ACALANES BOOSTERS

Spring Sports

Jun 8 – Congratulations 2018 Graduating Seniors

Tyler Sverak

Kate Combi

Robby Rowell

Caitlyn Greenwell

Calvin Vance


Jun 8 – Norm Dea’s Final Acalanes Performance

Norm Dea


June 6 – Wednesday Sports

Last weekend, Muppy Gragg, Keaziah Smith and Ryan Nall competed in the California State Track and Field Trials.  This a two day event, trials on Friday and finals on Saturday (they are also expecting 100 degree weather for the finals.)

Before I go further, the event was held at Buchanan High School in Clovis.  Buchanan has a grammar school, middle school and a high school on the same campus. The campus itself is big enough to put Acalanes, Las Lomas and possibly Campolindo on the same site. The stadium was built by the Clovis school district and is the host to all five high schools in the district for football.  The stadium was also designed for track, with the specific purpose  of hosting the State Track Championships.  It can seat up to 10,000 or more; it has  four long jump pits, so if the wind changes the direction of the runway changes; two pole vault pits that can also be changed due to wind; two shot put rings; and a nine lane “Mondo” track which is the fastest surface a runner can run on with exchange zones that vary in color and are used for relays.

To get to the meet an athlete must first qualify out of league to the sub section championships. In Acalanes’ case, you have to finish in the top six at League to move on to Tri-Valley or run a qualifying time. From Tri-Valley an athlete must qualify in the top seven to move on tho the section championship or in our case the Meet of Champions.  At the Meet of Champions an athlete must qualify in the top three or run a qualifying time to move on to the State championships  If I am correct, there are eight sections in the state, some larger than others and they follow the same procedure. Out of those eight sections a total of 27 athletes qualify for the State Meet (that number may be larger in some events because additional athletes qualify by meeting a qualifying time.)

In California,  the most populated state in the Union, we have over 800,000 high school athletes competing in sports.  California has some of the best athletes in the nation, and this meet will bear that out. After trials you will find out how you rank in your event in the state. Either you are in the top 9 in running events or the top 12 in field events, but if you finish in 10th or 27th that is how you rank out of all the athletes in the state that participated in track and in your particular event.  There are no losers when it comes to this meet, because just to get to this meet, you have to be the best of the best (and this may mean the best in the nation.)

Muppy finished 10th in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.77, which breaks the school record she broke last week and she finished 15 in the long jump with a jump of 17′ 11.75 (she was a scratch away from being in finals); Keaziah Smith finished 25th in a field of 32 with a jump of 21′ 8.50; Ryan finished with a throw of 53′ 8.5 to finish in a tie for 15.  Keaziah is returning to Acalanes next year and now that he has been to this meet he will be focused to return.  Muppy and Ryan are moving on to college where they will also compete in track, Muppy to Dartmouth and Ryan to MIT.

This meet also featured para ambulatory athletes that competed and represented their school as did every athlete in the meet.

 

John Crain

Head Track & Field Coach

 


All-League honors were announced for softball. Representing Acalanes:

First Team

Morgan Salmon- freshman
Amy Schwing- freshman
Ellie Palma- freshman
Bailee Takano- Junior
Second Team
Riley Nicosia- sophomore
Honorable Mention
Rosie Shackett- senior
Alexis Carlson- senior
The team was 3rd in academics for all of North Coast Sectionals!
Way to go, Lady Dons!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Sports – June 5

Baseball DAL All-League honors have been announced. Congratulations to the following Acalanes Varsity players:
1st Team:
Davis Diaz, Freshman(*)
Jake Delaney, Sophomore
Nick Berry, Senior
Nick Kresnak, Sophomore
2nd Team:
Brian Merken, Senior
Simon Oh, Senior
Honorable Mention:
Thatcher Hurd, Freshman
Ty Whelehan, Senior
(*) A special congratulations to freshman shortstop, Davis Diaz, for also being the top vote-getter among all All-League honorees, as selected by the head coaches of the DAL. Way to go, Davis!

June 4 – Monday Sports

2018 All DAL Selections for Boys Volleyball:
League MVP – Colin Kirbach
First Team, All-League
Ethan Browne
Alex Franke
Austin Kinnear
Second Team, All-League
Lane Altbaum
Nikolai Heffernan
Honorable Mention
Jackson Kirke

Acalanes 2018 Senior Reflection

Complimentary downloads thanks to my senior son Andrew

June 2 – Saturday Sports

Saturday, Ryan Nall will compete in the shotput at the CIF State Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

June 1 – Friday Sports

Acalanes Boosters Club Most Outstanding Senior Athletes

Congratulations to Muppy Gragg and Ryan Nall, who at last night’s Senior Awards, were presented with the Acalanes Boosters Club Most Outstanding Female and Male Senior Athlete Awards, respectively. This award is given by Boosters each year to an individual female and male athlete who have made the most significant contributions in several sports during the entire Acalanes career while maintaining strong academic performance.

 


 

The CIF track & field championships are Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.  Muppy Gragg will compete in the 300 hurdles and long jump, Ryan Nall in shotput and Keaziah Smith in long jump.

May 30 – Wednesday Sports

Meet of Champions

This past Friday and Saturday the track team competed at North Coast Section Meet of Champions at UC Berkeley. The girls team finished 5th overall and the only Division 3 team in the top five. This team continues to prove that it can compete with the best track and field teams in the section. The boys team finished in a tie for 16 out of 40 teams.

We had two school records broken at this meet and we had two personal bests, and a fifth fastest time in school history.

It started Friday with the first event, boys shot put. Ryan Nall equaled his PR with a throw of 55’2 to finish second and qualify for the State Championships (this is Ryan’s second trip to the State Meet). Then Muppy Gragg qualified for finals in the 400 and 300 hurdles (finishing 4th with a 45.43). Johnny Choi, (who currently holds the 2nd place Acalanes high jump record of 6’6″), cleared 6’2″, finishing 10th. The most exciting event was the last, the girls 4 x 400. Charlie Koehane, Emily Sverak, Mikaela Truong and Mari Florine made up the team. The last time these four were paired together was on April 11 and they ran a time of 4:22.02.  This past week each athlete had to make an individual commitment to this race, I was asking them not to do anything they were not capable of doing, but I was asking they all to do what was possible. I thought a 4:05 would get them to finals; I was wrong. They ran 4:02.54 to finish 7th and qualified for finals. What these four athletes accomplished is what legends are made of. They made a 20 second improvement from April 11 to May 25.

