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Spring Sports

April 25 – Wednesday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

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7 NIGHT STAY RIVERFRONT LODGE

 

This 5 bedroom/5 bath, 6400 square-foot handcrafted log timber frame home is centrally located on the Truckee River at the confluence of Squaw Creek and Squaw Valley.  You will receive a 1 week stay at this gorgeous home, which sleeps 16. It has easy year-round access minutes from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts, as well as the mountain towns of Truckee and Tahoe City.

Painted Rock Lodge boasts four large suites plus a super master with its own kitchen & seating area on the Truckee River; all in a private setting that backs up to the natural rock walls of Painted Rock. Custom tile back-splash in the kitchen, unique clay walls and attention to detail distinguish this home.

Sit on the stone patio and admire the lush landscaping while you experience the soothing flow of the river over the rocks, or pump up an inner tube and float to your heart’s content. Inside, adjourn with your party up the spiral staircase to the recreation room with its oversized sectional sofa, pool table, wet bar and flat screen TVs.

Every bedroom has a private bathroom for total comfort. There is no better place to enjoy the company of your friends and family than the Painted Rock Lodge.

  • Private, gated, riverfront setting
  • Hot tub comfortably seats 8 adults
  • Entertainment room with bar and pool table
  • Multiple patio areas
  • Professionally decorated with beautiful landscaping and stone water features on the Truckee River
  • Massive handcrafted Douglas Fir log beams, supports and accents, reclaimed hardwood oak floors

Blackout dates are Dec 22, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 and June 30-July 8, 2019. Dates must be arranged with owners with three months’ notice.

Thank you to the Hess Family on behalf of Boys Basketball and Boys Lacrosse

 



ONLY 3 DAYS
until 
OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building/Lafayette Community Center

500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND SEE OUR GUEST LIST.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility activity to sponsor.


Tryout Now for 2018 – 2019 Sideline Cheer Season!

It’s tryout time for Acalanes High School’s Co-Ed Sideline Cheer Team! The JV & Varsity squads cheer Fall Football 2018-Winter Basketball 2019. We’ll have a 5-Day Training Clinic, followed by Saturday Tryouts (scheduled slots). Yes — ALL genders welcome! GO DONS!

 

* MANDATORY PARENT MEETING  APRIL 25, 2018 *   WEDNESDAY  6-8pm Library

5-DAY CLINIC   APRIL 30 – MAY 4, 2018   M-F  5:30-7:30pm

TRYOUT DAY  MAY 5, 2018   SATURDAY by Time Slots

* Athletes will not be able to tryout unless one parent is present at the meeting and signs consent. *

 

TRYOUT LOCATION

Acalanes High School   Small Gym

1200 Pleasant Hill Road   Lafayette, CA 94549

 

QUESTIONS & SCHEDULE ISSUES

Sallina Boynton

AHS Cheer Coordinator

sallinaboynton@gmail.com


 

In Tuesday’s action…

The boys volleyball team remains undefeated in the DAL at 7-0 defeating Alhambra HS 25-22, 25-17, 25-21 and raise their overall record to 19-8.  The JV team was victorious in 2 games.

The baseball team battled to a 4-3 victory over Campolindo HS.  Jake Delaney was named “Player of the Game.”  The JV team narrowly lost 2-1.

The softball team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

The girls lacrosse team cruised to victory over Berkeley HS 16-1 raising their DAL record to 6-2 and 13-5 overall.  Acalanes defense continues to dominate.  It was a full team offensive effort with goals by Sydney Louie, Julia Helvey, Susie Bush, Marcy Morse, Jenna Kisner, Emma Workman, Jackie Caulfield, Keri Wendt and Grace Gebhardt that sealed the deal for the Dons. The team finishes the season with a 15-6 victory with an overall record of 14-3-1.

The boys lacrosse team was defeated by De La Salle HS.  The JV team was also defeated.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

The swim team has a meet at Northgate HS at 3:45.

The boys golf team has a match against Concord HS at Diablo Creek GC at 3:30.

April 24 – Tuesday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

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FORMULA 3 RACING EXPERIENCE

 

For those who yearn for the thrill of speeding around a world-famous track in a state-of-the-art race car, we have the emphatic, adrenaline-pumping answer! Whether you’re ticking an item off your bucket list or looking for an unbeatable gift idea, this half-day course has it all, dropping you into the cockpit of a single-seat Lola SRW F3 on one of the most exciting road courses in America (just 45 minutes from Lafayette!). You’ll get access to a top-tier racing school offering the most advanced fleet of cars, the lowest instructor-to-student ratio in the industry, and a second-to-none facility that has helped drivers make a name for themselves on the circuit.

No expiration date. Driver must be proficient with a manual stick shift, 6’4” or less, and 18 years of age or older.

Thank you to the Ney Family on behalf of the General Fund

 



ONLY 4 DAYS
until 
OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building/Lafayette Community Center

500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND SEE OUR GUEST LIST.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility activity to sponsor.

 


Acalanes High School will once again be the site of the Bay Area Games (Special Olympics) today, Tuesday, April 24. The Acalanes Boosters Club is supporting the 700 track & field athletes from schools all across Contra Costa County by providing snack bags to all the competitors. Come out and cheer these kids on! Events start after 9:00 AM. Parking will be limited so please plan accordingly.

A big thank you to Heather McNally and Cecelia Alagappan for their second year of purchasing snacks, organizing volunteers to put together the hundreds of snack bags, and coordinating Boosters involvement with Student Leadership and Special Olympics Northern California.

 


Tryout Now for 2018 – 2019 Sideline Cheer Season!

It’s tryout time for Acalanes High School’s Co-Ed Sideline Cheer Team! The JV & Varsity squads cheer Fall Football 2018-Winter Basketball 2019. We’ll have a 5-Day Training Clinic, followed by Saturday Tryouts (scheduled slots). Yes — ALL genders welcome! GO DONS!

 

* MANDATORY PARENT MEETING  APRIL 25, 2018 *   WEDNESDAY  6-8pm Library

5-DAY CLINIC   APRIL 30 – MAY 4, 2018   M-F  5:30-7:30pm

TRYOUT DAY  MAY 5, 2018   SATURDAY by Time Slots

* Athletes will not be able to tryout unless one parent is present at the meeting and signs consent. *

 

TRYOUT LOCATION

Acalanes High School   Small Gym

1200 Pleasant Hill Road   Lafayette, CA 94549

 

QUESTIONS & SCHEDULE ISSUES

Sallina Boynton

AHS Cheer Coordinator

sallinaboynton@gmail.com

 


In Friday’s action …

The Acalanes swim team hosted Miramonte on Friday.  It was Senior Night for the Dons and 18 seniors were recognized. Some notable 1st place performances by JV and Varsity swimmers were the women’s V. 200 medley relay (McCarthy, Suppiger, Lo, Hagglund); Lauren Etnyre in V. 200 free & 100 free; Will Nagle in V. 200 & 100 free; Jake Stone in V. 50 free; Dean Goodson in JV 50 fly; Emily Lo V. 100 fly & 100 breast; Men’s V. 200 free relay (Parker, Winther, McNally, Stone); Nick Davidson V. 100 back. The last race was the most exciting of the day watching men’s V 400 free relay with Jake Stone, Trevor McNally, Bennett Winther and Will Nagle.  The Dons and Mats were neck and neck for 300 yards until young freshman Will Nagle swam an amazing anchor leg to send the Mats crying back to Orinda.  

Tomorrow the Dons travel to Walnut Creek to take on Northgate.

 

In Monday’s action…

The boys tennis team doubled their success by defeating Campolindo HS 5-4 and Mt. Diablo HS 9-0.

 

In Tuesday’s action…

The baseball team plays Campolindo HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The varsity softball team hosts Campolindo HS and the JV team is at Las Lomas HS, both at 4:00.

The boys volleyball team hosts Alhambra HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team hosts De La Salle HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.  The senior night presentation will take place prior to the varsity game.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Berkeley HS.  JV at 4:30 and varsity at 6:00.

 

 

April 23 – Monday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS!

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NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

Increase Safety, Strength & Performance

 

For this year’s Fund A Need, help Boosters bring strength & conditioning to all twenty-four Acalanes teams for their upcoming 2018-2019 seasons. Our strength & conditioning program will:

* Utilize a certified strength & conditioning coach to work collaboratively with varsity head coaches; certified trainer, Chris Clark; and the athletic administration

* Build customized strength & conditioning programs tailored to each sport’s unique requirements

* Create programs to increase strength, speed, and flexibility while minimizing risk of injury in season

* Reduce recovery time and prevent more serious injury for all athletes

* Increase workout resources available to student athletes for a better overall experience

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs

 


 

ONLY 5 DAYS until OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building/Lafayette Community Center

500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND SEE OUR GUEST LIST.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility activity to sponsor.


 

Acalanes High School Stadium will once again be the site of the Bay Area Games (Special Olympics) tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24. The Acalanes Boosters Club is supporting the 700 track & field athletes from schools all across Contra Costa County by providing snacks to all the competitors. Come out and cheer these kids on! Events start after 9:00 AM. Parking will be limited so please plan accordingly.

A big thank you to Heather McNally and Cecelia Alagappan for their second year of purchasing snacks, organizing volunteers to put together the snack bags, and coordinating Boosters involvement with Student Leadership and Special Olympics Northern California.

 


 

In Thursday’s action…

The boys volleyball team defeated Clayton Valley HS 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 6-0 and raise their overall record to 16-5.

The softball team defeated Miramonte HS 14-3.

The baseball team suffered another narrow defeat 3-2 to College Park HS.

The boys tennis team was defeated by Miramonte HS.

 

In Friday’s action…

The boys lacrosse team defeated Campolindo HS 13-7 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 6-0 and raised their overall record to 11-4.

It was a full house at Acalanes Friday night as Campolindo came to battle the Lady Dons Lacrosse team and we honored 11 graduating seniors.  The good news is that the JV team beat the Cougars 7-5 to remain undefeated in the DAL, raising their overall record to 13-3.  The bad news: the varsity was narrowly defeated 12-11 on a controversial offensive foul called with 5 seconds left in the game as Acalanes was in scoring position.  Once again the Dons defense was on fire with goalie Jamie Wendt recording 10 saves.  Acalanes goals earned by Susie Bush (3), Claire Gallagher (2), Kati Gardner (1), Jenna Kisner (2) and Lauren Westergren (3).  The Lady Dons play Berkeley High and Marin Catholic this week.

The softball team was defeated by San Lorenzo HS.

Cheerleading defeated College Park HS to finish the first ever regular season 4-2.

 

In Saturday’s action…

The baseball team defeated Monte Vista HS 10-4.

 

In Monday’s action…

The boys tennis team hosts Campolindo HS and Mt. Diablo HS at 3:30.

The boys golf team hosts the Transbay Invitational at Rossmoor GC at 12:00.

The JV girls lacrosse team hosts Marin Catholic HS at 5:30.

April 22 – Weekend Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS!

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A DAY ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY

   

We live in the Bay Area, but how often do we actually get out on San Francisco Bay itself? This is your chance! Eight friends will enjoy a fabulous day on a stunning, privately-owned 36′ Chris Craft Corsair with your own personal captain. Board at Jack London Square in Oakland and go wherever you wish … see the Giants ballpark from McCovey Cove, cruise Angel Island, tour Alcatraz, go under the Golden Gate Bridge, or venture to Tiburon for lunch and drinks. This is a day on the famed Bay that you’ll always remember! Date to be mutually agreed upon.

Thank you to the Cain Family on behalf of Track & Field.

 



ONLY 6 DAYS
until 
OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building/Lafayette Community Center

500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette

 


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND SEE OUR GUEST LIST.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility activity to sponsor.


Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

April 20 – Friday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

WATCH DAILY TO SEE OF SOME OF THIS YEAR’S GREAT LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

CHEERIN’ FOR SHEERAN

 

In ten years, Ed Sheeran has gone from homeless busker to chart-topping musical artist, so don’t miss his Divide the World Tour on Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Grab your family, another couple, or your girlfriends and go see this amazing performer live! THis hard-working singer/songwriter has risen to the top through brilliant lyrics and dazzling beats. The lucky winner will receive four Club Level tickets and a night to remember!

Thank you to the Frechman Family on behalf of Girls Basketball

 



ONLY 8 DAYS
until 
OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building/Lafayette Community Center

500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND SEE OUR GUEST LIST.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility activity to sponsor.


 

Tuesday, April 24th is Boys Lacrosse SENIOR NIGHT! Come out to celebrate the 16 incredible senior players in their last home game against De La Salle. The ceremony will start at approximately 6:45 pm following the 5:30 JV game and before the 7:00 pm varsity game. Stay on to watch the boys lacrosse who are undefeated in league. GO DONS!

 

In track & field action …

It was a meet when the performance of one captivated the crowd, a surprising turn around, receiving a “little help from our friends,” and small challenges that were met.

Johnny Choi jumped into a tie for second all time with a PR in the high jump at 6′ 6″. But just saying that does not tell the whole story. Johnny was the only athlete left in entire meet when he was reaching higher heights. At that point every individual still at the meet including athletes, parents, and coaches from Miramonte (this was a class act by Miramonte,) stopped and watched….and cheered Johnny and what he was doing, because it was that special. This was a rare moment in a meet, and something that will be remembered by all. By the way, Johnny is only 5’8 or 5’9.

Before every meet I sit down and speck the meet. By that I mean that I take Acalanes’ best performances and compare them to the competition’s best performances. Based on how they compare, I score the meet. This allows me a chance to make changes and possibly change the outcome. In the girls meet, we had a four point advantage and a chance to win the meet. In the boys were were down 13 points, and needed 7 additional points (in track it takes 69 points to win a meet. If there is a 13 point advantage, when one team gets seven additional points, the other team losses 7 points because there are only 136 possible points available) and I did not see where the boys were going to find those points.

In the girls competition, we changed our 4 x 100 to hopefully pick up 5 points, we needed a third in girls 800 for one additional point, and we needed points in the PV, Shot and Disc. I wanted to increase the margin between us and Miramonte because a four point advantage is actually one second place away from turning the results around. What I specked out was a 70-66 advantage, what actually happened was a 76-60 victory for the girls, and it turns out we needed all those points. How did we get them? Lena Johnson getting 3rd in 800, Mari Florine getting 2nd in PV, Anna Weier getting  2nd in shot, Anna Weier and Karen Rosenburg getting getting 2nd and 3rd in discus, Maren Quinella (jumping for the first time) and Beth Hamalian getting 3rd and 2nd in TJ (in this a event I expected only a third place.) and Nicole Frigon finishing 2nd in 3200.

In the boys what I had specked out was a 74-61 victory for Miramonte. What happen is a 75-58 victory for Acalanes. This was the best performance for the boys this year, Where did they make up the difference? Everywhere. Keaziah Smith, Chris Rogers and Johnny Choi sweeping the long jump; Johnny Choi and Julian Lucas 1st and 3rd in the TJ; Vance Parry getting 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100; Kevin Mlynek running with a fever and getting 2nd in the 300H; Pierce Florine getting 3rd in the PV; Irvin Choa 2nd in the 400; Rayce Walton 2nd in the 800, and the list goes on.

But both the boys and girls received a “little help from our friends:” Miramonte.  In the 4 x 100, both Miramonte boys and girls teams were disqualified for passing the baton out of zone. In the 4 x 400, Miramonte did not run either a boys or girls team. I’m not sure if it made a difference in the meet with the exception of Miramonte’s girls 4 x 100, who would have won the race without the DQ. If Miramonte girls had won the 4 x 100 it would have been 71-65 result.

In Unified Sports, this was the first meet that Acalanes actually competed against an opponent. It was the first meet that we got electronic timing on our athletes. They have been added to team roster, and every time their name is in the results, it is recorded just like any other athlete on the track team. The Unified athletes next compete at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren on the 27th and again in the league championship finals May 12. From that point they have to qualify to the next meet.

This meet included 39 PR’s or SPR’s. For full results and photos, click below.
Full Results

More Photos

Apr 20 – Boys Lacrosse vs. Campolindo

Acalanes Boys overwhelmed Campolindo 13-7

Joey Gladden
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Apr 20 – Girls Lacrosse vs. Campolindo

The Lady Dons led at the half 7-6, but ultimately fell to Campolindo 11-12

Jenna Kisner
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Apr 19 – Boys Tennis vs. Miramonte


Apr 18 – Acalanes vs. Miramonte Track Results

This was a meet when the performance of one captivated the crowd, a surprising turn around, receiving a “little help from our friends,” and small challenges that were met.

Johnny Choi jumped into a tie for second all time with a PR in the high jump at 6′ 6″. But just saying that does not tell the whole story. Johnny was the only athlete left in entire meet when he was reaching higher heights. At that point every individual still at the meet including athletes, parents, and coaches from Miramonte (this was a class act by Miramonte,) stopped and watched….and cheered Johnny and what he was doing, because it was that special. This was a rare moment in a meet, and something that will be remembered by all. By the way, Johnny is only 5’8 or 5’9.

Before every meet I sit down and speck the meet. By that I mean that I take Acalanes’ best performances and compare them to the competition’s best performances. Based on how they compare, I score the meet. This allows me a chance to make changes and possibly change the outcome. In the girls meet, we had a four point advantage and a chance to win the meet. In the boys were were down 13 points, and needed 7 additional points (in track it takes 69 points to win a meet. If there is a 13 point advantage, when one team gets seven additional points, the other team losses 7 points because there are only 136 possible points available) and I did not see where the boys were going to find those points.

Muppy Gragg
Click on image to buy game photos

In the girls competition, we changed our 4 x 100 to hopefully pick up 5 points, we needed a third in girls 800 for one additional point, and we needed points in the PV, Shot and Disc. I wanted to increase the margin between us and Miramonte because a four point advantage is actually one second place away from turning the results around. What I specked out was a 70-66 advantage, what actually happened was a 76-60 victory for the girls, and it turns out we needed all those points. How did we get them? Lena Johnson getting 3rd in 800, Mari Florine getting 2nd in PV, Anna Weier getting  2nd in shot, Anna Weier and Karen Rosenburg getting getting 2nd and 3rd in discus, Maren Quinella (jumping for the first time) and Beth Hamalian getting 3rd and 2nd in TJ (in this a event I expected only a third place.) and Nicole Frigon finishing 2nd in 3200.

In the boys what I had specked out was a 74-61 victory for Miramonte. What happen is a 75-58 victory for Acalanes. This was the best performance for the boys this year, Where did they make up the difference? Everywhere. Keaziah Smith, Chris Rogers and Johnny Choi sweeping the long jump; Johnny Choi and Julian Lucas 1st and 3rd in the TJ; Vance Parry getting 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100; Kevin Mlynek running with a fever and getting 2nd in the 300H; Pierce Florine getting 3rd in the PV; Irvin Choa 2nd in the 400; Rayce Walton 2nd in the 800, and the list goes on.

But both the boys and girls received a “little help from our friends:” Miramonte.  In the 4 x 100, both Miramonte boys and girls teams were disqualified for passing the baton out of zone. In the 4 x 400, Miramonte did not run either a boys or girls team. I’m not sure if it made a difference in the meet with the exception of Miramonte’s girls 4 x 100, who would have won the race without the DQ. If Miramonte girls had won the 4 x 100 it would have been 71-65 result.


In Unified Sports, this was the first meet that Acalanes actually competed against an opponent. It was the first meet that we got electronic timing on our athletes. They have been added to team roster, and every time their name is in the results, it is recorded just like any other athlete on the track team. The Unified athletes next compete at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren on the 27th and again in the league championship finals May 12. From that point they have to qualify to the next meet.

Attached below are some pictures from the meet and yesterday’s full results. This meet included 39 PR’s or SPR’s

Full Meet Results

April 19 – Thursday Sports

Only 9 days until the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

Celebrate and raise funds for our athletes and Acalanes Community!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICKHERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Wednesday’s action…

 

The boys volleyball team pulled out a hard-fought victory over a very good Bentley HS team 25-22, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-22 to raise their overall record to 14-5.

The boys golf team defeated Concord HS 208-270 and was defeated by the narrowest of margins by Las Lomas HS 202-208.

The cheerleading team was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS.

 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The baseball team plays College Park HS at 4:00.  Varsity is away and jv is home.

The softball team plays at Miramonte HS at 4:00.

The boys volleyball team plays at Clayton Valley Charter HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys tennis team has a match against Miramonte HS at 3:30.  Varsity is away and jv is home.

 

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

 

Boys golf.  Will Condy shot a stellar 35 and Mikey O’Donnell 40 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Apr 17 – Tuesday Results

Softball

handily defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 14-1 in their DAL opener.

Baseball

dropped a close DAL opener to Clayton Valley HS 2-1.  The JV team was also defeated.

Brian Merken
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Ty Whelehan
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April 18 – Wednesday Sports

Only 10 days until the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICKHERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Tuesday’s action …

Boys Tennis

played very well on Senior Day defeating Northgate HS 8-1.

Boys Volleyball

defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 25-1, 25-8 and 25-8 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 5-0 and raised their overall record to 13-5.

Boys Lacrosse

scored in the closing minute to tie Division 1 Amador Valley HS and then scored the winning goal in overtime to raise their overall record to 10-4 in a big win last night at Acalanes. The game was close throughout and the Dons gained equalizer late in 4th quarter to tie game 8-8. Then, Finn Chorak pulled out some magic and got the game winner three minutes into OT to give the boys the winner.

Lady Dons Lacrosse

headed to Cal High last night to take on the Division 1 Grizzlies.  Despite an Acalanes second quarter rally, the Dons lost the hard fought battle with a final score of 12-8.  The Dons overall record is now 12-4 and are ranked 25th in the state.  The JV team was also defeated. The next game is this Friday – both Senior Night and a rivalry game against Campolindo.

Softball

handily defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 14-1 in their DAL opener.

Baseball

dropped a close DAL opener to Clayton Valley HS 2-1.  The JV team was also defeated.

In Wednesday’s action …

Track & Field

hosts Miramonte HS at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Bentley HS at 4:30.

Cheerleading

plays Clayton Valley Charter HS at College Park HS at 6:00.

Boys Golf

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


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)

April 17 – Tuesday Sports

Only 11 days until the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICKHERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Saturday’s action…

The frosh-soph baseball team split with College Park HS in a double header.

 

In Monday’s action…

The boys golf team was defeated by Miramonte HS.

 

In Tuesday’s action…

The baseball team plays DAL opponent Clayton Valley Charter HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The softball team hosts  Ygnacio Valley HS at 4:00 in DAL play.

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

The boys volleyball team hosts Ygnacio Valley HS at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team hosts Amador Valley HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The girls lacrosse team plays at California HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)

Apr 12 – Track Results

Thursday’s meet was about what could have been and what is, and what this means.

The boys lost the meet to Clayton Valley 77-52, and Clayton Valley is one of the best or the best boys team in the section. Acalanes, who has been battling injuries and college visits, was down 16 possible points before the meet started. If we had those points, we could have won the meet. But what does this really mean? It means that the Acalanes boys team is positioning themselves to make a statement in the post season as one of the premier track and field programs in NCS, when we are again 100% strong.

The girls continue to show that they are one of the top programs in NCS. They defeated Clayton Valley 87-49 and they continue to grow as a program. This group is young and talented and continue to seek improvements in their team and individual performances.

We had 37 personal records yesterday and I will detail the highlights, but to see the complete list of athlete PR’s see the attached below.

Keaziah Smith burns a hole in the track by running a PR 11.12 in the 100, and runs the third fastest 100 in school history. There were 7 PR’s in the 100 overall. Muppy ∫ becomes the third Acalanes female athlete to jump over 18′ (18’1.5) in the last three years. Why this is significant? We have only had 3 athletes jump over 18′ prior to 2015 in school history. Alex Haase running in only her second varsity meet, runs a PR 14.38 and scores her first varsity point. The distance group is showing promise for the future with freshmen Dominic Basaldua (2 PR’s), Nicole Figone, Taylor Hill, Lena Johnson, Binti Sohn continuing to get better with each meet. What is impressive about this group is that they are racing, and not just running laps at pace. The boys varsity long jumpers had five PR’s with Chris Rogers jumping 20′ 10.25. Joshua Starr returning from a long illness, is showing weekly improvement and runs 2:23.45 in 800. The girls throwing events step up in the shot / discus where Maddy Kalil, Karen Rosenburg and Ann Thiselton-Dyer sweep both events. Mari Florine, not pole vaulting in a year, steps up and clears 9′ for second.

Nicole Figon
Click on image to buy meet photos

Unified Sports are members of the track team. When we go into the championship season, they will be scored just like any event we run, and they can contribute to our success as a team.

John Crain

Apr 14 – Saturday Sports

In Wednesday’s action …

Swimming

The Acalanes swim team lost a close one to Cal High.  Some stand out first place finishes for the Dons were Amanda Todhunter in JV 200 yard free; Stella Sowarby in V. 200 & 500 free; Will Nagle in V. 200 free; Patrick Feigin in JV 100 IM; Jacob Parker in V. 200 IM; Jake Stone in V 50 yard free; Thomas Judson in JV 50 yard free & 100 back; Chloe Goddard in JV 100 back; Sophia Bicomong in JV 100 breast: Shelby Suppinger in V. 100 breast & 200 IM.

Notably, JV men did a clean sweep in the individual 50 yard butterfly by Dean Goodson, Nic Rossi, Patrick Feigin & Reid Fellner, and V. women swept the individual 100 yard free by Jewel Roemer, Claire Maxwell, Lauren Etnyre, & Zoe Benisek.

Killing it in the relays were 1st place finishes by women’s V. 200 medley, 400 and 200 free relay and men’s V. 200 free relay.

Next meet on Friday April 20 against the Mats!

In Friday’s action …

Cheerleading

defeated Las Lomas HS 16-3 to raise their DAL record to 3-1.

Girls Lacrosse

overwhelmed College Park HS 15-1 raising their DAL record to 6-1 and their overall record to 12-3.  The JV team experienced the same overwhelming success.

Boys Lacrosse

was defeated by Marin Academy HS.

Boys Volleyball

defeated Liberty HS and Las Lomas HS and was defeated by De La Salle HS and Heritage HS in the San Ramon Valley Invitational.

JV Baseball

shutout Piedmont HS 13-0.

In Saturday’s action…

Frosh-Soph Baseball

hosts College Park HS in a double header at 11:00 and 1:30.

April 13 – Friday Sports

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Order Deadline Today!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Fridays action…
The cheerleading team hosts Las Lomas HS at 5:00.
The boys volleyball team is in the San Ramon Valley Invitational at 4:00.
The girls lacrosse team plays at College Park HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The boys lacrosse team plays at Marin Academy HS.  Varsity at 3:30and jv at 5:00.

The jv baseball team hosts Piedmont HS at 4:00.

In Saturdays action…
The frosh-soph baseball team hosts College Park HS in a double header at 11:00 and 1:30.

 

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)

April 12 – Thursday Sports

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Deadline extended to April 14!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Wednesday’s action…

 

The boys golf team defeated Miramonte HS 211-228.

The JV baseball team shutout Piedmont HS 8-0 and the frosh-soph team defeated Miramonte HS 7-2.

The softball team was defeated by Northgate HS.

 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The unified basketball team hosts Heritage HS at 1:00.

The track & field team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 3:30.

The boys volleyball team plays at Mt. Diablo HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The JV softball team plays at Antioch HS at 4:00.

 

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

 

Boys golf.  Tucker Gannon shot a 40, Murphy Baker 41 and Will Condy and Jake Rosenberg 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)

April 11 – Wednesday Sports

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Deadline extended to April 14!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR. CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.


In Tuesday’s action…

 

The boys volleyball team swept Concord HS 25-19, 25-11, 25-15 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 3-0 and 9-3 overall.  The JV team pulled out a 3-game victory 25-18, 24-26, 15-11.

The boys golf team defeated Northgate HS 227-246.

The boys lacrosse team shutout Justin Siena HS 15-0.

The Lady Dons lacrosse team battled it out against Monte Vista last night at Acalanes.  It was a close game until the last few minutes when the Mustangs pulled away and won the game 16-10. A tough loss for the Lady Dons whose record is now 11-3 overall and 5-1 in league. The JV lost in a similar fashion 8-14.

The baseball team was narrowly defeated by Miramonte HS 2-1.

The softball team was defeated by Antioch HS.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

 

The swim team hosts California HS at 3:45.

The softball team hosts Northgate HS at 4:00.

The JV baseball team plays at Piedmont HS and the frosh-soph at Miramonte HS, both at 4:00.

The boys golf team has a match against Miramonte HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

 

April 10 – Tuesday Sports

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Last day to order is TODAY!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In past March and April weekend action …

 

These past two weekends the Acalanes track and Field Team competed at the Stanford Invitational and the Arcadia Invitational. At Stanford Invitational, colleges and high schools compete at the same event, but it is actually two different meets at the same event. The Arcadia Invitational is a high school meet only, but attracts the best talent in the country and outside. This year we had a very limited number of entries in both of these meets largely due to the fact that the meets were during spring break and due to injuries.

At Stanford, Ryan Nall competed in the Shot and Discus, Johnny Choi in the HJ, Muppy Gragg, Mikalea Troung, Emily Sverak and Mari Florine in the 4 x 400, and Emily Sverak, Scarlette McCullough, Beth Hamalian and Mari Florine in the 4x 100.

Ryan threw a personal best of 148′ 1″ in the discus; the 4 x 100 ran a personal best for these four girls (and a season best for the 4 x 100) 51.50; and the 4 x 400 ran a season best of 4:05.72 with Mikaela running a PR split of 61, Emily running a SPR of 62 and Muppy running a SPR of 56.6. In the high jump Johnny cleared 6’2″.

Arcadia Invitational is a two day meet but is like four meets in one. On Friday and Saturday they have the multi events where the boys compete in the decathlon and girls in the heptathlon. These events are not sanctioned by CIF, specifically the javelin, so this event is run by USA Track and Field Officials and not high school officials. Then there is the Friday night meet which consist mostly of relays of all kinds. The Saturday day meet is like an open invitational where they run three heats of everything and is a complete meet; and the Saturday night meet is strictly an invitational, and it is the best of the best that compete.

We had only two athletes at Arcadia, Johnny Choi in the high jump and he cleared 6’1 3/4; and Muppy Gragg in the heptathlon. Muppy competed in seven events over the two days. On Friday she competed in the 100 hurdles where she ran a personal best of 15.65; the high jump 5’1.75″; the shot put 28′; and the 200 where she ran a personal best of 25.26 (second on the all time leaderboard at Acalanes). On Saturday Muppy longed jump 17’6′; threw the javelin 78’5″ (which had to be competed off site due to CIF rules); and ran the 800M with a personal best of 2:18.65. In this event there were 16 athletes from California, Montana, Georgia, Canada, and Mexico.  Last year at this event Muppy finished 10th and scored 4190 points. This year Muppy scored 4632 points and finished 3rd.
 

In Tuesday’s action…

 

The baseball team plays Miramonte HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The varsity softball team hosts Antioch HS and the JV team is at Northgate HS, both at 4:00.

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

The boys volleyball team hosts Concord HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team plays at Justin Siena HS at 4:30.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Monte Vista HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys golf team has a match against Northgate HS at Boundary Oak CC at 3:30.

April 9 – Monday Sports

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Order by TOMORROW!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Saturday action …

The varsity baseball team was defeated by Archbishop Mitty HS by a score of 1-4. The Dons take their 9-2 record into the start of league play tomorrow at Miramonte.

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


April 7 – Spring Break Sports

In updated Saturday action …

The baseball team hosts Archbishop Mitty HS at 4:00 PM, weather permitting. There is a BBQ prior to the game.

 


HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have any tailgate attire to wear to the Bash? Looking for some new fan apparel? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for this year’s Dons Tailgate Booster Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

 


 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Saturday’s action…

​Track & field competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Boys golf competes in the Champions Invitational at Terra Lago GC in Indio.​

 

March 29 – Thursday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have anything to wear? Looking for something new? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for the Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


In Wednesday’s action …

 

The boys golf team was defeated by Northgate HS.

The JV baseball team was narrowly defeated by Miramonte HS 5-4.

 

In Thursday’s action …

 

The softball team plays Alameda HS at 4:00.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

The boys tennis team has a match against Clayton Valley Charter HS at 3:30.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

The boys volleyball team plays at Alhambra HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team plays at Miramonte HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The JV baseball team hosts Concord HS at 4:00.

 

Wednesdays individual standouts …

 

Boys golf.  Will Condy shot a 39, Joe Evans 40 and Tucker Gannon 41 on a 9-hole par 36 course.


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 28 – Wednesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

HUGE SELECTION OF NEW ACALANES FAN APPAREL DEVELOPED BY THE ACALANES ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (E-CLUB) CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

Don’t have anything to wear? Looking for something new? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for the Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


In Tuesday’s sports …

The boys lacrosse team fell behind Piedmont HS 8-6 in the 3rd quarter, but mounted a furious rally to overcome the Highlanders 10-8 raising their overall record to 7-3.  The JV team was defeated 5-2.

Lady Dons stormed into Marin Tuesday with JV and varsity games against Redwood HS. The JV game was a back and forth battle. At one point, Acalanes trailed 3-7 but fought back with a gutsy effort to tie the match.  Redwood HS broke the tie 10-9 with 2:47 mins left in the game.  The Dons tied it up with 59 seconds left.  Sophomore Sofia Benveniste won the draw and was not to be denied as she scored with 39 seconds left.  Solid defense brought home a thrilling 11-10 victory improving their record to 11-1. Similar excitement occurred in the varsity game with plenty of scoring action. Acalanes went ahead 10-6 at halftime.  Redwood HS drew within 2 goals 11-9 with 15 mins left. The Lady Dons found another gear and poured on the goals pulling ahead 17-11 late in the second half. Final score 18-13 Lady Dons who are now 11-1 on the season. Freshman Grace Gebhardt led the team with 5 goals, sophomore Lauren Westergren with 4 goals and senior Sydney Louie added 3 goals.  Next match is Friday against Miramonte at home at 7:00 pm.

The baseball team defeated Amador Valley HS 3-1 to raise their overall record to 9-1.

The softball team was defeated by Pittsburg HS.

The boys volleyball team defeated Clayton Valley Charter HS in their DAL opener 25-20, 25-19, 25-14 raising their overall record to 7-3.  The JV team was narrowly defeated 25-17, 17-25, 15-8.

The boys tennis team was defeated by Campolindo HS 6-3.

The JV boys golf team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

 

In Wednesday’s action …

The swim team hosts Campolindo HS at 3:45.

The track & field team has a meet at Campolindo HS at 3:30.

The boys golf team has a match against Northgate HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

 

Tuesday’s individual standouts …

Boys tennis.  Trenten Tso, Rohan Saha and Cole Brightbill won their singles matches.

JV boys golf.  Ely Pancoast shot a 41 on a 9-hole, par 36 course.

March 27 – Tuesday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

GET YOUR NEW TAILGATE APPAREL HERE.

Don’t have anything to wear? Looking for something new? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for the Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In weekend action …

The Acalanes Don’s swim team traveled down to SoCal to take part in the competitive Mission Viejo swim meet.  Great swimming by all Don’s!  Extra congratulations to the below finalists: Emily Gebhardt – 100 Fly (5th),  Claire Maxwell – 100 Free (6th) & 100 Back (13th), Bella Wentzel – 100 Free (12th), Jacob Parker – 50 Free (18th) and Laurel White – 100 Breast (18th).  Our boys 200 Medley, and girls 200 & 400 Free Relays also had top 20 finishes. Next up:  Home meet against Campolindo on Wednesday March 28 at 3:30. Come out and cheer on your Dons!

