Livermore Junior Football
Packers 28, Giants 0; Steelers 34, Saints 8: The Packers will play the Steelers for the Senior Division championship. The Saints and Giants will compete for third place.
Broncos 20, Colts 0: The Broncos beat the Colts to advance to the championship game. After recovering an onside kick, the Colts fumbled on their own 20. Broncos' John Bennett and Braden Jackson forced the fumble. The Broncos defense forced two more turnovers during the game, a Cameron McGee interception and another fumble recovery by Jackson and Chase Dunn. Jay Chok had a good game at defensive end and Anthony Wiley supported the middle. Offensively, the Broncos offensive line of center Josh King, Elias Gonzalez, Michael Norton, Colby Ritchie and Colton Berlinn played well. Up by eight, Colton Downs set up the first score of the second half with a 40 yard run. Dylan Mesarchik also provided blocks and Troy Wentworth added insurance with a 96 yard touchdown run.
Jets 12, Falcons 6: The Falcons fumbled on the first play and the Jets' Nicholas Hermann recovered the ball. A few minutes later, Jets running back David Summers had a 12-yard touchdown run. Later, the Falcons fumbled again and the Jets' Joseph Murphy recovered. The Jets capitalized and scored on a 30-yard touchdown run by Summers. In the second half, the Falcons held the Jets scoreless. The Jets scored when Adrian Ayala caught a 20-yard touchdown pass, making the score 12-6. Top performers for the Jets were: Jacob Garcia (interception, multiple tackles), Dreacon Baca (3 sacks), Joseph Jonas (recovered onside kick), Matthew Waller (sack, multiple tackles), Isaiah Smith (sack, tackle for loss). Top players for the Falcons were John Hodgers, Benny Valdez, Luke Van Buren, and Hunter Kronmal were outstanding.
Ravens 15, Bears 14: The Ravens and Broncos will play for the Intermediate Division championship. The Jets and Bears will play for third place, and the Colts and Falcons will play for fifth place.
Vikings 25, 49ers 6: The 49ers recovered a fumble by the Vikings on the opening kickoff, marched down the field behind the blocks of Matthew Anderson and the entire offensive line and finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run by Shane Waechtler. The 49er defense was led by Alec Phillips, Michael Pelkey, and Jacob Salhoff. In the second quarter, the Vikings scored two touchdowns and took a 13-6 lead. In the fourth quarter, the Vikings scored two touchdowns. The 49er defense was led by Joseph Fields, Jacob Hager, Cameron Adriaens, and Sam Carbonaro.
Texans 21, Raiders 0: With the Texans' defeat of the Raiders, they will play the Vikings for the Junior Division title. The Raiders and 49ers will play for third place.
Falcons 0, Ravens 0: For the Ravens, Bryan Torres had nine tackles and a fumble recovery, Zack Macintire had six tackles and a fumble recovery, and Nate Wilson had nine tackles and a fumble recovery. Malini Tia contributed eight tackles, a fumble recovery, an interception, rushed for 44 yards and had 40 receiving. Zach MacDonald had seven tackles, Michael Trafton had six, and both Dominic Shepard and Seth Davis had five.
West Coast Soccer Club
The West Coast Wonder took the championship at the Placer Cup.
The Wonder started the tournament with a 1-0 win over Lamorinda. McKenna Buti scored the lone goal as the team displayed solid defense, a tenacious midfield and a dedicated front line. The Wonder defeated the Nevada Elite with a goal by Leslie Jimenez, then defeated the California Odyssey with goals by Buti and Jimenez. In the finals, the Wonder trailed, 2-0, but rallied for the win after Jimenez found the net twice and Lauren Sandy converted once. Jimenez was also named tournament MVP.
The West Coast Wild U15 girls competed in the Placer Cup. The Wild took home the Placer Cup title after defeating Team Placer United in penalty kicks. The Wild went undefeated in the tournament and improved its win streak to 17.
