"The RADD athletes began preparing for this competition in January," coach Kay King said. "Practices were held weekly for an hour and a half and consisted of many diverse and fun drills along with fast paced scrimmages. One of the best things about the RADD athletic program is any athlete, regardless of skill level, can participate -- there's a place for everyone."
The RADD players swept the individual skills competition, which tested their dribbling, passing and shooting prowess. Each of the four RADD athletes won the gold medal in their division: Lisa Burley, Vladislav Goroklhov, Ajay Miller and Adam Pinney.
Also winning gold was the RADD B basketball team, who won two tight games with strong defense at Pleasanton Middle School, according to King.
RADD B opened with a 24-20 win over Contra Costa Tomahawks Blue and then followed with a 28-20 victory in game two over Team Solano.
Team members were Michael Ahre, Victor Almeida, Jamie Gadbaugh, Patrick Ho, Lauren Lenigan, Dawn Nickles, Steve Ostreicher, Camellia Pinheiro, Scott Tanaka, Peter Voss and Christopher Wagner. Coaches were Troy Nickles and Kathy D'Onofrio.
The RADD A team also earned a strong showing, going 2-1 in their games at Harvest Park Middle School and taking home silver medals.
The team consisted of Steven Adkins, Ryan Butterly, Greg Neves, Bryan Peacock, Torren Pickett, Raymund Reta, Evan Rutter, Jennifer Thomas and Mason Trevisano. Coaches were Sergio Castillo and Jim Spillane.
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