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Published on July 21st, 2021
Karate Olympic hopeful ... super karate girl
Karate & Fitness USA Team Member Amaliya Nalitkina, age 13, of Lafayette and soon to be a freshman at Campolindo High School returns home with the Bronze Medal in Kumite (sparring) at the AAU (Amatuer Athletic Union) National Karate Championships which was held in ...Submitted by Thomas Westernoff

Published on July 21st, 2021
Steven Dyer and Emmanuel Callas named Coach and Player of the Year
After taking over a Campolindo basketball team that was 14-14 in 2015-16, coach Steven Dyer has led the Cougars to four consecutive winning seasons with at least 20 wins. It took the coronavirus to break that streak which limited the Cougars to 15 games and an ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on July 21st, 2021
Davis Diaz on the way to Vanderbilt or the Major Leagues
A few years ago, there was a baseball movie starring Kevin Costner called "For the Love of the Game." It's a title that could also be applied to recent Acalanes graduate Davis Diaz and his relationship to baseball.
By Jon Kingdon

Published on July 21st, 2021
Local water polo player takes the Olympic world stage
When Drew Holland made this year's United States Olympic Water Polo team as their goalie, he continued a much venerated tradition for Miramonte High School. Following in the footsteps of Drew McDonald, Rick McNair, Kirk Everest (Cal's Water Polo coach), John Stenson, ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on July 7th, 2021
Acalanes Celebrates 2021 Senior Recruited Athletes
In a year like no other, Acalanes Athletics˙Boosters were thrilled to celebrate 11 graduating seniors who are continuing their student athlete journey at the NCAA college level.˙
The ...
Submitted by Julia Overs Bates

Published on July 7th, 2021
Local team wins big in Omaha
Lafayette Oaks 13U baseball team won the Omaha SlumpBuster Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska with over 50 13U teams from around the country and played in Iowa and Nebraska. The Lafayette Oaks beat teams from Minnesota, Utah, Illinois, and finally from Nebraska to take the ...Submitted by Jane E. Smith

Published on July 7th, 2021
Lamorinda Water Polo Club's 16U Girls Team goes 9-0 in back-to-back first place finishes in National and Regional Competitions
Lamorinda Water Polo Club's 16U Girls A Team finished first place in two major tournaments over consecutive weekends. The team took home the Gold Medal in the Futures Super Finals, a national tournament held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18-20. The following weekend, ...Submitted by Chris McCracken

Published on July 7th, 2021
Lamorinda Water Polo Club qualifies 21 teams for USA Water Polo's National Junior Olympic Competition
Lamorinda Water Polo Club had all of its A teams finish in the top 4 in each age group for both boys and girls in the Pacific Zone's Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament in June. The qualifying tournament included 180 teams from Northern California. Overall, LAMO had ...Submitted by Chris McCracken

Published on July 7th, 2021
LMYA Volleyball teaching coaching techniques and technology
The Lafayette Moraga Youth Association (LMYA) is the largest athletic organization in Lafayette and Moraga and was founded in 1954, serving the surrounding communities. It's stated goal is to build self-esteem, sportsmanship, well-rounded players, and community by ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on July 7th, 2021
A tale of two sports with Grace Gebhardt
With the majority of the high school sports teams playing simultaneously this past spring, many of the Lamorinda student-athletes were forced or voluntarily chose to focus on one sport. For Grace Gebhardt, it was all or nothing. She was going to play for the varsity ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on June 23rd, 2021
California Dawgs become first 13U Cooperstown All-Star Village wood bat champs
The California Dawgs baseball team was offered to play in a special inaugural 13 & under wood bat tournament. The team traveled across the country on June 5 hoping to win a few games over the week. The Dawgs kept edging their opponents by small margins of victory as ...Submitted by Tony Dudum

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Lafayette Oaks 13U baseball team crowned champions
The Lafayette Oaks took the title of Diablo 680 League Champions against Martinez over the Memorial Day weekend, battling in five games over two days. The championship game was sealed when Eli Dudum hit a grand slam for the Oaks in the seventh inning. ...Submitted by Jane E. Smith

Published on June 23rd, 2021
First place for Miramonte water polo teams
Miramonte High School water polo teams all took home first place in the final high school water polo tournaments in Northern California. Making it a sweep of wins for all four teams: Varsity girls and boys and both JV teams. This "Strength in Numbers" bodes well for ...Submitted by April Murphy

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Matt Biondi - a swimmer, a teacher, a leader
When discussing the life and swimming career of Matt Biondi, one could write almost endlessly about his accomplishments in the pool - but that would be selling short Matt Biondi, the man, and all that went into his successes in and out of the water. In the 1984, 1988 ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Tim Murphy's marathon effort through Lamorinda
Who were you rooting for in the race between the tortoise and the hare? In the case of Tim Murphy, you can be sure he was backing the tortoise. As Murphy approached his 74th birthday, he made it clear that he was not going to go gently in that that good night.
By Jon Kingdon

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