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Nov 14 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

Yes, congratulations go out to the girls water polo team and their head coach Misha Buchel as they are the 2016 NCS DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS.  The defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 7-5 in the championship game. This is Coach Buchel’s first NCS title in 15 years

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Coach Misha BuchelClick on image for awards photos

Coach Misha Buchel
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Football

The football team finished a great season in defeat to El Cerrito HS in the NCS playoffs.

Nov 12 – Saturday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team ended an outstanding season in defeat to Foothill HS in the NCS team quarterfinals.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #1 seeded girls water polo team hosts Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS Championships at 12:00.

Football

The #9 seeded football team plays at #8 El Cerrito HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 7:00.

Boys Basketball

has a scrimmage at Tamalpais HS. Varsity at 10:30, JV at 12:30 and freshmen at 2:00.

Nov 10 – Thursday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

The #4 seeded girls tennis team hosts #5 Foothill HS in the NCS team quarterfinals at 2:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #1 seeded girls water polo team hosts Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS Championships at 12:00.

Football

The #9 seeded football team plays at #8 El Cerrito HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 7:00.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball team has a scrimmage at Tamalpais HS.  Varsity at 10:30, jv at 12:30 and freshmen at 2:00.

Nov 7 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team lost 27-30 to a last second field goal.

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Markus Wesser
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In Saturday’s action…

Melissa Elliott (6) Maddie Kalil (15)

Melissa Elliott (6) Maddie Kalil (15)
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Girls Volleyball

The #3 seeded girls volleyball team swept St. Patrick’s HS 25-13, 25-15 and 25-21 in the NCS quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals at Miramonte HS Wednesday at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

The #1 seeded girls water polo team defeated Justin Siena HS 17-9 in the NCS quarterfinals and will host Livermore HS in the semifinals Wednesday at 7:15.

Boys Water Polo

The boys water polo team played in a great game with San Ramon Valley HS only to come up one goal shy in a 13-12 defeat in the NCS quarterfinals.

NCS playoff action…

Girls Tennis

The #4 seeded girls tennis team hosts #13 seeded American HS in the first round of the NCS team playoffs Tuesday at 5:00.

Girls Water Polo

The #1 seeded girls water polo team hosts #5 seeded Livermore HS in the NCS semifinals Wednesday at 7:15.

Girls Volleyball

The #3 seeded girls volleyball team plays at #2 seeded Miramonte HS in the NCS semifinals Wednesday at 7:00.

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Dons vs. Mats Rematch of 10/13
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Football

The #9 seeded football team plays at #8 seed El Cerrito HS Saturday at 7:00.

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 are honored.

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.

Nov 3 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #1 seeded girls water polo team got the NCS playoffs off to a great start with an 18-1 victory over Piedmont HS.  Their quarterfinal game against Justin Siena HS will be Saturday.

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

The #4 seeded boys water polo team hosts #13 College Park HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 8:00.

Freshman Football

plays at Miramonte HS at 5:00.

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 31 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

Football

was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The JV team was also defeated.

Drew Kuzmin-Batchelor

Drew Kuzmin-Batchelor
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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated Berkeley HS, Carondelet HS, Petaluma HS, Maria Carrillo HS and James Logan HS to win the San Ramon Valley Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

plays Jesuit HS at Rio Americano HS.

In Monday’s action…

Girls Golf

competes in the NCS Championships at Chardonnay GC.

Girls Tennis

competes in the DAL Championships at St. Mary’s College.

NCS Playoffs…

Girls Volleyball

The #3 seeded girls volleyball team hosts #14 Tennyson HS Tuesday at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

The #1 seeded girls water polo team hosts #16 Piedmont HS Wednesday at 8:00.

Boys Water Polo

The #4 seeded boys water polo team hosts #13 College Park HS Thursday at 8:00.

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 29 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The JV team was also defeated.

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Robbie Rowell
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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

plays Jesuit HS at Rio Americano HS.

Oct 28 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

finished the DAL season with a victory over Northgate HS 25-13, 22-25, 25-21 and 15-8.  The jv team won in three games 25-19, 22-25 and 15-5 and the freshmen swept in two games 25-18 and 25-23.

Freshman Football

turned in a strong second half performance to turn a 14-14 halftime score into a 35-14 victory over Campolindo HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

plays Jesuit HS at Rio Americano HS.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Acalanes High School Varsity Girls Volleyball Seniors

Acalanes High School Varsity Girls Volleyball Seniors
Photo: Craig Nelson

The varsity team was anchored by Parker Jones on offense and Devin Grobeck on defense.  The JV team received strong performances from Sophia Newman and Sarah Westergren offensively and Kaitlyn McKendell defensively.  The freshman team leaned on Emma Fox and Charlotte Glass on offense and Rachel Dadiomov and Izzy Macayan on defense.

Freshman Football

Mike O’Donnell threw three touchdown passes and ran for another.  Tommy Thrasher and Luke Miles caught touchdown passes and Jake Delaney ran in for another.  Nick Kresnak and Jack Muren were frequent receiving targets.

Oct 27 – Freshman Football vs. Campo

The Acalanes Freshman Football team played its best game of the year and defeated Campolindo 35-14.  After a close back and forth first half, the game was tied 14-14 at halftime.  The Dons came out and played inspired football in the second half to blow the game open.  The defense locked down the Campolindo offense in the second half with the defensive front applying great pressure on Campo’s quarterback and the secondary playing great man to man defense.

Mike O’Donnell led the way for the offense with three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown.  O’Donnell spread the ball to numerous receivers including Jack Muren and new target Nick Kresnak.  Tommy Thrasher and Luke Miles caught touchdown passes from O’Donnell and Jake Delaney scored a rushing touchdown.

The Freshman Dons finish their season next week at Miramonte.

By Brian Miles

Oct 27 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Miramonte HS 6-3 in the DAL title match.  Yes, they are the DAL Champions of 2016.  The jv team was defeated by the Matadors.

Boys Water Polo

staged a late rally only to fall short to Miramonte HS 16-13.

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Max Stryker
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Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Miramonte HS.  The jv team avenged an early loss to Miramonte HS be defeating them 6-4.

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Zoe Benisek
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In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Northgate HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.  The Senior Night Presentation will take place prior to the varsity game.

Freshman Football

hosts Campolindo HS at 5:00.

Schedule change…

Girls Tennis Championship

The DAL Girls Tennis Championships has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.  The preliminaries will be Monday, October 31 at St. Mary’s College and the semifinals and championships will be Tuesday, November 1 at Acalanes HS.

Wednesday’s Individual Standouts…

Varsity Girls Tennis

Sasha Schtein 6-2, 6-0, Sydney Bell 4-6, 6-4, (10-8), Maddie Bakar 6-3,  7-6 and Fern Heredia 6-1, 0-6 (10-5) won their singles matches.  Quinn Harrington & Lauren Ladrech 7-5, 6-4 and Meagan Cardiff & Maddie McDonagh 7-6, 6-4 won their doubles matches.

JV Girls Tennis

Lauren Craig & Shannon McVay 8-4, Skyler DeMartini & Niki Palamountain 8-2, Naomi Berkowitz & Audrey Glosson 8-6 and Sophia Scipi & Sofia Swatt 8-7 won their doubles matches.

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Oct 22 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS. The JV team was also defeated.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Nor Cal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Nor Cal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Miramonte tournament.

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Oct 21 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

edged out Campolindo HS 5-4. The JV team also won 9-6.

In Friday’s action…

Football

plays at Clayton Valley Charter HS.  JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Nor Cal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Nor Cal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Miramonte tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

JV Girls Tennis

Singles: Jess Gerson 8-5, Maggie Curless 8-2, Scarlett Reicher 8-7 and Maren Quintella 8-5

Doubles: Skyler DeMartini & Niki Palamountain 8-4, Sophia Cooper & Milena Lucey 8-7, Lauren Craig & Shannon McVay 8-5, Anika Mohanty & Vivi Tingle 8-5 and Naomi Berkowitz & Audrey Glosson 8-4.

Oct 20 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

cruised to victory over Northgate HS 17-5. The JV team followed with their own 16-6 victory.

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Christian Shaw
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Girls Water Polo

shined in a 10-2 triumph over Northgate HS.

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Annie Stryker
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In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

has a match against Campolindo HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and JV is away.  Don’t miss the opportunity to honor the seniors in their last regular season home match preceded by their Senior Presentation at 3:20.

Girls Volleyball

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

Freshman Football

hosts Clayton Valley HS at 5:30.

Special event…

The Unified Soccer team hosts Miramonte HS at 3:15 on the stadium field.  This is the “Feel Good, don’t miss” event.

Oct 15 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

cruised past Las Lomas HS 35-14.  The JV team recorded a shutout 34-0.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

defeated Clovis HS 14-4 and Clovis West HS 15-5 in the Jesuit Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the Jesuit Invitational.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley tournament.

Congratulations…

As you know, Skylar Jeveli was the overall winner of the Homecoming Acalanes Don Award.  This is not surprising as she is a valuable member of the athletic department and the girls tennis team.  She is an outstanding singles player in her second year as a team captain and has served on the Student-Athlete Board for the past two years.

Oct 14 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

JV Girls Tennis

defeated College Park HS 7-1.

Girls Volleyball

dropped the first two games 25-20 and 25-19 to Miramonte HS, but rallied to win the next two games 25-22 and 25-22.  The fifth game went down to the wire, with the Dons falling just short 17-15.  The JV and freshman teams swept the Matadors 25-18 and 25-18 in both match-ups.

Girls Golf

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the Jesuit Invitational.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the Jesuit Invitational.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Deer Valley tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

JV Girls Tennis

Naomi Berkowitz & Anya Weinstein (8-0), Anika Mohanty & Vivian Tingle (8-0), Skyler DeMartini & Niki Palamountain (8-6), Eunkyu Lee & Lynn Wolfe (8-2), Sally Tang & Daniella Yadegar and Sophia Cooper & Maren Quintella (8-5) won their doubles matches.

Girls Volleyball

The varsity team was led by offensive standout Parker Jones, defensive standout Devin Grobeck and all-around standout Alex Matson.  The JV standouts were Laurel Park on offense and Cailey MacKay on defense.  The freshmen received stellar play on offense from Jessica Larrick and on defense from Charlotte Glass.

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Parker Jones
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Oct 13 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

defeated De La Salle HS 15-6. The JV also recorded a 10-8 victory.

Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Monte Vista HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Miramonte HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

Girls Tennis

has a match at College Park HS at 3:30.

Girls Golf

has a match against Miramonte HS at Orinda CC at 3:00.

Freshman Football

plays at Las Lomas HS at 5:00.

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.

Oct 6 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

made quick work of Las Lomas HS 25-18, 25-15 and 25-11 raising their overall record to 12-5 and 2-1 in the DAL. The JV team preceded with their own victory 25-23 and 25-11. The freshmen led off the evening sweeping the Knights 25-18 and 25-12.

Girls Golf

defeated by College Park HS 192-234.

Boys Water Polo

dropped a nail-biter to Campolindo HS 9-8.

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Bennett Winther
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Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts College Park HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30.

Girls Tennis

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

Freshman Football

plays Washington, Fremont HS at Tak Fudenna Stadium at 4:40.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

JV Girls Volleyball

Laurel Park and Sarah Westergren were offensive standouts and Cailey McVay did so on defense.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

Jessica Larrick was the offensive standout and Izzy Macayan was the defensive star.

Girls Tennis

Sasha Schtein (6-2, 6-0), Maddie Bakar (6-1, 6-4), Fern Heredia (6-4, 6-3), Skylar Jeveli (4-6, 6-2, 10-3) won singles matches. Olivia Reinecke and Sam Sweeney pulled out the 5th victory, 6-0 and 7-5 to complete the victory over Campolindo HS 5-4. They raise their overall record to 13-2-1 and their DAL record to 5-1.

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Sasha Schtein
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Girls Golf

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

Sep 24 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter over De Anza HS and ran away with a 49-14 victory. The JV team prevailed 13-7.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts St. Ignatius HS. JV at 10:00 and varsity at 11:00.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

plays at Menlo Atherton HS at 12:00.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the St. Francis tournament.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Sep 23 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Tennis

opened division play with a 6-3 victory over Northgate HS. They split the single matches 3-3 and notched a shutout in doubles. They raise their overall record to 10-2-1. The JV girls were also victorious 3-1.

Boys Water Polo

was defeated by Davis HS.

Freshman Football

shutout Kennedy, Fremont HS.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts Marin Catholic HS. Varsity at 4:00 and JV at 5:00.

Football

plays at De Anza HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts St. Ignatius HS. JV at 10:00 and varsity at 11:00.

Varsity Boys Water Polo

plays at Menlo Atherton HS at 12:00.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the St. Francis tournament.

JV Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Tennis

Zoe Cate (6-1 & 6-2), Fernanda Heredia (6-2 & 6-3) and Skylar Jeveli (6-1 & 6-2) won singles matches.  Quinn Harrington & Lauren Ladrech (6-2 & 7-6), Megan Cardiff & Maddie McDonagh (7-5 & 6-1) and Olivia Reinecke & Sam Sweeney (6-2 & 6-2) won doubles matches.

JV Girls Tennis

Lauren Craig & Shannon McVay (8-1), Maggie Curless & Jess Gerson (8-2) and Sophia Scipi & Lia Swan (8-5) won doubles matches.

Sep 22 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Emily Attiyeh

Emily Attiyeh

Girls Golf

came up just short against Miramonte HS 239-244. Emily Attiyeh shot a 36 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

hosts Northgate HS at 3:30.

Boys Water Polo

hosts Davis HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 5:00.

Freshman Football

hosts Kennedy, Fremont HS at 5:00.

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 15 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Concord HS 9-0.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

plays at Alhambra HS. JV at 4:00 and Varsity at 5:00.

Freshman Football

plays at Analy HS at 5:00.

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 8 – Thursday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Freshman Football

hosts Heritage HS at 5:00.

Girls Tennis

Varsity Girls Tennis competes in the Fresno Invitational.
JV hosts Piedmont HS at 3:30.

Sep 3 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

rolled past Skyline HS 33-0 to raise their overall record to 2-0. The JV team did likewise 38-0.

Chase Maderious

Chase Maderious

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts Las Lomas HS in a scrimmage.

Sep 2 – Acalanes Football wins a blowout at home 33-0

Acalanes ran right past Skyline 33-0. This photo gallery includes closeups of lots of linemen and defenders.

Drew Kuzmin-Batchelor


Sep 2 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

found themselves tied 2 game apiece with perennial power Monte Vista HS and in the 5th and deciding game they were still tied 14-14 before finishing off the Mustangs 16-14 to record their most important victory in many years.

Girls Tennis

defeated Justin Siena HS 8-1. All lines won in straight sets. This brings the Lady Dons record to 3-0 pre-season. They host San Ramon Tuesday.

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

hosts Las Lomas in a scrimmage at 8:00 am.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Parker Jones had 22 kills, 2 blocks and 10 digs.  Alex Matson had 7 kills and 12 digs.  Theresa Nevins had 4 blocks.  Devin Grobeck played an outstanding defensive game.

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 27 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

started off the year in spectacular fashion by outplaying Alhambra HS from start to finish in a 41-7 rout.  The JV team was defeated by the Bulldogs.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Water Polo

hosts their scrimmage day.

JV and Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Campolindo scrimmage day.

Aug 26 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Freshman Football

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts the varsity scrimmage day.

Girls Volleyball

Varsity competes in the Campolindo Jamboree.


Aug 25 – Thursday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Freshman Football

hosts Alhambra HS at 5:00.

Girls Volleyball

Varsity team competes in the Campolindo scrimmage tonight at 4:00.

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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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!!

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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!!

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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!!

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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.

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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.
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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 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 14 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

Acalanes defeated Eureka HS 42-28 to move on to the quarterfinal round of NCS playoffs.

Will Rembac interception
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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Sonoma Valley HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

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.

Defense doesn’t get enough credit
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Nov 13 – Friday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Eureka HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Sonoma Valley HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

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 12 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

The girls water polo team ended a great season in a 6-5 double overtime defeat to Campolindo HS in the NCS semifinals.

Brooke Alsterlind
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The boys water polo team also ended a great season in defeat to Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS semifinals.

The #4 seeded girls volleyball team defeated Moreau HS 25-14, 25-16, 25-18 in the first round of the NCS playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals where they will host #5 Sonoma Valley HS Saturday at 7:00.

Upcoming NCS playoff action…

Football

Friday, the football team hosts Eureka HS in a first round game at 7:00.

Girls Volleyball

Saturday, the girls volleyball team hosts Sonoma Valley HS at 7:00.

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 11 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

dropped a close match to Foothill HS 4-3 in the NCS playoffs.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #3 seeded girls water polo team plays in the semifinals at #2 seeded Campolindo HS at 7:15.

Boys Water Polo

The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays in the semifinals at #1 seeded Sir Francis Drake HS at 7:15.

Girls Volleyball

The #4 seeded girls volleyball team hosts #13 Moreau HS in a first round game at 7:00.

