May 14 – Mondays Sports

SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

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

 

Barn Party

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

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

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

Unified Sports Team
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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.

May 12 – Track DAL Finals

I have been to many league championship meets, and this has to rank with the best. Granted we had a tail wind, and the times show that, but we had state leaders in the 100, 110 hurdles, and 4 x 400. We had section leaders in the VG 300 hurdles, and VG LJ. For a league that is considered a step sister to the other leagues in regards to track, we put on a show yesterday.

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.

Muppy Gragg
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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.

Kevin Mlynek
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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.

Maddie Kalil
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This was the first official meet that the Unified Athletes competed as part of the track team.  If they qualify they will also move on to the Tri-Valley Championship next week.

I have not included the final list of qualifiers in this email. DAL and EBAL get six automatic entries to the Tri-Valley Championships, the BVAL gets 4.  The next best eight times from any league also will get in. Later today I will know who or what league those qualifiers will come from.  That means we may have additional qualifiers.

John Crain
Instructional Assistant
Head Track and Field Coach

May 11 – Friday Sports, NCS, Fund a Need & Pay to Play Parties

HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR

 

 

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

For this year’s Fund A Need, help Boosters bring strength & conditioning to all twenty-four Acalanes teams for their upcoming 2018-2019 seasons. Those who attended the Booster Bash heard Chris Clark, our certified athletic trainer, talk about the number of injuries our student-athletes incur each year that could be prevented through better flexibility, conditioning and strength. Help Boosters create a safer environment for your kids that will keep them on the practice and playing fields all season.

 

Our strength & conditioning program will:

* Utilize a certified strength & conditioning coach to work collaboratively with varsity head coaches; certified trainer, Chris Clark; and the athletic administration

* Build customized strength & conditioning programs tailored to each sport’s unique requirements

* Create programs to minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

* Increase workout resources available to student athletes for a better overall experience

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

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

 

Barn Party

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

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

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.

 


 

Looking for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grad gifts? You can find excellent gifts and support a worthwhile cause — the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation — a 501c(3) that supports the Girls and Boys Acalanes Dons Water Polo teams.  If you shop at Wish from Wednesday, May 9th thru Saturday, May 12th and mention the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation’s name, a percentage of the proceeds from your sale will go to the Foundation. It is the perfect week to purchase gifts for your Grads, Dads and Moms (Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, by the way).

 

Wish is located at 2333 Boulevard Circle in Walnut Creek and has fabulous gifts as well as home, kitchen and garden accessories.

 


 

In Thursday’s action…

 

It was a clean sweep in the NCS playoffs Thursday night.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team recorded the most thrilling victory over #4 Washington HS, Fremont 25-11, 25-18, 16-25, 18-25 and 15-5 to advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday at Campolindo HS at 7:00.

The boys lacrosse team started the evening defeating Livermore HS 19-5 to advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday as they host Miramonte HS at 7:00.

The girls lacrosse team scored early and often to defeat Casa Grande HS 13-3. Stellar offense, aggressive defense and draw control made all the difference in the game.  The girls advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday when they host Piedmont HS at 5:00.

The softball team defeated Campolindo HS.

The frosh-soph baseball team fell short of Campolindo HS 9-8.

 

Thursday’s individual standouts…

 

Congratulations to Jackie Samaniego placing 3rd and Audrey Lundgren 14th at the NCS Diving Championships.

 

In Friday’s action…

 

The swim team competes in the NCS Championships at Las Positas College in Livermore.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The swim team competes in the NCS Championships at Las Positas College in Livermore.

The track & field team competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 8:30.

The baseball team plays at Campolindo HS.  Varsity at 1:00 and frosh-soph at 4:00.

April 27 – Friday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

WATCH DAILY TO SEE OF SOME OF THIS YEAR’S GREAT LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

HEADS OR TAILS – SANTA ROSA STYLE

 

Just six months ago, wildfires raged through the Wine Country upending the lives of thousands. Who can forget the images of the devastation inflicted on the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa? Calls have gone out to support the affected communities, and The Acalanes Boosters Club is responding. This year’s Heads or Tails hotel property features The Sandman in Santa Rosa with its cool retro vibe, re-imagined in new and innovative ways.

With the convenience of a roadside inn and the character of a vibrant Wine Country hotel, The Sandman invites guests to experience the best of Sonoma County. Within the walls, you can be certain of the following: the art is local, the service is warm, and the amenities are thoughtful.

The Sandman is a place for everyone. Whether you’re a road tripper, a savvy business traveler, or an ardent explorer, we welcome you to Santa Rosa. Our motor lodge, a modern throwback inspired by the Spanish Mission Revival buildings found throughout the state, offers a certain peaceful simplicity—plus a few surprises. $500 gift certificate.

If you don’t play, you can’t win! How to play? For $25, you can participate by purchasing a Dons blue bracelet. We’ll play Heads or Tails just before the live auction. Come on up, and place your hands on your head or your tail to indicate your choice. When the coin is flipped and your call is correct, you stay in the game. Last one standing wins!

Thank you to the Acalanes Boosters Club Officers

 



ONLY 1 DAY
 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.

 


In Thursday’s action…

 

Trenten Tso advance to the second day of the DAL singles championships.

The baseball team defeated Northgate HS 8-2.  The JV team was even better winning 14-1.

The softball team defeated Mt. Diablo HS 17-2.

The boys volleyball team defeated Concord HS 25-8, 25-19, 25-22 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 8-0 and 28-8 overall.

The girls lacrosse team defeated Marin Catholic HS 16-7 The girls lacrosse team ended their regular season last night with a 16-7 win over Marin Catholic HS.  Goals by Sydney Louie, Susie Bush, Marcy Mose, Emma Workman, Cate Goodman and Katrina Lee helped lead to the victory.  The Lady Dons finish out the regular season 14-5 overall and 6-2 in League.  The girls head to Campolindo next Tuesday seeking to avenge one of their few losses in the first round of DAL play against the Cougars.  Go Dons!

 

In Friday’s action…

 

Trenten Tso competes in the DAL championships at College Park HS at 11:00 am.

The track & field team hosts the Bob Warren Relays at noon.

The boys lacrosse team plays at Northgate HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The baseball team hosts Foothill HS.  Varsity at 12:00 and JV at 3:00.

The frosh-soph baseball team hosts Benicia HS at 9:00.

The track & field team competes in the Sacramento Meet of Champions at Hughes Stadium.

The JV swim team competes in the DAL championships at Miramonte HS.

 

April 20 – Friday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

WATCH DAILY TO SEE OF SOME OF THIS YEAR’S GREAT LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

CHEERIN’ FOR SHEERAN

 

In ten years, Ed Sheeran has gone from homeless busker to chart-topping musical artist, so don’t miss his Divide the World Tour on Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Grab your family, another couple, or your girlfriends and go see this amazing performer live! THis hard-working singer/songwriter has risen to the top through brilliant lyrics and dazzling beats. The lucky winner will receive four Club Level tickets and a night to remember!

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.

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