Spring Sport Recap
Baseball finished their regular season with a record of 17-10, earning a ranking of 15th in state. The Rams are deep with strong teammates that rise to the challenge. Dylan MacLean ‘20 has emerged as an ace starting pitcher with Christian Cooney ’19 and Patrick Muskat ’19 leading the team with the hottest bats.
Baseball playoffs begin May 20 as Central Catholic hosts Tualatin High School. First pitch is 6:00 P.M. at Concordia University.
Softball completed their season with an overall record of 14-12, finishing third in the conference and 17th in the state. Their last regular season game against Barlow exemplified the mental toughness of this team. Quickly going down 1-6 in the second inning, Central’s athletes did not give up. They slowly chipped away at Barlow’s lead and put them away in the top of the 7th inning with two strikeouts by Kimberly Pulido ’19 and a diving catch by Brenda Pulido ’21, winning 7-6.
Softball will travel to Mountainside High School on May 20 to start the first round of their state playoffs. Start time is 5:00 P.M.
A big congratulations to boys’ tennis as they claimed the Mt. Hood Conference Championship. Lucas Gorretta ‘21 won 1st singles, Gus Krauel ‘22 and Parker Reno-Zinn ’22 won 1st doubles, Ristom Habtemariam ‘20 won 3rd singles, Henry Anderson ‘19 and Cameron Truong ’20 won 3rd doubles, and Harry Hanna ‘20 and Adam Welsh ‘20 won 6th doubles.
Girls’ Tennis finished fourth in the Mt. Hood Conference with eight wins and seven losses. Grace Truong earned a 3rd place in singles, Xinyi Chen took 6th in singles, and Paitlyn Raze and Paige Cooper won 6th in doubles. All earned to chance to compete in the State Tournament, May 16th and 17th, at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.
Boys’ Golf won a district championship of their own and went on to place fourth at the state tournament! Logan Kelly ’19 led the team at state, shooting 77 the first day and 78 the second.
Girls’ Golf had Elise Deschaine ’21 and Sophia Swartley ’19 place 2nd and 6th respectively at the District Meet. Both qualified for state and represented their school well with Elise finishing in fifth place and Sophia taking 44th out of 90 total golfers.
Girls’ Lacrosse has had one of their best seasons ever. Ella Burgess ’19 led the team with 77 goals and 31 caused turnovers. Finishing with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, the Rams moved into the silver bracket of playoffs and beat Sherwood in the first round 10 – 8, winning their first playoff game in program history! They lost to Beaverton in the quarterfinals, but Central Catholic is proud of what the team has accomplished.
Boys’ Lacrosse finished with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, but with their strength of schedule earned a ranking of 17th in state. They began their playoff run with a 9 - 6 victory over Hood River Valley High School and will play first ranked Lakeridge next in the second round of the playoffs. The game will be held at Lakeridge High School on May 21 at 7:00 P.M.
The Track and Field district meet was full of hard efforts, rain delays, and photo finishes. The boys’ team took hope the championship trophy as they put together a total of 177 team points; 45 more than the runner up, Sandy High School. In a meet full of highlights, a few are:
Marcus Dillard ’22 placed 2nd in the 100m Dash with a time of 11.32
Xavier Simpson ’22 won the 200m dash with a 22.54
Cole O’Donnell ’20 out kicked a Sandy runner by .02 seconds for 2nd in the 800m with a 1:56.87
Amara Christensen won her 800m race with a 2:38.41
Hayley Harrison ’19 took 1st place in the 1500m in 4:55.23
Ben Brown ’19 won a close 3000m race with a 8:56.43
Elijah Elliott took home the win in the 300m Hurdles with a 39.51
Andrew Benson ’19, Dillard, Elliott, and Simpson won the 4x100 Relay in a 42.85
Ian Hermanson ’20, O’Donnell, Elliott, and Simpson won the 4x400 Relay with a photo finish time of 3:24.52
Joe Nizich pr’d and won in the javelin with a throw of 213-06
Elliott Bush ’22 threw a personal best of her own with a 119-08 in the Javelin, taking second place overall
Travis West ’19 won the triple jump with a 43-11.50 and Andrew Elmore ’20 took 2nd with a 41-08
All the above athletes qualified for state and will be competing at Mt. Hood Community College on May 24 – 25.
Congratulations to all of our spring sports. Go Rams!