Broncos volleyball cruises

  • Northgate High's boys volleyball team picked up a pair of three-game wins to stay perfect in Diablo Valley Athletic League play. The Broncos got 13 kills from Christopher McDonough to beat College Park on April 8, then used a balanced attack to defeat Clayton Valley Charter on April 10. The Broncos improved to 23-3 overall with the victories.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Vikings drop series to CRC

  • Diablo Valley College's baseball team won its opener in a series with Cosumnes River College but dropped the next two to fall to 19-11 overall, 7-8 in Big 8 play. Ben Krauth pitched the Vikings to a 3-1 win on April 8, allowing six hits and striking out seven over eight innings. The only run he allowed was unearned. Ryan Snyder was 3 for 4 and Davis Strong had two RBIs in the victory.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Eagles rally to stay unbeaten

  • Grant Meylan drove in two runs in the sixth inning to help the Clayton Valley Charter High baseball team survive a scare from Dougherty Valley and post a 2-1 win on April 11. Austin Cannedy and Riley Smith combined on a one-hitter for the Eagles, who improved to 15-0 on the season. Meylan was 2 for 3 with a walk in leading the offense.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Minutemen take third


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  • Concord High's softball team took third place at the HASA tournament with a 14-0 win over Eureka on April 12. Sabrina Winningham and Kelly Drake had three hits each, Juliana Pichardo smacked a two-run homer and Drake pitched a six-hit complete game shutout. After a slow start to the season, the Minutemen have won eight of their last nine games.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • Vacaville at College Park, baseball, April 18, 4 p.m. -- A busy stretch for the Falcons continues with a nonleague game against Vacaville.

  • Acalanes at Dougherty Valley, softball, April 22, 4 p.m. -- The Dons will try to keep up with one of the DFAL's better teams.

  • Campolindo at Miramonte, baseball, April 22, 4 p.m. -- The Lamorinda rivals wrap up the first half of Diablo Foothill Athletic League play with a game in Orinda.

    Stars of the week

  • Andrew King, Las Lomas baseball -- The right-handed junior was dominant in a 6-0 win over Dublin on April 11, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out nine in a complete game effort.

  • Colleen Shepherd and Lauren Valla, Northgate girls lacrosse -- Shepherd and Valla each scored five goals and combined for three assists in the Broncos 16-7 win over College Park on April 11.

  • Kelly Drake, Concord softball -- Drake went 3 for 4 with a run and also pitched a complete game shutout as Concord beat Eureka 14-0 for third place at the HASA tournament on April 12.

  • Austin Dondanville, De La Salle baseball -- Dondanville earned the save with a scoreless seventh inning and went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI in a 6-3 win over Granada on April 11.

  • Willie MacIver, College Park baseball -- MacIver played great defense and scored both runs in a 2-1 win over Northgate on April 10. He then went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs in a 8-4 nonleague win over Palo Alto on April 12.

  • Grant Meylan, Clayton Valley Charter baseball -- Meylan drove in two runs in the sixth inning to help the Eagles come from behind for a 2-1 nonleague win over Dougherty Valley on April 11.