Tags: CBAJ-Dswimming Returning for the 100 freestyle, Hesler completed her sprint sweep by going 52.59 seconds to the 53.60 from Kilburn, with Bushnell getting fourth place in 55.73 seconds and Silver (57.49) in eighth place.Newman went to the front in the 500 freestyle. Having already qualified for the state meet with a 5:10.85 earlier this fall, she breezed to a win here in 5:14.21, exactly 10 seconds ahead of Mexico’s Carolyn Zedack (5:24.21).Back and forth it went, J-D winning the 200 freestyle relay when Hesler, Ninestein, Lister and Julia Antoine went 1:40.38 to earn a state meet berth and hold off Watertown (1:41.10), with Newman, Bushnell, Silver and Kathryn Nardella putting CBA (1:44.36) in fourth place.No one caught Tompkins in the 100 backstroke, which she won in 1:00.85 as Ninestein was second in 1:04.04, just ahead of a crowded pack with Huyck fourth in 1:04.23 and Howard fifth in 1:04.35 as Zaryski got sixth place in 1:05.74.When Kelly, in 1:06.41, beat out Lister (1:09.31) and Bebla (1:10.87) in the 100 breaststroke, CBA got more crucial points from Annah Nizar in sixth place (1:12.67) and Josie Lachut in ninth place (1:15.79), setting up the closing 400 freestyle relay.Here, the Brothers clinched the sectional title as Kelly, Tompkins, Newman and Bushnell tore to victory in a season-best 3:36.76. J-D, with Antoine, Huyck, Audrey Norden and Morgan Binsack, took fourth place in 3:58.70.In the Class B diving competition on Thursday, J-D’s Abby McGuire finished second with 362 points, trailing only New Hartford’s Isabella Kolb (385.90) as CBA’s Sophie Menar was third with 340.95 points. Grace Evans was seventh and Catherine Halstead finished ninth. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Both in the regular season, and then in the post-season, the Christian Brothers Academy girls swim team got the best of its neighbors from Jamesville-DeWitt.Building upon the 98-87 victory it earned when they went head-to-head on Sept. 24, the Brothers were victorious Friday night in the Section III Class B championship meet at Nottingham High School, earning 402 points to the Red Rams’ total of 381 points. Mexico was third with 310 points.The battle was immediately joined in the first race, the 200-yard medley relay. CBA’s quartet of Darien Tompkins, Lauren Kelly, Ally Howard and Sophia Silver won in one minute, 50.39 seconds, with J-D’s team of Amelia Hesler, Gwen Lister, Emily Ninestein and Sofia Bebla second in a state meet-qualifying 1:52.15. Hesler took her turn at the front in the 200 freestyle, going 1:53.45 to beat out the Brothers’ Kayla Newman (1:54.57), though again both swimmers easily surpassed the state meet qualifying standard. Silver was seventh in 2:05.03.J-D powered in front through a solid performance in the 200 individual medley, Lister taking third place in 2:19.60 as Bebla was fourth in 2:23.24 and Claire Huyck was sixth in 2:25.14. The Brothers had Ella Zaryski in ninth place in 2:27.55.Kelly claimed a close 50 freestyle in 24.39 seconds to the 24.42 from Watertown’s Sarah Kilburn, with CBA’s Kaitlyn Bushnell claiming third place in 24.98 seconds. Tompkins improved to 57.29 seconds in the 100 butterfly, second to Mexico’s Alexa von Holtz (56.59) as Ninestein got fourth place in 1:02.63, Howard (1:07.77) beating out Josie Coyne (1:09.34) for eighth place.
However, Donald Sterling attorney Bobby Samini said the doctors’ examination was “inconclusive.” Donald Sterling doesn’t want to sell the team, despite signing off on a letter on May 22 to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver instructing his wife to sell half his share and pursue a sale, Samini said.Donald Sterling authorized Shelly Sterling to undertake negotiations but never gave approval for a sale, Samini told reporters.The NBA banned Donald Sterling for life and initiated proceedings of a Clippers sale after comments he made about African-Americans were made public in April. The action prompted Shelly Sterling to fast-track a sale to Ballmer, who agreed last month to buy the club for $2 billion.After initially agreeing to sign off on the deal, Donald Sterling reversed course and sued the NBA for $1 billion two weeks ago.Ballmer has maintained a low profile since agreeing to buy the Clippers, declining interview requests and making no public statement on the growing legal battle over the team.Ballmer’s attorney, Adam Streisand, appeared at the courthouse Wednesday. Streisand said he came to the courthouse to ask the judge to “bless Shelly Sterling’s authority to sell (the Clippers) on behalf of the trust.” Setting off a legal battle over the $2 billion sale of the Clippers, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered a July court hearing to decide whether Shelly Sterling can sell the franchise.The July 7 hearing will begin consideration of Shelly Sterling’s move to wrest control of the NBA franchise from her husband, 80-year-old Donald Sterling. She maintains her husband is “mentally incapacitated” and has no ownership rights.Attorneys for Donald Sterling reject that diagnosis and argue she has no right to sell the club to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer.With billions of dollars at stake, the high-profile case drew a small army of attorneys to the downtown courthouse on Wednesday — eight of them, representing the Sterlings, Ballmer and the NBA, convened in a hallway of the courthouse Wednesday to await the decision on the trial date. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The couple’s fight over the team, which they’ve owned since 1981, centers on Donald Sterling’s mental health. Shelly Sterling wants a judge to confirm her position as the sole trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, the entity that oversees the Clippers, so she can proceed with a sale.Court documents submitted Wednesday by Shelly Sterling attorney Pierce O’Donnell claim that Donald Sterling underwent three different medical examinations in May. Donald Sterling was unable to spell the word “World” backwards, unaware what season it was, and initially had difficulty drawing a clock, according to a report by Dr. Meril Platzer, a Woodland Hills-based neurologist.Platzer concluded that Donald “is at risk of making potentially serious errors of judgment” and that he is unable “to reasonably carry out the duties” of a trustee. Two other physicians at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, who also evaluated Sterling, reached similar conclusions, court documents show.O’Donnell said the Sterlings’ trust contains legal language that if either Donald or Shelly is found to be incapacitated, then he or she will not have the authority to make trust decisions.“With advancing age people are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and dementia,” O’Donnell said. “And there has been a determination that that is what Donald Sterling is suffering from, and that the mental condition is not reversible.” read more