 

 

Saturday the Acalanes Track and Field team competed in the Bay Area Relays at Foothill HS in Pleasanton.  In the girls frosh/soph Distance Medley Relay (Nicole Frigon, Alexandra Haase, Lean Johnson and Taylor Hill) ran away from the field to win the event in 14:19.66 a SPR. The varsity girls shuttle relay team (Emily Sverak, Maren Quinella, Anna Weier and Mila Mathias) killed the field by 6 full seconds and set a new school record with a 1:12.26. The last time this race was run by an Acalanes team, the girls ran over a 30′ hurdle, this team ran over 33′ hurdles, giving them a new school record at a different height.  The girls 4 x 200 won their race with a great come from behind leg by Mari Florine to catch the Merrill West runner at the finish line, 1:50.29 (Mila Mathias, Mikaela Troung, and Scarlette McCullough.) Other PR or Season PR’s:

VG 4 x 100 Emily Sverak, Scarlette  McCullough, Beth Hamalian,and Mari Florine 3rd
Shot Anna Weier 31’4 SPR, Bea Weier 22’3.5 SPR, Ryan Nall  51’08” SPR,1st, Max Trasher 34′ 5 PR, Nathan Yeager 29′ 10.75, Max Anderson 26’5, Tori Wang 20’7
PV  Scarlette McCullough 3rd
Discus  Anna Weier 110′ 9″ PR, Anne Thiselton-Dyer 80′ 9″ 1st Place FSG, Ryan Nall 140’8″ 2nd place, Max Trasher 93′ 5 SPR, Krishna Parabaharan 74’5 PR
4 x 1600  Dominic Basaldua, Ethan Frigon, Harrison Seymour, Riley Noon SPR 20.06.64
DMR  Harrison Seymour, Kevin Mlynek, Rayce Walton, Riley Noon SPR  11:25.46
4 x 100 Dominik Figone, Nathan Jenssen, Evan Wang, Ethan Sanquinet  48.20 PR
4 x 200 Dominik Figone, Nathan Jenssen, Evan Wang, Ethan Sanquinet 1:47.73 PR
LJ  Keaziah Smith 21′ 1.75″ 1st, Clark King 17’7.5″ PR, Anand Patel 17’8.25″ SPR, Nathan Jenssen 17’7.5″ -PR of over 2 feet
4  x 1600 FSB  Ethan Chow, Ian Ho, Gavin Jones, Joshua Evans SPR  23:10.84

 

 

In Monday’s action …

The softball team lost a heart-breaker to Kennedy HS, Fremont 13-12.

The boys golf team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

 

In Tuesday’s action …

The baseball team hosts Amador Valley HS at 4:00

The boys volleyball team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team hosts Piedmont HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

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

The varsity and JV softball teams play at Pittsburg HS at 4:00.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Redwood HS.  JV at 3:30 and varsity at 5:00.

The JV boys golf team has a match against Campolindo HS at Moraga CC at 3:30.

 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 26 – Monday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

Attire: Acalanes Tailgate Apparel

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

GET YOUR NEW TAILGATE APPAREL HERE.

Don’t have anything to wear? Looking for something new? Boosters and E-Club, the Acalanes student-run Entrepreneur Club, have teamed up on some exciting, new apparel for the Bash. Check it out now! Order by April 10!

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us on the main menu above and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Wednesday’s action …

 

It was a win for Acalanes varsity women track & field and a tie for varsity men against Los Lomas in the first league meet of the season!

Total points:
Varsity Women: Acalanes 90, Las Lomas 37
Varsity Men: Acalanes 67, Las Lomas 67
FS Boys  Las Lomas 58,  Acalanes 47
FS Girls   Las Lomas 61,  Acalanes 34

 

In Fridays action…

 

The boys tennis team pulled out a huge 5-4 victory in their DAL opener over College Park HS raising their overall record to 3-1.

The baseball team shut out Benicia HS to raise their record to 8-1.

The boys lacrosse team defeated College Park HS 13-6 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 4-0 and 6-2 overall.  The JV team was also victorious.

Lady Dons girls lacrosse kept their winning streak alive Friday night as they defeated Ygnacio Valley 18-3. The win puts their record at 10-1 overall and 5-0 in League.

The cheerleading team was defeated by Concord HS.

The JV boys golf team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

 

Fridays individual standouts…

 

Boys tennis  Trenten Tso and Cole Brightbill won singles matches.  Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt, Henry Huchingson & Andrew Tso and Nick Broback & Cooper Smith won doubles matches.

JV boys golf.  Murphy Baker and Ely Pancoast shot a 49 on a 9-hope par 36 course.

 

In Saturdays action…

 

The softball team defeated Deer Valley HS 12-10.

The boys volleyball team defeated Liberty HS, San Ramon Valley HS and Castro Valley HS before falling to Washington HS in the East County Invitational at Heritage HS.

The boys lacrosse team was defeated by highly ranked Redwood HS 15-11.

The JV baseball team defeated Mission San Jose HS 20-1.

The frosh-soph baseball team defeated Miramonte HS 10-9.

 

In Mondays action…

 

The softball team plays Kennedy HS, Fremont at 4:00.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

The boys golf team has a match against Las Lomas HS at Boundary Oak CC at 3:30.

March 23 – Friday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


In Thursday’s action …

 

The baseball team shutout Concord HS 8-0 to raise their record to 7-1.

The boys volleyball team defeated Miramonte HS in a closely contested battle 26-24, 25-17, 25-27 and 25-17.  The JV team was behind in the first game 14-5 and rallied to a 31-29 victory followed by a 25-14 clincher.

 

In Friday’s action …

 

The baseball team plays Benicia HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The boys lacrosse team hosts College Park HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Ygnacio Valley HS  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys tennis team has a match against College Park HS at 3:30.  Varsity is away and JV is home

The cheerleading team competes against Concord HS at College Park HS at 6:00

The JV boys golf team has a match against Campolindo HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

 

In Saturday’s action …

 

The softball team hosts Deer Valley HS at 11:00.

The boys lacrosse team hosts Redwood HS.  Varsity at 11:00 and JV at 1:00.

The track & field team competes in the Bay Area Relays at Foothill HS.

The boys volleyball team competes in the East County Invitational at Heritage HS.

The swim team competes in the Mission Viejo Invitational.

The girls lacrosse team competes in the Davis Play Day.

The JV baseball team plays at Mission San Jose HS at 1:00.

The frosh-soph baseball team plays at Miramonte HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

March 22 – Thursday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The baseball team hosts Concord HS at 4:00, weather permitting.

The boys volleyball team hosts Miramonte HS.  JV at 4:30 and varsity at 5:30.

The boys tennis team has a match against Campolindo HS at 3:30, weather permitting.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

 

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 21 – Wednesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Tuesday’s action…

The Lady Dons Lacrosse team was the sunny spot in an otherwise rainy day as they defeated a strong Division 1 team, Dougherty Valley, 9-7 yesterday at Acalanes.  It was another total team victory with goals by Lauren Westergren, Kati Gardner, Susie Bush, Emma Workman and Grace Gebhardt.  Goalie Jamie Wendt had 9 saves as Acalanes’ stellar defense continues to make the difference in every game.  The win over the Wildcats raises the Lady Dons’ record to 9-1 overall. The JV team won as well, 12-9.

The boys volleyball team was defeated by Las Lomas HS in three close games.  The JV team won in two close games 25-18 and 25-21.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

The track & field team has a meet at Las Lomas HS at 3:30.

The swimming team has a meet at Las Lomas HS at 3:45.

March 20 – Tuesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Monday’s action…

The unified basketball team defeated Miramonte HS 20-18 on a last minute, game winning shot.

The softball team was defeated by Bishop O’Dowd HS.

 

In Tuesday’s action…

The girls lacrosse team hosts Dougherty Valley HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The JV boys lacrosse team plays at Monte Vista HS at 5:30.

The boys tennis team hosts Mt. Diablo HS at 3:30, weather permitting.

The boys volleyball team plays at Las Lomas HS.  JV at 3:45 and varsity at 5:00.

The softball team plays at Mt. Eden HS at 4:00, weather permitting.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

 

Monday’s individual standout…

Boys golf.  Will Condy shot a 79 at the Marin Catholic Invitational.

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


February 19 – Monday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Friday’s action…

 

The boys golf team was narrowly defeated by Campolindo HS 210-220.

 

In Saturday’s action…

The baseball team defeated Amador Valley HS 7-5.

 

In Monday’s action…

The softball team plays Bishop O’Dowd HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The JV baseball team hosts Miramonte HS at 4:00.

The boys golf team competes in the Marin Catholic Invitational at Meadow Club CC at 10:00.

The Unified Sports basketball team hosts Miramonte HS at 1:00 at lunch.


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 18 – Weekend Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

 

In Friday’s action…

 

The cheerleading team won the first ever competitive sport cheer game over Alhambra HS 11-9.

Girls lacrosse took on Northgate at home last night and ran away with a 16-6 win over the Broncos.  Coaches Courtney Neff and Mark Rurka decided to mix it up a bit so Cate Goodman got to practice her hand eye coordination as goalie in the second half and Coco Fellner practiced her ball control taking the draw in the second half as well.  Multiple Dons lead the offensive effort with goals by Julia Helvey (1), Tayzha Maple (2), Lauren Westergren (2), Susie Bush (3), Kristin Campbell (1), Jenna Kisner (1), Emma Workman (1), Keri Wendt (2), Grace Gebhardt (2) and Meile Broad (1).  The Lady Dons remain undefeated in the DAL at 4-0 and 8-1 overall.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The track & field team competed in the Dublin Distance Fiesta.

March 16 – Friday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Thursday’s action…

The boys volleyball team played very well for three games against perennial power Campolindo HS only to fall in four games.

The boys golf team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

 

In Friday’s action…

Tonight, join the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and the Acalanes Unified Sports basketball team in celebrating Special Needs Family Appreciation Night as the Warriors take on the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena. Acalanes Unified Sports basketball team will play Heritage High School  during halftime! Come out and cheer our Unified Sports basketball team to victory! The Warriors game starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at http://www.nba.com/warriors/tickets/single , as well as, TicketMaster, StubHub, and other online ticket vendors.

The baseball team hosts Foothill HS, weather permitting.

The girls lacrosse team hosts Northgate HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys golf team has a match against Campolindo HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

The cheerleading team plays at Alhambra HS at 7:00.

 

In Saturday’s action…

The varsity baseball team hosts Amador Valley HS at 12:00, weather permitting.

The JV baseball team hosts Foothill HS at 3:00, weather permitting.

The frosh-soph baseball team plays at Foothill HS at 11:00, weather permitting.

The track & field team competes in the Dublin Distance Fiesta.

 

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys golf.  Tucker Gannon shot a 39 and Jake Rosenberg 40 in difficult weather conditions on a 9-hole par 36 course.

 

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 15 – Thursday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

 

 

In Wednesday’s action…

 

The boys tennis team defeated De La Salle HS 7-2 to raise their overall record to 3-1  Trenten Tso, Ryan Everly, Matt Gay, Cole Brightbill and AJ Hesby won their singles matches.  Henry Huchingson & Esteban Vant and Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt won their doubles matches.

 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The boys volleyball team hosts the big showdown with perennial power Campolindo HS.  Frosh-soph at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 6:30.

The boys tennis team has a match against College Park HS at 3:30, weather permitting.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

The boys golf team has a match against Campolindo HS at Moraga CC at 3:30, weather permitting.

The JV and frosh-soph baseball teams play at Foothill HS at 4:00, weather permitting.

 


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 14 – Wednesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Tuesday’s action…

 

The boys lacrosse team pulled out a 9-8 victory over Bishop O’Dowd HS to raise their overall record to 5-1.  The JV team also won a close game 5-3.

The girls lacrosse team defeated Piedmont HS 13-10 to raise their overall record to 7-1.  Mother Nature kept the rain at at bay for the Lady Dons lacrosse in a seesaw game with Acalanes scoring first and Piedmont firing right back.  The half time score was 5-3 Piedmont.  Not to be outdone, the Lady Dons found their groove and won the game with decisive second half play.  Acalanes defense continues to impress.  Offensively the Dons recorded 4 assists and the 13 goals were spread among 6 players.

The JV victory team’s decisive 16-9 victory was led by the outstanding play of Sophia Benveniste.

The boys volleyball team defeated College Prep HS 25-14, 25-23 and 25-20.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

 

The boys tennis team hosts De La Salle HS at 4:30 (weather permitting).

The JV boys golf team competes in the California tournament at The Bridges GC.

 

March 13 – Tuesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Monday’s action…

The baseball team defeated Mission San Jose HS 4-1 and raised their overall record to 6-1.

 

In Tuesday’s action…

The boys volleyball team hosts College Prep HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The boys lacrosse team hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The frosh-soph boys lacrosse team plays at Monte Vista HS at 5:30.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Piedmont HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The unified basketball team plays at Freedom HS at 3:15.

 

Monday’s individual standouts…

Boys golf.  Super freshman Tucker Gannon shot an 83 followed closely by Will Condy and Joe Evans with an 85 at the De La Salle Invitational.

March 12 – Monday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


In Friday’s action…

The boys lacrosse team defeated Las Lomas HS 17-3 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 3-0 and 4-1 overall.

The girls lacrosse team defeated Las Lomas HS 13-4 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 3-0 and 6-1 overall. Goalie Jamie Wendt had 14 saves and the Dons defense was looking strong.  It was a full team offensive effort with Susie Bush, Claire Gallagher, Emma Workman and Grace Gebhardt each scoring 2 goals and Sydney Louie, Lauren Westergren, Katrina Lee, Maile Broad and Grace Andronico each scoring a goal as well.

The baseball team was defeated by Elk Grove HS.

 

In Saturday’s action…

The baseball team defeated Clovis West HS 4-3.

The frosh-soph baseball team split the doubleheader against Dublin HS.

 

In Monday’s action…

The baseball team plays Mission San Jose HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The boys golf team competes in the De La Salle Invitational at Diablo CC at 10:00.

 

Marsh Creek Invitational

Freshman Nicole Frigon crushes the women’s varsity 800M

 

Muppy Gragg, Mila Mathias and Maren Quinella sweep the women’s 100M Hurdles with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishes

 

On Saturday, Acalanes competed in the Marsh Creek Invitational at Freedom High School in Oakley.

Muppy Gragg won the 300M hurdles with 45.22, which is a PR and the second fastest time in school history. She also won the high jump, placed 2nd in 100M hurdles and 3rd in Shot Put.  Jesse Stralla won the 100M with a season PR of 11.06, and continues to show he is one of the top sprinters in the section. Freshman Nicole Frigon won the varsity 800M and ran a PR in the 1600 with a 5:34.97, placing 3rd.  This is the third week Nicole has placed in the top three in a one or more events.  Keaziah Smith won the long jump with a PR 21’4, but what made this different was the board Keaziah jumped off of was floating on water and every time Keaziah jumped, the board would leak water.  Johnny Choi won the high jump with 6’2″ and was part of the 4 X 100 team, finishing 2nd.  Ryan Nall, in his first meet of the year won the shot with 46-08.5 and placed 2nd in the discus. Karen Rosenburg won the discus with 97’11. In the varsity men’s sprint medley (200, 200,400, 800) we had two teams in the top three; and the 4 x 400 (Rayce Walton, Harrison Seymour, Irvin Chao, and Kevin Mlynek) finished 3rd with a PR. What made this special is that the 4 x 400 is usually competed by sprinters, but Rayce is a 800 runner,  Harrison is a 1600 runner, Irvin is a 400/800, and Kevin is the only true sprinter in the group.

Personal Records (PR) and Season Personal Records (SPR):

Max Anderson – Shot 30’2 PR and Disc 70’5 PR
Chris Armanino – 100M  11.7 PR
Dominik Basaldua – 1600 5:11.01 PR
Jonathon Choi – High Jump 6’2 SPR 1st Place
Ethan Frigon – 1600M SPR
Nick Giorgianni – 100M  13.20 PR
Ethan Johnston – 400M  64.00 PR
Lucas Julian – 100H 22.66, Triple Jump 37′ 3.75
Ryan Nall – Shot 46-08.5 1st place, Discus123-08 2nd place
Vance Parry 200M 23.87 SPR
Krishn Prabaharan – Shot 34’3 PR, disc 80’4 PR
Harrison Seymour – 800M 2:14.80 PR
Jesse Stralla – 100M 11.06 SPR 1st place
Keaziah Smith – Long Jump 21′ 4 PR 1st place
Cole Swenson – Long Jump 17’6 PR
Danny Tinley – Shot 15’2 PR
Evan Wang – 100M 13.3
4 x 100 – 44.44 2nd place Stralla, K. Smith, Choi, Armanino
4 x 400 – 3:38.51 3rd place and PR Walton, Seymour, Chao Mlynek
Sprint Medley – 2nd place Stralla, K. Smith, Mlynek, Frigon; 3rd place Parry, Julian, Chao, Walton
Nicole Frigon- 1600 5:34.97 PR 3rd place, 800M 1st place
Muppy Gragg – 100H 16.26 PR, 2nd place; 300H 45.22 PR 1st place; High Jump 5’2, 1st place matches PR, shot 27’11 3rd place
Alexandra Haase – 200M 30.45 PR
Beth Hamalin – 200M  28.77 PR, 400M 69.35 PR, triple jump 29’2 PR 4th place
Taylor Hill – 1600M 6:11.08 PR
Charlie Keohane –  200M 28.29 PR, Triple Jump 28′ 10.5 PR 5th place
Mila Mathias – 100H 17.8 PR 3rd Place
Scarlettre McCullough – 100M 13.82 PR
Aubriana Musha – 1600M 8:15.67
Maren Quinella – 100H 18.73 PR and 4th place
Karen Rosenburg – Discus 97’11 PR 1st place
Isabel Rasmussen – 100M 13.94 SPR, high jump 4’6 4th place
Binti Sohn – 1600M – 6:24.73
Anny Mary Starr – 1600M 6:24.73 SPR
Caroline Kelly – 1600M 6:10.89 SPR
Tori Wang – Discus 62′ 3 PR
Zhangyang Zho – Discus 47′ 5″ PR
Sidney Zimmerman – High Jump 4′ 0 matches her PR

See full meet results

See more photos
 

March 9 – Friday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Wednesday’s action …

Girls lacrosse headed west yesterday to face Bishop O’Dowd.  The game was tied 5-5 at the half and O’Dowd came out strong scoring 3 goals in the first 40 of the second half.  The Lady Dons battled back to seal the deal with the final score of 13-10.  Lauren Westergren led the offense with a whopping 7 goals.

 

In Thursday’s action…

The boys tennis team defeated Las Lomas HS 8-1.  Trenten Tso, Ryan Everly, Matt Gay, Cole Brightbill, and AJ Hesby won single matches.  Aidan Alagappan & Esteban Vant, Henry Huchingson & Andrew Tso and Nick Broback & Leo Morris won doubles matches.

 

In Friday’s action..

The varsity boys lacrosse team hosts Las Lomas HS at 7:00 and the JV team hosts Northgate HS at 5:30.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Las Lomas HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The baseball team plays Elk Grove HS at Clovis HS at 2:00.

 

In Saturday’s action…

The baseball team plays at Clovis West HS at 10:00.

The frosh-soph baseball team hosts Dublin HS in a doubleheader at 10:00 and 12:30.

The track & field team competes in the Marsh Creek Invitational.

March 8 – Thursday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Wednesday’s action…

 

The boys basketball team found themselves down by 20 points against Grant HS in the first round of the CIF NorCal playoffs, but they showed their outstanding character by battling back.  With 1:08 remaining, they closed the gap at 64-60, but fell just short 67-60 to cap a great season. Congratulations boys and coaches on a great season!

 

Spring sports teams are off to an excellent start …

The boys volleyball team defeated perennial power College Park HS 18-25, 25-18, 25-20, 23-25 and 15-11.

The girls lacrosse team defeated Bishop O’Dowd HS 13-10 to raise their overall record to 5-1.  The JV team won easily raising their record to 4-1.

The baseball team defeated Dublin HS 5-3 to remain undefeated at 4-0.  The JV team also won 4-3, but the frosh-soph team came up short.

 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The softball team plays Encinal HS at 3:30.  Varsity is away and JV is home.

The boys tennis team has a match against Las Lomas HS at 3:30,  Varsity is home and JV is away.


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 7 – Wednesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


In Tuesday’s action…

 

The girls lacrosse team played incredibly well to defeat EBAL power Carondelet HS 7-6.  Time stood still during the last second of the Acalanes girls lacrosse game last night as goalie Jamie Wendt defended an 8 meter shot with one second left in the game leading the Lady Dons to a 7-6 win over Carondelet.  Wicked defense by Coco Fellner, Cate Goodman, Jenna Kisner and Katrina Lee was the key to the big win against the Cougars. The JV team also won by the identical score of 7-6.

The boys lacrosse team suffered a narrow defeat to perennial playoff power Marin Cathollic HS 11-10.

The boys tennis team shutout Alhambra HS 9-0.

The softball team overwhelmed Skyline HS 16-3.

The unified basketball team defeated Miramonte HS 36-16.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

 

The boys basketball team plays at Grant HS in Sacramento at 7:00 to open the CIF NorCal playoffs.

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

The boys volleyball team hosts College Park HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The baseball team plays Dublin HS at 3:30.  Varsity and frosh-soph are away and jv is home.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS.  JV at 3:30 and varsity at 5:00.

 

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

 

Boys tennis.  Rohan Saha, Ed Collinson, Nick Broback, Leo Morris, Cole Goddard and Alex Thornton won singles matches.  Jack Berrien & Spencer Tompkins, Benjie Levine & Aidan Lewis and Ari Borenstein & Nico Flint won doubles matches.


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 6 – Tuesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


In Monday’s action…

 

The boys golf team defeated Alhambra HS 196-240 with a tremendous overall team effort.

The JV baseball team shutout Alameda HS 13-0.

 

In Tuesday’s action…

 

The softball team hosts Skyline HS at 3:30.

The girls lacrosse team hosts Carondelet HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys lacrosse team plays at Marin Catholic HS.  Varsity at 3:30 and JV at 5:00.

The boys tennis team plays at Alhambra HS at 3:30.

The unified basketball team plays at Miramonte HS at 1:45.

 

Mondays individual standouts…

 

Boys golf … Mikey O’Donnell shot a 36 on a 9-hole par 36 course.  Jake Rosenberg, Will Condy, Tucker Gannon and Joe Evans each shot 40.


 

THE ACALANES DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)


March 5 – Monday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $90 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.

 


In Friday’s action…

The girls lacrosse team recorded a shutout over Clayton Valley Charter HS 17-0 to raise their overall record to 3-1 and 2-0 in the league. Goalie Jamie Wendt saved all the shots that Clayton Valley had to give at the girls lacrosse game Friday night.  The Lady Dons shut out the Ugly Eagles 17-0 in the home game.  Nine players contributed offensively with Kati Gardner, Susie Bush and Emma Workman scoring 3 goals each.

The boys lacrosse team defeated Division I Clayton Valley Charter HS 15-5 to remain undefeated at 3-0 and 2-0 in the league.

 

In Monday’s action…

The boys golf team has a match against Alhambra HS at Franklin Canyon GC at 3:00.

The JV baseball team hosts Alameda HS at 3:30.

 

In Wednesday’s action …

The boys basketball team advanced to the CIF NorCal Basketball playoffs and will play at Grant HS in Sacramento Wednesday at 7:00.

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

 


Taylor Hill, running the 1600M in the rain.

This past Saturday the track and field team competed in Dan Gabor Invitational at Amador High School. The meet offered just six running events and four field events, but they had 87 heats of 400’s (339 athletes), 109 heats of 100’s (365 athletes), 28 heats of 1600, 27 heats of 800’s, and those just are the running events we competed in.

These events are one big time trial. What we as a staff are looking for, is how is our progress to date compares to last year, and can we compete.  The staff is happy with the results … for the most part our times are comparative to last year’s times for returning athletes, and our new athletes showed that they are willing to compete in races.

We had several athletes compete and finish in the top three in their heat. We had four girls in the top twenty in the 400, we set a meet record in the long jump, and we had 46 season or personal records set at this meet. See full results

Results by event:
(PR = Personal Record, SPR = Season Personal Record)

400M    
Muppy Gragg 59.33 2nd Place (.20 better than last year) 
Mikaela Troung 63.38 PR 11 Place (1st in heat)
Emily Sverak 63.69 SPR, 12th Place (3rd in heat)
Charlie Keohane 63.98, 14th Place PR (1st in heat)

Kevin Mlynek 53.85 PR
Rayce Walton 55.72 PR
Ethan Sanquinet 56.16 PR

100 M 
Jesse Stralla 11.39 4th Place, SPR
Keaziah Smith 11.46 6th Place, SPR
Chris Armanio 12.05 PR
Vance Parry 12.08 SPR
Clark King 12.58 PR
Nathan Jenssen 12.67 PR
Drew Capillo 12.68 PR
Dominik Figone 12.80 PR
Ryan Laval  13.03 PR
Evan Wang 13.23 PR
Nick Giorgianni 13.26 PR
Joel Braunstein 13.45 PR
Tucker Starbuck 13.81 PR
Jack Page 14.11 PR
Oliver Lane 14.44 PR
Ethan Chow 14.64 PR
Beth Hamalian 13.93 PR
Alexandra Haase 14.53 PR
Maren Quinella 14.55 PR by .9
Tori Wang 15.05 PR
Meagan Snyder 17:15 SPR

800 M
Nicole Frigon, 2:24.53, 3rd Place
Irvin Chao 2:15.69 PR
Binti Sohn 2:34.43 PR

1600 M
Taylor Hill 6:18.35, 3rd in heat, PR
Beatrice Hahn 7:24.01 PR
Riley Noon 4:50.57 SPR
Harrison Seymour 4:55.71, 1st in heat, PR
Dominic Basaldua 5:25.39 PR
Joshua Evans 5:33.48 PR
Ian Ho 5:39.23 PR 
Gavin Jones 5:40.53, 1st in heat
 PR 
Jonas Buchel 5:45.33, 3rd in heaPR 
Ethan Chow 5:45.61 PR

Long Jump 
Muppy Gragg 17′ 10.5 1st and Meet Record

Jonathan Choi 18′ 10.5 PR

Shot Put
Muppy Gragg 28’6 PR
Tori Wang 20′ 2  PR
Mei-Lee Nella 18’11 PR
Zhangyang Zhou 17’2.5 PR

Go Dons!

John Crain
Track & Field Head Coach
www.acalanestrack.com

February 27 – Tuesday Sports

 

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

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In Tuesday action…

 

The baseball team plays Liberty HS at 3:30.  Varsity and frosh-soph are away, JV is home.

The varsity boys lacrosse team plays at Foothill HS at 7:00

The JV boys lacrosse team hosts Monte Vista HS at 5:30.

The girls lacrosse team plays at Amador Valley HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

February 26 – Monday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

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In Friday action…

 

The boys basketball team was defeated by Alameda HS in the NCS quarterfinals.

The girls lacrosse team posted a 16-2 victory over Alhambra HS in their DAL opener.

The boys lacrosse team shutout Alhambra HS 17-0 in their DAL opener.

 

In Saturday action…

 

The baseball team recorded a 7-5 victory over division 1 powerhouse Vacaville HS.  The JV team was defeated and the freshman team was swept in a doubleheader.


 

THE DONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is excited to announce that the DONS Youth Football Academy is happening this Summer.

The Football Academy will take place at Acalanes July 9 – 12  and is open to all athletes entering 5th-9th grade in the Fall of 2018.

 

Since this is new for our program, we are asking for your help to spread the word.  We hope to make this the most sought after youth summer football camp in the East Bay. Please send the attached camp flyer to any families that have kids interested in learning more about football.

GOAL of the DONS Youth Football Academy is to teach fundamentals, develop skills, and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast-paced, and non-contact environment.

The Dons Youth Football Academy will be staffed by current Acalanes High School Football coaches as well as a full complement of experienced high school and college players and a certified trainer.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

*Combine Stations

*Hands Drills

*Trench Wars

*Film Study

*Sled Work

*7 x 7 Tournament

*QB Drills

*Agility Stations

*Route Running

*Tackling Technique

*and much more

 

Camp Dates July 9-12

5th – 8th Grade 1-4 PM

9th Grade 6-9 PM

 

To register or get more information visit: www.acalanesdonsfootball.com

 

Download (PPTX, 160KB)

 

Saturday Sports – February 24

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

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Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

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In Friday’s action…

 

The boys basketball team was defeated by Alameda HS in the NCS quarterfinals.

The girls lacrosse team posted a 16-2 victory over Alhambra HS in their DAL opener.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The baseball team plays at Vacaville HS.  JV at 11:00, varsity at 2:00 and frosh-soph at 11:00 and 1:30.

The track & field team competes in the Skyline Invitational.

February 23 – Friday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES (ONLY 6 TABLES LEFT!).

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

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In Friday’s action…

 

The #5 seeded boys basketball team plays at #4 Alameda HS at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Isaac Douglas and Addison Early compete in the NCS wrestling championships at James Logan HS.

The lacrosse teams play Alhambra HS.  Boys are home and girls are away.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

 

In Saturday action…

 

Isaac Douglas and Addison Early compete in the NCS wrestling championships at James Logan HS.

The baseball team plays at Vacaville HS.  JV at 11:00, varsity at 2:00 and frosh-soph at 11:00 and 1:30.

The track & field team competes in the Skyline Invitational.

 

Note:  At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No Booster cards, passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

 

February 22 – Thursday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES (ONLY 6 TABLES LEFT!).

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

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In Wednesday’s action…

The boys soccer team made a great run for the gold in the North Coast Section semi-finals, but unfortunately fell to Bishop O’Dowd last night.

Mason Larrick had a stunning goal in the first half.  At the end of the first half, Bishop O’Dowd led 2-1.  Bishop O’Dowd scored again in the second half, towards the end of the game, winning the game 3-1.

Congratulations boys soccer on another outstanding season!

 

The girls lacrosse team defeated Foothill HS 10-7 in their season opener.  The JV team prevailed 18-11.

 

The JV baseball team was overwhelming in a 16-0 victory over Berean Christian HS.

 

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys soccer.  Mason Larrick was named “Man of the Match” scored the lone goal assisted by Alex Topping.

JV girls lacrosse.  Sophia Beneviste scored 8 goals and Olivia Pellegrini amassed numerous saves.

 

February 21 – Wednesday Sports

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

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Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

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ACALANES WRESTLING 2017/18 RECAP

Acalanes Wrestling Team repeats as DAL Champions

This season was a season of challenges for Acalanes Wrestling. The team dealt with injuries and illness but still repeated as DAL Champions and had a very successful season.

 

Acalanes Wrestling undefeated in League competition.  

January 10 – Acalanes 36 – Campolindo 34

January 24 – Acalanes 60 – Mt. Diablo 19

January 24 – Acalanes 48 – Miramonte 19

January 31 – Acalanes 58 – Concord 20

January 31 – Acalanes 60 – Ygnacio Valley 18

February 7 – Acalanes 58 – Berean Christian 22

 

Acalanes sends two wrestlers to the NCS Championships.

Issac Douglas took 2nd place and Addison Early placed 3rd at the DAL Championship on Saturday February 17 and  qualified for the NCS championships. Due to illness and injury, James Trainer, Ed Gray, Jeremy Ridge, Antonio Correa and Togy Batkhuu were not able to compete at the DAL Championships. Even without most of the team Acalanes still advanced two wrestlers. Issac Douglas 162 and Addison Early 184 advanced to the NCS Championships February 23 and 24 .

 

Jeremy Ridge most decorated Wrestler in Acalanes History 

Jeremy Ridge received a season ending injury due to an illegal body slam while competing at the prestigious Mid-Cals tournament in Gilroy. At the time Jeremy was the 7th ranked wrestler in California in his weight class and was ranked 1st in the NCS. He finished his high school career as the most decorated wrester in Acalanes history. He has a High School record of 132-38, the first Acalanes wrestler to ever record 100 career wins and the first to ever win a match at the CIF CA State tournament. He is a two time  League Champion, recorded a top twelve finish at the 2017 CIF State Championships, is a NCS Medalist 3rd Place winner – the highest finish in Acalanes history, California National Team Member, competed internationally in Hungary and Japan, competed in the World Team Trials in Ohio, the Freestyle and Greco National Championships in North Dakota, the NHSCA National Championships in Va, the Western Regionals in Idaho and the Super 32 in North Carolina. He has numerous tournament wins and Outstanding Wrestler awards. He was the 2017 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Pursuing Victory With Honor Award recipient. He is committed to wrestle DI at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Acalanes Westlers win medals at tournaments throughout California. 

Jeremy Ridge

1st Place Lou Bronzan Invitational and Outstanding Wrestler

1st Place Pat Lovell Holiday Classic

Top 12 Doc Buchanan Invitational

2nd place Green and Gold – Injury Default

Ranked 7th in California

Ranked 1st in NCS

 

Isaac Douglas

2nd Place DAL Championships

6th Place Green & Gold Invitational

6th Place Lou Bronzan Invitational

6th Place Mat Classic

1st Place JV North Coast Championship

 

Addison Early

3rd Place DAL Championships

1st Place JV North Coast Championship

 

James Trainer

7th Place Green & Gold Invitational

Consolation 1st Mat Classic

2nd Place JV North Coast Championship

 

Tyler Sverak

Consolation 1st Mat Classic

6th Place JV North Coast Championship

 

Ben Krey

5th Place Green & Gold Invitational

2nd Place Joe Camilari Memorial F/S/JV

 

Youssef Qteishat 

3rd Place JV North Coast Championship

 

Antonio Correa

3rd Place JV North Coast Championship

 

Alex Haase first Acalanes Wrestler to compete at the NCS Girls championships 

Alex Haase became the first Acalanes wrester to ever compete at the NCS Girls Wrestling Championships. The tournament was held on Friday February 9 and Saturday  February 10 at Albany High School.

 

Acalanes takes second place at the JV North Coast Championships. 

Acalanes had its best ever showing at the JV North Coast Championships. Acalanes scored 130 points and placed 2nd among the 40 teams that competed.


 

IN TUESDAY’S ACTION …

The boys basketball team found themselves in a close battle all evening and found a way to edge out Washington HS 67-63 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.  They advance to the quarterfinals at Alameda HS Friday at 7:00.

The girls basketball team showed much promise at the end of the season, but fell short to Ukiah HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

The baseball team defeated Berean Christian HS 2-1 with a walk-off walk in the bottom of the 7th.

 

IN WEDNESDAY ACTION …

The #3 seeded boys soccer team plays at #2 Bishop O’Dowd HS at 7:00 in the NCS semifinals.

The girls lacrosse team hosts Foothill HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The JV baseball team plays Berean Christian HS at Heather Farm at 3:30.

February 20 – Tuesday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

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Boys Varsity Basketball hosts Washington (Fremont) at 7:00 PM Tonight in 1st Round NCS Playoff Action 

 

The #5 seed Acalanes Dons host the #12 seed Washington Huskies of Fremont, tonight in the opening round of the NCS Division 2 boys basketball playoffs. The Dons ended their season with a 15 – 11 overall record and a 3 – 7 Diablo Athletic League record. Also, according to MaxPreps, Acalanes played the second highest strength of schedule of all NCS D2 schools at 16.8, with only Bishop O’Dowd slightly higher at 17.1. The Huskies ended their season with a 15 – 11 overall record and an 8 – 6 Mission Valley League record. According to MaxPreps, Washington’s strength of schedule was 8.6.

 

Playing at Acalanes will not be new to this Washington Huskies team. They played in this year’s 4th Annual Chris Huber Classic – Varsity Basketball Tournament – over the December holiday break. The Huskies won one game and lost two in The Classic. Your Dons won two games and lost only one, to Archbishop Riordan, in the Championship Game.

 

This should be an exciting first round NCS Playoff match-up. It is the #5 Dons vs. the #12 Huskies at Acalanes. The action will tip-off tonight at 7:00pm. The strategy for both teams is quite simple – Survive and Advance!

 

The winner of this game will play the winner of #13 seed Cardinal Newman vs. #4 seed Alameda on Friday February 23rd. (Location TBD)

 

Wear your Acalanes Blue and come out and cheer for your Boys Varsity Basketball Team.

