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2016-17 Acalanes Varsity Girls Soccer

2016-17 Acalanes Varsity Girls Soccer


Acalanes Sports Schedule: 01/01 – 01/07

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Acalanes Sports Schedule: 12/18 – 12/31

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Acalanes Sports Schedule: 12/11 – 12/17

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Dec 11 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

The girls basketball team used shutdown defense to defeat Middletown HS 50-17 in the semifinals of the Antioch Invitational.

The varsity boys basketball team edged out Amador Valley HS 50-47 in the semifinals of the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

The JV boys basketball team overwhelmed Northgate HS 73-37 in the El Cerrito tournament.

The girls soccer team was defeated by Monte Vista HS. The jv team was also defeated.

In Saturdays action…

The varsity boys basketball team played well in defeat to a very good Las Lomas HS team 48-39 in the ABC Invitational championship game.

The JV boys basketball team finished the El Cerrito tournament in grand fashion with a 58-18 victory over Branson HS.

The girls basketball team defeated Rancho Cotate HS 72-56 to claim the championship of the Antioch Invitational and raise their early season record to 4-1.

The boys soccer team plays tied Livermore HS 0-0 in the final round of the Winter Classic to post an early season record of 3-1-1.

In Mondays action…

The freshman boys soccer team hosts De La Salle HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…

Girls basketball. On Friday, Lauren Kobashigawa scored 19 points and Lauren Frechman added 10 points. On Saturday, Kaylee Pond was named the tournament Most Valuable Player scoring 14 points and adding all-around contribution with many rebounds, assists and steals. Lauren Kobashigawa was named all-tournament adding 13 points. Gabby Schneider scored 16 points and Lauren Frechman scored 12 points.

 

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!

Dec 9 – Saturday Sports

In Fridays action…

The girls basketball team used shutdown defense to defeat Middletown HS 50-17 in the semifinals of the Antioch Invitational.

The varsity boys basketball team edged out Amador Valley HS 50-47 in the semifinals of the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

The JV boys basketball team overwhelmed Northgate HS 73-37 in the El Cerrito tournament.

The freshman boys basketball team was narrowly defeated by Marin Catholic HS 47-42 in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

The girls soccer team was defeated by Monte Vista HS. The jv team was also defeated.

In Saturdays action…

The varsity boys basketball team plays Las Lomas HS in the ABC Invitational championship game at Amador Valley HS at 6:00.

The JV boys basketball team plays Branson HS in the El Cerrito tournament at 11:30.

The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

The girls basketball team plays in the Antioch Invitational championship game.

The boys soccer team plays at Livermore HS at 4:00 in the final round of the Winter Classic.

The freshman boys soccer team hosts Las Lomas HS at 10:00 am.

The frosh-soph girls soccer team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 1:00.

The wrestling team competes in the Green & Gold Classic at San Marin HS.

The wrestling team competes in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman tournament in Ohio.

Individual standouts…

Girls basketball. Lauren Kobashigawa scored 19 points and Lauren Frechman added 10 points.

Dec 8 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The girls basketball team cruised to victory over Benicia HS 64-27 in the Antioch Invitational.

The varsity boys basketball team made a statement against Deer Valley HS with a 71-49 victory in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

The jv boys basketball team dropped a close 61-57 defeat to Freedom HS in the El Cerrito tournament.

The freshman boys basketball team was defeated by Marin Catholic HS in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

In Fridays action…

The girls soccer team hosts Monte Vista HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

The girls basketball team plays Middletown HS in the semifinals of the Antioch Invitational at 6:30.

The varsity boys basketball team plays Amador Valley HS in the semifinals of the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS at 6:30.

The JV boys basketball team plays Northgate HS in the El Cerrito tournament at 5:00.

The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS at 3:30.

The wrestling team competes in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman tournament in Ohio.

In Saturdays action…

The varsity boys basketball team plays in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

The JV boys basketball team plays in the El Cerrito tournament.

The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

The girls basketball team plays in the Antioch Invitational.

The boys soccer team plays at Livermore HS at 4:00 in the final round of the Winter Classic.

The freshman boys soccer team hosts Las Lomas HS at 10:00 am.

The frosh-soph girls soccer team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 1:00.

The wrestling team competes in the Green & Gold Classic at San Marin HS.

The wrestling team competes in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman tournament in Ohio.

Individual standouts…

Girls basketball. Lauren Frechman and Lauren Kobashigawa each scored 20 points. Kaylee Pond contributed in many ways with steals, assists and rebounding.

Varsity Girls Basketball

Game 1 of Antioch Tournament

The Lady Dons opened the Antioch Tournament with a 64 to 27 victory over Benicia. The girls seized control early in the game and raced out to a halftime cushion of 26 points. Solid man-to-man defense and sharp shooting was behind the first half success. From there the girls cruised the rest of the way for a comfortable 37 point victory. Lauren Kobashigawa and Lauren Frechman led the way each scoring 20 points. Meanwhile, Kaylee Pond had a solid all around game with several key steals, assists and a double digit rebounding effort from her point forward spot. The Lady Dons advance to round 2 Friday night at Antioch High School versus Middletown.

Dec 6 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesdays action…

The girls soccer team was defeated by Livermore HS. The jv team was also defeated.

The jv girls basketball team defeated Livermore HS 54-47.

In Wednesdays action…

The boys soccer team hosts Washington HS in the Winter Classic at 6:30.

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!

Dec 5 – Tuesday Sports

In Mondays action…

The boys soccer team got off to an early start in their 5-1 victory over James Logan HS. Nick Schirmer scored 22 second into the game for the first of his 2 goals with an assist and was named “Man of the Match.” Nick Geannacopoulos, Cameron Shapoorian and Shukoor Haji each scored a goal. Travis Stevenson and Chris Rogers each added assists.

In Tuesdays action…

The girls soccer team plays at Livermore HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The jv girls basketball team hosts Livermore HS at 6:00.

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!

Dec 4 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

The girls soccer team posted a 3-0 shutout against Antioch HS. The jv team did likewise 5-0.

The varsity boys basketball team defeated San Marin HS 51-36 in the semifinals of the San Rafael Classic.

The jv boys basketball team defeated Northgate HS 75-54 in the semifinals of the John Rhodes Memorial tournament.

The freshman boys basketball team fell to Moreau Catholic HS in 4 overtimes 78-75 in the semifinals of the California tournament at 6:30.

In Saturdays action…

The varsity boys soccer team played masterfully defeating Irvington HS 4-0 in the Winter Classic.

The freshman boys soccer team defeated Deer Valley HS 6-2.

The varsity boys basketball team defeated San Rafael HS 41-39 on a tip-in by Nick Price with no time remaining on the clock to capture the championship of the San Rafael Classic.

The jv boys basketball team was defeated by Liberty HS 75-65 in the championship game of their John Rhodes Memorial tournament.

The freshman boys basketball team defeated California HS 46-30 in the California tournament.

The varsity girls basketball team was defeated by South San Francisco HS.

In Mondays action…

The boys soccer team plays at James Logan HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The freshman boys soccer team hosts Northgate HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…

Boys soccer. Mason Larrick was named “Man of the Match.” Alex Topping, Reider Martinsen and Nick Geannacopoulos each scored a goal and had an assist. Nick Schirmer scored a goal.

Boys basketball. Ian Archer was the San Rafael Classic Most Valuable Player and Carson Etnyre was named All-Tournament.

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!

Dec 1 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The varsity boys basketball team defeated Santa Rosa HS 60-46 in the San Rafael Classic.

The jv boys basketball team overwhelmed Concord HS 86-47 in the John Rhodes Memorial Classic.

The freshman boys basketball team defeated California HS 48-34 in the California tournament.

The jv girls basketball team was defeated by St. Patrick’s HS in the El Cerrito tournament.

In Fridays action…

The girls soccer team hosts Antioch HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

The varsity boys basketball team plays San Marin HS in the semifinals of the San Rafael Classic at 6:30.

The jv boys basketball team hosts Northgate HS in the semifinals of the John Rhodes Memorial tournament at 8:00.

The freshman boys basketball team plays Moreau Catholic HS in the semifinals of the California tournament at 6:30.

The jv girls basketball team plays Vallejo HS in the El Cerrito tournament at 3:30.

In Saturdays action…

The varsity boys soccer team hosts Irvington HS in the Winter Classic at 3:00.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts Deer Valley HS at 10:00 am.
The varsity boys basketball team plays in the San Rafael Classic.
The jv boys basketball team hosts the John Rhodes Memorial tournament.
The freshman boys basketball team plays in the California tournament.
The varsity girls basketball team plays at South San Francisco HS at 6:30.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the El Cerrito tournament.

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!

Nov 29 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesdays action…

The girls basketball team defeats Washington HS, San Francisco 58-37 in their home opener. The jv team pulled out a 55-53 victory on the game winning shot by Lauren Westergren with 13 seconds remaining.

The girls soccer team starts off the season with a victory over Piedmont HS 3-2. The jv team played to a 0-0 draw.

In Wednesdays action…

The boys soccer team hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 4:30 in the Winter Classic.
The jv boys soccer team plays at Heritage HS at 6:00.

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!

Mondays sports and action over the Thanksgiving Break

During the Thanksgiving Break…

Saturday, November 18…

The football team capped off a great season in the NCS quarterfinals in defeat to Bishop O’Dowd HS.

Cross Country.  The boys finished 8th overall and the girls 14th at the NCS Meet of Champions. On the boys side, Riley Noon placed 22nd, Josh Starr 26th and Ethan Frigon 42nd. On the girls side Nicole Frigon placed 33rd.

The frosh-soph girls soccer team easily defeated Concord HS.

Tuesday, November 21…

The boys basketball team fell 49-48 on a shot in the last minute by Foothill HS in the NCS Foundation Game. The jv team also lost a close one 61-58, but the freshman team won 68-58.

The young girls basketball team started off the season with a loss to Mission San Jose HS in the NCS Foundation Game. Sophomore Lauren Kobashigawa led the way with 17 points and freshman Gabby Schneider added 13 points.

Saturday, November 25…

The boys basketball team battled the Alumni team down to the final seconds in a 66-62 victory.

​As we return from the Thanksgiving Break, Winter sports shifts into high gear.

In Mondays action…

The boys soccer team hosts Richmond HS in a scrimmage. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.​

Nov 20 – Monday Sports

In Saturdays action…

The football team capped off a great season in the NCS quarterfinals in defeat to Bishop O’Dowd HS.
The boys finished 8th overall and the girls 14th at the NCS Meet of Champions.  On the boys side, Riley Noon placed 22nd, Josh Starr 26th and Ethan Frigon 42nd.  On the girls side Nicole Frigon placed 33th.
The frosh-soph girls soccer team easily defeated Concord HS.

Nov 17 – Friday Sports

In Fridays action…

The girls basketball team has a scrimmage at El Cerrito HS at 5:00.

In Saturdays action…

The football team plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 1:00.

The cross country team competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS at 8:00 am.

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

The frosh-soph girls soccer team hosts Concord HS at 9:00 am.

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!


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 19 – Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

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

Boosters BASH Thank You Video

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BASH is Tomorrow – LAST CHANCE!

Last Chance to Buy your Booster BASH Tickets!

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

Booster BASH starts earlier


Last Week for Discounted BASH tickets

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

Mar 7 – Important Bash Update!

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

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

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

Anna Eppinger

Mar 3 – Boys Wrestling – Ridge Advances in State Championships

Jeremy Ridge went 3-1 at the State Championships to advance to the second day of the competition. He is one of 16 wrestlers left in his weight class. Jeremy recorded the first win by an Acalanes Wrestler at the CIF Tournament. The California state wrestling tournament is widely considered the toughest in the country. It draws 560 wrestlers across 14 weight classes from a pool of over 27,000 competitors from over 900 schools.

Feb 11 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

And they are the DAL Champions. The boys soccer team defeated Miramonte HS 1-0 to claim the title with an overall record of 16-2-4 and a 9-1 record in league.

Drew Wondolowski
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Girls Soccer

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

Boys Basketball

pulled out a 49-44 victory to sweep Campolindo HS this season. The jv team also won 53-45 and the freshman team won a great defensive battle 38-35.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the NCS Dual Meet Championships at Berkeley HS.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Berkeley HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 9:00 and hosts American Canyon HS at 2:00.

Baseball

hosts San Leandro HS in a scrimmage at 2:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Bryan Bamford scored the lone goal to be named the “Man of the Match.”

Bryan Bamford
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Varsity Boys Basketball

Mitchell Smith scored 17 points. Carson Etnyre was clutch at the free throw line shooting 6 for 6 and four for four in the last 30 seconds.

JV Boys Basketball

Charlie Koch scored 16 points and Trevor Shephard and Chris Descoins each scored 12 points.

Freshman Boys Basketball

John Kalil scored 14 points and Isaiah Coleman 8 points.

Feb 10 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

Acalanes plays Campolindo HS.

At Campolindo HS, JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.

At Acalanes HS, JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

Acalanes plays Miramonte HS.
Girls are home and boys are away.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the NCS Dual Meet Championships at Berkeley HS.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Berkeley HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 9:00 and hosts American Canyon HS at 2:00.

Baseball

hosts San Leandro HS in a scrimmage at 2:00.

Feb 10 – Girls Soccer Senior Night

This Friday, February 10th is Dons’ Soccer Senior Night. Come out for the TAILGATE PARTY @ 5:30, near the entrance to the field. Support our SENIORS and enjoy food, games, spirit wear giveaways and face painting! Cheer on our Dons as they take the field against Miramonte. TAILGATE PARTY starts at 5:30, the GAME starts at 7 – We’ll see you there! GO DONS!!

Theresa Giordano

Feb 9 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

squared off against Concord HS for the game that will determine the league champion.  Needing a win, not a tie, they were tied 0-0 at halftime.  With 26 minutes left in the game, the offense turned on as they scored 3 goals to win the game 3-0.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Chris Rogers and Drew Wondolowski were named “Men of the Match.”  Gabe Singer scored a goal and had an assist.  Bryan Bamford and Drew Wondolowski each scored the other goals.  Nick Schirmer had the other assist.

Booster BASH – Early Bird Discounts NOW!

Join us for the
Bubbly Booster Bash

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

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

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

Feb 6 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

scored often and early in their 6-0 shutout of Berean Christian HS.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Las Lomas HS. The freshman team pulled out a close victory.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Eric Voss had 2 assists and was named “Man of the Match.”  Drew Wondolowski scored 3 goals.  Gabe Singer scored a goal and had an assist.  Travis Stevenson and Shukoor Haji each added a goal.  Bryan Bamford, Tom Higgins and Ryan Karow each had an assist.

Feb 3 – Go For the Goal Tonight

Tonight’s match with Campo is “Go 4 The Goal Night”. Players from BOTH teams will be lacing up with gold shoe laces to help fight pediatric cancer. I teamed up with Go4TheGoal Foundation two years ago and have raised over $5,000. The Cougar’s Molly Ikeya has partnered with me and is heading up the effort at Campo.

This year alone I’ve had more than a dozen sports teams from all three community high schools support my efforts to fight pediatric cancer.  So please join me, my teammates, our Campo competitors and the more than 250,000 athletes nation-wide that have laced up to support Go4TheGoal.

Don’s players are lacing up with a donation of $5 per pair of laces.  How can you contribute?  Tonight at the stadium we will be selling laces and wrist bands and we are accepting general donations of any amount.  100% of your donations go to our own Children’s Hospital Oakland to their Psychology Oncology Program.  So please consider making a donation this evening.

You can also donate online on my fundraising page here.

Than you for your support.

Molly Davis


Feb 3 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Acalanes Basketball

plays Las Lomas HS

At Las Lomas HS, JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:30 and Varsity boys at 7:00.

At Acalanes HS, JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Boys Soccer

hosts Berean Christian HS at 7:00.

Girls Soccer

plays at Campolindo HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 12:00.

Frosh-soph Girls Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 9:00 and plays at Heritage HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

Feb 2 – Acalanes Dons Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Acalanes Boys Soccer

Acalanes Boys Soccer recorded yet another shutout defeating Alhambra HS Bulldogs 3-0 raising their overall record to 13-2-3 and their league record to 6-1.

Acalanes Girls Soccer

staged a great second half rally only to fall short 3-2 to Alhambra HS.  The JV team shutout the Bulldogs 3-0.

Acalanes Wrestling

The Acalanes Dons found themselves in a battle with Campolindo HS Cougars and prevailed to remain undefeated in the league.

Jeremy Hathaway
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Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Drew Wondolowski had 2 assists and Gabe Singer scored 2 goals as both were named “Man of the Match.”  Cameron Shapoorian scored the other goal and Tom Higgins had the other assist.

Girls Soccer

Varsity team: Greta Kohls scored both goals.

JV team:  Maddie Zuber scored 2 goals and Kaitlyn Parodi scored the other.  Olivia Pellegrini was outstanding in goal recording a shutout.

Wrestling

The match of the night came from freshman Ben Krey.  His Campolindo opponent almost had him pinned the entire match, but Ben continued to fight back until he recorded a come-from-behind victory by pinning his opponent.

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Feb 1 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

defeated College Park HS 76-59.  The freshman teams 4th quarter rally fell short.

Girls Basketball

defeated College Park HS 60-34.  The jv team also cruised to victory.

In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Alhambra HS.  Girls are home and boys are away.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Wrestling

has a match at Campolindo HS at 6:00.

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Jan 30 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

surrendered an early goal to California HS but managed to score in the last few minutes to end in a 1-1 tie.

Girls Soccer

defeated Heritage HS 3-1.

Boys Basketball

dropped a close game to Half Moon Bay HS.

JV Boys Basketball

was defeated by Capital Christian HS.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Hayward HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.
Freshman team plays at San Ramon Valley HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…

Boys Soccer – Friday:

Goalkeeper, Luke Denham was named “Man of the Match” by recording a shutout.  Gabe Singer scored 2 goals and Alex Topping, Bryan Bamford, Shukoor Haji and Nixson Murgia each scored 1 goal.  Brody Quinn had 2 assists and Drew Wondolowski, Reider Martinsen and Eric Voss each had 1 assist.

Boys Soccer – Saturday:

John Stevenson scored the lone goal and was named “Man of the Match.”  Alex Topping had the assist.

Jan 28 – Dramatic Dons Down Heritage 3-1

The Acalanes Girls Soccer team put on a dramatic show Saturday with an electrifying come from behind win over host Heritage.  After a 0-0 first half, the Dons trailed 1-0 with less than ten minutes to play.  However, after the Dons earned just their second corner kick of the day, Emily Smith sent the ball in toward the back post where Caitlin McDonagh volleyed it home to tie the score.  Just minutes later, Caroline Clark broke free through the Heritage defense for a one-on-one with the Heritage keeper.  Clark’s first shot was blocked, but undaunted she sent the rebound into the net for the go-ahead goal.  Heritage then pushed their attack to rally back, but that exposed the back line and allowed Clark to loop a pass over the defenders to a streaking Kierra Krawec who put the Dons up to the final 3-1 advantage.  The Dons defense led by Molly Davis, Callie Ericksen, Jessie Carlin, and Elle Skvarna along with keeper Sophia Giordano put forth another strong effort with improvised lineups.

The Dons return to League play on Wednesday night when they host Alhambra at 7:00 p.m.

Jan 27 – Girls Soccer Dons Tie College Park 2-2 – Again!

The Acalanes Dons opened the second half of Diablo Athletic League play and came away with the same result as in the League opener – a 2-2 tie.  While the Dons came back late in the opener, this time it was the visitors from College Park who scored twice in the last 13 minutes to level the match.

The Dons spent most of the first half in control of the match – albeit in their defensive end.  The back line of center backs Molly Davis and Sam Bell and outside backs Jessie Carlin, Jade Sadoff, and Mea Mitchell along with holding midfielder Callie Ericksen put up a solid, ball controlling defense which tested keeper Sophia GiordanoGiordano turned back the single genuine threat with a terrific saving punch of the ball.  Most of the offense for the Dons in the first half came on counter attacks and through balls.  In the 22nd minute, Kierra Krawec sent a long diagonal through ball to a streaking Caroline Clark who converted it into the Dons’ first goal from the left side.  Clark had the Dons nearest miss of the first half when her later shot was deflected by the keeper off the crossbar.

Samantha Bell
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The second half opened very differently.  The Dons dominated the first 25 minutes by consistently possessing and pushing in their offensive end.  That work paid off in the 58th minute when Krawec found Emily Smith on the right side and Smith definitively drove home the second goal for a 2-0 lead.  Perhaps the Dons took the foot off the pedal at that point or College Park became more urgent, but the match became much more balanced at that point with each team trading offensive surges toward the goal.  College Park converted their first goal in the 67th minute with a goal from the right side.  Uncontent to sit on their lead, the Dons responded with multiple offensive pushes, many of which featured a streaking Allison Merrill down the left side.   On one such run, with only the keeper in front of Merrill, she was taken down from behind just outside the box in a foul which drew only a yellow card.  As the Dons pushed their own attack, College Park would counter.  One such counter led to a left side corner kick inside of two minutes which tied the match and led to the final score of 2-2.

Molly Davis
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The tie brings the Dons’ League record to 2-2-2.  They play again today on the road at Heritage in a non-league contest at 1:00.

Jan 28 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

defeated Northgate HS 57-44. The jv team did not do as well and the freshman team notched a victory.

Girls Basketball

defeated Northgate HS 71-37.

Boys Soccer

recorded another shutout with a 6-0 victory over Mt. Diablo HS.

Girls Soccer

played to a 2-2 draw with College Park HS.

Elle Skvarna
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In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Boys Basketball

hosts Half Moon Bay HS at 5:00.

Boys Basketball

teams host Capital Christian HS.  Freshmen at 2:00 and jv at 3:30.

Boys Soccer

plays at California HS.  Freshmen at 10:00, jv at 12:00 and varsity at 2:00.

Girls Soccer

plays at Heritage HS.  JV at 11:00 and varsity at 1:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Miramonte HS at 9:00 and hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mid Cal Invitational at Gilroy HS.

Jan 27 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

Teams play Northgate HS.
At Northgate HS, JV boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS, JV girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Girls Soccer

hosts College Park HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

plays at Mt. Diablo HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mid Cal Invitational at Gilroy HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Basketball

Varsity team hosts Half Moon Bay HS at 5:00.
The boys basketball teams host Capital Christian HS.  Freshmen at 2:00 and jv at 3:30.

Boys Soccer

plays at California HS.  Freshmen at 10:00, JV at 12:00 and varsity at 2:00.

Girls Soccer

plays at Heritage HS. JV at 11:00 and varsity at 1:00.
Frosh-Soph team plays at Miramonte HS at 9:00 and hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mid Cal Invitational at Gilroy HS.

Jan 25 – Girls Soccer Stomps the Mats

The Acalanes Girls’ Soccer team completed its first half swing through the Diablo Athletic League with a 4-1 victory over rival Miramonte.

On the scoring side, the Dons were led by Kierra Krawec’s hat trick off assists from Emily Smith and Callie Ericksen. Krawec returned the favor by assisting on the Dons’ fourth goal which was scored by Smith.  The Dons held a 2-0 halftime lead by virtue of goals by Krawec (7th minute) and Davis (39th minute).  Three minutes into the second half, Miramonte pulled to within a goal after converting a penalty kick after a rare penalty called on the Acalanes keeper.  The match remained close until the final three minutes when Krawec’s final two goals sealed the deal for the Dons.  On the defensive side, Molly Davis returned to defensive back line and put up a solid defensive effort in front of keeper Sophia Giordano.

The Dons finish the first half of DAL play with a 2-2-1 record and host College Park (the single tie from the first half) on Friday night.

Jan 26 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

shutout Miramonte HS 3-0 raising their league record to 4-1 and their overall record to 10-2-2.

Gabe Singer bicycle kick

Girls Soccer

used an offensive explosion to defeat Miramonte HS 4-1.

Wrestling

defeats Mt. Diablo HS 56-18 to remain undefeated in league at 3-0.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Brody Quinn Goal #2
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Brody Quinn scored 2 goals and was named “Man of the Match.”  Drew Wondolowski scored a goal and had an assist.  Gabe Singer had 2 assists.

Jan 25 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

put together a well-played complete game effort to defeat Campolindo HS 63-48.  The jv team was not as fortunate.

Jesse Marlow
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Carson Etnyre
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Girls Basketball

was in a tight game with Campolindo HS until the Cougars pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Sabina Patel
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In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Miramonte HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Soccer

plays at Miramonte HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Wrestling

hosts Mt. Diablo HS at 6:00.

Jan 24 – Tuesday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

Mitchell Smith
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teams had a rough night with Miramonte HS. The varsity and freshman boys and varsity and JV girls came out on the short end.

Emma Godfrey
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Girls Soccer

went into the last two minutes tied with Las Lomas HS only to surrender a late goal in a 2-1 defeat. The JV team fell by the same score.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Concord HS.

Girls Basketball

came up just short 59-58 to Pleasant Valley HS in the Campolindo Showcase.

In Tuesday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Campolindo HS.  At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.  At Campolindo HS, jv girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Jan 21 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams had a rough night with Miramonte HS. The varsity and freshman boys and varsity and JV girls came out on the short end.

Girls Soccer

went into the last two minutes tied with Las Lomas HS only to surrender a late goal in a 2-1 defeat. The JV team fell by the same score.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Concord HS. Varsity at 4:00 and JV at 6:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 9:00 and Pittsburg HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Windsor King of the Mat Invitational.

Jan 20 – Friday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

Teams play Miramonte HS. At Miramonte HS: JV boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00. At Acalanes HS: JV girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Girls Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS. JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 7:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Soccer

hosts St. Mary’s HS at 12:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 9:00 and Pittsburg HS at 2:00.

Boys Soccer

plays Concord HS at site to be determined. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Windsor King of the Mat Invitational.

Jan 20 – Girls Soccer Dons face the Knights

Don’t miss the Dons soccer action this Friday, on our HOME FIELD vs. Las Lomas.
JV plays at 5pm and Varsity takes the field at 7pm. Let’s fill the stands with fans.
Cheering will be heard, signs will be waived and PIZZA will be served!
GO DONS, CRUSH THE KNIGHTS!!

Theresa Klinger Giordano

Jan 17 – Tuesday Sports Report

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Basketball

cruised to victory over Concord HS.

Jan 14 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

recorded another shutout against Berean Christian HS 2-0 to remain undefeated in the DAL at 3-0 and raising their overall record to 9-1-2.

Girls Soccer

got off to a fast start in a 6-1 victory over Campolindo HS.  The jv team tied 0-0.

Mea Mitchell
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Girls Basketball

rolled to a 66-22 victory over Las Lomas HS.

Boys Basketball

had the last shot, but were not able to convert in a 58-55 loss to Las Lomas HS.  The JV team was on the other end with a 58-53 victory.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Basketball

hosts Concord HS at 1:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 9:00 and Heritage HS at 2:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Las Lomas HS at 7:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Dominic Schottland was named “Man of the Match.”  Drew Wondolowski and Brody Quinn each scored a goal.  Nick Schirmer and Gabe Singer each had an assist.

Jan 13 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

hosts Las Lomas HS.  JV boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.

Basketball

plays at Las Lomas HS.  JV girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Girls Soccer

hosts Campolindo HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

plays at Berean Christian HS at 3:30.

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Basketball

hosts Concord HS at 1:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 9:00 and Heritage HS at 2:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Las Lomas HS at 7:00.

Jan 12 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Wrestling

overwhelmed Berean Christian HS 58-18 and are undefeated in the DAL at 3-0.

Boys Soccer

had a tremendous night recording a 5-0 victory over Alhambra HS to raise their overall record to 8-1-2 and start the DAL season off at 2-0.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by a strong Alhambra HS team.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Bryan Bamford had an assist and was named “Man of the Match.” Haji Shukoor scored 2 goals. Bernard Adri, Reider Martinsen and Drew Wondolowski each scored a goal. Alex Topping had 2 assists and Ryan Karow and Eric Voss each had 1 assist.

Jan 6 – Girls Soccer Ties College Park

Dons Soccer Ties in Seesaw Opener with College Park.

The Dons Women’s Soccer team opened play in the new Diablo Athletic League Friday night at College Park. The Dons jumped out to an early 1–0 lead when Jessica placed a perfect right foot volley on a corner kick delivered by Emily Smith in the fifth minute. The match remained tight through halftime. Midway through the match Coach Anthony Rescon changed up to a 4-3-3 alignment. The midfield machine of Smith, Molly Davis, and Callie Ericksen controlled much of the remainder of the match except for the occasional College Park counterattack. They fed the dons attackers Kierra Krawec, Caroline Clark, and Allison Merrill, but the Dons went nearly 50 minutes without another goal. In the meantime College Park tied and then went ahead on second half goes down the left side of the College Park attack. The relentless Don’s pulled even in the 58th minute when Krawec headed home a left side cross from Clark. Each side had their chances in the final minutes, but neither could break through to go ahead.

The Dons next match will be Wednesday at Alhambra.

Jan 7 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

shutout Mt. Diablo HS 3-0 to start the DAL season with a victory and raising their overall record to 7-0-2.  The jv team did likewise 2-0.

Girls Soccer

tied College Park HS 2-2.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts De La Salle HS.  JV at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.
Freshman team plays at De La Salle HS at 11:00.

JV Boys Basketball

plays at Tennyson HS at 12:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 9:00 and plays at Berkeley HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mat Classic at Granada HS.

Jan 4 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

continues to roll with a 3-1 victory over perennial power St. Mary’s HS raising their overall record to 6-0-2.  Gabe Singer scored 2 goals and was named “Man of the Match.”  Brody Quinn scored the other goal.  Tom Higgins, Bryan Bamford and Drew Wondolowski each had an assist.

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

hosts Northgate HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Basketball

hosts Stuart Hall HS.  Freshmen at 4:00 and varsity at 5:30.

Wrestling

has a meet at Miramonte HS at 6:00.

Dec 17 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Boys Basketball

was defeated by Stuart Hall HS in the Damian Lillard Classic.

Varsity Girls Basketball

was defeated by Clovis North HS in the Acalanes Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts Maria Carrillo HS in the Acalanes Invitational at 2:00.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the California tournament.

Boys Soccer

hosts Northgate HS. Freshmen at 12:00, jv at 2:00 and varsity at 4:00.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays in the Damian Lillard Classic at Holy Names College.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the Arroyo tournament.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Berkeley HS at 9:00 and plays at Northgate HS at 1:00.

Wrestling

Axel Jurgens, Jeremy Ridge and Tai White compete in the Zinkin Classic at Buchanan HS in Clovis.
The wrestling team competes in the Bill Martell Invitational at Northgate HS.

