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SPORTS NEWS: Seahawks set new swim times at Stockton meet

Lady Hustle Fastpitch to hold tryouts Saturday

The Pleasanton Seahawks raised the bar at the club's recent meet in Stockton with swimmers ending the season on a high note.

Pre-Novice swimmer Dalynn Miller shaved 7.48 seconds off of her 50m free for a new LTB of 1:11.63, and Emily Tsai competed in five events establishing a "B" time in the 50m back with a final time of 1:06.61.

Novice Amber Miller established two new LTB "A" times, Jordy Peters established two new "B" times, and Samantha Snow established two new LTB "B" times.

Pre-Junior Audrick Antonio posted two new "A" times and Kevin Gao three new "A" times.

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Congratulations to the Pleasanton American 9 year old All Star Team for winning the Pleasanton American Invitational and the Joey Moore Memorial Tournament in Danville this summer.

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Lady Hustle Fastpitch will hold tryouts Saturday for positions available for girls ages 10 to 18 years old in its fall 14A, 16A and 18 Gold softball teams.

Based in Pleasanton, Lady Hustle Fastpich has players from all over the Bay Area and the Sacramento area, according to Teresa Borchard, manager.

Try-out times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the baseball fields at Amador Valley High School.

For more information, contact Borchard at 925-785-0846 or by email at ronbo4@pacbell.net. The Website for Lady Hustle Fastpich is www.ladyhustlefastpitch.com.

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In swimming, Caroline Eckel, 9, and Breanna Ingram, 14, of the LifeStyleRx Tiger Sharks, won first awards at the recent Fred Siegrist Memorial Summer's End Swim Classic 2010 held at the Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Walnut Creek.

Eckel took first place in the Bronze division in the 100 IM, 50 Back stroke, and 50 Free Style in the Silver division. She also took second place in the Bronze division for the 50 Butterfly and 50 Breast Stroke.

Ingram took first place in the 50 Back stroke and 100 IM in the Bronze division; second place in the 50 Butterfly, Bronze division, and also second in the 50 Free Style in the Silver division. She also was awarded the third place in the 50 Breast stroke in the Bronze division.

Eckel also was awarded the Individual High Point Winner for 9 year old girls in the Bronze division. Ingram was awarded the Individual High Point Winner for the 14-year-old girls in the Bronze division.

The two competed with over 600 swimmers and also attained their personal best times in several of their events.

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In soccer, the Ballistic United U15 Premier reached the semifinals of the BUSC Summer Classic soccer tournament at the Pleasanton Sports Park this weekend, allowing only two goals in its 3-game bracket play.

In the semifinal game vs Mission Valley United, Ballistic scored first, but Mission Valley quickly countered with two goals, putting the pressure on Ballistic to answer with another goal. With only moments remaining in the game, defender Nate Howald took the ball downfield and crossed to forward Kamron Crow, who hit the target, sending the game into overtime.

However, shortly into the first 5-minute "golden goal," Ballistic conceded a goal to Mission Valley, which then advanced to the finals.

Toni Derion, the team's spokeswoman, Ballistic U15 is currently ranked 46th in the U.S. in its age group.

Congratulations to the Pleasanton American 9 year old All Star Team for winning the Pleasanton American Invitational and the Joey Moore Memorial Tournament in Danville this summer.

Left to Right: Top Row: Coaches Tim Still, Rob Dondero, Joe Wiborn, and Chris Walsh.

Second Row: Tyler Carlson, Noah Moreno, Hope Alley, Joshua Oliver, Jackson Hager, Braxton Henley, Logan Still

Bottom Row: Paul Dondero, Kenyan Branscomb, Mike Wiborn, Kyle Walsh, Sam Zevanove

--Jeb Bing

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Posted by Robert
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Congrats to the 9 year old baseball team. I'm scratching my head as I read that the BUSC 15 year old soccer club made the semi-finals of their own tourney. On the other hand, given the fact that BUSC is a second tier soccer club I guess they do consider making the semi finals a newsworthy event. Set the bar a little higher boys!


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Posted by sally
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Robert, they needed something to celebrate, even if it was a small victory. Very few of the BUSC teams were successful this past weekend. What gives?


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Posted by Robert
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 18, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Sally, "Very few of the BUSC teams were successful this past weekend." You said, it, I didn't. BUSC steals these people's money like they are taking candy from a baby and I've yet to see them produce a top tier team, let alone a top tier player. I can accept being excited about a 9 year old team making a semi-final game and the team manager promoting it in the local paper but 15 year olds? Come on!!! Mark my word...NONE of these kids will go on to do anything athletically past high school. BUSC has prided themselves for years on being satisfied with semi-final appearances and they will continue to be seen as a second rate club. That's all that gives...


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Posted by soccermom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Robert, it seems as though you must have had a negative experience at some point with BUSC. What happened? You seem very sour on the club. My son played in that tournament last weekend and I can tell you that the brackets in his age group were quite fairly weighted, if that's your concern.

Also, how do you know "NONE of these kids will go on to do anything athletically past high school"? That's an unfair statement, especially if you don't know them or their abilities.


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Posted by Robert is a DB
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

Obviously Robert either has kids who sucked in sports or he got his butt kicked when he was younger. What a sad, miserable human being to sit here and rip on young kids. Get a life.


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Posted by Please stop being so nice to registered sex offenders
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Sports organizations should not allow registered sex offenders to act as volunteers.

Follow the example of schools, where NO registered sex offender is allowed to be an active volunteer. In fact, they run background checks on all parents who want to be volunteers.

I understand that background checks can be costly, but come on, at least look at the Megan Law database for the list of registerd sex offenders. There are not that many in Pleasanton, so it should be easy to do this and make sure that no registered sex offender can volunteer.


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