Spartans roll in the pool

  • The De La Salle High water polo team earned decisive wins over a pair of Sac-Joaquin Section powers in a Oct. 13 doubleheader. The Spartans got four goals each from Tucker Angelo and Colin Chiapello in a 13-7 win over Jesuit. The duo combined for 10 more goals in a 23-9 rout of Rio Americano.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Knights win tournament

  • The Las Lomas High girls volleyball team won the NorCal Invitational on Oct. 13, beating Casa Grande-Petaluma 25-17, 25-18 in the championship match. The Knights won six matches at the tournament, each of them in just two games. Vallejo, Bret Harte-Angel's Camp, Seaside, Kennedy-Fremont and St. Patrick-St. Vincent were Las Lomas' other opponents.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Bulldogs take second straight

  • The Alhambra High football team improved to 2-1 in Diablo Foothill Athletic League play with a 24-7 victory over Dublin on Oct. 12. Taylor Poyadue rushed for 158 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown, and quarterbacks Josh Evans and Leo Costa each tossed a long touchdown pass.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Dons top Wildcats

  • DeShawn Johnson rushed for 265 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Acalanes High football team to a 38-7 victory over Dougherty Valley on Oct. 12. Acalanes tallied 396 rushing yards in all. The Dons, who host Dublin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19, improved to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in Diablo Valley Athletic League play with the win.


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    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • Monte Vista at De La Salle, football, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. -- The Spartans could have their hands full with a Monte Vista offense that averages 379 yards a game.

  • Dublin at Acalanes, football, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. -- The Dons will try for their seventh win of the season against a Dublin team that will be without its top player, injured RB Ondre Rudolph.

  • Miramonte and Acalanes at North/South Challenge, boys water polo, Oct. 19-20, all day -- The Matadors and Dons will test themselves against some of the state's top teams, including top seeds Mater Dei-Santa Ana and host Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton, at this prestigious tournament.

  • Clayton Valley at Northgate, girls volleyball, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. -- The Eagles should provide the DVAL-leading Broncos with a good test as the regular season winds down.

    Stars of the week

  • Quinn Kaehler, Diablo Valley College football -- The sophomore quarterback threw for 441 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Vikings over Reedley 49-21 on Oct. 12. Kaehler, a California High graduate, was 20 of 38 with one interception.

  • Blake Haverty, Carondelet golf -- Haverty carded a 1-over par 37 to earn medalist honors in the the Cougars' EBAL victory over Livermore at Wente Vineyards on Oct. 9.

  • Olito Thompson, Concord football -- Thompson needed just 12 carries to rush for 306 yards and six touchdowns in a 54-12 rout over Ygnacio Valley on Oct. 12. He averaged 25.5 yards a carry.

  • Kristen Hong, Miramonte girls water polo -- Hong scored six goals to help the Matadors beat defending DFAL champion Las Lomas 17-11 on Oct. 10.

  • Michelle Mayfield, Berean Christian girls volleyball -- The senior tallied 17 kills, 13 digs and two blocks in the Eagles' five-game win over Concord on Oct. 9. Berean Christian improved to 4-2 in league play with the win.

  • Danny Stalters, Northgate boys cross country -- Stalters continued his impressive senior campaign, winning the Castro Valley Invitational on Oct. 13. He finished the 3.0-mile course in 15:58 to win by 16 seconds.

  • Kendall Stuscavage, College Park girls cross country -- Stuscavage set a new course record in winning the Diablo Valley Athletic League Center Meet race No. 1. Stuscavage finished the 3.2-mile Castle Rock course in 21:43, breaking the old record by 15 seconds on Oct. 10.

  • Andrew Zolintakis, Campolindo football -- In his first varsity start at quarterback, the junior threw for 221 yards and a touchdown to help the Cougars beat Las Lomas 24-21 on Oct. 12 and stay undefeated in DFAL play. Zolintakis also scored Campo's first TD on an 8-yard run.