Senior baseball player Ronan Gilmore is a Bay Area News Group athlete of the week nominee after helping lead the Monarch baseball team to three big wins last week. On Friday, Ronan had two hits in a come from behind, extra inning win vs league rival Bellarmine, and he followed that up on Saturday with two more hits and a run scored in another extra inning win on the road at Los Gatos. Vote for Ronan here.
Congratulations to sophomore Evie Marheineke who broke a 21 year old school record in the 3200M race by finishing with a 10:40.56 time at the Dublin Distance Fiesta on Saturday. The previous record was set in 2002 by Mikayla Plank with a time of 10:55.61. Evie and the track team will continue WCAL competition this Wednesday as they host Sacred Heart Cathedral and Riordan at 3pm.
Archbishop Mitty this week receiveed the Safe Sport School Award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment. Congratulations and thank you to our two athletic trainers, Chelsea and Scott, for all they do to keep our student-athletes healthy.
Vote for sophomore baseball player Monty Sunderland for this week's Bay Area News Group's athlete of the week. Monty helped lead the Monarchs to a 6-2 victory over Valley Christian on Friday in the championship game of the Wilcox Tournament. He pitched a strong six innings to earn the win, striking out two, while allowing only six hits and zero walks. Vote for Monty here.
On Saturday night, the women’s basketball team beat Clovis West 63-43 to advance to the NorCal Open Division championship game. Freshman McKenna Woliczko led the Monarchs with 14 points and 13 rebounds, senior Elle Hanson scored 11 points, and junior Morgan Cheli added 8 points, 3 steals and 3 assists. Read more about the game in the Mercury News here. The Monarchs will host Salesian tomorrow night in Fien Gym at 7pm.
The baseball team won the Wilcox Tournament last week with wins over Leland, Palo Alto, and Valley Christian. On Thursday, the Monarchs beat Palo Alto 9-4 behind big performances from senior Alijah Ramos, who was 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs, senior Matteo Blandino, who was 2-3 with 2 runs, and junior Makoa Sniffen, who was 3-3 with 3 runs. On Friday, the Monarchs beat Valley Christian 6-2 in the championship game behind a great offensive output in a 5 run 5th inning, and 6 strong innings of pitching from sophomore Monty Sunderland to pick up the win. The team is currently 4-0 on the season. Great job, Monarchs.
Congratulations to our women's basketball team who won the CCS Open Division Championship on Friday with a 74-51 win over Pinewood at Santa Clara University. Freshman McKenna Woliczko led the Monarchs in scoring with 22 points, and junior Morgan Cheli added 18 and senior Maya Hernandez had 12. The championship is the 31st section title for the program, a state record. Read more about the game in the Mercury News here. The Monarchs received the number 2 seed for the NorCal Playoff bracket and will host Clovis West on Saturday at 7pm.
The men’s soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the CCS Open Division Playoffs this week with a win over Aragon on Saturday at home, 2-0. In a thrilling back and forth match, the Monarchs were tied 0-0 with 5 minutes to go. Junior Guiseppe Sigala scored on an assist from junior Daniel Mendoza to put the Monarchs up 1-0 with under 5 minutes remaining. Junior Manuel Portillo added another goal on an assist from Sigala to give the Monarchs the 2-0 win and secure a spot in the CCS semi finals this week. The team will play on Wednesday at 7pm at Alisal High School.
The men's basketball team captured the Father Barry Tournament Championship for the third time in school history on Saturday after three days of tough competition, improving their season record to an impressive 5-0! A special congratulations to junior Gavin Ripp and senior Eric Brown for making the all-tournament team, and junior Tyler Jones, who was named Most Valuable Player. This tournament has been bringing together some of the best teams in Northern California for almost 50 years. Since the tournament started in 1974, more than a dozen student-athletes who participated in these games have gone on to become NBA players and another 90+ student-athletes have played basketball at Division I schools.
