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Up and Down Week for Dodgers PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:39

071714sThe Washington Manor Dodgers are 18-9 for the season after splitting four games over the past week.

Dodgers 5, APS 0

Dodger pitcher Jacob Jennings threw a 2-hitter last Thursday in a 5-0 shutout of APS at San Leandro Ballpark.

The Dodgers, a 17-and-under team, picked up runs on a homer by Alvaro Lopez in the fifth inning, and doubles by Moses Perez and Christian Marquez.

Nick Solis hit two singles, and Carlos Ramos and Dominic Jackson both had base hits.

Jackson also was the catcher for the full seven innings of Jennings’ 2-hitter.

Dodgers 7, East Bay Bombers 0

The Dodgers got another outstanding pitching performance for a 7-0 shutout on Saturday when Ricky Peterson pitched a no-hitter against the East Bay Bombers.

East Bay Prep 9, Dodgers 5

The Dodgers lost to East Bay Prep, 9-5, on Sunday in Danville with Christian Marquez and Dominic Jackson pitching for the Dodgers. The Dodgers had doubles by Anthony Perez, Marquez, and Justin Brooke.

Alameda Dark Horses 15, Dodgers 5

On Tuesday evening, the Alameda Dark Horses came to town and lit up the scoreboard in a 14-5 win over the Dodgers.

Dodger pitching wasn’t on its best night, giving up 10 hits and 11 walks, and the Dodgers made five errors. “It’s hard to win with a line score like that,” said manager Bill Brouse. “We sure hope to get better for our remaining games.”

The Dodgers highlights were a homer and single by Tim O’Dalaigh, a double by Jacob Jennings, a pair of singles by Joshua Romero, and base hits by Dominic Jackson, Carlos Ramos, Anthony Perez, Justin Brooke and Jeremy Conti.

The Dodgers host the Blankenship Bulls tonight at 7 p.m. San Leandro Ballpark on Teagarden Street, and on Saturday the Dodgers host the North Bay Giants in a double-header, starting at 5 p.m.

CAPTION: Dodgers pitcher Jacob Jennings threw a 2-hitter last Thursday in a 5-0 win at San Leandro Ballpark.

PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES


 
Washington Manor All Stars Advance to State Tournament PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:36

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The Washington Manor 15-U All Stars are (back row): Coach Dave Guzman, Gabe Fernandez, Joshua Knudsen, Nico, Eddie Lopez, Daniel Medina, Jakob Bouhuys, Alex Perez, Manager Jonathan Rodriguez and coach Matt Knudsen. (Front row) Tyler Dewitt, Peter Del Prete, Jonathan Cadena, Louis Toscano, Estevan Ledsinger, Kyle Guerra, Jordan Firestone and Christian Guzman.

The Washington Manor All Stars 15U beat the Alameda All Stars 15U by a score of 7-1 last Tuesday at Contra Costa College in seven innings.

The lead stayed with Washington Manor after the first, when it scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Gabe Fernandez. Washington Manor scored two runs in the fourth on an RBI single by  Estevan Ledsinger and a walk by Gabe Fernandez.

Kyle Guerra  led the Washington Manor offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He singled in the sixth inning. Washington Manor relied on  Peter Del Prete  to eat up innings en route to the win.

Del Prete pitched seven innings and allowed no earned runs, four hits and one walk while striking out four. Washington Manor put up one run in each of the second, third and sixth innings. In the second inning, Washington Manor scored, bringing home Jordan Firestone.

Washington Manor was the underdog in District 4 play and ended with a 3-0 record and the District 4 Championship.

The Washington Manor All Stars 15-U advanced to the state tournament at the Belmont Sports Complex and will begin tournament play against East Sacramento on July 19 at 4 p.m.


 
Arroyo Baseball Summer Clinic PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:49

The third annual Arroyo Baseball Summer Clinic is coming up in late July.

Players age 7 to 15 receive instruction from Arroyo High School varsity baseball players, coaches, and former and current college and pro baseball players.

The clinic schedule is:

Hitting and base running on Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Defense and pitching on Wednesday and Thursday, July 30 and 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register in advance with cash or check payable to Arroyo High School. Download an injury waiver by going to www.Arroyobaseball.org.

Send waiver and payment to Arroyo High School, Attn.: Eric Anderson - baseball coach, 15701 Lorenzo Ave., San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Or, you can register on the day of the clinic by bringing a signed injury waiver and payment of $60 for each session.

 

 
World Cup Soccer Isn’t the Only Game in Town PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:14

071014n2By Jim Knowles • San Leandro Times

When it comes to Power Soccer, a game for players in wheelchairs, a San Leandran coaches the best team in the world.

