Some of the biggest highlights of 2012 for Walnut Creek teams came during the fall season. Las Lomas High's girls volleyball team and Northgate's football squad both completed historic seasons. Las Lomas' Rachel Linden (13) and Maddie Borch (7), top right photo, led their team to its first North Coast Section Division II volleyball championship in school history and reached the second round of the Northern California tournament. Across town, the Northgate football team was also completing one of its best years ever. The Broncos went 10-3 and reached the NCS Division II semifinals, accomplishments that hadn't been achieved since 1994. Fisi Tavake, top left photo, was part of a prolific rushing attack. Northgate runner Danny Stalters, bottom photo, also completed an outstanding cross country career, winning the Diablo Valley Athletic League title for the second straight season.