Jun 8 – Congratulations 2018 Graduating Seniors

Tyler Sverak

Kate Combi

Robby Rowell

Caitlyn Greenwell

Calvin Vance


May 24 – Acalanes College Athlete Recognition

Congratulations to all Acalanes Athletes recognized on Signing Day. Photos are available here. 

Photos in this gallery are free. Thank you seniors for your contributions to Acalanes sports.

Mondays sports and action over the Thanksgiving Break

During the Thanksgiving Break…

Saturday, November 18…

The football team capped off a great season in the NCS quarterfinals in defeat to Bishop O’Dowd HS.

Cross Country.  The boys finished 8th overall and the girls 14th at the NCS Meet of Champions. On the boys side, Riley Noon placed 22nd, Josh Starr 26th and Ethan Frigon 42nd. On the girls side Nicole Frigon placed 33rd.

The frosh-soph girls soccer team easily defeated Concord HS.

Tuesday, November 21…

The boys basketball team fell 49-48 on a shot in the last minute by Foothill HS in the NCS Foundation Game. The jv team also lost a close one 61-58, but the freshman team won 68-58.

The young girls basketball team started off the season with a loss to Mission San Jose HS in the NCS Foundation Game. Sophomore Lauren Kobashigawa led the way with 17 points and freshman Gabby Schneider added 13 points.

Saturday, November 25…

The boys basketball team battled the Alumni team down to the final seconds in a 66-62 victory.

​As we return from the Thanksgiving Break, Winter sports shifts into high gear.

In Mondays action…

The boys soccer team hosts Richmond HS in a scrimmage. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.​

Cross Country NCS Results

The Dons Cross Country Team represented Acalanes well at the NCS meet in Hayward on Saturday, November 18!! Thank you to our coaches Mike Maloney, Jeff Hutson, Jed Morrow & Kristina Rojo for a great season!
The Boys team placed 8th overall out of 23 schools, led by Junior Riley Noon flying across the finish line in 22nd place with a time of 16:34.20!  Following closely behind were Junior Joshua Starr in 26th place, with a time of 16:35.50, and Senior Ethan Frigon, with a time of 16:52.70.  Well done!
The Girls team finished 14th out of 18 schools.  Freshman Nicole Frigon came in 34th with a time of 19:42.70.  Way to go!
2017 NCS Girls Team: Coach Mike, Caroline Kelly 12, Annie Klospstock 12, Anna Mary Starr 12, Sidney Zimmerman 10, Nicole Frigon 9, Binti Sohn 9 and Beth Hamalian 9, Coach Jeff
2017 NCS Boys Team: Coach Mike, Nick Hutson 10, Josh Starr 11, Ethan Frigon 12, Harrison Seymour 10, Andrew Owens 10, Dominic Basaldua 9, Riley Noon 11, Coach Jeff

Nov 20 – Monday Sports

In Saturdays action…

The football team capped off a great season in the NCS quarterfinals in defeat to Bishop O’Dowd HS.
The boys finished 8th overall and the girls 14th at the NCS Meet of Champions.  On the boys side, Riley Noon placed 22nd, Josh Starr 26th and Ethan Frigon 42nd.  On the girls side Nicole Frigon placed 33th.
The frosh-soph girls soccer team easily defeated Concord HS.

Nov 17 – Friday Sports

In Fridays action…

The girls basketball team has a scrimmage at El Cerrito HS at 5:00.

In Saturdays action…

The football team plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 1:00.

The cross country team competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS at 8:00 am.

The boys basketball team has a scrimmage at Tamalpais HS. Freshmen at 10:30, jv at 12:30 and varsity at 2:00.

The frosh-soph girls soccer team hosts Concord HS at 9:00 am.

Sports over the Thanksgiving break

Tuesday, November 21

Boys basketball hosts Foothill HS in the NCS Foundation Games. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The girls basketball team plays at Mission San Jose HS in the NCS Foundation Games. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Wednesday, November 22

The jv boys basketball team plays Freedom HS in the Freedom tournament at 8:30 pm.

Friday, November 24

NCS football semifinals.

The jv boys basketball team plays in the Freedom tournament.

Saturday, November 25

CIF cross country championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.

NCS football semifinals.

Varsity boys basketball hosts the alumni game at 7:00.

The jv boys basketball team plays in the Freedom tournament.

The girls basketball team plays in a scrimmage at Modesto Christian HS.

Cross Country DAL Championship Meet Results

The Dons came out in strength in the DAL Championship meet on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Martinez.

Over 80% of the runners had time improvements from the same Hidden Valley Park course back in September! Way to go Dons!!!

Highlights from the meet:

Freshmen Nicole Frigon and Beth Hamalian finished 1st and 3rd overall in the Frosh/Soph Girls 2-mile race with times of 13:37.5 and 14:09.2, respectively!! Also finishing in the top 15 was Freshman Binti Sohn with an 11th place finish with a time of 14:30.2. Sophomore Maxine D’Orazio finished 21st with a time of 15:22.8. Times for Beth, Binti and Maxine were all personal records this year! WOW!!! Great job ladies!!! The ladies led Acalanes to 3rd overall out of 7 teams behind Campolindo and Las Lomas. Great job!!

