Brandon Loschiavo of Huntington Beach turned in a strong performance last weekend at the USA Diving Region 9 Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., earning a trip to the upcoming USA Diving Junior West Championships.
Loschiavo, a seventh-grade student at Dwyer Middle School, finished in second place in the 1-meter and fourth in the 3-meter springboard in the boys' 14-15 division. Other local youth competing at the Region 9 event were Jacqueline Cleugh of Goldenview Elementary School (girls' 11U division) and Erica Curry, a junior at Fountain Valley High who competed in the girls' 16-18 division.
Loschiavo will compete April 8 through 10 at the national championships in Lubbock, Texas.
The three divers train at McCormick Divers at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach.
— Jessica Pollack, Community Correspondent
The Huntington Beach National Junior Basketball seventh-grade All-Star team posted a 1-2 record last weekend in tournament play at Saddleback High in Santa Ana.