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Thank you to the Frechman Family on behalf of Girls Basketball

 



ONLY 8 DAYS
until 
OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building/Lafayette Community Center

500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND SEE OUR GUEST LIST.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility activity to sponsor.


 

Tuesday, April 24th is Boys Lacrosse SENIOR NIGHT! Come out to celebrate the 16 incredible senior players in their last home game against De La Salle. The ceremony will start at approximately 6:45 pm following the 5:30 JV game and before the 7:00 pm varsity game. Stay on to watch the boys lacrosse who are undefeated in league. GO DONS!

 

In track & field action …

It was a meet when the performance of one captivated the crowd, a surprising turn around, receiving a “little help from our friends,” and small challenges that were met.

Johnny Choi jumped into a tie for second all time with a PR in the high jump at 6′ 6″. But just saying that does not tell the whole story. Johnny was the only athlete left in entire meet when he was reaching higher heights. At that point every individual still at the meet including athletes, parents, and coaches from Miramonte (this was a class act by Miramonte,) stopped and watched….and cheered Johnny and what he was doing, because it was that special. This was a rare moment in a meet, and something that will be remembered by all. By the way, Johnny is only 5’8 or 5’9.

Before every meet I sit down and speck the meet. By that I mean that I take Acalanes’ best performances and compare them to the competition’s best performances. Based on how they compare, I score the meet. This allows me a chance to make changes and possibly change the outcome. In the girls meet, we had a four point advantage and a chance to win the meet. In the boys were were down 13 points, and needed 7 additional points (in track it takes 69 points to win a meet. If there is a 13 point advantage, when one team gets seven additional points, the other team losses 7 points because there are only 136 possible points available) and I did not see where the boys were going to find those points.

In the girls competition, we changed our 4 x 100 to hopefully pick up 5 points, we needed a third in girls 800 for one additional point, and we needed points in the PV, Shot and Disc. I wanted to increase the margin between us and Miramonte because a four point advantage is actually one second place away from turning the results around. What I specked out was a 70-66 advantage, what actually happened was a 76-60 victory for the girls, and it turns out we needed all those points. How did we get them? Lena Johnson getting 3rd in 800, Mari Florine getting 2nd in PV, Anna Weier getting  2nd in shot, Anna Weier and Karen Rosenburg getting getting 2nd and 3rd in discus, Maren Quinella (jumping for the first time) and Beth Hamalian getting 3rd and 2nd in TJ (in this a event I expected only a third place.) and Nicole Frigon finishing 2nd in 3200.

In the boys what I had specked out was a 74-61 victory for Miramonte. What happen is a 75-58 victory for Acalanes. This was the best performance for the boys this year, Where did they make up the difference? Everywhere. Keaziah Smith, Chris Rogers and Johnny Choi sweeping the long jump; Johnny Choi and Julian Lucas 1st and 3rd in the TJ; Vance Parry getting 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100; Kevin Mlynek running with a fever and getting 2nd in the 300H; Pierce Florine getting 3rd in the PV; Irvin Choa 2nd in the 400; Rayce Walton 2nd in the 800, and the list goes on.

But both the boys and girls received a “little help from our friends:” Miramonte.  In the 4 x 100, both Miramonte boys and girls teams were disqualified for passing the baton out of zone. In the 4 x 400, Miramonte did not run either a boys or girls team. I’m not sure if it made a difference in the meet with the exception of Miramonte’s girls 4 x 100, who would have won the race without the DQ. If Miramonte girls had won the 4 x 100 it would have been 71-65 result.

In Unified Sports, this was the first meet that Acalanes actually competed against an opponent. It was the first meet that we got electronic timing on our athletes. They have been added to team roster, and every time their name is in the results, it is recorded just like any other athlete on the track team. The Unified athletes next compete at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren on the 27th and again in the league championship finals May 12. From that point they have to qualify to the next meet.

This meet included 39 PR’s or SPR’s. For full results and photos, click below.
Full Results

More Photos

Apr 18 – Acalanes vs. Miramonte Track Results

This was a meet when the performance of one captivated the crowd, a surprising turn around, receiving a “little help from our friends,” and small challenges that were met.

Johnny Choi jumped into a tie for second all time with a PR in the high jump at 6′ 6″. But just saying that does not tell the whole story. Johnny was the only athlete left in entire meet when he was reaching higher heights. At that point every individual still at the meet including athletes, parents, and coaches from Miramonte (this was a class act by Miramonte,) stopped and watched….and cheered Johnny and what he was doing, because it was that special. This was a rare moment in a meet, and something that will be remembered by all. By the way, Johnny is only 5’8 or 5’9.

