Apr 12 – Track Results

Thursday’s meet was about what could have been and what is, and what this means.

The boys lost the meet to Clayton Valley 77-52, and Clayton Valley is one of the best or the best boys team in the section. Acalanes, who has been battling injuries and college visits, was down 16 possible points before the meet started. If we had those points, we could have won the meet. But what does this really mean? It means that the Acalanes boys team is positioning themselves to make a statement in the post season as one of the premier track and field programs in NCS, when we are again 100% strong.

The girls continue to show that they are one of the top programs in NCS. They defeated Clayton Valley 87-49 and they continue to grow as a program. This group is young and talented and continue to seek improvements in their team and individual performances.

We had 37 personal records yesterday and I will detail the highlights, but to see the complete list of athlete PR’s see the attached below.

Keaziah Smith burns a hole in the track by running a PR 11.12 in the 100, and runs the third fastest 100 in school history. There were 7 PR’s in the 100 overall. Muppy ∫ becomes the third Acalanes female athlete to jump over 18′ (18’1.5) in the last three years. Why this is significant? We have only had 3 athletes jump over 18′ prior to 2015 in school history. Alex Haase running in only her second varsity meet, runs a PR 14.38 and scores her first varsity point. The distance group is showing promise for the future with freshmen Dominic Basaldua (2 PR’s), Nicole Figone, Taylor Hill, Lena Johnson, Binti Sohn continuing to get better with each meet. What is impressive about this group is that they are racing, and not just running laps at pace. The boys varsity long jumpers had five PR’s with Chris Rogers jumping 20′ 10.25. Joshua Starr returning from a long illness, is showing weekly improvement and runs 2:23.45 in 800. The girls throwing events step up in the shot / discus where Maddy Kalil, Karen Rosenburg and Ann Thiselton-Dyer sweep both events. Mari Florine, not pole vaulting in a year, steps up and clears 9′ for second.

Nicole Figon
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Unified Sports are members of the track team. When we go into the championship season, they will be scored just like any event we run, and they can contribute to our success as a team.

John Crain

Apr 14 – Saturday Sports

In Wednesday’s action …

Swimming

The Acalanes swim team lost a close one to Cal High.  Some stand out first place finishes for the Dons were Amanda Todhunter in JV 200 yard free; Stella Sowarby in V. 200 & 500 free; Will Nagle in V. 200 free; Patrick Feigin in JV 100 IM; Jacob Parker in V. 200 IM; Jake Stone in V 50 yard free; Thomas Judson in JV 50 yard free & 100 back; Chloe Goddard in JV 100 back; Sophia Bicomong in JV 100 breast: Shelby Suppinger in V. 100 breast & 200 IM.

Notably, JV men did a clean sweep in the individual 50 yard butterfly by Dean Goodson, Nic Rossi, Patrick Feigin & Reid Fellner, and V. women swept the individual 100 yard free by Jewel Roemer, Claire Maxwell, Lauren Etnyre, & Zoe Benisek.

Killing it in the relays were 1st place finishes by women’s V. 200 medley, 400 and 200 free relay and men’s V. 200 free relay.

Next meet on Friday April 20 against the Mats!

In Friday’s action …

Cheerleading

defeated Las Lomas HS 16-3 to raise their DAL record to 3-1.

Girls Lacrosse

overwhelmed College Park HS 15-1 raising their DAL record to 6-1 and their overall record to 12-3.  The JV team experienced the same overwhelming success.

Boys Lacrosse

was defeated by Marin Academy HS.

Boys Volleyball

defeated Liberty HS and Las Lomas HS and was defeated by De La Salle HS and Heritage HS in the San Ramon Valley Invitational.

JV Baseball

shutout Piedmont HS 13-0.

In Saturday’s action…

Frosh-Soph Baseball

hosts College Park HS in a double header at 11:00 and 1:30.

Jan 12 – Boys Basketball Season Opener Update

December was a busy month for Boys Varsity Basketball. They won the San Rafael Classic Tournament, beating the home team, San Rafael, on a Nick Price buzzer beater ”tip in”. Congrats to Ian Archer who was named MVP!

Boys Varsity also won the El Cerrito Tournament. The trip to the finals was hard fought, coming back from 7 point deficit with only 40 seconds to go, they sent it into OT and eventually beating Vanden in semi-finals and crosstown rivals Campolindo in the finals 63-60. Gavin Shipp was MVP and Aidan Mcnamara was all-tournament team.

Boys Varsity has earned two runner-up finishes in the Amador Valley Tourney (lost to Las Lomas) and Chris Huber Classic (lost to Riordan). Entering league play with a 12-4 record and #2 ranking in D2 NCS.

The boys are fired up for their first league game on Friday against Campolindo! Lets go Dons!

Tasha McNamara

Jan 12 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams open league play against Campolindo HS. Boys are home and girls are away. Freshmen boys at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Soccer

teams play Alhambra HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Soccer

plays at California HS. JV at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Deer Valley HS at 10:00 am.

Boys Basketball

hosts Alhambra HS. Freshmen at 1:00 and jv at 2:30.

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