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Lamorinda football season preview
With an early start to the 2019 football season, hope springs eternal in Lamorinda. Campolindo and Miramonte return their starting quarterbacks for a second season. Acalanes has a senior four-year starter at running back. Still with graduation taking key players ...By Jon Kingdon

CC United 18U's Win Bronze at Junior Olympics
CC United 18U's won the Bronze medal at the Water Polo National Junior Olympics held July 20-23 in Orange County. The team was undeterred by an early loss, battling their way back into the semifinals and playing a total of 11 games over 4 days including a couple of ...Submitted by Stewart McGuire

Sleepy Hollow Swim & Tennis Club "B" Swim Meet Invitational
Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club held its 33rd Annual "B" Invitational July 21. This meet celebrates the "B" swimmers from the nine teams within the Orinda Moraga Pool Association. It is eagerly anticipated by many swimmers, and is considered the championship meet ...Submitted by Dana Wentworth

Lamorinda Water Polo All-Americans
The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association is a professional organization that supports high school coaches of all aquatic sports. It is dedicated to coaches education and athlete recognition through the All-American programs.
By Jon Kingdon

Campolindo named the Division III School of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports
Cal-Hi Sports has selected its State Schools of the Year for their athletic programs, and for the sixth time since 2005 and the third time this decade, Campolindo was chosen as the Division III School of the Year. Mark Tennis, the co-founder and publisher of the ...By Jon Kingdon

Orinda Country Club once again OMPA Champions
There are many things to count on - the sun rising in the East, prices continuing to rise and for the 19th straight year, Orinda Country Club won the OPMA Championship. Meadow Swim Club came in second for the fourth straight year and Moraga Valley Pool came in third, ...By Jon Kingdon

Springbrook leads the way at 8th annual Lafayette Championship Meet
With 722 swimmers, 300 volunteers and very interested families and friends, the 8th annual Lafayette Championship Swim Meet was held July 27-28. In what is becoming an annual ritual, Springbrook came away with the championship trophy. They were followed in order by ...By Jon Kingdon

USA Women take down Greece 14-3 in Moraga
For the third consecutive game Team USA took down Greece 14-3 July 4 at Campolindo Soda Center. Amanda Longan got the start in goal and made 11 saves in the cage. Maddie Musselman and Jamie Neushul powered Team USA's offense by scoring three goals each.

Lafayette Little League 10U All Stars win the 2nd Annual Alex McLin Courage Classic
In 2018, Lafayette Little League (LLL) renamed their summer tournament the Alex McLin Courage Classic in honor of Alex McLin, a member of the 2016 Majors Champion Nationals who lost his battle against bone cancer. Alex's heroic battle against bone cancer epitomized the ...Submitted by Linda Choi

Lafayette Little League All-Star team win District 4 Championship
Lafayette Little League's 2019 11-year-old All-Stars baseball team overcame three elimination games to win California's Little League District 4 Championships at the town's Buckeye Fields. The weeklong tournament hosted All-Star teams from Alameda, Concord and ...Submitted by Sarah Cusumano and Catherine Habas

OBA Lava Monsters win 10U Mustang Division Championship
After losing their first playoff game, the ...

23rd Annual Fun Run kicks off 4th of July in Moraga
For the 23rd year in a row, Moraga began its Fourth of July festivities with the Annual Fun Run. Starting and finishing at the soon to open Canyon Club Brewery, the event attracted nearly 600 participants for its 400- and 800-meter Kiddie Runs and 2- and 5-mile races. ...Submitted by Eric Yabu

Local divers qualified for Zone Diving Championship
Sherman Diving Club had an exciting start to the summer with three of the team's divers qualified to compete in the prestigious Zone Diving Championship held in Beaverton, Oregon June 13-16. Coach Steve Sherman was excited with the outcome with all three divers ...Submitted by Michael Soloman

Kaylee Pond: An athlete for all seasons
For many athletes these days, it's all in for one sport. After one season is completed, they just move on to a club team for the same sport. Kaylee Pond, a rising senior at Acalanes High School proved to be the exception to the rule with a year to be remembered. She ...By Jon Kingdon

Super Swimmers Out in Max Force at the Annual Meadow Mini Meet
The 49th annual Mini Meet, hosted by Meadow Swim and Tennis Club, took place on Sunday, July 14. Over 550 swimmers ages 8 and under from the nine clubs that make up the Orinda Moraga Pool Association (OMPA) competed in this year's "Super Hero" themed event. Th ...Submitted by Amy Campbell

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