ACALANES BOOSTERS

Cross Country

Link to: Cross Country Schedule and Rosters

2016-17 Acalanes Cross Country

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Athletic Clearance Instructions

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July 26 – Athletic Medical Clearance Exam

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CONGRATULATIONS to Acalanes Class of 2017!


May 19 – Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

On Friday, May 19, 2017, 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. Acalanes has at least 23 student-athletes who are so accomplished.
 
Local media, parents, friends, Acalanes students, and the community are all invited. There will be a group question & answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.  Please come to help us celebrate these student-athletes and their accomplishments!
 
Please note: the due to the continuing block schedule, May 19th lunch will take place from 11:15 to 11:50am. 
 
Details for Acalanes Recruited Student-Athlete Celebration Day:
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:20-11:50 a.m.
Big Gym
Alicia Rowell

Boosters BASH Thank You Video

Video: Mary Tong

BASH is Tomorrow – LAST CHANCE!

Last Chance to Buy your Booster BASH Tickets!

It’s not too late! Click here to buy tickets to the Booster Bash on May 6th. Only a few tickets left! We have a fabulous night planned with amazing food, cocktails, games and prizes throughout the night!

Booster BASH starts earlier


Last Week for Discounted BASH tickets

IMPORTANT UPDATE…LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE DISCOUNTED BASH TICKETS!
 
You can purchase your DISCOUNTED tickets (Prices go up 4/1) to the Booster Bash Fundraiser at … https://acalanesbooster s.ejoinme.org/Tickets  
 
The Bash includes heavy appetizers/beverages, entertainment and games, while raising funds for our Athletic Department!

Mar 7 – Important Bash Update!

Only 25 days left to purchase your DISCOUNTED tickets to the Booster Bash Fundraiser.
For tickets… Click HERE

Come taste the amazing catered food by Rick and Ann’s Restaurant in Berkeley. Can we say “YUM”!

Awesome prizes to look forward to…
– Hawaii’s North Shore getaway to include access to the amazing Outrigger Beach Club
– San Francisco escape at a waterfront condominium across from ATT park
– $1,000 valued bottle of wine or your private stocked Wine Cellar
– Taste of Tequila Private Dinner for 16 of your closest friends
– MLB and A’s Baseball Personal Experience with on-field batting practice access and clubhouse tour

Anna Eppinger

Booster BASH – Early Bird Discounts NOW!

Join us for the
Bubbly Booster Bash

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

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Early Bird Special February 1st through March 31st- $75 per person to include on-site entertaiment, games, silent and live auction and one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers on site.
Price increases April 1st to $90 per person.
Ticket sales close May 1st 11:59pm or when we sell out!
Click here to see who is coming.
Thank you to the businesses who support Acalanes Boosters.
Click here to see who they are.
Interested in becoming an event sponsor?  Click here.
Benefits include premium logo placement on event website, ads in event program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

Boosters Bash Early Bird Rate

BOOSTER BASH TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!  Join us for the “Bubbly Booster Bash”, SATURDAY, MAY 6TH, for a fabulous night raising funds for our student athletes.   Click here to buy tickets at the Early Bird Rate.  Reserve your tickets today because space is limited.    Rates go up April 1st.   If  you have any questions, please email annaeppinger@yahoo.com or contact one of the Booster Bash Tri-Chairs (Anna Eppinger, Paula Carter and Tina Frechman).


Nov 21 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

The #2 seeded girls volleyball team defeated Aptos HS 25-23, 21-25, 25-18 and 25-21 in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals.  They advance to the semifinals where they will host Buhach Colony HS Tuesday at 7:00.

Cross Country

The boys cross country team finished 10th in division 3 at the NCS Meet of Champions led by Zach Woodworth, who finished in 34th place.

Note:  At all CIF playoff games, there will be an admission charge.  $9 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

Nov 19 – Saturday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

The #2 seeded girls volleyball team hosts Aptos HS in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals at 7:00.

Cross Country

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS at 8:00 am.

Girls Basketball

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS in a scrimmage. JV at 9:00 and varsity at 10:30.

Boys Basketball

hosts Montgomery HS in a scrimmage. Freshmen at 12:00, jv at 1:30 and varsity at 3:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 12:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Pittsburg HS at 10:00.

Nov 19 – Sports over Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 19

Girls Volleyball

hosts Aptos HS in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals at 7:00.

Cross Country

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS at 8:00.

Boys Basketball

hosts Montgomery HS in a scrimmage. Freshmen at 12:00, jv at 1:30, varsity at 3:00.

Girls Basketball

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS in a scrimmage. JV at 9:00, varsity at 10:30.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 12:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Pittsburg HS at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 22

Girls Volleyball

CIF NorCal Semifinals

Boys Basketball

at Foothill HS in an NCS Foundation game. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.

Girls Basketball

hosts Mission San Jose HS in an NCS Foundation game. JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.

Wednesday, November 23

Boys Basketball

hosts the alumni game at 7:00.

Thursday, November 24

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 25

Boys Soccer

hosts the alumni game at 5:00.

Saturday, November 26

Cross Country

CIF championships at Woodward Park, Fresno at 8:00.

Girls Volleyball

CIF NorCal championships

Girls Basketball

plays at Mt. Eden HS. JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.

Nov 4 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

defeated College Park HS 25-7 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Miramonte HS.  JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the DAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Boys Water Polo

The #4 seeded boys water polo team hosts #5 seeded San Ramon Valley HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 2:30.

Girls Water Polo

The #1 seeded girls water polo team hosts #9 seeded Justin Siena HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 5:00.

Girls Volleyball

The #3 seeded girls volleyball team hosts #6 seeded St. Patrick’s HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge.  $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

Oct 26 – Injury Prevention

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Oct 8 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Golf

defeated Irvington HS 242-288.

Boys Water Polo

was defeated by Foothill HS of Santa Ana and defeated San Clemente HS in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Football

was defeated by Concord HS. The JV team scored in the last minute and added the 2-point conversion to finish tied 22-22.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Water Polo

plays St. Francis HS at Miramonte HS at 12:00.

Cross Country

competes in the Belmont Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Oct 7 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated College Park HS 25-9, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-14 to raise their DAL record to 3-1 and overall record to 13-5.  The jv team swept the Falcons 25-16 and 25-14.  The freshmen came up just short in three games.

JV Girls Tennis

defeated Miramonte HS 7-4 to improve to 3-0-1 in the DAL and 8-1-1 overall.

Freshman Football

defeated Washington, Fremont HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Concord HS.  JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Golf

has a match against Irvington HS at Rossmoor GC 3:30.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Water Polo

plays St. Francis HS at Miramonte HS at 12:00.

Cross Country

competes in the Belmont Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

The varsity standouts were Parker Jones and Alex Matson on offense and Devin Grobeck on defense.  The JV standouts were Sarah Westergren on offense and Paige Holder and Kaitlyn McKendell on defense.  The freshman standouts were Jessica Larrick on offense and Izzy Macayan and Skylar Woehrle on defense.

JV Girls Tennis

Sophia Cooper & Milena Lucey, Maggie Curless & Jess Gerson, Naomi Berkowitz & Anya Weinstein, Anika Mohanty & Vivian Tingle, Emily Erce & Sofia Swatt, Alyssa Aramanino & Katie Bishopp and Maren Quintella & Scarlett Reicher won their doubles matches.

Sep 17 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

defeated Palo Alto HS 17-9 and was narrowly defeated by Bellarmine HS 10-8 in the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

defeated Burlingame HS and was defeated by Sacred Heart Prep HS in the Amanda McDonald Invitational at Menlo School.

Girls Golf

defeated Las Lomas HS and was defeated by Northgate HS.

Football

was defeated by Analy HS. The JV team fell short 14-12, as they were unable to convert a 4th quarter 2-point conversion.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational at Menlo School.

Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 37 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Sep 16 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational at Menlo School.

Football

plays at Analy HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:30.
Live Stream available on the Cube.

Girls Golf

has a match against Campolindo HS and Northgate HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational at Menlo School.

Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

Sep 10 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

defeated Marin Catholic HS and was defeated by Monte Vista HS in the Acalanes Invitational.

Football

played very well in defeat to Heritage HS. The JV team suffered the same fate.

Girls Tennis

was defeated by Los Altos HS and Bakersfield Christian HS 4-2 and tied Clovis North HS 3-3 in the Fresno Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Girls Volleyball

Varsity competes in the Albany Invitational.
Freshman team competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park at 9:00.

Girls Tennis

competes in the Fresno Invitational.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Miramonte tournament.

Sep 9 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Freshman Football

was defeated by Heritage HS.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Football

plays at Heritage HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Tennis

competes in the Fresno Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Girls Volleyball

Varsity competes in the Albany Invitational.
Freshman team competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park at 9:00.

Girls Tennis

competes in the Fresno Invitational.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Miramonte tournament.

Sep 6 – College Athletic Recruitment Information Night

When: September 6, 2016  6 – 8pm
Where:  Miramonte HS Theater
NCSA will be presenting an informational night geared to help your student-athletes discover the best college opportunities:
· Recruiting workshops – educate students and families in person
· High School RMS – access our digital platform and tools
· Coach meetings – educate coaching staffs on recruiting resources

Boosters Membership Cards

If you purchased an Acalanes Boosters membership, you may pick up your card outside the stadium between 4:15 and 7:00 pm this Friday. If you missed out, it is never too late to join! You can purchase online here, bring your receipt and pick up your card Friday too. Or bring your checkbook to the game!

Aug 18 – Fall Sports Night

Yes, not only is the 2016-2017 school year upon us, but Fall Sports have also arrived.  There will be a Fall Sports Parent meeting Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  After a brief presentation by the Administration, there will be team meetings in separate locations on campus.  We look forward to seeing you Thursday night.

2016-17 Athletic Clearance Forms

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Athletic Clearance

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Fall Sports Tryouts

Monday,  8/8 through Saturday, 8/13

Football
Varsity: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3:45 to 7:45, Wednesday, 5:45 to 9:45,
Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00 and 4:00 to 6:00

JV: Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 6:30, Saturday, 8:00 to 10:00

Freshmen: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00 to 5:30, Tuesday, Thursday, 7:00 to 9:30,
Saturday, 8:00 to 10:00

Monday, 8/15 through Saturday, 8/20

Cheerleading

Varsity: Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 to 7:00
JV: Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:00 to 7:00

Cross Country

Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 5:00

Girls Tennis

Varsity: Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 12:00
JV: Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 2:30

Girls Volleyball

Monday through Wednesday, 4:00 to 7:00

Boys Water Polo

Varsity & JV: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 am and 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Varsity & JV: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 to 7:30 pm

Girls Water Polo

Varsity & JV: Monday,3:00 to 6:00,Tuesday & Thursday,3:30 to 5:30,Wednesday & Friday,3:30 to 6:00 pm
Varsity: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 7:30 am
Saturday: JV scrimmage at Campolindo HS

Girls Golf

Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 at Buchanan Field (driving range only)

May 2 – TUESDAY DEADLINE

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016Don’t miss out on the biggest party and fundraiser of the year – The 2016 Booster Bash – SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND.

Ticket sales for SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will close on Tuesday May 3rd! This event will sell out! Purchase your individual tickets now on the Acalanes Web Store.
·        Only (4) VIP Tables are left to purchase

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will take place on Saturday May 7th, 6:30pm – 11:00PM at Temple Isaiah.

Support our student athletes during this always fun and festive evening. The Booster Bash is the only Acalanes athletics fundraiser of the year! Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and light entrees while bidding in the silent and live auctions followed by music and dancing! Mother’s Day is on May 8th. SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND is the ideal event to purchase an exciting and special gift for momma.

PARTIES! PARTIES! PARTIES!
There are plenty parties to sign-up for this year…but spaces are limited. Take a look at some of unique social events that you can sign-up for. Don’t miss out.

April 29 – ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO THE 2016 BOOSTER BASH

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016

Don’t miss out on the biggest party and fundraiser of the year – The 2016 Booster Bash – SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND.

Ticket sales for SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will close on Tuesday May 3rd! This event will sell out! Purchase your individual tickets now on the Acalanes Web Store.
·        Only (4) VIP Tables are left to purchase

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will take place on Saturday May 7th, 6:30pm – 11:00PM at Temple Isaiah.

Support our student athletes during this always fun and festive evening. The Booster Bash is the only Acalanes athletics fundraiser of the year! Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and light entrees while bidding in the silent and live auctions followed by music and dancing! Mother’s Day is on May 8th. SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND is the ideal event to purchase an exciting and special gift for momma.

PARTIES! PARTIES! PARTIES!
There are plenty parties to sign-up for this year…but spaces are limited. Take a look at some of unique social events that you can sign-up for. Don’t miss out.

S20.       2nd Annual Lafayette Grand Prix Dad’s Go Kart Party (Limit – 40 Dads)

S21.        “A Taste of Napa” Party with “Live” Entertainment  (Limit – 150)

S22.       “The Return of Finest Whites, City Lights” (Limit – 100)
S23.       Hoffman House –  1st Annual Oktoberfest (Limit – 60)

S24.       Bleacher Babe Bash (Limit – 80)

S25.       Mardi Gras Madness! (Limit – 85)

S26.       Senorita Margarita Party! (Limit – 30)

S27.       Fall Fiesta Celebration! (Limit – 50)

As Always…Go Dons!!

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016

PURCHASE YOUR BOOSTER BASH TICKETS TODAY on the Acalanes Web Store: Here

PURCHASE YOUR BOOSTER BASH DIAMOND DONS V.I.P. TABLE PACKAGE (Seats 8) on the Acalanes Webstore for $1,000: Here

Please come and show your support for the Acalanes Athletics Program at The 2016 Booster Bash Gala which will celebrate 75 years of Acalanes athletics.  You will enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, no host bars, party games, silent and live auctions, unique sign-up parties, the Acalanes Boosters 2015-16 raffle prize drawings and dancing.  Please mark your calendars for this always fun event.

If your child participates in Acalanes Athletics or you just love Acalanes High School, this is a party you shouldn’t miss. Come and SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND on Saturday May 7th with the rest of your Acalanes community.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill McTaggart at jill_mctaggart@yahoo.com or Robert McKendell at rmckende@yahoo.com

Go Dons!!

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016

$75.00/person

or

$1,000 for a Diamond Dons V.I.P Table Package (Seats 8)

PURCHASE YOUR BOOSTER BASH TICKETS TODAY on the Acalanes Web Store: https://acalaneshs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=51

PURCHASE YOUR BOOSTER BASH DIAMOND DONS V.I.P. TABLE PACKAGE (Seats 8) on the Acalanes Webstore for $1,000: https://acalaneshs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jodndok0

Please come and show your support for the Acalanes Athletics Program at The 2016 Booster Bash Gala which will celebrate 75 years of Acalanes athletics.  You will enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, no host bars, party games, silent and live auctions, unique sign-up parties, the Acalanes Boosters 2015-16 raffle prize drawings and dancing.  Please mark your calendars for this always fun event.

If your child participates in Acalanes Athletics or you just love Acalanes High School, this is a party you shouldn’t miss. Come and SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND on Saturday May 7th with the rest of your Acalanes community.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill McTaggart at jill_mctaggart@yahoo.com or Robert McKendell at rmckende@yahoo.com

Go Dons!!

Boosters BASH Diamond Dons VIP Tables Now Available

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016
Do you want to secure a seat at the 16th Annual Booster Bash – Shine Bright Like a Diamond. If so, you and 7 of your friends can purchase a Booster Bash Diamond Don VIP Table for $1,000 on the Web Store today. The (14) Diamond Don VIP Tables will be the ONLY full size tables in the social hall during the Booster Bash. They will surrounding the main dance floor where all of the fun and action will take place. Purchasing a VIP Table is another great way to make a donation to Acalanes Athletic Program.

(3) Diamond Don Booster Bash VIP Tables have already been purchased! (11) Booster Bash Diamond Dons VIP Tables remain for purchase. Purchase your table today.

