Pleasanton Girls Softball League
Minor Teal Division
A2 Technologies 12, Central Painting 5: For A2 Technologies, Makayla Rios and Jessica Hungerford each had two hits and two runs scored, Minami Smalheiser and Haley Rubin also had two hits apiece. Zoey Castillo added a two-run double and Lacy Becker drove in three runs. For Central Painting, Julia Castaneda made a difficult catch to end an inning, and Kayla Gregory make a strong throw for an out at first.
Central Painting 11, Tim McGuire Team-Alain Pinel Realtors 5: For Central Painting, Kristin Greene led the defense with five putouts, while Kayla Gregory and Lexi Valentine pitched well. Offensively, Jordyn Scotti drove in several runs. For Tim McGuire Team, Nishita Shetty hit a two-run double and flashed the leather with a great defensive play at third base. Rheanna Mittan added an RBI single and Samantha Krier caught two towering fly balls.
Mini Teal Division
McElroy Orthodontics 5, Alta Sales Group 2: For McElroy Orthodontics, Victoria Galvan struck out two batters in her debut as pitcher. Top players were Abbey Cortez, Victoria Galvan, and Adrianna Martinez. For Alta Sales Group, Natalia Badger, Ashlynn Buress, and Brooklyn Frerich were top performers.
Cornish and Carey 3, Big Picture Creative 3: Top players for Cornish and Carey were: Sara Kracke, Sophie Mansoor, and Katie Yozzo. For Big Picture Creative, Ava Munos, Megan Scherlein, and Morgan Westcott were top players.
McElroy Orthodontics 5, Emohteez 2: In the second inning, McElroy Orthodontics rallied for five runs in the second and third innings, thanks to hits by Madison Cheung, Caroline Gersich and Deja Clark. Emohteez answered back with an RBI single by Elizabeth Hollmeyer that plated Jordan Lederer. Emohteez scored one more when Olga Merkadeau's RBI double plated Ella McCarthy. Anika Kapp kept the game close with an unassisted double play.
Emohteez 8, Alta Sales Group 0: Alta Sales Group was led by Kaylyn Vahey, who made a key putout at third base. Madelyn Murawski played strong in left field and at third base, and Sheridan Wang made a critical putout at second base. Emohteez was led by Alisal Ebel, who made solid contact at the plate. Kara Fitzsimmons made a great defensive play, ranging to her left to stop a ball from reaching the game, and Elina Kulkarni contributed with solid all-around play.
Kaelin Construction Inc. 7, Cornish and Carey 6: For Cornish and Carey, Samaan Beliakoff pitched well and Amanda Cooper led the offense with multiple hits and solid defense. Abigail Heinemann added a base hit and scored a run.
Micro Teal Division
PostNet vs. NetApp: For PostNet, Gianna Ghio had a big hit and made a great catch on a tough fly ball. Ava Marie Perry and Kiana Fuentes also contributed big hits. For NetApp, Sophia Skinner and Brooke Elson paced the offense with solid hits. Defensively, Ava Ryan made a nice play at third base.
Ohana Bros. Island Style Chips & Popcorn vs. Brandon McGuire State Farm Agency: For Ohana Brothers Island Style Chips and Popcorn, Abigail Kops had a line drive base hit and Savanna Montini led the defense with a dazzling play at first base. For Brandon McGuire-State Farm Agency, Gracie Holmes made solid contact at the plate and London Abrew made several nice plays at first base.
Micro White Division
Bob Frey Real Estate-Remax vs. Summit Financial Group: Bob Frey Real Estate-Remax, Piper Bailey made a nice play on a tough grounder at third base, and Keri Maggiora had a key out at first. Caitlyn Burgess had a base hit that reached the outfield. For Summit Financial Group, an out at third. Brianna Huff led the offense with a hard-hit grounder. Defensively, Madison Manicki stopped a grounder, while Ava Kenitzer made a nice throw across the diamond for an out at third.
