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April 26, 2011 > League play winds down

League play winds down

By Sida Lu
Photo by Mike Heightchew

As the spring sports season winds down, many teams are battling hard to let their seniors finish their high school sports careers on top.

On Thursday, April 21, Mission San Jose High hosted its annual volleyball senior night for the team's three graduating seniors -- Zaki Sarwary, Jeffrey Kanemitsu and Evan Chua. All three starred as the undefeated Warriors defeated the winless Moreau Catholic Mariners. MSJ won in three straight games: 25-15 25-19 25-14 as the Warriors senior starters played limited minutes. Mission San Jose advanced to 8-0 in MVAL play and 18-4 overall while Moreau dropped to 0-6 in league play and 6-10 overall.

The same day, Neal Barrina of James Logan High School recorded 36 assists and 12 digs while leading his team to a 3-0 victory over John F. Kennedy. Logan is currently third in Mission Valley Athletic League. American traveled to Washington and won in four tight sets, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, with their setter, Timothy Kim, recording a monster game of three aces, 36 assists, five kills and three blocks. The Eagles are now second in the league at 15-3 overall and 5-2 in MVAL.

Track and Field
At Logan's Top 8 Invitational, Logan Colt Ciarra Brewer jumped a triple jump distance of 42 feet, 9 inches-giving her the top jump in the nation. She was named outstanding field athlete of the meet for her accomplishment and recorded a personal record.

HAAL teams Arroyo and Moreau Catholic's respective badminton squads would face off on April 19. Arroyo came out on top, 10-5, behind a strong boys' doubles effort. Arroyo swept boys doubles, split both girls singles and boys singles, and won two out of three for mixed doubles to take the victory.

Arroyo then came out on April 22 to host Tennyson. Tennyson dominated the singles games, winning four out of six matches but was decimated by Arroyo's strong doubles play. The Arroyo Dons swept both girls and boys doubles while splitting mixed doubles to win 10-5.

The top two baseball teams in MVAL faced off on April 20 with Mission San Jose unseating the Logan Colts 1-0. Logan had previously been undefeated in league and 12-1 overall before running into the Warriors led by Imhos and Randal. MSJ recorded seven hits with one run while Logan recorded five hits but no runs.

In other MVAL scores, Washington High topped Irvington High, 2-1; Newark Memorial ousted Kennedy, 6-2; MSJ beat Kennedy (April 22), 9-5; Logan topped Washington, 4-1; and Newark edged out American, 2-1. In Bay Counties League play, Fremont Christian High School dropped its game on Tuesday, April 19, to Athenian, 8-2. Athenian put a 2-2 game out of reach with five runs in the fourth.

Meanwhile in Central Coast Section play, the Milpitas High Trojans baseball club won both its Santa Clara Valley Athletic League divisional games against Gunn High School. On Tuesday, April 19, Milpitas triumphed 9-1 at home, scoring seven of the nine runs in the first two innings. Two days later at Gunn, Milpitas shutout its opponent, 3-0 with single runs in the third, fifth and sixth. Milpitas ended its week, on Saturday, April 23, with a nonleague, 10-3 loss to Stevenson.

Fremont Christian's softball team played in a trio of games during the week. After opening up the week with a 9-6 win over Athenian, they couldn't find the winning touch, dropping games to College Prep, 7-1, and Harker, 12-2, respectively.

For a full list of scores of all the local prep teams, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website at

Giovanni Albanese Jr. contributed to this article.

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