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Congrats to Campolindo and Acalanes baseball

The Campolindo baseball team pulled off a win in the NCS Division 2 championship game to make it their second consecutive title. The fourth-seeded Cougars were the underdog in the final against the #2 seed, Clayton Valley, but the Cougars took control of the game early and held on for a 5-3 win.

The Acalanes baseball team won the NCS Division 3 title… well, half of it. After the original game was rescheduled due to rain, the Dons held a 4-2 lead heading into the final inning of the rescheduled game, but San Marin scored two runs to tie the game. The game remained tied after the tenth inning when the game was suspended due to darkness. Due to it being finals week for the two schools, the game could not be rescheduled to finish, and NCS gave the two teams a co-NCS championship.

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Trent Baker of Acalanes awarded GE scholarship

Trent Baker, a senior set to graduate from Acalanes High School in two weeks, was recently awarded a scholarship from GE. The scholarship is called the GE Star award and is gifted to him by the GE Foundation in the amount of $1,500.

Baker will use the scholarship money toward his tuition at Boston College in the fall.

In addition to Baker’s award, Baker’s English teacher, Ken Derr, was awarded $500 by the GE Foundation, as Baker listed him as a major factor in his improving skill and passion for English.

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Acalanes girls win NCS lacrosse title

Although the Acalanes girls lacrosse team was the number two seed in the NCS playoffs, the team felt they were the favorites for the Division 2 title. The team proved it by beating Marin Catholic, 12-10, in the NCS Division 2 final on Friday night at Marin Catholic. The Dons got to the final by beating Miramonte 14-9 in the semifinals.

The top-seeded Acalanes boys lacrosse team also played in the NCS Divison 2 final on Friday night, hosting the number two seed, Marin Catholic. The boys fell a goal short of earning two NCS titles for the school in one day, as Marin Catholic won the title by a score of 8-7.

Posted on Sunday, May 29th, 2011
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High school baseball teams fare well in NCS openers

In the NCS Division 2 high school baseball playoffs, Campolindo won their first round game, 2-1, over Concord on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Cougars will play the winner of the Casa Grande/Northgate game in the quarterfinals at Campolindo on either Friday or Saturday.

In the NCS Division 3 high school baseball playoffs, Miramonte proved worthy of their number two seed, beating Hercules, 17-0. The Matadors will host Alhambra on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals. In the same bracket, the third-seeded Acalanes Dons  won their first round game over JFK-Fremont, 3-1. They will host the winner of the Sir Francis Drake/Tamalpais game in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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NCS Volleyball and Lacrosse

The Campolindo boys are the favorite and number one seed in the NCS Division 2 playoffs. They host Alameda at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the quarterfinals. Acalanes is the fourth seed and host Dougherty Valley at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the quarterfinals.

The Acalanes boys lacrosse team is the top seed in the Division 2 playoffs and will host a quarterfinal match Friday at 7:00 p.m. against a team to be determined. Miramonte is the third seed and is also awaiting its quarterfinal opponent. The Campolindo boys lacrosse team is the 11th seed in the Division 1 playoffs. They play at 7:00 p.m. tonight against the sixth-seeded Berkeley High School.

The Acalanes girls lacrosse team is the second seed and host S.F. University on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The Miramonte girls are the third seed and host Lick Wilmerding in the quarterfinals on Friday at a time to be determined.

Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
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High school lacrosse and volleyball update

Acalanes continues to be the local powerhouse in lacrosse, as both the boys and girls teams are undefeated in league play.

The Acalanes boys lacrosse team is 8-0 in league and 15-2 overall. Miramonte is second in the DFAL with a 6-2 league record. They are 13-6 overall. Campolindo is in fourth place with a 5-4 league record and a 10-7 overall record.

The Acalanes girls lacrosse team is 10-0 in league and 13-4 overall. Miramonte is in second at 7-2 in league play and 12-4 overall. The Campolindo girls are 5-8-1 overall and 3-6 in league, which puts them in fifth place.

The Campolindo boys volleyball team is one of the top in the area. The Cougars are 6-0 in the DFAL and 21-4 overall. Acalanes sits in last in league with an 0-3 league record and a 3-8 overall record.

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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High school baseball and softball update

The Campolindo baseball team leads the DFAL halfway through the league season with a league record of 5-1. The Cougars are 10-6-1 overall. Miramonte is right behind Campolindo at 3-2 in the league and 9-4 overall. Acalanes is tied for fifth in the DFAL with a 2-3 league record and a 10-6 overall record.

The Campolindo softball team is the top in Lamorinda, currently sitting in second place in the DFAL with a 5-1 league record and a 6-6-1 overall record. Acalanes is tied for fourth in the DFAL with a 2-3 league record and a 6-9 overall record. The Miramonte softball team continues to have a tough season, as the Matadors are 0-5 in league and 1-11 overall.

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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High school volleyball and lacrosse update

The Campolindo boys volleyball team is one of the top teams in the area. The Cougars are 16-4 overall and are in first in the DFAL with a 3-0 league record. The Acalanes boys volleyball team is in last in the DFAL with an 0-2 league record and a 3-7 overall record.

The Acalanes boys and girls lacrosse teams are both leading the DFAL with identical 5-0 league records. The boys are 12-1 overall, while the girls are 8-4 overall. The Miramonte boys are in second with a 4-1 league record and an 8-5 overall record, while the Miramonte girls are in third with a 3-1 league record and an 8-3 overall record. The Campolindo boys are in fourth with a 3-3 league record and an 8-5 overall record, while the Campolindo girls are also in fourth with a 3-2 league record and a 5-3-1 overall record.

Posted on Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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Acalanes brings “A Company of Wayward Saints” to the stage

The Acalanes High School Drama Department, known as the DramaDons, will be performing the play “A Company of Wayward Saints” at 7:30 p.m. each night during April 27-30.

General admission tickets are $10 for each performance, and student tickets are $7. Tickets are available for purchase online via the Acalanes High School Web Store.

The play follows a group of traveling actors who must please a wealthy Duke with a performance in order for him to pay for their way home.

All performances will take place at the Acalanes Performing Arts Center Little Theatre.

For more information about the Acalanes DramaDons or the upcoming performances, visit the website for the DramaDons at http://dramadons.org.

Posted on Saturday, April 16th, 2011
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Acalanes Sports Bash

The Acalanes Boosters Club is hosting their 2011 Sports Bash on Saturday, May 7, in order to raise money for the school’s athletic programs. The event will take place at Temple Isaiah, located at 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. The night will be filled with dinner, dancing, auctions and a raffle.

A reservation form for tickets to the event is available through the Acalanes Boosters website. Tickets are $65 and must be purchased before April 16. There is also a form to make donations for those not attending. For more information, visit the Acalanes Boosters website at http://www.acalanesboosters.com or call 925-899-8527.

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2011
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