Sports Over the Holiday Break

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Monday, December 19
JV girls basketball plays at Amador Valley HS at 5:30.

Tuesday, December 20
Boys basketball hosts Alhambra HS.  Freshmen at 5:30 and jv at 7:00.

Wednesday, December 21
Varsity boys basketball v. St. Francis HS in the Gaucho Holiday Classic at El Cerrito HS at 5:30.
Freshman boys basketball plays at California HS at 2:00.
Girls basketball plays at Fairfield HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Thursday, December 22
Varsity boys basketball in the Gaucho Holiday Classic at El Cerrito HS.
Wrestling competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Friday, December 23
Varsity boys basketball in the Gaucho Holiday Classic at El Cerrito HS.
JV girls basketball v. Dougherty Valley HS in the Mission San Jose tournament at 12:00.
Wrestling competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Monday, December 26
JV girls basketball in the Mission San Jose tournament.

Tuesday, December 27
JV girls basketball in the Mission San Jose tournament.

Wednesday, December 28
Varsity boys basketball hosts St. Francis HS in the Chris Huber Invitational at 5:30.
JV boys basketball v. Irvington HS in the Dougherty Valley tournament at 2:30.
Freshman boys basketball v. California HS in the Dougherty Valley tournament at 4:00.
Varsity girls basketball v. Sheldon HS in the West Coast Jamboree at Miramonte HS at 5:00.
Wrestling in the Coast Classic at Aptos HS.

Thursday, December 29
Varsity boys basketball in the Chris Huber Invitational.
JV boys basketball in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
Freshman boys basketball in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
Varsity girls basketball in the West Coast Jamboree at Miramonte HS.
Wrestling in the Coast Classic at Aptos HS.

Friday, December 30
Varsity boys basketball in the Chris Huber Invitational.
JV boys basketball in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Dec 16 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

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Olivia Sabbadini
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Boys Soccer

overcame the downpour and Campolindo HS 1-0.

Boys Basketball

held on to win a wild 46-45 game against Oakland HS in the Damian Lillard Classic.

Girls Basketball

defeated Oakland Tech HS 70-53 in their Acalanes Invitational.

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays Stuart Hall HS in the Damian Lillard Classic at Holy Names College at 5:00.
Freshman team plays in the Arroyo tournament.

Girls Basketball

Varsity team hosts Clovis North HS in the Acalanes Invitational at 6:30.
JV team plays in the California tournament.

Wrestling

Axel Jurgens, Jeremy Ridge and Tai White compete in the Zinkin Classic at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

In Saturday’s action…

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Brooke Panfilli
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Varsity Boys Basketball

plays in the Damian Lillard Classic at Holy Names College.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the Arroyo tournament.

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts the Acalanes Invitational.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the California tournament.

Boys Soccer

hosts Northgate HS.  Freshmen at 12:00, JV at 2:00 and Varsity at 4:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Berkeley HS at 9:00 and plays at Northgate HS at 1:00.

Wrestling

Axel Jurgens, Jeremy Ridge and Tai White compete in the Zinkin Classic at Buchanan HS in Clovis.
The wrestling team competes in the Bill Martell Invitational at Northgate HS.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Chris Rogers and Nick Schirmer were named “Men of the Match.”  Nick Schirmer scored the lone goal assisted by Alex Topping.

Dec 15 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Wrestling

opened the DAL season with a 45-27 victory over Concord HS.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Basketball

Varsity team hosts Oakland Tech HS in the Acalanes Invitational at 3:30.
JV team plays San Ramon Valley HS in the California tournament at 6:00.

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays Oakland HS in the Damian Lillard Classic at Oakland Tech HS at 5:30.
Freshman team plays Arroyo HS in the Arroyo tournament at 4:00.

Boys Soccer

plays at Campolindo HS.  JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:30.

Dec 13 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Soccer

plays at Vallejo HS.  Varsity at 4:00 and jv at 6:00.

Boys Basketball

hosts Hercules HS.  Freshmen at 5:30 and jv at 7:00.

Dec 12 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Boys Basketball

defeated Northgate HS 50-33 in the ABC Invitational.

Girls Basketball

defeated Middletown HS 52-31 in the Antioch Invitational.

Girls Soccer

was narrowly defeated by perennial power Monte Vista HS 2-1.  The JV team was also defeated.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Mountain House HS 77-43 in the Antioch Invitational to raise their overall record to 6-1.

Varsity Boys Basketball

defeated Concord HS 69-47 in the ABC Invitational to raise their overall record to 5-1.

Boys Soccer

shutout Concord HS 2-0 in the Winter Classic to raise their record to 3-0-1.

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts San Ramon Valley HS at 6:00.

Dec 9 – Girls Soccer vs. Monte Vista

Tale of Two Halves Goes the Other Way

The Acalanes Women’s Soccer team took to the pitch Friday night in their enhanced preseason campaign when they hosted traditional Division I powerhouse Monte Vista.  To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it truly was a Tale of Two Halves.  The first half was a balanced affair with both sides making attacks and moving the ball up and down the field with speed and regularity.  In the end, it was the Dons who came out on top with a 1-0 halftime lead.  In the 32nd minute, Caroline Clark’s strong left side run was ultimately deflected over the end line to set up a Dons’ corner kick.  Serena Singh sent the ensuing corner kick into the box where it deflected off a Monte Vista player to stake the home Dons to a 1-0 advantage.

Reminiscent of the season opening match, the second half was a different affair. The Dons struggled to clear their defensive end as Monte Vista cut off the Dons’ extended passing lanes.  In the process, right defender Georgia Karas ran down several free runs from the Monte Vista attack with the support of fellow center backs Molly Davis and Samantha Bell. In the process, Dons’ keeper Sophia Giordano made multiple saves, including two one handed punches.  In the course of that attack, the Dons turned back three corner kicks in the course of a single minute.  Ultimately, a Monte Vista striker broke through the left side for the equalizing goal in the 60th minute.  Monte Vista then took the advantage with a second goal five minutes later when another left side shot deflected off the Dons’ keeper and was driven home. The Dons created some late offensive push in the final ten minutes, but were unable to convert the effort into an equalizing goal.

The Dons’ last pre-winter break contest will be next Wednesday when they travel to Vallejo High for a match scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 10 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Boys Basketball

defeated Northgate HS 50-33 in the ABC Invitational.

Girls Basketball

defeated Middletown HS 52-31 in the Antioch Invitational.

Girls Soccer

was narrowly defeated by perennial power Monte Vista HS 2-1.  The jv team was also defeated.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Boys Basketball

play Concord HS in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS at 5:00.

JV Boys Basketball

plays in the Anthony Robinson Memorial tournament at El Cerrito HS.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament.

Girls Basketball

plays in the Antioch Invitational at Antioch HS.

Boys Soccer

plays Concord HS in the Winter Classic at Foothill HS at 4:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 10:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 12:00 and College Park HS at 3:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Green & Gold Classic at San Marin HS.

Dec 9 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Basketball

dropped a very close game to Brookside Christian HS 63-62 in the Antiioch Invitational.

Boys Basketball

JV team was defeated by El Cerrito HS in the Anthony Robinson Memorial tournament.
Freshman team defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 48-42 in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

hosts Monte Vista HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS at 5:00.
JV team plays in the Anthony Robinson Memorial tournament at El Cerrito HS at 3:45.
Freshman team plays Marin Catholic HS in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at 6:30.

Girls Basketball

plays in the Antioch Invitational at Antioch HS at 5:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.
JV team plays in the Anthony Robinson Memorial tournament at El Cerrito HS.
Freshman team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament.

Girls Basketball

plays in the Antioch Invitational at Antioch HS.

Boys Soccer

Varsity team plays Concord HS in the Winter Classic at Foothill HS at 4:00.
Freshman team hosts Las Lomas HS at 10:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 12:00 and College Park HS at 3:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Green & Gold Classic at San Marin HS.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Freshman Boys Basketball

Aidan Bodner scored 15 points and had 9 rebounds.  Isaiah Coleman scored 12 points and had 6 steals.

Nov 30 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

is off to a fast start defeating Deer Valley HS 63-27.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS. The jv team was also defeated.

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS in the Winter Classic at 4:30.

Girls Basketball

plays at Castro Valley HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Nov 29 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

hosts San Ramon Valley HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Basketball

plays at Deer Valley HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Nov 19 – Saturday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

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

Cross Country

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

Girls Basketball

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

Boys Basketball

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

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 12:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Pittsburg HS at 10:00.

Nov 19 – Sports over Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 19

Girls Volleyball

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

Cross Country

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

Boys Basketball

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

Girls Basketball

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

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 12:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Pittsburg HS at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 22

Girls Volleyball

CIF NorCal Semifinals

Boys Basketball

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

Girls Basketball

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

Wednesday, November 23

Boys Basketball

hosts the alumni game at 7:00.

Thursday, November 24

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 25

Boys Soccer

hosts the alumni game at 5:00.

Saturday, November 26

Cross Country

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

Girls Volleyball

CIF NorCal championships

Girls Basketball

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

Nov 1 – Acalanes Girls Soccer Announces new Coach

Lady Dons Soccer Welcomes Anthony Rascon to the Helm!

It’s official!  Anthony Rascon will lead the two-time defending DFAL Champion Lady Dons into their inaugural campaign in the new Diablo Athletic League.  Rascon succeeds Evan Sassano who now serves as the Assistant Men’s Coach at San Francisco State.  It was actually Sassano who promoted Rascon for the position after the two had coached together.  Rascon is a 2014 graduate of the University of California at Davis where he played for the Aggies as a defender and center-midfielder before graduating with a double major in Sociology and Spanish Literature.  The latter placed him on the Dean’s List for academic excellence in both 2013 and 2014.  Rascon’s on-the-field talents placed him in the pool for the U23 El Salvador National Team.  He also played professionally for the indoor Sacramento Surge for three years (2012-14).

Prior to UC Davis, Rascon was a four year varsity player and two-time All-League Selection for De Anza High School where he also excelled in the classroom to be recognized as the graduating Valedictorian.  As he looks back on his own high school experience, Rascon recalls, “Playing for De Anza High School was a great precursor for playing at UC Davis.  Both high school and college replicate a similar responsibility and vibe of representing your school and community to the best of your potential.  Those lessons and memories helped improve my leadership skills and soccer foundation.”

Rascon looks forward to embracing the challenge and opportunity of inheriting and building on the recent Lady Dons success.  He says, “Being able to represent your school and play in front of your family and friends under the lights during the shivering fall and winter nights, there is something radiant about it!”

Welcome to the Dons Family Anthony!

Nov 7 – 10: Girls Soccer Tryouts

Two-Time Defending DFAL Champion Lady Dons Ready to Open 2016-17 Campaign!

After two years of historic on-the-field success as the two-time defending DFAL Champions, the Lady Dons open their new campaign as part of the newly configured Diablo Athletic League, Valley Conference.

The practice schedule for “tryout week” will be for training sessions on Monday and Tuesday from 8-10 p.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m.  All players should have their athletic clearance paperwork completed and signed off before the first questions.  Please direct any questions to Athletic Director Takahashi or to  ahssoccergirls@gmail.com.  Go Dons!

Oct 26 – Injury Prevention

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Oct 20 – Unified Soccer

WOW!!!  What an incredible event.  The unified soccer game between Acalanes HS and Miramonte HS was incredible.  It was a great time to be had by the athletes, the coaches and everyone that supported the program.

I want to extend a gigantic thank you to Katharine Walton and Leadership.  Their presence and positive energy was noticed and greatly appreciated.

There were many staff members in attendance and I want to highlight the support from Travis Bell, Andy Briggs, Erin Pope, the entire main office staff and Will Benham-Baker for waving pom poms for the entire 25 minutes for the cause.

Much of this was made possible by the leadership from Holly Thompson, Jasy Radmanovic and Nick Lee, coach and 2011 graduate.

Oct 20 – Unified Soccer

In previous emails, I mentioned Unified Soccer.  Well, the first game is Thursday at 3:15 pm.  Acalanes HS will host Miramonte HS.  This is the “Feel Good” event of the year to date.  Please, take the time to come out an support this magnificent effort.  The game is short so I advise arriving close to 3:15.

Unified Soccer

PHOTOS: Holly Thompson

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Sep 30 – Unified Sports

The Acalanes High School District is beginning the Unified Sports program this year and the first sport is soccer.  This program is for students in the life skills or learning skills classes that are not able to participate in the regular athletic programs. We currently have ten unified athletes and nine unified partners that are varsity soccer players. The first two practices occurred this week and it was phenomenal.  The unified athletes are having a great time.

Coach Nick Lee (2011 Acalanes alumnus) said, they are improving at an incredible rate.  Jasy Radmanovic is the other coach and Holly Thompson is the director for the district and our site.

A huge thank you to our unified partners that are donating their time and have worked with the athletes with great care and compassion.

Cate Combi
Callie Ericksen
Sophia Giordano
Payson Newman
Jackie Nichols
Gabe Singer
Emily Smith
Mark Von Hacht
Drew Wondolowski

Sep 6 – College Athletic Recruitment Information Night

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

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

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May 2 – TUESDAY DEADLINE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S24.       Bleacher Babe Bash (Limit – 80)

S25.       Mardi Gras Madness! (Limit – 85)

S26.       Senorita Margarita Party! (Limit – 30)

S27.       Fall Fiesta Celebration! (Limit – 50)

As Always…Go Dons!!

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

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

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

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

Go Dons!!

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

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

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

Go Dons!!

Boosters BASH Diamond Dons VIP Tables Now Available

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

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

Booster Bash Diamond Dons V.I.P. Reserved Table Package – $1,000 (Seats 8)
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If you don’t wish to purchase a VIP Table but want to attend the Booster Bash, you can purchase individual tickets to SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND for $75.00 on the Web Store now.
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SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND will be the biggest and coolest fundraiser of the year for Acalanes Athletic Boosters. We want to see you on Saturday May 7th and we need your financial generosity.

As Always…Go Dons!!

Mar 24 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Baseball

suffered their first defeat of the year to San Marin HS. The freshman team was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS.

Boys Tennis

suffered their first defeat of the year to Dougherty Valley HS.

Boys Golf

fell to Dougherty Valley HS by the narrowest of margins 198-196.

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

hosts Miramonte HS at 3:30.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Baseball

Grant Young pitched 5 strong innings striking out 10 and giving up 1 earned run. Dan Kim went 2 for 3.

Boys Tennis

Nico Brightbill & Conor McGlynn won their doubles match.

Boys Golf

Arden Childers shot a 37, Justin Reilly and Julian O’Donnell 38 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

Congratulations…

Girls Soccer

Callie Ericksen
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Callie Ericksen and Cate Combi were named All Bay-Area Newsgroup honorable mentions for girls soccer.

 

Cate Combi
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May 7 – Save the Date – Booster BASH

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

 

Acalanes Bash Poster 2016

Feb 25 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

Another outstanding season came to an end for the girls soccer team in defeat to Las Lomas HS in the NCS semifinals.

Muppy Gragg
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Boys Tennis

recorded another lopsided victory over Piedmont HS 8-1.

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Volleyball

teams opens their Spring campaign at Tennyson HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Kyle Everly, Isaiah Bird, Ryan Cardiff, Ryan Pegels, Trenton Tso and Ryan Everly won singles matches. Conor McGlynn & Cole Noone and Cole Brightbill & Clay Schmidt won doubles matches.

Feb 22 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The #2 seeded girls soccer team shutout Tamalpais HS 2-0 in the NCS quarterfinals. The victory sets up a semifinal home showdown with Las Lomas HS Wednesday at 7:00.

Jessica Carlin
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Boys Soccer

played very well in their final game of the season falling to De Anza HS 2-1 in the NCS quarterfinals.

Boys Lacrosse

was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS.

Wrestling

finished 4th overall at the DFAL Championships a mere 6 points behind the 2nd place team.
Jeremy Ridge won a DFAL Championship. Tai White was a DFAL Championship runner-up. Isaac Douglas, Axel Jurgens, Peyton Li and Ben Ross placed 3rd. These top three placers qualify for the NCS Championships Friday and Saturday at Newark Memorial HS. Aaron Baker, Chris Fulton and Tyler Sverak placed 4th and are NCS alternates.

NCS playoffs…

Girls Basketball

is the #2 seed and hosts Redwood HS Tuesday at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Boys Basketball

plays at El Cerrito HS Tuesday at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Girls Soccer

The #2 seeded girls soccer team hosts #3 seeded Las Lomas HS Wednesday at 7:00 in the NCS semifinals.

Note: At all NCS playoff events, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes are accepted.

Feb 20 – Lady Dons Win – Earn Return to NCS Semi-Final Match

The 2016 Lady Dons soccer team prevailed in their NCS quarter-final match Saturday night 2-0 of Tamalpais High to return to and host the NCS semi-finals for the second year in a row. Although the Dons spent virtually the entire first half in the offensive half, the score remained an even 0-0 at halftime. After multiple near misses early in the second-half, the Dons’ leading scorer Emily Smith got the Dons on the board when she converted on a smooth pass from the right side by senior playmaker Regan McQuain. McQuain then set up the second goal with another clean pass to Sasha Sadoff whose shot attempt rebounded off the Tam keeper to the feet of Kierra Krawec who converted the goal.

Emily Smith
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From there it was pretty much clear sailing to the end as the Dons midfield of Bella Baglietto, Allison Merrill, Cate Combi, Smith, and McQuain along with the push from outside backs Jesse Carlin and Mea Mitchell rarely let the ball even reach midfield except when they chose. The Tam strikers did make two late runs, but center back Callie Ericksen ran them down each time to preserve Dons keeper Sophia Giordano’s second consecutive shutout.

Sasha Sadoff
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The Dons now host the semi-final next Wednesday at 7:00 in in a true rivalry matchup against Las Lomas who finished a single point behind the DFAL champion Dons.

Feb 20 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Alhambra HS 65-25 to finish the regular season in preparation for next week’s NCS playoffs. The jv team was defeated.

Boys Basketball

dropped a close game to Alhambra HS. The jv team notched a victory in their final game of the season.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The #2 seeded girls soccer team hosts Tamalpais HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

plays at De Anza HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Boys Lacrosse

hosts San Ramon Valley HS. Varsity at 12:00 and jv at 2:00.

Girls Lacrosse

competes in the Davis play day scrimmage.

Baseball

teams scrimmage at Marin Catholic HS at 12:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Brooke Panfili scored 18 points, with 2 3-pointers. Emma Godfrey scored 13 points. Julia Lyons scored 10 points.

Feb 19 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

started off the Spring defeating Tamalpais HS 8-1. Kyle Everly, Isaiah Bird, Ryan Cardiff, Ryan Pegels, Trenton Tso and Ryan Everly won singles matches. Cole Brightbill & Clay Schmidt and Alex Hashim & Rohan Saha won doubles matches.

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Alhambra HS.
At Alhambra HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The #2 seeded girls soccer team hosts Tamalpais HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

plays at De Anza HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Boys Lacrosse

hosts San Ramon Valley HS. Varsity at 12:00 and jv at 2:00.

Girls Lacrosse

competes in the Davis play day scrimmage.

Baseball

teams scrimmage at Marin Catholic HS at 12:00.

Feb 18 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

WOW!!! The #16 seeded boys soccer team pulled off the big upset defeating #1 seeded Redwood HS 1-0 in the first round of the NCS playoffs. The victory sets them up for a quarterfinal game at De Anza HS Saturday at 7:00.

Girls Soccer

The #2 seeded girls soccer team dispatched #15 seeded Newark Memorial HS 4-0 in the first round of the NCS playoffs. They will host #7 seeded Tamalpais HS in the quarterfinals Saturday at 7:00.

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

hosts Tamalpais HS at 3:30, weather permitting.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Cameron Shapoorian scored the winning goal assisted by Drew Wondolowski. Drew was named “Man of the Match.”

Feb 17 – Lady Dons Soccer Sails to Second Round

In a match which will be remembered as “The Regatta on the Pitch”, the Lady Dons sailed past Newark Memorial in the first round of NCS play 4-0. The rain flooded Acalanes home field was literally inches deep at times – so much so that the officials halted the match in the first half to inquire whether the teams wanted to continue. Coach Evan Sassano said play on and his Lady Dons did.

Emily Smith got things going with a goal late in the first half. Kierra Krawec and Regan McQuain pushed the score to 3-nil when each made strong center runs and finishes in the second half. The Dons’ Allison Merrill closed out the scoring when she head flicked a perfect corner kick from Bella Baglietto into the upper right corner of the net.

Dons keeper Sophia Giordano collected the shutout as the flooded field and her defensive back line of Mea Mitchell, Jesse Carlin, Cate Combi, and Callie Ericksen kept her inactive for much of the night.

The Lady Dons continue their NCS journey Saturday night when they host Tamalpais High.

Feb 17 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Senior Alison Smith
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Boys Basketball

mounted a furious rally only to fall short to Dublin HS. The freshman team defeated the Gaels.

Girls Basketball

was very competitive in defeat with Dublin HS. The jv team was victorious.

Senior Julia Lyons
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In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The 2nd seeded Acalanes team hosts Newark Memorial HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

plays at Redwood HS in the first round of the NCS playoffs at 3:00.

Boys Lacrosse

has a scrimmage at St. Ignatius HS at 4:00.

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

Girls Varsity Basketball – Class of 2016
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February 12 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Soccer

is on fire going into the NCS playoffs with a 3-0 victory over Miramonte HS. The jv team finished the season with a 3-1 victory.

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Girls Soccer

positions themselves well for the NCS playoffs with a 2-1 victory over Miramonte HS.

Girls Basketball

dropped a heart-breaker to Campolindo HS on a shot at the buzzer. The jv team fell in double overtime.

Boys Basketball

lost the lead with 11 seconds left in the game and their shot at the buzzer was just off as they came up just short to Campolindo HS 62-61.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the NCS Dual Championships at Liberty HS at 10:00.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Alex Kinnear scored 16 points, with 4 3-pointers. Aidan McNamara scored 15 points, with 3 3-pointers. Jesse Marlow scored 12 points, with 2 3-pointers.

JV Boys Soccer

Zach Flagg, Herali Rizbi and John Stevenson each scored a goal.

Acalanes Soccer Senior Night
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Feb 11 – Lady Dons Soccer Captures DFAL Crown – Again!

Sing it all together Acalanes: “We Are the Champions – Again!” In a total team effort, the Lady Dons defeated rival Miramonte 2-1 Thursday night in Orinda. In combination with the a Las Lomas tie with Alhambra, the victory earned the Lady Dons the DFAL Championship for the second year in a row. The Dons got things going early when frosh Sasha Sadoff played the ball to a right side streaking Kierra Krawec for an opening goal in the fourth minute. The Dons extended that lead in the final minute of the first half when Krawec played the ball to Greta Kohls who converted the goal through the Mats keeper’s legs. The Dons surrendered a single goal on the evening when Miramonte sailed a 35 yard direct kick to an impossible to stop upper corner of the net. The Lady Dons held strong the rest of the way to secure the win and the title.

As the win, the season, and the championship was a total team effort, every player on the field last night deserves their own call out. It started in the back with keeper tandem of Kyle McQuain and Sophia Giordano. McQuain had hands of glue and Giordano repeatedly flashed her fearless, athletic saves. In front of them, center backs Cate Combi and Callie Ericksen marked and shutdown the Miramonte attack all night in conjunction with the outside defensive and offensive play from Jesse Carlin, Mea Mitchell, and Malika Haji. As usual and more than ever, Emily Smith dominated from the holding midfield position and pushed the Dons attack from line to line. At the midfield and attacking positions, Dons coaches Evan and Eric Sassano again demonstrated their magical matchups to constantly rotate and mix Krawec, Sadoff, Kohls, Allison Merrill, Bella Baglietto, Mia Carvotta, and Jackie Nichols all night long.

The Champs will open NCS tournament play next week pending the results of Sunday’s seeding meeting.

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Feb 11 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Wrestling

ended the regular season with a 45-27 victory over Miramonte HS. Jeremy Ridge, Axel Jurgens and Peyton Li won their matches.

In Thursday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Miramonte HS in the regular season finale.
Boys are home and girls are away.
JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.
The boys team will have their Senior Night Presentation before the varsity game.

Basketball

teams play Campolindo HS.
At Campolindo HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

In Saturday’s action…

The wrestling team competes in the NCS Dual Championships at Liberty HS at 10:00.

Feb 10 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

continues to roll with a 2-0 victory over Alhambra HS. The JV team was overwhelming 4-1.

Girls Soccer

defeated Alhambra HS 2-1. The JV team rallied scoring the winning goal in extra time for a 3-2 victory.

Girls Basketball

cruised past Dougherty Valley HS 70-47. The JV team was not as fortunate.

Boys Basketball

played very well in defeat to Dougherty Valley HS.

In Wednesday’s action…

Wrestling

concludes the regular season at Miramonte HS at 6:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts James Logan HS at 6:00.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Varsity Boys Soccer

Ian Franklin scored a goal and had an assist. Gabe Singer scored a goal. Alex Topping had an assist. Payson Newman was named “Man of the Match.”

JV Boys Soccer

John Stevenson scored 2 goals and Matt Mariani scored 1 goal.

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey amassed 32 points in the paint. Wow!!! Brooke Panfili scored 10 points, with 2 3-pointers. Roni Marrone scored 10 points, with 1 3-pointer.

Feb 9 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
At Acalanes HS, JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:30 and Varsity boys at 7:00.
At Dougherty Valley HS, jv boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Alhambra HS.
Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.
Tonight will be the Senior Night Presentation for the girls soccer team prior to the varsity game. Come out and join the festivities.

Feb 6 – Lady Dons Soccer Falls to Dublin

Faced with a short bench and missing their customary mojo, the Lady Dons soccer squad stumbled Friday night and fell to Dublin High 2-1 Friday night. The Dons fell behind by a goal early in the first half when the Gaels netted a cross from the right side from above the box. The Dons evened the score as time expired in the first half when Jackie Nichols connected a pass to Emily Smith who finished the work.

In the second half, the Dons simply tempted fate too many times in yielding four Corner kicks in an eight minute span. A Dublin defender collected and converted the initial clear from 22 yards out for what proved to be the deciding goal. Already limited by some injuries, two Dons attackers were limited due to injuries from Dublin fouls. The Dons reached the Dublin box several times in the closing minutes, but could not convert.

With the loss, the Lady Dons slipped back into 2nd place in the DFAL with two to play. Next up is Alhambra.

Feb 7 – Sunday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Pittsburg HS 54-42. The JV team lost a close one.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

defeated College Park HS 2-1 to finish the season with a 7-7-1 record. Great job Lyenne Denny.

Individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey and Brooke Panfili each scored 16 points and Roni Marrone added 13 points.

Feb 6 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

played extremely well against a very good Dublin HS team falling short 2-1. The jv team pulled out a 1-0 victory.

Gabe Singer
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Girls Soccer

also fell to Dublin HS 2-1.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Pittsburg HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 9:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Deer Valley HS at 10:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Gabe Singer scored the lone goal assisted by Drew Wondolowski. Mark Von Hacht was named “Man of the Match.”

Mark von Hacht
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Feb 5 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Soccer

Teams plays Dublin HS. Boys are home and girls are away.
JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Pittsburg HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 9:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Deer Valley HS at 10:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

Feb 4 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

got a much needed 4-2 victory over Las Lomas HS.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Las Lomas HS. The jv team was also defeated.

Wrestling

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Gabe Singer got the hat trick with 3 goals and Ian Franklin did the same with 3 assists as both were named “Man of the Match.” Drew Wondolowski scored the other goal.

Girls Soccer

Emily Smith scored a goal and Kyle McQuain had 7 saves.

Wrestling

Peyton Li won his match.

Feb 3 – The Next Streak Starts Friday

After more than a year and fifteen DFAL matches without a loss, the Lady Dons succumbed to visiting Las Lomas Wednesday night by a score of 3-1. After trailing at halftime 1-0, the Lady Dons evened the match in the 55th minute when Emily Smith’s arcing direct kick from 30 yards out found the back of the net. Las Lomas reclaimed the lead on their own direct kick in the 68th minute and then extended that lead on when a corner kick with four minutes to play curled directly into the net.

Emily Smith scoring goal
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The Lady Dons retain their first place DFAL status and look to start their next streak when they travel to Dublin Friday night.

Feb 3 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

overwhelmed Las Lomas HS. The jv team did likewise.

Boys Basketball

mounted a furious rally only to fall short to Las Lomas HS 64-60. The jv team also was defeated.

In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Las Lomas HS.
Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Wrestling

hosts Las Lomas HS at 6:00.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Jesse Marlow scored 23 points, with an amazing 7 3-pointers. Nico Brightbill scored 15 points, with 2 3-pointers. Aaron Hill scored 11 points.

Feb 1 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

fell short to College Park HS 2-1.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

led by Lyenne Denny played their best game of the year defeating Deer Valley HS 4-1 raising their overall record to 6-1-6.

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts San Ramon Valley HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

Isobel Whitehead scored all four goals.

Jan 30 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys basketball

found themselves in a very close wire-to-wire game that found them falling just short of Miramonte HS at the end. The freshman team suffered an identical fate.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The jv girls also fell.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays at College Park HS. Freshmen at 11:00, jv at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 9:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Pound for Pound Invitational at San Rafael HS.

Individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Brooke Panfili scored 13 points and Emma Godfrey 11 points.

Jan 29 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

defeated Campolindo HS 45-25. Scott Ortlieb, Ben Ross, Tai White, Chris Fulton, Axel Jurgens and Isaac Douglas won their matches.

Axel Jurgens pins opponent
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In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Miramonte HS.
At Acalanes HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Miramonte HS, jv boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays at College Park HS. Freshmen at 11:00, jv at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 9:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Pound for Pound Invitational at San Rafael HS.

Jan 27 – Cardiac Kids Conquer Campo

The Lady Dons traveled to Campolindo Wednesday night intent on avenging one of the two ties on their season resume. Keying off an energized play of Senior Midfielder Regan McQuain, the Dons dominated most of the early going in the offensive end. The payoff came in two first half goals – the first off a ferocious right foot cross from Kierra Krawec which Muppy Gragg drove home in the 15th minute. Gragg then kept the scoring going when her next shot rebounded off the Campo keeper to the waiting feet of Sasha Sadoff who finished the goal in the 27th minute. The first half ended with that 2-0 lead for the Lady Dons.