 

The admission fees to this NCS game will be $10 general admission and $6 for students​, children and senior citizens.No Booster Cards, other league entry passes or ASB stickers will be honored at the gate.

 

As Always…Go Dons!!

 

In Tuesday’s action…

 

The boys basketball team hosts Washington HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

The girls basketball team plays at Ukiah HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

The softball team hosts Berean Christian HS in a scrimmage at 3:45.

The boys lacrosse team plays at Berkeley HS in a scrimmage.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

 

In Wednesday’s action …

 

The boys soccer team faces off against Bishop O’Dowd HS in an NCS semifinal match.

 

Note:  At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No Boosters cards, passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

February 17 – Saturday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND VIP TABLES.

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

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In Thursday action …

 

The Freshmen Dons closed out a highly successful season on Thursday night with a 55 – 48 victory over the Los Lomas Knights, thereby avenging the team’s only league loss of the season.

 

The Dons were led in scoring by Jackson Aris-Dumas with 20 points, followed by Yanatan Draznin with 12 and Joey Carrillo with 10.  Carrillo also led the team in rebounding with 12.

 

In Saturday action…

 

The boys soccer team hosts San Lorenzo HS at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

The wrestling team competes in the DAL Championships at Alhambra HS.

The frosh-soph baseball team plays at Piedmont HS.

 

Note:  At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens  No passes or ASB stickers are honored.

 

Note:  At the DAL wrestling championships, there will not be an admission charge, but there will be an opportunity to donate to the Ryan Joseph fund.  Ryan is the College Park wrestler that was injured this season in a league dual meet and is paralyzed.

 

In Monday action…

 

The baseball team plays Castro Valley HS at 1:00.  Varsity is home and jv is away.

The frosh-soph baseball team hosts De La Salle HS at 9:00.

 

 

 

February 16 – Friday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

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In Thursday action…

 

The girls basketball team finished the regular season with a 53-28 victory over Concord HS to lead them into the NCS playoffs.  The JV team won easily.

The boys basketball team outplayed highly ranked Las Lomas HS, but were overtaken in the fourth quarter in a 58-51 defeat.

The boys tennis team was defeated by Piedmont HS 6-3.

 

In Friday action…

 

The JV boys lacrosse team has a scrimmage at Livermore HS at 5:30.

 

In Saturday action…

 

The boys soccer team hosts San Lorenzo HS at 7:00 in the NCS quarterfinals.

The wrestling team competes in the DAL Championships at Alhambra HS.

The frosh-soph baseball team plays at Piedmont HS.

 

Note:  At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No Boosters cards, passes or ASB stickers are honored.

 

Note:  At the DAL wrestling championships, there will not be an admission charge, but there will be an opportunity to donate to the Ryan Joseph fund.  Ryan is the College Park wrestler that was injured this season in a league dual meet and is paralyzed.

 

In Monday action…

 

The baseball team plays Castro Valley HS at 1:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The frosh-soph baseball team hosts De La Salle HS at 9:00.

 

Individual standouts…

Boys tennis.  Trenton Tso, Cole Brightbill and Cooper Smith won singles matches.

 

February 15 – Thursday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

In Wednesday’s action…

 

The #3 seeded boys soccer team defeated Albany HS 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals  They will host San Lorenzo HS Saturday at 7:00.

The boys golf team was defeated by the narrowest of margins 240-243 by California HS.

 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The girls basketball team hosts Concord HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.  The senior night presentation will be before the varsity game.

The boys basketball team plays at Las Lomas HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys tennis team plays Piedmont HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The varsity boys lacrosse team has a scrimmage at Livermore HS at 7:00.

 

In Friday’s action…

 

The JV boys lacrosse team has a scrimmage at Livermore HS at 5:30.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The #3 seeded boys soccer team hosts #6 San Lorenzo HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

The wrestling team competes in the DAL Championships at Alhambra HS.

The frosh-soph baseball team plays at Piedmont HS.

 

In next Monday’s action…

 

The baseball team plays Castro Valley HS at 1:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.

The frosh-soph baseball team hosts De La Salle HS at 9:00.

 

Note:  At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

 

Note:  At the DAL Championships, there will not be an admission charge, but donations will be accepted for the Ryan Joseph fund.  Ryan is the College Park HS wrestler that was tragically paralyzed during a league dual meet.

 

In last Tuesday’s  basketball action…

 

The Freshmen Dons left nothing but Ugly Eagle feathers on the court…Their penultimate game did not disappoint the Acalanes parents and fans in the stands at Clayton Valley Charter.

Fueled by 19 first-half points from Jackson Aris-Dumas, the Dons took a 37 to 12 lead at the break and then coasted to a 64 -38 victory. Aris-Dumas led the team with 24 points, while Yanatan Draznin added 11 and Joey Carrillo had 15 rebounds.

Looking to avenge their only league loss this year, the Dons will close out the season against Las Lomas Thursday at 4 pm in Walnut Creek. Come cheer on your Freshman team!

February 13 – Wednesday Sports

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A night to celebrate and raise funds for our athletes!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Jennifer Russell Building at Lafayette Community Center

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets are $75 per person and include on-site entertainment, games, silent and live auction, one alcoholic drink ticket, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and heavy appetizers.

Ticket price goes up to $90 up at 12:01am on Saturday, February 24th.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK HERE.

Benefits include premium logo placement on the Booster Bash website, ads in the Bash program, auctioneer recognition and more.  Best of all, sponsors can choose a high visibility event to sponsor.

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR DONATING?

Contact your team’s Booster rep. Click on About Us at http://www.acalanesboosters.com and select Booster Board Contacts for a complete list of team reps.


 

 

In Tuesday’s action…

The girls basketball team played well the entire game to defeat Clayton Valley Charter HS 74-48.  They turned around a 15 point loss from the first game into a 26 point victory in the second.  The JV team also won.

The boys basketball team was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys golf v. California HS at The Bridges CC 3:00.

The #3 seeded boys soccer team hosts #14 Albany HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs

Please note there is an admission charge at all NCS playoff games … $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes, Boosters cards or ASB stickers will be honored.

Jan 23 – Tuesday Sports

In Fridays action…
The boys basketball team pulled out a thriller against Miramonte HS 62-59.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Miramonte HS.  The jv team was also defeated.
The boys soccer team battled a very good Concord HS squad and prevailed 1-0.
The girls soccer team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.
In Tuesdays action…
The basketball teams play College Park HS.  Girls are home and boys are away.  Freshmen boys at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.
Fridays individual standouts…
Boys soccer.  Reider Martinsen was named “Man of the Match.”  Chris Rogers scored the lone goal assisted by Nick Schirmer.

All Girls Lacrosse Players: 

LGLA will be holding a Winter Clinic for all players on Sunday, January 28th from 2pm – 4pm on the Stadium field.   Instruction by Acalanes Coaches and we hope all current and future Acalanes lacrosse players make it out!  Cost is $30.00 and can be made to LGLA via Paypal to the email address lafayettegirlslacrosseassoc@gmail.com

Please RSVP by January 21st to LafayetteGirlsLacrosseAssoc@gmail.com and include US Lacrosse membership number if possible.

Jan 19 – Friday Sports

In Fridays action…
The basketball teams play Miramonte HS.  Girls are home and boys are away.  Freshmen boys at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The boys soccer team hosts Concord HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.
The girls soccer team plays at Las Lomas HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.
In Saturdays action…
The wrestling team competes in the King of the Mat Invitational at Windsor HS.
The boys basketball team hosts Pittsburg HS.  Freshmen at 1:00 and jv at 2:30.
The frosh-soph girls soccer team hosts Miramonte HS at 9:00.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at James Logan HS at 2:00.

All Girls Lacrosse Players: 

LGLA will be holding a Winter Clinic for all players on Sunday, January 28th from 2pm – 4pm on the Stadium field.   Instruction by Acalanes Coaches and we hope all current and future Acalanes lacrosse players make it out!  Cost is $30.00 and can be made to LGLA via Paypal to the email address lafayettegirlslacrosseassoc@gmail.com

Please RSVP by January 21st to LafayetteGirlsLacrosseAssoc@gmail.com and include US Lacrosse membership number if possible.

 

Jan 18 – Thursday Sports

Wednesday night, the boys soccer team excelled in every facet of the game to win their 6th consecutive game by defeating Berean Christian HS 5-0.  Travis Stevenson was named “Man of the Match” and contributed an assist.  Reider Martinsen scored 2 goals.  Nick Geannacopoulos and Alex Topping each scored a goal and had an assist.  Shukoor Haji scored a goal and Bernard Adri and Mason Larrick each had an assist.

All Girls Lacrosse Players: 

LGLA will be holding a Winter Clinic for all players on Sunday, January 28th from 2pm – 4pm on the Stadium field.   Instruction by Acalanes Coaches and we hope all current and future Acalanes lacrosse players make it out!  Cost is $30.00 and can be made to LGLA via Paypal to the email address lafayettegirlslacrosseassoc@gmail.com

Please RSVP by January 21st to LafayetteGirlsLacrosseAssoc@gmail.com and include US Lacrosse membership number if possible.

 

Jan 17 – Wednesday Sports

In Wednesdays action…
The boys soccer team hosts Berean Christian HS at 7:00.
The girls soccer team plays at Campolindo HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

All Girls Lacrosse Players: 

LGLA will be holding a Winter Clinic for all players on Sunday, January 28th from 2pm – 4pm on the Stadium field.   Instruction by Acalanes Coaches and we hope all current and future Acalanes lacrosse players make it out!  Cost is $30.00 and can be made to LGLA via Paypal to the email address lafayettegirlslacrosseassoc@gmail.com

Please RSVP by January 21st to LafayetteGirlsLacrosseAssoc@gmail.com and include US Lacrosse membership number if possible.

Jan 16 – Tuesday Sports

In Fridays action…
The boys soccer team won their 5th consecutive game over Alhambra HS 3-1 to remain undefeated in league at 2-0 and raised their overall record to 8-4-1.
The girls soccer team rallied in the last minutes to tie Alhambra HS 3-3.
The boys basketball team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The jv team also fell and the freshman team was a winner.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Campolindo HS.
In Saturdays action…
The girls soccer team was defeated by California HS.

All Girls Lacrosse Players:  (note time change)

LGLA will be holding a Winter Clinic for all players on Sunday, January 28th from 2pm – 4pm on the Stadium field.   Instruction by Acalanes Coaches and we hope all current and future Acalanes lacrosse players make it out!  Cost is $30.00 and can be made to LGLA via Paypal to the email address lafayettegirlslacrosseassoc@gmail.com

Please RSVP by January 21st to LafayetteGirlsLacrosseAssoc@gmail.com and include US Lacrosse membership number if possible.

Girls Lacrosse Winter Clinic

All Girls Lacrosse Players:  (note time change)

LGLA will be holding a Winter Clinic for all players on Sunday, January 28th from 2pm – 4pm on the Stadium field.   Instruction by Acalanes Coaches and we hope all current and future Acalanes lacrosse players make it out!  Cost is $30.00 and can be made to LGLA via Paypal to the email address lafayettegirlslacrosseassoc@gmail.com

Please RSVP by January 21st to LafayetteGirlsLacrosseAssoc@gmail.com and include US Lacrosse membership number if possible.

Jan 9 – Tuesday Sports

Last night, the boys soccer team recorded their 3rd consecutive victory over Benicia HS 2-0.  Bernard Adri was named “Man of the Match.”  Alex Topping and Christian Ramsey each scored a goal and Nick Geannacopoulos had an assist.

All Girls Lacrosse Players

LGLA will be holding a Winter Clinic for all players on Sunday, January 28th from 2pm – 4pm on the Stadium field.   Instruction by Acalanes Coaches and we hope all current and future Acalanes lacrosse players make it out!  Cost is $30.00 and can be made to LGLA via Paypal to the email address lafayettegirlslacrosseassoc@gmail.com.  Please RSVP by January 21st to LafayetteGirlsLacrosseAssoc@gmail.com and include US Lacrosse membership number if possible.

Sports Basement Promotion to Benefit Acalanes Boosters

The holidays are fast approaching and with them comes a rush of holiday shopping! To make this holiday shopping season a great success for you, Sports Basement has scheduled a Special 20% Off Holiday Shopping Day on Tuesday, December 12 for Acalanes Boosters members and Acalanes High School families who are Basementeers. You can shop all day from 9 AM to 9 PM on December 12 at any Sports Basement store and receive 20% off your entire purchase. Some exclusions apply.

If you’re not yet a Basementeer, click on Basementeer Sign Up to join and select Acalanes High School as your beneficiary to receive your 20% off on December 12 plus10% off every purchase you make all year round.

Each year, Sports Basement donates a portion of their profits to the Acalanes Boosters Club based on the amount of purchases Acalanes Basementeers make. Last year, Sports Basement donated almost $2,000 to support Acalanes athletics.

Happy holidays and see you at Sports Basement!

Sept 30 – Saturday Sports

Acalanes Girls Lacrosse

On Monday, October 2nd there will be a pre-season meeting for the Acalanes Girls Lacrosse program in the Cafeteria at 7pm.

If you are interested in playing lacrosse this year it is important that you attend this meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend. Coaches will be there to discuss the season, pre-season clinics and try-out information!

In Friday’s action…

The girls water polo team trailed Monte Vista HS 10-6 going into the 4th quarter before mounting a tremendous rally. They outscored the Mustangs 5-2 in the 4th quarter, but fell short 12-11.

Lexi Rowell
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In Saturdays action…

The girls volleyball team competes in the Nike Invitational in Arizona.

The jv girls water polo team competes in the Alhambra tournament.

Sept 29 – Friday Sports

Acalanes Girls Lacrosse

On Monday, October 2nd there will be a pre-season meeting for the Acalanes Girls Lacrosse program in the Cafeteria at 7pm.

If you are interested in playing lacrosse this year it is important that you attend this meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend. Coaches will be there to discuss the season, pre-season clinics and try-out information!

In Thursdays action…

Big Win! The girls tennis team defeated Campolindo HS 7-2.

The girls golf team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

The freshman football team pulled out a victory over Newark Memorial HS 26-18.

In Fridays action…

The girls water polo team hosts Monte Vista HS. Varsity at 4:00 and JV at 5:00.

The girls volleyball team competes in the Nike Invitational in Arizona.

JV and Varsity football have byes this week.

In Saturdays action…

The girls volleyball team competes in the Nike Invitational in Arizona.

The JV girls water polo team competes in the Alhambra tournament.

​Thursdays individual standouts…​

​Girls golf. Avalon Schenone shot a 44 on a 9-hole par 36 course.​

Avalon Schenone

Freshman football. Brady Huchingson completed 21 of 30 passes for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jackson Aris-Dumas had 5 receptions for 68 yards and 2 scores and had 6 carries for 68 yards. Sam Heyman had 5 receptions for 111 yards and a score and Graham Oh had 5 receptions for 95 yards and a score. Defensively, Thomas Schrader had 5 tackles, Tyler Karr had 3.5, and Adam Kim had 3. Garrett Siegel and Dane Jenssen each had an interception.

Sept 28 – Thursday Sports

Acalanes Girls Lacrosse

On Monday, October 2nd there will be a pre-season meeting for the Acalanes Girls Lacrosse program in the Cafeteria at 7pm.

If you are interested in playing lacrosse this year it is important that you attend this meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend. Coaches will be there to discuss the season, pre-season clinics and try-out information!

In Wednesdays action…

The boys water polo team also opened league play with a 17-12 victory over Las Lomas HS.

The girls water polo team defeated Las Lomas HS 13-7 in their DAL opener.

The girls golf team was defeated by Northgate HS.

In Thursdays action…

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

The girls golf team has a match against Campolindo HS at Moraga CC at 3:30.

The freshman football team plays at Newark Memorial HS at 6:00.

Wednesdays individual standouts…

Varsity boys water polo. Max Stryker and Bennett Winther each scored 5 goals and had 1 assist. Jake Stone added 4 goals and 1 assist.

JV boys water polo. Charlie Bettencourt scored 5 goals.

Girls water polo. Jewel Roemer was the offensive standout and Bella Wentzel on the defensive end of the pool.

Sept 26 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesdays action…

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

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

The girls golf team has a match against Irvington HS at SkyWest GC at 3:00.

Girls Lacrosse pre-season meeting.  On Monday, October 2nd there will be a pre-season meeting for the Acalanes Girls Lacrosse program in the Cafeteria at 7pm. If you are interested in playing lacrosse this year it is important that you attend this meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend. Coaches will be there to discuss the season, pre-season clinics and try-out information!

Acalanes Girls Lacrosse pre-season meeting Oct 2

On Monday, October 2nd there will be a pre-season meeting for the Acalanes Girls Lacrosse program in the Cafeteria at 7pm.

If you are interested in playing lacrosse this year it is important that you attend this meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend. Coaches will be there to discuss the season, pre-season clinics and try-out information!

Sep 5 – All Sports Meeting 7PM

What: Acalanes All-sports meeting (Fall / Winter / Spring) for all Acalanes sports for this year.

When: Tuesday, September 5th @ 7pm

Where: Acalanes PAC

Topics: Important issues for all sports including athletic funding, CIF and NCS rules & registrations, and Q&A.

This meeting will be the only All -Acalanes sports meeting for this year.

Individual sports team meetings with coaches will occur as usual prior to each seasonal sport.

July 26 – Athletic Medical Clearance Exam

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Athletic Clearance Instructions

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CONGRATULATIONS to Acalanes Class of 2017!


Jun 2 – Josh Candau named DAL Co-Pitcher of the Year

Acalanes ace pitcher Josh Candau has been named as a first team All-DAL selection for the Don’s division one baseball team.  Candau has also been named DAL Co-Pitcher of the year. Candau has enjoyed 2 outstanding seasons as a Dons starting pitcher. This past regular season, Candau  finished with a 7-1 record, and 51 and  1/3 innings pitched. He allowed just 5 walks, struck out 47 opposing hitters, and only allowed 4 earned runs all season for a 0.54 ERA.

Candau has signed a letter of intent to pitch at UC Santa Barbara next season.

John Whelehan

Josh Candau
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Jun 1 – Baseball All-League Honors

The Acalanes Don’s Baseball team had 3 first team All-DAL Selections.
Tyler Ewing, Nick Berry and Daniel Kim were named to the first team.
Kevin McConnell made 2nd team DAL.
Honorable mentions were Matty Vicencio, Will Rembac and Nick Kresnak.
John Whelehan

Jun 1 – Volleyball All-League Honors

The Boys Volleyball Team capped its best season in years with several All-League Awards, including Connor McCarthy being named MVP of the league.  Below are the award details:
MVP – Connor McCarthy
1st Team – Bijan Shahabi, Carter Smith & Nick Smyrnios
2nd Team – Brad Altbaum & Colin Kirbach
Honorable Mention – Alex Franke
Congratulations!!
Lee Kirbach

May 27 – Track & Field NCS Meet of Champions

Congratulations to the following track & field athletes that placed in the top three at the NCS Meet of Champions to qualify for the CIF State Championships Friday and Saturday at Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

Windy Margerum won the long jump and placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles.
Ethan Westemeier won the triple jump.
Ryan Nall placed 3rd in the discus.

Congratulations also to the following placing in the top six at the NCS Meet of Champions.

Imani Boggan placed 4th in the 800.
Carson Etnyre placed 6th in the 400.
Ryan Nall placed 6th in the shotput.
Alex Christensen and Anna Weier placed 6th in the unified 100.
Alex Christensen and Anna Weier placed 7th in the unified long jump.
Scarlette McCullough, Muppy Gragg, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum placed 4th in the 4×100.
Imani Boggan, Muppy Gragg, Annie Klopstock and Emily Sverak placed 4th 4×400.

May 26 – Friday Sports Page

Track & Field

competes Friday and Saturday in the NCS Meet of Champions at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

May 24 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Baseball

came up short in the NCS playoffs to Berkeley HS 2-1 to finish strong in their first year in division 1.

Jack Stryker
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Josh Candau
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Softball

ended a great season in defeat to Kennedy, Fremont HS in the NCS playoffs.

May 24 – Wednesday Sports

Today is the 1st round of the NCS playoffs

Baseball

hosts Berkeley HS at 5:00.

Softball

plays at Kennedy, Fremont 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. No pets will be allowed.

May 22 – JV Boys Lacrosse

The 2017 DAL Champion JV men’s lacrosse team was celebrated Monday night at the Contra Costa Country Club during the men’s lacrosse banquet.

The team captains opened up with great praise for our two exceptional coaches Taylor Howell and Cole Tanner. Stingy Oliver Rotundo was awarded team MVP, Coast to Coast (C2C) Carson Burill was named defensive MVP. The Hoover award for sucking up ground balls went to Renn Strandberg, The Matt Lynn award for resiliency, working through adversity and hard work went to Edward Gray. Tucker Loughran-Smith Offensive MVP, and Cole Schoenheide Most Improved.

The incredible coaches went on to speak that the roster from top to bottom played great lacrosse, the men not only bought into the system but they bought into themselves. The following awards were also presented.

Robert Montoya – Mr. High Lax IQ, Brooks Thibault – Mr. Inquisative, Jeffery Novack – Mr. Move The Ball, Michael Tarentief – Mr. Face Off King. Wilhem Scheuler – Mr. Quick Dodge. Nick Karr – Mr. Speedy Gonzalez. Edward Gray – Mr. 110%. Carson Gragg – Mr. Fastest Middie. Noah Elze – Mr. Solid Player Solid Athlete. Ben Clark – Mr. Smiley. Charlie Bettencourt – Shooter McGavin. Matt Hess – Mr. Stellar Athlete. Riley Ketchum – Mr. Workhorse. Teo Barakos – Mr. Personality. Leo Cohen – Mr. Great Stops. Tucker Jeveli – Mr. Blossomed. June Jung – Mr. Visual.

Julie Gladden put on a fantastic banquet to celebrate both the varsity and JV men’s program and the strong lacrosse program shows signs that we’ll bring home NCS titles as well as State.

May 24 – Baseball NCS playoff

The Acalanes Don’s Varsity baseball team secured the #7 seed in the D1 bracket of the NCS playoffs after finishing 2nd in DAL. Their first round game is at home this Wednesday at 5pm against Berkeley High. Come out to support the Don’s!

John Whelehan

Softball NCS Div 3 Bracket (updated May 22)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Softball Championships Division 3

Baseball NCS Division 1 Bracket (updated May 22)

Acalanes moves up from D-3 to D-1

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Baseball Championships Division 1

May 22 – Monday Sports

CIF Swimming Championships…

Emily Lo placed 6th in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the CIF State Championships.

NCS Tri-Valley Championships…

Individual results at the NCS Tri-Valley Championships qualifying for the NCS Meet of Champions.

Windy Margerum won the hurdles and long jump and placed 4th in the 100.

Ethan Westemeier won the triple jump.

Imani Boggan placed 3rd in the 800.

Carson Etnyre placed 4th in the 400.

Scarlette McCullough, Marianna Florine, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum placed 3rd in the 4×100.

Other qualifiers for the NCS Meet of Champions.

Jesse Iniguez-Stralla in 100 and 200.

Ryan Nall in discus.

The track & field team competes in the NCS Meet of Champions Friday and Saturday at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

NCS baseball and softball playoffs…

Baseball

The #7 seeded baseball team hosts #10 seeded Berkeley HS Wednesday at 5:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Softball

The #10 seeded softball team plays at #7 seeded Kennedy HS of Fremont Wednesday at 5:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

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. No pets will be allowed.

NCS academic honors…

The girls track & field team had the 3rd highest team GPA in the NCS Tri-Valley at 3.58.

May 20 – Track & Field NCS Tri-Valley Championship

This past Saturday we competed in the NCS Tri-Valley Championships at Foothill High School in Pleasanton.  It was a day of disappointment and also a day happiness.  The girls varsity finished third in the meet with 39 points, but had an opportunity to finish 2nd.  The boys varsity finished 8th along with Los Lomas were the top 3A schools at the meet.  Some individuals that we expected to advance, did not, while others exceeded our expectations. The heat was a factor for all teams.  When it comes to the heat, it is not what you do the day of the meet, but what you did the three days before the meet.

  • The amazing boys 4 x 100, qualified for MOC by running in lane seven of the first heat (the worst lane of the slowest heat)  Not only did they have to win their heat, the had to run at least the 7th fastest time of the 22 teams entered to qualify.  They won their heat and ran the 6th fastest time and a PR 43.54.  The team was Jesse Iniguez-Stralla, Kaeziah Smith, Mitchell Smith and Jake Delaney.
  • The girls 4 x 100 ran the second fastest time of the season with a 49.39, to finish 3rd. Why this is significant is that due to medical reasons (concussion symptoms) Muppy Gragg was not able to run, Mari Florine ran as the alternate, all four individuals Scarlette McCullough, Mari, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum stepped it up, and qualified to MOC.
  • The girls 4×400 relay qualified with 4:07.18. Emily Sverak, Annie Klopstock, Imani Boggan  and Mari Florine
  • Windy Margerum scored 22 ½ of our 39 points finishing 1st in LJ, 1st in hurdles, 4th in 100 with a PR 12.51, and anchored the 4 x 100.
  • Carson Etnyre ran a PR 50.05 in finished 4th in the 400
  • Scarlette McCullough ran a PR in the 200 with a 26.88.  This is the third week in a row Scarlette has improved her 200 time.
  • Ethan Westemeier won the TJ with a 46’7.50 and a PR.  This is the second week in a row that Ethan has improved.  Ethan also qualified in the HJ at 6’1, but will drop that event at MOC.
  • Johnny Choi finished 10th in high jump.
  • Ryan Nall broke the 50 foot barrier with a 50’3” put in the shot put,  Ryan also qualified in the discus with a 145’ 10 throw.
  • Anna Weier qualified in the discus with a throw of 103-5 and it was her best throw of the year (PR)
  • Mila Mathias and Isabel Rasmussen both jumped 4’9, both freshmen and it was a PR for Mila.  What makes this important is this was their first real important meet and they both did not fold to the pressure of the meet.
  • Mari Florine PR’d in pole vault with a 9’ 8” vault
  • Maddy Kalil put the shot 28’ 6 ¾ for a PR
  • Jesse Iniguez-Stralla finished 4th place in the 100 with 11.03 and 8th in the 200 with 22.56
  • Imani Boggan finished 3rd in the 800 with 2:17.23

See full results herehttp://www.diablotiming.com/results/2017-05-20/

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach/Instructional Assistant
Acalanes High School

Congratulations Dons Athletes!!!

Congratulations to Acalanes High School Athletes who were recruited to play collegiate level competitive sports:

Emily Attiyeh, Golf, Claremont McKenna College
Samantha Bell, Soccer, University of Texas at Dallas
Matt Burns, Baseball, Chapman University
Josh Candau, Baseball, UC Santa Barbara
Caroline Clark, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Casey Conrad, Water Polo, Princeton University
Molly Davis, Soccer, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Callie Ericksen, Soccer, Rice University
Paul Griessel, Baseball, Amherst College
Parker Jones, Volleyball,  University of Pennsylvania
Katharine Larson, Soccer, University of Pennsylvania
Windy Margerum, Track & Field, UC Berkeley
Allison Merrill, Soccer, Chapman University
Kevin McConnell, Baseball, Utah Valley University
Julia Mueller, Lacrosse, Scripps College
Brooke Panfili, Basketball, St. Edwards University
Brad Robison, Water Polo, UC San Diego
Morgan Rogers, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Matt Ruegg, Swimming, University of Puget Sound
Ben Salquist, Baseball, Santa Clara University
Nate Welcomer, Lacrosse, Colgate University


May 20 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Swimming

Emily Lo qualifies for the CIF state finals with the 5th best time in the 100 butterfly and the 8th best time in the 100 breaststroke.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Tri-Valley championships at Foothill HS.

Swimming

Emily Lo competes in the CIF state finals in Clovis.

May 19 – Friday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

finished the regular season defeating Alhambra HS 6-3. The jv teams fortunes were not the same.

Softball

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

In Friday’s action…

Swimming

Emily Lo competes in the CIF state championships in Clovis.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Tri-Valley championships at Foothill HS.

May 19 – Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Acalanes Boosters is proud to present a celebration of Acalanes’ talented, hard-working student-athletes who have been recruited to play their sports in college (Division I, II or III) while continuing their educations. Acalanes has at least 23 student-athletes who are so accomplished.
 
Local media, parents, friends, Acalanes students, and the community are all invited. There will be a group question & answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.  Please come to help us celebrate these student-athletes and their accomplishments!
 
Please note: the due to the continuing block schedule, May 19th lunch will take place from 11:15 to 11:50am. 
 
Details for Acalanes Recruited Student-Athlete Celebration Day:
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:20-11:50 a.m.
Big Gym
Alicia Rowell

May 18 – Acalanes Baseball Wins Senior Night Game

The Acalanes Don’s Varsity baseball team won its regular season finale with a home victory over Alhambra.

Cole Christensen
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Before the game all 16 Seniors were honored in a senior day ceremony. Senior pitcher Cole Christensen pitched 4 shut out innings, Brian Merken pitched middle relief before Kevin McConnell closed out the final inning and a 1/3. Don’s pitchers only allowed one walk and struck out 8. Offensively, Paul Griessel drove in the first run with a deep sacrifice fly to leftfield as the Don’s led 2-0 after 2. The Don’s scored 2 more in the 3rd and 4th innings to go up 6-0. Harley McKee and Matty Vicencio each had 2 RBI. Will Rembac, Cole Gallagher, Griessel, McKee and Jack Stryker all had hits in today’s win as the Don’s finished the regular season by winning 9 of their last 12 games.

NCS seedings will be announced this weekend.

The Don’s JV lost to Alhambra.

John Whelehan

May 18 – Acalanes Softball Senior Recognition

2017 Acalanes Softball Graduating Class and their families
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May 18 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

finished another strong year on the short end of an NCS semifinal game against Marin Academy HS.

Nate Welcomer
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In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

plays Alhambra HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Softball

hosts Las Lomas HS at 4:00.

Baseball and Softball

will have their Senior Day presentations prior to the game.

May 16 – Baseball Keeps Rolling

Baseball Beats Northgate

The Acalanes Varsity baseball team defeated Northgate 11-6 in a DAL game on Tuesday.
In the 4th inning Nick Kresnak hit a bases clearing triple to give the Dons an 8-5 lead. Daniel Kim and Nick Berry each had 2 hits and a RBI. Kresnak had 4 RBI. The Don’s also had 8 stolen bases including 4 by Will Rembac and 2 by Ty Ewing. Starting pitcher Matty Vicencio got the win on the mound and also added a 2 Run Home Run at the plate. Ty Ewing closed out the game recording the final 12 outs to earn the save.
The Don’s finish the regular season at home on Thursday against Alhambra at 4pm. Prior to the game there will be a special celebration for this year’s 18 seniors on the team. The NCS seedings will be announced this Sunday.
The Don’s JV edged Northgate on a walk off RBI double by Tommy Thrasher to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the 11th. Thrasher and Nick Bamont each had 3 hits in the Don’s 7-6 win.
John Whelehan

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May 17 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

found themselves in a back and forth battle with Redwood HS in the NCS semifinals. It could not be more even with Redwood winning the first game, Acalanes the second, Redwood the third and Acalanes the 4th. The fifth game was tied at 8-8, but Redwood HS prevailed. Everyone played well and Connor McCarthy and Carter Smith delivered inspirational performances.

Carter Smith
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Baseball

defeated Northgate HS 11-6. The jv team squeaked out a 7-6 victory.

Softball

shutout Mt. Diablo HS 20-0.

Connor McCarthy
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In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts #3 Marin Academy HS in the NCS semifinals 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.

Boys Lacrosse NCS Bracket (updated May 15)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Boys’ Lacrosse Championships Division 2

May 16 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Redwood HS in the NCS semifinals at 7:00.

Baseball

plays Northgate HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Softball

plays at Mt. Diablo HS at 4:00.

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 are honored.

May 16 – Boys Volleyball NCS Semifinal Tonight

Boys Volleyball

BIG GAME TONIGHT @ home vs. Redwood at 7pm.

Your Dons are the #2 seed taking on a talented #3 seed, Redwood HS, in the NCS semi-finals.

Come on out and help give our boys a strong home gym advantage with a big cheering section!

$5 for students, seniors and children. $10 general admission.

GO DONS!!

Catherine McCarthy

Boys Volleyball NCS Playoff Bracket (updated May 15)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Boys Volleyball Championships Division 2

May 13 – Track Results

Acalanes Track & Field

Last Saturday was a very good day for the Acalanes Track and Field Team.  It was a day of lows and a day of many highs.  The girls varsity won the meet and are both dual meet champions and league meet champions (There were twelve teams at the meet).  The boys varsity finished second to Clayton Valley are second place in the dual meet championship and league meet championship.  What the boys accomplished was just as incredible as the girls winning.  The boys exceeded all expectations for the season.  Also exceeding expectations are the boys and girls soph/frosh.  They both finished 5th at the league championship, and considering it is a twelve team league and many soph/frosh are running varsity, this group was also outstanding.
 
Ethan Westemeier jumped 46’ 4 in the triple jump, second all-time and scored 36 points in the meet, winning two and second in two.

Windy Margerum won four events and scored 40 points.  Muppy Gragg was also in four individual events and scored 34 points. Our girls varsity team scored 128 points, so between the two they scored 74 points.  Usually these two individuals would be in a relay, but I took them out of the relays.  If they had remained in the relays Windy would have scored 32 points and Muppy only 25.  The difference between the two totals is 17 points.  That also meant the girls subbing for Muppy and Windy had to come through, because with Muppy and Windy in the relays we are in the top four of the section.  Mari Florine and  Eliza Parry  stepped up and got us into the Tri-Valley Championships next week, and Windy and Muppy will be returning to the relays.
 
One of the aspects I like about this team, there is no quit in them, they keep working and competing with a goal to get better, they love to compete, and they love to represent Acalanes in all the right ways.  This group of athletes is a group that I and the other coaches are very proud to have worked with, and It is something the Acalanes community can also be proud of.
 
Other Highlights:

  • Isabel Rasmussen finishes in a tie for 6th in the high jump and had to do a jump-off.  Isabel jumps 4’ 10 (PR), wins the jump off, and advances to Tri-Valley.
  • Emily Sverak falls in the 300 hurdles, drops to last place only to fight her way back to finish 6th by .01 seconds and qualify for Tri-Valley
  • Annie Klopstock, fighting illness and pushing herself through the day and meet and helps the 4 x 400 to qualify to Tri Valley.
  • Jesse Iniquia-Stralla runs the first sub 11 in 39 years.
  • Ryan Nall throws the discus 147’-5.  Ryan started the season throwing the discus 115’
  • Boys 4 x 100 drops the baton and finishes 9th, the first race of the day, but rebounds to finish 2nd in the meet.  This is a testament to alumnus Coach Joe Escobar, who coaches the relay, and kept these athletes on task.

I am not going to list the qualifiers for Tri-Valley.  If I did so at this time, I would be omitting a large number of athletes.  To qualify for Tri-Valley an athlete had to finish in the top six of their event, or be an at large qualifier.  At Tri-Valley there are eight at large qualifiers that will be entered into the meet.  Those qualifiers come from a pool of athletes for all three league meets.  How they are selected are based on the next eight best times.  They is a very good chance we will be adding many athletes to Tri-Valley based on their performance at this meet.  I won’t know until Tuesday or Wednesday.  We I get those names, I will email the staff their names.
 
