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Posted 12/04/2018 10:09AM

Gordon Kelly, TKA parent, took this beautiful photograph of players, coaches, and TKA families gathered in prayer after winning the CCS Championship game. He reflected, "To me, it was the most powerful thing that happened on Saturday....a reminder of what life is truly about - RELATIONSHIP. First, a relationship with a holy, loving God. Second, a relationship with those we love and care about and those who love us." 

Another great article about the game from The Daily Journal 12.3.18.

Posted 12/02/2018 09:18AM

Photograph by Pietro Brezzo. Excerpts below From Daily News Register 12/2/18

CCS Football: Lux Gains Over 300 Yards As The King's Academy Wins Division V Title

"After the last play of the Central Coast Section Division V championship game Saturday night at Westmont High, Bralyn Lux and Caleb Tan of The King's Academy sprinted nearly 50 yards, threw off their helmets and slid into the north end zone.

Lux sprinted a lot in the game against No. 1 seed Carmel, and with fantastic results. The senior rushed for a career-high 344 yards and three touchdowns as The King's Academy won its first CCS football title 41-14 over the Padres.

As much as Lux dominated on the offensive side of the ball, The King's Academy defense stood out when it was on the field. The third-seeded Knights (11-2) limited high-powered Carmel (12-1) to one offensive touchdown and 208 total yards. Carmel had been averaging 45.7 points per game.

Every practice was a joy to coach. I felt so good coaching these kids," said Lavorato. "This is the most fun I've ever had coaching.""

To God, the Glory! Congratulations TKA Knights and Coaches. TKA is proud of you and thrilled for your success!

Read the full Daily Register article here and see more photos.

Read Mercury News article here.

Posted 11/30/2018 10:26AM

James Bell (12th Grade) Signs National Letter-of-Intent to Play Tennis for University of Louisville Cardinals (KY). James carries a four-star rating with and is ranked No. 140 nationally in the class of 2019. His career highlights include reaching the finals of the Willow Glen and Fremont Junior Championships and the consolation quarterfinals of the Northern California Sectional. He was also a qualifier for the USA Clay Court and Hardcourt (Kalamazoo) Supernationals and won two singles round in the National Level 2 tournament in Stockton, Calif., and the National Level 3 tournament in Sacramento, Calif.

 "I chose to play for Louisville because of the family environment that the team portrayed and most of all Coach Ecarma," said Bell. "He really believes in my game and that I could play at the highest level. I saw him as the best coach for me to develop my game and as a person overall. The family atmosphere is unmatched and the support staff for tennis is amazing, overall just a great place."  Read full Louisville Cardinal press release here.

Posted 11/26/2018 08:28AM

Anna finished in 9th place in 18:18.2 and was the first TKA athlete ever to make the awards podium at the California XC State Meet. Anna broke her own TKA record on the course from last year and had a personal record of 50 seconds. She will run in the championship race at Mt. Sac Antonio College on Saturday December 1st at 10:15 am. The top ten girls in the race qualify to run at Footlocker Nationals the following week in San Diego, CA. Congratulations Anna!

Posted 11/26/2018 08:03AM
"It was a near-perfect performance for The King's Academy, on the road at Monterey in the Central Coast Section Division V semifinals on Saturday. The Knights scored the first 28 points of the game in the first half, and then cruised to the 55-14 victory over the Toreadores." (Prep2Prep) Read the full article here!
The march continued for this talented Knights football team in their quest for the CCS Championship as they took on Monterey High School in the CCS semifinal. After senior quarterback Caleb Tan’s best offensive performance against Del Mar High School, the Knights decided to switch their offensive game plan to the more traditional ground attack led by Bralyn Lux and Jayden Frazier. The two running backs documented their talent as both achieved over 100 yards rushing with Frazier having 110 yards and Lux having 201 yards. Lux started off the game with a 10-yard pitch to quickly put 7 points on the board for the Knights. On the Knights’ second possession of the game, Lux scored from 1 yard out to double the score to 14-0 which is how the first quarter ended. Tan scored on a quarterback sneak before handing it off to Lux to increase the score to 28-0 before halftime. Immediately after the break, Bralyn Lux took a 94-yard screen pass to the end zone to give him 116 yards receiving on the day. Monterey responded to this large deficit with two touchdowns to cut the lead to just 21 points. However, the Knights scored 3 more times courtesy of Jayden Frazier and Bralyn Lux twice. As the final whistle blew, the scoreboard read, 55-14 with Lux finishing the day with 342 total yards and 6 touchdowns. Jaden Frazier had 110 yards and Caleb Tan went 6 for 6 for 159 yards and a passing touchdown. Throughout the season, the defense has stepped up conceding just 20 points during the entire CCS tournament and gave the Monterey offense little ability to make plays. The quest for the ring continues as The King’s Academy will fight against Carmel High School in what should be an entertaining championship with high octane offense and talented defenses. The game will take place at Westmont High School on December 1st at 7:00. Come out and support your Knights in the Championship! - Written by Gautam Chaudhry, Grade 11
Posted 11/25/2018 08:08PM

