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Sports over the Winter Break

Monday, December 22

The varsity boys basketball team plays Fremont HS in the DJ Frandsen Memorial tournament at Bellarmine HS at 6:00.
The wrestling team competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Tuesday, December 23

The varsity boys basketball team plays in the DJ Frandsen Memorial tournament at Bellarmine HS.
The wrestling team competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Friday, December 26

The jv girls basketball team plays Jefferson HS in the Irvington Holiday Invitational at 4:30.

Saturday, December 27

The varsity boys basketball team hosts Liberty HS in the Chris Huber Invitational at 7:00.
The jv boys basketball team plays Pittsburg HS in the Dougherty Valley tournament at 4:00.
The freshman boys basketball team plays Amador Valley HS in the Dougherty Valley tournament at 4:00.
The freshman boys basketball team plays at Piedmont HS at 12:00.
The varsity girls basketball team plays Benicia HS in the West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS at 12:30.
The jv girls basketball team plays Jefferson HS in the Irvington Holiday Invitational at 4:30.

Monday, December 29

The varsity boys basketball team plays in the Chris Huber Invitational.
The jv boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The varsity girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.
The wrestling team competes in the Coast Classic at Aptos HS.

Tuesday, December 30

The varsity boys basketball team plays in the Chris Huber Invitational.
The jv boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The varsity girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.
The wrestling team competes in the Coast Classic at Aptos HS.

Friday, January 2

The boys basketball team hosts Burlingame HS.  Freshman at 1:00 and jv at 2:30.

Saturday, January 3

The boys soccer team hosts Northgate HS.  Freshmen at 10:00, jv at 12:00 and varsity at 2:00.
The girls soccer team plays at Northgate HS.  JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.
The wrestling team competes in the Mat Classic at Granada HS.

Dec 19 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

defeated Maria Carrillo HS 65-26 in the first round of the Lady Don’s Classic. Sierra Galanza led the scoring with 15 points and Julia Lyons and Roni Marrone each added 11 points.

Wrestling

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts Windsor HS in the semifinals of the Lady Don’s Classic at 8:00.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the second round of the California tournament.

Boys Soccer

plays Berkeley HS at the De La Salle Showcase at 12:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts the Lady Don’s Classic.

JV Girls Basketball team

in the final round of the California tournament.

Boys Basketball

plays at San Marin HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Concord HS at 2:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS at 11:00.

Congratulations…

Molly Dalziel was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup second team selection for girls volleyball.
Cameron Gaskell and Sammy Taketa were named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup second team selection for cross country.

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi

Dec 17 – Lady Soccer Dons take record to 7-0 vs. Dublin

Lady Dons Fight Rainy Weather to Continue Undefeated Season

Acalanes and Dublin squared off on Wednesday night in a downpour that lasted the entire game.  Even under extreme weather conditions, Acalanes played their possession style soccer, keeping it a low scoring affair. The Dons scored first however, with Katharine Torchio (#11) scoring at 12:01 of the 1st half off a Katharine Larson (#6) pass. Nine minutes later, the Gaels answered to tie it up 1-1 with a score off a corner kick that Acalanes tried to clear.  Acalanes then took charge, keeping possession of the ball for the majority of the half.  With 11 minutes left, Caroline Clark (#14) sent a pass to Larson’s (#6) feet and she put the ball just past the goalie’s reach into the goal. The half ended with Acalanes on top 2-1.

The rain continued in the second half and although the Dons had a few opportunities, both teams played great defense to keep the half scoreless. With 7 minutes left in the 2nd half, Kierra Krawec (#4) shot the ball past two defenders but the Gaels goalie blocked the ball.  At the same time, Katharine Larson charged past the same two defenders to beat them to the deflected ball.  Larson then took the Dublin goalie out of the picture by blasting the ball into the top corner of the goal. Larson managed to have a hand in all 3 goals scored with two goals and one assist, earning her Player of the Game honors.

The win took the Dons to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in Conference play.  The Lady Dons will be back in action after the Holiday Break, taking on Northgate High School on Saturday, January 3rd in Walnut Creek.

Nicole Rogers

Dec 18 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

remains undefeated as they defeat Dublin HS 3-1.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Dublin HS 1-0. Nathan Ferreira was named “Man of the Match.”

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts Maria Carrillo HS in the first round of the Lady Don’s Classic at 8:00.

