Girls 5A Division
St. Michael/St. Charles 24, St. Isidore 13: On Jan. 9, the St. Michael/St. Charles fifth-grade girls' "A" team advanced to its CYO division's championship game with a 24-13 win on the road over St. Isidore. Point guard Courtney Kessler led the offense and scored 12 points, while forward Kalena Brongiel, center P.K. Hall and guard Athena Lewis propelled a smothering defensive effort. St. Michael/St. Charles will next face rival St. Joan in a rematch of last year's title game.
The Pleasanton Seahawks had a great showing at the Winter Sectional Championship held on Jan 16-22, in Southern California. The Seahawks sent 21 swimmers to the prestigious meet, which required strong qualifying times.
Boy's top finishers (PLS only): Maxime Rooney -- (2nd. 100 freestyle, 1st. 500 freestyle, 2nd. 200 freestyle, 2nd. 1650 freestyle, 5th. 400 IM); Nick Silverthrown -- (1st. 100 breaststroke, 2nd. 200 breaststroke, 8th. 200 freestyle); Tony Shen -- (6th. 200 freestyle); Kevin McLaughlin -- (8th. 400 IM).
Relays -- 800 freestyle relay: 1st. (Nick Silverthorn, Tony Shen, R.J. Scott, Maxime Rooney); 400 freestyle relay: 3rd. (Nick Silverthorn, Tony Shen, R.J. Scott, Maxime Rooney); 400 medley relay: 5th. (Maxime Rooney, Nick Silverthorn, Kevin McLaughlin, Tony Shen).
Girl's top finishers (PLS only): Moriah Simonds -- (1st. 500 freestyle, 1st. 100 freestyle, 5th. 200 freestyle); Erika Brown -- (1st. 100 backstroke, 2nd. 200 backstroke, 6th. 200 freestyle, 3rd. 50 freestyle; Iris Brand -- (3rd. 100 freestyle, 5th. 50 freestyle).
Relays -- 800 freestyle relay: 1st. (Erika Brown, Moriah Simonds, Katie Woods, Iris Brand); 400 freestyle relay: 3rd. (Iris Brand, Erika Brown, Katie Woods, Moriah Simonds), 8th. (Samantha Howell, Anna Parker, Eva Chung, Kennedy Truex); 400 medley relay: 5th. (Christina Chong, Eva Chung, Erika Brown, Iris Brand).