Emily Smith
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Senior Dons keeper Kyle McQuain and her team of defenders led by a surging Jesse Carlin and the backbone of defensive midfielder Emily Smith and center backs Cate Combi and Callie Ericksen kept the shutout going until 63rd minute when a 25 yard shot by Campo’s Mariah Brown found the back of the net. That cut the lead to a single goal. Just three minutes later a Campo striker broke loose for a one-on-keeper opportunity, but Kyle McQuain thwarted the charge with a brilliant sliding tackle in the box. Following a dubious foul in the 69th minute, the Campo free kick from just outside the box struck the crossbar and went down and into the net to tie the score at two apiece. That left the Dons fans fearing a “reverse deja vu” moment as in the first meeting it was the Lady Dons who rallied with two goals in the last twelve minutes to secure the tie. Together the Lady Dons responded with a resounding “Not this time!” The Lady Dons responded with the go ahead goal just two minutes later when defender Cate Combi drove home the finish off Emily Smith’s corner kick. In a true “leave no doubt” moment, Allison Merrill then dribbled deep into the left wing and delivered a perfect pass to Mia Carvotta who drove home the insurance goal just two minutes later to make the score 4-2. Campo launched a frantic effort to recover, but the Dons defense held strong as Callie Ericksen’s crushing clears kept the ball from even reaching Dons keeper McQuain again.

 

Mia Carvotta
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The Lady Dons next match against Pinole Valley is questionable due to Pinole Valley injuries. The Lady Dons next DFAL match will be next Wednesday when they host second place Las Lomas in a match certain to have both league title and playoff implications.

Jan 28 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

went back and forth with Alhambra HS before finishing them off 62-53. The jv team did likewise.

Girls Basketball

won in a landslide over Alhambra HS. The jv road was not as easy, yet they pulled out a 2 point victory.

Girls Soccer

Acalanes and Campo were tied 2-2 in the second half until an offensive barrage of 2 goals in one minute propelled the girls soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Campolindo HS raising their DFAL record to 6-0-2 and their overall record to 8-0-2.

Regan McQuain
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Boys Soccer

played very well battling Campolindo HS to a 1-1 draw. The jv team also played to a 1-1 tie.

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

hosts Campolindo HS at 6:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Robbie Rowell scored 16 points, with 3 3-pointers. Jesse Marlow scored 14 points, with 2 3-pointers. Ryan Nall scored 12 points.

Girls Basketball

Brooke Panfili scored 17 points, with 3 3-pointers. Roni Marrone scored 17 points with 1 3-pointer. Alex Grant-Hudd scored 11 points, with 3 3-pointers. Emma Godfrey scored 10 points.

Varsity Boys Soccer

Ian Franklin scored the lone goal assisted by Drew Wondolowski. Joey Moran was named “Man of the Match.”

JV Boys Soccer

John Stevenson scored the lone goal.

Jan 27 – Wednesday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Alhambra HS.
At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Alhambra HS, jv girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Campolindo HS.
Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Jan 25 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

defeated Clayton Valley Charter HS 2-0 and Dougherty Valley HS 3-0.

In Monday’s action…

Basketball

at Dublin HS. JV boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS. JV girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Jesse Marlow scored 15 points and Robbie Rowell 11 points, each with 3 3-pointers. Ryan Nall scored 9 points and was a tenacious presence in the paint.

Girls Basketball

Alex Grant-Hudd had the shooting touch scoring 15 points with 3 3-pointers. Emma Godfrey was a strong presence inside with 12 points and great contributions on defense and rebounding. Brooke Panfili scored 10 points, with 1 3-pointer.

Alex Grant-Hudd
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Saturdays individual standouts…

Girls Soccer

Cate Goodman and Bridgett Johnson each scored two goals and Isobel Whitehead scored the other goal. Christina Pathoumthong was in goal for both shutouts.

Jan 22 – Lady Dons Soccer Open Second Half With Shutout Victory

“Fresh” off finals week, the Lady Dons hosted Dougherty Valley Friday night and came away with a 1-0 victory to open the second half of DFAL play. The win in combination with a tie by Las Lomas put the Dons in sole possession of first place in the DFAL.

Much of the first half was played in the Dons’ defensive end, but Senior keeper Kyle McQuain and her center backs of Cate Combi, Mea Mitchell, and Callie Ericksen kept the slate clean. The Dons finally broke through in the scoring column when Kierra Krawec drove home a header off a corner kick delivery from Emily Smith in the 34th minute. The match remained a defensive battle until midway through the second half when midfielder Allison Merrill elevated to another energy level and forced play into the Dons offensive end. Sasha Sadoff then caught the energy burst as well with multiple runs up the right wing. Nevertheless, the Dons could not convert another goal. As a result, it became a tense finish as keeper McQuain was forced to make multiple sliding saves on Dougherty Valley shots in the final five minutes. Ultimately, the Dons defense preserved the shutout and the win.

The Lady Dons are next in action on Wednesday as they travel to rival Campolindo.

Jan 23 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

scored early and made it stand in a 1-0 victory over Dougherty Valley HS. The jv team had the opposite experience. They played well the entire game but gave up a goal in extra time to fall 1-0.

Boys Soccer

played to a 2-2 draw with Dougherty Valley HS.

Boys Basketball

made an incredible rally from being down 20 points only to fall short to Campolindo HS. The jv boys were the opposite building a big lead and holding on to defeat the Cougars.

Ryan Nall
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Girls Basketball

played an exciting back-and-forth game, but could not pull out the victory over Campolindo HS.

Taylor Jones
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In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00.

Wrestling

competes in the King of the Mat Invitational at Windsor HS.

Jan 22 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Campolindo HS.
At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Campolindo HS, JV girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Dougherty Valley HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00.

Wrestling

competes in the King of the Mat Invitational at Windsor HS.

Jan 18 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 65-54 to raise their overall record to 13-3 and their DFAL record to 2-1. The jv team suffered a defeat.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. The freshman team met the same fate.

Girls Soccer

defeated Miramonte HS 3-1 to raise their overall record to 6-0-2 and their DFAL record to 4-0-2.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Miramonte HS 2-1. The jv team was victorious 2-1.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

engaged in a defensive battle resulting in a 0-0 tie with Northgate HS. The jv team was the 1-0 victor raising their overall record to 5-0-3.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

was defeated by Heritage HS and Berkeley HS.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Soccer

Sasha Sadoff scored a goal assisted by Regan McQuain. Regan McQuain scored on a well-placed penalty kick. Emily Smith scored a goal assisted by Jackie Nichols. Kyle McQuain had several critical saves.

JV Girls Soccer

Serena Singh scored 2 goals and Maddie Zuber scored 1 goal.

Varsity Boys Soccer

Gabe Singer scored the lone goal.

JV Boys Soccer

Nick Schirmer and Bennett Winther each scored a goal.

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

Bridget Johnson and Isobel Whitehead each scored a goal.

JV Boys Soccer

Bennett Winther scored the lone goal.

Jan 15 – Lady Dons Soccer Complete DFAL First Half in First Place

The Lady Dons hosted Miramonte on Friday night and came away with a 3-1 victory. With the win, the Lady Dons claimed a first place tie with Las Lomas and completed the first half of the DFAL season with an unbeaten League record of 4-0-2. Acalanes dominated and got on the board early when frosh Sasha Sadoff converted a through ball from senior Regan McQuain for the game’s first goal in the 11th minute. Just five minutes later, Regan McQuain single-handedly extended the lead to 2-0 when she drew a foul in the box and converted the ensuing penalty kick.

Mia Mitchell
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The early portions of the second half were a muddled affair played mostly in the Dons’ defensive end, but the Dons’ defense centered by Cate Combi and Callie Ericksen and flanked by Mea Mitchell, Jesse Carlin, and Malika Haji kept the slate clean for most of the half. Ultimately, the visiting Matadors converted a corner kick into a goal with 16 minutes to play to draw within a single goal. Keeper Kyle McQuain was forced to make multiple saves over the final fifteen minutes including a brilliant one-on-one save two minutes into stoppage time. McQuain then quickly released the ball to Jackie Nichols who raced the ball up the right side before releasing it to Emily Smith for the Dons’ third goal.

Sasha Sadoff
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The Lady Dons start the second go-round of DFAL play on Friday night as they host Dougherty Valley High School.

Jan 16 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 65-54 to raise their overall record to 13-3 and their DFAL record to 2-1. The jv team suffered a defeat.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. The freshman team met the same fate.

Girls Soccer

defeated Miramonte HS 3-1 to raise their overall record to 6-0-2 and their DFAL record to 4-0-2.

Emily Smith
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Boys Soccer

was defeated by Miramonte HS 2-1. The jv team was victorious 2-1 to raise their overall record to 4-0-3.

Joey Moran
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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays at Northgate HS. Freshman at 12:45, jv at 2:45 and varsity at 4:45.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Heritage HS at 9:00 and hosts Berkeley HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Clayton Valley Charter Invitational.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Girls Soccer

Sasha Sadoff scored a goal assisted by Regan McQuain. Regan McQuain scored on a well-placed penalty kick. Emily Smith scored a goal assisted by Jackie Nichols. Kyle McQuain had several critical saves.

Kyle McQuain
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Varsity Boys Soccer

Gabe Singer scored the lone goal.

JV Boys Soccer

Nick Schirmer and Bennett Winther each scored a goal.

Jan 15 – Friday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

Teams play Dougherty Valley HS.

At Dougherty Valley HS, JV boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS, JV girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

Teams play Miramonte HS.

Girls are home and boys are away.
JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

Teams play at Northgate HS. Freshman at 12:45, jv at 2:45 and varsity at 4:45.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Heritage HS at 9:00 and hosts Berkeley HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Clayton Valley Charter Invitational.

Jan 14 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

defeated Alhambra HS 3-2 as freshman Chris Rogers scored his 1st Acalanes goal in the opening half and prowled the cage in the second half to spark the victory.

Girls Soccer

defeated Alhambra HS 3-2 to raise their DFAL record to 3-0-2 and their overall record to 5-0-2.

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

has a meet at Dougherty Valley HS at 6:00.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Chris Rogers was named “Man of the Match.” Luis Martinez and Tom Higgins each scored a goal. Drew Wondolowski had 2 assists and Cameron Shapoorian added an assist.

Girls Soccer

Kierra Krawec scored a goal assisted by Emily Smith. Cate Combi scored a goal. Sasha Sadoff scored a goal assisted by Regan McQuain.

Jan 13 – Lady Dons Down Dogs 3-2

With senior Kyle McQuain making her first appearance of the season in the nets, the Lady Dons traveled to Alhambra Wednesday night and returned with a 3-2 victory. The Dons dominated the first half in route to a 2-0 halftime margin. Kierra Krawec got the scoring going with the opening goal in the 11th minute off a pass down the left side from midfielder Emily Smith. Defender Cate Combi extended the lead to 2-0 when she collected and converted a loose ball off a Dons’ corner kick late in the first half. Never ones to let their fans become complacent, the Dons gave up a goal in the first minute of the second half to cut the lead to a single goal. The Dons clung to that margin in a back and forth struggle until Sasha Sadoff collected a through ball from Regan McQuain and converted it for the third goal in the 69th minute. The Dons surrendered a final goal with six minutes to play, but held on to closeout the 3-2 victory. With the win, the Lady Dons extended their DFAL unbeaten streak to 18 games which represents three full cycles through the DFAL.

The Lady Dons are next in action Friday night when they host rival Miramonte and close out the first half of the DFAL campaign.

Jan 13 – Wednesday Sports

Soccer

Today, the soccer teams resume DFAL action against Alhambra HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Jan 8 – Lady Dons Down Dublin 3-2

Friday night, the Lady Dons trailed 2-0 at halftime before storming back with three second-half goals to defeat Dublin High 3-2. Allison Merrill got the Dons on the scoreboard first off a set-piece cross from Emily Smith in the 48th minute. Callie Ericksen then evened the score with a goal off an assist from Muppy Gragg. The Lady Dons went ahead to stay in the 67th minute when Cate Combi finished a cross from Sasha Sadoff. Dons’ keeper Sophia Giordano turned away multiple Dublin runs to deny any scores in the second half and secure the victory.
The Lady Dons are next in action Wednesday at Alhambra.

Jan 11 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Elk Grove HS 64-58 in the New Years Shootout at Pittsburg HS.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

was defeated by College Park HS and hosts Dublin HS.

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at San Ramon Valley HS at 6:00.

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey scored 19 points. Brooke Panfili scored 15 points, with 3 3-pointers. Taylor Jones scored 15 points.

Jan 9 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

may have played their best game of the season defeating Las Lomas HS 59-46. The jv boys recorded another victory.

Girls Basketball

won easily over Las Lomas HS. The jv team was also the victor.

Girls Soccer

faced a 2-0 deficit before rallying to defeat Dublin HS 3-2. The jv team suffered in defeat.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Dublin HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

plays Elk Grove HS at Pittsburg HS in the New Years Shootout at 4:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts De La Salle HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 9:00 and hosts Dublin HS at 2:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Alex Kinnear scored 22 points, with 1 3-pointer. Jesse Marlowe scored 12 points, with 2 3-pointers.

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey scored 25 points. Brooke Panfili scored 21 points, with 2 3-pointers. Roni Marrone scored 20 points, with 1 3-pointer. Julia Lyons scored 10 points.

Jan 8 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

Teams play Las Lomas HS.
At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Las Lomas HS, jv girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

Teams play Dublin HS.
Girls are home and boys are away.
JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

plays Elk Grove HS at Pittsburg HS in the New Years Shootout at 4:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts De La Salle HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 9:00 and hosts Dublin HS at 2:00.

Jan 7 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s soccer action…

The girls battled to a 0-0 tie with an undefeated Las Lomas HS team.
The boys fell 2-1 in a physical and well-played game against Las Lomas HS. The jv team rallied to a 2-2 tie.

Ian Franklin
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Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Varsity boys soccer. Gabe Singer scored the lone goal assisted by Ian Franklin. Luke Denham was named “Man of the Match.”
JV boys soccer. Reider Martinsen and John Stevenson each scored a goal.

Luke Denham
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Jan 6 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

Varsity was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV girls rallied to pull out a 42-39 victory.

Roni Marrone
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Boys Basketball

Varsity was defeated by Miramonte HS. The Freshman team was edged out in the final minutes.

Aidan McNamara
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In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer

Teams play Las Lomas HS. Boys are home and girls are away.
JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at James Logan HS at 6:00.

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Aaron Hill and Aidan McNamara each scored 10 points.

Aaron Hill
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Dec 20 – Sunday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

defeated Rio Linda HS 62-47 to claim the championship of the Acalanes Invitational.

Boys Basketball

defeated Mission San Jose HS 63-38 in the Arroyo Tournament.

Boys Soccer

tied Bullard HS 2-2 in the De La Salle Showcase.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

was defeated by Berkeley HS 1-0 and defeated Northgate HS 2-0.

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey scored 18 points and Brooke Panfili 17 points.

Boys Basketball

Alex Kinnear scored 18 points and Jesse Marlow 10 points.

Dec 19 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeataed Fairfield HS 53-49 in the Acalanes Invitational.

Boys Basketball

fell to American Canyon HS 51-47 in overtime in the Arroyo tournament. The JV and freshman teams defeated American Canyon HS with ease.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Menlo School in the De La Salle Showcase.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

Varsity hosts Rio Linda HS at 3:30 in the championship game of the Acalanes Invitational.
JV team competes in the California tournament.

Boys Basketball

teams play in the Arroyo Tournament.

Boys Soccer

plays Bullard HS at 12:00 in the De La Salle Showcase.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at California HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Berkeley HS at 9:00 and at Northgate HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Zinkin Classic at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

Dec 18 – Friday Sports Page

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

had a 2-0 deficit to Campolindo HS, but scored twice in the last 7 minutes to earn a draw.

Boys Soccer

fell in a controversial 1-0 game to Campolindo HS. The jv team won 3-0.

Alex Longerbeam save
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In Thursday’s action…

Girls Basketball

started off the Acalanes Invitational with a 67-52 victory over Rodriguez HS.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Fairfield HS at 8:00 in the Acalanes Invitational.

Boys Basketball

plays American Canyon HS in the Arroyo tournament. Freshmen at 4:30, jv at 6:00 and varsity at 7:00.

JV Girls Basketball

competes in the California tournament.

Boys Soccer

plays Menlo School at 11:00 in the De La Salle Showcase.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

The varsity team hosts the Acalanes Invitational.
The JV team competes in the California tournament.

Boys Basketball

teams play in the Arroyo Tournament.

Boys Soccer

Varsity team plays Bullard HS at 12:00 in the De La Salle Showcase.
Freshman team plays at California HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Berkeley HS at 9:00 and at Northgate HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Zinkin Classic at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

Dec 16 – Acalanes Girls Soccer

Sadoff & Smith Salvage Streak

After struggling to convert multiple scoring opportunities throughout the first half, the Lady Dons trailed for the first time this year Tuesday night. The visiting Campolindo Cougars led 1-0 at halftime and extended that lead to 2-0 midway through the second half. Coach Evan Sassano tinkered with his lineup thoughout the match, searching for the right combination. Undaunted by the deficit, the Dons pushed play and finally broke through in the 69th minute as frosh Sasha Sadoff threaded a rebound through a myriad of defenders and teammates for the first Acalanes goal. Campolindo threw everything into their defense and committed a yellow card inducing foul of Callie Ericksen as the clock moved inside two minutes to play. Emily Smith took the resulting direct kick and sailed a 30 yard shot into the upper left corner of the net to tie the match. The match concluded with a 2-2 draw and extended the Lady Dons’ DFAL unbeaten streak to 15 matches. The Dons now take a much deserved break for the holidays. They are next in action on January 6 against rival Las Lomas.

 

Sasha Sadoff
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David Ericksen

Dec 16 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

Varsity team defeated Pinole Valley HS 56-45. The JV team did likewise.

In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Campolindo HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Dec 14 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

cruised past Sonoma Valley HS 58-22 raising their record to 4-0.

Varsity Boys Basketball

overwhelmed Kipp King Academy 71-37 in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Concord HS in the final round of the Winter Classic.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

led by Lyenne Denny defeated Dougherty Valley HS 2-1 and tied Northgate HS 1-1.

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts California HS at 6:00.

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Frosh-soph Girls Soccer

Cate Goodman scored 2 goals and Isobel Whitehead scored 1 goal. Hayes Hollar, Alex Gold, Alba Navarro and Sabina Shocron played amazing defense.

Dec 8 – Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer Opens with Win

The Lady Dons opened their 2015-16 campaign on Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory over College Park. In a true team effort, six different Dons contributing to the scoring. The Dons collected goals from four different players – Allison Merrill, Mia Carvotta, Kierra Krawec, and Regan McQuain. The assists for those goals came from Krawec, Sasha Sadoff, and Emily Smith (2). The match featured the first regular season Varsity appearances for Greta Kohls, Muppy Gragg, Malika Haji, Combi, Carvotta, and Sadoff.

David Ericksen

Dec 12 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

opened the DFAL season with a resounding 4-1 victory over Dougherty Valley HS. The jv team scored in the last minutes to play to a 1-1 draw.

Girls Soccer

shutout Dougherty Valley HS 1-0 in their DFAL opener.

Varsity Boys Basketball

fell on a buzzer-beater 61-59 to De Anza HS in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Sonoma Valley HS. JV at 3:30 and varsity at 5:00.

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS at 3:30.

JV team plays in the El Cerrito tournament.

Freshman team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

Boys Soccer

Varsity team plays at Castro Valley HS at 3:00 in the final round of the Winter Classic.

Freshman team plays at Las Lomas HS at 9:00 am.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Dougherty Valley HS at 9:00 am and hosts Northgate HS at 6:00 pm.

Dec 11 – The “Other Streak”

Acalanes Girls Soccer

opened DFAL play Friday night with a 1-0 victory at Dougherty Valley. With the win, Acalanes extended its unbeaten streak in DFAL play to 14 matches – dating back two seasons to February of 2014. Emily Smith tallied the sole goal of the match in the 34th minute off a direct kick from the top of the box. Smith’s opportunity came after Mia Carvotta was fouled “just outside” the penalty area. The Dons withstood a withering second half attack from the Wildcats. Acalanes goalkeeper Sophia Giordano made multiple sliding saves and completed the shutout with her center defenders Cate Combi and Callie Ericksen. The Lady Dons return to action Monday night with a non-league match at Antioch High.

David Ericksen

Dec 11 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

If you weren’t there, you missed a thriller. Jeremy Ridge, Axel Jurgens and Aaron Baker won matches to close the deficit to Alhambra to 36-33. Down by 3 points going into the last match, Tai White pulled out a great performance to lift the Dons past the Bulldogs 37-36 to record the victory in their DFAL opener.

Tyler Sverak
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Girls Basketball

defeated St. Joseph’s HS 69-54. The JV team fell by the narrowest of margins, 28-27.

Brooke Panfilli
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In Friday’s action…

Soccer

teams open DFAL play against Dougherty Valley HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays De Anza HS in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS at 5:00.

JV team plays in the El Cerrito tournament.

Freshman team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Sonoma Valley HS. JV at 3:30 and varsity at 5:00.

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS.

JV team plays in the El Cerrito tournament.

Freshman team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

Boys Soccer

Varsity team plays at Castro Valley HS at 3:00 in the final round of the Winter Classic.

Freshman team plays at Las Lomas HS at 9:00 am.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Dougherty Valley HS at 9:00 am and hosts Northgate HS at 6:00 pm.

Emma Godfrey
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Thursday’s individual standouts…

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge, Axel Jurgens, Aaron Baker and Tai White won their matches.

Girls Basketball

Brooke Panfili scored 27 points, with 3 3-pointers. Emma Godfrey scored 18 points. Julia Lyons scored 12 points.

 

Dec 9 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

defeated College Park HS 4-1.

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In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Kennedy HS, Richmond at 4:30 in the Winter Classic.

Girls Basketball

hosts Hercules HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Basketball

plays Hercules HS in the ABC Invitational at Amador Valley HS at 6:30.

 

Dec 8 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

defeated Deer Valley HS 3-1 to raise their record to 2-0.

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

hosts College Park HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Dec 7 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

JV Boys Basketball

was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS in a very close game as the runner-up of the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

Varsity Boys Soccer

put on an offensive display defeating Moreau HS 3-0 in the Winter Classic.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

split being defeated by Dublin HS and defeating Heritage HS. Sabina Shocron, Isobel Whitehead and Cate Goodman scored goals and Christina Pathoumthong was stellar in goal.

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 6:00.

Dec 5 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

The varsity team defeated American HS 43-37 in the Rob Vares Memorial Invitational. Alex Kinnear scored 12 points and Andrew McKendell 11 points.

The JV boys basketball team defeated College Park HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Basketball

The varsity team plays Hayward HS in the Rob Vares Memorial Invitational at Washington HS, Fremont.

The JV team plays San Ramon Valley HS in the championship game of the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational at 3:30.

The freshman team plays in the last round of the Brandon Huang Memorial Invitational at Miramonte HS.

Boys Soccer

The varsity team hosts Moreau HS in the Winter Classic at 3:00.

The freshman team hosts Northgate HS at 10:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Dublin HS at 10:00 and at Heritage HS at 3:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Faultline Duals at Freedom HS.

Dec 4 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Basketball

Varsity team was defeated by Castro Valley HS in the Rob Vares Memorial Invitational.

JV team defeated Liberty HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

Girls Basketball

defeated Clayton Valley Charter HS 82-46.

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

Varsity team is in the second round of the Rob Vares Memorial Invitational at Washington HS, Fremont at 3:30.

JV team hosts College Park HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational at 8:00.

Freshman team plays in the second round of the Brandon Huang Memorial Invitational at Miramonte HS.

Wrestling

competes in the DFAL Novice Tournament at Alhambra HS at 4:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays in the last round of the Rob Vares Memorial Invitational at Washington HS, Fremont.

JV team plays in the last round of the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

Freshman team plays in the last round of the Brandon Huang Memorial Invitational at Miramonte HS.

Boys Soccer

Varsity team hosts Moreau HS in the Winter Classic at 3:00.

Freshman team hosts Northgate HS at 10:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Dublin HS at 10:00 and at Heritage HS at 3:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Faultline Duals at Freedom HS.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Brooke Panfili scored 20 points, Emma Godfrey 19 points, Roni Marrone 16 points and Alex Grant-Hudd 10 points.

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Apr 24 – Dons Commitment Day

Pictured Left to Right:

Molly Dalziel, Volleyball – UC San Diego

Brady Aiello, Football – University of Oregon

Katharine Torchio, Soccer – University of Wisconsin

Zach Stromberg, Baseball – Boston College

Brittany Usinger, Swimming – Harvard University

Feb 25 – Lady Dons Give All but Fall Short

As the crowd rolled into Acalanes High School on Wednesday night, all could tell it was going to be a battle.  Miramonte came out in force with a large gathering to watch the Semifinal match between the Lady Dons and the Lady Matadors.  The Dons fans came in droves and just kept coming.  Any player looking up into the stands could feel proud – the Dons Nation was there to do their part.  And the student section was determined to make a difference!

Feeling the electricity in the air, the Dons started quickly when less than two minutes into the game Morgan Rogers (#21) sent a long beautiful pass up to Kierra Krawec (#4) and Caroline Clark (#14).  Clark took it and went in for the easy score putting Acalanes up 1-0. Less than 8 minutes later, Junior Regan McQuain (#13)made a beautiful pass to Kierra Krawec (#4) and Krawec put the Don’s up 2-0. Although the Dons kept the pressure up with 5 more shots on goal in the first half and freshman goalie Sophia Giordano (#0) making great saves, it was the Mats who finished out the half with a score. With less than 2 minutes left in the half, Miramonte’s Gina Crosetti (#9) sent a high ball into the back of the net.  The half ended with Acalanes up 2-1.

Caroline Clark
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Miramonte came out strong in the 2nd half and scored 6 minutes into the half, when Sophomore Kati Tuemmler (#3) took a pass and quickly turned and shot it to tie the score 2-2. The game remained deadlocked until the 72nd minute when Clark (#14) took a pass from Molly Davis (#16) and pounded it home.  Dons took the lead 3-2. But Miramonte came storming back 7 minutes later and tied the score 3-3 when Mats Sophomore Mia Grillo (#14) took a deflected ball and put it past goalie Giordano. The game went to overtime.

Regan McQuain
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After two scoreless overtime periods where both defenses shined, it all came down to PKs.  The Acalanes student section moved down the field in a swarm to cheer on their Lady Dons.  The pressure and the excitement was incredible and both teams felt it.  Each team shot all balls on goal.  It came down to the Mats Senior Goalie, Maritza Grillo (#00) getting a foot on a ball that was clearly going in.  And with that save, the Lady Dons season ended – Miramonte 4, Acalanes 3.

 

The Dons’ fans quieted only for a moment and then began to cheer on their team.  The tribute that all the fans gave to celebrate a phenomenal year was priceless.  As the Dons walked off the field, they were greeted by family, friends and schoolmates and although they couldn’t appreciate it at the moment, they will remember it forever.  Said one player, “I can’t believe we won’t play with this team ever again – the seniors are all moving on.”

Morgan Rogers
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Congratulations to the Lady Dons for the Conference Championship and for getting to the semi-finals of the NCS.  And congratulations to the fans, for showing up BIG and BLUE to share it with them!

By Nicole Rogers

Scores and stats:
Game: Acalanes HS (18-2-1) vs. Miramonte HS (12-4-5)
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Location: Acalanes High School
Halftime Score: 2-1
Final Score: 3-3 (4-3 PKs)
Goals: AHS
Goal 1: Caroline Clark (#14) (1:51)
Goal 2: Kierra Krawec (#4) (9:15)
Goal 5: Caroline Clark (#14) (72:32)
Assists:  Morgan Rogers (#21) Goal 1; Regan McQuain (#13) Goal 2; Molly Davis (#16)
Saves: Sophia Giordano (#0) – 5 saves (1st half); 3 saves (2nd half)
Goals:  Miramonte High School
Goal 3: Gina Crosetti (#9) (38:30)
Goal 4: Kathryn Tuemmler (#3) (46:50)
Goal 6: Mia Grillo (#14) (80:00)
Assists: Samantha Devecchi (#18) Goal 6
Saves:  Maritza Grillo (#00) – 1 saves (1st half); 2 (2nd half)

Feb 26 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The game could not be any closer. The girls soccer team was tied with Miramonte HS 3-3 through regulation and 2 overtime periods only to be edged out in penalty kicks. Congratulations for an outstanding season and an incredible playoff run.

Sophia Giordano
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Caroline Clark
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Boys Tennis

continues to roll with a 9-0 victory over American Canyon HS.

Boys Golf

sank the Pittsburg HS Pirates 196-240.

 

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

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

 

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Tennis

Ian Dao, Nico Brightbill, Conor McGlynn, Ryan Pegels, Ethan Fitzsimons and Alex Hashim won singles matches.
Clay Schmidt & Cole Noone, Trenton Tso & Jin Heo and Stefen Pegels & Conor Sasner won doubles matches.

Boys Golf

Jake Basilico and Peter Tripp shot a 37, Arden Childers 38 and Julian O’Donnell 39 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

 

Congratulations…

Kierra Krawec was named Honorable Mention Player of the Week by the Contra Costa Times. The article is in today’s sports section of the Contra Costa Times.

 

Kierra Krawec
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R. Takahashi

Feb 25 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesdays action…

Emma Godfrey
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Girls Basketball

advances to the NCS quarterfinals with a 67-21 victory over San Rafael HS.  The #3 seeded Dons host #11 Encinal HS Friday at 7:00.

Boys Tennis

pulled out an impressive 5-4 victory over EBAL power San Ramon Valley HS to start the season 2-0.

Boys Lacrosse

played well in defeat to highly ranked St. Ignatius HS.

 

In Wednesdays action…

Girls soccer

The BIG SHOWDOWN. The NCS semifinal features the #1 seeded Dons hosting #5 Miramonte HS.

Boys Tennis

hosts American Canyon HS at 3:30.

Boys Golf

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

 

Tuesdays individual standouts…

Brooke Panfili
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Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey scored 19 points. Brooke Panfili scored 18 points, with 3 3-pointers.

Boys Tennis

Ryan Cardiff, Isaiah Bird and Ian Dao won singles matches.  Alex Hashim & Trenton Tso and Ryan Pegels & Preston Tso won doubles matches.

R. Takahashi

Feb 21 – Lady Dons Soccer Moves on to 3rd Round of NCS

If anyone ever says that home field is not an advantage in high school soccer, then they never played in front of a rowdy, fun and completely biased home crowd. On Saturday, Dons’ fans experienced something we had not seen all season; a line to get into the stadium. And the Lady Dons put on a show to remember in their 4-1 win over Las Lomas to move to the Semi-finals of the NCS Playoffs.