Before every meet I sit down and speck the meet. By that I mean that I take Acalanes’ best performances and compare them to the competition’s best performances. Based on how they compare, I score the meet. This allows me a chance to make changes and possibly change the outcome. In the girls meet, we had a four point advantage and a chance to win the meet. In the boys were were down 13 points, and needed 7 additional points (in track it takes 69 points to win a meet. If there is a 13 point advantage, when one team gets seven additional points, the other team losses 7 points because there are only 136 possible points available) and I did not see where the boys were going to find those points.

Muppy Gragg
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In the girls competition, we changed our 4 x 100 to hopefully pick up 5 points, we needed a third in girls 800 for one additional point, and we needed points in the PV, Shot and Disc. I wanted to increase the margin between us and Miramonte because a four point advantage is actually one second place away from turning the results around. What I specked out was a 70-66 advantage, what actually happened was a 76-60 victory for the girls, and it turns out we needed all those points. How did we get them? Lena Johnson getting 3rd in 800, Mari Florine getting 2nd in PV, Anna Weier getting  2nd in shot, Anna Weier and Karen Rosenburg getting getting 2nd and 3rd in discus, Maren Quinella (jumping for the first time) and Beth Hamalian getting 3rd and 2nd in TJ (in this a event I expected only a third place.) and Nicole Frigon finishing 2nd in 3200.

In the boys what I had specked out was a 74-61 victory for Miramonte. What happen is a 75-58 victory for Acalanes. This was the best performance for the boys this year, Where did they make up the difference? Everywhere. Keaziah Smith, Chris Rogers and Johnny Choi sweeping the long jump; Johnny Choi and Julian Lucas 1st and 3rd in the TJ; Vance Parry getting 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100; Kevin Mlynek running with a fever and getting 2nd in the 300H; Pierce Florine getting 3rd in the PV; Irvin Choa 2nd in the 400; Rayce Walton 2nd in the 800, and the list goes on.

But both the boys and girls received a “little help from our friends:” Miramonte.  In the 4 x 100, both Miramonte boys and girls teams were disqualified for passing the baton out of zone. In the 4 x 400, Miramonte did not run either a boys or girls team. I’m not sure if it made a difference in the meet with the exception of Miramonte’s girls 4 x 100, who would have won the race without the DQ. If Miramonte girls had won the 4 x 100 it would have been 71-65 result.


In Unified Sports, this was the first meet that Acalanes actually competed against an opponent. It was the first meet that we got electronic timing on our athletes. They have been added to team roster, and every time their name is in the results, it is recorded just like any other athlete on the track team. The Unified athletes next compete at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren on the 27th and again in the league championship finals May 12. From that point they have to qualify to the next meet.

Attached below are some pictures from the meet and yesterday’s full results. This meet included 39 PR’s or SPR’s

Full Meet Results

April 18 – Wednesday Sports

Only 10 days until the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICKHERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Tuesday’s action …

Boys Tennis

played very well on Senior Day defeating Northgate HS 8-1.

Boys Volleyball

defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 25-1, 25-8 and 25-8 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 5-0 and raised their overall record to 13-5.

Boys Lacrosse

scored in the closing minute to tie Division 1 Amador Valley HS and then scored the winning goal in overtime to raise their overall record to 10-4 in a big win last night at Acalanes. The game was close throughout and the Dons gained equalizer late in 4th quarter to tie game 8-8. Then, Finn Chorak pulled out some magic and got the game winner three minutes into OT to give the boys the winner.

Lady Dons Lacrosse

headed to Cal High last night to take on the Division 1 Grizzlies.  Despite an Acalanes second quarter rally, the Dons lost the hard fought battle with a final score of 12-8.  The Dons overall record is now 12-4 and are ranked 25th in the state.  The JV team was also defeated. The next game is this Friday – both Senior Night and a rivalry game against Campolindo.

Softball

handily defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 14-1 in their DAL opener.

Baseball

dropped a close DAL opener to Clayton Valley HS 2-1.  The JV team was also defeated.

In Wednesday’s action …

Track & Field

hosts Miramonte HS at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Bentley HS at 4:30.

Cheerleading

plays Clayton Valley Charter HS at College Park HS at 6:00.

Boys Golf

has a match against Concord HS and Las Lomas HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.


 

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)

Apr 12 – Track Results

Thursday’s meet was about what could have been and what is, and what this means.

The boys lost the meet to Clayton Valley 77-52, and Clayton Valley is one of the best or the best boys team in the section. Acalanes, who has been battling injuries and college visits, was down 16 possible points before the meet started. If we had those points, we could have won the meet. But what does this really mean? It means that the Acalanes boys team is positioning themselves to make a statement in the post season as one of the premier track and field programs in NCS, when we are again 100% strong.

The girls continue to show that they are one of the top programs in NCS. They defeated Clayton Valley 87-49 and they continue to grow as a program. This group is young and talented and continue to seek improvements in their team and individual performances.

We had 37 personal records yesterday and I will detail the highlights, but to see the complete list of athlete PR’s see the attached below.

Keaziah Smith burns a hole in the track by running a PR 11.12 in the 100, and runs the third fastest 100 in school history. There were 7 PR’s in the 100 overall. Muppy ∫ becomes the third Acalanes female athlete to jump over 18′ (18’1.5) in the last three years. Why this is significant? We have only had 3 athletes jump over 18′ prior to 2015 in school history. Alex Haase running in only her second varsity meet, runs a PR 14.38 and scores her first varsity point. The distance group is showing promise for the future with freshmen Dominic Basaldua (2 PR’s), Nicole Figone, Taylor Hill, Lena Johnson, Binti Sohn continuing to get better with each meet. What is impressive about this group is that they are racing, and not just running laps at pace. The boys varsity long jumpers had five PR’s with Chris Rogers jumping 20′ 10.25. Joshua Starr returning from a long illness, is showing weekly improvement and runs 2:23.45 in 800. The girls throwing events step up in the shot / discus where Maddy Kalil, Karen Rosenburg and Ann Thiselton-Dyer sweep both events. Mari Florine, not pole vaulting in a year, steps up and clears 9′ for second.

Nicole Figon
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Unified Sports are members of the track team. When we go into the championship season, they will be scored just like any event we run, and they can contribute to our success as a team.

John Crain

April 12 – Thursday Sports

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Deadline extended to April 14!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Wednesday’s action…

 

The boys golf team defeated Miramonte HS 211-228.

The JV baseball team shutout Piedmont HS 8-0 and the frosh-soph team defeated Miramonte HS 7-2.

The softball team was defeated by Northgate HS.

 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The unified basketball team hosts Heritage HS at 1:00.

The track & field team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 3:30.

The boys volleyball team plays at Mt. Diablo HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The JV softball team plays at Antioch HS at 4:00.

 

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

 

Boys golf.  Tucker Gannon shot a 40, Murphy Baker 41 and Will Condy and Jake Rosenberg 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.


 

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)

April 10 – Tuesday Sports

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Last day to order is TODAY!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In past March and April weekend action …

 

These past two weekends the Acalanes track and Field Team competed at the Stanford Invitational and the Arcadia Invitational. At Stanford Invitational, colleges and high schools compete at the same event, but it is actually two different meets at the same event. The Arcadia Invitational is a high school meet only, but attracts the best talent in the country and outside. This year we had a very limited number of entries in both of these meets largely due to the fact that the meets were during spring break and due to injuries.

At Stanford, Ryan Nall competed in the Shot and Discus, Johnny Choi in the HJ, Muppy Gragg, Mikalea Troung, Emily Sverak and Mari Florine in the 4 x 400, and Emily Sverak, Scarlette McCullough, Beth Hamalian and Mari Florine in the 4x 100.

Ryan threw a personal best of 148′ 1″ in the discus; the 4 x 100 ran a personal best for these four girls (and a season best for the 4 x 100) 51.50; and the 4 x 400 ran a season best of 4:05.72 with Mikaela running a PR split of 61, Emily running a SPR of 62 and Muppy running a SPR of 56.6. In the high jump Johnny cleared 6’2″.

Arcadia Invitational is a two day meet but is like four meets in one. On Friday and Saturday they have the multi events where the boys compete in the decathlon and girls in the heptathlon. These events are not sanctioned by CIF, specifically the javelin, so this event is run by USA Track and Field Officials and not high school officials. Then there is the Friday night meet which consist mostly of relays of all kinds. The Saturday day meet is like an open invitational where they run three heats of everything and is a complete meet; and the Saturday night meet is strictly an invitational, and it is the best of the best that compete.

We had only two athletes at Arcadia, Johnny Choi in the high jump and he cleared 6’1 3/4; and Muppy Gragg in the heptathlon. Muppy competed in seven events over the two days. On Friday she competed in the 100 hurdles where she ran a personal best of 15.65; the high jump 5’1.75″; the shot put 28′; and the 200 where she ran a personal best of 25.26 (second on the all time leaderboard at Acalanes). On Saturday Muppy longed jump 17’6′; threw the javelin 78’5″ (which had to be competed off site due to CIF rules); and ran the 800M with a personal best of 2:18.65. In this event there were 16 athletes from California, Montana, Georgia, Canada, and Mexico.  Last year at this event Muppy finished 10th and scored 4190 points. This year Muppy scored 4632 points and finished 3rd.
 

In Tuesday’s action…

 

The baseball team plays Miramonte HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The varsity softball team hosts Antioch HS and the JV team is at Northgate HS, both at 4:00.

The boys tennis team has a match against Miramonte HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The boys volleyball team hosts Concord HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team plays at Justin Siena HS at 4:30.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Monte Vista HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys golf team has a match against Northgate HS at Boundary Oak CC at 3:30.

April 7 – Spring Break Sports

In updated Saturday action …

The baseball team hosts Archbishop Mitty HS at 4:00 PM, weather permitting. There is a BBQ prior to the game.

 


HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Saturday’s action…

​Track & field competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Boys golf competes in the Champions Invitational at Terra Lago GC in Indio.​

 

March 28 – Wednesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have anything to wear? Looking for something new? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for the Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


In Tuesday’s sports …

The boys lacrosse team fell behind Piedmont HS 8-6 in the 3rd quarter, but mounted a furious rally to overcome the Highlanders 10-8 raising their overall record to 7-3.  The JV team was defeated 5-2.

Lady Dons stormed into Marin Tuesday with JV and varsity games against Redwood HS. The JV game was a back and forth battle. At one point, Acalanes trailed 3-7 but fought back with a gutsy effort to tie the match.  Redwood HS broke the tie 10-9 with 2:47 mins left in the game.  The Dons tied it up with 59 seconds left.  Sophomore Sofia Benveniste won the draw and was not to be denied as she scored with 39 seconds left.  Solid defense brought home a thrilling 11-10 victory improving their record to 11-1. Similar excitement occurred in the varsity game with plenty of scoring action. Acalanes went ahead 10-6 at halftime.  Redwood HS drew within 2 goals 11-9 with 15 mins left. The Lady Dons found another gear and poured on the goals pulling ahead 17-11 late in the second half. Final score 18-13 Lady Dons who are now 11-1 on the season. Freshman Grace Gebhardt led the team with 5 goals, sophomore Lauren Westergren with 4 goals and senior Sydney Louie added 3 goals.  Next match is Friday against Miramonte at home at 7:00 pm.

The baseball team defeated Amador Valley HS 3-1 to raise their overall record to 9-1.

The softball team was defeated by Pittsburg HS.

The boys volleyball team defeated Clayton Valley Charter HS in their DAL opener 25-20, 25-19, 25-14 raising their overall record to 7-3.  The JV team was narrowly defeated 25-17, 17-25, 15-8.

The boys tennis team was defeated by Campolindo HS 6-3.

The JV boys golf team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

 

In Wednesday’s action …

The swim team hosts Campolindo HS at 3:45.

The track & field team has a meet at Campolindo HS at 3:30.

The boys golf team has a match against Northgate HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

 

Tuesday’s individual standouts …

Boys tennis.  Trenten Tso, Rohan Saha and Cole Brightbill won their singles matches.

JV boys golf.  Ely Pancoast shot a 41 on a 9-hole, par 36 course.

March 27 – Tuesday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

GET YOUR NEW TAILGATE APPAREL HERE.

Don’t have anything to wear? Looking for something new? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for the Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In weekend action …

The Acalanes Don’s swim team traveled down to SoCal to take part in the competitive Mission Viejo swim meet.  Great swimming by all Don’s!  Extra congratulations to the below finalists: Emily Gebhardt – 100 Fly (5th),  Claire Maxwell – 100 Free (6th) & 100 Back (13th), Bella Wentzel – 100 Free (12th), Jacob Parker – 50 Free (18th) and Laurel White – 100 Breast (18th).  Our boys 200 Medley, and girls 200 & 400 Free Relays also had top 20 finishes. Next up:  Home meet against Campolindo on Wednesday March 28 at 3:30. Come out and cheer on your Dons!

