Heuvel
Photos By Mike Heightchew
Tennis: Moreau Catholic High School won three Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) matches last week, improving its record to 5-2 with wins over San Leandro, Arroyo and Tennyson high schools.
The Mariners were flawless against both San Leandro and Tennyson, winning both contests by 7-0 scores. Moreau's No. 1 singles player Derrick Lee won both of his matches, as did Neil Enriquez, Ryan Ma, Shahin Marzband, Aditya Dharma and Karthik Gudipati (who both played singles matches against Tennyson).
Moreau had a tighter match against Arroyo, winning 4-3. Victorious Mariners included Lee (who won his match 6-0,6-0, which he also did against Tennyson), Ma, and the double teams of Errol Tongco/Danny Vieira and Marzband/Anthony Doan.
In the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL), Irvington improved to 4-1 with a 6-1 win over American High School. The Vikings' top three singles players, Kevin Chen, Xuchen Hu and Prithvi Bomdica each won their individual matches.
Mission San Jose sits in first place in the MVAL with a 3-0 record after a 6-1 win over John F. Kennedy High School, and a 7-0 shutout over Washington. With a 2-1 record, American is in third place. Following the Eagles' loss to Irvington, American beat Kennedy, 6-1.
Golf: Moreau is setting the pace in the HAAL, with a 7-0 record after wins over Bishop O'Dowd and Tennyson. On Tuesday, March 23, the Mariners beat O'Dowd, 195-219, at Lake Chabot Golf Course (a par 34). O'Dowd's Ryan Keane had the best individual score of the day, shooting an even-par 34, but the next four low scores were all produced by the Mariners: Carlos Briones (36), Kevin Murray (38), Blake Ramos (38) and Kevin Thomas (39).
Two days later, Moreau humbled Tennyson by 55 shots, winning 186-241 at Mission Hills in Hayward. Derek Lloyd's 33 (on a par 30 course) was the low score of the day.
In the MVAL, Mission San Jose improved to 3-1, one match behind undefeated Irvington, with its 201-234 win over Newark Memorial at Sunol on a par-36 course. Mission's Kevin Okura had the best round of the day, shooting a 36. C.J. Hicks was Newark's top golfer with a 39. Kennedy recorded its first win of the season, out-shooting Washington, 236-262.
Track and Field: Newark Memorial's boys and girls teams remained in first place in the MVAL with their win respective wins over Mission San Jose. The following is a list of the individual winners, starting with the boys:
400 Relay: Mission San Jose (45:02). 1,600 meters: Fong (MSJ), 4:53. 110 High Hurdles: Xiao (MSJ), 18:00. 400 meters: Skowronski (Newark Memorial), 51.30. 100 meters: Tobin (NM), 10.72. 800 meters: Gosen (MSJ), 2:10. 300 IH: Maghadam (MSJ), 46.63. 200 meters: Renshaw (NM), 22.62. 3200 meters: Uken (MSJ), 10:53. High jump: Cheng (MSJ), 5-2. Long jump: Cheng (MSJ), 20-8. Triple Jump: Shale (MSJ) 39.75. Discus Throw: McElvogue (NM), 121-4.5. Pole vault: Ortis (NM), 11-6. Shot put: McElvogue,(NM), 40.5 Final score - Newark 69, Mission 67.
Girls results: 1,600 meters: Hirsch (MSJ), 5:28. 100 HH: Natividad (NM), 17:29. 400 meters: Alexander (NM), 1:00.87. 100 meters: Hollis (NM), 12.54. 800 meters: Hirsch (MSJ), 2:34. 300 LH: Natividad, 50.62. 200 meters: Alexander (NM), 25.78. 3200 meters: Cherk (MSJ), 12:21. Pole vault: Zhu (MSJ), 9-0. Long jump: Le (NM), 11-2. Discus: Galanto (NM), 80-9.5. Shot put: Galanto (NM), 28-8. Final score: Newark Memorial 76, Mission 46.