PR’s
Jesse Iniguez-Stralla 10.99 in 100 and 22.17 in 200
Windy Margerum 12.60, third all-time in the 100
Jack Muren 11.95 in 100
Carson Etnyre 22.79 in 200, 50.17 in 200, and a sub 50 split in 4 x 400
Vance Parry 23.45 in 200
Mari Florine 26.81 in 200
Scarlette McCullough 27.00 in 200
Mila Mathias 27.60 in 200
Muppy Gragg 57.37 in 400, second fastest all-time
Mikaela Truong 64.05 in 400
Christian Lyons 2:03.66 in 800
Rayce Walton 2:13.63 in 800
Harrison Seymour 4:49.43 in 1600
Zachary Woodworth 10:37.79 in 3200
Andrew Owens 10:50.86 in 3200
Joshua Starr 10:58.85 in 3200
Aubriana Musha 16:23.26 in 3200
VB 4 x 400 Etnyre, Gorsewski, Parry, Iniguez-Stralla  3:31.01, season PR
FSB 4 x 400 Seymour, Walton, Choa, Mlynek  3:45.16
Ryan Nall 147-5 in discus
Cole Brant 39-10.50 in shot (hugh PR)
Cali Boustani 26’ 9 in shot
Sabina Patel 89-9 in discus
Beatrice Weier 78-3 in discus
Isabel Rasmussen 5’10 in HJ
Sidney Zimmerman 4’ in HJ
Owen McNamara 12’ 7 in PV
Anand Patel 17-9 ¼ in LJ
Isaac Plotkin 19-1 ½ in LJ
Ethan Westemeier 46-4 in TJ second best all-time
 

Full results at Athletic.net

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach/Instructional Assistant
Acalanes High School

May 15 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

defeated University HS 10-3 to advance to the NCS semifinals as they host Marin Academy HS Wednesday at 7:00.

Joey Gladden
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Avery Howell
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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

swept Sir Francis Drake HS 25-18, 25-19, 25-16 to advance to the NCS semifinals as they host Redwood HS Tuesday at 7:00.

Freshman Baseball

split with Las Lomas HS in a doubleheader.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

competes in the NCS Championships at Chardonnay GC.

Individual standouts…

Swimming

The Emilys shined at the NCS Finals to qualify for the CIF State Championships. Emily Lo placed 2nd in both the 100 breaststroke and the 100 butterfly and Emily Gebhardt placed 8th in the 50 freestyle.

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.

May 13 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

defeated University HS 10-3 in the NCS Quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals as they host Marin Academy HS Wednesday at 7:00.

Jackson Welch
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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS Quarterfinals at 7:00.

Swim Team

competes in the NCS Finals at Concord Community Pool at 11:00.

Track & Field

competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 8:30 am.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Las Lomas HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

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.

Michael Bone
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May 13 – Saturday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS Quarterfinals at 7:00.

Swim Team

competes in the NCS Finals at Concord Community Pool at 11:00.

Track & Field

competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 8:30 am.

May 11 – Acalanes Campolindo Baseball Photos

Over 1,000 photos of this rivalry game.

Matt Vicencio
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Nick Kresnak
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May 12 – Friday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Softball

shutout Campolindo HS 14-0 to raise their DAL record to 7-1 and their overall record to 15-3.

Baseball

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The jv team earned the victory.

In Friday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

hosts University HS in the NCS Quarterfinals at 7:00.

Swim Team

competes in the NCS Trials at Concord Community Pool at 9:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Sir Francis Drake HS in the NCS Quarterfinals at 7:00.

Swim Team

competes in the NCS Finals at Concord Community Pool at 11:00.

Track & Field

competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 8:30 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 or ASB stickers will be honored.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Diving

Jackie Samaniego placed 5th at the NCS Diving Championships.

May 11 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

finished another strong season falling short to Novato HS in the NCS playoffs.

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball and Softball

teams play Campolindo HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv baseball is away.

Diving

competes in the NCS Championships at Concord Community Pool.

May 10 – Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons fell in the first round of the NCS playoffs to the #1 seed ( #2 in the West) Novato Hornets, 22-7. Finishing their high school careers, Julia Mueller led the team with 3 goals ( 3 draw controls) and Anna deRoque fired in a goal on a free position shot ( 1 assist) for the Lady Dons. Marcy Morse contributed 2 goals ( 2 draw controls, 1 assist), and Claire Gallagher had one goal and 4 draw controls. Goalie Jamie Wendt had an impressive 11 saves against an extremely talented team. The team finished the year with a 12-9 record.

May 10 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Softball

defeated Miramonte HS 25-10 to raise their overall record to 14-3 and their DAL record to 6-1.

Baseball

found themselves behind 2-0 after 6-1/2 innings. In the bottom of the 6th, they exploded for 3 runs and shut down College Park HS in the last inning to pull out a 3-2 victory.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

plays at Novato HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 5:30.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Softball

Brooke Panfili pitched the first 3 innings, striking out 5 batters to earn the win as Marina Carr led off the game with a homerun.

May 9 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

plays College Park HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Softball

plays at Miramonte HS at 4:00.

May 10 – DAL Track Qualifiers

Jesse Iniques-Strall 11:02 PR in the 100 is the fastest time at Acalanes since 1966 and moves Jesse to second fastest all-time
 
DAL Finals from May 3:
Varsity Girls Pole Vault: Marianna Florine 6th Place Qualifies for Tri-Valley
Varsity Boys High Jump: Ethan Westemeier 1st place 6’2″ PR (Q), Johnny Choi  6th place (Q)
Frosh/Soph Boys Triple Jump: Lucas Julian  2nd place 37’ 4″ PR, Lorenzo Olivar 5th place, Irvin Chao 35’ ½ 8th place PR
DAL Qualifiers from May 3 (Finals May 10)
Varsity Girls 100: Windy Margerum 12.72 PR (q), Isabell Rasmussen 13.88 PR 
Varsity Boys 100: Jesse Iniques-Strall 11:02 PR (Q), Keaziah Smith 11.45 PR (q), Jack Delaney (q), Mitchell Smith 11.74 PR (q), Vance Parry 11.85 PR
Frosh/Soph Girls 100: Grace Sterner (q)
Frosh/Soph Boys 100: Lorenzo Olivar 11.96 PR (q), Jack Muren 12.12 PR (q), Callen O’Brien, 12.22 PR (q)
Varsity Girls 200: Scarlett McCulough 27.21 PR (q), Marien Florine 27.54 PR (q), Mila Mathias 27.88 PR (q)
Varsity Boys 200: Jesse Iniques-Stralla 22.76 PR (q), Carson Etnyre 23.27 PR (q), Vance Parry (q), 
Frosh/Soph Boys 200: Jack Muren 24.91 PR (q)

Varsity Girls 400: Imani Boggan (q), Arianna (Muppy) Gragg (q), Makela Truong (q), Annie Klopstock (q)
Frosh/Soph Girls 400: Charolotte Keohane 65.57 PR (q)
Varsity Boys 400: Carson Etnyre 50.42 PR (q), Justin Oterson 57.83 PR
Frosh/Soph Boys 400: Kevin Mlynek 53.81 PR(q)

Varsity Girls 800: Imani Boggan 2:25:18 (Q)
Frosh/Soph Girls 800: Sidney Zimmerman 2:52.50 (q)
Varsity Boys 800: Ethan Frigon 2:04.10 PR (q) Christian Lyons 2:04.95 PR(q)
Frosh/Soph Boys 800: Riley Noon 2:12.52 PR (q), Rayce Walton 2:15.59 PR (q)
Frosh/Soph Boys 1600: Riley Noon 4:52:21 (q), Joshua Starr 4:54.91 PR (q), Harrison Seymour 4:55.37 PR (q) 
 
Varsity Girls 100H: Windy Margerum (q), Emily Sverak 17.91 PR (q), Anna Weier 18.50 PR (q) 
Frosh/Soph Girls 100H: Maren Quintella (q) 
Varsity Boys 110H: Ethan Westemeier (q), Kage Groszewski (q) (partial results) 
Varsity Girls 300H: Arianna Gragg (q), Emily Sverak 48.51 PR (q), Maren Quintella 55.44 PR (q)
Varsity Boys 300H: Ethan Westemeier 41.17 PR (q), Kage Groszewski 43.77 PR (q), Mitchell Smith (q)

Varsity Girls Long Jump: Windy Margerum (q), Ariana Gragg (q), Scarlette McCullough 17’ 1 PR (q)

Varsity Girls Triple Jump: Windy Margerum (q), Brooke Panfili (q), Annie Klopstock (q)
Varsity Boys Triple Jump: Ethan Westemeier (q)

Varsity Girls Shot Put: Anna Weier 32’ 8 PR (q), Christy Xie (q), Madeline Kalil (q), Sabina Patel (q), Diana Ruiz 24’ PR (q) Varsity Boys Shot Put: Ryan Nall (q), Cole Brant 37’11 ¾ PR (q)
Varsity Girls Discus: Christy Xie (q), Anna Weier (q), Sabina Patel 89’5 PR (q), Madeline Kalil 87’6 PR (q)
Varsity Boys Discus: Ryan Nall 140 PR 9PR (q), Sam Stack 103’1 PR (q), Max Thrasher 101′ PR (q)
Frosh/Soph Boys Discus: Willem Elings 100’ 5 PR (q)
Jeff Julian

Girls Lacrosse NCS Playoff Bracket (updated May 8)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Girls’ Lacrosse Championships Division 1

May 8 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

swept Campolindo HS in a doubleheader 8-5 and 8-2.

Individual standouts…

Swimming and Diving DAL Finals

Emily Lo, 1st 100 butterfly, 2nd 100 breaststroke.
Brad Robison, 4th 200 freestyle, 7th 100 freestyle.
Emily Gebhardt, 4th 50 freestyle, 5th 100 butterfly.
Matt Ruegg, 7th 500 freestyle.
Stella Sowarby, 8th 500 freestyle.
Jacqueline Samaniego, 2nd diving.
Audrey Lundgren, 3rd diving.
Abby Lapporte, 7th diving.
Betsy Robison, 10th diving.

Track & Field

qualifiers for the NCS Tri-Valley Championships at the DAL Trials.
Marianna Florine placed 6th in the pole vault.
Ethan Westmeier won the high jump.
Johnny Choi placed 6th in the high jump.

NCS Playoffs…

Girls Lacrosse

plays at Novato HS Wednesday at 5:30 in the first round of the playoffs.

Boys Lacrosse

is the #2 seed and will host the winner of Novato HS v. University HS Friday or Saturday at 7:00.

Boys Volleyball

is the #2 seed and will host the winner of El Cerrito HS v. Drake HS Friday or Saturday at 7:00.

Note: At all NCS playoffs 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.

May 6 – Freshman Baseball Sweeps Campolindo

The Freshman Dons hosted Campolindo and came away with two wins and a season series sweep winning all four games against the Cougars.  In game one, the Dons battled back after spotting Campolindo a 5-0 lead getting timely hits from Will Easley, Cole Murgia and Logan Miniello while scoring the last 8 runs in an 8-5 victory. Pitcher Ethan Lerch was credited with the win.
In the nightcap, the Dons won 8-2 behind great pitching by Aidan Keeler and a big day at the plate for Easley going 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs.  Luke Miles, John Kalil and Ben Fromer each had two hits.
John Whelehan

May 5 – Boys JV Lacrosse: May The Force Be With You

The 2017 DVAL Champion men’s lacrosse team completed a perfect undefeated DVAL season schedule defeating Northgate 14-2 on Friday Night.

A strong defensive effort was put in by all positions, and the ball seemed to have spent more time on the carpet than in the sticks of Northgate ball handlers as the Dons forced ground ball after ground ball. The game started with Carson “Mr. Coast to Coast (C2C)” Burill forced two ground balls behind the Dons net. Leo Cohen was dictating the direction Northgate attack men could travel with his long pole. C2C Burill would then do what he does best, pick up a ground ball, go C2C and hit Renn Standberg who scored for the 1-0 lead. Tucker Loughran-Smith (pronounced Lock Ran Smith, not Smythe) brought the ball from behind the net and assisted Standberg who scored for the 2-0 lead. Nick Karr fired from 15 yards out, 3-0. Burill and Cohen forced ground ball and Standberg got the ball to Loughran-Smith 4-0. C2C Burill picked up a ground ball went C2C to Standberg to Loughran-Smith 5-0. Loughran-Smith brought the ball out from behind the net to Standberg to close the quarter out 6-0.

Oliver “Stingy” Rotundo started the 2nd quarter with a great save only to follow up with another save. Charlie Bettencourt forced a ground ball and on the offensive side of the field, Loughran-Smith brought the ball from behind the net, shot and scored, 7-0. Robert Montoya forced a ground ball which was picked up by C2C Burill to Loughran-Smith to Standberg, 8-0. Montoya forced another ground ball followed by a Ben Clark forced ground ball and a save by Stingy Rotundo. The Dons were playing two men down but forced ground balls by Cohen and Standberg help to kill the penalty unharmed. 1 minute before the half Northgate was finally able to get screaming fast ball past Stingy Rotundo, Yet the Dons wouldn’t go away quietly, with 10 seconds left, Loughran-Smith from behind the net and a 9-1 half time lead.

I’m not sure what they drank at half time but the Dons came out on fire in the 3rd. Cohen and Michael Tarentief would force ground balls and after passing the ball around the net Standberg found the upper right corner of the net from the left side of the field, 10-1. An opportunity for Northgate was thwarted by a big hit from C2C Burill and a Stingy Rotundo save. Northgate then got their final goal of the night, 10-2. A C2C Burill forced ground ball was picked up by Matt “Speedy” Hess at the net line. Speedy Hess would go C2C to get the ball to Standberg on the wing who hit Loughran-Smith in front of the goal and found an open Montoya who shot and scored, 11-2. 3 saves by Stingy Rotundo was only interrupted by a Wilhelm Schueler forced ground ball.

Loughran-Smith started the 4th with a shot from 15 yards out for the 12-2 lead. Stingy Rotundo with a save and Cohen with a forced ground ball followed by Clark getting the ball to Tarentief who to Brooks Thibault who scored, 13-2. Speedy Hess forced a ground ball and Schueler got the ball to Noah Elze who threw it across the field to Thibault who scored the final Dons goal, 14-2. June Jung forced a ground ball and the Dons killed a penalty with forced ground balls by Cole Schoenheide and Jung completed the perfect undefeated DVAL schedule and the 2017 DVAL Championship.

May 6 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Northgate HS 13-4 to finish 13-1 in the DAL and 16-4 overall as they prepare for the NCS playoffs next week.

Acalanes High School Varsity Boys Lacrosse Seniors

Boys Tennis

Cole Brightbill and Jin Heo won their first match and lost their second in the NCS doubles championships.

In Saturday’s action…

Swim Team

competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 12:00.

Track & Field

competes in the DAL Trials at Campolindo HS at 2:30.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Campolindo HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

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May 5 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

completed an undefeated DAL championship season at 10-0 with a victory over Ygnacio Valley HS 25-6, 25-5, 25-10 and raise their overall record to 27-6 going into next weeks NCS playoffs.

Nick Smyrnios
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Softball

shutout Ygnacio Valley HS 13-0.

Baseball

came up on the short end of a tremendous pitching battle to Clayton Valley Charter HS 1-0. The jv team also came up short 7-5.

In Friday’s action…

Softball

hosts Piedmont HS at 4:00.

Boys Lacrosse

hosts Northgate HS. JV is at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

Cole Brightbill and Jin Heo compete in the NCS doubles championships.

In Saturday’s action…

Swim Team

competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 12:00.

Track & Field

competes in the DAL Trials at Campolindo HS at 2:30.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Campolindo HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

May 4 – Boys Volleyball Senior Night

Boys Volleyball Senior Night

Thursday, May 4th is SENIOR NIGHT! Come out and help us send off our 7 awesome senior players in their last home league game vs. Ygnacio Valley. Ceremony starts at 4:45pm, right before the game. The Dons are looking to close out an undefeated league season tonight with a victory pushing them to 10-0 and 26-6 overall, the best ever record for Acalanes. NCS playoffs are set to begin May 9.
GO DONS!

Catherine McCarthy

May 4 – Thursday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

plays Clayton Valley Charter HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Softball

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS at 4:00.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS at 5:00.

Swim Team

competes at the DAL Championships at Campolindo HS at 2:15.

May 2 – Boys JV Lacrosse Championship

The men’s JV Lacrosse team wrapped up the DAL Championship Tuesday night with a decisive 11-2 victory over rival Campolindo.

The game was never in doubt as Renn Standberg used a spin move early in the first for a quick 1-0 lead.  The defense played tough with Carson Burill and Cole Schoenheide creating ground balls.  Later in the first Standberg would assist Tucker Loughran-Smith and a 2-0 to close the first.

In the 2nd, Nick Karr would pick up a ground ball and score for a 3-0 lead.  The Dons’ passing was strong and off the faceoff Karr passed to Loughran-Smith who fed Standberg for a 4-0 lead. Riley Ketchum would then hit Standberg who repaid Loughran-Smith for a 5-0 lead at which they would take into halftime.

40 seconds into the 3rd Loughran-Smith would utilize the spin move for a 6-0 lead.  Loughran-Smith then brought the ball from behind the net for a 7-0 lead. Burill better known as Mr. Coast to Coast, picked up a ground ball at the net line, drive to the Campolindo 40, pass to Loughran-Smith who fed Standberg for the 8-0 lead. Leo Cohen had an intimidating interception that seemed to take all the spirit out of the Campolindo sideline.  Standberg driving through a stick to the head that was pushing his head back to score for a 9-0 lead.  With the sun in his eyes and 5 seconds left in 3rd, Campolindo snuck one past goalie Oliver Rotundo. The stingy goalie was seeking his second shutout game of the season.  The 3rd qtr ended with a 9-1 lead.

In the 4th Standberg would score for a 10-1 lead.  Late in the 4th as the benches emptied Campolindo scored their final goal. With 1 minute left, Mr. Coast to Coast Burill would pick up a ground ball, go the distance and dish to Standberg for an 11-2 victory and the DAL Championship.

May 2 – Dons Baseball blanks Bulldogs

The Don’s Varsity baseball team shut out Alhambra yesterday 4-0.
Josh Candau pitched a 2 hit complete game shut out with no walks and 7 strikeouts. Daniel Kim was 2 for 2 with 2 doubles. Ty Ewing also had 2 hits. Nick Kresnak, Ewing, Jack Stryker and Will Rembac also had a run batted in. The Don’s improve to 3-2 in DAL.
John Whelehan

May 3 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

swept 25-10, 25-11, 25-16 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 8-0 and 25-6 overall.

Baseball

shutout Alhambra HS 4-0.

Softball

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

Girls Lacrosse

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The jv team rallied again to pull out a 13-12 victory to finish the regular season at 15-2-2.

Boys Lacrosse

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The jv team recorded a 10-1 victory.


May 2 – Girls JV Lacrosse

The JV girls finished off their season with yet another late come-from-behind win, caging

the Cougars 13-12.  The team finished its season with a  record of 15-2-2, undefeated in

DAL play.

The annual JV Boys vs. Girls scrimmage is at 5:30 this afternoon.

Bill Fraser

May 2 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse

The Lady Dons fell short to the Campolindo Cougars, 13-9.
Marcy Morse lead the team with 5 goals ( 3 draw controls). Claire Gallagher had 2 goals (4 draw controls). Julia Mueller ( 4 draw controls) and Sydney Louie had one goal each. Jamie Wendt had phenomenal night in goal with 13 impressive saves.
The JV team had another spectacular late game comeback to defeat the Cougars. They finished the year with an impressive 17-2-1 record.

May 2 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

swept Concord HS 25-18, 25-19 and 25-19 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 8-0 and raise their overall record to 25-5. The jv team also swept 25-10 and 25-11 to finish the season 6-0 in the DAL and 9-3 overall.

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

plays Alhambra HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Softball

plays at Las Lomas HS at 4:00.

Lacrosse

teams play Campolindo HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Volleyball

plays at Mt. Diablo HS at 6:00.

JV Boys Tennis

plays at Northgate HS at 3:30.

Monday’s individual standouts…

Boys Golf

Julian O’Donnell shot a 76 at the DAL Championships to advance to the NCS Championships. Jake Rosenberg also played very well shooting a 77.

Apr 29 – Baseball

On Saturday the Acalanes Varsity baseball team edged out Maria Carrillo 7-6 in 9 innings. The Don’s collected 14 hits. Will Rembac, Matty Vicencio, and Daniel Kim each had 2 hits. Cole Gallagher went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. Vicencio, Kevin McConnell and Josh Cerejo did the pitching for the Don’s. Cerejo pitched a scoreless inning in the top of the 9th. In the bottom half after a lead off triple by Kim, Vicencio lined a base hit to centerfield driving in Kim for a walk off 7-6 win.

A great day for the Frosh Don’s as they beat Campolindo in both games 5-4 and 5-3. The Freshmen Don’s improve to 11-5.

The JV did not play on Saturday.

On Tuesday, the Don’s Varsity plays at Alhambra and the Don’s JV plays at home. The Don’s Frosh hosts Campolindo on Saturday at 1pm.

John Whelehan

May 1 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Tennis

Cole Brightbill and Jin Heo finished 2nd at the DAL Doubles Championships.

Cole Brightbill and Jin Heo
Photo: Dawn Brightbill

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

found themselves in another marathon and defeated Maria Carrillo HS 7-6 in 9-innings.

Freshman Baseball

swept Campolindo HS 5-4 and 5-3.

Boys Lacrosse

was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

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

Apr 29 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Tennis

Cole Brightbill and Jin Heo finished 2nd at the DAL Doubles Championships.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

hosts Maria Carrillo HS at 11:00.

Boys Lacrosse

plays at San Ramon Valley HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Track & Field

competes in the Sacramento Meet of Champions at Hughes Stadium.

Swim Team

competes in the DAL JV Championships at 10:00.

Freshman Baseball

plays at Campolindo HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Apr 27 – Girls Lacrosse defeat the Falcons

The Lady Dons defeated the College Park Falcons, 13-7.

Julia Mueller led the attack with 8 goals. Kati Gardner added 2. Marcy Morse (5 draw controls), Claire Gallagher (3 draw controls) and Sydney Louie each had 1 goal. Anna deRoque had 2 assists. Jamie Wendt led the defensive charge with 10 saves in goal and 3 loose ball controls.

The Lady Dons travel to Campolindo on Tuesday to play the Cougars in their final league game.

Apr 28 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

defeated College Park HS 13-7 to raise their DAL record to 12-3. The jv team pulled out a 7-6 victory.

Baseball

dropped a 4-3 extra-inning decision to Northgate HS. The jv team was also defeated.

In Friday’s action…

Boys Tennis

Ryan Everly and Trenton Tso compete in the DAL Singles Championships. Cole Brightbill and Jin Heo compete in the DAL Doubles Championships. All matches are at College Park HS.

Boys Lacrosse

plays at San Ramon Valley HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Track & Field

hosts the Charlie Eaton & Bob Warren Relays at 1:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the Sacramento Meet of Champions at Hughes Stadium.

Swim team

competes in the DAL JV Championships at 10:00.

Freshman Baseball

plays at Campolindo HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Results from the DAL Championships. Cole Brightbill & Jin Heo won three matches to reach the doubles semifinals. Ryan Everly won two matches to reach the singles quarterfinals. Trenton Tso won two matches before being defeated in the singles quarterfinals. Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt won two matches before being defeated in the doubles quarterfinals.

JV Girls Lacrosse

Laura Garfein, Molly Cronk and Olivia Pellegrini were Coach Fraser’s players of the game.

Apr 27 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

was defeated by perennial power Campolindo HS in 3 close games. The jv team was also defeated.

Carter Smith
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Bijan Shahabi
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In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

plays Northgate HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Softball

hosts Mt. Diablo HS at 4:00.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Concord HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Girls Lacrosse

plays at College Park HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

competes in the DAL Championships.

Apr 26 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

led 1-0 after 6 innings and exploded offensively scoring 8 runs in the seventh to secure a 9-0 shutout of Campolindo HS. The jv team pulled out a 5-4 victory.

Softball

defeated Campolindo HS 13-6 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 3-0 and raised their overall record to 11-2.

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Boys Volleyball

continues their hot streak defeating Alhambra HS 25-9, 25-10, 25-21 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 7-0 and raise their overall record to 24-5. The jv team is also hot with a 25-9, 25-12 victory to remain undefeated in the DAL at 5-0 and raising their overall record to 8-2.

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Miramonte HS 7-4 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 12-0 and raised their overall record to 15-2. The jv team was defeated by St. Ignatius HS.

JV Girls Lacrosse

trailed 9-6 with 6 minutes left and mounted a furious rally to end the game in a 9-9 tie.

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

has the BIG showdown at Campolindo HS that may determine the #1 and #2 seeds in the NCS playoffs. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Swim Team

has a meet at Miramonte HS at 3:45.

Boys Golf

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

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Josh Candau struck out 5 in 6 innings. Ty Ewing had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Grant Smith had 2 RBIs. Paul Griessel and Daniel Kim each added 2 hits.

Apr 25 – Girls JV Lacrosse

The JV Girls had a great game yesterday at rival, Miramonte.

Teams stayed neck in neck until the latter part of the 2nd half, when Miramonte took the lead 9-6. With 5 minutes left, the Dons scored 3 goals to end the game with a tie which felt almost like a win.

Maile Broad led the game with 3 goals, followed by Kate Carter with 2 goals and Messina Montgomery, Keri Wendt, Jordan Pratt, and Sophia Benveniste all had 1 goal. Laura Garfein came up with 7 draw controls and Molly Cronk had 10 goalie saves.

Final score 9-9.

Jamie Cronk

Apr 25 – Dons Baseball Shut out Campo 9-0

The Don’s varsity baseball team visited Campolindo and shut them down 9-0 on Tuesday.

Don’s starting pitcher Josh Candau struck out 5 in 6 innings of work and did not allow any walks. Ty Ewing closed out the final inning.

The Don’s took a 1-0 lead into the top of the 7th inning when their offense exploded for 8 runs. Ty Ewing, Daniel Kim and Paul Griessel each contributed with 2 hits. Ewing and Grant Smith each had 2 RBI. 19 Dons players got into the game on Tuesday as Acalanes improves to 2-1 in league play.

The Don’s varsity hosts Northgate High in another league game this Thursday at 4pm.
The Don’s JV also beat Campolindo 5-4.

John Whelehan

Apr 25 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons fell to rival Miramonte last evening, 11-7.
The Dons were slow out of the gates but scored 4 straight goals at end of first half to pull within 2. The Dons rallied in second half but couldn’t convert their shots on goal.
Julia Mueller ( 4 draw controls) and Marcy Morse had two goals a piece. Lauren Westergren, Katie Gardner and Anna deRoque ( 2 caused turnovers) had one each. On the defensive end Emma Workman had 3 loose ball controls and Katrina Lee had two caused turnovers and one loose ball control. Jamie Wendt had 8 great saves in goal.

Apr 25 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

Michael O’Donnell shot an 84 over 18 holes at the Transbay Invitational.

In Tuesday’s action…

Lacrosse

teams play Miramonte HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Baseball and Softball

teams play Campolindo HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv baseball is home.

Boys Volleyball

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

Apr 24 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

was swept in a doubleheader against Clayton Valley Charter HS.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

hosts the Transbay Invitational at Rossmoor GC at 12:00.

Booster BASH starts earlier


Apr 21 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons cruised to victory over Ygnacio Valley Warriors on Senior Night.
All three of the seniors contributed in their final home game. Julia Mueller had 3 goals ( 5 draw controls), Anna deRoque had one goal ( 4 draw controls) and Natalie Basha scored one goal. The remaining goals were scored by goalie Jamie Wendt playing in field position, Lauren Westergren, Hannah Snyder, Olivia Toth, Emma Workman, Cate Goodman, Molly Mudgett, Sydney Louie, and Savannah Mone.

Sydney Louie
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Next up for the Lady Dons is rival Miramonte on Tuesday.

Apr 22 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Baseball

pulled out a HUGE victory over a very good Archbishop Mitty HS team 3-2.

Softball

went on the road to defeat Hercules HS 14-7.

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Ygnacio Valley HS on senior night 18-1.

Anna DeRoque
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Boys Lacrosse

defeated College Park HS 11-7.

Boys Volleyball

defeated Livermore HS and Las Lomas HS before being defeated by De La Salle HS and San Ramon Valley to finish 4th in the tough San Ramon Valley Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Swimming

competes in the College Park Invitational.

Freshman Baseball

plays at Clayton Valley Charter HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Julia Mueller
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Apr 21 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

continues to roll with a victory over Clayton Valley Charter HS 25-12, 25-22, 25-17 to remain undefeated in the DAL and run their overall record to 22-3. The jv team also won 25-12 and 25-17 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 4-0 and run their overall record to 7-2.

Softball

defeated Miramonte HS 12-1.

Brooke Panfilli
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Baseball

recorded a big victory over College Park HS 5-3. The jv team did not fare as well.

Nick Berry
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Boys Tennis

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

In Friday’s action…

Swimming

hosts Northgate HS at 3:45.

Girls Lacrosse

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00. The Senior Night Presentation will be prior to the varsity game.

Boys Lacrosse

plays at College Park HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Baseball

plays at Archbishop Mitty HS at 4:00.

Softball

plays at Hercules HS at 4:00.

Boys Volleyball

Varsity team plays in the San Ramon Valley Invitational.
JV plays in the Granite Bay Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Swimming

competes in the College Park Invitational.

Freshman Baseball

plays at Clayton Valley Charter HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Trenton Tso
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Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Ryan Everly won his singles match. Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt won their doubles match.

Apr 19 – Clayton Valley Track Results

Yesterday we competed at Clayton Valley (whose claim to fame is the worst football field in America; it is black). The Varsity Girls won the meet 80 to 54 (the spread would have been even greater had Devin Grobeck and Imani Boggan competed – both were out due to illness). The Varsity Girls are are the league division champions. To become League Champions the girls must win the league championship meet May 6th and 13th at Campo. Their main competitor will be Miramonte.

The Varsity Boys lost to Clayton Valley 71 to 64. That is a four point differential – one second place instead a third place or one first instead of a second, and we would have won. It was that close. The boys finished second in the division with a 3-1 record, and their competition at the league championships will again be Clayton Valley.

Both the girls and boys competed well. We had 71 PR’s or season best by 47 individual athletes. The two top performances of the meet were by Muppy Gragg and Ryan Nall. Muppy improved on the third best all-time 400M with 57.91, running into a strong headwind and winning by 40 yards as she and Imani Boggan are on a quest to become the all-time best in that event. Ryan stepped up big time and outperformed Clayton’s Valley’s league leading shot putter with a PR of 46 feet.

See full results at Athletic.net.

Other Personal Records:

Maxwell Anderson 66’ 8 in the discus
Logan Branch 40’7 in shot and 3rd place, 71’2 in the discus
Cole Brant 78’9 in Discus
Julian Camilleri 10’ in pole vauilt
Irvin Choa 34’ 9 ½ in triple jump
Nicholas Collins-Yarnall 5:17.80 in 1600
Cali Boustani 77’ 2 in ndiscus
Ryann Drue 30’24 in 200 and 74’16 in 400
Muppy Gragg 57.91 in 400
Annie Klopstock 29’ 10 ½ in triple jump
Christopher Dao 15.05 in 100
Willem Elings 91’ 8 in discus
David Eng 14.52 in 100
Carson Etnyre 51.26 in 400
Nicholas Flint 27.79 in 200
Kage Groszewski 45.30 in 300 H
Jesse Iniquiz-Stralla 11.39 in 100 and 22.77 in 200
Lucas Julian 35’9 ¾ in triple jump
Kevin Mlynek 48.31 in 300 H, High Jump 5’0 and 31’50 in triple jump
Ryan Nall 46’ 2 ¾ in Shot
Ross Ney 28.42 in 200
Callen O’Brien 25.90 in 200
Lorenzo Olivar 18’ 10 in Long Jump and 35’7 in Triple Jump
Scarlett McCullough 27.77 in 200
Sabina Patel 28’ ¼ in shot and 74’11 in discus
Maren Quentella 57.95 in 300 H
Isabell Rasmussen 28.14 in 200
Diana Ruiz 23’ 8 ¾ in Shot and 59’ 0 in discus
Kate Schirmer 16.02 in 100 and 31.74 in 200
Justin Otterson 25.73 in 200 and 58.14 in 400
Anand Patel 16’ 11 ½ in Long jump
Robert Plafker 59.86 in 400
Isaac Plotkin 18’ 6 in Long Jump
Krishna Prabaharan 30’ 3 in shot and 74’ 7 in discus
Harrison Seymour 2:14. 96 in 800
Ryan Sui 10’ 6 in pole vault
Anna Mary Starr 2:45.90 in 800
Nicole Wan 28.94 in 200
Anna Weier 19.56 in 100H and 101’ 5 in discus
Beatrice Weier 23’ 4 ¾ in shot
Christy Xie 29’ 6 ¾ in shot and 93’ 8 in discus
Sidney Zimmerman 2:51.25 in 800 and 6:37.27 in 1600
Jonathan Smith 14’ 6 in Long Jump
Mitchell Smith 12.11 in 100
Samuel Stack 32’ shot and 97’7 in discus
Joshua Starr 11:01.8 in 3200
Zachery Tom 5:27.92 in 1600
Francisco Trejo 25’11 in shot and 84’ 7 in discus
Rayce Walton 2:18.63 in 800

John Crain

Apr 19 – Boys Volleyball

Boys Volleyball

extended their win streak Wednesday night, knocking off a powerful Bentley (19-3) squad in one of the closest matches they’ve had to date. A great group of Dons fans came out to
cheer the boys to victory over their cross-town rivals.

The Dons stole the first set 26-24 before losing their way in the second set and giving it up 16-25. The boys pulled together for a 25-20 3rd set win before again letting Bentley back in it to take the 4th 22-25. The final set was a fight with the 2 teams tied much of the way before Acalanes pulled ahead to seal the win 16-14 in the final set.

The Dons are enjoying their best record ever at 20-3 – a notable feat considering just 3 years ago they won only 1 game all season. The team is anchored by 5 starting seniors: Brad Altbaum, Connor McCarthy, Bijan Shahabi, Carter Smith and Nick Smyrnios and sophomore Colin Kirbach with key contributions each game from Alex Franke, Ethan Browne and more from the bench making this season a story of true team effort.

Coming up: Dons host CV Thurs at 6pm, travel Fri for SRV tournament and DON’T MISS next week’s big game vs. Campo @ Campo, Weds 4/26 6pm. Come on out and support your Dons!

Catherine McCarthy

Apr 20 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

found themselves in a battle with a very strong Bentley HS team and pulled out a 5-game victory 26-24, 17-25, 25-20, 22-25 and 16-14. They raise their overall record to 21-3.

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

hosts College Park HS in their DAL home opener at 4:00. The jv team is away.

Softball

hosts Miramonte HS in their DAL home opener at 4:00.

Boys Tennis

has a match against Miramonte HS at 3:30. Varsity is home and jv is away. Join the team at 3:15 for their Senior Day Presentation.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Diving

Jacqueline Samaniego finished in 1st and Amanda Fingerut 2nd in their meet against Berkeley HS.

Apr 19 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

continues to roll through the league with a victory over Ygnacio Valley HS 25-15, 25-12 and 25-5 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 6-0 and 20-3 overall.

Girls Lacrosse

cruised past Northgate HS 15-5. The jv team pulled out an 11-8 victory to remain undefeated in the DAL.

Boys Lacrosse

dropped a tough game to perennial power Monte Vista HS. The jv team pulled out an 8-6 victory.

Jack Wickline
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Nate Welcomer
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Softball

shutout Ygnacio Valley HS 14-0.

Baseball

came up on the short end to Clayton Valley Charter HS 2-1. The jv team was also defeated.

In Wednesday’s action…

Track & Field

have a meet at Clayton Valley Charter HS at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball

Varsity plays at Bentley HS at 4:30. JV team hosts De La Salle HS at 4:00.

