First published in the Feb. 17 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.
San Marino Community Athletics Association
The San Marino Community Athletics Association held its annual Championship Saturday event recently. Games were held at San Marino High School with friends and family members flocking to its two gymnasiums for a day full of fun and activity, featuring the final games for multiple boys’ and girls’ divisions.
Georgetown: grades 7-8 boys’ champions
Georgetown won the SMCAA boys’ 7th and 8th grade championship. Pictured are (from left) assistant coach Pat Haden, Will O’Connor, Parker Wilson, Drew Wilson, Henry Kang, Miles Piro, Suin Kim, Ryan Fong, Andrew Paulus, Luke Paulus and head coach Natalie O’Connor.
Knicks: grades 3-4 boys’ champions
The Knicks won the SMCAA boys’ 3rd and 4th grade championship. Pictured are (from left) Hollis Farrow, Roland Zeitlin, James Gill, Andrew Flores, Austin Kar, Jase Tanaka, Nathan Wong and Ethan Lau. Top: assistant coach Brian Kar and head coach Augie Flores.
North Carolina: grades 7-8 boys’ runner-up
North Carolina finished second in the SMCAA boys’ 7th and 8th grade division. Pictured are (from left) coach Cole Harris, Dylan Harris, Jalen Lee, Declan O’Leary, Will Grable, Ben Baker, Asher Jones, Andrew Battaglia and Nico Chapman.
Comets: grades 5-8 girls’ runner-up
The Comets finished second in the SMCAA girls’ grades 5-8 division. Pictured (from left) are Nancy McNulty, Sophia McNulty, Madison McNulty, Maddie Rome, Eira Hong, Emily Bulgin and Kate Rome. Middle back: coach Chris McNulty.
Mystics: grades 5-8 girls’ champions
The Mystics won the SMCAA girls’ 5th-8th grade division. Pictured are (from left) Mackenzie Bates, coach Frank Huang, Elizabeth Huang, Jenna Wang, Avery Chung, Haley Leung, Presley Tanaka and Mila Madrigal.
Shock: grades 3-4 girls’ champions
The Shock won the SMCAA girls’ 3rd-4th grade basketball championship. Pictured are (from left) Katsumi Onishi, Eleanor Daugherty, Makena Giddings, Harper Lee, Amelie Felix, Erin Lee, Maddie Rome and Kate Rome. Back: coach Dan Giddings.
Rockets: grades 5-6 boys’ champions
The Rockets won the SMCAA boys’ 5th and 6th grade championship. Pictured are (from left) Colin Tewasart, Alexander Prassas, Christopher Luo, Mason Hsieh, Jack Rome, Aaron Zheng, Evan Jet Lew and Marcus Nesnas. Back: coach John Morning.
Spurs: grades 5-6 boys’ runner-up
The Spurs finished second in the SMCAA boys’ 5th and 6th grade division. Pictured are (from left) coach Kyu Kang, James Tanaka, Kellan Paek, Keagan Vuon, Apollo Prassas, Tommy MacFarlane, Jack Kang, Herman Webb (back), Henry Hwang (20) and coach Tommy Vuong.
Liberty: grades 3-4 girls’ runner-up
The Liberty finished second in the girls 3rd and 4th grade division. Pictured are (from left) Cali Sullivan, Isla Chen, Hailey Flores, Juliette Tang, Riley Gee, Sydney Wong, Zaida Diaz and Avery Chung. Back: coach Clem Chung.