CVHS Trojan Baseball Looks To Recover from Tough Losses | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:40




By Martín Báez



As the weather cooled down and it got colder, it was as if the Castro Valley High Trojans varsity baseball team did the same thing.

The Trojans only needed to get one more win in the three games left in the season but they couldn’t pull it off as they went on a three-game losing streak, the biggest slide of the season.

“It was a tough one, but we have to overcome it,” said senior third baseman, Josh Warren.

The trojans lost their first game against Arroyo 3-1 in extra-inning baseball at the Trojan field, behind Castro Valley’s lefty ace Joe Dimitratos with an ERA of under 2.00 this season. Dimitratos recently committed to Cal State East Bay to pitch for them.

For the second game, the Trojans were at the Arroyo Don’s field and hovering under a suspicion of a rain delay. But it soon cleared up getting the game in on time.

CV got off to a good start early as two key sacrifice bunts and small ball got the first run of the game in the third inning and then adding another in the fifth. But Arroyo came back knocking at the door with two runs in the same inning.

After that the Trojans kicked it into high gear to scrape out one more run in the sixth, but gave up their 3-2 lead in the seventh as a double and single plated in Arroyo’s tying run. Then a couple batters later with the bases loaded, Arroyo got a walk off walk.

Even though the Trojans suffered three close losses at the end of the season, they are still keeping their heads up and keeping a good attitude on and off the field. They remain positive and look to beat De La Salle in their first North Coast Section game of the year, with the tournament being a one game elimination.

If CV wins against DLS, they move on to the second round and play their opponents Thursday which, with high enthusiasm, they hope will happen.

Martín Báez is a student journalist at Castro Valley High School and a member of the varsity baseball team.

Athlete of the Week 05-27-2015* | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:39




Results and Qualifiers of NCS Bay Shore Area Championships | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:50


The NCS Bay Shore area championships were held at Castro Valley High School over the weekend with these results.

Team scores: Saint Mary’s 99, James Logan 84, Bishop O’Dowd 73, Castro Valley 70, Mission San Jose 31, Washington 28.5, El Cerrito 18, Newark Memorial 13.5, St. Joseph-Notre Dame 12, Berkeley 11, Irvington 10, San Leandro 9, Moreau Catholic 9, Albany 6, Hayward 6, Piedmont 5, Kennedy-Richmond 5, De Anaa 3, Alameda 2, Arroyo 1.

Local automatic qualifiers to NCS Meet of Champions

100: Landrum (CV) 12.33, 200:Landrum (CV) 25.63, Awakoaiye (BOD) 25.67,  400:Robinson-Jones (BOD) 55.66, 800: Hutchinson (CV) 2:24.94; 1600: Taylor (BOD) 5:11.93, Nix (BOD) 5:16.34, 3200: Amen (BOD) 11:22.46, Armstrong (CV) 11:29.41, Fung (CV) 11:49.10, Gullikson (BoD) 11:50.25, Burke (BoD) 11:50.57; 100IH: Awakoaiye (BOD) 14.57, Jones (CV) 15.07, Lee (CV) 15.66, 300LH:Lee (CV) 46.23,  400 relay: Bishop O’Dowd 47.76, Castro Valley 48.79,  1600 relay: Bishop O’Dowd 4:01.94,  HJ:  Lark (MC) 10-9,  Nguyen (MC) 10-0; LJ: Landrum (CV) 18-8 3/4, Jones (CV) 18-7 1/2, Awakoaiye (BOD) 17-5 1/2, TJ: Jones (CV) 39-3 1/2,  H. Johnson (BOD) 38-6,  Mitchell (BOD) 36-1, H. Robinson (CV) 33-0.

Athletes of the Week 05-20-2015** | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:55




East Bay Swag Wins Tourney | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:00



The East Bay Swag 6th-grade boys orange team, won the NP FORCE ‘No Way Out’ Tournament hosted in Pacifica, on April 11,12. Shown above, back row from left, Erick Alvarez, Coach Lee, Nick Palomo, Antonio Sanchez, Makau Mbithi, David Angel, Mateo Hancock, Jonah Dionisio and Coach Wiltz; front row, Nethen Lee and Jonathan Burckin. The team’s defensive press was strong, which helped fuel their offense, leading to fast-break layups. They finished their weekend with a 3-0 record and Tournament Championship, in only the second tournament that this team has played together. The boys now prepare for the Pacific AAU Jamm Festival and Jam on it tournament in Reno.