Apr 18 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons were victorious over the Northgate Broncos,15-5. Julia Mueller paced the Dons with 4 goals and 4 draw controls. Susie Bush, Claire Gallagher and Sydney Louie each contributed 2 goals. Katie Gardner, Marcy Morse ( 3 draw controls), Isabel Rurka, Jenna Kisner and Anna deRoque ( 4 draw controls) each scored 1 goal. Savannah Mone had 3 loose ball controls.
The Lady Dons are back at home on Friday night for Senior Night vs Ygnacio Valley. JV 5:30pm, Varsity at 7pm. Honoring of Seniors is prior to Varsity game.

Apr 18 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Softball

defeated Kennedy HS, Richmond 6-3 to raise their overall record to 7-2.

Boys Golf

dropped a close match to Miramonte HS.

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

hosts Monte Vista HS in a huge showdown. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Lacrosse

plays at Northgate HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Baseball

plays Clayton Valley Charter HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Softball

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS at 4:00.

Boys Volleyball

Varsity plays at Ygnacio Valley HS and the JV at Campolindo HS, both at 5:00.

Boys Tennis

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

Monday’s individual standouts…

Boys Golf

Julian O’Donnell shot a 40 and Chase Maderious 42 in challenging weather conditions on a 9-hole, par 36 course.

Apr 15 – Freshman Baseball

The freshman baseball team pulled off an amazing feat on Saturday as they won both games of a doubleheader against Castro Valley in walkoff fashion.

In game 1, Aidan Keeler singled in Eiton Feiger in the bottom of the 8th inning to win the game for the Dons 5-4. David Sniderman pitched 6 2/3 innings and had two hits for Acalanes and Owen Hansen came on in relief to help close out the win.

Will Easley started on the mound in game two and pitched 4 2/3 innings. He was backed up by Keeler who pitched shutout ball for the final 2 1/3 innings. Cole Murgia and Luke Miles each contributed two hits for the Dons, and both had hits in the bottom of the 7th inning when the Dons walked off their second win of the day 7-6. Easley also had two RBI’s for the winners.

The freshman coached by Mark Vicencio are 9-3 this year.

Brian Miles

Apr 17 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

swept Castro Valley HS in two close games 5-4 and 7-6.

In Monday’s action…

Softball

hosts Kennedy HS, Richmond at 4:00.

Boys Golf

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

Apr 15 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Las Lomas HS 17-7 to raise their DAL record to 17-7. The jv team rallied from a 10-8 deficit to pull out a 12-11 victory.

Emma Workman
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Boys Lacrosse

defeated Las Lomas HS 13-3 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 10-0 and raise their overall record to 13-1.

Boys Golf

defeated Alhambra HS 213-237. Jake Rosenberg shot a 39 and Ian Churchill 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

hosts Castro Valley HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Apr 14 – Acalanes Girls Lacrosse Slay the Knights

The Lady Dons defeated Las Lomas, 17-7.

Marcy Morse
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The Dons took the early lead but the Knights fought back in second half with four straight unanswered goals. Then Marcy Morse took control of the game, winning 7 draw controls and scoring 2 goals. Leading the scoring were Julia Mueller and Susie Bush with 5 goals apiece. Claire Gallagher contributed 3 goals and 5 draw controls. Anna deRoque fired in 2 free position shots.

Susie Bush
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The Junior Varsity staged a late game comeback to defeat the Knights in an exciting game.

Track Results – Campo and Arcadia

Campo Results

Yesterday was a big rivalry meet against Campolindo, held here at Acalanes. Yesterday morning I received word that one of our 4×100 runners was sick, which meant that I had to make a number changes in events that athletes were scheduled to run on the varsity girls. Fortunately, we have several girls that are multi-talented and making the change was easier.

The Varsity Girls won by a score of 94-42 and the Varsity Boys won by the score of 91-45. The Frosh Soph teams both lost, but I don’t put much weight on their scores, because most of the time our F/S teams are at a disadvantage because we move many of them up to Varsity. So with F/S we look at them individually, as opposed to a team.

The following Frosh/Soph athletes competed yesterday, and when you look at the PR’s from the meet you will see what I mean:

Varsity Girls:

Emily Sverak finished 3rd in 400 and 300H and lead off the 4 x 400, Eliza Parry finished 3rd in 200 and 3rd in LJ, Scarlette McCullough finished 2nd in PV and second in LJ and 3rd in 100 , Anna Weier was first in shot and 3rd in discus, Karen Rosenburg, Mila Mathias finished 3rd in HJ and 2nd in the 200, Mikaela Truong ran the third leg of the 4 x 400.

Varsity Boys:

Keaziah Smith long jumped, Jack Muren ran 100 and 200, Jake Delaney 3rd in 100 and ran 200 and 4 x 100, Riley Noon competed in 1600 and 800 where he finished 3rd, Johnny Choi was third in LJ and first in HJ, Lorenzo Olivar ran the 100 and long/triple jumps, Kevin Mlynek high jumped and ran on the 4 x 400.

This meet we had forty two PR’s or Season Bests:
100 Callen O’Brian 12.44, Anand Patel 12.53 , Krishna Prabaharan 14.21, Scarlette McCullough 13.45
200 Jack Muren 26.80, Callen O’Brian 26.19, Mila Mathias 28.70 and Eliza Parry 28.97
400 Justin Otterson 58.29, Christian Lyons 55.45, Muppy Gragg 59.24, Imani Boggan 59.33, Emily Sverak 63.04, Annie Klopstock 64.02
800 Harrison Seymour 2:15.10, Sidney Zimmerman 2:55.32 and Samantha Swan 2:49.34
1600 Ethan Frigon 4:47.91, Riley noon 4:52.15, Joshua Starr 5:07.04 Nicolas Wilson 5:48.69, Harrison Seymour 5:06.42, Caroline Kelly 5:58.60 Grace Denham 6:21.84
3200 Samantha Swan 13:45.02 and Aubriana Musha 16:44.03
100H Anna Weier 19.90, Bea Weier 20.73
110H Stephan Ramsey 18.79
300H Emily Sverak 49.77, Maren Quintella 59.11, Bea Weier 59.82
Shot Ryan Nall 45’2, Cole Brant 33’ 9.5, Krishna Prabaharan 29” 2.5, Max Anderson 24’9. Francisco Trejo 25’5 Cole Combi 16’6,Mady Kalil 28’ 0, Bea Weier 23’ 5, Ellie Spnk 22’ 8.5, Colette Cornish 21’6 Aimee Gee 7’ 3.5
Discus Francisco Trejo 76’8, Max Anderson 62’6
HJ Johnny Choi 6’0, Irvis Choa 5’2, Lucas Julian 5’ 2
TJ Windy Margerum “ three steps” her way to third place on the all time list with a 14.25” improvement of 35’7, and not to be outdone, Charlie Keohane improves her best by 14.5” to 28’ 10, Irvin Choa 33’ 5.5, and first time triple jumpers Lucas Julian 33’3 and Lorenzo Olivar 33’ 3

Windy Margerum
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Arcadia Results

This past Thursday-Friday we competed in the Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School, Arcadia, Ca. This is one of the most outstanding high school track and field meets in the country. It included 1100 athletes and 665 schools from all over the United States and beyond. To qualify, you have to submit this year’s marks and they were verified before entries were accepted. This is one of the hardest meets to qualify for. They actually run four separate meets. Thursday and Friday was a decathlon and heptathlon competition, Friday were relays only in the running events, three heats of each, and some field events. Saturday morning was the Open Section and on Saturday evening there was the Invitational Section (This is the best of the best. Sydney McLaughlin, who competed in the last Olympics as a 16 year old, competed in this Invitational Section in the 300H.)

Muppy Gragg competed in the heptathlon which is 7 events over two days. She finished 10th out of 22 athletes (including athletes from New Zealand, Canada, Georgia, Colorado, Washington) and was one of the only juniors in the event. She had four PR’s and finished in the top four in three of the seven events. Muppy’s Marks in order of competition: 100H, 16.83 (PR); HJ 4′ 11; Shot, 25′; 200, 26:00 (4th and PR); LJ, 17′ 10 (4th PR); Javelin, 65″; 800, 2:21.22 (2nd and PR).

Muppy Gragg
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Windy Margerum competed in the Open Section in the 100H and LJ. In the hurdles there were 42 athletes and Windy finished second overall in the Open Meet, with a time of 14.65 just off her personal best of 14.54, but also Windy finished with the 13th fastest time at the meet, including the Invitational Section. In the LJ Windy finished 3rd with a 18′ 4.5″ in the Open Section, one inch off her best, and she also had the 8th best jump of the meet including the Invitational Section. This makes Windy one of the top athletes in her events in the state.

In the girls 800 Imani Boggan finished 24th out of 42 with a time of 2:18.25, which keeps Imani on pace of improving on her season ending time of 2016. What was impressive about Imani’s race is in the final stretch she passed several runners in front of her, which demonstrates her strength, and will be needed at the end of the season.

Imani Boggan
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We also had two other events scheduled in the Open Section, Muppy in the 300H and the girls 4 x 400. Muppy ran the 300 Hurdles, but was not herself. After the race she had a hard time recovering and difficulty hydrating. It was decided that it was not in Muppy’s or the team’s best interest to run the 4 x 400. Even though this is Arcadia, it is still one race in the middle of the season, and we did not want to jeopardize our chances at a league championship and a strong post season. Unfortunately, Annie Klopstock and Mikaela Truong who qualified and traveled to Arcadia, did not get the opportunity to run in the 4 x 400.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

Apr 14 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

efficiently defeated Mt. Diablo HS 25-7, 25-9, 25-13 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 4-0 and raise their overall record to 18-3.

Baseball

split with Vintage HS winning the opener and falling in the second game.

In Friday’s action…

Lacrosse

Teams play Las Lomas HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Golf

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

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

hosts Castro Valley HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Apr 13 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Golf

defeated Concord HS 201-287. Chase Maderious shot a 39, Will Condy and Jake Rosenberg 40 and Julian and Mikey O’Donnell 41 on a 9-hole, par 36 course.

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

hosts Vintage HS in a doubleheader at 2:00.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Mt. Diablo HS at 6:00.

Softball

plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS at 7:00.

Apr 12 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

overwhelmed Clayton Valley Charter HS 19-3. The jv team performed in like fashion 17-7.

Boys Lacrosse

surrendered 3 early goals before taking control of the game with an 11-4 victory over Clayton Valley Charter HS to remain undefeated in the DAL at 9-0 and 12-1 overall. The jv team cruised to an 11-2 victory.

Boys Volleyball

defeated Concord HS 25=23, 25-6 and 25-20 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 3-0 and raise their overall record to 17-3. The jv team also won 25-12 and 25-14 to also remain undefeated in the DAL at 3-0 and 5-2 overall.

Baseball

dropped two close games to Serra HS and St. Mary’s HS from Stockton in the prestigious Scott Boras Classic. The jv team defeated Las Lomas HS 5-1.

In Wednesday’s action…

Track & Field

hosts Campolindo HS at 3:30.

Boys Golf

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

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Ishaan Saha won his singles match. Cole Brightbill & Matt Gay won their doubles match.

JV Girls Lacrosse

Tayzha Maple led all scorers with 4 goals.

Apr 11 – Girls Lacrosse cruise past Clayton Valley

The Lady Dons cruised to victory over the Clayton Valley Ugly Eagles, 19-3. The Dons were led by Susie Bush with 6 goals, Julia Mueller with 4, Kati Gardner with 3, and Hannah Snyder with 2. Contributing 1 goal apiece were Claire Gallagher, Katrina Lee, Sydney Louie, and Grace Andronico. Katrina Lee also had 4 caused turnovers. Claire Gallagher led the team in draw controls with 4. The JV team also cruised to victory.

Apr 11 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

starts off April defeating Northgate HS 211-222. Julian O’Donnell shot 40, Chase Maderious 41 and Will Condy 42 on a 9-hole, par 36 course.

In Tuesday’s action…

Lacrosse

teams plays Clayton Valley Charter HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

has a match against Miramonte HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Boys Volleyball

plays at Concord HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Varsity Baseball

plays Serra HS at McAuliffe field in Sacramento at 4:00 in the Scott Boras Classic. They play their second game at 7:00.

JV Baseball

hosts Las Lomas HS at 4:00.

Apr 10 – Boys Golf

Boys Golf

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

Apr 2 – Spring Break Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

defeated Castro Valley HS 3-2. The jv team was defeated.

Friday, April 7…

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Saturday, April 8…

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Amador Valley HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Mar 31 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons started the second round of league play with a lopsided victory over visiting Alhambra, 20-6.

Anna DeRoque
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Julia Mueller led the attack with 7 goals and 6 draw controls. Susie Bush added 4 goals and 3 assists. Claire Gallagher, Emma Workman and Anna deRoque added 2 goals apiece. Kati Gardner and Jenna Kisner each contributed a goal.

Katie Gardner
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Apr 1 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Alhambra HS 20-6. The JV team defeated Clayton Valley Charter HS 14-1.

Sydney Louie
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Boys Lacrosse

defeated Alhambra HS 13-1.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

plays at Castro Valley HS. JV at 10:00 and varsity at 1:00.

Track & Field

Muppy Gragg and Windy Margerum compete in the Stanford Invitational.

Boys Golf

competes in the Champions Invitational in Palm Desert at Terra Lago GC.

Friday, April 7…

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Saturday, April 8…

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Amador Valley HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Mar 31 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

continues to roll with a resounding victory over Alhambra HS 25-15, 25-9, 25-16. The jv team led off the evening in similar fashion 25-8 and 25-16.

Carter Smith
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In Friday’s action…

Lacrosse

teams play Alhambra HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Swim

has a meet at Campolindo HS at 3:45.

Diving

has a meet against De La Salle HS & Carondelet HS at De La Salle HS at 4:00.

Track & Field

Muppy Gragg and Windy Margerum compete in the Stanford Invitational.

Boys Golf

competes in the Champions Invitational in Palm Desert at Terra Lago GC.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

plays at Castro Valley HS. JV at 10:00 and varsity at 1:00.

Track & Field

Muppy Gragg and Windy Margerum compete in the Stanford Invitational.

Boys Golf

competes in the Champions Invitational in Palm Desert at Terra Lago GC.

Friday, April 7…

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Saturday, April 8…

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Amador Valley HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Mar 30 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

defeated Miramonte HS 13-9.

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

has a match against Clayton Valley Charter HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home, jv is away.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Alhambra HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Mar 29 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

defeated Clayton Valley HS in their DAL opener 25-14, 25-23, 25-20 to raise their overall record to 15-3. The jv team also swept 25-22 and 25-15.

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Northgate HS 10-5 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 7-0 and raise their overall record to 9-1.

Girls Lacrosse

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. The jv team won their 5th game in a row to raise their overall record to 8-2-1.

Baseball

suffered a come-from-behind defeat to Miramonte HS. The jv team was narrowly defeated 3-2.

Boys Tennis

was defeated by Campolindo HS.


Mar 28 – Boys JV Lacrosse

Boys JV Lacrosse

improved to 5-1 Tuesday night beating Northgate 13-2.

Tucker Loughran-Smith had another impressive game scoring 5 goals to lead the team. Robert Montoya scored in the third with a great shot off the mat. Matt Hess a first year play of lacrosse scored and impressive goal in the 4th. Charlie Bennencourt added 2 goals, Ben Clark, Jeffrey Novack, Nick Karr and #16 added goals.

The defense added to their excellent year only allowing 2 goals. Leo Cohen was a great resistance to Northgate”s attack and Carson Burrill continues as a ground ball machine. Oliver Rotundo limited Northgate’s offense to 2 goals with his excellent goal tending.

Mar 28 – Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons lost to Dougherty Valley, 11-4. The Dons were led by Susie Bush with 2 goals.  Julia Mueller and Marcy Morse had one a piece.  Jamie Wendt had a busy night in goal and had 10 saves.

Mar 28 – Girls JV Lacrosse

Girls JV Lacrosse

were victorious against Dougherty Valley with a score of 16-11. Keri Wendt led the team with 5 goals. Maile Broad, Tayzha Maple, Sophia Benveniste, Kate Carter, and Maddie Wilson also scored goals. Laura Garfein got control of the draw multiple times and goalie, Molly Cronk had 11 saves.

Mar 28 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

was defeated by Las Lomas HS. Will Condy shot a 40 and Ian Churchill 41 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

plays Miramonte HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Boys Tennis

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

Boys Volleyball

plays at Clayton Valley HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 5:00.

Boys Lacrosse

plays at Northgate HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Lacrosse

plays at Dougherty Valley HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Mar 24 – Mens Varsity Lacrosse Beats Cross Town Rival Campolindo 9-7

Electricity was in the air Friday night at Bob Wilson Stadium as Campolindo hosted Acalanes in the season’s first matchup between 2016 Co-DFAL Champions and longtime rivals Acalanes and Campolindo. The win puts Acalanes in sole possession of 1st place with an undefeated 6-0 DAL Conference record and 8-1 overall.

Box Score

                                    Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4       FNL

Acalanes                       3          3          2          1           9

Campolindo                 0          3          1          3           7

Game Summary

                        Acalanes     Campolindo

Goals                       9                       7

SOG%              63%                 56%

Saves                      8                       6

T/Os                       19                     21

EMO                    4-6                    2-3

 

Individual***

Colin Jeffries        4G        1A

Fynn Chorak        1G        2A        1GB       1CT

Matt Mariani          1G                     2GB       2CT

Jake Landry         1G        1A        1GB

Benium Huff         1G        1A

Dylan Decool       1G                     2GB

Michael Bone                     1A        3GB

Joe Gladden                                   9GB       3CT

Nick Schirmer                                  5GB       6CT

Will Watson                                    3GB       5CT

Jack Wickline                                   1GB

Avery Howell                                 1GB

Sean Ortlieb                                                   2CT

In Goal***

Nate Welcomer       8 Saves        3GB

*** G-Goal,   A-Assist,   GB-Ground Ball,   CT-Caused Turnover

 

NEXT UP

1)        Tuesday 3/28 Dons @ Northgate – JV at 5:30p / Varsity at 7:00p

2)        Friday 3/31 Dons @ Alhambra – JV at 5:30p / Varsity at 7:00p

Mar 27 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

was defeated by Foothill HS. The jv and freshman teams fared no better.

Boys Volleyball

defeated Liberty HS 25-16, 25-16, Concord HS 25-12, 25-20 and El Molino HS 25-15, 25-14 before falling in 3 close sets to Granada HS 22-25, 25-18, 13-15 to finish 2nd in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

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

JV Baseball

hosts Irvington HS at 4:30.

Mar 24 – Boys JV Lacrosse

Boys JV Lacrosse

The Acalanes men’s JV team improved to 5-1 after a 13-7 beat  down of rival Campolindo Friday night.
 
Tucker Loughran-Smith starred of the first quarter  with a quick goal.  Oliver Rotundo had a great save followed by Carson Burill picking up a ground ball on defense crossing the mid-line with a pass to Jeffery Novack who delivered an assist to Loughran-Smith.  Later in first Carson Gragg made beautiful moves past defenders for a 4-1 Dons lead to end the 1st quarter.
 
In the second quarter Burill picked up a ground ball went  coast to coast and fed Loughran-Smith for yet another goal.  Leo Cohen then picked up a ground ball crossed the mid-line then passed -to Riley Ketchum who assisted Loughran-Smith for another goal and  a 7-4 half time lead.
 
Goals were scored by Gragg and Brooks Thibault in the 3rd quarter ending at 9-7..
 
Cohen had an ecellent  4th quarter with big hits and forced ground balls.  Goals by Novack and Lounghin-Smith sealed the game.

Mar 24 – Girls JV Lacrosse

JV Girls Lacrosse

pulled off a 12-10 victory over crosstown rival, Campolindo. At halftime, the Dons were up 8-3 but Campo rallied back and with several minutes left in the game, the score was 9-9. But Acalanes persevered and took the lead again to secure their victory. Goals were made by Keri Wendt, Maile Broad, Jordan Pratt, Sophia Benveniste, Tayzha Maple, Lauren Kobashigawa, & Kate Carter. Molly Cronk had 9 saves in goal.

Jamie Cronk

Mar 25 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

pulled out a close victory over Campolindo HS 9-7.

Girls Lacrosse

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The JV team found themselves in another nail-biter. Campolindo tied the game in the final minutes, but the Dons scored 2 late goals and held on to a 13-11 victory.

In Saturday’s action…

Softball

hosts Kennedy HS, Fremont at 10:30.

Baseball

plays Foothill HS. Varsity plays away at 11:00 and freshmen play away at 1:30. JV is home at 11:00.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Track & Field

competes in the Bay Area Relays at Foothill HS.

Swimming and Diving

competes in the Mission Viejo Invitational.

Mar 24 – Girls Lacrosse vs. Campolindo

Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons could not overcome the domination on the draw by Campolindo and lost 16-10. Sydney Louie led the team with 3 goals followed by Julia Mueller and Marcy Morse with 2 each.  Claire Gallagher and Anna deRoque each contribute 1 goal. Jamie Wendt had 6 saves in goal.

The JV team was victorious in their game.

Mar 24 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

dropped the first game, but recovered to defeat Las Lomas HS 18-25, 25-23, 25-16 and 25-17. The jv team fell to the Knights.

Boys Tennis

suffered the narrowest of defeats to Campolindo HS 5-4.

In Friday’s action…

Lacrosse

Teams have the showdown with Campolindo HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Golf

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

In Saturday’s action…

Softball

hosts Kennedy HS, Fremont at 10:30.

Baseball

plays Foothill HS. Freshmen are away in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30 and varsity is away at 4:00. JV is home at 4:00.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

Track & Field

competes in the Bay Area Relays at Foothill HS.

Swimming and Diving

Teams compete in the Mission Viejo Invitational.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Ryan Everly and Matt Gay won singles matches. Cole Brightbill & Jin Heo and Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt won doubles matches.

Mar 23 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Golf

was defeated by Las Lomas HS and Miramonte HS. Jake Rosenberg shot a 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Chase Maderious

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

has the big showdown against Campolindo HS at 3:30. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Boys Volleyball

has their first home match against Las Lomas HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

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Mar 22 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

defeated Miramonte HS 25-13, 25-12, 25-17 to raise their overall record to 10-2. The jv team also swept 25-14, 25-14.

Boys Tennis

shutout Mt. Diablo HS 9-0 to raise their DAL record to 3-1.

Boys Lacrosse

soundly defeated Marin Academy HS to raise their overall record to 7-1.

Softball

defeated San Lorenzo HS 12-3 to remain undefeated at 6-0.

In Wednesday’s action…

Swim Team

hosts Las Lomas HS at 3:45.

Boys Golf

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

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

AJ Hesby (6-0, 6-0), Rohan Saha (6-0, 6-1), Matt Gay (6-1, 6-2), Cooper Smith (6-2, 6-2) and Nick Broback (6-1, 6-1) won singles matches. Henry Huchingson & Andrew Tso (6-0, 6-1), Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt (6-0, 6-0) and Ryan Barabi & Cole Goddard (6-1, 6-1) won doubles matches.

Softball

Kylie Berry was the winning pitcher and Brooke Panfili closed out the game on the mound. Alexis Carlson went 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and Jazzy Boynton added 3 RBIs.

Mar 21 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

defeated College Park HS 13-8.  The jv team also won 14-5.

Softball

defeated Encinal HS 11-5.

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

hosts Marin Academy HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Softball

hosts San Lorenzo HS at 4:00.

Boys Volleyball

plays at Miramonte HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Boys Tennis

has a match at Mt. Diablo HS at 3:30, weather permitting.

Mar 20 – Girls Lacrosse rains on College Park

Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons battled College Park in the rain and were victorious, 13-8.

Julia Mueller scored 6 goals followed by Susie Bush with 4. Sydney Louie added two goals. Claire Gallagher, Emma Workman and Anna deRoque each added one. Marcy Morse had 7 draw controls and 3 caused turnovers. Jenna Kisner dominated the defensive side with 6 caused turnovers and 5 ground balls. Jamie Wendt had 9 saves in goal.

The JV team also were victorious.

Mar 20 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

defeated Heritage HS, Granada HS and Jesuit HS before falling to Sanger HS to finish 3rd in the East County Invitational.

Boys Lacrosse

suffered their first defeat of the season to Redwood HS.

Freshman Baseball

split a doubleheader with Miramonte HS.

In Monday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

hosts College Park HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Softball

hosts Encinal HS at 4:00.

JV Baseball

hosts Irvington HS at 4:00.

Boys Golf

competes in the Marin Catholic Invitational at Meadow Club CC at 10:00.

Mar 18 – JV Boys Lacrosse

After starting off 4-0 the men’s JV lacrosse team lost to a skilled Redwood team 11-3 on Saturday.

Mar 17 – Girls Lacrosse vs. Miramonte

Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons led most of the game to league rival Miramonte but fell short in the final minutes, 9-8.

The Lady Dons shut down the Mats top players and goalie Jamie Wendt had another stellar night with 9 saves. Susie Bush and Marcy Morse lead the team with 2 goals each. Julia Mueller had 1 goal and 3 draw controls. Also contributing  with a goal each were Emma Workman, Anna deRoque and Sydney Louie. The JV team staged a late game comeback to beat the Mats in the last minute in a exciting game!

Both teams return to action Monday night vs College Park at home. JV 5:30 and Varsity 7pm.

Mar 18 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

remains undefeated following an 11-3 victory over Miramonte HS raising their overall record to 6-0 and their DAL record to 5-0.

Fynn Chorak
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Girls Lacrosse

was locked in a game that was very close from start to finish. They took the lead early, but the Matadors battled back to take the lead in the second half. The Dons mounted their own rally scoring twice in the last minutes to tie the score, but surrendered the winning score with seconds left to fall 9-8 in their first lost in the DAL. The jv team fell behind early 5-1, but rallied to tie the score in the final minutes. Maile Broad fired the winning goal with 52 seconds remaining and the teams outstanding late defense secured the 13-12 victory.

JV Boys Golf

dropped a close match to Campolindo HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

competes in the East County Invitational at Heritage HS.

Boys Lacrosse

plays at Redwood HS.  Varsity at 12:00 and jv at 2:00.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Miramonte HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Friday’s individual standouts…

JV Boys Golf

Jake Wixsom shot a 37, Mike O’Donnell 40 and Will Condy 41 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Mar 17 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

put together a complete game to shutout Bear Creek HS 9-0.  The freshman team pulled out a 3-1 victory and the jv team dropped a close 2-1 decision.

Boys Tennis

was defeated by College Park HS.

In Friday’s action…

Lacrosse

teams play Miramonte HS.  Girls are home and boys are away.
JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

JV Boys Golf

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

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

competes in the East County Invitational at Heritage HS.

Boys Lacrosse

plays at Redwood HS.  Varsity at 12:00 and JV at 2:00.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Miramonte HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Baseball

Josh Candau threw a 1-hitter through 5-2/3 innings and Kevin McConnell finished out the game striking out the side in the last inning.  Will Rembac had 4 hits and Ty Ewing had 3 hits to drive in 3 runs.  Cole Gallagher and Daniel Kim each had 2 hits.

JV Baseball

Eddie Burns and Kade Shipp delivered outstanding pitching performances as they did not allow an earned run through all 7 innings.

Freshman Baseball

John Kalil threw 5 innings allowing only 1 run and Owen Hansen recorded the final 6 outs for the save.  Ben Fromer and Cole Murgia each collected 2 hits.

Boys Tennis

Cole Brightbill & AJ Hesby, Henry Huchingson & Andrew Tso and Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt won doubles matches.

Mar 16 – Baseball Results

Varsity:

The Don’s varsity shut out Bear Creek 9-0 after a masterful pitching performance by Josh Candau who only allowed a bunt single in 5 and 2/3rd innings. Kevin McConnell pitched an inning and a 3rd and struck out the side to end it. Offensively, Matt Burns doubled in a run to give the Don’s their first lead in the 5th inning. Will Rembac had 4 hits, and Ty Ewing drove in 3 runs with a 3 hit game. Daniel Kim and Cole Gallagher both had 2 hits as the Don’s Varsity improves to 2 -3.

JV:

The Don’s JV lost 2-1 despite a solid pitching from Eddie Burns and Kade Shipp who did not allow any earned runs over 7 innings.

Frosh:

The Don’s Frosh beat Bear Creek 3-1 behind a solid pitching effort by John Khalil who pitched 5 innings and allowed just one run. Owen Hansen recorded the final 6 outs for the save. At the plate for the Don’s, Cole Murgia and Ben Fromer each collected 2 hits as the Don’s Frosh improve to 4-2.

John Whelehan

Mar 16 – Thursday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Unified Basketball

hosts Miramonte HS at 3:15 in the big gym. Don’t miss this great event.

Boys Tennis

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

Baseball

plays Bear Creek HS at 4:00. Varsity and freshmen are away and jv is home.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Swim meet v. Monte Vista HS varsity

Brad Robison 1st in 100 butterfly, 2nd 100 breaststroke.
Casey Conrad 2nd in 50 freestyle, 2nd in 100 freestyle.
Bennett Winther 2nd in 200 freestyle, 2nd 100 butterfly.
Nick Davidson 2nd in 100 backstroke.
Matt Ruegg 2nd 200 individual medley.

Swim meet v. Monte Vista HS junior varsity

Avery Lyon 1st in 50 butterfly, 2nd in 50 freestyle.
Kevin Soulos 1st in 100 freestyle.
Reid Fellner 1st 100 backstroke.
Sophia Becomong 1st 100 breaststroke.
Kaitlyn Allio 2nd in 50 butterfly.
Sarah McCandless 2nd in 100 individual medley.
Slade Woehrle, Patrick Feigin, Reid Fellner, Ben Krey 2nd in 200 medley relay.
Avery Lyon, Sarah McCandless, Valeria Reggi, Kenzie Carlin 2nd in 200 medley relay.

Mar 14 – Mens Varsity Lacrosse Keep Win Streak Alive Beating College Park 11-1

Acalanes hosted College Park Tuesday night. After a slow start that saw both teams tied 1-1 at the end of the first quarter, the Dons rattled off 10 unanswered goals to take the contest 11-1 and remain unbeaten in Conference play at 5-0.

Box Score

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FNL
Acalanes 1 3 5 2 11
College Park 1 0 0 0 1

Game Summary

Acalanes College Park
Goals 11 1
Shots 39 23
Saves 13 9
GBs 36 33
Clears 15-21 6-14

Individual***
Fynn Chorak 4G 2A 3GB 1CT
Michael Bone 2G 1A 1GB
Colin Jeffries 3G 1A
Michael Lalor 1G 1A
Matt Mariani 1G 4GB
Nick Schirmer 1A 1GB 2CT
Josh Baginski 5GB 4CT
Joe Gladden 5GB 3CT
Gabe Middleton 1GB 1CT
Sean Ortlieb 1GB 1CT
Jack Wickline 5GB
Dylan Decool 3GB
Jake Landry 1GB

In Goal***
Nate Welcomer 13 Saves 6GB

*** G-Goal, A-Assist, GB-Ground Ball, CT-Caused Turnover

NEXT UP
1) Friday 3/17 Dons AT Miramonte – JV at 5:30p / Varsity at 7:00p
2) Saturday 3/18 Dons AT Redwood – JV at 12:00p / Varsity at 2:00p

Mar 14 – Boys JV Lacrosse

Boys JV Lacrosse

The men’s JV lacrosse team improved to 4-0 Tuesday night with an 11-1 thrashing of College Park.

Dominate defense in the 1 quarter held College Park to 1 shot which was easily saved by goalie Oliver Rotundo. Tucker Loughran-Smith was fed by Ben Clark and Brooks Thibault for goals.  Cole Shoenheide delivered a big hit to cause a turnover in which Charlie Bettencourt took advantage and scored a goal for a quick 3-0 lead.

In the second quarter Carson Burill who would end the night with 4 ground ball fast breaks, picked up a ground ball traveled coast to coast and finished with a goal.  The defense continued their dominance and allowed for just one shot in the second quarter and the Dons led 8-0 at the half.

In the third quarter Robert Montoya forced his 1st of four ground balls, which was picked up by Loughran-Smith for his 5th goal of the night.  Later in 4th Loughran-Smith fed Montoya for his first goal of the night.

The team will play at Miramonte on Friday night at 5:30pm and Saturday @ Redwood High School at 2pm.

Mar 15 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

defeated College Park HS convincingly 11-1.  The JV team did likewise.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse

defeated Ygnacio Valley HS.  The JV team recorded a 17-2 victory.

Baseball

dropped a close 4-2 game to Amador Valley HS.  The JV team was also defeated.

In Wednesday’s action…

Swim Team

hosts Monte Vista HS at 3:45.

Track & Field

has a meet at Miramonte HS at 3:30.

Mar 14 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse

The Lady Dons dominated new league opponent Ygnacio Valley, 16-1.

Freshman Lauren Westergren led the offense with 4 goals, followed by Anna deRoque, Sydney Louie, and Julia Mueller each with 3. Louie also had an impressive 8 draw controls. Susie Bush added 2 goals along with 6 loose ball controls. Rounding out the scoring spree were Jenna Kisner and Katie Gardner with 1 goal each.

The Lady Dons face their league rival Miramonte  at home on Friday, JV at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7pm.

Mar 14 – JV Girls Lacrosse

JV Girls Lacrosse

The JV Girls dominated the Ygnacio Valley Warriors with a final score of 15-2.

Remy Wixsom, Julia Helvey, Keri Wendt, Lauren Frechman, Maile Broad, Tayzha Maple, Emma Reed & Nicole Kessenich all made goals. Our offense was a force and most of the game was played on the Warriors half of the field.

The team worked on their passing skills, screening and stick work to get ready for Miramonte Friday night.

Jamie Cronk

Mar 14 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

hosts College Park HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Lacrosse

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Baseball

plays Amador Valley HS at 4:00.  Varsity is away and jv is home.

Mar 9 – Fans Make the Trip to Watch AHS Boys Varsity Lacrosse Top Piedmont 12–7

Thursday night fans and students alike flocked to Piedmont’s Witter Field to watch the non-conference lacrosse match-up between the Dons and the Highlanders. Even Campolindo was represented in the bleachers.

Campolindo parents out supporting our Dons

Box Score

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FNL
Acalanes 5   2    3   2   12
Piedmont 2  3    0   2   7

Game Summary

Acalanes Piedmont
Goals 12 7
Shots 33 20
GBs 33 16
Man-Up 5-10 3-7
FO (won) 15 6

Individual***

Colin Jeffries 5G 1A 3GB 1CT
Jake Landry 4G 1GB 1CT
Fynn Chorak 2G 2A
Matt Mariani 1G 6GB
Michael Bone 2A 4GB
Beniam Huff 1A
Sean Ortlieb 2GB 4CT
Josh Baginski 1GB 1CT
Dylan Decool 1GB 1CT
Will Watson 1GB 1CT
Joe Gladden 7GB
Ryan Karow 1GB
Nate Schirmer 1GB
Jackson Welch 1GB

In Goal***

Nate Welcomer 4 Saves 3GB

*** G-Goal, A-Assist, GB-Ground Ball, CT-Caused Turnover

NEXT UP – Dons home Tuesday 3/14 against College Park,
JV at 5:30p / Varsity at 7:00p.

Mar 13 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

split the doubleheader against Miramonte HS.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

competes in the De La Salle Invitational at Diablo CC.

Mar 11 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

was clicking on all cylinders defeating Northgate HS 18-1.

Boys Tennis

dropped a close 5-4 match to De La Salle HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

hosts Miramonte HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

JV Baseball

plays at Marin Catholic HS at 11:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Ryan Everly and Nick Broback won singles matches.  Cole Brightbill & Jin Heo and Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt won doubles matches.

Mar 10 – Girls Lacrosse

Girls Varsity Lacrosse

defeat new league opponent, Northgate HS, 18-1.

Susie Bush led the charge with 5 goals followed by Julia Mueller with 4. Kati Gardner and Claire Gallagher tallied 3 each. Gallagher also led the team again in draw controls with 5. Anna deRoque added 2 goals and 4 loose ball controls.  Fresh from her basketball season, Junior Sydney Louie scored 1 goal and had 3 draw controls.