Chris Finn coached the U.S. national team to win the COPA American Power Soccer Tournament in Rio de Janeiro in May. And in June, he coached a Bay Area team to win the national championship in Indianapolis.

The success of the U.S. power soccer team, as Finn explains it, is similar to all championship teams.

“We’re lucky to have a lot of talented players in the United States who have been playing for years,” Finn said. “The players chosen (for the national team) are the best on their respective teams. They’re put in a different position, but they accept that position and play their best.”

In power soccer, four players are on a team. But each team was allowed to bring two extra players for the tourney. The game is played on a basketball court and the players have attachments to the front of their power wheelchairs to move the ball around the court.

071014n5Finn has been in a wheelchair since an accident at age 21 where he slipped and fell in just such a way as to cause a spinal cord injury.

Three of the players on the U.S. team that Finn coached are from Indiana, and the others are from Florida, Virginia and Minnesota.

In the COPA America Cup, the U.S. team was one of six teams representing Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Australia.

The sport is still young, so the Australian team traveled to this hemisphere to make it an even six teams for the tourney, Finn explained.

“We only had five teams so we invited Australia to make it six,” Finn said.

The local team Finn coaches that competed in Indianapolis is part of the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program, called the BORP Crushers.

Finn said he’s proud all his players, including Callum Cain who won the sportsmanship award at the national tournament. The referee ruled that the BORP team had the ball after it went out of bounds. But Cain went up to the ref, who happens to be his dad, and said, “No dad, I touched the ball last before it went out of bounds.”

And as if that’s not enough success at coaching, last fall, Finn coached the Under-18 U.S. team that won the Power Soccer World Championship in Paris, France.

Now, after the COPA Cup, Finn is retiring from coaching and he’s writing a book.

“It’s about playing soccer when I was a kid and having a spinal cord injury and going on to coaching,” Finn said. “The working title is, ‘You Are Able.’”

CAPTION 1: Michael Archer of the U.S. National Power Soccer Team plays in the 2011 World Cup in Paris

CAPTION 2: Chris Finn of San Leandro coaches his team.

PHOTOS BY SCOT GOODMAN


 
Dodgers Win Reno Tourney PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 July 2014 16:57

070314sThe Washington Manor Dodgers went 6-1 at the Reno Invitational Tournament over the weekend to win their division.

The Dodgers beat Fairfield, 8-4, in eight innings in the division championship game. Dominic Jackson pitched six innings for the Dodgers and Ricky Peterson pitched the final two innings.

Alvaro Lopez hit a solo home run for the Dodgers in the second inning. Tim O’Dalaigh hit a double and single, and Joshua Romero hit a 2-run double.

The Dodgers, a 17-and-under team, won their first three games of the tourney before losing to Tracy, 8-7.

The Dodgers beat the Danville Bulls, 10-7, as O’Dalaigh doubled, and Ben Sandoval had two base hits.

Next, the Dodgers shut out the Galena Black Sox, 4-0, on a 1-hitter pitched by Christian Marquez, with Ricky Peterson coming in to get the final two outs.

The Dodgers beat the Fallon Wave, 9-4, with a 2-run homer by O’Dalaigh. Nic Solis had three hits, including a double. Christian Marquez and Ricky Peterson doubled, and Jacob Jennings and Justin Brooke singled.

The Dodgers host the Blankenship Bulls tonight at 7 p.m. at San Leandro Ballpark on Teagarden Street.

CAPTION: The Washington Manor Dodgers at the Reno Invitational Tournament (top row) Alvaro Lopez, Nick Solis, Josh Romero, Tim O’Dalaigh, Dominic Jackson, Justin Brooke, Ricky Peterson, Demariee Barlow, Christian Marquez and Sonny Apodaca. (Front row) Benny Sandoval, Jeremy Conti, Anthony Perez, Moises Perez, Jacob Jennings. (Chris Donahue and Carlos Ramos missed the photo opportunity.)

PHOTO BY TONY JACKSON


 
Arroyo Baseball Summer Clinic PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 July 2014 16:56

The 3rd Annual Arroyo Baseball Summer Clinic is coming up in late July.

Players age 7 to 15 receive instrucition from Arroyo High School Varsity baseball players, coaches, and former and current college and pro baseball players. Hitting and base running on Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Defense and pitching on Wednesday and Thursday, July 30 and 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register in advance with cash or check payable to Arroyo High School. Download an injury waiver by going to www.Arroyobaseball.org.

Send waiver and payment to Arroyo High School, Attn.: Eric Anderson - baseball coach, 15701 Lorenzo Ave., San Lorenzo, CA 94580. Or you can register on the day of the clinic by bringing a signed injury waiver and payment of $60 for each session.