Booster Bash Diamond Dons V.I.P. Reserved Table Package – $1,000 (Seats 8)
Click Here

If you don’t wish to purchase a VIP Table but want to attend the Booster Bash, you can purchase individual tickets to SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND for $75.00 on the Web Store now.
Individual 2016 Booster Bash Gala Tickets: “Shine Bright Like A Diamond – Celebrating 75 years of Acalanes Athletics”
Click Here

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will be the biggest and coolest fundraiser of the year for Acalanes Athletic Boosters. We want to see you on Saturday May 7th and we need your financial generosity.

As Always…Go Dons!!

May 7 – Save the Date – Booster BASH

Save the Date, May 7th, to celebrate 75 years of Acalanes Athletics at the 2016 Acalanes Booster Bash.  6:30pm-11pm, Temple Isaiah.  Purchase your tickets at the Acalanes Web Store here

 

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016

Nov 30 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell finished 37th at the CIF Division 3 Cross Country Championships.

Boys Basketball

fell to the Alumni.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Richmond HS in a scrimmage. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

Nov 28 – Saturday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the CIF Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Boys Basketball

hosts the Alumni Game at 1:00.

Girls Basketball

has a scrimmage at Carondelet HS. JV at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Nov 27 – Friday Sports

In Friday’s action…

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the CIF Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Boys Basketball

hosts the Alumni Game at 1:00.

Girls Basketball

has a scrimmage at Carondelet HS. JV at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Nov 24 – Sports over Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday

Boys Basketball

hosts Foothill HS in the NCS Foundation games. Freshmen at 1:30, jv at 3:00 and varsity at 7:30.

Girls Basketball

hosts California HS in the NCS Foundation games. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 6:00.

Friday

Boys Soccer

the Alumni game at 5:00. Boys soccer in the James Logan jv tournament.

Saturday

CIF Cross Country Championships

at Woodward Park, Fresno 8:00.

Girls Basketball

in a scrimmage at Carondelet HS. JV at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.

Boys Soccer

in the James Logan jv tournament.

Nov 21 – Gaskell qualifies for State Championship

With a finishing time of 15:22.4, Cameron Gaskell qualified Saturday for his fourth straight trip to the California State Cross Country Championship! The boys team finished collectively over four minutes faster than last year’s time on this course to place fifth overall in a very competitive field of 20 teams.

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Cameron Gaskell

The girls team was led by Brooke Lennox who finished in 19:34.4. The girls team ALSO significantly improved their collective times over last year’s performance, with a total improvement of three minutes, thirty-three seconds.

Coach Inman

Nov 24 – Tuesday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

Boys team placed 5th at the NCS Championships in division 3. Cameron Gaskell finished 4th, Alex Kelly 13th, Ethan Frigon 38th, Zach Woodworth 40th and Christian Lyons 55th. On the girls side, Brooke Lennox placed 30th.

In Tuesday’s action…

Basketball

teams host the NCS Foundation games. The boys host Foothill HS and the girls host California HS. Freshmen boys play at 1:30, JV boys at 3:00, JV girls at 4:30, Varsity girls at 6:00 and Varsity boys at 7:30.

Note: The Foundation games are an NCS event and there will be an admission charge. $5 general admission and $3 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

Nov 21 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

The football team was defeated by Campolindo HS in the NCS quarterfinals.

Matt Bostwick
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In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS at 8:00 am.

Boys Basketball

has a scrimmage at Montgomery HS. Varsity at 10:00, jv at 11:30 and freshmen at 1:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 12:00.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Nov 20 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Football

plays at Campolindo HS at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS at 8:00 am.

Boys Basketball

has a scrimmage at Montgomery HS. Varsity at 10:00, jv at 11:30 and freshmen at 1:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 12:00.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Nov 19 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

ended a great season in defeat to Campolindo HS in the NCS semifinals.

Parker Jones
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In Thursday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 6:00.

NCS post-season action…

Football

plays at Campolindo HS at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Cross Country

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS at 8:00 am.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

 

Calista Lam
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Nov 18 – Wednesday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

plays at Campolindo HS at 7:00 in the NCS semifinals.

NCS playoff action…

Football

plays at Campolindo HS Friday at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Cross Country

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions Saturday at 8:00 am at Hayward HS.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Nov 17 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

has a scrimmage at Tamalpais HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Basketball

has a scrimmage at Berkeley HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

NCS playoff action…

Girls Volleyball

plays at Campolindo HS Wednesday at 7:00 in the NCS semifinals.

Football

plays at Campolindo HS Friday at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Cross Country

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions Saturday at 8:00 am at Hayward HS.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Nov 8 – Sunday Sports

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell placed 3rd and Alex Kelly 17th at the DFAL Championships.

Nov 7 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

Leo Barakos

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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

#3 seeded Acalanes hosts #6 Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 2:30.

Boys Water Polo

#5 seeded Acalanes hosts #4 seeded Las Lomas HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 3:45.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

Nov 6 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

#5 seeded Acalanes defeated Mission San Jose HS 18-6 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Girls Volleyball

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team won in 2 games.

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Julia Gay
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In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Campolindo HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00. The Senior Night presentation will be between the JV and varsity games.

Girls Tennis

Sasha Schtein and Melissa Van Pell compete in the semifinals and finals of the DFAL Championships at St. Mary’s College.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

#3 seeded Acalanes hosts Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 2:30.

Boys Water Polo

#5 seeded Acalanes hosts Las Lomas HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 3:45.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there will be an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB sticker will be honored.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Tommy Fellner and Brendan Supple each scored 4 goals. Jake Stone scored 3 goals and had 2 assists. Gordon Kerns and Bennett Winther each scored 2 goals. Patrick Worthing had 4 saves.

Oct 29 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

defeated Alhambra HS 15-3.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

finish the regular season with a pivotal match against Miramonte HS at 3:30. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Girls Volleyball

plays at Dublin HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30.

Freshman Football

hosts Las Lomas HS at 5:00

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Cross Country

At the DFAL Center Meet, Cameron Gaskell won the varsity race and Brooke Lennox finished 10th. Christian Lyons won the frosh-soph race.

Oct 28 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

was flawless against Las Lomas HS as varsity won 25-18, 25-20, 25-14, jv 25-10, 25-21 and freshmen 25-16, 25-19.

JV Girls Tennis

defeated Alhambra HS 6-4 improving to 10-4 overall and 6-3 in the DFAL.

In Wednesday’s action…

Water Polo

teams host Alhambra HS. JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:00, Varsity boys at 6:00 and JV boys at 7:00. Don’t miss the Senior Night Presentation between the girls and boys varsity games.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Center Meet at Shadow Cliffs Park at 3:30.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Parker Jones had 17 kills, 5 aces and 16 digs. Reilly Webster had 9 kills. Mimi White had 7 kills and 4 blocks.

JV Girls Tennis

Maggie Curless & Maddie McDonagh, Skyler DeMartini & Niki Palamountain, Molly Cronk & Sophia Scipi, Jess Gerson & Olivia Towery, Emily Klein & Sophia Lindgren and Liv Olson & Sally Tang won doubles matches.

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Oct 10 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 10-5.

Boys Water Polo

defeated Los Alamitos HS 11-5 and was defeated by Foothill HS 10-7 in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Football

was defeated by Dublin HS. The JV team was victorious.

Girls Golf

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Cross Country

competes in the Clovis Invitational in Fresno.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Tommy Fellner scored 5 goals and had 2 saves. Brendan Supple scored 4 goals and had 2 saves. Patrick Worthing had 19 saves.

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 38 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

R. Takahashi

Oct 9 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated Alhambra HS 25-21, 25-11, 25-18.

Girls Tennis

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. The JV team did not fare any better.

Freshman Football

scored with 32 seconds left to take a 28-26 lead and stopped Dublin on the last play of the game from the Acalanes 3 yard line to hold on for a wild victory.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts Sir Francis Drake HS. Varsity at 4:00 and jv at 5:00.

Football

plays at Dublin HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Golf

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

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Cross Country

competes in the Clovis Invitational in Fresno.

R. Takahashi

Oct 1 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 25-4 in their DFAL opener raising their overall record to 8-2.

Girls Water Polo

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 17-5 in their DFAL opener raising their overall record to 9-3.

Girls Golf

defeated Campolindo HS 245-259.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

plays at Las Lomas HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

Girls Tennis

has a match at Alhambra HS at 3:30.

Girls Golf

has a match against Alhambra HS at Franklin Canyon GC at 3:00.

Freshman Football

plays at Alhambra HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Kai Mills scored 3 goals and had 3 assists. Casey Conrad scored 3 goals and had 2 assists. Michael Green and Nico Hillman each scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Even Wentzel and Bennett Winther each scored 3 goals. Nathan Brickman and Brad Robison each scored 2 goals and had 2 assists. Brendan Supple scored 2 goals.

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 39 and Vanessa Van Pell 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell won the boys race at the DFAL Center Meet.
Sammy Taketa placed 11th and Brooke Lennox 13th in the girls race at the DFAL Center Meet.

R. Takahashi

Sep 30 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Dublin HS 5-4 to raise their overall record to 6-2 and their DFAL record to 3-1. Melissa Van Pell, Sasha Schtein, Madeline Bakar and Aleksandra Singer won singles matches. Quinn Harrington & Lauren Ladrech won their doubles match.

In Wednesday’s action…

Water Polo

teams play at Dougherty Valley HS. JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:00 and Varsity boys at 6:00.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Center Meet at Hidden Valley Park at 3:30.

Girls Golf

has a match against Campolindo HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

Sep 26 – Gaskell Wins at Stanford Invitational

Supreme shout out to CAMERON GASKELL, who finished FIRST in the prestigious Stanford Invitational Div III race on Saturday, with a winning time of 15:18.9, while setting a new Acalanes school record for this course in the process. SIMPLY AMAZING…..but that’s not all! To top off the historic day, both varsity teams improved their collective times on the Stanford course from one year ago! Awesome job team! Complete meet results are posted at www.xcstats.com. (click on “subscribing schools” and then “Acalanes.”).

BUT FIRST…..
CAMERON GASKELL POST RACE INTERVIEW:
http://stanfordxcinvite.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=364&do=videos&video_id=155421

Tarq Inman

Sep 26 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

defeated Clovis HS 15-6 and Menlo School 13-6 in the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

defeated Menlo School 15-3 and Archbishop Mitty HS 12-5 in the Amanda McDonald Invitational.

Brandon Supple

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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Stanford Invitational at Stanford Golf Course at 12:00.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley tournament.

R. Takahashi

Sep 25 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

cruised to a 11-3 victory over Marin Catholic HS to raise their record to 5-2.

Girls Tennis

defeated Las Lomas HS 6-3 to raise their overall record to 5-2 and their league record to 2-1. The jv team recorded a 6-0 shutout.

Girls Volleyball

gave Campolindo HS all they could handle before falling in four games. The jv team won in 3 games and the freshman team lost in two very close games.

Maddie Graham
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In Friday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Stanford Invitational at Stanford Golf Course at 12:00.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Tennis

Sasha Schtein, Skylar Jeveli and Sydney Bell won their singles matches.
Lauren Ladrech & Quinn Harrington, Susie Bush & Fernanda Heredia and Marina Akutsa & Hannah Snyder won their doubles matches.

JV Girls Tennis

Maddie McDonagh & Kelly Min, Sammy Browne & Claire Terentieff, Alexia Lucy & Lucy Nguyen, Milena Lucey & Olivia Towery, Maggie Curless & Jess Gerson and Emily Craig & Sophia Lindgren won their doubles matches.

Girls Volleyball

Parker Jones did it all recording numerous kills from the net and back row, and passing with great efficiency. Maddie Graham used precision hitting to dissect the Cougars. Grace Bolen spread the wealth by recording countless assists to many of her teammates.

Parker Jones
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R. Takahashi

Sep 21 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Volleyball

defeated Miramonte HS and Northgate HS and was defeated by Monte Vista HS and Lowell HS in the Deer Valley Invitational.

Boys Cross Country

finished 17th at the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational. Cameron Gaskell finished 4th, individually.

In Monday’s action…

Girls Golf

has a match against Las Lomas HS at Boundary Oak CC at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

Sep 19 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Analy HS. The JV team stopped the last minute 2-point conversion to pull out a 34-33 victory.

Michael Bone
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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

Varsity team competes in the Deer Valley Invitational.
JV team competes in the Sacred Heart tournament.

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Las Lomas JV tournament.

R. Takahashi

Sep 18 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

pulled off a HUGE 5-4 victory over Campolindo HS. Sasha Schtein, Aleksandra Singer, Skylar Jeveli and Sydney Bell won singles matches. Marina Akutsu & Hannah Snyder won their doubles match.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Analy HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Las Lomas JV tournament.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley Invitational.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Sacred Heart tournament.

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Las Lomas JV tournament.

R. Takahashi

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Sep 12 – Ed Sias Invitational Results

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Tarq Inman

 

Sep 12 – Ed Sias Invitational

Riley Smith placed 4th overall in the Boys JV Unlimited Division with a time of 12:17.4 over two miles.

Full Acalanes results to follow…

Riley Smith
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Gint Federas

Sep 12 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

rallied to score 18 points in the second half to take their first lead of the game, but Heritage HS scored on their last possession go ahead for good 28-25. The JV team almost pulled off the miracle comeback, but fell short 28-22.

DEFENSE
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Girls Water Polo

won their first two game in the Acalanes Invitational.

Girls Tennis

split their first two matches in the James Logan Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

participates in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park, Martinez

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

Girls Tennis

competes in the James Logan Invitational.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

R. Takahashi

Sep 8 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

opens their season hosting College Park HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

Cross Country

competes in the Monte Vista Invitational at Oak Hill Park in Danville at 4:00.

R. Takahashi

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Congratulations to all the Fall Sports athletes recognized by DFAL this year:

Cross Country: Cameron Gaskell, Sammy Taketa

Football: Brady Aiello, Michael Fink, Tom Hofmeister, Tyler Henderson, John O’Malley, Chad Johnson, Jared Finney, Tommy Nimura

Girls Golf: Emily Attiyeh, Vanessa Van Pell

Girls Tennis: Melissa Van Pell, Sasha Schtein, Lauren Ladrech, Quinn Harrington, Tara Barabi

Girls Volleyball: Molly Dalziel, Parker Jones, Calista Lam

Boys Water Polo: Charlie Rodgers, Brendan Supple, Tommy Fellner, Jack Winther, Brad Robison

Girls Water Polo: Hannah Kresnak, Brooke Alsterlind, Emma Myall, Lucy Fellner

Dec 19 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

defeated Maria Carrillo HS 65-26 in the first round of the Lady Don’s Classic. Sierra Galanza led the scoring with 15 points and Julia Lyons and Roni Marrone each added 11 points.

Wrestling

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts Windsor HS in the semifinals of the Lady Don’s Classic at 8:00.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the second round of the California tournament.

Boys Soccer

plays Berkeley HS at the De La Salle Showcase at 12:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts the Lady Don’s Classic.

JV Girls Basketball team

in the final round of the California tournament.

Boys Basketball

plays at San Marin HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Concord HS at 2:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS at 11:00.

Congratulations…

Molly Dalziel was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup second team selection for girls volleyball.
Cameron Gaskell and Sammy Taketa were named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup second team selection for cross country.

Shopping News…

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R. Takahashi

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Gint Federas

DFAL Names All-League Cross Country Teams

Congratulations to these Acalanes athletes. DFAL recognizes outstanding outstanding performance by selecting the best of the best.

1st Team Boys – Cameron Gaskell

1st Team Girls – Sammy Taketa

Acalanes Sports over the Thanksgiving break

Saturday, November 22

Cross Country

battled the elements and fought through the mud to post an outstanding NCS Championship showing. The boys finished 5th overall in division 3 to qualify for the CIF Championships Saturday, November 29 at Woodward Park in Fresno. Cameron Gaskell continues to shine placing 4th accompanied by Nima Leclerc finishing 18th and Alex Kelly in 34th place. The girls improved greatly on last years finish with a 9th place finish. Sammy Taketa placed 9th to qualify for the CIF Championships and Brooke Lennox finished 40th.

