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Posted 04/09/2019 11:00AM

Sports Physical Day: Monday, May 6, 5:30-8:00 p.m., $35, TKA Campus, Registration in W Building


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. 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 school year. The physical can be done at TKA or by your family physician.

Posted 04/01/2019 09:51AM
Stanford Invitational Results 
  • Bralyn Lux won the Stanford Invitational in the long jump with a jump of 23' 3" and is now second on the all time TKA leader board. He is only .25 inches off the school record. Next week he competes at the most competivive track and field invitaional in the country at the Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles. 
  • Kamau Carlisle ties the school record in the 100 meters in a time of 10.95 and finished 5th at the Stanford Invitational. He will compete next week as well at the Arcadia invitational in the 100 meters, 4x100, and Long Jump. Kamau tied the TKA school record in the 100 meters as well this weekend. 
  • The boys 4x400 meter relay team consisting of JT Williamson, Micah Jensen, Kamau Carlisle and Noah Short, placed 14th overall in a time of 3:29.22. The team ran the third fastest time in school history. JT Williamson ran 51.5, Micah Jensen ran 54.0, Kamau ran 52.3 and Noah Short ran 50.2 respectively in their relay splits. 
  • Also last week at our regular WBAL meet Joanna Yu had a life time best in the pole vault of 11'3" and broke her own school record. She also will be competing at the Arcadia invitational in Los Angeles.  
  • Stanford Results for all athletes -

Fremont Meet 

  • Noah Short in his first 100 meter race every broke the sophomore school record set by Kamau Carlisle. Noah ran 11.34 and his now 3rd overall on the school leader board. 
  • Leah Tasker ran an excellent 100 meter race and ran 12.98 and moved up to fourth all time on the TKA record board. 
  • Molly Clarke also had an excellent 100 meter race and ran 13.32 and moved up to 8th overall all on the TKA record board. 
  • Fremont Meet Results ---

TKA had a plethora of Personal Records (PRs) among all the athletes. Congrats to all. Please pray for the athletes traveling down to Southern California for a safe and fulfilling trip and for continued health and for God's will to be done.  - Coach Tompkins

Posted 03/21/2019 01:12PM

Sports Physical Day: Monday, May 6, 5:30-8:00 p.m., $35

TKA Campus, Registration in W Building

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. 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 school year. The physical can be done at TKA or by your family physician.

Read details and "Frequently Asked Question" here.

Posted 03/18/2019 10:07AM

TKA Sports Camps Are Open to the Public: Register by May 1 for Early Bird Pricing!

We are excited about TKA's Summer Sports Camps for 2019.  Please pass this information on to any families that you think could benefit from our Christian sports camps:  Coed Football (ages 8-13), Coed Volleyball (ages 9-13), Coed Soccer (ages 4-13).

Posted 03/13/2019 02:01PM

The Central Coast Section has announced the 14 recipients of the CCS Scholar-Athlete Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year including TKA senior, Kyle Bergstedt. Kyle runs Cross Country and Track & Field for TKA. 

These exceptional student-athletes were nominated by their schools and put forth to their leagues for selection. One male and one female were selected from each of the leagues that make up the CCS. The applications from these females and males were then submitted to the CCS Scholarship and Awards Committee.

The 14 scholarship winners will each receive a $500 scholarship at the CCS Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast on Monday, March 25, at the Silver Creek Sportsplex.

Read full press release here.

Congratulations Kyle!

Posted 03/06/2019 01:16PM

ALL Junior High Sports Tryouts Begin on Tuesday, March 12, After School.  Please make sure they are properly dressed for the sport they are participating in. Please make sure your son or daughter have all their paperwork done for the athletic clearance process so they can get their clearance ticket.  Sports will meet at following locations:

