One of “The Bee Gees” big hits, “Stayin’ Alive”, was from back in 1977. The Carrillo girls cross country team has not been staylin alive that long but their streak does go back so far that you can probably call it an Oldie.
The streak consists of being undefeated in North Bay league dual/tri meets since the year 2002. That was the year the movies “The Pianist” and “Ice Age” came out.
Wednesday saw the latest attempt to end that streak as the Casa Grande girls came as close as you can come to beating the Pumas in a tri meet. The final score was a tie, which in cross country means, that the sixth runner rule decides it and it was only at that point that the Pumas gained the upper hand.
To make the meet even more memorable, the boys race ended the same way.
So congratulations to Greg Fogg’s Carrillo team for Stayin’ Alive and to Carl Triola’s Casa team for pushing them to the very edge.
Santa Rosa was able to top the Puma’s in the 2010 NBL Championships to earn a share of the pennant that year which I’m sure is what the Gauchos will try to do this year.
These two teams will battle it out again at the NBL Championships on November 8th at Spring Lake and again at the North Coast Section division II Championships on November 23rd at Hayward high.

Photos of this last epic battle