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Athletes of the Week 10-29-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:23

 

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Doubles partners Spencer Dong and Travis Lynds (left) hold their trophies; at right, Rachel Dong with her trophy


CV Siblings Win Tennis Titles

This week’s Athletes of the week are Castro Valley residents and CVHS students, Rachel and Spencer Dong. The siblings won 2 titles at the Antelope United States Tennis Association (USTA ) Open on Oct. 5.  Rachel, 14, won the girls 16 open title, her third girl’s 16 open title this year. At 13, she captured titles in all girls 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 open age divisions.

Spencer, 16, and his partner Travis Lynds, won the boys 18 open doubles title, at the USTA Open. This is the second title for Spencer, who also won the boys’ 16 open title in the Modesto USTA Junior Tournament, and was a finalist in the boys’ 18 open in the Alpine Hills Tournament.

During the summer, both siblings competed in the 18’s co-ed division and won Silver in the Fresno Sectional Championships where over 70 teams competed. Both siblings are scholar athletes. Both play on the CVHS Varsity tennis team in the number 1 position. Spencer, as a sophomore, was a co-captain for the team and earned a winning 10-4 record.

Rachel, is a freshman, and is currently playing in her first varsity season. She won on Friday 7-5, 6-3, against Bishop O’Dowd’s, top ranked, singles’ player,  giving her an 8-1 league record. Rachel is a multi-sport athlete and also plays competitive basketball and rec softball. Both siblings are Norcal and nationally ranked tennis players. In their spare time, both enjoy weekend jobs helping teach tennis to children in the community.

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CV Junior Team Tennis League | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:35

 

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The Castro Valley Junior Team Tennis League – a team experience for girls and boys age 9 and older – just completed another successful season. The teams get together to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams within the league. The CV JTTL consists of elementary, middle and high school players from Castro Valley, San Leandro and Hayward. It is part of a national youth tennis team league played in all 50 states, and sponsored by the United States Tennis Association. The teams are coached by Suzi Mills, CV Junior Tennis, and her assistant, Kevin Moyung. The members of the CV Tennis Clubhouse: Back row from left, Natalie Chau, Camille Camoro, Hannah Pilgrim, Samantha Lee, Scott Coleman, Riley Powers, Gabe Priem, Yannik Eckart, Ricky Huang and Spenser Lin-Jones; middle row, Joshua Levano, Ben Tsang, Ethan Fang, Tobias Taylor, Levina La and Samantha Pang; front row, Ben Tsang, CJ Olsen, Daniel Priem and Corina Kong. Not pictured are Lana Zheng, Joyen Chau, James Pang and AJ Bansal.

 


 
Athletes of the Week 08-13-2014* | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:31

 

2014 Chabot Marlins Swim Team

 

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The Chabot Marlins Swim Team completed a tremendous 2014 season with a 4th place finish out of 12 teams at the East Bay Swim League Championships on July 26 at Chabot College.

Led by CVHS head coach and former Marlins swimmer Brian Berry and assistants Megan Mulready and Jason Corbett, the Marlins scored 3,620 points in the meet, a record high for the program. It was truly a team effort for the Marlins, with six different age-groups medaling in relay events.

The 8 and Under Boys Medley Relay (Colton Downing, Gavin Willits, Matthew Jewell, and Colby Vik) scored the first Marlins gold medal of the meet, winning by 0.04 seconds.

In the Freestyle Relays, there were four consecutive gold medal swims. Finishing first in the 9-10 Boys FR (Nathan Arakawa, Sam D’Antonio, Kai Ford, Joey Molettieri), 11-12 Girls FR (Hannah Severs, Analise Wehner, Elma Sabanovic, Nadia Jamal), 11-12 Boys FR ( Carson Naas, Andy Jerome, Tommy Ryken, Diego Agron), and 13-14 Girls FR (Kat Averill, Francesca Kaser, Valerie Naas, and Jenevieve Garcia).  The 15-18 Girls (Megan Wallace, Correll Maley, Mara Sleeter, Olivia Wallace) capped the relay medals with a bronze third place finish.

Top Individual Medalists for the Marlins were led by triple-medalist Luke Severs, placing first in the 13-14 boys Free, third in the Back Stroke, and second in the I.M. Five Marlins were double-medalists, Nadia Jamal in the 11-12 Girls Free (second) and Fly (second), Diego Agron in the 11-12 Boys Back (second) and Fly (third), Kat Averill in the 13-14 Girls Back (first) and I.M. (third), Valerie Naas in the 13-14 Girls Back (third) and Breast (third), and Olivia Wallace in the 15-18 Girls Breast (third) and I.M. (first).

Individual medals were earned by Tommy Ryken in the 11-12 Boys Fly (second), Joey Molettieri in the 9-10 Boys Free (second), Sally Jewell in the 9-10 Girls Free (third), and Allison Mitchell in the 7-8 Girls Free (third).

Overall, Marlins swimmers set 11 top team times, and had 173 personal best swims to end the 2014 season strong, and have the Marlins poised for an even faster 2015 season.