Come out and support our Knights as they battle the Carmel Padres just 20 minutes from TKA in Campbell.  Wear blue and gold, bring your signs, and show your school spirit by cheering on our team.  See everyone on Saturday!

Football CCS Championship Final

Posted 11/15/2018 12:42PM

The King’s Academy- 4; Pinewood- 3:  What a fun time we had acknowledging our wonderful seniors on Senior Day! We had all 5 on hand to honor at the start of the match: Joyce, Sarah S, Ariel, Rishika, and Sarah F. Since TKA swept Pinewood in the first round of play, the Panthers were looking to pounce this time. Fortunately, the Knights were ready for battle! Below is a recap of TKA's Senior Day success:





1. Sarah F

6-2, 7-5

1. Ariel / Hannah

4-6, 5-7

2. Emily

6-0, 6-0

2. Joyce / Katelin

6-0, 6-3

3.  Sarah S

3-6, 2-6

3. Abby / Amy

4-6, 6-3, (10-12)

4.  Rishika

6-0, 7-6 (7-5)







Posted 11/07/2018 09:34AM
Athletics Fundraiser at Sports Basement:  Bring this flyer and receive 20% off from November 4-11. 10% of sales goes to TKA Athletics.  Download flyer here.
Posted 10/31/2018 09:48AM
The Junior High Golf Tournament was held on Monday at Los Lagos Golf Course. The students played well and represented The King's Academy with great character and sportsmanship.  We are so proud of our golf program here at TKA, and the future looks bright for golf! TKA finished 2nd out of 8 teams beating out Menlo, Sacred Heart, and other very good teams. Individual stats:
  • Terry Nguyen -  (8th grade) finished 2nd overall with a 1 under par 33 
  • Ian Stick -   (8th grade) finished  9th with a 4 over par 38
  • Anthony White  - (7th Grade PSP) finished 12th with a 7 over 41
Congratulations to the whole team:
Terry Nguyen - 8th 
Ian Stick - 8th
Anthony White - 7th
Aiden Fujikawa - 7th
Yuna Ham - 8th
Stephanie Bae - 8th
Evan Jung - 7th
Bobby Lipsett - 6th 
The future of Golf is looking awesome for King's !!!
Posted 10/18/2018 10:26AM
Sunnyvale High School Jet's 5th Reunion Football Game Highlights: Watch the video (3:07) of the event that took place at TKA's football game on October 5.
Posted 10/16/2018 11:53AM
Braylin Lux and Jayden Frazier, King’s Academy football. Head coach Pete Lavorato’s TKA team improved to 3-0 in PAL Ocean Division play with a 51-10 dismantling of Sequoia. The Knights rushed for 333 yards as a team with Lux leading the way. The 5-9, 170-pound senior carried 15 times for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Frazier balanced the attack, taking 14 carries for 98 yards and three touchdowns, all career-highs for the first-year varsity junior. (San Mateo Journal 10/16/18
Posted 10/16/2018 08:15AM

The junior high boys cross country team won the WBAL Middle School Championship October 15th. The TKA team was led by Thomas Tasker, Joshua Lin, & Joshua Han finishing 1,2, & 3 respectively in the race. Kyle Kohri & Joshua Hu finished in the Top 10 to help the team place 1st in league.