Freshman Kierra Krawec (#4), fresh off her 5 goals from Wednesday night, picked up right where she left off by scoring the first goal 9 minutes into the game off a perfect pass up the middle from Junior Regan McQuain ((#13). As the fans roared their appreciation, Acalanes took a 1-0 lead.

Although Acalanes controlled the ball for most of the first half and kept the Knight’s defense busy, the second goal of the game did not come until there was 6 minutes left in the half. That’s when the Don’s offense took the ball down the field and broke through the Las Lomas defense. It started with Katharine Larson (#6) taking a beautiful pass from Molly Davis (#16) and going up the right side. Larson then threaded to Krawec who quickly sent another quick pass to a streaking Caroline Clark (#14). Clark then raced past a defender to the side of the goal and then shot the ball into the left side of the net to make the score 2-0 Acalanes. By this time the Acalanes crowd had grown in both size and noise level and they could feel the energy of the night.

Kierra Krawec
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The second half brought more action as the fans on both sides stepped it up to cheer on their teams. Acalanes came out strong and took advantage of being awarded a corner kick. Clark (#14) sent a high, arching ball to the net which Katharine Torchio (#11) quickly took care of by heading it past the goalie for goal #3. The Dons kept up the pressure on the Knights as they refused to let the ball pass over the midfield line. With 21 minutes left in the half, Las Lomas was awarded a free kick at the 15 yard line. They wasted no time popping the ball over the first line of defense and skipping the ball into the back of the net.

Caroline Clark (14) and Katharine Larson (6)
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The goal was a wakeup call for the Dons and settled them down. Senior Emma Starr (#17) settled her teammates down with precision passing and a return to possession soccer. After a double team by Morgan Rogers (#21) and Davis (#16) which resulted in another steal, Davis sent the ball up to Lexi Silva (#3) who took the ball down and saw Krawec (#4) up the left side. Silva (#3) sent the long ball to Krawec who was off to the races. Krawec took the ball up the left side, stopped turned and kicked the ball past the goalie’s outstretched arms to score the final goal of the game.

Emma Starr
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The Dons defense of Silva (#3), Davis (#16), Starr (#17) and Rogers (#21) plus midfielder Emily Smith (#25) combined for 39 steals. Rogers (#21) and Smith (#25) both had season highs with 10 and 7 respectively. The win put the Dons into the semi-finals where they will take on rival Miramonte at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 25th at Acalanes. The Dons will need every one of their fans to show up and cheer them on as it promises to be an intense and hard fought battle to get to the Championship game.

Emily Smith
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By Nicole Rogers

Scores and stats:
Game: Acalanes HS (18-1-1) vs. Las Lomas HS (10-5-6)
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Location: Acalanes High School
Halftime Score: 2-0
Final Score: 4-1
Goals: AHS
Goal 1: Kierra Krawek (#4) (9:27)
Goal 2: Caroline Clark (#14) (32:53)
Goal 3: Katharine Torchio (#11) (51:06)
Goal 5: Kierra Krawec (#3) (70:26)
Assists: Regan McQuain (#13) Goal 1; Kierra Krawec (#4) Goal 2; Caroline Clark (#14) Goal 3; Lexi Silva (#3) Goal 5
Saves: Sophia Giordano (#0) – 2 saves (1st half); 1 saves (2nd half)
Goals: Las Lomas HS
Goal 4: (#80) (57:40)
Saves: Victoria Scalfaro (#55) – 3 saves (1st half); 1 (2nd half)

Feb 23 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

finishes the regular season with a victory over Las Lomas HS with an overall record of 20-6.

Boys Basketball

played inspired in defeat to Las Lomas HS.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The #1 seeded girls soccer team overwhelmed one DFAL district opponent to set up a meeting with another in a 4-1 victory over Las Lomas HS in the NCS quarterfinals. Their next opponent is Miramonte HS, who they will host Wednesday at 7:00 in the NCS semifinals.

 

Caroline Clark
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Individual standouts…

Wrestling

At the DFAL championships, Rain Mize wrestled away the league title, Jack Hood was the DFAL runner up and Jeremy Ridge and Tai White placed third as all qualified for the NCS Championships Friday and Saturday at James Logan HS. Ben Ross placed 4th and will be an alternate.

Boys Basketball

Alex Kinnear scored 16 points, with 2 3-pointers. Jack Hemmenway sank 4 3-pointers scoring 12 points.

R. Takahashi

Feb 21 – Saturday Sports

In Fridays action…

Girls Basketball

finishes the regular season with a victory over Las Lomas HS with an overall record of 20-6.

Boys Basketball

played inspired in defeat to Las Lomas HS.

 

In Saturdays action…

Girls Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Wrestling

completes in the DFAL Championships at Campolindo HS at 9:00 am.

Note: At the DFAL wrestling championships, there will be an admission charge of $7 general admission and $4 for students with student body cards, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Baseball

has a scrimmage with Marin Catholic HS at 11:00. Varsity is away and jv is home.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse

competes in the Davis Play Day.

 

Individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Alex Kinnear scored 16 points, with 2 3-pointers. Jack Hemmenway sank 4 3-pointers scoring 12 points.

R. Takahashi

Feb 19 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The #1 seeded girls soccer team dispatched El Cerrito HS 8-1 to advance to the NCS quarterfinals. They host Las Lomas HS Saturday at 7:00.

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Tennis

hosts De La Salle HS in a scrimmage at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

Feb 18 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

pulled out a victory over Dougherty Valley HS 59-57.

Boys Basketball

rallied only to fall short in the final minutes to Dougherty Valley HS. The jv team was defeated, but the freshman team notched another victory.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

The #1 seeded girls soccer team hosts El Cerrito HS at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

JV Boys Golf

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

 

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey dominated the paint scoring 18 points, with 11 rebounds. Brooke Panfili scored 11 points with 3 3-pointers. Sierra Galanza scored 11 points with 1 3-pointer. Julia Lyons scored 11 points. Taylor Jones added 9 rebounds.

Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 17 points with 3 3-pointers. Casey Harrington and Matt Bostwick each scored 13 points.

R. Takahashi

Feb 17 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Boys Tennis

began the season by shutting out Justin Siena HS 9-0.
Ryan Cardiff, Nico Brightbill, Ian Dao, Conor McGlynn, Ryan Pegels and Ethan Fitzsimons won singles matches.
Clay Schmidt & Trenton Tso, Alex Hashim & Jin Heo and Preston Tso & Conor Sasner won doubles matches.

In Tuesday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
At Acalanes HS.  JV boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Dougherty Valley HS.  JV girls at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

NCS girls soccer playoffs…

The #1 seeded girls soccer team hosts El Cerrito HS Wednesday at 7:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

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

R. Takahashi

Feb 12- Lady Dons Sweep Campo, Earn Top Seed in NCS Tournament

The Lady Dons finished regular season league play Thursday against rival Campolindo.  The Cougars were playing to stay in 2nd place in the league and the Dons were playing to beat an old (and current) nemesis. As always, there was a large crowd on hand to watch this rivalry and neither team disappointed their fans.

Campo struck first, to the crowd’s delight, when Annie Loose (#6) sent a beautiful shot over the defenders and right under the crossbar into the net. Acalanes’ answer was to send their own part of the crowd roaring 2 minutes later when Callie Ericksen (#19) took a bullet of a cross from Kierra Krawec (#4) and pounded it into the net to even the game 1-1.

Both teams played physical and took turns possessing the ball for the rest of the half.  It looked like the half would end 1-1, until Bridget Coleman (#17) broke the tie in favor of the Cougars with 3 minutes left in the half.  Campo took a 2-1 lead into halftime.

The second half started fast and furious again and both teams created opportunities.  Both teams also survived a couple of missteps as neither team could capitalize on the other’s mistakes for the first 20 minutes of the 2nd half.  Then sophomore Caroline Clark (#14) found an opening and broke down the left side to find one of her favorite forwards, freshman Kierra Krawec (#4).  The fast moving Clark worked her magic past the defenders and fed the ball to Krawec, who put the ball in the back of the net.

Again, the defenses stepped up and kept the ball out of either net until the last 2 minutes of the game.  That’s when Clark (team and league assist leader) found another of her favorites, senior Katharine Torchio (#11).  Torchio took one touch off the pass from Clark and sealed the win for the Dons.  The goal also put Torchio back atop the leader board in DFAL for goals scored with 15.

The win also secured that the Lady Dons would receive the #1 seed in the upcoming North Coast Section Playoffs. The Dons will play at home on Wednesday, February 18th at 7 pm. Hope to see the Don Nation in the stands pulling their Dons to another victory!

By Nicole Rogers

Scores and stats:
Game: Campolindo HS (6-4-3) vs. Acalanes HS (16-1-1)
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Location: Campolindo High School
Halftime Score: 2-1
Final Score: 2-3
Goals: AHS
Goal 2: Callie Ericksen (#19) (14:35)
Goal 4: Kierra Krawec (#4) (58:05)
Goal 5: Katharine Torchio (#11) (78:00)
Assists:  Kierra Krawec (#4) Goal 2; Caroline Clark (#14) Goal 4 and 5
Saves: Sophia Giordano (#0) – 7 saves (1st half); 1 saves (2nd half)
Goals:  Campolindo HS
Goal 1:  Annie Loose (#6) (12:00)
Goal 3:  Bridget Coleman (#17) (36:15)
Saves:  Emily Parish (#36) — 3 saves

Feb 13 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Soccer

finished their DFAL Championship season defeating Campolindo HS 3-2. The JV team suffered in defeat.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The JV team recorded a 9-1 victory.

 

Tom Higgins
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Girls Basketball

defeated Alhambra HS 63-43 avenging an earlier loss.

 

Carrie Trent
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Boys Basketball

rallied furiously from a 23 point deficit only to fall short to Alhambra HS 72-68. The JV team successfully came from behind edge the Bulldogs 59-58.

 

Joey Hewitt
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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

has a scrimmage at San Ramon Valley HS.  JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Baseball

plays San Leandro HS in a scrimmage at 11:00.  Varsity is home and jv is away.

 

In Monday’s action…

Boys Tennis

has a match against Justin Siena HS at Napa Valley College at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

Feb 10 – Lady Dons go from Zero to Hero and Clinch DFAL Title

One year ago, the Acalanes Lady Don’s soccer team won zero DFAL league games. One year later, they are the DFAL League champs. On Friday, they took on the Alhambra Bulldogs to try to avenge an earlier loss.

Emily Smith
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The Dons first celebrated their seniors as Katharine Torchio (#11), Hannah Barnes (#23), Blake Balfrey (#24) and Emma Starr (#17) received flowers along with the Alhambra seniors, marking their final year of high school soccer.

After that, it was all business as the Dons controlled the ball from the start of the game and throughout the half. They started quickly with Allison Merrill (#2) breaking away down the side on a long pass from Caroline Clark (#14). Merrill beat her defender and then sent a beautiful cross to the middle that Krawec took in stride. Krawec‘s speed proved too much for both the defender and the goalie, leaving an open goal for her to easily put the ball into the net.

Emma, Hannah, Katharine, Blake

Although the Dons dominated the half, they took few shots on goal, allowing Alhambra to get back into the game with a questionable goal 20 minutes later. Alhambra’s Sarah Emigh (#5) hit a high curving shot that hit the top of the goal and then it appeared to bounce up and hit the crossbar of the goal post. Believing it was out of bounds, all players watched the shot come back down and bounce into the goal without making a move. To everyone’s surprise, it was ruled a goal and the game was tied 1-1.

Acalanes responded quickly when 2 minutes later Caroline Clark (#14) and Callie Ericksen (#19) combined for Acalanes’ 2nd goal of the night. Clark took a long pass from Emily Smith down the left side and crossed it through the middle to the right side where Ericksen blew past the Alhambra defenders to decisively put the ball into the net.

Caroline Clark
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Alhambra had a chance in the last few minutes of the half but goalie Sophia Giordano (#0) made one of her incredible saves to silence the threat. The Bulldog forward came at her full speed only to end up in the net without the ball. The ball was with Giordano who had somehow taken it away without the player knowing. The astonished crowd showed their appreciation for Giordano with cheering and stomping as the half ended with Acalanes on top 2-1.

The second half was much more physical but the Dons did possess the ball for the majority of the half. Both teams had opportunities early but no one scored again until 13:23 left in the game. After junior Regan McQuain (#13) was fouled from behind, Morgan Rogers (#21) sent a long ball into the box. The ball bounced and then Katharine Torchio (#11) did what she does best – gooooooooooooooaaaaaal!

Katharine Torchio
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And the Acalanes senior put an exclamation point on Senior Night!

The win brings the Lady Dons to 15-1-1 overall all, 9-1-1 in the league and brings the DFAL Championship to Acalanes. The Dons have one game left against rival Campolindo on Thursday night at Campo at 6:15 pm. Then the team that had zero wins last year will roll into the NCS Championships – and quite possibly, as the number 1 seed.

By Nicole Rogers

Scores and stats:
Game: Acalanes HS (15-1-1) vs. Alhambra HS (12-4-1)
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Location: Acalanes High School
Halftime Score: 2-1
Final Score: 3-1
Goals: Acalanes HS
Goal 1: Kierra Krawec (#4) (10:23)
Goal 3: Callie Ericksen (#19) (34:18)
Goal 4: Katharine Torchio (#11) (67:45)
Assists: Allison Merrill (#2) Goal 1; Caroline Clark (#14) Goal 3, Morgan Rogers (#21) Goal 4
Saves: Sophia Giordano (#0) – 4 saves (1st half); 6 saves (2nd half)
Goals: Alhambra HS
Goal 2: Sarah Emigh (#5) (32:55)
Saves: 2 saves (1st half); 4 saves (2nd half)

Feb 11 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

avenged their only loss of the season defeating Alhambra HS 3-1 to clinch the DFAL title with a record of 9-1-1 and an overall record of 15-1-1. The JV team was not so fortunate.


Lady Dons Clinch DFAL Title

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

Wrestling

has a match at Las Lomas HS at 6:00.

 

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Soccer

Katharine Torchio, Callie Ericksen and Kierra Krawec each scored a goal. Caroline Clark, Allison Merrill and Morgan Rogers each had an assist. Sophia Giordano had 7 saves.

R. Takahashi

Feb 10 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Alhambra HS.  Girls are home and boys are away.  JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.
Tonight is the girls senior night, so please arrive at 545 for the 615 game.

R. Takahashi

Jan 7 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

came from behind to down Miramonte HS 56-55.

Girls Basketball

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

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Boys Soccer

braved the rain to a 1-1 tie with Miramonte HS. The JV team was water-proof in a 5-0 victory.

Girls Soccer

also overcame the rain to tie Miramonte HS 0-0.

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In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

 

Individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 27 points, with 6 3-pointers. Casey Harrington added 15 points.

Boys Soccer

Ben Lenz scored the lone goal.

R. Takahashi

Feb 6 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Miramonte HS.
Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Basketball

teams play Miramonte HS.
At Miramonte HS. JV boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS. JV girls at 4:00 and freshmen boys at 5:30.

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

R. Takahashi

Feb 2 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

finished their season with a 3-0 shutout of Las Lomas HS.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

led by Lyenne Denny finished the season with a split being defeated by Dublin HS and shutting out Deer Valley HS 5-0.

 

Individual standouts…

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

Alex Garcia, Cate Goodman, Melissa Nolan, Gogo Zoger and Anna Mary Starr each scored a goal.

Freshman Boys Soccer

Shakoor Haji scored 2 goals and Alex Topping scored the other goal.

R. Takahashi

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Jan 31 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Basketball

is 3-0 against Campolindo HS with a 65-52 victory to raise their overall record to 17-4.

Boys Basketball

fell to Campolindo HS. The JV team pulled out a victory with the winning shot as the horn sounded.

Girls Soccer

defeated Dublin HS 5-0 raising their first place DFAL record to 8-1.

Boys Soccer

suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Dublin HS.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS.  JV at 1:00 and Varsity at 3:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 9:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Dublin HS at 9:00 and hosts Deer Valley HS at 11:15.

Varsity Wrestling

competes in the Lou Encalada Invitational at Rodriguez HS.

JV and Frosh-Soph Wrestling

competes in the Liberty tournament.

 

Individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey scored 16 points.  Olivia Sabbadini scored 12 points, with 2 3-pointers.  Julia Lyons added 10 points.

R. Takahashi

Jan 30 – Lady Dons Soccer defeat Dublin Gaels 5-0

The Lady Dons were inspired by a large crowd on Friday night and played some of their best soccer yet. As the crowd poured in from the end of the basketball game, Acalanes Varsity girls’ soccer team put on an offensive and defensive show and maintained their first place standing in DFAL.

The Dons started things off quickly with sophomore Caroline Clark (#14) taking the ball up the middle to the goalie in the first 3 minutes of the game and putting the ball in the back of the net. And Clark was not done. When sophomore Callie Ericksen (#19) chased down a long pass and kicked the ball off of a Dublin defender, Clark took the corner kick. She sailed a beautiful high ball right above the far post. Out jumping all players by at least a foot, sophomore Morgan Rogers (#21) headed the ball decisively into the opposite corner of the goal to give the Dons a 2-0 lead. Two minutes later, Acalanes was on the attack again. Rogers (#21) sent a long ball to Ericksen (#19) who took it to the right corner and crossed it back into Clark. Clark (#14) took a shot, chased down her own ricochet and then put another beautiful shot into the right corner of the goal. The Dons took a 3-0 lead into halftime.

The second half started with the defense controlling the pace of the game. Acalanes’ defense played a high line and kept the ball on the Dublin side of the field. They allowed only 1 shot on goal the entire 2nd half, while the offense created multiple opportunities to score. With less than 12 minutes left in the game, Acalanes struck again when Kierra Krawec (#4) took a pass from Katharine Larson (#6) and beat out two defenders before she blew the ball past the goalie to make it 4-0 Acalanes.

The last goal came with less than 2 minutes left in the game. Krawec (#4) passed a ball inside to Larson (#6), who quickly spun and shot the ball hitting the far corner. The game ended 5-0 and gave the Lady Dons their 14th win in 15 games.

The Dons continue to lead the league (8-1) but they take on the top 3 teams – Campolindo, Alhambra and Miramonte for their last 3 games. They will take on Miramonte next Friday, Feb. 6th at Miramonte at 6:15 pm.

Scores and stats:
Game: Acalanes HS (14-1-0 Overall and 8-1 Conference) v. Dublin HS (1-13-4 Overall and 0-8-1 Conference)
Date: Friday, January 30th, 2015
Location: Acalanes High School
Halftime Score: 3-0
Final Score: 5-2
Goals: AHS
Goal 1: Caroline Clark (#14) (2:57)
Goal 2: Morgan Rogers, #21 (Caroline Clark, #14)) (25:19)
Goal 3: Caroline Clark, #14 (27:15)
Goal 4: Kierra Krawec, #4 (68:23)
Goal 5: Katharine Larson, #6 (Callie Ericksen, #19) (78:26)
Saves: Sophia Giordano (#0) – 3 saves (1st half)/1 save (2nd half)

By Nicole Rogers

Jan 30 – Girls JV Soccer

played Dublin on Friday night. Game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Julie Bell

Jan 30 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. Jack Hood, Rain Mize, Jeremy and Sam Ridge and Tai White won matches.

 

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Campolindo HS.
At Acalanes HS. JV boys at 4:00, Varsity boys at 5:30 and Varsity girls at 7:00.
At Campolindo HS. JV girls at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Dublin HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS. JV at 1:00 and Varsity at 3:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 9:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Dublin HS at 9:00 and hosts Deer Valley HS at 11:15.

Varsity Wrestling

competes in the Lou Encalada Invitational at Rodriguez HS.

JV and Frosh-Soph Wrestling

competes in the Liberty tournament.

R. Takahashi

Jan 29 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Las Lomas HS handily to improve their overall record to 16-4. The JV team did likewise.

Boys Basketball

was defeated in the final minutes by Las Lomas HS 58-55. The JV team was also defeated on a last second shot.

Girls Soccer

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 2-0 to raise their overall record to 13-1 and DFAL record to 7-1.

 

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

hosts Dougherty Valley HS at 6:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS at 6:00.

 

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Brooke Panfili scored 17 points, with 1 3-pointer. Sierra Galanza scored 15 points and Alex Grant-Hudd 10, each making 3 3-pointers.

Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 20 points and Alex Kinnear 13, each hitting 3 3-pointers.

R. Takahashi

Jan 28 – Girls JV Soccer

Girls JV Soccer

The JV girls started strong with an early goal to get up 1-0… During the second half, Dougherty Valley tied it up and then the JV girls kicked it into high gear and scored two more goals to finish the game 3-1.

Julie Bell

Jan 28 – Wednesday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Las Lomas HS.
At Acalanes HS. JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Las Lomas HS. JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Dougherty Valley HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

R. Takahashi

Jan 26 – Girls JV Soccer

Girls JV Soccer

rolled over Encinal HS 11-0

Julie Bell

Jan 26 – Monday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

It took double overtime, but the boys basketball team prevailed 88-80 over Alhambra HS. The jv team was defeated, but the freshman team overwhelmed the Bulldogs.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Alhambra HS. The JV team pulled out the victory.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

battled to a 1-1 tie with Hayward HS.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

played to a 2-2 tie with Bishop O’Dowd HS.

 

In Monday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
At Dougherty Valley HS. JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:30 and Varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS. JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Girls Soccer

team hosts Encinal HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

 

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 35 points, with 7 3-pointers. Alex Kinnear scored 18 points, with 4 3-pointers. Casey Harrington added 17 points.

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey and Brooke Panfili each scored 11 points.

Boys Soccer

Zach Kramer was named “Man of the Match” scoring the lone goal assisted by Ian Franklin.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

Cate Goodman scored both goals. Christina Pathoumthong was outstanding in goal. Kali Long was the most valuable player for standout defense. Thank you, Coach Lyenne Denny for leading the way.

Wrestling

Tai White took 1st place and Jeremy Ridge 5th at the Kermit Bankson Invitational at Albany HS.

R. Takahashi

Jan 24 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

It took double overtime, but the boys basketball team prevailed 88-80 over Alhambra HS. The JV team was defeated, but the freshman team overwhelmed the Bulldogs.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Alhambra HS. The JV team pulled out the victory.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Hayward HS. JV at 2:00 and Varsity at 4:00.

Wrestling

competes in the CYC JV & Frosh-Soph tournament at the Community Youth Center in Concord.

 

In Monday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
At Dougherty Valley HS. JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS. JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Girls Soccer

hosts Encinal HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

 

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 35 points, with 7 3-pointers. Alex Kinnear scored 18 points, with 4 3-pointers. Casey Harrington added 17 points.

Girls basketball

Emma Godfrey and Brooke Panfili each scored 11 points.

R. Takahashi

Jan 23 – Friday Sports Page

In Fridays action…

Basketball

teams play Alhambra HS.
At Alhambra HS. JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS. JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

 

In Saturdays action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Hayward HS. JV at 2:00 and varsity at 4:00.

Wrestling

competes in the CYC jv & frosh-soph tournament at the Community Youth Center in Concord.

 

In Mondays action…

Basketball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
At Dougherty Valley HS. JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS. JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

Girls Soccer

hosts Encinal HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

With Finals behind us, welcome back to sports.
R. Takahashi

Jan 20 – Tuesday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

outplayed Las Lomas HS 3-2.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Richmond HS.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS and Northgate HS.

In Monday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

defeated Half Moon Bay HS 62-52 in the Martin Luther King Classic.

Individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Goccer

Caroline Clark scored a goal and had 2 assists. Katharine Torchio scored a goal and had an assist. Regan McQuain scored a goal. Kyle McQuain had 3 saves.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

Olivia Towery scored all three goals against Clayton Valley Charter HS and Northgate HS.

R. Tahakashi

Jan 17 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

outplayed Las Lomas HS 3-2.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays at Richmond HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Las Lomas HS at 9:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Windsor King of the Mat Invitational.

 

In Monday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays Half Moon Bay HS in the Martin Luther King Classic.

R. Takahashi

Jan 16 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Las Lomas HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

teams play at Richmond HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Las Lomas HS at 9:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Clayton Valley HS at 9:00 and plays at Northgate HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Windsor King of the Mat Invitational.

 

In Monday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays Half Moon Bay HS in the Martin Luther King Classic.

R. Takahashi

Jan 15 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

defeated Campolindo HS 3-1 raising their overall record to 11-1 and DFAL record to 5-1. The JV team did not fare as well.

Kierra Krawec
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Boys Soccer

was narrowly defeated by Campolindo HS 1-0.

 

Zac Kramer
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In Thursday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at James Logan HS at 6:00.

R. Takahashi

Jan 9 – Lady Dons go down fighting – Alhambra takes over 1st place in DFAL

Alhambra handed the Acalanes girls varsity soccer team their first loss of the year but the Dons did not go quietly. In fact, the two teams battled all the way to the last second of the game.

The first half was full of fast play, defensive battles and great saves by both goalies. Acalanes kept the ball on the other team’s side almost the entire half, but could not put any of their shots in the goal. Acalanes defense did manage to take the ball away 10 times in the first half, with Acalanes defenders Lexi Silva (#3), Emma Starr (#17), Jadey Sadoff (#8) and Morgan Rogers (#21) dominating on their side. The half ended in a 0-0 tie.

The second half started with Alhambra pressing the ball at every second. They fought hard to create opportunities and were rewarded right away with a score 4 minutes into the 2nd half by Melissa Motta off of a corner kick from Kayla Porche (#7). Both teams stepped up their play in the 2nd half with play getting a little more aggressive. Unfortunately for the Dons, they were called for a foul just outside the box. The bulldog goalie came up to the take the kick and sent a low rocket into the pack. Freshman goalie Sophia Giordano (#0) deflected the ball but another Alhambra player Lyndsey Wells (#2) finished it off giving Alhambra a 2-0 lead.

The Dons had several chances to put the ball in the back of the net but Alhambra’s goalie made some incredible saves in the last few minutes of the game. However, with a little under 2 minutes left (before stoppage time was added), the Lady Dons broke through the Alhambra defense. With Katharine Larson (#6), Caroline Clark (#14) and Katharine Torchio (#11) racing down the field, the goalie could not center on one person. As Larson (#6) came through with the ball, the goalie committed to her. Then Larson crossed at the last minute to Clark (#14) who easily put the ball in the back of the net.

With time running out, Larson scooped the ball up and set it at midfield. The Dons quickly stole the ball back from the bulldogs once they started and put a final assault on, taking 4 shots on goal in the last few minutes. Acalanes was then awarded a free kick from about the 25. Freshman Morgan Rogers stepped up and sent a booming kick over everyone and looked about to drop right into the goal but it was punched out at the last second by the Alhambra goalie. Acalanes thought they would then be taking a corner kick, but the ball was awarded to Alhambra. The goalie then kicked the ball up to midfield and the referee blew the whistle indicating the end of the game.

The 2-1 loss takes Acalanes to 10-1-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the Conference. Although Alhambra and Acalanes are both 4-1 in conference play, Alhambra now has the advantage because they won head to head. The Lady Dons will play next at home on Wednesday, January 14th when they take on the Campolindo Cougars. Game time is 6:15 pm at Acalanes.

By Nicole Rogers

Game Stats:

Scores and stats:
Game: Alhambra HS (8-1-0) vs. Acalanes HS (10-1-0)
Date: Friday, January 9, 2015
Location: Alhambra High School
Halftime Score: 0-0
Final Score: 2-1
Goals: Acalanes HS
Goal 3: Caroline Clark (#14) 79:50
Assists: Katharine Larson (#6) Goal 1
Saves: Sophia Giordano (#0) – 4 saves (1st half); 4 saves (2nd half)
Goals: Alhambra HS
Goal 1: Melissa Motta (#9) 44:00
Goal 2: Lindsey Wells (#2) 55:20
Assists: Kayla Porche (#7) Goal 1
Saves: 3 saves (1st half); 4 saves (2nd half)

Jan 11 – Sunday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

defeated Alhambra HS 2-0. The JV team did likewise 2-1.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Alhambra HS 2-1.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Dublin HS.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Dublin HS.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Fairfield HS 76-39. The JV team duplicated the result.

Boys Soccer

tied Ygnacio Valley HS 1-1. The JV team pulled out a 2-1 victory.

Freshman Boys Soccer

defeated College Park HS 1-0.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

defeated Las Lomas HS 2-0.

 

Individual standouts…

Varsity Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 16 points, with 1 3-pointer. Casey Harrington and Zach Stromberg each scored 12 points.

Varsity Girls Basketball

v. Dublin HS. Sierra Galanza scored 13 points, Julia Lyons 12 points and Emma Godfrey 10 points.
v. Fairfield HS. Brooke Panfili scored 14 points, with 2 3-pointers. Julia Lyons scored 14 points, with 1 3-pointer. Sierra Galanza scored 13 points, with 1 3-pointer. Emma Godfrey pulled down 12 rebounds.

Varsity Girls Soccer

Caroline Clark scored the lone goal.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

Isobel Whitehead and Olivia Towery each scored a goal. Jamie Wendt recorded the shutout as the goalkeeper.

Freshman Boys Soccer

Nick Schirmer scored the lone goal.

R. Takahashi

Jan 10 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

defeated Alhambra HS 2-0. The jv team did likewise 2-1.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Alhambra HS 2-1.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Dublin HS.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Dublin HS.

Zack Stromberg
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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Fairfield HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS. JV at 2:00 and varsity at 4:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at College Park HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Livermore HS at 9:00 and hosts Las Lomas HS at 12:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Granada JV & frosh-soph tournament.

 

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Soccer

Caroline Clark scored the lone goal.

Boys basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 16 points, with 1 3-pointer. Casey Harrington and Zach Stromberg each scored 12 points.

Girls basketball

Sierra Galanza scored 13 points, Julia Lyons 12 points and Emma Godfrey 10 points.

R. Takahashi

Jan 7 – Acalanes Girls Soccer Advances to 10-0

…as they knock off Miramonte 5-3

The Lady Dons took on their biggest challenge yet as they met crosstown rival Miramonte in a conference game on Wednesday night. The Dons went into the game tied for the conference lead and trying to stay in first against last year’s DFAL League Champions.

