As regular seasons wrap up, Berkeley High School spring sports teams prepare for postseason tournaments.
The BHS boys’ baseball team finished 2nd place in their league with a record of 18 wins and seven losses. In the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs on Tuesday, May 16, they defeated Heritage 6-0. Moving on, they will face San Ramon Valley in the quarterfinals on Friday, May 19.
This year, the BHS boys’ tennis team went undefeated in the West Alameda County Conference. They made it to the NCS playoffs on Tuesday, May 9, where they lost all but three matches.
This spring, the BHS Track & Field team had a very successful season. Freshman runner, Carina Nottingham stated, “Both guys and girls – varsity and non varsity (went) undefeated at league meets.” The team faces various schools on May 19 for NCS playoffs.
Both the swimming and diving teams had incredible seasons as well. The girls took the league championship title, with sophomore Charlotte Livermore breaking the school record in the 100 meter breaststroke event. The BHS girls medley relay team, consisting of Livermore, Anaya Lehman, Brianna Smyth and Abril Esqueda, also broke a school record. Freshman diver, Maya Hammel had an astounding season, making it to the NCS playoffs. The boys diving team performed extremely well at NCS, with Lucien Geltman-Lamb making it to the State Championships. “We exceeded our own expectations towards the end of the season. We knew we had a strong team, but we didn’t know if we’d get enough people at those high-time standards,” said Wilson.
The BHS softball team finished 5th out of 6, in their league. Although they didn’t make it to the postseason, the team “overcame a lot with both coaching challenges and the difference in the team from this year versus last year,” said Gemma Ross, a sophomore on varsity.