Football

completed a strong season in an offensive shootout at Analy HS falling just short 49-41 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Freshman Boys Soccer

recorded a 4-0 victory, with Shukoor Haji scoring 3 goals.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

led by Lyenne Denny fell short to Dublin HS 2-0 in the mud bowl.

Monday, November 24

Girls Basketball

defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 76-35.

Tuesday, November 25

Girls Basketball

defeated California HS 73-64 in the NCS Foundation game. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Foothill HS 72-66 in overtime in the NCS Foundation game. Joey Hewitt led in scoring with 32 points.

Wednesday, November 26

Boys Basketball

defeated the Alumni 59-55.

Saturday, November 29

Cross Country

Congratulations to Sammy Taketa for a strong performance placing 22nd at the CIF State Cross Country Championships in division 3.

R. Takahashi

Nov 28 – Friday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts the Alumni game at 5:00.

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno at 8:00 am.

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

Special note…

It is difficult to believe the Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. During this time, think “Sports Basement.” If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase and an additional 5% will go to the Acalanes Boosters. Yes, you have permission to Shop “Til You Drop.

R. Takahashi

Nov 22 – Acalanes Cross Country NCS Results

Boys Team qualifies for States

Sammy Taketa qualifies individually

Similar to conditions in years past, the NCS Cross Country Championships were held under wet, rainy and muddy conditions at Hayward HS. But weather is one of the great equalizers in sports and makes for some very exciting results.

Going into the race, the boys were predicted to finish 5th which would qualify them for States. They did just that, by a slim 4 points. The team was led by Junior Cameron Gaskell who finished 4th. Cameron repeated his performance from two weeks ago where he finished 1st in the DFAL Cross Country Championships. Next for the boys team was Senior Nima Leclerc who finished 18th.

In sport of Cross Country, it is team effort, so even if you have runners finishing in the top 20, it still takes 3 more runners (7 runners race, top 5 finishers count for the team total). The next 3 runners, Junior Alex Kelly, Sophomore Seth McWhirter, and Sophomore Zach Woodworth finished out the scoring for the team. Seniors Charlie Westphal and Jared Ericksen completed the team. It was these boys that finished complemented and are necessary for the team to move on to States.

One runner in particular, Alex Kelly, who slipped in the mud and not just a little oops, but he completely fell on his back. He got up persevered and had the best race of his life!! In the rain and mud, Alex came through.

On the girls side, Junior Sammy Taketa qualified to go the the State Championships. This will be the 3rd time Sammy has qualified to go to States. The first time as a team member when she was a Freshman and now this year and last year as an individual. Also, at the DFAL Championships two weeks ago, Sammy finished 5th.

Overall the girls finished 9th, with Juniors Brooke Lennox, and Sadie Donnelly, Freshmen Muppy Gragg and Caroline Kelly.

David Faulkner

Acalanes Sports over Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 24

Girls Basketball

plays at Sir Francis Drake HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Tuesday, November 25

Boys Basketball

plays at Foothill HS in the Foundation Game. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Basketball

plays at California HS in the Foundation Game. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Wednesday, November 26

Boys Basketball

hosts the Alumni game at 6:00.

Thursday, November 27

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 28

Boys Soccer

hosts the Alumni game at 5:00.

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

Saturday, November 29

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

Cross Country

CIF Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park, Fresno 8:00, TBA.

R. Takahashi

Nov 24 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

Teams battled the elements and fought through the mud to post an outstanding NCS Championship showing. The boys finished 5th overall in division 3 to qualify for the CIF Championships Saturday, November 29 at Woodward Park in Fresno. Cameron Gaskell continues to shine placing 4th accompanied by Nima Leclerc finishing 18th and Alex Kelly in 34th place. The girls improved greatly on last year’s finish with a 9th place finish. Sammy Taketa placed 9th to qualify for the CIF Championships and Brooke Lennox finished 40th.

Football

completed a strong season in an offensive shootout at Analy HS falling just short 49-41 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Freshman Boys Soccer

recorded a 4-0 victory, with Shukoor Haji scoring 3 goals.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

led by Lyenne Denny fell short to Dublin HS 2-0 in the mud bowl.

R. Takahashi

Nov 12 – Wednesday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #3 seeded girls water polo team plays at Miramonte HS at 6:00 in the NCS semifinals.

Boys Water Polo

The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays at Campolindo HS at 7:15 in the NCS semifinals.

Girls Volleyball

The #4 seeded girls volleyball team hosts #13 San Rafael HS Wednesday at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Other NCS playoffs…

Football

The #5 seeded football team hosts #12 Bishop O’Dowd HS Friday at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there will be an admission charge. $9 general admission and $6 for students with student body stickers, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Cameron Gaskell
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Saturday’s Individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Brendan Supple scored 4 goals and had 1 assist. Brad Robison scored 2 goals. Tommy Fellner scored 1 goal and had 3 assists. Charlie Rogers had 12 assists.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell won the DFAL Championships followed by Nima LeClerc finishing 15th. On the girls side, Sammy Taketa finished 5th and Brooke Lennox 17th.

Sammy Taketa
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R. Takahashi

Nov 8 – Sunday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Water Polo

The #3 seeded girls water polo team cruised past #6 Piedmont HS 13-7 to set up a showdown at Miramonte HS Wednesday at 6:15 in the NCS semifinals.
The #5 seeded boys water polo team outbattled #4 San Ramon Valley HS 8-7 to set up a showdown at Campolindo HS Wednesday at 7:15 in the NCS semifinals.

Individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Brendan Supple scored 4 goals and had 1 assist. Brad Robison scored 2 goals. Tommy Fellner scored 1 goal and had 3 assists. Charlie Rogers had 12 saves.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell won the DFAL Championships followed by Nima LeClerc finishing 15th.
On the girls side, Sammy Taketa finished 5th and Brooke Lennox 17th.
Note: At all NCS post-season events, there will be an admission charge. $9 general admission and $6 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

R. Takahashi

Nov 8 – Cross Country DFAL Championships

 

 

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Nov 8 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

finished off Dougherty Valley HS in the regular season finale 25-16, 25-12, 25-20 posting an overall record of 21-8 and a 2nd place DFAL record of 9-3.

Football

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

Tyler Henderson
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In Saturday’s action…

Water Polo

The #3 seeded girls water polo team hosts #6 Piedmont HS at 6:15 in the NCS quarterfinals.
The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays at #4 San Ramon Valley HS at 2:30 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Molly Dalziel had 15 kills, Molly Armstrong 6 kills and Calista Lam 13 digs.

Football

Casey Harrington scored once on the ground and once through the air to Matt Burns. Nathan Edwards ran for 99 yards on 16 carries.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there will be an admission charge. $9 general admission and $6 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Special Teams
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R. Takahashi

Nov 7 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

cruised to a 21-7 victory over Washington HS, Fremont to advance to the NCS quarterfinals against San Ramon Valley HS.

Girls Volleyball

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

Freshman football

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

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In Friday’s action…

Football

concludes the regular season at Campolindo HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Volleyball

concludes the regular season hosting Dougherty Valley HS. Freshmen at 3:30, JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 6:00. The Senior Night Presentation will take place prior to the varsity game.

In Saturday’s action…

Water Polo

The #3 seeded girls water polo team hosts #6 Piedmont HS at 6:15 in the NCS quarterfinals.
The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays at #4 San Ramon Valley HS at 2:30 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Note: At all NCS post-season events, there will be an admission charge. $9 general admission and $6 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

R. Takahashi

Oct 30 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

finished the DFAL season with a 17-0 defeat over Dougherty Valley HS. The JV team was the 7-2 victor.

Boys Water Polo

also finished the DFAL season with an 20-3 victory over Dougherty Valley HS.

Cross Country

The boys and girls teams each finished in 5th place at the DFAL Center Meet.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

has a big home showdown with Miramonte HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30.

Girls Tennis

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

Freshman Football

plays at Las Lomas HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Evan Wentzel scored 5 goals. Michael Green and Brad Robison each scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Jack Winther had 7 saves.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell finished 2nd on the boys side. Sammy Taketa finished 6th and Brooke Lennox 10th in the girls competition.

R. Takahashi

Oct 29 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

held on to a huge victory over San Ramon Valley HS 8-7 in a game with playoff implications.

Girls Water Polo

was defeated San Ramon Valley HS. The JV team played well, but with the same result.

Girls Tennis

defeated Alhambra HS 6-3. The jv team recorded a shutout victory 6-0.

In Wednesday’s action…

Water Polo

teams host Dougherty Valley HS. JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:00, Varsity boys at 6:00 and JV boys at 7:00. Between the girls and boys varsity games, the Senior Night Presentation will take place.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Center Meet at Shadow Cliffs Park at 3:30.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Brendan Supple scored 3 goals and had 2 assists. Brad Robison scored 2 goals and had 1 assist. Casey Conrad scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. Charlie Rogers was outstanding in goal with 11 saves.

Girls Water Polo

Emma Myall scored 3 goals. Hannah Kresnak and Alex Calender each scored a goal.

Varsity Girls Tennis

Melissa Van Pell, Tara Barabi, Skylar Jeveli and Fernanda Heredia won singles matches.  Quinn Harrington & Lauren Ladrech and Katrina Bittner & Megan Yee won doubles matches.

JV Girls Tennis

Samantha Bell & Allie Figueredo, Sami Browne & Claire Terentieff, Alexia Lucey & Lucy Nguyen, Maggie Curless & Julia Lauer and Philippine Chauvet & Cameron Morton won doubles matches.

R. Takahashi

Oct 11 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

The Varsity team held on for a 21-19 victory over Dublin HS to raise their overall record to 5-1 and remain undefeated in the DFAL. The JV team also held on for a 10-7 victory.

Matt Burns receptionClick on image to buy game photos

Girls Water Polo

defeated Marin Catholic HS 7-3.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Cross Country

competes in the Clovis Invitational in Fresno.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Casey Harrington completed 13 of 16 passes for 198 yards throwing touchdown strikes to Ryan Leamy and Tyler Henderson. Tyler Henderson caught 4 passes for 72 yards, Jack Thoren 4 for 48 yards and Ryan Leamy 3 for 59 yards.

R. Takahashi

Oct 10 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated Alhambra HS 25-19, 25-20, 25-21. The JV and Freshmen teams won in two games.

JV Girls Tennis

shutout Las Lomas HS 9-0.

Freshman Football

defeated Dublin HS 27-0.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Dublin HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Cross Country

competes in the Clovis Invitational in Fresno at 9:00.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

JV Girls Tennis

Julia Lauer & Claire Pockell-Wilson, Phillipine Chauvet & Cameron Morton, Melanie Tymn & Hannah Snyder, Alex Awwad & Sally Tang, Sam Bell & Allie Figueredo, Sami Browne & Claire Terentieff, Maddie Guzaitis & Kelianne Witt and Liv Olson & Lia Swan won their doubles matches.

Freshman Football

Robbie Rowell scored 3 times, once rushing and two through the air to Tyler Sverak and Brian Merken. The scoring was capped by a Trenton Tso touchdown strike to Kenny Workman. Outstanding defensive contributions came from Joey Gladden, Nick Henderson, Parker Henderson, Gabe Middleton, Ryan Nall.

R. Takahashi

Oct 5 – Nate Bridge wins Glide Bridge-to-Bridge Run

Nate Beach – our Assistant Cross Country Coach and one of our Track Coaches won the 12K Glide Bridge to Bridge Run Sunday in SF – Congratulations Nate!!!!

Rebecca Rader

Oct 1 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

Three teams made it a clean sweep of Dublin HS. The Varsity squad closed them out 25-11, 25-11 and 25-16 to raise their overall record to 9-4 and remain undefeated in the DFAL. The JV and freshman teams each needed only two games.

Maddie Graham with a kill
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Girls Tennis

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team played well, but also in defeat.

In Wednesday’s action…

Water Polo

Boys and girls teams host Campolindo HS in the BIG SHOWDOWN. JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:00, Varsity boys at 6:00 and JV boys at 7:00.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Center Meet at Hidden Valley Park at 3:30.

Girls Golf

has a match against Dougherty Valley HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

Freshman Football

hosts Alhambra HS at 5:00.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Molly Dalziel had 9 kills, 4 aces and 2 blocks. Maddie Graham had 7 kills and 4 digs. Molly Armstrong had 5 kills and 2 blocks.

JV Girls Tennis

Julia Lauer & Callie Zucker, Niki Palamountain & Hannah Snyder and Maggie Curless & Jessica Gerson won doubles matches.

R. Takahashi

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Sep 22 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

Varsity team held off Tennyson HS 47-33. The JV team posted a 61-0 victory.

Girls Water Polo

won easily over Sir Francis Drake HS. The JV team came up 2 points short.

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In Monday’s action…

Girls Golf

has a match against Las Lomas HS at Boundary Oak CC at 3:30.

JV Girls Tennis

has a match at Northgate HS at 3:30.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Casey Harrington completed 9 of 15 passes for 155 yards and touchdowns. Tom Henderson had 2 rushing touchdowns and Jared Finney and Nathan Edwards added 1 each. Chad Johnson and Christo Collett each had receiving scores. John O’Malley had an electrifying 90 yard punt return for a touchdown.

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R. Takahashi

Sep 20 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Varsity held off Tennyson HS 47-33. The JV team posted a 61-0 victory.

Girls Water Polo

won easily over Sir Francis Drake HS. The JV team came up 2 points short.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle & Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

R. Takahashi

Sep 19 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. The JV team fared no better.

Freshman Football

tamed the Analy HS Tigers 42-12.

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Football

hosts Tennyson HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

plays at Sir Francis Drake HS. Varsity at 5:00 and JV at 6:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle & Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Tennis

Isabella vonEbbe won her singles match.

JV Girls Tennis

Maddie Guzaitis & Kelianne Witt won their doubles match.

Freshman Football

Robbie Rowell threw five touchdown passes and ran in for another. Nick Price caught three of the touchdown strikes and returned an interception for a score. Ryan Nall and Trenton Tso received the other scoring passes. Joey Gladden scored a rushing touchdown. Tyler Schenone had 2 interceptions.

R. Takahashi

Sep 15 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

The boys team placed 6th in the small school division at the Ed Sias Invitational. Cameron Gaskell placed 6th in the small school division at the Ed Sias Invitational.

In Monday’s action…

Girls Golf

competes in the Poppy Ridge Invitational at 1:00.

R. Takahashi

Sep 13 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

continues to roll with a 44-15 victory over Encinal HS. The JV team posted a shutout 30-0.

Girls Water Polo

opened the Acalanes Invitational with a victory over Menlo School before falling to Miramonte HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley Invitational.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate Invitational.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park at 9:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Casey Harrington lit up the night with 3 touchdown tosses. Tyler Henderson had 4 receptions for 93 yards and a punt return touchdown. Nathan Edwards rushed for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns and Leo Barakos 87 yards and 1 touchdown. Matt Bostwick and Jack Thoren had scoring receptions.

R. Takahashi

Sep 12 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated Pittsburg HS 25-14, 25-9, 23-25, 15-11. The JV team was also victorious 25-13 and 25-18.

Girls Golf

was defeated by Dublin HS and Las Lomas HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Encinal HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational and opens with their first game at 11:45.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley Invitational.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate Invitational.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park at 9:00.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Volleyball

Parker Jones had 10 kills and 3 blocks. Molly Dalziel had 8 kills, 14 digs and 3 aces. Molly Armstrong had 6 kills and 2 blocks. Julia Gay had 22 digs and 3 aces. Mimi White had 5 kills. Dory Grobeck had 3 aces.

JV Girls Volleyball

Hayley Gotelli, Alex Madsen and Theresa Nevins had 3 kills. Rachel Lom, Kaitlin Clever and Caroline Passalacqua had 2 kills. Lan Chi Ho had 3 aces.
Margot Audley and Liza Pressman had 2 aces. Heidi Stanford had 4 perfect serve receive passes. Melissa Elliott was a blocking machine.

