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Posted 02/12/2019 09:01AM
Steve Caldwell, TKA Soccer Coach, Named CCS Honors Coach for 2019! We are proud and honored to have Steve representing The King's Academy and so beautifully reflecting the values of our King and our school through his words and actions. Our students are so very fortunate to have Steve mentoring and leading them. Read the press release here.
Posted 02/04/2019 10:23AM
The Boys Varsity soccer team took on Crystal Springs this past Saturday. The game got off to a good start with some good energy from the boys. In the 9th minute, Junior Lucas Sage sent in a beautiful free kick into the box that was headed past the keeper by Junior Zach Paszkeicz for an early 1-0 lead. The Knights kept on the pressure and played well the rest of the half keeping Crystal spring on their heels. With one minute left in the half Senior Zach Aguinaga had a throw in from the sideline which was headed towards the goal by Senior Dylan Glenn and deflected in for a 2-0 lead. The second half started off strong with a few early chances to score that narrowly missed. The score was still 2-0 with about 15 minutes to go when Crystal scored on a clumsy goal to get the score to 2-1. Then 4 minutes later, Crystal went on the counter attack after a goal kick and drove the entire field to score and tie the game up 2-2. Even with Crystal with the momentum, the boys didn't give up and kept fighting. They wanted this win badly. With 2 minutes left in the game, Senior Zach Aguinaga had another throw in  which was cleared to the top of the box. Senior Jack Kliewer came up from his defensive position and was in perfect position to put a good strike on the ball which flew past the keeper to give the Knights the lead again! The game would end 3-2 and the boys could now go and enjoy JSB that evening knowing they came away with a solid win. 
Posted 01/25/2019 09:53AM
Bralyn Lux was named 1st Team All CCS running back and Noah Short 2nd Team linebacker by Prep2Prep. Read article here.
Bralyn Lux, The King’s Academy: FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Position: Running Back
Year: Senior
The Offensive Player of the Year in the PAL-Ocean, Lux ran for 1,811 yards and 24 touchdowns, averaging nearly 11 yards per carry, while also adding 670 yards and nine scores through the air. He was at his best in the post-season, racking up 664 yards and nine touchdowns from scrimmage in semifinal and title game wins over Monterey and Carmel
Noah Short, King’s Academy: SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sophomore
Keep an eye on Short over the next two seasons, after the sophomore racked up 114 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, and six sacks for the Knights during their run to a CCS title. He was also named first-team PAL-Ocean and scored on both sides of the ball.
Posted 01/16/2019 12:51PM

The boys varsity Basketball team has had an amazing start to their league season under their new head Coach Nate Carroll. Starting off against Pinewood, the Knights took control of the game early and never gave it back. Solid guard play from Senior Malachi Mitchell and Sophomore Noah Short gave the Knights a big boost as they score 15 and 19 points respectively. The Knights defeated Pinewood 72-51. Next up was an away game at Sacred Heart Prep. The Knights historically have not had good fortune in their gym, but a quick 11-0 start in the 1st quarter gave our boys some early momentum. Sacred Heart slowly but surely battled back and actually took the lead by 1 point going into the 3rd quarter. Some big 3 pointers by Rustin McManis and Noah Short coupled with Matt Wilson grinding out some tough points in the paint ignited the second half. The 4th quarter was where the Knights poured it on outscoring Sacred Heart by 10 points. TKA won 57-45. TKA easily handled Crystal Springs 62-28 with a dominant performance. Another tough matchup over the years has been the Priory Panthers. Again, TKA played hard and with intensity against the Panthers and lead by 9 after 2 quarters. The third quarter was where the Knights really showed up. With a solid home crowd cheering them on, the defense stepped up and got stop after stop leading to a huge block by Mitchell. TKA outscored Priory 24-9 in the third quarter and never looked back. The final would be 61-44 which improved the team to 4-0 in the league.

The Knights next home game will be vs Pinewood on 1/25 @ 6:30 p.m.

