Having already won state championships in football and boys’ and girls’ basketball, Chaminade College Preparatory School earned more honors April 13 by winning the California State High School Fencing Championship.

Hosting the event in the Uribe Sports Center on its West Hills campus, Chaminade’s fencing team placed five fencers in the top four in their events, dominating the men’s foil competition with sophomore Parker Williams second and senior Matt Carter and sophomore Jacob Lind tied for third. Lind finished second in the men’s epee. After all three men’s events were completed, and the team scores were tallied, Chaminade’s men’s fencing team was named State Champions, beating the second place high school by a score of 128-103.

In the women’s division, junior Dylan Sarish finished third in women’s epee, and sophomore Jessica Fint was third in women’s saber, leading Chaminade to an overall third place finish.


Loyola ranked in three top 10s

Loyola High School is ranked among the CIF-Southern Section top 10 in three different spring sports as this week opened.

As of April 14, the Cubs were second in Division 1 baseball, fourth in Division 1 volleyball and ninth in Division 1 tennis. In Division 1 baseball, J.Serra of San Juan Capistrano was ranked third and Bishop Alemany of Mission Hills in eighth.

Also receiving top-10 mention in baseball were Damien (eighth in Division 2), Paraclete (tenth in Division 5) and Salesian (seventh in Division 6).

In volleyball, Catholic schools dominate Division 4, with Bishop Montgomery (1), Cathedral (2), La Salle (3), Salesian (6) and Damien (10). (These rankings were incorrectly listed as Division 3 in the April 11 Tidings.)

Catholic schools were also dominant in the CIF-SS Division 6 softball poll, led by Bellarmine-Jefferson (1), Pomona Catholic (2), St. Bonaventure (3), Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary (4), Mary Star of the Sea (6) and St. Monica (7).

In Division 3 softball, St. Paul was second and Bishop Amat fifth. Paraclete ranked fifth in Division 5, and Providence was ninth in Division 7.

CIF to select All-Century Teams

In anticipation of the upcoming 100th anniversary celebration, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is still accepting nominations for its All-Century Teams in spring sports — badminton, baseball, boys’ golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, softball, swimming & diving, boys’ tennis, track & field, and boys’ volleyball.

All former student-athletes who demonstrated significant athletic contribution in CIF approved high school athletics are eligible and anyone can nominate a student-athlete they feel is worthy. Spring sports nominations will be accepted through May on the cifstate.org website.

Voting in all sports will take place during the 2014-15 school year. Nominations have closed for fall and winter sports (cross country, girls’ golf, field hockey, football, girls’ tennis, girls’ volleyball, water polo, basketball, soccer and wrestling).

Additionally, the CIF is gathering stories of former student-athletes on how high school sports had an impact on their life. “That is the real story of the CIF and we need the public’s help to gather those stories,” said Roger L. Blake, CIF executive director.

For information, visit http://www.cifstate.org/index.php/100th-anniversary.

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