 

 

 
Chabot Marlin Swim Team | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2014 11:41

 

 

 

 

The Chabot Marlins Swim Team completed a tremendous 2014 season with a 4th place finish out of 12 teams at the East Bay Swim League Championships on July 26 at Chabot College.

Led by CVHS head coach and former Marlins swimmer Brian Berry and assistants Megan Mulready and Jason Corbett, the Marlins scored 3,620 points in the meet, a record high for the program. It was truly a team effort for the Marlins, with six different age-groups medaling in relay events.

The 8 and Under Boys Medley Relay (Colton Downing, Gavin Willits, Matthew Jewell, and Colby Vik) scored the first Marlins gold medal of the meet, winning by 0.04 seconds.

In the Freestyle Relays, there were four consecutive gold medal swims. Finishing first in the 9-10 Boys FR (Nathan Arakawa, Sam D’Antonio, Kai Ford, Joey Molettieri), 11-12 Girls FR (Hannah Severs, Analise Wehner, Elma Sabanovic, Nadia Jamal), 11-12 Boys FR ( Carson Naas, Andy Jerome, Tommy Ryken, Diego Agron), and 13-14 Girls FR (Kat Averill, Francesca Kaser, Valerie Naas, and Jenevieve Garcia).  The 15-18 Girls (Megan Wallace, Correll Maley, Mara Sleeter, Olivia Wallace) capped the relay medals with a bronze third place finish.

Top Individual Medalists for the Marlins were led by triple-medalist Luke Severs, placing first in the 13-14 boys Free, third in the Back Stroke, and second in the I.M. Five Marlins were double-medalists, Nadia Jamal in the 11-12 Girls Free (second) and Fly (second), Diego Agron in the 11-12 Boys Back (second) and Fly (third), Kat Averill in the 13-14 Girls Back (first) and I.M. (third), Valerie Naas in the 13-14 Girls Back (third) and Breast (third), and Olivia Wallace in the 15-18 Girls Breast (third) and I.M. (first).

Individual medals were earned by Tommy Ryken in the 11-12 Boys Fly (second), Joey Molettieri in the 9-10 Boys Free (second), Sally Jewell in the 9-10 Girls Free (third), and Allison Mitchell in the 7-8 Girls Free (third).

Overall, Marlins swimmers set 11 top team times, and had 173 personal best swims to end the 2014 season strong, and have the Marlins poised for an even faster 2015 season.

 

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Sports Notes • 07-30-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 15:42

 

Cross Country (free) with CV Track Club

The CV Track Club offers competitive cross country training and competition without dues this Fall. Practices start in August. For more information, see JOIN at www.cvtrackclub.com.

 

CVHS Football

Frosh Football Summer Camp is currently open. Families should contact Coach Trevino at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Forms can be found on the team pages on the Castro Valley High School website www.castrovalleyhigh.org

 


 
CVI Marshals Win Championships | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 15:42

 

The Marshals 11U and 12U teams, each, brought home the Championship trophy at the Northern California Tournament Baseball AA State Championships tournament in Manteca, Stockton, and Turlock, on the weekend of July 12-13.

The 11U team lost their first game to Athletic Edge 11-9. Their second game ended as a 10-2 win over the Gilroy Pirates. After pool play, the 11Us won their quarterfinal game 5-1 against Gilroy, then beat the number 1 seeded Perk’s Academy Titans from Antioch, 9-4, to reach the final.

CVI beat Suisun’s Nor Cal Devil Dawgs 13-4 to win the Championship. Francisco Romero was named 11U  AA Tournament MVP for his solid hitting and complete game pitching victory in the semi-final game.

The 12U team opened their tournament with a solid 11-3 win over the Ripon  Fighting Ducks, followed by a 4-2 win over SABA of San Anselmo.

CVI finished pool play as the number 1 seed, which gave them a bye in the quarterfinal round. The 12U Marshals faced the Headfirst Gamers Cardinal team from Pleasanton, in the semi-final game, and won 3-2 , to reach the final.

Facing SABA in the final, the Marshals went into the bottom of the sixth inning tied 2-2. Justin Hernandez hit a  walk-off home run, over the 275 ft. fence, for a 3-2 victory. For his solid tournament performance, Hernandez was named 12U AA Tournament MVP.

 


 
Athletes of the Week 07-30-2014* | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 15:38

 

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Little League Minor A Yankees

 

This week’s Athletes of the Week are members of the Castro Valley Little League Minor A Yankees who won their district’s Tournament of Champions earlier this summer.

The Tournament of Champions comprises 11 teams from District 45 who won their divisions during the regular season. These are teams located in Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Union City.

The Yankees qualified for the Tournament of Champions by winning their league’s division in the regular season with a record of 16 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie. In winning the Tournament of Champions, the Yankees faced top talent from other local Little Leagues in this single elimination tournament.