The Mats scored first with Junior Gina Crosetti (#9) taking a cross from Junior Ceci Gee (#7) just 3 minutes and 56 seconds into the game. Acalanes responded a minute later with Katharine Larson (#6) sending a ball outside to Allison Merrill (#2) who put the ball past the Miramonte goalie for the score to tie the game 1-1. Liking the combination, Larson (#6) and Merrill (#2) combined again just 6 minutes later with Merrill feeding the ball to Larson and Larson putting the ball into the net to put the Dons in front 2-1. Both teams took turns possessing the ball until Acalanes’ favorite combo of Katharine Torchio (#11) and Caroline Clark (#14), who together have 23 goals and 11 assists this season, did it again with Clark (#14) taking a corner kick and placing the ball in the middle of the box and Torchio (#11) heading it into the back corner of the net to make it a 3-1 game with 20 minutes left in the first half.
Acalanes back four of Morgan Rogers (#21), Jade Sadoff (#8), Emma Starr (#17) and Lexie Silva (#3) kept the ball on the other side of the field, allowing only 2 more shots on goal for the Mats before the half ended.

Allison Merrill
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Miramonte came out fast and hungry in the second half. Changing strategies, the Mats decided to shoot the ball outside the 20 to avoid the Acalanes defenders. Freshman Angeline Liu (#20) and Junior Cecilia Gee (#7) both scored back to back goals from outside the 20 to tie the game at 3-3. With 30 minutes left in the game, it became a much more physical and intense game. With 11 minutes left in the game, the Matadors fouled Torchio (#11) in the box resulting in a PK for Acalanes. Caroline Clark (#14) quickly stepped up and drilled the ball into the net. That would be all the Dons needed to get the victory, although Torchio (#11) added one more with 2 minutes left on a perfectly placed pass from Merrill (#2) to make it a 5-3 Acalanes victory.

Katharine Torchio (11) scoring a goal
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With Alhambra losing on Wednesday night, the win put Acalanes in first place all by themselves. The Dons, now 10-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play will take on the Alhambra, 7-1 overall and 3-1 in league on Friday night at Alhambra High School. The game will start at 6:15 pm.

By Nicole Rogers

Jan 9 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

defeated Dublin HS 36-32.

Freshman Boys Soccer

defeated El Cerrito HS 2-0.

 

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Dublin HS. At Acalanes HS, JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:30 and Varsity boys at 7:00. At Dublin HS, JV boys at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Alhambra HS. Boys are home and girls away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Fairfield HS. JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS. JV at 2:00 and Varsity at 4:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at College Park HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Livermore HS at 9:00 and hosts Las Lomas HS at 12:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Granada JV & frosh-soph tournament.

 

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Wrestling

Rain Mize, Jeremy and Sam Ridge and Tai White won their matches.

Boys Soccer

Calvin Vance and Mason Larrick each scored a goal.

R. Takahashi

Jan 8 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

rallied to defeat Miramonte HS 5-3 to remain undefeated at 10-0 and 4-0 in the DFAL. The JV team blanked the Matadors 6-0.

Sophia Giordano for a save
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Boys Soccer

tied Miramonte HS 0-0.

Eric Sirott saving a goal
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In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

hosts Dublin HS at 6:00.

R. Takahashi

Jan 7 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Campolindo HS 58-48. The JV team was not so fortunate.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The JV team also suffered in defeat, but the freshmen won.

Andrew McKendell
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In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer Teams

play Miramonte HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

 

Tuesday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Brooke Panfili scored 15 points, with 3 3-pointers. Emma Godfrey dominated the paint with 14 points.

Brooke Panfilli
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R. Takahashi

Jan 5 – Lady Dons Varsity Soccer Win again 6-2 over Ygnacio Valley

Winning Streak Continues as Lady Dons Prepare for More League Play

Acalanes Girls Varsity soccer team took on the Ygnacio Valley Warriors in a non-conference game Monday night at Ygnacio Valley High School. Despite the score, the game was action-packed in both halves before the Lady Dons were able to walk away with the 6-2 victory. The major difference in the game – Acalanes defense allowed only 6 shots on goal while the Warriors defense allowed 26.

The game was played at a furious pace by both teams and the Warriors scored first as Yesenia Toscano (#10) took a long shot from the 25 yard line that sailed over freshman goalie Sophia Giordano‘s (#1) outstretched hands. The Dons answered right back a minute later  as freshman Kierra Krawec (#4) took the ball from a long pass out of the backfield and dribbled up through traffic to score.  That seemed to wake up the Dons as they scored again 3 ½ minutes after that when Katharine Larson (#6) put the ball in the back of the net after another defensive steal put the ball at her feet.

Play settled down for the next 20 minutes or so until the Warriors fouled Lexie Silva (#3) at the 30 minute mark of the 1st half.  Lexie then took the free kick from about 20 yards away and sailed a beautiful ball across the right side of the goal to a slew of waiting soccer players.  Acalanes’ Sophomore Morgan Rogers (#21) out jumped the crowd by about 6 inches to head the ball back to the opposite side of the net.  Warrior’s goalie Norma Jara (#1) had absolutely no chance to deflect the fast-paced ball as the Dons added to their lead.  Caroline Clark (#14) then closed out the first half scoring with a run up the side and then back to the middle.  She got the Warrior’s goalie to commit and then went the other way to end the half with the Dons up 4-1.

The second half began with the same fast-paced frenzy as the first half.  Six minutes into the half, Larson and Kierra Krawec (#4) went back and forth as they attacked the Ygnacio Valley defense once again.  Passing back and forth between the rest of the players, Krawec fooled everyone by passing right at the last minute to Larson in the middle who then put the ball into the net as the YV goalie could not recover her positioning.

The Warriors 2nd goal came about 10 minutes into the 2nd half as they streaked down with left side with a 3 on four.  It looked like the Acalanes defense had pulled up and that the Warriors were offside, but that was not the call and Warriors player Sophia Campos (#8) put a beautiful shot into the opposite corner of the goal to make bring Ygnacio Valley a little closer at 5-2. Acalanes final goal of the half was scored by Jessica Carlin (#10) who stole the ball at midfield, passed the ball, got the ball back, took on 3 players in the box and then turned around and shot the ball past an oncoming goalie.

The win took the Dons to 9-0 overall and they remain 3-0 in Conference play.  They will return to conference play tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 7th) when they take on Miramonte at Acalanes.

Nicole Rogers

Jan 5 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Soccer

defeated Northgate HS 5-2 to remain undefeated at 8-0.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Northgate HS 1-0. The Freshmen were victorious 2-0.

Boys Basketball

defeated Analy HS 55-44.

 

Saturday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Varsity: Christian Linfoot was named “Man of the Match.”
Freshman: Shakoor Haji and Fynn Chorak each scored a goal.

Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 18 points.

 

In Monday’s action…

Girls Soccer

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS. JV at 4:00 and Varsity at 6:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 6:00.

R. Takahashi

Jan 3 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

The JV and Freshman teams defeated Burlingame HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Northgate HS. Freshmen at 10:00, JV at 12:00 and Varsity at 2:00.

Girls Soccer

teams play at Northgate HS. JV at 12:00 and Varsity at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Mat Classic at Granada HS.

R. Takahashi

Dec 20 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

defeated Windsor HS 79-59 in the semifinals of the Lady Don’s Classic. Emma Godfrey scored 23 points and Julia Lyons and Roni Marrone each scored 13 points with a 3-pointer.

 

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts Oakland Tech HS in the championship game of the Lady Don’s Classic.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the final round of the California tournament.

Boys Basketball

plays at San Marin HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Concord HS at 2:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS at 11:00.

 

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Sports over the Winter Break

Monday, December 22

The varsity boys basketball team plays Fremont HS in the DJ Frandsen Memorial tournament at Bellarmine HS at 6:00.
The wrestling team competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Tuesday, December 23

The varsity boys basketball team plays in the DJ Frandsen Memorial tournament at Bellarmine HS.
The wrestling team competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Friday, December 26

The jv girls basketball team plays Jefferson HS in the Irvington Holiday Invitational at 4:30.

Saturday, December 27

The varsity boys basketball team hosts Liberty HS in the Chris Huber Invitational at 7:00.
The jv boys basketball team plays Pittsburg HS in the Dougherty Valley tournament at 4:00.
The freshman boys basketball team plays Amador Valley HS in the Dougherty Valley tournament at 4:00.
The freshman boys basketball team plays at Piedmont HS at 12:00.
The varsity girls basketball team plays Benicia HS in the West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS at 12:30.
The jv girls basketball team plays Jefferson HS in the Irvington Holiday Invitational at 4:30.

Monday, December 29

The varsity boys basketball team plays in the Chris Huber Invitational.
The jv boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The varsity girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.
The wrestling team competes in the Coast Classic at Aptos HS.

Tuesday, December 30

The varsity boys basketball team plays in the Chris Huber Invitational.
The jv boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.
The varsity girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.
The wrestling team competes in the Coast Classic at Aptos HS.

Friday, January 2

The boys basketball team hosts Burlingame HS.  Freshman at 1:00 and jv at 2:30.

Saturday, January 3

The boys soccer team hosts Northgate HS.  Freshmen at 10:00, jv at 12:00 and varsity at 2:00.
The girls soccer team plays at Northgate HS.  JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.
The wrestling team competes in the Mat Classic at Granada HS.

Dec 19 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

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

Wrestling

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

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

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the second round of the California tournament.

Boys Soccer

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

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts the Lady Don’s Classic.

JV Girls Basketball team

in the final round of the California tournament.

Boys Basketball

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

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Concord HS at 2:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS at 11:00.

Congratulations…

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

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R. Takahashi

Dec 17 – Lady Soccer Dons take record to 7-0 vs. Dublin

Lady Dons Fight Rainy Weather to Continue Undefeated Season

Acalanes and Dublin squared off on Wednesday night in a downpour that lasted the entire game.  Even under extreme weather conditions, Acalanes played their possession style soccer, keeping it a low scoring affair. The Dons scored first however, with Katharine Torchio (#11) scoring at 12:01 of the 1st half off a Katharine Larson (#6) pass. Nine minutes later, the Gaels answered to tie it up 1-1 with a score off a corner kick that Acalanes tried to clear.  Acalanes then took charge, keeping possession of the ball for the majority of the half.  With 11 minutes left, Caroline Clark (#14) sent a pass to Larson’s (#6) feet and she put the ball just past the goalie’s reach into the goal. The half ended with Acalanes on top 2-1.

The rain continued in the second half and although the Dons had a few opportunities, both teams played great defense to keep the half scoreless. With 7 minutes left in the 2nd half, Kierra Krawec (#4) shot the ball past two defenders but the Gaels goalie blocked the ball.  At the same time, Katharine Larson charged past the same two defenders to beat them to the deflected ball.  Larson then took the Dublin goalie out of the picture by blasting the ball into the top corner of the goal. Larson managed to have a hand in all 3 goals scored with two goals and one assist, earning her Player of the Game honors.

The win took the Dons to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in Conference play.  The Lady Dons will be back in action after the Holiday Break, taking on Northgate High School on Saturday, January 3rd in Walnut Creek.

Nicole Rogers

Dec 18 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

remains undefeated as they defeat Dublin HS 3-1.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Dublin HS 1-0. Nathan Ferreira was named “Man of the Match.”

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

hosts Maria Carrillo HS in the first round of the Lady Don’s Classic at 8:00.

JV Girls Basketball

plays Cardinal Newman HS in the California tournament at 3:00.

Wrestling

has a match at Alhambra HS at 6:00.

Congratulations…

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

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R. Takahashi

Dec 17 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Basketball

played very well in defeat 73-65 to St. Mary’s HS of Stockton, one of Northern California’s top ranked teams. Ryan Cheng scored 16 points with 4 3-pointers and Casey Harrington added 12 points. The JV team was defeated 50-42 and the freshman team also dropped a close game.

In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer

Teams play Dublin HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

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Dec 15 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

defeated Mission San Jose HS 5-1 in the final round of the Winter Classic.

Freshman Boys Soccer

defeated Deer Valley HS 5-0.

Freshman Girls Soccer

defeated Bishop O’Dowd HS 2-1 and at College Park HS 2-0.

Girls Basketball

defeated Sonoma Valley HS 48-47 in overtime to remain undefeated at 6-0.

Varsity Boys Basketball

fell in overtime to Hercules HS in the final round of the Red Brown Tournament at Sir Francis Drake HS.

In Monday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS. JV at 4:15, varsity at 6:15.

Girls Soccer

plays at Pinole Valley HS. JV at 5:00, varsity at 7:00.

Individual standouts…

Varsity Girls Soccer

Katherine Torchio scored the lone goal assisted by Caroline Clark. Sophia Giordano had 6 saves.

JV Girls Soccer

Muppy Gragg scored 2 goals, and Maggie Curless and Alex Garcia each scored a goal. Jamie Wendt shutout College Park HS as the goalkeeper and Cate Goodman had awesome saves in goal against Bishop O’Dowd HS.

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Dec 12 – Acalanes Girls Varsity Soccer shut out Dougherty Valley 1-0

Lady Dons Continue Undefeated Season with win over Dougherty Valley Wildcats

Continuing their quest to the NCS Playoffs, the Lady Dons played a defensive battle against Dougherty Valley High School Friday night ending in a 1-0 victory for the Dons.

Both goalkeepers were kept busy with numerous shots on goal by both teams but it wasn’t until the 2nd half that Acalanes was able to breakthrough.  When they did, it was with the same formula that has resulted in the majority of the Don’s goals this year.  With 17 minutes remaining in the game, Sophomore Caroline Clark (#14) crossed the ball in front of the goal to Senior Katharine Torchio (#11) who finished beautifully to break the nil-nil tie and put the Dons up 1-0.

That was all Freshman Goalie Sophia Giordano (#0) needed to preserve the victory.  Although the Wildcats spent the last 15 minutes of the game attacking, Giordano and the defenders, Sophomores Jadey Sadoff (#8), Molly Davis (#18), Lexie Silva (#3) and Emma Starr (#17) cleared the ball and protected the goal.

With 45 seconds left in the game, the Wildcats made one final push to the goal.  After a nice ball was sent over midfield, the Dougherty Valley forward beat out the Acalanes mid-fielder and raced to goal.  As the Acalanes defense stepped up, Dougherty Valley launched a rocket from 20 yards away toward the Acalanes goal. Giordano (#0) used every bit of her 5’ 7” frame to grab the ball as it tried to get into the right corner of the net.  Again, Giordano earned Player of the Game awards as she secured both the win and the shut out.

The Lady Dons play again on Monday against Pinole Valley High School at 7 pm at Pinole Valley.

By Nicole Rogers

Dec 13 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

remains undefeated overall and in the DFAL with a 1-0 victory over Dougherty Valley HS.

Boys Soccer

gave a dominant performance in a 3-1 victory over Dougherty Valley HS.

Varsity Boys Basketball

defeated Terra Linda HS 64-48 in the second round of the Red Brown Tournament at Sir Francis Drake HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Mission San Jose HS in the final round of the Winter Classic at 1:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Deer Valley HS at 10:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00 and at College Park HS at 2:00.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays in the final round of the Red Brown Tournament at Sir Francis Drake HS.

JV Boys Basketball

plays at El Cerrito HS in the second round of the Anthony Robinson Memorial Tournament at 8:00.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the final round of the Ken Nelson Memorial Tournament at Campolindo HS.

Girls Basketball

plays at Sonoma Valley HS. JV at 3:30 and varsity at 5:00.

Wrestling

Varsity team competes in the Bay Area Invitational at Castro Valley HS.
JV & Frosh-soph teams competes in the Foothill tournament.

Congratulations…

Emily Attiyeh, only a sophomore, was named an All-East Bay Newsgroup 1st team selection in girls golf. This award follows her selection as the Most Valuable Golfer of the DFAL.

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R. Takahashi

Dec 12 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

fell in a close match to Miramonte HS 37-33. Jeremy Ridge, Axel Jurgens, Rain Mize and Jack Hood won their matches.

In Friday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Dougherty Valley HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays in the second round of the Red Brown Tournament at Sir Francis Drake HS at 5:00.

JV Boys Basketball

plays at El Cerrito HS in the first round of the Anthony Robinson Memorial Tournament at 8:00.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the second round of the Ken Nelson Memorial Tournament at Campolindo HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts the final round of the Winter Classic at 1:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Deer Valley HS at 10:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00 and at College Park HS at 2:00.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays in the final round of the Red Brown Tournament at Sir Francis Drake HS.

JV Boys Basketball

plays at El Cerrito HS in the first round of the Anthony Robinson Memorial Tournament at 8:00.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the second round of the Ken Nelson Memorial Tournament at Campolindo HS.

Girls Basketball

plays at Sonoma Valley HS. JV at 3:30 and Varsity at 5:00.

Wrestling

Varsity competes in the Bay Area Invitational at Castro Valley HS.
The JV & Frosh-soph wrestling team competes in the Foothill tournament.

Shopping News…

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R. Takahashi

Dec 10 – Acalanes Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Las Lomas Knights

Acalanes Girls Varsity Soccer Start Conference Play With Big Win

After waiting a year to get back in the NCS Tournament run, the Lady Dons took on last year’s North Coast Finalist at Las Lomas, Wednesday, December 10th.  The Dons started the scoring within the first 10 minutes of the game with Junior Regan McQuain (#13) crossing the ball to Sophomore Katharine Larson (#6) who promptly put the ball in the net.

Acalanes’ possession style soccer allowed very few opportunities in the first half for Las Lomas.  The defense allowed only 3 shots on goal and freshman goalie and Player of the Game Sophia Giordano (#0) quickly took care of those.  Junior Lexie Silva (#3) then scored with approximately 20 minutes left in the half off a corner kick that was deflected by Las Lomas. The ball bounced off of a few players before Silva (#3) was able to put it away.

The Knights came out strong in the 2nd half and put a goal in within the first 3 minutes, making the score 2-1. After that, Acalanes seemed to switch gears and control the ball through possession and patience, creating opportunities by building from the back. After several shots on goal, the Lady Dons put their third goal in when freshman Kierra Krawec (#4) beat the defender and dribbled from midfield to the left side of the goal.  Just when it looked like she was going to cross into the middle, Krawec angled the ball past the goalie as she went out to defend the cross.

The next 30 minutes were controlled by the Acalanes offense and defense as they passed back and forth to maintain possession, allowing only one other shot on goal.  That shot came when Sophomore defender Molly Davis (#16) made what looked to be a clean steal in front of the Acalanes goal.  However, it was called a foul and set up a PK for the Knights.  With approximately 10 minutes left in the game, the Las Lomas player lined up to take the kick. The kick was a rocket to the lower left side of the goal, which was met by the sure hands of the goalie, Giordano (#0).  The ball was then cleared and Giordano was mobbed by her teammates.
After that, the Lady Dons had several more opportunities to score and finally put the fourth and final goal into the net when Sophomore Caroline Clark (#14) intercepted the ball from the Knights and took it past the defenders to the goal.  As the goalie came out to challenge, Clark (#14) passed off to Senior Katharine Torchio (#11) who kicked the ball into the opposite side of the net.  Torchio and Clark combined for their fifth combination of the season.

The Lady Dons continue league play this Friday, December 12th at Dougherty Valley High School. The JV game begins at 4:15 pm followed by the Varsity game at 6 pm.

By Nicole Rogers

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Dec 11 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

played inspired in a 1-1 tie with Las Lomas HS.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Sir Francis Drake HS in the first round of the Red Brown Invitational.

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

opens DFAL action hosting Miramonte HS at 6:00.

Girls Soccer

hosts Antioch HS. JV plays at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

JV Boys Basketball

plays at El Cerrito HS in the first round of the Anthony Robinson Memorial Tournament at 8:00.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays Piedmont HS in the first round of the Ken Nelson Memorial Tournament at Campolindo HS at 3:30.

Wednesday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Drew Wondolowski scored the lone goal and Mason McKay was named “Man of the Match.”

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R. Takahashi

Dec 10 – Wednesday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Soccer

The soccer teams play Las Lomas HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Shopping News…

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R. Takahashi

Dec 8 – Monday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts San Ramon Valley HS at 6:00.

Varsity Girls Soccer

scrimmages Monte Vista HS at 8:00.

 

Shopping News…

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Dec 7 – Sunday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

defeated Amador Valley HS 47-44 and is the champion of the Mustangs Holiday Classic at Lincoln HS in San Francisco as they remain undefeated with an overall record to 4-0.

Varsity Boys Basketball

was defeated by McClymonds HS in the Russ Peterich Viking Tip-Off Classic at Montgomery HS.

JV Boys Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Tournament.

Wrestling

placed 2nd in the bronze division of the Falcon Duals at Freedom HS with a 4-1 record.

Boys Soccer

played evenly with perennial power Bishop O’Dowd HS only to fall short 2-1 in the third round of the Acalanes Invitational.

Freshman Boys Soccer

defeated Northgate HS 2-1.

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Individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt scored 16 points.

Varsity Boys soccer

Pat Ramm scored the lone goal.

Freshman Boys Soccer

Oliver Feigin and Cameron Otterson scored goals.

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R. Takahashi

Dec 6 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Varsity Boys Basketball

was defeated by Redwood HS 54-50 in the Russ Peterich Viking Tip-Off Classic at Montgomery HS.

JV Boys Basketball

was defeated by Sir Francis Drake HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Tournament.

Freshman Boys Basketball

won their semifinal game in the Brandon Huang Memorial Tournament at Miramonte HS.

Girls Soccer

defeated Hercules HS 9-0.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS in the third round of the Acalanes Invitational at 7:00.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays in the Russ Peterich Viking Tip-Off Classic at Montgomery HS.

JV Boys Basketball

hosts Campolindo HS in the consolation championship game in the John Rhodes Memorial Tournament at 130.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the championship game of the Brandon Huang Memorial Tournament at Miramonte HS.

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays in the Mustangs Holiday Classic at Lincoln HS in San Francisco.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the Pittsburg Tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 9:00.

Congratulations

Charlie Rogers, Brendan Supple and Hannah Kresnak were named Contra Costa Times All-East Bay 2nd team selections for water polo.

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R. Takahashi

Dec 5 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Varsity Girls Basketball

defeated Immaculate Conception Academy 65-13 in the first round of the Mustangs Holiday Classic at Lincoln HS in San Francisco.

JV Girls Basketball

defeated Colfax HS in the first round of the Pittsburg Tournament.

Varsity Boys Basketball

was defeated by Montgomery HS in the first round of the Russ Peterich Viking Tip-Off Classic at Montgomery HS.

Boys Soccer

was down early 1-0, but rallied to tie the score only to fall in the last minute to Albany HS 2-1 in the second round of the Acalanes Invitational.

JV Boys Basketball

defeated Cardinal Newman HS in the first round of the John Rhodes Memorial Tournament.

Freshman Boys Basketball

defeated El Cerrito HS 66-24 in the first round of the Brandon Huang Memorial Tournament at Miramonte HS.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

hosts Hercules HS. JV at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays Lincoln HS in the semifinals of the Mustangs Holiday Classic at Lincoln HS in San Francisco at 8:30.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the semifinals of the Pittsburg Tournament at 8:30.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays Redwood HS in the Russ Peterich Viking Tip-Off Classic at Montgomery HS at 5:30.

JV Boys Basketball

hosts Sir Francis Drake HS in the semifinals of the John Rhodes Memorial Tournament at 8:30.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the semifinals of the Brandon Huang Memorial Tournament at Miramonte HS at 6:30.

Wrestling

competes in the DFAL Novice Tournament at Campolindo HS at 4:00.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS in the third round of the Acalanes Invitational at 7:00.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays in the Russ Peterich Viking Tip-Off Classic at Montgomery HS.

JV Boys Basketball

plays in the John Rhodes Memorial Tournament.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays in the Brandon Huang Memorial Tournament at Miramonte HS.

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays in the Mustangs Holiday Classic at Lincoln HS in San Francisco.

JV Girls Basketball

plays in the Pittsburg Tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Northgate HS at 9:00.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Emma Godfrey poured in 10 points.

Boys Soccer

Joey Moran recorded the lone goal.

Congratulations

Charlie Rogers, Brendan Supple and Hannah Kresnak were named Contra Costa Times All-East Bay 2nd team selections for water polo.

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi

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Dec 3 – Girls Varsity Soccer – Acalanes shuts out Berean 9-0

Lady Dons Continue Their Winning Ways

The Acalanes’ Girls Varsity Soccer team braved the wind and rain to host Berean Christian in a non-conference game on Wednesday at Acalanes. Despite the weather, the Lady Dons posted an impressive win against the Eagles, 9-0. As in their previous game, Acalanes dominated on both the offensive and defensive sides, but Sophomore Caroline Clark (#14), Player of the Game, led the team with 3 goals.

The game began with Senior Katharine Torchio (#11) scoring just three and a half minutes into the game on a through ball from Clark (#14). After that it was off to the races as the majority of the game was played on the Berean Christian side of the field. Torchio (#11) scored again 7 minutes later, followed by goals from Sophomore Allison Merrill (#2), Freshman Kierra Krawec (#4), and Clark finished off the 1st half scoring. The Dons took a 5-0 lead into halftime.

The rain let up in the 2nd half, but the Lady Dons did not. The scoring continued just 6 ½ minutes after the start as Clark (#14) weaved her way down the field to put one in unassisted. This was followed by a steal from Sophomore Jessica Carlin (#10) who then passed the ball back into the middle to Katharine Larson (#6) which she promptly put in the back of the net. Getting in on the action was Sophomore Callie Ericksen (#19) who race down the field after a long pass from Clark (#14). Defying the odds (or just using her speed), Ericksen caught up and controlled the ball and then sent a rocket back into the middle for Sophomore Jackie Nichols (#18) to flip into the goal. The final goal came as Clark (#14) finished off the hat trick with less than 2 minutes left in the game on a cross from Ericksen (#19), bringing the final score to 9-0.

The Lady Dons will play one more game this week on Friday, December 5th as they will host Hercules High School. The JV will start it off at 4 pm followed by the Varsity at 6 pm. Don’t miss the chance to see your Lady Dons in action.

Scores and stats:
Game: Acalanes HS (2-0-0) vs. Berean Christian HS (1-2-0)
Date: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Location: Acalanes High School
Halftime Score: 5-0
Final Score: 9-0
Goals: AHS
Goal 1: Katharine Torchio (#11) 3:50
Goal 2: Katharine Torchio (#11) 10:15
Goal 3: Allison Merrill (#2) 16:40
Goal 4: Kierra Krawec (#4) 32.44
Goal 5: Caroline Clark (#14) 38.00
Goal 6: Caroline Clark (#14) 46:32
Goal 7: Katharine Larson (#6) 63:00
Goal 8: Jackie Nichols (#18) 72:46
Goal 9: Caroline Clark (#14) 78:00
Assists: Caroline Clark (#14) Goal 1; Katharine Larson (#6) Goal 3; Allison Merrill (#2) Goal 4; Jessica Carlin (#10) Goal 7; Callie Ericksen (#19) Goal 8

by Nicole Rogers

Dec 4 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Soccer

recorded another lopsided victory 9-0 over Berean Christian HS.

Girls Basketball

defeated Novato HS 54-39. The JV team cruised to victory.

 

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Albany HS in the second round of the Acalanes Invitational at 6:30.

Varsity Boys Basketball

plays Montgomery HS in the first round of the Russ Peterich Viking Tip-Off Classic at Montgomery HS at 8:30.

JV Boys Basketball

hosts Cardinal Newman HS in the first round of the John Rhodes Memorial Tournament at 8:30.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays El Cerrito HS in the first round of the Brandon Huang Memorial Tournament at Miramonte HS at 3:30.

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays Immaculate Conception Academy in the first round of the Mustangs Holiday Classic at Lincoln HS in San Francisco at 6:00.

JV Girls Basketball

plays Colfax HS in the first round of the Pittsburg Tournament at 6:20.

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi

Dec 3 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

suffered a close 1-0 defeat to Washington HS in the first round of the Acalanes Invitational. The freshman team defeated El Cerrito HS 5-0.

Girls Soccer

games were cancelled due to poor field conditions.

 

In Wednesday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Novato HS. JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Girls Soccer

hosts Berean Christian HS at 6:00.

 

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

Dec 1 – Lady Dons Open Season with a Win Against El Cerrito

In a non-conference game against the El Cerrito Gauchos, the Lady Dons Varsity Soccer team showed what most believe will be a glimpse of what is to come for the 2014-2015 Season. With a decisive 8-0 victory, Acalanes dominated on both offense and defense.

The first half began with a quick Acalanes score after only 1 minute and 45 seconds into the game. Sophomore Callie Ericksen (19) fed a through ball to Junior Regan McQuain and McQuain put the ball in the back of the net. Senior Katharine Torchio (11) and Sophomore Allison Merrill added two more goals to make it 3-0 at the half. Acalanes starting goalie, Junior Kyle McQuain (1) had no opportunity to showcase her skills as the Lady Dons’ defense allowed no shots on goal in the 1st half.

Acalanes continued with much of the same in the second half and added 5 more goals before it was over. The Dons added 5 more goals and the defense along with Freshman goalie Sophia Giordano preserved the shut out.

Scoring for the Dons were R. McQuain – 2 goals, Merrill – 2 goals, and single goals by Torchio, Sophomores Katharine Larson (6) and Jackie Nichols, and Freshman Kierra Krawec.
Acalanes defense had 12 steals to make it a solid offensive and defensive game.

The Lady Dons will next take on Concord High School on Tuesday, December 2nd at Concord High School before returning home to Acalanes for a Wednesday night game against Berean Christian.

Stats:

Game: Acalanes HS (1-0-0) vs. El Cerrito HS (0-1-1)
Date: Monday, December 1st, 2014
Location: Acalanes High School
Halftime Score: 3-0
Final Score: 8-0

Goals: AHS
Goal 1: Regan McQuain (#13) 1:45
Goal 2: Katharine Torchio (#11) 22:14
Goal 3: Allison Merrill (#2) 4:23
Goal 4: Regan McQuain (#13) 51:08
Goal 5: Katharine Larson (#6) 55:52
Goal 6: Kierra Krawec (#4) 57:57
Goal 7: Allison Merrill (#2) 70:44
Goal 8: Jackie Nichols (#18) 71:34
Assists: Callie Ericksen (#19) Goals 1 & 5; Katharine Torchio (#11) Goal 4; Caroline Clark (#14) Goal 6; Jessica Carlin (#10) Goal 7; Emily Smith (#25) Goal 8
Saves: Sophia Giordano (#0) – 2 saves

Nicole Rogers

Dec 2 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Girls Soccer

led off the season in dominating fashion over El Cerrito HS 8-0. The jv team did likewise 4-0.

