Sports Breifs


Wild Bunch of champions

Wild Bunch won the Malibu AYSO under-14 boys regional playoffs on Saturday at Bluffs Park. The game was tied 4-4 at the end of regulation, then each team scored a goal during the two five-minute overtime sessions. And in the final twenty seconds of play, Cody Doctorow scored a penalty kick to win the championship game 6-5.

Wild Bunch team members include Luke Awbrey, Nick Barron, Cody Doctorow, Hunter Evans, Kip Follert, Nicky Ginsberg, Jackson Kellard, Hayden Kessenich, Matt Marsden, Raul Martinez, Ian Nelson, Michael Spagnoli, Brandon Tran, Rory Waldman, Jackson Wirht, and coaches Bob Waldman and Jeff Follert.

Tournament loss ends Pepperdine’s soccer season

After shutting out two consecutive teams in the NCAA Tournament, the Pepperdine University women’s soccer team was shut out itself on Sunday in the third round of the tournament against North Carolina. The Waves’ final record was 15-4-3. Their appearance in the Sweet 16 marked just the second time in school history that Pepperdin has reached that round of the tournament.

Human biking machine

Malibuite Tom O’Kane recently finished the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century bicycle race St. Louis. The 200-mile bike ride included 16,000 feet of uphill climbing.

The race was O’Kane’s fifth Double Century this year, earning him the California Gold Triple Crown. O’Kane has won the Triple Crown four times, having ridden in 18 Double Centuries in the past four years.

O’Kane and his wife recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.

Runner with a mission

Malibu resident Jerry Daniels will compete in the 21st annual International Semi-Marathon in Fort de France in Martinique on Sunday. Daniels will run while wearing a yellow T-shirt that lists names of native Venezuelan cultures who migrated to Martenique and the name, Cameille Himelfarb, a French woman who was killed at Auschwitz. Also written on his shirt will be the date, May 22, 1848, when slavery was outlawed in Martenique.

Daniels also plans to make a modest donation to the Musee Darptemental D’archaeologie Precolombienne, which traces the long history of the native people who moved from the coast of Venezuela to Martinique.