 

 

Saturday the Acalanes Track and Field team competed in the Bay Area Relays at Foothill HS in Pleasanton.  In the girls frosh/soph Distance Medley Relay (Nicole Frigon, Alexandra Haase, Lean Johnson and Taylor Hill) ran away from the field to win the event in 14:19.66 a SPR. The varsity girls shuttle relay team (Emily Sverak, Maren Quinella, Anna Weier and Mila Mathias) killed the field by 6 full seconds and set a new school record with a 1:12.26. The last time this race was run by an Acalanes team, the girls ran over a 30′ hurdle, this team ran over 33′ hurdles, giving them a new school record at a different height.  The girls 4 x 200 won their race with a great come from behind leg by Mari Florine to catch the Merrill West runner at the finish line, 1:50.29 (Mila Mathias, Mikaela Troung, and Scarlette McCullough.) Other PR or Season PR’s:

VG 4 x 100 Emily Sverak, Scarlette  McCullough, Beth Hamalian,and Mari Florine 3rd
Shot Anna Weier 31’4 SPR, Bea Weier 22’3.5 SPR, Ryan Nall  51’08” SPR,1st, Max Trasher 34′ 5 PR, Nathan Yeager 29′ 10.75, Max Anderson 26’5, Tori Wang 20’7
PV  Scarlette McCullough 3rd
Discus  Anna Weier 110′ 9″ PR, Anne Thiselton-Dyer 80′ 9″ 1st Place FSG, Ryan Nall 140’8″ 2nd place, Max Trasher 93′ 5 SPR, Krishna Parabaharan 74’5 PR
4 x 1600  Dominic Basaldua, Ethan Frigon, Harrison Seymour, Riley Noon SPR 20.06.64
DMR  Harrison Seymour, Kevin Mlynek, Rayce Walton, Riley Noon SPR  11:25.46
4 x 100 Dominik Figone, Nathan Jenssen, Evan Wang, Ethan Sanquinet  48.20 PR
4 x 200 Dominik Figone, Nathan Jenssen, Evan Wang, Ethan Sanquinet 1:47.73 PR
LJ  Keaziah Smith 21′ 1.75″ 1st, Clark King 17’7.5″ PR, Anand Patel 17’8.25″ SPR, Nathan Jenssen 17’7.5″ -PR of over 2 feet
4  x 1600 FSB  Ethan Chow, Ian Ho, Gavin Jones, Joshua Evans SPR  23:10.84

 

 

In Monday’s action …

The softball team lost a heart-breaker to Kennedy HS, Fremont 13-12.

The boys golf team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

 

In Tuesday’s action …

The baseball team hosts Amador Valley HS at 4:00

The boys volleyball team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team hosts Piedmont HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys tennis team has a match against Campolindo HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The varsity and JV softball teams play at Pittsburg HS at 4:00.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Redwood HS.  JV at 3:30 and varsity at 5:00.

The JV boys golf team has a match against Campolindo HS at Moraga CC at 3:30.

 

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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March 26 – Monday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

GET YOUR NEW TAILGATE APPAREL HERE.

Don’t have anything to wear? Looking for something new? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for the Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Wednesday’s action …

 

It was a win for Acalanes varsity women track & field and a tie for varsity men against Los Lomas in the first league meet of the season!

Total points:
Varsity Women: Acalanes 90, Las Lomas 37
Varsity Men: Acalanes 67, Las Lomas 67
FS Boys  Las Lomas 58,  Acalanes 47
FS Girls   Las Lomas 61,  Acalanes 34

 

In Fridays action…

 

The boys tennis team pulled out a huge 5-4 victory in their DAL opener over College Park HS raising their overall record to 3-1.

The baseball team shut out Benicia HS to raise their record to 8-1.

The boys lacrosse team defeated College Park HS 13-6 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 4-0 and 6-2 overall.  The JV team was also victorious.

Lady Dons girls lacrosse kept their winning streak alive Friday night as they defeated Ygnacio Valley 18-3. The win puts their record at 10-1 overall and 5-0 in League.

The cheerleading team was defeated by Concord HS.

The JV boys golf team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

 

Fridays individual standouts…

 

Boys tennis  Trenten Tso and Cole Brightbill won singles matches.  Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt, Henry Huchingson & Andrew Tso and Nick Broback & Cooper Smith won doubles matches.

JV boys golf.  Murphy Baker and Ely Pancoast shot a 49 on a 9-hope par 36 course.

 

In Saturdays action…

 

The softball team defeated Deer Valley HS 12-10.

The boys volleyball team defeated Liberty HS, San Ramon Valley HS and Castro Valley HS before falling to Washington HS in the East County Invitational at Heritage HS.

The boys lacrosse team was defeated by highly ranked Redwood HS 15-11.

The JV baseball team defeated Mission San Jose HS 20-1.

The frosh-soph baseball team defeated Miramonte HS 10-9.

 

In Mondays action…

 

The softball team plays Kennedy HS, Fremont at 4:00.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

The boys golf team has a match against Las Lomas HS at Boundary Oak CC at 3:30.

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