Upcoming NCS playoff action…

Football

Friday, the football team hosts Eureka HS in a first round game at 7:00.

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 10 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

has a match at Foothill HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 2:00.

Upcoming NCS playoff action…

Wednesday, the #3 seeded girls water polo team plays in the semifinals at #2 seeded Campolindo HS at 7:15.
Wednesday, the #5 seeded boys water polo team plays in the semifinals at #1 seeded Sir Francis Drake HS at 7:15.
Wednesday, the #4 seeded girls volleyball team hosts #13 Moreau HS in a first round game at 7:00.
Friday, the football team hosts Eureka HS in a first round game at 7:00.

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 9 – Monday Sports

Upcoming NCS playoff action…

Girls Tennis

Tuesday, has a first round match at Foothill HS at 2:00.

Girls Water Polo

Wednesday, #3 seeded Acalanes plays in the semifinals at #2 seeded Campolindo HS at 7:15.

Boys Water Polo

Wednesday, #5 seeded Acalanes plays in the semifinals at #1 seeded Sir Francis Drake HS at 7:15.

Girls Volleyball

Wednesday, #4 seeded Acalanes hosts #13 Moreau HS in a first round game at 7:00.

Football

Friday, Acalanes hosts Eureka HS in a first round game at 7:00.

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.

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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.

Julia GayPhoto: Karen Elliott

Julia Gay
Photo: Karen Elliott

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.

Nov 5 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

#3 seeded Acalanes defeated Ukiah HS 12-6 to raise their overall record to 15-8 and advance to the NCS quarterfinals Saturday as they will host Sir Francis Drake HS.

Girls Volleyball

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 25-14, 22-25, 25-17 and 25-20 to raise their DFAL record to 9-2 and their overall record to 16-6.

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

#5 seeded Acalanes hosts #12 Mission San Jose HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 8:00.

Girls Tennis

competes in the DFAL Championships at St. Mary’s College.

Girls Volleyball

concludes the regular season at Miramonte HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30.

Freshman Football

plays at Campolindo HS at 5:00.

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 student body stickers will be honored.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Parker Jones had 19 kills, Mimi White had 10 kills and Theresa Nevins had 9 kills.

Oct 31 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

defeated Las Lomas HS 32-10. The JV team did well also, 45-18.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Oct 30 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated Dublin HS 25-11, 25-16, 25-18. The freshman team pulled out a 2-1 victory.

Girls Tennis

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team finished their season with a 10-3 victory finishing 11-4 overall and 7-3 in the DFAL.

Freshman Football

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Theresa Nevins had 13 kills and 5 blocks. Mimi White had 6 kills and 5 blocks. Grace Bolen had 29 assists and 6 digs.

Varsity Girls Tennis

Sasha Schtein, Sydney Bell and Marina Akutsu won singles matches.

JV Girls Tennis

Maggie Curless & Maddie McDonagh, Skyler DeMartini & Niki Palamountain, Molly Cronk & Sophia Scipi, Jess Gerson & Olivia Towery, Alex Awwad & Meena Neekeladan, Lauren Craig & Shannon McVay, Emily Klein & Sophia Lindgren, Alexia Lucey & Lucy Nguyen, Milena Lucey & Sally Tang and Liv Olson & Lia Swan won doubles matches.

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.

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Oct 24 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

played well in defeat to Miramonte HS. The JV team was also defeated.

Matt Burns
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In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the North/South Invitational at Sacred Heart HS.

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Nathan Edwards
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Oct 23 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Dublin HS 7-2 to raise their DFAL record to 7-3 and overall record to 12-3. The jv team recorded a shutout raising their DFAL record to 6-3 and overall record to 8-4.

Freshman Football

was defeated by 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 North/South Invitational at Sacred Heart HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Boys Water Polo

competes in the North/South Invitational at Sacred Heart HS.

Varsity Girls Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Tennis

Melissa Van Pell, Sasha Schtein, Aleksandra Singer and Skylar Jeveli won singles matches. Lauren Ladrech & Quinn Harrington, Susie Bush & Fernanda Heredia and Marina Akutsu & Hannah Snyder won doubles matches.

JV Girls Tennis

Maggie Curless & Maddie McDonagh, Molly Cronk & Sophia Scipi and Lauren Craig & Shannon McVay won doubles matches.

Oct 22 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

turned a 4-2 lead at halftime into a 12-4 victory over Miramonte HS.

Patrick Worthing
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Girls Water Polo

played very well in defeat to Miramonte HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

plays at Dublin HS at 3:30.

Freshman Football

hosts Miramonte HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Brendan Supple scored 4 goals and Gordon Kerns and Jack Winther each scored 2 goals.

 

Brendan Supple
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Oct 16 – Homecoming Activities

Halftime Cheer Performance


Video: Gint Federas

Powder Toss


Video: Gint Federas

Oct 17 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. The JV team came out on the winning end.

Jack Thoren
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In Saturday’s action…

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

Oct 16 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15. The JV and Freshmen swept 25-16, 25-17 and 25-17, 25-8, respectively.

 

Parker Jones

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In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Dougherty Valley HS for Homecoming. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

Oct 15 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Northgate HS 7-2. The jv team was not as fortunate.

Girls Water Polo

defeated Las Lomas HS.

Boys Water Polo

fell just short to Las Lomas HS 16-13.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

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

Freshman Football

plays at Dougherty Valley HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

JV Girls Tennis

Maggie Curless and Skylar DeMartini won their doubles match.

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 8 -Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

After regulation time expired the girls water polo team was tied with Campolindo HS 7-7. After 2 periods of overtime, they were still knotted at 8-8. In the first possession of sudden death, Lexi Rowell ripped the winning goal that propelled the team to their first victory over Campolindo HS in over ten years. Things are looking up for the future of girls polo. The JV team was not as fortunate.

Lexi Rowell
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Boys Water Polo

still leads the series 2-1 over Campolindo HS despite a tough defeat.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

has a match against Dougherty Valley HS at 3:30. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Girls Volleyball

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

Freshman Football

hosts Dublin HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Water Polo

Emma Myall scored 4 goals, Lexi Rowell scored 3 and Lucy Fellner had 7 saves.

Emma Myall
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Boys Water Polo

Brendan Supple scored 4 goals and Patrick Worthing had 6 saves.

Brendan Supple
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R. Takahashi

Oct 3 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

opened the DFAL season with a 34-13 victory over Alhambra HS. The JV team scored a last minute touchdown to squeak out a 27-26 victory.

Braden Stephens
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Girls Water Polo

played very well against perennial power Monte Vista HS in a 10-6 defeat.

Girls Tennis

fell to Cupertino HS and rebounded to defeat Willow Glen HS in the Battle of the Bay Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Tennis

competes in the Battle of the Bay Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the St. Francis tournament.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Alhambra tournament.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Water Polo

Emma Myall scored 5 goals and Lucy Fellner had 14 saves.

R. Takahashi

Oct 2 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

shutout Las Lomas HS 25-11, 25-15, 25-16. The jv and freshman teams did likewise in two games.

Girls Golf

defeated Alhambra HS 231-251.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Alhambra HS in their DFAL opener. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

hosts Monte Vista HS. Varsity at 4:00 and jv at 5:30.

Girls Tennis

competes in the Battle of the Bay Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Tennis

competes in the Battle of the Bay Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the St. Francis tournament.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Alhambra tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 37 and Vanessa Van Pell 39 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

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 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

Sep 17 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Golf

squeaked by Alhambra HS 261-264.

Girls Volleyball

played very well in defeat to perennial power Monte Vista HS taking them to four games.

Girls Water Polo

defeated Northgate HS.

Freshman Football

mounted a last minute drive that fell short as they were defeated by Analy HS 8-6.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

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

Girls Golf

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

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 39 and Vanessa Van Pell 40 on a 9-hole, par 36 course.

R. Takahashi

Sep 16 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Monte Vista HS. Freshman at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

Girls Water Polo

hosts Northgate HS. Varsity at 4:00 and jv at 5:00.

Freshman Football

hosts Analy HS at 5:00.

R. Takahashi

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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 11 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Heritage HS in the home opener. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

Girls Tennis

competes in the James Logan Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

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 10 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

starts the season 2-0 after defeating Pittsburg HS 25-9, 25-5, 25-12. The jv team won 25-17, 25-12 and the freshmen likewise 25-11, 25-8.

Girls Water Polo

opened their season with a 15-1 victory over Tamalpais HS.

Girls Golf

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Golf

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

Freshman Football

plays at Heritage HS at 5:00.

Boys Water Polo

competes in the Santa Barbara Invitational.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Hannah Roberts had 10 kills and 3 aces. Calista Lam had 11 digs and 2 aces. Heidi Stanford had 10 digs.

R. Takahashi

Sep 5 – Saturday Sports

Football

Friday night, the football team cruised past Skyline HS 49-0. The JV team did likewise 39-6.
R. Takahashi

Sep 4 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

JV Girls Tennis

defeated San Ramon Valley HS 6-3.
Hannah Snyder & Mia Westphal, Maddie McDonagh & Sam Sweeney, Skylar DeMartini & Niki Palamountain, Hayley Gotelli & Claire Terentieff, Jess Gerson & Olivia Towery and Sammy Browne and Zoe Steinbrecher on their doubles matches.

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

R. Takahashi

Aug 29 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Antioch HS. The JV team pulled out a 28-26 victory.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Water Polo

hosts their scrimmage day.

Varsity and JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Sacred Heart HS Jamboree.

R. Takahashi

Aug 28 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

starts the season with a 6-3 victory over Justin Siena HS.

Sasha Schtein, Madeline Bakar, Aleksandra Singer, Skylar Jeveli and Sydney Bell won singles matches. Quinn Harrington & Lauren Ladrech won their doubles match.

In Friday’s action…

Football

kicks off their season at Antioch HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Water Polo

hosts their scrimmage day.

Varsity and JV Boys Water Polo

compete in the Sacred Heart HS Jamboree.

R. Takahashi

Aug 27 – Thursday Sports

In today’s action…

Girls Tennis

hosts Justin Siena HS at 3:30.

Freshman Football

plays at Antioch HS at 5:00.

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

Christmas Cards

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Choose your favorite photos and get 25, 50, or 100 photo greeting cards with your child’s sports photo from a professional photo lab for about a buck each (compared to 70 cents each at Costco).
Select a photo, then click on Buy Photo, and crop to fit. Downloads and individual prints are always available, or choose “Create a Card” to personalize your seasonal greeting cards.

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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 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 21 – Friday Sports Page

In Saturday’s action…

Football

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

Boys Basketball

has a scrimmage at Tamalpais HS. Varsity at 10:00, JV at 11:30 and Freshmen at 1:00.

Girls Basketball

has a scrimmage at Skyline HS. JV at 1:00 and Varsity at 3:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 2:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Dublin HS at 9:00.

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.

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.

Nov 15 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

The #5 seeded football team defeated Bishop O’Dowd HS 49-20 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Casey Harrington
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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

The #4 seeded girls volleyball team hosts #5 Petaluma HS at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Girls Soccer

The frosh-soph girls soccer team plays at Berkeley HS at 2:00.

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

Boys water polo…

The NCS semifinal victory over Campolindo HS was overturned by NCS. They asked the CIF and NFHS rules interpreters for a ruling and it was determined that the officials erred in the handling of the Acalanes protest. The victory has been awarded to Campolindo HS. Many want to place blame. Rather than place blame, it is more important to embrace our boys water polo team as the TRUE CHAMPIONS that they are in sport and in character.
· Nathan Brickman
· Casey Conrad
· Marc Davis
· Tommy Fellner
· Michael Green
· Nico Hillman
· Gordon Kerns
· Brad Robison
· Charlie Rogers
· Brendan Supple
· Evan Wentzel
· Jack Winther
We are very proud of you!!!

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.

Jared Finney
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R. Takahashi

Nov 14 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

The #4 seeded girls volleyball team hosts #5 Petaluma HS at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Boys Water Polo

The NCS semifinal boys water polo game between Acalanes HS and Campolindo HS is still under review. If Acalanes HS is decided the winner, they will host Miramonte HS at 3:00 in the Championship game.

Girls Soccer

The frosh-soph girls soccer team plays at Berkeley HS at 2:00.

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

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 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 – 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.

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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

Nov 6 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

The #3 seeded girls water polo team defeated Redwood HS 13-2 to advance to the NCS quarterfinals. They will host Piedmont HS on Saturday. Hannah Kresnak scored 5 goals, Emma Myall 3 goals and Ryan Haggelund 2 goals. Lucy Fellner had 5 saves.

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In Thursday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

The #5 seeded boys water polo team hosts Washington HS at 5:30 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Girls Volleyball

hosts Campolindo HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

Freshman Football

hosts Campolindo HS at 5:00.

Girls Tennis

competes in the DFAL Championships at St. Mary’s College at 10:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff events, admission will be charged. $9 general admission and $6 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

R. Takahashi

Nov 2 – Sunday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Clovis West HS and defeated Gunn HS in the Nor Cal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Clovis HS and defeated St. Francis HS, Sacramento in the Nor Cal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Casey Harrington threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns to Chad Johnson and John O’Malley. Grant Young had an interception return for a touchdown.

R. Takahashi

Nov 1 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

Varsity team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

R. Takahashi

Oct 30 – Freshman Football Highlights

The Acalanes Dons freshman football team (7- 1 overall, 5- 0 league), defeated the Las Lomas Knights (1- 7, 0- 5) Thursday night in Walnut Creek.

On Acalanes first possession, the Dons drove down the field with the help of a 14 yard pass to Trenten Tso and 27 yard pass to Brian Merken, and finished it with a Jackson Welch 4 yard touchdown run. Then the Acalanes defense took over for the rest of the first and all of the second quarter. Ryan Nall and Joey Gladden would each sack the Knights quarterback, and Ross Ney and Nick Henderson would make tackles to stop the Las Lomas offense.

Las Lomas would drive down the field in the second quarter and get down to the 4 yard line, but the defense stopped them there, and kept them out of the end zone on 4th down. The Dons took over on the five, and drove down the field as quarterback Robby Rowell would complete passes to Aidan McNamara, Matt Gay, Merken, and 2 passes to Nick Price. Rowell ran to the left for a 12 yard run, and then finished the drive with a 5 yard td pass to Gay. The half ended with Nall sacking the QB, and the score was 14- 0 Dons at the half.

The Dons defense held Las Lomas to start the second half and forced a Las Lomas punt. Acalanes took over on their own 41. On the first play, Rowell hit Merken on a 59 yard pass play for a touchdown. The defense held again as Nall picked up 2 more sacks. After a short punt, Rowell would hit Welch for 10 yards, and then connect with Merken again on a 13 yard TD. In the fourth, Max Thrasher stripped the Knights qb of the ball and recovered the fumble to get the Dons the ball. Parker Henderson ran through the Knights defense for a 47 yard run, and would finish the drive when Tyler Schenone ran 30 yards for the touchdown. Quarterback Trenten Tso passed to Kenny Workman for a 23 yard touchdown pass. On the next drive Tso would run 38 yards for the touchdown. The Dons would finish the scoring when Tso passed 10 yards to Kage Groszewski for the touchdown. Acalanes defense would continue to play tough as Aidan Alagappan, Jackson Carter, Jake Landry and Ben Ross made tackles to stop the Knights.

The freshman Dons are at home next Thursday night at 5:00 pm against the blue and red team from Moraga.

Jeff Merken

Oct 31 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

Varsity swept Miramonte HS in three hard-fought games 25-20, 28-26 and 25-21. The JV and Freshmen did likewise, both in two games.

Girls Tennis

The JV girls tennis team was edged out by Campolindo HS 8-6.

Freshman Football

defeated Las Lomas HS.

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Molly Dalziel had 23 kills and 5 aces. Reilly Webster had 7 kills and 2 blocks. Grace Bolen had 39 assists.

Molly Dalziel
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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 25 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

held off Miramonte HS 35-28 to remain undefeated in the DFAL and raising their overall record to 7-1.

Jake Berry
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Girls Water Polo

reined in the Northgate Broncos 12-5.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

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

Friday’s individual standouts…

O’Malley reception for Touchdown
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Football

Jake Berry threw for 191 yards and three touchdown strikes to Tyler Henderson, Chad Johnson and John O’Malley. Nate Edwards ran for 109 yards on 17 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns.

Nathan Edwards touchdown run
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R. Takahashi

Oct 24 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

shutout Dublin HS 25-15, 25-20, 25-11 to raise their overall record to 16-7 and their DFAL record to 6-2.

Girls Tennis

Varsity and JV girls tennis teams were defeated by Miramonte HS.

Freshman Football

squared off against another DFAL undefeated in a great game that was won by the Dons 14-7. They remain undefeated in the league with a 4-0 record and a 7-1 overall record.

 

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

Girls Water Polo

hosts Northgate HS. Varsity at 4:00 and JV at 5:00.

