Mar 24 – Girls JV Lacrosse

JV Girls Lacrosse

pulled off a 12-10 victory over crosstown rival, Campolindo. At halftime, the Dons were up 8-3 but Campo rallied back and with several minutes left in the game, the score was 9-9. But Acalanes persevered and took the lead again to secure their victory. Goals were made by Keri Wendt, Maile Broad, Jordan Pratt, Sophia Benveniste, Tayzha Maple, Lauren Kobashigawa, & Kate Carter. Molly Cronk had 9 saves in goal.

Jamie Cronk

Last Week for Discounted BASH tickets

You can purchase your DISCOUNTED tickets (Prices go up 4/1) to the Booster Bash Fundraiser at … https://acalanesbooster  
The Bash includes heavy appetizers/beverages, entertainment and games, while raising funds for our Athletic Department!

Mar 16 – Baseball Results


The Don’s varsity shut out Bear Creek 9-0 after a masterful pitching performance by Josh Candau who only allowed a bunt single in 5 and 2/3rd innings. Kevin McConnell pitched an inning and a 3rd and struck out the side to end it. Offensively, Matt Burns doubled in a run to give the Don’s their first lead in the 5th inning. Will Rembac had 4 hits, and Ty Ewing drove in 3 runs with a 3 hit game. Daniel Kim and Cole Gallagher both had 2 hits as the Don’s Varsity improves to 2 -3.


The Don’s JV lost 2-1 despite a solid pitching from Eddie Burns and Kade Shipp who did not allow any earned runs over 7 innings.


The Don’s Frosh beat Bear Creek 3-1 behind a solid pitching effort by John Khalil who pitched 5 innings and allowed just one run. Owen Hansen recorded the final 6 outs for the save. At the plate for the Don’s, Cole Murgia and Ben Fromer each collected 2 hits as the Don’s Frosh improve to 4-2.

John Whelehan

Mar 14 – JV Girls Lacrosse

JV Girls Lacrosse

The JV Girls dominated the Ygnacio Valley Warriors with a final score of 15-2.

Remy Wixsom, Julia Helvey, Keri Wendt, Lauren Frechman, Maile Broad, Tayzha Maple, Emma Reed & Nicole Kessenich all made goals. Our offense was a force and most of the game was played on the Warriors half of the field.

The team worked on their passing skills, screening and stick work to get ready for Miramonte Friday night.

Jamie Cronk

2017-18 CHEER Tryout Packet

Calling all incoming Acalanes 9th-12th graders! Tryout for AHS Cheer Team’s 2017-18 Spirit, Stunt & Competition Squads. During the mandatory 3-Day Clinic, learn cheers, skill techniques & choreographed routines. On Tryout Day, participants will perform their assigned group’s routine in front of Coaches and any AHS Administration.

Tryout Week Information
3-DAY CLINIC | APRIL 17, 2017  Monday-Wednesday  5:30-7:30pm
TRYOUT DAY | APRIL 21, 2017  Friday  5:30-7:30pm

Tryout Location
Acalanes High School Gyms
1200 Pleasant Hill Road | Lafayette, CA 94549

Questions & Schedule Conflicts
Sallina Boynton
AHS Cheer Coordinator

Download (PDF, 901KB)

Mar 8 – Las Lomas Track Results

This was our first league meet of the season, and all four divisions were winners.  This was also our third meet of the year, and we saw 70 season best, and 35 personal records.  It is a tribute to these athletes that they are working hard at getting better.

As a group the shot and disc were on fire. Just about everyone had a PR or a season best. In the girls 400 and 200, Muppy Gragg came from behind twice to catch the state qualifier (in 400). Emily Sverak keeps improving from week to week. Ryan Nall, two weeks out from basketball, threw two PR’s. Keaziah Smith also PR’d in the 200 with 23.46 in his first time running the race! Two of most impressive performances of the year were by Carson Etnyre in the 400, and Owen McNamara 13″ in pole vault.

