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Shrimp Boil & Yard Party
Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm Cost: $75 per person
Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball
This one is for the men! Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time. Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm Cost: $75 per Party Guy
Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer
Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!
Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm Cost: $50 per person
Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field
Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!
Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce. Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm Cost: $50 per person
Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer
3rd Annual Oktoberfest
Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm Cost: $60 per person
Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country
Mardi Gras Madness
Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm Cost: $60 per person
Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse
The Spazmatics Party is Back
Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics! We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor! Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm Cost: $100 per person
Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!
The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!
Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!
Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm Cost: $50 per person
Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families
How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm Cost: $75 per person
Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball
CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES
On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.
Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.
If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.
In Saturday’s action…
The girls swim team was outstanding in a 4th place finish at the NCS Championships.
The baseball team was defeated by Campolindo HS 5-3. The frosh-soph team was swept.
In Monday’s action…
The boys golf team competes in the NCS Championships at Lone Tree GC.
The NCS Semifinals are Tuesday and there is a lot at stake.
The girls lacrosse team hosts Piedmonts HS at 5:00. They met earlier in the season and edged out the Highlanders 13-10.
The boys lacrosse team hosts Miramonte HS at 7:00. They defeated the Matadors twice this season.
The boys volleyball team plays at Campolindo HS at 7:00. They look to avenge an early season loss in four very close games.
After an exciting, 5-set upset victory over Washington last week, the Boys Volleyball team has returned to the NCS Semifinals for the second straight year. Austin Kinnear and Ethan Brown lead the team in Kills, Alex Franke in Blocks, Colin Kirbach in Assists & Aces, and Lane Altbaum in Digs.
Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.
Saturday’s individual standouts…
NCS swimming championships
Emily Lo, 2nd in 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke
Grace Gebhardt, 5th in 100 butterfly and 10th in 100 freestyle
Jake Stone, 14th in 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke
Shelby Suppiger, 9th in 100 breaststroke
Claire Maxwell, 14th in 50 freestyle
Anna McCarthy, Shelby Suppiger, Emily Lo, Lauren Etnyre 3rd in 200 medley relay
Emily Gebhardt, Ryan Hagglund, Claire Maxwell, Emily Lo 5th in 200 freestyle relay
Shelby Suppiger, Claire Maxwell, Lauren Etnyre, Emily Gebhardt 5th in 400 freestyle relay Jake Stone, Jacob Parker, Bennett Winther, Will Nagle 13th in 200 freestyle relay
Acalanes Dive Team also had 2 outstanding performances Audrey Lundgren – 14th place at NCS, Jackie Samaniego – 3rd place at NCS and qualified for State meet!
DAL varsity track & field championships
Muppy Gragg, 1st in 400, 1st in long jump, 2nd in 300 hurdles, 3rd in high jump
Ryan Nall, 1st in shotput and 3rd in discus
Mila Mathias, 2nd in 100 hurdles, 6th in high jump
Anna Weier, 2nd in shotput and discus
Johnny Choi, 2nd in high jump, 8th in long jump
Scarlette McCullough, 3rd in pole vault, 8th in long jump
Maddie Kalil, 5th in discus and 8th in shotput
Keaziah Smith, 2nd in long jump
Chris Rogers, 3rd in long jump
Nicole Frigon, 3rd in 800
Maren Quintella, 3rd in 100 hurdles
Karen Rosenberg, 4th in discus
Isabel Rasmussen, 5th in high jump
Kevin Mlynek, 6th in 400
Emily Sverak, 6th in 300 hurdles
Mari Florine, 7th in 200
Charlotte Keohane, 8th in 400
Ethan Frigon, 8th in 800
Lucas Julian, 8th in 110 hurdles
Clark King, 8th in high jump
Beatrice Weier, 8th in discus
Jesse Iniguez-Stralla, Keaziah Smith, Chris Armanino, Anand Patel 3rd in 4X100 relay
Mikaela Truoung, Mari Florine, Nicole Frigon, Emily Sverak 3rd in 4X400 relay
Emily Sverak, Scarlette McCullough, Mikaela Truong, Mari Florine 5th in 4X100 relay
Rayce Walton, Irvin Chao, Ethan Sanguinet, Kevin Mlynek 6th in 4X400 relay
Andrew Federas, Shou Routh, Tucker Starbuck, Daniel Soderstrom 1st in 4X100 unified relay Aimee Gee, Lena Johnson, Molly Tinley, Kate Schirmer 1st in 4X100 unified relay
DAL frosh-soph track & field championships
Tori Wang, 6th in 100 hurdles and 6th in discus
Lena Johnson, 2nd in 800
Binti Sohn, 3rd in 800
Pierce Florine, 4th in pole vault
Acalanes Girls finished second to a very strong Miramonte team. Miramonte should have beaten us in our dual meet, but they came yesterday and ran and jumped better than any other a team and earned the League Meet Championship. Acalanes remains the Dual Meet Champion.
Injuries have plagued the varsity boys and yesterday was no exception. Several athletes had to pull out of events because doing that last event, even with a slight injury, may have prevented them from next week’s competition. Yet we still were able to put in great individual performances: Keaziah Smith jumping his way onto the leader board with 22-4; the 4 x 100 running the second fastest time of the season with 43.66, and only the second time this season under 44 sec. Welcome back Jesse Stralla.
The girls varsity, while finishing second to Miramonte, still finished 41 points ahead of the third place finisher. Muppy Gragg in four events had two firsts, a second and a third. She jumped 18’1/2 in LJ, ran 44.90 in 300 hurdles (.02 off school record) and ran a season best in the 400 57.38; Mila Mathias and Maren Quinella running sub 17 in 100 hurdles finishing 2nd and 3rd; Charlie Keohane running 61.50 for almost a 2 sec PR in the 400.
Those were just the highlights. We had 23 PR’s or Season PR’s overall. In the boys beside Keaziah (who also PRed in the 100); we had Chris Armanino and Vance Parry in the 100, Johnny Choi in the Long Jump; Kevin Mlynek in the 400; Ethan Frigon in the 800.
In the girls we had PR’s from Anna Weier in the 100 hurdles and discus (where she finished 2nd), Maddy Kalil and Bea Weier in shot; Mari Florine and Scarlette McCullough in the 200 (Scarlette also finished 3rd in PV); Nicole Frigon in the 800; Emily Sverak in the 400 and 300 hurdles.