January 16th

Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2011
3 more wins for the Dons!
The Dons (11-2-2, 5-1-1 DFAL) have now won 9 consecutive games and all their six games in 2011. This week started with a nonleague game against Piedmont and a comfortable 2-0 win on goals by juniors Jacob Carroll and Austen Grassini (volleying in a nice cross from senior Nick Pereira).
On Wednesday, Acalanes was hosting Las Lomas (DFAL) – a “revenge” of their Winter Soccer Classic encounter a few weeks ago lost on pks after a 0-0 game – and made it look easy with a convincing 4-0 and four different juniors on the scoreboard: Austin deBack (Pereira assist), Grassini (senior Cam Carda assist), Dylan Autran and David Dadiomov. Lastly, on Friday, the Dons defeated a strong Miramonte team 2-1 in DFAL action. Senior David Helfrich scored a cracker from 30 yards at the half-hour mark, followed a few minutes later by a lethal header from Dadiomov after a cross from Carda (his 6th assist of the season!). Junior GK Jackson Foote had a terrific week again, supported by an impressive and experienced cast of defenders, with seniors Adrian Chow-Danel, Sean McArthur, D. Helfrich, Carda and junior Carroll as well as sophomores Graham Lindgren and Dan Glascock.
Everybody is now going to focus on finals this coming week with their only game vs Berkeley at home on Saturday, January 22nd at noon. Should be an exciting one!
Frederic Autran

January 16th

In Fridays action…

The boys soccer team defeated Miramonte HS 2-1 raising their DFAL record to 5-1-1, and their overall record to 11-2-2.
The girls soccer team defeated Miramonte HS 4-3.
The boys basketball team lost a close game to Dougherty Valley HS 52-47.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.

In Saturdays action…

The boys basketball team was defeated by Burlingame HS 60-52.

Individual standouts…

Boys soccer David Helfrich and David Dadiomov scored goals, and Jackson Foote had 6 saves.
Girls soccer Cari Alsterlind scored a goal, and had an assist.
Anja Simonsen, Phoebe Wixsom, and Kaitlyn McGee scored goals
Becca Bostwick had an assist.
Brooke Balfrey had 3 saves.
Boys basketball Vs. Dougherty Valley HS, Steve Collins scored 12 points, and Kevin Huber scored 10 points, with 2 3-pointers.
Vs. Burlingame HS, Steve Collins scored 15 points, with 3 3-pointers, and Michael Jackson scored 15 points, with 2 3-pointers.
Girls basketballSophie Taylor scored 17 points, with 2 3-pointers, and Emani Harrison scored 10 points, with 1 3-pointer.

R. Takahashi

January 14th

In Fridays action…
 
The basketball teams play Dougherty Valley HS.  At Dougherty Valley HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30, varsity boys at 7:00.  At Acalanes HS, JV boys at 4:00, freshmen boys at 5:30.
The soccer teams play Miramonte HS.  Girls are home and boys are away.  JV at 4:15, varsity at 6:15.
 
In Saturdays action…
 
The boys basketball team plays Burlingame HS at Piedmont HS.
The wrestling team competes in the Lawrence Miller Invitational at Alhambra HS, and the Mark Lance frosh-soph and jv tournament at College Park HS.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts Berkeley HS at 10:00.
The freshman girls soccer team plays at Berkeley HS at 9:00, and hosts Heritage HS at 2:00.

R. Takahashi

January 13th

In yesterdays action…
 
The boys soccer team defeated Las Lomas HS 4-0 to finish the first half of the DFAL season with a record of 4-1-1, and an overall record of 10-2-2.
The girls soccer team was defeated by Las Lomas HS 2-0.
 
In todays action…
 
The wrestling team hosts Miramonte HS at 6:00.
 
Yesterdays individual standouts…
 
Boys soccer       Austin DeBack, Austen Grassini, Dylan Autran, and David Dadiomov scored goals.
Cam Carda and Nick Pereira had assists.
Jackson Foote had 9 saves.
Austin DeBack was named “Man of the Match.”
Girls soccer       Brooke Balfrey had 12 saves.

R. Takahashi

January 12th

In yesterdays action…
 
The boys basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 61-31.
The girls basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 50-10.
 
In todays action…
 
The soccer teams play Las Lomas HS.  Boys are home and girls are away.  JV at 4:15, varsity at 6:15.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at Amador Valley HS at 4:00.
 
