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Sign Up for Assumption CYO Athletics Program PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:52

Assumption School is having two CYO sports sign-up sessions for the 2014-2015 season in the school gym on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10:15 a.m. to noon, and on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Assumption CYO is open to all children who attend Assumption School, are actively enrolled in the Faith Formation program or who live within the parish boundaries (proof of residence in the form of a utility bill - PG&E, EBMUD or cable must be submitted).

Children who are interested in boys and girls cross country (grades 3-8), girls softball (grades 5-8), boys and girls basketball (grades 2-8), girls volleyball (grades 4-8), and boys and girls track & field (grades K-8) can sign up.

For children new to CYO who do not attend Assumption School, a birth certificate (a copy, not the original) must also be submitted.  All required forms must be submitted at walk-up registration on one of these dates.  There will also be a registration for the spring sports (girls basketball and track and field) in January 2015.

Absolutely no late registrations and no registrations will be accepted in the school office.

 

 
Jr. Optimists Rifle Club Places in National Contest PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:57

The San Leandro Junior Optimist Rifle Club would like to thank NRA Foundation for a grant of new equipment to upgrade safety and competition.

This grant will provide the club the ability to teach more young people how to safely handle and clean firearms, and shoot competitively.

The kids shoot Olympic Style positions for score and can compete on an equal basis with the new gear provided by the grant.

With this equipment, the Junior Optimist Rifle Club team just placed third nationally, and the Sub-Junior Optimist Rifle Team of 13-years-and-younger placed fifth in the nation for 2014 NRA National Junior Prone Postal Matches.

 

 
SL Swim Team Wins League Championship PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:38

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN LEANDRO SWIM TEAM

Lauren Francis, Taylor Matthews, Jacklyn Scheberies, and Emily Yiu swam for the gold with a 2.05.40 to break the league’s 11-12 girls 200 medley relay record that was set in 1996.

The San Leandro Swim Team, aka the Drowning Darryls, won their fourth straight East Bay Swim League Championship, held at Chabot College on July 26, against some 1,200 swimmers from all the teams in the league.

Lauren Francis, Taylor Matthews, Jacklyn Scheberies, and Emily Yiu took first place in the 11-12 girls 200 medley relay in a time of 2.05.40 to break the league record in that event.

Lauren Francis took the gold in all of her events and also swam a 31.05 in the 11-12 girls 50-yard backstroke to break another record that had stood since 1996.  Francis also went undefeated this year in all of her individual events.

Darryls coaches Fred Scheberies, Jeff Engler, and Amy McHale were excited to receive the league championship and most improved awards. Scheberies was also proud of his daughter, Jacklyn, who was on the record breaking 11-12 girls team.

San Leandro has won the league’s most improved award two years straight. In addition to setting the new league records, the Darryls walked away with 19 gold medals, 18 silver medals, and 12 bronze medals.

The Darryls returned to their roots this summer, swimming at the new San Leandro High School pool.

The team thanks the voters of San Leandro who passed the Measure M initiative and the San Leandro School District for the pool where the Darryls continue to provide an enjoyable and competitive team.

Tryouts for the team are held in April of each year. More information on the team can be found at San Leandro Swim Team website at sanleandro.swimtopia.com.

 

 
Teens Take the Links at Monarch Bay PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:31

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PHOTOS BY JIM KNOWLES

Young golfers have come to town each summer for the San Leandro City Junior Golf Tournament, which began in 1963. Last Thursday, teen golfers competed once again at the Monarch Bay Golf Course.

081414s2By Jim Knowles • San Leandro Times

Young golfers from around Northern California came to town last week for the annual San Leandro City Junior Golf Tournament.

This year, 145 teenage golfers competed at the Monarch Bay Golf Club in the tournament that’s been a San Leandro tradition since 1963.

The overall boys winner was Joshua McCartly of Danville who shot at 66. The overall girls winner was Michelle Xie of Palo Alto, shooting a 72.

The winners in the other age divisions were: Boys 16-17 Aaron Justin Ong of Hayward; Boys 14-15 James Lemos of Hercules; Boys 12-13 Ian Scarborough of Half Moon Bay; Girls 15-17 Melissa Yao of Alameda; Girls 12-14 Ashely Pan of Moraga.

The continued success of the tournament is due largely to the volunteers from American Golf and the San Leandro Golf Club at Monarch Bay.  The Public Works Department has managed this event since 1996.

CAPTION 2: Brendan Hopkins of Danville tees off on the 10th hole at the annual City Junior Golf Tournament, held last Thursday at the Monarch Bay Golf Club.


 
Dodgers Wrap Up Season at San Leandro Ballpark PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:35

081414s4The Washington Manor Dodgers baseball team finished their season with a 28-12 record –  pretty good for a 17-and-under team that played mostly 18-19 year old teams.

The Dodgers were eliminated in the August Tournament at San Leandro Ballpark on Aug. 1 in a 13-2 loss to the Playmakers, who have several college players on their roster. Despite the age difference, the Dodgers kept the game close until the sixth inning when the Playmakers got 10 hits and 7 runs.

The Dodgers had singles by Anthony Perez, Moses Perez and Tim O’Dalaigh.

Ricky Peterson started the game for the Dodgers and pitched three and a third innings, until he was replaced by Jacob Jennings and then Sonny Apodaca.

The Rakers/Seals beat the San Leandro Ports to win the tournament.

CAPTION: Dodgers third baseman Nick Solis makes a throw to first base in a game earlier this season.

PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES


 
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.

 

 

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