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Cross Country

Hi Mustangs,

For the fourth consecutive year, the Varsity Boys win their fourth cross country title which went off on Tuesday, October 28th at the SCVAL Championships held at Crystal Springs 2.95 mile fable course. At the end of the day when all results were tallied, we walked away with four out of five team titles. Outstanding performances came from freshman Peri Plantenberg, sophomore Drew Fenton, and junior Jeffrey Shao who all captured individual League titles. It was the fourth (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) team title for the boys since 1987, and on the girl’s side, the first time in four years that they didn’t capture the League team title, by finishing third overall. Additionally, the F/S Boys, VB B-team, and the JV Girls all won team title once again. Below are the results from the meet


Varsity Girls Team: Take third place with 49 points in a time of 1:38:09.9

Freshman Mia Tarkington lead the team with a seventh place finish in a PR of 19:23.3. Here are the rest of the team places:

9th: So. Anna Perronne  19:27.2 PR

10th: Sr. Anisha Chandra 19:38.6 PR

11th: Fr. Dafne Clarke19:48.3 PR

12th: Sr. Katie Williams 19:52.5

26th: Jr.  Melissa Chen 20:32.6

30th: So. Teia Chou 21:00.7


Varsity Boys Team: Take first place with a team time of 1:22:55.0. Senior Julien Kehon 16:19.1 finish second overall and lead his team to a first place finish: Here are the rest of the team places

4th: Jr. Gabe Rosada 16:26.0

7th: Sr. Sahil Morchi 16:37.6

12th: Sr. Ryan Ma 16:45.6

13th: Sr. Jared Chan 16:46.7 PR

16th: Jr. Jeffrey O’Brien 17:01.3 PR

43rd: Sr. Garrett Cotter 18:18.2


Varsity Boys Team Race #2: Take first place with a team time of 1:28:12.5. They were led by Junior Jeffrey Shao in a winning PR time of 17:20.6. Here are the rest of team places:

2nd: Jr. Kyle Fenton 17:21.5

3rd: Jr. Andrew Chang 17:23.4

4th: Sr. Nate Kim 17:55.5

5th: Sr. Yash Bengali 18:11.5 PR

9th: Jr. Dominick Rosenthal 18:17.1

10th: Jr. Arjun Sampath 18:19.3


F/S Boys Team: Take first place with a score of 16 points and a team time of 1:26:10.2. Turning in the performance of the day and winning the individual time by a country mile was sophomore Drew Fenton in time of 16:28.0. This win brings his total League titles to an astounding four at such a young age. Here are the rest of the team places:

2nd: So. Logan Pageler 17:11.3 PR

3rd: So. Eric Pedley 17:24.8 PR

4th: Fr. Varun Saraf 17:27.5 PR

6th: Fr. Raj Penmetcha 17:38.6 PR

10th: So. Trevor Burgess 17:53.0 PR

11th: So. Sid Shah 18:07.4 PR


JV Girls Team: Take first place in the team title with a score of 30 points and a team time of 1:47:17.8. Freshman Peri Plantenberg leads her team plus an individual title in the process in a 20:34.5 PR. Plantenberg walks away with two League titles also. Here are the rest of the team placers:

5th: Fr. Minnie Karki 21:31.8 PR

6th: Jr. Ellora Laskar 21:32.3 PR

7th: So. Ivy Chang 21:40.0 PR

11th: So. Fiona Chen 21:59.4

18th: Jr. Kari Siu 22:20.1

27th: Jr. Shelby Jennett 23:12.0 PR


Next up for your Mustangs are the CCS Championships to be held on Saturday, November 17th at Crystal Springs. We are the four-time defending CCS Champions on the girls side with hopes of making it our fifth consecutive CCS Title. Stay tuned. Thanks very much.

Coach Sealy


P.S. Due to the Camp Fire in Northern California, and the unhealthy air conditions in our region, CCS have postponed the XC Championships (it was slated for Saturday, then moved to this coming Monday) once again until next Saturday, November 17th same time and same schedule.

As always, can we have this info and results broadcast over the Announcements this week. Plus put on the marquee outside and inside at Homestead.


Girls Volleyball

Our girls’ varsity volleyball team won the CCS title over the weekend for Division 1, defeating Salinas in three straight sets.  They will now go on and play in the state tournament on Tuesday, November 6th at Homestead.  Congrats to Coaches Gary Carroll and Jessica Buffum and to all our fabulous players.

Tuesday, October 30th, 7:00 pm at HHS



Field Hockey

Homestead Varsity Field Hockey was eliminated on Wednesday in the first round against Los Altos.  This was a great season for the girls making it to CCS for the first time in 10 years!!! As always it is a joy and honor to coach for Homestead.  GO MUSTANGS!!!!

-Donna Keith FH Coach

Wednesday, October 31st, 3:00 pm at Los Altos


Boys Water Polo

Varsity boys water polo fell to Leland in overtime 9 to 8, in the first round of CCS.  Archer Sauer led the team with four goals, starting with a backhand shot in the first minute of them game.

Zach Sheerer followed with two goals. Alex Mortensen and Charlie Crane scored one goal each. Goalie Brandon Legeti blocked the penality shot and overall had a fantastic game, despite the loss.

Saturday, November 3rd, 4:00 pm at HHS


Girls Water Polo

Varsity girls water polo lost in overtime to Presentation 8 – 7. Senior Erin Slaney had a fantastic game against Presentation in the quarter final of CCS. Slaney had 7 goals, 12 shots and 4 steals. Fellow senior Tori Zielinski had a great game with 14 saves in goal. Olivia Lee, Sierra Fry, and Brooklynn Mocny each had an assist as well.

Saturday, November 3rd, 5:30 pm at HHS


Girls Tennis

Girls tennis won their first round match up in CCS team tennis 4-3 against Menlo Atherton on Monday, November 5th!

Has advanced to CCS to play Menlo Atherton Monday, November 5th at 2:00.