Nov 26 – Monday Sports

Over the Thanksgiving break…
The Girls Cross Country Team are the North Coast Section Division III Champions.  They were led by NCS Champion Annie Marggraff, followed by Kelly Collins in 3rd place, Caith Wright in 7th place, Amy Hollshandner in 12th place and Mary Lewerenz in 35th place.
In the Sunday Contra Costa Times article on page 6, Annie Marggraff was interviewed. “I’m overwhelmed.  I worked so hard this season to get to this point,” said an emotional Marggraff after the race.  “I wanted to run my own race and not follow other people.  I did it for Tad (Beach) and Manny (Myers),” said Marggraff referring to the co-coaches who are retiring from cross country coaching at Acalanes after this season.
The Boys Cross Country Team nearly matched the girls finishing as the North Coast Section Division III Championship Runner-up.  Scott Lindsay finished 7th, Michael Wang 12th, Keenan Byrne 13th, Cameron Gaskell 22nd and Alec Weber 28th.
At the CIF State Championships, the girls team placed 8th in Division III led by Annie Marggraff placing 8th along with Amy Hollshwandner placing 33rd and Caith Wright placing 53rd.  On the boys side, Keenan Byrne placed 30th.
The boys soccer team defeated Heritage HS 2-0 in the first round of the Acalanes Invitational.
The girls basketball team fell to San Ramon Valley HS in the final seconds of the NCS Foundation game, but rebounded to defeat the Alumni squad.
The boys basketball team was defeated by College Park HS in the NCS Foundation game and battled well in defeat to a very talented Alumni team.
In todays action…
The boys soccer team hosts Freedom HS in the second round of the Acalanes Invitational at 6:30.
R. Takahashi