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Apr 25 – Girls JV Lacrosse

The JV Girls had a great game yesterday at rival, Miramonte.

Teams stayed neck in neck until the latter part of the 2nd half, when Miramonte took the lead 9-6. With 5 minutes left, the Dons scored 3 goals to end the game with a tie which felt almost like a win.

Maile Broad led the game with 3 goals, followed by Kate Carter with 2 goals and Messina Montgomery, Keri Wendt, Jordan Pratt, and Sophia Benveniste all had 1 goal. Laura Garfein came up with 7 draw controls and Molly Cronk had 10 goalie saves.

Final score 9-9.

Jamie Cronk

Apr 25 – Dons Baseball Shut out Campo 9-0

The Don’s varsity baseball team visited Campolindo and shut them down 9-0 on Tuesday.

Don’s starting pitcher Josh Candau struck out 5 in 6 innings of work and did not allow any walks. Ty Ewing closed out the final inning.

The Don’s took a 1-0 lead into the top of the 7th inning when their offense exploded for 8 runs. Ty Ewing, Daniel Kim and Paul Griessel each contributed with 2 hits. Ewing and Grant Smith each had 2 RBI. 19 Dons players got into the game on Tuesday as Acalanes improves to 2-1 in league play.

The Don’s varsity hosts Northgate High in another league game this Thursday at 4pm.
The Don’s JV also beat Campolindo 5-4.

John Whelehan

Apr 26 – Metamorphoses opens tonight

Acalanes Drama Dons presents Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses

Adam Coate, Cameron Beattie, Michaela Sasner, Anton Opperman

Timeless lessons of Ovid’s tales and related works are brought to life in this series of dramatic vignettes filled with Gods and humans alike. Set in water, the scenes reflect the human condition and eventual transformation needed to reach redemption. Directed by AHS Drama Teacher, Ed Meehan.

April 26, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:00pm

Presented in The Acalanes High School’s Little Theater

$7 Students & Seniors / $12 General

Riley Morris and Fiona Warburton

Apr 19 – Clayton Valley Track Results

Yesterday we competed at Clayton Valley (whose claim to fame is the worst football field in America; it is black). The Varsity Girls won the meet 80 to 54 (the spread would have been even greater had Devin Grobeck and Imani Boggan competed – both were out due to illness). The Varsity Girls are are the league division champions. To become League Champions the girls must win the league championship meet May 6th and 13th at Campo. Their main competitor will be Miramonte.

The Varsity Boys lost to Clayton Valley 71 to 64. That is a four point differential – one second place instead a third place or one first instead of a second, and we would have won. It was that close. The boys finished second in the division with a 3-1 record, and their competition at the league championships will again be Clayton Valley.

Both the girls and boys competed well. We had 71 PR’s or season best by 47 individual athletes. The two top performances of the meet were by Muppy Gragg and Ryan Nall. Muppy improved on the third best all-time 400M with 57.91, running into a strong headwind and winning by 40 yards as she and Imani Boggan are on a quest to become the all-time best in that event. Ryan stepped up big time and outperformed Clayton’s Valley’s league leading shot putter with a PR of 46 feet.

See full results at

Other Personal Records:

Maxwell Anderson 66’ 8 in the discus
Logan Branch 40’7 in shot and 3rd place, 71’2 in the discus
Cole Brant 78’9 in Discus
Julian Camilleri 10’ in pole vauilt
Irvin Choa 34’ 9 ½ in triple jump
Nicholas Collins-Yarnall 5:17.80 in 1600
Cali Boustani 77’ 2 in ndiscus
Ryann Drue 30’24 in 200 and 74’16 in 400
Muppy Gragg 57.91 in 400
Annie Klopstock 29’ 10 ½ in triple jump
Christopher Dao 15.05 in 100
Willem Elings 91’ 8 in discus
David Eng 14.52 in 100
Carson Etnyre 51.26 in 400
Nicholas Flint 27.79 in 200
Kage Groszewski 45.30 in 300 H
Jesse Iniquiz-Stralla 11.39 in 100 and 22.77 in 200
Lucas Julian 35’9 ¾ in triple jump
Kevin Mlynek 48.31 in 300 H, High Jump 5’0 and 31’50 in triple jump
Ryan Nall 46’ 2 ¾ in Shot
Ross Ney 28.42 in 200
Callen O’Brien 25.90 in 200
Lorenzo Olivar 18’ 10 in Long Jump and 35’7 in Triple Jump
Scarlett McCullough 27.77 in 200
Sabina Patel 28’ ¼ in shot and 74’11 in discus
Maren Quentella 57.95 in 300 H
Isabell Rasmussen 28.14 in 200
Diana Ruiz 23’ 8 ¾ in Shot and 59’ 0 in discus
Kate Schirmer 16.02 in 100 and 31.74 in 200
Justin Otterson 25.73 in 200 and 58.14 in 400
Anand Patel 16’ 11 ½ in Long jump
Robert Plafker 59.86 in 400
Isaac Plotkin 18’ 6 in Long Jump
Krishna Prabaharan 30’ 3 in shot and 74’ 7 in discus
Harrison Seymour 2:14. 96 in 800
Ryan Sui 10’ 6 in pole vault
Anna Mary Starr 2:45.90 in 800
Nicole Wan 28.94 in 200
Anna Weier 19.56 in 100H and 101’ 5 in discus
Beatrice Weier 23’ 4 ¾ in shot
Christy Xie 29’ 6 ¾ in shot and 93’ 8 in discus
Sidney Zimmerman 2:51.25 in 800 and 6:37.27 in 1600
Jonathan Smith 14’ 6 in Long Jump
Mitchell Smith 12.11 in 100
Samuel Stack 32’ shot and 97’7 in discus
Joshua Starr 11:01.8 in 3200
Zachery Tom 5:27.92 in 1600
Francisco Trejo 25’11 in shot and 84’ 7 in discus
Rayce Walton 2:18.63 in 800

John Crain

Apr 19 – Boys Volleyball

Boys Volleyball

extended their win streak Wednesday night, knocking off a powerful Bentley (19-3) squad in one of the closest matches they’ve had to date. A great group of Dons fans came out to
cheer the boys to victory over their cross-town rivals.

The Dons stole the first set 26-24 before losing their way in the second set and giving it up 16-25. The boys pulled together for a 25-20 3rd set win before again letting Bentley back in it to take the 4th 22-25. The final set was a fight with the 2 teams tied much of the way before Acalanes pulled ahead to seal the win 16-14 in the final set.

The Dons are enjoying their best record ever at 20-3 – a notable feat considering just 3 years ago they won only 1 game all season. The team is anchored by 5 starting seniors: Brad Altbaum, Connor McCarthy, Bijan Shahabi, Carter Smith and Nick Smyrnios and sophomore Colin Kirbach with key contributions each game from Alex Franke, Ethan Browne and more from the bench making this season a story of true team effort.

Coming up: Dons host CV Thurs at 6pm, travel Fri for SRV tournament and DON’T MISS next week’s big game vs. Campo @ Campo, Weds 4/26 6pm. Come on out and support your Dons!

Catherine McCarthy

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