Christian Brothers High School has had quite a run this fall, and in some instances, the competition continues.
Falcons coaches and administrators will make room on the gym walls for freshly earned blue Sac-Joaquin Section championship banners in girls golf, girls volleyball, boys water polo and boys cross country. The football team, riding a nine-game winning streak after beating Cordova 30-20 in Division III play Friday, seeks its first section title since 1983.
Under first-year coach James Todd, the volleyball team beat Sonora 3-0 on Thursday to repeat as D-III champion and claim the program’s ninth title. The Falcons’ leaders include seniors Paloma Bowman and Ryann Thomison.
Christian Brothers, seeded No. 8 in the NorCal Open Division playoffs, plays at MaxPreps national No. 1 Mitty of San Jose on Thursday.
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The water polo team beat Sonora 6-4 on Saturday for the D-III crown, the program’s first. The cross country squad repeated as D-IV champion at Willow Hill in Folsom on Saturday as Patrick Wiseman (fifth in 17 minutes, 30.0 seconds), John Isaiah Jimenez (sixth in 17:32.7) and Nevin Afong (seventh in 17.41.9) led the way.
14 Cross country section titles won by the Davis girls
Girls volleyball – Whitney beat Elk Grove 3-2 for the D-II section championship, the program’s first. The Wildcats are the No. 3 seed in the NorCal D-II playoffs, opening at home against No. 14 American of Fremont on Wednesday. Elk Grove, St. Francis, Rocklin, Del Oro and Granite Bay are also in the field.
Bradshaw Christian defeated Capital Christian 3-1 for the D-V section title, the program’s first after six runner-up finishes since 2009. Seeded sixth in NorCal D-V, the Pride host No. 11 East Nicolaus on Wednesday, while No. 7 Capital Christian hosts No. 10 Quincy.
Oak Ridge, which fell to Pitman of Turlock 3-1 in the D-I section semifinals, is seeded second in NorCal D-I and hosts No. 15 Oakland Tech on Wednesday.
Cross country – Jesuit won the D-I section boys championship, the 26th in program history.
Benjamin Holland was the Marauders’ top finisher, placing third in 16:10.1, and Nicholas Salonites was ninth in 16:35.9.
Bella Vista won the D-II boys title. Granite Bay’s Jake Ritter won the individual championship in 15:49.2, and teammate Tre Lockwood placed second in 16:01.4. Del Campo’s Sergio Lopez was third in 16:05.9.
Placer captured the D-III boys crown. Rio Americano’s Noah Wallace finished second in 16:20.4, and Vista del Lago’s Collin De Julio was third in 16:27.3.
Capital Christian, led by individual champion Micah Filer (17:23.5) and sixth-place finisher Brett Lombardi (18:07.1), earned the D-V boys title.
Davis won the D-I girls title, its 11th since 2000 and 14th overall. Blue Devils swept the top three places with Sofia Castiglioni (18:23.6), Olivia O’Keeffe (18:31.3) and Abigail Fisk (18:35.8).
13 Water polo section titles won by the Davis girls
St. Francis took the D-II girls championship, its 10th. Granite Bay’s Alexandria Beitia won the individual title in 18:23.9, and St. Francis’ Sydney Vandegrift was second in 18:32.2.
Rio Americano won the D-III girls title, edging Vista del Lago, which was led by individual champion Delaney Rasmussen (18:41.1). Rio Americano’s Sophia Karperos was second in 18:58.6.
Capital Christian captured the D-V girls championship behind second-place finisher Ariana Barrett (21:25.3).
The CIF state championships are Nov. 26 in Fresno.
Water polo – Granite Bay beat Davis 8-6 to win the D-I boys section title at the Roseville Aquatics Complex. Led by Logan Swanson’s five goals, the Grizzlies took the program’s fifth title and first in D-I. Daniel Alvarez had five goals for Davis, in the final for the 12th consecutive season.
The Davis girls beat Oakdale 20-4 for the program’s 13th D-I championship in its 17th successive title game appearance. Brooke Doten and Alyssa Lengat had five goals each for Davis.
Rio Americano beat Rocklin 9-5 for the D-II boys title, the program’s eighth.
There is no NorCal tournament for water polo.