As April wraps up, the condensed sports season is flying along at a rapid pace. Sports like baseball and volleyball are in full swing, while lacrosse and basketball are either just starting or about to. This sports season is unlike any Rohnert Park has ever experienced. Even though it’s unique, the fact sports are allowed at all is great for the morale of parents and student athletes alike.
Here’s what happened the last week in RP Sports
Rancho Cotate Baseball: The Cougars are in the midst of a 3-game losing streak, after losing a double header to Cardinal Newman and losing 8-4 against Petaluma on Saturday. The boys will try to get back in the winner’s column Wednesday against the Maria Carrillo Pumas. The Pumas being 5-1 on the season won’t make it easy though. Wednesday’s game starts at 4 p.m.
Rancho Cotate Men’s Basketball: The Men’s Basketball season tips off Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30 against Santa Rosa High School. This marks the Cougars first game in over a year, so it will be good to see the boys back out there. After Wednesday’s opener, the Cougars have a week break and then will play Windsor High School, followed by El Molino two days later.
Rancho Cotate Men’s Lacrosse: The Cougars have played three games so far on the season and are 2-1. The boys are coming off an 8-4 victory against Cardinal Newman High School Saturday. The Cougars next game is a Thursday night home game against Casa Grande High School, then the team will have 8 days off before another home game against Justin Siena High School on May 7.
Rancho Cotate Girls’ Basketball: Much like their male counterparts, the girls will be playing their first game in over a year when they tip off against Ukiah High School on Thursday, May 6. Over the last two seasons, the Cougars have been one of the school’s best athletic programs, so it will be interesting to see if Covid has any effect on the girls or if they come back like they never left.
Rancho Cotate Girls’ Lacrosse: The girl’s first game in over a year didn’t exactly go as planned. The Cougars won by forfeit since Petaluma High School wasn’t able to make the game. So the girls sort of used it as an extended practice. The girls had an away game against Windsor High School on Tuesday. The girl’s next game is a home game on Thursday against Napa High School which starts at 7 p.m.
Rancho Cotate Girls’ Soccer: So far on the season the Cougars are 2-2-1 and 2-1 in the North Bay League. They have wins against Piner and Elsie Allen, a tie against Analy and losses to Sir Francis Drake High School and Ukiah High School. The girl’s next game is Tuesday against Branson High School, at 7 p.m. After that starts a string of league games for the Cougars.
Rancho Cotate Girls’ Softball: Another one of the Cougars best athletic teams is off to a great start to the season. The girls are 3-1 so far on the early season after having completed a two-game sweep of rival Cardinal Newman with a cumulative score of 23-10. Next up on the docket is a Tuesday/Thursday clash against 4-1 Maria Carrillo High School. This figures to be a great early season matchup between two really good teams.
Rancho Cotate Girls’ Volleyball: The girls are still trying to get in the win column for 2021, after falling 0-4 following a double header loss at the hands of Analy High School. The next chance for the Cougars to get a win is a Monday/Friday series against El Molino High School.
Credo Men’s Baseball: The Gryphon are 4-4 overall on the season and 2-0 in the North Central II League. The boys are coming off a 5-3 loss at the hands of St. Vincent De Paul High School in a non-league game. Next up for the team are two league games against Laytonville on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Thursday against Sonoma Academy at 5:30 pm.
Technology High School Boys’ Baseball: The Titans are 2-1 overall so far on the season and 2-1 in the North Central II League. The Titans have wins over Upper Lake and Laytonville while losing to Upper Lake. The next three games on the docket are Sonoma Academy, Credo High School and Anderson Valley. The game against Credo is Tuesday, May 4 and starts at 4 p.m.