While most Rohnert Park families were enjoying some much-needed time off, celebrating the holidays and the flip of the calendar into a new decade, the athletes of Rancho Cotate, Credo High School and Technology High School were hard at work. Though school didn’t officially start until this week, there were still plenty of games. Here’s what happened over the last week for RP Sports.
Rancho Cotate Men’s Soccer: The men welcomed in their first win of the season on the second day of the new year. They beat San Marin 1-0 to start off the year on a high note. They followed that up with a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Gauchos of Casa Grande and then lost 5-1 Tuesday night against Piner High School. The Cougars sit at 1-5 on the season and they finally have their first home game after playing their first six on the road. The game is Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. against Santa Rosa High School.
Rancho Cotate Women’s Soccer: Unlike the men, who have had three, the Rancho women only had one game in the last week. It was a 3-2 loss at the hands of San Marin High School. With the loss, the ladies fell to 2-6-1 overall and will return home for a week before traveling to Forestville, Ca., where they will take on El Molino High School. The game is Wed., Jan. 15 and starts at 6 p.m.
Rancho Cotate Men’s Basketball: The men continue to break even on the season after Tues. night’s 87-75 overtime victory over the Ukiah Wildcats. The Cougars are 8-8 on the season and are a young team showing signs of improvement. Before Tuesday’s victory, the Cougars were on a two-game losing streak. They opened up 2020 with a 72-28 loss to San Rafael High School and then suffered an agonizing 74-72 loss against Ygnacio Valley. The start of 2020 means start of league play, so the Cougars are 1-0 in league play and have another league game Thurs. against Elsie Allen High School. That game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Rancho Cotate Women’s Basketball: The women started league play with a 7-8 record after enduring a grueling preseason schedule. Since the ladies lost just five times last season, they decided to challenge themselves, playing a lot more tournaments. This schedule has led to the Cougars’ five-game losing streak. The Cougars’ next game is a Wednesday league game against the Piner Prospectors, that starts at 7:30 p.m.
Credo High School Men’s Basketball: The men entered 2020 with an 8-5 record and put that record to the test with a Wed. night game at Cloverdale High School. This is the only game for the Gryphon this week before playing two next week against Sonoma Academy and Roseland University Prep.
Credo High School Women’s Basketball: The women entered the new year 5-7 and opened up 2020 with a home game against El Molino High School. The next game is next Tuesday, against Sonoma Academy High School. Just like Rancho, both Credo men and women are in league play.
Technology High School Men’s Basketball: This will be a busy week for the men with three games. The first game was a Jan. 4 affair against Summerfield Waldorf, the next game was played on Tues. night against Sonoma Academy High School and then the Titans conclude the week with a Fri. night home game against Technology High School.
Technology High School Women’s Basketball: The women are off to a good start for 2020. They beat Summerfield Waldorf 45-21 on Saturday and looked to extend their three-game win streak with a Tues. night game against Sonoma Academy. Going into Tuesday’s game, the Titans were 4-5 on the season. This is a team that’s rising as they enter league play. Time to keep an eye on them.