 

 
Dodger Pitchers Throw Pair of Shutouts PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:19

The Washington Manor Dodgers went on a winning streak over the past week, winning four straight games, two on shutouts, before losing on Tuesday night.

The Dodgers rapped out 17 hits in a 12-0 shutout over the North Bay Giants last Wednesday on the road. Dominic Jackson pitched five innings, giving up just two hits. Anthony Perez pitched the last two innings, holding the Giants hitless.

The Dodgers shut out the Bay Area Bombers, 13-0, on Saturday at San Leandro Ballpark with Moses Perez, Sonny Apodaca and Justin Brook combining on the mound for the win.

Christian Marquez homered for the Dodgers. Brook, Ricky Peterson and Carlos Ramos all doubled.

The Dodgers beat Redwood City Legion, 6-5, last Thursday at home on two solo home runs by Tim O’Dalaigh, a double by Anthony Perez, a single and triple by Christian Marquez and a single by Moses Perez.

On Sunday, the Dodgers beat the Alameda Dark Horses, 9-5, on the road with doubles by Carlos Ramos and Jacob Jennings in a nine inning game. Christian Marquez pitched six innings for the Dodgers and Moses Perez pitched the last three innings.

But on Tuesday night, the Dodgers were shut out by the California Warriors, 4-0, as the Warriors pitcher struck out 12 batters. The Dodgers mustered hits by Carlos Ramos, Joshua Romero, Moses Perez and Tim O’Dalaigh.

The Dodgers travel this weekend to play in the Reno Invitational Tournament.

 

 
Dodgers Split Two Games Over the Week PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:59

The Washington Manor Dodgers baseball team beat the California Warriors, 11-1, on Sunday in Marin County with three pitchers each going three innings – Ricky Peterson, Dominic Jackson and Joshua Romaro.

Moses Perez and Jeremy Conti were the catchers. Chris Donahue hit a 2-run homer and a 2-run double for the Dodgers. Moses Perez  and Carlos Ramos both hit a 2-run double and a single. And Jacob Jennings and Dominic Jackson both singled.

On Tuesday night, the Dodgers lost, 5-3, to All Pro in a close game at San Leandro Ballpark.

“We were out-muscled by an older team, but we were only one hit away from a win on several occasions,” said Dodger coach Bill Brause.

Nick Solis, Chris Donahue and Christian Marquez pitched for the Dodgers with Moses Perez behind the plate. The Dodgers had singles by Tim O’Dalaigh, Dominic Jackson, Sonny Apodaca, Moses Perez and Carlos Ramos.

The Dodgers will host Redwood City Legion tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at San Leandro Ballpark.

 

 
Pole Vault – The Sport that’s Always Been Upwardly Mobile PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:41

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PHOTOS BY JIM KNOWLES

August Kiles of Tamalpias High clears the bar at 16 feet to win the pole vault at the Meet of Champions in Berkeley on May 31. Kiles tied for third place on Saturday at the state meet in Clovis.

061214s3By Jim Knowles • San Leandro Times

August Kiles of Tamalpias High won the pole vault at the Meet of Champions at Edwards Field at UC Berkeley on May 30, clearing the bar at 16 feet even, and qualifying for the CIF state track and field meet.

At the state meet, Kiles cleared 16 feet again, finishing in a tie for third place. Carl Johansson of Lutheran High in Orange County won the state title with a vault of 17 feet.

Pole vaulting is more than just running and throwing yourself over a bar with a pole, as Kiles demonstrated at Edwards Field in Berkeley.

Each vault was preceded by a discussion with his coach. Decisions are made about which pole to use, or where to start your run.

The bar isn’t just moved higher, the pole vaulter can have it adjusted closer or farther back from where the pole sticks in the ground. Pole vaulting is a mathematical problem just as much as it’s physical.

Before he cleared 16 feet, Kiles decided to switch to another pole. Each attempt at the bar is a little different, and Kiles likes to figure it out.

“That’s why I like it so much,” Kiles said. “That, and you get to fly 16 feet up in the air.”

 

 
Cantrell Takes Second in 200 Meters at State Championships PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:39

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PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES

San Leandro High sprinter Gabrielle Cantrell, seen here competing at Edwards Field at UC Berkeley, took second place in the girls 200 meters at the CIF track and field championships on Saturday in Clovis.

San Leandro High sprinter Gabrielle Cantrell took second place in the girls 200 meters at the CIF state track and field championships in Clovis on Saturday.

Cantrell’s time in the 200 was 23.85 seconds. She took fifth in the 100 meters in a time of 11.73.