Boys Water Polo

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

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

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

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Volleyball

Molly Dalziel had 16 kills and 2 blocks. Parker Jones added 11 kills. Molly Armstrong had 6 kills and 2 blocks.

JV Girls Tennis

Maddie Guzaitis & Kelianne Witt, Alexia Lucey & Melanie Tymn, Kelly Min & Cameron Morton and Samantha Bell and Allie Figueredo won doubles matches.

Freshman Football

Robbie Rowell connected with Aidan McNamara and Nick Price for touchdown passes of 3 and 82 yards, respectively. Carson Etnyre, Jake Landry, John Leamy, Brian Merken and Trenton Tso also contributed offensively. Nick and Parker Henderson, Ryan Nall and Ross Ney did likewise on defense.

R. Takahashi

Oct 23 – Freshman Football

The Acalanes Dons Freshman Football team (6- 1 overall, 4- 0 league) defeated the previously unbeaten Miramonte Matadors (7-1, 3- 1) by the score of 14- 7. The Dons defense continues to play well, giving up their first touchdown in three games, in the 4th quarter, after two straight shutouts. The defense was led by Ross Ney, Ryan Nall, Parker Henderson and Nick Henderson. Acalanes had two nice drives in the first quarter, and had another opportunity to score when Tyler Schenone recovered a fumble, but failed to score. In the second quarter after a failed punt by the Mats, quarterback Robby Rowell would hit Aidan McNamara for a 3 yard touchdown. Then with just 23 seconds left in the first half Rowell connected with Nick Price on a 30 yard pass, and Price ran away from the Miramonte defenders for an 82 yard touchdown. No one scored in the third quarter, but defense was big again, as McNamara would intercept a pass to stop a Miramonte drive. The Mats would score late in the 4th quarter, but the Dons defense would hold again when Gabe Middleton and Joey Gladden would sack the quarterback twice to end any chance of a comeback. The Dons had great offense with the running by Jackson Welch and Ben Ross, and Rowell was able to find plenty of receivers to throw to, as Trenten Tso, Carson Etnyre, John Leamy, Jake Landry and Brian Merken caught the football all over the field.

The Dons travel to Walnut Creek next Thursday, 10/30, at 5:00 to take on the Las Lomas Knights, before coming home in two weeks on November 6th at 5:00 to take on that team from Moraga.

Oct 23 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

began the evening with a 13-5 victory over Alhambra HS.

Boys Water Polo

followed the girls with an 18-6 victory over Alhambra HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

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

Girls Volleyball

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

Freshman Football

plays at Miramonte HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Brendan Supple scored 5 goals and had 1 assist. Casey Conrad scored 4 goals and had 1 assist. Brad Robison scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Tommy Fellner had 3 assists. Charlie Rogers had 13 saves.

R. Takahashi

Oct 20 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

rallied to defeat Dougherty Valley HS to raise their overall record to 6-1 and remain undefeated in the DFAL going into next week’s game against Miramonte HS. Casey Harrington rushed for 91 yards on 10 carries and 2 touchdowns, while adding 191 yard in the air. Leo Barakos ran for 84 yards on 14 carries and scored 3 times. Jack Thoren had 8 receptions for 86 yards and Matt Burns 4 catches for 35 yards. The JV team completed the sweep of the Wildcats with a 37-20 victory.

In Monday’s action…

Girls Golf

competes in the DFAL Championships at Diablo Creek GC at 10:00.

R. Takahashi

Oct 18 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

Varsity rallied to defeat Dougherty Valley HS to raise their overall record to 6-1 and remain undefeated in the DFAL going into next weeks game against Miramonte HS. Casey Harrington rushed for 91 yards on 10 carries and 2 touchdowns, while adding 191 yard in the air. Leo Barakos ran for 84 yards on 14 carries and scored 3 times. Jack Thoren had 8 receptions for 86 yards and Matt Burns 4 catches for 35 yards. The JV team completed the sweep of the Wildcats with a 37-20 victory.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Heritage tournament.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

R. Takahashi

Oct 17 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

methodically dispatched Las Lomas HS 25-16, 25-19, 25-13 to raise their overall record to 15-7 and DFAL record to 4-2. The JV team did likewise, 25-15, 25-18.

Girls Tennis

defeated Dublin HS 7-2. The JV team ended in a 3-3 draw.

Freshman Football

defeated Dougherty Valley HS to raise their overall record to 5-1 and remain undefeated in DFAL play at 3-0.

 

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

Girls Golf

closes the regular season against Piedmont HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Heritage tournament

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Heritage tournament

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Volleyball

Molly Dalziel had 16 kills. Maddie Graham had 7 kills and 4 digs.

JV Girls Volleyball

Rachel Lom had 6 kills and 2 blocks. Alex Matson had 8 aces. Caroline Passalacqua had 4 kills. Heidi Stanford had 4 aces.

Varsity Girls Tennis

Sasha Schtein, Madeline Bakar, Tara Barabi, Aleksandra Singer and Melissa Van Pell won singles matches.
Quinn Harrington & Lauren Ladrech and Katrina Bittner & Fernanda Heredia won doubles matches.

JV Girls Tennis

Samantha Bell & Allie Figueredo, Alex Awwad & Claire Terentieff and Alexia Lucey & Melanie Tymn won doubles matches.

Freshman Football

Robbie Rowell scored a rushing touchdown and threw 4 touchdown passes to Aidan McNamara, Ryan Nall, Nick Price and Brian Merken. Aidan McNamara added at 91 yard interception return for a score. Defensive standouts were Gabe Middleton, Vance Parry, Ross Ney and Nick Henderson. Other offensive contributors were Parker Henderson, Ben Ross, Jackson Welch, Tyler Schenone and John Leamy.

R. Takahashi

Oct 16 – Freshman Football

Acalanes Freshman football team (5- 1 overall, 3- 0 league) defeated the Dougherty Valley Wildcats (2- 4, 1-3) on Thursday 42- 0. The Acalanes defense shut out their second straight opponent, and were led by the staunch play of Gabe Middleton, Vance Parry, Ross Ney and Nick Henderson. In the first quarter the Dons started the scoring with an 11 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Robby Rowell to wide receiver Aidan McNamara. Acalanes would score twice in the second quarter, first on a 15 yard pass from Rowell to Ryan Nall who would run 34 yards for the touchdown. And then the Dons would strike again right before the half as Rowell would connect with Nick Price for another 11 yard td pass. In the third quarter Acalanes would score on a 23 yard pass play from Rowell to Brian Merken. The Dons would score twice in the fourth quarter. Robby Rowell ran 16 yards around the left side and dove in for the score. Acalanes would finish the scoring when Aidan McNamara intercepted the ball on the Dons 9 yard line and ran 91 yards for the touchdown. On offense, the Dons had offensive contributions by the tough running of Parker Henderson, Ben Ross and Jackson Welch, and the receiving of Tyler Schenone and John Leamy.

Next game is next Thursday at 5:00 pm at Miramonte

Oct 16 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Golf

defeated Alhambra HS 229-289.

Boys Water Polo

battled Miramonte HS to the very end falling just short 13-11.

Girls Water Polo

gave Miramonte all they could handle in a 9-7 defeat.

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 Dublin HS at 3:30.

Freshman Football

hosts Dougherty Valley HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh and Lauren Kim shot 40 and Vanessa Van Pell 41 on a 9-hole, par 36 course.

Boys Water Polo

Tommy Fellner and Brad Robison each scored 3 goals. Casey Conrad and Brendan Supple each scored 2 goals. Charlie Rogers had 10 saves.

Girls Water Polo

Hannah Kresnak scored 5 goals and Brooke Alsterlind 3 goals. Lucy Fellner had 10 saves.

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.

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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 – Homecoming Halftime Activities

Mayor Tatzin announcing Homecoming Winners

Powder Toss aftermath
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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 9 – Freshman Football

The Acalanes Dons Freshman football team improved to 5-1 after defeating Dublin (0- 5) 27- 0.  The Dons defense held Dublin on their first drive with great defense by Parker Henderson and a sack by Ryan Nall. The offense then drove down the field and capped off the drive with a 22 yard touchdown run by quarterback Robby Rowell.  Acalanes held the Gaels on their next two possesions, led by sacks by Gabe Middleton, Nick Henderson, the tackling of Ross Ney and a sack and fumble recovery by Nall.  Acalanes would then score again, this time a Rowell completion to Nick Price of 47 yards.  Nall would recover another Dublin fumble, which led to Rowell hitting Tyler Sverak on a 49 yard bomb.  In the 2nd half the Dons drove down the field with the help of a 14 yard run by Jackson Welch and a run on a fake punt by Rowell for a first down.  The Dons finished the drive when Brian Merken caught a 15 yard pass from Rowell for the touchdown.  The Acalanes defense held the Gaels again when Joey Gladden tackled a Gaels running back on 4th down.  The Dons offense was not done, when Trenten Tso would hit Kenny Workman for a 40 yard touchdown.  Your Dons play at home next Thursday October 16th at 5:00 pm against Dougherty Valley, come out and support the team.

 

Oct 9 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

pulled out a big 9-8 victory over DFAL foe Las Lomas HS.

Girls Water Polo

came up short to Las Lomas HS.

Girls Golf

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Alhambra HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30. Tonight is Dig Pink Night. There will be sale items and donations will be accepted. All profits from this event will go to Breast Cancer Awareness. Come out and support these two worthy causes, Breast Cancer Awareness and Our Don’s Volleyball Team.

Girls Tennis

has a match against Las Lomas HS at 3:30. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Girls Golf

has a match against Miramonte HS at Orinda CC at 3:30.

Freshman Football

plays at Dublin HS at 5:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Water Polo

Hannah Kresnak continues to be an offensive machine scoring 5 goals, while Brooke Alsterlind added 4 goals and Lucy Fellner had 4 saves.

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 39 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

R. Takahashi

Oct 3 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Football

The Varsity team opened DFAL play by taming the previously undefeated Alhambra Bulldogs 28-7. The JV team was not so fortunate.

Girls Tennis

defeated Alhambra HS 8-1. The JV team served a shutout 5-0.

Girls Golf

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Girls Tennis

competes in the Battle of the Bay tournament at St. Francis HS at 9:00 and 1:00.

JV Girls Tennis

hosts Piedmont HS at 3:30.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Tennis

competes in the Battle of the Bay tournament at Gunn HS at 9:00 and 1:00.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Alhambra tournament.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Football

Casey Harrington ran for 3 scores and threw for one. Tyler Henderson had 3 receptions for 80 yards and a 34 yard touchdown.

Girls Golf

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

JV Girls Tennis

Maddie Guzaitis & Kellianne Witt won in doubles 8-0, Alexia Lucey & Sami Browne 8-3, Allie Figueredo & Samantha Bell 8-1, Hannah Snyder & Kelley Min 8-3 and Riley Winquist & Cameron Morton 8-3.

R. Takahashi

Oct 2 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The JV result was the same.

Lucy Fellner defending her house
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Girls Golf

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.

Freshman Football

defeated Alhambra HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Football

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

Girls Tennis

hosts Alhambra HS at 3:30.

Girls Golf

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

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Tommy Fellner scored 3 goals and Charlie Rogers had 6 saves.

Girls Water Polo

Hannah Kresnak scored 2 goals and Lucy Fellner had 6 saves.

Hannah Kresnak
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Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 37 and Vanessa Van Pell a 41 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

R. Takahashi

Oct 1 – Freshman Football

On Wednesday the Acalanes Dons (4-1) beat the Alhambra Bulldogs 41- 20. The Dons scored on their second play on offense when Robby Rowell connected with Brian Merken for a 71 yard touchdown pass. With some good defense by Gabe Middleton, the Dons stopped the Bulldogs when Tyler Schenone intercepted a pass. Acalanes would drive down the field, and eventually finish the drive with a 3 yard touchdown pass from Rowell to Nick Price. On the next Alhambra possession, Price intercepted a Bulldog pass and ran 60 yards for the touchdown. The Dons defense continued to play well, as Ross Ney made two tackles, and then Joey Gladden forced a fumble that was recovered by Max Thrasher. Acalanes then drove down again and capped off the drive with a 19 yard Rowell pass to Ryan Nall. On Alhambra’s next possession, Parker Henderson intercepted a Bulldog pass for a 20 yard interception for a touchdown. After a Bulldog touchdown and onside kick, the Dogs would fumble and Nick Henderson recovered. The Dons would score again as Tyler Sverak caught a Rowell pass for a 25 yard touchdown. The Acalanes defense continued to play well as Ryan Nall made 3 tackles and then Ethan Fox caused a fumble that was recovered by Gladden, to stop the Bulldog offense. The Acalanes offense finished off the scoring with a 15 yard Trenten Tso to Jed Wood touchdown.

Your Dons travel to Dublin next Thursday October 9 at 5:00 pm to take on the Gaels, and come home on October 16 to play Dougherty Valley.

 

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

Sep 24 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

swept Las Lomas HS 25-19, 25-13, 25-17. Grace Bolen had 38 assists. Molly Dalziel had 18 kills and 6 digs. Parker Jones had 7 kills and 3 blocks.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

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

Freshman Football

hosts De La Salle HS at 5:00.

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 18 – Freshman Football highlights

Acalanes freshman football improved to 3-0 with a 42- 12 victory over Analy HS (2-1). After the Dons held the Tigers on their first possesion with great defense by Nick Henderson and Joey Gladden, quarterback Robby Rowell would hit Nick Price for a 27 yard touchdown pass. On their next possession Rowell would connect with Price again for a 25 yard touchdown. In the second quarter, Rowell added touchdown passes of 27 yards to Ryan Nall and 20 yards to Trenten Tso. Rowell would score himself on a short quarterback keeper. The Acalanes defense was solid in the first half with two interceptions by Tyler Schenone and a 45 yard interception for a touchdown just before halftime by Nick Price. In the second half Rowell would hit Price for a third time with a 35 yard touchdown pass. Joey Gladden added a 3 yard touchdown run to finish the scoring.

The Dons play at home next Wednesday at 5:00 against De La Salle.

Jeff Merken

Sep 18 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

swept Antioch HS. Varsity finished 25-6, 25-10, 25-7. JV and Freshmen won in 2 games.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

hosts Dougherty Valley HS. Varsity at 3:30 and JV at 5:30.

Girls Volleyball

plays at Monte Vista HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

Freshman Football

hosts Analy HS at 5:00.

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

This is the last daily digest going out on Feedburner. If you are receiving two daily emails, or just one daily email from MailChimp, no action is necessary.
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Boosters BASH – Save the Date

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Sep 6 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

Varsity ran over Castro Valley HS 49-21. The JV team rallied only to fall short 20-14.


Jared Finney scoring touchdown
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In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Miramonte tournament.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Jared Finney ran for 86 yards on 10 carries and scored 3 touchdowns.
Leo Barakos ran for 100 yards on 17 carries and scored 2 touchdowns.
Nate Edwards ran for 88 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown.
Casey Harrington was perfect completing all 9 passes for 70 yards.

Girls Golf

Emily Attiyeh shot a 41 over 9-holes in the Northgate HS match.

Leo Barakos Touchdown
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R. Takahashi

Sep 5 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

Girls Water Polo

has a scrimmage at San Ramon Valley HS. Varsity at 4:00 and JV at 5:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

JV team competes in the Miramonte Tournament.

R. Takahashi

Sep 4 – Thursday Sports

Football

Today, the freshman football team plays at Castro Valley HS at 5:00.

R. Takahashi

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

Aug 30 – Saturday Sports

Football

Last night, the football team 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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Boys Water Polo

competes today in the De La Salle Jamboree.

R. Takahashi

Aug 29 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Tennis

was defeated by California HS. The JV team managed at 4-4 tie.

Freshman Football

defeated Antioch HS 31-0.

In Friday’s action…

Football

opens the season hosting Antioch HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

hosts their Scrimmage Day.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

competes in the De La Salle Jamboree.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Tennis

Skylar Jeveli and Sasha Schtein won singles matches. Tara Barabi & Aleksandra Singer won their doubles match.

JV Girls Tennis

Samantha Bell & Allie Figueredo, Cameron Morton & Callie Zucker, Maddie Guzaitis & Kellianne Witt and Julia Stedman & Claire Terentieff won doubles matches.

R. Takahashi

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Aug 22 – Pre-Season Scrimmage

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Aug 22 – Football Today

Scrimmage vs. Tamalpais and Ygnacio

JV starts at 4:30PM

Varsity begins at 7PM

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

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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

Dec 28 – Saturday Sports Results

In Saturday, December 28 action…

Girls Basketball

was defeated by College Park HS 49-35 in the semifinals of the West Coast Jamboree and will play Monday at 4:30 in the 3rd place game.

Congratulations to the following Bay Area Newsgroup All-East Bay selections…

John Lauth was named as a third team selection in football.
Elizabeth Schultz was named Girls Golfer of the Year.
Isabella vonEbbe was named as a first team selection in girls tennis.
Tommy Bush was named as a first team selection in boys water polo.
Chase Lanier was named as a second team selection in girls water polo.