The Lady Dons travel to Ygnacio Valley on Tuesday for their next league game.

Mar 8 – Las Lomas Track Results

This was our first league meet of the season, and all four divisions were winners.  This was also our third meet of the year, and we saw 70 season best, and 35 personal records.  It is a tribute to these athletes that they are working hard at getting better.

As a group the shot and disc were on fire. Just about everyone had a PR or a season best. In the girls 400 and 200, Muppy Gragg came from behind twice to catch the state qualifier (in 400). Emily Sverak keeps improving from week to week. Ryan Nall, two weeks out from basketball, threw two PR’s. Keaziah Smith also PR’d in the 200 with 23.46 in his first time running the race! Two of most impressive performances of the year were by Carson Etnyre in the 400, and Owen McNamara 13″ in pole vault.

PR’s
Eliza Parry 13.79 in 100M
Muppy Gragg 26,61 in 200 M, and just off her personal best of 17’5 in LJ with a 17’4
Mikaela Truong 28.33 in 200M
Keaziah Smith 23.46 in 200M
Emily Sverak 63.89 400M, 51.54 in 300H
Sidney Zimmerman 3:03.89 in 800 M
Carson Etnyre 51.26 in 400
Kevin Mlynek 56.48 400 and 4′ 10 in HJ
Rayce Walton 58.84 in 400M
Jacob Weems 63.15 in 400M
Andrew Che 59.39 in 400M
Christian Lyons 2:09 30 800M
Riley Noon 2:15 19 800M and 5:04.40 in 1600M
Ethan Frigon 4:57.08 1600M
Kage Groszwski 45.40 300M
Ryan Nall  42’11.50 in Shot and 105′ 8 in Discus
Sam Stack 30′ 3.50 in shot and 88′ 9 in discus
Antonio Correa 28′ Shot
Samatha Swan 14:37.43 in 3200
Aubriana Musha 17:22.98 in 3200
Anna Weier 29′ 9.50 Shot and 84′ 1.50 in discus
Beatrice Weier 21′ 7.50 in Shot, 73′ 4 in discus, 21.01 in 100H
Scarlette McCullough 16′ 4 in LJ
Irvin Chao 4′ 6 in HJ
Jonathan Choi 18′ 5 in LJ
Anand Patel 16′ 8 in LJ
Owen McNamara 13′ 0 pole vault
Cali Boustani  25′ 9.5 in shot
See full results at Athletic.net.

Coach Crain

Mar 9 – JV Boys Lacrosse win in OT

The men’s JV lacrosse team pulled out a thrilling OT win at Piedmont to improve to 3-0.

Piedmont took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter.  A very fast team, Piedmont scored mostly on fast breaks where they had numbers.  In the second quarter each team scored a goal and Piedmont led 4-1 at halftime.

In the second half, Acalanes scored 3 unanswered goals and trailed 5-6 in the final minutes.  With 30 seconds to go, Jefferey Novak scrambled around right on the crease and squeezed in a goal to tie the game and send it to OT.

Piedmont won the first face off but The Dons badgering defense made them cough it up and led to a fast break.  Solid goalie play by Piedmont saved a wide open shot forcing the Acalanes defense to hold again.  On the next possession, The Dons offense settled and moved the ball around. Riley Ketcham found Renn Strandberg on a cut across the middle for the game winner!

The men showed a great deal of determination despite being down by 3 goals at half.  They look to keep their undefeated streak going this Tuesday at home vs. College Park at 5:30 pm.

By Matt Cohen and Kevin Montoya

Mar 10 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Piedmont HS.

Girls Lacrosse

was defeated by Piedmont HS.  The JV team likewise in a close game.

Katrina Lee
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JV Boys Golf

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Lacrosse

hosts Northgate HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

hosts Miramonte HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

JV Baseball

plays at Marin Catholic HS at 11:00.

Mar 9 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons lost to their non league rival, Piedmont HS, 13-3.

Goalie Jamie Wendt had a busy night in the cage and tallied 8 saves. Julia Mueller, Susie Bush and Isabel Rurka each had one goal. Marcy Morse and Claire Gallagher had 3 draw controls each.

Julia Mueller
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The Lady Dons play Northgate tonight, JV 5:30 and Varsity 7pm.

Mar 7 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse Win at Home Beating Las Lomas 12–4

Tuesday night the Dons battled to beat Las Lomas 12—4 to remain undefeated in DAL Conference play (3-0).

Box Score

                                    Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4       FNL

Acalanes                       1          2          5          4         12
Clayton                         3          1          0          0           4

Game Summary

                        Acalanes                

Goals                     12
Shots                     27
GBs                       29
FO (wins)              13

 

Individual***

 

Matt Mariani          4G                     4GB       1CT
Fynn Chorak        3G                                     1CT
Colin Jeffries        2G        2A
Michael Bone       1G                     5GB
Jake Landry         1G                     2GB
Beniam Huff         1G                     1GB
Nick Shrimer                       1A        1GB
Joe Gladden                                   6GB       1CT
Sean Ortlieb                                   2GB       1CT
Josh Baginski                                  1GB       1CT
Dylan Decool                                  5GB
Jack Wickline                                   1GB
Jackson Welch                                1GB

In Cage***

Nate Welcomer       6 Saves    /   Parker Henderson   1 Save

*** G-Goal,   A-Assist,   GB-Ground Ball,   CT-Caused Turnover

NEXT UP – Dons @ Piedmont Thursday 3/9, JV at 5:30p & Varsity at 7:00p.

Mar 9 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

finished another outstanding season after being defeated by Modesto Christian HS in the CIF NorCal playoffs.

Boys Volleyball

continues their winning ways defeating College Park HS 25-17, 25-14, 25-23. The JV team came up short.

Boys Golf

defeated Concord HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Lacrosse

teams play Piedmont HS.
Girls are home and boys are away.
JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

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

Softball

plays at Skyline HS at 4:00.

JV Boys Golf

has a match against Campolindo HS at Moraga CC at 3:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Golf

Jake Rosenberg shot a 39 and Chase Maderious and Julian O’Donnell 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Mar 8 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

shutout Dublin HS 4-0.

Girls Lacrosse

put on an offensive display in defeating Las Lomas HS 15-6.

Boys Lacrosse

pulled out a hard fought victory over Las Lomas HS 12-7.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

plays at Modesto Christian HS at 7:00 in the first round of the CIF NorCal playoffs.

Track & Field

hosts Las Lomas HS at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball

plays at College Park HS.  JV at 4:00 and varsity at 5:00.

Mar 7 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons are now 3-0 in league play after defeating Las Lomas, 15-6. Susie Bush lead the team in goals with 4 followed by Julia Mueller with 3. Katie Gardner, Marcy Morse, and Claire Gallagher each contributed two. Jenna Kisner and Lauren Westergren scored 1 goal each. Morse also contributed 5 assists, 5 draw controls and 4 ground balls. Goalie Jamie Wendt had nine saves for the Lady Dons.

Next up the Piedmont Highlanders visit Acalanes on Thursday, JV 5:30 and Varsity at 7pm.

Mar 7 – Boys JV LAX beats Las Lomas

The men’s JV lacrosse team beat Los Lomas 9 to 5 on Tuesday night.

Acalanes came out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Renn Standberg and Tucker Loughran-Smith. The defense played well forcing many turnovers. Acalanes possessed the ball the majority of the half and led 3-1 at half time.

In the second half Los Lomas got off 2 quick goals in first 2 minutes on a broken play and a fast break. Acalanes then woke up and scored often. Oliver Rotundo had some great saves and foiled one fast break by coming out of goal and checking a wide open attack man just off the crease forcing the turn over.

Big hits in 2nd half by Teo Barakos and Leo Cohen pushed momentum to Acalanes.

Charlie Bettencourt had a nice unassisted goal, Standberg issued a beautiful assist to Loughran Smith to seal the game. Standberg and Loughran Smith each had 4 goals on the night and Bettencourt with 1.

The JV team is now 2-0 and continue play on Thursday night at Piedmont at 5:30 pm.

Kevin Montoya

Mar 7 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

plays Dublin HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and jv is away.

Boys Tennis

hosts Alhambra HS at 3:30.

Lacrosse

teams play Las Lomas HS.  Boys are home and girls are away.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Mar 7 – Important Bash Update!

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Anna Eppinger

Mar 4 – Boys Volleyball

The Dons boys volleyball team kicked off their season with a strong showing at the Whitney Tournament in Roseville this weekend. Seeded #11 of 16 teams, the Dons started off by beating the #1 seed in straight sets, and continued on to defeat their next 3 opponents in similar fashion, reaching the semi-finals without losing a single set before finally falling to powerhouse Roseville.

Senior Carter Smith was named to the All-Tournament team.
Come cheer on this exciting Dons veteran team as they begin their season in pursuit of the best record ever for Acalanes boys volleyball.

This week’s game College Park @ CP JV at 5pm and Varsity at 6pm.

Catherine McCarthy

Mar 6 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

placed 3rd at the Whitney Invitational by defeating Whitney HS, Oak Ridge HS, Lincoln HS and Oakmont HS, then falling to Roseville HS.

Boys Tennis

defeated Clovis West HS and Redwood HS at the California Classic

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Track & field

at the Dan Gabor Invitational.
Muppy Gragg, 1st in the high jump and 4th in the 400.
Imani Boggan, 5th in the 400.
Windy Margerum, 7th in the 100.
Ethan Westemeier, 7th in the 300.
Ryan Nall 7th in the shotput.
Mari Florine, 7th in the pole vault.

Mar 3 – Boys Lacrosse Beat Clayton Valley Charter 12-5

AHS Boys Varsity Lacrosse Battles Back to Beat Clayton Valley Charter 12–5

 

In their second DAL conference game of the 2017 season, the Dons topped host Clayton Valley Charter 12—5.

 

Box Score

                                    Q1       Q2       Q3       Q4       FNL

Acalanes                     1          4          3          4         12

Clayton                         4          0          0          1           5

 

Game Summary

                        Acalanes          Clayton

Goals                    12                       5

Shots                     41                     25

Saves                      6                     16

GBs                       38                     26

Man-Up                6-8                    2-6

FO (wins)              19                       2

 

Individual***

Colin Jeffries       6G

Jake Landry         2G         2A        5GB       1CT

Matt Mariani        2G                   14GB       1CT

Fynn Chorak        1G         3A                        1CT

Dylan Decool      1G                     1GB

Joey Gladden                              5GB       2CT

Sean Ortlieb                              2GB       3CT

Josh Baginski                                2GB       1CT

Nick Shrimer                                  1GB

In Cage***

Nate Welcomer       6 Saves        8GB       2CT

 

*** G-Goal,   A-Assist,   GB-Ground Ball,   CT-Caused Turnover

NEXT UP – Dons at home Tuesday 3/7 against Las Lomas, JV at 5:30p / Varsity at 7:00p.

Mar 4 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge won 3 of his 4 matches at the CIF State Wrestling Championships to advance to the second day of competition.

Girls Lacrosse

recorded a shutout over Clayton Valley Charter HS 18-0.  The jv team also won convincingly.

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Clayton Valley Charter HS 12-5.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge competes at the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Cal State Bakersfield.

Track & Field

competes in the Dan Gabor Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Whitney Invitational.

Swim Team

competes in the Las Lomas Relays.

Boys Tennis

competes in the California Classic in Fresno.

JV Baseball

hosts Marin Catholic HS at 11:00.
and plays at Miramonte HS in a double header at 10:00 and 1:30.

Mar 3 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons defeated their new league opponent, Clayton Valley Charter, 18-0. Julia Mueller led the attack with 6 goals, 4 draw controls and 3 ground balls. Fellow senior Anna deRoque rifled in 3 goals along with 2 assists and 2 Ground balls. Sophomore Claire Gallagher added 2 goals along with 5 draw controls and 2 ground balls. Marcy Morse and Kati Gardener added 2 each. Susie Bush, Jenna Kisner contributed with one goal as did Freshman Lauren Westergren who scored her first goal as a Lady Don. Goalie Jamie Wendt had a quiet night with 2 saves on 4 shots after a busy time in goal against Amador with 10 saves.

Mar 3 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge competes at the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Cal State Bakersfield.

Lacrosse

teams play against Clayton Valley Charter HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

competes in the California Classic in Fresno.

JV Boys Golf

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

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge competes at the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Cal State Bakersfield.

Track & Field

competes in the Dan Gabor Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Whitney Invitational.

Swimming

competes in the Las Lomas Relays.

Boys Tennis

competes in the California Classic in Fresno.

JV Baseball

hosts Marin Catholic HS at 11:00.
and plays at Miramonte HS in a double header at 10:00 and 1:30.

Mar 2 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

It was close throughout the entire game as the girls basketball team did not secure their first lead until the 4th quarter in the NCS semifinals at Montgomery HS.  Unfortunately, their opponent launched a late rally to over take the Dons 53-50.  Next week, they begin CIF NorCal playoff first round action on Wednesday.

Girls Lacrosse

played well against another perennial EBAL power falling to Amador Valley HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Softball

hosts John Swett HS at 3:30.

JV Baseball

plays at De La Salle HS at 3:30.

Mar 1 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons started off slowly but then rallied back in second half but fell short, 13-8 to Amador Valley. Sophomores Emma Workman and Marcy Morse led the way with 3 and 2 goals respectively. Sophomore Claire Gallagher had 3 draw controls and 5 ground balls. Anna deRoque, Susie Bush each contributed one goal along with freshman Isabel Rurka scoring her first goal as a Lady Don!

Friday night the Lady Dons host new league opponent, Clayton Valley. JV 5:30 and Varsity 7pm.

Lisanne Mueller

Mar 1 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Lacrosse

The teams defeated Alhambra HS handily.  The boys recorded the 14-1 victory and the girls a 17-4 triumph.

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Baseball

was defeated by Vacaville HS.

Boys Tennis

was defeated by Piedmont HS.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

The #3 seeded girls basketball team plays at #2 Montgomery HS in the NCS semifinals at 8:00.

Girls Lacrosse

hosts Amador Valley HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Golf

competes in the Cowboys Classic at Wente CC at 8:00 am.

Note:

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

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Ryan Everly and Cole Brightbill won singles matches.  Cole Goddard & Andrew Tso won their doubles match.

Feb 28 – Girls LAX Kick Off Season with a Win

The girls lacrosse team opened DAL play with a win over Alhambra HS, 17-4. Junior Susie Bush lead the way with 7 goals followed by Julia Mueller with 6 goals and Marcy Morse and Emma Workman each with one. Sophomore Claire Gallagher had 4 draw controls. Senior Anna deRoque led the way in assists again with 4. Goalie Jamie Wendt had 6 saves.

The Lady Dons have their first  home game tonight vs Amador HS. JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00pm.

Lisanne Mueller

Feb 28 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

begins the season with a 212-246 victory over Alhambra HS.

Boys Tennis

plays well in defeat to perennial power San Ramon Valley HS.

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

plays Vacaville HS at 3:30.  Varsity is home and jv and freshmen are away.

Lacrosse

Teams play Alhambra HS.  Boys are home and girls are away.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

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

Monday’s individual standouts…

Boys Golf

Jake Rosenberg led the team shooting a 41 and Julian O’Donnell, Ian Churchill, and Alec Simas each shot 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Boys Tennis

Ryan Everly and AJ Hesby won singles matches.

Feb 27 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

battled to a 0-0 tie with Montgomery HS through regulation and the first overtime in the NCS Championship game.  With seconds left in the second overtime they pushed across the winning goal and they are the NCS Champions.

Acalanes wins NCS Div II Championship
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Wrestling

continues to enjoy success at the NCS Championships as Jeremy Ridge placed 3rd and qualified for the CIF State Championships.  Tai White placed 5th and Axel Jurgens placed 7th.

Baseball

was defeated by Monte Vista HS at 1:00.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Tennis

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

Boys Golf

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

Feb 25 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

The #3 seeded girls basketball team pulled out a thrilling 69-67 victory over Redwood HS in the NCS quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals at Montgomery HS Wednesday at 8:00.

Sydney Louie
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Boys Basketball

rallied only to fall short against Moreau HS in the NCS quarterfinals.

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge, Tai White and Axel Jurgens won their first two matches to advance to the quarterfinals in the NCS Championships.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

DON’T MISS IT.  The boys soccer team has their sights set on the NCS Championship as they host Montgomery HS at 7:00.

Jeremy Ridge, Tai White, Axel Jurgens and Ben Ross compete in the NCS Championships at James Logan HS.

Baseball

plays Monte Vista HS at 1:00.  Varsity is away and jv is home.  The freshman are at Monte Vista HS at 11:00.

Track & Field

competes in the Super 7 at Diablo Valley College.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Alhambra Jamboree.

Girls Lacrosse

competes in the Davis Play Day.

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.

Feb 24 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

The #3 seeded girls basketball team hosts #6 Redwood HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Boys Basketball

The #5 seeded boys basketball team plays at #4 Moreau HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge, Tai White, Axel Jurgens and Ben Ross compete in the NCS Championships at James Logan HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

DON’T MISS IT.  The boys soccer team has their sights set on the NCS Championship as they host Montgomery HS at 7:00.

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge, Tai White, Axel Jurgens and Ben Ross compete in the NCS Championships at James Logan HS.

Baseball

plays Monte Vista HS at 1:00.  Varsity is away and jv is home.  The freshman are at Monte Vista HS at 11:00.

Track & Field

competes in the Super 7 at Diablo Valley College.

Boys Volleyball

competes in the Alhambra Jamboree.

Girls Lacrosse

competes in the Davis Play Day.

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.

Feb 23 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer Advances to NCS Championship on Saturday

If you were not there, you missed the epic battle in the NCS semifinal game.  It was everything that was expected as the #2 seeded boys soccer team battled #3 seeded Richmond HS into overtime.  Drew Wondolowski scored an incredible goal in the first half.  With his back to the net, he kicked the ball over his head, over the goalkeeper and into the far corner of the goal. Richmond would not go down quietly.  They evened the score in the second half to force overtime. The first overtime ended with no score.  With four minutes left in the second overtime, Bryan Bamford fed Gabe Singer for the winning goal that propels the Dons into the NCS Championship game.

Chris Rogers and Drew Wondolowski were named “Men of the Match.”  As witnessed all season, goalkeeper Luke Denham made several outstanding saves and was buoyed by strong defensive play by the entire team.

Acalanes will host Montgomery HS for the NCS Div II Championship Saturday at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

finally found a rain-free day to shutout Rodriguez HS in their season opener 9-0.

Trenton Tso (6-1,6-0), AJ Hesby (6-2,6-2), Rohan Saha (6-1,6-3), Matt Gay (6-3,6-3), Cooper Smith (6-0,6-1), and Andrew Tso (6-3,6-1) won singles matches.
Jin Heo & Cole Brightbill (6-1,6-0), Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt (6-3,6-1) and Nick Broback & Henry Huchingson (6-0,6-1) won doubles matches.

Feb 22 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Basketball NCS Playoffs

It was a good night for the basketball teams in the NCS playoffs.

The boys pulled away from Santa Rosa HS 75-52 to advance to the quarterfinals Friday at Moreau HS at 7:00.

The girls held off a determined Rancho Cotate HS team 64-52 to advance to the quarterfinals as they host Redwood HS Friday at 7:00.

Girls Lacrosse

The girls lacrosse team fell to EBAL power Foothill HS.  The jv team fared very well defeating Foothill HS 11-6.

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer NCS Playoff

Don’t miss the epic battle as the boys soccer team hosts Richmond HS in the NCS semifinals at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

hosts Rodriguez HS at 3:30.

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.

Feb 21 – Girls Lacrosse

The girls lacrosse team opened up their 2017 season in the rain against a strong Foothill High team and fell 12-18. The Lady Dons were lead by senior Julia Mueller with 4 goals and 3 draw controls and junior Susie Bush with 4 goals.  Junior Jenna Kisner, sophomores Marcy Morse and Claire Gallagher each contributed a goal. Morse was impressive with the draw control in her debut after being sidelined a year with an injury.  Anna deRoque lead the team in assists with 3. Goalie Jamie Wendt tallied 7 saves in her first varsity start as goalie. The Lady Dons open up DAL play against Alhambra next Tuesday.

The Junior Varsity girls were impressive defeating Foothill HS in their season opener.

Lisanne Mueller

Feb 21 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

The #3 seeded girls basketball team hosts #14 Rancho Cotate HS Tuesday in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 6:30.

Boys Basketball

The #5 seeded boys basketball team hosts #12 Santa Rosa HS Tuesday in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 8:00.

Boys Tennis

hosts American Canyon HS at 3:30, weather permitting.

Girls Lacrosse

plays at Foothill HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

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

Feb 18 – Saturday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

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

Wrestling

hosts the DAL Championships at 9:00 am.

Baseball

has a scrimmage at San Marin HS.  Freshmen at 11:00 and jv at 12:00.

Boys Lacrosse

hosts Marin Catholic HS in a scrimmage.  Varsity at 10:00 and jv at 12:00.

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 are honored.

Note:  At the DAL Wrestling Championships, there is an admission charge.  $5 general admission and $3 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers are honored.

Feb 17 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Basketball

pulled out a thrilling 75-74 victory over College Park HS to finish the regular season 17-9 overall and in 2nd place in league with a 7-3 record.

Girls Basketball

cruised to a 54-39 victory over College Park HS to finish the regular season 17-9 overall.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

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

Wrestling

hosts the DAL Championships at 9:00 am.

Baseball

has a scrimmage at San Marin HS.  Freshmen at 11:00 and jv at 12:00.

Boys Lacrosse

hosts Marin Catholic HS in a scrimmage.  Varsity at 10:00 and jv at 12:00.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Carson Etnyre went on a scoring spree in the 3rd quarter and Ryan Nall did likewise in the 4th quarter out-muscling the Falcons in the paint.  Mitchell Smith finished off College Park HS on the free throw line to ice the victory.

Feb 16 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

Acalanes started off the NCS playoffs with a 4-1 victory over Casa Grande HS.  They advance to the quarterfinals and will host Campolindo HS Saturday at 7:00.

In Thursday’s action…

Basketball

Teams play College Park HS.

At Acalanes HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.  The Senior Night Presentation will be between the varsity girls and boys games.

At College Park HS, jv boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Boys Tennis

has a match at Piedmont HS at 3:30, weather permitting.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

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

Wrestling

hosts the DAL Championships at 9:00 am.

Baseball

has a scrimmage at San Marin HS.  Freshmen at 11:00 and jv at 12:00.

Boys Lacrosse

hosts Marin Catholic HS in a scrimmage.  Varsity at 10:00 and jv at 12:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Gabe Singer scored 2 goals and had 1 assist and Luke Denham had another stellar night as goal keeper as both were named “Man of the Match.”  Drew Wondolowski scored a goal and had an assist.  Cameron Shapoorian scored a goal and Nixson Murgia had an assist.

Feb 15 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

defeated Northgate HS 52-38 to raise their overall record to 16-9.

Girls Basketball

defeated Northgate HS 60-23 to raise their overall record to 16-9.  The jv team was also victorious.

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

Playoffs begin tonight as the #2 seeded Dons host #15 Casa Grande HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Baseball

hosts San Marin HS in a scrimmage at 3:30.

Note:  At all NCS playoff 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.

Feb 13 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Wrestling

Acalanes High School defeated Albany HS and was defeated by Washington HS and Newark Memorial HS in the NCS Dual Meet Championships.

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

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

Feb 11 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

And they are the DAL Champions. The boys soccer team defeated Miramonte HS 1-0 to claim the title with an overall record of 16-2-4 and a 9-1 record in league.

Drew Wondolowski
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Girls Soccer

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

Boys Basketball

pulled out a 49-44 victory to sweep Campolindo HS this season. The jv team also won 53-45 and the freshman team won a great defensive battle 38-35.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the NCS Dual Meet Championships at Berkeley HS.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Berkeley HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 9:00 and hosts American Canyon HS at 2:00.

Baseball

hosts San Leandro HS in a scrimmage at 2:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Bryan Bamford scored the lone goal to be named the “Man of the Match.”

Bryan Bamford
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Varsity Boys Basketball

Mitchell Smith scored 17 points. Carson Etnyre was clutch at the free throw line shooting 6 for 6 and four for four in the last 30 seconds.

JV Boys Basketball

Charlie Koch scored 16 points and Trevor Shephard and Chris Descoins each scored 12 points.

Freshman Boys Basketball

John Kalil scored 14 points and Isaiah Coleman 8 points.

Feb 10 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

Acalanes plays Campolindo HS.

At Campolindo HS, JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.

At Acalanes HS, JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

Acalanes plays Miramonte HS.
Girls are home and boys are away.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the NCS Dual Meet Championships at Berkeley HS.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Berkeley HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 9:00 and hosts American Canyon HS at 2:00.

Baseball

hosts San Leandro HS in a scrimmage at 2:00.

Booster BASH – Early Bird Discounts NOW!

Join us for the
Bubbly Booster Bash

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

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

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

Boosters Bash Early Bird Rate

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


Track and Field Pre-Season

Track & Field pre-season training starts after Thanksgiving! Join Coach Crain Wednesday, November 16 at 12:00 in the Big Gym for an informational meeting. Learn about opportunities to train for the upcoming spring season and/or compete in local USATF meets this winter. See www.acalanestrack.com for updates and more information.

Kara Gragg

Oct 26 – Injury Prevention

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Oct 6 – LPIE Special Screening: Girl on the Train

Please join us for a special benefit screening of

The Girl on the Train

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benefitting Lafayette Partners in Education & Acalanes High School Boosters

Thursday, October 6

5:30pm – Reception
Orinda Theatre Square, upstairs patio
drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided by
The Fourth Bore Tap Room & Grill

7:00pm – Private Screening of
The Girl on the Train at Orinda Theatre

Tickets are $50 per person, and include wine and hors d’oeuvres

To purchase your ticket, please click here.
This is an adults-only event; you must be 21 or older to attend.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN has been rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity.

Can’t join us?
Donations are also gratefully accepted! Click here to donate.

Special thanks to:
DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictures and The Fourth Bore

About The Girl on the Train…

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez and Lisa Kudrow star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson. Jared LeBoff joins Platt in production duties, and the executive producer is Celia Costas. The film will be released by Universal Pictures.  www.thegirlonthetrainmovie.com

Lafayette Partners in Education, 3450-A Golden Gate Way, PO Box 923, Lafayette, CA 94549

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!

2016-17 Athletic Clearance Forms

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Athletic Clearance

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Jun 27 – Acalanes Grad Swims in Olympic Qualifier

Katie Lynn Records, a 2011 graduate of Acalanes High School and 2016 graduate of UC Santa Barbara, is headed to Olympic Trials in Omaha NB for the second time.

Katie will compete Monday in the 100 breast stroke. In 2012, she competed in the 200 breast stroke.

USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus calls Olympic Trials “…our Super Bowl week”.

The UCSB Student Spotlight wrote in January “The 2015 UCSB Female Athlete of the Year, three-time MPSF champion, and 2012 League Freshman of the Year is having another exemplary season in the pool…”

Legendary head coach for 40 years at UCSB women’s and men’s swimming programs, Gregg Wilson took a chance on Katie, welcoming her to the Gauchos team in her freshman year. Katie had only just begun training year round (joining the Terrapins) in her senior year of high school after splitting her time between Irish dancing and swimming. By then she was already a two time Irish Dance World Qualifier. Trading in her dancing shoes for goggles and a racing suit, Katie went on to win MPSF Freshman of the Year. She has shone in the pool ever since.

Photo: Connor Trimble

Katie Records
Photo: Connor Trimble

Katie’s UCSB biography, accomplishments and news articles can be found here on the UCSB Gaucho website:

http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/sports/w-swimonly/2015-16/bios/records_katie_7e0u?view=bio

Student Spotlight Q &A: http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/sports/w-swimonly/2015-16/releases/20160127wjpky1

Cindy Glover

Varsity Girls Track Wins NCS Scholastic Award!

What makes this award special is the large number of athletes on our varsity team.  The larger the team, the harder it is to reach a high combined GPA. This award means we have one of top GPA’s in the North Coast Section.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

Jun 6 – Monday Sports

Baseball

They are the North Coast Section Champions.  The baseball team defeated Analy HS 4-1 finishing the year 26-2.

Grant Young was the winning pitcher throwing a complete game, with 5 strikeouts.

Grant Young
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Tom Henderson went 1 for 3, with 2 RBIs, a run scored and a double.

Tommy Henderson
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Daniel Kim went 2 for 3, with an RBI, a run scored and a double.

Daniel Kim
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Jun 4 – Track State Championships

Julia Lyons competed in the State Track and Fields Championships this past Friday. The temperatures were so hot (106) that the meet was delayed by CIF hopefully to attract a lower temperature during competition. Mostly to the benefit of the distance runners, but regardless, all the athletes felt the heat. The temperature at competition was still over 100.

This capped a very successful season for Julia, one of the best in 25 plus years. She finished the season 2nd in the all-time list in the long jump, 100 and 200. She is going to attend Boston College with a 50% scholarship, and it took Julia only 1 1/2 seasons of track and field to put herself in a position to receive that scholarship. This may seem that it was easy for Julia, but the fact is, she spent 3 months during the summer lifting weights 4 days a week, and continued lifting throughout the season. Basically hard work. Her accomplishments were earned, as well as her appearance at the State Championships.

After the meet Julia expressed her enjoyment of competing as the highest level of high school track and field, the State Championship. Out of 35 jumpers, she finished 16th and missing finals by four places. She had three jumps, 17′ 5, 17′ 2. and 17′ 8′ 3/4,

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

Jun 3 – Friday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Track

Julia Lyons competes in the long jump at the CIF State Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

plays Analy HS for the NCS Championship at St. Mary’s College at 3:30.

Track

Julia Lyons competes in the long jump at the CIF State Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

Note: There will be an admission charge at the NCS baseball championship game. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored. Pets are not allowed.

June 2 – Thursday Sports

Baseball

Wednesday, the baseball team defeated Miramonte HS 6-2 in the NCS semifinals to advance to the NCS championship game against Analy HS Saturday at 3:30 at St. Mary’s College.  Josh Candau was the winning pitcher and Kevin McConnell earned the save.  Daniel Kim went 2 for 4, with 4 RBIs and a double.  Tom Henderson went 2 for 4, with an RBI, 2 runs scored and a double.  Jake Berry went 2 for 2, with 2 runs scored.

Daniel Kim
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Baseball NCS Playoff Bracket (Updated 6/2)

2016 NCS/Les Schwab Tires Baseball Tournament Division 3

May 29 – Meet of Champions Results

I can give you all the individual results of the meet and I will, but that does not tell the story of this team. This team continued to improve the entire year (boys and girls) and this weekends’ meet was not an exception. Only Julia Lyons qualified for the State Meet, and it is a great accomplishment by Julia and the best individual result by an Acalanes athlete, this performance by Julia was one of three great performances over the weekend.

The girls 4 x 400 was the second highlight of the meet. Imani Boggan, Maya Michon, Annie Klopstock, and Muppy Gragg. In trials Imani handed the baton off to Maya in first place, Maya handed off in first place to Annie. Annie was leading when another runner ran past her on the back stretch and as coached, Annie let the runner pass her and tucked in just behind her. When Annie hit the straight away, she flew past that runner only to hand off the baton in first place to Muppy. Muppy took it wire to wire and we finished first in our heat and the third fastest time of the day. We ran 3:58.49. It sounds easy, but each runner was challenged on every leg.

The next day when Muppy got the baton we were in fourth. Again Muppy held her position at fourth and that is where we placed. Our time was 3:57.58 (season PR), Annie ran her first sub 60 split ever, and Muppy ran her first sub 58 ever. This relay team (same four as last year when it finished 6th), ran 4th this year, and in both days ran faster than the day before. If anything demonstrates our team, both boys and girls, it is this relay team.

The third was Windy Margerum running the first ever sub 15 100 hurdles in the history of the school.

Below I am going to give you the seed time, and their best time of the meet. If you see two times after the seed time it means the athlete improved in trails and again in finals.

Windy Margerum 110 Hurdles… 15.61-15.17-14.97 (PR) 6th place
Julia Lyons 100…12.70-12.54-12.42 6th place
Imani Boggan 800…2:18.15- 2:16.88 (PR)
Muppy Gragg 300 Hurdles …46.30-45.88 (PR)-54.86 (PR) 7th place
4 x 400 …4:07.48-3:58.49 (S PR)- 3:57.58 (S PR) 4th place
Julia Lyons LJ …17′ 7- 17’2 3rd place State Meet Qualifier
Devin Grobeck 110 Hurdles 16.46 20th place
Ethan Westemeier TJ…43′ 1-43’11 5th Place
Jack Brydon Shot …48′ 2-48’10 7th place

Top six in each event were medal winners and were on the awards stand.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

May 31 – Tuesday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Softball

was defeated by Analy HS in the NCS quarterfinals.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

shutout Campolindo HS 5-0 in the NCS quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals on Wednesday when they host Miramonte HS at 4:00..

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Grant Young was the winning pitcher throwing a 2-hit shutout, with 7 strikeouts. Jake Berry went 3 for 4, with an RBI a double and a triple. Matt Burns went 3 for 4, with an RBI.

NCS Track & Field Championships

Julia Lyons placed 3rd in the long jump to qualify for the CIF Championships. She also placed 6th in the 100.
Ethan Westmeier placed 5th in the triple jump.
Windy Margerum placed 6th in the 100 hurdles.
Muppy Gragg placed 7th in the 300 hurdles.
Jack Brydon placed 7th in the shot put.
Imani Boggan placed 10th in the 800.

May 27 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Softball

plays at Analy HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 4:00.

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

In Saturday’s action…

Baseball

hosts Campolindo HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 1:00.

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

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. Pets are not allowed.

May 26 – Thursday Sports

Yesterday, the baseball team dispatched Hercules HS 7-2 in the first round of the NCS playoffs. Their next foe will be Campolindo HS Saturday at Acalanes HS at 1:00 in the quarterfinals.

May 25 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Softball

Wow!  The #11 seeded softball team travelled to #6 seed Sonoma Valley HS an pulled off the 13-8 upset to advance to the NCS quarterfinals at Analy HS Friday at 4:00.

In Wednesday’s action…

Baseball

hosts Hercules HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 4:00.

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.  Pets are not allowed.

Softball NCS Playoff Bracket (updated 5/25)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Softball Championships Division 3

May 24 – Tuesday Sports

Softball

Today, the softball team plays at Sonoma Valley HS at 4:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

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 will be honored.  Pets will not be allowed.

May 20 – Athlete of the Week

East Bay Times – Star Athlete of the week

Sophie Ross, Acalanes, girls lacrosse — The senior scored six goals and assisted three more in the Dons’ 18-8 win over Cardinal Newman in the NCS Division 2 playoffs.

Link to story

May 23 – Monday Sports

NCS playoffs…

Softball

plays at Sonoma Valley HS Tuesday in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 4:00.

Baseball

The #1 seeded baseball team hosts Hercules HS Wednesday in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 4:00.

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

May 21 – Tri Valley Championship

The girls represented Acalanes very well this past weekend.  They finished 4th, the only non-division one school in the top six.  To qualify for the Meet of Champions, an athlete or relay team had to finish in the top 7, or meet an at-large qualifying time set prior to the meet.  The following individuals qualified for the MOC at UC Berkeley next Friday and Saturday.