The tournament started on Thursday, when the Monarchs defeated St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in the opening round. Princeton-bound senior Derek Sangster scored 19 points, followed closely by senior Jaiden Paran with 14 points, and Jones and Brown, who each added another nine points. On Friday, the team defeated De La Salle, 62-52. Junior Tyler Jones led the Monarchs with 22 points and 6 rebounds, and senior Eric Brown added 11 points and 7 rebounds. On Saturday, the Monarchs defeated host Jesuit, 74-65, to take home the championship. Jones again led the way with 23 points, with Brown adding 19 points and 10 rebounds, and junior Nathan Noronha adding 13 points and Gavin Ripp with 12 points.
The women’s basketball team is off to a great start. On Saturday, the Monarchs defeated Cardinal Newman, 58-31, during the three-day Cardinal Newman Tournament, improving their season record to 4-0. Three Monarchs contributed double digits in points, including junior Morgan Cheli with 19 points, senior Haley Hernandez with 12 points, and senior Elle Hanson with 11 points. During the tournament, the Monarchs also defeated the St. Mary’s Rams and Branson Bulls.
The season is just starting but has already included some big honors for Coach Phillips and individual Monarchs on the team. Last week, Cheli was named to the 2022-2023 Watch List for the Naismith Girls’ High School Underclassmen Player of the Year! The week before that, Coach Phillips was recognized in the San Francisco Chronicle for being the winningest high school women’s basketball coach in Northern California. Last year, the Monarchs captured the ‘Iolani Classic, WCAL, CCS Open Division, and NorCal Open Division championships. The team looks forward to competing again this year!
The men’s basketball team defeated Moreau Catholic, 86-66, during the Oscar Frayer Invitational on Saturday, bringing their season record to 2-0. Senior Derek Sangster led the Monarchs with 30 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Jaiden Paran-Parham and juniors Tyler Jones, Nathan d’Abreu-Noronha and Gavin Ripp all contributed 11 points. The Monarchs are the reigning WCAL Champions and look forward to being back on the court this year!
The women’s wrestling team competed in the Royal Tournament over the weekend. Sophomore Mia Pierre finished in second place, followed closely by junior Kate Campisi in sixth place. Last year, the women’s wrestling program brought home the inaugural WCAL Tournament Championship, with one Monarch advancing all the way to the state championship. The team looks forward to competing again this year.
Last month, five fall sports teams were named CCS Scholastic Championship Teams, including the field hockey, football, women’s golf, women’s volleyball, and men’s water polo teams. The CCS recognizes the top five varsity teams with the highest collective grade point average of all teams competing in that sport during the fall season.
The Monarchs defeated the Saint Francis Lancers, 42-41, in a thrilling overtime victory last Friday. With less than 5 minutes on the clock, the Monarchs were trailing by 15 points when they stepped it up in what The Mercury News called a “Monarch Miracle.” The team, which chose the motto “Gritty Mitty” this season, did indeed show their courage and resolve. With 4 minutes and 46 seconds left on the clock, senior quarterback Wills Towers passed to junior Caden Allard for a touchdown. Then, Towers passed to senior Benjamin Kim for a second touchdown. With just 24 seconds left on the clock, Towers passed to senior Danny Scudero for a two-point conversion, which tied the game, 35-35. In overtime, Towers passed to senior Charlie Butler for a touchdown, which gave the Monarchs the lead, 42-35. After St. Francis scored on the next possession, the Lancers were unable to convert the extra point, and the Monarchs won 42-41. For the team’s seniors, the victory this past Friday means another chance to wear black and gold.
“It feels unreal, to be honest,” Butler told The Mercury News. “It’s so special. I couldn’t let this be my last week of football. I don’t think any of our seniors could, either.”
The Monarchs have a 9-3 season record and are ranked one of the top five teams in the San Francisco Metro by MaxPreps. Cheer on the Monarchs as they take on Serra in the CCS Championships at 7 p.m. this Friday, November 25th, at San Jose City College. Get tickets here. Go Monarchs!