Shopping specials…

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.

R. Takahashi

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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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 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 22 – Acalanes Falls in NCS Playoffs


Nov 22 – Friday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

Isabella vonEbbe won her first two matches to advance in the NCS Championships to be continued Monday.

In Friday’s action…

Football

The football team has the epic showdown at Campolindo HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Nov 15 – NCS Football: Dons Snap Dragons in Win Over Sonoma Valley

The Setting: The Dons, ranked number 7 in the NCS Division III football bracket, hosted the number 10 Sonoma Valley Dragons under a full mooned, clear-skied Saturday evening.  This was the first round playoff match of the NCS Post-season series.

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The Play:

1st Quarter:  The Dons began the game by kicking off to the Dragons.  Senior kicker Chad Johnson put his foot to the ball and blasted it into the endzone for a no-return touchback.  On the first play from scrimmage the Dragons decided to run to the left.  Senior  safety Robbie Stern, while making the tackle, ripped out the ball causing a fumble, but the Dragons recovered it resulting in a gain of 11 yards and a first down.  A bruising tackle by junior noseguard Tom Hofmeister on the next play, and a chase-out-of-bounds by sophomore linebacker Tom Henderson on second down brought a 3rd and 6 from the 35.  Sonoma Valley took too much time to get their play off and was penalized 5 yards to make it 3rd and 11.  They attempted a swing pass to the left but junior linebacker Jared Finney read it correctly and hit the receiver as he caught the ball; a 1-yard loss and time to punt.  The punt flew and was taken by junior punt returner Sam deRoque at the Dons’ 41.  He started up the middle of the field, followed his blocks, cut to the right side and blazed down the sideline into the endzone.  It was happy-time for deRoque and the home crowd until everyone realized a yellow penalty flag had been thrown back up field. A block in the back against Acalanes was the call and the Dons began their drive from the Dragons 37.

#2 Sam de Roque TD run (called back). #86 Kyle Kinnear follows the play.
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Senior running back Pete Mitchell started things out for the Dons with a hard-driving 13-yard run and that was followed by a nifty short pass play from junior quarterback Casey Harrington to senior wide receiver Brett Merrill.  On 3rd and 3 from the Dragons’ 21 yard line the big offensive line of senior right tackle Alex Harper, sophomore right guard Grant Young, senior center Drew Rule, junior left guard Cole Ashburn, and junior left tackle Brady Aiello began what was to be a recurring theme: big holes and plenty of pass protection.  The handoff went to Mitchell — he saw daylight and charged on through for a first down.  The Dons would get to a 3rd and 5 from the 8 and an offsides call further helped their quest for an initial TD.  Mitchell again got the call, followed the left-side blocking and got in for the score.  Johnson booted the ball through the uprights to make it 7-0 Dons.

Offensive linemen Grant Young (52) and Brady Aiello (71) plow a highway for Peter Mitchell (25).
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Johnson then kicked off to the Dragons, a short kick to the 27, the ball bounced and both Finney and deRoque dove on top of it.  Finney came up clutching the ball and it was go-time for the Dons with a 1st and 10 at the Dragons’ 27.  Senior wide receiver Andrew Bosshart lines up wide left, Merrill wide right.  Stern in the right slot.  Senior receiver John Lauth goes into motion from left to right, loading up the right side.  Rule snaps the ball and it’s looking like a pass to either Lauth or Stern.  But bolting straight for the right corner of the end zone was Merrill.  He was wide open and Harrington didn’t miss him.  The pass was an arcing thing of beauty, suspended long enough for everyone in the stands to see it, judge its landing point, look there to see Merrill on the run and watch with anticipation as the two came together.  The ball landed perfectly in the black-gloved hands of Merrill for an Acalanes touchdown.  The sure-footed Johnson converted the extra point and the Dons led 14-0.

Brett Merrill (28) TD catch
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The Dragons began their following drive at their own 23.  They called a run up the middle but junior defensive end Chris Brock was there to make the tackle for a 1-yard gain.  A couple plays later it’s 1st and 10 from the 35 and a strange but successful play is run by the Dragons.  Shotgun formation, single running back to the right. The ball is snapped and instead of handing off directly to the running back, both the quarterback and running back are somehow both hanging on to the ball.  They take a couple steps forward into the pile and the QB emerges with the ball running to the left side.  He gets all the way to the Dons’ 37 where Stern shoves him out of bounds.  The Dons Defensive front three of junior defensive end Michael FinkHofmeister, and senior defensive end Kyle Kinnear were tough on the Dragons and had them stopped at the 8 yard line.  First play was a no-gainer.  Second play was a run for a yard.  On 3rd and goal from the 7 it was a QB keeper but blitzing senior linebacker Tommy Kresnak blasted through the middle and drilled the QB for a 1-yard loss.  The Dragons successfully kicked a field goal bringing the score to 14-3.

Tommy Kresnak (4) leads the defense leveling the QB. Also on the play is John Lauth (24).
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Sonoma Valley kicked off and the Dons began their drive from the 28.  Steady play and an 11-yard catch by Bosshart brought it to 1st and 10 from the 50, and the end of the 1st quarter.

2nd Quarter:  More solid play from the offense, featuring Stern with a 5-yard reception, the steady running of Mitchell, and the dependable blocking of the front line.  When it got to 3rd and goal from the 8 the Dons crowd was hoping for a TD.  The players lined up with Bosshart wide left, Stern wide right, Mitchell straight back and Harrington under center.  The ball was on the right hash.  Harrington began his count and Rule snapped the ball.  Harrington drops back and sees Bosshart streaking to the middle.  He fires a dart to Bosshart who brings it in just over the goal line for another Dons TD.  Again, Johnson puts the extra point through and the Dons are really in business with a 21-3 lead.

Chad Johnson (85) kicked a perfect 7 of 7 PATs. Holding is John Lauth (24).
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But the Dragons still had plenty of fire in them and on their next drive they showed it.  The Sonoma Valley running back in particular was a beast, and it took excellent tackling by linebackers Kresnak, Finney, Tom Henderson, and senior Ben Kim to keep him under control.  But the Dragons persisted and wound up scoring making it 21-10.

After the kickoff, Acalanes started their drive at the 29.  Mitchell ran it to the left for a gain of 6 but there was a downpour of penalty flags on the play.  A facemask penalty was called against the Dragons and the 15-yard penalty brought the ball to the Dons’ 44 yard line.  In a few plays it was 1st and 10 at the Sonoma Valley 47 where a nice pass from Harrington finds the sticky hands of Merrill for a 6-yard gain and a fresh set of downs.  It’s 1st and 10 from the 41.  The huddle breaks and the Dons line up with Bosshart wide left, junior tight end Christo Collett in the left slot, Stern in the right slot and Merrill wide right.  Harrington in the shotgun with Mitchell on his left.  Rule snaps it and Harrington is patient.  The O-line gives him all the time he needs.  And all the time Merrill needs to streak down the right side.  He gets a step on his defender and Harrington launches another bomb, seemingly airborne for minutes, and hits Merrill at the 7 yard line.  Merrill never breaks stride and runs into the end zone for an Acalanes touchdown.  Johnson converts, and the Dons lead 28-10.

Brett Merrill’s 2nd catch for a TD
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Acalanes is fired up at this point and on the Dragons’ first play after the kickoff the defense shuts down a pass attempt.  On the second play the Dragons try a shovel pass to the running back on the left but waiting there is Kim who locks up the back for a loss.  On third down the Dragons’ quarterback looks downfield, throws a 30-yard pass and a diving catch is made… by Andrew Bosshart for an interception.  He laid out, fully extended, and made an outstanding fingertip catch.

Andrew Bosshart (7) bringing in an interception. Along side is Robbie Stern (17).
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The Dons now have the ball with a first and 10 at the 50.  Harrington in the shotgun.  Three wideouts and Stern in the slot.  Rule snaps it, Harrington has plenty of time to checkdown his receivers.  And in what has become a recurring theme, there is Merrill again with a step on his defender.  Harrington takes a skip and a stride and gives the ball a mighty heave – the ball leaves his hand on the Dons’ 41 yard line and there it goes.  Spinning, pointing upward then upon reaching the apex of its arc gently begins pointing downward on its descent, traveling to its destination at the 9 yard line, again, into the black-gloved hands of the striding Brett Merrill.  50 yards through the air the ball flew, and Merrill high-stepping, carried it the rest of the way into the end zone.  Again Johnson on the PAT; now the score stood at 35-10 with a minute and a half to play in the 2nd quarter.

Brett Merrill’s 3rd TD catch
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Johnson kicks off and places it short, to the up-men.  The Dragons begin their drive thinking of scoring in that final one and a half minutes.  They complete an 8-yard pass.  They run for a first down.  They run again for a 7 yard gain.  It’s second down and 3 from the 39 with 12 seconds left.  They are on a roll.  The QB is in the shot gun, calls out the snap count, and everyone goes.  He takes a 3-step drop… a 5-step drop… checking, looking; lets the ball fly.  And there again is Merrill – he jumps the receiver’s route and picks off the pass at the 10 yard line, returning it upfield until he runs out of bounds at the 40 as time expires in the half.

Brett Merrill interception
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3rd Quarter:  The Dragons kick off to the Dons to start the second half.  The first two downs see Pete Mitchell running plays – one of them for 11 yards.  And now with the ball on their own 44 the Dons line up again.  Harrington under center.  Tom Henderson, behind Harrington, is in at fullback to lead the train wreck.  Behind him is Finney at running back.  The play is a handoff to Finney; a run off left tackle.  Everyone is blocking and Finney is pinballing hard and making his way forward through the melee.  He somehow springs free and accelerates up the left sideline.  There are two possible defenders with an angle on him, but when they meet, Finney is at top speed and does not bother with a straight arm.  He does not bother with a juke, a feint, or some kind of hokey fake. He just mows the first guy down and runs over him.  The other defender is now chasing Finney but there is no possible way he will be denied that touchdown.  From the 40 yard line on, the defender is trying to catch up but remains a step behind him. He crosses the goal line and several teammates run down to congratulate him on a truly impressive effort.  Johnson is good on the PAT bringing the score to 42-10.

Jared Finney (26) running for a TD. Following the play is Alex Harper (73).
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The Dragons returned the kick and began their drive.  They did well, and got all the way down to a 1st and 10 from the Dons’ 15.  They attempted a pass, completed it at the 10, and the receiver turned to run to the goal line.  But again, there was Brett Merrill.  He hit the receiver hard, causing a fumble.  Junior defensive back Jack Hood was Johnny-on-the-spot and dove on the ball to recover it for the Dons.  Acalanes got it to a 3rd down and 4 from their own 30.  Harrington fakes a handoff to Finney and runs right, then upfield for a quick 30 yard gain.  1st and 10 now from the Dragons’ 40 yard line.  They line up and it looks familiar with Henderson in at fullback and Finney behind him.  Sure enough, it’s the same play for Finney that he scored on the last time.  And just like last time it featured him agilely pounding his way through the quagmire of bodies to emerge in stride up the left side.  And just like last time it was him again streaking past defenders on his way to the endzone for another Dons’ TD.  Another Chad Johnson PAT makes it 49-10.

Jared Finney’s second TD run.  Running downfield with the play is Brady Aiello (71).
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After the kickoff the Dragons begin their drive, this time from their own 8 yard line.  On the first play it’s a run, and senior nose tackle Colin Watson got through the line and wrapped up the running back for a tidy 1-yard loss.

4th Quarter:  The Dragons will eventually punt and the Dons begin at their own 25.  Sophomore Leo Barakos is in at running back and pounds out two runs of three yards each.  Acalanes does not get the first down and punts and the Dragons are back with the ball with a 1st and 10 at the 50.  Senior Brian Lillienstein blitzes, is not picked up and he makes a superb tackle for no gain.  The Dragons keep up the fight and make it to a 1st and goal from the 8.  They attempt a pass, but the ever-alert junior safety John O’Malley jumps the route and snags the interception at the 1 yard line.  He sprints it out to the 22 before a shoe-string tackle trips him up and prevents another Dons touchdown.

The Dons continued to chew up time in the quarter with solid running by Barakos and good game management by sophomore quarterback Jake Berry.  They would eventually turn the ball over on downs at the Dragons’ 31 yard line, and the Dragons would give every effort to score again.  They never would though and the Dons successfully completed this first game of the NCS Playoff Series.

Jake Berry (80) hands off to Leo Barakos
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The next game will be against the number 2 seed Campolindo at Campolindo, Friday at 7:00 pm.

Final Score Acalanes Dons 49, Sonoma Valley Dragons 10

Brian Aiello

Nov 16 – Football Dons Advance in NCS Playoffs

Saturday, the football team made quick work of Sonoma Valley HS 49-10 to advance to the NCS quarterfinals at Campolindo HS Friday at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Nov 15 – Friday Sports

In Saturdays action…

Football

hosts Sonoma Valley HS at 7:00PM SATURDAY in the first round of the NCS Playoffs.

Note: At all NCS playoff events, there will be a charge at the gate of $9 for general admission and $6 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Additionally: To lessen the line at the ticket booth, there will be pre-sale Friday at lunch for students only and from 3:00 to 3:30 for anyone. The pre-sale charge will still be $9 and $6.

R. Takahashi

Nov 14 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Emma Myall
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Girls Water Polo

finished a strong season in defeat to Campolindo HS in the NCS Semifinals.

Girls Volleyball

finished an exciting season in defeat to Analy HS in the NCS playoffs.

In Saturday’s action…

Football

hosts Sonoma Valley HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS Playoffs.
Note: At all NCS playoff events, there will be a charge at the gate of $9 for general admission and $6 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.
Additionally: To lessen the line at the ticket booth, there will be pre-sale Friday at lunch for students only and from 3:00 to 3:30 for anyone. The pre-sale charge will still be $9 and $6.

Whitney Hickok saves a goal
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R. Takahashi

Nov 13 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

was defeated by James Logan HS in the NCS team playoffs.

In today’s action…

Girls Water Polo

has the BIG SHOWDOWN at Campolindo HS at 7:15 in the NCS Semifinals.

Girls Volleyball

hosts Analy HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

In Saturday’s action…

Football

hosts Sonoma Valley HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

R. Takahashi

Nov 11 – This Week in NCS Playoffs

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Tennis

has a first round NCS Playoff match at James Logan HS at 2:00.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

has another showdown with Campolindo HS in the NCS Semifinals at Campolindo HS at 7:15PM.

Girls Volleyball

The #6 seeded Lady Dons volleyball team opens the first round of the NCS Playoffs hosting #11 Analy HS at 7:00PM.

In Saturday’s action…

Football

The #7 seeded Dons host #10 Sonoma Valley HS in the first round of the NCS Playoffs at 7:00PM.

Note:

At all NCS playoff events, there will be a charge at the gate of $9 general admission and $6 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

R. Takahashi

Nov 1 -Varsity Football- Dons Keep Bulldogs Under Control

The Setting: And here it was, the final game of the regular season – a season that seemed to have started so long ago yet come to an end so quickly.  The boys are now a season older and wiser, having seen the excitement and giddiness an of an early win streak, the reality check of an injury-plagued mid-season skid, and the confidence-building of turning it around and winning two straight going into this final matchup. The Alhambra Bulldogs were in town, needing a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Dons although already in the playoff picture, needed a win to assure a first round NCS home game.  A loss would mean travelling to a site yet to be determined.  A 6-hour bus trip to Eureka loomed in the minds of many NCS-experienced parents.

1st Quarter:  Team captains Robbie Stern, Alex Harper, Grant Henderson, and John Lauth met with their Alhambra counterparts and the officials for the coin toss.  Acalanes called it right and chose to begin the game by kicking off to the Bulldogs.  On the kick, the speedy and ever-present Johnny-O (junior John O’Malley) delivered the game’s first big hit by shouldering his weight into the midsection of the Bulldogs’ return man, bringing him to the ground.  On Alhambra’s second play from scrimmage senior Linebacker John Lauth blocked the pass attempt and the Dons forced a 3-and-out for the Bulldogs.  After a short punt Acalanes had great field position at their own 43 and on 1st down junior Quarterback Casey Harrington went to the air.  Senior Andrew Bosshart brought in the 8-yard pass in the left flat. Next up, Peter Mitchell ran for a first down on the left side after taking advantage of an outstanding block by Left Guard Cole Ashburn.  Down to the 27, it was 3rd and 4 and this time Harrington went to Lauth for 9 yards and another first down. Then with a first down at the 13, a pass play was called and Harrington dropped back. Searching for an open man and finding none, he deftly evaded a tackle and decided to make a run for it.  He chose the left side, followed the path cleared by two big men, senior Wide Receiver Robbie Stern and junior Left Tackle Brady Aiello, and dashed safely into the endzone for a Dons TD.  Senior Center Drew Rule snapped the ball to Lauth who placed it down for junior Kicker Chad Johnson to put through for the PAT.  7-0 Dons.