Bringhome.Scentsy.us vs. Cupids Candy Tooth: For Bringhome.Scentsy.us, Olivia Stanley hit a grounder up the middle and Taylor Cohn scored a run. For Cupids Candy Tooth, catcher, Aurora Nicolas, played strong defense behind the plate. Quinn Seltzer made a nice throw to first for an out, and Reese Seltzer played well on both sides.
Tumbling and Trampoline
Livermore's Springtime Tumbling and Trampoline competed in the Go For the Gold Invitational in Reno, NV on March 16-17. Twenty-one gymnasts competed in three events: trampoline, double-mini trampoline, and tumbling, bringing home 20 gold medals.
Level 10 -- Boys all-ages: 1st. Ruben Padilla (62.1), 3rd. Robathan Harries (58.6);
Level 8 -- Boys 15&over: 1st. Emilio Lehmer (50.7), 3rd. Jelani Roberson (49.0); Boys 14U: 3rd. Jeremy Pigford (51.2), 4th. Nicolai Petersen (48.7), 5th. David Davisson (46.8), 7th. Nicholas Chan (42.0); Girls 15&over: 3rd. Kendall Aasen (51.5), 4th. Loren Couture (49.7), 5th. Alex Holland (48.9); Girls 14U: 1st. Kaitlyn Clevenger (54.5), 5th. Megan Contarciego (45.4), 7th. Rebecca Okmin (38.4);
Level 7 -- Girls 17U: 1st. Sabra Wilson (23.7); Boys all-ages: 5th. Timothy Chan (21.9);
Level 6 -- Girls all-ages: 2nd. Emma Petersen (24.2);
Level 5 -- Girls 13&over: 3rd. Miranda Harries (24.6); Girls 11-12: 4th. Zoe Harries (23.7), 6th. Kaitlyn Firestone (23.4), 7th. Dawn Powell (23.3)
Level 10 -- Boys all ages: 1st. Ruben Padilla (65.1);
Level 9 -- Boys all ages: 3rd. Robathan Harries (61.2);
Level 8 -- Boys 15&over: 1st. Emilio Lehmer (60.2), 3rd. Jelani Roberson (59.0); Boys 14U: 2nd. Jeremy Pigford (59.7), 5th. Nicolai Petersen (58.6), 6th. David Davisson (30.1); Girls 15&over: 1st. Kendall Aasen (60.5), 3rd. Alex Holland (59.1), 4th. Loren Couture (59.0); Girls 14U: 1st. Kaitlyn Clevenger (60.0), 5th. Rebecca Okmin (56.8), 6th. Megan Contarciego (29.2);
Level 7 -- Girls 10U: 2nd. Sabra Wilson (57.5); Boys all-ages: 1st. Nicholas Chan (55.7);
Level 6 -- Boys all-ages: 2nd. Timothy Chan (56.9); Girls all-ages: 1st. Miranda Harries (55.5), 3rd. Emma Petersen (55.8);
Level 5 -- Girls 11-12: 1st. Kaitlyn Firestone (57.0), 3rd. Dawn Powell (56.4), 7th. Zoe Harries (54.2)
Level 9 -- Boys all-ages: 1st. Ruben Padilla (56.4); Girls all-ages: 1st. Alex Holland (47.2);
Level 8 -- Boys all-ages: 1st. Emilio Lehmer (52.2); Girls all-ages: 1st. Rebecca Okmin (54.0), 2nd. Kendall Aasen (53.4);
Level 7 -- Boys all-ages: 1st. Jelani Roberson (50.4), 2nd. Jeremy Pigford (40.9); Girls all-ages: 3rd. Loren Couture (50.2), 4th. Kaitlyn Clevenger (47.7);
Level 6 -- Boys all-ages: 1st. Nicolai Petersen (53.5); Girls all-ages: 2nd. Megan Contarciego (53.5);
Level 5 -- Boys all-ages: 1st. Nicholas Chan (53.8), 4th. Timothy Chan (49.8); Girls all-ages: 3rd. Sabra Wilson (54.3);
Level 4 -- Boys all-ages: 1st. David Davisson (56.1); Girls all-ages: 1st. Emma Petersen (56.6), 4th. Kaitlyn Firestone (55.9), 11th. Dawn Powell (48.2);
Level 3 -- Girls 11&over: 5th. Miranda Harries (53.7), 7th. Zoe Harries (47.2)
The LARPD Lazers hosted their first tournament of the spring session at the Robert Livermore Community Center.