Saturday started the same way. In the girls long jump, all the jumpers were jumping below their personal best. Yet Muppy was able to jump 17′ 7,25 to finish 2nd and qualify for the State Championships. Ryan Nall finished on the podium for the second time in the discus with a 6th place finish and a throw 147’01. In the 400  Muppy finished 6th in a race that a girl from Bishop O’Dowd ran a 52.69, the fastest time in the state, and the fifth fastest in the nation (and girl from Newark Memorial ran a 53.95). This was not a race that I thought Muppy would qualify in. Then Keaziah Smith in the boys long thought after the event that he did not qualify only to find that he qualified third and won a ticket to the State Championships. In the girls 800 freshman Nicole Frigon finished 8th with a personal best of 2:19.08 (the eight fastest in school history) in a race that included the two time state champion in this event. While that was happening, Scarlette McCullough was having the time of her life pole vaulting, which resulted in a school record 10′ 7, only to be followed by a pole breaking on Scarlette’s final attempt at 10’11. Muppy’s next event was the 300 hurdles and with no memory of the previous day’s time, Muppy ran a 44.03 breaking the school record of 44.88 and finishing second and qualifying for the State Championship in a second event.  The last event of the day was the 4 x 400 and I had to make a change. In an attempt to qualify for the State Championship, I had to include Muppy on the 4 x 400 team. This was something I had discussed with the girls weeks ago and they all knew that this was going to happen. Getting to the finals and running in the finals took all five athletes, this 4 x 400 team was a team of five. So the team that ran was Charlie Koehane, Emily Sverak, Mari Florine and Muppy. Prior to the Meet of Champions there had been only been four teams that had run sub 4:00 4 x 400 in the section. In this race there were seven, us being the seventh with a time 3:58.22, the fifth fastest in school history and the fourth straight year we have had a girls 4 x 400 team under 4:00 and in the MOC Finals.

I would like to recognize the seniors that ran yesterday and Friday. Muppy Gragg, Ryan Nall, and Mari Florine contributions to the team cannot be overlooked. Each person is an outstanding representative of Acalanes and the Acalanes Track and Field Team. Each individual made a commitment to excellence, hard work, academics, were respectful of others and were leaders. They never look down or up to anyone, treated everyone as equals.  Athletics is only a fraction of what they represent.

John Crain
Instructional Assistant
Head Track and Field Coach

May 27 – Weekend Sports

The track & field team performed well at the NCS Meet of Champions. The girls finished 5th overall and the boys 16th.

 

The following placed at the NCS Meet of Champions to qualify for the CIF Championships Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2.

Muppy Gragg, 2nd in 300 hurdles and 2nd in long jump.

Ryan Nall, 2nd in shotput.

Keaziah Smith, 3rd in long jump.

 

Also performing well at the NCS Meet of Champions.

Muppy Gragg 6th in 400

Ryan Nall, 6th in discus.

Nicole Frigon, 8th in 800.

Emily Sverak, Muppy Gragg, Charlie Keohane, Mari Florine, 7th in 4×400.

Aimee Gee and Lena Johnson, 5th in unified long jump and 4th in unified 100.

May 24 – Acalanes College Athlete Recognition

Congratulations to all Acalanes Athletes recognized on Signing Day. Photos are available here. 

Photos in this gallery are free. Thank you seniors for your contributions to Acalanes sports.

May 25 – Friday Sports

Congratulations to the boys JV lacrosse team who went undefeated in league play at 7-0 and 11-8 overall. Team award winners included:

 

MVP: Leo Cohen

Offensive MVP: Owen Lee

Defensive Player of Year:  Eric Machtmes

Most Improved:  Peter Caprio

Matt Lynn Award:  Walter Workman

Hoover (Ground Ball) Award:  Garrett Siegel

 

 

In Friday’s action…

 

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

 

In Saturday’s action…

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

May 24 – Thursday Sports

Congratulations to the boys JV lacrosse team who went undefeated in league play at 7-0 and 11-8 overall. Team award winners included:

 

MVP: Leo Cohen

Defensive Player of Year:  Eric Machtmes.

Most Improved:  Peter Caprio

Matt Lynn Award:  Walter Workman

Hoover (Ground Ball) Award:  Garrett Siegel

 

In Friday’s action…

 

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

 

In Saturday’s action…

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

 

 

 

May 23 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

 

It was a tough night for our teams that finished great seasons.

 

The boys volleyball team was defeated by Aptos HS in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals.

The baseball team was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS in the NCS playoffs.

The softball team was defeated by Terra Linda HS in the NCS playoffs.

 


 

 

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)


May 22 – Tuesday Sports

2018 All DAL Selections for Boys Lacrosse:

 

League MVP

Joey Gladden

 

First Team All League

Parker Henderson

Nick Schirmer

Fynn Chorak

Jake Landry

 

Second Team All League

Gabe Middleton

 

Honorable Mention

Beniam Huff

Jack Wickline

 


 

In Tuesday’s playoff action…

 

The baseball team hosts San Ramon Valley HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 5:00.

The softball team plays at Terra Linda HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 5:00.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team plays at #4 Aptos HS in the CIF NorCal Regionals at 7:00.

 

Note:  At the NCS playoff games, there will be an admission charge and pets will not be allowed.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

 

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

 


 

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)


May 21 – Monday Sports

In weekend action …

 

Dons Girls Swim Team take 7th place at CIF State Swim Championships

The Dons Swim Team headed to Clovis to compete in the CIF State Championships this weekend, qualifying their largest number of swimmers ever for the program.  Acalanes girls team was represented by individual qualifiers Emily Lo, Emily Gebhardt and Shelby Suppiger, and also had all 3 relays qualify.  The girls team finished 7th in the state ahead of rival powerhouses Miramonte HS (12th) and Campolindo HS (18th).

Emily Lo, senior, made the finals in both events, finishing 4th in the 100 breast with an All-American time of 1:02.05, bettering her previous Acalanes record.  She also was 9th in the 100 fly.

Emily Gebhardt finished 24th in 100 fly with a 56.44.

Shelby Suppiger, freshman, was 8th in the 100 breast, also adding her name to the record book with the 2nd fastest breaststroke of all time for the Dons at 1:03.47.

The girls Medley Relay team of Anna McCarthy, Suppiger, Lo and Gebhardt posted the all-time fastest Medley relay time for Acalanes at 1:44.79 which earned them an All-American time and a 9th place finish.

Girls 200 Free Relay team of Gebhardt, Suppiger, Lauren Etnyre and Lo also broke the Acalanes all-time record at 1:34.60, moving up from a 19th seed to take 5th place in the state, and earning another All-American honor.

