Varsity Girls Track Wins NCS Scholastic Award!

What makes this award special is the large number of athletes on our varsity team.  The larger the team, the harder it is to reach a high combined GPA. This award means we have one of top GPA’s in the North Coast Section.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

Jun 6 – Monday Sports

Baseball

They are the North Coast Section Champions.  The baseball team defeated Analy HS 4-1 finishing the year 26-2.

Grant Young was the winning pitcher throwing a complete game, with 5 strikeouts.

Grant Young
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Tom Henderson went 1 for 3, with 2 RBIs, a run scored and a double.

Tommy Henderson
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Daniel Kim went 2 for 3, with an RBI, a run scored and a double.

Daniel Kim
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Jun 4 – Track State Championships

Julia Lyons competed in the State Track and Fields Championships this past Friday. The temperatures were so hot (106) that the meet was delayed by CIF hopefully to attract a lower temperature during competition. Mostly to the benefit of the distance runners, but regardless, all the athletes felt the heat. The temperature at competition was still over 100.

This capped a very successful season for Julia, one of the best in 25 plus years. She finished the season 2nd in the all-time list in the long jump, 100 and 200. She is going to attend Boston College with a 50% scholarship, and it took Julia only 1 1/2 seasons of track and field to put herself in a position to receive that scholarship. This may seem that it was easy for Julia, but the fact is, she spent 3 months during the summer lifting weights 4 days a week, and continued lifting throughout the season. Basically hard work. Her accomplishments were earned, as well as her appearance at the State Championships.

After the meet Julia expressed her enjoyment of competing as the highest level of high school track and field, the State Championship. Out of 35 jumpers, she finished 16th and missing finals by four places. She had three jumps, 17′ 5, 17′ 2. and 17′ 8′ 3/4,

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

Jun 3 – Friday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Track

Julia Lyons competes in the long jump at the CIF State Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

plays Analy HS for the NCS Championship at St. Mary’s College at 3:30.

Track

Julia Lyons competes in the long jump at the CIF State Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

Note: There will be an admission charge at the NCS baseball championship game. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored. Pets are not allowed.

June 2 – Thursday Sports

Baseball

Wednesday, the baseball team defeated Miramonte HS 6-2 in the NCS semifinals to advance to the NCS championship game against Analy HS Saturday at 3:30 at St. Mary’s College.  Josh Candau was the winning pitcher and Kevin McConnell earned the save.  Daniel Kim went 2 for 4, with 4 RBIs and a double.  Tom Henderson went 2 for 4, with an RBI, 2 runs scored and a double.  Jake Berry went 2 for 2, with 2 runs scored.

Daniel Kim
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Baseball NCS Playoff Bracket (Updated 6/2)

2016 NCS/Les Schwab Tires Baseball Tournament Division 3

May 29 – Meet of Champions Results

I can give you all the individual results of the meet and I will, but that does not tell the story of this team. This team continued to improve the entire year (boys and girls) and this weekends’ meet was not an exception. Only Julia Lyons qualified for the State Meet, and it is a great accomplishment by Julia and the best individual result by an Acalanes athlete, this performance by Julia was one of three great performances over the weekend.

The girls 4 x 400 was the second highlight of the meet. Imani Boggan, Maya Michon, Annie Klopstock, and Muppy Gragg. In trials Imani handed the baton off to Maya in first place, Maya handed off in first place to Annie. Annie was leading when another runner ran past her on the back stretch and as coached, Annie let the runner pass her and tucked in just behind her. When Annie hit the straight away, she flew past that runner only to hand off the baton in first place to Muppy. Muppy took it wire to wire and we finished first in our heat and the third fastest time of the day. We ran 3:58.49. It sounds easy, but each runner was challenged on every leg.

The next day when Muppy got the baton we were in fourth. Again Muppy held her position at fourth and that is where we placed. Our time was 3:57.58 (season PR), Annie ran her first sub 60 split ever, and Muppy ran her first sub 58 ever. This relay team (same four as last year when it finished 6th), ran 4th this year, and in both days ran faster than the day before. If anything demonstrates our team, both boys and girls, it is this relay team.

The third was Windy Margerum running the first ever sub 15 100 hurdles in the history of the school.

Below I am going to give you the seed time, and their best time of the meet. If you see two times after the seed time it means the athlete improved in trails and again in finals.

Windy Margerum 110 Hurdles… 15.61-15.17-14.97 (PR) 6th place
Julia Lyons 100…12.70-12.54-12.42 6th place
Imani Boggan 800…2:18.15- 2:16.88 (PR)
Muppy Gragg 300 Hurdles …46.30-45.88 (PR)-54.86 (PR) 7th place
4 x 400 …4:07.48-3:58.49 (S PR)- 3:57.58 (S PR) 4th place
Julia Lyons LJ …17′ 7- 17’2 3rd place State Meet Qualifier
Devin Grobeck 110 Hurdles 16.46 20th place
Ethan Westemeier TJ…43′ 1-43’11 5th Place
Jack Brydon Shot …48′ 2-48’10 7th place

Top six in each event were medal winners and were on the awards stand.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

May 31 – Tuesday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Softball

was defeated by Analy HS in the NCS quarterfinals.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

shutout Campolindo HS 5-0 in the NCS quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals on Wednesday when they host Miramonte HS at 4:00..

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Grant Young was the winning pitcher throwing a 2-hit shutout, with 7 strikeouts. Jake Berry went 3 for 4, with an RBI a double and a triple. Matt Burns went 3 for 4, with an RBI.

NCS Track & Field Championships

Julia Lyons placed 3rd in the long jump to qualify for the CIF Championships. She also placed 6th in the 100.
Ethan Westmeier placed 5th in the triple jump.
Windy Margerum placed 6th in the 100 hurdles.
Muppy Gragg placed 7th in the 300 hurdles.
Jack Brydon placed 7th in the shot put.
Imani Boggan placed 10th in the 800.

May 27 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Softball

plays at Analy HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 4:00.

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

hosts Campolindo HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 1:00.

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored. Pets are not allowed.

May 26 – Thursday Sports

Yesterday, the baseball team dispatched Hercules HS 7-2 in the first round of the NCS playoffs. Their next foe will be Campolindo HS Saturday at Acalanes HS at 1:00 in the quarterfinals.

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