On the following kickoff Senior Ben Kim tracked the return man and delivered a big hit to bring him down.  The Bulldogs began their first offensive series well, despite Bosshart’s tackle on a keeper for no gain and Senior Anthony Seiler’s solid wrap-up and take-down for short yardage.  And on two big plays it was 1st and goal for Alhambra from the 2.  They attempted a run off tackle but a host of Dons were there and the play went for a 1-yard loss.  The ‘Dogs would eventually score a touchdown, but would miss the PAT.  7-6 was now the score.

Alhambra tried an onside kick, but it was handled perfectly at the front line by Lauth who went up high to snag it, was hit hard by the tackler, but hung on to give the Dons great starting field position at the 50.  On 1st down the call was a run.  The big offensive line of LT Aiello, LG Ashburn, C Rule, sophomore RG Grant Young and senior RT Alex Harper cleared the path for the quick-footed Mitchell and he burst forward and through for a 12-yard gain and first down.  Then the Dons took to the air, this time on a 1st and 10 with Harrington dropping back, letting the play develop, then spinning a bullet to a streaking Robbie Stern over the middle.  Harrington hit Stern in stride and he turned upfield at a full run.  It is no easy task to bring down a hard-running, stiff-arming, 6-foot-4 220-lb player with the intent of running through you, and that is what the two Alhambra defensive backs experienced as Stern mowed them down on his way to a 20-yard run-after-catch.  He was finally forced out of bounds at the 25.  But things often have a way of balancing out, and on 2nd and 4 from the 15, a Bulldog linebacker cut in front of a Harrington pass at the 8 yard line and came up with an interception.  The defense stood tall though, led by senior Defensive End Kyle Kinnear, junior Nose Guard Tom Hofmeister, and junior Defensive End Chris Brock.  The Bulldogs attempted three running plays but the Defensive Line stymied their efforts and kept them to a 3-and-out.  After the punt the Dons began with a 1st and 10 at the Alhambra 40 – great field position.  But the Bulldogs had a tough defense of their own and the Dons could not gain a fresh set of downs despite going for it on a 4th and 15 from the 34.

2nd Quarter: The Bulldogs took over at the 34 and began an impressive series of plays, steadily gaining yardage and ended up scoring a TD.  They would attempt a 2-point conversion to make up for the earlier missed PAT, and would have succeeded if not for the explosive hit and drive-to-the-ground of the QB by junior Michael Fink.  The score stood at 7-12 (Dons’ score listed first).

Both defenses showed their skills as neither team scored for two possessions each.  It was the Dons who would come up with a scoring drive first and it started with Mitchell blasting his way through a field of defenders on a 1st and 10 from his own 36.  His run was good for 11 yards and a first down.  Coach Ivankovich would give Mitchell his fill of action on this possession as Mitchell then ran 8 yards, was held up briefly, then with huge second effort blasted out another 8 yards for a 16-yard gain.  Next play it was Mitchell again zipping through the hole opened up by the big O-linemen, and then taking advantage of a great lead block by Harper to finish at the 20 yard line.  The offensive line was having its way with the defensive front of the Bulldogs and Ivankovich had no intention of letting them rest at this point.  The next play was to Mitchell again and he battled his way for a 7 yard gain.  An offsides penalty by Alhambra brought a 1st and goal at the 4 yard line.  With the shortened field it was tough to advance and it got down to 4th and goal from the 2.  Time was also a factor – just four seconds left until the end of the first half.  This was it.  Harrington shouted his count; the linemen were set, focused and absolutely still.  Rule snapped the ball and every player exploded, intent on his individual mission.  The play was a keeper but what made it happen was a complete sell job from Mitchell on the fake handoff and dive between center and left guard into the endzone without the ball.  Most of the Alhambra team bought it and committed to the fake.  Harrington rolled to his right and toward the front right corner of the endzone.  Two Bulldogs were bearing down on him but Ashburn completely took out one of them with a great lead block and Harrington flat out beat the other to the goal line for the TD.  With the score at 13-12, Ivankovich decides to go for a 2-point conversion.  The teams line up; Ivankovich doesn’t like what he sees and calls a time out.  They then line up a second time.  Rule grabs the ball and the rest of the line gets info formation.  But before they set the defensive safety calls time out.  All this with no time left on the clock – but it’s a big play: if the Dons get the two points they go up by a field goal.  If not they only lead by one.  The two teams line up again, the ball is snapped, and Lauth flares out to the right flat to catch the bullet that is already on its way from Harrington.  Dons lead 15-12 at the end of the first half.

3rd Quarter: To begin the second half the Bulldogs tried an onside kick.  They recovered it, but the ball did not travel the requisite 10 yards before being touched by the kicking team.  Dons again start their drive with outstanding field position at the Alhambra 47.  Good, hard-hitting football brings it to a 3rd and 1 at the 17.  No gain.  4th and 1 at the 17.  The handoff goes to Mitchell and he runs right into the mob hoping something will open up – something does, but just enough to get the first down.  On 1st and 10 from the 16, Rule snaps it into the shotgun set; Harrington rolls left and looks to Lauth or junior Wide Receiver Christo Collett.  Both guys are covered.  The defense has by now broken through and Harrington does a U-turn and runs to his right with three huge Bulldogs hot on his heels, intent on mayhem.  Stern, who had lined up on the right side, shook his cover man and raised his hand to get Harrington’s attention.  Harrington passes on the run to Stern who hauls it in and turns it into an 8-yard gain.  The next play was 1st and Goal from the 8 and the handoff goes to Mitchell.  What was not noticed by many in the stands was the hole opened up by the line.  LT Aiello took his man out of the play to the left, LG Ashburn did the same, C Drew Rule ran up and took out the middle linebacker and shoved him right, and RG Grant Young took his man out to the right as well.  Result: a path clear and wide enough for Mitchell and Harrington to walk hand-in-hand through.  But true to his style, Mitchell ran with both arms clutching the ball, head down, and blasted his way to the endzone for another TD.  Chad Johnson made good on the PAT to bring the score to 22-12.

The Bulldogs took over and began a successful-looking drive, but it didn’t last long.  Junior LB Jared Finney read the pass play that was developing and cut in front of the intended receiver for an interception.  First down Dons at the their own 28.  Mitchell powered his way to the 50 and he followed that with a bruising run to the Alhambra 38.  Then the big play – on 1st and 10 from the 38, Harrington dropped back to pass.  He had good time to survey the field and he spotted Finney on about the 28 yard line with a step on his man.  Harrington fired a strike that Finney took in stride and blazed his way for 28 yards and another Dons TD.  Again, Johnson made good on the PAT and the Dons took a commanding lead of 29-12.

Time for the ‘Dogs to begin another drive, but this time it was Chris Brock with a crushing hit on the running back causing a fumble.  Senior Colin Watson spotted the loose ball and pounced on it for the recovery and again, the Dons were in business.

4th Quarter:  On 3rd and 6 from the 27, Mitchell flared out to the left for a swing pass and with great blocking by Ashburn, Lauth, and Aiello ran it for a big 16 yard gain.  But on 1st and 10 from the 11 Alhambra’s defense rose up and picked off a Harrington pass at the 2 yard line.  This apparently fired up the Dons.  The Bulldogs lined up at their own 2 and when the ball was snapped to the QB in the end zone a swarm of Dons rushed in and the defense began to cave in around him.  The Bulldog QB had no option but to throw it away but there was no one around.  He was called for intentional grounding from the end zone.  The penalty for that is a safety, meaning 2 points for the Dons, and Alhambra had to kick off to Acalanes.  The score was now 31-12.

The Dons were looking good and brought the ball to a 4th down and 3 from the 13.  Ivankovich decides to go but the running play was just short of the first and Alhambra took over on downs.  On 3rd and 6 from the 17, Colin Watson delivered a big hit and tackle holding the Bulldogs to a short gain of 2 yards.  Facing a 2nd and 10 from the 31, Alhambra decides to run but Senior Oleg Daneev makes an outstanding solo shoe-string tackle for no gain.  The Bulldogs did manage to get to a 3rd and 12 from the 15 and on that play a very good pass went for a touchdown.  They attempted a 2-point conversion but it failed and the score stood at 31-18.

Final Score Acalanes Dons 31, Alhambra Bulldogs 18

Game Statistics:

Rushing: Peter Mitchell 34-177;  Henderson 2-10;  Casey Harrington 10-(-5);  Jared Finney 5-9

Passing: Casey Harrington 11-22, 2-int, 117 yards

Receiving: John Lauth 4-53; Robbie Stern 3-31; Andrew Bosshart 2-15; Mitchell 1-16; Merrill 1-2

Acalanes Overall Record: 7-3, 3-3 DFAL.  Next up: BYE

Nov 2 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

ended the regular season defeating Alhambra HS 31-18. The JV team won a shootout 54-42.

Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Clovis West HS and defeated Rio Americano 8-7 in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

Individual standouts…

Football

Casey Harrington (3) running for a touchdown
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Casey Harrington scored 2 rushing touchdowns and another through the air.

Peter Mitchell breaks for a touchdown
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Peter Mitchell ran for 177 yards on 34 carries and scored a touchdown.

John Lauth (24) rushing for a touchdown
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John Lauth had 4 receptions for 53 yards and a 36-yard touchdown.

Robbie Stern (17) reception
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Robbie Stern added 3 catches for 31 yards.

R. Takahashi

Nov 1 – Dons Nip the Dogs 31-18

John Lauth (24) recovers Alhambra on-side kick
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Tonight’s win earns home field advantage for the first NCS playoff game (thanks: Brian Aiello)
Casey Harrington completed 11/22 passes for 117 yards
Peter Mitchell ran for 177 yards (thanks: Contra Costa Times)

Gint Federas

Nov 1 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

fell at the hands of Las Lomas HS. The JV and Freshmen teams cruised to 2-game victories.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Alhambra HS. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00. The Senior Night Presentation will be conducted prior to the Varsity game.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

R. Takahashi

Oct 31 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Water Polo

The boys and girls water polo teams were defeated by Campolindo HS.

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In today’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Las Lomas HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30.

Freshman Football

plays at Alhambra HS at 5:00.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Jack Hillman and Evan Brown scored 2 goals each and Tucker Stone had 12 saves.

Tucker Stone defending goal
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Girls Water Polo

Hannah Kresnak scored 3 goals.

Hannah Kresnak
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R. Takahashi

Oct 25 – Dons Take Wind Out of Gaels

The Setting: The Dons were coming off a big win over Dougherty Valley, bringing their overall record to 5-3, and the taste of victory had them wanting more.  Dublin was having its troubles and their 3-5 record gave the Dons some added confidence.

1st Quarter:  Dons received the kickoff and in two plays had a first down.  On a first and 10 from the 40, Senior John Lauth snagged a swing pass on the right side for an 8 yard gain.  A few plays later it was 4th and 1 from the 49 and Coach Ivankovich decides to go.  Senior QB Casey Harrington kept the ball and ran it up the middle, spinning and banging his way through for a big gain of 10 yards.  The Dons would steadily gain, but a penalty had them with a 2nd and 14 from the Dublin 30.  Harrington dropped back to pass and was given ample time by key blocks from his big offensive linemen Brady Aiello, Cole Ashburn, Andrew Rule, Grant Young, and Alex Harper.  He again spotted Lauth and zipped a bullet to him over the middle for a 12-yard reception.  Acalanes had the ball down to the 17 with a 3rd down and 2 yards to go for a fresh set.  The call went to the fleet-footed Senior Peter Mitchell who charged through an opening between Ashburn and Aiello for a first down.  Now at 1st and 10 from the 15, Harrington wasted no time shooting for a touchdown – he went to the big senior wide receiver Robbie Stern by floating a high pass to the left corner of the endzone and Stern went up over his defender to haul it in.  Touchdown Dons.  The point after hit the upright after being slightly deflected and the score stood at 6-0.  The drive chewed close to 10 minutes off the clock.  As if angered by the missed PAT, kicker Chad Johnson really put his foot into the kickoff and it sailed into the endzone for a no-return touchback.  The Dons defense took the field and immediately set a hard tone.  On 2nd and 5 from the 25 Senior Tommy Kresnak met the Dublin running back with a hammering thud as the back tried a run up the middle.  Kresnak stopped him for no gain.  The Gaels then decided on 3rd and 5 to try a pass.  Senior Kyle Kinnear was coming in hard from the right edge though, and when the Dublin QB threw the ball, Kinnear stretched up and blocked it.  3-and-out for the Gaels’ first defensive series.  The punt was fielded by senior Brett Merrill who ran it back 18 yards for great field position beginning at the Dublin 42.  On 2nd and 10 it was Harrington on a keeper for 8 yards, following great lead blocking by Young, Harper, and senior Ben Kim.  On a 3rd and 2 from the 21, a classic game of “push” ensued with a huge pile of players pushing against each other; but the Dons pushed enough to get the first down.  On 1st and 10 from the 15 it was looking promising for another score, but the Dons were called for a costly holding penalty making it 1st and 20 from the 25.  The first play was an incomplete pass, but on 2nd down the pass went to Stern – it was a little too far in front of him, but he reached out and made an outstanding fingertip catch.  Again, much credit to the offensive line: when a team is running well and moving the ball consistently, the big boys up front are having their way against the defense.  But even with the good playing, it was too much to make up that full 20 yards and get a first down.  Acalanes was at the Dublin 11 yard line and it was 4th and 6.  Chad Johnson got the call for a field goal attempt – it would be a 26 yarder.  The Dons lined up, the ball was snapped, placed, spun, and kicked.  It might as well have been a 66 yarder the way Johnson booted it.  The ball flew, slowly turning end-over-end, through the goal posts and on into the night.  9-0 Dons.  After the kickoff it was 1st and 10 for Dublin from their own 27.  A run up the middle was called, but sophomore Tom Henderson displayed his hitting skills and stopped the running back cold for a 1-yard gain.  Then it was Lauth who broke through the line and made a diving tackle for a loss of 2 yards.

2nd Quarter: The Don defense continued its pressure on Dublin, featuring great pressure on the QB by Tom Hofmeister and Lauth.  Junior Defensive End Christopher Brock got into the action with a big tackle behind the line for a 4-yard loss.  Then it was Kinnear again with a blocked pass bringing up a 4th and 5 from the Dons’ 41.  Dublin decides to go rather than punt, and despite good pressure from the D-line the pass was completed for a 1st down.  Dublin was not going down easy, but with great plays by Kresnak and Lauth they could not score a TD.  They did pick up a field goal from the 11 yard line though to make the score 9-3.  The Dons’ next series saw an interception by Dublin and the scored on another field goal to bring it to 9-6.  Then things really started cooking for Acalanes.  Two solid plays, then a 21 yard run but the ball was fumbled at the end of the run.  Fortunately, Christo Collette was on the scene and pounced on it to retain Dons possession at the 41.  Excellent running by Jared Finney and Pete Mitchell brought the ball to the 28 yard line of the Gaels.  It was 2nd down and Harrington dropped back looking for an open man.  He saw the steady Andrew Bosshart, fired the ball, and Bosshart hauled it in at the 5 yard line.  1st and Goal from the five and Finney gets the call.  The big front line pushed forward, Finney powered up behind them and the group all wound up in the endzone for a Dons TD.  Johnson made good on the PAT attempt and the score stood at 16-6.

3rd Quarter: To begin the second half the Dons kicked off to Dublin and with very good downfield coverage by Acalanes the Gaels were looking at 1st and 10 from the 15.  Big defense was on its way – on first down Lauth blocked a pass attempt and on 2nd down Merrill stepped in front of his man and intercepted the pass.  A few plays later there was a Dons false start but the ground-pounding Peter Mitchell came up with two big first-down runs.  On a 3rd and 3 from the Dublin 15, it was Mitchell again toting the ball, and Christo Collette was leading the way with a huge hit on a would-be tackler.  Mitchell got the first down then followed it up with a short TD run.  Johnson was good again on the PAT and it was 23-6 Dons.  The Dons kicked off and the run was looking good for Dublin as the return man was dodging tackles and was at about the 27 yard line.  But from out of nowhere John O’Malley came flying in, drove his shoulder deep into the middle of the runner and abruptly ended the runback.  Not to be outdone, on the next play from scrimmage Jared Finney and Ben Kim doubled up and delivered a punishing tackle on the Gaels running back.  But again, Dublin kept coming and they would ultimately score on this drive to make it 23-13, and keeping their chances for a win intact.  They tried a squib kick on the kickoff, but the big Michael Fink was there with his sure hands to catch it and wrap up great field position for Acalanes.

