Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - October 7, 2011

Sports digest

Prep highlights

The Amador Valley Dons varsity football team lost Friday's Conference game against the San Ramon Valley Wolves, 51-10, on the field in Danville. Tonight, the Dons (2-2) face the Livermore High Cowboys, which has a 3-1 record, after being crushed 62-0 by De La Salle of Concord in its last league bout.

Foothill High also lost last Friday's game, 22-17, to the Grizzlies of California High in San Ramon. With the loss, Foothill moves to 1-3 for the season. The Falcons host De La Salle tonight.

The Falcons girls varsity volleyball team traveled to Danville on Sept. 29 to play an EBAL match against the Monte Vista Mustang, which are 3-0 in play. Foothill stayed focused and beat Monte Vista 3-0 to pull into a five-way tie for the East Bay Athletic League lead.

The Foothill girls water polo team traveled to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bash Tournament and placed third after the consolation championship saw senior goalie Arin Miller rising to the occasion and blocking three consecutive Shoot Out shot attempts to secure a thrilling overtime win. Foothill received clutch Shoot Out goals by Jenni Beadle, Rachel Orpina and Anna Dotson in edging out Soquel, 6-5. In their final game the Falcons topped Carmel, 11-2, on five goals by Beadle and one each from Emily Williams, Emily Barrett, Laura Klein, Kaala Cheney, Karoline van der Zee, and Anna Dotson. After dropping their opening game to eventual overall champion Archbishop Mitty, the girls overwhelmed Aragon 16-0 in their second game.

On the tennis courts, the crosstown rivals varsity girls teams faced off Sept. 29, and Foothill prevailed over the Lady Dons. They meet one more time this season.

Football games to air

Tri-Valley Community TV will broadcast five football games on Channel 30 with hosts Ian Bartholomew and George "Dr. B" Baljevich with field reporting by Anna Kagarakis and Tim Sbranti. Planned interviews during the game include coaches, students, mayors, city and school officials.

"High school football spans many demographics in our community and our games are watched by a great number of people," said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley TV. "The sport plays an important role in shaping the players' lives and is of interest to their parents, family members and other students, just to name a few."

The games scheduled to air are:

Oct. 14: Granada at Foothill

Oct. 21: Cal at Livermore

Oct. 28: Granada at Cal

Nov. 4: Cal at Amador

Nov. 10: Dougherty Valley at Dublin

Tri-Valley TV 30 will broadcast the games on Comcast TV 30, AT&T U-Verse via Channel 99 and streaming live at trivalleytv.org. DVDs of the games may also be purchased via the website.

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