Congratulations to the field hockey team, which captured the CCS Championship in a 1-0 victory over Christopher on Saturday, with the game-changing goal coming from junior Tiana Osuna. The win is the ninth CCS Championship in program history and concludes the team’s incredible season with an overall 20-2-1 record!
Congratulations to the men's and women's cross country teams, which placed 10th and fifth, respectively, in the CCS Championships on Saturday. A special congratulations to sophomore Evie Marheineke and junior Liam Saxton, who each placed second in their individual races, qualifying for the state championship on Saturday, November 26th, in Fresno.
The football team defeated Los Gatos, 29-28, in the CCS quarterfinals last Friday in a thrilling overtime victory at Los Gatos. The Monarchs will advance to the CCS DI Semifinals vs. St. Francis at 7 p.m. this Friday, November 18th, at St. Francis.
"It doesn't get better than this," senior Danny Scudero told The Mercury News. "Los Gatos is a good team. They're in Division I for a reason."
Scudero scored the deciding points on a two-point conversion on a pass from senior Wills Towers. Scudero also began the game with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff.
The women's volleyball team defeated Oak Ridge High School, 3-0, on Saturday in the Fien Gym. The Monarchs currently have an incredible 30-8 season record and are ranked one of the top 10 teams in the state by MaxPreps. The team will play St. Francis for the NorCal Championships at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15th, at St. Francis with the winner advancing to the State Championship.
This week, many fall sports teams are participating in CCS Semifinals, CCS Championships, and NorCal Playoffs. Mark your calendars, and don’t miss these games!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
Men’s Water Polo
CCS DI Semifinal
Monarchs vs. Los Altos
Gunn High School
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
Monarchs vs. Gilroy
Valley Christian High School
Women’s Water Polo
CCS DI Semifinal
Monarchs vs. Gunn
Gunn High School
NorCal Open Division Quarterfinal
Monarchs vs. Monte Vista
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
CCS Open Division Quarterfinals
Monarchs vs. Los Gatos
Los Gatos High School
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
Women’s Team Races at 1:30 p.m.; Men’s Team Races at 2:05 p.m.
For all CCS and NorCal games, tickets must be purchased on GoFan.
For the first time in school history, Monarchs won both the men’s and women’s individual WCAL Championships for cross country last week! On Wednesday, sophomore Evie Marheineke won the women’s race, claiming the individual WCAL Championship at Crystal Springs in Belmont with a time of 17 minutes and 19 seconds. She led the women’s team in placing second overall and achieved a personal record time on the course. Junior Liam Saxton also won the men’s race, claiming the individual WCAL Championship with a time of 15 minutes and 53 seconds. He is the first individual WCAL Champion in cross country for the men’s team in school history, and completed the race in personal record time with a blistering 5 minute and 32 second average mile time! An impressive two out of every three runners on the entire cross country team competing in the WCAL Championships had personal records in this race. Good luck to both teams at the CCS Championships this weekend on Saturday, November 12th! The women race at 1:30 p.m. and the men at 2:05 p.m. with live results available at rttimingsolutions.com.
The field hockey team beat St. Ignatius, 2-1, on Saturday, earning a spot in the CCS Semifinals. With six minutes to go in the first quarter, senior Jaylene Banaag scored the first goal, giving the Monarchs a 1-0 lead. By halftime, the score was tied, 1-1. But in the fourth quarter, junior Tiana Osuna scored the deciding goal with almost 10 minutes left in the game.
The women’s water polo team defeated Menlo Atherton, 7-6, on Saturday to advance to the CCS Semifinals. By the end of the first quarter, the score was tied, 2-2. But by halftime, the Monarchs had the lead, 4-3. A special shoutout goes to junior Gracie Imrisek who scored four goals, earned five steals, and drew two ejections. Another shout out goes to goalie and sophomore Khushi Chitkara, who, in her very first varsity start, came up with some timely blocks to keep the momentum in the Monarchs’ favor.