4th Quarter:  On a 3rd and 4 from the Dublin 40 Harrington ran around the right side, eluding many possible tacklers and was finally brought down after clicking off 12 yards.  A couple plays later it was 3rd and 10 from the 30 and Bosshart snagged an 11-yard pass over the middle.  Not an easy task as the ball was fired in hard; Bosshart absorbed a bruising hit by a Dublin linebacker and still managed to hang on to it.  Mitchell got the call on a 1st and 10 from the 17 and he made the most of it with a scintillating run showing both his power and agility, breaking tackles and dodging defenders, earning him a hard-fought touchdown.  Johnson then kicked it through the uprights and the score was 30-13.  The Dons kicked off and the Gaels began their downfield quest.  Routine plays ensued, and they were capped off by a big 57-yard Dublin TD run to make it 30-20. They tried an onside kick, but it was called back due to a penalty and needed to be re-kicked.  No onside try this time and Acalanes took over at the 14.  Mitchell had a nice 1o-yard run, but there was a defensive penalty that Acalanes accepted and got 15 yards out of it.  The Gaels were getting frustrated, evidenced by the number of penalties they committed.  Jared Finney ran a beautiful 13-yard play and had 15 yards tacked onto it because of another personal foul by Dublin.  On the next play, Harrington was in shotgun formation and started his “Ready Set…” and at that moment one of the Dublin players ran full-speed to the line, launched himself flat-out, flew over the down-linemen, and toward Harrington who casually watched as airborne defender crash-landed to the ground in front of him for an offsides penalty of 5 yards.  The ball was never snapped and the Dons linemen stayed rock-still during the display.  A couple plays later it was 3rd and 2 from the 12 and again it was Finney, around the right side behind solid blocking by the O-line.  He made a strong cut to evade a would-be tackler and danced into the endzone for another Dons score.  Johnson was good on the PAT and it was now 37-20.  Time was dwindling but there were three more outstanding plays by the Dons.  On the kickoff, special teams superstar Johnny-O (malley) who has a great ability getting to the return man, found him yet again, delivering a hard-hitting blow and wrap-up.  On 1st and 10 from the 34 Jack Hood made a great solo tackle and that was followed by a huge solo tackle by Tommy Kresnak for an 11-yard loss.  Final Score Acalanes Dons 37, Dougherty Valley Wildcats 20

Game Statistics:

Rushing: Pete Mitchell 31-146;  Casey Harrington 11-52;  Jared Finney 9-46

Passing: Casey Harrington 10-17, 1-int, 111 yards

Receiving: John Lauth 6-48; Robbie Stern 2-28; Andrew Bosshart 2-35

Acalanes Overall Record: 6-3

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 24 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 14-3.

In today’s action…

Girls Tennis

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

Freshman Football

hosts Dublin HS at 5:00.

Congratulations…

Casey Harrington was named as an honorable mention Bay Area Newsgroup Athlete of the Week.

R. Takahashi

Oct 18 – Football: Acalanes Rolls Out Dougherty Valley

The Setting: The Don’s hosted the Wildcats on a cool but pleasant Friday evening here in Lafayette.  Acalanes had a difficult run of the last three games, dropping all three after winning the first four.  Several of the starting players had been out during that stretch, and the Dons, with many of those starters back in for this game were hungry for a win.

1st Quarter: The game began with the Wildcats receiving the kick off and on the first play from scrimmage senior linebacker Tommy Kresnak showed his wrap-up skills with a big tackle up the middle for loss.  But the Wildcats would consistently gain yardage on each play and marched steadily downfield.  They eventually scored a touchdown on this first possession and the score stood at 0-7 (Dons’ score listed first).  On the ensuing kickoff the Dons took possession near the 20 yard line with a runback by senior Brent Merrill.  On a third and 5 from the 24 in the first series they needed 6 yards to continue the drive.  Senior Wide Receiver Andrew Bosshart stepped up with a big catch in the left flat for a first down.  Then came a 3rd and 1 from their own 48.  The play called for senior running back Pete Mitchell who took the ball and was hit at the line of scrimmage.  But Mitchell kept his legs pumping and with outstanding second effort behind his big front line got the first down to keep the drive alive.  On 2nd and 9 from the Wildcats’ 49 Junior Quarterback Casey Harrington executed a beautiful fake handoff to Mitchell, rolled left, and fired a strike to senior Wide Receiver John LauthLauth hauled it in for a 12-yard gain.  This was followed up by a gutsy catch over the middle by Merrill for another first down.  Merrill was on his way to a big night tonight.  On 2nd and 8 from the 21 Harrington tried a keeper up the middle but the play was handled by Dougherty Valley for a short gain of 2 yards.  3rd and 5 from the 19 – the Dons wanted to match the earlier TD by the Wildcats and Mitchell took the ball around the left side behind front big men Brady Aiello (Left Tackle), Cole Ashburn (Left Guard), and Andrew Rule (Center).  The play went for 10 yards and a first down.  On the next play, Bosshart snagged a Harrington pass and was brought down just short of the goal at the ½ yardline.  The call then went to Mitchell up the middle, right behind Rule and the boys up front.  Touchdown Dons.  With senior Kicker Sam Wood out with injury, junior Chad Johnson lined up the Point After and kicked it through to make it 7-7.

2nd Quarter:  After some solid running by the Wildcats the ball sat at the Dons’ 46 and the Wildcats had a 1st and 10.  They decided to run and senior Defensive End Kyle Kinnear made a crushing shoulder tackle for a loss.  The Wildcats did bounce back and on 1st and 10 from the 37 senior Ben Kim made a great shirt-tackle on the DV running back for no gain.  Then on 2nd and 10 junior Michael Fink stepped up with a big tackle at the line of scrimmage.  A 10-yard holding penalty pushed the frustrated Wildcats back to the 47 where they decided to run on 3rd and 18.  The running back was gang-tackled by a host of Dons – sophomore Tom Henderson, Fink, and Kresnak – for a loss of 4 yards.  They punted and Merrill returned it 22 yards on a great dodging runback.  After a 5-yard false start penalty, it was 1st and 15 from the 30 and senior Wide Receiver Robbie Stern came up with a beautiful 16-yard fingertip catch for a first down at the 46.  Mitchell took the ball around the right side, through a hole opened up this time by the big right-side linemen senior Alex Harper (Right Tackle), sophomore Grant Young (Right Guard), and Drew Rule at center.  Mitch busted it out for a gain of 31 yards and the Dons were now on a roll.  A couple plays later Lauth made an outstanding and courageous catch over the middle for another first down.  On 1st and 10 from the 18 it was Merrill again with a reception for 8 yards.  In the short yardage situation it went to Mitchell up the middle to again follow the front linemen who were having their way with the D-line of Dougherty Valley.  Mitchell got the 1st down.  A couple plays later it was the same deal going up the middle – 2nd and goal from the 2, the middle was opened up and Mitchell banged his way through for another Dons TD.  Johnson made the PAT and the score stood at 14-7.  On the following kickoff, Johnson showed off his leg power by booting the ball into the endzone for the automatic touchback.  The next series featured strong defense by the Dons: on 1st and 10 from the 20 Lauth blocked a pass attempt, Tom Henderson placed a big hit on the running back for short gain, and Lauth blitzed through the line and hammered the DV running back for a loss of 3 yards.  DV punted and the Dons took over at their own 15. On the first play from scrimmage Harrington saw Bosshart get a step on his defender near the 25.  Harrington tossed a beauty into the air with just enough loft to get it over the defender and into the sure hands of Bosshart.  Only one man, the DV safety, stood between him and the goal line 70 yards downfield.  Bosshart was running hard, and instead of juking or dance-stepping, he just stiff-armed the safety and ran right by him; clear sailing all the way to the endzone – an 85-yard play from scrimmage for the TD.  Again, Johnson lined it up and made the PAT to make it 21-7.

Johnson kicked off and on the first series of downs the front line of junior defensive end Grant Pedder, junior nose guard Tom Hofmeister, and junior defensive end Christopher Brock provided smothering defense and it resulted in a 3-and-out for DV.  They punted with just a couple minutes remaining in the half.  The Dons took over at their own 35 and the remaining plays in the half featured a 15-yard run up the left side by Mitchell, and two great receptions by Merrill; one for 12 yards and the other for 20 yards.

3rd Quarter:  The second half began with DV kicking off to the Dons.  The kick was low and hard and it was handled by senior wide receiver Cole Salquist near the 50.  The Dons started their drive with excellent field position and on the first play the pass went to Merrill who brought it in but was hit late out of bounds.  That resulted in a personal foul and the ball ended up on the DV 26.  On 2nd down the O-line of Harper, Young, Rule, Ashburn, and Aiello provided plenty of time and Mitchell took a Harrington pass over the middle for an 18 yard gain.  On 3rd and goal from the 6 Harrington dropped back and lofted a pass to the left corner of the endzone where Bosshart went up high to bring it down for a Dons TD.  Johnson remained perfect on the PAT and the score stood at 28-7.

Johnson then added the exclamation point with another booming kickoff through the endzone for a touchback.  The offensive series for the Wildcats featured big defensive plays by Hofmeister and Kresnak and it was another 3-and-out for DV.  After the DV punt, the Dons took over on their own 36 and Stern made two outstanding catches on great throws by Harrington to bring it to a 1st and 10 from the DV 36.  On the following play, Harrington bought some time that allowed Mitchell to get downfield for a pass.  After a false start penalty it was 1st and 15 from the 49.  The ball was snapped and Harrington was looking to pass.  He spun the ball to the left side and hit junior wide receiver Sam de Roque for a 23-yard gain.  On the next play  Harrington fired a strike over the middle to Mitchell who brought it in and ran it toward the left side and in for another TD.  Johnson still perfect on the PAT and the score was 35-7.

Johnson kicked off and the DV return man brought the ball upfield but was met hard by senior Left Guard Jackson May who put shoulder pad into him and brought him down on the 32.  Despite some big hitting by Brock, Kim, and Kresnak, and punishing hit by junior safety John O’Malley, the Wildcats were able to march downfield for a touchdown to make it 35-14.

4th Quarter:  It was becoming a scoring bonanza and the next possession for the Dons featured 22- and a 12-yard runs by Mitchell and a great Merrill TD catch for another score to bring it to 42-14.  DV did score on the next drive making it 42-21.  And they were not finished yet.  DV would score again with 3:21 left in the game to bring the score to 42-28.  They needed a successful onside kick; they lined it up, stacking as many sure-handed players on the left side as possible, and the kicker approached the teed-up ball.  The onside kick hit the ground, took a high arcing bounce and in the melee that followed DV came out with the recovered ball.  They began there drive with excellent field position, but on the second play in the series junior linebacker Jared Finney picked off a DV pass to give the Dons possession.  Acalanes ran the clock down to the close of this exciting game and the Dons were victorious.

Final Score Acalanes Dons 42, Dougherty Valley Wildcats 28

Game Statistics:

Rushing: Pete Mitchell 18-91;  Casey Harrington 4-8;  Jared Finney 6-21; Kresnak 1-3

Passing: Casey Harrington 24-30, 1-int, 369 yards (wow!)

Receiving: John Lauth 2-26; Robbie Stern 3-50; Andrew Bosshart 7-127;                      Brett Merrill 9-101; Mitchell 2-42; de Roque 1-23

Acalanes Overall Record: 5-3

Oct 19 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

cruised to a 42-28 victory over Dougherty Valley HS. The JV team suffered in defeat.

Girls Water Polo

defeated Rio Americano 6-5, but fell in their next game in the Davis Fall Classic.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Heritage tournament.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Football

Casey Harrington shredded the Dougherty Valley defense completing 24 of 30 passes for 369 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Casey Harrington (3)
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Peter Mitchell scored 3 times while rushing for 91 yards on 18 carries.

Peter Mitchell (25)
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Andrew Bosshart caught 7 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Andrew Bosshart (7)
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Brett Merrill had 9 receptions for 101 yards and one score.

Brett Merrill (28)
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R. Takahashi

Oct 18 – Acalanes Homecoming

Oct 18 – Acalanes Football Dons Snap Streak, Win 42-28 over Dougherty Valley

Peter Mitchell (25)
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Brett Merrill (28) TD reception
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Oct 18 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Las Lomas HS 7-2 to raise their DFAL record to 8-2 and overall record to 10-5.

Girls Volleyball

defeated Alhambra HS in 3 games. The JV team also recorded the victory.

Freshman Football

shutout Dougherty Valley HS 29-0.

In Friday’s action…

Football

hosts Dougherty Valley HS for Homecoming. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Water Polo

competes in the Davis Fall Classic.

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Heritage tournament.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the Heritage tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Tennis

Bella vonEbbe, Tessa Karagocev, Tara Barabi, Melissa VanPell and Lauren Ladrech won singles matches. Fernanda Heredia & Teresa Lo and Alina Yang & Lan-Anh Ho won doubles matches.

R. Takahashi

Oct 18 – Friday’s Homecoming Game to be Streamed Live

Hi Everyone,

This week’s Homecoming football game will be recorded live on Play-On Sports. Please forward the link below to family and friends so they can watch the live action, too! If you are unable to watch on Friday night, you can view it at another time by the same link. Other Acalanes sports are available for viewing as well, so check out the other events, too!

Grandparents, cousins, co-workers and friends from around the globe will be watching the Dons defeat the Wildcats on Friday night!

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/72176

Go Dons!!!

Barry and Karla McQuain

Oct 17 – Thursday Sports

In today’s action…

Girls Tennis

hosts Las Lomas HS at 3:30.

Girls Volleyball

plays at Alhambra HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Freshman Football

plays at Dougherty Valley HS at 5:00.

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 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 – Dons Lose to Mats

 

John Lauth (24) returned an interception for the touchdown.
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Chris Merrill (28) one-handed interception.
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Gint Federas

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

Oct 10 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Boys Water Polo

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

Girls Water Polo

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team fared no better.

Girls Tennis

was defeated by Northgate HS.

In today’s action…

Girls Volleyball

hosts Miramonte HS. Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30.

Girls Golf

has a match against Miramonte HS at Orinda CC at 3:15.

Freshman Football

hosts Miramonte HS at 5:00.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Boys Water Polo

Tommy Bush scored 5 goals. Brendan Supple scored 2 goals and had 1 assist. Jack Hillman scored 2 goals. Tucker Stone had 9 saves.

Girls Tennis

Lauren Ladrech won her singles match.

R. Takahashi

Oct 5 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

Did it again. They defeated Monte Vista HS 4-2 after being defeated by them earlier in the season.

Football

rallied in the 4th quarter, but fell short to Las Lomas HS. The JV team pulled out a 28-21 victory.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the St. Francis tournament.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Alhambra tournament.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate tournament.

Girls Golf

competes in the Post-Season Preview Tournament at Poppy Ridge GC at 11:30.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Water Polo

Chase Lanier carried the scoring load with 3 goals and Hannah Kresnak notched the other goal.

Football

Casey Harrington scored 2 rushing touchdowns and 2 passing touchdowns while amassing 282 yards on the air and 55 on the ground. Andrew Bosshart received one of the passing scores in his 6 catches for 103 yards. Brett Merrill had 8 receptions for 67 yards and John Lauth 5 for 41 yards.  Chad Johnson had the other receiving touchdown.

R. Takahashi

Oct 4 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Alhambra HS 6-3 to raise their DFAL record to 5-2 and their overall record to 7-4.

Girls Golf

defeated Dublin HS 228-232 and was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS 215-228.

Girls Volleyball

battled fearlessly with Campolindo HS in defeat. The freshman team won and the JV team was defeated.

Freshman Football

dropped a heart-breaker to Las Lomas HS 21-19.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Water Polo

hosts Monte Vista HS. Varsity at 4:00 and JV at 5:00.

Football

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

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Water Polo

competes in the St. Francis tournament.

JV Girls Water Polo

competes in the Alhambra tournament.

Freshman Girls Volleyball

competes in the Northgate tournament.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Tennis

Tara Barabi, Melissa VanPell, Aleksandra Singer and Fernanda Heredia won singles matches. Lauren Ladrech & Shelley Kwok and Tessa Lo & Lan-Anh Ho won doubles matches.

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot a 36 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Girls Volleyball

Molly Dalziel had 11 kills and 2 aces. Rachel Cox had 10 kills, 8 digs and 2 aces. Reilly Webster had 4 kills.

R. Takahashi

Oct 3 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Girls Tennis

defeated Berkeley HS 7-2 to raise their overall record to 6-4.

Girls Golf

downed Alhambra HS 218-296 raising their DFAL record to 4-2.

Girls Water Polo

Las Lomas HS into overtime only to fall short 8-6. The JV team won 11-5.

Boys Water Polo

mounted a stirring rally in the 4th quarter, but fell short to Las Lomas HS 8-6.

In today’s action…

Girls Volleyball

BIG Game! Acalanes hosts Campolindo 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 Dublin HS at San Ramon GC at 3:30.

Freshman Football

hosts Las Lomas HS at 5:00.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Girls Tennis

Tessa Karagocev, Aleksandra Singer, Skylar Jeveli and Madeline Bakar won singles matches. Lan-Anh Ho & Queenie Chin and Alina Yang & Tessa Karagocev won doubles matches.

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot an incredible 33 on a 9-hole par 36 course. Adrienne Lee contributed a 42 and Emily Attiyeh 44.

Girls Water Polo

Hannah Kresnak scored 3 goals. Chase Lanier scored 2 goals and had 3 assists. Lucy Fellner had 6 saves and Whitney Hickok had 3 saves.

