Danville Express

Sports - August 3, 2007


Hamm qualifies at U.S. Junior Amateur Championships

Jeffrey Hamm of Danville, a graduate of Monte Vista High, had a busy golf week, participating at the 60th U.S. Junior Amateur Championships at the Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo. He played 36 holes to qualify for match play and then win his opening match, 5 and 4 over JJ Spaun of San Dimas. Hamm's run ended late last week in a 3 and 2 loss to Anthony Paolucci of Dallas, Texas, in the round of 32.

Go, Mustang Blast 2007

The U-13 Mustang Blast Girls brought home a championship win for the Mustang families, friends and community from the San Ramon Valley Cup Tournament recently. With a few new players and a solid base of veteran players, they all came together and played as one, according to team reports.

It's been a battle

The Danville Little League 12-year-old All Stars worked their way to becoming the District 57 Champions for 2007 during the last month and a half, not losing a game through the tournament, defeating Dublin American, San Ramon National, San Ramon Valley and Pleasanton American. They beat San Ramon Valley in the Championship, 5-2.

After winning the district, the team went on to play in the Sectionals, defeating Hillsborough by battling back from an 8-0 deficit to score nine runs with two outs in the bottom of the fourth to win 10-8; and Union City National, losing 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh and two outs when Thomas Sperbeck hit a walk-off 2-run homer. The team ended up losing in the sectional Championships to Tracy National.

Team members included Jake Nobriga, Dylan Christensen, Alex Maestre, Conner Kelly, Austin Lonestar, Josh Fowler, Thomas Sperbeck, Zach Argiros, Nick Garlieb, Matt Fowler, Matt Turner, coach Jeff Turner, manager Randy Christensen and coach Paul Lonestar.

57 defeats 67 for section championship

District 57's Danville All Stars won the 9-10-year-old Section 3 Championship defeating District 67's Northgate 14-4 at Pleasanton Sports Park last week on Tuesday evening.


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