The Amador Valley High boys basketball team opened the season in fine form, crushing Mt. Diablo 72-42 in a non-league game Saturday.
The Dons took a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, thanks to Brady McMillin, who had 10 in the period.
The Dons took a 35-20 lead into halftime, then ended any possible suspense in the third quarter, outscoring Mt. Diablo 25-10 in the period. This time, it was point guard Jaylen Smith who led the way, scoring nine points in the quarter.
Smith finished the game with 18 points and McMillin with 12. Ori Khasin had nine to round out the Dons’ top scorers.
CIF Cross Country National Finals
Trey Caldwell, De La Salle’s junior cross country star, finished fourth in the Division II race at the state finals in Fresno.
Caldwell led at the mile mark of the race, but was passed over the final two miles by three runners, including eventual winner Aydon Stefanopoulos of Los Gatos.
Stefanopoulos finished with a time of 14:58.4. Caldwell finished with a 15:09.1.
In the team race, Santa Barbara finished first with 91 points. Granada finished sixth with 181, with De La Salle placing 14th with 368 points.
The best performances of other East Bay Athletic League runners came from Erik Bromley of Grenada (31st, 15:45.3), George Mikhael also of Grenada (40th, 15:51.9) and Owen Brandeis of Monte Vista (45th, 15:55.6).
In the D-II girls race, Ventura was the team winner with 85 points. San Ramon Valley was 10th with 260 points, Granada 12th with 318 points and Monte Vista 16th.
Some of the best individual performances came from Sadie Englehardt of Ventura who won the race with a time of 16:40.7. Top EBAL runners were Alexandra Powell of Monte Vista (15th, 18:11.0), Sade Bumpus of Granada (29th, 18:33.2) and Alexandra Smith of SRV (30th, 18:34.2) .
In the DI boys race, San Clemente won the team title with 48 points. Dublin finished 18th with 457 points and California finished 20th with 524 points.
Individually, the winner was Jason Parra of Miliken with a time of 14:56.8. Local highlights were achieved by Arrin Sagiraju (Dougherty Valley) with a 21st place in 15:25.0, Aidan Stone of Dublin (52nd, 15:46.5) and Eshaan Hussain of California (79th, 16:02, 1).
On the girls’ side, the winner was Rylee Blade of Santiago Corona with a time of 16:48.5. Liana Lee of Dougherty Valley (31st, 18:22.9) and Sabrina Noriega of Dublin (56th, 18:59.5) were the top local finishers.
It’s time for winter sports results!
Now that we’re out of the fall sports season, it’s time to release winter sports results to recognize all the hard-working athletes.
It’s actually very easy for basketball and football scores to come to me.
With basketball, it’s as simple as taking a photo of the scorebook at the end of a game. Make sure you have game sheets for both teams and be sure to send me a list so I can be sure I have all the correct names.
If you want to add a few highlights – great defense, long scoring streak, game-winning shot – that’s great, but I can make a story out of the scorebook.
Most of the time in the last 10 years, most basketball results have been taken by the scorer. Take a quick look at the scorebook and send it to me.
When it comes to football, the final score, the player you played and the goals or assists are the basics. The goalie saves are also interesting, with highlights that don’t appear on a stat sheet always welcome.
Once again, a team roster is a plus to ensure correct spelling.
As for wrestling, if the team goes to a tournament, please send me how your wrestler is doing. The easiest way for me to get the results is to send me a link to the tournament results.
I go through the weight classes and see how they performed in each match.
For all sports, I’m always looking for photos. Here are the settings for image posts. I need the identity of the players and who took the photo. It may not be taken by any other publication or website.
This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved and help the coach of each team.
The deadline for submitting results is Sunday noon for the previous week. You don’t need to wait until Sunday to send results: you can do everything at once or after each match. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for contributing to the recognition of children.