JV Girls Basketball

plays Cardinal Newman HS in the California tournament at 3:00.

Wrestling

has a match at Alhambra HS at 6:00.

Congratulations…

Molly Dalziel was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup second team selection for girls volleyball.
Cameron Gaskell and Sammy Taketa were named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup second team selection for cross country.

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi

Dec 17 – Boys JV Soccer

JV Boys Soccer dominated Dublin High School with a 5-1 victory led by multiple goals from Sevak Jamkochian and Gabe Singer.

The Candells

Dec 13 – Wrestling Results

On Saturday December 13 the Acalanes Varsity Wrestling Team competed in the Bay Area Invitational Wrestling Tournament. The tournament, which was held at Castro Valley High School, included teams from the entire Bay Area . The Acalanes team continued it’s impressive start to the the Season by bringing home three individual medals. Senior and Team Captain Sam Ridge took 3rd place with a record of 4-1 . Junior Miles Hoeser took 5th place and Junior Team captain Rain Mize brought home a 6th place medal. The Team travels to Alahambra High School on Thursday for a Dual Meet.

David Ridge

Dec 17 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

played very well in defeat 73-65 to St. Mary’s HS of Stockton, one of Northern California’s top ranked teams. Ryan Cheng scored 16 points with 4 3-pointers and Casey Harrington added 12 points. The JV team was defeated 50-42 and the freshman team also dropped a close game.

In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer

Teams play Dublin HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi

Dec 15 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

defeated Mission San Jose HS 5-1 in the final round of the Winter Classic.

Freshman Boys Soccer

defeated Deer Valley HS 5-0.

Freshman Girls Soccer

defeated Bishop O’Dowd HS 2-1 and at College Park HS 2-0.

Girls Basketball

defeated Sonoma Valley HS 48-47 in overtime to remain undefeated at 6-0.

Varsity Boys Basketball

fell in overtime to Hercules HS in the final round of the Red Brown Tournament at Sir Francis Drake HS.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS. JV at 4:15, varsity at 6:15.

Girls Soccer

plays at Pinole Valley HS. JV at 5:00, varsity at 7:00.

Individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Soccer

Katherine Torchio scored the lone goal assisted by Caroline Clark. Sophia Giordano had 6 saves.

JV Girls Soccer

Muppy Gragg scored 2 goals, and Maggie Curless and Alex Garcia each scored a goal. Jamie Wendt shutout College Park HS as the goalkeeper and Cate Goodman had awesome saves in goal against Bishop O’Dowd HS.

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi

Dec 12 – Acalanes Girls Varsity Soccer shut out Dougherty Valley 1-0

Lady Dons Continue Undefeated Season with win over Dougherty Valley Wildcats

Continuing their quest to the NCS Playoffs, the Lady Dons played a defensive battle against Dougherty Valley High School Friday night ending in a 1-0 victory for the Dons.

Both goalkeepers were kept busy with numerous shots on goal by both teams but it wasn’t until the 2nd half that Acalanes was able to breakthrough.  When they did, it was with the same formula that has resulted in the majority of the Don’s goals this year.  With 17 minutes remaining in the game, Sophomore Caroline Clark (#14) crossed the ball in front of the goal to Senior Katharine Torchio (#11) who finished beautifully to break the nil-nil tie and put the Dons up 1-0.

That was all Freshman Goalie Sophia Giordano (#0) needed to preserve the victory.  Although the Wildcats spent the last 15 minutes of the game attacking, Giordano and the defenders, Sophomores Jadey Sadoff (#8), Molly Davis (#18), Lexie Silva (#3) and Emma Starr (#17) cleared the ball and protected the goal.

With 45 seconds left in the game, the Wildcats made one final push to the goal.  After a nice ball was sent over midfield, the Dougherty Valley forward beat out the Acalanes mid-fielder and raced to goal.  As the Acalanes defense stepped up, Dougherty Valley launched a rocket from 20 yards away toward the Acalanes goal. Giordano (#0) used every bit of her 5’ 7” frame to grab the ball as it tried to get into the right corner of the net.  Again, Giordano earned Player of the Game awards as she secured both the win and the shut out.

The Lady Dons play again on Monday against Pinole Valley High School at 7 pm at Pinole Valley.

By Nicole Rogers

Dec 16 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Soccer

defeated Deer Valley HS 1-0 to record their 3rd consecutive victory. The JV team did likewise 1-0.

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

hosts St. Mary’s HS of Stockton. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi