Don’t miss out; Boosters’ BASH is coming!

Acalanes Boosters’ Bash: Cinco de Mayo – Dons’ Style!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Lafayette Veterans’ Hall 6:00 – 10:30pm

Time is running out! Don’t miss the opportunity to support Boosters while enjoying a memorable evening with the Acalanes community including administration, coaches, and fellow parents. Read below for details on how you can help make the event a success…


The dinner will sell out shortly (no joke!). Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased on-line Look for the Athletic Boosters Section and choose item 2 for Boosters’ tickets to the Bash. We have sold 2/3 of our tickets so we will sell out and sell out early! Don’t miss your chance to attend this fun evening!


How would you like to be Principal for the Day and get the chance to spend the day with Ms. Glimme? Have a kid graduating and don’t want to stress on seats or parking? We have you covered! We have a reserved parking spot and four reserved seats at graduation along with several other goodies! How about a trip to the beach for your family? We have beach cruiser bikes, a stay at Seascape, dinner, beach bonfire with s’mores, all day rides at the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk and winery visits! Don’t miss out! We have special coach outings with our varsity coaches, a couch in the End Zone for the Campo football game with BBQ and wait staff! Our list is growing! Let’s make this year our best year yet!


We need your donations! The success of this event depends on the continued generosity of our parents and local business community. Please share your talents and connections.

A fun way to support Boosters is by throwing a party. Boosters’ parties sell well and are a source of genuine merriment for our parent community. This is a great way to connect with other parents while making a valuable contribution to boosters. Please contact Brenda Balfrey at by April 1st if you can help!

Other great donations include gift certificates, vacation rentals, gift baskets, event tickets, lodging, sports memorabilia, jewelry, handcrafted items, services…the possibilities are endless! The deadline for donations is April 1st. Please contact Julie Gladden or Leslie Mariani at with any questions about donations. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated! Donation forms are located on the Boosters’ Website at under the tab “Forms”.


Your support can also be given by advertising in the auction program! If you want information about advertising in our auction program, please contact Leslie or Julie at


This is a volunteer event. If you’d like to take part in the fun, please contact Julie or Leslie at


We raise funds for the entire Acalanes athletic program, working to ensure that the program is viable and that each student athlete has a rewarding athletic experience. Boosters’ also provides our student athletes with the best trainer around, Chris Clark. We are only as strong as you make us! Please help support our organization!

Mar 12 – Tuesday Sports

In todays action…

Boys Tennis

hosts Dougherty Valley HS at 3:30 in a BIG match.


opens DFAL play against Campolindo HS. The boys are home and the girls are away. JV is at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.


plays Moreau Catholic HS. Varsity is at Standley Field at 5:00 and JV is home at 4:00.

Boys Golf

has a match against Bentley HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.
R. Takahashi

Acalanes’ Will Brueckner wins San Francisco City Golf Championship

Will Brueckner won the Championship flight of the San Francisco City Golf Tournament. This is one the oldest tournaments in the world. Nothing but the best amateurs in California try to qualify for this flight in this tournament. Will qualified and played the last 3 weekends at Harding Park golf course playing match play and won all his matches. This is a huge accomplishment. I think the best ever by an Acalanes golfer and one of the best by any athlete from Acalanes.

Tim Scott

Mar 11 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

Boys Lacrosse

was defeated by Granite Bay HS 12-9. The JV team was victorious 7-6.

In todays action…

Boys Golf

competes in the De La Salle Invitational at Diablo CC at 10:00.

Fridays individual standouts…

Boys Lacrosse

JV standouts, Chris Greer and Tyler Henderson each scored 2 goals and had 1 assist, and Danny Ennis had 7 saves.

Track & Field

At the Don Gabor Distance Festival, Michael Wang won the 1600, Adler Faulkner placed 2nd in the 800 and Cameron Gaskell had the best freshman boys time in the 1600.

R. Takahashi

Mar 9 – Track & Field – Dan Gabor Sprint/Field Festival

On Saturday, the rest of the track and field events for the Dan Gabor Track Invitational were held.  Over 1,000 athletes competed at Amador Valley HS.  The distances events (800, 1600 and 3200) were contested on Friday afternoon and evening.

Boys 400: Nick Comly, second fastest sophomore time (52.51) at the meet
Girls Discus: Brianna Wilkinson, 3rd place (111’3″, 1 inch farther than last week)
Boys Discus: Matt Thomas, 3rd place (134’11”)
Girls Long Jump: Raea Gragg, longest distance (14’2″) for freshman at the meet

Mar 8 – Track – Dan Gabor Distance Festival

Kelly Collins

On Friday afternoon and evening nearly 1,000 athletes competed in the Dan Gabor Distance Festival.  This meet included just three races: 800, 1600 and 3200 for both boys and girls.  Athletes run in heats with others that have comparable times.  This produces many exciting races that come down to the wire.

