Lamorinda Weekly issue 24 volume 8

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
State Champions Celebrated
Page: C3
Lamorinda Rugby Season Starts Strong
Submitted by Steve Peterson
Varsity Wins at UCLA Tournament
Head coach Kevin Macy speaks to the crowd with Tyler Petite (8) and Nick Fadelli (20) both AllDFAL First Team selections. Petite and Fadelli were key to Campolindo's success this season.
Photos Gint Federas
ampolindo's 2014 football team was
honored for its historic accomplishments on Jan. 25. Under head coach Kevin
Macy, the team went 16-0 on its way to winning the CIF State Championship, the first in
the program's history. The team was greeted
by cheering fans from throughout the community. The celebration included food, special gear, and a showing of the championship
With Jack Fouts (3), Parker Watson, T.J. Low and Camden Hoeser in support, Leon Martin fights
for possession.
Photo Geoff Martin
amorinda varsity rugby team faced at UCLA on Jan. 17-18. Lamorinda finished
some of the top high school programs the weekend 3-2, including a 40-5 victory
in the U.S. at the Dennis Storer tournament over rival North Bay.
JV Faces Rival
Cheer for the New Year
The team runs into meet a proud crowd.
Submitted by Mary Piscitelli
Nima Raie runs for a try.
Photo Tammi O’Neal
Lamorinda junior varsity rugby team put son opening scrimmage against Clayton Valdown multiple scoring plays in a strong sea- ley on Jan. 17.
Masters Swimmer Takes the Plunge
Submitted by Jon Wheeler
Dominique Gillis (center) poses with fellow cheerleaders, including Miramonte’s Julia Gomes
(left) and Jessie Musatchio (far right)
Photo provided
ominique Gillis, a junior at Acalanes the other All-Americans, Gillis traveled to
High School, was selected as an All- London to participate in the New Year’s Day
American Cheerleader for 2014. Along with parade.
Saint Mary’s Holds On for Win
Submitted by Tony Samaniego
Ranie Pearce “poolside” in Siberia Photo provided
Sophomore Dylan Audslie on his way to his first of two tries against Arizona State.
fter routing Arizona State 59-15 on Jan.
17, Saint Mary’s rugby took on Olympic
Club Jan. 24. SMC alum Michael Haley scored
first for Olympic Club. Led by great plays from
Kingsley McGowan, SMC took the lead 24-19
at halftime. The Gaels strengthened their defen-
sive efforts in the second half and held on to win
36-31. Saint Mary’s was led by Tommy Wallace, who had three tries and three conversions,
hooker Mike O’Neill, who notched two tries,
and Niki Schlobohm, back from injury, who had
one try.
longtime open water swimmer,
Ranie Pearce has tackled some
of the toughest open water swims in
the world. She started swimming in
1988 as way to get exercise, but once
she competed in the annual Lake
Berryessa swim, she was hooked on
open water swimming. Since 2008,
she has conquered a series of open
water swims across the globe including: The Straights of Gibraltar (10
miles), Catalina (20 miles), The English Channel (21 miles) and the
Manhattan Island Marathon (28.5
miles). In August of 2014, Pearce
travelled to Argentina to swim in the
International Winter Swimming Festival. The event is a series of swims
in increasingly colder water, culminating with a swim in a 37-degree
glacier lake in Patagonia. In December, Pearce travelled to Tyumen,
Siberia to swim in an ice pool. The
pool is constructed by cutting a hole
in the ice the size of a pool, then inserting lane lines. Despite the cold,
Pearce says she is happiest in the
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