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The former Hillgals’ setter earned All-Tournament honors in the National Division at the USA Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. She and teammate Lianna Sybeldon (Ponderosa-Shingle Springs) received all-tourney honors as they helped lead the Northern California Volleyball Club (NCVC) 18-1 Moxie team went 10-1 to take the bronze medal. Michaela, who is already training with her new teammates at San Jose State University, finished her final high school season with 260 assists, 120 kills, 90 digs, and 41 aces as Placer (22-9 overall) advanced to the semifinals of the Sac Joaquin Section Division III semifinals.
Competing in a sudden-death playoff was familiar territory for the San Jose State-bound golfer. He calmly and methodically attacked the first playoff hole, sinking an eight foot birdie putt and edging Corey Pereira to win the 83rd annual NCGA Junior Championship on July 3. The icing on the cake was playing at Spyglass Hill, which provided a beautiful landscape for one of the biggest days of his playing caree
There's really nothing more nail biting than a championship boiling down to penalty kicks. Just ask Sarah Robinson, member of the Mountain View Los Altos SC Lightning U16 team. They won the FarWest Regionals on June 24 but not before they endured two overtimes and an epic penalty kick session in the sweltering Phoenix heat as they defeated Sereno of Arizona 1-0.
The Mustangs’ ace pitched a three-hit shutout to defeat El Camino-Sacramento in the SJS Division III baseball championship at Sacramento City College. Scholtens struck out nine batters to help secure the first-ever baseball title for the Rodriguez program. The shutout was Scholten’s fourth of the year and his sixth complete game. The University of Arizona-bound pitcher compiled a 7-1 record, 1.21 ERA, and struck out 122 batters in 75.1 innings.
Ice water flowed through the veins of the junior left-hander as he threw a combined 12 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in two playoff starts to help the Cougars collect their third consecutive NCS championship — the first East Bay baseball team at any level to accomplish such a feat. Campolindo defeated Dougherty Valley 6-3 at the O.co Coliseum June 2 in the NCS Div. II title game.
Weber broke her own Sac-Joaquin Section record in the 200-yard individual medley event to win her second consecutive section title on May 12. Her time of 2:00.50 broke her own section mark set at the SJS finals in 2011 by nearly one half-second. Weber also finished second in the 100-yard backstroke to help the Grizzlies to a second-place overall finish and a third-place finish in the girls’ competition. The LSU commit will spend part of her summer at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska before leaving for Baton Rouge in August.
Amidst a crowd of upperclassmen, the freshman took home the gold at the NCS Diving Championships on May 17. The Vikings standout displayed a litany of dives with a spirit of grace and calm over the 11-round event. She finished with a total score of 432.25, establishing herself as a favorite for years to come. Weiderman edged out Carondelet’s Brook Osborn, who finished just seven points back at 425.05.
Jara scored twice in Folsom’s 3-2 victory over Vista del Lago-Folsom, and added an assist in a 2-0 win over Delta River League-foe Sheldon. The midfielder leads the Bulldogs’ offense with 14 goals and three assists as Folsom had not lost a league game as of April 26. The match against Vista del Lago marked the first time that the city’s two high schools have competed for the Crosstown Cup. Jara scored both of her goals in the first half. She will continue her soccer career at Creighton University.
Coach Frank Ortega didn't mince his words when talking about his star player. He called him one of the best tennis players he's ever coached, and it's hard to disagree considering Kim has made a mockery of the Diablo Valley Athletic League. The senior has won DVAL singles title three years running. He'll look to place a bow on his sparkling career with an NCS singles title on May 5.
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