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News Archives 02-03 school year, Sept 1 .. Dec 30 2002
Mitty Classic - Girls' Varsity Basketball
Presentation Tournament - JV Girls' Basketball (photo highlights)
"The Nike/Chandler Tournament of Champions is universally regarded as America's finest high school basketball event. Over 1,000 student/athletes competing for 72 teams from 22 different states will converge on Phoenix, Arizona for three days of competition that will help decide the 2002 National Championship." - from the tournament website.
High School Girls Soccer team lost to Kings Academy. At break the team needs to come to the gym for holiday treats and a quick, but important meeting.
High School boys JV basketball lost yesterday, but the varsity team won 51 to 48.
The Varsity girls won convincingly vs St Ignatius in a 59-36 game. The team came out strong, and was up by 7 at half time, but really put the game away in the third quarter and continued to pull away in the fourth quarter. The team played its usual aggressive defence and fast-paced offense. Katy Digovich had game-high point total honors with 28.
The JV girls played hard, but lost 39-50 to a tough St Ignatius team.
Junior High Boys VB basketball team won by the score of 38 to 28.
The Junior High Basketball "B" team beat St. Simon #6 on Wednesday, December
The Junior High "B" team are on a winning streak. They beat St. Simon #4 38-28, on Dec 12..
Junior High "B" team beat St. Simon #2 on Sat Dec 14, 44 to 39..
Interact is proud to announce that Pinewood collected more than 400 books during the Gift of Reading Drive held last week. Gift of Reading is a program that collects new or like-new books and distributes them to under-priviliged children at the holidays, and to family literacy programs. Thanks to all who participated!
The Junior High Basketball "B" team beat Resurrection Monday Dec 9! Pinewood
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Anne was the captain of the tennis team, won the coaches’ award, and was nominated to receive the 1st Team All-League Award. Anne also qualified for the CCS individual tournament with partner Mele Pelea. The team made it as far as the Quarterfinals, where they lost in three sets to a tough doubles team.
COACH’S COMMENT: “ Anne has been a dedicated and valued member of the tennis team for four years. Through the years not only has she become a fundamentally sound and competitive doubles player, she also became a leader and great example to the younger players. We will miss her next year!”
SPORT: CROSS COUNTRY
Accomplishments: Ryan came in as a freshman and worked incredibly hard during the season. He consistently placed in the top third of every race as a VARSITY runner (placing in the top five if he had been able to run JV). He qualified for CCS as an individual runner (runners far slower than Ryan qualified simply because they were on a team), and ran a competitive race for us. He is also a solid student and a talented artist.
Coaches Comments: Ryan is a disciplined and competitive runner. He will only improve over the years and considering his success as a freshman, he will continue to thrive in this sport. Aside from his accomplishments in Cross Country, Ryan is also a kind and unique person - he kept us laughing throughout the season.
Pinewood played Mitty in two close, hotly contested games this evening. The Varsity girls, playing their perennial arch-rivals, fought strong through an exciting, tough,and physical game. The lead changed several times in the course of the game, but ended in a narrow loss, 57-62.
The JV girls played their Mitty counterparts in a see-saw game that brought out the best in every player, and pulled out a 54-45 win in the fourth quarter.
The Junior High Varsity B basketball team beat Resurrection yesterday.
HS Girls Basketball Varsity team loses to Mitty, 57 - 62. Our JV team defeated Mitty JV 54 - 45.
The varsity boys basketball team lost on Saturday to Menlo. They finished in 4th place in the Pinewood Invitational.
The Girls JV basketball team, coached by Sarah Mattern, exhibited Pinewood's trademark flair and style to defeat Mission San Jose (54 - 34), Saratoga (53 - 14), and Mountain View HS (58 - 25) and emerge as the champions of the Mountain View Tournament! The team really gelled during this tournament, and with some terrific plays, typical Pinewood speed, aggressive offense and high pressure defense, as well as an outstanding level of team play, defeated their opponents convincingly to win the Tournament. Go Panthers!
Pinewood 44 Menlo 50
Junior High Girls Soccer lost yesterday 1 to 3, to St. Nicholas.
This month we are honoring a senior who is involved in everything and still does it at 100%. She is pleasant. She is upbeat. She is dedicated and she always does her best. She is a great example for compassion and responsibility. She did a great job organizing and executing the multicultural week, and she put together a very special assembly. She is awesome. Congratulations Lizzie Evans!
The Pinewood debate squad had a GREAT weekend Nov. 16-17 at Pinole Valley High
In other debate news, Mr. Schiechl has announced that he will be taking signups for
With teamwork, energy, and spirit, our team defeats St. Nicholas 45 - 37, on Sat morning. Game photos follow.
