Published December 14th, 2016
We Are the Champions! Dons Take State
Photo Craig Nelson
Move over Golden State Warriors and Oakland Raiders - there are other top-notch sports teams in the East Bay.
In what coach Ernie Rodrguez called "an instant
classic," the Acalanes High School Lady Dons volleyball squad won the State Championship match against Crossroads of Santa Monica, in a game that saw the Acalanes team go up 2-0, only to lose the next two sets. But the plucky Dons kept their cool and went on to win, keeping a smile on their faces as well as Rodriguez's.
"It was a lot of fun to just watch these girls really grow up in front of your eyes," he said.
For the full story, see page C2.
And if one state champion wasn't enough, the Campolindo High School Cougars football team goes for the gold Dec. 17 against Bakersfield Christian in the CIF State Division 4-AA Championship, to be held in Bakersfield.
The Cougars beat Palma Dec. 9, 30-21 to claim the NorCal Division 4-AA Championship.
For more on the Cougars title game, see page C1.
Maybe Lamorinda is the sports capital of the West.
- Peggy Spear

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