Athletics

Athletic News

Athletic News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Coyotes Sports in Full Swing

    The past few weeks have been some of the busiest in SA sports history with student-athletes and teams that traditionally play across the fall, winter and spring all competing at the same time. In addition, many of the teams are playing against larger schools as many of the smaller schools aren’t competing in every sport.  t has been exciting and fun to see the Coyotes back in uniform!
     
    Track & Field competed at the St Helena meet where they joined Technology, Calistoga and host St Helena.  After competing at Cloverdale the week before, it was another good chance for the Coyotes to compete.  Despite the heat, the SA athletes competed well across a variety of events. View the complete list of results here.
     
    Girls Soccer remains undefeated on the season. After knocking off El Molino and Analy to start the season, the Coyotes travelled to Ukiah and picked up a 2-1 road win before beating Healdsburg 7-0 at SA. On Thursday, they beat Piner 8-0 Thursday. The Coyotes have four games remaining, three of which are at SA.
     
    Boys Soccer has been competitive against larger schools, as most of the smaller schools in the area aren’t competing in soccer. The Coyotes lost to Maria Carillo 2-1 in a closely contested game before losing to Analy 4-1 at SA. Against Analy, the Coyotes led until the 65th minute when Analy tied the game before scoring three goals in the final five minutes.On Wednesday, the Boys beat Credo 5-0.
     
    Baseball is 2-2 on the season after a dramatic come-from-behind walk-off win against Upper Lake. The Coyotes split with Tech and Credo last week and trailed 6-3 against Upper Lake heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. The Coyotes rallied to tie the game and won in dramatic fashion when Joel Zimmer '23 laid down a bunt that drove in the winning run.
     
    Boys Lacrosse features just one senior and is one of the youngest teams in program history. As none of the smaller schools in our area offer lacrosse, the Coyotes have been matched up with larger schools in every game. Although they picked up losses against Petaluma, Vintage and Cardinal Newman, they continue to work hard and gain experience for the future and look forward to their final three matches of the season.
     
    Girls Lacrosse also has a schedule loaded with larger school teams. After opening their season with an exciting 10-7 win over Windsor, the Coyotes fell to Newman this week. They traveled to Rancho Cotati on Thursday and won 11-5. They are looking to finish the season strong over the next few weeks as they continue to compete in the large school Vine Valley Athletic League.
     
    Tennis has continued their dominance in the CMC South despite splitting the roster into two groups due to restrictions on the court space during Covid. Both groups have gone undefeated in team matches, picking up two wins against Credo and Calistoga and one win earlier this week against Victory. The Coyotes have rotated singles and doubles players based upon the matchups, but have consistently shown their depth and experience while also having some newer players gain match experience.
     
    Basketball & Volleyball Workouts to Begin May 22 at SA
    We are excited to announce we will offer volleyball and basketball sessions for interested players starting May 22. Interested students should fill out the Basketball & Volleyball Sign-up Form after reading the requirements and looking at the dates
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  • Coyote Teams in Action

    It has been a busy few weeks for our Coyotes!
    • Last week, the Coyotes Varsity Cross Country team ran well in their final meet at Kelseyville.  Lucy Gott '22(first place girls) and Tiernan Colby '23 (second place boys) were the top SA runners on the day, but all of the student-athletes competed well.
    • Varsity Track and Field opened the season at Cloverdale, where several Coyote athletes won their events.
    • The Varsity Girls soccer team knocked off El Molino and Analy in their first two games of the year.
    • Varsity Boys Baseball fell to Healdsburg in their opening game of the season before knocking off Tomales.
    • Varsity Tennis won their first match over Credo this week.
    • Varsity Girls Lacrosse opened their season with a win over Windsor.
    • Varsity Boys Soccer will play at Maria Carrillo today.
    • Varsity Boys Lacrosse will host Vintage High on Saturday.
    Games currently aren't open to the general public. Only immediate households of the student-athlete are able to attend, and every school and location has different regulations based upon the facility. While it's certainly different from our regular sports seasons, it's great to see our teams competing again!
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  • Coyotes Return to Action

    Like most high school sports teams in California, our athletic teams have been on hold for the past year. After starting cohort practices in November, teams began to return to regular practices and competitions in the past few months.
     
