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Posted 09/19/2017 08:45AM

TKA had a great day of racing Sunday at the Frogtown Cross Country Invitational. 

Varsity Boys:  The varsity boys just missed taking home 1st place by 7 points and placed 2nd overall out of 24 teams. The boys scored a total of 76 points (xc scores in the following fashion, if you finish first you get 1 point. Lowest score wins after adding the top 5 runners on one team together.) Out of 194 runners in the race all 5 of our top boys finished in the top 20 boys overall. Jeremy Miller finished 6th in 17:28. Following him in a very close pack of TKA runners were Kyle Bergstedt (14th, 18:10), Ryan Negrette (17th, 18:14), Jack Monaco (19th 18:16) and Sam Ferrante (20th 18:18). Edison Pegram and Trey Kenyon rounded out the varsity team finishing with times of 19:45 and 19:50 respectively.  A few things to note. The top five boys were all faster than Abin Thomas who had the previous TKA school record on this course from 2012 and Jeremy Miller broke Abin's time by 52 seconds! This was a great way for these veteran Seniors and Juniors to start off the XC season. The race had a total of 194 high school boys. 

JV Boys:  Junior Dylan Glenn led the JV boys team off to a great start by winning the race in a time of 18:58. The JV boys placed second overall (this might change because Justin Hanna was left out of the results, I just emailed the race director about the error.) Dylan was followed by a strong showing by the following knights, Robbie Ridder (6th, 20:30), Caleb Pethel (11th, 21:54), Micah Jensen 14th, 21:29) and I believe Justin Hanna. Justin Chiang finished well in the race and was the sixth runner in 22:10 and placed 21st overall. 

Varsity Girls:  The varsity girls were led by team captain Isabella O'connor to an overall 4th place team finish. Isabella ran a strong race and finished in 23:16 and and placed 25th out of 137 runners. Sophomore Guilanna Giordano and new frosh runner Sophia Lee placed 29th and 31st overall in 23:48 and 23:58 respectively. Running in the fourth position was senior Ursula Ott (our other team captain). Ott finished 54th overall in a time of 25:29. Annalise Vargas rounded out our last scorer by placing 68th overall in the race with a time of 26:15. 

Overall, TKA had an excellent day! The next meet is at the Scott Bauhs Invitational in Pleasanton on Saturday, September 30.

Posted 09/06/2017 10:00AM
The King's Academy welcomes Sunnyvale High School Alumni, Teachers & Coaches on Friday, October 6, for the 4th Annual Reunion game. This year, TKA players will be wearing the replica jerseys of the 1966-67 Sunnyvale "Jets." Jerseys will be on sale that night as a fundraiser for TKA football. JV game at 5:00 and Varsity game at 7:30 p.m.
SHS occupied our campus January 1956, as part of the Fremont Union High School District, until being closed in 1981. In a nod to the nearby Moffett Field, SHS adopted the "Jets" as its school mascot. Come out and meet the Jets and join us to cheer on our Knights as this new tradition continues!
Admission: General $7; Student w/Student ID -$2; Family (2 adults & children)-$15; Staff & Family-Free
Pricing for the Sunnyvale Alumni will be the same. Sunnyvale alumni will also be offered a "Tri-Tip Package" option.
Tri Tip Package-$15 Includes: 1 general admission, 1 tri-tip sandwich, 1 bag of chips, 1 drink
Posted 08/21/2017 09:01PM
TKA 2008 alumnus, Joe Biagini, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, is a shining example of how faith, hard work, and perseverance can lead to great things. In an interview for "What Christians Want to Know," he speaks openly about his faith:
Posted 08/11/2017 01:36PM

Junior High Fall Sports Online Registration Open Until August 18: cross country, golf tournament (boys/girls), football, softball, swimming. Go to www.tka.org/sportsignup.

Posted 06/19/2017 10:26AM
  • The online sign-up page goes live starting Monday, July 17, and includes; Football, Cross Country (Girls and Boys), Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Water Polo (Girls and Boys), and Girls Volleyball.The form is to be filled out by the student participating, not the parent.
  • If you have not already completed the athletic clearance process and physical, you must be complete the athletic clearance prior to the first day of practice or the athlete will not be able to practice/try-out until the process is complete. The process is outlined here.
     
