May 1 – Swimming JV DFAL Invitational Results

Congratulations to all swimmers!  We had some GREAT swims with popped times to end this 2016 swim season!!

Nicole CHAPMAN 100 IM 1:13.43(-1.15)
Adrielle THORENFELDT 100 IM 1:13.95(-1.5)
Sarah McCANDLESS 100 IM, first time swim 1:14.20
Sarah BONE 50 FREE 32.41(-.81)
Jackie GEANNACOPULOS 50 FL 31.33(-.86)
Lily O’TOOLE 50 FL AND 100 BR (-2.51 AND -2.89 SEC POP!)
Amy ANDERSON 100 FR 1.:34.05(-1.86)
Preston LOMAND 500 FR 6:01.84(-1.87)
Sophia BICOMONG 100 BR 1:12.04(-1.91) AND 2ND PLACE!!!!
Kyra FRIEDMAN 100 BR 1:21.21(-2.96)


May 4 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…


defeated Campolindo HS 6-4 to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 8-0 and raising their overall record to 18-2.  The JV team did likewise 3-2.


defeated Campolindo HS.

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Alhambra HS 15-3.

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Alhambra HS.

In Wednesday action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Miramonte HS in the last regular season home game of the year.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.  The Senior Night Presentation will take place prior to the varsity game.

Track & Field

has a meet against Alhambra HS and Las Lomas HS at Alhambra HS at 3:30.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Baseball

Josh Candau was the winning pitcher and Grant Young earned the save.  Jake Berry went 1 for 3, with a 2-run homerun, 2 RBIs and a runs scored.  Tyler Ewing went 2 for 4, with a 2-run homerun, an RBI and a run scored.  Tom Henderson went 1 for 2, with an RBI, 2 runs scored and a double.

JV Baseball

Grant Smith was the winning pitcher and Brian Merken recorded the save.  Grant Smith and 2 hits, while Brina Merken and Robbie Rowell each had an RBI.  Simon Oh reached base all 4 of his plate appearances.

May 3 – Girls Lacrosse Whips the Bulldogs 12-1

In the penultimate league game of their season, the Acalanes girls lacrosse team brought new faces to the field for an away game at Alhambra and welcomed the new players with a decisive 12 to 1 victory. Sophomore Natalie Elliott made her debut with four saves, splitting time with veteran team captain Samantha Repstad who had a quiet game with two stops in the first half. Elliott joined her senior sister Sabrina on the field, and sophomore Jamie Wendt joined her sister Kelsey and found the goal in her varsity debut. The elder Wendt also had three draw controls and an assist for the Lady Dons. Sophomore Susie Bush paced the offense with four goals.

Further scoring for the Dons came from Sydney Louie for two, and Marie Whitmore, Julia Mueller, Emma Workman, and Claire Gallagher. Senior captain Kelcey Higgins kicked off the second half with a little excitement, moving up from her normal defensive position to score for Acalanes. Jenna Kisner contributed a perfect assist to add to the Dons offense. Marie Whitmore and Anna DeRoque controlled ten loose balls between them to help keep the ball on the Dons’ side of the field. Whitmore and Louie each had two caused turnovers.

The Dons close their regular season Friday night at home against Miramonte. Senior recognition will take place right before the game’s start at 7 p.m.

May 3 – Acalanes Baseball Scores a Season Sweep against Campo

The Dons Varsity baseball squad completed a regular season sweep over Campolindo after a 6-4 win at Campo on Tuesday. Josh Candau got the win on the mound and got relief help from Kevin McConnell who recorded 2 strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Grant Young came in with the tying run on 2nd to record the final out for the save. Offensively, Jake Berry hit a 2 run home run to give the Dons the early lead. Ty Ewing went 2 for 4 including a home run to leftfield. Gavin Shipp and Tom Henderson each had a RBI.  The Dons improve to 18-2 overall and 8-0 in DFAL.

The Dons JV edged Campolindo 3-2 behind 4 strong innings by winning pitcher Grant Smith, and 2 2/3rds innings from Brian Merken who picked up the save.  Smith also had 2 hits while Rowell and Merken each drove in a run. Simon Oh was on base all 4 times. The Dons JV improves to 14-6.

John Whelehan

May 1 – Sacramento Meet of Champions Results

Sacramento Meet of Champions at American River JC in Sacramento.

(All Varsity Events)
Girls 4 x 100 finished 6th  (third in their heat) with 49.61,  9th fastest in school history,  Maya Michon, Julia Lyons, Muppy Gragg, Windy Margerum

Muppy Gragg ran 59.31 in the 400, a season PR and jumped 17-5 ½ in the LJ a PR

Windy Margerum ran a season PR in the 100 Hurdles 15.45 and Windy also jumped 17-51/2 in the LJ also a PR
(Muppy and Windy tied for 3rd and 4th, both having exactly the same jumps on their top three jumps of the day)

Julia Lyons ran a PR in the 100 ,finished 5 with a PR 12.30
Julia Lyons competed in the invitational section of the meet in the LJ finished 3rd with a jump of 18-1 ¾  (out of six jumps Julia had four at 17-10, 17-10, 17’ 11 and 18-1/34.  The last jump was the 18-1 ¾ which demonstrates her competitiveness and focus.)