 

In Tuesday’s action…

Varsity Boys Soccer

hosts Washington HS at 6:30 in the first round of the Acalanes Invitational.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at El Cerrito HS at 4:00.

Girls Soccer

plays at Concord HS. JV at 4:00 and Varsity at 6:00.

 

Shopping News…

The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us. Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Road has a deal. If you mention Acalanes Athletics, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and the Acalanes Sports Boosters will receive an additional 5%. Yes, you have permission to Shop Until You Drop.

R. Takahashi

Acalanes Sports over the Thanksgiving break

Saturday, November 22

Cross Country

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

Football

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

Freshman Boys Soccer

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

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

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

Monday, November 24

Girls Basketball

defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 76-35.

Tuesday, November 25

Girls Basketball

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

Boys Basketball

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

Wednesday, November 26

Boys Basketball

defeated the Alumni 59-55.

Saturday, November 29

Cross Country

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

R. Takahashi

Acalanes Sports over Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 24

Girls Basketball

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

Tuesday, November 25

Boys Basketball

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

Girls Basketball

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

Wednesday, November 26

Boys Basketball

hosts the Alumni game at 6:00.

Thursday, November 27

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 28

Boys Soccer

hosts the Alumni game at 5:00.

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

Saturday, November 29

JV Boys Soccer

competes in the James Logan tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

Cross Country

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

R. Takahashi

Nov 24 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Cross Country

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

Football

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

Freshman Boys Soccer

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

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

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

R. Takahashi

Nov 21 – Friday Sports Page

In Saturday’s action…

Football

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

Boys Basketball

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

Girls Basketball

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

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 2:00.

Freshman Girls Soccer

plays at Dublin HS at 9:00.

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

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

Nov 15 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

Casey Harrington
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In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

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

Girls Soccer

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

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

Boys water polo…

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

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

Jared Finney
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R. Takahashi

Nov 14 – Friday Sports Page

In Friday’s action…

Football

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

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Volleyball

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

Boys Water Polo

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

Girls Soccer

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

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

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

R. Takahashi

Sep 9 – Boosters switching to MailChimp

This is the last daily digest going out on Feedburner. If you are receiving two daily emails, or just one daily email from MailChimp, no action is necessary.
If only one email comes daily from Feedburner, please subscribe to MailChimp by visiting www.acalanesboosters.com.

Boosters BASH – Save the Date

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Acalanes Boosters has a Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/acalanesboosters

Athletic Clearance at Dons Day

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

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August 6-19 – Booster Membership During Dons Day Registration

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

 

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

 

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

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

Membership levels are as follows:

Super Don Membership:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Our Federal Tax ID is 23-7428299.

Thank you!

 

July 28 – Blood Drive on Monday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Donate Bloodand enter Sponsor Code: Monument

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

 

Sports Medical Clearance

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

Congratulations – Dan Cardiff

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

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

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

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

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

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE – Time to Register

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

 

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

The website will direct you through the entire process.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Dr. William Workman                                  Walnut Creek Urgent Care

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

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

Walnut Creek, CA 94598                             Monday through Saturday

Mondays and Thursdays only                         $75

925-944-0110                                            925-930-8200

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

2014 Graduation Photos

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Select graduation photos are published here

Thanks for a great year!

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Gint Federas

Congratulations Grads!

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

 

2014 Acalanes Commencement


2014 Pops Concert Videos

2014 Pops Concert Videos

Click on the above link to watch awesome Acalanes talent.

Videos: Gint Federas

2014 BASH Video

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

Mar 27 – NCS Championship Scholastic Teams named

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Soccer Team as they are recognized as a NCS Championship Scholastic Team for having the 3rd highest team GPA in division 2.

Congratulations also to the Varsity Wrestling Team as they are recognized as a NCS Championship Scholastic Team for having the 3rd highest team GPA in the entire section.

R. Takahashi

Feb 18 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

Basketball

The basketball teams play Dublin HS.
At Acalanes HS, JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:30 and Varsity boys at 7:00.
The Senior Night presentation will be held between the girls and boys varsity games.
At Dublin HS, JV boys at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

Boys Tennis

hosts Alameda HS at 3:30.

JV Boys Golf

has a match against Irvington HS at Sunol GC at 2:30.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Girls Soccer

Morgan Rogers scored the lone goal and Phoebe Wixsom amassed 9 saves.

NCS Boys Soccer Playoffs…

The boys soccer team travels to play at #4 seeded Hercules HS Wednesday at 7:00, with upset on their minds in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

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

R. Takahashi

Feb 13 – Lady Dons Play Brilliantly on Senior Night

It was a beautiful night for soccer as the Lady Dons paid tribute to their seven varsity seniors before they took the field on Thursday night. It may have been the last game in high school for Seniors Bella Gotts (8), Phoebe Wixsom (1), Gabby Paolini (15), Katie Stensland (14), Jordan Hinds (9), Carrie Goodman (4), and Sabrina Kenney (2), and they made sure it was an exciting one.

Girls Soccer 2013-14 Seniors
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As has been the case in the majority of games this year, the first half was dominated by the defense and Goalie Phoebe Wixsom (1). Wixsom had four saves in the half including a phenomenal head to head slide tackle that left everyone on both sides breathless. Senior Defender Bella Gotts (8) stepped in several times to help clear the ball and set up some nice feeds to Seniors Jordan Hinds (9) and Gabby Paolini (15).  The Dons threatened offensively in the first half, but Wildcat’s Goalie Jade Fathollahi(6) had five saves of her own in the half.

Phoebe Wixsom
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Tied 0-0, the 2nd half began with what Don’s commentator Brenda Balfrey calls their “Reset Offense”.  The Dons took possession and then passed it back to their defensive line to set up their offense.  Although Seniors Goodman (4) and Kenney (2) tried to open up the middle, the ball still didn’t find the back of the net for the Dons.  Just when all the momentum seemed to be with Acalanes, Dougherty Valley Senior Cache Haley (24) put the ball in the far corner of the goal with an assist from fellow Wildcat Jessica Gomes (9).  Don fans may have had a sense of déjà vu, as Haley did the exact same thing in the last match up in which the Wildcats won 1-0.

Instead of quieting the Dons fans, the goal served to rejuvenate both fans and players.  Freshmen Katharine Larson (6) and Caroline Clark (11) wove their way through a sea of Wildcats to push the ball onto the Wildcats side of the field.  They then “reset” and Freshmen defenders Jadey Sadoff (28) and Molly Davis (16) sent it back up to the mids.  With a ruckus crowd chanting from the bleachers, Sophomore Regan McQuain (13) took the ball in the backfield and shot it off to PaoliniPaolini kicked the ball up to Freshman forward Morgan Rogers (5) who made a nice turn and outran two Wildcat defenders toward the goal. With only the goalie to beat, Rogers sent the ball past the goalie and the Dons finally landed a ball into the back of the net.

The Dons seemed to be on fire at that point and managed to get off 3 more shots including 2 shots by Rogers and Junior Blake Balfrey (21) in the last 30 seconds of the game. However, when the final whistle blew, the game had ended in a tie, Wixsom had recorded 9 saves and the Dons had played another exciting soccer game.

The Dons ended the season 4-9-4 overall and 0-8-4 in league.  They will await the final selection of teams into the NCS Tournament, but in or out, the girl’s team at the end of regular season is far superior to the team that started the season.

Nicole Rogers

Feb 14 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Soccer

When the boys soccer team needs a clinching victory to qualify for the NCS playoffs, they hold nothing back as they make an emphatic statement against Dougherty Valley HS in a 5-0 regular season finale.

Girls Soccer

scored a game-tying goal in the 74th minute to draw even with Dougherty Valley HS 1-1. The JV team played well in defeat.

Girls Basketball

continues to amaze with a gritty 40-39 victory over Las Lomas HS.

Boys Basketball

played their hearts out as always, but this time in defeat to Las Lomas HS. The JV team won in overtime.

Wrestling

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

Blake Balfrey
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Thursday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Mason McKay scored 2 goals and had 1 assist. Kaj Simonsen, Sam Wood and Henry Baglietto scored one goal each. Aidan Langtry, Bryan Bamford, and Lucien Chan each had 1 assist. Mason McKay was named “Man of the Match.”

Girls Basketball

Superfreshmen Emma Godfrey and Roni Marrone scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Boys Basketball

Buster Souza exploded for 26 points.

Wrestling

Zach Tom, Andrew Nakahara and Sam Ridge won their matches.

Girls Soccer Senior Night
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R. Takahashi

Feb 13 – Thursday Sports

In today’s action…

Soccer

teams play Dougherty Valley HS. Girls are home and boys away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15. Get to the Varsity girls game early at 5:45 for their Senior Presentation.

Wrestling

hosts Campolindo HS at 6:00. Come for the Senior Night Presentation at the beginning of the match.

Basketball

teams play Las Lomas HS. At Las Lomas HS, JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:30 and Varsity boys at 7:00. At Acalanes HS, JV boys at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

R. Takahashi

Feb 12 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Boys Soccer

In a thriller, the boys soccer team scored in the 78th minute to force a tie against Miramonte HS to set up the must win final game against Dougherty Valley HS tomorrow. The JV team recorded a lop-sided victory.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team tied 1-1.

Thomas Pathoumthong
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Girls Basketball

defeated Dougherty Valley HS 54-41.

Boys Basketball

was ever so close in defeat to Dougherty Valley HS 43-41. The Freshman team suffered in defeat.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Kaj Simonsen and Tom Higgins scored goals. Patrick Ramm and Wilson Hall had assists. Mason McKay was named “Man of the Match.”

Kaj Simonsen
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R. Takahashi

Feb 11 – Tuesday Sports

In today’s action…

Basketball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
At Dougherty Valley HS, JV girls at 4:00, Varsity girls at 5:30 and Varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS, JV boys at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Miramonte HS.
Boys are home and girls away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.
Get to the boys varsity game early to enjoy their Senior Night Presentation at 5:45.

R. Takahashi

Feb 8 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Las Lomas HS 2-1.
Individual standout: Nathan Ferreira scored the lone goal and Eric Sirott had 3 saves.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Las Lomas HS 1-0.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

Varsity competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.
JV competes in the NCS Invitational at Dougherty Valley HS.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 2:00.

Individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Nathan Ferreira scored the lone goal and Eric Sirott had 3 saves.

R. Takahashi

Feb 7 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. Oleg Helms, Jack Hood, Brian Lilienstein, Rain Mize and Sam Ridge won their matches.

In Friday’s action…

Soccer

teams play Las Lomas HS. Girls are home and boys away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

Varsity Wrestling

competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

Varsity competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.
JV competes in the NCS Invitational at Dougherty Valley HS.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 2:00.

R. Takahashi

Wed., Feb. 6 – Lady Dons play Rival Campolindo to a Draw

Acalanes Lady Dons took on rival Campolindo on Wednesday night and almost managed to grab the win from the 2nd place Cougars. The first half saw few shooting opportunities as both teams played great defense.  Sophomore Goalie Kyle McQuain began the game with a challenge on a breakaway, confident that Freshman defender Mollie Davis would cover.  Davis (16) recorded the first save of the game as McQuain forced the shot wide for Davis to step up and clear.

Kyle McQuain
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After that, the game was played primarily between the 45 yard lines as the mid-field and defense on both teams possessed the ball for the rest of the half. The Dons started the second half by pushing the ball through the midfield to take two shots on goal in the first five minutes.  However, it was Campo that scored first off of a free kick by Emily Orwig which took the Dons by surprise and left them unprepared. The Dons answered less than 3 minutes later with a beautiful through ball from Sophomore Regan McQuain (13) to Junior Blake Balfrey (21) on the right side.  Campo Goalie Parish came out to challenge but Balfrey was not to be denied.  She powered the shot over the goalie and bent it from the right into the left corner of the goal. The Dons maintained possession for most of the second half, mainly because the Cougars kept getting robbed as they tried to get past outside defenders Junior Emma Starr (12) and Senior Bella Gotts (8).  Starr’s control and speed and Gotts’ continuous attacks left only one real opening for the Cougars in the 2nd half.  Campo did get a shot off, but Sophomore Goalie Kyle McQuain made a spectacular save to deny the goal.  The Dons had one more opportunity with less than 20 seconds left in the game.  A through ball to Freshman Morgan Rogers (5) who took on the goalie and used her left foot to shoot it but missed just left.  At that point, the Campo fans had to be happy to hear the whistle signaling the end of the game, while the Dons’ fans wanted a few more minutes! The tie takes the Dons to 4-7-3 overall and 0-6-3 in League and Campolindo to  12-2-4 overall and 6-2-2 in League.  The Dons will take on Las Lomas on Friday, February 7th, at home.

Emma Starr
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Feb 6 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…


Katherine Larson
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Girls Soccer

tied Campolindo HS 1-1.

Boys Soccer

was narrowly defeated by Campolindo HS 2-1. The JV boys were also defeated.

In today’s action…

Wrestling

has a match at Dougherty Valley HS at 6:00.

Lucien Chan
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R. Takahashi

Feb 5 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Emma Gaffney
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Girls Basketball

If you were not there for the fun and frenzy of the girls basketball game, you missed a great one. At one point, they were down by 25 points and mounted a furious rally to defeat Campolindo HS 64-61 in an epic game. The JV girls coasted to a victory.

Boys Basketball

gave Campolindo HS all they could handle in defeat. The JV team lost a heart-breaking double overtime game. Freshmen fared no better.

In today’s action…

Soccer

It is the soccer teams turn to take on the Campolindo Cougars. The boys are home and the girls away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

Roni Marrone
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Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Julia Lyons poured in 25 points, with 4 3-pointers. Roni Marrone scored 12 points. Emma Godfrey celebrated her birthday with 12 points.

Boys Basketball

Joey Hewitt was on fire from beyond the 3-point arc. Buster Souza dominated the inside scoring, rebounding and blocking shots.

R. Takahashi

 

Julia Lyons
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Yesterday and Today’s Action

In yesterdays action

If you were not there for the fun and frenzy of the girls basketball game, you missed a great one. At one point, we were down by 25 points and mounted a furious rally to defeat Campolindo HS 64-61 in an epic game. The JV girls coasted to a victory.

The boys basketball team gave Campolindo HS all they could handle in defeat. The JV team lost a heart-breaking double overtime game. The freshmen fared no better.

In todays action

It is the soccer teams turn to take on the Campolindo Cougars. The boys are home and the girls away. JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Yesterdays individual standouts

Girls basketball – Julia Lyons poured in 25 points, with 4 3-pointers.
Roni Marrone scored 12 points.
Emma Godfrey celebrated her birthday with 12 points.
Boys basketball – Joey Hewitt was on fire from beyond the 3-point arc.
Buster Souza dominated the inside scoring, rebounding and blocking shots.

R. Takahashi

Feb 1 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

defeated Alhambra HS 52-36.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Alhambra HS. The JV team recorded a come from behind victory.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Soccer

hosts Redwood Christian HS at 3:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Deer Valley HS at 9:00.

Boys Soccer

hosts Concord HS. JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 7:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts James Logan HS at 11:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Lou Encalada Invitational at Rodriguez HS.

Individual standouts…

Boys basketball

Buster Souza scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds. Matt Thomas scored 19 points, with 2 3-pointers.

R. Takahashi

Jan 29 – Lady Dons and Dublin Gaels battle to 0-0 Draw

While not reflected in the score, the Acalanes’ and Dublin’s women’s soccer teams put on one of the most exciting soccer games played this year on Wednesday, January 29th.  This game had everything you could want in a game, except a goal.

The first half was the tale of Senior Goalie Phoebe Wixsom (1).  Wixsom had 9 saves in the first half, including a spectacular save where she need all or her 5 feet 11 inches plus wing span to stop a ball that was deflected and going into the opposite corner of the goal.  The Acalanes defense managed to fluster the Gaels making most of their shots on goal easy pickups for Wixsom.

Up front, the offense created huge opportunities, shooting on goal 7 times in the first half.  Senior Gabby Paolini (15) continued her solid play by taking the ball away from Gaels midfielders and feeding it to Freshman Forwards Caroline Clark and Morgan Rogers. Although they tried to put the ball in, the half ended with no score.

In the second half, the Acalanes back four of Senior Bella Gotts, Junior Emma Starr and Freshmen Molly Davis and Katharine Larson were completely dominant.  Wixsom only needed three saves to preserve the shut out. The offense kicked it in gear in the second half and tried to counter the defense’s superb play with 10 shots on goal. Although close, the Gaels goalie also had a superb game.

The game ended 0-0, with both goalies registering 12 saves.  Overall, Acalanes took 17 shots on goal, with Dublin taking 14.  The Lady Dons played an exciting and action packed game, and possessed the ball the majority of the 2nd half.

The Dons are 2-7-2 overall and will take on Redwood Christian this Saturday at 1 pm at Acalanes.  They could use the Don Nation fans to come out and cheer them on as they will need to win all their remaining games to be eligible for the NCS tournament.

Nicole Rogers

Friday and Saturday Sports

In Fridays action…

Basketball

The basketball teams play Alhambra HS. At Acalanes, JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00. At Alhambra HS, JV boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

In Saturdays action…

In Soccer

The varsity girls soccer team hosts Redwood Christian HS at 3:00.
The frosh-soph girls soccer team hosts Deer Valley HS at 9:00.
The boys soccer team hosts Concord HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts James Logan HS at 11:00.
The wrestling team competes in the Lou Encalada Invitational at Rodriguez HS.

R. Takahashi

Jan 30 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Taylor Jones
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Boys Basketball

defeated Miramonte HS 60-56. The Freshman team suffered in defeat.

Girls Basketball

team was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team remains undefeated in DFAL play with the victory.

Girls Soccer

played lock-down defense against Dublin HS to end in a 0-0 tie. The JV team scored 2 goals in defeat.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Dublin HS. The JV team played to a 0-0 draw.

In today’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS at 6:00.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

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Boys Basketball

Matt Thomas scored 26 points and Buster Souza 25 points, with 17 rebounds and 7 blocks.

Girls basketball

Emma Godfrey scored 12 points.

Boys Soccer

Eric Sirott had 14 saves.

R. Takahashi

Acalanes Lady Don’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Gabby Paolini

She has kicked, run, blocked and headed her way up and down the soccer field for the past few weeks. While the Lady Dons have played some beautiful soccer in the past few weeks, it hasn’t always been reflected in the win/loss column. And Senior Forward Gabby Paolini (15) hasn’t had much to cheer about at the end of most games. But that’s just it, she has cheered, yelled, played, dominated and pulled the Lady Dons back up. She continues to cheer, smile, laugh and play – win or lose. She never quits, never gives up and that’s why Varsity Head Coach Evan Sassano has picked her as this week’s Soccer Athlete of the Week. Whether her name appears on the scorecard or not, you can bet her presence has been felt on the field. She creates opportunities by feeding the ball through the defense, she causes the other team to turn over the ball by aggressively going after her man, and she always believes her team can win. Said one teammate, “the only time I ever see her upset is at the end of the game if we lost. She looks up and realizes that time has run out. Up until that second, Gabby really believed we were going to win.”
Coach Sassano says he picked Gabby for two reasons, her great soccer play and her passion for the game. “Gabby is the heart of the team and she dominates midfield play.”

Congratulations to Gabby Paolini, our believer, for being Acalanes’ Soccer Athlete of the Week!

Gabby Paolini

Gabby Paolini

Nicole Rogers

Jan 29 – Wednesday Sports

In today’s action…

Basketball

teams play Miramonte HS. At Acalanes HS, JV boys at 4:00, Varsity boys at 5:30 and Varsity girls at 7:00. At Miramonte HS, JV girls at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Dublin HS. Girls are home and boys are away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

R. Takahashi

Jan 28 – Tuesday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Boys Soccer

defeated College Park HS 2-1.

Boys Basketball

came down to the wire, with the narrowest of defeats to Dublin HS 62-60.

Girls Basketball

was defeated by Dublin HS. The JV team recorded the victory.

In today’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at James Logan HS at 6:00.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Nathan Shirley scored 2 goals assisted by Wilson Hall and Kaj Simonsen. Nathan Shirley and Lucien Chan were named “Men of the Match.”

Boys basketball

Buster Souza scored 22 points. Matt Thomas scored 18 points, with 2 3-pointers.

R. Takahashi

Jan 25 – Lady Dons Soccer Returns to Winning Form

Lady Dons return to the win column, 2-0 vs. St. Patrick-St. Vincent.

In last Saturday’s matchup against St. Patrick-St. Vincent, the Lady Dons posted a strong showing on both offense and defense to bring home the win.  The Dons started the game off by possessing the ball for the majority of the 1st half.  Opportunities were created right away by the midfielders and forwards as they had five shots on goal in the first five minutes of the game.  Acalanes also had 3 corner kicks (2 created by Freshman Katharine Larson’s (6) breakaways to the goal) in the first 20 minutes with on resulting in the first score of the game.  Freshman Center Defender Morgan Rogers (5) put away a beautiful corner kick from Sophomore Regan McQuain (13) in the 22nd minute of the game to give the Lady Dons a 1-0 lead.

Two minutes later, Larson was off again down the side on a breakaway.  In what has become a frequent combination, Larson crossed to Freshman Midfielder Caroline Clark who put away who put the ball into the back of the net. The half ended with Acalanes up 2-0.

The second half began with Acalanes’ offense again wreaking havoc on the St. Patrick’s goalie again.  This time four different players shot on goal before Clark took the ball from midfield and weaved her way past several Bruin defenders.  As the goalie came out to challenge, Clark used her left foot to put the ball in the opposite corner of the net.

Although Senior Goalie Phoebe Wixsom had a relatively quiet game, she still had another great game pulling in 4 saves.  The Lady Dons, in contrast, shot on goal 17 times, giving the Bruins’ goalie a workout.

The win brings the Lady Dons to 3-7-1 overall and 0-6-1 in league.  They return to league play on Wednesday night vs. Dublin.  The JV kicks off at 4:15 followed by the Varsity game at 6:15 pm.

Jan 25 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

suffered a narrow defeat to Las Lomas HS 60-56. The JV team likewise 50-45.

Girls Basketball

dropped a heart-breaker to Las Lomas HS 67-64 in double overtime.

Alex Grant-Hudd
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In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Girls Soccer

shutout St. Patrick’s HS 3-0.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00 and hosts Dublin HS at 4:00.

Boys Soccer

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS. Varsity at 12:15 and JV at 2:15.

Boys Basketball

hosts Analy HS. Freshmen at 12:00 and Varsity at 1:30.

Ariel Padua
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Individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Buster Souza scored 19 points. Joey Hewitt and Zack Kisner each scored 11 points, with 3 3-pointers.

Girls Basketball

Julia Lyons provided much of the scoring attacking the basket, while Alex Grant-Hudd did so from outside.

Julia Lyons
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R. Takahashi

Jan 21 – Tuesday Sports

In Monday’s action…

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Alameda HS 1-0.

Individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Buster Souza scored 20 points, with 13 rebounds. Matt Thomas scored 17 points, with 5 3-pointers. Ross Teichman scored 14 points, with 1 3-pointer.

Boys Soccer

Lucien Chan scored the lone goal assisted by Zach Kramer. Lucien Chan was named “Man of the Match.”

Girls Soccer

Caroline Clark scored one goal assisted by Gabby Paolini and Jade Sadoff scored the other goal. Phoebe Wixsom had 8 saves.

R. Takahashi

Jan 18 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Carrie Trent
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Boys Basketball

out-played a good Dougherty Valley HS team to record the 62-52 victory. The JV team rallied but fell short in defeat.

Girls Basketball

went back and forth with Dougherty Valley HS only to fall short 45-40. The JV team was victorious.

Boys Soccer

continues to build momentum with a victory over Alhambra HS 1-0. The JV team also recorded a 3-1 victory.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the Joe Windsor King of the Mat Invitational.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at College Park HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Clayton Valley Charter School at 9:00 and at Deer Valley HS at 2:00.

Sierra Galanza
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In Monday’s action…

Girls Soccer

plays at Alameda HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…

Boys Basketball

Buster Souza scored 20 points, with 13 rebounds. Matt Thomas scored 17 points, with 5 3-pointers. Ross Teichman scored 14 points, with 1 3-pointer.

Boys Soccer

Lucien Chan scored the lone goal assisted by Zach Kramer. Lucien Chan was named “Man of the Match.”

Girls Soccer

Caroline Clark scored one goal assisted by Gabby Paolini and Jade Sadoff scored the other goal. Phoebe Wixsom had 8 saves.

R. Takahashi

Jan 17 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

was defeated by Dublin HS. Brian Lilienstein, Andrew Nakahara and Grant Smith won their matches.

In Friday’s action…

Basketball

teams play Dougherty Valley HS. At Acalanes HS, JV boys play at 4:00, Varsity boys at 5:30 and Varsity girls at 7:00. At Dougherty Valley HS, JV girls play at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer

teams play Alhambra HS. Boys are home and girls away. JV plays at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

In Saturday’s action…

Wrestling

competes in the Joe Windsor King of the Mat Invitational.

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at College Park HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

plays at Clayton Valley Charter HS at 9:00 and at Deer Valley HS at 2:00.

R. Takahashi

Jan 15 – Acalanes Lady Dons Soccer lose a heartbreaker 0-1

After dominating and maintaining possession for most of the game, Acalanes Lady Dons fell to Dougherty Valley Wednesday night 0-1 with a late second half goal by the Wildcats. The Lady Dons continue to show growth as they learn the offensive and defensive strategy under new head coach Evan Sassano. Acalanes Senior goalie Phoebe Wixsom played an almost flawless game as she dominated the goal, making 9 saves. Unfortunately, the Lady Dons just could not get the ball to the back of the net. In the first half, Freshman forward Katharine Larson and Junior forward Blake Balfrey each had breakaways leading to shots on goal, but were not able to convert. Sophomore forward Regan McQuain also made her way to the goal with through balls from Freshman Caroline Clark and Junior Maddie Wheeler.
In the end, Acalanes’ back four of Freshmen Morgan Rogers, Jadey Sadoff, Molly Davis and Senior Bella Gotts could not hold off the determined D.V. Wildcats. With 6 minutes left in the game, Wildcat Senior, Makena Murdoch took advantage of a ricochet off an Acalanes defender and was able to put one beyond Wixsom’s reach.
Although the record may not reflect their play, the Lady Dons have allowed the third fewest goals in the league, just behind Miramonte and Campolindo (the two division leaders). Goalie Phoebe Wixsom is having a great year and as stated before, it is only a matter of time before the Lady Dons get back in the win column.

Halftime Score:  0-0

Final Score: 0-1 Dougherty Valley

Goals:DV – #15 – 6:15 left in 2nd Half

Assists:

# of Saves: 9 saves (5 saves first half, 4 saves 2nd half) Phoebe Wixsom Goalie

Nicole Rogers

Jan 10 – Lady Dons Soccer falls to Miramonte 0-2

In a well-played defensive game, the Lady Dons and Matadors battled it out in their first of two conference match ups this season. While there were some great opportunities for both offenses, it was the defense that controlled the first half. Both goalies made brilliant saves and were supported by stellar defensive lines before the half ended in a 0-0 tie.

The second half began with more of the same. Acalanes looked to take the lead when Miramonte Goalie Mali Tehaney set up in front of the Acalanes goal for a corner kick. Acalanes took possession of the corner kick and Blake Balfrey kicked a long ball toward the opposite goal as Tehaney ran by to get to her goal. In an exciting race, Tehaney was able to get the ball right before it rolled into the goal and kicked it out-of-bounds. Persistence and patience finally paid off for the Matadors as Sophomore Striker Ceci Gee finally ended the deadlock with 26 minutes left in the second half. Although Goalie Phoebe Wixsom almost made another brilliant save, the ball scooted into the right corner just beyond her reach to put Miramonte up 1-0. The score remained that way until 10 minutes later, when Gee again made a nice turn on the 20 yard line and launched a beautiful shot to the left side of the goal. The game ended 0-2, Miramonte on top. Goalie Phoebe Wixsom had 7 saves for the Dons.

Although Acalanes fell to 2-4-1 overall and 0-4-1 in the League, the Lady Dons showed great improvement for their very young team. Coach Evan Sassano believes the girls are building a strong and competitive team – and no one is counting them out.

The Lady Dons will next take on Dougherty Valley on Wednesday, January 15th at 6:15 at Dougherty Valley HS.

Nicole Rogers

Jan 13 – Monday Sports

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Basketball

gave a very good St. Mary’s HS of Stockton team all it could handle in a 65-57 defeat.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Northgate HS.

In Monday’s action…

Freshman Boys Soccer

plays at Ygnacio Valley HS at 3:30.

Individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Kaj Simonsen scored the lone goal assisted by Patrick Ramm and Eric Sirott had 3 saves.

Girls Basketball

Carrie Trent scored 12 points all by 3-pointers and Julia Lyons scored 11 points.

Boys Basketball

Matt Thomas scored 19 points, with 3 3-pointers and Buster Souza scored 13 points.

JV Girls Soccer

Mia Carvotta and Marie Whitmore scored one goal each and Amanda Moylan had 3 saves.

R. Takahashi

Jan 11 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

is gaining momentum with another DFAL victory over Miramonte HS 1-0 to raise their record to 3-2.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Miramonte HS. The JV team shutout Miramonte HS 2-0.

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Girls Basketball

competed well in defeat to Campolindo HS. The JV team notched another victory.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

Andrew McKendall
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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays at Northgate HS. Freshmen at 12:30, JV at 2:30 and Varsity at 4:30.

Frosh-soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00 and plays at Berkeley HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Joe Camillari Frosh-soph and JV tournament at Granada HS.

Friday’s Individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Bryan Bamford scored the lone goal assisted by Zach Kramer. Bryan was named “Man of the Match.”

Girls Basketball

Carrie Trent scored 12 points all by 3-pointers and Julia Lyons scored 11 points.

Boys Basketball

Matt Thomas scored 19 points, with 3 3-pointers and Buster Souza scored 13 points.

JV Girls Soccer

Mia Carvotta and Marie Whitmore scored one goal each and Amanda Moylan had 3 saves.

R. Takahashi

Jan 10 – Acalanes Girls Soccer Simulcast

Acalanes Girls Soccer

plays Miramonte Friday night at Acalanes. JV @4:15/Varsity @ 6:15

Watch live on Play on Sports at http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/82361

Karla McQuain

Jan 10 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling

was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Friday’s action…

The basketball teams play Campolindo HS.

At Campolindo HS, JV Boys at 4:00, Varsity Boys at 5:30 and Varsity Girls at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS, JV Girls at 4:00 and Freshman boys at 5:30.