Athletes of the Week 05-20-2015* | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:48




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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 13:09





RCS Coach Named ‘Coach of the Year’ | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:04



Redwood Christian High School’s softball coach Jennifer Beck was named the 2014 California Small School Softball Coach of the Year, after she led the Eagles to the CIF North Coast Section D-5 title with a 20-2 season. The Eagles allowed just 34 runs and scored 193. Eagles’ pitcher Clare Dunnegan was named to All-State Team, and senior pitcher Clare Dunnegan was chosen for the All-State team following a season where she went 19-1 with a 0.54 ERA and averaged better than 1 strikeout per inning in 116 innings. PICTURED: From left, Coach Jennifer Beck with children Madison and Austin), pitcher Clare Dunnegan, and Assistant Coach Teresa Hendren, after winning the North Coast Division 5 Softball Championship.


CVHS Sports Schedule 08-27-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:01




Cross Country

Thursday, Aug. 28, 3:30 p.m.

CVHS scrimmaging at Canyon Middle School

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 4 p.m.

CVHS participating in the Monte Vista Invitational at Monte Vista High School in Danville



Thursday, Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m., CVHS Freshman vs. Monte Vista away

Friday, Aug. 29, 4 p.m., CVHS JV vs. Monte Vista at CVHS

Friday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., CVHS Varsity vs. Monte Vista at CVHS


Girls Tennis

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4 p.m. CVHS Varsity vs. American at CVHS

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m. CVHS Varsity vs. Moreau Catholic at CVHS


Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 3:00 p.m.

CVHS v. Arroyo, Berkeley at Skywest Golf Course

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Cross Country (free) with CV Track Club

The CV Track Club offers competitive cross country training and competition without dues this Fall. Practices start this month. For more information, see JOIN at




Athlete of the Week 08-27-2014* | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:58





Athletes of the Week 10-29-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:23



Doubles partners Spencer Dong and Travis Lynds (left) hold their trophies; at right, Rachel Dong with her trophy

CV Siblings Win Tennis Titles

This week’s Athletes of the week are Castro Valley residents and CVHS students, Rachel and Spencer Dong. The siblings won 2 titles at the Antelope United States Tennis Association (USTA ) Open on Oct. 5.  Rachel, 14, won the girls 16 open title, her third girl’s 16 open title this year. At 13, she captured titles in all girls 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 open age divisions.

Spencer, 16, and his partner Travis Lynds, won the boys 18 open doubles title, at the USTA Open. This is the second title for Spencer, who also won the boys’ 16 open title in the Modesto USTA Junior Tournament, and was a finalist in the boys’ 18 open in the Alpine Hills Tournament.

During the summer, both siblings competed in the 18’s co-ed division and won Silver in the Fresno Sectional Championships where over 70 teams competed. Both siblings are scholar athletes. Both play on the CVHS Varsity tennis team in the number 1 position. Spencer, as a sophomore, was a co-captain for the team and earned a winning 10-4 record.

Rachel, is a freshman, and is currently playing in her first varsity season. She won on Friday 7-5, 6-3, against Bishop O’Dowd’s, top ranked, singles’ player,  giving her an 8-1 league record. Rachel is a multi-sport athlete and also plays competitive basketball and rec softball. Both siblings are Norcal and nationally ranked tennis players. In their spare time, both enjoy weekend jobs helping teach tennis to children in the community.




CVHS Varsity Football Schedule | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:29


(All Fridays)

• Aug. 29, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. Monte Vista at CVHS

• Sept. 5, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. Acalanes away

• Sept. 12, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. San Ramon at CVHS

• Sept. 19, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. Foothill away

• Sept. 26, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. James Logan away

• Oct. 10, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. Encinal at CVHS

• Oct. 17, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. Tennyson at CVHS

• Oct. 24, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. Berkeley away

• Oct. 31, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. San Leandro at CVHS

• Nov. 7, 7 p.m. CVHS vs. O’Dowd away





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