DVC football struggles

  • The Diablo Valley College football team fell to 0-4 on the season after a 20-17 loss to Chabot on Sept. 28. Quarterbacks Niko Fortino and Adam Wood combined to pass for 257 yards, but the Vikings' offense stalled in the second half after leading 17-10 in the second quarter. Chabot took the lead for good on a 48-yard field goal early in the third quarter and sealed the deal with two fourth quarter interceptions.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Eagles blast Skyline

  • Miles Harrison scored five touchdowns as the Clayton Valley Charter High football team rolled to its third straight blowout victory, this time beating Skyline 62-0. Three of Harrison's seven rushes on the night went for touchdowns while the junior also scored on a punt return and kickoff return. He finished with 105 rushing yards. The Eagles will next hit the road to face Hayward at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Cougars remain undefeated


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  • The Campolindo High football team passed another big test, topping rival Acalanes 24-14 in a battle of unbeatens on Sept. 27. The Dons led 7-3 late in the first quarter, but Adam Remotto's 2-yard run in the second quarter put the Cougars up 10-7 and they led the rest of the way. Campolindo was balanced on offense, rushing for 171 yards and throwing for 197 as QB Andrew Zolintakis completed 15 of 22 passes.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Mats second at tournament

  • The Miramonte High boys water polo team took second place at the NCS/CCS Invitational after losing to Sacred Heart Prep in overtime 14-13 on Sept. 28. Jordan Hoover, Tyler Abramson and Tyler Kirchberg combined for 10 goals in the loss. Miramonte beat Bellarmine-San Jose, St. Francis and Mountain View on its way to the title game.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • Miramonte at Campolindo, football, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. -- The Cougars will put their undefeated record on the line against the arch rival Matadors, who have won four straight.

  • Acalanes at Las Lomas, football, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. -- The Dons will try to regroup after their first loss of the year when they face the host Knights.

  • Merced at Diablo Valley, junior college football, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. -- The Vikings will be aiming for their first victory of the season.

  • De La Salle vs. Servite-Anaheim, football, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. -- The Spartans head south to the Santa Ana Bowl to face a nationally-ranked Servite team with some impressive wins on its resume.

    Stars of the week

  • Emma Herman, Northgate girls volleyball -- Herman's 15 kills helped the Broncos hold off Concord 27-15, 21-25, 25-19, 21-25, 16-14 in a thrilling DVAL volleyball match on Sept. 24.

  • Shawn Hessler, Las Lomas football -- Hessler, the Knights' quarterback, completed 15 of 25 passes for 186 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-23 victory over Alhambra on Sept. 27.

  • Anika Anderson, College Park girls volleyball -- Anderson had 29 digs in the Falcons' four-game nonleague win over Freedom on Sept. 25.

  • Aidan Goltra, Campolindo boys cross country -- Goltra won the Division III boys race at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 28, posting a time of 15:44 on the 3.1-mile course.

  • Brooke Latner, Carondelet water polo -- Latner tallied all three of the Cougars' goals in their 3-2 win over Amador Valley on Sept. 26. Her overtime goal won the game for the Cougars.

  • Brighie Leach, Campolindo girls cross country -- Leach led the Cougars to the Division III team title at the Stanford Invitational by winning the girls Division III race in a time of 18:17.

  • Dimitri Salido, College Park football -- The Falcons' quarterback was 6-of-7 for 189 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-20 win over Hayward on Sept. 27. Salido also rushed for 93 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown.

  • John Velasco, De La Salle football -- The senior running back had another big game for the Spartans, rushing for 193 yards and two touchdowns in just two and a half quarters of a 47-21 win over San Ramon Valley on Sept. 27.