  • Questions? Contact High School Athletic Coordinator, Kevin Johnson.
Posted 05/22/2017 03:15PM
Frosh Anna Mokkapati will be competing in the 1600 meter finals. On the boys side, sophomores Bralyn Lux and Kamau Carlisle will both compete and try to earn state meet berths in the long jump finals. 

Results from CCS Trials

Track Events 
  • Boys 4 x 100 - 21st - 44.51 - Third All-Time at TKA (Kamau Carlisle, Ben Arledge, Daniel Tran, Matthew Teh)
  • Anna Mokkapati - 11th in the 1600- 5:10.89 - Moves on to CCS Finals.
  • Jeremy Miller - 15th in the 1600 - 4:29.56 - New school record holder in the 1600.
  • Kamau Carlisle - 100 meters -11.55- 30th, 200 meters 16th 23.15 (new PR)  
Field Events 
  • Jake Ostman - 5'7" in the High Jump - 21st 
  • Luke Troyer - Triple Jump - 40' 6.25" - 21st
  • Bryce Falkowski - 104" - 30th 
  • Bralyn Lux - 22' 3.5" - 1st overall in trials - PR - Breaks his own school record. Moves on to CCS finals. 
  • Kamau Carlisle - 21'-10.75 - 2nd overall in trials - PR - 2nd all time at TKA. Moves on to CCS finals. 
CCS Finals are at Gilroy High School on Friday, May 26. Events begin at 5:00 pm and finish at around 8:45 pm
Posted 05/17/2017 01:15PM
TKA Varsity boys and JV Boys won the league title for the third year in a row. 
The following athletes had great performances and will be moving on to CCS TRIALS NEXT WEEK on Saturday at Gilroy High School. 
Varsity Boys and Girls - CCS qualifiers
Track Events - 
  • The varsity boys 4 x 100 meters started off hot to trot running a PR for the season with a time of 44.73 and took second place to qualify for CCS. The team of sophomore Kamau Carlisle, junior Ben Arledge, and seniors Daniel Tran and Matthew Teh ran great together and earned the 5th fastest time in school history.

  • Immediately following the 4x100,  Anna Mokkappati ran an great race in the 1600 meters and placed second with a new PR of 5:09.68 and improved her school record by over four seconds. Anna is now ranked 12th overall in all of CCS.

  • Junior Jeremy Miller, ran well in the boys 1600 meters to take 3rd place in a time of 4:38.66 and also qualified on to CCS. 

  • Sophmore, Bralyn Lux broke his own school record in the 110 hurdles by nearly a second and ran 16.76 to win and qualify for CCS. Bralyn also qualifed in the Long Jump as well (results still pending). Currently Bralyn is ranked fifth overall in CCS in the Long Jump. 

  • In the boys 100 meters sophmore Kamau Carlisle continuted his improvement to place second in a time of 11.44 and moved him up from sixth to 2nd on the TKA all time list. 

  • Soon after that, Kamau returned in the 200 meters and took 2nd place as well in a time of 23.16 where he moved up to fifth on the TKA all time list. Finally Kamau qualified in the Long Jump with his teamate Bralyn. Kamau and Bralyn both jumped about 21' 6' to easily take 1st and 2nd place overall (official results pending). 

Field Events - 

  • Senior Trent Portman and sophmore Bryce Falkowski both had strong showings in the boys discus and they placed first and second overall earning them both CCS berths (results pending). They both threw approximately 112' and 109' feet respectively. Trent also placed second overall in the Shotput which also earned him a spot to CCS as well with a throw of 39' 4". 

  • In the high Jump, Senior and newcomber Jake Ostman took second place in a jump of 5'10" to secure a spot also to CCS.  

  • In the triple Jump, Senior Luke Troyer won in a jump of 40' 2.5" to secure him a spot as well on to CCS. 

  • Finally from last week as well Allie Nguygen and Bonnie Chu placed 1 and 2 overall to qualify for CCS in the girls pole vault as well. They jumped 8'6" and 7'6" repectively.