Jack Brydon finished 7 with a put of 48-1, and that is after competing at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren
Ethan Westemeier finished 4th in the TJ with a 44-6 and again after competing at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren

Coach Crain

Apr 30 – Charlie Eaton / Bob Warren Relay Results

This past Friday the track team competed in the Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren Relays here at Acalane.

At the Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren the girls varsity won the meet and the boys varsity finished third.  This is the highest finish for the girls as a team since…..

Individual events:
Girls 4 x 1600 Brooke Lennox, Nicole O’Conner, Anna Mary Star, Caroline Kelly  2nd  23:24.19
Ethan Westmeier  2nd in the Varsity110 hurdles with a PR 16.31  and 2nd in LJ 20-8
Edward Growszewski – third in the F/S 110 with a PR  17.26
Devin Grobeck  2nd in the Varsity 100 hurdles with a PR 16.61 and 36-61/2 in the TJ, PR
Annie Klopstock 4th in Varsity TJ with a PR 31-6
Raea Gragg finished 2nd in Varsity LJ
Anna Weier finished third in Varsity LJ with a PR 15-7, a PR in the shot 28’ and 83-5 ½ in disc a PR
Karen Rosenberg finished first in the F/S Girls disc 81-11 ½ and finished first in the shot 27-9, both PR’s
Jack Brydon won the Varsitry shot, and 3rd  in discus
Jonah Pokell-Wilson finished 4th in discus with a PR 117-2
Muppy Gragg won the F/S HJ with a jump of 4’10, and with that jump would have won varsity as well
Jonny Choi jump 5-8 to finish 4th in F/S HJ, a PR
Christy Xie finished 4th in Varsity Discus with a PR of 87-7
Sabina Patel throw a PR in Varsity Discus with a throw of 79-6
Mar Thrasher threw a PR in F/S discus with a throw of 87-3 ½
Joe Christiansen finished 4th in Varsity Shot with a PR 41’ 1 ½
Ryan Nall finished 5th in the Varsity shot  with a PR 40’ 8”
Kenny Souza won the Varsity girls shot with a PR 30’ 3
The Varsity girls 4 x 400 finished 3rd , Annie Klopstock, Brooke Lennox, Mikaela Troung, Mari Florine
The Varsity girls 4 x 200 finished 1st, Anna Weier, Annie Klopstock, Mikaela Troung, Mari Florine (Mari received the baton in 5th and flew by three runners in front of her and ran away from the field)
Girls 4 x 800 finished 2nd, Brooke Lennox,  Anna Mary Starr, Imani Boggan and Caroline Kelly

Performance of the weekend is the girls varsity for winning Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren.  A accomplishment that I cannot remember ever happening before.  (If you look at the names, a large number of the girls are freshmen, sophomores and juniors.)

Coach Crain

May 3 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

finished 3rd at the DFAL Championships. Jake Basilico shot a 73, Arden Childers 74 and Josh Matz 79.

In Tuesday’s action…


teams play Alhambra HS.
Boys are home and girls are away.
JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The boys will have their Senior Night Presentation prior to the varsity game.

Baseball and Softball

teams play Campolindo HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.


Acalanes Bash Poster 2016Don’t miss out on the biggest party and fundraiser of the year – The 2016 Booster Bash – SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND.

Ticket sales for SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will close on Tuesday May 3rd! This event will sell out! Purchase your individual tickets now on the Acalanes Web Store.
·        Only (4) VIP Tables are left to purchase

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will take place on Saturday May 7th, 6:30pm – 11:00PM at Temple Isaiah.

Support our student athletes during this always fun and festive evening. The Booster Bash is the only Acalanes athletics fundraiser of the year! Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and light entrees while bidding in the silent and live auctions followed by music and dancing! Mother’s Day is on May 8th. SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND is the ideal event to purchase an exciting and special gift for momma.

There are plenty parties to sign-up for this year…but spaces are limited. Take a look at some of unique social events that you can sign-up for. Don’t miss out.

May 2 – Monday Sports

In Monday’s action…

The boys golf team competes in the DFAL Championships at Roddy Ranch GC.

Apr 30 – Boys Lacrosse roll over Redwood

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon of Lacrosse at Acalanes as they hosted Redwood High School in a non-league game. Although Redwood scored the first goal of the game, Acalanes steamrolled past them by scoring 7 goals in a row before halftime. The pace of the game slowed down after halftime with only 2 goals scored in the 3rd quarter by the Dons and just 1 by Redwood. The 4th quarter was a game of clock control of which the Don’s possessed the ball the majority of the time allowing just 1 goal from Redwood and running time off the clock to end the game Acalanes 9 to Redwood 3.

Offensive Highlights:
Michael Bone led with 3 goals! Colin Jeffries had 2 goals and 1 assist, Nathan Brickman had 1 goal and 1 assist, Fynn Chorak, Grant Jackson and Luke Olson each had 1 goal. Matty Mariani won 7 face-offs and Beniam Huff won 1.

Colin JeffriesPhoto: Terry Maiken

Colin Jeffries goal
Photo: Terry Maiken

Defensive Highlights:
Glenn Johnston forced 3 turnovers and recovered 2 ground balls. Joey Gladden recovered forced 1 turnover and recovered 5 ground balls. Brian Maiken forced 2 turnovers and recovered 1 round ball. Josh Baginski recovered 2 ground balls.

Goalie Nate Welcomer had 7 saves.

It’s Senior Night! Come out and support the Lax Seniors on Tuesday at 6:45pm in their last regular season home game against Alhambra.

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