Girls 400 Free Relay team of Suppiger, Etnyre, Claire Maxwell & Gebhardt had a huge time drop,  moving from 22nd seed to 9th overall with a time of 3:28.61 shattering the Acalanes team record by over 2 seconds.

Congratulations swimmers!

 

Track & Field: The girls track & field team finished 4th overall and the boys 9th at the NCS Tri-Valley Championships.

 

Muppy Gragg 1st in 400, 1st in long jump, 2nd in 300 hurdles

Ryan Nall 1st in shotput, 3rd discus

Mila Mathias 8th in 100 hurdles, 8th in high jump

Johnny Choi 2nd in high jump

Keaziah Smith 5th in long jump

Anna Weier 5th in discus

Nicole Frigon 6th in 800

Emily Sverak 7th in 300 hurdles

Isabel Rasmussen 7th in high jump

Scarlette McCullough 7th in pole vault

Emily Sverak, Mikaela Truong, Muppy Gragg, Mari Florine 4th in 4X400

Lena Johnson & Aimee Gee 3rd in unified 100, 3rd in unified long jump

Taylor Hill & Alex Christensen 4th in unified 100, 4th unified long jump

Tucker Starbuck & Shou Routh 7th in unified long jump

 

Baseball: The frosh-soph baseball team was swept by Las Lomas HS in two games.

 

NCS Playoffs …

 

The #8 seeded baseball team hosts #9 San Ramon Valley HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs Tuesday at 5:00.

The softball team plays at Terra Linda HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs Tuesday at 5:00.

 

CIF Playoffs …

 

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team plays at #4 Aptos HS in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals Tuesday at 7:00.

 

Note:  At all 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.

 

 

NCS Academic awards…

The boys volleyball team is not only the NCS Champion, but they are also the scholastic champion as they earned the NCS Scholastic Championship Team Award as their average team GPA of 3.43 was the highest of all NCS Division 2 teams.

The softball team also received the NCS Scholastic Championship Team Award as their average team GPA of 3.42 was the third highest of all NCS Division 3 teams.

NCS D1 Baseball Playoff Bracket (updated 5/20)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Baseball Championships Division 1

NCS D3 Softball Playoff Bracket (updated 5/20)

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Softball Championships Division 3

Boys Volleyball CIF Playoff Bracket (updated 5/20)

Volleyball Boys Div 2 CIF

2018 CIF NorCal Boys Volleyball Championships Division II

May 18 – Friday Sports

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The Spazmatics Party is Back! TONIGHT!

A few tickets remain! Tonight, dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 


 

In Thursday’s action…

 

The boys volleyball team is the North Coast Section Champions.  They went to Northgate HS and pulled out a very close victory 25-21, 29-27, 26-28 and 25-23.  They advance to the CIF NorCal playoffs beginning Tuesday.

The boys lacrosse team played extremely well against a very good Marin Academy HS team in a thriller of a match. The Dons were up 1-0 after the first period, 3-2 after the third period and were leading 4-3 in the fourth. Marin Academy tied it up 4-4 with 1:44 to play. Marin then scored the winning goal with only 4 seconds left in the match.  Acalanes ends an outstanding season as the NCS Championship Runner-up.

The girls lacrosse team gave Miramonte HS all they could handle, but fell short 6-10.  Their stellar season ends well as NCS Championship Runner-up. The Dons got off to a hot start but then the Mats started chipping away swinging the momentum at half time up 7-5.  It was defense that won it for the Mats with a game of keep-away for the last 12 minutes of the game.  The girls celebrated their successful 18-7 season with post-game antics on the field!  Way to go Lady Dons!

Girls lacrosse photos will be posted on Maxpreps

The baseball team ended the regular season with a victory over Alhambra HS 4-2 as they prepare for the NCS playoffs next week.  The JV team also won 7-3.

The softball team played well in defeat to Las Lomas HS.

 

In Friday’s action…

 

The swim team competes in the CIF Championships in Clovis.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The swimming and diving team competes in the CIF Championships in Clovis.

The track & field team competes in the NCS Tri-Valley Championships at Amador Valley HS at 10:00 am.

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

 

NCS Academic awards…

 

The boys volleyball team is not only the NCS Champion, but they are also the scholastic champion as they earned the NCS Scholastic Championship Team Award as their average team GPA of 3.43 was the highest of all NCS division 2 teams.

The softball team also received the NCS Scholastic Championship Team Award as their average team GPA of 3.42 was the third highest of all NCS division 3 teams.

May 17 – Thursday Sports

SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back!

This Friday, dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


 

In Thursday’s action…

 

It’s the trifecta of NCS Championship games.

 

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team plays #1 Marin Academy HS at Marin Catholic HS for the NCS Championship at 5:30.

The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team plays at #1 Miramonte HS for the NCS Championship at 7:00.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team plays at #3 Northgate HS for the NCS Championship at 7:00.

 

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

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

 

Note:  At the NCS Championship 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.

May 16 – Wednesday Sports

SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back!

This Friday, dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


In Tuesday’s action…

 

Everyone was a winner.

Boys Volleyball

The biggest victory came from the #5 seeded boys volleyball team in five games over perennial power and #1 seeded Campolindo HS in the NCS semifinals.  The Cougars won the first and third games, but the Dons battled back in the second and fourth to force game five.  The Dons found themselves down 12-8 and on the brink of elimination when they mounted the incredible rally outscoring their opponent 10-4 to post a stunning game five victory 18-16.  They not only advance to the Championship game, but they qualify for the CIF NorCal playoffs.  The Championship game is at Northgate HS Thursday at 7:00.

Girls Lacrosse

The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team led off the evening’s semifinal action with a rematch against #3 Piedmont HS.  The Dons were in control the entire game and recorded an identical 13-10 victory to advance to the NCS championship game.  The Championship game is at Miramonte HS at 7:00. It’s been four years since the Lady Dons have played in the championship game so come support the girls and cheer them on!

Boys Lacrosse

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team overcame a slow start in the first half against #3 Miramonte HS and exploded in the third quarter to cruise to a 16-9 victory.  The Championship game is against Marin Academy HS at Marin Catholic HS at 5:30.

Baseball

defeated Northgate HS 5-3.  The JV team also won 8-5.

Softball

defeated Mt. Diablo HS 16-4.

NOTE: NCS photos will only appear on the Maxpreps site.


 

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)


Girls Lacrosse NCS Bracket (Updated 5/16)

NCS playoff photos are posted on Maxpreps.

Lacrosse Girls Div 2 NCS

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Girls Lacrosse Championships Division 2 Girls Lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse NCS Brackets (Updated 5/16)

NCS photos are posted on Maxpreps.

Lacrosse Boys Div 2 NCS

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Boys Lacrosse Championships Division 2 Boys’ Lacrosse

Boys Volleyball NCS Brackets (Updated 5/16)

NCS Photos posted on Maxpreps

Volleyball Boys Div 2 NCS

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Boys Volleyball Championships Division 2

May 15 – Tuesday Sports

SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


 

In Tuesday’s action…

 

The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team hosts #3 Piedmont HS in the NCS semifinals at 5:00.  These two teams played earlier in the season and the Dons prevailed in a close game 13-10.

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts #3 Miramonte HS in the NCS semifinals at 7:00.  The Dons won both contests against the Matadors this season.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team plays at #1 Campolindo HS in the NCS semifinals at 7:00.  They have a huge upset in mind as they look to avenge a very close four-game defeat to the Cougars earlier in the season.

The baseball team hosts Northgate HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.  The senior day presentation will take place prior to the varsity game.

The softball team hosts Mt. Diablo HS at 4:00.  Varsity is home and JV is away.  The senior day presentation will take place prior to the varsity game.

 

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.

 


 

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)


May 14 – Mondays Sports

SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The girls swim team was outstanding in a 4th place finish at the NCS Championships.

The baseball team was defeated by Campolindo HS 5-3.  The frosh-soph team was swept.

 

In Monday’s action…

 

The boys golf team competes in the NCS Championships at Lone Tree GC.

 

The NCS Semifinals are Tuesday and there is a lot at stake.

The girls lacrosse team hosts Piedmonts HS at 5:00.  They met earlier in the season and edged out the Highlanders 13-10.

The boys lacrosse team hosts Miramonte HS at 7:00.  They defeated the Matadors twice this season.

The boys volleyball team plays at Campolindo HS at 7:00.  They look to avenge an early season loss in four very close games.

After an exciting, 5-set upset victory over Washington last week, the Boys Volleyball team has returned to the NCS Semifinals for the second straight year.  Austin Kinnear and Ethan Brown lead the team in Kills, Alex Franke in Blocks, Colin Kirbach in Assists & Aces, and Lane Altbaum in Digs.

 

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.

 

Saturday’s individual standouts…

 

NCS swimming championships

Emily Lo, 2nd in 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke

Grace Gebhardt, 5th in 100 butterfly and 10th in 100 freestyle

Jake Stone, 14th in 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke

Shelby Suppiger, 9th in 100 breaststroke

Claire Maxwell, 14th in 50 freestyle

Anna McCarthy, Shelby Suppiger, Emily Lo, Lauren Etnyre 3rd in 200 medley relay

Emily Gebhardt, Ryan Hagglund, Claire Maxwell, Emily Lo 5th in 200 freestyle relay

Shelby Suppiger, Claire Maxwell, Lauren Etnyre, Emily Gebhardt 5th in 400 freestyle relay Jake Stone, Jacob Parker, Bennett Winther, Will Nagle 13th in 200 freestyle relay

Acalanes Dive Team also had 2 outstanding performances Audrey Lundgren – 14th place at NCS, Jackie Samaniego – 3rd place at NCS and qualified for State meet!

 

 

DAL varsity track & field championships

Muppy Gragg, 1st in 400, 1st in long jump, 2nd in 300 hurdles, 3rd in high jump

Ryan Nall, 1st in shotput and 3rd in discus

Mila Mathias, 2nd in 100 hurdles, 6th in high jump

Anna Weier, 2nd in shotput and discus

Johnny Choi, 2nd in high jump, 8th in long jump

Scarlette McCullough, 3rd in pole vault, 8th in long jump

Maddie Kalil, 5th in discus and 8th in shotput

Keaziah Smith, 2nd in long jump

Chris Rogers, 3rd in long jump

Nicole Frigon, 3rd in 800

Maren Quintella, 3rd in 100 hurdles

Karen Rosenberg, 4th in discus

Isabel Rasmussen, 5th in high jump

Kevin Mlynek, 6th in 400

Emily Sverak, 6th in 300 hurdles

Mari Florine, 7th in 200

Charlotte Keohane, 8th in 400

Ethan Frigon, 8th in 800

Lucas Julian, 8th in 110 hurdles

Clark King, 8th in high jump

Beatrice Weier, 8th in discus

Jesse Iniguez-Stralla, Keaziah Smith, Chris Armanino, Anand Patel 3rd in 4X100 relay

Mikaela Truoung, Mari Florine, Nicole Frigon, Emily Sverak 3rd in 4X400 relay

Emily Sverak, Scarlette McCullough, Mikaela Truong, Mari Florine 5th in 4X100 relay

Rayce Walton, Irvin Chao, Ethan Sanguinet, Kevin Mlynek 6th in 4X400 relay

Andrew Federas, Shou Routh, Tucker Starbuck, Daniel Soderstrom 1st in 4X100 unified relay Aimee Gee, Lena Johnson, Molly Tinley, Kate Schirmer 1st in 4X100 unified relay

Unified Sports Team
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DAL frosh-soph track & field championships

Tori Wang, 6th in 100 hurdles and 6th in discus

Lena Johnson, 2nd in 800

Binti Sohn, 3rd in 800

Pierce Florine, 4th in pole vault

 

Acalanes Girls finished second to a very strong Miramonte team. Miramonte should have beaten us in our dual meet, but they came yesterday and ran and jumped better than any other a team and earned the League Meet Championship. Acalanes remains the Dual Meet Champion.

Injuries have plagued the varsity boys and yesterday was no exception. Several athletes had to pull out of events because doing that last event, even with a slight injury, may have prevented them from next week’s competition.  Yet we still were able to put in great individual performances: Keaziah Smith jumping his way onto the leader board with 22-4; the 4 x 100 running the second fastest time of the season with 43.66, and only the second time this season under 44 sec. Welcome back Jesse Stralla.

The girls varsity, while finishing second to Miramonte, still finished 41 points ahead of the third place finisher.  Muppy Gragg in four events had two firsts, a second and a third. She jumped 18’1/2 in LJ, ran 44.90 in 300 hurdles (.02 off school record) and ran a season best in the 400 57.38; Mila Mathias and Maren Quinella running sub 17 in 100 hurdles finishing 2nd and 3rd;  Charlie Keohane running 61.50 for almost a 2 sec PR in the 400.

Those were just the highlights. We had 23 PR’s or Season PR’s overall. In the boys beside Keaziah (who also PRed in the 100); we had Chris Armanino and Vance Parry in the 100, Johnny Choi in the Long Jump; Kevin Mlynek in the 400; Ethan Frigon in the 800.

In the girls we had PR’s from Anna Weier in the 100 hurdles and discus (where she finished 2nd), Maddy Kalil and Bea Weier in shot; Mari Florine and Scarlette McCullough in the 200 (Scarlette also finished 3rd in PV); Nicole Frigon in the 800; Emily Sverak in the 400 and 300 hurdles.

May 12 – Track DAL Finals

I have been to many league championship meets, and this has to rank with the best. Granted we had a tail wind, and the times show that, but we had state leaders in the 100, 110 hurdles, and 4 x 400. We had section leaders in the VG 300 hurdles, and VG LJ. For a league that is considered a step sister to the other leagues in regards to track, we put on a show yesterday.

Acalanes Girls finished second to a very strong Miramonte team. Miramonte should have beaten us in our dual meet, but they came yesterday and ran and jumped better than any other a team and earned the League Meet Championship. Acalanes remains the Dual Meet Champion.

Injuries have plagued the varsity boys and yesterday was no exception. Several athletes had to pull out of events because doing that last event, even with a slight injury, may have prevented them from next week’s competition.  Yet we still were able to put in great individual performances: Keaziah Smith jumping his way onto the leader board with 22-4; the 4 x 100 running the second fastest time of the season with 43.66, and only the second time this season under 44 sec. Welcome back Jesse Stralla.

Muppy Gragg
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The girls varsity, while finishing second to Miramonte, still finished 41 points ahead of the third place finisher.  Muppy Gragg in four events had two firsts, a second and a third. She jumped 18’1/2 in LJ, ran 44.90 in 300 hurdles (.02 off school record) and ran a season best in the 400 57.38; Mila Mathias and Maren Quinella running sub 17 in 100 hurdles finishing 2nd and 3rd;  Charlie Keohane running 61.50 for almost a 2 sec PR in the 400.

Those were just the highlights. We had 23 PR’s or Season PR’s overall. In the boys beside Keaziah (who also PRed in the 100); we had Chris Armanino and Vance Parry in the 100, Johnny Choi in the Long Jump; Kevin Mlynek in the 400; Ethan Frigon in the 800.

Kevin Mlynek
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In the girls we had PR’s from Anna Weier in the 100 hurdles and discus (where she finished 2nd), Maddy Kalil and Bea Weier in shot; Mari Florine and Scarlette McCullough in the 200 (Scarlette also finished 3rd in PV); Nicole Frigon in the 800; Emily Sverak in the 400 and 300 hurdles.

Maddie Kalil
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This was the first official meet that the Unified Athletes competed as part of the track team.  If they qualify they will also move on to the Tri-Valley Championship next week.

I have not included the final list of qualifiers in this email. DAL and EBAL get six automatic entries to the Tri-Valley Championships, the BVAL gets 4.  The next best eight times from any league also will get in. Later today I will know who or what league those qualifiers will come from.  That means we may have additional qualifiers.

John Crain
Instructional Assistant
Head Track and Field Coach

May 11 – Friday Sports, NCS, Fund a Need & Pay to Play Parties

HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR

 

 

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

For this year’s Fund A Need, help Boosters bring strength & conditioning to all twenty-four Acalanes teams for their upcoming 2018-2019 seasons. Those who attended the Booster Bash heard Chris Clark, our certified athletic trainer, talk about the number of injuries our student-athletes incur each year that could be prevented through better flexibility, conditioning and strength. Help Boosters create a safer environment for your kids that will keep them on the practice and playing fields all season.

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


 

Looking for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grad gifts? You can find excellent gifts and support a worthwhile cause — the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation — a 501c(3) that supports the Girls and Boys Acalanes Dons Water Polo teams.  If you shop at Wish from Wednesday, May 9th thru Saturday, May 12th and mention the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation’s name, a percentage of the proceeds from your sale will go to the Foundation. It is the perfect week to purchase gifts for your Grads, Dads and Moms (Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, by the way).

 

Wish is located at 2333 Boulevard Circle in Walnut Creek and has fabulous gifts as well as home, kitchen and garden accessories.

 


 

In Thursday’s action…

 

It was a clean sweep in the NCS playoffs Thursday night.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team recorded the most thrilling victory over #4 Washington HS, Fremont 25-11, 25-18, 16-25, 18-25 and 15-5 to advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday at Campolindo HS at 7:00.

The boys lacrosse team started the evening defeating Livermore HS 19-5 to advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday as they host Miramonte HS at 7:00.

The girls lacrosse team scored early and often to defeat Casa Grande HS 13-3. Stellar offense, aggressive defense and draw control made all the difference in the game.  The girls advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday when they host Piedmont HS at 5:00.

The softball team defeated Campolindo HS.

The frosh-soph baseball team fell short of Campolindo HS 9-8.

 

Thursday’s individual standouts…

 

Congratulations to Jackie Samaniego placing 3rd and Audrey Lundgren 14th at the NCS Diving Championships.

 

In Friday’s action…

 

The swim team competes in the NCS Championships at Las Positas College in Livermore.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The swim team competes in the NCS Championships at Las Positas College in Livermore.

The track & field team competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 8:30.

The baseball team plays at Campolindo HS.  Varsity at 1:00 and frosh-soph at 4:00.

May 10 – Thursday Sports, Fund a Need & Pay to Play Parties

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOOSTER BASH?

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR AND TO SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 


NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

 

YOU CAN STILL ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


 

Looking for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grad gifts? You can find excellent gifts and support a worthwhile cause — the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation — a 501c(3) that supports the Girls and Boys Acalanes Dons Water Polo teams.  If you shop at Wish from Wednesday, May 9th thru Saturday, May 12th and mention the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation’s name, a percentage of the proceeds from your sale will go to the Foundation. It is the perfect week to purchase gifts for your Grads, Dads and Moms (Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, by the way).

 

Wish is located at 2333 Boulevard Circle in Walnut Creek and has fabulous gifts as well as home, kitchen and garden accessories.

 


In Thursday’s action…

 

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts #7 Livermore HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 5:00.

 

The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team hosts #7 Casa Grande HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

 

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team plays at #4 Washington HS in Fremont in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

 

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

 

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

May 9 – Wednesday Sports, Fund a Need & Pay to Play Parties

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOOSTER BASH?

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR AND TO SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 


NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

 

YOU CAN STILL ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


 

Looking for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grad gifts? You can find excellent gifts and support a worthwhile cause — the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation — a 501c(3) that supports the Girls and Boys Acalanes Dons Water Polo teams.  If you shop at Wish from Wednesday, May 9th thru Saturday, May 12th and mention the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation’s name, a percentage of the proceeds from your sale will go to the Foundation. It is the perfect week to purchase gifts for your Grads, Dads and Moms (Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, by the way).

 

Wish is located at 2333 Boulevard Circle in Walnut Creek and has fabulous gifts as well as home, kitchen and garden accessories.

 


In Tuesday’s action…

 

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team defeated Sonoma Academy HS 20-2 in the first round of the NCS playoffs and will host Livermore HS Thursday at 5:00 in the quarterfinals.

​The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team defeated Bishop O’Dowd HS 16-5 in the first round of the NCS playoffs and will host Casa Grande HS Thursday at 7:00 in the quarterfinals.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team defeated Tennyson HS 25-15, 26-24, 25-16 in the first round of the NCS playoffs and will play at Washington HS Thursday at 7:00 in the quarterfinals.

The boys tennis team ended a great season in a close match against San Ramon Valley HS 4-3.

The softball team defeated Miramonte HS 14-1.

The baseball team dropped a close game to College Park HS 3-2.  The JV team shut out the Falcons 7-0.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

The JV softball team plays at Northgate HS at 4:00.​

May 8 – Tuesday Sports, NCS, Fund a Need & Pay to Play Parties

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOOSTER BASH?

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR AND TO SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 


NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

 

YOU CAN STILL ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball


 

In Tuesday’s action…

 

It is a very busy day filled with playoff action.

 

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

The softball team hosts Miramonte HS at 4:00.

The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team hosts #15 Bishop O’Dowd HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 5:00.

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts #15 Sonoma Academy HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 7:00.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team hosts #12 Tennyson HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

The boys tennis team has a match at San Ramon Valley HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 3:30.

 

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.

May 7 – Monday Sports, NCS, Fund a Need, Pay to Play Parties

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOOSTER BASH?

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR AND TO SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 


NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

 

YOU CAN STILL ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball


 

In Friday’s action …

The boys lacrosse team is the DAL Champion as they jumped to a large early lead and coasted to a 12-2 victory over Miramonte HS.

The girls lacrosse team is the DAL runner-up as they were defeated by Miramonte HS in the DAL Championship game. The Lady Dons Lacrosse team got off to a great start against Miramonte Friday night in the DAL championship game, however Miramonte chipped away in the second half and unfortunately walked away with an 11-5 win.

The softball team was defeated by Piedmont HS.

 

In Saturday’s action…

The frosh-soph baseball team was swept by Las Lomas HS in a doubleheader.

 

The first round of the North Coast Section playoffs begin Tuesday, May 8 …

The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team hosts #15 Bishop O’Dowd HS at 5:00 at Acalanes.

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts #15 Sonoma Academy HS at 7:00 at Acalanes.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team hosts #12 Tennyson HS at 7:00 at Acalanes.

Acalanes swimming – diving will compete in the North Coast Swim & Dive Championship this weekend in Livermore.

The boys tennis team plays at San Ramon Valley HS at 3:30.

 

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.

 

In weekend action …

The AquaDons ended their regular season with a 3rd place finish at the DAL Swimming Championships. The meet was filled with personal best times for our Acalanes swimmers with many making it to the finals.  Senior Emily Lo finished 1st in both the 100 Breast & the 100 Fly and posted All-American times.  Freshman Shelby Suppiger also achieved an All-American consideration time in the 100 Breast.

 

FINALISTS GIRLS:

200 Free – Emily Gebhardt (3rd), Jewel Roemer (4th), Lauren Etnyre (8th), Alex Fellner (13th)

200 IM – Shelby Suppiger (6th), Kylie Walker 15th, Daphne Ganter (16th), Beth Daughters (19th)

50 Free – Ryan Hagglund, Bella Wentzel tied 12th, Claire Rowell 15th

100 Fly – Emily Lo (1st)**All-American Consideration, Emily Gebhardt (4th), Ava MacKay (8th), Beth Daughters (19th)

100 Free – Jewel Roemer (3rd), Claire Maxwell (7th), Lauren Etnyre (9th), Bella Wentzel (12th)

500 Free – Stella Sowarby (5th), Ryan Hagglund (13th), Lexi Rowell (17th)

100 Back – Ava MacKay (15th), Kylie Walker (16th), Anna McCarthy (17th),  Zoe Benisek (18th)

100 Breast – Emily Lo (1st)**All-American, Shelby Suppiger (4th) **All-American Consideration, Emma Miller (16th), Laurel White (19th)

200 Medley Relay (Anna McCarthy, Shelby Suppiger, Emily Lo, Ryan Hagglund) 2nd place

200 Free Relay (Claire Maxwell, Emily Gebhardt, Jewel Roemer, Emily Lo) 1st place **All-American Consideration time

400 Free Relay (Lauren Etnyre, Claire Maxwell, Emily Gebhardt, Jewel Roemer) 2nd place **All-American Consideration

 

FINALISTS BOYS:

200 Free – Will Nagle (6th), Bennett Winter (15th), Jay Mills (23rd)

200 IM – Jacob Parker (11th), James Chen (18th), Ethan Del Rosario (19th)

50 Free – Kyle Dexter (14th), Trevor McNally (18th)

100 Fly – Bennett Winther (10th), Jacob Parker (19th), James Chen (21st), Anthony Bertolami (23rd)

100 Free – Will Nagle (7th), Kyle Dexter (15th)

200 Free Relay (Jake Stone, Bennett Winer, Jacob Parker, Will Nagle) 4th

100 Back – Nick Davidson (11th), Colby Suppiger (19th), Zach Kuo 21st, Slade Woehrle (22nd)

100 Breast – Jake Stone (9th), Max Stryker (15th), Carter Lom (19th)

400 Free Relay – (Max Stryker, Nick Davidson, Jacob Parker, Kyle Dexter) 5th

 

Congratulations to the following swimmers & divers who have met an automatic or consideration standard for NCS:

Acalanes Divers:

Audrey Lundgren & Jaqueline Samaniego

Swimmers:

Beth Daughters, Nick Davidson, Kyle Dexter, Lauren Etnyre, Alex Fellner, Emily Gebhardt, Ryan Hagglund, Emily Lo,

Ava MacKay, Claire Maxwell, Anna McCarthy, Emma Miller, Will Nagle, Jacob Parker, Jewel Roemer, Claire Rowell, Stella Sowarby,

Jake Stone, Colby Suppiger, Shelby Suppiger, Kylie Walker, Bella Wentzel, Laurel White, Bennett Winther

Relay Swimmers:

Tony Bertolami, James Chen, Carter Lom, Max Stryker

 

 

May 4 – Swimming Scavenger Hunt

Regrettably I didn’t have a shorter lens to include all participants in the same photo

May 5 – Saturday Sports, Fund a Need & Pay-to-Play Parties

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOOSTER BASH?

