The Harvard-bound Usinger closed out her standout career at Acalanes as a record-setting double-winner at the North Coast Section Championships. She set an NCS-record in the 100-yard butterfly when she won her qualifying heat with a time of 52.43 seconds.
The Bulldogs’ hurdler won the 300-meter hurdles event at the Mt. SAC Relays with a personal-best time of 41.99 seconds. The time was just the third sub-42 mark turned in by a high school girl in the United States this season and is the second-fastest time for in the state.
Everything aligned for the Northgate boys swim team this season. One year after winning the North Coast Section title for the first time since 1996, the Broncos returned almost their entire roster in 2015 — the same year the California Interscholastic Federation would be hosting its first State Swimming Championships
The Lancers’ junior captain came up big on the biggest stage, going 7-for-7 with a home run and six RBI in a pair of victories that gave East Union its first Sac-Joaquin Section softball championship since 2004
The defending Bay Valley Athletic League Most Valuable Player looks well on her way to winning the award for a second straight year. The Patriots’ slugging first baseman absolutely pulverized BVAL pitching during the first two weeks of league play from April 14-23. In four games, she went 8-for-12 with five runs scored, one triple, two home runs (one being a grand slam) and 12 RBI.
The Rams’ junior guard saved her best for last in leading St. Mary’s to the Open Division Championship. In the final, Cayton scored a game-high 21 points and added seven rebounds, five assists and two steals as the Rams defeated Mater Dei-Santa Ana 76-69.
With Asha Thomas sidelines for much of the season, the Dragons morphed into Aisia Robertson’s team. She was the senior leader and go-to star through the first two months, so it was no surprise — even with Thomas once again sharing the backcourt with her — the Kansas-bound guard took things over in the second half of the CIF Division III Girls State Championship on March 27.
With so much attention on Lions’ 6-foot-2 forward Gigi Garcia, it can be easy to overlook sophomore Jordan Cruz. The 5-10 forward seized the spotlight on the biggest stage by scoring 19 points and leading a stout defensive effort as McClatchy downed Oak Ridge 58-49 in the NorCal Division I girls final at Sleep Train Arena.
The Bruins’ guard/forward earned All-Tournament honors at the recent Casa Roble Ram Challenge which Ponderosa won. Craft averaged 20.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 4.6 steals per game in the three-game tournament. She led the team with 27 points in both the first-round and semifinal victories.
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