  • Baseball - Fair Oaks Park
  • Volleyball - Main Gym or Auxiliary Gym
  • Tennis - Tennis courts
  • Track - Track
Posted 03/04/2019 09:51AM
TKA had a total of 38 students on the JV and Varsity Swim Team (18 girls and 20 boys) participate in the first swim meet! Our kids raced their hearts out, some of them it was their first swim meet ever! Coaches Justin Proulx, Vinnie Mata and Amanda Seguritan are super proud of all of our swimmers! Here are some highlights from the meet (FYI - the sophomores dominated getting new Personal Records (PR) - 
  • Osman Cheng (10) got two new PRs - the first in 50 Freestyle (beating his previous PR by 1 second) and 100 Breaststroke (beating his previous PR by 2 seconds)
  • Hannah Po (10) has a new PR in 50 Freestyle (beating her previous PR by a whopping 1/10th of a second)
  • Megan Porter (PSP 10) has a new PR in 50 Freestyle (beating her previous time by 3/100th of a second)
  • Akshitha Venguideshe (10) has a new PR in 50 Freestyle (beating her previous PR by 16/100th of a second). 
  • Gregory Irwin (11) has a new PR in 100 Freestyle (beating his previous PR by 4 whole seconds). 
  • Osman Cheng (10), Andy Huang (11), Joshua Ridder (10), Issac Irwin (PSP 10) had a great time in their 200 Freestyle Relay of being only 10 seconds shy of a CCS cut! And Josh and Issac are newbies to swimming competitively!
We are so excited by the potential that this team has within themselves and we can't wait to see how the rest of the season turns out! Come out to the next swim meet - Thursday, March 14, at Menlo School!
Posted 03/04/2019 08:34AM
A few highlights of the meet 
  • Anna Mokkapati won both the 1600 and 800 meters. 
  • Leah Tasker won the 100 meters and placed 2nd in the 200 meters. 
  • Noah Short won the 400 meter race. 
  • Kyle Bergstedt placed 2nd in the 1600. 
  • JT Williamson placed 2nd in the 400 meters and 3rd overall in the 200 meters. 
  • Joanne Yu won the pole vault at the Willow Glen Invitational
We had many good performances to say the least and several new postings on the school record board.  
TKA season records - Season records 
TKA school records (Several people moved up on the list) - TKA School Records
Posted 02/25/2019 10:29AM
There were over 1000 athletes competing at the meet and over 40 schools competed. We had over 60 TKA athletes compete.  A few highlights from the meet:
  • Junior Anna Mokkapati places 2nd overall in the 1600 in a time of 5:07.99. (CCS leading mark)
  • Senior JT Williamson places 3rd overall in the 300 meter hurdles in 41.84. 
  • Sophomore Joanne Yu places 4th overall in the pole vault in 10 feet 6 inches.
  • Senior Kyle Bergstedt places 9th overall in the 1600 in a time of 4:38.47 and moves up to 7th overall on the TKA record board. 
  • Frosh Leah Tasker (in her first track races ever) places 10th overall in the 400 meters in 63.17 and moves up to 7th overall on the TKA record board.
  • Junior Caleb Epps and sophomore CJ Durand are now 1 and 2 on the record list with vaults of 9 feet and 8 feet 6 inches respectively (It is the first time ever we have had boy pole vaulters ).  
TKA Individual Results - TKA athletes that competed at the meet. 
Posted 02/21/2019 08:43PM
Congratulations to TKA Boys Varsity Basketball and Coach Nate Carroll on a stellar season. The Knights played in the Division IV CCS Semi-Finals for the first time in our school's history. They lost by a thin margin to Carmel High School tonight (2/21/19), 62-58. We are proud of you, Knights!
Posted 02/20/2019 08:30AM


TKA Boys Basketball team is headed to the Division IV CCS Semi-Finals for the first time in school history! We won 62-51 vs Jefferson in a hard fought game. Sophomore Noah Short played an incredible game scoring 34 points to help lead the Knights to victory! 


CCS Semi-Finals

  • When: TOMORROW (Thursday, February 21) at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where:  Hartnell College (411 Central Ave, Salinas 93901)
  • Bracket linked here
  • Admission: Adult-$10, Seniors/Students/Children 6 and older-$5, Under 6-Free; Family Plan (2 General/2 Children) - $28.

Read article here about TKA's win over Jefferson: "King's Academy beats Jefferson behind Short's 34-point night"

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:
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 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!

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