Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Youth roundup: Aquadarts swim to fourth at Junior Olympics

The Davis Aquadarts sent a squad of more than 70 swimmers to the three-day Sierra Nevada Junior Olympics last weekend at Solano Junior College and finished fourth out of 20 teams.

Two Aquadarts won the high-point category for their age groups as Tucker Fisk, 14, won all seven 13-14 boys events and 8-year-old Emily Castles won six of seven 8U girls races, taking second in the other. Castles also broke two team records by going 38.90 in the 50-yard backstroke and 1:23.44 in the 100 individual medley, eclipsing a mark set by Wendy Porter in 1967.

Davis dominated in those two divisions as Fisk and Castles were joined by nine swimmers who posted top-10 finishes. Cameron Wright placed in all of his seven events, winning the 200 butterfly; Daniel Alvarez was a finalist in all seven of his events; and Sean Kos swam in four finals. Amy Schroeder, in her last meet as an 8U competitor, went out in style placing in all seven of her races. In addition, Charlotte Rosendale, 8, was 6-for-6 in her events; Sara Kos, 7, finaled in six of her seven races; and Catalina Taylor, Audrey Portello and Sarah Bennetts all reached final swims.

The 13-14 boys also won the 400 medley relay (3:55.49), and took second in the 200 and 400 free relays and the 200 medley relay.

In the 10U girls division, Aquadarts Brooke Imamoto, Linnea Gatmon-Sandrock, Selby Anderson and Olivia Harris combined for 21 finals appearances and helped post four top-10 relay finishes.

Other Davis highlights came from Luca Urlando, who raced to strong finishes in all seven of his 10U boys events, and Kiet Nguyen, who did the same in the 11-12 boys division.

Locals Nick Goldberg, Luca del Bene, Zeno Castiglioni, Carl Csaposs, Jacob Kelman, Hailey Collier, Zoe Cosgrove, Keianna Pineda, Laurel Krovetz, Tyler Babcock, Anthony Cannata, Theo Cariou-Gomez, Bryce Gregg and Izzy Bishop each made finals swims.

Diamonds gymnastics

The Davis Diamonds youth gymnastics team got several great efforts in the annual Delta Classic, contested last weekend at the Stockton Civic Auditorium.

At Level 7, 13-year-old Kate Miller led the local charge, making a statement with her 9.425 handspring vault and adding a beam win (9.225) and a silver on floor (9.225). In the intermediate division, Kyra Lee earned fourth on vault (9.25) and took eighth place on bars, beam and all-around. Teammates Kyra Mayfield and Karolina Perkins finished 10th and 11th, respectively in the all-around.

In the Xcel Bronze division, Diamonds Olivia Cooper (beam) and Emma Thompson (vault) each grabbed silver medals as Cooper finished third all-around, just ahead of Thompson. Lainey Swanson won the Xcel Silver vault competition (9.05), placed second on floor and second all-around in the younger division, while Nina Langley earned the beam silver (9.4) and finished fifth all-around among the older Silvers.

Katrina Hernes swung her bars routine to 9.5, taking the silver in the Xcel Gold division, helping her to seventh all-around.

The Davis Level 8 gymnasts were paced by Rebecca Hill’s third-place beam performance (9.05) as she finished sixth all-around. Micaela Everitt, a DHS junior, was eighth on vault and beam for ninth all-around and Amanda Braun, a Blue Devil senior, took seventh on vault and bars.

Among the older Level 9s, Isabella Martinez went 4-for-4 for the first time this year, including taking the floor bronze for the Diamonds, to finish fourth all-around. In addition, Chloe Chan hit for sixth place on bars and floor on her way to a qualifying score for the state championships.

Davis rugby club

The Davis Rugby Club’s Silver team matched the strength of powerhouse De La Salle in a recent matchup but was done in by the Spartans’ weak-side running game in a 38-28 loss.

The hosts jumped out to a 19-0 lead thanks to their kick-and-clear game that resulted in quick isolated scores. The Blue Devils, however, hung tough and bounced back behind Quinn Williams and Oscar Sepulveda, who each touched down from 10 meters out. Davis’ Derek Pleasants made the conversions (he was 4-for-4 on the day) as the locals cut the lead to 19-14.

Later, Brendan MacDonald spun off a rolling maul and crashed his way in from 30 meters out and the Devils were up 21-19.

The two teams traded tries — Williams tallying for Davis — but the Spartans went to their weak-side game to score the game’s final 12 points and clinch the win.

Zac Slavich, Mike McTygue and Nash Nunes played hard for the Blue Devils, Winfred Roberson had several bullish runs from his center position and Eli Castro continued his savage tackling.

Enterprise staff


Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .


    Frank, Peterman, Davis Bicycles! get us from here to there

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Home building up in March after frigid winter

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Davis elder-abuse case wraps up

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Local professor subdues unruly man on flight

    By Adrian Glass-Moore | From Page: A3

    Family fiction in miniature showcased at bookstore event

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Seniors can get tips for getting around town

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    School has garden plots for rent

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Sugar overload, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Rotarians, students, teachers, parents collaborate on planter boxes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Yolo Crisis Nursery is in crisis; please help

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Check out the night sky

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Hop to it: Easter Bunny meets Davis history tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Garden doctor: Veggie gardening available year-round

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Animal expert explains dogs’ thinking

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

    Are we there yet?: Self-reflections of a would-be stage mom

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8Comments are off for this post



    Still supporting this guy

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

    Urban forest under siege

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6, 2 Comments

    Drought care for our trees

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6



    UCD staff allows 19 hits in Causeway rout

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    DHS softball struggles in nonleague outing

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devils open Boras Classic by splitting games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    JV/frosh roundup: DHS sweeps a trio of baseball games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Baseball roundup: River Cats get by Grizzlies at Raley

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Giants beat L.A. in 12

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Sports briefs: Stanford sends Aggies home with a lacrosse loss

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery





    Craft Center exhibit explores ‘Possibilities’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    RootStock to host wine themed plein aire exhibit

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    The California Honeydrops to bring danceable groove to The Palms

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    See Flower Power exhibit at Gallery 625

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Red Union Blue inks record deal

    By Landon Christensen | From Page: A9 | Gallery







    Comics: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6