Windy Margerum – 3rd in 100 hurdles, 2nd in LJ, 3rd in TJ with a PR 34-4
Muppy Gragg – 4th in 400 with a PR 59.09, 5th 300 hurdles PR 46.30, 6th in HJ PR 5′, 6th in LJ
Julia Lyons – 2nd 100, 1st in LJ, 7th in 200
Devin Grobeck – 6th in the 100 hurdles
Imani Boggan – 8th in the 800 but qualified as an at large time
4 x 400- Girls finished 7th (Imani Boggan, Annie Klopstock, Marianna Florine and Mikaela Troung) Next week’s qualifiers will be Boggan, M. Gragg, Klopstock, Florine, Michon)
Ethan Westemeier – 5th in the TJ
Jack Brydon – 7th in the shot, and 5th in the disc with a season PR 143-4

Due to the fact that the MOC is such a difficult meet for our athletes to compete in and the fact that only three qualifiers make it to state, we generally scratch athletes in events to lighten the load. This week we are scratching Julia in the 200, Muppy in the HJ, and Wendy in the 300 hurdles.

Individual PR’s by individuals not qualifying for the MOC:
Ed Groszewski 100 Hurdles, Boys 4 x 100 (Keaziah Smith, Mitchell Smith, Jesse Iniquez-Stralla, Gavin Isbell), Annie Klopstock 300 Hurdles, Mitchell Smith 300 hurdles, boys 4 x 400 (Jesse Iniquiz-Stralla), Gavin Isbell, Alex Kelly, Mitchell Smith), and Sabina Patel in the shot.

United Team

This year NCS started what is United Sports.  It is a track event that pairs one general ed athlete (has to be a member of the track team) with a special ed student from the same school.  These two individuals compete as a unit, their results in based on their combined result in an event.  This year they competed in the 100 and LJ.  This is an officially sanctioned by NCS and is part of the League Championship, Tri-Valley and MOC in Berkeley meets.  Teams have to qualify the same way all other athletes qualify.  They must qualify by place in the previous meet to make the meet the following week.  This year from Acalanes one unit qualified for this year’s MOC, Anna Davis and Aimee Gee (510),  I cannot tell you the reception this has received from the fans and athletes alike. It is part of the future of NCS track and field.

A side note, I want to honor Anna for the work she has done with Aimee, Aimee could not have asked for a better partner.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

May 22 – Sunday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Track & Field

finished 4th overall at the NCS Tri-Valley championships.

Boys Tennis

was defeated in the semifinals by eventual CIF NorCal Champions St. Ignatius HS.

Individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly, Isaiah Bird and Ryan Cardiff won singles matches. Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn and Cole Brightbill & Trenton Tso won doubles matches.

NCS Tri Valley Track & Field Championships

Julia Lyons won the long jump and placed 2nd in the 100 and 7th in the 200.
Windy Margerum placed 2nd in the long jump, 3rd in the 100 hurdles and 3rd in the triple jump.
Muppy Gragg placed 4th in the 400, 5th in the 300 hurdles, 6th in the long jump and 6th in the high jump.
Jack Brydon placed 2nd in the shotput and 5th in the discus.
Anna Davis in the unified competition placed 2nd in the 100 and 4th in the long jump.
Aimee Gee in the unified competition placed 3rd in the long jump and 4th in the 100.
Ethan Westmeier placed 5th in the triple jump.
Devin Grobeck placed 6th in the 100 hurdles.

May 21 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Tennis

The #5 seeded boys tennis team defeated #4 Davis HS 5-2 in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals to set up a semifinal match against #1 seeded St. Ignatius HS. Kyle Everly, Isaiah Bird and Ryan Cardiff won singles matches. Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn and Cole Brightbill & Trenton Tso won doubles matches.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Tri-Valley championships at Amador Valley HS at 10:00.

Boys Tennis

competes in the CIF NorCal Championships at Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom.

May 20 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

finished the regular season with a resounding 13-1 victory over Miramonte HS to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 12-0 and 22-2 overall.

Softball

defeated Miramonte HS.

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In Friday’s action…

Boys Tennis

competes in the CIF NorCal Championships at Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Tri-Valley championships at Amador Valley HS at 10:00.

Boys Tennis

competes in the CIF NorCal Championships at Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Grant Young was the winning pitcher, with 9 strikeouts.  Tom Henderson went 4 for 4, with 2 RBIs, a double and a triple.  Will Rembac went 3 for 3, with a triple.  Jack Stryker went 2 for 2.  Daniel Kim had 2 RBIs and a double.  Paul Griessel had 2 RBIs.  Jake Berry, Matt Burns and Tyler Ewing each had 2 hits.

May 18 – Acalanes JV Baseball Caps Season with a Win over Miramonte

The Acalanes JV baseball team beat Miramonte 9-2 in their final game this season to finish with an impressive 18-6 record. The Dons collected 9 hits. Nick Henderson and Simon Oh each had 2 RBI.  Grant Smith pitched 5 shutout innings, and Josh Cerejo and Jacob Weems pitched the final 2 en route to the win.

John Whelehan

May 19 – Thursday Sports

Baseball and Softball

teams finish the regular season at Miramonte HS at 4:00.

May 18 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

defeated Alhambra HS 3-1 to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 11-0 and raise their overall record to 21-2.

Softball

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Josh Candau was the winning pitcher and Kevin McConnell recorded another save.  Jake Berry went 2 for 3, with a double.  Daniel Kim went 1 for 3.

May 17 – Both Varsity and JV Baseball Record Wins

The Dons JV picked up a 1-0 win at Alhambra on Tuesday. Brian Merken pitched a 2 hit shutout and struck out 10. Nick Henderson drove in Robby Rowell with a double to centerfield for the game’s only run. The Don’s JV improves to 17-6.

The Don’s Varsity remains undefeated in DFAL after their 3-1 win over Alhambra. Josh Candau allowed just 1 run in 5 innings to pick up the win. Ty Ewing and Kevin McConnell pitched back to back scoreless innings as McConnell got the save. Offensively, Daniel Kim hit a 2 run double, and Jake Berry went 2 for 3 with a double. The Dons improve their overall record to 21-2.

John Whelehan

May 17 – Tuesday Sports

Boys Golf

finished 9th at the NCS Championships. Jake Basilico shot a 73 coming up one shot short of qualifying for the CIF NorCal Championships. Arden Childers shot a 77.

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball and Softball

teams play Alhambra HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv is away. Both teams will celebrate Senior Day at 3:45.

image001In Monday’s action…

May 16 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

gave Campolindo HS all they could handle only to fall short in 4 games in the NCS quarterfinals.

Boys Lacrosse

dropped a heart-breaking 6-5 double overtime game to University HS in the NCS quarterfinals.

Girls Lacrosse

went back and forth in an epic battle with Miramonte HS, but came up short in the NCS quarterfinals.

Girls Track & Field

finished in 1st place at the DFAL Championships and the boys fared well placing 3rd.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Tennis

The #2 seeded boys tennis team defeated #3 seeded James Logan HS 4-3 in the NCS semifinals and came up just short to Dougherty Valley HS 4-3 in the championship match.  They qualify for the CIF NorCal championships Friday and Saturday at the Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom.

Girls Swim

team finished 13th overall at the NCS championships.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

competes in the NCS Championships at Roddy Ranch GC.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Lacrosse

Marie Whitmore scored 4 goals and had 1 assist.  Sam Repstad had 10 saves.

At DFAL Track Championships

Ethan Westmeier, 1st in the 300 hurdles and high jump and placed 2nd in the long jump and triple jump.
Jack Brydon, 1st in the shotput and placed 2nd in the discus.
Cameron Gaskell, 2nd in the 3200.
Joey Christensen, 3rd in the discus.
Julia Lyons, 1st in the 100 and long jump and 2nd in the 200.
Muppy Gragg, 1st in the 300 hurdles and triple jump and 3rd in the long jump.
Windy Margerum, 3rd 300 hurdles and 4th in the long jump.
Christy Xie, 3rd in the discus.

Saturday’s individual standouts…

At the NCS Swim Championships

Super-sophomore, Emily Lo finished 2nd in the 200 individual medley and 5th in the 100 breaststroke.
Casey Conrad finished 13th in the 50 freestyle and 16th in the 100 freestyle.
Lucy Fellner finished 15th in the 50 freestyle.
Riley Smith, Brad Robison, Tommy Fellner and Casey Conrad finished 9th n the 200 freestyle relay.

Boys Tennis

vs. James Logan HS.  Ryan Cardiff won his singles match.  Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn, Cole Brightbill & Trenton Tso and Jin Heo & Cole Noone won doubles matches.
vs. Dougherty Valley HS.  Isaiah Bird and Ryan Cardiff won singles matches.  Cole Brightbill & Trenton Tso won their doubles match.

May 13 – Boys Lacrosse Falls in Double Overtime in NCS Quarterfinals

The Don’s Lacrosse Team falls in Double Overtime in the NCS Quarterfinals.

The Dons travelled to Kezar Stadium on Friday afternoon to face University High School in the NCS Quarterfinals. The Dons started out strong with Colin Jeffries scoring the first 2 goals of the game. University scored one but Michael Bone answered back with a goal of his own. Just seconds before the end of the first quarter, University put one more on the board to end the quarter Dons 3 – University 2. The 2nd quarter was very evenly matched with Don goals coming from Nathan Brickman and Colin Jeffries, but each goal was answered back with University goals. Score at halftime was Dons 5 to University 4. The 3rd quarter was a game of ball possession which was evenly distributed between both teams. Despite several attempts, the Dons were unsuccessful in getting the ball past the goalie. University was able to land one in the net which made it a tie game at the end of the 3rd quarter at 5 to 5. With great efforts, neither team was able to score in the 4th quarter and the game ended in a 5 to 5 tie.

Attempts to score were made by both teams in the first sudden death overtime, but great stops by both the University goalie and our own Parker Henderson ended the first 4 minute OT at 5 to 5. With 4 more minutes on the clock, the Dons once again had opportunity and made attempts, but were unable to finish allowing University one final possession and a time out with 1:34 remaining on the clock. University set up their play and successfully planted one in the net with just over a minute left. Game over –  Dons 5 to University 6.

Our Dons played with heart! Despite several injuries this week the team rallied, younger players stepped up and no one ever backed down. Best wishes for speedy recoveries to Leo Barakos, Joey Gladden, Glenn Johnston and Nate Welcomer. High fives to Glenn Johnston who played his final high school lacrosse game with a cast on his arm.

Highlights:
Colin Jeffries with 3 goals, Michael Bone with 1 goal and 1 assist and Nathan Brickman with 1 goal, Grant Jackson with 1 assist and 1 forced turnover. Defensively, Josh Baginski had 2 forced turnovers and 3 ground balls, Brian Maiken had 2 forced turnovers and 2 ground balls and Glenn Johnston had 2 forced turnovers.

Goalie Parker Henderson had 10 saves!

It’s been tremendous fun to be part of the Acalanes’ Lacrosse family the past 4 years. Best wishes to the graduating Seniors – looking forward to seeing you all return for the Alumni game next year.

With so many talented young players on the team, the future looks very bright for the Don’s Lacrosse Team!

For my final time… “GO DONS!”

May 13 – Girls Lacrosse Falls in NCS Quarterfinals

In a highly anticipated NCS quarterfinal match up, the Acalanes girls lacrosse team faced Miramonte for the third time this season, hoping to grab a win and advance in the tournament.  Both teams are evenly matched and traded goals the whole game, but the Dons went down by one with 1:30 left and couldn’t convert to send the game into overtime, losing to the Mats 8-7.  Both teams put up strong defensive stands, with senior goalie Samantha Repstad racking up ten more saves including a couple of point-blank shots.

Marie Whitmore led the offensive attack scoring the first three goals for the Dons, and picking up another in the second half.  Kelsey Wendt, Jenna Kisner and Anna DeRoque also each added a goal for the Dons. Julia Mueller and Marie Whitmore are credited with an assist each. DeRoque and Whitmore battled for possession and came up with seven ground ball controls between them for Acalanes and Sophie Ross fought hard in the circle to control the draw four times.  Strong defense by the Dons was led by Kelcey Higgins, Marie Whitmore, Katrina Lee, Anna DeRoque and Jenna Kisner, controlling loose balls and causing turnovers. Additional loose balls on the other end of the field were picked up by Susie Bush, Kelsey Wendt, Katie Welch and Claire Gallagher.  The Dons went out playing with intensity and heart.  We all will miss our seniors and wish them the best and look forward to next year’s season.

Mindy Bush

Girls Lacrosse Bracket (Updated 5/12)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Girls’ Lacrosse Championship DIVISION 2-GIRLS

May 12 – DFAL Frost-Soph Track Championships

Thursday was the DFAL Track and Field Championships for the Frosh-Soph.  This was their last meet of the year.  Our boys and girls teams are not as strong as our varsity team because we have so many Frosh-Soph compete at the varsity level while other teams hold back their Frosh-Soph or drop them to Frosh-Soph for the league championships.  We are also competing against larger schools, such as Dublin and Dougherty Valley, with large Frosh-Soph teams.  Nevertheless, we had 17 PR’s at this meet.

Caroline Kelly in the 1600 and 3200.  She also finished 4th in both races
Milena Lucey in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles
Beatrice Weier in the 100 hurdles
Trevor Stripling in the 400
Anna Mary Starr in the 800
Ethan Frigon in the 800
Grace Sterner in the 200
Lorenzo Olivar in the 200.  Lorenzo also won the LJ
Ellie Spink in the shot and discus
Lauren Bishopp in the shot and discus
Antonio Correa in the shot
Maxwell Trasher in discus
Cole Brant in discus

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

May 12 – Varsity Baseball clinches DFAL title with 10-0 record

The Dons JV baseball team improved to 16-6 after a 5-1 win over Dublin. Grant Smith picked up another win, allowing 1 earned run through 5 innings. Brian Merken pitched 2 shut out innings for the save. Offensively, Nick Henderson went 2 for 4 with a double
and an RBI. Robby Rowell went 2 for 2 with a triple and 2 RBI. Chris Armanino also had 2 hits and an RBI, and Brian Merken tripled and scored a run.

The Dons Varsity baseball squad clinched the DFAL title today after an 8-3 win over 2nd place Dublin.  Senior starter Grant Young pitched 5 and 1/3 innings, recorded 8 strikeouts, and had no walks. Ty Ewing and Ben Salquist combined for 3 strikeouts and closed out the final 2 innings. Jake Berry went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored. Dons Catcher Paul Griessel had 2 hits including a run batted in. Will Rembac, Tom Henderson and Nick Taylor each had hits in the winning effort as the Dons improve to 20-2 overall and 10-0 in DFAL.  The Dons are ranked #3 overall in NCS behind De La Salle and Heritage.

John Whelehan

May 13 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

NCS Diving Championships

Super-Freshmen Jackie Samaniego and Audrey Lundgren placed 6th and 8th, respectively.

Boys Tennis

The #2 seeded boys tennis team continued their playoff roll with a 6-1 victory over De La Salle HS in the NCS quarterfinals and will host #3 seeded James Logan HS Saturday at 9:00 am.

Baseball

defeated Dublin HS 8-3 to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 10-0 and raise their overall record to 20-2.  The JV baseball team also recorded a victory 5-1 to raise their overall record to 16-6.

Softball

was defeated by Dublin HS.

In Friday’s action…

More playoff action…

Boys Volleyball

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team has the big showdown at Campolindo HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Boys Lacrosse

The #6 seeded boys lacrosse team plays University HS of San Francisco in the NCS quarterfinals at Kezar Pavilion at 5:00.

Girls Lacrosse

The #6 seeded girls lacrosse team plays at Miramonte HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Swim Team

competes in the NCS trials at Concord Community Pool.

Track & Field

competes in the DFAL finals at Campolindo HS at 4:30.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Tennis

The #2 seeded boys tennis team hosts #3 seeded James Logan HS in the NCS semifinals at 9:00 am.  The championship game will be at 1:00.

Swim Team

competes in the NCS Finals at Concord Community Pool at 11:00.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Las Lomas HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly, Isaiah Bird, Ryan Cardiff and Ryan Pegels won singles matches.  Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn and Jin Heo & Cole Noone won doubles matches.

Varsity Baseball

Grant Young was the winning pitcher throwing 5-2/3 innings, with 8 strikeouts.  Jake Berry went 3 for 4 scoring 3 runs.  Paul Griessel went 2 for 3, with an RBI.

JV Baseball

Grant Smith was the winning pitcher allowing 1 earned run in 5 innings.  Brian Merken notched the save pitching 2 shutout innings and had a triple and a run scored.  Robby Rowell went 2 for 2, with a triple and 2 RBIs.  Nick Henderson went 2 for 4, with a double and an RBI.  Chris Armanino had 2 hits and an RBI.

May 11 – Don’s Lacrosse trounces Justin Siena 13-3

Wednesday night was the first round of the NCS playoffs and the Dons faced Justin Siena High School at home. It was a night full of celebrations as birthday boys Michael Bone (17) and Grant Jackson (18) scored the first 2 goals for the Dons. Colin Jeffries rounded out the 3rd goal of the 1st quarter. Score heading in to the 2nd quarter Dons 3 to J-S 1.

Grant Jackson
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The Dons went on to score 6 goals in the 2nd quarter and 3 more in the 3rd quarter shutting down Justin Siena completely. A score of 12 to 1 heading in to the 4th quarter allowed playing opportunities for the pull-ups including Jack Wickline with 2 face-off wins in the mid-field. And Reed Watson who fired one shot off at attack but the ball was knocked down. Final score Dons 13 to Justin Siena 3.

Defensive Highlights:
Brian Maiken forced 8 turn-overs and recovered 5 ground balls. Joey Gladden forced 1 turn-over and recovered 10 ground balls. Josh Baginski, Sean Ortlieb and Will Watson were consistent in recovering ground balls and blocking shooting opportunities for Justin Siena.

Goalie Parker Henderson had 4 saves. Nathan Brickman had a brief appearance as goalie, but much to his disappointment, Brickman did not get the opportunity to touch the ball as the Don’s defense was able to force Justin Siena to turn the ball over before ever getting a shot off.

Parker Henderson
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Offensive Highlights:
Fynn Chorak & Colin Jeffries had 3 goals each, Michael Bone with 2 goals and 1 assist, Jake Landry had 2 goals and 1 assist, Grant Jackson had 1 goal and 1 assist, Matty Mariani and Luke Olson had 1 goal each, Nathan Brickman had 2 assists.

Jake Landry
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The Dons advance to the quarterfinals and will travel to San Francisco on Friday to face University High School at Kezar Stadium at 5pm.

May 12 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s NCS first round NCS playoff action…

Boys Volleyball

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team was the better AHS Dons as they defeated Arroyo HS 25-14, 25-18, 25-13 to advance to the quarterfinals at Campolindo HS Friday at 7:00.

Carter Smith and Ali Mofrad
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Girls Lacrosse

The #6 seeded girls lacrosse team was undaunted by travel in defeating Cardinal Newman HS 18-8 to advance to the quarterfinals at Miramonte HS Friday at 7:00.

Boys Lacrosse

The #6 seeded boys lacrosse team methodically dismantled Justin Siena HS 13-3 to advance to the quarterfinals against University HS of San Francisco at Kezar Pavilion Friday at 5:00.

Fynn Chorak
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In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

The #2 seeded boys tennis team hosts De La Salle HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 5:00.

Diving

Jackie Samaniego and Audrey Lundgren compete in the NCS diving championships at Concord Community Pool.

Baseball and Softball

teams play Dublin HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Track & Field

competes in the DFAL JV championships at Campolindo HS at 4:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Lacrosse

Sophie Ross scored 6 goals and had 3 assists. Susie Bush scored 4 goals. Julia Mueller, Marie Whitmore and Kelsey Wendt each scored 2 goals and had 1 assist. Sam Repstad had 14 saves.

May 11 – Girls Lacrosse rolls over Cardinal Newman 18-8

Senior captains Sophie Ross and Samantha Repstad served notice, with lots of assistance from their Lady Dons teammates, that Acalanes is a force to be reckoned with in this year’s NCS playoffs.  Ross, with 6 goals, 3 assists, and 6 draw controls, and Repstad with 14 impressive saves, were ready to roll in Santa Rosa, where Cardinal Newman secured a home field advantage with a league championship despite a lower seed.

Scoring was well distributed across the team, with Susie Bush picking up four first half goals to set the early pace, and three of the Dons put up two each:  Julia Mueller, Kelsey Wendt, and Marie Whitmore.  Anna DeRoque and Claire Gallagher had the other points for the Dons.  Other assists came from Whitmore, Mueller, and Wendt.

After Ross’s dominating six draws, Whitmore had three, Wendt had two, and five other Dons contributed in the circle.  Wendt and Whitmore also had strong defensive games with ground ball controls, with additional help from Katrina Lee and Jenna Kisner.

The Dons return to quarterfinal playoff action on Friday night against league rival Miramonte at 7 p.m. in Orinda.

Boys Volleyball Bracket (updated 5/12)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Boys Volleyball Championships Division 2

Boys Lacrosse Bracket (Updated 5/12)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Boys’ Lacrosse Championship DIVISION 2-BOYS

May 10 – Track & Field DFAL League Trials

I am doing something different this time.  I have attached the results of the trials in this email.  This way you can see how all the Acalanes student  athletes performed, and not just a few.  If you see a “q” next to their name, it means that they qualified for finals.  The field events were finals and what you see is the final result.

Some highlights that you can’t see;
Julia Lyons is now second on Acalanes all time performance list in the 100 and 200, to go along with her 2nd all-time in the long jump.

Julia Lyons
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Muppy Gragg in her only third competition in the high jump went 4’10 with no misses to win the event.  But her second jump at 5’0 was 4” above the bar, but she was in front of the bar and ended up coming down on the bar as she descended.
Edward Groszewski qualified for finals in the 110 hurdles in his first season of track.
Christy Xie made a huge PR to finish 3rd and qualify for the NCS Tri-Valley Championships.
Mari Florine PR in the 400 in qualifying for finals
Brooke Lennox her best as a senior qualified in two events.
Windy Margerum ran her best 300 hurdle race since freshmen year, she also ran a PR in the 100 hurdles
Gavin Isbell came of an injury that has kept him from running for weeks, did not qualify but show guts and determination to finish third in his heat, just off his personal best.
Jesse Iniquez-Stralla time in the 200 is a PR

Imani Boggan and Brooke Lennox
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Download (PDF, 84KB)

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

Boys Tennis Team Bracket (Updated 5/11)

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May 11 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Tennis

not only shutout Sonoma Valley HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs, but did not drop a single set as every singles and doubles competitors won 2-0.  They advance to the NCS quarterfinals Thursday as they host De La Salle HS at 3:30.

Baseball

defeated Las Lomas HS 3-1 to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 9-0 and improve their overall record to 19-2.

Tommy Henderson
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Softball

rallied against Las Lomas HS, with 2 runs in the 7th inning to tie the score at 4-4, but fell in 8 innings 5-4.

In Wednesday’s action…

Big NCS first round playoff night…

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team hosts Arroyo HS at 7:00.
The #6 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts Justin Siena HS at 7:00.
The #6 seeded girls lacrosse team plays at Cardinal Newman HS at 7:00.

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

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly, Ryan Cardiff, Ryan Pegels and Ryan Everly won single matches.  Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn, Cole Brightbill & Trenton Tso and Jin Heo & Cole Noone won doubles matches.

Baseball

Josh Candau was the winning pitcher and Kevin McConnell earned the save.  Tom Henderson went 1 for 3, with an RBI.  Tyler Ewing went 1 for 2.

Josh Candau
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May 8 – Swimming DFAL Results

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR DFAL VARSITY SWIMMERS! Fantastic season!

NCS begins Friday at 10:30 and FINALS are Saturday.

Fellner, Lucy 50 Free 24.60   100 Free 54.01
Lo, Emily 200 IM 2:02.05    100 Breast 1:03.07
Morlock, Natalie 200 Free 1:58.71    100 Free 54.62
Passalacqua, Caroline 100 Breast 1:09.70
Catalanello,Sophie Relay
Fellner, Alex Relay
Hagglund, Ryan Relay
McKay, Ava Relay
Myall, Emma Relay
Walker, Kylie Relay
Wentzel, Bella Relay

Conrad, Casey 50 Free 21.85    100 Free 47.94
Fellner, Tommy 50 Free 22.19   100 Free 49.06
Robison, Brad 100 Free 48.43    100 Breast 59.44
Ruegg, Matt 200 IM 2:02.95    500 Free 5:00.98
Smith, Riley 50 Free 22.51
Chen, James Relay
Davidson, Nick Relay
Mills, Kai Relay
Stone, Jake Relay
Winther, Jack Relay

May 10 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

In very difficult windy playing conditions, the boys golf team fought to an 8th place finish to advance to the NCS Championships Monday at Roddy Ranch GC. Justin Reilly shot a 79 and Jake Basilico and Josh Matz 82.

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball and Softball

teams play Las Lomas HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and JV is away.

Boys Tennis

The #2 seeded boys tennis team has a match at Sonoma Valley HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 3:30.

Track & Field

competes in the DFAL trials at Campolindo HS at 4:30.

May 9 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly finished 2nd and Ryan Cardiff 3rd in the NCS Singles Championships.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

competes in the NCS Southern Qualifier at San Ramon GC.

NCS Playoffs

Boys Tennis


is the #2 seed and opens the playoffs at #15 seeded Sonoma Valley HS Tuesday at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball


is the #5 seed and hosts #12 seeded Arroyo HS Wednesday at 7:00.

Boys Lacrosse


is the #6 seed and hosts #11 seeded Justin Siena HS Wednesday at 7:00.

Girls Lacrosse


is the #6 seed and plays at Cardinal Newman HS Wednesday at 7:00.

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 will be honored.

May 7 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Tennis

Ryan Cardiff and Kyle Everly won their first round and consolation matches to advance to the NCS Singles Semifinal and Championship rounds.

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Miramonte HS 11-1.

Girls Lacrosse

fell in a heart-breaking game to Miramonte HS 9-8.The jv team was also defeated.

Boys Volleyball

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly and Ryan Cardiff compete in the NCS Singles Semifinal and Championship rounds.

Swimming and Diving

compete in the DFAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 12:00.

Freshman Baseball

hosts Terra Linda HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 & 1:30.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Lacrosse

Marie Whitmore scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Susie Bush scored 3 goals. Sam Repstad had 16 saves.

Boys Volleyball

Bijan Shahabi had 7 kills and 2 aces. Carter Smith had 6 kills and 2 blocks. Tommy Graham had 29 assists.

May 6 – Acalanes Boys Lacrosse Stomp the Mats

The Don’s Lax team travelled to Miramonte on Friday night to play their last league game of the season and came away with a big win. The Dons end the season with a DFAL record of 11-1 and will head to the NCS Playoffs next week.

The game was dominated by the Don’s sophomores. The 1st quarter of play belonged to Colin Jeffries who scored all 4 of the Don’s goals in the first 12 minutes! The 3 remaining quarters saw 7 more goals from the Dons, including 3 from Fynn Chorak. Matty Mariani won the majority of his face-offs. Final score Dons 11 to Mats 1.

The Don’s defense shut down the Mats time and time again as Brian Maiken forced 7 turnovers and Joey Gladden recovered 11 ground balls! Goalie Nate Welcomer only allowed 1 goal which came during an Acalanes’ penalty (man-down) in the 2nd quarter.

Highlights:
Colin Jeffries led in points with 4 goals and 2 assists, Fynn Chorak had 3 goals and 1 assist, Nathan Brickman had 1 goal and 2 assists, Michael Bone had 1 goal and 1 assist, Brian Maiken and Matty Mariani each had 1 goal, Grant Jackson and Jack Thoren had 1 assist each.

Goalie Nate Welcomer had 7 saves.

NCS Playoffs will begin this week – schedule TBD

May 6 – Acalanes Girls Lacrosse Senior Night

In their last game of the regular season, on senior night, and with an enthusiastic home crowd, the Acalanes girls lacrosse team gave one of their strongest performances of the year but couldn’t hold onto the lead they had established over Miramonte, losing the game by just a goal.  Senior goalie and captain Samantha Repstad ended her last regular season in style with sixteen saves, using everything she had to stop the experienced Mats shooters — a foot, a trap on the ground, a catch, a deflection — her full toolkit was at work tonight for her fellow Dons.

Marie Whitmore and Julia Mueller led the offensive attack with three goals each.  Susie Bush and Sophie Ross added the two additional points for the Dons.  Jenna Kisner provided a lot of energy and ground ball controls for Acalanes.  Bush and Ross each contributed two draw controls.  The Dons offense was spread out across ten different shooters.  Seniors Katie Welch and Sabrina Elliott both came back from injuries to face their longtime league rival.  Senior Kelsey Wendt fed an assist, as did Whitmore.  Kelcey Higgins ably represented the senior class with stalwart defense, helping to hold the Mats to 2 goals in the first half.

NCS brackets should be released Saturday afternoon and the Dons look forward to having another shot at teams they have come close to beating in the regular season.  The first playoff game is anticipated for Wednesday night, time and location to be determined.

May 6 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Softball

hosts Skyline HS at 4:00.

Lacrosse

teams play Miramonte HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00. The girls will have their Senior Night Presentation prior to the varsity game.

Boys Tennis

Isaiah Bird, Kyle Everly and Ryan Cardiff compete in the NCS Singles Championships.

Boys Volleyball

is at Alhambra HS. JV 5:00, varsity 6:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

hosts Terra Linda HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 & 1:30.

Swimming and Diving

compete in the DFAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 12:00.

Boys Tennis

Isaiah Bird, Kyle Everly and Ryan Cardiff compete in the NCS Singles Championships.

May 3 – Special Boys LAX Senior Sendoff!

It was a fun night celebrating the Seniors on Tuesday as they played their last home game of the regular season against Alhambra. The Don’s Lacrosse Team has 13 players graduating this year – they will all be sorely missed:

Congratulations and Good Luck Seniors! Daniel Agazzi, Leo Barakos, Jackson Birdsall, Nathan Brickman, Tyler Henderson, Miles Hoeser, Grant Jackson, Glenn Johnston, Nathan Lee, Brian Maiken, Luke Olson, Tate Phillips and Jack Thoren.

The Don’s took home a victory by storming past Alhambra with a final score of 15 to 3. Despite the fact that Alhambra scored the first goal of the game, it was all Dons the entire first half with 7 goals scored in a row by Acalanes. Alhambra was able to put 2 more goals on the board in the 2nd half, but were never able to come close to the 8 more goals scored by the Dons.

Joey Gladden

Joey Gladden
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Highlights:
Glenn Johnston and Brian Maiken were once again the Dynamic Defensive Duo forcing 11 turnovers between the two of them and recovering a total of 4 ground balls. Joey Gladden had an impressive 7 ground ball recoveries and forced 1 turnover. Beniam Huff won 75% of his face-offs.

Nathan Brickman had 3 goals and 3 assists, Nathan Lee had 2 goals and 1 assist, Michael Bone had 2 goals, Jake Landry with 2 goals, Luke Olson had 2 goals, Fynn Chorak, Grant Jackson, Colin Jeffries and Jack Thoren each had 1 goal.

Goalies Nate Welcomer with 2 saves and Parker Henderson with 1 save.

The Dons will play their last DFAL game on Friday night at Miramonte.

Special thanks to Julie Gladden for organizing Senior Night! We appreciate all that you do!

May 4 – Track Results Alhambra and Las Lomas Results

This team continues to astound me.

Thirty-nine PR’s were run yesterday. Never have I seen such continued improvement over a season by so many individuals than I have seen this year. Granted that some of these PR’s are not world record times, but they do indicate the effort being made by the whole team, and the value of individual sports, where winning is only part of the story. Pride and confidence can come with individual improvement and winning is not always the barometer.

Michelle Lo, Elina Rasmussen, Grace Sterner, Lorenzo Olivar, Callen O’Brien, Anand Patel, Jonathan Burns, Mari Florine, Muppy Gragg, Annie Klopstock, Anna Mary Star, Robert Placker, Johnathan Lium, Alex Kelly, Brooke Lennox, Caroline Kelly, Nicole O’Connor, Edward Groszewski, Cameron Otterson, Michal Green, Cole Brant, Jack Brydon, Joey Christiansen, Jonah Pokell-Wilson, Sophia Lindgren, Anna Davis, Max Trasher, Dan Parkin, Sam Stack, Ellie Spink, Lauren Bishopp, Anna Weier, Beatrice Weier, Kenny Souza, and Diana Ruiz. They all had PR’s, some with two.

Both teams won the meet against both Alhambra and Las Lomas. The varsity girls record going into the DFAL Championships is 5-1 and the varsity boys is 3-3.

Performance of the meet. Muppy Gragg in the 300 hurdles. Muppy ran 49.16, the fastest since 2012. That places her 5th on the all-time list. It was Muppy’s first 300 in a meet and the first time she ran over all eight hurdles at once. In practice she was limited to 5.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach

May 5 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

Seniors Joey Moran and Thomas Graham
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In Thursday’s action…

Swim Team

competes in the DFAL Trials at Campolindo HS at 2:15.

May 1 – Swimming JV DFAL Invitational Results

JV DFAL INVITATIONAL
Congratulations to all swimmers!  We had some GREAT swims with popped times to end this 2016 swim season!!

Nicole CHAPMAN 100 IM 1:13.43(-1.15)
Adrielle THORENFELDT 100 IM 1:13.95(-1.5)
Sarah McCANDLESS 100 IM, first time swim 1:14.20
Sarah BONE 50 FREE 32.41(-.81)
Jackie GEANNACOPULOS 50 FL 31.33(-.86)
Lily O’TOOLE 50 FL AND 100 BR (-2.51 AND -2.89 SEC POP!)
Amy ANDERSON 100 FR 1.:34.05(-1.86)
Preston LOMAND 500 FR 6:01.84(-1.87)
Sophia BICOMONG 100 BR 1:12.04(-1.91) AND 2ND PLACE!!!!
Kyra FRIEDMAN 100 BR 1:21.21(-2.96)

GREAT SEASON EVERYONE!!!
VARSITY DFAL TRIALS ARE THURSDAY, FINAL ON SATURDAY!
COME CHEER ON THE DON SWIMMERS FOR FINALS  1:00 @ CAMPO

May 4 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

defeated Campolindo HS 6-4 to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 8-0 and raising their overall record to 18-2.  The JV team did likewise 3-2.

Softball

defeated Campolindo HS.

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Alhambra HS 15-3.

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Alhambra HS.

Acalanes Boys Lacrosse Graduating Seniors

In Wednesday action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Miramonte HS in the last regular season home game of the year.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.  The Senior Night Presentation will take place prior to the varsity game.

Track & Field

has a meet against Alhambra HS and Las Lomas HS at Alhambra HS at 3:30.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Baseball

Josh Candau was the winning pitcher and Grant Young earned the save.  Jake Berry went 1 for 3, with a 2-run homerun, 2 RBIs and a runs scored.  Tyler Ewing went 2 for 4, with a 2-run homerun, an RBI and a run scored.  Tom Henderson went 1 for 2, with an RBI, 2 runs scored and a double.

JV Baseball

Grant Smith was the winning pitcher and Brian Merken recorded the save.  Grant Smith and 2 hits, while Brina Merken and Robbie Rowell each had an RBI.  Simon Oh reached base all 4 of his plate appearances.

May 3 – Girls Lacrosse Whips the Bulldogs 12-1

In the penultimate league game of their season, the Acalanes girls lacrosse team brought new faces to the field for an away game at Alhambra and welcomed the new players with a decisive 12 to 1 victory. Sophomore Natalie Elliott made her debut with four saves, splitting time with veteran team captain Samantha Repstad who had a quiet game with two stops in the first half. Elliott joined her senior sister Sabrina on the field, and sophomore Jamie Wendt joined her sister Kelsey and found the goal in her varsity debut. The elder Wendt also had three draw controls and an assist for the Lady Dons. Sophomore Susie Bush paced the offense with four goals.

Further scoring for the Dons came from Sydney Louie for two, and Marie Whitmore, Julia Mueller, Emma Workman, and Claire Gallagher. Senior captain Kelcey Higgins kicked off the second half with a little excitement, moving up from her normal defensive position to score for Acalanes. Jenna Kisner contributed a perfect assist to add to the Dons offense. Marie Whitmore and Anna DeRoque controlled ten loose balls between them to help keep the ball on the Dons’ side of the field. Whitmore and Louie each had two caused turnovers.

