- When: Wednesday, November 1 @ 7:00pm
- Where: TKA Gym!!!
- Adult $10,
- Senior Citizens, High School Students, & Children 6 and older $5
- Children 5 and under Free
- Bracket: http://cifccs.org/
TKA faced off against Mercy Burlingame for the second time this season, hoping to sweep them for the year. It was a full team effort as all 7 matches were won by the Knights! #1 Singles, Sarah French, again faced the same opponent as in the first round. Mercy B’s serves were like rockets, but Sarah returned with the same force, much to the dismay of her opponent and won 6-1, 6-1. #2 Singles, Emily Engelkemier played a backboard player and averaged 12- 15 shots a point, bringing each other to net and then side to side. Emily’s stamina helped her gain the upper hand and won 6-3, 6-4. #3 Singles, Hannah Zhi, played an opponent who hit with a lot of top spin, and hit a variety of shots. It took Hannah a little while to adjust and the match was close, but she still won 7-6, 7-6. #1 Doubles, Hannah Stothard and Ariel Yu, also faced a determined team who proved to be quite formidable opponents. In the second set, Ariel dialed in her volleys and started putting them away while Hannah made some amazing cross court returns and good pick-ups on Mercy’s volleys and the won 7-6, 6-3. #2 Doubles, Katelin Tharp and Marissa Apy, played the same opponents they beat fairly easily in the first round. This time, Mercy B was tenacious and took the close first set. With a little encouragement from the Coaches, Katelin and Marissa won the second set despite feeling the heat. They dominated the match tie-breaker and got the win 5-7, 6-3, (10-5). #3 Doubles, Joyce Pham and Gitika Chaudhry, played a team of sisters today. We had trouble keeping the ball away from the net in the first set, but managed to eek that one out. Both Joyce and Gitika focused on making cross court returns ended up winning 6-4, 6-4. The Knights improve to 4-4 in league this season.
The Varsity Volleyball team headed into this week 2 wins away from winning their first League title in years. The Knights were tied with Crystal Springs for first place as both teams only have one loss in league. First, the team would have to get through Eastside College Prep who gave us fits the first time around. They are also the only team who has beaten Crystal Springs this season. Kristen Simoes started off set one on fire from the outside blasting balls at the other team. Eastside made a run and battled hard to eventually take set one 23-25. With their home crowd behind them, Eastside wanted this match badly. Head Coach Phil Wang made some adjustments going into the second set, but it was still close as we beat them 25-21 to tie it up 1-1. The third set would end up begin the decider for momentum. Megan McEwen led the charge in attacks as she put 3 big points down in a row to give the Knights a 18-11 lead. Eastisde then went on a crazy scoring run and got the game back to 19-19. In the midst of all the chaos, it was Freshman Valerie Legates who helped calm some nerves on the court. Sophomore Elizabeth Chae came in to help seal that game with some timely, big serves to take it 25-23. The fourth set was was all TKA as they rolled offensively to a 25-15 victory. The Knights will now play for a League Championship!
Senior Night for Volleyball is tonight at TKA vs Crystal Springs @ 5:45 p.m.
Brian Copley, a TKA PSP student, made a verbal commitment to swim for the University of Denver. Congratulations Brian!
"Copley is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from The King’s Academy in Sunnyvale, California. He placed third in the 200 IM (1:50.42) and fifth in the 100 breast (57.02) at the 2017 CIF-Central Coast Section Championships; he also anchored the 200 free relay (21.21) and 400 free relay (47.31). Copley then went on to the California State Meet and took 13th in the 200 IM (1:51.49). After winning a swim-off for the last spot in the consolation final, he placed 15th in the 100 breast (57.37)."
The Girls Varsity Tennis team headed into a non-league match vs Willow Glen. A fiery, competitive spirit throughout the team helped give good energy for the Knights. Playing at #1 singles was Sarah French whose big topspin forehand proved to be too much for her opponent. She would win 6-3, 6-3. Playing at #1 doubles was Hannah Stothard and Ariel Yu. Their consistent steady play wore down their opponent and gave another win for the Knights. All 3 of the doubles teams would win their matches that day with the #2 team (Katelin Tharp and Marissa Apy) and #3 team (Joyce Pham and Gitika Chaudhry) winning in straight sets. Sarah Singh would be the final point for the Knights who would take the victory over Willow Glen 5-2! Heading into their next match vs Mercy SF, the Knights carried that momentum with another sweep by all 3 doubles teams. Two of those matches were won 6-0, 6-0. Sarah French, Sarah Singh and Emily Engelkemier won their singles matches with Katelin Tharp coming so close at 2 points away from winning her match. The Knights won 6-1 and started off league with a bang!
Heading into week 4, the Varsity Football team was hoping to gain some momentum before heading into their league schedule. The Knights would be rounding out their very difficult non-league schedule with the Aragon Dons, who are a good team from the PAL Bay league. A quick start by the Dons to get them up 10-0 did not fluster the Knights as was evident by the intensity on the sidelines. Quarterback Chris Boccignone would find Tyler Farnham in the corner of the end zone for the Knights first touchdown of the night. A 35-yard field goal by Chris Sielski would close the gap to 10-24 in the 3rd quarter. The Knights defense was finding their rhythm stopping the run fairly well. Senior linebacker Sebastian Yee and Niko Taylor helped energize and lead that group. Another touchdown pass to Farnham ignited the crowd as the Knights now only trailed by 7. Aragon would respond with a score of their own, but then Junior Bralyn Lux scored on a run to keep the game within reach. The offensive line really opened up good holes for Lux who had a great night running the ball. The score by Lux would be the last of the night even though an interception by Senior Kaleb Chung gave the Knights another opportunity. The game would end with a loss 24-38, but the way the team played against that good of an opponent still gave them confidence.
The Knights will start league play this week going against Menlo school this Friday @ Menlo @ 3:15 p.m.
The Girls Varsity Volleyball team started off their WBAL Skyline league season with 2 familiar opponents, Priory and Pinewood. The Knights have had good success over these teams the past few years and continued with 2 convincing victories to kick off league play. Led by Senior Megan McEwen, the Knights would have to learn new chemistry with key seniors graduating from last year’s team. Freshman setter Valeria Legates has been a surprise talent and has seamlessly found her rhythm with the hitters on the team. Priory was a good test, but The Knights were too strong both offensively and defensively and handled Priory in 3 straight sets. Next was Pinewood and the game was almost a carbon copy of the Priory game. Libero Erin Lee along with outside hitters Kaitlyn Underhill and Kristen Simoes seemed to dig every attack by Pinewood. Sophomore Elizabeth Chae then put on a serving clinic serving and helped put Pinewood away in 3 straight sets as well.
The Knights have 2 home games this week on Tuesday vs Castilleja and Thursday vs Eastside College Prep. Come out to the games!
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.
- Watch this highlight video: "4th Annual Sunnyvale Jets Alumni Reunion Game"
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
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.
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.