The Davis Diamonds gymnasts had their second consecutive quality performance at the Concord Gypsy Invite last Saturday as the local Level 3 and 5 teams both won silver medals, while the Level 4 squad won the bronze. Individually, Marishke Pretorius (Level 5) and Brenna Peterson (Level 4) each won all-around gold medals.
Other golds were won by Davis Level 3 gymnasts Alexandra Lee (on floor) and Lily Rigor (beam), Level 4 athletes Vivian Lee, Aubrey Watts and Reyna Shauman, and Colleen Peterson (Level 5 beam).
In addition, Alannah Griesemer, Anissa Morgan, Rigor, Kathleen Sheridan, Emma Rebhun, Vivian Lee, Brenna Peterson and Pretorius all qualified for the state championships in November, joining Alex Lee and Haley Acquino, who earned their spots last week.
On Saturday, 24 of the 26 Diamonds gymnasts improved on their all-around scores from the first meet.
Davis Level 3 gymnasts started strong on vault, with Alex Lee tying for second (9.375), Morgan taking fourth (9.325) and Reese Quick scoring a 9.075. Alex Lee took the all-around silver with a strong 36.325.
Griesemer earned bronze medals on bars and floor to finish fifth all-around, while Bethany McElhern showed excellent skills in placing eighth all-around. Charlotte Stevens improved to eighth on beam and took ninth all-around, Ava Guistino got better in every event and Sofia Patriquin improved her all-around total by almost four points.
In the older division, Emma Rebhun earned silvers on vault (9.525), bars (8.9) and all-around (35.85) and Kathleen Sheridan won bronze (35.375) as part of the team’s silver-medal performance on beam. Rigor also was rock-steady on the beam (9.175) and placed seventh all-around.
Chloe Nelson grabbed the bars bronze to finish 11th all-around and Fiona Adamczeski finished sixth on vault and 13th all-around, just behind Davis teammate Maren McGuire, whose 9.225 on vault put her in 12th.
In a strong Level 4 field, Watts won silver on beam as well to add to her bars gold, which put her in fourth all-around. Vivian Lee and Shauman dominated the middle division with some of the highest scores of the meet — 9.35 for Lee on beam and 9.3 for Shauman’s bars routine. Shauman took the all-around bronze with a strong 35.25 and Lee was seventh.
The oldest division belonged to Peterson, in her first meet of the year, as she earned gold on beam (9.25) and all-around (36.125) as well as silver medals on vault and bars (9.15).
At Level 4, Carmin Fisk placed fifth on bars and ninth all-around, while teammate Maeve Kelly was sixth on both vault and bars. Julia Miyamoto placed sixth on beam and 13th all-around, with Katie Borowsky and Isabel Lavallee right behind.
Marishke Pretorius ruled the evening’s youngest Level 5 session, taking the vault bronze and beam silver in addition to her gold medals on floor and in the all-around.
In the older division, Collen Peterson totaled a strong 34.125 for fourth all-around, including a win on beam with a sensational 9.325 and her first ever 8.0 on bars. The uneven bars silver medal went to Sonia Sutton, while Ianthe Pretorius improved an incredible four points from one week ago to place ninth all-around.
The Davis Thunder, a 10U softball team, swept a doubleheader against the Roseville Black Widows in NorCal Girls Fastpitch action on Sunday at Slide Hill Park.
In the opener, Lauren Lee smashed a bases-loaded triple and Bella Hyder went 3-for-3 and scored three runs to lead Davis to a 12-5 win. Halle Gabriel, Bella Contreras and Madison Martin all added hits to support Stevie Spencer’s complete game, which featured three strikeouts.
The Thunder took the second game 10-7 as Spencer smacked a triple and Hyder was 2-for-2. Tara Reddy, Gabriel and Contreras contributed hits, with Jordan Zuniga, Hyder and Gabriel tearing up the base paths for the second straight contest.
Hyder (five strikeouts) and Contreras (two) combined for circle duties, while Davis’ defense was led in both games by Martin, Heather Breckner, Katianna Higgins, Spencer, Reddy, Gabriel and Hyder.
The Davis Heat, a U17 girls soccer team, tied the Walnut Creek Dynamos, 2-2, last weekend.
The Dynamos got on the board early on a breakaway, but the momentum quickly shifted toward the Heat. Shots on goal by Melissa Teuber, Renee Schuman and Sophia Hernandez — coupled with great defense by Annie Leck, Alexia Moore, Madison Nicholas, Mikayla Vang, Hannah Thompson and keeper Vanessa Arellano — helped the locals dominate the remainder of the half.
Walnut Creek, however, scored the first goal of the second half to take a 2-0 advantage.
After that, Davis keeper Christina Roeckl-Navazio made two key saves to keep the locals in the game and Hernandez fired a shot past the Dynamo goalie — with the assist coming from Jaha McClean — to cut the lead in half.
Soon after, McClean scored herself on a penalty kick to tie the match and Thompson’s late attempt at a game-winner just missed.