Nov 9 – NCS Playoff Results

Peter Mitchell (25) leaving a trail of broken tackles
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The Acalanes Dons fell to the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons 16-13 in the NCS Playoffs. Kevin King (#5) of the Dragons scored a receiving touchdown late in the fourth quarter putting O’Dowd ahead 16-13. Kevin King then sealed the Dons fate by intercepting Robbie Stern’s (Acalanes #17) pass on the next set of downs.

DeShawn Johnson (26) taken down by his facemask
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Men’s Soccer Tryouts Start November 5

Dons Men’s Soccer Tryouts start next Monday, November 5,  7:30 to 9:45 pm at the football field.  You must bring your athletic clearance form signed by Mr. Takahashi along with your emergency information form to try out.  Be sure to bring running shoes, cleats, shin guards and water.  For questions, contact Head Coach Paul Curtis at

Tryout Schedule (subject to change):
Monday                 November 5th        7:30 pm – 9:45 pm            Stadium
Tuesday                 November 6th         7:30 pm  – 9:45 pm            Stadium
Wednesday           November 7th         7:30 pm  – 9:30 pm            Stadium
Thursday                November 8th         7:30 pm  – 9:30 pm            Stadium
Friday                     November 9th         7:30 pm  – 9:30 pm            Stadium

Calendar Tips

Click on the calendar button on the top menu. The Boosters Sports Calendar appears. Follow the tabs across the top of the calendar. The Calendar can be printed, viewed by Month, by Week, or in Agenda format.

TIP: Click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Agenda button. All sports are displayed by default. You may select or deselect individual sports to declutter and personalize your own calendar. Click to PRINT the calendar by day / week / month / or as a list (agenda).

Now click on a specific event. TIP: click on Map to bring up a Google Map. Insert your current address for turn by turn driving directions. Click on Copy to download and save the calendar on your email client.

Apr 24 – Tuesday Sports

In todays action…
The baseball and softball teams play Dublin HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and jv is away.
The lacrosse teams play Campolindo HS.  Girls are home and boys are away.  JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:30.
The boys tennis team plays at Dublin HS at 3:30.

Boosters Sports BASH!!!

Hurry and reserve your tickets for the annual Acalanes Boosters’ Sports Bash – a tropical extravaganza with dinner, dancing, wine, silent and live auctions. Buy a raffle ticket and you will have chance to win $1,000 cash! Meet coaches, parents and enjoy the sports slide show. Fun! Fun Fun!
Date – Saturday May 19th 2012
Time – 6.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Place – Temple Isaiah
3800 Mt Diablo Boulevard (at Risa Road)

Lafayette, CA 94549
Ticket – $75 each. You can request to sit with your team parents. Limited number of tickets available and will sell out!
Have any questions? Contact Dawn Lynn Lanier (925)284-8292 and Michael Bloom (415)260-5845

Class of 2014 Car Wash

Class of 2014 Car Wash
Saturday, April 14, 10:00am -2:00pm
Acalanes Parking Lot
$7.00 per car
Saturday is going to be a sunny day!  Please come get your car washed and support the Class of 2014.
2014 Students, we need volunteers.  This is a great way to get involved with your class and have some fun.
Shifts are from 10-12 and 12-2. Contact Robbie Stern, Jack Mariani, Nick Inserra, or Maddie Cleaver if you can help.
We will honor all tickets purchased in the fall and last spring.
(We were rained out!  Third time is a charm!)

Mar 16 – Friday Sports

In Fridays action…
The boys lacrosse team hosts Berkeley HS.  JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:30.
The girls lacrosse team plays at Dougherty Valley HS.  JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.
The JV baseball team hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 3:20.

In Saturdays action…
The track & field team competes in the Dublin Distance Festival.
The freshman baseball team plays Hayward Prep HS at Sunset HS in a doubleheader at 11:00.

R. Takahashi

Mar 8 – Norcal Basketball and Swim sweeps Dublin

In yesterdays action…
The girls basketball team finished a great year with a great performance in defeat to Modesto Christian HS in the NorCal playoffs.
The swim teams swept Dublin HS as the boys won 124-44, and the girls 129-41.

In todays action…
The softball team plays Pittsburg HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and jv away.
The boys tennis team has a match against Dougherty Valley HS at 3:00.  Varsity is away and jv is home.
The boys golf team has a match against Dublin HS at San Ramon GC at 3:00.

Mia Monopoli, who is on the softball team, was named one of the East Bay Athletes of the Week by the Bay Area News Group.  The article in the sports section of today’s Contra Costa Times.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Girls basketball Sophie Taylor scored 20 points, with 13 rebounds and 1 3-pointer. Marie Paladino scored 11 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 3-pointers.

Swimming           Events won by Acalanes HS.
Brett Usinger, Luke Inserra, Zech Newman, Nick Inserra, 200 freestyle relay
Jake Mefford, Brett Usinger, Luke Inserra, Zech Newman, 200 medley relay
Nora Vance, Barbara Lanier, Brittany Usinger, Molly Quinn, 200 medley relay
Nora Vance, Reilly Fellner, Clare Varellas, Molly Quinn, 200 freestyle relay
Tommy Bush, Austin Wentzel, Jack Hillman, Jake Mefford, 400 freestyle relay
Zech Newman, 50 and 100 freestyle
Clare Varellas, 50 freestyle
Molly Quinn, 100 and 200 freestyle
Tommy Bush, 200 and 500 freestyle
Megan Giambastini, 500 freestyle
Jake Mefford, 100 backstroke
Nora Vance, 100 backstroke
Nick Inserra, 100 butterfly
Brett Usinger, 100 breaststroke and 200 intermediate relay
Brittany Usinger, 100 butterfly and 200 intermediate relay

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