May 22 – Monday Sports

CIF Swimming Championships…

Emily Lo placed 6th in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the CIF State Championships.

NCS Tri-Valley Championships…

Individual results at the NCS Tri-Valley Championships qualifying for the NCS Meet of Champions.

Windy Margerum won the hurdles and long jump and placed 4th in the 100.

Ethan Westemeier won the triple jump.

Imani Boggan placed 3rd in the 800.

Carson Etnyre placed 4th in the 400.

Scarlette McCullough, Marianna Florine, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum placed 3rd in the 4×100.

Other qualifiers for the NCS Meet of Champions.

Jesse Iniguez-Stralla in 100 and 200.

Ryan Nall in discus.

The track & field team competes in the NCS Meet of Champions Friday and Saturday at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

NCS baseball and softball playoffs…

Baseball

The #7 seeded baseball team hosts #10 seeded Berkeley HS Wednesday at 5:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Softball

The #10 seeded softball team plays at #7 seeded Kennedy HS of Fremont Wednesday at 5:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB stickers will be honored. No pets will be allowed.

NCS academic honors…

The girls track & field team had the 3rd highest team GPA in the NCS Tri-Valley at 3.58.

Congratulations Dons Athletes!!!

Congratulations to Acalanes High School Athletes who were recruited to play collegiate level competitive sports:

Emily Attiyeh, Golf, Claremont McKenna College
Samantha Bell, Soccer, University of Texas at Dallas
Matt Burns, Baseball, Chapman University
Josh Candau, Baseball, UC Santa Barbara
Caroline Clark, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Casey Conrad, Water Polo, Princeton University
Molly Davis, Soccer, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Callie Ericksen, Soccer, Rice University
Paul Griessel, Baseball, Amherst College
Parker Jones, Volleyball,  University of Pennsylvania
Katharine Larson, Soccer, University of Pennsylvania
Windy Margerum, Track & Field, UC Berkeley
Allison Merrill, Soccer, Chapman University
Kevin McConnell, Baseball, Utah Valley University
Julia Mueller, Lacrosse, Scripps College
Brooke Panfili, Basketball, St. Edwards University
Brad Robison, Water Polo, UC San Diego
Morgan Rogers, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Matt Ruegg, Swimming, University of Puget Sound
Ben Salquist, Baseball, Santa Clara University
Nate Welcomer, Lacrosse, Colgate University


May 19 – Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Acalanes Boosters is proud to present a celebration of Acalanes’ talented, hard-working student-athletes who have been recruited to play their sports in college (Division I, II or III) while continuing their educations. Acalanes has at least 23 student-athletes who are so accomplished.
 
Local media, parents, friends, Acalanes students, and the community are all invited. There will be a group question & answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.  Please come to help us celebrate these student-athletes and their accomplishments!
 
Please note: the due to the continuing block schedule, May 19th lunch will take place from 11:15 to 11:50am. 
 
Details for Acalanes Recruited Student-Athlete Celebration Day:
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:20-11:50 a.m.
Big Gym
Alicia Rowell

May 18 – Acalanes Baseball Wins Senior Night Game

The Acalanes Don’s Varsity baseball team won its regular season finale with a home victory over Alhambra.

Cole Christensen
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Before the game all 16 Seniors were honored in a senior day ceremony. Senior pitcher Cole Christensen pitched 4 shut out innings, Brian Merken pitched middle relief before Kevin McConnell closed out the final inning and a 1/3. Don’s pitchers only allowed one walk and struck out 8. Offensively, Paul Griessel drove in the first run with a deep sacrifice fly to leftfield as the Don’s led 2-0 after 2. The Don’s scored 2 more in the 3rd and 4th innings to go up 6-0. Harley McKee and Matty Vicencio each had 2 RBI. Will Rembac, Cole Gallagher, Griessel, McKee and Jack Stryker all had hits in today’s win as the Don’s finished the regular season by winning 9 of their last 12 games.

NCS seedings will be announced this weekend.

The Don’s JV lost to Alhambra.

John Whelehan

May 18 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

finished another strong year on the short end of an NCS semifinal game against Marin Academy HS.

Nate Welcomer
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In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

plays Alhambra HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Softball

hosts Las Lomas HS at 4:00.

Baseball and Softball

will have their Senior Day presentations prior to the game.

May 16 – Baseball Keeps Rolling

Baseball Beats Northgate

The Acalanes Varsity baseball team defeated Northgate 11-6 in a DAL game on Tuesday.
In the 4th inning Nick Kresnak hit a bases clearing triple to give the Dons an 8-5 lead. Daniel Kim and Nick Berry each had 2 hits and a RBI. Kresnak had 4 RBI. The Don’s also had 8 stolen bases including 4 by Will Rembac and 2 by Ty Ewing. Starting pitcher Matty Vicencio got the win on the mound and also added a 2 Run Home Run at the plate. Ty Ewing closed out the game recording the final 12 outs to earn the save.
The Don’s finish the regular season at home on Thursday against Alhambra at 4pm. Prior to the game there will be a special celebration for this year’s 18 seniors on the team. The NCS seedings will be announced this Sunday.
The Don’s JV edged Northgate on a walk off RBI double by Tommy Thrasher to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the 11th. Thrasher and Nick Bamont each had 3 hits in the Don’s 7-6 win.
John Whelehan

May 17 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

found themselves in a back and forth battle with Redwood HS in the NCS semifinals. It could not be more even with Redwood winning the first game, Acalanes the second, Redwood the third and Acalanes the 4th. The fifth game was tied at 8-8, but Redwood HS prevailed. Everyone played well and Connor McCarthy and Carter Smith delivered inspirational performances.

Carter Smith
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Baseball

defeated Northgate HS 11-6. The jv team squeaked out a 7-6 victory.

Softball

shutout Mt. Diablo HS 20-0.

Connor McCarthy
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In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts #3 Marin Academy HS in the NCS semifinals at 7:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

May 16 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Redwood HS in the NCS semifinals at 7:00.

Baseball

plays Northgate HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Softball

plays at Mt. Diablo HS at 4:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff games there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB stickers are honored.

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