The Dons close their regular season Friday night at home against Miramonte. Senior recognition will take place right before the game’s start at 7 p.m.

May 3 – Acalanes Baseball Scores a Season Sweep against Campo

The Dons Varsity baseball squad completed a regular season sweep over Campolindo after a 6-4 win at Campo on Tuesday. Josh Candau got the win on the mound and got relief help from Kevin McConnell who recorded 2 strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Grant Young came in with the tying run on 2nd to record the final out for the save. Offensively, Jake Berry hit a 2 run home run to give the Dons the early lead. Ty Ewing went 2 for 4 including a home run to leftfield. Gavin Shipp and Tom Henderson each had a RBI.  The Dons improve to 18-2 overall and 8-0 in DFAL.

The Dons JV edged Campolindo 3-2 behind 4 strong innings by winning pitcher Grant Smith, and 2 2/3rds innings from Brian Merken who picked up the save.  Smith also had 2 hits while Rowell and Merken each drove in a run. Simon Oh was on base all 4 times. The Dons JV improves to 14-6.

John Whelehan

May 1 – Sacramento Meet of Champions Results

Sacramento Meet of Champions at American River JC in Sacramento.

(All Varsity Events)
Girls 4 x 100 finished 6th  (third in their heat) with 49.61,  9th fastest in school history,  Maya Michon, Julia Lyons, Muppy Gragg, Windy Margerum

Muppy Gragg ran 59.31 in the 400, a season PR and jumped 17-5 ½ in the LJ a PR

Windy Margerum ran a season PR in the 100 Hurdles 15.45 and Windy also jumped 17-51/2 in the LJ also a PR
(Muppy and Windy tied for 3rd and 4th, both having exactly the same jumps on their top three jumps of the day)

Julia Lyons ran a PR in the 100 ,finished 5 with a PR 12.30
Julia Lyons competed in the invitational section of the meet in the LJ finished 3rd with a jump of 18-1 ¾  (out of six jumps Julia had four at 17-10, 17-10, 17’ 11 and 18-1/34.  The last jump was the 18-1 ¾ which demonstrates her competitiveness and focus.)

Jack Brydon finished 7 with a put of 48-1, and that is after competing at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren
Ethan Westemeier finished 4th in the TJ with a 44-6 and again after competing at Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren

Coach Crain

Apr 30 – Charlie Eaton / Bob Warren Relay Results

This past Friday the track team competed in the Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren Relays here at Acalane.

At the Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren the girls varsity won the meet and the boys varsity finished third.  This is the highest finish for the girls as a team since…..

Individual events:
Girls 4 x 1600 Brooke Lennox, Nicole O’Conner, Anna Mary Star, Caroline Kelly  2nd  23:24.19
Ethan Westmeier  2nd in the Varsity110 hurdles with a PR 16.31  and 2nd in LJ 20-8
Edward Growszewski – third in the F/S 110 with a PR  17.26
Devin Grobeck  2nd in the Varsity 100 hurdles with a PR 16.61 and 36-61/2 in the TJ, PR
Annie Klopstock 4th in Varsity TJ with a PR 31-6
Raea Gragg finished 2nd in Varsity LJ
Anna Weier finished third in Varsity LJ with a PR 15-7, a PR in the shot 28’ and 83-5 ½ in disc a PR
Karen Rosenberg finished first in the F/S Girls disc 81-11 ½ and finished first in the shot 27-9, both PR’s
Jack Brydon won the Varsitry shot, and 3rd  in discus
Jonah Pokell-Wilson finished 4th in discus with a PR 117-2
Muppy Gragg won the F/S HJ with a jump of 4’10, and with that jump would have won varsity as well
Jonny Choi jump 5-8 to finish 4th in F/S HJ, a PR
Christy Xie finished 4th in Varsity Discus with a PR of 87-7
Sabina Patel throw a PR in Varsity Discus with a throw of 79-6
Mar Thrasher threw a PR in F/S discus with a throw of 87-3 ½
Joe Christiansen finished 4th in Varsity Shot with a PR 41’ 1 ½
Ryan Nall finished 5th in the Varsity shot  with a PR 40’ 8”
Kenny Souza won the Varsity girls shot with a PR 30’ 3
The Varsity girls 4 x 400 finished 3rd , Annie Klopstock, Brooke Lennox, Mikaela Troung, Mari Florine
The Varsity girls 4 x 200 finished 1st, Anna Weier, Annie Klopstock, Mikaela Troung, Mari Florine (Mari received the baton in 5th and flew by three runners in front of her and ran away from the field)
Girls 4 x 800 finished 2nd, Brooke Lennox,  Anna Mary Starr, Imani Boggan and Caroline Kelly

Performance of the weekend is the girls varsity for winning Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren.  A accomplishment that I cannot remember ever happening before.  (If you look at the names, a large number of the girls are freshmen, sophomores and juniors.)

Coach Crain

May 3 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

finished 3rd at the DFAL Championships. Jake Basilico shot a 73, Arden Childers 74 and Josh Matz 79.

In Tuesday’s action…

Lacrosse

teams play Alhambra HS.
Boys are home and girls are away.
JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The boys will have their Senior Night Presentation prior to the varsity game.

Baseball and Softball

teams play Campolindo HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

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.

May 2 – Monday Sports

In Monday’s action…

The boys golf team competes in the DFAL Championships at Roddy Ranch GC.

Apr 30 – Boys Lacrosse roll over Redwood

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon of Lacrosse at Acalanes as they hosted Redwood High School in a non-league game. Although Redwood scored the first goal of the game, Acalanes steamrolled past them by scoring 7 goals in a row before halftime. The pace of the game slowed down after halftime with only 2 goals scored in the 3rd quarter by the Dons and just 1 by Redwood. The 4th quarter was a game of clock control of which the Don’s possessed the ball the majority of the time allowing just 1 goal from Redwood and running time off the clock to end the game Acalanes 9 to Redwood 3.

Offensive Highlights:
Michael Bone led with 3 goals! Colin Jeffries had 2 goals and 1 assist, Nathan Brickman had 1 goal and 1 assist, Fynn Chorak, Grant Jackson and Luke Olson each had 1 goal. Matty Mariani won 7 face-offs and Beniam Huff won 1.

Colin JeffriesPhoto: Terry Maiken

Colin Jeffries goal
Photo: Terry Maiken

Defensive Highlights:
Glenn Johnston forced 3 turnovers and recovered 2 ground balls. Joey Gladden recovered forced 1 turnover and recovered 5 ground balls. Brian Maiken forced 2 turnovers and recovered 1 round ball. Josh Baginski recovered 2 ground balls.

Goalie Nate Welcomer had 7 saves.

It’s Senior Night! Come out and support the Lax Seniors on Tuesday at 6:45pm in their last regular season home game against Alhambra.

Apr 28 – Girls Lacrosse Acalanes Dominates Dublin

The Lady Dons took their home field for a pleasant and productive evening of lacrosse on Thursday night, dominating a Dublin team that struggled against a potent display of ball control from the home team.  The Dons went up early and never looked back, with nine players scoring fifteen goals and six providing high caliber assists.  The Dublin team could only find the goal three times.

Junior Julia Mueller had three goals to go with her three draw controls to lead the Dons offense.  Susie Bush, Kelsey Wendt, Anna DeRoque, and Sophie Ross put up two goals each, along with Emma Workman, Maddie Guzaitis, and Claire Gallagher for a goal each.  Sophomore Sydney Louie, in her varsity debut, scored once for the Dons.  Assists came from Marie Whitmore, Grace Andronico, DeRoque, Louie, Gallagher, and twice from Sophie Ross.  Marie Whitmore led the Dons in draw control with four, and Kelcey Higgins continued her stalwart defense with three ground balls and one caused turnover.  Emma Workman and Anna DeRoque each forced two Dublin turnovers.

Although it appeared from the stands to be a quiet night in the goal for senior Samantha Repstad, she found the ball 11 times, keeping the game firmly in control for the Dons.

In the last week of regular season play, the Dons will see Alhambra in Martinez on Tuesday night and Miramonte at home on Friday at 7 for senior night.

Apr 30 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Tennis

WOW!!!  The boys tennis team competed in the DFAL Championships on Thursday and Friday and almost made it a clean sweep.  In singles, Isaiah Bird is the DFAL Champion defeating teammate and runner-up, Kyle Everly followed closely by Ryan Cardiff placing 3rd.  In doubles, Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn are the DFAL runner-up.

Kyle Everly
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In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the Meet of Champions at Sacramento State’s Hughes Stadium.

Swim Team

competes in the DFAL JV Championships.

Freshman Baseball

plays in a doubleheader at San Marin HS at 11:00 and 1:30.

Ryan Cardiff
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Apr 29 – Boys Tennis DFAL Finals

Isaiah Bird
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Isaiah Bird
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Isaiah Bird edged out Kyle Everly 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (6) to win the 2016
DFAL Singles Tennis Championship. Ryan Cardiff came in third place, so
the Dons swept the top three singles spots.

Nico Brightbill and Conor
McGlynn made it to the final rounds of the doubles tournament, but
came up short today against opponents. Dougherty Valley took home the
doubles title this year. Isaiah and Kyle, and hopefully Ryan, will
play in the NCS individual tournament next Friday and Saturday.

Eighteen Acalanes players played in the two-day tournament on Thursday
and Friday at St. Mary’s College. We had a great showing with five
players making it to the final day. Congratulations Dons!

Suzanne Everly

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!!

Apr 29 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

They are the Cardiac Kids. The baseball team trailed 3-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning when Jake Berry hit a two run single to tie the game. In the same inning, with the bases loaded, Cole Gallagher took one for the team getting hit by a pitch to push across the winning run as they posted a 4-3 victory over Dougherty Valley HS raising their overall record to 17-2 and staying undefeated in the DFAL at 7-0.

The JV team eased their way to a 12-3 victory raising their overall record to 13-6.

Softball

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Dublin HS 15-3. The JV team was also victorious.

Boys Lacrosse

defeated Dublin HS 14-1.

In Friday’s action…

Track & Field

hosts the Bob Warren Relays at 1:00.

Boys Tennis

competes in the DFAL semifinals and championships.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the Meet of Champions at Sacramento State’s Hughes Stadium.

Swim Team

competes in the DFAL JV Championships.

Freshman Baseball

plays in a doubleheader at San Marin HS at 11:00 and 1:30.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Baseball

Kevin McConnell was the winning pitcher. Harley McKee went 2 for 3, with an RBI. Will Rembac went 2 for 4. Jake Berry went 1 for 4, with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Matty Vicencio pitched 6 strong innings, with 3 strikeouts.

JV Baseball

Brian Merken was the winning pitcher. Stefan Raeth went 3 for 3. Robbie Rowell, Brian Merken and Simon Oh each had 2 hits. Sam Saracevic had 3 RBIs.

Girls Lacrosse

Julia Mueller scored 3 goals. Anna deRoque scored 2 goals and had 1 assist. Susie Bush and Kelsey Wendt scored 2 goals. Sam Repstad had 11 saves.

Apr 28 – Baseball Update

The top ranked Dons varsity baseball squad came from behind in the Bottom of the 7th inning for a 4-3 conference win over Dougherty Valley. In the last of the 7th trailing 3-1, Matt Burns and Will Rembac hit back to back singles. After Burns and Rembac pulled off a double steal, Jake Berry came up with another big hit with a 2 run single to tie it at 3. After Tom Henderson and Ty Ewing walked to load the bases, Cole Gallagher was hit by a pitch to push the winning run across! Rembac and Harley McKee each had 2 hits in the winning effort. Matty Vicencio pitched 6 strong innings, allowing just 2 earned runs and no walks. Kevin McConnell continued his dominance as the closer and pitched one shut out inning. The Dons improve to 7-0 in league and 17-2 overall.

The JV baseball team had an offensive explosion on Thursday afternoon, beating league rival DV by a score of 12-3 to improve their overall record to 13-6. Brian Merken was the winning pitcher throwing 6 strong innings, and Jacob Weems closed it out in the 7th. Stefan Raeth went 3 for 3, while Robby Rowell, Brian Merken & Simon Oh each recorded 2 hits. Sam Saracevic had 3 RBI.

John Whelehan

Apr 28 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

recorded their biggest victory in many years by defeating section power Campolindo HS 25-21, 25-22 and 25-23.
The JV team played very well, but fell in three games.

Connor McCarthy and Joey Moran
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Boys Golf

defeated Alhambra HS 190-210.

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball and Softball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and JV is away.

Lacrosse

teams play Dublin HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

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

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Golf

Jake Basilico shot a 35, Arden Childers 36 and Justin Reilly 38 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

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Apr 27 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

remains undefeated in the DFAL by defeating Miramonte HS 7-1.

Softball

held on to defeat Miramonte HS 11-8.

Kylie Berry
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Boys Lacrosse

defeated Las Lomas HS 9-4. The JV team was not as fortunate in defeat.

Girls Lacrosse

defeated Las Lomas HS 11-5.

Boys Tennis

shut out Miramonte HS 9-0.

In Wednesday’s action…

Swim team

hosts Las Lomas HS at 3:45.

Boys Golf

has a match against Alhambra HS at Franklin Canyon GC at 3:30.

JV Baseball

plays at Piedmont HS at 4:00.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Ben Salquist was the winning pitcher. Nick Taylor went 2 for 3, with an RBI and a run scored. Paul Griessel went 1 for 2, with an RBI and a run scored. Daniel Kim went 2 for 3, with an RBI, a run scored and a double.

Ben Salquist
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Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly, Isaiah Bird, Ryan Cardiff, Trenton Tso, Ryan Pegels and Ryan Everly won singles matches. Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn, Jin Heo & Cole Noone and Cole Brightbill & Rohan Saha won doubles matches.

Apr 27 – Acalanes notches First Boys Volleyball win over Campo in 5 Years!

Perfect setting by Thomas Graham mixed with Bijan Shahabi‘s passion led Acalanes to a 3-0 decisive win over Campolindo, the first in five years, according to coach Mason Mulvaney.

Thomas Graham
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Bijan Shahabi
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Outside hitters Joey Moran and Connor McCarthy recorded kills from both sides of the net. Artful net play by Nick Smyrnios stifled Campo’s defense.

Apr 26 – Baseball Sweeps Miramonte

Varsity:

The Dons Varsity baseball team beat Miramonte 7-1.  Ben Salquist pitched 6 strong innings and allowed just 2 hits. Daniel Kim, Gavin Shipp and Nick Taylor each collected 2 hits and drove in runs in the winning effort. Dons starting 3rd baseman Ty Ewing made his first pitching appearance and closed out the game by striking out 2 Miramonte hitters. The Dons improved to 16-2 and are ranked #1 in their division in the North Coast Section and 3rd overall in NCS.

Nick Taylor launches an RBI
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JV:

The Dons JV baseball team beat Miramonte 6-2 behind 6 strong innings from Grant Smith and one inning from Robby Rowell who closed out the game. Nicky Wixsom collected 2 hits including a 2 run double. Rowell and Smith each had 2 hits in the winning effort.

The JV Dons played a non-league game Wednesday and beat Piedmont
6-2. Josh Cerejo allowed just 1 run over 6 innings. Cole Christensen closed it out and struck out 3. Simon Oh drove in 2 runs for the Dons JV squad who improved to 12-6.

John Whelehan

Apr 26 – Boys Lacrosse Finish Off Las Lomas with a Bang!

The Don’s Lacrosse Team hosted Las Lomas on Tuesday night and finished with a bang!

Las Lomas scored the first goal of the night in their first possession. But Grant Jackson answered back by scoring the next goal. Leo Barakos and Michael Bone also scored in the first quarter with one more put on the scoreboard by LL. Score at the end of 1st quarter was Dons 3 to LL 2. Fynn Chorak had a beautiful pass to Nathan Lee for a goal and Nathan Brickman sent one to Jack Thoren for another goal. Score at halftime Dons 5 to Las Lomas 4. Considering that the last match up of these two teams ended in a tie and a Don’s win in overtime, many were wondering at halftime if this game was going to be a repeat.

However, the Dons came back hot after the halftime break and scored 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd quarter and 1 more unanswered goal in the 4th quarter shutting down the Knights completely in the 2nd half. Matty Mariani was unstoppable at face-off winning 11 takes all together and every take in the 2nd half. Jake Landry, Nathan Lee, Nathan Brickman, Jack Thoren and Luke Olson each had goals in the 2nd half. Final score Dons 10 to Los Lomas 4.

Defensively, Glenn Johnston and Brian Maiken dominated with 4 forced turnovers each. Maiken successfully recovered 6 ground balls. Fynn Chorak also recovered 6 ground balls.

Goalie Nate Welcomer had 5 saves.

Offensive summary:
Nathan Lee had 2 goals and 1 assist, Jack Thoren had 2 goals, Nathan Brickman had 1 goal and 2 assists, Leo Barakos, Grant Jackson, Jake Landry, Luke Olson, Michael Bone each had 1 goal. Fynn Chorak had 1 assist.

Next game is Friday at Dublin.

Apr 26 – Girls Lacrosse win over Las Lomas

The Acalanes girls lacrosse team came out for a second half on Tuesday night in Walnut Creek that one parent likened to the Warriors and their 41 point third quarter on Sunday.

The game tied up at 5 all with 19:31 left, thanks to a Susie Bush goal on a free position shot, and Bush put the ball away three more times before the game ended to lead the Dons to victory.  Marie Whitmore kept the Dons even in the first half with two goals in the first six minutes, and picked up another in the second half.  Kelsey Wendt and Emma Workman also scored for the Dons and Sophie Ross had a goal in each half.  Ross and Julia Mueller were strong presences in the circle with four draw controls each, and Whitmore added three in a row in the second half onslaught.  Jenna Kisner had two gravity-defying caused turnovers and turned one of them into an assist; Whitmore and Bush both donated free position shots to assists also.  Kisner and Kelcey Higgins played aggressive defense, and Higgins led the ground ball pickups with five, along with a caused turnover.  The Dons defense held tight in the second half with the dependable anchor of Samantha Repstad in the goal with 11 saves.

The Dons meet Dublin at home on Thursday (a change of date from the original schedule) at  7 p.m.

Apr 26 – Monday Sports

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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Tennis

Jason Green & Henry Hutchingson are the doubles champions at the DFAL JV Championships.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Golf

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

Apr 22 – Swim Meet vs. Miramonte

The weather Friday was tough for a swim meet against Miramonte but we still have some top times:

Annie VARELLAS: 500 FREE 6:06.38(-2.85 sec)
Vivian McGINNIA-TINGLE: 100 BREAST 1:18.40(-1.94 sec)
Sophia URICK: 100 BREAST 1:25.21(-1.47 sec)
Alex LEE: 100 FREE 57.89(-1.68 sec)
Jeremy HATHAWAY: 100 BACK 1:08.82(-1.48 sec)
Anthony BERTOLAMI: 200 IM 2:26.97(-1.78 sec)

CONGRATULATIONS SWIMMERS!!! Last HOME meet against Las Lomas this Wednesday!! GO DONS!!!

Apr 23 – Saturday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

hosts Piedmont HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

JV Boys Tennis

hosts the DFAL championships.

Diving

team competes in the Amador Valley Invitational.

Apr 22 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

shutout Alhambra HS 4-0 to raise raise their DFAL record to 5-1 and their overall record to 15-2.

Softball

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

Boys Tennis

defeated Alhambra HS 8-1.

Girls Lacrosse

was defeated by Foothill HS. The JV team won easily 17-3.

Boys Volleyball

lost in three very close games to Dougherty Valley HS 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.

In Friday’s action…

Swim team

has a meet at Miramonte HS at 3:45.

Boys Golf

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

Boys Tennis

against De La Salle HS has been cancelled due to rain.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

hosts Piedmont HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.

JV Boys Tennis

hosts the DFAL championships.

Diving

competes in the Amador Valley Invitational.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Nick Berry went 1 for 2, with 2 runs scored and a double.  Tom Henderson went 1 for 2, with a run scored.

Boys Tennis

Trenton Tso, Ryan Everly, Cole Brightbill, Matt Gay and Alex Hashim won singles matches.  Jin Heo & Stefan Pegels, Nick Broback & Henry Hutchingson and Jason Green & Clayton Schmidt won doubles matches.

Girls Lacrosse

Marie Whitmore scored 2 goals.  Sam Repstad had 15 saves.

Apr 21 – Girls Lacrosse

The Dons took on their last non-league opponent on Thursday night, losing to Pleasanton’s Foothill High School 14 to 5.  It was a quiet offensive night for the Dons, and the team was beset by various injuries to key players.  Marie Whitmore put up two goals for the Dons, and Susie Bush, Anna DeRoque, and Claire Gallagher each added one.  Kelsey Wendt took over the center circle and pulled down 6 of the draws for the Dons.   Samantha Repstad stopped an amazing 11 shots in the second half, with the last five stops against free position shots; with four first half stops, she totaled fifteen for the game.

The Dons return to league play Tuesday night at Las Lomas at 7 p.m.

Apr 21 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Tennis

shutout Northgate HS 9-0.

Boys Golf

defeated Las Lomas HS 191-203.

Boys Volleyball

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly, Isaiah Bird, Ryan Cardiff, Trenton Tso, Ryan Pegels and Ryan Everly won singles matches.  Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn, Jin Heo & Cole Noone and Cole Brightbill & Rohan Saha won doubles matches.

Boys Golf

Jake Basilico shot a 33, Peter Tripp 36, Arden Childers 38 and Justin Reilly 39 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Boys Volleyball

Bijan Shahabi had 13 kills.  Carter Smith had 4 kills and 4 blocks.  Tommy Graham had 22 assists.

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball & Softball

teams play Alhambra HS at 4:00.
Varsity is away and jv is home.

Boys Tennis

hosts Alhambra HS at 3:30.

Boys Volleyball

hosts Dougherty Valley HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Girls Lacrosse

hosts Foothill HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Apr 20 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball

found themselves behind Dublin HS 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th inning only to claw back and tie the game and ended it in extra innings scoring the winning run in the eighth inning.

Softball

was defeated by Dublin HS.

Alex Grant-Hudd
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Boys Tennis

shutout Dublin HS 9-0.

Girls Lacrosse

fell to Campolindo HS. The JV team notched the victory 11-6.

Boys Lacrosse

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Alhambra HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Boys Tennis

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

Boys Golf

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

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Kevin McConnell was the winning pitcher throwing 2-2/3 innings without an earned run, with 4 strikeouts. Tom Henderson went 1 for 2, with 3 RBIs and a double. Nick Taylor went 3 for 4, with 2 runs scored.

Kevin McConnell
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Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly, Ryan Cardiff, Rohan Saha, Cole Brightbill, Matt Gay and Alex Hashim won singles matches. Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn, Ryan Pegels & Trenton Tso and Jin Heo & Cole Noone won doubles matches.

Girls Lacrosse

Julia Mueller scored 4 goals. Susie Bush and Marie Whitmore each scored 2 goals. Sam Repstad had 6 saves.

Apr 19 – Campo breaks Acalanes Boys Lacrosse Winning Streak

Tuesday night brought a heartbreaking loss to the Dons as they faced Campolindo in the 2nd matchup this season. The Dons had not lost to Campo since 2005, winning 20 times against their rival over the years. But the Don’s fell short on Tuesday night…

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Campolindo took control of the game early by scoring the first goal of the game. But Acalanes answered back time after time in the first quarter. Grant Jackson, Leo Barakos and Michael Bone each scored in the first quarter only falling one behind the Cougars. Score to start the 2nd quarter was Acalanes 3 to Campo 4. Nathan Brickman scored the Don’s lone goal in the 2nd quarter temporarily tying the game, but Campo scored 1 as well bringing the score at halftime to Acalanes 4 to Campo 5. The Dons outscored the Cougars in the 3rd quarter as Michael Bone and Jack Thoren both fired one in the net. The 4th quarter started with a tie game at 6 to 6. But Campo came out strong in the 4th quarter and managed to win the face-offs and possess the ball the majority of the time only allowing 1 goal by Nathan Brickman and scoring 5 of their own. Final score Acalanes 7 to Campo 11.

Highlights:
Michael Bone 2 goals and 1 assist, Nathan Brickman 2 goals, Jack Thoren 1 goal and 1 assist, Grant Jackson and Leo Barakos 1 goal each.

Goalie Nate Welcomer had 12 saves.

Defensively, Glenn Johnston was a tank who forced 3 Campo turnovers and recovered 3 ground balls. Joey Gladden forced 1 turnover and recovered 6 ground balls and Brian Maiken was instrumental in clearing the ball.

Although Acalanes and Campolindo currently have the same DFAL record, DFAL rules state that Campo is currently ahead of Acalanes in the race for the league title. Both teams have 4 more league games to play before the end of the season and will possibly meet again in the NCS playoffs.

Acalanes has a bye on Friday night and will play at home again next Tuesday against Las Lomas.

Apr 19 – Girls Lacrosse Loses to Campo

The Acalanes girls lacrosse team lost to rapidly improving league rival Campolindo at home Tuesday night.

The Dons were led by a strong offensive performance from junior Julia Mueller with four goals and strong play across the field.  Senior Marie Whitmore and sophomore Susie Bush each put up two goals for the team.  Sophie Ross contributed an assist and was strong in draw controls in the first half of the game with 4; Katie Welch took over the center duties for the second half and controlled five.  Goalie Samantha Repstad had six saves on the evening.

The Dons play non-league competitor Foothill High on Thursday night at Acalanes at 7 p.m.

Apr 15 – Swim Results

We had some FAST times in Friday’s swim meet against Campolindo.
Alex Fellner AND Natalie Morlock tied in the 50 free 26.73
Other popped times in the 50 FREE are
CLAIRE FONSTEIN 36.68(-1.07 seconds), ANNIE STRYKER 28.96(-.95 seconds), AMELI BERESFORD-WOOD 26.95(-2.67 sec!!!!!), BENNET WINTHER 23.96(-1.32 sec)
100 FREE popped times: JED WOOD 53.23(-.83 SEC), COLBY SUPPIGER 101.77(-2.69 sec)
100 FLY KYLIE WALKER 106.53(-1.21 sec),
100 BREAST SARAH MCCANDLESS 1:25.38(-1.66 sec), KAI MILLS 1:11.19(-2.29 sec)
100 BACK EMILIE MALINOVSKY 1:09.29(-1.41 sec)

Apr 19 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Baseball and Softball

teams play Dublin HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and jv and freshmen are away.

Boys Tennis

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

Lacrosse

teams play Campolindo HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Apr 16 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Golf

defeated Alhambra HS 205-230 and Dublin HS 205-210.

Softball

defeated Hercules HS 12-2 in 5 innings..

Baseball

was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS.

Girls Lacrosse

dropped a heart-breaking 9-8 overtime decision to Dougherty Valley HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

plays in a doubleheader at Dublin HS at 11:00 and 1:30.

Diving

competes in the De La Salle Invitational at 7:00 am.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Golf

Jake Basilico shot a 35 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Softball

Alex Grant-Hudd was the winning pitcher striking out 6 batters in 5 innings.  Isabella Campillo went 3 for 3, with 5 RBIs, 2 runs scored and a double.

Baseball

Matt Burns went 2 for 4, with 3 RBIs and a triple.  Tom Henderson went 2 for 4, with a run scored and a double.  Will Rembac went 2 for 3, with a run scored.

Girls Lacrosse

Marie Whitmore scored 2 goals.  Kelsey Wendt scored a goal and had an assist.

Apr 16 – Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Dons went down in overtime after a hard fought battle and excellent play against a still-undefeated Dougherty Valley team on Friday night.

After an early season humbling loss to the league opponent, the Dons came out on fire, putting the first goal on the board courtesy of Sophie Ross, and going up 5 to 2 at halftime. The first half was dominated by a rapid fire shooting gallery at senior goalie Samantha Repstad, who stopped almost everything that came her way. By the end of the game, Repstad had a season high 17 saves. Both officials and Dougherty Valley coaches commented at the desk on the extraordinary evening Repstad had in the goal. Virtually every stop was a master clinic in goalkeeping. Although the Dons had a lighter roster due to injuries and a music trip to Los Angeles, everyone on the field contributed positively to the effort. Marie Whitmore had two goals to lead the scoring, but had plenty of company from Julia Mueller, Susie Bush, Emma Workman, Anna DeRoque, and the game starter from Ross. The last goal came from an “own goal” situation caused by Dougherty Valley. Ross also contributed two assists with one each from Kelsey Wendt and Katrina Lee. In the circle, Ross continued her strong play with six draw controls; one each came from Whitmore, Kelcey Higgins, and Bush. Strong defensive play from Higgins and Whitmore also helped control the game and keep the scoring down, and almost everyone on the field contributed at least one ground ball pick up for the Dons. It was a great night of lacrosse even if the ending wasn’t all that the vocal Dons supporters hoped for.

More league play continues next week on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at home for the rapidly improving Acalanes Dons.

Apr 15 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

pulled out a 5-game victory over Miramonte HS 23-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-23, 15-8.

Boys Tennis

shutout Las Lomas HS 9-0.

Baseball

defeated Las Lomas HS 8-2 to stay perfect in the DFAL at 3-0 and raise their overall record to 13-1.

Softball

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

In Friday’s action…

Softball

hosts Hercules HS at 4:00.

Swim Team

hosts Campolindo HS at 3:45.

Lacrosse

teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
Boys are home and girls are away.
JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Golf

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

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Baseball

plays in a doubleheader at Dublin HS at 11:00 and 1:30.

Diving

competes in the De La Salle Invitational at 7:00 am.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Isaiah Bird, Ryan Cardiff, Ryan Pegels, Nico Brightbill, Ryan Everly and Ethan Fitzsimons won singles matches. Jin Heo & Conor McGlynn, Cole Brightbill & Rohan Saha and Henry Huthingson won doubles matches.

Baseball

Matty Vicencio was the winning pitcher. Jake Berry went 1 for 2, with 2 RBIs, 3 runs scored and a 2-run homerun. Tyler Ewing went 2 for 4, with 4 RBIs.

Softball

Kaitlyn Johnson went 1 for 3, with an RBI, a run scored and a homerun.

Apr 14 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Baseball

pulled out a victory over Sir Francis Drake HS 4-3 to raise their record to 12-1. The JV team fell short 3-2.

Boys Golf

was edged out by Las Lomas HS 197-201.

In Thursday’s action…

Baseball and Softball

teams play Las Lomas HS at 4:00.
Varsity is away and JV is home.

Boys Tennis

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

Boys Volleyball

is at Miramonte HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Kevin O’Connell was the winning pitcher throwing the last 2 innings without allowing a run on 1 hit, striking out 2 batters. Tyler Ewing went 2 for 3, with an RBI and a run scored. Matt Burns went 2 for 3, with an RBI.

Boys Golf

Jake Basilico shot a 38 and Julian O’Donnell 39 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Congratulations…

Jake Berry was named Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week. The article is in today’s Contra Costa Times in the sports section.

Apr 12 – Boys Volleyball

Acalanes Boys Volleyball is back. This year’s record is 9-7 compared to last year’s 2-15

Joey Moran and Brad Altbaum
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Apr 13 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

continues their magical run with a victory over Las Lomas HS 25-23, 23-25, 25-11, 25-21.

Carter Smith
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Boys Lacrosse

dispatched Miramonte HS 12-4.  The jv team was also victorious.

Jack Thoren
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In Wednesday’s action…

Baseball

plays Sir Francis Drake HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and jv is away.

Track & Field

team hosts Dublin HS at 3:30.

Boys Golf

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

Apr 12 – Boys Lacrosse Stomps the Mats 12-4

The Boy’s Lacrosse Team wrapped up their first round of DFAL league play on Tuesday night beating Miramonte with a final score of 12-4. The Dons are undefeated in league (6-0) with the second round of league games to begin on Friday.

The team came out strong scoring 7 goals in the first half and shutting out the Mats. However, they lost a bit of momentum in the 2nd half – managed to score 5 more goals, but allowed the Mats to score 4, including a Hail-Mary in the final minutes of the game.

Fynn Chorak
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Highlights:
Fynn Chorak – 4 goals and 1 assist, Nathan Brickman – 3 goals and 3 assists, Grant Jackson – 3 goals, Colin Jeffries – 1 goal and 2 assists and Matty Mariani – 1 goal.

Michael Bone and Joey Gladden led in ground ball recoveries with 5 each. Leo Barakos, Nathan Brickman, Brian Maiken and Jack Thoren forced a combined 11 Miramonte turn-overs.

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Goalie Nate Welcomer had 5 saves.

Next game is Friday at Acalanes against Dougherty Valley.

Apr 12 – Acalanes Girls Lacrosse

The Acalanes girls lost to the host Miramonte team in their return to league play after spring break.

The Dons got off to a slow start and were almost 15 minutes into the game before Sophie Ross put in the first goal. Ross added two more over the course of the game. The Dons doubled their offensive output in the second half, led by senior Marie Whitmore with four consecutive goals for Acalanes. Anna DeRoque and Kelsey Wendt assisted on two of the goals, and Susie Bush had the other two points for the Dons. Katie Welch was active in the circle with four draw controls; Whitmore and Ross each controlled two. Kelcey Higgins also had a strong defensive game for the Dons with strong ground ball control and transition play.

The Dons face the league-leading Dougherty Valley team Friday night at 7 p.m. in San Ramon.

Apr 12 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

hosts Las Lomas HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Lacrosse

teams plays Miramonte HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Softball

plays at Antioch HS at 4:00.

Apr 11 – Monday Sports

In Monday’s action…

JV Boys Golf

competes in the De La Salle tournament at Roddy Ranch at 1:00.

JV Boys Tennis

has a match at Northgate HS at 3:30.

Apr 9 – Sports over Spring Break

Wednesday, April 6

The baseball team defeated College Park HS 5-2 in 9 innings.

Friday, April 8

The baseball team defeated Liberty Ranch HS in Galt 5-2.

Apr 7 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Baseball

The Varsity team trailed College Park HS going into the 7th inning, when Daniel Kim led off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2. The Dons scored 3 runs in the 9th inning to secure the 5-2 victory raising their overall record to 10-1. Kevin McConnell was the winning pitcher throwing 3 shutout innings giving up only 1 hit and striking out 2 batters. Josh Candau and Grant Young pitched very well over the first 6 innings to set the stage. Cole Gallagher went 1 for 1, with an RBI. Will Rembac went 2 for 4.

Tom Henderson is in the Contra Costa Times “High School Sports Highlight Reel” in the sports section on page 7. There is also an article on the baseball team on the same page.

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Apr 4 – Sports over the Spring Break

Wednesday

Baseball

plays College Park HS at 4:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Friday

Baseball

plays at Liberty Ranch HS. JV is at 4:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Saturday

Track & Field

competes in the Arcadia Invitational.

Apr 1 – Boys’ Lax Team shut down the Dogs

The Varsity Lacrosse Team traveled to Martinez on Friday night to face Alhambra.  With the assistance of a few JV pull-ups, the Dons dominated the entire game with 7 goals scored in the 1st quarter alone.

Highlights:
Joey Gladden led the defense with 10 ground balls and forced 3 Alhambra turn-overs! Josh Baginski had 4 ground balls and 3 forced turn-overs. Brian Maiken with 3 ground balls, 2 forced turn-overs plus 2 GOALS from the Senior defender! Will Watson forced 2 Alhambra turn-overs. Matty Mariani won the majority of his face-offs. Together, the Don’s defense, midfield and offense stopped 14 of Alhambra’s 27 clear attempts.

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(Photo Courtesy of Terry Maiken features Brian Maiken shooting 1 of his 2 goals of the night).

At goalie, Parker Henderson completely shut down Alhambra with 4 saves.

Offensively, the Dons destroyed the Dogs as Nathan Brickman had 3 goals & 3 assists, Nathan Lee had 2 goals & 1 assist, Matty Mariani had 2 goals, Fynn Chorak wi