Soccer Teams play Miramonte HS.
The girls are home and boys are away. JV plays at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays at Northgate HS. Freshmen at 12:30, JV at 2:30 and Varsity at 4:30.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00 and plays at Berkeley HS at 2:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Joe Camillari Frosh-soph and JV tournament at Granada HS.

Shopping specials…

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

R. Takahashi

Jan 9 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Boys Soccer

evened their DFAL record by defeating Las Lomas HS 2-0.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

In today’s action…

Wrestling

hosts Alhambra HS at 6:00.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Nathan Ferreira and Wilson Hall scored one goal each.

Girls Soccer

Phoebe Wixsom had 6 saves.

R. Takahashi

Jan 8 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Girls Basketball

played an outstanding defensive game to defeat Alhambra HS in the DFAL opener 36-28. The JV team was also victorious.

Boys Basketball

was edged out by Alhambra HS 51-46. The JV team won, but the freshman team did not.

In today’s action…

Soccer Teams

play Las Lomas HS. Boys are home and girls are away. JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Girls Basketball

Julia Lyons scored 10 points and Sierra Galanza 9 points all on 3-pointers.
What will not show up in the stats is the stellar defensive play of Taylor Jones and Emma Godfrey under the basket.

Boys basketball

Buster Souza scored 19 points and Matt Thomas 16 points, with 2 3-pointers.

Shopping specials…

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

R. Takahashi

Dec 31 – Happy New Year

Final Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please contact a Boosters’ Board member

Year-End Tax Planning

Boosters Supporters:

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

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

Thank you and Happy New Year

Year-End Gift Matching

TIME SENSITIVE!

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

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

Participating employers will have one or two+ donor programs:

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

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

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

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

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

Go to the “acalanesboostersclub.com” web site.

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

See if your employer will match your donation!

Enter your company name ____________________________________________________

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

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

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

E.    Provide your company with;

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

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

What if you still have questions?

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

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

Happy Holidays!

Mary Piscitelli and Brad Smith
Tom Duckworth
Danna Wright

Dec 21 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Zach Kramer
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Girls Basketball

defeated Concord HS 51-40 in the East Bay vs. North Bay Classic.

Boys Soccer

was edged out by Campolindo HS 1-0.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Rodriguez HS of Fairfield at 11:30 in the final round of the East Bay vs. North Bay Classic.

Boys Basketball

hosts Northgate HS. Freshmen at 5:00, JV at 6:30 and Varsity at 8:00.

Varsity Boys Soccer

plays Berkeley HS at De La Salle HS at 3:00 in the Showcase Tournament.

Wrestling

competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Girls Soccer

hosts Heritage HS at 10:00 and plays at Las Lomas HS at 2:00.

Shopping specials…

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

Ronnie Marrone
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Blake Balfrey
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R. Takahashi

Sports over the Holiday Break

Thursday, December 26

Girls Basketball JV competes in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.

Friday, December 27

Boys Basketball Varsity hosts Analy HS 7:00.
Girls Basketball Varsity plays Venice HS at College Park HS at 5:00 in the West Coast Jamboree.
Girls Basketball JV competes in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.

Saturday, December 28

Girls Basketball Varsity competes in the West Coast Jamboree.
Girls Basketball JV competes in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.

Monday, December 30

Boys Basketball Hosts San Marin HS. Freshmen at 4:00, JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.
Girls Basketball Varsity competes in the West Coast Jamboree.
Girls Basketball JV competes in the Irvington Holiday Invitational.

Thursday, January 2

Boys Basketball Varsity competes in the Sonoma County Classic at Piner HS.
Boys Soccer Host Monte Vista HS in a scrimmage.

Friday, January 3

Boys Basketball Varsity competes in the Sonoma County Classic at Piner HS.

Saturday, January 4

Boys Basketball Varsity competes in the Sonoma County Classic at Piner HS.
Boys Soccer Host Hayward HS. JV at 1:00, varsity at 3:00.
Boys Soccer Freshmen play at De La Salle HS 11:00.
Wrestling Competes in the Mat Classic at Granada HS.

R. Takahashi

Dec 20 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Basketball

played very well in defeat to Windsor HS in the first round of the East Bay vs. North Bay Classic hosted by Acalanes HS.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS.

Wrestling

was defeated by Miramonte HS.

In Friday’s action…

BIG SOCCER SHOWDOWN against Campolindo HS

The girls are home and the boys are away. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

Girls Basketball

hosts Concord HS at 5:00 in the second round of the East Bay vs. North Bay Classic.

Wrestling

competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Click on image to view entire gallery
Photos: David Lillienstein

In Saturday’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts the final round of the East Bay vs. North Bay Classic.

Boys Basketball

hosts Northgate HS. Freshmen at 5:00, JV at 6:30 and Varsity at 8:00.

Varsity Boys Soccer

plays Berkeley HS at De La Salle HS at 3:00 in the Showcase Tournament.

Wrestling

competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Girls Soccer

hosts Heritage HS at 10:00 and plays at Las Lomas HS at 2:00.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Wrestling

Brian Lilienstein, Rain Mize, Andrew Nakahara and Sam Ridge won their matches.

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

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

Shopping specials…

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

R. Takahashi

Dec 19 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

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Girls Soccer

defeated Ygnacio Valley HS 5-0. Phoebe Wixsom and Kyle McQuain recorded several saves to secure the shutout. The JV team did likewise 10-0.

In today’s action…

Girls Basketball

hosts Windsor HS at 8:00 in the first round of the East Bay vs. North Bay Classic.

Boys Basketball

plays at San Ramon Valley HS. JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Wrestling

has a match at Miramonte HS at 6:00.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 6:00.

Phoebe Wixsom
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Shopping Specials…

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

R. Takahashi

Dec 18 – Girls Soccer Varsity

Acalanes Lady Dons ahead 3-0 vs. Ygnacio Valley at the half

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Dec 18 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Boys Soccer

Way to go Freshman as they shutout Ygnacio Valley HS 5-0.

In today’s action…

Girls Soccer

hosts Ygnacio Valley HS. JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Dec 14 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

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Boys Soccer

OK, the Dublin HS boys soccer team came to Lafayette 9-0 on the season, but did not leave undefeated. The boys soccer team defeated the Gaels 1-0 in an extremely well-played game by the entire team. The JV team did not fare as well in defeat.

Girls Soccer

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

Varsity Girls Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS, finishing 4th in the Walnut Creek Winter Classic.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Wrestling

competes in the Bay Area Invitational at Castro Valley HS.

JV and Frosh-soph wrestling

competes in the Clayton Valley Charter tournament.

Sierra Galanza
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JV Boys Basketball

plays at 3:30 in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

JV Girls Basketball

plays at 3:30 in the Petaluma tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 1:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00 and plays at Northgate HS at 2:00.

Friday’s individual standouts…

Boys soccer

Kaj Simonsen scored the lone goal and Zach Kramer was named “Man of the Match.”

Girls Soccer

Phoebe Wixsom had 8 saves.

Zach Kramer (3)
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R. Takahashi

Dec 13 – Friday’s Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Wrestling team

was defeated by Las Lomas HS.

JV Boys Basketball

was defeated by Piedmont HS in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament.

Varsity Girls Basketball

won against Sir Francis Drake in the 2nd round of the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic.

JV Girls Basketball

was defeated by Ukiah HS in the Petaluma tournament.

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

hosts Dublin HS in their home DFAL opener. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

Girls Soccer

plays at Dublin HS. JV at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays Campolindo at 5PM in the Consolation Finals of the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic at Northgate HS.

JV Boys Basketball

plays at 3:30 in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

JV Girls Basketball

plays at 3:30 in the Petaluma tournament.

In Saturday’s action…

Varsity Wrestling

competes in the Bay Area Invitational at Castro Valley HS.

Wrestling-JV and Frosh-Soph

competes in the Clayton Valley Charter HS tournament.

JV Boys Basketball

plays at 3:30 in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.

JV Girls Basketball

plays at 3:30 in the Petaluma tournament.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts College Park HS at 1:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00 and plays at Northgate HS at 2:00.

Thursday’s individual standouts…

Click on image to view entire gallery

Photos: David Lillienstein

Wrestling

Brian Lilienstein and Andrew Nakahara won their matches.

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

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

R. Takahashi

Dec 12 – Thursday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Girls Basketball

fell to Concord High School in the first game of the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic.

Girls Soccer

gave up an early goal, but battled back to a 1-1 tie against Alhambra HS. The JV team played very well in defeat.

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Alhambra HS 2-1.

Emma Godfrey
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In today’s action…

Wrestling

opens DFAL action hosting Las Lomas HS at 6:00.

Varsity Girls Basketball

plays in the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic at Northgate HS at 5PM.

JV Girls Basketball

plays Ukiah HS in the Petaluma tournament at 3:30.

Freshman Boys Basketball

plays Piedmont HS at Campolindo HS at 3:30 in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament.

Yesterday’s individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Kaj Simonsen scored the lone goal and Alex Longerbeam had 10 saves. Ben Lenz was named “Man of the match.”

R. Takahashi

Dec 11 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterday’s action…

Lady Dons Varsity
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Boys Basketball

was defeated by Sir Francis Drake HS. The JV and Freshman teams fared no better.

Acalanes JV Girls
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Girls Basketball

was defeated by Sonoma Valley HS. The JV team was edged out by a last minute game-winning shot.

In today’s action…

Soccer

teams open DFAL play against Alhambra HS. The girls are home and the boys away. JV plays at 4:15 and Varsity at 6:15.

Girls Basketball

Varsity plays at 5:00 in the Walnut Creek Winter Classic at Northgate HS.

R. Takahashi

Dec 10 – Claire Winter (2013 Lady Dons Soccer) continues winning in College

Congratulations to Claire Winter (grad 2013) for her UCLA NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship!!!

This season UCLA women’s Soccer won their first-ever NCAA Championship. The road to victory began with a 9-0-2 Pac-12 record. Entering the NCAA Championship tournament UCLA won the 1/4 finals against the North Carolina Tarheels in overtime. During the semifinals, they beat #1 ranked Virginia in overtime penalty kicks to move onto the finals against Florida State. The Championship match was one for the record books. Both teams had never won the championship and the overtime UCLA “golden goal” in the second overtime gave UCLA the win!!

UCLA-Soccer-GirlsCongrats to Claire and her UCLA teammates for such a great accomplishment!

Kim Greer

Dec 11 – Acalanes Boosters Holiday Fundraiser

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

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

December 11 6:30-8:30PM

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Dec 6 – Girls Soccer

JV beat Albany 3 to 0. Goals by Callie Ericksen (2) and Bella Baglietto.
Varsity beat Albany 1 to 0. Goal by Katharine Larson. Several key saves by Phoebe Wixsom in the goal.

Richard Whitmore

Special Shopping News…

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

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

Oct 11 – Girls Soccer Meeting

Don’t miss the 
Dons Girls Soccer Information Meeting 
Fri Oct 11, Room 105 @Lunchtime — 11:45am
Come meet Head Coach, Evan Sassano, and learn more about this year’s program. We will hand out information on coach’s expectations as well as a tentative schedule for the season, including tryout times.
 
Please fill out the online information form before the meeting so that Coach Evan can get to know more about you. Click here for the form (or you can click the logo above too)

 
We look forward to meeting you, and to a great Dons Girls Soccer Season!
Go Dons!

Richard Whitmore

Booster ID Cards

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

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

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

Thank you!

Athletic Clearance

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Booster BASH Auction Catalog

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

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

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

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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

CURIOUS ABOUT SOME OF THE FABULOUS AUCTION ITEMS WE HAVE?

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

MAKE A DONATION! THROW A PARTY!!!

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

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

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

ADVERTISE!

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

LEND A HAND!

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

ABOUT BOOSTERS

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

Feb 19 – Basketball and Soccer Results

In Thursdays action…

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Girls basketball

finished the season with a thrilling 52-47 victory over Las Lomas HS. The JV team won in a landslide.

Boys basketball

was defeated by Las Lomas HS. Buster Souza and Matt Thomas each scored 17 points.

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In Saturdays action…

The boys soccer team fell to St. Mary’s HS 1-0 in a hard-fought, well-played NCS Quarterfinal game. Eric Rogstad had 4 saves.
The girls soccer team reestablished themselves as a strong NCS playoff team even with a quarterfinal defeat to Campolindo HS. Brooke Balfrey had 7 saves.

In Tuesdays action…

The softball team hosts Hercules HS at 3:45.

R. Takahashi

Feb 13 – Acalanes Girls Soccer Advances to Round 2 in NCS

Acalanes Girls Soccer Defeat Ygnacio Valley in First Round NCS 2-1

Acalanes Girls Soccer beat Ygnacio Valley 2-1 in a tense action packed game. Ygnacio Valley scored first and it was 0-1 at Halftime. The Donas came back with Kaitlin McGee finding Becca Bostwick on a combination play and Becca put it in the net. Then with time running out, Kaitlin McGee was fouled at the top of the box, Katherine Torchio and Kaitlin McGee discussed who would take the kick. Kaitlin McGee surprised the defense and put a left footed kick into the back of the net. The Donas defense ran out the clock for the win.
Acalanes will play the #2 ranked Campo girls on Saturday at 7:00 pm at Campolindo High School.

Acalanes Girls Soccer

Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day Sports

In Wednesdays action…

Boys Soccer

took a 1-1 halftime draw and scored 4 goals in a 20 minute span to dispatch Piedmont HS 5-1 to advance to Saturdays quarterfinal game.
The girls soccer team trailed at halftime 1-0 but mounted a furious rally to defeat Ygnacio Valley HS 2-1 to advance to Saturdays quarterfinal game.

In Thursdays action…

Basketball teams

play Las Lomas HS in the season finale. At Las Lomas HS, the JV boys play at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00. At Acalanes HS, the JV girls play at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

In Saturdays action…

Boys Soccer

hosts St. Mary’s HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

The girls soccer team plays at Campolindo HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

Wednesdays individual standouts…

Boys Soccer

Nick Lee scored 1 goal, had 1 assist and was named “Man of the Match.” Mark Helfrich, Dan Glascock and Max Mirner each scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. Kai Simonsen scored 1 goal and Stuart Lee had 1 assist.

Girls soccer

Kaitlyn McGee scored 1 goal and had 1 assist and Becca Bostwick scored 1 goal.

R. Takahashi

Feb 13 – NCS Soccer NCS Kickoff Tonight, Basketball comes up short

In yesterdays action…

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Girls Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS, but the Cougars were not able to stop Jamie Jacobs, who scored 17 points with 5 3-pointers. The JV team was also defeated.

Boys Basketball

was defeated by Campolindo HS. The JV team also came up short.

In todays action…

Boys Soccer

is the #1 seed in the NCS playoffs and host Piedmont HS at 7:00.

Girls soccer

is the #10 seed and is primed to pull off the upset at Ygnacio Valley HS at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

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Feb 11 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

The boys basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 68-57. The JV team lost by 4 points.
The girls basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 56-41. The JV team matched their victory.

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Fridays individual standouts…

Boys basketball

Matt Thomas lit up the scoreboard with 26 points with 4 3-pointers and added 4 assists. Buster Souza dominated the boards with 19 points and added 9 rebounds. Craig Anderson scored 10 points. Zach Kisner scored 8 points and had 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

Girls basketball

JulieAnne Martin scored 22 points with 2 3-pointers and had 4 assists, 4 steals. Marie Paladino scored 14 points with 4 3-pointers.

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NCS Soccer Playoffs…

The boys are the #1 seed in the NCS soccer playoffs and will host Piedmont HS Wednesday at 7:00.
The girls are the #10 seed in the NCS soccer playoffs and will play at Ygnacio Valley HS Wednesday at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Feb 8 – Wrestling Taken Down, Basketball against Alhambra today

In Thursdays action…

The wrestling team was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. Will Timkin, Andrew Nakahara, Jack Hood and Alan Zuniga won their matches.

In Fridays action…

The basketball teams play Alhambra HS.
At Acalanes HS, JV boys play at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Alhambra HS, JV girls play at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts Clayton Valley HS at 6:15.

In Saturdays action…

The freshman girls soccer team plays at Las Lomas HS at 2:00.

R. Takahashi

Feb 7 – Boys Soccer DFAL Champs, Girls Play to Tie, Wrestling Tonight

In yesterdays action…

Boys soccer DFAL Champs

completed a phenomenal season defeating Alhambra HS 2-0 and are ready to lead the charge into the NCS playoffs next week. They finish as DFAL Champions at 10-0-2, and boast an overall record of 20-0-3.

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Girls soccer

played outstanding in a 1-1 tie with Alhambra HS. The JV team was the 2-0 victor.

In todays action…

The wrestling team has a meet at Dougherty Valley HS at 6:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…

Boys soccer

Dan Glascock and Mark Helfrich each scored 1 goal. Luc VanOss and Ben Croze each had 1 assist. Eric Rogstad was named “Man of the Match.”

R. Takahashi

Feb 6 – Girls Soccer Senior Night

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Feb 5 – Acalanes Soccer Rolls On with Big Wins, Mixed Results in Basketball

In yesterdays action…

The boys soccer team is phenomenal.

Down 1-0 early they rallied to defeat Hayward HS 2-1 to raise their overall record to 19-0-3. Dan Glascock scored both goals and was named “Man of the Match.” Nick Lee and Ben Croze each had 1 assist. The JV team notched a 2-0 victory.

Girls Soccer

was clicking on all cylinders in a 5-0 victory over Berean Christian HS.

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Boys Basketball

was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS. The JV and freshman teams fared no better.

Varsity Girls Basketball

edged out Dougherty Valley and the JV team was a big winner.

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R. Takahashi

Feb 1 – Acalanes matches up with Miramonte tonight in basketball, Soccer plays Dublin

In Thursdays action…

The wrestling team was defeated by Dublin HS. Vincente Rodriguez and Andrew Nakahara won their matches.

In Fridays action…

The basketball teams plays Miramonte HS.
At Miramonte HS, JV boys play at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30 and varsity girls at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS, JV girls play at 4:00 and freshman boys play at 5:30.

The soccer teams play Dublin HS. Boys are home and girls away. JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

The wrestling team competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

In Saturdays action…

The wrestling team competes in the Mission San Jose Invitational.

The freshman girls soccer team plays at Berkeley HS at 2:00.

R. Takahashi

Jan 31 – Basketball and Soccer Results

In yesterdays action…

The boys soccer team continues to roll defeating Dougherty Valley HS 1-0 to raise their DFAL record to 8-0-2 and their overall record to 17-0-3.  The JV team played to a draw at 0-0.
The girls soccer team ended in a tie with Dougherty Valley HS 0-0. The JV team lost a close 2-1 game.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Dublin HS. The JV team was victorious.
The boys basketball team was defeated by Dublin HS. The JV team suffered the same fate.

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In todays action…

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The wrestling team has a meet against Dublin HS at Alhambra HS at 7:00.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts San Ramon Valley HS at 6:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…

Boys soccer –

Max Mirner scored the lone goal assisted by Dan Glascock. Luc VanOss was named “Man of the Match.”

Girls soccer –

Brooke Balfrey had 9 saves.

Girls basketball –

JulieAnn Martin scored 18 points and Calen O’Neill 10 points.

R. Takahashi

Jan 26 – Acalanes Dons Basketball Victorious

In Fridays action…

The boys basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 60-45. The JV team lost a close game.

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The girls basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 41-39 in a thriller. The JV team won soundly.

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The boys soccer team played to a 0-0 draw with Miramonte HS.
The girls soccer team battled with Miramonte HS only to come up short.

In Mondays action…

The basketball teams play Las Lomas HS. At Acalanes HS, JV girls play at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00. At Las Lomas HS, JV boys play at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30. The freshman girls basketball team plays at Carondelet at 7:00.
The boys soccer team hosts Northgate HS.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Fridays individual standouts…

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Boys basketball

Buster Souza dominated the boards with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Eric Thomas scored 11 points. Matt Thomas scored 8 points and had 7 assists.

Girls basketball

Marie Paladino scored 10 points, with 2 3-pointers. Jamie Jacobs scored 9 points, with 2 3-pointers.

R.Takahashi

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Jan 24 – Acalanes Girls Soccer Dons shutout Redwood Christian

In yesterdays action…

The girls soccer team shutout Redwood Christian HS 3-0. Katherine Tottle scored 2 goals, Lexi Silva scored 1 goal and Kaitlyn McGee had 1 assist.

In todays action…

The freshman boys soccer team hosts De La Salle HS at 6:00.
The wrestling match against Dublin HS has been changed to tomorrow at Acalanes HS at 6:00.

R. Takahashi

Jan 23 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterdays action…

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

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The girls basketball team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The JV team was victorious.

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In todays action…

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The girls soccer team hosts Redwood Christian HS at 4:15.

Yesterdays individual standouts…

Boys basketball

Matt Thomas had 14 points, with 3 3-pointers. Buster Souza had 10 points.

Girls basketball

JulieAnn Martin had 10 points, with 1 3-pointer.

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Jan 22 – Tuesday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The wrestling team out-grappled Alhambra HS only to come up short 36-29.

In Fridays action…

The boys soccer team defeated Las Lomas HS 4-1 to raise their DFAL record to 7-0-1. The JV team was also the victors 2-0.
The girls soccer team fell to Las Lomas HS. The JV team suffered likewise.

In Saturdays action…

The boys soccer team waged an incredible battle with San Ramon Valley HS and came out on top with a late goal that gave them a 3-2 victory, which raises their overall record to 15-0-2.  The JV team won 1-0.
The boys basketball team was defeated by Liberty HS.

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In Tuesdays action…

The basketball teams play Campolindo HS. At Campolindo HS, the JV girls play at 4:00, the varsity girls at 5:30 and the varsity boys at 7:00. At Acalanes HS, the JV boys play at 4:00 and the freshman boys at 5:30.

Individual standouts…

Wrestling.

Vincente Rodriguez, Chris Fulton, Brian Lilienstein, Sam Ridge, Andrew Nakahara and Alan Zuniga won their matches.

Boys soccer.

Against Las Lomas HS, Dan Glascock scored 1 goal and had 1 assist, Lenny Adkerson, Luc Chan and Nick Lee each scored 1 goal, Ben Croze, Ian Franklin and Graham Lindgren each had 1 assist, and Max Mirner was named “Man of the Match.”  Against San Ramon Valley HS, Mark Helfrich scored 2 goals, Ben Croze scored 1 goal and had 1 assist, and Graham Lindgren had 2 assists and was named “Man of the Match.”

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R. Takahashi

Jan 18 – Friday (after Finals) Sports

In Thursdays action…
The wrestling team out-grappled Alhambra HS only to come up short 36-29. Vincente Rodriguez, Chris Fulton, Brian Lilienstein, Sam Ridge, Andrew Nakahara and Alan Zuniga won their matches.

In Fridays action…
The soccer teams plays Las Lomas HS.  Boys are home and girls are away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.
The freshman girls basketball team plays at Grant HS in Sacramento at 4:00.

In Saturdays action…
The boys basketball team plays Liberty HS at Piedmont HS at 1:30.
The freshman girls basketball team hosts Sonoma Valley HS at 4:00.
The boys soccer team hosts San Ramon Valley HS.  JV plays at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at Dublin HS at 12:00.
The freshman girls soccer team hosts Berkeley HS at 9:00.
The wrestling team competes in the Dublin Invitational.

R. Takahashi

Jan 12 – Friday’s Sports Results

In Fridays action…
The boys basketball team pulled off a thrilling win over Dougherty Valley HS 53-51.  The JV team also won, but the freshman team did not.

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The girls basketball team played very well in a 55-49 defeat to Dougherty Valley HS.  The JV team was an overwhelming winner.

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The boys soccer team battled Campolindo HS to a 0-0 tie.

The girls soccer team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The JV team narrowly lost 2-1.

Fridays individual standouts…
Boys basketball – Matt Thomas scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds. Eric Thomas scored 11 points. Craig Anderson scored 7 points and had 7 rebounds.

Girls basketball – Jamie Jacobs scored 14 points.

Girls soccer – Becca Bostwick scored a goal assisted by Emma Starr. Brooke Balfrey had 11 saves.

R. Takahashi

Jan 11 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…
The wrestling team was narrowly defeated by Miramonte HS. Brian Lilienstein, Sam Ridge, Andrew Nakahara, Aaron Arman, Jack Connolly and Alan Zuniga won their matches.

In Fridays action…
The basketball teams play Dougherty Valley HS.  At Acalanes HS, JV girls plays at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.  At Dougherty Valley HS, JV boys play at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.

The soccer teams have the BIG SHOWDOWN with Campolindo HS.  The girls are home and boys are away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

In Saturdays action…
The boys soccer team has a rematch with Ygnacio Valley HS.  The Dons won the first meeting 1-0 to give the Warriors their only defeat so far this season.  JV plays at 4:00 and varsity at 6:00.

The freshman boys soccer team hosts Berkeley HS at 10:00.

The freshman girls soccer team plays at Deer Valley HS at 9:00.

The freshman girls basketball team hosts Alameda HS at 4:00.

The wrestling team completes in the Joe Camillari frosh-soph & JV tournament at Granada HS.

R. Takahashi

Acalanes Sports during Winter Break

The Winter sports were very busy during the break.

Boys basketball
The varsity team was defeated by Sir Francis Drake HS. The JV and freshman teams fared no better.
The varsity team defeated Piner HS and Santa Rosa HS to set up the championship game with 10-1 Cardinal Newman HS at the Sonoma County Classic at Piner HS. The boys played very well to defeat the Cardinals 57-55 to claim the tournament championship. Buster Souza was the Tournament MVP and Matt Thomas was an All-Tournament selection.
The JV team won the Ferreboeff Memorial Invitational at San Marin HS.

Girls basketball
The varsity team defeated Fairfield HS in the first round of the West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS, but lost close games to Eureka HS and Washington HS of San Francisco.

Boys soccer
Friday before the break began, the varsity team completed the first half of the DFAL season with an unblemished 6-0 record by defeating Alhambra HS 3-1. They obliterated College Park HS 5-0 to raise their overall record to 12-0.

Girls soccer
Before the Winter break, the varsity team was edged out by Alhambra HS 1-0.  During the Tri-Valley Invitational, they came alive with victories over Mission San Jose HS, Albany HS and Irvington HS by an aggregate score of 13-3, with 2-1 loss to Ygnacio Valley HS to raise their overall record to 6-5-1.

R. Takahashi

Jan 7 – Monday Sports

In todays action…
The basketball teams open DFAL play against Dublin HS.
At Dublin HS.  JV girls play at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Acalanes HS.  JV boys play at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.
The JV girls soccer team plays at Tennyson HS at 3:30.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at San Ramon Valley HS at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Dec 26 – Christmas Sports Update

For those checking email during the winter break.

Friday, December 21…
The boys soccer team continues to roll defeating Alhambra HS 3-1 to finish the first half of the DFAL season at 6-0 with an overall record of 11-0.

The girls soccer team fell to Alhambra HS 1-0.  The JV team suffered the same fate.

Saturday, December 22…
The boys basketball team was defeated by Sir Francis Drake HS.  The JV and freshman teams did no better.

Congratulations…
Gabe Newman was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup 3rd team selection for football.

R. Takahashi

Sports Schedule over the Winter Break

December 24 – 29

Monday

Tuesday
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday
Girls basketball     Irvington JV Holiday Invitational.

Thursday
Boys basketball     Sonoma County Classic at Piner HS in Santa Rosa.
Boys basketball     Ferreboeff Memorial JV Tournament at San Marin HS.
Girls basketball     West Coast Jamboree against Fairfield HS at Bentley HS 6:30.
Girls basketball     Irvington JV Holiday Invitational.
Girls soccer           Tri-Valley Invitational at Mustang Soccer & Sycamore Valley.

Friday
Boys basketball     Sonoma County Classic at Piner HS in Santa Rosa.
Boys basketball     Ferreboeff Memorial JV Tournament at San Marin HS.
Girls basketball     West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS.
Girls basketball     Irvington JV Holiday Invitational.
Girls soccer           Tri-Valley Invitational at Mustang Soccer & Sycamore Valley.

Saturday
Boys basketball     Sonoma County Classic at Piner HS in Santa Rosa.
Boys basketball     Ferreboeff Memorial JV Tournament at San Marin HS.
Girls basketball     West Coast Jamboree at Bentley HS.
Girls basketball     Irvington JV Holiday Invitational.
Girls soccer           Tri-Valley Invitational at Mustang Soccer & Sycamore Valley.

December 30 – January 5

Monday
New Year’s Eve

Tuesday
Happy New Year!

Wednesday

Thursday
Boys basketball     Host Stuart Hall HS.  Freshmen 11:00, jv 12:30.
Girls basketball     JV at St. Mary’s HS 7:00.
Girls basketball     Freshmen at St. Francis HS in Mountain View 4:30.

Friday
Girls basketball     Freshmen host Novato HS 3:30.

Saturday
Girls basketball     Freshmen host Sonoma Valley HS 4:00.
Boys soccer           At College Park HS.  JV 1:00, varsity 3:00.
Boys soccer           Freshmen host College Park HS 10:00.
Girls soccer           Freshmen at College Park HS 9:00.
Wrestling               Mat Classic at Granada HS.

Dec 21 – Friday and Weekend Sports

In Thursdays action…
The boys basketball team played very well against a good San Ramon Valley HS team in defeat.  The JV team also suffered a narrow defeat.

 

In Fridays action…
The soccer teams play Alhambra HS.  Boys are home and girls are away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

The wrestling team competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

The freshman girls basketball team hosts Novato HS at 3:30.

In Saturdays action…
The boys basketball team hosts Sir Francis Drake HS.  Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The wrestling team competes in the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

The freshman girls soccer team hosts Las Lomas HS at 9:00 and plays at Dougherty Valley HS at 2:00.

R. Takahashi

Dec 20 – Thursday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team continues their DFAL dominance with a 3-1 victory over Dublin HS to remain undefeated in the DFAL at 5-0 and overall at 10-0.

The girls soccer team played very well, but the ball did not bounce in their favor in a 1-0 defeat to Dublin HS.

In todays action…
The boys basketball team hosts San Ramon Valley HS.  JV plays at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The freshman girls basketball team plays at Napa HS at 6:30.

The wrestling team has a match at Las Lomas HS at 6:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Kai Simonsen scored 2 goals and was named “Man of the Match.” Lenny Adkerson scored 1 goal. Mark Helfrich, Ben Croze and Eric Rogstad each had 1 assist.

Girls soccer         Brooke Balfrey had 3 saves.