Posted 10/08/2018 08:00PM

High School Winter Sports Sign-Ups: October 8-22, 2018:  For questions, please contact High School Assistant Athletic Director, Kevin Johnson.

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer

Sign up here!

Posted 10/05/2018 12:08PM

Under windy, gusty and cool conditions, the Knights took on the Priory Panthers in a WBAL league match. The coaches were very excited to see players implement in competition today some of the specifics we have been working on in practice!  Sarah Signh started the match a little tight and a bit nervous at #3, but she fought hard, hitting good ground strokes, and sharp angles to her opponent’s backhand. She got two low balls and kept them in play to stay in the point, and finished with a 6-1, 6-2 win. Rishika Jandhyala dominated her match from the start. Her opponent at #4 didn’t really like hitting backhands and Rishika capitalized with a 6-1, 6-2 win. Emily Engelkemier faced a rather scrappy player at #2 who was able to run down quite a few balls. Things were rather close at the onset of each set, but Emily’s consistent play helped her to get the 6-1, 6-2 win. Sarah French, in the #1 slot did an effective job of moving her opponent around, forcing errors, and then finishing the points. Sarah won her match 6-2, 6-2.  Ariel Yu and Katelin Tharp teamed up at #1 today and both hit some great volleys. They closed to the net and put the ball away when they had the opportunity and won their match 6-3, 6-2. Joyce Pham and Marissa Apy played together at #2. Marissa was strong at net and Joyce had some terrific returns, as well as good volleys. They worked well together and effectively put balls away and won their match 6-2, 6-3. At #3 Abby Kellar and Amy Li worked hard at net. Abby could read the ball well and moved in to volley multiple times. Amy hit some nice angled backhand returns which proved hard for their opponents to handle. A hard fought 6-4, 6-4 win. The Knights swept Priory 7-0!

Posted 10/04/2018 10:56AM
The Knights had many highlights from the Scott Bauhs meet on Saturday, Sept. 29. The first was that junior Anna Mokkappati won the varsity girls race in excellent form and ran the 18th fastest girls time in the history of the Shadow Hills 2.95 mile course since it came into existence about 10 years ago. Anna posted a time of 17:44 and had a 29 second improvement over last year's race. 
The second highlight was how three of the top five varsity boys improved quite a bit with three of the varsity boys improving their times by about 1 minute each. Chethan Choksi, Tyler Hartley and Robbie Ridder improved significantly over last year.   Full results here.
Thursday, October 4, is our first league championship at Crystal Springs race course in Belmont. We have a number of injuries on the team this year. Please pray for a quick recovery for athletes on the XC team both in regards to their physical wellness and their ability to come back from injuries.   - Coach Matthew A. Tompkins
Posted 10/02/2018 03:41PM

After a successful pre-season featuring wins over Monta Vista Christian, Homestead High School, and Aragon High School, the 3-1 Knights returned home to fight against the Hillsdale Knights in a highly anticipated league opener.

The fly sweep offense has generated 134 total points against their opponents in the past four weeks. From the opening kickoff, The King’s Academy Knights started the game where they left off in previous weeks. Through a series of runs, the Knights fed star running back, Bralyn Lux, until he scored from 7 yards out to give the Knights an early 6-0 lead. Hillsdale tried to answer back but the Knights defense held them to a 3 and out. Junior, Zach Lewman then blocked a punt and Noah Short returned it for a touchdown which increased the Knights’ lead to 14. Again, the defense responded to the following Hillsdale possession when Zach Lewman intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. After the defense provided them with a 21-0 lead, the offense began to work. Continuing with the strong running game, the Knights got into scoring territory twice more before the end of the 1st half. Bralyn Lux finished those two drives with touchdowns to give the Knights a 33-0 lead as they headed into halftime. After halftime, the Knights eased off of the gas pedal but not before Lux scored for a 4th time. The King’s Academy Knights completed the blowout with a final touchdown by Zach Lewman in the dying embers of the match to finish with a final score of 47-0.