Photos from Pinewood's annual open house for prospective parents and students.
The Junior High "B" team had a tough defeat of 32-55 on Tuesday, November
On Monday, November 11th, the Pinewood Jr. High "A" Boys Basketball team
~Daniel Perry- 11/13/02
Photos from JVB Jr High Boys Nov 2 against Menlo
Yana Belyaev placed 55 out of 98. Her score was 27:00 minutes for the run on
The Junior High boys VB team lost to St Martins with a score of 32 to 55.
The Junior High Boys VA Basketball won last night with a score of 43 to 34, against St Joseph Mountain View.
The girls tennis team has made it to CCS playoffs. For those who are not familiar
Our first playoff match is this Wednesday at Gunn High School at 2:30PM. Because we
Thank you again and congratulations to Corinne, Whitney, and the rest of the team!!!!!!
Fremont Christian vs Pinewood at Fremont Christian:
(Fremont Christian vs Pinewood)
Pinewood Kill Leaders: Anna Tracy 20 Kills
Pinewood League Record: 5-5
The cross-country team rocked the coyote hills meet yesterday despite rain and lightning. Yana Belyaev qualified for CCS! The boys were neck and neck: for 3 miles, Ryan Morishige ran a 21:58, Ben Wilson a 21:59, Timmy Egan a 22:01, and Ali Ebrahim a 23:37. Because we were rained out, the boys are waiting for CCS qualifiers to be announced, but we have a great shot at it. Congratulations Cross-Country!!
For the individual CCS competition, Pinewood singles and doubles teams defeated Redwood Christian and Fremont Christian teams. This meant that Elizabeth Ashby and Jackie Tsui were to play each other at Pinewood to decide who would be sent as the singles representative for the CCS individual singles competition to be held during Thanksgiving break week. Mele Pelea and Anne Yeh were to play Bette Edwards and Marina Nekhendzy to decide who would go as the individual doubles team. Elizabeth defeated Jackie 6-0, 6-0. Mele and Anne defeated Betre and Marina by default. Elizabeth and Anne and Mele will compete at the CCS level during the Thanksgiving break. Pinewood will also compete at the CCS team level. All singles and doubles players will compete against teams representing other leagues. The determining rounds and the dates of play will be decided at the coaches' meeting to be held November 9.
On November 2nd was the Junior High “B” Team first basketball game against Menlo School. With their brand new uniforms on and determination and enthusiasm they were ready. It was a close game in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods until the 4th period when Menlo made a free throw and a couple of baskets.
It was a great team effort by all but we lost our first game 18-27.
Game 1: 11-15
Pinewood loss 2-3
Pinewood Kill Leaders: Brett Smith-Hams 13 Kills
Pinewood League Record: 5-4
Junior Varsity also played Kings Academy and lost, with scores of 15-12, 11-15 and 10-15.
Pinewood had a great match and took the match in 3 games:
Pinewood won 3-0
Pinewood Kill Leaders: Julie Nakamoto 7 Kills
Pinewood junior high and elementary students participated in the San Jose Catholic Athletic League Swim Meet at Sacred Heart. Photo here.
Did you know Math could be funny? To find out what's so amusing about Math, visit the inaugural edition of the Features page courtesy of Ms Tipps' freshman/sophomore Algebra II Adv class.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: He has been nominated for MVP of the soccer team and holds above a 3.0 GPA.
COACH’S COMMENT: “ Darren comes to every practice, and works hard without complaining about fatigue or injury. Without Darren anchoring the defense, the team would have had more goals scored on us. He has the attitude of a real athlete.”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Mele finished the season with a personal record of14-2. She also placed 1st at the prestigious Santa Catalina tournament.
COACHES COMMENTS: “ Mele has been a valuable member of the varsity team for two years. Her hard work and dedication has developed up her into a top junior player.”
Pinewood had a tough loss to Redwood Christian on Tues Oct 29.
Redwood Christian vs Pinewood (home vs visitors)
Redwood Christian won 3-2.
Pinewood Kill Leaders: Anna Tracy 22 Kills; 5 Solo Blocks; 4 Aces
Pinewood League Record: 4-3
Tennis won again 7 to 0 yesterday, they finished their season with a 14 and 2 record. Today they will be competing in the league qualifying individual CCS tournament. Good luck!