    Varsity Cross Country was the first team to compete when they traveled to Cloverdale to participate in a meet with other schools from the CMC conference. They returned to Cloverdale again during Spring Break and also traveled to Upper Lake on Wednesday.  Even though official results aren't scored, Coyotes runners have been working hard and performing well in the meets.
     
    Other teams that started to practice are Varsity Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer, Varsity  Tennis, Varsity Track and Field, and Varsity Baseball. Some of the teams are involved in league play with a reduced number of competitions. No league standing will be kept and the focus is returning to play.
     
    We look forward to seeing the Coyotes in uniform again!
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  • Keeping Us Moving

    Like many of us, early in the pandemic Director of Athletics Chris Ziemer found that working movement into his day was critically important to both his physical and mental wellbeing. “Evening walks with the family and the dog were the thing that really grounded me early on,” he says. Those walks turned into short runs, and the short runs turned into half marathons. “I played soccer and there’s a lot of running in soccer, but I have really rediscovered running lately,” he says. “The craziest half marathon I’ve done was when I was pretty tired, and right at mile 12.8, my phone died! But I had to just had to keep on keepin’ on!” 

    That’s exactly what our student athletes (and all community members) have been doing over the course of the last six months. The sports seasons have shifted and competition is off the table for now, but our teams are staying connected, our P.E. students are still getting great workouts, and our coaches and staff have been working hard to support our whole community in staying healthy and active even when they are staying home. 

    As we prepare to start welcoming small groups back to campus for co-curricular activities, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for athletes eager to get back in the game. The Fall/Winter sports season will officially begin on December 7, and the Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, and Cross Country teams will have an opportunity to get together to work on skills and conditioning...maybe (hopefully!) even safe competition down the road. 

    In the meantime, athletes have had several options to stay in shape. Teams have been meeting during the Wednesday P.E. block (over Zoom). “We have been laying the groundwork for the season and building team rapport together,” says Chris. “About 75 athletes have been meeting weekly, and they’re eager to get to work together when they can!” 

    Students have also had a variety of other athletic options, including P.E. Exploratories like Dance, Walking, Yoga, and High Intensity Interval Training. “We have also been running the successful CHAMP fitness program after school with trainer Zoe Ades, and we have had great participation!” says Chris. “Zoe’s classes include strength and conditioning, balance, and coordination, and she also leads the group through some visualization exercises and get-to-know-you activities. It’s really a holistic approach. We always make sure to talk about the importance of sleep, nutrition, and healthy habits.”

    With the launch of the Alumni Association’s SA5K this Thanksgiving weekend, Chris sees an opportunity to bring the whole community together in a healthy, active way, even if we have to be apart. “We are hopeful that we can get everyone to participate: alumni, parents, students, and staffulty!” Chris says. “You can run it and try for one of the prizes, or you can walk it and bring the whole family. And the beauty of it is that you can take part no matter where you are. These chances to celebrate our community are so important right now.”

    So how does Chris recommend getting ready for the SA5K on Saturday, November 28? “If you aren’t an experienced runner, now is the perfect time to look into a program like Couch to 5k to build up your stamina gradually,” he says. “Download the free RunKeeper app; we are using it for registration and tracking for the event, and it will track your time, distance, and personal records. And spread the word! It’s always more fun to do something like this with others, even if you are doing it virtually.” 
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  • Spring Sports Head Down Final Stretch

    The Coyote teams have continued to connect each week and will finish
    their seasons on Friday, May 8. Not being able to compete or meet in
    person has obviously changed the experience of being a member on the
    team, but it has been outstanding to see so many student-athletes
    continue to connect with one another and exercise regularly (both in
    and out of the team setting).

    After the season ends, the Athletic Department staff will be compiling
    a spring video wrap-up, including NCS scholar-athlete award
    recognition, senior recognition and team awards.  Although the season
    was cut short, the coaches and athletic staff felt strongly about
    continuing to recognize the efforts of our student-athletes and teams.
     
    Thanks to all for supporting and representing our Coyotes with pride!
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