In game one, the West Coast Wild defeated Davis Legacy, 2-0, with goals by Caleigh Hufana and Demi Gonis. In the second game the Wild defeated Castro Valley 2-0 with goals by Sydni Lunt and Kasidee Wiley. In the semifinals, the Wild defeated their rivals, the Konfusion, 2-0, with goals from Miciah Madison and Kasidee Wiley. In the Championship, the Wild rallied to tie the game on two occasions against the host team Placer United. The game went to double overtime and then penalty kicks from the mark. West Coast goalie Amanda Valentine made three amazing saves to secure the cup and also earned tournament MVP honors.
West Coast Wonder 3, Mustang Strikers 1: The Wonder became the first team to score on the Strikers all season. After a strong push from the Wonder into Striker territory, a ball rebounded to the waiting foot of Alexis Redens, who put the ball in the upper corner of the goal. Later, Lesly Jimenez put a ball through to McKenna Buti who placed it into the back of the net. In the second half, Marisa Pletschette found Buti, who converted for an insurance goal.
Pleasanton Rage Soccer
The Rage Orange U12 took second place in the Placer United Cup in Roseville. The Rage started the weekend off with a come from behind win, 2-1, over the CCSA Black. Isabella Huyler scored for the Rage, and with only seconds remaining, Sarah Mirr's corner kick found Delaney Soble, who one-timed it past the CCSA goalie for the dramatic victory.
In their second game, the Rage beat the North Bay Elite Arsenal Blue 2-0. Abby Fried scored in the second half. Later, Maggie McPeak took Delaney Soble's corner kick and crossed it to Abby Fried, who beat the goalie for a 2-0 lead. Defenders Holly Judson, Leila Shafi, Kiera Hegarty, Casey Cring, Addyson Mapes, Isabella Adamos and Eknoor Kaur shut down the Arsenal Blue.
In the semifinals, the Rage beat the ACC Mavericks Storm 1-0. With four minutes left in the game, Natalia Margaris sent the ball up to Abby Fried, who nudged it past the Arsenal Blue goalie for her third goal of the weekend.
In the finals, the Rage Orange lost to Bay Oaks 1-0. Rage goalie Haley Roundtree made numerous saves. Finally, the Rage defense gave up a goal with eight minutes left in regulation.
Norcal State Cup
The U9 Pleasanton Rage Orange team advanced to the semifinals of the State bracket in the Norcal State Cup Championships.
The Rage Orange advanced to the State bracket by winning two of three State Seeding games, plus their Quarterfinal game at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex. The Rage Orange beat Folsom Soccer Club Cal Storm 4-2, lost to the Stockton Storm 7-2, beat the Livermore Fusion Maroon 6-0 and lost to GSC Gryphons Red 1-0.
Top players for the Rage Orange were Ashley Belshe, Maddie Benson, Sophia Minnite, Caitlin Currie, Leile Lyions, Isabella Guerroro, Avery Clark, Olivia Martin, Maggie Nostrand, Olivia Soble.
Orange Crush 5, Her-Ricanes 2: Halfway through the first half, Megan Gee found the net for the first Orange Crush goal. Five minutes later, Mollie McKay's scored. Elisabeth Balicanta scored just before halftime to give the Crush a 3-0 lead. In the second half, Megan Gee scored again before the Her-ricanes rallied for two quick goals. The Orange Crush responded with an insurance goal from Noe Jue, her first of the season. Alyssa Wu and Gracie Ose led the defense, and teammate Lindsey Schroeder did a good job in her first appearance in goal.
Puppies 6, Pumas 1: Six players scored, including Payton Limakeng, Kim Ebbers, and Shay McIntyre. Leading the defense were Ella Grijalva and Anna Taylor in goal. Top players for the Puppies were Taylor Woodruff, Sammy Traynor, Makenna Meyers-McNerney, Ella Grijalva, Anna Taylor and Julia Smith.