CCS TRIALS AT GILROY High School - May 20, 2016
Track events begin at 11:00 am 
Field events begina at 10:00 am 
All info can be found here at this link. Make sure you are looking at the CCS TRIALS COLUMN FOR TIMES AND NOT THE CCS FINALS COLUMN.  http://cifccs.org/Playoffs/PIBs/Track_-_Field__PIB_2017.pdf
Posted 05/17/2017 12:58PM
Here are our TKA Swimming results from CCS over the weekend! Our swimmers did great and even made some newer Personal Records. We are so proud of our Knights who represented our school well at CCS. 
Friday Preliminaries Resultsthose that made the top 16 places got invited back to swim on Saturday's meet in the finals.
- Girls 200 Medley Relay - Kaitlyn Mina, Priscilla, Min, Caroline Barnett, Cora Chan (16th place- Saturday race)
- Girls 200 Freestyle - Kaitlyn Min (36th place) and Elinor Yeo (59th place)
 - Boys 200 Freestyle - Enoch Min (21st place)
- Girls 200 IM - Priscilla Min (16th place - Saturday race)
- Boys 200 IM - Brian Copley (5th place)
- Girls 50 Freestyle - Caroline Barnett (17th place after a swim off for 16th place with Mercy Burlingame); Zoe Jacobs (41st place); Virginia Xie (60th place)
- Girls 100 Butterfly - Caroline Barnett (22nd place)
- Boys 100 Butterfly - Sean Yeo (16th place - Saturday race)
- Girls 100 Freestyle - Cora Chan (27th place); Zoe Jacobs (28th place)
- Boys 500 Freestyle - Enoch Min (44th place)
- Girls 200 Freestyle Relay - Priscilla Min, Virginia Xie, Zoe Jacobs, Cora Chan (11th place - Saturday race)
- Boys 200 Freestyle Relay - Enoch Min, Luke Cho, Sean Yeo, Brian Copley (14th place - Saturday race)
- Girls 100 Backstroke - Kaitlyn Mina (32nd place)
- Boys 100 Backstroke - Sean Yeo (33rd place)
- Girls 100 Breaststroke - Priscilla Min (24nd place)
- Boys 100 Breaststroke - Brian Copley (6th place - Saturday race)
- Girls 400 Freestyle Relay - Kaitlyn Mina, Virginia Xie, Zoe Jacobs, Caroline Barnett (36th place)
- Boys 400 Freestyle Relay - Enoch Min, Luke Cho, Sean Yeo, Brian Copley (12th place - Saturday race)
Saturday Final Results - 
- Girls 200 Medley Relay - Kaitlyn Mina, Priscilla, Min, Caroline Barnett, Cora Chan (16th place - final result)
- Girls 200 IM - Priscilla Min (16th place - final result)
- Boys 200 IM - Brian Copley (3rd place - final result)
- Boys 100 Butterfly - Sean Yeo (16th place - final result)
- Girls 200 Freestyle Relay - Priscilla Min, Virginia Xie, Zoe Jacobs, Cora Chan (tied for 14th place with Monta Vista HS - final result)
- Boys 200 Freestyle Relay - Enoch Min, Luke Cho, Sean Yeo, Brian Copley (15th place)
- Boys 100 Breaststroke - Brian Copley (5th place - final result)
- Boys 400 Freestyle Relay - Enoch Min, Luke Cho, Sean Yeo, Brian Copley (14th place - final result)
As a whole, our Varsity Girls placed 34th of 80 schools present; the Varsity boys placed 17th out of the 80 schools present and combined, TKA placed 26th (tied with Pioneer). We had 11 total swimmers go to CCS and we placed fairly high up for representing such a small school (especially in comparison to Palo Alto, Bellarmine, St. Francis, etc.). We are so proud of our swimmers!
Brian Copley (PSP student) will be swimming at the State meet next weekend in both the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke!
Posted 05/09/2017 09:20PM

Sports Physical Day:  Monday, May 15, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

  • Sign Up Here!
  • Who:  All Current & Prospective Student-Athletes
  • Where:  W Building
  • Cost: $35.00
  • Why: A student-athlete is eligible ONLY after the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form is signed by a physician and on file with the Athletic Department. Baseline ImPACT Concussion tests will also be completed this day and Athletic Clearance Packets will be on hand for parents/guardians to fill out and sign. All Student-Athletes' physical forms are only valid for one academic year. 
Posted 05/07/2017 10:00AM
Please join us for Sports Awards Night on Thursday May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater! We will be celebrating our amazing Varsity athletes and their accomplishments over the past year. We will be giving out awards for Freshman of the year, Sophomore of the Year, Scholar Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the year, 4-year Varsity athletes and our All-Knights Team. All athletes and families are encouraged to come, but the awards are only for Varsity.  For questions, contact High School Athletic Coordinator, Kevin Johnson.
Posted 05/04/2017 10:29AM

