Bulldogs earn championship

  • The Alhambra High girls water polo team won the Pinole Valley Invitational championship on Oct. 12 with a 8-4 win over James Logan in the title match. Defense, led by senior goalie Maddie Farr, was key to the Bulldogs' success. Senior Elena Owens scored three goals in the championship match while Helene Hollidge, Camille Falchetta and Ellen Randall also had a strong tournament.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Spartans top Wolves in pool

  • Overcoming a halftime deficit, the De La Salle High boys water polo team notched a crucial 11-10 victory over San Ramon Valley on Oct. 10 in East Bay Athletic League play. Jake Simpson scored four goals in the win, which gives the Spartans the inside track to another EBAL title. De La Salle trailed 7-4 at halftime.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Matson picks Cal Poly

  • Las Lomas High boys soccer player Trenton Matson gave an oral commitment to Cal Poly. The senior captain is a three-time Diablo Foothill Athletic League pick at defender was also offered by UC Davis.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Cougars win tournament

  • The Campolindo High girls water polo team captured the Western States tournament title, beating Miramonte 8-4 in the championship game in Modesto. Annika Jensen and Natalie Seidemann were key contributors at both ends of the pool for the Cougars. Jensen finished with three goals and an assist in the title game as Campolindo improved to 12-2 overall.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • College Park at Concord, girls volleyball, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. -- Concord needs a win over the Falcons to keep within striking distance of defending champion Northgate, which was perfect through the first round of DVAL play.

  • Campolindo at Las Lomas, football, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. -- First-place in the DFAL standings is on the line when the Knights host the two-time defending league champs. The Knights are 3-0 in DFAL play while the Cougars are 2-0 after a bye last week.

  • Northgate at Concord, football, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. -- Northgate is undefeated at 6-0 this year, but a rapidly improving Concord squad could be its toughest test yet.

  • James Logan at De La Salle, football, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. -- It'll be a rematch of the 2012 North Coast Section Division I final when the Spartans take on Logan. De La Salle won that game 52-7.

    Stars of the week

  • Josh Evans, Alhambra football -- The Bulldogs' quarterback passed for 328 yards, rushed for 55 and accounted for four touchdowns in a 40-37 victory over Dougherty Valley on Oct. 11.

  • Maddie Farr, Alhambra girls water polo -- The senior goalie led the Bulldogs to the Pinole Valley Invitational tournament title on Oct. 12 by allowing just 11 goals in four games. She also collected 27 blocks, eight steals and six assists.

  • Ray Clark, Miramonte football -- The senior running back rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns in the Matadors' 41-28 victory over Acalanes on Oct. 11. In the last three games, Clark has 561 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

  • Danny Condon, Clayton Valley Charter boys cross country -- Condon produced the top time at the DVAL Center Meet No. 1 on Oct. 9. He finished the 3.0-mile course at Newhall Park in 16:13, leading the Eagles to wins over College Park and Concord.

  • Rachel DeLong, Clayton Valley Charter girls golf -- DeLong fired a 3-over 39 at Boundary Oaks Golf Course to lift the Eagles to victory in a four-way DVAL match with Concord, Northgate and Ygnacio Valley.

  • Shawn Hessler, Las Lomas football -- The quarterback propelled the Knights to a 30-14 win over Dublin on Oct. 11, passing for 207 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Annika Jensen and Natalie Seidemann, Campolindo girls water polo -- The senior duo led the Cougars to the Western States tournament championship. They combined for 21 goals, 10 assists and 12 steals in the two-day event Oct. 11-12 that ended with a 8-4 win over Miramonte in the title game.

  • Lacey Reisinger, Northgate girls volleyball -- The junior tallied 23 assists and three aces in the Broncos' three-game win over Berean Christian on Oct. 8.