The men’s water polo team defeated Woodside, 8-2, on Saturday to advance to the CCS Semifinals. The Monarchs had the lead by the end of the first quarter, 2-1. By halftime, they had added two more goals and led the way, 4-1. Goalie and senior Patrick Maytum had excellent defense, only letting two goals in during the entire game. Freshman Gordon Vernooy played great center defense, and junior Lucas Gannon scored some clutch goals.
This week, many of our fall sports teams are heading to playoffs! Mark your calendars to cheer on the Monarchs at these big games:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
CCS Championship: Women’s Golf
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
WCAL Championship: Cross Country
CCS Open Division Semifinals: Women’s Volleyball
Monarchs vs. Sacred Heart Prep
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
WCAL Tournament: Women’s Tennis
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
CCS Quarterfinals: Field Hockey
Good luck to all our fall sports teams competing this week! Follow @AMHSathletics on Twitter for updates throughout the week.
The women’s golf team placed third, with a total score of 432, at the WCAL Championship Tournament last Monday. The Monarchs were led by senior Allison Lam, who had a score of 76. Good luck tomorrow in the CCS Championship at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey!
Congratulations to Coach John Mosunic, who was just named the 2022 CCS Fall Honor Coach for Women’s Golf. Coach Mosunic has coached at Mitty for more than 40 years, including three decades of coaching men’s and women’s golf teams here on campus.
On Saturday, the women’s volleyball team defeated Burlingame, 3-0, in the CCS Quarterfinals. The Monarchs have an impressive 27-7 season record and are ranked as one of the top 10 teams in the state, according to MaxPreps. Good luck to the team as they compete in the CCS Open Division Semifinals at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, November 2nd, in the Fien Gym!
Each week, we've been sharing the details of upcoming Senior Days for each of our fall sports teams. This week, we're celebrating the last two Senior Days.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
WCAL III Meet
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
Monarchs vs. St. Francis
Varsity kickoff at 7 p.m.
The women’s volleyball team added victories over Presentation and Sacred Heart Cathedral to their season record of 26-6 last week. On Tuesday, the Monarchs beat Presentation, 3-0. On Thursday, the team also defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral in three sets, which puts the team at 8-1 record in the WCAL. The Monarchs were led by junior Katelyn Cook, who had 14 kills, and sophomore Izzy Romero, who had 10 kills. Demi Harris led all defenders with 10 digs.
The Monarchs are currently ranked one of the top 10 teams in the state according to MaxPreps. This year, the team has been led by seniors Audrey Liddle, Riona Pampati, Sandy Thomas, and Demi Harris, who will be honored at the Senior Night tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25th, when the Monarchs play St. Francis at 6 p.m. in the Fien Gym. Get tickets here.
The field hockey team defeated St. Francis, 1-0, last Thursday. At the end of the first quarter, the game was tied, 0-0, but with just six minutes left in the second quarter, senior Morgan Caldera scored the winning goal. On Tuesday, the Monarchs also beat St. Ignatius, 3-0, led by goals from seniors Jaylene Banaag, Morgan Caldera, and Maren Neunfinger in the second quarter. The Monarchs currently have a 15-2-1 season record and are ranked one of the top three teams in the state and one of the top 20 teams in the nation by MaxPreps! Don’t miss the team’s Senior Day at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mise Park.
The football team defeated Bellarmine, 31-17, last Friday at San Jose City College before an enthusiastic crowd in The PIT! In the fourth quarter, the Bells had seized the lead, 17-10, with 10 points in a row, but the Monarchs responded by scoring not one but two touchdowns in just six seconds! First, senior Danny Scudero scored a touchdown on a 90-yard kickoff return, tying the game at 17-17. Then, senior Steven Anaya had a fourth quarter pick-six, putting the Monarchs back in the lead, 24-17. This was followed by a 24-yard touchdown pass from senior Ty Yoshida to Scudero, which put the final score at 31-17. The victory improved the team's record to 6-1. Read more in The Mercury News.
