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Campolindo football wins DFAL

The Campolindo football team surprised everyone last year when they won the DFAL. The Cougars entered this year as favorites in the DFAL and proved last year was no fluke by winning their second consecutive DFAL title. The Cougars clinched the title Friday night with a 28-7 victory against Dougherty Valley. The Cougars are 5-0 in the DFAL and 8-1 overall. With just one game remaining against Dublin, the Cougars are likely to be one of the top seeds in the NCS playoffs.

Despite losing their first two DFAL games, Miramonte now sits in second place after winning their third consecutive game Friday. The Matadors beat Las Lomas, 45-34. With the win, the Matadors move to 5-4 overall and move into the NCS playoff picture.

The Acalanes football team likely improved their NCS playoff seeding as well on Friday night with a 42-29 win over Alhambra. The win moves the Dons to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the DFAL.

Posted on Sunday, October 28th, 2012
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High school football update

Campolindo dominated Alhambra, 48-12, on Friday night to maintain a commanding lead at the top of the DFAL. The Cougars are 4-0 in the DFAL (7-1 overall) with two league games remaining. Every other team in the DFAL has at least two losses already, so the Cougars have already clinched at least a share of the DFAL title. A win at home against Dougherty Valley this Friday would clinch the title outright.

Miramonte played one of their best games of the season Friday, as the Matadors beat Dougherty Valley, 41-3. The win improves the Matadors to 4-4 overall (2-2 DFAL). If they can win at least one of their last two games, they should make the playoffs.

Acalanes suffered a disappointing loss to Dublin, 17-14, Friday that knocked the Dons to 2-3 in the DFAL. The Dons still look like they will qualify for the playoffs with a 5-3 overall record.

Posted on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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High school football update

Campolindo won their game against Las Lomas Friday night despite heading into the fourth quarter trailing. The Cougars 24-21 victory over Las Lomas bumped their record to 6-1 (3-0 DFAL).  The Cougars play at Alhambra on Friday. A win for the Cougars would put them two games up in the standings with only two games remaining. If the Cougars lose to Alhambra, the two teams will be tied for first.

Acalanes looked strong in a 38-7 victory on the road against Dougherty Valley. The Dons are 5-2 (2-2 DFAL).  They host Dublin on Friday.

Miramonte had a bye week. They are currently 3-4 (1-2 DFAL). They host Dougherty Valley on Friday.

Posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2012
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Matadors knock off Dons

The Miramonte High School football team kept themselves in the playoff hunt with a win in what the Matadors were calling a “must-win” game Friday night against Acalanes.

Despite playing at Acalanes, Miramonte looked like the home team early, dominating play in the first half to take a 14-0 lead into halftime.

A 90-yard passing touchdown midway through the third quarter gave the Matadors a 21-0 lead.

The Dons made a valiant comeback attempt by scoring touchdowns in the third and fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough, losing by a final score of 21-14.

With the win, the Matadors improved to 3-4 overall (1-2 DFAL). The Dons fell to 4-2 overall (1-2 DFAL).

 

Posted on Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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High school football update

The Campolindo High School football team continued their recent dominance over rival Miramonte on Friday night, beating the Matadors, 35-14. The Cougars scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and never trailed in the game. The Cougars are 5-1 (2-0 DFAL), and the Matadors are 2-4 (0-2 DFAL).

Acalanes needed a last minute dramatic touchdown to earn a win over Las Lomas, 21-17. After falling behind late, the Dons drove all the way down the field in two minutes to score the game-winning touchdown with 42 seconds left. The Dons are 5-1 (1-1 DFAL).

Miramonte travels to play at Acalanes on Friday. Campolindo has the week off and will play Las Lomas in their next game on Oct. 12.

Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Relive the Giants World Series title and history in Lafayette

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center is hosting the event, “Game of My Life, SF Giants Remember,” this Sunday, Sept. 30, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the Community Hall.

Matt Johanson, the author of a book that shares the name of the event, will be on hand to share some of the stories from his book, as well as a photographic history of the Giants.

For those A’s fans out there, the A’s stadium announcer, Dick Callahan, will also be in attendance at the event.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children. To reserve a spot, call 925-283-6513 x101 or email reserve@LLLCF.org.

Johanson will be signing copies of his book that will be available for purchase at the event.

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012
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Saint Mary’s basketball under investigation

According to an ESPN report, the Saint Mary’s College men’s basketball program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential recruiting violations.

Details are not being released by the NCAA or Saint Mary’s as to what alleged violations are being investigated, but both organizations have acknowledged the ongoing investigation.

The ESPN report confirms that former Saint Mary’s assistant coach David Patrick was interviewed by the NCAA. Patrick was the key recruiter in bringing in many of Saint Mary’s top players from Australia.

The Gaels have made the NCAA tournament four times since Coach Randy Bennett took over the program in 2001. They won the WCC title last season.

Posted on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
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Campo beats Acalanes in thriller

The Campolindo football team may have had some last year’s magic carry over in their game Friday night against Acalanes. In a high-scoring, back and forth battle, the Dons took a 39-34 lead on a touchdown with under four minutes left to play. The Cougars marched the ball down the field to have a third down play four yards from the endzone with the clock almost out. The Dons made the stop, but the Cougars rushed to the line and got the snap off for one final play, which the Cougars scored on to win the game, 40-39. Both teams are now 4-1 on the season.

Miramonte could not stop Dublin running back Ondre Rudolph. Rudolph rushed for 341 yards and three touchdowns in Dublin’s 29-21 win over Miramonte. The Matadors are 2-3 this season.

Posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
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High school football update

The Campolindo football team lost their first regular season game in two years on Friday night. Despite leading the game twice during the second half, El Cerrito came back twice and won the game, 16-14. Both teams scored two touchdowns, but El Cerrito went for and successfully completed two-point conversions on each of their scores, which proved to be the difference in the game. The Cougars are now 3-1 on the season.

The Acalanes defense came up huge in their game against Tennyson, leading the Dons to a 7-0 victory. The Dons are 3-0 this season.

Despite falling behind by a touchdown early, the Miramonte football team bounced back to dominate their game against Alameda, winning by a final score of 45-7. The win makes the Matadors 2-2 on the season.

Posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2012
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Campo girls water polo wins tournament

The Campolindo girls water polo team continued its recent dominance in the pool at the Acalanes Invitational. The Cougars making it to the final was not a surprise, as they have made it to the final of this tournament every year since 2009, but the Cougars did surprise some by knocking off defending NCS Division 1 champions San Ramon Valley in the final, 8-7. The Cougars lost in the NCS Division 2 final last season, but they look to be a favorite to win this year’s NCS title.

The Acalanes girls team earned third place in the tournament, and Miramonte finished in fourth. The Dons beat the Matadors, 5-3, in the third place game.

Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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