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Published on March 17th, 2021
National Letter of Intent signing day for Campolindo football seniors
Campolindo High School recognized seniors Matai Bell and Maxwell Weaver for their commitment to play Division 1 football at Army West Point (Bell) and Davidson (Weaver) during National Letter of Intent signing day on Feb. 3. ...Submitted by Lauren Fritch


Published on March 17th, 2021
Excitement and relief as football season begins
Yes, Virginia. There is a football season in Lamorinda. Sixteen months after their last games, the football programs at Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte, which many were ready to write off, began their preseason practices as a precursor to a six-game season.
By Jon Kingdon


Published on March 3rd, 2021
After 451 days, Saint Mary's men's soccer makes a successful return to the pitch
Coming off the two best seasons in Saint Mary's history (16-2 and 18-0-2), there was a 451-day hiatus between games for the men's soccer team due to the coronavirus. If nothing else, it gave head coach Adam Cooper the opportunity to appreciate the true dominance of ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on February 17th, 2021
Cross country runners step up for new season
The ice has finally been broken for California high school sports. With the state in the purple tier, the Lamorinda high schools on Feb. 1 began their track and field, cross country, swimming, golf, and boy's tennis programs. Girl's tennis will begin on March 22. ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on February 3rd, 2021
Life's a beach for Nicole Branagh
Lamorinda has been blessed with many great student-athletes. There have been multi-sport athletes that have lettered in three sports. The number drops precipitously when you restrict the list to the people who have been recruited by various colleges to play any or all ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on January 20, 2021
Frustration with state and governor prompts rallies for high school sports
Parents from all around the state of California held "Let Them Play" rallies Jan. 15 at their respective high schools, which included Acalanes and Campolindo. A Facebook account started by parents at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, designed to restart the ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on January 6th, 2021
Million-yard swim marathon fundraiser concludes successfully
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on January 6th, 2021
Status of high school sports remains in flux
The California Interscholastic Federation ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on December 23rd, 2020
Rowing through the pandemic
Rowing (crew) is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times. Modern rowing as a competitive sport can be traced to the early 17th century when races (regattas) were held between professional watermen on the River Thames in London. Since 1974, the ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on December 9th, 2020
One local man's road to prosperity through `Jeopardy'
Millions of Americans across the country on Nov. 23 watched that evening's episode of the game show "Jeopardy," and heard the introduction of "Henry Baer, a software engineer from Lafayette, California." The next two episodes for Baer began with "Our returning ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on December 9th, 2020
World-class U.S. Artistic Swim Team trains for Olympics at Campo
If you have recently been to the Campolindo Soda Aquatic center, you may have seen several young women walking around with their faces slathered in a white cream. It was not a performance of Kabuki Theatre. You were witness to the United States National Junior and ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on December 9th, 2020
A new year with new challenges and new optimism for Saint Mary's men's basketball
During the 2019-20 season, the Saint Mary's men's basketball team was gripped by ecstasy and then agony. This year it's all about the pandemic, patience, and practice. Last year the team went 26-8, qualifying for the NCAA tournament for the seventh time in coach ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on December 9th, 2020
Battling cancer, stroke for stroke
Hellen Keller once said, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." It's a philosophy that David Miller has taken to heart.
A Buffalo, New York native and graduate from the ...
By Jon Kingdon


Published on November 11th, 2020
Campolindo football focuses on diversity and inclusion
This past spring, racial incidents and videos by some Campolindo students became public and caused an uproar. Since then, the schools in the Acalanes Union High School District created a Diversity and Inclusion program, and on Oct. 26 the Campolindo Football Team and ...By Jon Kingdon


Published on November 11th, 2020
Saint Mary's women's basketball: an amalgam of experience, youth and size
After winning at least 20 games in nine of their last 10 seasons (19 in 2010-11), prior to last year's 12-19 record, head coach Paul Thomas is very optimistic about this year's team. With six veteran players and six new players on the roster, it's a group that Thomas ...By Jon Kingdon



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