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SPRING SPORTS RECAP: Boys swimming team finishes third at state

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The Chaparral boys swimming team placed third after an impressive showing at the 3A State Championships in Carson City, Nev.

Despite only having four swimmers, Chaparral scored 33 points.

“I couldn’t believe that we had finished third at first,” boys swimming coach Wendy Holsclaw said. “But when I saw the final standings, I was so proud of these boys. They swam their butts off. ”

Adam Mirjanian finished second in two events (100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley). Jesus Ruiz placed seventh and eighth in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, respectively. Daniel Alvarez took home a pair of sixth place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

Victor Varela joined the three as part of the relay team that nabbed a pair of third-place finishes in the 4×200 freesGirlstyle relay and 4×400 freestyle relay.

The four boys also were named to the 3A All-Southern Region team.

Alvarez, Mirjanian, and Ruiz were selected to the All-Region first team, while Varela made the second team.

Meanwhile, the resilient girls relay team finished eighth in the 4×400 relay, but managed to drop their collective time by three seconds.

Christina Abusada, Gabby Hernandez, and Mara Moya served as All-Southern Region second-team selections.

Baseball

The Chaparral baseball team ended its season with a 21-11 record and a trip to the one-loss bracket semifinal of the 3A Southern Regional Playoffs.

The successful season marked the Cowboys fifth consecutive 20-win season and trip to the playoffs.

“To win 20 games and make the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year truly highlights how far the program has come,” baseball coach David Soto said.

Connor Jarvis and James Cobian earned All-Region first team honors, while Talon Greene garnered second-team accolades. Antonio Vara, Robert O’Connor, and Jacob Mauro received honorable mentions.

Additionally, Soto won his 100th career game at Chaparral High School.

Softball

The Chaparral softball team finished its season with an 14-10 record and a trip to the one-loss bracket semifinal.

“We started off a little rocky, but by the end of the year we were playing our best softball,” softball coach A.J. Coleman said. “We gave ourselves an opportunity to get to state, and while we fell short of getting there, I was proud of the effort the girls gave during the second half of the season.”

The team said farewell to six seniors who were all key contributors the the team’s success.

Boys golf

The Chaparral boys golf team wrapped up its season, looking to lay a foundation for future seasons.

The program said goodbye to two seniors – Adrian Garcia and Hector Montenegro.

Boys Volleyball

The Chaparral boys volleyball team ended its season with a trip to the 3A state tournament.

The Cowboys said goodbye to six seniors – Adan Bernal, Jake Abrego, Sam Realica, Isaiah Sales, Benjamin Kirshbaum, and Felix Ruth .

Track and Field

The track and field team qualified for state and performed well.

The boys team placed ninth, while the girls finished 14th.

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