Athletic News

Athletic News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Basketball Teams Up and Running

    All four SA Basketball teams are now on the court and playing games! This past Tuesday night, the JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys teams traveled to Rio Lindo Adventist in Healdsburg, where all four teams picked up convincing double digit wins. For the JV girls it was their first game of the season, and the players were excited to step on the court and pick up their first win. For the JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys, it was their second win after all three had defeated Elsie Allen the Friday before Thanksgiving break. It is still early in the season, but all four teams have started strong and will look to build upon their early success.

    The Varsity Girls will play in the Marin Academy tournament this weekend, while the Varsity Boys will travel to St. Helena for a tournament of their own. All four Coyotes teams will be on the court next Tuesday night at home. The action tips off with the JV Boys at 3:30 pm, the JV girls at 5:00 pm, the Varsity Boys at 6:30 pm, and the Varsity Girls wrapping it up at 8:00 pm. We hope to see you in the gym! 
  • Girls Soccer Opens Season with a Win

    The Varsity Girls Soccer team opened their season with a 3-1 win over SF International High School on Wednesday. It was the first game of the season for both teams. Kate Bruntlett '25 scored two goals and Grace Kothe '26 scored one goal for the Coyotes. The Coyotes defense also performed well against International, limiting the Jaguars to one goal (which came from a penalty kick).

    The Coyotes travel to Ukiah on Saturday before taking on Santa Rosa High School on the road next week. They return to campus on Saturday December 10 for a 12:00 pm home game. Good luck to the Coyotes!
  • Tiernan Colby ‘23 Captures NCS Championship; Coyotes Compete at State Meet

    The Coyotes Cross Country team had a great performance at the NCS Championships, with Tiernan Colby '23 winning the NCS Championship with the third fastest all-time pace in the Division V.  
    The NCS Division V race included over 175 runners and almost 25 schools in the team competition. Colby's 15:00.6 time was almost ten seconds faster than the second place finisher, setting the tone for the Coyotes Boys team. Coming into the race outside of the top five rankings, the Coyotes rose to the occasion, capturing not only the individual championship, but also a fifth place finish that secured the final qualifying spot for the CIF State Meet the following weekend.   
    On the Girls side, Athena Ryan '24 finished in 5th place at the NCS Championship with a time of 18:34.9, which qualified her for the State Meet in the Division V race. Although the Coyotes didn't field a full Girls team, Sarah Kam (43rd) and Ally Glenn (50th) ran strong races as well, giving the Coyotes three top 50 finishers in a race with almost 120 runners.
    At the State Meet in Fresno, Colby led the Coyotes with a 6th place finish, earning podium honors awarded to the top ten finishers. The Boys team ran well against a quality field of competition, finishing 19th overall. On the girls side Ryan finished 20th overall.
    Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches on a great season!
    Members of the State qualifying team:
    Tiernan Colby ‘23, Javier Hernandez Barragan ‘25, Julian Luciano ‘23, Cole Cline ‘24, Zach Fuette ‘24, Coe Dexter ‘26, Koen Flocco ‘25, and Winslow Bouevrat ‘25 (alternate).
    Complete NCS Championship Results
    Complete State Meet Results
  • Boys Soccer Captures Second Place in NCS

    Last Saturday, the Sonoma Academy Varsity Boys soccer team traveled to Head Royce in Oakland to take on College Prep, the top seed in the North Coast Section (NCS), for the Division 2 Fall NCS Championship. The Coyotes were the three seed in this year's tournament and went into the game with two thrilling 1-0 victories in the NCS quarterfinals and semifinals. Both of those games were even the entire way, until the Coyotes found the back of the net with less than ten minutes to go to win 1-0.

    The NCS championship against College Prep did not go the Coyotes' way, as they ultimately fell 3-1. The loss does not diminish the tremendous accomplishments the team achieved this season. For the second year in a row, they won a very competitive league and were crowned NCL 2 Champions, and they went on to the NCS championship game for just the second time in Sonoma Academy boys soccer history.

    Director of Athletics Chris Ziemer sums it up below:

    Congratulations to the boys and coaches on an exciting game and amazing season!  NCS FINALISTS....what a HUGE accomplishment!  We had a great crowd and thank you to all of the families that came to cheer the Coyotes on. Their Athletic Director was shocked by how many SA fans made the journey.  The boys played hard the entire game against a quality opponent.  It was so much fun to watch our team competing in the game that every team dreams about being in at the start of the season...the NCS Championship game!  The weather was great, the venue was unique and intimate with beautiful views, and the game provided plenty of excitement from start to finish. The Coyotes made us proud earning the NCS finalist pennant!
  • Cross Country wins Three League Titles; Now Focused on NCS Meet

    The Cross Country team had an outstanding day at the CMC Championships last week and now turn their full focus to the NCS meet at Hayward High School on Saturday.

    At the CMC meet, all three teams (Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, and JV Boys) placed first in the NCL II to capture the league championships. In addition, Varsity Boys and JV Boys won the conference championships, with the Varsity Girls placing 2nd by only one point). The Coyotes also had numerous top 10 finishes, personal records, and two individual wins (Tiernan Colby '23 and Winslow Bouverat '25).

    At the NCS meet, the top individuals and teams will advance to the CIF State Meet in Clovis the following weekend. The Coyotes compete in Division V and are excited about putting all of the hard work from the
    season into their best performance.

    Awesome job at the CMC's and good luck at the NCS meet!
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