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR AND TO SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 


NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

 

YOU CAN STILL ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball

 


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.


 

In Fridays action…
The boys lacrosse team is the DAL Champion as they jumped to a large early lead and coasted to a 12-2 victory over Miramonte HS.
The girls lacrosse team is the DAL runner-up as they were defeated by Miramonte HS in the DAL Championship game.
The softball team was defeated by Piedmont HS.
In Saturdays action…
The swimming & diving team competes in the DAL finals at Campolindo HS at 12:00.
The track & field team competes in the DAL trials at Campolindo HS at 2:30.
The frosh-soph baseball team hosts Las Lomas HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.
Note:  At the DAL track meet, there will be an admission charge.  $5 general admission and $3 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

In Thursdays action…

May 4 – Acalanes Boys Lacrosse win DAL Championship 12-2

Jack Wickline
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NCS Seedings announced Sunday afternoon. Come back Monday for NCS brackets

 

Nick Schirmer
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Jake Landry
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May 4 – Girls Lacrosse is DAL Runner-Up

Emma Workman
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Lauren Westergren
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May 4 – Friday Sports, Fund a Need & Pay-to-Play Parties

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOOSTER BASH?

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR AND TO SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 


NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 AT THE BASH. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

 

YOU CAN STILL ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball

 

Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer

 

Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field

 

Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer

 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country

 

Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse

 

The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!

 

The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families

 

Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball

 


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


In Thursdays action…
The baseball team defeated Clayton Valley Charter HS 7-3.  The jv team turned on the offense with an 11-4 victory.
The softball team defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 11-0.
The boys volleyball team defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 25-4, 25-7, 25-11 to end the regular season as DAL Valley division champions at 10-0with an overall record of 23-8.
In Fridays action…
The boys lacrosse team hosts Miramonte HS in the DAL Championship game at 7:00.
The girls lacrosse team plays at Miramonte HS in the DAL Championship game at 7:00.
The softball team plays Piedmont HS at 4:00.  Varsity is away and JV is home.
In Saturdays action…
The swimming & diving team competes in the DAL finals at Campolindo HS at 12:00.
The track & field team competes in the DAL trials at Campolindo HS at 2:30.
The frosh-soph baseball team hosts Las Lomas HS in a doubleheader at 11:00 and 1:30.
Note:  At the DAL post-season events, there will be an admission charge.  $5 general admission and $3 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.

May 3 – Thursday Sports, Fund a Need & Pay-to-Play Parties

DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOOSTER BASH LAST SATURDAY? HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP BRING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TO ACALANES SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR NEXT YEAR AND SIGN UP FOR PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES

 


NEW STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

 

WE RAISED ALMOST $17,000 ON SATURDAY NIGHT. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000! CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

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 minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

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

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs

 


PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES!

 

YOU CAN STILL ATTEND OUR UPCOMING PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 


CALLING ALL ACALANES SENIOR RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETES

On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.

 


In Wednesday’s action…
The boys volleyball team defeated Liberty HS 25-14, 25-13, 25-23 to raise their overall record to 22-8.
In Thursday’s action…
The swim team competes in the DAL Trials at Campolindo HS at 2:15.
The baseball team plays Clayton Valley Charter HS at 4:00.  Varsity is away and JV is home.
The softball team plays at Ygnacio Valley HS at 4:00.
The boys volleyball team plays at Ygnacio Valley HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

May 1 – Acalanes Boys Lacrosse advance to DAL Championship

This 14-6 win over Clayton Valley Charter Ugly Eagles propels the Dons into the DAL Championship at home on Friday at 7PM vs. Miramonte.

Beniam Huff
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Jackson Welch
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May 2 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action …
The Lady Dons Lacrosse team walked away with the W over Campo last night in the DAL semi final game, avenging a regular season loss. Final score 14-12.  Acalanes advances to the DAL championship game versus Miramonte this Friday.
The boys lacrosse team methodically eliminated Clayton Valley Charter HS 14-6 in the DAL semifinals and will host the championship game Friday at 7:00.
The baseball team finished the first round of DAL play defeating Alhambra HS 8-3.  The JV team pitched a 3-0 shutout.
The softball team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.
The boys volleyball team continue to roll through the DAL defeating Mt. Diablo HS 25-12, 25-6, 25-14 to remain undefeated in league at 9-0 and raising their overall record to 9-0.

 

 

May 3 – Swimming DAL Trials

Swim Trial Results found here

Saturday Meet Sheets found here

April 30 – Monday Sports

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

A very big thank you to everyone who attended the Dons Tailgate Booster Bash on Saturday to help fundraise for Acalanes athletics. Congratulations to our three raffle winners, who each won $1,000:

 

Smith … Ticket No. 2061

Wentzell … Ticket No. 1131

Zuber … Ticket No. 1911

 

Watch in the coming days for links to sign up for pay-to-play parties and  to donate to this year’s Fund A Need … help Boosters bring a strength & conditioning program to all twenty-four Acalanes sports teams for their upcoming fall, winter and spring seasons.

 


In Friday’s action…

Trenten Tso placed 3rd in the boys tennis DAL championships.

The boys lacrosse team defeated Northgate HS 16-8 to finish the regular season undefeated in the DAL at 7-0 with an overall record of 14-5.  They will be the #1 seed in the DAL playoffs and will host the semifinals Tuesday at 7:00.

 

In Saturday’s action…

The baseball team was defeated by Foothill HS.  The JV team was also defeated.  The frosh-soph team was the bright spot defeating Benicia HS.

The Dons JV swim team ended their season Saturday at the all-league JV Championships.  Fast swims, best times, and an overall 4th place team finish for the DONS!

DONS TOP FINISHERS – GIRLS: Audrey Passalacqua – 5th 50 fly, 11th 100 free.  Amanda Todhunter– 5th 100 Free. Sophia Bicomong 5th 100 Breast.  Chloe Goddard– 6th 100 back, 7th 100 free.  Allyndreth Smyth 10th 500 free.  Girls 200 MR 3rd place- Goddard, Kylie Edwards, Passalacqua, Todhunter.  200 FR 4th place – Smyth, Isabella Gonzalez, Lia  Reilly, Edwards.  400 FR 5th – Goddard, Kate Walker, Passalacqua, Todhunter.