Boys Water Polo

Tommy Bush scored 2 goals and Tucker Stone had 9 saves.

R. Takahashi

Sep 30 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

Varsity team was defeated by Campolindo HS. Casey Harrington ran for a touchdown and threw another to Robbie Stern. The JV team fared no better.

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In today’s action…

Girls Golf

has a match against California HS at Bridges CC at 3:15.

R. Takahashi

Sep 27 – Video Highlights Acalanes vs Campo Football (KTVU)

Video Courtesy KTVU Sports

Sep 27 – Acalanes Football Dons Fall to Campolindo Cougars 24-14

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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 26 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Girls Golf

got Campolindo week off to a great start defeating the Cougars 231-323. Elizabeth Schultz shot an even par 35 over 9-holes.

In today’s action…

Girls Water Polo

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

Girls Tennis

has the big showdown with Miramonte HS at 3:30. Varsity is home and JV is away.

Girls Volleyball

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

Freshman Football

plays at Campolindo HS at 5:00.

R. Takahashi

Sep 20 – Varsity Football Dons Dominate in Win Against Tennyson

1st Quarter:

The first possession for the Lancers resulted in a 3-and-out thanks to the strong defense of the Dons, and to top it off the 4th down punt was partially blocked by Acalanes, went out of bounds and it was 1st down from the Tennyson 36 for the Dons. It looked very good early, but not so fast… the first play from scrimmage was fumbled and Tennyson recovered.  First down Lancers at the 38.  Despite some big defensive plays by Senior Linebacker Grant Henderson, the Lancers steadily marched downfield toward the endzone.  On 3rd and 6 from the 15 the Dons needed a stop and it was provided again by Henderson who stood his ground and met the oncoming running back with a powerful drive of his shoulder, driving the runner backward and to the ground for no gain.  Tennyson made the field goal and the score was 0-3 (Don’s score listed first).

The Dons began their next drive from the 14 with a run by Senior Running Back Pete Mitchell, who churned the turf around the right side for a big gain and a first down.  A couple plays later it was 3rd and 1 from the 34. A quarterback keeper was called and the Dons’ big front five opened up the middle.  In unison, Center Andrew Rule, Guards Cole Ashburn and Grant Young, and Tackles Brady Aiello and Alex Harper drove forward cutting a swath for Quarterback Casey Harrington to run through.  Harrington and the line picked up the first down and a fresh set of downs began on the 40.  Incomplete pass on first down, but then the call went to Mitchell again.  He began his run around the right side following Young and Harper, picked up about 7 yards, then cut to the middle and blew right through the two defensive backs who thought they were going to tackle him.  Once past them, Mitchell hit the afterburners and he was gone; a 64-yard touchdown run in the books.  Kicker Sam Wood made the point after and the score was now 7-3.

Peter Mitchell breakaway for a touchdown.
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On the ensuing kickoff, the Tennyson return man made some good moves and collected a head of steam until Jackson May barreled into him simultaneously putting a big hit and a strong wrap on him.  The quarter was coming to a close and with a 4th and 8 at the Dons’ 36, Tennyson decided to go for it.  The pass was dropped and the Dons took over on downs.  Mitchell had a solid run on 2nd and 5 from his own 41 for a first down.  The quarter ended.

2nd Quarter:

Because of a block in the back call and a false start the Dons were looking at a 2nd and 20 from their own 40.  But Wide Receiver Andrew Bosshart hauled in a beautiful 19-yard catch down the left side, and Mitchell converted the following play into a first down with a hard-driving 3-yard run.  On 4th and 8 from the 27, Coach Mike Ivankovich decides to go, and the call was for a pass to Wide Receiver Sam de RoqueHarrington had time to set, and the speedy de Roque was flying over the middle on his route.  Harrington hit him in stride and de Roque made the reception, made a couple strong cuts, and made the touchdown.  Wood followed again with the extra point to make it 14-3.  On the kickoff, Dons safety John O’Malley let out some inner aggression when he laid a big hit on the Lancers return man and stopped him cold at the 26.  On the first play for Tennyson, defensive end Grant Pedder and linebacker Grant Henderson teamed up for a bruising tackle on the running back for a 4-yard loss.  Two plays later inside linebacker Tommy Kresnak did some solo work by laying a big lick on the Tennyson back on a run up the middle.  The Dons defense was tough on the Lancers and it was 4th down again – time to punt.  On the next series it was 2nd and 10 from the Tennyson 42 and Mitchell charged down the left side for a 20-yard gain.  The only reason he was brought down was by a facemask – the penalty of 15 yards was tacked on and it was 1st and goal from the 7.  The first pass play failed, but on 2nd and goal from the 7 Bosshart used his big frame to overpower his defender.  Harrington floated a beautiful touch-pass, Bosshart went up high and hauled it down in the end zone for a touchdown.  Staying perfect was Sam Wood with the PAT and a 21-3 score.

Casey Harrington on a Quarterback Keep
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The Dons were in domination mode at this point, and on the next series the defensive front line of left end Kyle Kinnear, nose guard Tom Hofmeister, and right end Grant Pedder were too much for Tennyson to handle.  They pressured the pass plays, and on 4th and 10 at their own 34, Tennyson could not find the room to punt with the oncoming rush.  The punter was tackled before he could kick the ball and the Dons took over on the 26.  Kresnak, playing fullback, had a ground-pounding 8-yard run, followed by Mitchell power-scampering a 1st down run around the left side.  Then it was Mitchell again from the 3 cruising through the gaping hole made by the dominant O-line.  Touchdown Dons.  Wood still perfect on the night; 28-3 Dons.  Wood then proceeded to drive the ball out of the end zone on the kickoff for a touchback.  A couple Tennyson plays ensued, the defense kept up the solid pressure and the half ended.

3rd Quarter:

On the first play of the quarter, the domination continued with Mitchell running 15 yards through a gaping hole cleared by linemen Aiello, Ashburn, and Rule.  On the next series of downs it was 2nd and 10 from the Tennyson 34 and running back Jared Finney broke out a blistering 25-yard run to the 10 and Bosshart followed that up with yet another outstanding reception from Harrington for a TD.  Wood remained perfect and the score stood at 35-3 Dons.  But Tennyson showed their true grit and did not fold.  On their next series, they began with a 25-yard run.  They steadily marched downfield and scored their first touchdown to make it 35-9.  They attempted a 2-point conversion but coverage man Brett Merrill blocked the pass heading for his man.  On the Tennyson kickoff, Finney made the catch and began his runback.  He drove upfield for about 20 yards; at one point delivering an outstanding straight-arm on a would-be tackler, until a facemask brought him down.  On the next Dons series, wide receiver Robbie Stern snagged a highlight-reel-worthy one-handed catch for an 18 yard gain.  End of the 3rd quarter.

Robbie Stern (17)
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4th Quarter:

On the Dons 3rd and 10 at the Tennyson 38, Harrington found Merrill for a 24 yard reception, and Finney followed that up with a 3-yard scamper for a touchdown.  Yes, Wood still was perfect and the score stood at 42-9.  Still the Lancers did not lose heart – they drove downfield on their next possession, steadily gaining yardage and scored another touchdown.  The 2-point attempt was no good and the score was now 42-15.  They tried an on-side kick, but O’Malley came in hard to recover the ball for the Dons.  On the Dons next possession fullback Oleg Daneev pounded out a 15-yard run to the Tennyson 37.  It got to 4th and 7 from the 11 and Coach Ivankovich called for a field goal attempt to put the perfect night of Wood to the test.  Wood passed the test, making the 28-yarder by splitting the uprights and making the score 45-15.  He again followed that up by drilling the ball through the endzone for a touchback.  As the game clock ran down, it was evident that this victory happened in part by players stepping up and showing their skills – in particular John O’Malley, Sam de Roque, Jack Hood, and Zack Lewis.

O’Malley (10) eventually wins the scrum
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Final Score Acalanes Dons 45, Tennyson Lancers 15

Brian Aiello

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

OUCH!

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Undefeated Football Dons

The Dons emerged victorious 45-15 over Tennyson HS

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.

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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 19 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Girls Golf

dispatched Alhambra HS 226-318.

Girls Tennis

competed well against another EBAL power in defeat to California HS.

In today’s action…

Girls Tennis

has their first big test of the DFAL season against Campolindo HS at 3:30. Varsity is home and JV is away.

Girls Volleyball

hosts Monte Vista HS. Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30.

Girls Golf

puts their undefeated 3-0 record on the line in a match against Dougherty Valley HS at Blackhawk CC, Falls course at 3:30.

Freshman Football

team hosts Livermore HS at 5:00.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Girls Golf

Elizabeth Schultz shot a 37 and Emily Attiyeh 43 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Girls Tennis

Tessa Karagocev continues to roll with another singles victory.

R. Takahashi

Sep 12 – Freshman Football Dons Outscore Irvington 34-6

Quarterback Will Rembac threw for over 200 yards, with three touchdowns, and no interceptions..
Touchdowns were received by Paul Greissel, Michael Bone, and Kevin McConnell.

Chase Maderious ran for over 100 yards, and a touchdown, Marcus WesserSingh capped the scoring with a5?yard scamper.

All this could not have been done without the stellar blocking of David Severet, Justin Plummer, Josh Bagurski, Ethan Westemeier, Sterling Butler, Cole Gallagher, and Kevin McConnell on the O-line.

The defense was led by Cole Gallagher with 4 tackles for loss, Kevin McConnell, and Tyler Ewing. Aiden Walker capped a great defensive performance with a late fumble recovery that led to a Dons touchdown.

Go Dons!
Coach Young

Sep 16 – Monday Sports

In Fridays 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.

Peter Mitchell on his way to 2nd TD (of 4). Click on image to view entire gallery.

In Saturdays action…

Girls Water Polo

team finished in 6th place at the Acalanes Invitational. They defeated Rio Americano HS and were defeated by Monte Vista HS in a heart-breaker 8-7 final.

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.

R. Takahashi

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 – Acalanes Dons 49 – Irvington Vikings 21 Final

Peter Mitchell scoring his 3rd TD (of 4).
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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 7 – Friday Football, Golf, Volleyball and Water Polo Results / Saturday’s Action

In Fridays action…

The football team stunned Castro Valley HS 13-7 to improve to 2-0 in the non-league season.
The girls water polo team pulled in the reins on the Northgate Broncos with a 13-7 victory.
The girls golf team bested Las Lomas HS on the links 227 to 294.
The girls volleyball team played well in defeat to a very good San Ramon Valley HS team.

In Saturdays action…

The girls water polo team plays at Sacred Heart Prep HS. Varsity at 10:00 and jv at 11:00.
The jv boys water polo team competes in the Miramonte tournament.

Fridays individual standouts…

Football. Peter Mitchell rushed for 127 yards on 26 carries and scored on a 16-yard run. Jared Finney scored the other touchdown on a 3-yard run. Casey Harrington completed 11 of 15 passes for 105 yards and ran for 58 yards on 12 carries. John Lauth had 4 receptions and Robbie Stern and Andrew Bosshart each had 3 receptions.

Girls golf. Elizabeth Schultz shot a 37, Emily Ettiyeh 42 and Adrienne Lee 43 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

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R. Takahashi

Sep 5 – Thursday Sports

Today, the freshman football team hosts Castro Valley HS at 5:00.
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

Aug 30 – Dons Win 35-28 over Hercules in Overtime

Robbie Stern (17) catches a goal line pass with 37 seconds remaining in regulation time to close the gap to 28-26. A successful two point conversion attempt ended regulation time with a 28-28 tie.

Acalanes fell from ahead 7-0 to down 7-21 in the last four minutes of the first half when Hercules converted three key Dons mistakes into three touchdowns.

Under new rules this year, each team has 4 downs from the 10 yard line to score. If still tied, this repeats 3 cycles. There is no clock in overtime.

Acalanes scored a touchdown on their first overtime snap, followed by a Point After. Hercules was sacked behind the line of scrimmage on their first play, then intercepted by Acalanes to end the game 35-28.

Gint Federas

Aug 30 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursdays action…

The girls tennis team defeated College Park HS 6-3.

In Fridays action…

The football team hosts Hercules HS. JV plays at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The varsity girls water polo team hosts their scrimmage day.

In Saturdays action…

The varsity boys water polo team competes in the De La Salle Jamboree.

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Football Tryout / Practice Schedules

Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16

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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”.

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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 12 – Tuesday Sports

In Fridays action…
The football team ended a strong season with a narrow 16-13 defeat to Bishop O’Dowd HS in the NCS playoffs.
In Saturdays action…
The girls water polo team demonstrated an incredible display of heart and courage in the NCS Championship game. Down 5-1 to Campolindo HS, they battled back to tie the game at 7-7.  Campolindo may have prevailed 8-7 on a late goal, but we are proud of the spirit and character that is our GIRLS WATER POLO TEAM, NORTH COAST SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP.  Congratulations to Misha Buchel and the girls on an outstanding season.
Individual standouts…
Girls water polo – Megan Dietrich scored 2 goals. Chase Lanier scored 1 goal and had 2 assists. Sasha Newton, Hannah Kresnak and Reilly Fellner each scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. Ellyn Stewart scored 1 goal. Katie Ramm had 8 saves.
Football Peter Mitchell had 99 yards on 20 carries and score 2 rushing touchdowns. Craig Anderson had 4 receptions for 31 yards.
R. Takahashi

Casey Sklar celebrating his solo quarterback sack
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Nov 9 – Friday Sports

In Fridays action…
The football team hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

In Saturdays action…
THE MAIN EVENT!!!  The girls water polo team hosts Campolindo HS at 1:00 in the North Coast Section Championship game.  Could we ask for anything better?  Don’t miss it.

R. Takahashi

NCS Playoffs this Week

The football team hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs Friday at 7:00.
The girls volleyball team play at Sir Francis Drake HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs Wednesday at 7:00.

Oct 29-Monday Sports

In Fridays action…
The football team finished the regular season defeating Alhambra HS 42-29.  Robbie Stern led the charge completing 8 of 13 passes for 107 yards scoring 2 rushing touchdowns and 2 passing scores.  Stephen Main and Tyler Supple each caught touchdown passes and each had 4 receptions for 70 and 37 yards, respectively.  Peter Mitchell electrified the crowd by returning the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown and DeShawn Johnson recorded a rushing score.

In Mondays action…
The girls golf team competes in the NCS Championships at Windsor GC.

NCS water polo playoffs…
The boys team is the #5 seed and will host California HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs Thursday at 8:00.

The girls team is the #2 seed and will host the winner of Tamalpais HS and Ukiah HS Saturday in the NCS quarterfinals.

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 19 – Acalanes Homecoming Honor

Don Doten – Distinguished Acalanes Alum – Class of 1943


Oct 22 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action… The football team was defeated by Dublin HS 17-14.  Steve Main had 3 receptions for 81 yards.  DeShawn Johnson scored a rushing touchdown, and Robbie Stern and Ross Kim hooked up on a passing touchdown.

In Mondays action… The girls golf team competes in the NCS Southern Qualifier at Poppy Ridge golf course.

Steve Main (83) reaching for a pass.
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Aaron Edwards attempting to break a tackle
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Oct 19 – Homecoming Halftime Activities

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Oct 19 – Dons Chorus – Star Spangled Banner

Video: Gint Federas

Oct 19 – Cheer Halftime Performances

Two Great Halftime Performances

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Oct 19 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…
The girls volleyball team played with great energy and inspiration to defeat Miramonte HS 25-17, 25-23 and 25-13.  Amanda Jarquin had 21 kills, Brooke Aiello 7 kills and Joanna Harnish 36 assists.  The JV team won in 3 games and the freshman team cruised to victory in 2 games, 25-17, 25-16.

Amanda Jarquin with a kill shot.
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In Fridays action…
The football team hosts Dublin HS.  JV plays at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys water polo team competes in the North/South tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

In Saturdays action…
The boys water polo team competes in the North/South tournament at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

The girls water polo team competes in the Davis Fall Classic at UC Davis.

R. Takahashi

Oct 15 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…
The football team defeated Dougherty Valley HS 38-7 to raise their overall record to 6-2.

In Mondays action…
The girls golf team competes in the DFAL Championships at Poppy Ridge Golf Course at 10:00.

R. Takahashi

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 5 – Football Dons fall to Mats

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The Dons attempted a valiant comeback drive to tie the game, but their hopes were dashed with a last second interception by the Mats. Final Score 21-14

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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.

 

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 – Acalanes beats Las Lomas 21-17

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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 24 – Weekend Sports Results

In Fridays action…

The football team fell at the hands of Campolindo HS on the last play of the game 40-39.  The jv team was also edged out 21-14.
The girls water polo team defeated Palo Alto HS and was defeated by St. Francis HS of Mountain View at the Amanda McDonald Invitational.

In Saturdays action…
The girls water polo team defeated Archbishop Mitty HS and was defeated by Campolindo HS of at the Amanda McDonald Invitational.

