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DAL lacrosse teams participate in league championship series
For the first time, the Diablo Athletic League boys and girls lacrosse teams are going to participate in a league championship series. Because of this change, the schools are no longer playing a home and home series with the schools in their league, playing each other ...By Jon Kingdon

Lamorinda girls lacrosse
In her second year as the head coach at Acalanes, Courtney Neff, an Acalanes graduate herself, has set a goal for her lacrosse team: "It's about having fun and growing as a team. That's my main priority, everyone enjoying the sport and happy to be on the team." An ...By Jon Kingdon

Lamorinda boys lacrosse
After a successful 2017 season, Acalanes boys lacrosse team continues to be a force with a 9-3 record and 5-0 in league play so far. Head coach Brent Ringwood has found much to appreciate about this team: "They are resilient and the kids have a strength that I did not ...By Jon Kingdon

Lafayette 6th graders win Next Level Flag Football Championship
The 6th grade team Navy completed an undefeated season (10-0) and won the Next Level sixth grade Flag Football Championship. The championship game was played at De La Salle High School on March 11. The attached photo shows the champions after their big victory.
Submitted by Flavia Trento

Bay Area Blitz 5th/6th grade Bay City Spring tournament champions
The 5th Grade AAU Bay Area Blitz girls basketball team were dominant in winning the Bay City Spring Tipoff tournament held the weekend of March 24 in Pacifica. The girls went undefeated, beating Southern California's No. 2 ranked SJV, as well as S. California ...Submitted by Rhodora Del Rosario

Raiders kicker Tavecchio to speak at MVPC Men's Group Dinner, April 11
The Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church will be holding their Men's Dinner featuring guest speaker Giorgio Tavecchio, the placekicker for the Oakland Raiders, April 11 at the Saint Mary's Soda Center. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.
By Jon Kingdon

Concussion protocols instituted to save damage to brains
While an aging generation of athletes once joked about "seeing stars," or "having their bell rung," the current generation is becoming more aware of long-term damage as a result of concussions and taking extra precautions to avoid them.
By John T. Miller

Strong season starts for Lamorinda volleyball
With 12 seniors and juniors on the roster, one would think that Acalanes would be perceived as a very experienced team. Not quite, according to head coach Mason Mulvaney: "We are pretty mature but we only start one senior, a freshman (Austin Kinnear), a sophomore ...By Jon Kingdon

SMC's beach volleyball gains traction
Beach volleyball came into existence in the 1920s in Santa Monica with six on a team. Two-person volleyball teams began in the 1930s. The sport steadily grew with various tournaments and pro circuits, eventually becoming an Olympic sport in 1996 with 42 countries ...By Jon Kingdon

Lafayette Team wins NextLevel flag football championship
The Lafayette fourth-grade flag football team went undefeated for the second straight year to capture the title in their division.
Submitted by Charlie Vezzali

St. Perpetua 6th grade girls National Team wins championship
The St. Perpetua sixth-grade girls basketball National Team won the championship in style. The girls had a tough hard-fought weekend of basketball. First they beat St. Monica's 22-18 in overtime. After, the girls faced an undefeated St. Catherine's team. With 6 seconds ...Submitted by Stephen F. Shea

American boys basketball team wins championship
The St. Perpetua (Lafayette) sixth-grade American boys basketball team won the Oakland Diocese CYO championship on March 3. The Panthers finished the season 20-0.
Submitted by Steven J. Balassi

St. Perpetua 5th Grade American Team wins Diocese Basketball Championship
The fifth-grade American girls team from St. Perpetua finished their CYO season by winning the Diocese basketball championship on March 10. The Lady Panthers faced Santa Maria, the same team the Panthers lost to at last year's fourth-grade championship game. The win ...Submitted by Rhodora Del Rosario

St. Perpetua's 4th grade boys win Tournament of Champions
St. Perpetua's fourth-grade national boys basketball team won the Tournament of Champions March 11, winning by one point in the championship game. The Tournament of Champions brings together the first and second place teams in the West Diablo, East Diablo, Mission ...Submitted by Andrea Hilsabeck

Lamorinda Wrestling Teams finish at the DAL Tournament
The wrestling season for the Lamorinda teams concluded at the Diablo Athletic League tournament.
Though Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte finished 1-2-3 in league competition and were ...
By Jon Kingdon

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