Nate Moore of Castro Valley won both the long jump and the triple jump. The senior took both events for the second year in a row, becoming the first athlete in state history to win the two events in consecutive years.

Moore won the long jump with an impressive leap of 25 feet 8 inches. He then won the triple jump with a distance of 51 feet 4 inches, the best mark for the season at the high school level.

And to top it off, Moore ran a leg of the Trojans 400 relay team, which took second place with a time of 41.29 seconds. The team is Jalen McFerren, Cam Edwards, Moore and Aaron Jones.

In the girls triple jump, Kennedy Jones of Castro Valley took sixth place with a distance of 39 feet 5 inches.

 

 
Dodgers Baseball June Tournament Was a Hit PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:38

The Washington Manor Dodgers finished in fifth place in their annual June tournament, held at San Leandro Ballpark over the weekend.

Most of the teams in the tourney were a couple of years older than the 17-and-under Dodgers, so it was a good competitive tourney for the home team. The Dodgers were eliminated by the Salinas Spurs 20-and-under team, 8-4.

The Watsonville Aggies later beat the spurs in the championship game, 8-5, to win the tournament.

The Dodgers went as far as they did in the tourney by shutting out Redwood City 19-U, 10-0, on a combined 2-hitter pitched by Christian Marquez and Rickey Peterson, with Dominic Jackson behind the plate.

The Dodgers had 11 hits, including a triple and grand slam by Tim O’Dalaigh, a double and single by Marquez, and two singles and a double by Carlos Ramos. Justin Brook, Dominic Jackson, Jeremy Conti and Alvarado Lopez all singled.

This week, the Dodgers travel on Saturday to play the California Warriors at 3 p.m. at Marin Catholic High. The next home game will be next Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at San Leandro Ballpark against All Pro. Next Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m. the Dodgers will host Redwood City at San Leandro Ballpark.

 

 
Pirates Cantrell, Johnson Headed to State Track Meet PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 06 June 2014 13:29

060514s1By Jim Knowles • San Leandro Times

Gabrielle Cantrell did it again, winning the 100 meters on Saturday at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions at Edwards Field at UC Berkeley.

The San Leandro High senior took the 100 in 12.08 seconds. She later finished second in the 200 meters in a time of 24.31 seconds.

Despite winning the 100, Cantrell said she didn’t run very well.

“My start was bad, my hips were behind me the whole time, I didn’t react to the gun as well as I wanted to,” Cantrell said after winning the 100. “My legs were turned off. They felt like spaghetti.”

But it was good enough for a win and a trip to the state meet this Friday and Saturday.

Cantrell also anchored the San Leandro High girls 400 meter relay team who took second behind St. Mary’s in a time of 47.77. The relay team is Ashanti Hughley, Chelissiee Ford, NyErin Buckley and Cantrell.

In the boys 100 meters, Stephen Johnson of San Leandro took third place in a time of 10.97 seconds. Aaron Jones of Castro Valley took second in 10.89, and Ja’Maun Charles of Amador Valley won in a time of 10.76 seconds.

060514s2Johnson said he was amazed that he was going to the state meet, since he missed most of the track season with a pulled hamstring. He spent the practices doing just light workouts and exercises to strengthen the hamstring muscle.

“This is only my third meet of the season,” Johnson said. “I’m really kind of out of shape. This is the healthiest I’ve been all season. So this is a blessing.”

Castro Valley won the boys 400 relay, and the Trojan’s Nate Moore took first place in the long jump (24 feet 4 inches) and in the triple jump (50 feet 2 inches).

In the girls triple jump, Kennedy Jones of Castro Valley won with a distance of 39 feet on her final jump on Friday afternoon.

Andre Alexander of San Leandro took fifth place in the boys 200 meters in a time of 22.46. And Tavian Anderson took sixth place in the 400 meters in 49.84 seconds.

The San Leandro 1,600 meter relay team just barely missed making the state meet, finishing fifth in a time of 3:18.84, a fraction of a second away from qualifying for state.

Nevertheless, the relay team – Tavian Anderson, Carl Nash, Reuben Baker and Andre Alexander – though they were disappointed, congratulated the winners on the infield after the race in a good display of sportsmanship. That’s why they call it the Meet of Champions.

CAPTION 1: Tavian Anderson of San Leandro competes in the 400 meter dash at the Meet of Champions where he took sixth place. Anderson also ran a leg for the Pirates 1,600 meter relay team.

CAPTION 2: Gabrielle Cantrell (center) of San Leandro took second place in the 200 meters at the Meet of Champions on Saturday. Cantrell earlier won the 100 meter dash.

PHOTOS BY JIM KNOWLES


 

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