R. Takahashi

Sep 9 – Boosters switching to MailChimp

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Sep 2 – Tuesday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

wound up in a thriller with Antioch HS. After jumping out to an early 14-0 lead, they found themselves tied 22-22 in the fourth quarter. Antioch’s touchdown put the Don’s behind 30-22 for the final drive. The Don’s scored a touchdown on a 29 yard strike from Casey Harrington to Ryan Leamy in the last two minutes, but they were not able to complete the 2-point conversion and came up just short 30-28. Casey Harrington put on a show completing 26 of 36 passes for 366 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns. Ryan Leamy had 9 receptions for 129 yards. Matt Bostwick had 4 receptions for 57 yards. Tyler Henderson had 3 receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown.

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In today’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the Monte Vista Invitational at Oak Hill Park at 4:00.

R. Takahashi

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Athletic Clearance at Dons Day

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Please download, fill out, and sign this two page supplement before attending:

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Acalanes High School – Fall Sport Tryout Schedule

Monday, August 11 through Saturday, August 16

Football

Varsity – Monday through Thursday, 4:00 to 8:00 and Friday, 12:00 to 2:00
JV – Monday through Thursday, 12:00 to 4:00 and Friday, 12:00 to 2:00
Freshmen – Monday through Thursday, 2:00 to 6:00 and Friday, 12:00 to 2:00

Monday, August 18 through Saturday, August 23

Cheerleading

Tuesday, Wednesday, 5:00 to 7:00

Cross Country

Monday through Friday, 5:00 to 7:00

Girls Tennis

Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 5:00

Girls Volleyball

Monday, 12:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 7:30
Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00

Boys Water Polo

Varsity – Monday, all 12:00 to 3:30. Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 to 7:30.
Wednesday and Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 and 5:30 to 7:30.
JV – Monday, 12:00 to 3:30. Tuesday through Friday, 5:00 to 7:30.

Girls Water Polo

Varsity – Monday, 3:00 to 5:30. Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 7:30 and 3:30 to 5:30.
Wednesday and Friday, 3:30 to 6:00. Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00.
JV – Monday, 3:00 to 5:30. Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 to 5:30. Wednesday and Friday, 3:30 to 6:00.
Saturday, scrimmage at Campolindo HS.

Girls Golf

Monday, August 18 at 3:00 at Buchanan Field

R. Takahashi

August 6-19 – Booster Membership During Dons Day Registration

It’s hard to believe it’s time to think about “Back to School”.  Online registration starts on Monday, August 6th and we’d like to remind you to renew and/or signup for a BOOSTERS MEMBERSHIP when completing your on-line registration. Please remember to pick-up your sports passes at Dons’ Day on August 19th!

 

Your annual Boosters Membership funds Acalanes Athletics for ALL 22 sports and Cheer, which includes over 1100 Acalanes athletes.  Since More AHS sporting events now require admission fees, your Booster Membership sports passes are more valuable than ever, allowing FREE admission into any regular season home sporting event for the ’14 – ’15 school year!

 

In addition to funding all AHS sports, Boosters membership provides the entire funding for our Athletic Trainer and necessary supplies, our high quality team equipment and other important items for all teams.

Boosters membership helps ensure the health and safety of our student athletes, and lessens the financial burden to individual families.

Membership levels are as follows:

Super Don Membership:

  • Sports Passes for 4 adults (great for grandparents!) + up to 8 children (under high school age) valid for all regular season sporting events at Acalanes.
  • An Acalanes Cinch Bag, Picnic Blanket, and two (2) Sports Decal Triangles of your choice
  • AND the ever-popular Boosters Stadium Chair for viewing every sporting event in comfort & style!
$1,000
Champion Membership:

  • Sports Pass for 4 adults (great for grandparents!) + up to 8 children (under high school age) to all regular season sporting events at Acalanes.
  • Stadium Cushion, umbrella, and two (2) Sports Decal Triangles of your choice.
$500
All-Star Membership:

  • Sports Pass for 2 adults + 4 children (under high school age) to all regular season sporting events at Acalanes.
  • Don’s Tumbler Glass, and one (1) Sports Decal Triangle of your choice.
$250
MVP Membership:

  • Sports Pass for 2 adults + 4 children (under high school age) to all regular season sporting events at Acalanes.
  • One (1) Sports Decal Triangle of your choice
$150
Club Membership:

  • Sports Pass for 1 adult+ 2 children (under high school age) to all regular season sporting events at Acalanes.
$95
Grandparent Special:Suggested donation of $50 for every student participating in a sport.  For every $50 donation, you will get an adult pass to ALL regular season sporting events at Acalanes (grandparents only)

 

If you have any questions regarding Boosters Membership or with the Boosters part of the online registration process,  please email Booster’s Membership Chair, John Whelehan at john@innovativeadstrategies.com.  Register at our website atwww.AcalanesBoosters.com

Our Federal Tax ID is 23-7428299.

Thank you!

 

July 28 – Blood Drive on Monday

Caroline Newman (Acalanes Girls LAX), a Girl Scout from Lafayette, is partnering with the Monument Crisis Center and the Blood Centers of the Pacific to hold a Community Blood Drive on Monday, July 28 at the Monument Crisis Center in Concord.

Caroline, who is going to be a senior this fall at  Acalanes High School, is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award project: Blood Donation Awareness Campaign & Community Blood Drive.

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable “Take Action” projects that have a sustainable impact on their communities.

In a leadership group last year at Acalanes, Caroline became involved in the school’s Healthy Choices Board that helps organize, among other things, an annual blood drive.

“After donating blood for the first time last year,  I learned that about one in seven people entering a hospital need blood,” Caroline said. “Nearly 60 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 5 percent actually donates.”

“In my conversations with medical professionals from the  Blood Centers of the Pacific, I learned that once people donate they are likely to become lifelong donors. Several of the reasons people do not donate include little opportunity, fear and lack of understanding of the need for blood,” she said.

“With this new insight and an interest to help, I decided to develop a plan to build awareness for the need to donate blood, as well as to communicate the simplicity of actually donating.”

The  Monument Crisis Center in Concord is acting as the host site, and local businesses, including BMW of Concord and Fry’s Electronics, are joining in as active participants, Caroline said.

The blood drive will be in Monument’s parking lot at at 1990 Market St. To schedule your appointment, visit www.bloodheroes.com.

Click Donate Bloodand enter Sponsor Code: Monument

reprinted from Lamorinda Patch.com http://patch.com/california/lamorinda/lafayette-teen-leads-upcoming-blood-drive-in-concord#.U9P961Yucoo

 

Sports Medical Clearance

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NOTE: This sports clearance is not a doctors visit and in no way substitutes for regular medical examinations or annual physicals.

Congratulations – Dan Cardiff

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., – USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that two local high school students were awarded either an $8,000 College Educational Scholarship or a $1,000 College Textbook Scholarship. The Foundation has granted 49 high school students a variety of college scholarships this spring, totaling $330,000.

The honorees were selected from applicants throughout the country on the basis of their commitment to academic success, to their local community and to their participation in tennis.  An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage America’s youth to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.

USTA Serves awards the College Educational Scholarship annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program.  The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to students entering a two or four-year college or university.  The year’s recipient selected among the scholarship winners from across the nation is Kyle Schmidt of Kelseyville, Calif. 

USTA Serves established a College Textbook Scholarship which provides a one-time award of $1,000 to assist students in purchasing textbooks or supplies. This year’s recipient is Daniel Cardiff of Lafayette, Calif. 

“USTA Serves is proud to award these students for their academic achievements and tennis success,” said Dan Faber, USTA Serves Executive Director. “It is exciting to know that with these scholarships, they can continue to prosper. We commend them for their efforts and wish them a future filled with greatness on and off the court.”

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE – Time to Register

If you are utilizing the Boosters convenience event on July 24, 2014 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Click here to follow these instructions, and Boosters will handle turning in all paperwork for you.  
 
For anyone NOT utilizing the Boosters Sports Clearance Medical Exam event on July 24, please follow these instructions: 

 

 – Please click HERE to and click on “Athletic Registration” to fill out District required Athletic Clearance forms

The website will direct you through the entire process.

  • You must print the Athletic Clearance Form. Note: This is the new version of the Athletic Clearance Form. Any older versions will not be accepted.
  • You must print one Online Registration Sports Summary page for each sport of participation.
  • Note: If this is the second or third sport, only the Online Registration Sports Summary Page must be submitted.

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The Athletic Clearance Form will not be accepted without the following.

  • The date may not be hand written.
  • The health history checklist must be completed.
  • The physician must stamp and date.
  • The physician must sign and date. The date must be July 1, 2014 or later. The physician must be a licensed medical doctor. The physician may not be a chiropractor, acupuncturist, etc.

 

The Online Registration Sports Summary page will not be accepted without the following.

  • All emergency information.
  • Health insurance carrier and policy number.
  • Student and parent signature.

Each team will establish an amount for their team contribution and provide the budget that is used to establish the dollar amount. The contribution is not mandatory, but is necessary to provide our student-athletes with the best athletic experience.

 

The contribution may be paid on the Webstore. If paid by check, the check made payable to Acalanes High School may be submitted at the same time as the Athletic Clearance paperwork.

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The Athletic Department strongly encourages purchase of a Booster Club membership. This financial support is important because the Booster Club is the sole financial sponsor of the Athletic Trainer’s stipend for Chris Clark as well as all of the supplies for the Athletic Training program. The district does not pay for any of these costs.

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Athletic Clearances will be collected during residency verification in room 207.

  • Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Monday, August 18 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

 

Athletic Clearances will be collected during Don’s Day Tuesday, August 19 in the small gym from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Athletic Clearances will be collected during the following days and times in room 207 during the school year.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:30 to 7:50 am.
  • Monday through Friday at Brunch and Lunch.

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If you are having difficulty getting the physician to sign the Athletic Clearance Form, you may contact the following medical providers for same day or next day appointments.

 

Dr. William Workman                                  Walnut Creek Urgent Care

Acalanes HS athletic team physician             112 La Casa Via Way, suite 135

301 Lennon Lane, Suite #100                       Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Walnut Creek, CA 94598                             Monday through Saturday

Mondays and Thursdays only                         $75

925-944-0110                                            925-930-8200

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For questions or problem solving, contact Randy Takahashi by email at rtakahashi@acalanes.k12.ca.us

2014 Graduation Photos

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Select graduation photos are published here

Thanks for a great year!

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Gint Federas

Congratulations Grads!

Congratulations to the entire Acalanes 2014 Graduating Class! Best wishes in your future endeavors.

 

2014 Acalanes Commencement


2014 Pops Concert Videos

2014 Pops Concert Videos

Click on the above link to watch awesome Acalanes talent.

Videos: Gint Federas

2014 BASH Video

A photo retrospective of 2014 Acalanes Athletics.
Turn your sound up and enjoy.

Dec 31 – Happy New Year

Final Day!

As 2013 comes to a close, we ask that you remember the Acalanes Boosters in your charitable giving plan.
Remember, with Acalanes Boosters, everyone plays.

What does Acalanes Boosters Do?
To ensure the safety and well-being of all student-athletes, we provide the salary and supplies of our fine athletic trainer, Chris Clark.

We also:
• Fund every sports program at Acalanes High School every year.
• Last year Acalanes Boosters distributed roughly $100,000 across the 22 programs.
• Examples of items funded over the last two years: new weight room equipment, watering carts, a high-capacity ice machine (for hydro-therapy), new wrestling mats, equipment for the new pool, tennis ball auto-serve machine, and safety equipment for numerous programs.

Who Benefits?
• Every one of the 700+ Acalanes High School student-athletes
• Every one of the 22 Sports programs

Member Benefits?
• Tickets to all home football
• Tickets to all home league basketball games
• Premium items based on membership levels.

How can you help the Boosters?
· Become a member (click here for membership levels)
· Attend the Boosters Sports Bash
· Attend a membership meeting (click here for calendar of meetings)

Get Involved:
· Become a Acalanes Booster Sports Representative
· Join a Acalanes Booster’s Committee
Membership
Allocation
Sports Bash
Help at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Fundraising

For more information please contact a Boosters’ Board member

Year-End Tax Planning

Boosters Supporters:

When making your end of the year tax planning decisions, please consider donating to Boosters.  Boosters is a charitable organization so all your donations are tax-deductible. All you need to do is send a check to Acalanes Boosters Club at 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549. Acalanes’ Athletics is solely funded by community contributions so all your donations are greatly appreciated. (Tax ID  # 23-7428299)

Please visit the Gift Matching tab on the Boosters site to see if your employer will double your donation! Also, some companies offer charitable donations to compensate for your volunteer time. Check it out under the Gift Matching Tab.

Thank you and Happy New Year

Year-End Gift Matching

TIME SENSITIVE!

Fantastic news!  We are very excited to bring you our official “Gift Matching” web page on our  http://acalanesboosters.com/  web site.  The employee Matching Gift Program could easily be one of the year’s largest fundraising efforts for the Acalanes Boosters’ Club.   ANYONE who donated to the ABC this year could request matching gift funds from their employers.   Please take a minute to check if your employer has a Matching Gift Program.  We have hundreds of ABC donators who can potentially raise funds through this program.

Let’s try to collect as much FREE money as we can for our student athletes.  They deserve it!  This is time-sensitive and the cut off for requests is upon us, either Dec. 31, or Jan. 31, 2014. for fiscal year 2013.

Participating employers will have one or two+ donor programs:

1. Employers will match 1:1 eligible dollars donated.

2. Employers will provide a volunteer grant ie. $500 for volunteer hours per their guidelines.

For example, I have already contacted my employer and the ABC will receive $350 matching dollars for my donations, AND another $500 volunteer grant for meeting their criteria of 20-30 volunteer hours/calendar year.  $850 FREE dollars to the ABC.  WOW!  We have already received a few more matching gift donations this year as well.

Below are some easy instructions to follow.  If for any reason you are having difficulty with your submission, please feel free to contact me or your employer.  Mary Piscitelli 765-0457, I will be happy to help you.

A.      What is the proposed process?  It is very simple and will take just a few minutes.  (Time well spent!)

Go to the “acalanesboostersclub.com” web site.

Click on the last tab  ‘Gift Matching”, and it will bring you directly to the “Double the Donations” link and type in your company name.

See if your employer will match your donation!

Enter your company name ____________________________________________________

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B.     If your employer participates, all their contact information will appear as well as any pertinent links to their company specific guidelines and submission forms etc.  If your company is not registered, I encourage you to call your HR department and inquire with them, sometimes it’s not publicized.

C.       Some employers will allow you to submit your request electronically, by e-mail, regular mail, &/or fax.  If your company has a secured web or e-mail, you will need your employee number and perhaps a password if you haven’t set it up already.      IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THIS INFORMATION, OR GET FRUSTRATED, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP!   Call them directly for assistance.  They are very willing and happy to help guide you through the process.

D.  Send Brad and I an e-mail with a brief explanation of your donations &/or hours volunteered for that calendar year and we will confirm your qualifying donations when your employer contacts us.  If you need a receipt, we can provide that as well.

E.    Provide your company with;

-Your employee information
-Dollar amount you donated and are requesting a match for &/or number of hours volunteered.  Your donation was to the Acalanes Boosters’ Club
-ABC receipt, IF requested by the company.  (We can provide you with an ABC receipt)
-Contact information for our ABC rep. Brad Smith / or Mary Piscitelli
-ABC Tax ID  # 23-7428299, and school address 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd.
All the information you will need is listed on the web page for you.

Most companies already have the Acalanes Boosters Club information in their system.  Our Not-for-Profit Federal Tax ID# is nationally recognized.   Once the employer verifies the request, a check will be mailed directly to the ABC.  The checks are cut either monthly or quarterly according to their protocol.

What if you still have questions?

For questions regarding your company’s programs, please contact your employer’s HR or community giving department.  They are very helpful.  Most of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.

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For additional questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant request  please contact:
A.      Mary Piscitelli:  vicepresident@acalanesboosters.com or 925-765-0457
B.      Brad Smith:  treasurer@acalanesboosters.com  or 925-890-7273

Happy Holidays!

