Lamorinda Weekly issue 11 volume 8

Lamorinda Wins Santa Cruz Classic Magic Take Title in Rematch
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Submitted by Mallory Samora
Page: C3
Submitted by Greg Davis
Back row, from left: Head coach Robert Arroyo, junior coach Allie Loomis, Karina Nugent, Anna
Bernard, Samantha Romak, Ryan Hagglund, Camryn Sutter, Lily Smith, Abby Fleming, assistant
coach Brandon Williams; front row: MVP Evan Fuller, Jessica Henningsen, Zoe Crouch, Kelly
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he Santa Cruz Classic was held in
July and Lamorinda Water Polo
Club's 14U girls took the gold medal.
They had three victories. First, they beat
teams from San Jose and Stanford. Their
final win was over the host club, WaxEm
of Santa Cruz. They won with a score of
‘Lamorinda Ladies’ Swim Across
Lake Tahoe
Submitted by Marissa Harnett
he California Magic U11 girls’ soccer
team was crowned champion of the San
Ramon AZURI Summer Classic on July 19-20.
After dropping the opening game, 1-3 to the
Mustang Thunder, Magic bounced back to win
the next two matches, outscoring their opponents 14-2.
With the wins, Magic qualified for the
championship game, a rematch with Mustang.
The Magic girls prevailed 2-1 in the final match.
“I am very proud of how they are developing as individual players,” said coach Haris
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Summer School in Session
Submitted by Chase Jiannalone
From left: Julie Oliver, Meredith Yox, Erin Rau, Andrea Hegarty, Krista Benson, and Marissa
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ix women from Lamorinda, members of
Moraga Valley Pool, swam in the 38th Annual Olympic Club Trans-Tahoe Relay on July
19. They completed the 10-mile course without
wetsuits from Sand Harbor on the east shore to
Skylandia Beach on the west shore in approximately five hours and placed seventh in their
age category.
Escorted by former Moraga residents Hal
and Cam Teasdale in their Ranger 27, each
swimmer alternated swimming in 30, 15, and
ten minute intervals to reach the other side. Eric
Benson assisted in keeping all swimmers safe
as they entered and exited the water.
“Conditions could not have been more perfect,” said Julie Oliver. “The weather was beautiful, and the water was calm, warm, and so
The Trans-Tahoe Relay has become one of
the largest open water swims in the world attracting over 1200 participants this year. Promoting camaraderie and competition, the event
consistently ranks among the world’s top 100
open water swims.
Erin Rau added, “I feel so accomplished. It
was such a fantastic day!”
All-Stars Sweep in Tahoe
Submitted by Anna Eppinger
From left, back row: Assistant coach Derek Lin, Xavier Clark, Ethan Fischler, Enzo Jiannalone,
Steven Hyman, Elijah Hodges, Nolan Brown, Sam Foster, head coach Steve Dyer; front row:
Jacob Thomas, Ryan Miller, Cole Wolfe, Andy Schrittwieser; not pictured: Stefen Maksimovic,
Daniel Huston, assistant coach Michael Pietrykowski
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he Miramonte JV basketball summer The Mats defeated Mission San Jose, Heritage,
squad went undefeated in the Dublin Liberty, Piedmont Hills, Acalanes, Bishop O'Summer Shootout Tournament on July 11-13. Dowd and Serra to claim the championship.
Lamorinda Helps Defeat No. 1
Submitted by Frank Jordan
From left: Murphy Baker, Will Easley, Luke Miles, Lucas Eppinger, David Sniderman, Ryan Reilly,
Mikey O'Donnell, Vince Bianchina, Nick Kresnak, Tommy Thrasher, Nick Pearson; not pictured:
Jack Larsen, Jack Muren, coach Rick Bianchina, coach Mark Kresnak, manager Brian Baker,
coach Brian Miles, and coach Mark Muren
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he Lafayette Little League 12-year- in mid-July. In the finals, the 12’s rallied
old All-Stars won four consecutive from a 1-7 deficit to win 8-7 over the Negames to capture the championship of the vada Gunslingers.
Tahoe Tall Timber Wood Bat Tournament
Shark Attack at OBA Championships
Submitted by Claudia Gohler
alnut Creek Soccer Club U17’s team,
Menace, coached by former Santa
Clara standout and MLS player Peter Lowry,
defeated PAC San Jose Indios, a team ranked
No. 1 in NorCal. Menace beat the Indios 2-1 in
the De Anza Force Adidas Premier Showcase
Tournament championship game on July 20 in
Left winger Clark Jordan (Miramonte)
opened the scoring midway through the first half
with a blast into the right side netting from just
inside the penalty box. Midfielder Joseph Wang
(Miramonte) and right winger Aaron Roybal
(Miramonte) were solid in their roles. Ian
Franklin (Acalanes) was a brick wall on defense
throughout the tournament, and the man of the
match, goalkeeper John Adranly (Campolindo)
had a personal best 16 saves in the championship game.
Photo Rowan Semilla
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From left: Tristan Webber, Dylan Perusse, Cooper Perusse, Rhys Hire, Damian Wyszynski, Cole
Westphal, Matthew Bakonyvari, Andrew Harrick, Matthew Taner, Charlie Dick, Drew Cunningham, Palmer Rhodes
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he Tiger Sharks won the 2014 OBA
Pinto Championship on June 14.
They lost only one game the entire season
and were undefeated in the playoffs. The
team was coached by Kevin Cunningham
and John Dick and comprised of boys
from Del Rey, Glorietta and Sleepy Hollow elementary schools in Orinda.
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