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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

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

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