Congratulations to Willie Yao (Grade 11) for moving on to the Central Coast Golf Championships by placing 5th overall and first as an at-large player to advance to CCS golf championships. Willie played well in 95 degree heat shooting a 7 over par in really tough conditions. He and Luke Li represented TKA well and we are so proud of them.  Willie plays next Wednesday for the start of the state championships! Willie also earned 2nd Team All League Honors!

Posted 05/04/2017 09:16AM
PSP students Allie Nguyen, Bonnie Chu, and Corina Chen all competed at Serra High school yesterday in the pole vault in an early start for the WBAL league championships. 
  • Allie Nguyen won the pole vault in 8'6". Bonnie Chu placed second in 8'0" and Corina Chen vaulted to a P.R. of 6'6". Allie and Bonnie will compete at the CCS trials in Gilroy on Saturday, May 20.
The rest of the track team will compete at the league trials and finals and try to earn CCS berths as well this Saturday and next week at Palo Alto High School. 
  • League trials - Palo Alto High school - Saturday, May 6, 3:00 pm 
  • League Finals -  Palo Alto High school - Friday, May 12, 5:00 pm
Posted 05/01/2017 11:16AM
Sports include Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball..Sign up and pay online at www.tka.org/sportscamps.
Posted 04/27/2017 09:09PM
In the WBAL Individual Qualifying Tennis Tournament, TKA's James Bell (10th grade), seeded #1, with a bye the first round, stormed through his second round match against Crystal Springs (Alizadeh); James dispatched his opponent fairly quickly with his power and accuracy [W 6-2, 6-1]. In the Semifinals the next day, James played Harker (Dange) who made an effort to stay in the points by running down some great hits from James, but could not keep pace with him. [W 6-1, 6-2]. And in the Finals, James traded drop shots with Menlo (Leschly- #2 seed) who was able to get off a few good passing shots, But James’ ability to get to every ball, and his consistency, earned him the victory [W 6-1, 6-2], and the honor of being the first TKA tennis team member to advance to CCS! Way to go, James
Posted 03/27/2017 02:20PM
The TKA Knights competed at the Firebird Relays at a 12-hour meet at Fremont High School on Saturday. Some of the highlights of the meet were: 
  • Anna Mokkapati (9th PSP) winning the 1600 meters in a new school record in 5:16.41. (She also is second now on the all time list in the 800 with a new PR of 2:24.41 
  • Kamau Carlisle (10th) wining the Long Jump (He also broke the school record at an early meet this year in the Long Jump. 
  • Jeremy Miller (11th) placing third in the boys 1600 with a time of 4:31.82 and now is the 2nd on the all time list at TKA. 
  • Luke Troyer (12th) placing second in the boys triple jump (He broke the school record in the HJ and Triple Jump a couple of weeks ago too.) 
Posted 03/24/2017 11:24AM

Mercury News 3/23/17: "For her entire career at The King’s Academy, her last name—Lasher—has been a pretty accurate description of her abilities to hit a softball. Sara Lasher is currently in the midst of her fourth season of varsity softball, and is lashing hits like there is no tomorrow. The hard-hitting senior catcher, who brought a solid .321 career batting average into this season, is ripping the ball at a lusty .542 clip for the year after going a sizzling 8-for-12 (.667) in three games last week, leading King’s to a pair of victories, including a rout of Pinewood in the Knights’ West Bay Athletic League opener.