Division 3, Boys U19
BUSC Select 2, Mustang Earthquakes 1: The Select beat the Earthquakes at the Mustang Soccer Complex. Thanks to defenders Jack Simmons and Alex Williams, the Earthquakes did not muster much damage on the Select net. Finally, BUSC's Grant Petrie put heavy pressure on his mark and took the ball away in the left corner. Petrie sent the ball out to Chris Ford, who kept it going to Collin Laporte, who found Drake Foote all by his lonesome for an easy goal. A midfield breakdown caused a run through by a Quakes midfielder and he finished for a 1-1 tie at half.
Early in the second half, Christian Nahaolelua went down the sideline and sent a cross to LaPorte, who converted in the 48th minute. The Quakes tried to respond, but were turned away by a diving save by goalie Bailey Roberts.
Division 1, Boys U14
Heritage Harvest Cup
The Pleasanton's Ballistic United Premier 99 U14 soccer team went undefeated and won the Heritage Harvest Cup. The Ballistic tied the Heritage Rovers, 1-1, before defeating Diablo Blue, 2-1, and Santa Clara Sporting Black, 2-1, to earn a spot in the finals against Los Gatos Pumas.
In the Harvest Cup Championship game the Ballistic trailed, 1-0, at the half but scored three quick goals in succession in the second half. The Pumas scored once more but the Ballistic clamped down the final eight minutes to secure the cup.
The Ballistic team consists of: Youki Chiba, Chris Machi, Jason Campbell, Blake Staniford, Ryan Murray, Nico Lemoine, Bryce Taylor, Mysam Sayfurnaham, Jimmy Thompson, Jacob Dremalas, Jared Wilson, Sam Christensen, Kyle McClanahan, Garrett Howell, Daniel Ferguson, Blake Tucker, Imran Matin, Adolfo Trujillo, and coach Ed Lecco.
The Pleasanton Phantom 14B fall travel softball team took second place in the Halloween Havoc Tournament Oct. 27-28. The Phantom team consists of: Emily Crimi, Alex Sanchez, Emily Trinidad, Arabelle Franco, Taylor Congdon, Lauren Jepson, Kelsey Congdon, Madie Bianco, Lauren HoTseung, Nicole Riordan, coaches Mark Sanchez and Kristen HoTseung.
The fourth grade CCOP boys defeated SMSC, 33-10. CCOP put together another strong performance with Andrew Delevaux (6 points) and Cole Steadman (6 points) leading the balanced scoring attack. Nathan Shinn, Dylan Noval, Austin Noval and Evan McConnaughey each scored four points, while teammates Ruairi Dwyer and Alex So chipped in with three and two points respectively. John Serrano and Darius Skipper played solid defense and set up numerous scoring opportunities with key defensive rebounds and outlet passes.
NorCal State Meet
The Level 6 Edge gymnastics team competed at the NorCal State Meet in Roseville on Nov. 4-5.
Child D Division: Michella Diebenow -- State Champion for Beam (9.750), Floor (9.400); 2nd. All-Around (37.175); 3rd. Vault (9.150).
Child E Division: Sydney Foon -- State Champion for Floor (9.425).
Child I Division: Angelina Trento -- 2nd. Beam (9.425).
Child L Division: Madison Shasky -- State Champion for Bars (8.750), Beam (9.400), Floor (9.350), and All-Around (36.175).
Junior C Division: Amanda Fingerut -- 2nd. Floor (9.150).
Junior E Division: Lianna Quick -- 3rd. Bars (8.675), 3rd. Beam (9.200), 3rd. All-Around (35.075).
Junior J Division: Amanda Chau -- State Champion for Vault (8.950), Bars (9.250), Floor (9.300), and All-Around (36.500); Beam-3rd (9.000); Lauren Ginney -- 3rd. Floor (9.150). Junior K Division: Emily Devane -- State Champion for Bars (8.900), Beam (9.475), Floor (9.450), and All-Around (36.675); 2nd. Vault (8.850).
Other gymnasts: Samantha Foon, Lauren Heller, Amy Hoefs, Tatum Laird, Anuja Panthari, Emily Reed, and Shreya Venkatraman.