Mary Piscitelli and Brad Smith
Tom Duckworth
Danna Wright

Dec 11 – Acalanes Boosters Holiday Fundraiser

Buy your holiday gifts and support Acalanes Boosters at the same time
at the Sports Basement Holiday Fundraiser.

You get a 10% discount,
and 10% of your purchase is donated to the Boosters
at no cost to you.

December 11 6:30-8:30PM

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Acalanes Grad continues to set records in College

Acalanes graduate, Adler Faulkner, competed in his first collegiate indoor track meet today and his name is already in the Cornell University record books. Adler ran the 800 leg on a freshman distance medley relay (1600, 400, 800, 1600) and the team beat the old freshman record by 8 seconds.

David Faulkner

Dec 2 – Monday Sports

Monday, November 25

Girls Tennis

Congratulations to Isabella vonEbbe, who placed 4th at the NCS Singles Championships.

Tuesday, November 26

Boys Basketball

was defeated by College Park HS in the NCS Foundation game. The JV team was victorious, but the Freshman team came up short.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS in the NCS Foundation game. The JV team suffered the same fate.

Saturday, November 30

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell placed 25th and Sammy Taketa 28th at the CIF State Cross Country Championships in division III at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Monday, December 2

Boys Basketball

hosts Hercules HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Varsity Boys Soccer

hosts San Leandro HS in the Winter Classic.

R. Takahashi

Special Shopping News…

If you shop at Sports Basement on Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, mention “Acalanes Athletics,” and you will receive a 10% discount! The Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5% from the purchase price. You are given permission to shop to your heart’s content.

Sports Basement on Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek will host “Acalanes Athletics Day” on Wednesday, December 11. Mention Acalanes Athletics and you will receive a 10% discount! The Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 10% from the purchase price. Additionally there will be a Happy Hour from 6:30 to 8:30pm, with food and beverages provided free of charge.

Nov 27 – Acalanes Sports over Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 25

Girls Tennis

Congratulations to Isabella vonEbbe, who placed 4th at the NCS Singles Championships.

Tuesday, November 26

Boys Basketball

was defeated by College Park HS in the NCS Foundation game. The JV team was victorious, but the Freshman team came up short.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS in the NCS Foundation game. The JV team suffered the same fate.

Friday, November 29

Varsity Boys Soccer

has its Alumni game at 5:00.

JV Boys Soccer

plays Deer Valley HS and Livermore HS in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays California HS and Monte Vista HS in the Monte Vista tournament.

Saturday, November 30

Cross Country

competes in the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno at 8:00.

Boys Basketball

hosts Montgomery HS in a scrimmage. Varsity at 10:00, JV at 11:30 and freshmen at 1:00.

JV Boys Soccer

plays College Park HS and another team in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays Berkeley HS and another team in the Monte Vista tournament.

R. Takahashi

Nov 25 – Acalanes Sports over Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 26

Boys Basketball

hosts College Park HS in the NCS Foundation game. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Basketball

plays at San Ramon Valley HS in the NCS Foundation game. JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

hosts Richmond HS in a scrimmage. JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Friday, November 29

Varsity Boys Soccer

has its Alumni game at 5:00.

JV Boys Soccer

plays Deer Valley HS and Livermore HS in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays California HS and Monte Vista HS in the Monte Vista tournament.

Saturday, November 30

Cross Country

competes in the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno at 8:00.

Boys Basketball

hosts Montgomery HS in a scrimmage. Varsity at 10:00, JV at 11:30 and Freshmen at 1:00.

JV Boys Soccer

plays College Park HS and another team in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays Berkeley HS and another team in the Monte Vista tournament.

R. Takahashi

Nov 23 – NCS Cross Country Championships

Two sophomores, Sammy Taketa and Cameron Gaskell qualified to race at the State Cross Country Championships next week.

Sammy finished 8th place today and Cameron finished 3rd. Both improved on their finishes from last year (49th and 22nd respectively).

Other athletes for Acalanes were freshman Samantha Browne (62), Alec Weber (33), sophomore Aaron Harman (35), Michael Wang (37), Nima Leclerc (40), sophomore Alex Kelly (53), Jared and Ericksen (85). As a team the boys finished 6th.

David Faulkner

Nov 23 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

finished a great season in defeat to Campolindo HS in the NCS playoffs.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Cross Country

finished 6th at the NCS Meet of Champions in Division 3. Cameron Gaskell finished in 3rd place, Alec Weber in 33rd, Aaron Harman in 35th, Michael Wang in 37th and Nima LeClerc in 40th. On the girl’s side, Sammy Taketa finished in 8th place.

R. Takahashi

Nov 9 – Saturday Results

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #4 seeded girls water polo team defeated #5 Marin Catholic HS 11-4 to advance to the NCS Semifinals against Campolindo HS Wednesday at Campolindo HS at 7:15PM.

Reilly Fellner
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Cross Country

At the DFAL Championships, Cameron Gaskell finished 2nd and Alec Weber 4th on the boys side and Sammy Taketa 8th for the girls.

R. Takahashi

Nov 8 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

played with great energy to defeat Dougherty Valley HS in 4 games. They will find out Sunday when and where they will play in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Girls Tennis

At the DFAL Girls Tennis Championships, Isabella vonEbbe won her first two matches to advance to todays semifinals. Tessa Karagocev and Melissa VanPell did likewise in doubles.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Tennis

Isabella vonEbbe is in the singles semifinals and Tessa Karagocev and Melissa VanPell are in the doubles semifinals of the DFAL Championships at St. Mary’s College at 11:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #4 seeded girls water polo team hosts #5 Marin Catholic HS in the NCS Quarterfinals at 4:45.

Cross Country

competes at the DFAL Championships at Shadow Cliffs Park at 1:00.

R. Takahashi

Oct 30 – Gaskell and Taketa Lead Dons XC at Shadow Cliffs Park

Wednesday’s DFAL meet at Shadow Cliffs Park ended with strong results for the Acalanes Cross Country team. Cameron Gaskell finished 2nd out of 63 athletes with a time of 17:40 for the 2.95 mile course. Michael Wang was right on his tail and finished 3rd. Alec Weber finished in 23rd place. Overall, Boys Varsity ranked 5th.

Sammy Taketa led the Lady Dons with a time of 18:34 finishing 4th . Brooke Lennox came in 21st place, and Mary Lewerenz finished 29th. Girls Varsity team finished 5th overall.

Kara Gragg

Oct 30 – Wednesday Sports

In Yesterday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

dealt De La Salle HS a 9-6 defeat. They JV team squeaked by with a 6-5 victory.

Girls Volleyball

gave their all in defeat to Campolindo HS. The JV and freshman teams were narrowly defeated.

In Today’s action…

Water Polo

This is the BIG ONE. The Water Polo teams face the DFAL showdown at Campolindo HS. JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:00, Varsity boys at 6:00 and JV boys at 7:00.

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Center Meet at Shadow Cliffs Park at 3:30.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Ryan McCracken and Brendan Supple each scored 3 goals and had an assist. Tucker Stone had 11 saves.

Girls Volleyball

Grace Bolen had 17 assists, Molly Dalziel had 8 kills and Rachel Cox had 6 kills.

R. Takahashi

Oct 28 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

defeated Dublin HS 37-20. The JV team fell by the narrowest of margins.

Boys Water Polo

was defeated by Agoura HS and Miramonte HS in the North/South tournament.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

defeated Los Altos HS 16-6 before falling to Davis HS in the North/South tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Varsity Girls Volleyball

finished 3rd out of 32 teams in the Northgate Invitational defeating Benicia HS, Petaluma HS, Clayton Valley Charter HS and Berkeley HS, with their only defeat to Heritage HS.

In Monday’s action…

Girls Golf

competes in the NCS Championships at Peacock Gap GC in San Rafael.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell rushed for 146 yards on 31 carries and scored a touchdown. Casey Harrington completed 10 of 17 passes for 111 yards and threw two touchdown passes and rushed for one. John Lauth had 6 receptions including a touchdown catch. Robbie Stern added a touchdown reception and Jared Finney a touchdown run.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell finished 9th and Sammy Taketa 24th in the division 3 sweepstakes race at the prestigious Mt. SAC Invitational.

R. Takahashi

Oct 26 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

defeated Dublin HS 37-20. The JV team fell by the narrowest of margins.

Boys Water Polo

was defeated by Agoura HS and Miramonte HS in the North/South tournament.

Cross Country

competes in the Mt. SAC Invitational in Southern California.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

defeated Los Altos HS 16-6 and await their last game in the North/South tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate Invitational.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell rushed for 146 yards on 31 carries and scored a touchdown. Casey Harrington completed 10 of 17 passes for 111 yards and threw two touchdown passes and rushed for one. John Lauth had 6 receptions including a touchdown catch. Robbie Stern added a touchdown reception and Jared Finney a touchdown run.

R. Takahashi

Oct 25 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.

Freshman Football

was defeated by Dublin HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

plays at Dublin HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the North/South tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Cross Country

competes in the Mt. SAC Invitational in Southern California.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the North/South tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

R. Takahashi

Oct 15 – Tuesday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

mounted a furious rally only to fall short to Miramonte HS. The JV team also rallied, but came out the victors.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

dropped their first game, but rallied to win the second game in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

continues to play well going 3-1 to capture 5th place at the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

won both matches to finish 3-1 in 9th place at the prestigious Southern California Invitational.

In Monday’s action…

Girls Golf

finished in a tie for 3rd place at the DFAL Championships.

In today’s action…

Girls Tennis

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

Girls Volleyball

plays at Dougherty Valley HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

Individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell ran for 168 yards on 20 carries including a 61 yard touchdown run.
Casey Harrington ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Jared Finney.
John Lauth caught 6 passes for 50 yards and returned one of his 2 interceptions for a touchdown.
Robbie Stern caught 6 passes for 98 yards.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell finished 2nd and Sammy Taketa 22nd in division 3 at the Clovis Invitational.

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot a 73 and was the runner-up at the DFAL Championships. Adrienne Lee placed 9th with a score of 84 and Emily Attiyeh 11th with a score of 86.

R. Takahashi

Oct 12 – Clovis Invitational

Gaskell keeps getting faster and faster!

Sophomore Cameron Gaskell placed 2nd out of 201 athletes in the Clovis Invitational with a time of 15:28 for the 3.1 mile course, improving his previous record by more than one minute and clocking 4:59 minute miles.

Sophomore Sammy Taketa placed 22nd out of 175 female athletes with a time of 19:38.

38 Cross Country athletes traveled to Clovis last weekend to compete in the Clovis Invitational. Eight athletes set new personal records including: Gaskell, Michael Wang, Alec Weber, Nima Leclerc, Jared Ericksen, Preston Tso, Sammy Taketa, and Emma Champion.

Kara Gragg

Oct 14 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

mounted a furious rally only to fall short to Miramonte HS. The JV team also rallied, but came out the victors.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

dropped their first game, but rallied to win the second game in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In today’s action…

Girls Golf

competes in the DFAL Championships at Diablo Creek GC.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell ran for 168 yards on 20 carries including a 61 yard touchdown run.
Casey Harrington ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Jared Finney.
John Lauth caught 6 passes for 50 yards and returned one of his 2 interceptions for a touchdown.
Robbie Stern caught 6 passes for 98 yards.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell finished 2nd and Sammy Taketa 22nd in division 3 at the Clovis Invitational.

R. Takahashi

Oct 12 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

Varsity mounted a furious rally only to fall short to Miramonte HS. The JV team also rallied, but came out the victors.

Peter Mitchell (25) breaks open for a TD run.
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Varsity Boys Water Polo

dropped their first game, but rallied to win the second game in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Clovis Invitational.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament at Johanssen HS in Modesto.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell ran for 168 yards on 20 carries including a 61 yard touchdown run. Casey Harrington ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Jared Finney. John Lauth caught 6 passes for 50 yards and returned one of his 2 interceptions for a touchdown. Robbie Stern caught 6 passes for 98 yards.

Casey Harrington (3) running Touchdown
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R. Takahashi

Oct 11 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

always makes it exciting at they defeated Miramonte HS in 5 games. The JV and Freshman teams both won in two games.

Girls Golf

came up just a few strokes short as Miramonte HS got the better of them 242-251.

Freshman Football

drove the length of the field in the last minute of the game only to come up short in a 22-15 defeat to Miramonte HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

plays at Miramonte HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament at Johanssen HS in Modesto.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Cross Country

competes in the Clovis Invitational.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament at Johanssen HS in Modesto.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot an even par 37 over 9-holes.

R. Takahashi

Sep 27 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

Wow. The girls water polo team defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 11-9. This is incredible as they were defeated by them just two weeks ago. Congratulations to Coach Misha Buchel and the girls.

Whitney Hickok deflecting one of three goal shots in the last 30 seconds of play
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Girls Volleyball

battled to the wire in their victory over Dublin HS 25-15, 23-25, 25-22, 29-31, 15-11.

Girls Tennis

showed well in defeat to Miramonte HS.

In Friday’s action…

This is the BIG ONE

Football hosts Campolindo HS in a battle between undefeated teams currently at the top of DFAL rankings. JV plays at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational at 12:00.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational in Palo Alto.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts the Ron Richison Invitational at 12:00.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Amanda McDonald Invitational in Palo Alto.

Cross Country

competes in the Stanford Invitational at Stanford GC at 12:00.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the College Park tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Rachel Cox had 18 kills, 5 blocks and 8 digs. Maddie Graham had 15 kills, 2 blocks and 3 digs. Molly Dalziel had 13 kills.

Girls Tennis

Bella Heidenreich and Bella vonEbbe won singles matches.

Melisa vanPell
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R. Takahashi

Sep 25 – Cross Country DFAL Meet Results

58 Acalanes athletes competed in the fist DFAL meet at Shadow Cliffs Park on September 25, 2013.

Junior Caith Wright led the Acalanes Girls Varsity team with a time of 20:15.9, setting a personal record for the 3 mile course. Senior Briana Grether led the Acalanes Girls JV team with a time of 13:42.6, setting a personal record for the 1.9 mile course. Freshman Samantha Browne led the Acalanes Girls Freshmen/Sophomore team, finishing the 1.9 mile course in 14:05.2 minutes. Varsity Girls team placed 6th out of 6 teams.

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Photo: Peter Simonsen

Senior Alec Weber was the first place Acalanes Boys Varsity finisher with a time of 17:39.3 in the 3 mile course. Varisty Boys Team placed 6th out of 7 teams. Sophomore Nico Martinesen led the Acalanes Boys Freshmen/Sophomore team with a time of 12:04.7 in the 1.9 mile course. Senior Jared Gragg led the Acalanes Boys JV team with a time of 2:11.5 in the 1.9 mile course. Varsity Boys team placed 6th out of 7 teams.

Click on image to view entire gallery.
Photo: Peter Simonsen

Kara Gragg

Sep 25 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated Alhambra HS 25-11, 25-11, 25-15.

Girls Tennis

remains undefeated in the DFAL with a 6-3 victory over Las Lomas HS.

In today’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the DFAL Center Meet at Shadow Cliffs Park at 3:30.

Girls Golf

has a match against Campolindo HS at Moraga CC at 3:30.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Molly Dalziel had 14 kills and 2 aces. Rachel Cox had 8 kills, 3 digs and 2 aces. Reilly Webster had 6 kills and 3 blocks.

Girls tennis

Isabella vonEbbe, Melissa VanPell, Tara Barabi, Tessa Lo and Fernanda Heredia won singles matches. Lauren Ladrech & Quinn Harrington won their doubles match.

R. Takahashi

Sep 21 – Acalanes Cross Country performance at De La Salle Invitational

Sophomore phenom Cameron Gaskell led the Acalanes Varsity Boys team and finished 4th overall with a time of 14:30 for the 3 mile course. The Boys Varsity team of Gaskell, Nima Leclerc, Aaron Harmon, Alex Kelly and Jared Ericksen finished 12th out of 24 teams.

Other standouts include Alex Hennies who led the Acalanes JV team on the 2 mile course with a time of 12:09, followed closely by Will Audley with a time of 12:22.

Ethan Lindgren led the Acalanes Freshmen Boys team with a time of 13:22.

