Gaston Guibert spent much of his senior year chronicling Lowell’s athletic achievements as a sportswriter for The Lowell school newspaper and preparing to make his own headlines as a pitcher for the Cardinals baseball team.
His two worlds came together last week in what turned out to be a memorable week for the left-hander. Guibert pitched Lowell to an 8-3 win over Washington for the San Francisco Section title on Thursday and, on the same day, it was announced he had won the Dave Osterman California Prep Sports Writers Association Sports Writing Contest. The UC Santa Barbara-bound Guibert will receive a $250 scholarship toward his college education.
Guibert was the beat writer for the football and boys’ basketball teams.
His winning submission, entitled “Boys Defend AAA Championship In Overtime Thriller Over Mission” detailed some of the highlights of the basketball team’s run to its third section title in four years.
Yagudayev honored: Jewish Community boys’ basketball player Mike Yagudayev was named an honorable mention All-American as part of the Jewish Hoops America awards.
The senior forward averaged 15.5 points and 10.7 rebounds per game for the Wolves this season and finished his career as the Small Schools Bridge League’s all-time leader in both categories. He was a key member of Jewish Community’s run to back-to-back league titles and will attend UC Santa Cruz in the fall.
WALLENBERG 12TH: The Wallenberg boys’ golf team ended its season by finishing last in the 12-team NorCal championships Monday at Brookside Country Club in Stockton. The Bulldogs shot 555 on the par-72 course and were led by T.J. Jang, who finished tied for 77th after carding a 92. San Francisco Section individual champion Henry Weverka of Washington finished with an 85 and in a tie for 55th place.
Wallenberg’s win over Washington in last week’s section championships broke a string 44 years in which either the Eagles, Lincoln or Lowell had won the team title. It was the Bulldogs’ first golf title and just the second team championship in school history. Wallenberg won the boys’ fencing title in 2001.
» Golf classes for adults and kids are currently forming at Golden Gate Park. Adult sessions start every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and continue with five additional lessons for an overall price of $198. The kids’ summer camp (ages 6-16) begins its weeklong sessions June 11 and goes until Labor Day, with classes from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Kids’ classes (which include all equipment) cost $255 for five days. For more information, contact Bruce Olsen at (415) 751-8987.