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Did you see it? Starlings on TV!

By · June 17, 2011 · Filed in In the News, Tournament, Tournament Results · No Comments »

Perhaps you weren’t awake at 6:40 in the morning on Friday, June 17. But Starlings from the Oceanside and Oakland teams were not just out of bed, but getting a taste of how a morning news segment is produced.

San Diego 6 News in the Morning’s Ruben Galvan made a special visit to Alliant University to preview the 2011 Starlings National Tournament, which was also featured on the 10 p.m. broadcast. Thanks to Ruben for his support!

Record-breaking 148 teams at ’09 Nationals

By · June 22, 2009 · Filed in 2009, Tournament Results · No Comments »

Welcome to the 2009 NationalsThey came from places like New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Houston, Oakland, the Navajo reservations of Arizona. Over four days (June 18-21), some 1,500 Starlings girls played, danced, laughed, and frolicked at the famous  beaches of San Diego at the 12th annual event.

The fun began at the Opening Ceremony, where teams marched in waving club banners, met their Sister Teams, applauded for the announced winners of the Literary/Art Contest, and listened to Olympic gold medalist and breast cancer survivor Deena Schmidt give a riveting talk on awareness and prevention of the disease.

Fierce competition revealed a new power in the Starlings club of Omaha, winning both the 18s and 14s Gold Division titles. Capturing first place in the 14s Gold Division was South Bay (Carson, Calif.) and the youngsters of Shonto (Ariz.) walked with the 12s gold medals.

Deena Schmidt greets StarlingsSaturday night featured USAV’s High Performance Coordinator Heath Hoke conducting a tryout for over 100 Starlings girls, while Starlings national coaching director Tod Mattox led a coaching clinic featuring guest speaker Jim Stone, head coach of Ohio State.

To view a poem awarded First Place in the 2009 Literary/Art Contest (7th and 8th grade division), click here.  This years theme was “What a Starling Can Do to Fight Breast Cancer.”

Pictured: Above, Houston’s Starlings were among the over 1,500 on hand for the Opening Ceremony of the 2009 Nationals. Below, Olympic gold medalist and breast cancer survivor Deena Schmidt shared her message of awareness and prevention of the disease at the opening ceremony.

2010 Final Standings – 18s Division

By · February 20, 2009 · Filed in 2010, Tournament Results · No Comments »

1 City of LA Trent 18 Gold Champion 17 Indianapolis 18 Bronze Champion
2 San Gabriel Red 18 Oakland
3 Watsonville 19 Mobile
4 Omaha 20 San Gabriel Blue
T5 Central Valley T21 LA West
T7 Shonto T21 Santee
T7 Tehachapi T21 SD City
9 South Bay  18 Silver Champion T21 Toledo
10 Clairemont Gerry 5 25 Houston 18 Copper Champion
11 Central Phoenix Mario 26 North Ontario
12 Eastlake 27 Lakeside
T13 High Desert 1 28 Salton City
T13 Mission Bay 29 City of LA Nancy
T13 Nashville 30 SD Navajo
T13 Oceanside T29 Lakeside

2010 Final Standings – 16s Division

By · February 20, 2009 · Filed in 2010, Tournament Results · No Comments »

1 San Gabriel Red 16 Gold Champion 19 SD Navajo Randy 16 Copper Champion
2 Tuba City 20 Santee
3 Omaha 21 Chicago Lakefront
4 San Gabriel White 22 Oceanside
T5 City of LA Beatrice 23 Scripps Ranch
T5 Clairemont Bill T5 Ridgecrest 24 Houston
7 Hacienda Heights Red 16 Silver Champion 25 Tehachapi 16 Flight 2 Champion
8 National City 26 Watsonville
9 Central Valley Lindsey T27 Hacienda Heights Blue
10 High Desert 15 T27 Nashville
T11 Oakland T29 Central Valley Briana
T11 Phoenix Kati T29 Eastlake
13 City of LA Edward 16 Bronze Champion T29 Lakeside
14 High Desert 16 T29 San Gabriel
15 SD Navajo Dennis T29 San Gabriel Blue
16 South Central LA 33 LA West 16 Flight 3 Champion
T17 Baltimore T36 Salton City
T17 Clairemont T36 SD City