Nine boys walked away with personal records, including Alex Hennies, Nico Martinsen, Preston Tso, Colin Smith, Cole Gotelli, Jonah Bodden, Juan Pestana, Joe Fonstein, and Garrett Leahy.

Acalanes Girls Varsity team of Caith Wright, Brooke Lennox, Sammy Taketa, Sophia Frumenti, and Catie Park finished in 11th place out of 23 teams.

Freshman standout Samantha Browne finished the 2 mile course in 14:26. AnaLisse Johansson also had an outstanding race, setting a personal record with a time of 15:34.

Kara Gragg

Sep 23 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

cruised to victory over Tennyson HS 45-15. JV did likewise.

Girls Golf

was narrowly defeated by Dublin HS 208-220.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell ran for 175 yards on 25 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. Jared Finney added 53 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Casey Harrington completed 7 of 10 passes for 106 yards and 3 touchdown strikes. Andrew Bosshart caught 4 passes for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sam deRoque caught a 21 yard touchdown pass. Sam Wood made a 29 yard field goal and was perfect on his 6 PATs.

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot a 36 and Adrienne Lee 39 and Emily Attiyeh 40 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Cross Country

Cameron Gaskell finished 4th at the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational. R. Takahashi

Sep 20 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

cruised to victory over Tennyson HS 45-15. JV did likewise.

Girls Golf

was narrowly defeated by Dublin HS 208-220.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the College Park Tournament.

Jared Finney breaking a tackle.
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Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell ran for 175 yards on 25 carries and scored 2 touchdowns.  Jared Finney added 53 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown.  Casey Harrington completed 7 of 10 passes for 106 yards and 3 touchdown strikes.  Andrew Bosshart caught 4 passes for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Sam deRoque caught a 21 yard touchdown pass.  Sam Wood made a 29 yard field goal and was perfect on his 6 PATs.

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot a 36 and Adrienne Lee 39 and Emily Attiyeh 40 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Casey Harrington throwing in traffic.
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R. Takahashi

Sep 20 – Friday Sports Page

Bella VonEbbe serving.
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In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

took down perennial league power Campolindo HS 6-3 by winning every singles match.  OUTSTANDING!!!

Girls Volleyball

gave Monte Vista HS, a team that is in the top 10 in the state, all it could handle in the defeat.  The JV and Freshman teams were the victors.

Girls Golf

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.

Freshman Football

was defeated by Livermore HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Tennyson HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Golf

has a match against Campolindo HS and Dublin HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the College Park Tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Tennis

Bella vonEbbe, Bella Heidenreich, Tessa Karagocev, Melissa VanPell, Aleksandra Singer and Skylar Jeveli won singles matches.

Girls Volleyball

Rachel Cox had 10 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs, 2 aces and 2 assists.
Molly Dalziel had 10 kills, 1 block and 4 digs.
Molly Armstrong had 3 kills and 3 blocks.
Grace Bolen had 19 assists and 1 dig.

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot a 38 and Adrienne Lee 44 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Click on image to view entire gallery

R. Takahashi

Booster ID Cards

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Athletic Boosters this year!  We appreciate your donation and couldn’t support our athletic programs without it!

If you purchased a membership but still need to pickup your Sports Passes or Incentive items (for memberships $250 & above), they’ll be available at the Boosters Table at the home football games Friday night 9/20.  The Cinch Bags that we ran out of at Dons Day are now in!!

If you have any questions, please contact Doreen de Roque, Membership chair.
email: membership@acalanesboosters.com

Thank you!

Sep 14 – Acalanes Cross Country has Strong Showing at Ed Sias Invitational

56 Acalanes Cross Country athletes competed in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Lakes Park in Martinez on Saturday September 14, 2013.

DSC00375Sophomore Sammy Taketa (second from left) led the Acalanes Girls Varsity team with a time of 13:18 for the two-mile course. Junior Mary Lewerenz (left) was a close second with a time of 13:40.9.

Other top Acalanes finishers in the girls’ competition include:
Brooke Lennox (Sophomore) 13:40.9
Sophia Frumenti (Junior) 14:17.7
Caith Wright (Junior): 14:30.8
Samantha Browne (Freshman) 14:49.8
Emily Cavanaugh (Senior) 15:00.4
Catie Park (Sophomore): 15:12
AnaLisse Johansson (Junior): 15:22.5
Nikki Roos (Sophomore): 15:35.6
Emma Champion (Sophomore): 15:50.5

Sophomore Cameron Gaskell led the Acalanes Boys Varsity team with a time of 10:08.5.
Other Acalanes standouts in the boys’ competition include:
Alec Weber (Senior): 10:45.6
Nima Leclerc (Junior): 11:14.6
Alex Kelly (Sophomore): 11:40
Payson Newman (Freshman): 12:03.3
Jared Ericksen (Junior): 12:25.4
Seth McWhirter (Freshman): 12:44.7
Nico Martinsen (Sophomore): 12:45.5
Charlie Westphal (Junior) 12:48.9
Jared Gragg (Senior) 12:54.3
Colin Smith (Sophomore) 13:03.4

Kara Gragg

Sep 14 – Friday Results and Weekend Action

In Friday’s action…

Football

dispatched Irvington HS 49-21. The JV and freshmen teams did likewise, 49-0 and 35-6, respectively.

Girls Water Polo

defeated Washington HS and was defeated by Sir Francis Drake HS in the Acalanes Invitational.

Casey Harrington breaking a tackle on a QB keeper..
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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Albany Invitational.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate Tournament.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Tournament.

Cross Country

competes in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park at 9:00.

Fridays individual standouts…

Football

Peter Mitchell ran wild for 224 yards on 20 carries and scored 4 touchdowns. Casey Harrington threw 3 touchdown passes. Robbie Stern caught 2 touchdown passes.

Peter Mitchell breaks open a run down the sideline.
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R. Takahashi

Sep 13 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

shutout Dublin HS 9-0. Isabella vonEbbe, Tessa Karagocev, Melissa VanPell, Tara Barabi, Aleksandra Singer and Skylar Jeveli won singles matches.  Lauren Ladrech & Quinn Harrington, Madeline Bakar & Katrina Bittner and Erin Siu & Queenie Chin won doubles matches.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Irvington HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00. The freshmen are at Irvington HS at 5:00.

Girls Water Polo

team hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

team hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Volleyball

Varsity Girls Volleyball team competes in the Albany Invitational.
JV Girls Volleyball team competes in the Northgate Tournament.
Freshman Girls Volleyball team competes in the Dougherty Valley Tournament.

Cross Country

competes in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park at 9:00.

R. Takahashi

Sep 1 – Monday Sports Page

In Fridays action…

The football team pulled out a thrilling overtime win over Hercules HS 35-28.  Casey Harrington completed a 6-yard pass to Robbie Stern with 39 seconds left in the game and another to Tommy Kresnak for the 2-point conversion to send the game into overtime.  Casey connected with John Lauth (24) on a 10-yard pass on the first play in overtime to clinch the victory.

The JV team won soundly 35-2.

In Tuesdays action…

The cross country team competes in the Monte Vista Invitational at Oak Hill Park at 3:30.

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R. Takahashi

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Don’t miss out; Boosters’ BASH is coming!

Acalanes Boosters’ Bash: Cinco de Mayo – Dons’ Style!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Lafayette Veterans’ Hall 6:00 – 10:30pm

Time is running out! Don’t miss the opportunity to support Boosters while enjoying a memorable evening with the Acalanes community including administration, coaches, and fellow parents. Read below for details on how you can help make the event a success…

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

The dinner will sell out shortly (no joke!). Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased on-line http://acalaneshs.revtrak.net Look for the Athletic Boosters Section and choose item 2 for Boosters’ tickets to the Bash. We have sold 2/3 of our tickets so we will sell out and sell out early! Don’t miss your chance to attend this fun evening!

CURIOUS ABOUT SOME OF THE FABULOUS AUCTION ITEMS WE HAVE?

How would you like to be Principal for the Day and get the chance to spend the day with Ms. Glimme? Have a kid graduating and don’t want to stress on seats or parking? We have you covered! We have a reserved parking spot and four reserved seats at graduation along with several other goodies! How about a trip to the beach for your family? We have beach cruiser bikes, a stay at Seascape, dinner, beach bonfire with s’mores, all day rides at the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk and winery visits! Don’t miss out! We have special coach outings with our varsity coaches, a couch in the End Zone for the Campo football game with BBQ and wait staff! Our list is growing! Let’s make this year our best year yet!

MAKE A DONATION! THROW A PARTY!!!

We need your donations! The success of this event depends on the continued generosity of our parents and local business community. Please share your talents and connections.

A fun way to support Boosters is by throwing a party. Boosters’ parties sell well and are a source of genuine merriment for our parent community. This is a great way to connect with other parents while making a valuable contribution to boosters. Please contact Brenda Balfrey at bbalfrey@me.com by April 1st if you can help!

Other great donations include gift certificates, vacation rentals, gift baskets, event tickets, lodging, sports memorabilia, jewelry, handcrafted items, services…the possibilities are endless! The deadline for donations is April 1st. Please contact Julie Gladden or Leslie Mariani at BoostersBash@yahoo.com with any questions about donations. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated! Donation forms are located on the Boosters’ Website at www.acalanesboosters.com under the tab “Forms”.

ADVERTISE!

Your support can also be given by advertising in the auction program! If you want information about advertising in our auction program, please contact Leslie or Julie at BoostersBash@yahoo.com.

LEND A HAND!

This is a volunteer event. If you’d like to take part in the fun, please contact Julie or Leslie at BoostersBash@yahoo.com.

ABOUT BOOSTERS

We raise funds for the entire Acalanes athletic program, working to ensure that the program is viable and that each student athlete has a rewarding athletic experience. Boosters’ also provides our student athletes with the best trainer around, Chris Clark. We are only as strong as you make us! Please help support our organization!

Thursday, Dec 13 – Sports Basement Fundraiser

Thursday, Dec. 13th, ALL DAY
“Happy Hour” food and drink 4pm-7pm
Looking for gifts for the outdoorsy-active-gym-snow lover?
Sports Basement is offering 10% off to Acalanes families with an additional 10% going back to Boosters!
Just say: “Acalanes” at the register!
Toms, Uggs, Nike, Northface, Columbia, and MORE!
Tis the Season!

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Nov 24 – Cross Country – State Championships

CIF State Cross Country Championships, Division III, 8th place, Annie Marggraff

CIF State Cross Country Championships, Division III, 8th place

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

Nov 17 – Acalanes Cross Country takes top spots in NCS Championship

For those that are checking their email over the Thanksgiving Break, there is BIG news from the NCS Cross Country Championships.
The girls 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 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.
Both teams qualify for the CIF State Championships this Saturday.
Story: R. Takahashi      Photos: David Faulkner

Nov 17 – Cross Country, NCS Championships

GIRLS FINISH FIRST, BOYS SECOND

The girls varsity cross country team finished first, led by Annie Marggraff who finished first in the Division III race.  The boys team finished second.  Both teams will compete at the State Championships next Saturday in Clovis.

The race was very muddy and several runners slipped and fell during the race.  But all of the Acalanes runners finished with no injuries but with plenty of mud on their legs.

For the girls, after Annie, were Kelly Collins (3), Caith Wright (7), Amy Hollshwandner (12), Mary Lewerenz (35), Sammy Taketa (49) and Caroline Wilcox (76).  The girls won with 58 points while the second place finisher had 84.  Remember that the lower the score the better!

In the boys race, Scott Lindsay finished 7th overall, followed by Michael Wang (12), Keenan Byrne (13), Cameron Gaskell (22), Alec Weber (28), Tristan Tarpey (67) and Ros Dudakov (94).

The reports were that the girls have not won the NCS Cross Country Championships in over 20 years.

On 14 Nov, the website, PrepCalTrack.com (Editor Rich Gonzalez) ranked the girls #8 (behind two other NC teams) in the state for Division 3, but with this performance they surely will be ranked higher now.

The same website, ranked the boys #7 for Division 3 (behind another NC team that they beat today), so again they should be ranked higher with today’s result.

Story and Photo: David Faulkner

Nov 3 – Cross Country – DFAL League Championships

The cross country team competed in the DFAL League Championships on Saturday, Nov 3 at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez.  It was a great day for running and the Acalanes athletes had some great results.

The Boys varsity took second place.  Due to injuries and one runner dropping out, the boys accomplished this result with just 5 runners.  Usually varsity teams enter 7 runners.  Hopefully the boys can get healthy and send 7 runners to the start line at NCS in two weeks.  The varsity boys were: Michael Wang (3rd), Keenan Byrne (6th), Scott Lindsay (8th), Cameron Gaskell (13th, fastest freshman), and Alec Weber (20th).

Next the Varsity girls finished 3rd, with Annie Marggraff (2nd by 0.2 seconds), Kelly Collins (4th), Amy Hollswandner (14th), freshman Samantha Taketa (26th), Caith Wright (36th).  As with the boys, the girls only had 5 runners finish the race.  Same as the boys, hopefully they can send 7 runners to the line at NCS in two weeks.

In the Frosh/Soph boys race, Nima LeClerc in the Top 10 with a 8th place finish.

In the Frosh/Soph girls race the team finished 2nd.  The top 5 scoring runners were: freshman Claire Inman (4th), freshman Raea Gragg (8th), sophomore Sophia Frumenti (10th), freshman Nikki Roos (13th) and sophomore Amy Strobelt (14th).  Maybe some of these girls can run varsity in a couple of weeks!

The junior varsity girls finished second as a team.  The top girls finished together 4-5-6-7.  Caroline Wilcox, Briana Grether, Vera Portnova, and Emily Cavanaugh.  The rest of the team was: Aleah Dajani (13th), Ali Bergmann (17th) and Alyssa Milward (21).  Again, I see some varsity prospects.

For the varsity the following made first team all league for DFAL:

Annie Marggraff, Kelly Collins, Michael Wang, Keenan Byrne

and these athletes made second team all league for DFAL:

Amy Hollswandner, Scott Lindsay, Cameron Gaskell

Nov 3 – Cross Country DFAL Results

The Varsity Boys Team finished a close second to Campolindo and the Girls Varsity finished third as a team and second overall.  The JV Girls finished second overall but won the JV Team Title, having gone undefeated in the Center Meets.

Manny Myers

Nov 5 – Monday Sports

In Saturdays action…
The boys water polo team came roaring back to defeat Campolindo HS in the NCS quarterfinals 13-12.  They will play in the NCS semifinals against Miramonte HS at Miramonte HS Wednesday at 7:15.

The girls water polo team got off to a fast start in the NCS playoffs with a 17-3 victory over Ukiah HS in the quarterfinals.  They will host Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS semifinals Wednesday at 6:00.

The boys cross country team finished 2nd and the girls 3rd at the DFAL Championships.

In Mondays action…
Elizabeth Schultz competes in the CIF NorCal Championships at Brookside Country Club in Stockton.

Individual standouts…
Boys water polo               Connor Reid scored 6 goals, and Tommy Bush and Jacob Welcomer each scored 3 goals. Tucker Stone had 6 saves and Charlie Rogers had 5 saves.

Cross country                    Michael Wang finished 3rd, Keenan Byrne 6th, Scott Lindsay 8th and Cameron Gaskell 14th in the varsity boys division. Annie Marggraff finished 2nd, Kelly Collins 4th and Amy Hollshwandner 14th in the varsity girls division.

R. Takahashi

Nov 2 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…
The boys water polo team dispatched California HS 18-7 to advance to the NCS quarterfinals.

In Saturdays action…
The girls water polo team hosts Ukiah HS Saturday at 2:30 in the NCS quarterfinals.
The boys water polo team plays Campolindo HS at Campolindo HS Saturday at 5:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.
The cross country team competes in the DFAL Championships at Shadow Cliffs Park at 1:00.

R. Takahashi

Oct 25 – Thursday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The boys water polo team defeated Las Lomas HS 12-9.
The girls water polo team defeated Las Lomas HS.
The boys cross country team finished 2nd and the girls 3rd at the DFAL Center Meet.  The JV girls won the event.