Congratulations…
Annie Marggraff was named as a first team All-Bay Area Newsgroup selection for girls cross country.

Ben Croze was a Bay Area Newsgroup Athlete of the Week honorable mention.  The article is in today’s Contra Costa Times.

R. Takahashi

Dec 19 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The boys basketball team was defeated by Hercules HS.

In todays action…
The soccer teams play Dublin HS.  The girls are home and the boys are away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

The freshman boys soccer team plays at De La Salle HS at 6:00.

R. Takahashi

Dec 17 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…
The boys soccer team continues to roll by shutting out Dougherty Valley HS 3-0 to raise their DFAL record to 4-0.

The girls soccer team records an overwhelming win over Dougherty Valley HS 4-1.

The girls basketball team falls to Ukiah HS in the semifinals of the Ukiah Tournament.

In Saturdays action…
The boys basketball team plays extremely well to defeat Northgate HS in overtime.

The girls basketball team defeats McKinleyville HS to claim 3rd place in the Ukiah Tournament.

The boys soccer team defeats Bullard HS 2-0 to remain perfect on the young season at 9-0.

In Mondays action…
The JV girls soccer team hosts Ygnacio Valley HS at 4:00.

The freshman boys soccer team hosts Dublin HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Combined statistics from Friday’s game against Dougherty Valley HS and Saturday’s game against Bullard HS. Ben Croze scored 2 goals. Stuart Lee scored 1 goals and had 1 assist. Dan Glascock and Kai Simonsen each scored 1 goal. Drew Lindgren and Mark Helfrich each had 1 assist. Eric Rogstad had 6 saves and Eric Sirott had 5 saves.

Girls basketball Grace Francis was named All-Tourney at the Ukiah Tournament.

R. Takahashi

Dec 14 – Friday and Weekend Sports

In Thursdays action…
The girls basketball team defeated Del Norte HS 45-34 in the first round of the Ukiah Tournament.
The boys basketball team was defeated by Analy HS.
The wrestling team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Fridays action…
The soccer teams play Dougherty Valley HS.  The boys are home and the girls away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.
The girls basketball team plays Ukiah HS in the semifinals of the Ukiah Tournament.
The JV girls basketball team plays at 5:00 in the second round of the Petaluma Tournament.

In Saturdays action…
The boys basketball team hosts Northgate HS.  Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.
The girls basketball team plays in the final round of the Ukiah Tournament.
The JV girls basketball team plays in the final round of the Petaluma Tournament.
The varsity boys soccer team hosts De La Salle HS.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at James Logan HS at 10:00.
The freshman girls soccer team plays at Clayton Valley HS at 9:00.

Thursdays individual standouts…
Girls basketball Calen O’Neill scored 8 points and had 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Marie Paladino scored 8 points and had 7 steals and 1 assist. Grace Francis scored 6 points and had 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 assist. Katie Greer scored 6 points and had 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Jamie Jacobs scored 5 points and had 7 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist.

Wrestling Vincente Rodriguez, Brian Lilienstein, Andrew Nakahara, Aaron Arman and Alan Zuniga won their matches.

R. Takahashi

Dec 13 – Thursday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team continues to steamroll the DFAL with a 5-1 victory over Miramonte HS raising their DFAL record to 3-0 and their overall record to 7-0.

The girls soccer team was defeated by Miramonte HS.

In todays action…
The wrestling team open DFAL action at Campolindo HS at 6:00.

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

The varsity girls basketball team opens first round action at the Ukiah Tournament.

The JV girls basketball team plays in the first round of the Petaluma Tournament.

The freshman girls basketball team plays at Tamalpais HS at 6:00.

The freshman boys soccer team hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 6:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Ben Croze scored 2 goals and had 3 assists and was named “Man of the Match.” Dan Glascock, Graham Lindgren and Lenny Adkerson each scored 1 goal.

Girls soccer         Brooke Balfrey had 3 saves.

Congratulations…
Elizabeth Schultz was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup first team selection.

R. Takahashi

Dec 12 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The girls basketball team defeated El Cerrito HS 64-17.  The JV team also won in a landslide.  The freshman team played in an outstanding game with St. Francis HS of Mountain View and came away with a thrilling 41-40 victory.

The boys basketball team fell to San Marin HS.

In todays action…
The soccer teams play Miramonte HS.  The girls are home and the boys away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

The JV basketball team hosts Monte Vista HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…
Girls basketball Jamie Jacobs scored 14 points with 1 3-pointer. Charlene Commer scored 12 points and had 6 steals. Calen O’Neill had 6 rebounds.

R. Takahashi

Dec 11 – Tuesday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The girls soccer team played well and battled to a 1-1 tie against Northgate HS.  The JV team pulled out a 1-0 victory.

In todays action…
The girls basketball team hosts El Cerrito HS.  JV plays at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.  The freshmen host St. Francis HS of Mountain View at 4:00.

The boys basketball team plays at San Marin HS.  The freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Thursday, Dec 13 – Sports Basement Fundraiser

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

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Dec 10 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…
The boys varsity boys soccer team put on an offensive display defeating Las Lomas HS 4-1.  The JV team also prevailed.

The girls soccer team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.  The JV team did likewise 1-0.

The varsity boys basketball team was defeated by St. Patrick’s HS in the Chris Vontoure Memorial Invitational at De La Salle HS.

The JV boys basketball team defeated College Park HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

The varsity girls basketball team was defeated by Hercules HS in the Liberty Tournament.

In Saturdays action…

The varsity boys basketball team defeated Richmond HS in the Chris Vontoure Memorial Invitational at De La Salle HS.

The JV boys basketball team defeated Northgate HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational to claim the Consolation Championship.

The varsity girls basketball team defeated Orestimba HS from Newman.

The freshman girls basketball team went 2-1 in the American Tournament to claim 3rd place.

In Mondays action…

The girls soccer team hosts Northgate HS.  The JV team plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Max Mirner and Mark Helfrich each scored 2 goals.

Girls soccer         Brooke Balfrey had 3 saves.

R. Takahashi

Dec 7 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action
The varsity boys basketball team was defeated by Deer Valley HS in the first round of the Chris Vontoure Memorial Invitational.

The JV boys basketball team was edged out by Vallejo HS by one point in the first round of the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

The varsity girls team lost the first round of the Liberty Tournament

No foul call

In Fridays action

The soccer teams play Las Lomas HS.  The girls are home and the boys away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

The varsity boys basketball team plays St. Patrick’s HS at 3:30 at De La Salle HS in the Chris Vontoure Memorial Invitational.

The JV boys basketball team hosts College Park HS in the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

The freshman basketball team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial Invitational at Campolindo HS.

The varsity girls basketball team plays in the Liberty Tournament.

The freshman girls basketball team plays in the American Tournament.

In Saturdays action
The varsity boys basketball team plays in the Chris Vontoure Memorial Invitational at De La Salle HS.

The JV boys basketball team hosts the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

The freshman basketball team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial Invitational at Campolindo HS.

The varsity girls basketball team plays in the Liberty Tournament.

The freshman girls basketball team plays in the American Tournament.

The varsity wrestling team completes in the Bay Area Invitational at Castro Valley HS.

The wrestling team competes in the Falcon Frosh-Soph & JV Tournament at Foothill HS.

The freshman boys soccer team hosts Amador Valley HS at 10:00.

The freshman girls soccer team plays at Northgate HS at 9:00 and at Heritage HS at 2:00.

R Takahashi

Dec 6 – Thursday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team was clicking on all cylinders in a 4-0 win over Campolindo HS.

The girls soccer team battled to a 1-1 tie with Campolindo HS.

In todays action…
The boys basketball team plays Deer Valley HS at 8:00 at De La Salle HS in the first round of the Chris Vontoure Memorial Invitational.

The JV boys basketball team hosts the John Rhodes Memorial Invitational.

The freshman boys play in the Ken Nelson Memorial Invitational at Campolindo HS.

The girls basketball team plays in the Liberty Tournament.

The freshman girls basketball team plays in the American Tournament.

Yesterdays individual standouts…

Boys soccer        Mark Helfrich and Ben Croze each scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. Dan Glascock and Max Mirner each scored 1 goal. Graham Lindren had 1 assist. Mark Helfrich was named “Man of the Match.”

Girls soccer         Katherine Tottle scored the lone goal assisted by Emma Starr.

Congratulations…
Connor Reid was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup first team selection for boys water polo.

Katie Ramm was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup first team selection for girls water polo.

Megan Dietrich was named as an All-Bay Area Newsgroup second team selection for girls water polo.

R. Takahashi

Dec 5 – Wednesday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The girls basketball team defeated Hercules HS.  The JV team did likewise.  The freshman team defeated St. Patrick’s HS.
The boys basketball team was defeated by Monte Vista HS.
In todays action…
BIG SOCCER DAY!!!  The boys and girls teams open DFAL play against Campolindo HS.  The boys are home and the girls away.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.
R. Takahashi

Dec 4 – Tuesday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The JV girls soccer team defeated Pinole Valley HS 8-0.

In todays action…
The girls basketball team hosts Hercules HS.  JV plays at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00. The freshman girls basketball team hosts St. Patrick’s HS at 4:00.

The boys basketball team plays at Monte Vista HS.  Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Dec 3 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…
The girls basketball team was defeated by Alhambra HS in the Lady Bulldog Invitational.

In Saturdays action…
The boys soccer team defeated Campolindo HS 2-0 to capture the Championship of the Silver Division of the Winter Soccer Classic.  They raise their record to 4-0 and are ranked 4th in the East Bay and 1st in Division II.

The girls basketball team was defeated by Heritage HS.

In Mondays action…
The freshman boys soccer team hosts James Logan HS at 6:00.

The JV girls soccer team plays at Pinole Valley HS at 4:30.

R. Takahashi

Nov 30 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…
The girls soccer team reigned over Antioch HS 6-2.
The girls basketball team defeated Concord HS 62-41.

In Fridays action…
The girls basketball team plays at 630 in the semifinal game of the Lady Bulldog Invitational at Alhambra HS.

The JV girls basketball team plays in the Oakland Tech Tournament.

The freshman girls basketball team plays in the Granada Tournament.

The wrestling team competes in the DFAL Novice Tournament at Campolindo HS at 4:00.

In Saturdays action…
The BIG SHOWDOWN!  The boys soccer team meets Campolindo HS in the final round of the Acalanes Tournament at Foothill HS at 5:00.

The freshman boys soccer team plays at College Park HS at 11:00.

The girls soccer team plays at Concord HS.  JV plays at 1:30 and varsity at 3:30.

The girls basketball team plays in the semifinal game of the Lady Bulldog Invitational at Alhambra HS.

The JV girls basketball team plays in the Oakland Tech Tournament.

The freshman girls basketball team plays in the Granada Tournament.

Thursdays individual standouts…
Girls soccer                         Kaitlin McGee scored 2 goals. Becca Bostwick scored 1 goal and had 2 assists. Katherine Tottle and Katharine Torchio each scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. Emma Starr scored 1 goal and Hannah Barnes had 1 assist. Brooke Balfrey had 4 saves.

Girls basketball               Jamie Jacobs scored 13 points, with 2 3-pointers. JulieAnn Martin scored 11 points, with 1 3-pointer. Marie Paladino scored 10 points, with 2 3-pointers, 5 assists and 4 steals. Julia Lyons scored 9  points and Calen O’Neill 8 points. Grace Francis had 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

 

Photo: Gint Federas

R. Takahashi

 

Nov 29 – Thursday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team played extremely well to defeat highly ranked Ygnacio Valley HS 1-0 to raise their overall record to 3-0.  This victory sets up their showdown with Campolindo HS Saturday at 5:00 at Foothill HS.  Lenny Adkerson scored the lone goal assisted by Nick Lee.  Luc Van Oss was named “Man of the Match.”

In todays action…
The girls soccer team hosts Antioch HS.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

The freshman boys soccer team plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS at 4:00.

The varsity girls basketball team plays Concord HS at 330 in the Lady Bulldog Invitational at Alhambra HS.

The JV girls basketball team plays in the Oakland Tech Tournament at 630.

The freshman girls basketball team plays in the Granada Tournament at 830

R. Takahashi

Nov 27 – Tuesday Sports

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team defeated Freedom HS 4-1.  Lenny Adkerson scored 2 goals and had 2 assists to be named “Man of the Match.”  Max Mirner scored 2 goals and Graham Lindgren had 2 saves.

In todays action…
The girls soccer team hosts Antioch HS.  JV plays at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

R. Takahashi

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2012-13 Basketball Boys Schedule
2012-13 Basketball Girls Schedule
2012-13 Soccer Boys Schedule
2012-13 Soccer Girls Schedule
2012-13 Wrestling Schedule

Sports over Thanksgiving Week

Saturday, November 17
The boys basketball team has a scrimmage at Castro Valley HS.  Freshmen play at 10:00, JV at 11:30 and varsity at 1:00.

The freshman girls soccer team hosts Bishop O’Dowd HS at 9:00.

Monday, November 19
The girls basketball team has a scrimmage at Skyline HS.  JV plays at 1:00 and varsity at 3:00.

The freshman girls basketball team competes in the San Ramon Valley tournament.

The boys soccer team hosts Richmond HS in a scrimmage.  JV plays at 6:00 and varsity at 7:30.

Tuesday, November 20
The girls basketball team hosts San Ramon Valley HS in an NCS Foundation game.  Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The boys basketball team plays at College Park HS in an NCS Foundation game.  Freshmen play at 4:00, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Wednesday, November 21
The basketball teams host the Alumni game.  Girls play at 5:30 and boys at 7:00.

The boys soccer team hosts the Acalanes tournament.

Friday, November 23
The freshman girls basketball team competes in the San Ramon Valley tournament.

The JV boys soccer teams play in the James Logan tournament.

The freshman boys soccer team plays in the Monte Vista tournament.

Saturday, November 24
The varsity and JV boys basketball team plays in the Vacaville scrimmage day at 9:00.

The freshman girls basketball team competes in the San Ramon Valley tournament.

The JV boys soccer teams play in the James Logan tournament.

The freshman boys soccer team plays in the Monte Vista tournament.

R. Takahashi

Feb 12 – Soccer Results, Dons are #1 Seed in NCS Playoffs

In Fridays action…
The boys soccer team was defeated by Dublin HS.
The girls soccer team was defeated by Dublin HS.

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NCS Soccer Playoffs…
The boys soccer team is the #1 seed in the North Coast Section playoffs, and will host St. Mary’s HS Wednesday at 7:00.  There is a charge at all NCS playoff events.  General admission is $9, and students with student body cards, children and senior citizens are $6.

R. Takahashi

Feb 9 – Soccer Results

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team defeated Miramonte HS 2-0 to claim their 3rd DFAL title in the last 4 years.  They boast an overall record of 12-1-8, and a DFAL record of 8-0-3.
The girls soccer team pummeled Miramonte HS 4-0.

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Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Aiden Maguire scored a goal assisted by Max Mirner, and George Walker scored a goal and was named “Man of the Match.”

Feb 8 – Basketball results

In yesterdays action…
The boys basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 74-47.
The girls basketball team defeated Alhambra HS 55-38.

In todays action…
The girls soccer team hosts Miramonte HS.  They will have their Senior Night Presentation at 5:45 before the game at 6:15.  The jv team will play at 4:15.
The boys soccer team plays at Miramonte HS.  JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6:15.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys basketball Kevin Huber scored 19 points, with 5 3-pointers. Buster Souza scored 17 points. James Griffin scored 10 points, with 2 3-pointers.
Girls basketball Sophie Taylor scored 17 points, and had 11 rebounds and 5 steals. Olivia Murphy scored 17 points, and had 9 rebounds and 3 steals. Molly Martin scored 8 points, and had 7 steals.

R. Takahashi

Jan 29 – Basketball and Soccer results

In Fridays action…
The girls basketball team soundly defeated Las Lomas HS.  The jv team won in a landslide.
The boys basketball team was defeated by Las Lomas HS.  The jv team also was defeated.
The boys soccer team continues to lead in the DFAL race with a 2-0 victory over Dougherty Valley HS.
The girls soccer team tied Dougherty Valley HS 2-2.
Individual standouts…
Boys basketball Noah Orlik scored 14 points, and Aaron Edwards scored 4 points and had 5 rebounds.
Girls soccer Katherine Torchio scored both goals, Kaitlyn McGee had an assist, and Brooke Balfrey had 4 saves.
R. Takahashi

Jan 26 – Basketball and Soccer results

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team battled to a 1-1 tie with Campolindo HS to raise their DFAL record to 6-0-2, and their overall record to 10-1-5.
The girls soccer team engaged in a defensive battle with Campolindo HS ending in a 0-0 tie.
The boys basketball team narrowly fell to Dublin HS 57-54.
The girls basketball team played very well only to lose to Dublin HS on a buzzer-beater 53-51. JV Girls won 51-49.

In todays action…
The wrestling team has a meet at Miramonte HS at 6:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Dan Glascock scored the lone goal assisted by Aidan Maguire. Kevin Park and Nick Blee were named “Men of the Match.”
Girls soccer         Brooke Balfrey had 2 saves.
Boys basketball Noah Orlik scored 25 points, and had 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. James Griffin scored 11 points, with 1 3-pointer. Buster Souza scored 10 points.
Girls basketball Sophie Taylor scored 17 points, with 2 3-pointers. Marie Paladino scored 14 points, with 3 3-pointers.

R. Takahashi

Jan 24 – Basketball and Girls Soccer Results

In yesterdays action…

The boys basketball team toppled Miramonte HS 56-54.  The freshman team was defeated.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Miramonte HS.  The jv team was victorious.
The girls soccer team was short-handed, but battled to a 0-0 tie with Concord HS.  The jv team was also short-handed, but played well to end in a tie.

In todays action…
The freshman boys soccer team plays at College Park HS at 4:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys basketball                James Griffin scored 25 points, with 4 3-pointers, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Buster Souza scored 10 points, with 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Jon Coleman had 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
Girls basketball               Taylor Odom scored 10 points.
Girls soccer                       Brooke Balfrey had 6 assists.

R. Takahashi

Jan 14 – Basketball and Soccer Results

In Fridays action…
The boys soccer team continues to roll through the DFAL with a 4-1 victory over Las Lomas HS raising their DFAL record to 6-0-1 and an overall record of 9-1-3.
The girls soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie with Las Lomas HS.
The boys basketball team played extremely well in an 82-52 dismantling of Alhambra HS.
The girls basketball team countered the hot start by Alhambra HS to defeat them 60-34.

Fridays individual standouts…
Boys soccer          Nick Warren scored a goal and had an assist. Jacob Carroll, Austin Grassini, and Dan Glascock each scored a goal. Graham  Lindgren and David Dadiomov each had an assist. Eric Rogstad had 2 saves.
Girls soccer         Kaitlyn McGee scored a goal and had an assist. Annie Beliveau scored a goal. Brooke Balfrey had 7 saves.
Boys basketball Buster Souza scored 14 points. James Griffin scored 12 points. Kevin Huber scored 10 points, with 2 3 pointers. Ben Weintraub scored 9 points, with 3 3-pointers and 5 rebounds.
Girls basketball Sophie Taylor scored 20 points, with 2 3-pointers and 9 rebounds and 5 steals. Grace Francis had 7 rebounds.

R. Takahashi

Jan 12 – Boys and Girls Soccer Results

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team rolled over Dublin HS 3-1 to finish the first round of the DFAL season 5-0-1, and improve their overall record to 8-1-3.
The girls soccer team was edged out by Dublin HS 2-1.

In todays action…
The wrestling team hosts Las Lomas HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Austin deBack scored 2 goals, Dan Glascock scored 1 goal, and Aidan McGuire was named “Man of the Match,” with 3 assists.
Girls soccer         Kaitlyn McGee scored the lone goal assisted by Katherine Torchio, and Brooke Balfrey had 5 saves.

Jan 10 – Soccer Results

In yesterdays action…
The girls soccer team continues to light up the scoreboard defeating Berean Christian HS 5-1 scoring 22 goals in their last 6 games.

In todays action…
The basketball teams play Dougherty Valley HS.
At Acalanes HS, jv boys at 4:00, varsity boys at 5:30, varsity girls at 7:00.
At Dougherty Valley HS, jv girls at 4:00, freshman boys at 5:30.

Jan 8 – Basketball and Soccer Results

In Fridays action…
It was a big night for the girls soccer team as they overwhelmed Miramonte HS 4-1.
The boys soccer team played in dominant fashion to notch a 2-0 win over Miramonte HS to raise their DFAL record to 4-0-1 and their overall record to 7-0-3.
The boys basketball team suffered a narrow defeat to Campolindo HS.  The jv team also fell short.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The jv team was victorious.

In Saturdays action…
The boys soccer team was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS.

In todays action…
The girls soccer team plays at Berean Christian HS at 3:30.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts Berkeley HS at 6:00.

Individual standouts…
Girls soccer       Kaitlyn McGee scored 2 goals. Katherine Tottle and Becca Bostwick each scored a goal and had an assist. Brooke Balfrey had 4 saves.

Boys soccer  vs. Miramonte HS. Dan Glascock scored both goals. Austin deBack and Max Mirner each had an assist. Jackson Foote had 3 saves.

Boys soccer  vs.  San Ramon Valley HS. Dan Glascock and Austin deBack each scored a goal. Max Mirner had an assist. Eric Rogstad had 3 assists.

Boys basketball  Kevin Huber scored 14 points, with 3 3-pointers. James Griffin scored 14 points, with 2 3-pointers. Noah Orlik scored 10 points, with 1 3-pointer. Buster Souza scored 8 points, and had 15 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

Girls basketball  Sophie Taylorscored 28 points, with 3 3-pointers, 10 rebs, 3 ast, 5 stls. Jamie Jacobs scored 11 points, with 3 3-pointers, 1 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl.

Winter Holiday Sports Results

Friday, December 16
The boys soccer team defeated Alhambra HS 2-1.
The girls soccer team was defeated by Alhambra HS 1-0.
The girls basketball team defeated Eureka HS in the final round of the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic.

Saturday, December 17
The boys basketball team overwhelmed Ygnacio Valley HS.  The jv team had similar success.

Monday, December 19
The girls soccer team steam-rolled Antioch HS 4-0 in the Tri-Valley Invitational.

Tuesday, December 20
The boys basketball team held on to defeat Hercules HS.  The jv and freshman teams were also victorious.
The girls soccer team exploded to a 5-1 victory over Pittsburg HS in the Tri-Valley Invitational.

Wednesday, December 21
The girls soccer team defeated Deer Valley HS 2-0 in the Tri-Valley Invitational.

Thursday, December 22
The boys basketball team poured it on in the second half to defeat Northgate HS.
The girls soccer team was edged out by Albany HS in the final round of the Tri-Valley Invitational.

Tuesday, December 27
The girls basketball team Corcoran HS in the West Coast Jamboree.

Wednesday, December 28
The boys basketball team defeated Santa Rosa HS in the Sonoma County Classic.
The girls basketball team defeated Venice HS in the West Coast Jamboree.

Thursday, December 29
The boys basketball team defeated Cardinal Newman HS in the Sonoma County Classic.
The girls basketball team defeated Cosumnes Oaks HS in the West Coast Jamboree.

Friday, December 30
The boys basketball team’s 4th quarter rally fell short in defeat to Mt. Eden HS in the championship game of the Sonoma County Classic.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Crater HS on a buzzer-beater at the West Coast Jamboree.

Monday, January 2
The boys soccer team notched a 7-1 victory over College Park HS to raise their record to 6-0-3.

R. Takahashi

Acalanes Blueprint Girls Athlete of the Month – Dec 2011


Kaitlin McGee – Girls Varsity Soccer Captain

Acalanes High School Sports over Winter Break

Yes, Acalanes athletics continues on through the winter break.

Saturday, December 17
The boys basketball team hosts Ygnacio Valley HS.  JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.
The freshman boys soccer team plays at Bishop O’Dowd HS at 10:00.

Monday, December 19
The girls soccer team plays in the Tri-Valley Invitational at Mustang Soccer & Sycamore Valley.
The jv girls basketball team plays at Pinole Valley HS at 5:30.

Tuesday, December 20
The boys basketball team hosts Hercules HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.
The girls soccer team plays in the Tri-Valley Invitational at Mustang Soccer & Sycamore Valley.

Wednesday, December 21
The girls soccer team plays in the Tri-Valley Invitational at Mustang Soccer & Sycamore Valley.

Thursday, December 22
The boys basketball team plays at Northgate HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.

Friday, December 23
The girls basketball team hosts Sonoma Valley HS.  JV at 3:30, varsity at 5:00.

Monday, December 26
The jv girls basketball
team plays in the Irvington Holiday Classic.

Tuesday, December 27
The boys basketball team plays in the Sonoma County Classic in Santa Rosa.
The jv boys basketball team plays in the Ferreboeff Memorial tournament at San Marin HS.
The girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree, in the platinum division at Liberty HS.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the Irvington Holiday Classic.

Wednesday, December 28
The boys basketball team plays in the Sonoma County Classic in Santa Rosa.
The jv boys basketball team plays in the Ferreboeff Memorial tournament at San Marin HS.
The girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree, in the platinum division at Liberty HS.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the Irvington Holiday Classic.

Thursday, December 29
The boys basketball team plays in the Sonoma County Classic in Santa Rosa.
The jv boys basketball team plays in the Ferreboeff Memorial tournament at San Marin HS.
The girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree, in the platinum division at Liberty HS.

Friday, December 30
The girls basketball team plays in the West Coast Jamboree, in the platinum division at Liberty HS.

R. Takahashi

Dec 10 – Basketball and Soccer Results

In Fridays action…
The boys soccer team tied Campolindo HS 1-1.
The girls soccer team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  The jv team won 2-1.
The boys basketball team was defeated by De La Salle HS in the semifinals of the Chris Vontoure Memorial Classic.
The jv boys basketball team defeated Miramonte HS in the John Rhodes Memorial tournament.
The freshman boys basketball team was defeated by Marin Catholic HS in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Northgate HS in the Mats Tip-off Classic at Miramonte HS.
The jv girls basketball team was defeated in the second round of the Petaluma tournament.
In Saturdays action…
The varsity boys basketball team defeated Damien HS from Southern California to finish 3rd in the Chris Vontoure Memorial Classic at De La Salle HS.
The jv boys basketball team defeated Northgate HS in the John Rhodes Memorial tournament.
The girls basketball team was defeated by Clayton Valley HS in the Mats Tip-off Classic at Miramonte HS.
The jv girls basketball team won in the final round of the Petaluma tournament.
R. Takahashi

Dec 8 – Acalanes Soccer Results

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team opened DFAL play with a 2-1 victory over Las Lomas HS to raise their overall record to 3-0-2.
The girls soccer team tied Las Lomas HS 2-2 in their DFAL opener.

In todays action…
The varsity boys basketball team plays James Logan HS at 3:30 in the Chris Vontoure Memorial Classic at De La Salle HS.
The jv boys basketball team hosts College Park HS at 6:30 in the John Rhodes Memorial tournament.
The freshman boys basketball team plays in the Ken Nelson Memorial tournament at Campolindo HS.
The jv girls basketball team plays in the Petaluma tournament.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Graham Lindgren scored a goal, and Aidan Maguire scored a goal and was named Man of the Match. Jackson Foote had 6 saves.
Girls soccer        Katherine Torchio scored a goal assisted by Annie Beliveau, and Katherine Tottle scored a goal assisted by Becca Bostwick. Brooke Balfrey had 2 saves.

R. Takahashi

Winter Sports Calendars

Save a bunch of time typing each event into your appointment calendar. Just one click on any of the following links copies the entire season calendar to your Outlook calendar (or any other calendar that supports iCal)

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer
Wrestling

If nothing appears to happen, check your download folder, and double click on the most recent filename ending in .ics

Nov 18 – Sports During Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 19
The cross country team competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS.
The boys basketball team hosts Castro Valley HS in a scrimmage.  Freshmen at 10:00, jv at 11:30, varsity at 1:00.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts Deer Valley HS at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 22
The boys basketball team hosts Berean Christian HS in the NCS Foundation Game.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.
The girls basketball team plays at Berean Christian HS in the NCS Foundation Game at 6PM (time changed).

Wednesday, November 23
The basketball teams host the Alumni Games.  Girls at 5:30, boys at 7:00.

Thursday, November 24
Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25
The boys soccer team host the Alumni Game at 5:00.
The girls basketball team hosts Skyline HS in a scrimmage.  JV at 11:00, Varsity at 1:00.
The jv boys soccer team team competes in the James Logan tournament.
The freshman boys soccer team competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

Saturday, November 26
The cross country team competes in the CIF Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.
The boys basketball team plays in the Kickoff Classic at Piedmont HS.
The jv boys soccer team team competes in the James Logan tournament.
The freshman boys soccer team competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

R. Takahashi

2011 November Girls Soccer Tryout Schedule

November 2011 Tryout Schedule – subject to change

Monday, Nov 7th:       Varsity tryouts 5:30-7:30 Stadium (starting w/ timed run)
                                    JV & Frosh/Soph from 3:30-5:30 Upper Field
Tuesday, Nov 8th:      Varsity tryouts from 6-8 Stadium
                                    JV & Frosh/Soph from 3:30-5:30 Upper Field
Wednesday, Nov 9th: Varsity tryouts from 6-8 Stadium
                                    JV & Frosh/Soph from 3:30-5:30 Upper Field
Thursday, Nov 10th:    Conditioning practice from 3:30-5:30 (group run/plyos on middle field)
Friday, Nov 11th:         Varsity tryouts from 10am-12pm Stadium
(School Holiday)         JV & Frosh/Soph from 9am-11am Stadium
Girls should bring cleats/running shoes to all tryouts.

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE FORM

Please click on the FORMS button ABOVE to fill out and submit athletic clearance forms through the Acalanes High School District website. The website will direct you through the entire process.
• You must print the Athletic Clearance Form.
• You must print one Online Registration Sports Summary Page for each sport of participation.
• Note: If this is the second or third sport, only the Online Registration Sports Summary Page must be submitted.

November 8th – Girls Soccer

Tryouts Schedule for Girls Soccer:
Please bring soccer gear and running shoes to practice.
Mon-
Frosh/Soph & JV from 4-6 on upper field
Varsity from 6-8 in the Stadium

Tues-
Frosh/Soph & JV from 4-6 on upper field
Varsity from 6-8 in the Stadium

Wed- All teams 4-6pm on Upper field

Thurs & Friday-
Frosh/Soph and JV from 11-1 in Stadium
Varsity from 1-3 in Stadium

N. McGee

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