Posted 01/16/2019 12:50PM

The Girls Basketball team took on the Mercy San Francisco Skippers in their first league match of the season. Mercy has been a dominant basketball program and TKA had never beaten Mercy in Varsity Basketball. The game opened up with Mercy on an offensive tear almost scoring at will. The Skippers strong forward and guard one-two punch proved to be a match-up problem for the Knights. After the first half, Mercy was up 26-14 and seemed too strong. The second half, however, was a completely different story. Defensively the Knights stepped up and some shots finally started to fall on offense. Senior Rebecca Philip was the spark that got the Knights going offensively hitting some huge 3-pointers. A new addition to the team, sophomore Kristin Barton also scored some big buckets and was efficient distributing the ball around the court. The Knights outscored the Skippers 19-5 in the 3rd quarter to give them a 2 point lead going into the 4th quarter. Mercy didn't go away though. They battled hard and gained the lead back by one point with about 1 minute to go, but then Senior Sarah French hit a huge shot to put the Knights back up be one. The lead would hold and the Knights would win 44-43! This huge win for the program will hopefully give them some momentum going into next week.

Their next home game is Tuesday, 1/22, @ 5:00 p.m. vs Crystal Springs.

Posted 01/14/2019 11:57AM
Congratulations to TKA Senior and varsity basketball player, Jonny Reitinger, who received the Lexus Volunteer Award for his extensive service work with Boy Scouts and his participation in TKA's Tecate Service Trip. The award was featured on 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSa7i0k1ZEY
Posted 01/11/2019 10:23AM
Congratulations to TKA alumni Michelle Maemone (Class of 2015) who was the fifth pick in the third round by the Utah Royals at the National Women's Soccer League draft yesterday!
Posted 01/07/2019 03:35PM

Shane Benetz, Class of 2018, plays on UC San Diego's men's volleyball team.

"Individually, freshman middle Shane Benetz had a team-high five kills to go along with two aces, and a block assist for UC San Diego." Read full article here.

Posted 12/14/2018 01:22PM

The Girls Varsity Basketball team has had a tough start to the season and were hoping to turn things around vs Yerba Buena. King's started off a little bit slow in the 1st quarter but started to shoot a lot better in the 2nd quarter. Senior Rebecca Philip ignited the scoring run with a few key jump shots and layups. The Knights were down 21-19 going into halftime but had the momentum on their side. The third quarter was where the Knights really opened things up. The girls relentless press defense forced Yerba Buena into turnover after turnover which gave the Knights plenty of scoring chances. King's would outscore Yerba Buena 13-4 in the 3rd quarter and take a 7 point lead going into the 4th quarter. Junior Bethany Chum played nearly the entire game at point guard and scored 8 points with some key free throws made. Senior Reagan Frame hurt her hand in the 2nd quarter, but still managed to make 2 key three-pointers to give the Knights a boost. Rebecca had a brilliant night scoring 19 points from all over the floor and playing good defense. The girls won 45-36.

The Knights have one more home game before Christmas Break this Friday, 12/14, vs. Woodside @ 6:30 pm. 

Posted 12/14/2018 01:22PM

The Girls Varsity soccer team took on Gilroy hoping for a better result than their 6-2 loss last season. The girls were determined to play better and they definitely did. From the opening whistle, you could tell our girls were playing at a high level and we're going to be tough to beat. Freshman Sydney Aguinaga started off the scoring with an early goal in the first half. The Knights were relentless on offense and really clicked for the first time all season. Senior Ella Cole scored next off of a corner kick followed by Junior Sierra Yeadon on a hard driven shot. 3-0 going into the half wasn't even half the scoring that would happen. Defenders Abby Alford and Lauren Pilli both added to the scoresheet for the first time this season. Junior Hailey Richey also scored and sent a beautiful cross into Yeadon who scored on a header for her second goal of the game.  Freshman Leah Tasker would finish out the scoring on a breakaway late in the second half which ended the game in an 8-0 route. This was the highest scoring game for the Knights in the past 5 years.

The team has one more game remaining in the Fremont tournament this Saturday, 12/15, at TKA, 10:00 am. Come out and support your Knights!

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 tennisrecruiting.net 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:

SINGLES PLAYERS

SCORES

DOUBLES TEAMS

SCORES

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
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  • Boys Soccer
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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

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