Yesterdays individual standouts…
 
Boys basketball Steve Collins scored 25 points, with 2 3-pointers and 4 steals.
                                James Griffin scored 19 points, with 3 3-pointers.
                                Michael Jackson scored 12 points, with 4 3-pointers.
Girls basketball Sophie Taylor scored 12 points, with 8 rebounds and 6 steals.
                                Emani Harrison scored 11 points, with 3-pointers.
                                Kiara Harewood scored 3 points, with 9 rebounds and 4 steals.

R. Takahashi

January 11th

In yesterdays action…
 
The boys soccer team defeated Piedmont HS 2-0 to raise their record to 9-2-2.  Jacob Carroll and Austen Grassini scored goals, Nick Pereira had an assist, Jackson Foote had 4 saves, and Adrian Chow-Danel was the “Man of the Match.”
 
In todays action…
 
The basketball teams play Alhambra HS.  At Alhambra HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30, varsity boys at 7:00.  At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00, freshman boys at 5:30.

R. Takahashi

January 10th

Happy New Year for the Dons!

3 games, 3 wins for Acalanes in this first week of soccer action following the holiday break…

They first defeated Mission San Jose 2-0 at home, in a nonleague game, with two first half goals by senior & co-captain Nick Pereira.

Their second game at Dublin (DFAL), versus the defending NCS champions, ended up with the same score (2-0) on two goals by junior Bryan Berlier and senior David Helfrich. Senior Cam Carda assisted on both goals. Even though the score was very positive, the Dons sadly lost their starting goalkeeper, senior Steve Glascock, for the rest of the season on a “freaky” clash with the opposing forward. Finally, Acalanes was hosting this Saturday San Ramon Valley, ranked #50 nationally by ESPN, and won 1-0 on an opportunist goal from junior Austin deBack in extra-time and an amazing work defensively around junior goalkeeper Jackson Foote.

At the half-way point in the 2010-11 season, the Dons have a 8-2-2 overall record and 3-1-1 in DFAL (2nd behind Campolindo), have scored 23 goals and allowed 5. Next week, 3 games at home with Piedmont on Monday (6:15pm), Las Lomas on Wednesday (6pm) and Miramonte (6pm) on Friday.

M. Bloom

January 9th

In Fridays action…
 
The boys basketball team defeated Campolindo HS 57-51.  The jv and freshman teams suffered defeat.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The jv and freshman teams also were defeated.
The girls soccer team defeated Deer Valley HS 3-1.
 
In Saturdays action…
 
The boys soccer team defeated San Ramon Valley HS 1-0 to raise their record to 8-2-2.
 
In todays action…
 
The boys soccer team hosts Piedmont HS.  JV at 4:15, varsity at 6:15.
 
Individual standouts…
 
Boys basketball Steve Collins scored 20 points with 4 3-pointers
James Griffin scored 14 points with 2 3-pointers.
Girls basketball Emani Harrison scored 15 points, with 11 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 3-pointer.
Sophie Taylor scored 12 points, with 12 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists, and 1 3-pointer.
Kiara Harewood scored 12 points, with 11 rebounds.
Girls soccer         Kaitlyn McGee scored 2 goals, Alia Shafi scored 1 goal, and Phoebe Wixsom had 2 saves.
Boys soccer        Austin DeBack scored the lone goal, and Jackson Foote had 9 saves.

R. Takahashi

January 7th

In Thursdays action…
 
The wrestling team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.  Sam Lindgren and Blake Mason won their matches.
 
In Fridays action…
 
The basketball teams play Campolindo HS.  At Campolindo HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30, varsity boys at 7:00.  At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00, freshman boys at 5:30, freshman girls at 7:00.
 
In Saturdays action…
 
The boys soccer team hosts San Ramon Valley HS.  JV at 10:00, varsity at 12:00.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at James Logan HS at 10:00.
The freshman girls soccer team plays at Deer Valley HS at 9:00, and hosts Northgate HS at 2:00.
The girls basketball team plays at Sacred Heart Prep HS.  JV at 2:30, varsity at 4:00.
The wrestling team competes in the Mat Classic at Granada HS.

R. Takahashi

January 6th

In yesterdays action…
 
The boys soccer team defeated Dublin HS 2-0 to improve their overall record to 7-2-2, and their DFAL record to 3-1-1.
The girls soccer team tied Dublin HS 1-1.
 
In todays action…
 
The wrestling team has a meet at Las Lomas HS at 6:00.
The girls basketball team plays at Freedom HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30.
 
Yesterdays individual standouts…
 
Boys soccer        Bryan Berlier and David Helfrich each scored a goal, Cam Carda had two assists, Jackson Foote had 4 assists, and Steve Glascock had 5 assists and
                                was named “Man of the Match.”
Girls soccer         Anja Simonsen scored a goal assisted by Brooke Balfrey.

R. Takahashi