Individual standouts…
Football – DeShawn Johnson rushed for 237 yards on 29 carries and scored two touchdowns. Robbie Stern completed 5 of 9 passes for 77 yards and ran for 45 yards on 7 carries including 2 rushing touchdowns. Peter Mitchell and Aaron Edwards scored the other two touchdowns on the ground.

Girls Water Polo – Megan Dietrich, Ellyn Stewart and Chase Lanier had strong performances throughout the Amanda McDonald Invitational.

R. Takahashi

Sep 21 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…
The girls golf team defeated Miramonte HS 263-276.
The girls varsity volleyball team was defeated by Las Lomas HS 25-11, 25-16, 25-11.  The freshman team was victorious in 25-10 and 25-18, bringing their record to 8-1 on the season and 1-1 in league.
The freshman football team dropped a heart-breaker to Campolindo HS 7-6.

In Fridays action…
The football team opens DFAL play at Campolindo HS.  JV plays at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The varsity girls water polo team competes in the Amanda McDonald tournament in Palo Alto.

In Saturdays action…
The varsity girls water polo team competes in the Amanda McDonald tournament in Palo Alto.
The freshman girls volleyball team competes in the Wolverine tournament at Deer Valley HS.

Thursdays individual standouts…
Girls golf              Elizabeth Schultz shot a 41 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Mr. Takahashi and multiple contributors

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 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 – Friday and Saturday Action

In Fridays action…
In a battle of undefeated teams, the football team hosts Tennyson HS.  JV plays at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The girls golf team has a match against Miramonte HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.
The girls water polo team plays at Sir Francis Drake HS.  Varsity plays at 4:00 and jv at 5:00.
The boys water polo team competes in the prestigious Santa Barbara tournament.

In Saturdays action…
The cross country team competes in the De La Salle\Carondelet Nike Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.
The boys water polo team finishes competition in the Santa Barbara tournament.

R. Takahashi

Sep 13 – Thursday Sports and Wednesday Results

In yesterdays action…
The girls water polo team came storming back from a 6-0 halftime deficit only to fall short by 2 goals to San Ramon Valley HS 7-5.
The girls golf team defeated Campolindo HS 230-298, but was defeated by Dublin HS 211-230.

In todays action…
The girls tennis team has a match against Las Lomas HS at 3:30.  Varsity plays at home and jv plays away.
The freshman football team plays at Livermore HS at 5:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Girls golf                              Elizabeth Schultz shot a 35 and Lauren Kim 40 on a 9-hole par 36 course.
Girls water polo                Ellyn Stewart and Hannah Kresnak each scored 2 goals and Katie Ramm had 6 saves.

Mr. Takahashi

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

Dons Dominate Over Irvington / New Offense Scores Big in 54-7 victory

Dons Dominate Over Out of League Irvington

Dons New Offense Scores Big in 54-7 victoryThe Acalanes Dons varsity football team rolls over the Irvington Vikings in an impressive display of their newly adopted offensive strategy. The Dons started early, capitalizing on their first drive when junior Peter Mitchell pounded the ball into the end zone. After a quick defensive stop the Dons went back to work. A deep pass from junior quarterback Robbie Stern to senior Stephen Main put the Dons right back in the red zone. Senior Deshawn Johnson blasted in another touchdown, putting the Dons up 14-0. The Dons defense kept up the pressure as senior Aaron Edwards intercepted an Irvington pass. Johnson took it back into the endzone for a score but the Dons were called back for a penalty. Despite the setback, the Dons offense was unstoppable as Mitchell took the ball in for yet another a touchdown the next play. A big part of the Don’s success was their ability to keep he pressure on defensively, and next thing you know Tyler Supple scooped up an Irvington fumble. The Dons were dominating 28-0, but a long, slow Irvington drive resulted in a touchdown. With less than a minute left in the second quarter it appeared the half would end 28-7, but the Dons were not content. On the kickoff Mitchell out ran the entire Irvington team sending the Dons into halftime with a 35-7 lead.

The Dons went at it again in the second half making many defensive stops and running up the score to 47-7. They continued to pick apart the Irvington defense as senior Cj Ibara ran the ball in for another score. The Dons held strong on defense even as the second and third string players were put in the game. The Dons finished the game winning 54-7, which will move their record to 3-0. The Dons are on a roll and plan to carry over their success into their next matchup against Tennyson.

Acalanes Blueprint Staff Writer: Jack DeVeny

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

Aug 31 – FOOTBALL GAMES CANCELLED TODAY

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Varsity and JV football games against Skyline HS scheduled for Friday night have been cancelled.
R. Takahashi

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Aug 28 – Athlete of the Week – Deshawn Johnson

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Aug 27 – Football results

Friday, the football team started the season in dominant fashion with a 34-7 victory over Hercules HS.  DeShawn Johnson carried the ball 21 times for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns and Peter Mitchell 11 times for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Aaron Edwards scored the other touchdown.

Mar 13 – Football Parent Meeting

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2012 ACALANES JV & VARSITY FOOTBALL
PARENT MEETING
TUESDAY MARCH 13 @ 7PM
At least one parent must attend
In the cafeteria @ AHS
 Program expectations and fees will be discussed
– Important dates will be discussed in greater detail
– This meeting is for Parents & Guardians only please
– Volunteer opportunities, descriptions and dates will be available
 – All important forms, including player signup form, will be distributed
We will have a station for turning in forms and payments

We look forward to seeing you then!

Acalanes Football – offseason information

2012 Calendar
Player meeting for all returning playersWednesday, January 18 @ 12:30-12:45 in the small gym
regarding off season workouts.  For all levels, please attend
-Tuesday, January 24 – After school weight training starts Mondays – Thursdays 3:20 – 4:50
-Tuesday, March 13, Parents Meeting @ AHS
-June 18-21 – Freshmen Football Camp-June 18-21 – JV/V Football Camp , All levels expected to attend
-June 18-20 – Dons Camp 
-Saturday, June 23 – National Passing Tournament, Varsity
-Thursday, June 28 – Varsity Overnight (Tentative, but please Save the Date)
-Friday June 29 – July 8 – No football, good time for family vacations
-July 30 – August 2 Acalanes Instructional Football Camp, All levels expected to attend
-August 6 – 10 Double Days, All levels expected to attend
-Friday, August 17 – Scrimmage @ Clayton Valley
-First Day of School Aug 22
-First Game August 24

November 10 – JV Football – Dons & Knights tie 14-14

On a chilly November evening the JV Dons concluded their successful season with a hard-fought tie with the Las Lomas Knights. It was a tough contest, with both teams moving the ball but unable score with any frequency. The defenses were hard hitting with players on both sides getting shaken up. The outcome of this game saw the Dons complete the season with a 7-2-1 record, the best record by the JV in several seasons! So, hats off and give a cheer to the boys. Varsity will be getting some good players with a penchant for winning. GO DONS!
Brian Watson

Nov 11 – Water Polo and Football results

In Thursdays action…
The girls water polo team fell to Campolindo HS 10-9 in overtime in the NCS semifinals.
The boys water polo team was edged out by Miramonte HS 6-5 in the NCS semifinals.
The football team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.  The jv team tied the Knights 14-14.

Thursdays individual standouts…
Girls water polo                Barbara Lanier scored 3 goals, Megan Dietrich 2 goals, and Lizzie Newman, Ellyn Stewart and Molly Quinn one goal each. Katie Ramm had 14 saves.

Boys water polo               Connor Reid scored 2 goals, and Jack Hillman, Connor Mattox, and Andrew Schnugg one goal each.

Football                             Aaron Edwards and Carson Gardner scored rushing touchdowns.

R. Takahashi

Nov 10 – Acalanes Dons Disappointed with Season Ending Loss to Las Lomas 35-14 in Varsity Football

On a frigid Thursday night, the Dons emerged from the mist to show Las Lomas a mediocre game. Their efforts weren’t enough to secure a win against one of the top teams in the DFAL.

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

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

Brian Watson

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

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

Oct 28 – Freshman Football and Girls Tennis results

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

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

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

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

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

R. Takahashi

October 21 – JV Football – Dons 45 – Dougherty Valley 0

This was one of those games where everything went right for the Dons. A complete game was put in by the offense, defense and special teams. The offense could do just about anything they wanted. The defense was outstanding, stifling the Wildcat running and passing game, generally frustrating them at every turn. Special teams kept the Wildcats pinned back in their territory throughout the game. All in all, it was a bitter homecoming for the Dougherty Valley Wildcats. Next up: Dublin HS Gaels. GO DONS!

Brian Watson

Oct 24 – Acalanes Varsity Football defeats Dougherty Valley

In Fridays action…
The Varsity football team defeated Dougherty Valley HS 28-14.  Peter Mitchell ran for 108 yards on 8 carries, with a touchdown.  Carson Gardner had 2 rushing touchdowns, and Spencer Henderson had one.  Aaron Edwards had 81 rushing yards on 11 carries.
The JV team won 45-0.

In todays action…
The girls golf team competes in the NCS Southern Qualifier.

R. Takahashi

Oct 15 – Monday Sports – Acalanes Football and Golf results

In Fridays action…
The football team capped off homecoming week with a victory over Alhambra HS 28-27.  The jv team also won 28-19.

In todays action…
The girls golf team competes in the DFAL Championships at Lone Tree GC at 10:00AM.

R. Takahashi

Oct 14 – JV Football – Acalanes Dons vs. Alhambra Bulldogs, 28-19 W

October 6 – Varsity Football – Acalanes Dons crushed by league rivals the Campolindo Cougars 42-7

League rival, Campolindo came into Dons territory. After a close first quarter the Cougars took the lead, and never looked back.
Both teams played a good first quarter, but then at the beginning of the second quarter Campolindo scored a touchdown. Then after Acalanes failure to execute, the Cougars scored two more touchdowns before the end of the first half.

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Oct 7 – JV Football – Acalanes vs. Campolindo, 20-42 L

Oct 7 – Friday Sports – Football, volleyball, and golf results

In Thursdays action…

The football team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The jv team was defeated also.
The girls volleyball team was defeated by Miramonte HS.  The jv and freshman teams were victorious.
The girls golf team was defeated by by Miramonte HS.

In Fridays action…

The boys water polo team competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturdays action…

The cross country team competes in the Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno at 9:00 am.
The non-varsity cross country team competes in the Crystal Springs Invitational at Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo at 9:00 am.
The boys water polo team competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.
The jv girls volleyball team competes in the Wolverine Invitational at Deer Valley HS.
The freshman girls volleyball team competes in the Northgate tournament.
The frosh-soph girls water polo team competes in the Alhambra tournament.

September 30 – Acalanes Dons open league play with disappointing loss to Miramonte Mats

On September 30th, the Acalanes Dons played their first in league game against the Miramonte Matadors. They suffered a disappointing loss of 24-14, after trying to come back from a two game losing streak.

The Matadors started the game off strong by forcing the Dons to punt, and then capitalized on a Dons missed field goal with a field goal of their own. Acalanes retaliated with a huge 50 yard run from senior Carson Gardner, who punched it in the next play to give the Dons a 6-3 lead. After an interception by Gardner, the Dons took that 6-3 lead and all the momentum into half time.

It was a whole different game in the second half though. Miramonte started off the second half with a touchdown, and then minutes later they scored again, taking the lead 17-6. Gardner scored his second touchdown of the night, and the ensuing two point attempt was successful.

Just as it appeared the Dons might be taking some momentum back, Miramonte scored a touchdown, making the score 24-14. The Dons fallowed with a promising possession, but an interception thrown by senior Spencer Henderson deflated the Dons for the rest of the game

The Matadors proceeded to run out the clock, and win the game 24-14. With the loss the Dons fll to 2-3 (0-1), but look to come back next week with a victory over another league rival, the Campolindo Cougars (5-0, 1-0).

-Blueprint Staff Writer Jack DeVeny

Oct 1 – Football and Girls Water Polo results

In Fridays action…
The girls water polo team defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 9-2 to raise their overall record to 10-3.
The football team was defeated by Miramonte HS.  The jv team won.

Individual standouts…
Girls water polo Megan Dietrich scored 4 goals, and Molly Dietrich scored 2 goals.
Megan Mes and Katie Ramm each had 6 saves.
Football             Carson Gardner had 150 rushing yards on 24 carries, and scored 2 both touchdowns.

R. Takahashi

Sep 30 – JV Football – Acalanes @ Miramonte, 26-20 W

Sep 30 – Yesterday’s Results and Upcoming Games

In Thursdays action…
The girls volleyball team defeated Alhambra HS in 3 games. The JV and freshman teams were also victorious both in 2 games.
The girls tennis team was defeated by Miramonte HS.
The freshman football team defeated Miramonte HS 32-13.

In Fridays action…
The girls water polo team hosts Sir Francis Drake HS. Varsity at 4:00, JV at 5:00.
The football team plays at Miramonte HS. JV at 4:30, Varsity at 7:00.
The girls tennis team competes in the Liberty tournament.
The JV boys water polo team competes in the Jesuit tournament.

In Saturdays action…
The girls tennis team competes in the Liberty tournament.
The JV boys water polo team competes in the Jesuit tournament.
R. Takahashi

Sep 24 – Football results

In Fridays action…
The Varsity football team dropped a heart-breaker in the last minute to Healdsburg HS 8-7.  Carson Gardner scored the lone touchdown on a 1-yard plunge.  The JV team was victorious 35-27.
R. Takahashi

Sep 23 – JV Football Acalanes vs. Healdsburg, 35-27 W

September 17 – Varsity Football loses a tight one to San Marin

The Dons fought hard but came up short in the end.  San Marin 13-10 over Acalanes. 

The Dons played a good game on Saturday, September 17 but fell short to San Marin 13-10. Acalanes appeared to be in control throughout the game, but some questionable officiating the Mustangs got a couple extra chances at the end of the game.
It was mostly a defensive game as both offenses struggled to put together successful drives. The Mustangs received the opening kickoff but were forced to punt by a stingy Dons defense. After an unsuccessful Acalanes drive, Junior Tyler Supple intercepted a San Marin pass, putting a halt to another San Marin drive. Seconds later, the Dons threw an interception giving the ball back to the Mustangs and setting them up in Acalanes territory. The Mustangs attempted a field goal but ended up turning the ball over after a botched snap.
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Sep 17 – JV Football – Acalanes @ San Marin 7-14 L

September 17 – Football Results

The football team played well and had a slim 10-7 lead in the 4th quarter, but San Marin scored late to down the Dons 13-10.

R. Takahashi

Sep 11

In Fridays action…
The football team rallied for a hard-fought victory over Skyline HS 28-21.  The jv team won in overwhelming fashion.
The girls water polo team defeated Foothill HS 16-2, and then defeated perennial power Monte Vista HS 5-4.

Individual standouts…
Football                Carson Gardner rushed for 170 yards on 14 carries, and scored 2 touchdowns.
Spencer Henderson and Peter Mitchell each scored a touchdown.

R. Takahashi

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

Individual standouts…
Cross country    Amy Hollshwandner finished 3rd, Annie Marggraff 5th, Kelly 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

September 9 – Varsity Football – Dons Football Pulls Off Close Victory Over Titans

Dons Football Pulls Off Close Victory Over Titans. Acalanes 28-21 over Skyline.

The Acalanes Dons pulled out a close win Friday, September 9th, over the Skyline Titans. After a slow first half and an intimidating lightning storm, Acalanes took over the second half on their way to a 28-21 victory in their first home game of the season.

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Sep 9 – JV Football – Acalanes vs. Skyline-Oakland, 48-0 W

Sep 3 – Varsity Football

Photo: David Reiling

Dons Football Outmatch Warriors in Season Opening Blowout. Acalanes 49 – 0 over Ygnacio Valley

The Acalanes Dons 2011 football season began with a bang on Saturday night, September 3, easily handling the Ygnacio Valley Warriors 49-0. The Dons quickly gained momentum at the start of the game and never looked back.

Only a minute into the game, the Dons forced and recovered a fumble that set them up on their own 9 yard line. About a minute later, junior running back Aaron Edwards ran in the the ball for a touchdown giving the Dons the early lead. Senior Carson Gardner added another touchdown, rushing 21 yards for the score and giving the Dons a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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Sep 1 – Football

The Varsity football team starts the season in grand fashion with a 49-0 drubbing of Ygnacio Valley HS in their season opener. The JV team also tasted victory 34-8.

Sep 3 – JV Football Acalanes @ Ygnacio Valley 34-8 W

September 1 – Freshman Football

The weather at kick-off was warm, but slowly cooled down for the Freshman Don’s opener against Livermore Valley. The Don’s started out hot and continued it’s dominance throughout most of the game, with a few surges from the young Livermore Valley team. The Don’s opponents dressed 18 players, while the Don’s were locked and loaded with 30.

Scores and Highlights:
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Acalanes vs. Campolindo 2010


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September 28th – Football – Freshmen

Acalanes freshmen defeated San Marin 14-7
 
In the second game Acalanes freshman defeated Vintage High School of Napa:  13-7.
 
Two games and two wins for the Freshman.

S. Seiler

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