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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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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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Campolindo brings home more NCS titles

The Campolindo boys volleyball team were successful in avenging last year’s NCS final loss to Drake, by beating Drake Saturday in the NCS Division 2 final. The Cougars took care of the final quickly, winning 25-20, 25-12, 25-20.

The Campolindo boys swimming team did something Saturday it’s used to doing… winning the NCS title. The boys scored 243.5 points, giving them a fairly easy win with second place Granada scoring 205. Acalanes finished in fifth with 173 points, and Miramonte scored 170 points for sixth place.

In the girls NCS swimming championships, Campolindo finished third, Miramonte finished seventh, and Acalanes finished in 11th place.

Posted on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
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Campolindo boys playing for NCS volleyball title

The Campolindo High School boys volleyball team beat rival Acalanes in the Campolindo gym tonight, punching their ticket to the NCS Division 2 final.

The top-seeded Cougars beat the Dons, 25-16, 25-13, 25-15, in front of a larger than normal volleyball crowd supporting the two local teams.

Campolindo will now face off against rival and number two seed, Sir Francis Drake High School, in the final Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at Campolindo.

This is a rematch of last year’s final when Drake beat the Cougars. The two teams faced each other once earlier this season when Campolindo beat Drake, 2-0, in the Drake Invitational.

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 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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Campo girls fall short in overtime of NCS final

On Saturday night, the Campolindo girls basketball team nearly continued a string of NCS titles for Campolindo during this 2010-11 school year.

Trailing by 13 points entering the fourth quarter, it looked like the Cougars’ hopes of winning the championship were slim. The Cougars outscored number one seed, Bishop O’Dowd, 21-8, in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

The game remained tied for the beginning of overtime until the Cougars jumped out to a lead. A key 3-pointer from Bishop O’Dowd with a minute remaining gave the Dragons a lead they wouldn’t let go of.

The Cougars’ season will continue in the Nor-Cal Championships next week.

Posted on Saturday, March 5th, 2011
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Campolindo girls basketball into NCS final

With three of the four NCS Division 3 girls basketball semifinalists from Lamorinda, it was guaranteed that at least one would make it into the final. That one is Campolindo.

The second-seeded Cougars knocked off rival, and third seed, Miramonte, 75-63, Wednesday night in the Campolindo gym.

In the other semifinal, the Acalanes girls couldn’t make it an all-Lamorinda final, as the Dons fell, 52-43, to the number one seed, Bishop O’Dowd. The Dons were the fifth seed.

The Cougars will face off against Bishop O’Dowd in the NCS Division 3 girls basketball championship game Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Saint Mary’s College gym.

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
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Campolindo boys soccer wins NCS title

The Campolindo boys soccer team finished their season the way they started it – by winning a title.

The Cougars played rival Acalanes in the NCS Division 2 championship game Saturday night at Las Lomas. The Cougars scored early to take a 1-0 lead, but the Dons came back with two goals of their own to take a 2-1 halftime lead. Campolindo dominated the second half, scoring two goals to give them a 3-2 win.

The Cougars and Dons were co-champions of the DFAL this year. The Cougars also won the Winter Soccer Classic tournament early in the season.

Posted on Sunday, February 27th, 2011
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Girls fare well, boys are out in NCS basketball

All three Lamorinda girls basketball teams in the NCS Division 3 playoffs advanced to the semifinals with wins Friday night.

The second-seeded Campolindo Cougars dominated Tamalpais, the seventh seed, 74-29. The third-seeded Miramonte Matadors beat Analy, 75-46. The two teams will play each other on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Campolindo in the semifinals.

The fifth-seeded Acalanes Dons beat fourth-seeded Moreau Catholic, 56-46, to advance to a semifinal match-up with the overall number one seed, Bishop O’Dowd. The Dons will play that semifinal on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Bishop O’Dowd.

The Campolindo boys, the lone Lamorinda boys team in the quarterfinals, lost to Analy, 59-54.

Posted on Saturday, February 26th, 2011
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