Babe Ruth League
The 14-year-old Tri-Valley All-Star team won the Northern California State championship on July 21 in Woodland.
Tri-Valley went undefeated in four games and outscored their opponents 49-5. In the final game, Tri-Valley defeated East Sacramento 8-5. James Cowick, Jack Maloon, Nate White, Joshua Ott, Ryan Bowman, Zack Patterson and Jack Morgan pitched great throughout the tournament, while Saiki Roy and Jack Maloon anchored the offense with key home runs.
Tri-Valley will compete in the Pacific Southwest regional tournament, July 29-Aug. 1, in Surprise, Arizona, looking to advance to the Babe Ruth World Series.
Trampoline and Tumbling
Livermore's Springtime Tumbling and Tampoline sent eight gymnasts to the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) National Championships on July 3-10 in Kansas City, Mo.
Springtime's Kendall Aasen, Kaitlyn Clevenger, Laney Foote, Rob Harries, Emilio Lehmer, Becca Okmin, Ruben Padilla, and Jeremy Pigford all competed. Laney Foote (level 9) and Ruben Padilla (level 10) earned national championships in trampoline, and Becca Okmin (level 8) earned the title in tumbling.
In other podium finishes, Kaitlyn Clevenger was second in trampoline (level 8) and seventh in double mini (level 8). Emilio Lehmer was second in trampoline (level 8) and had a fourth in tumbling (level 8). Rob Harries was a fifth in trampoline (level 10). Ruben Padilla was second in tumbling (level 9) and synchronized trampoline (level 10), and also placed fifth in double mini trampoline (level 10). Kendall Aasen placed 14th in trampoline, and Jeremy Pigford was 12th in double-mini trampoline.
To qualify for nationals, T&T gymnasts must earn a qualifying score at the State or Regional Competition. Gymnasts can qualify in four events: trampoline, double mini trampoline, synchronized trampoline, and tumbling. Those scoring in the top eight of the nation in their age group earn a medal.
The U14 Livermore Lazers Boys water polo team won both of its games at the West Valley College Tournament in Saratoga.
Offensive standouts were Sean Croghan, Mia Battilega, Maddie David and Drew Kobayashi. Nathan Fish anchored the defense at the two meter position and was backed by the swarming perimeter defense of Calvin David and David Brooks. Scott Ragatz and Ian Herbert made clutch saves in the goal.
This was the final tournament of the Lazers' summer season. Fall water polo will begin on Sept. 9.