July 17 – Medical Clearance

Get your 2018-2019 Athletic Clearance for ALL Sports on campus at Acalanes High School!


All Acalanes student athletes must have a completed athletic clearance form BEFORE participating in any AHS sports including tryouts. NO EXECEPTIONS!


 Sports physicals will be offered on two dates at Acalanes:


July 25, 2018 – 3:00 – 6:00 PM – Cafeteria (some sports start July 30)
 August 14, 2018 (Dons Day) – 8:00 -11:30 AM – Main Gym


Take advantage of the convenience! Support Acalanes Boosters at the same time!

Dr. William Workman, Dr. Selina Shah, Dr. Alphaeus Wise, and Chris Clark, our AHS Athletic Trainer, have volunteered their time to examine Acalanes students and provide athletic clearances for our athletes.  This is an amazing fundraiser for Boosters which has historically raised over $10,000 for all sports programs.



Registration is simple and the cost is just $40.00:


  1. Access this link, create an account and register your athlete:


You will not need to upload any of the medical forms, we will do it for you!


2. Next, go to this link: https://www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/athleticclearancesummary

  • You will find (3) athletic clearance forms.
  • Print all (3) forms,
  • Fill out the only the History Form (page 1) only
  • Bring all (3) forms to the medical exam
  • The other two forms are for the physicians to fill out upon examination.
  • SIGNATURES: The HISTORY FORM must to be signed by the athlete and the parent or it will not be accepted.


3. Bring $40 cash or check made payable to Acalanes Boosters.

  1. Nothing more to do. We handle the remaining paperwork and clearance with your coach(es)!


QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Price at 925-997-6808 or amy.price@pacunion.com



Jun 8 – Congratulations 2018 Graduating Seniors

Tyler Sverak

Kate Combi

Robby Rowell

Caitlyn Greenwell

Calvin Vance

June 6 – Wednesday Sports

Last weekend, Muppy Gragg, Keaziah Smith and Ryan Nall competed in the California State Track and Field Trials.  This a two day event, trials on Friday and finals on Saturday (they are also expecting 100 degree weather for the finals.)

Before I go further, the event was held at Buchanan High School in Clovis.  Buchanan has a grammar school, middle school and a high school on the same campus. The campus itself is big enough to put Acalanes, Las Lomas and possibly Campolindo on the same site. The stadium was built by the Clovis school district and is the host to all five high schools in the district for football.  The stadium was also designed for track, with the specific purpose  of hosting the State Track Championships.  It can seat up to 10,000 or more; it has  four long jump pits, so if the wind changes the direction of the runway changes; two pole vault pits that can also be changed due to wind; two shot put rings; and a nine lane “Mondo” track which is the fastest surface a runner can run on with exchange zones that vary in color and are used for relays.

To get to the meet an athlete must first qualify out of league to the sub section championships. In Acalanes’ case, you have to finish in the top six at League to move on to Tri-Valley or run a qualifying time. From Tri-Valley an athlete must qualify in the top seven to move on tho the section championship or in our case the Meet of Champions.  At the Meet of Champions an athlete must qualify in the top three or run a qualifying time to move on to the State championships  If I am correct, there are eight sections in the state, some larger than others and they follow the same procedure. Out of those eight sections a total of 27 athletes qualify for the State Meet (that number may be larger in some events because additional athletes qualify by meeting a qualifying time.)

In California,  the most populated state in the Union, we have over 800,000 high school athletes competing in sports.  California has some of the best athletes in the nation, and this meet will bear that out. After trials you will find out how you rank in your event in the state. Either you are in the top 9 in running events or the top 12 in field events, but if you finish in 10th or 27th that is how you rank out of all the athletes in the state that participated in track and in your particular event.  There are no losers when it comes to this meet, because just to get to this meet, you have to be the best of the best (and this may mean the best in the nation.)

Muppy finished 10th in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.77, which breaks the school record she broke last week and she finished 15 in the long jump with a jump of 17′ 11.75 (she was a scratch away from being in finals); Keaziah Smith finished 25th in a field of 32 with a jump of 21′ 8.50; Ryan finished with a throw of 53′ 8.5 to finish in a tie for 15.  Keaziah is returning to Acalanes next year and now that he has been to this meet he will be focused to return.  Muppy and Ryan are moving on to college where they will also compete in track, Muppy to Dartmouth and Ryan to MIT.

This meet also featured para ambulatory athletes that competed and represented their school as did every athlete in the meet.


John Crain

Head Track & Field Coach


All-League honors were announced for softball. Representing Acalanes:

First Team

Morgan Salmon- freshman
Amy Schwing- freshman
Ellie Palma- freshman
Bailee Takano- Junior
Second Team
Riley Nicosia- sophomore
Honorable Mention
Rosie Shackett- senior
Alexis Carlson- senior
The team was 3rd in academics for all of North Coast Sectionals!
Way to go, Lady Dons!





Tuesday Sports – June 5

Baseball DAL All-League honors have been announced. Congratulations to the following Acalanes Varsity players:
1st Team:
Davis Diaz, Freshman(*)
Jake Delaney, Sophomore
Nick Berry, Senior
Nick Kresnak, Sophomore
2nd Team:
Brian Merken, Senior
Simon Oh, Senior
Honorable Mention:
Thatcher Hurd, Freshman
Ty Whelehan, Senior
(*) A special congratulations to freshman shortstop, Davis Diaz, for also being the top vote-getter among all All-League honorees, as selected by the head coaches of the DAL. Way to go, Davis!

June 1 – Friday Sports

Acalanes Boosters Club Most Outstanding Senior Athletes

Congratulations to Muppy Gragg and Ryan Nall, who at last night’s Senior Awards, were presented with the Acalanes Boosters Club Most Outstanding Female and Male Senior Athlete Awards, respectively. This award is given by Boosters each year to an individual female and male athlete who have made the most significant contributions in several sports during the entire Acalanes career while maintaining strong academic performance.



The CIF track & field championships are Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.  Muppy Gragg will compete in the 300 hurdles and long jump, Ryan Nall in shotput and Keaziah Smith in long jump.

May 31 – Thursday Sports



The 2nd Annual Norcal HS Beach Volleyball Championships were held in Santa Cruz, CA on Sunday May 6th. More than thirty high schools participated in the event which reflects the growing popularity of the sport in Northern CA. Brand new club teams from Acalanes, Campolindo, Las Lomas and Miramonte were started this year in response to interest in Beach Volleyball among our local high school athletes. The launch of these teams was made possible by a partnership with LMYA Sports, who sponsored the court time for practice at Moraga Commons, and a devotion to organizing and coaching the teams by LMYA Volleyball Commissioner Eric Standring. It was a successful and fun first season, capped off by a 3rd place finish by the Dons of Acalanes High School.


Members of Acalanes, Campolindo and Las Lomas High Schools inaugural Beach Volleyball teams competed in the Norcal HS Beach Championships in Santa Cruz, CA.


Acalanes High School Team wins 3rd place at Norcal HS Beach Volleyball Championships. (Front row, l to r, Madi Risch & Lane Webster; Back row, l to r, Erin Meade, Annika Olson, Maddie Kalil & Theresa Nevins.)

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