On Sunday Oct 6, the freshman class had a potluck family picnic organized by parent liason Susan Flesher and her family. It turned out to be a wonderful way for the families to get to know each other. The kids staked out the nearby basketball court and volleyball area, far enough from the parents to not appear to be related :) but close enough to make a run on the food when the time was ripe. The parents, meanwhile, had several hours to get acquainted and also managed to get first crack at the picnic fare! It was dark when we packed up, and everyone felt they had made new friends and caught up with old ones - definitely a great idea for next year's freshman class to consider.
Oct 28 - The debate team of Mark Jansen & Vikram Kumar went 3-2-0 at the Univ. of the Pacific
Oct 27 - Catching up on some news from the summer - The following Pinewood students received SAT awards for Seventh & Eighth Grade at the Johns Hopkins University Talented Youth Award ceremony by scoring higher than the average college-bound twelfth-grade student on the SAT1 in Mathematics and Verbal: Crystal Huang, Achuta Kadambi, Ellen Lathrop, Derek Lim, Michel Nofal, and Tim Wang.
Pinewood does not prevail :-(. Scores: 15-9, 8-15, 7-15, 8-15
Pinewood league record 4-2
Pinewood kill leader: Flesher (6)
Game 1: 15-2, Game 2: 15-10, Game 3: 15-3
Pinewood won 3-0
Pinewood Kill Leaders:
Pinewood League Record: 4-1
Friday, October 18: tennis meet against Notre Dame San Jose, a good
Results: All singles, Lejla Hodzic, first, Mele Pelea, second, Jessica Goldband, third, and Liz
In the Santa Catalina Invitational Tournament, Pinewood came in third.
The only losses in the eleven meets to date have been to Monta Vista, a
Plans for Pinewood's CCS competition have been under way as a very
On October 19, the Pinewood Flag Football team went to face off with St.
Pinewood played well on defense
Athletes of the Month:
Pinewood dominates, 3 - 0. Game 1: 15-6, 2: 15-5, 3: 15-12
Pinewood Kill Leaders: Brett Smith-Hams 12 Kills
Pinewood League Record: 3-1
Oct 11 - Experience won over youth, as the Pinewood faculty beat the seniors 24-18. Fan turnout was high on both sides, though considerable crossover support was noted.. Surprise star cum English and Film Studies teacher Coert Voorhees scored two touchdowns, and word on the street is that the students are already plotting next year's return engagement.
Pinewood triumphs, 3-1. Game 1: 15-1, 2: 13-15, 3: 15-13, 4: 16-14.
Cross-Country had their first league meet on this past Wednesday. Here are the results…Ben Wilson and Timmy Egan ran the 2.8-mile run in 18:08, while Ryan Morishige ran it in 18:50 and Ali Ebrahim came in at 23:35. For the girls, Yana Belyaev ran the 2.8-mile run in 21:48. Great job!
Girls tennis won, the score was 7 to 0. Make sure and plan to attend next week’s match on the 17th, free ice cream for everyone who attends.
We want to hear from you!
Do you play a sport? Are you a member of one of the many cool Panther clubs? Or are you a Pinewood parent with a child engaged in one of these activities? The student web site wants to hear from you! Send us details/photos/highlights of a particularly thrilling game... or debate... or performance...or... We welcome any and all additional tidbits, writeups and color about the many activities that are part of Pinewood's student life. Click the Submissions tab in the left hand Navigation bar to find out how to send it in. Look forward to hearing from you!
Note: All photos will be moved to the web page for that activity when they are removed from the News page, so at the end of the season, we hope to have a mini photo album online for each activity.
Schedules for all the fall sports and Varsity/JV winter sports are now online. Click on the Sports tab in the left hand navigation bar, then click on the particular sport. Note the 'Updated mm/dd/yy' entry at the top of the schedule - this matches the 'Update date' on Ms Tabarez's posted schedule.
Going forward, sports schedules will be available online before the season starts. Your trusty news page will announce availability for each sport as it gets posted.
Schedules for the Debate team are online, and are updated regularly as needed. Students and parents, remember to send the exciting details of the intellectual thrust-and-parry to the student web site for publication. Click the Submissions tab in the left hand Navigation bar to find out how to send it in.
Game 1: 15-3
League Record: 1-1
Kill Leaders: Tracy 15 Kills; Smith-Hams 11 Kills
Weekend Sports Roundup Oct 7
Sports Roundup Oct 4
Both the JV and Varsity Volleyball teams lost a tough match to Mt. View yesterday. The Varsity team plays in the Gilroy Tournament at 8:00 tomorrow (Sat.)
Sports Roundup Oct 3
Sports Roundup Oct 2
Girls’ Tennis won their match yesterday against Fremont Christian.