Acalanes had 22 athletes that ran and there were some great results in this early season invitational.

First, Kelly Collins rocketed to the #2 spot on the Acalanes Girls Varsity All-Time list in the 3200.  Kelly improved her time by 46 seconds!

Michael Wang, won the Boys race in the 1600.  Also in the 1600, Freshman Cameron Gaskell, had the best time for freshman boys.

In the 800, Adler Faulkner placed 2nd.

Ros Dudakov and Amir Nowrouz both set new personal records (PR) for themselves in the 1600.

Mar 8 – Acalanes Dons Friday Sports Page

In Thursdays action…

Girls Lacrosse

earned a big victory over Marin Catholic HS 10-9.


upended Piedmont HS 9-4 raising their overall record to 4-1.

Boys Golf

defeated Pittsburg HS 236-287 raising their overall record to 5-1.

Boys Tennis

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

In Fridays action…

Boys Lacrosse

plays at Granite Bay HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Track & Field

competes in the Don Gabor Distance Festival at Amador Valley HS.

JV Baseball

plays at Liberty HS at 3:30.

In Saturdays action…

Varsity Baseball

plays at San Ramon Valley HS at 3:30.

Freshman Baseball

plays a doubleheader at Miramonte HS at 12:00.

Track & Field

competes in the Don Gabor Sprint Festival at Amador Valley HS.

Thursdays individual standouts…

Girls Lacrosse

Chloe Landry scored 4 goals and had 1 assist. Kate Fellner scored 4 goals and Sabba Jweianat had 4 saves.


Natalie Goepel was the winning pitcher raising her record to 4-1. Natalie and her battery mate, Mia Monopoli put on a display of power as both hit homeruns.

Boys Golf

Jake Basilico shot a 42 and Jon Gonser 44 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Boys Tennis

Dan Cardiff won his singles match and Conor McGlynn & Nico Brightbill won their doubles match.

R. Takahashi

Mar 7 – Acalanes Swim results and today’s sports

In yesterdays action…

The swim teams swept Dublin HS by a boys score of 221-107 and girls 228-103.

Varsity event winners:

Brett Usinger, Henry Baer, Weston Carpenter and Zech Newman won the 200 freestyle relay.
Brittany Usinger, Meghan Hill, Jane Wood and Emily Giambastini won the 200 freestyle relay.
Austin Wentzel, Jack Peterson, Ian Lennox and Kai Harting won the 400 freestyle relay.
Megan Giambastini, Jane Wood, Meghan Hill and Nora Vance won the 400 freestyle relay.
Austin Wentzel, Weston Carpenter, Brett Usinger and Zech Newman won the 200 medley relay.
Nora Vance, Addy Mullins, Brittany Usinger and Emily Giambastini won the 200 medley relay.
Brett Usinger won the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley.
Brittany Usinger won the 100 fly and 200 individual medley.
Zech Newman and Reilly Fellner won the 50 freestyle.
Henry Baer and Emily Giambastini won the 100 freestyle.
Weston Carpenter and Meghan Hill won the 200 freestyle.
Kyra Ruegg won the 500 freestyle.
Sam Ridge won the 100 fly.
Kai Harting and Nora Vance won the 100 backstroke.

JV event winners:

Michael Green, Jack Hillman, Corey Plotkin and Alexander Olson won the 200 freestyle relay.
Hope NoonanStoner, Emily Collins, Katie Nagle and Juliana Matz won the 200 freestyle relay.
Jack Avery, Liam McGuire, Michael Green and Jack Hillman won the 400 freestyle relay.
Jack Avery, Andrew Forbes, Michael Green and Corey Plotkin won the 200 medley relay.
Juliana Matz, Carly Fernandes, Aislinn McNiece and Carrie Trent won the 200 medley relay.
Jack Avery won the 100 backstroke and 100 individual medley.
Jack Hillman and Caroline Wash won the 50 freestyle.
Corey Plotkin won the 100 freestyle.
Austin Wentzel won the 500 freestyle.
Ryan Hennessey and Nicole Jackson won the 50 fly.
Andrew Forbes and Carly Fernandes won the 100 breaststroke.
Aislinn McNiece won the 100 individual medley.

In todays action…

Girls lacrosse

hosts Marin Catholic HS at 5:30.

Boys tennis

has a HUGE meet against Miramonte HS at 3:00. Varsity is away and JV is home.


plays Piedmont HS at 3:45. Varsity is away and JV is home.

Boys Golf

has a match against Pittsburg HS at Delta View GC at 3:00.

R. Takahashi

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