November 2 – Winning Streak Continues – Freshman Girls Volleyball Team Beats Miramonte

The end of the season may be coming near, but the Acalanes Dons Freshman Girls Volleyball team keeps bringing the heat with another victory, this time against Miramonte, beating their cross-town rivals in two sets, 25-8, 25-17.  Game one was all about offense, including a ten-point service run by Alta Paladino.  When the serve was returned, kills by Dana Piercy, Janine Jaber, Taylor Odom and Katie McCarty fed from sets by Dory Grobeck, shut the Mats down quickly.  Ying Stroebe, fresh from being named Most Valuable Player at the St.Patrick-St. Vincent tournament, led defense with skilled passing and quick digs.   Dons take the first game, 25-8.

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Nov 3 – Acalanes Girls Water Polo Advance to NCS Quarter Final

In yesterdays action…
The Acalanes Dons girls water polo team defeated San Rafael HS 15-1 to advance to Saturdays NCS quarterfinal round where they will be the host school at 3:45.

In todays action…
The girls volleyball team closes out the regular season hosting Dublin HS.  The seniors will be honored at 6:00.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00, varsity at 6:30.

R. Takahashi

Nov 2 – Girls Varsity Volleyball thriller

In yesterdays action…
The girls varsity volleyball team was involved in a thriller with Miramonte HS.  They won the first game, only to lose the next two.  Down 2 games to 1, they squeezed out a victory in game 4, and crushed the Mats 15-5 in the fifth and deciding game.  Tyanna Roy had 17 kills, 11 digs and 5 blocks.  Brooke Aiello had 7 kills.  Joanna Harnish had 39 assists and 2 blocks.

In todays action…
The NCS water polo playoffs begin as the #3 seeded girls team hosts #14 San Rafael HS at 4:30.

R. Takahashi

October 28 – JV Football – Acalanes rolls over Dublin 42-6

The Dons put together another strong performance this week. The offense, defense and special teams did the job again. The Dublin Gaels were overmatched from the beginning, being held to a 3-and-out on their first possession. The Dons mounted a successful drive for a touchdown on their first possession and it was all downhill for the Gaels from then on. A shutout was held until the 3rd quarter when the Gaels scored a touchdown, but the extra point attempt was blocked. The Dons were dominant again, pushing their season record to 7-2. Up next, the Las Lomas Knights in the final game of the season. GO DONS!

Brian Watson

Nov 1 – Golf Results

In yesterdays action…
The girls golf team competed in the NCS Championships, and Elizabeth Schultz shot a 76, which missed qualifying for the NorCal Championships by just one stroke.  Lauren Kim shot a 78, and Adrienne Lee shot an 85.

In todays action…
The girls volleyball team hosts Miramonte HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00, and varsity at 6:30.

R. Takahashi

Oct 31 – Dons lose to Dublin by Field Goal. JV rolls to victory.

In Fridays action…
The football team had a heart-wrenching loss to Dublin HS 32-29.  Spencer Henderson completed 9 of 12 passes for 119 yards, and ran for 51 yards on 9 carries.  Austin deBack caught 4 passes for 73 yards, including a 55 yard touchdown reception.  Craig Anderson caught 3 passes for 54 yards, and scored a rushing and receiving touchdown.  Peter Mitchell ran for 47 yards on 5 carries, including a 36 yard touchdown run.  The jv team rolled to a 42-6 victory.
In todays action…
The girls golf team competes in the NCS Championships at Las Positas GC.
NCS water polo playoffs…
The girls are the #3 seed and will host San Rafael HS Wednesday at 4:30.
The boys are the #3 seed and will host Mission San Jose HS Saturday at 5:00.
R. Takahashi

October 28 – Freshman Girls Volleyball Team Take First Place at Tournament

The Acalanes freshman girls volleyball team took home the first place trophy at the St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School volleyball tournament.  Losing only one match all day, the Lady Dons showed consistent strength, ability and teamwork as they moved through pool play, match play and into the finals.   Well-deserved recognition was given to Ying Stroebe and Taylor Odom, who were named Players of the Tournament.  The Lady Dons next take on Miramonte at AHS on November 1.

Lucy Amaral

Oct 28 – Freshman Football and Girls Tennis results

In Thursdays action…
The girls tennis team defeated Dublin HS 8-1.
The freshman football team defeated Dublin HS 27-14.

In Fridays action…
The football team plays at Dublin HS.  JV at 4:30, varsity at 7:00.
The varsity girls water polo team competes in the Nor Cal Championships in Atherton.
The JV boys water polo team competes in the Las Lomas tournament.
The freshman girls volleyball team competes in the St. Patrick’s HS tournament.

In Saturdays action…
The varsity girls volleyball team competes in the Northgate Tournament.
The varsity girls water polo team competes in the Nor Cal Championships in Atherton.
The jv boys water polo team competes in the Las Lomas tournament.

Thursdays individual standouts…
Girls tennis
Tessa Karagocev, Ida Barabi, Bianca Koyake, Tara Barabi, and Julie Zucker on singles matches.

Rachel Bauer & Connie Chen, Jenny Yang & Amy Liu, and Alice Bishop & Katrina Bittner won doubles matches.

R. Takahashi

Oct 26 – Cross Country Center Meet Results

The Acalanes Dons Varsity girls cross country team continues to do well this year, finishing 2nd at the second and only Center Meet (first one was rained out)  this year. Annie Marggraff finished 2nd overall, with Amy Hollshwandner in 5th, Kelly Collins in 9th, Tara Bozzini in 11th and Kelli Berge right behind in 12th. Annie, and Kelly set new PR’s for themselves on the Shadow Cliffs Park course.

Other notable performances were Alec Weber finished 4th in the F/S Boys race with nearly a 1 minute improvement over last year’s time.

Luc Van Oss finished a strong 9th in the JV race with Nick Warren in 13th.

For the Boys varsity, Tyler Troxel continues to have a strong senior year with a new PR for the course. He finished in 10th place overall.

David Faulkner

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