We have a new football coach

Today we officially welcomed two new football coaches, Head Coach Casey Clausen and his brother Rick, who will serve as offensive coordinator.

Casey was the quarterback at Alemany in the 1997-2000 seasons and then went to the University of Tennessee, where he threw for almost 10,000 yards and 31 touchdowns.  Rick also played for Alemany as well as for LSU and Tennessee.  Their younger brother Jimmy was the third quarterback in the family and played at Oaks Christian, Notre Dame University and then in the NFL for Carolina, Chicago and Baltimore.

While at Alemany, Casey played on the same team as our current wrestling coach Ricardo Garcia, current science teacher and robotics team moderator Kevin O’Shea and our marketing director Miguel Fletcher, among many others.

Here is a photo from today’s introduction.  Pictured (from l to r) are Rick Clausen, Boys Athletic Director Dave Urbach, Principal Dr. Dave Chambers, Casey and Assistant Principal Randy Thompson.  Urbach taught both Clausens in high school and Thompson was then the Dean of Boys.

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This photo is from Casey’s senior season at Alemany in 2000.  He is #14

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If you have the time, we have one of our football games from the 1997-1998 season available to watch.  It was billed as a matchup of running backs Miguel Fletcher and Notre Dame’s Justin Fargas (who later played with the Raiders) with Casey as the quarterback.  Again, he is #14.  (Give the video a few minutes to process.)

You can also see it on YouTube, at this link. 

Welcome back Casey and Rick.

Schedule for the week

Last week was hectic and we hope everyone is ok after the fires.

Many events were postponed and moved to this week, so here is the schedule of events – sports and non-sports.

MONDAY, DEC 11 (Today)

The boys and girls soccer teams both play today on the road, with the boys travelling to Golden Valley and the girls going to Simi Valley to play Grace Brethren.  Both games are at 3:15pm.

The football team will be celebrating the season with the end-of-the-year banquet at Knollwood Country Club at 6pm.

The boys’ basketball team finishes its run in the Warrior Classic tournament with a home matchup with Oaks Christian in the Finals.  Tipoff for our game is at 7:30.

TUESDAY, DEC 12

The freshman girls’ basketball team plays at 5pm in the Burbank tournament. It continues the tournament all week, with games on Thursday at 6:30 and Friday and Saturday (TBA).

The Annual Holiday Dance Recital is on Tuesday night at 7pm in the gym.  It features performances from all of the organized dance teams and all of the classes.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC 13

The varsity girls’ soccer team plays Golden Valley on the road at 3:15.

Wrestling has a league dual match against Chaminade at home at 5.

At 7pm, the Choir will present its Christmas Choral Concert in the chapel.

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THURSDAY, DEC 14

Wrestling competes again, this time in a 4-way (4-team) tournament at home.  Action starts at 3pm in the gym.

Boys’ soccer plays Fillmore at Fillmore at 3:30pm.

At 7pm, the Alemany Band and Orchestra will present their Band and Orchestra Concert: Music of the Seasons musical event.  The performances will be held at Alumni Hall.

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FRIDAY, DEC 15

The boys’ basketball teams – all levels – travel to Valencia and play the Vikings.  The freshmen play at 3:30, the JV is at 5 and the varsity is at 6:30pm.

Some members of the varsity wrestling team will travel to Rosemead for the Rosemead tournament.  Depending on how our athletes do, they could wrestle on both Friday and Saturday.

The girls’ volleyball team celebrates its season with the team banquet in Alumni Hall at 6pm.

The girls’ varsity basketball team plays Ribet on the road at 7pm.

SATURDAY, DEC 16

The freshman girls’ basketball team and wrestling team will still be competing in their respective tournaments.

The JV and varsity girls’ soccer teams play Taft in Woodland Hills.   The JV team plays at 3:30 and the varsity is at 5.

 

Boys hoops team wins first game of Warrior Classic

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The Warriors jumped out to an early lead and never were threatened as they breezed by Poly of Sun Valley 78-47 in our first game of the Warrior Classic basketball tournament.

Vince Fier and Brandon Whitney both had 16 points for the Warriors (2-2).  Fred Odhiambo added 11.

We continue tournament play tomorrow at 5:30 at home.

Ahumadas dominate in water polo win

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Rachel and Catherine Ahumada scored all but one of the Warriors’s goals in the 8-3 home win over Granada Hills in water polo.

Rachel, a sophomore, scored five times and Catherine (a junior) did twice for the Warriors, now 4-1.  Jess Niazian had the only other goal.

 

Emily Hofmann had nine saves in the cage.

We play again on Wednesday at Palisades Charter at 2:30 pm.

 

 

 

Warriors water polo team finishes tournament

The Lady Warriors water polo team (3-1) played four games in the Burbank tournament, including a 12-6 win over Louisville and a 10-5 win over Arcadia today.

In the two previous games, we beat Flintridge Prep 12-2 and lost to Monrovia 7-6.

Catherine Ahumada scored seven goals and had eight steals and her sister Rachel scored three times against Flintridge Prep.

The sisters had all six of the goals in the Monrovia game when Catherine scored four times and Rachel did twice.

Goalkeeper Emily Hofmann had a total of 21 saves in both games.

Warriors complete San Diego tournament

The Lady Warriors basketball team finished the La Jolla Country Day tournament with a 3-1 record, including a 55-46 win today over Regis Jesuit of Colorado.

Jasmine Hardy led the way today with 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Mia Manzano added 11 points, Ashley Orozco had nine points and six assists and Malia Bambrick scored eight points and dished out five assists.

Bambrick scored a career-high 19 in yesterday’s 49-45 win over Mission Hills. Aminata ‘Mimi’ Dosso added 13 points and Orozco had 10.

We resume play Monday at 6pm against La Salle.