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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

Published on October 28th, 2020
Miramonte's Mike MacDonald's career as a rugby player and coach
With such highly-rated high schools in Lamorinda, it's no wonder that so many people would like to attend either Acalanes, Campolindo or Miramonte and why it has become so difficult to transfer in from outside the district.
By Jon Kingdon

Published on October 14th, 2020
Brady Aiello: From Acalanes to Oregon ... to the NFL
Transitioning to college from high school is hard enough. It becomes that much more onerous when you opt to play on a football team as well. It becomes exponentially more difficult when you are competing at a Division I school. Brady Aiello, an Acalanes graduate, took ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on September 30th, 2020
Tiger Garcia on the 'Rhodes' to success
If there has been one constant in Tiger Garcia's life besides his participation in sports and an excellence in academics (3.92 GPA at UC Davis), it has been having to consistently correct people who mispronounce his first name: "It's Tee-Gur. My great grandfather was ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on September 30th, 2020
New varsity soccer coach at Campo named
Steve Chappell, who is currently the executive director of the Walnut Creek Soccer Club and brings extensive experience in high school soccer as the former head varsity boys coach at Northgate High School from 2007-19, has been named the head varsity boys soccer coach ...Submitted by Raymond Meadows

Published on September 30th, 2020
Kelly Sopak moving on to coach Carondolet women's basketball
After 12 years as the head girls basketball coach at Miramonte, compiling an overall record of 304-46, Kelly Sopak determined that it was time to move on to Carondolet High School. There were numerous factors involved for Sopak, who called it "an extremely difficult ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on September 16th, 2020
Carey Schueler - in a league of her own
Having a father who is a professional athlete does not necessarily imbue one with athletic ability, but in the case of Carey Schueler, it didn't hurt. Carey's father, Ron, was a pitcher in the major leagues from 1972 to 1979. After retiring as a player, Ron Schueler ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on September 2nd, 2020
Sanjay Lal - From playing at Miramonte to coaching in the NFL
There are many ways to make it to the National Football League as a coach. The straight line is to be born here, learn the game here, play through high school and college and look for any opportunity you can find to get your foot in the door and take it from there.
By Jon Kingdon

Published on August 19th, 2020
Athlete Giorgio Tavecchio - Italian born, Moraga-raised gastro-preneur
Giorgio Tavecchio is the Chief Executive Officer of ElevenTwelve, an importer from Italy of wine, pasta, sauces, and spreads. After graduating from Campolindo and the University of California at Berkeley, he has followed three F's in his life: Family, food, and ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on August 5th, 2020
Change of sports seasons a challenge for all in Lamorinda
It's been about five centuries since the ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on July 22nd, 2020
Ron Kroichick's perspective on sports writing today
"Find a job you enjoy doing and you'll never have to work a day in your life." - Mark Twain
Ron Kroichick, longtime sportswriter for the San Francisco Chronicle, took those words to ...
By Jon Kingdon

Published on July 8th, 2020
Contra Costa County looking for referees, officials and umpires
Who hasn't sat in the stands or in front of ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on July 8th, 2020
SMC athletics confronts coronavirus
With the onset of the coronavirus in March, with all its debilitating effects, we now find the fall sports season inexorably approaching. 'Everyone has their individual concerns: the coaches are concerned with their particular team, the players are concerned with ...By Jon Kingdon

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