In todays action…
The girls volleyball team hosts Dublin HS.  The freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.  The Senior Night presentation will take place before the varsity game.  Come out and honor our senior players in their last regular season home game.

The freshman football team hosts Alhambra HS at 5:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys water polo               Connor Reid scored 7 goals and Tommy Bush 3 goals.  Tucker Stone had 4 saves and Charlie Rogers 3 saves.

Cross country                    Michael Wang placed 2nd, Scott Lindsay 4th and Keenan Byrne 6th in the varsity boys division.

Annie Marggraff placed 2nd, Kelly Collins 5th, Amy Hollshwandner 7th and Caith Wright 11th in the varsity girls division.

Brooke Lennox placed 2nd, Emily Cavanaugh 3rd, Vera Portnova 4th and Briana Grether 5th in the JV girls division.

Congratulations…
Elizabeth Schultz was named honorable mention as a Bay Area News Group East Bay Athlete of the Week for her first place finish at the DFAL Championships firing a stellar 69 at 3-under par.

R. Takahashi

Oct 24 – Cross Country – Center Meet #2

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Cross Country Center Meet #2
Hidden Valley Park

The cross country team competed in the second and final DFAL Center Meet for the season.  The varsity boys finished 2nd and the varsity girls finished 3rd.  The girls were just one point back of Las Lomas and tied Campo for the first 5 runners.  The tie breaker was the 6th runners.  Freshman Raea Gragg was narrowly beaten by a junior from Campo.

The varsity boys were led by Michael Wang (2nd), Scott Lindsay (4th), and Keenan Byrne (6th).  Following close behind was freshman Cameron Gaskell and Ros Dudakov to round out the top 5.

In the varsity girls race, Annie Marggraff finished 2nd, Kelly Collins, 5th, Amy Hollshwandner, 7th and Caith Wright, 11th.  Finishing fifth for the team and thus counting for the scoring was freshman Clarie Inman.

The JV girls finished first with Brooke Lennox, Emily Cavanaugh, Vera Portnova, Briana Grether and Ali Bergmann scoring.  Brooke, Emily, Vera and Briana finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Sep 18 – Athlete of the Week – Annie Marggraff

Interview by Natalie Goepel; Video by

Oct 8 – Tuesday Sports

In Fridays action…
The football team was defeated by Miramonte HS 21-14.  The JV team triumphed.

In Saturdays action…
At the Clovis Invitational, the boys cross country team finished 2nd and the girls 5th.

In Tuesdays action…
The girls tennis team has a match against Las Lomas HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

Individual standouts…
Football DeShawn Johnson rushed for 171 yards on 28 carries and scored on a 10 yard run. Steve Main had 2 receptions for 36 yards and a 25 yard touchdown catch. Tyler Supple had 2 receptions for 31 yards and Craig Anderson 2 receptions for 30 yards.

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Cross country Annie Marggraff won the varsity girls division and Kelly Collins finished in 6th place and Amy Hollshwandner in 9th place. Cameron Gaskell won the frosh-soph boys division and Nima LeClerc placed 16th. Caith Wright placed 2nd in the frosh-soph girls division.

Oct 6 – Cross Country – Clovis Invitational

The Cross Country Team raced in the Clovis Invitational, the same course at the State Meet.  The team had some outstanding results.

The day started with the Frosh/Soph Girls.  Caith Wright finished 2nd and improved on her last year time by 39 seconds.

Next in the Frosh/Soph Boys race, Freshman Cameron Gaskell smoked the field and finished first.  He led the whole race and had a huge lead at the finish.  Cameron is at or near the top of the Acalanes All-Time List for Frosh on this course.  Next was Nima Leclerc in 16th.

In the Girls Varsity race, Annie Marggraff again continued her dominance by finishing first and doing so with ease.  Once Annie took the lead she was not challenged at all.  Next was Kelly Collins in 6th and Amy Hollshwandner in 9th.  The girls overall finished 5th as a team.

The last race of the day for Acalanes was the Varsity Boys who finished 2nd overall.  They beat some DFAL rivals who had previously beaten them in the Center Meet a few weeks earlier.   The team finished in the following order: Michael Wang, Keenan Byrne, Scott Lindsay, Tristan Tarpey, Alec Weber and Ros Dudakov.  Michael improved his time from last year by 33 seconds, Tristan and Keenan improved their previous best by 42.

David Faulkner

Oct 5 – Friday Sports, Weekend Games, and Thursday Results

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In Thursdays action…
The girls volleyball team defeated Alhambra HS 25-16, 25-16, 25-16.
The girls golf team defeated Alhambra HS 242-255.
The girls tennis team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Fridays action…
The football team hosts Miramonte HS. JV plays at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00. Tonight’s game is dedicated to “Find the Cure” for breast cancer awareness and fundraising.
The boys water polo team competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturdays action:
The varsity girls volleyball team competes in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The JV girls volleyball team competes in the Wolverine tournament at Deer Valley HS.
The boys water polo team competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.
The cross country team competes in the Clovis Invitational in Fresno at 9:00.
The frosh-soph girls water polo team competes in the Alhambra tournament.

Thursdays individual standouts…
Girls volleyball Rachel Cox had 9 kills, Jen Lincoln had 7 kills, and Katie Nall had 4 kills and 2 blocks.
Girls golf Elizabeth Schultz shot a 34, Lauren Kim a 41 and Adrienne Lee a 44 on a 9-hole par 36 course.
Girls tennis Isabella vonEbbe and Tessa Karagocev won matches against Campolindo’s #1 and #2 singles players, respectively.

 

Sep 29 – Cross Country – Stanford Invitational

Two boys and two girls from Varsity raced at the Stanford Invitational, Division 3, held on the Stanford Golf Course on Saturday, 29th.  All four athletes performed well.

The boys ran first and Junior Michael Wang finished 5th overall and was the first junior.  Freshman Cameron Gaskell finished 34th overall and was the first freshman.  Both boys are at or near the top of the Acalanes All-Time list for this course for their respective grade levels.

After the boys, the girls raced next.  Annie Marggraff finished 5th and Kelly Collins finished 9th.  Annie and Kelly were the top two runners for NCS in this race.  Similar to the boys, Annie and Kelly are now at or near the top of the Acalanes All-Time list for this course.

David Faulkner

Oct 1 – Monday Sports and weekend results

In Fridays action…
Robbie Stern scored the winning touchdown with 31 seconds remaining in the game as the football team defeated Las Lomas HS 21-17.  The JV team shut out the Knights 35-0.

In Mondays action…
The water polo teams hosts Marin Catholic HS.  JV girls play at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:00, varsity boys at 6:00, and JV boys at 7:00.

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Individual standouts…
Football                Robbie Stern completed 9 of 15 passes for 146 yards and scored on a 33 yard run and threw a 17 yard touchdown pass. DeShawn Johnson rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries and scored on a 65 yard run on the first play of the game. Steve Main had 4 receptions for 63 yards including a 17 yard touchdown catch.

Cross country    At the Stanford Invitational in division 3, Michael Wang and Annie Marggraff finished in 5th place, and Kelly Collins finished 9th.

R. Takahashi

Sep 28 – Fridays Sports and Results

In Thursdays action…
The girls volleyball team defeated Dougherty Valley HS 25-14, 25-20 and 25-22.  The JV (25-11, 25-7) and freshman (25-16, 25-11) teams also won in 2 games.
The girls golf team was defeated by Dublin HS.

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In Fridays action…
The football team hosts Las Lomas HS.  JV plays at 4:30 and varsity at 7PM.
The water polo team hosts the Ron Richison tournament.

In Saturdays action…
The water polo team hosts the Ron Richison tournament.
The cross country team competes in the Stanford Invitational at Stanford Golf Course at 12:00.
The varsity girls volleyball team competes in the Concord Tournament.
The JV girls volleyball team competes in the Dougherty Valley Tournament.

Thursdays individual standouts…
Girls volleyball   Brooke Aiello had 13 kills and 18 digs, Rachel Cox had 6 kills and 6 blocks, and Jo Jo Harnish had 32 assists and 3 blocks.
Girls golf              Elizabeth Schultz shot a 39 and Lauren Kim 44 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

R. Takahashi

Sep 19 – Cross Country – DFAL Center Meet #1

The cross country team had their first of two league meets.  All teams in the DFAL participate and scoring is done on a pairwise basis.  Acalanes vs Miramonte, Acalanes vs. Campo, Acalanes vs Las Lomas, etc.

Varsity Girls placed second (Annie Marggraff won by 27 sec).  The remainder of the team: Kelly Collins (5th), Amy Hollshwandner (6th), Caith Wright (10th), Mary Lewerenz (23rd), Brooke Lennox (26th), and Alexandria Gragg (33rd).  The first 5 runners tied, so it came down to the 6th runner

Varsity Boys placed second with Adler Faulkner (4th), Keenan Byrne (5th), Scott Lindsay (10th), Tristan Tarpey (12th), Cameron Gaskell (15th), and Alec Weber (18th)

JV Girls placed first by a huge margin.  The first four places were all Acalanes.  Kelli Berge, Haley Kisner, Caroline Wilcox, and Emily Cavanaugh.  The last runner to score was Briana Grether (8th).

JV Boys placed third.  The scoring team finished in the following order: Ros Dudakov (4th), Nick Warren (10th), Jack Main (18th), Jack Connolly (25th) and Amir Nowrouz (29th)

Frosh/Soph Girls placed third.  The scoring runners were: Amy Strobelt (4th), Sophia Frumenti (5th), Nikki Roos (16th), Samantha Woehrle (28th) and Julia Machol (29th).

Frosh/Soph Boys placed sixth.  The scoring runners were: Nima Leclerc (8th), Aaron Harman (13th), Jared Ericksen (44th), Haydn Spink (47th) and Tristen Guzaitis (71st).

David Faulkner

Sep 20 – Thursday Sports and Wednesday Results

In yesterdays action…
At the DFAL Center Meet the varsity boys and girls placed 2nd.  The JV girls won the meet and the boys placed 3rd.  The frosh-soph girls placed 3rd.

In todays action…
The girls volleyball team hosts Las Lomas HS.  Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.
The girls tennis team has a match against Dougherty Valley HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and JV is away.
The girls golf team has a match against Miramonte HS at Orinda CC at 3:15.
The freshman football team hosts Campolindo HS at 5:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…

Cross country    Annie Marggraff won the varsity girls division by 27 seconds, and Kelly Collins placed 5th, Amy Hollshwandner 6th and Caith Wright 10th. Adler Faulkner placed 4th, Keenan Byrne 5th, Scott Lindsay 10th, Tristan Tarpey 12th, Cameron Gaskell 15th, and Alec Weber 18th in the varsity boys  division. Kelli Berge, Haley Kisner, Caroline Wilcox, Emily Cavanaugh and Brianna Grether all placed in the to eight in the JV girls division. Ross Dudakov placed 4th, Nick Warren 10th and Jack Main 18th in the JV boys division. Amy Strobelt placed 4th, Sophia Frumenti 5th and Nikki Roos 16th in the frosh-soph girls division.  Nima LeClerc placed 8th and Aaron Harman 13th in the frosh-soph boys division.

R. Takahashi

Sep 19 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterdays action…
It was a tough night for the girls volleyball team as they fell to Campolindo HS.  The JV and freshman teams suffered the same fate.

In todays action…
The girls water polo team hosts Monte Vista HS.  Varsity plays at 4:00 and JV at 5:00.
The cross country team competes in the DFAL Center Meet at Newhall Park at 3:30.

Randy Takahashi (Mr. T)

Sep 15 – Cross Country – Nike Invitational

The boys and girls varsity teams continue their good start to the season with both teams placing 3rd  overall in the De La Salle/Carondelet/Nike Invitational meet. Note from Manny Myers: Acalanes (Division 3) placed 3rd overall, beating many Division 1 and 2 high school teams.

The girls were led by seniors Annie Marggraff and Kelly Collins who placed 5th and 6th respectively.  Annie set a new course record time and Kelly is now 2nd on the Acalanes All-Time list for the Newhall Park 3-mile course.  The rest of the team followed in this order: Amy Hollswandner (Sr), Mary Lewerenz (So), Raea Gragg (Fr), and Emily Cavanaugh (Jr).

The boys varsity team were led by junior Michael Wang finishing 9th, followed by seniors Adler Faulkner (13th), Keenan Byrne (25th), Tristan Tarpey (40th), Scott Lindsay (45th), freshman Cameron Gaskell (51st) and senior Ros Dudakov (84st). Michael Wang and Adler Faulkner are now 2nd and 4th on the Acalanes All-Time list for the Newhall Park 3-mile course.  As a team, the Boys set a new record Acalanes for this course earning a low of 131 (for cross country, lower scores are better) and an average pace of 5:25.

Earning medals in the JV Girls race were Caroline Wilcox (20th) and Vera Portnova (25th).

In the Boys JV race, Alec Weber finished 3rd again earning a medal as he did last week with the varsity team.  Jack Main finished 14th, earning a medal too.

In the Frosh/Soph Girls race the following girls earned medals: Sophia Frumenti (15th), Nikki Roos (24th) and Amy Strobelt (25th).

In the Frosh/Soph Boys race, Nima LeClerc earned a medal by finishing 13th.

David Faulkner

Sep 17 – Monday Sports and Weekend Results

In Fridays action…
The girls water polo team defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 8-7 in overtime.
The football team fought to a 7-0 victory over Tennyson HS to raise their record to 4-0 going into their DFAL opener this Friday at Campolindo HS.  The JV team also won to go 4-0.

In Saturdays action…
The boys and girls cross country teams finished 3rd at the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational.

In todays action…
The girls golf team has a match against California HS at Bridges CC at 3:30.

Individual standouts…

Football              DeShawn Johnson rushed for 204 yards on 21 carries and scored the lone 23 yard touchdown.

Cross country    Annie Marggraff finished in 5th place and Kelly Collins 6th in the varsity girls division. Michael Wang finished in 9th place and Adler Faulkner 13th in the varsity boys division. Alec Weber finished 3rd in the JV boys division. Caroline Wilcox finished 20th in the JV girls division. Nima LeClerc finished 13th in the frosh-soph boys division. Sophia Frumenti finished 15th in the frosh-soph girls division.

Mr. Takahashi

Sep 14 – Athlete of the Week – Michael Wang

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Acalanes Cross Country Outruns competition at Ed Sias Invitational

Dons are Quick out of the Gate and Gaining Momentum Towards a Promising Season

   The Acalanes’ Cross Country team had an outstanding performance on September 8th in their second meet of the year.  The runners competed in a two-mile course at the Ed Sias Invitational Meet at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez.

   Out of 24 schools, Acalanes boy’s varsity took first place.  All seven runners placed in the top third out of 185 people in total, and combined for a team score of 57.

“[It was] one of the best team times we have had” said coach Tad Beach shortly after the school rankings were posted.

One of the team strategies was to “stick together and run in clusters” said Junior Alec Weber.  The runners are stronger as a group and by running side by side, all the runners can try and keep a similar pace to the fastest runner on the team.

Another successful strategy was to have all the students that are not running “line up on the sides and even on the further parts [of the course] to cheer on each individual runner from our school” said junior Jeremy Edwards.  Supporting the runners in this manner often times gives them the energy to finish strong.

Two outstanding performances were by junior Michael Wang and senior Adler Faulkner, who both broke the previous school record for the course.  As of last year, Tyler Troxel held the school record for the best time at the course.  However, at this meet, Adler broke the previous record by 8.2 seconds and Michael broke the previous record by 17.3 seconds.  Michael Wang’s time, at 10:19.8, is now the school record.

Another notable performance was by freshman Cameron Gaskell, “who is our freshman sensation” said Alec Weber.  Cameron Gaskell placed first in the Frosh Boy’s Race.

The girls varsity team also had a strong performance, coming in 4th place overall with a team score of 164.  Out of 150 runners, senior Kelly Collins placed 4th and Amy Hollshwandner placed 9th .

After such an impressive start, it is clear that Acalanes cross country has an exciting season to look forward to and great chance at future success.

