Spartans seventh at Boras Classic

  • Competing in the prestigious Scott Boras Classic against some of the top teams in Northern California, De La Salle High's baseball team took seventh place. The Spartans dropped their tournament opener 1-0 to Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove, then won their next three against Yuba City, Foothill-Palo Cedro and Granite Bay. Ben Polshuk went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two doubles in the 11-1 win over Granite Bay on April 17 that clinched seventh place.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Vikings shine at Big 8 meet

  • Dominic Baldwin, Kelsey Leonard and Allison Gargalikis all earned "athlete of the meet" honors to lead a strong effort from the Diablo Valley College swim team at the Big 8 championships held April 17-19. Baldwin, a Campolindo graduate, helped the men's team earn the team title and garnered a "performance of the meet" honor for winning the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.13. He also won the 400 I.M. Gargalikis (Carondelet) and Leonard (Las Lomas) helped the women's team to second place and were part of the 200-yard medley relay team that was named "performance of the meet." Gargalikis and Leonard also won three individual events each.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Knights lacrosse continues surge

  • Las Lomas High's boys lacrosse team stayed unbeaten in Diablo Foothill Athletic League play with a 14-7 victory over Campolindo on April 18. The Knights topped Alhambra 15-1 earlier in the week and were unbeaten in DFAL play at 6-0 entering the week of April 21. Colin Rutan had five goals and four assists, while goalkeeper Sam Tomei stopped 16 shots in the victory over Campo.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • Foothill at Carondelet, softball, April 29, 4 p.m. -- The EBAL race is a wild one, and the Cougars need every home win they can get.

  • Albany at Northgate, baseball, April 28, 4 p.m. -- The Broncos host this nonleague game as they try to get back to their winning ways after a couple rough weeks in DVAL play.

  • DVAL championships, boys tennis, April 29-May 1, time TBA -- League finals in boys tennis help kick off the postseason for spring sports.

    Stars of the week

  • Ethan Utler, Clayton Valley Charter baseball -- The senior catcher hit a towering two-run home run in the fourth inning to lift the Eagles to a 2-1 win over Northgate on April 17. In two narrow wins over the Broncos, Utler went 4 for 7 with four RBIs and two runs.

  • Dominic Baldwin, Diablo Valley College swimming -- The freshman and Campolindo High graduate was named a co-athlete of the meet after helping DVC win the team title at the Big 8 championships. He also earned a "performance of the meet" honor for winning the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.13.

  • Noah Burnham and Joe DeMers, College Park baseball -- Burnham delivered the game-winning single that scored DeMers as the Falcons earned a 2-1 walk-off win over Drake in 11 innings on April 19. DeMers pitched five innings of relief without allowing a hit to earn the win.

  • Kate Fellner, Acalanes girls lacrosse -- Fellner scored four goals, helping the Dons come back from a halftime deficit to edge Miramonte 12-10 in DFAL action on April 16.

  • Allison Gargalikis, Diablo Valley swimming -- The former Carondelet High star won all three of her individual events, the 50-yard butterfly, 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke, to earn co-athlete of the meet honors with teammate Kelsey Leonard at the Big 8 championships from April 17-19.