Gaels firing on all cylinders The Dublin High football team defeated Dougherty Valley 45-19 in a Diablo Foothill Athletic League game on Sept. 28 for its third straight win. The Gaels rushed for 369 yards as a team, as running back Ondre Rudolph had 188 yards and three touchdowns and Darrell Millinder had 127 yards and two touchdowns. Dublin took a 24-0 lead in the first half and never looked back.
Wolves win Woodcreek tourney Led by Kat Klass and Casey Pond, the San Ramon Valley High girls water polo team won the Woodcreek Tournament in Roseville on Sept. 29. San Ramon Valley beat Miramonte in the semifinals, then beat No. 1 seed Clovis 12-8 in the championship. Klass had six goals in the win, Pond had three goals and three assists and goalie Devon Gasparini anchored a stout defense with 11 saves.
SRV runners shine at Stanford The San Ramon Valley boys and girls cross country teams had an excellent showing at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 29. Leading the girls team was Christine Bayliss, who held off Monte Vista freshman Brooke Starn to win the Division I race in 18:28 on the 3.1 mile course. And led by a sixth-place finish by Zach Hanze (16:11), San Ramon Valley won the Division I boys team title with a score of 104.
EBAL race figures to be tight After two weeks, the cream has started to rise to the top in the East Bay Athletic League girls volleyball race. California started 4-0 in league play and had won seven straight matches entering this week. Foothill, San Ramon Valley and Amador Valley were all tied for second place with 3-1 records.
On deck San Ramon Valley at De La Salle, boys water polo, Oct. 4, 5:45 p.m. -- The Wolves take on the Spartans in a key EBAL match. San Ramon Valley won the league championship in 2011, then beat De La Salle in the semifinals of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. California at Foothill, girls volleyball, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. -- The Grizzlies travel to Pleasanton to take on the Falcons in a match between two of the EBAL's top teams. Including tournaments, California has beaten all five of the league opponents it has faced. Monte Vista at California, football, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. -- The Grizzlies, who are 5-0 and coming off a 36-7 win over Foothill, will try to keep the good times rolling when they host the Mustangs in a critical EBAL game. Going into the game, California and San Ramon Valley were tied for first place in the league standings with 2-0 records. Monte Vista is a game back at 1-1. Dublin at Las Lomas, football, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. -- The Knights, coming off a crushing 21-17 loss to Acalanes, will have to contend with RB Ondre Rudolph and the Gaels to stay in the DFAL title picture.
Stars of the week Darrell Millinder, Dublin football -- Rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns to help the Gaels beat Dougherty Valley 45-19 in a DFAL game. Katie Sborov, Foothill girls golf, -- Sborov shot a 1-under 34 at Crow Canyon Country Club to lead the Falcons to a 193-213 win over San Ramon Valley on Sept. 27. Christine Bayliss, San Ramon Valley girls cross country -- The sophomore won the Division I race at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 29, running the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes and 31 seconds. Kat Klass, San Ramon Valley girls water polo -- Klass scored six goals to lead the Wolves past Clovis 12-8 in the championship of the Woodcreek Invitational on Sept. 29.