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Diablo Athletic League recognitions, boys 2018-2019
Boys Cross Country - 2018-19
1st Team All-League
Edward Buckley Campolindo

Magic 08 Girls win State Cup
The California Magic Soccer Club 08 girls took first place in the U11 Girls NorCal State Cup Championship, Gold division, Dec. 9 in Modesto. They defeated Folsom Lake Elite 2-1 in a nail-biting overtime to win the Cup. Coach Tony Neto said, "I am so proud of the ...Submitted by Megan M. Shields

8th Grade CYO Santa Maria girls champions
The Santa Maria CYO girls basketball team had a decisive 37-12 victory in the championship game of the NBBA Holiday Classic tournament with contributions from every team member. The girls are looking forward to ongoing competition during upcoming league play. ...Submitted by Paradi Mirmirani

Basketball champions
The St. Perpetua third grade American Boys won the MVP Christmas Classic 3rd American/4th national bracket. ...Submitted by Marty Woehrle

12U All-Girls water polo team champions
Diablo's water polo 12U team won first place in the Ventura Cup Tournament held in Oxnard early December. The all-girl team easily won against SB805 and South Coast, two top tier teams. This win complement's the team's strong 10U bronze place finish at the USA Junior ...Submitted by Rhodora Del Rosario

Spartans rise to win MVP Flight Holiday classic tournament
The St. Monica's 7th Grade American Boys basketball team are the 2018 MVP Flight Holiday classic champions after defeating St. Perpetua, St. Francis, and St. Isidore's. The tournament hosted over 150 local CYO teams (boys and girls 3rd - 8th grade) over the weekends ...Submitted by Tenaya Garrett

St. Perpetua basketball girls team champions
The St. Perpetua seventh grade basketball girls team won the MVP Holiday Tournament. ...Submitted by Andrea Hilsabeck

Lamorinda swimmers take first place
Jessica Davis, 16, from Lafayette, Sophia Kosturos, 18, from Orinda and Shelby Suppiger, 15, from Lafayette represented half of the Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks swim team, which won first place in the women's team competition at the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior ...Submitted by Erik Suppiger

Lamorinda rugby a sport for all
With globalization in so many areas today, sports have certainly not been left behind. As we have exported baseball, basketball and even football to other countries, we have imported a number of sports from around the world. Rugby - which began in England in 1823 ...By Jon Kingdon

Matt O'Reilly - from Campolindo to Bucknell to Saint Mary's
On Dec. 19 the Saint Mary's basketball team defeated Bucknell 85-59. It was Coach Randy Bennett's 400th victory since becoming Saint Mary's head coach. The statistical highlights for the game included the Jordans, Ford and Hunter, scoring 28 and 15 points res ...By Jon Kingdon

Best Of 2018
Special thanks to our photographer Gint Federas, who takes so many of Lamorinda Weekly's photos printed in each issue.

Lamorinda boys soccer preview
Last season, the Lamorinda boys soccer teams played in the Diablo-Foothill League which had six teams. This year they are in the Diablo League which has 13 teams. The schools that have been added are Ygnacio Valley, Concord, Clayton Valley, Berean Christian, ...By Jon Kingdon

Campolindo loses to Bishop O'Dowd
In a game where Campolindo needed to play a mistake-free game Dec. 1 and didn't, the Cougars lost to Bishop O'Dowd by a score of 35-14.
Coming into the NCS semifinal game with identical ...
By Jon Kingdon

Lamorinda wrestling roundup
It's been a unique start of the season for the Lamorinda wrestling teams as it has been for every other sport. Due to the academic schedule, wrestling practice started two weeks early but with the smoke issues, none of the teams were able to practice much.
By Jon Kingdon

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