DONS TOP FINISHERS – BOYS: Kevin Soulos – 3rd 50 free, 7th 100 free.  Thomas Judson – 5th 100 back, 7th 100 IM.  Dean Goodson – 5th 50 fly.  Patrick Feigin – 9th 100 IM.  Luke Hall 9th 100 free.  Reid Fellner – 10th 50 fly.  Liam Stephenson 10th 100 free.  200 MR 4th Judson, Stephenson, Goodson, Feigin.  200 FR 5th-Feigin, Fellner, Hall, Goodson.  400 FR 3rd – Judson, Hall, Stephenson, Soulos.

 

In Monday’s action…

The boys golf team competes in the DAL Championships at Diablo Creek GC at 8:00 am.

The frosh-soph baseball team plays at Foothill HS at 4:00.

April 28 – Saturday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

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

HANDCRAFTED RUSTIC BAR

 

Beautiful rustic bar made from reclaimed wood and handcrafted by the amazingly talented Jon Bone! This one-of-a-kind portable bar can be used inside or out. The bar is on wheels for easy moving, and light enough to transport for tailgates. Bring your bar on the go and you will be the ultimate host! In addition, the bar will be stocked with alcohol donations and a rustic sign. Don’t miss the chance to bring this beautiful bar home for your next party!

Thank you to the Bone, Rowell and Swim Families on behalf of Swimming – Diving and Girls Water Polo



TODAY IS THE DAY!

JOIN US FOR 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.


In Friday’s action…

 

Trenten Tso placed 3rd in the DAL championships.

The boys lacrosse team defeated Northgate HS 16-8 to finish the regular season undefeated in the DAL at 7-0 with an overall record of 14-5.  They will be the #1 seed in the DAL playoffs and will host the semifinals Tuesday at 7:00.

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The baseball team hosts Foothill HS.  Varsity at 12:00 and jv at 3:00.

The track & field team competes in the Sacramento Meet of Champions at Hughes Stadium.

The JV swim team competes in the DAL championships at Miramonte HS.

 

April 27 – Friday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

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

HEADS OR TAILS – SANTA ROSA STYLE

 

Just six months ago, wildfires raged through the Wine Country upending the lives of thousands. Who can forget the images of the devastation inflicted on the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa? Calls have gone out to support the affected communities, and The Acalanes Boosters Club is responding. This year’s Heads or Tails hotel property features The Sandman in Santa Rosa with its cool retro vibe, re-imagined in new and innovative ways.

With the convenience of a roadside inn and the character of a vibrant Wine Country hotel, The Sandman invites guests to experience the best of Sonoma County. Within the walls, you can be certain of the following: the art is local, the service is warm, and the amenities are thoughtful.

The Sandman is a place for everyone. Whether you’re a road tripper, a savvy business traveler, or an ardent explorer, we welcome you to Santa Rosa. Our motor lodge, a modern throwback inspired by the Spanish Mission Revival buildings found throughout the state, offers a certain peaceful simplicity—plus a few surprises. $500 gift certificate.

If you don’t play, you can’t win! How to play? For $25, you can participate by purchasing a Dons blue bracelet. We’ll play Heads or Tails just before the live auction. Come on up, and place your hands on your head or your tail to indicate your choice. When the coin is flipped and your call is correct, you stay in the game. Last one standing wins!

Thank you to the Acalanes Boosters Club Officers

 



ONLY 1 DAY
 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.

 


In Thursday’s action…

 

Trenten Tso advance to the second day of the DAL singles championships.

The baseball team defeated Northgate HS 8-2.  The JV team was even better winning 14-1.

The softball team defeated Mt. Diablo HS 17-2.

The boys volleyball team defeated Concord HS 25-8, 25-19, 25-22 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 8-0 and 28-8 overall.

The girls lacrosse team defeated Marin Catholic HS 16-7 The girls lacrosse team ended their regular season last night with a 16-7 win over Marin Catholic HS.  Goals by Sydney Louie, Susie Bush, Marcy Mose, Emma Workman, Cate Goodman and Katrina Lee helped lead to the victory.  The Lady Dons finish out the regular season 14-5 overall and 6-2 in League.  The girls head to Campolindo next Tuesday seeking to avenge one of their few losses in the first round of DAL play against the Cougars.  Go Dons!

 

In Friday’s action…

 

Trenten Tso competes in the DAL championships at College Park HS at 11:00 am.

The track & field team hosts the Bob Warren Relays at noon.

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

 

In Saturday’s action…

 

The baseball team hosts Foothill HS.  Varsity at 12:00 and JV at 3:00.

The frosh-soph baseball team hosts Benicia HS at 9:00.

The track & field team competes in the Sacramento Meet of Champions at Hughes Stadium.

The JV swim team competes in the DAL championships at Miramonte HS.

 

April 26 – Thursday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

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

HEADS OR TAILS – SANTA ROSA STYLE

 

Just six months ago, wildfires raged through the Wine Country upending the lives of thousands. Who can forget the images of the devastation inflicted on the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa? Calls have gone out to support the affected communities, and The Acalanes Boosters Club is responding. This year’s Heads or Tails hotel property features The Sandman in Santa Rosa with its cool retro vibe, re-imagined in new and innovative ways.

With the convenience of a roadside inn and the character of a vibrant Wine Country hotel, The Sandman invites guests to experience the best of Sonoma County. Within the walls, you can be certain of the following: the art is local, the service is warm, and the amenities are thoughtful.

The Sandman is a place for everyone. Whether you’re a road tripper, a savvy business traveler, or an ardent explorer, we welcome you to Santa Rosa. Our motor lodge, a modern throwback inspired by the Spanish Mission Revival buildings found throughout the state, offers a certain peaceful simplicity—plus a few surprises. $500 gift certificate.

If you don’t play, you can’t win! How to play? For an entry of $25, you can participate by purchasing a Dons blue bracelet. We’ll play Heads or Tails just before the live auction. Come on up, and place your hands on your head or your tail to indicate your choice. When the coin is flipped and your call is correct, you stay in the game. Last one standing wins!

Thank you to the Acalanes Boosters Club Officers

 



ONLY 2 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.


 

In Wednesday’s action…

The boys golf team defeated Concord HS led by Joe Evan’s 42 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

 

In Thursday’s action…

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

The girls lacrosse team hosts Marin Catholic HS at 7:00.

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

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

The boys tennis team competes in the DAL Championships.

 

 

April 25 – Wednesday Sports & Booster Bash Previews

BOOSTER BASH LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWS

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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
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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
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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.

 

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 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.

 

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 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

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.

 

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 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!

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 (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.

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 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

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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

Join us for the DONS TAILGATE BOOSTER BASH!

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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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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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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 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.

 

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 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

Boosters BASH Thank You Video

Video: Mary Tong

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.