The Yankees played Union City American at Union City’s home field in their first round game and won 10-5. In their second round game, the Yankees faced last year’s TOC champions, San Lorenzo at San Lorenzo’s home field. After trailing by 5 runs early in the game, the Yankees came back to win 12-7.

In their semifinal game, the Yankees won 10 to 8 in a close battle over Union City National, who has been a powerhouse over the years.  The Yankees won the championship game 8-4 in a tough fought game against Tennyson American of Hayward.

Front row from left, Jon Brownfield, Luca Boccasile, Nolan Slader, Zach Sandoval, Gabriel Rodriguez, Cameron Calvillo, Wesley Breault, Xavier Rios, Ethan Tekawa-Pon, James Schlatter, Xander Fruin and Jacob Brownfield; back row, Kevin Pon (coach), Brian Sandoval (manager) and Gabe Calvillo (coach).

 

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Local Volleyball Team Trains in Japan | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:38

 

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The Northern California Top Gun Valleyball Club’s Firls U14 Team: front row from left, Samantha Fanger, Tatiana Toleafoa and Raeshawn Rogers; back row, Cassandra Vonnegut, and Coach Samantha Jewell

 

This summer, the Northern alifornia Top Gun Volleyball Club’s girls U14 team was invited to train in Tokyo by Olympic Bronze Medalist Yoko Zetterlund.

Zetterlund, a longtime friend of Coach Joe Mirabal, played for the USA National Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

“Our girls are super stoked about gaining some international experience,” said U14 Coach Susan Louie.  “Training with Coach Zetterlund and scrimmaging with Japan’s high school teams are opportunities of a lifetime.”

The team is also scheduled to help train a volleyball youth camp in Tokyo.

Top Gun U14 team ended their 2014 season with strong finishes. They were one of 102 teams playing in the Power League and finished their regular season with a 9th place finish in the Challenger I Division.

They played in the Bayview Classic Tournament at San Mateo Event Center on May 23-2 5, where there were a total of 87 teams ranked into 20 divisions.

The Top Gun team played hard and worked well as a team to come in first place after beating the Golden Bears Mizuno Club team in the Division 3A championship match.

They again showed great teamwork and wonderful effort when they played in their last tournament of the season, playing up four levels in the U18 Division at the Great America Tournament at the West Valley College and City Beach Santa Clara venues on June 7-8.

They beat two U18 teams and two U16 teams on Saturday to advance into the quarterfinals on Sunday and placing third overall in the U18 Division.

Congratulations on a great season and good luck in Japan.  For 2015 tryout dates and times, visit www.norcaltopgun.com.

 


 
Sports Notes • 07-23-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:37

 

Cross Country (free) with CV Track Club

The CV Track Club offers competitive cross country training and competition without dues this Fall. Practices start in August. For more information, see JOIN at www.cvtrackclub.com.

CVHS Football

FROSH Football Summer Camp is currently open. Families should contact Coach Trevino at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Forms can be found on the team pages at: castrovalleyhigh.org.

Soccer Refereeing Course Offered

The Castro Valley Soccer Club is looking for anyone interested in refereeing games this fall. The club will be holding an 18-hour entry-level referee course for adults and youth over four days in July. For full info, visit www.castrovalleysoccer.com or call Steve at 510-695-3741.

 


 
Athlete of the Week 07-23-2014* | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:34

 

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Synergy Softball | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:44

 

Silicon Valley Summer Slam

 

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The Castro Valley Synergy softball’s 10U (green) team participated in the Silicon Valley Summer Slam in Sunnyvale over the weekend. The team, recently formed for the summer and consisting mostly of 9-year-olds, has worked hard and made it to its first Championship game, bringing home a Silver medal. Team members include Olivia Zakas, Kylie Way, Lili Arias, Evy Esparza, Ally Dupre, Zafirah Doss, Lily Graham, Jadyn Bagai, Izzy Wahbeh, Taylor Seuis, Mireya Cruz, Banoo Afkhami, Kiera O’Dwyer, Katelyn Heuser, Ariyah Sykes. Head Coach:Ricardo Arias, Assist Coach:Will Zackas.

 


 
Sports Info • 07-16-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:40

 

Softball Summer Camp

An all-skills 2014 CSA softball summer camp With a top-notch coaching staff will be held July 16 and an elite-skills camp will be held July 16-17 at the Castro Valley Community Center, 18988 Lake Chabot Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recreation  ball players and those under the age of 12, will be asked to sign up for the all-skills group. Experienced travel ball players or anyone 13 years and older, will be able to join the elite group camp. Families have the option to sign up for just 1 day or for both days. For more info, contact Sarah Woofter at 510-407-1697.

CVHS Football

FROSH Football Summer Camp is currently open. Families should contact Coach Trevino at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Forms can be found on the team pages at www.castrovalleyhigh.org.

Soccer Refereeing Course

The Castro Valley Soccer Club is looking for anyone interested in refereeing games this fall. The club will be holding an 18-hour entry-level referee course for adults and youth over four days in July. For full info, visit www.castrovalleysoccer.com or call Steve at 510-695-3741.

 


 

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