Volleyball vs Valley Christian
Valley Christian won 3-1. Game 1: 7-15, Game 2: 16-14, Game 3: 11-15, Game 4: 2-15
Pinewood's league record is now 0-1, overall record is 1-5
Pinewood kill leaders: Brett Smith-Hams 13 kills; Anna Tracey 11 Kills
Jr High Flag Football vs King's Academy (photos moved to flag football page)
Sept 25 - The Junior High Flag Football team evened up their season record to 1-1 with a
Player Daniel Perry has provided a first-person account of this exciting game, together with game photos -
Flag Football v St Nicholas
Sep 24 - The jr high flag football team played St Nicholas last Friday, Sep 20. Pinewood played valiantly with 8 players throughout the game (9 positions on the field). The final score was 25-13. The team stopped St Nicholas' first drive with an interception in the endzone by Paul Eichler. He tried to run it out of the endzone and was tackled on the 2 yard line. On the ensuing drive Micah Hecht scored a 58 yard touchdown on the 60 yard field! The team's second touchdown came in the 4th quarter with a with a 25 yard pass play to Stanley Hua.
Debate squad scores victory!
Sep 24 - The Pinewood varsity debate squad scored a fourth round victory over Saratoga on Saturday. Congratulations to Ashley Ocampo and Albert Wang for their fine effort.
This Saturday both the varsity and jv squads will be competing in the 3rd Annual Harker Invitational.
Sep 20 - Although the Freshman Class elections lacked the drama of hanging chads and butterfly ballots, the results were duly certified and are now official. Congratulations to Jeffrey Bien, Class President; Mehruss Abdollahi, Vice President; Kate Della Bona, Activities; Varoon Bose, Sports; and Miriam Zouzounis, Publicity. All the candidates worked very hard, as was evident from creative highlights such as Jeffrey Bien's Mountain Dew-style commercial and presidential candidate Alissa Flesher's Mission Impossible presentation.
Sept. 20 - The varsity and JV volleyball teams both lost close matches to Cupertino (varsity 2-3, JV 0-2). Both teams played great games. See their schedule for information on their next match. Varsity games results 4-15, 10-15, 16-14, 15-13, 13-15.
Game highlights: Smith-Hams 6 kills, Nakamoto 8 kills, Anna Tracy 15 kills.
Girls' Varsity VolleyBall wins 4-1 v Fremont High!
Sep 18 - Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team - they beat Fremont High 4-1. Game results 13-15, 15-3, 15-12, 15-5.
Game highlights: Kristin Mitchell - 14 ace serves, 7 kills; Brett Smith-Hams - 6 kills; Daniella Roark - 5 kills; Anna Tracy - 11 kills
Boys' Soccer Teams play Redwood Christian
Varsity boys' soccer lost 0-1 to Redwood Christian, while the JV team went 1-2.
Girls' Varsity VolleyBall goes 2-3 v Woodside Priory
Sep 12 - Game results 15-17,15-7, 2-15,16-14, 11-15. Game highlights: Brett Smith-Hams 7 kills; Anna Tracy 7 kills, 7 solo blocks; Stephanie Cirigliano - 3kills; Kristin Mitchell - 1 kill; Julie Nakamoto - 2 kills; Daniella Roark - 1 kill; Alissa Flesher - 1 kill
2002-03 New Student Application and Jan 15 deadline
Sep 4 - Applications for NEW K-12 students will be available mid-September. The application due date is Jan 15. More information for Upper Campus admissions is located on the Admissions pages of the web site. Please contact the specific campus office for details.
Get Updates on Sports Schedules via Email
Sep 4 - Game schedules will be sent home with athletes the first week of school and will be posted on the web. Schedules often change due to weather, conflicts, or other reasons. Revised schedules will be given to athletes and changes will be posted on the school bulletin boards, and every effort will be made to keep the web site up to date. If you are interested in receiving an updated sports schedule via email, please email Michelle Tabarez at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email address, and sport you would like updates on. Please feel free to call or email the Athletic Office anytime to verify game times and locations.
New! Pinewood Chamber Players
Aug 30 - Check out the new Pinewood Chamber Players - If you have one or more years experience playing a woodwind or brass instrument, and want to play and perform with your friends from school, this is the club for you.
Corinne Mansourian and Whitney Wood will be returning to coach the High School Girls' Varsity and JV tennis teams. Practice begins Monday, August 26th at 2:30 pm.
Patty Welze will be coaching Varsity Cross Country for both boys and girls. Practice starts Tuesday, September 4th at 2:30 pm.