The level one team swept all three gamesas stand-out performances were turned in by Elizabeth Bukus, Sean Croghan, Jack Miller and Zach Corbishley. The defense received great play from Ian Herbert, Nathan Fish, Emily Hawkins and David Brooks.
The level two team came away with a win in the final game. Goalie duties were split between Noah Pettit and Gianna Paden, and both made several stops. Solid efforts were turned in by by Robert Sutter, Talia Florio and Maddie David, Calvin David, Mia Battilega, Gianna Paden, and Miara Pipe scored goals. They went 1-2 in the tournament.
For the second year in a row, Foothill High's competition cheer squads returned from southern California triumphant after earning three national championship titles at the United Spirit Association's High School Spirit Nationals competition held March 15-17 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The teams qualified to compete at nationals during regional competitions held earlier in the season. The competitive cheer season lasts a grueling 10 months, starting in May and continuing through nationals in March. The victorious Falcons traveled more than 4,300 miles this year to compete successfully at six regional/state competitions.
This was the first back-to-back USA Nationals win for Foothill and it was made more impressive with the acquisition of three championship titles each year. For Foothill's group stunt team, it was also the first time any school had won back-to-back titles in USA's group stunt intermediate division. Group Stunt Foothill's two group stunt teams were among nearly 75 stunt teams to perform as the competition opened. The intermediate group stunt team gave a near-perfect performance in preliminaries, landing them at the top in a field of six teams advancing to finals. A second flawless performance extended their lead and secured the national title. The advanced group stunt team also gave an outstanding performance in preliminaries, but narrowly missed advancing to finals in an incredibly tough field of nearly 50 talented teams. In group stunt, each team of five performs as many flawless and interesting stunts as possible in 60 seconds in a routine choreographed to music.
Varsity Show Cheer Foothill's varsity team competed in the small varsity show cheer division preliminaries, advancing to finals in the No. 2 spot, but close on the heels of their competitor. The preliminary field included 14 teams with the top five advancing to finals. The feisty Falcon team gave a near-perfect performance in the finals to triumph over the competition and earn the first-place trophy and another national championship title.
Junior Varsity Show Cheer Foothill's junior varsity team competed in the large JV show cheer novice division preliminaries, securing the top spot to advance to finals. The preliminary field included 17 teams with the top six advancing to finals. The team once again performed flawlessly on Saturday evening at finals, bringing home the first-place trophy and national championship title.
Advanced group stunt includes: Zoe Cristobal, Bailey Downum, Michelle French, Gabbie Scalise and Natalie Wright. The team is coached by Megan Moore.
Varsity show cheer includes: Amanda Arnold, Zoe Cristobal, Sarina DeJoy, Bailey Downum, Michelle French, Camille Hamlin, 'Alakoka Kailahi, Keri Kodama (captain), Amber Marquez, Emily Palange, Gabriella Scalise and Natalie Wright.
JV show cheer includes: Cassidee Banks, Kailyn Coleman, Mackenzie Curran, Mitsu Dill, Shauna Dunlap, Jenna Edsen, Karina Galvez, Morgan Greenup Emma Loll, Maddy Maas, Sara Moore, Brie Morrissey, Erin Page, Jordan Robinson (co-captain), Taylor Sanchez (co-captain), Anika Simons, Sabrina Stermer, Stephanie Tasto and Noelle Viscaina.