The frosh/soph boys didn’t disappoint either! Sophomore Nick Hutson came in 1st place with a time of 11:07.3. Now that’s smokin’ fast! Sophomore Harrison Seymour finished in 5th place with a time of 11:27.3. Both times were personal records this year! Amazing running boys! Acalanes finished 4th out of 9 teams behind Campolindo, College Park and Clayton Valley.

The boys varsity also had a very strong 3-mile race, with Senior Ethon Frigon finishing as the top Don in 12th place overall with a time of 16:49.7. Great job!! Juniors Joshua Starr and Riley noon finished 19th and 21st with times of 17:05.1 and 17:19.0, respectively. Freshman Dominic Basaldua rounded out the top 25 with a time of 17:35.6. The Dons finished 4th out of 9 teams behind Campolindo, Las Lomas and College Park.

Great job to all the runners! It’s been a great season! Off to NCS for the top runners this season, which will take place November 18 in Hayward.

Pictures below are Nicole Frigon and Nick Hutson;Riley Noon, Ethan Frigon, and Joshua Starr (all medaled).


Nov 4 – Saturday Sports

In Fridays action…

The football team finished the regular season pulling out a victory over Miramonte HS 24-21.

Robby Rowell had 168 passing yards, with 2 touchdowns and 107 rushing yards. Brian Merken had 4 receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Price added 3 receptions. Jesse Iniguez-Stralla had a 93 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to begin the second half. Nick Bettencourt had an interception late in the 4th quarter to preserve the win. Trenton Tso had 9.5 tackles, Nick Henderson 6 tackles, Ryan Nall 5.5 tackles and Scott Brydon 4.5 tackles.

In Saturdays action…

The #3 seeded girls water polo team plays Las Lomas HS at Miramonte HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 2:30.

The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays #4 Miramonte HS at Miramonte HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 3:45.

The girls volleyball team plays at Moreau Catholic HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

The cross country team competes at the DAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. #10 general and $6 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

DAL #2 Cross Country Meet Results-October 25, 2017

The Dons competed in the DAL #2 Meet at Newhall Park in Concord on Wednesday, October 25.  They faced some tough competition in the October heat.
Top Don’s top 5 runners in each race are featured below:
Boys’ Frosh/Soph finishers in the 1.95 mile race featured Max Nelson (Fr) 12:09.9, Tucker Starbuck (Fr) 12:18.4, Ethan Sanguinet (Fr) 12:20.3, Harrison Mains (Fr) 12:24.0, and Thomas Judson 12:38.5 with 28th, 39th, 41st,  44th, and 49th place finishes, respectively, out of the 152-man field.
Girls’ Frosh/Soph finishers in the 1.95 mile race featured Maxine D’Orazio (So) 16:22.0, Kate Stenger (Fr) 16:48.4, Lauren Stenger (Fr) 17:20.4, Summer Helvey (Fr) 17:32.4, and Tori Wang (So) 18:06.6 with 38th, 43rd, 52nd, 56th, and 60th place finishes, respectively, out of a strong 70-women field.
Boys’ JV finishers in the 1.95 mile race featured Nicholas Collins-Yarnell (Jr) 12:35.2, Ben Hall (Jr) 12:51.7, Brian Ohleyer (Sr) 13:13.4, Josh Evans (Fr) 13:20.1, and Bryan Lam (Sr) 13:32.6 with 47th, 56th, 71st, 74th, and 78th place finishes, respectively, out of the 148-man field.
Girls’ JV finishers in the 1.95 mile race featured Julia Helvey (Jr) 15:12.5, Emersyn White (Jr) 15:14.6, Lexie Asadorian (Fr) 15:20.9, Isabella Gonzalez (So) 16:47.2, and Audrey Burns (Fr) 17:14.8 with 31st, 33rd, 35th, 52nd, and 56th place finishes, respectively, out of the 79-woman field.
Boys’ Varsity finishers in the 2.95 mile race featured Ethan Frigon (Sr) 16:19.6, Joshua Starr (Jr) 16:31.8, Nick Hutson (So.) 16:48.1, Dominic Basaldua (Fr) 16:53.7, and Harrison Seymour (So) 16:59.4 with 16th, 24th, 27th, 28th, and 31st place finishes out of a very fast 73-man field.
Girls’ Varsity finishers in the 2.95 mile race featured Nicole Frigon (Fr) 19:36.7, Annie Klopstock (Sr) 22:11.2, Beth Hamalian (Fr) 22:16.1, Caroline Kelly (Sr) 22:19.4, and Binti Sohn (Fr) 22:29.1 with 20th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, and 45th place finishes, respectively, out of the 55-woman field.
Great running Dons!  Next up for the Dons is the DAL Championship Meet at Hidden Valley in Martinez on Saturday, November 4 at 9:00.
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