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High school baseball update

The Campolindo High School baseball team is currently undefeated in DFAL play, recording a 3-0 record.  The first-place Cougars have a 12-1-1 overall record and have outscored opponents, 122-35, this season.

The Acalanes baseball team sits just behind Campolindo in the DFAL standings with a 3-1 record in league play. The Dons are 10-3 overall, outscoring opponents, 61-42, this season.

The Miramonte baseball team is currently in fifth place in the DFAL after going 1-2 in their first three league games. The Matadors are 6-3 overall this season and have outscored opponents, 52-17. The Matadors have relied on a solid pitching staff during a lot of low-scoring games.

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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Moraga Triathlon

The Sixth Annual Moraga Triathlon will be held on Saturday, April 28. The event has become one of the most popular triathlons in the Bay Area with the 300 spots expected to fill up quickly.

Campolindo High School’s Soda Aquatic Center is the headquarters for the event, although the running and biking stages will take participants all over Moraga.

There will be shortened courses for the 5-7 year old age division and the 8-11 year old age division. The adult, student and relay divisions will all do the full triathlon course.

For more information or to get registered for the Triathlon, visit the Moraga Triathlon website at http://2012.moragatri.com.

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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High school softball update

The Campolindo softball team is looking to continue the program’s history of success. So far this season, the Cougars are off to a good start with a 5-2 overall record. The Cougars won their first DFAL game in dramatic fashion, scoring five runs in the bottom of the 7th inning (the last inning) to come back and win 7-6.

The Acalanes softball team is also having some early season success with a 7-3 overall record. The Dons are 1-1 in league play after winning their DFAL opener and running into a tough Alhambra team in their second league game.

The Miramonte softball team went 3-1 in nonleague play prior to the DFAL starting. The Matadors have struggled in their first two DFAL games, losing 7-0 to Dougherty Valley and 21-0 to Alhambra.

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012
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High school baseball update

The Miramonte High School baseball team is continuing the success they found last year early this season. The Matadors are 6-1 overall with a win in their first DFAL game. They have outscored opponents 49-9 this season.

The Campolindo baseball team isn’t ready to hand over any titles to Miramonte, as the Cougars are 3-1 so far this season, outscoring opponents 44-14. The Cougars have not played a DFAL game yet.

The Acalanes baseball team is hoping this is the year they can step and be the top team in the Lamorinda area. The Dons are 4-2 overall this season, including a win in their first DFAL game. They have played several tight games, outscoring opponents 27-24 overall.

Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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Miramonte girls fall in NorCal final

The Miramonte girls basketball team’s incredible season came to a disappointing end Saturday, as the Matadors lost to Bishop O’Dowd in the NorCal Regional Final of the state basketball playoffs, 70-51.

The Matadors finish their season with an impressive 31-2 record. Unfortunately for the Matadors, both of their losses came in finals at the hands of Bishop O’Dowd.

Bishop O’Dowd beat the Matadors, 73-49, two weeks ago in the NCS Division 3 championship game.

The Matadors were the most dominant basketball team in the Lamorinda area this winter, going 12-0 in DFAL play. The Matadors outscored their opponents by an average of nearly 30 points a game this season.

Posted on Sunday, March 18th, 2012
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Saint Mary’s out of NCAA Tournament

The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament Friday night, as the Gaels lost to Purdue, 72-69.

Purdue led for the majority of the game, and it looked to be out of reach for the Gaels when they trailed by 11 points with just over four minutes left in the game. The Gaels went on a 14-2 run to take the lead with 44 seconds left, but several key plays from the Boilermakers in the final seconds were enough to win.

Although the Gaels had a great season by winning the WCC regular season and WCC Tournament titles, there is certainly some disappointment from a team that expected to advance.

Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2012
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Saint Mary’s ready for March Madness

The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team will kick off their NCAA Tournament with their first game on Friday. The Gaels are playing Purdue in Omaha with a scheduled tip-off time of 4:27 p.m. The game will be aired live on truTV.

The Gaels are the #7 seed in the Midwest bracket, while the Boilermakers are the #10 seed.

The winner of the Gaels’ first round game will advance to the Round of 32 to play either Kansas or Detroit.

The Gaels missed out on the NCAA Tournament last year, but they made sure they’d be in it this year by earning an automatic bid when they won the WCC Tournament.

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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Miramonte girls advance to NorCal Final

The Miramonte girls basketball team kept their season alive with a 71-64 victory over Sacramento High School in Sacramento tonight. The win sends the Matadors to the Northern California Regional Final and a rematch with Bishop O’Dowd.

The Matadors will face the Dragons for the second time in two weeks when they play this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Power Balance Pavillion, home of the Sacramento Kings. The Dragons handed the Matadors their only loss of the season in the NCS championship game.

After a convincing win against Miramonte in the NCS final, the Dragons have won their state playoff games easily by scores of 68-39 and 76-46. The Matadors will look to play the role of the spoiler as underdogs on Saturday. The winner of the game will move on to the state championship game.

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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Miramonte girls keep state title hopes alive

The Miramonte High School girls basketball team kept alive their dream of a state title Saturday night, as the Matadors beat Sacred Heart Cathedral, 76-61, in San Francisco. With the win, the Matadors move on to the Regional Semifinals (the State Quarterfinals) to play Sacramento High School. That game will be played at Sacramento High School on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

The Miramonte boys were unable to keep the same dream alive, as their season came to an end on Saturday night. The boys also played Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco and trailed the whole game, losing 90-57.

Posted on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
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State basketball playoff results

The Miramonte girls basketball team won their first round game, 64-45, over Vanden. They will face Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) in the next round.

The Miramonte boys basketball team also advanced out of the first round with a victory over Sierra (Manteca), 73-68. They will also face Sacred Heart Cathedral in the second round.

The Acalanes girls saw their season come to an end, losing to Modesto Christian, 60-48, in the first round of the state playoffs.

The Campolindo boys basketball team lost their first round game in the CIF State basketball playoffs, 75-55, to Foothill Palo Cedro.

The Bentley boys basketball team saw their season come to an end as well, losing, 68-44, to Central Catholic (Modesto) in the Division 5 state playoffs.

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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