June 1 – Friday Sports

Acalanes Boosters Club Most Outstanding Senior Athletes

Congratulations to Muppy Gragg and Ryan Nall, who at last night’s Senior Awards, were presented with the Acalanes Boosters Club Most Outstanding Female and Male Senior Athlete Awards, respectively. This award is given by Boosters each year to an individual female and male athlete who have made the most significant contributions in several sports during the entire Acalanes career while maintaining strong academic performance.

 


 

The CIF track & field championships are Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.  Muppy Gragg will compete in the 300 hurdles and long jump, Ryan Nall in shotput and Keaziah Smith in long jump.

May 30 – Wednesday Sports

Meet of Champions

This past Friday and Saturday the track team competed at North Coast Section Meet of Champions at UC Berkeley. The girls team finished 5th overall and the only Division 3 team in the top five. This team continues to prove that it can compete with the best track and field teams in the section. The boys team finished in a tie for 16 out of 40 teams.

We had two school records broken at this meet and we had two personal bests, and a fifth fastest time in school history.

It started Friday with the first event, boys shot put. Ryan Nall equaled his PR with a throw of 55’2 to finish second and qualify for the State Championships (this is Ryan’s second trip to the State Meet). Then Muppy Gragg qualified for finals in the 400 and 300 hurdles (finishing 4th with a 45.43). Johnny Choi, (who currently holds the 2nd place Acalanes high jump record of 6’6″), cleared 6’2″, finishing 10th. The most exciting event was the last, the girls 4 x 400. Charlie Koehane, Emily Sverak, Mikaela Truong and Mari Florine made up the team. The last time these four were paired together was on April 11 and they ran a time of 4:22.02.  This past week each athlete had to make an individual commitment to this race, I was asking them not to do anything they were not capable of doing, but I was asking they all to do what was possible. I thought a 4:05 would get them to finals; I was wrong. They ran 4:02.54 to finish 7th and qualified for finals. What these four athletes accomplished is what legends are made of. They made a 20 second improvement from April 11 to May 25.

Saturday started the same way. In the girls long jump, all the jumpers were jumping below their personal best. Yet Muppy was able to jump 17′ 7,25 to finish 2nd and qualify for the State Championships. Ryan Nall finished on the podium for the second time in the discus with a 6th place finish and a throw 147’01. In the 400  Muppy finished 6th in a race that a girl from Bishop O’Dowd ran a 52.69, the fastest time in the state, and the fifth fastest in the nation (and girl from Newark Memorial ran a 53.95). This was not a race that I thought Muppy would qualify in. Then Keaziah Smith in the boys long thought after the event that he did not qualify only to find that he qualified third and won a ticket to the State Championships. In the girls 800 freshman Nicole Frigon finished 8th with a personal best of 2:19.08 (the eight fastest in school history) in a race that included the two time state champion in this event. While that was happening, Scarlette McCullough was having the time of her life pole vaulting, which resulted in a school record 10′ 7, only to be followed by a pole breaking on Scarlette’s final attempt at 10’11. Muppy’s next event was the 300 hurdles and with no memory of the previous day’s time, Muppy ran a 44.03 breaking the school record of 44.88 and finishing second and qualifying for the State Championship in a second event.  The last event of the day was the 4 x 400 and I had to make a change. In an attempt to qualify for the State Championship, I had to include Muppy on the 4 x 400 team. This was something I had discussed with the girls weeks ago and they all knew that this was going to happen. Getting to the finals and running in the finals took all five athletes, this 4 x 400 team was a team of five. So the team that ran was Charlie Koehane, Emily Sverak, Mari Florine and Muppy. Prior to the Meet of Champions there had been only been four teams that had run sub 4:00 4 x 400 in the section. In this race there were seven, us being the seventh with a time 3:58.22, the fifth fastest in school history and the fourth straight year we have had a girls 4 x 400 team under 4:00 and in the MOC Finals.

I would like to recognize the seniors that ran yesterday and Friday. Muppy Gragg, Ryan Nall, and Mari Florine contributions to the team cannot be overlooked. Each person is an outstanding representative of Acalanes and the Acalanes Track and Field Team. Each individual made a commitment to excellence, hard work, academics, were respectful of others and were leaders. They never look down or up to anyone, treated everyone as equals.  Athletics is only a fraction of what they represent.

John Crain
Instructional Assistant
Head Track and Field Coach

May 27 – Weekend Sports

The track & field team performed well at the NCS Meet of Champions. The girls finished 5th overall and the boys 16th.

 

The following placed at the NCS Meet of Champions to qualify for the CIF Championships Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2.

Muppy Gragg, 2nd in 300 hurdles and 2nd in long jump.

Ryan Nall, 2nd in shotput.

Keaziah Smith, 3rd in long jump.

 

Also performing well at the NCS Meet of Champions.

Muppy Gragg 6th in 400

Ryan Nall, 6th in discus.

Nicole Frigon, 8th in 800.

Emily Sverak, Muppy Gragg, Charlie Keohane, Mari Florine, 7th in 4×400.

Aimee Gee and Lena Johnson, 5th in unified long jump and 4th in unified 100.

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.

May 25 – Friday Sports

Congratulations to the boys JV lacrosse team who went undefeated in league play at 7-0 and 11-8 overall. Team award winners included:

 

MVP: Leo Cohen

Offensive MVP: Owen Lee

Defensive Player of Year:  Eric Machtmes

Most Improved:  Peter Caprio

Matt Lynn Award:  Walter Workman

Hoover (Ground Ball) Award:  Garrett Siegel

 

 

In Friday’s action…

 

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

 

In Saturday’s action…

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

May 24 – Thursday Sports

Congratulations to the boys JV lacrosse team who went undefeated in league play at 7-0 and 11-8 overall. Team award winners included:

 

MVP: Leo Cohen

Defensive Player of Year:  Eric Machtmes.

Most Improved:  Peter Caprio

Matt Lynn Award:  Walter Workman

Hoover (Ground Ball) Award:  Garrett Siegel

 

In Friday’s action…

 

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

 

In Saturday’s action…

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

 

 

 

May 23 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

 

It was a tough night for our teams that finished great seasons.

 

The boys volleyball team was defeated by Aptos HS in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals.

The baseball team was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS in the NCS playoffs.

The softball team was defeated by Terra Linda HS in the NCS playoffs.

 


 

 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

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May 22 – Tuesday Sports

2018 All DAL Selections for Boys Lacrosse:

 

League MVP

Joey Gladden

 

First Team All League

Parker Henderson

Nick Schirmer

Fynn Chorak

Jake Landry

 

Second Team All League

Gabe Middleton

 

Honorable Mention

Beniam Huff

Jack Wickline

 


 

In Tuesday’s playoff action…

 

The baseball team hosts San Ramon Valley HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 5:00.

The softball team plays at Terra Linda HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 5:00.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team plays at #4 Aptos HS in the CIF NorCal Regionals at 7:00.

 

Note:  At the NCS playoff games, there will be an admission charge and pets will not be allowed.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

 

Note:  At the CIF NorCal Regional playoff game, there will be an admission charge.  $9 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


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