The King’s Academy Knights will stay at home for the following week playing host to San Mateo High School in what will be the Sunnyvale High School Alumni Night. Look for the Knights to continue to build on their 4-1 record as they attempt to go 2-0 in league football.

Posted 09/17/2018 08:02AM
Prep2Prep Article 9/15/18: TKA ground attack too much for Homestead
"The King's Academy had its ground game working on Friday night, as the Knights raced past Homestead, 43-6. Senior back Bralyn Lux enjoyed the biggest night for King's Academy, carrying the ball 13 times for 202 yards and three touchdowns, including a 77-yard burst. In all, head coach Pete Lavorato's Wing-T attack was highly efficient in the win over the Mustangs, as seven different TKA players carried the ball, and the Knights racked up 337 yards on the ground."  Read the full article here.  (Photo: Hansen Ma)
Posted 09/11/2018 12:24PM
Junior High Early Winter Sports Sign-Ups: Open until September 14.  Online sign-ups are mandatory.  Go to Athletics-->Sports Sign-Ups.  NEW This Year! There will be a $50 late registration fee for any student who does not sign up during the allotted time period. 

For questions, please contact Junior High Assistant Athletic Director, Pete Lavorato.

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
Posted 09/05/2018 01:31PM

Junior High Early Winter Sports Sign-Ups: Open until September 14.  Online sign-ups are mandatory.  Go to Athletics-->Sports Sign-Ups.  NEW This Year! There will be a $50 late registration fee for any student who does not sign up during the allotted time period. 
For questions, please contact Junior High Assistant Athletic Director, Pete Lavorato.

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
Posted 09/05/2018 01:29PM
TKA Varsity Football Participating in Stanford Concussion Education Research: For the study, this Thursday, the football team will be randomly divided into 3 groups and receive different concussion education via online video. They will take a pre- and post test to determine effectiveness of instruction.  In three weeks, the players will be given a retention survey. Watch this video to learn more about Stanford's CrashCourse concussion education program.
Posted 08/31/2018 01:33PM
The highlights of the day were Anna Mokkapati winning the girls varsity race by over 90 seconds and Kyle Bergstedt taking 4th place overall in the boys varsity race. Also Sophia Lee had an impressive race as well and placed 12th overall in the girls varsity race. The times were very slow as the course was very technical with lots of turns, sand, and small up and downhills plus the warm temperatures. Many of the runners placed in the top ten of their races.
Here is the link to all the results:  TKA @ Jaugar Invitational - Aug. 30th 2018 
Posted 08/27/2018 02:22PM

Celebrating 15 Years of Football! Come cheer on the Knights on Friday, August 31, 4:30 p.m. JV, 7:30 p.m. Varsity. This is the second home game of the season against Monte Vista Christian of Watsonville (non-League). At half-time, we will be recognizing our alumni players from the 1st TKA team and honoring former coach, Ron Kellner!

For more info about TKA football, go to

Posted 08/12/2018 12:21PM

Junior High Fall Sports Online Registration Open Until August 17: cross country, golf tournament (boys/girls), football, softball, swimming. Go to

NEW This Year! There will be a $50 late registration fee for any student who does not sign up during the allotted time period.


Posted 08/12/2018 12:00PM

PE GEAR: You may now pre-order PE uniforms online at  Only the t-shirt and shorts are required for PE uniforms.  The sweats are optional.  The PE uniforms have not changed; thus, gear purchased in previous years is still acceptable. PLEASE ORDER BY MONDAY, AUGUST 20. Orders will be shipped to your home on Tuesday, September 4. Students will be required to wear uniforms beginning Tuesday, September 11. We only place one order for P.E. uniforms during the first semester, so please don't delay!

SPIRIT GEAR:  Get your spirit gear at Support The King's Academy! Order sweatshirts, polos, t-shirts with The King's Academy logo or Knights logo. New! We've added a few moisture management items, as well as some new styles! PLEASE ORDER BY MONDAY, AUGUST 20.

Posted 07/16/2018 12:05PM
  • NEW THIS YEAR!! There will be a $50 late registration fee for any student who does not sign up by Monday, July 30.

  • The online sign-up page goes live starting Monday, July 16, 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.

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