The men's and women's cross country teams had strong performances in the WCAL 2 event at Baylands in Sunnyvale
on Thursday. The women's team came in second overall, led by sophomore Evie Marheineke, who set a new AMHS course record with 18 minutes. Junior Liam Saxton ran an incredible race for the men, coming in first overall by more than 25 seconds with a 50-second personal record of 15:54.4, also a new AMHS course record.
The women's tennis team defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral last Tuesday. Sophomore Jessica Mathew won her match with a score of 7-6, 6-1. The three doubles teams also had strong performances and won their matches: congratulations to junior Mary Lavin / sophomore Imogen Pierce (won 6-1, 6-2), sophomore Chloe Kang and junior Emily Parastie (won 6-1, 6-1), and sophomore Ellen Zhang and senior Amelia Chuang (won 6-1, 6-1)!
On Saturday, sophomore Evie Marheineke won the women’s race at the Clovis Invitational. She led the women’s team, which placed sixth overall, coming in first out of 223 student athletes with a time of 18 minutes and 16 seconds. The men’s team placed 14th overall, with junior Liam Saxton leading the team with a ninth-place finish and a time of 15 minutes and 50 seconds. Congratulations, Monarchs!
On Friday, the football team added another victory to their impressive season, beating the Archbishop Riordan Crusaders, 34-13, improving their season record to 5-1. The Monarchs scored three times in just the first four minutes and 19 seconds of the game. Senior Justice Toavalu had four catches for 62 yards, while senior Danny Scudero had 125 receiving yards on four catches and a pick six.
“Danny Scudero’s so fast, it’s unreal,” Coach Danny Sullivan told The San Francisco Standard. Read more here.
Each week, we'll recognize upcoming Senior Days for our fall sports teams. This Wednesday, October 12th, the men’s water polo will celebrate their Senior Day at 3:30 p.m. when the Monarchs take on Saint Ignatius here on campus. Go Monarchs!
Don't miss the football game this Friday, October 7th, as the Monarchs take on Archbishop Riordan at Foothill College. Last week, senior quarterback Wills Towers was named to The Mercury News' Football Watchlist as a contender for the Bay Area News Group's Player of the Year. To date, he has thrown 813 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Monarchs, which started their season with four consecutive victories! Get tickets to the game here. Can't be at the game? Subscribe to the AMHS Live YouTube Channel, and watch live streaming video starting at 7 p.m. on Friday: YouTube.com/amhslive.
The football team continues their season undefeated after beating Sacred Heart Cathedral, 32-21, in their WCAL opener held at Kezar Stadium last Friday, improving their record to 4-0. At halftime, the Monarchs were trailing the Fighting Irish, 14-7. But the Monarchs took the lead in the third quarter with two touchdowns in the last 2 minutes and 23 seconds of the quarter. In a matter of minutes, senior quarterback Wills Towers passed to senior Danny Scudero for a 12-yard touchdown. Then, an interception by senior Justice Toavalu led to a pass to Scudero and a 65-yard touchdown, putting the Monarchs in the lead, 20-14. The Monarchs added to that lead in the fourth quarter. Coach Danny Sullivan credits the team with showing great team effort this week.
"We're a pretty hard-nosed, hard-working group," Coach Danny Sullivan told The Mercury News. Read more here.
Congratulations to senior Jayla Dixon, who is part of the field hockey team and received the Lexus Volunteer Award from Cal-Hi Sports this past weekend for her involvement as a counselor in training for Diabetes Youth Families, a nonprofit that runs a summer camp for kids with type I diabetes. Dixon was recognized for her service and leadership and will have the chance to compete for a scholarship. Watch the story here.
The men's water polo team seized the Spartan Tournament Championship on Saturday after defeating Leigh, Mountain View, and Santa Cruz. On Friday, the Monarchs beat Leigh, 17-12, at Mountain View. On Saturday, the Monarchs defeated Mountain View, 19-2, before advancing to the championship game against Santa Cruz, which they beat, 9-3