Today the Falcons lost an incredibly close game to the Anthem Prep Eagles by a score of 26-23. The game was as exciting as they come, all the way to the last buzzer. The Falcons were down by 9 points with 40 seconds left and Devin Covarrubias hit 2 3-pointers to add to his game leading 12 points. Kevin Valenzuela and Brayan Mendoza made steals at the end to help the comeback effort. “I was so proud of the way they played today, they really left everything they had out on that court and I can’t ask for any better hustle than that,” said Coach Pinches.
The Varsity Softball team faced off against Snowflake in postseason and were defeated 6-1. Pitcher Sophia Rabayda had a pretty good game on the mound with 8 strikeouts, and there was some great fielding by Catcher Cynthia Gil, Short Stop Chloe Santini, and First Baseman Collette Gallagher. But a double by Cynthia Gil and singles from Sara Strey and Carly Cabral weren’t enough to pull out the win. “The girls should be really proud of how they did this season,” said Coach Stephenson.
The Falcons faced off against the American Leadership Academy Patriots. Juan Martinez started on the mound throwing 4 innings with 2 BBs, 4 Ks, 10 hits and 14 runs, 4 of them earned. Jacob Kozik walked, stole second base and later scored on a fielders’ choice by Juan Martinez. The Falcons reached base 7 times. The Patriots beat the Falcons 14-1. “We came a long way this season and most of these guys are walking away with a better understanding of the game,” said Coach Gow.
The Varsity Softball team faced off against ASU Prep at Rose Mofford for the last game of the regular season, winning 10 – 2. Pitcher Sophia Rabayda struck out 7 and, assisted by some strong fielding, held ASU Prep to 2 runs in 7 innings. Sophia also earned an inside-the-park homerun and a single, while Carly Cabral hit a triple, Cynthia Gil hit 2 doubles and a single, Sarah Strey hit a double and 3 singles, Sharon Larsala hit a double, and Collete Gallagher hit 2 singles. “The girls stepped up, especially at bat and running the bases, to make this a great last regular season game,” said Coach Stephenson.
Today the North Pointe Prep Falcons took on the Glendale Prep Griffins in a Jr. High Boys Basketball game ending 53-14 with the Griffins winning the game. The Falcons were limited in bench players tonight so all 8 guys played very meaningful minutes. They fought hard all game and everyone was very involved in each play. Kevin Valenzuela led the team in scoring with 6 points. “The guys were on short rest and were missing 2 bench players today and still found the energy to keep up the pace and play hard, I thought the effort was there all game,” said Coach Pinches.
On April 20, 2018, The Girls Varsity Track and Field team competed at Fountain Hills Friday Night Fever. The Girls 4×800 meter relay team, consisting of Paula Dellinger, Faith Guy, Victoria Munoz, and Mariah Albe came in 4th place. Victoria Munoz had a PR (personal record) in the 800 meter with a time of 2:49.33. “The team had a great time at the meet and several of our athletes were able to compete at the top of their capabilities and get PRs. It was a great way to end our track season, said Coach Erickson.
The Boys Varsity Track and Field team competed at Fountain Hills Friday Night Frenzy on April 20, 2018. Jacob Edwards came in 4th place in the 400 meter with a time of 52.28, a new PR (personal record). “To finish the season, we broke multiple school records and set personal bests on several events. Our young men should be proud of their progress, and I am already looking forward to next season,” said Coach Norris.