Eliza Parry 13.79 in 100M
Muppy Gragg 26,61 in 200 M, and just off her personal best of 17’5 in LJ with a 17’4
Mikaela Truong 28.33 in 200M
Keaziah Smith 23.46 in 200M
Emily Sverak 63.89 400M, 51.54 in 300H
Sidney Zimmerman 3:03.89 in 800 M
Carson Etnyre 51.26 in 400
Kevin Mlynek 56.48 400 and 4′ 10 in HJ
Rayce Walton 58.84 in 400M
Jacob Weems 63.15 in 400M
Andrew Che 59.39 in 400M
Christian Lyons 2:09 30 800M
Riley Noon 2:15 19 800M and 5:04.40 in 1600M
Ethan Frigon 4:57.08 1600M
Kage Groszwski 45.40 300M
Ryan Nall  42’11.50 in Shot and 105′ 8 in Discus
Sam Stack 30′ 3.50 in shot and 88′ 9 in discus
Antonio Correa 28′ Shot
Samatha Swan 14:37.43 in 3200
Aubriana Musha 17:22.98 in 3200
Anna Weier 29′ 9.50 Shot and 84′ 1.50 in discus
Beatrice Weier 21′ 7.50 in Shot, 73′ 4 in discus, 21.01 in 100H
Scarlette McCullough 16′ 4 in LJ
Irvin Chao 4′ 6 in HJ
Jonathan Choi 18′ 5 in LJ
Anand Patel 16′ 8 in LJ
Owen McNamara 13′ 0 pole vault
Cali Boustani  25′ 9.5 in shot
See full results at

Coach Crain

Mar 9 – JV Boys Lacrosse win in OT

The men’s JV lacrosse team pulled out a thrilling OT win at Piedmont to improve to 3-0.

Piedmont took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter.  A very fast team, Piedmont scored mostly on fast breaks where they had numbers.  In the second quarter each team scored a goal and Piedmont led 4-1 at halftime.

In the second half, Acalanes scored 3 unanswered goals and trailed 5-6 in the final minutes.  With 30 seconds to go, Jefferey Novak scrambled around right on the crease and squeezed in a goal to tie the game and send it to OT.

Piedmont won the first face off but The Dons badgering defense made them cough it up and led to a fast break.  Solid goalie play by Piedmont saved a wide open shot forcing the Acalanes defense to hold again.  On the next possession, The Dons offense settled and moved the ball around. Riley Ketcham found Renn Strandberg on a cut across the middle for the game winner!

The men showed a great deal of determination despite being down by 3 goals at half.  They look to keep their undefeated streak going this Tuesday at home vs. College Park at 5:30 pm.

By Matt Cohen and Kevin Montoya

Mar 7 – Boys JV LAX beats Las Lomas

The men’s JV lacrosse team beat Los Lomas 9 to 5 on Tuesday night.

Acalanes came out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Renn Standberg and Tucker Loughran-Smith. The defense played well forcing many turnovers. Acalanes possessed the ball the majority of the half and led 3-1 at half time.

In the second half Los Lomas got off 2 quick goals in first 2 minutes on a broken play and a fast break. Acalanes then woke up and scored often. Oliver Rotundo had some great saves and foiled one fast break by coming out of goal and checking a wide open attack man just off the crease forcing the turn over.

Big hits in 2nd half by Teo Barakos and Leo Cohen pushed momentum to Acalanes.

Charlie Bettencourt had a nice unassisted goal, Standberg issued a beautiful assist to Loughran Smith to seal the game. Standberg and Loughran Smith each had 4 goals on the night and Bettencourt with 1.

The JV team is now 2-0 and continue play on Thursday night at Piedmont at 5:30 pm.

Kevin Montoya

Mar 7 – Important Bash Update!

Only 25 days left to purchase your DISCOUNTED tickets to the Booster Bash Fundraiser.
For tickets… Click HERE

Come taste the amazing catered food by Rick and Ann’s Restaurant in Berkeley. Can we say “YUM”!

Awesome prizes to look forward to…
– Hawaii’s North Shore getaway to include access to the amazing Outrigger Beach Club
– San Francisco escape at a waterfront condominium across from ATT park
– $1,000 valued bottle of wine or your private stocked Wine Cellar
– Taste of Tequila Private Dinner for 16 of your closest friends
– MLB and A’s Baseball Personal Experience with on-field batting practice access and clubhouse tour

Anna Eppinger

Mar 4 – Boys Volleyball

The Dons boys volleyball team kicked off their season with a strong showing at the Whitney Tournament in Roseville this weekend. Seeded #11 of 16 teams, the Dons started off by beating the #1 seed in straight sets, and continued on to defeat their next 3 opponents in similar fashion, reaching the semi-finals without losing a single set before finally falling to powerhouse Roseville.

Senior Carter Smith was named to the All-Tournament team.
Come cheer on this exciting Dons veteran team as they begin their season in pursuit of the best record ever for Acalanes boys volleyball.

This week’s game College Park @ CP JV at 5pm and Varsity at 6pm.

Catherine McCarthy

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