Posted 03/22/2017 08:15AM

Pete Lavorato has been selected Head Varsity Football Coach for The King’s Academy and will officially begin his duties as both teacher and coach, starting with the new school year on August 1st. Since 2003, Pete Lavorato has coached football and taught English and drama at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, California. Lavorato turned the small Atherton private school into a Central Coast Section (CCS) powerhouse. With Lavorato as the head coach for 14 years, his teams achieved a record of 123 wins, 46 losses, and 1 tie. The Gators were the League Champions six times; won five CCS championships, four consecutively; became the NorCal Champions in 2013 and 2015 and had two state championship game appearances. The San Mateo Daily Journal (3/21/17) wrote a beautiful article, “Family, faith, and football,” that details his accomplishments, his commitment to his Christian faith, and reasons why he chose to come to TKA:  “I’m a Christian and I’ll be able to share my beliefs about a God who loves with a bunch of new kids. I feel very blessed,” Lavorato said. “I’m going to be able to share my love for Christ. That’s what my whole life is really about, sharing the good news that Jesus loves us. It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship. That’s kind of what drives my life since I was 33 years old." Read the press release here.

Posted 03/17/2017 02:18PM
TKA students, Jacey Baldovino (12th grade), Liah Bosworth (11th grade), and first year Level 10, Izabella Trejo (8th grade), all qualified for USA Gymnastics' Level 10 State Championships which will be held on Sunday, March 19, at 9:00 a.m. at The Alameda Fairgrounds.
It's been a triumphant season for all three girls, having earned a combined 15 individual championships during the preseason which comprised of 5 meets. They are also a part of the #1 club in Northern CA, San Mateo Gymnastics, who's Level 10 team have been undefeated all season. Jacey, Liah, and Izabella have been training in the sport of gymnastics for a combined total, 34 years! (Jacey 12 years, Liah 10 years, Izabella, since she was 18 months old).  TKA is very proud of you!!!
Posted 03/13/2017 03:10PM
The results for the invitational track meet this past Saturday are linked here, and you can see by the # of personal records it was trully a wonderful night of racing and competing for all. Nearly 90% of TKA's team had either personal records or season bests in only the second meet of the season. Again a thank you to EVERYONE at TKA for making this such a wonderful night for all.  - Coach Matt Tompkins
Please come out and support TKA Track this Wednesday, March 15: TKA (Host School), Eastside, Merch B., NDSJ, Castilleja, Priory, Harker. This is WBAL League Meet #1 at TKA. Meet begins at 3:30 pm for Field Events and 3:45 pm for Track events. Meet should end at 7:00 pm at the latest.  TKA parents if you can help out again, thank you: Volunteer sign-up.  Concessions will be served. Bring check or cash.
Posted 03/09/2017 10:48AM

The boys varsity basketball team finished a very successful season. They finished 3rd place in league 16-10 overall Winning their 1st round playoff game v. Soquel 55-38 and losing in the quarterfinals of the CCS to the 2 seed Pacific Grove 42-40 in a very good game.

"Loss for King's" - Read the 3/9/17 Mercury News article hereIn Division IV play, The King’s Academy Knights knocked off Soquel in their tourney opener, but then suffered a heartbreaking 42-40 loss to second seed Pacific Grove last Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Posted 03/06/2017 08:45AM
The King's Academy Track and Field Program will be hosting 35 Track Teams for the third annual Track and Field Invitational at TKA on March 11th, 2017 from the Bay Area. Beginning at 12:00 pm athletes will compete in the Triple Jump, Long Jump, High Jump, Discus and Shotput. Starting at 1:00 pm athletes from the Bay Area will compete in the 4x100 100, 200, 400 races. At 5:00 pm the lights go down and the distance runners come out. Athletes will compete in the 1600, 800 and 3200 meters and the night will end with the Distance Medley Relay races (1200-400-800-1600 meters.). Come join the fun! Entrance to the meet is free for spectators, and we will be serving Chicken and Waffles, Tri-tip Sliders and more at are concession stand. Spectators and athletes are encouraged to park in the Plug and Play lot located off of Wolfe Road. Directions here.
Posted 02/27/2017 02:24PM
Dear TKA Community,
  
This is a TKA Cinderella story! We hope you will come out and support our Knights as they battle for a place in the finals. Read this Santa Cruz Sentinel article about their latest win:"CCS D-II Girls Soccer: Santa Cruz latest team to be upset by TKA"
CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS SOCCER ON HEADING TO SEMI-FINALS
Opponent: Sobrato High School
When: Wednesday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Valley Christian High School: 100 Skyway Dr, San Jose, 95111
Admission:  Adult- $10, Senior Citizens; High School Students, & Children 6 and older- $5; Children 5 & Under- Free
GO KNIGHTS, GO!
 

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