Blueprint Staff Writer: Brian Lilienstein

Sep 10 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…
The football team cruised to a 54-7 victory over Irvington HS to remain undefeated at 3-0.  The jv team recorded a 54-0 win.
The girls water polo team crushed Foothill HS 16-1 on their way to recording 2 victories on the day.

In Saturdays action…
The girls water polo team finished 3rd in their tournament by defeating Miramonte HS 5-3.  The fell in the semifinals to San Ramon Valley HS 9-4.
The boys cross country team won their division at the Ed Sias Invitational.

Individual standouts…
Football                Peter Mitchell had 71 yards on 6 carries and scored 2 rushing touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a touchdown. DeShawn Johnson had 151 yards on 15 carries and scored 2 rushing touchdowns. Robbie Stern completed 8 of 10 passes for 131 yards and threw for a touchdown and ran for one. Tyler Supple had 3 receptions for 63 yards and a 43 yard touchdown. CJ Ibarra scored a rushing touchdown.

Cross country    Kelly Collins finished 4th and Amy Hollshwandner 9th in the varsity girls division. Cameron Gaskell won the freshman boys division.

R. Takahashi

Sep 8 – Cross Country – Ed Sias Invitational

Boys Varsity Team of Michael Wang, Adler Faulkner, Keenan Byrne, Scott Lindsay, Tristan Tarpey, Ros Dudkaov and  Alec Weber, finished first in the Small School Varsity Boys Race and were also the top Boys team on the day, at the Ed Sias Invitational, at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez.  Six of the seven boys set new career best paces per mile (for two mile courses) and also established the school’s new course record (Michael Wang – 10:19) and the team time record (for the five scoring individuals – 53:13).  Congratulations to everyone mentioned!!!
Manny Myers

Sep 8 – Cross Country – Ed Sias Invitational

Photo D. Faulkner

The Boys Varsity team placed first.  The team finished in the following order: Michael Wang, Adler Faulkner, Keenan Byrne, Scott Lindsay, Tristan Tarpey, Ros Dudakov, and Alec Weber.  Wang and Faulkner are now 1-2 on the Acalanes All Time list for the Hidden Valley 2-mile course.

Freshman, Cameron Gaskell finished first in the Frosh race.  His time of 11:04 places Cameron at #2 on the Acalanes All-Time list for freshmen on the Hidden Valley 2-mile course.

The varsity girls had some standout performances, leading with Kelly Collins who finished 4th overall.  Kelly was closely followed by Amy Hollshwandner in 9th.  The team finished 4th overall.

In the Frosh/Soph/JV race, Phillip Yates finished 6th.

The Frosh/Soph Girls team finished 4th with the team finishing in the following order: Brooke Lennox, Alexandria Gragg, Amy Strobelt, Sophia Frumenti, Lauren Hunt and Sophie Dunne.

Sep 4 – Cross Country – Monte Vista Invitational

The first cross country race of the season was held on Tues afternoon on a warm day at Monte Vista High School.  The team had two first place finishers (Michael Wang and Cameron Gaskell) and many in the top 15 that earned medals.

Unlike most cross country races, this race was run by class level with the Juniors first, Sophomores next, followed by Seniors and the Freshmen last.  All races were 2 miles.
Junior Boys race, Michael Wang finished first with a time of 11:17.  Alec Weber finished 11th in a time of 12:12.
Sophomore Boys race, Nima LeClerc finished 10th in a time of 12:37.
Sophomore Girls race, Caith Wright finished 3rd in a time of 14:18.  Mary Lewerenz finished 8th in a time of 14:45.
Senior Boys race, Adler Faulkner finished 6th in a time of 10:59 (top 10 all-time for this course).  Keenan Byrne finished 11th in a time of 11:13.
Senior Girls race, Amy Hollswandner finished 4th in a time of 13:35
Frosh Boys race, Cameron Gaskell finished first.  Cameron had a huge lead at the finish with a time of 11:49.
Frosh Girls race, Alexandria Gragg finished 9th in a time of 14:42.  Brooke Lennox finished 11th in a time of 14:54.

David Faulkner

Sep 5 – Monte Vista Invitational Results

Results from yesterday’s Monte Vista Invitational (Cross Country)
Senior boys division, Adler Faulkner finished 6th and Keenan Byrne 11th.
Senior girls division, Amy Hollshwandner finished 4th.
Junior boys division, Michael Wang finished 1st and Alec Weber 11th.
Sophomore boys division, Nima LeClerc finished 10th.
Sophomore girls division, Caith Wright finished 3rd and Mary Lewerenz 8th.
Freshman boys division, Cameron Gaskell finished 1st.
Freshman girls division, Alexandria Gragg finished 9th and Brooke Lennox 11th.

David Faulkner

Sep 4 – Tuesday Sports and Friday’s results

In Fridays action…
The girls water polo team dispatched Northgate HS 7-2.  Ellyn Stewart scored 4 goals.
The varsity and jv football teams were awarded forfeit victories over Skyline HS.

In todays action…
The cross country team competes in the Monte Vista Invitational at Oak Hill Park in Danville at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

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Nov 26 – State Cross Country Championships

The girls cross country team finished 7th in the CIF State Cross Country Championships, Division 3, held in Fresno on Saturday. The finishing order for the team (overall finish) was Annie Marggraff (14th), Kelly Collins (50th), Amy Hollshwandner (53rd), Tara Bozzini (83rd), Kelli Berge (90th), Caith Wright (140th) and Kyra Ruegg (170th).  Kelly Collins improved by 2:18 over her time in last year’s state championships.

Tyler Troxel finished 18th overall, improving by 27 sec over his time last year at the state championships and is now 2nd on the Acalanes All-Time list for the state course.

David Faulkner

Nov 27 – Thanksgiving Break Results

Over the Thanksgiving Break.
Saturday, November 19, the girls cross country team finished in 2nd place in division 3 at the NCS Meet of Champions.  Annie Marggraff placed 3rd, Amy Hollshwandner 4th, Kelly Collins 8th, Tara Bozzini 9th, Kelly Berge 27th, Caith Wright 44th, and Kyra Ruegg 46th.  The boys team finished 7th.  Tyler Troxel placed 5th, Michael Wang 44th, Keenan Byrne 46th, and Marshall Crawford 50th.
Tuesday, November 22, the boys and girls basketball teams defeated Berean Christian HS in the NCS Scholarship Foundation Games.
Wednesday, November 23, the boys basketball team edged out the Alumni team by 3 points.
Saturday, November 26, the girls cross country team finished in 7th place in division 3 at the CIF State Championships led by Annie Marggraff placing 14th, Kelly Collins 50th and Amy Hollshwandner 53.  Tyler Troxel also qualified and placed 18th.
Saturday, November 26, the boys basketball team defeated Oakland Tech HS 73-55.  Kevin Huber scored 26 points, with 5 3-pointers, Noah Orlik 23 points, with 1 3-pointer, Trevor Masland 10 points, with 1 3-pointer, James Griffin had 8 rebounds to go with his 6 points, and Buster Souza 7 rebounds and 6 points.
R. Takahashi

Nov 19 – NCS Cross Country Championships

The girls team placed 2nd at NCS Division 3 and qualify for State Championships next weekend in Clovis (near Fresno). Also qualifying for the State Championships as individual runner was Tyler Troxel. The boys team placed 7th in Division 3.

Annie Marggraff finished a strong 3rd place with Amy Hollshwandner right behind in 4th.  The rest of the team followed close behind with Kelly Collins (8th), Tara Bozzini (9th), Kelli Berge (27th), Caith Wright (44th) and Kyra Ruegg (47th).  With their performances, Annie, Amy, Kelly and Tara are now in the top 5 on the Acalanes All-Time list for the Hayward HS course.  Tyler is now 2nd on the All-Time list.

New personal records were recorded by:  Annie (0:40), Amy (0:22), Kelly (1:14), Tara (0:31), Tyler (0:28), Keenan Byrne (0:14), and Scott Bertics (0:12).

Nov 18 – Cross Country Results in NCS Meet of Champions

The cross country teams competed in the NCS Meet of Champions at the division 3 level with great success. The girls finished 2nd as Annie Marggraff finished in 3rd place, Amy Hollshwandner 4th, Kelly Collins 8th, Tara Bozzini 9th, Kelli Berge 27th, Caith Wright 44th, and Kyra Ruegg 46th. The boys finished 7th as Tyler Troxel finished in 5th place, Michael Wang 44th, Keenan Byrne 46th, and Marshall Crawford 50th.

R. Takahashi

Nov 5 – Cross Country DFAL League Championship Results

The DFAL Cross Country League Championships were held on Saturday, 5th at Hidden Valley Park. It was a cool but dry afternoon and there were some great efforts by the Acalanes teams.

The first race was the Frosh/Soph Girls. The team finished 4th with Briana Grether finishing 12th overall. The remainder of the team, Julia Machol, Katie Anderson, Emily Cavanaugh, Diane Halm finished together, 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd.

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Nov 6 – Water Polo, Cross Country and Volleyball results. Advances to NCS.

In Saturdays action…
The #3 seeded girls water polo team defeated #6 Northgate HS to advance to Thursdays NCS semifinal game at #2 Campolindo HS.
The #3 seeded boys water polo team defeated #14 Mission San Jose HS to advance to Tuesdays NCS quarterfinal game at #6 Campolindo HS.
The girls cross country team finished 2nd at the DFAL Championships.
NCS Girls Volleyball playoffs…
The girls volleyball team is the #9 seed in the NCS playoffs and will play Wednesday at Sir Francis Drake HS at 7:00.
Individual standouts…
Cross country                   Annie Marggraff finished 2nd overall, Kelli Collins 7th, Amy Hollshwandner 9th, Tara Bozzini 10th, and Kelli Berge 13th at the DFAL Championships.
Girls tennis                         Tessa Karagocev won her second round, quarterfinal, and semifinal match before falling in the championship match to finish 2nd in the DFAL.
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

Oct 27 – Water Polo and Cross Country Results

In yesterdays action…
The girls water polo team defeated Miramonte HS 6-3.
The boys water polo team was defeated by Miramonte HS 11-8.
The girls cross country team finished 2nd and the boys 4th at the DFAL Center Meet.

In todays action…
The girls tennis team has a match at Dublin HS at 3:30.
The freshman football team hosts Dublin HS at 5:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Girls water polo – Megan Dietrich and Molly Quinn each scored 2 goals, and Megan Mes had 6 saves, and Katie Ramm had 4 saves.
Boys water polo – Connor Reid scored 5 goals, Tanner Cullen scored 2 goals, and Tucker Stone had 6 saves.
Cross country – Annie Marggraff finished 2nd, Amy Hollshwandner 5th, Kelly Collins 9th, Tara Bozzini 11th, and Kelli Berge 12th
Tyler Troxel finished 10th.

R. Takahashi

October 8 – Cross Country JV and Frosh/Soph at Crystal Springs

The JV and Frosh/Soph Cross Country Teams competed at the Crystal Springs Invitational Meet on Saturday, Oct 8th

The day started off with a strong 3rd place finish by the Boys JV team.  Led by Scott Lindsay who placed 5th overall.  Next in for the Boys JV were Ros Dudakov, Rick Brundage, Curtis Haist, and Jack Main.

In the Girls JV race, Caroline Wilcox finished 4th overall.

The Girls Frosh/Soph team placed 2nd overall with led by Kyra Ruegg.  Close behind were Lauren Chuck and Emily Cavanaugh.  Next was Ali Bergmann and Julia Machol.

Submitted by D. Faulkner

October 8 – Cross Country Varsity – Clovis Invitational

Both the Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Teams traveled to the Clovis Invitational on Saturday, 8 Oct

 

Photos – Courtesy David Faulkner

The Clovis Invitational Cross Country race was held on the same course as the State race which is held every year in November.  Many teams from the entire state attend this race so the competition was fierce.

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Oct 7 – Coach Manny Myers in the Contra Costa Times

A great article on the Contra Costa Times website about Manny Myers and his cross country team.  It is worth reading. Read Here
Randy Takahashi

Sep 17 – Cross Country results: De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational

Frosh/Soph Girls
19th:Sophia Frumenti

Frosh/Soph Boys
2nd: Michael Wang (Acalanes course record for F/S Boys)

JV Boys
11th: Jack Connolly

Varsity Girls
4th: Team
10th: Amy Hollswandner
16th: Tara Bozzini
18th: Kelly Collins

Varsity Boys
7th: Tyler Troxel (Acalanes course record for Varsity Boys)

submitted by D. Faulkner

Photos courtesy D. Faulkner

Sep 12 – Cross Country Results – Ed Sias

In Saturdays action…
The girls cross country team finished first at the Ed Sias Invitational.

Individual standouts…
Varsity Amy Hollshwandner finished 3rdAnnie Marggraff 5thKelly Collins 6th , Tara Bozzini 8th, and Kelly Berge 14th.
Tyler Troxel finished 10th.
JV boys – Scott Lindsay finished 2nd, and Rick Brundage 11th.
Frosh-soph boys – Michael Wang finished 2nd.
Frosh-soph girls – Katie Anderson finished 4th, Lauren Chuck 5th, and Morgan Samaniego 8th.

R. Takahashi

Photos courtesy D. Faulkner


Sep 6 – Cross Country Monte Vista Invitational

Partial results:

Junior Girls:
1st: Annie Marggraff
5th: Amy Hollshwander
8th: Kellie Berge
9th: Kelly Collins
15th: Haley McKay

Junior Boys:
3rd: Adler Faulkner
20th: Tristan Tarpey

Soph Boys:
3rd: Michael Wang
16th: Alec Weber


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November 28th – Cross Country

The girls were the 31st best team in the State Championships, their best finish ever and they also set a new team time for the State Meet course.  Tyler Troxel and Adler Faulkner also had competed in State and they finished 64th and 65th, both in 16:18 for 3.1 miles.  And Campolindo’s girls were the top team at State in Division-III competition.

Manny

September 18th – Cross Country

DeLasalle/Carondelet Nike Invitational results:
Varsity Girls – 3rd Overall
Kelli Berge – 14th – 19:08                                2nd All Time for Acalanes
Annie Marggraff – 15th – 19:08             3rd All Time for Acalanes
Amy Hollshwandner – 16th – 19:08                   4th All Time for Acalanes
Nicolette Sorensen – 46th – 20:02                     6th All Time for Acalanes
Kelly Collins – 54th – 20:21                              11th All Time for Acalanes
169 Total Finishers from 22 Complete Teams

Varsity Boys – 12th Overall
Tyler Troxel – 25th – 16:21                               4th All Time for Acalanes
Adler Faulkner – 27th – 16:23                           6th All Time for Acalanes
Scott Bertics – 105th – 17:44
Keenan Byrne – 116th – 17:59
Dylan Harris – 125th – 18:16
207 Total Finishers from 29 Complete Teams

JV Girls
Katie Salmon – 9th – 14:15                               3rd All Time for Acalanes
Kyla Aiuto – 16th – 14:41
Ali Bergmann – 74th – 16:32
Shelby Johnston – 96th – 17:00

JV Boys – 13th Overall
Ian Lundgren – 15th – 11:34                             1st All Time for Acalanes (School Course Record)
Ben Harbaugh – 35th – 11:56                            5th All Time for Acalanes
Patty Lundgren – 90th – 12:57
Luke Johnston – 91st – 12:57

Brad Wash – 108th – 13:57
133 Total Finishers from 18 Complete Teams

F/S Girls – 7th Overall
Caroline Wilcox – 14th – 14:27
Lauren Chuck – 29th – 14:51
Kyra Ruegg – 36th – 15:02
Katelyn Rader – 90th – 16:30
Stephanie Brannon – 149th – 18:26
187 Total Finishers from 12 Complete Teams (16 incomplete!)

F/S Boys – 13th Overall
Scott Lindsey – 58th – 12:30
Elliot Champion – 66th – 12:38
Amir Nowrouz – 85th – 12:58
Curtis Haist – 96th – 13:07
Makoyi Watson – 97th – 13:08
157 Total Finishers from 22 Complete Teams

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