The North Pointe Falcons came up a little short falling to Casteel by a final of 2-3. The offense was led by Reyna Caudillo and Cynthia Gil who both went 2 for 3 with two doubles. Collete Gallagher and Josh Martin recorded two outs for the defense and Reyna Caudillo recorded 14 strikeouts. “I want to thank Mandy Castro, Nichole Palma, Lissett Hernandez, and Kristin Herity for their contributions to North Pointe Softball over the last 4 seasons. Going forward, we have to execute the game plan and making sure the little things are important to us,” Coach Gil said after the game.
The Falcons faced off against the Casteel Colts. Toby Wiley pitched 2 innings with 8 BBs, 1 K, 13 hits. The Falcon offense was led by Toby Wiley with 2 base hits and Orlando Chavez with the only Falcons run.The Colts beat the Falcons 17-1. “We will keep working hard to achieve our goals,” said Assistant Coach Chris Fair.
The Falcons defeated the Scottsdale Christian Eagles with a final score of 7-6. Sophomore pitchers Reyna Caudillo and Sophia Rabayda combined to strikeout 17 batters during the 7 inning contest. Junior Collette Gallagher went 1 for 2 with 3 RBI and a run scored. Freshman Reyna Gil drove in the game winning run in the top of the 7th inning. “Overall I was pleased to not see a big let down coming off such a big win on Tuesday. As a team, we would also like to thank the North Pointe track and field team for coming out and supporting us. We really fed off of their energy and hope to see more students coming out to support us as we get closer to the post season,” Coach Gil said after the game.
The North Pointe Falcons beat the #1 team in the state Yuma Catholic with a dramatic come from behind 4-3 victory on Tuesday. The defense was led by Reyna Caudillo who collected 15 strikeouts over 7 innings. Sophia Rabayda had the walk off double to end the game in the 7th. After the game coach Gil said, “This was a great game against a very tough team. I loved the way we fought down the very last out and came away with a great win.”
On April 15, 2017 the Boy’s Track team competed at the Valley Classic at Alhambra High School. Minh Nguyen broke a six minute mile and had a PR of 5:49.81. Travis Evans won his heat in the 200 meter. He also improved his long jump and school record with a jump of 18’5″. “The boys competed well and fought through the heat and tough competition at today’s meet,” said Coach Norris.
The Girl’s Track team competed on April 15, 2017 at the Valley Classic at Alhambra Classic. Ashiyah Wheeler came in 8th place and improved her time and the school record in the 1600 meter with a time of 6:07.46. Dany Earl placed 5th in the 400 meter, qualifying her for state, with a time of 1:04.56. Mariah Albe and Paula Dellinger placed 4th and 5th in the 800 meter with times of 2:39.55 and 2:42.09. “The ladies did a great job competing and creating new personal records,” said Coach Erickson.
The Jr. High Track and Field athletes put in some great performances in their meet at Odyssey Buckeye on April 13th. Kailyn Banks and Hope Carney each dropped several seconds off their 400m times, both setting new PRs for themselves. Banks also PR’d in the 100m Hurdles with a second place finish and a time of 19:52. Awyn Bevins set a new personal record in the 100m (16;58), as did both Grace Chapman and Hannah Vogler in the shot put. Sam Garlick improved his time in the 800m, and Caleb Zugaste PR’d in the 100m sprint. With only one more regular meet before the championship, Coach Johnson is “optimistic that every Falcon athlete could qualify in at least one event.”