May 2011

Boys Basketball: Reardon returns to take over varsity post at St. Ignatius

By Jeremy Balan

Ever since John DeBenedetti resigned from the boys basketball coaching position at St. Ignatius in early April, rumors and speculation swirled regarding who would be the successor.

Nearly two months later, the Wildcats will turn to a proven commodity.

On Tuesday, in an email to all faculty and students, St. Ignatius athletic director Robert Vergara announced that Tim Reardon will take over the reigns of the program next season.

Baseball: International holds off Stuart Hall in NCS quarterfinals

By Bonta Hill

SAN BRUNO — International High School took a 2-1 lead in the third inning over Stuart Hall before play was suspended Saturday afternoon — and it turns out, that was all it needed to advance to the North Coast Section Division V semifinals.

When play resumed Monday afternoon at Skyline College, Jaguars senior Clay Bloszies matched Stuart Hall pitcher Ben Carrasco pitch-for-pitch — striking out seven and allowing only two base runners to reach second base after the third inning — leading International to the one-run win and punching a ticket to Wednesday’s semifinal against second-seeded Head-Royce.

Girls Soccer: Kerester earns top honor on All-BCL West team

Selections made by Bay Counties League West coaches, not staff.

BCL West Most Valuable Player: Adrian Kerester, senior forward, University

First Team
Katie Buoymaster, senior defense, University
Emma Devereux, senior, Lick-Wilmerding
Abby Diamond, senior, Urban
Elizabeth Leighton, senior forward, Convent
Niki Leong, junior midfielder, University
Katie Shanagher, senior midfielder, University
Danielle Shorenstein, junior, Urban
Sara Storey-Cuddeback, senior midfielder, Drew
Jo Ubben, junior forward, Marin Academy
Jenna Waldman, junior, Urban
Torie White, senior forward, Marin Academy

Boys Lacrosse: University tops SF selections on All-BCL West team

Selections made by Bay Counties League West coaches, not staff.

First Team
Everett Barger, junior midfielder, Marin Academy
Gabe Beaudoin, senior goalkeeper, Marin Academy
Jack Cookson, senior goalkeeper, Sonoma Academy
Mani Ghasii, junior midfielder, University
Luke Gsell, senior long-stick midfielder, Sonoma Academy
Trey Linke, senior attack, University
Barrett Mistele, senior midfielder, University
Elliot Plant, senior midfielder, Marin Academy
Daniel Plautz, senior long-stick midfielder, Lick-Wilmerding
Karl Slivon, senior defense, University
Sommer Stein, junior defense, Marin Academy
Henry Steyer, junior attack, University
Brett Suddendorf, senior attack, Marin Academy
Bo Titus, senior defense, Marin Academy

Friday Scoreboard

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Boys Volleyball: All-City Team

By Jeremy Balan

So much of St. Ignatius’ success in its breakout season was due to the team’s versatility and multiple offensive weapons, but on the biggest stages, when they needed a point, the Wildcats went to senior Mat Collins.

With a team-high 240 kills this season, Collins played his best volleyball late in the year, including a season-high 19 kills against Bellarmine in the West Catholic Athletic League championship game, giving St. Ignatius its first league title in school history.

That’s why he was chosen as the boys volleyball Player of the Year.

Baseball: Bloszies comes to the rescue in International’s NCS win over Hoopa Valley

By Jeremy Balan

With third-seed Stuart Hall awaiting in the next round of the North Coast Section playoffs, International High School gambled in the first round against Hoopa Valley by not starting standout senior pitcher Clay Bloszies.

But when the game was on the line, the Jaguars went to their ace in the hole.

Up by a single run with the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the sixth, International head coach Anthony Thomas brought Bloszies into the game and the senior responded with a five-out save to seal the 6-5 victory on Wednesday at San Francisco State University.

Girls Soccer: University’s NCS run ends with loss to Redwood in semis

By Dante Quazzo

Coming into Wednesday night’s North Coast Section semifinal, University High School had only lost to two teams all year. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, one of them was Redwood.

The Giants repeated their success against the Red Devils on Wednesday night at Kimball Field, and upset top-seeded University 2-0 to advance to the NCS final against Marin Catholic.

Wednesday Scoreboard

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Games of the day – University vs. Redwood girls soccer: Despite their No. 1 ranking, University may not be the favorite in this NCS matchup. In the first game of the season, the Red Devils lost to Redwood 1-0, but have only lost one game since. Since their last loss to Urban, the Red Devils have rattled off 12 consecutive victories. International vs. Hoopa Valley baseball: The sixth-seeded Jaguars will face a bit of the unknown in Hoopa Valley, which went 14-9 and finished second in the Humbolt-Del Norte League’s Little 4 Division. International last played Hoopa Valley in 2008, when they defeated the Warriors 6-4 in the North Coast Section playoffs. The Warriors will make make a nearly 350-mile trip from Hoopa, which includes a six-hour bus ride.

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