Dons baseball tops College Park Zach Stromberg out-dueled College Park High ace Joe DeMers to give the Acalanes baseball team an impressive 2-0 nonleague win over the Falcons on March 15. Stromberg, a junior, scattered five hits in the complete game shutout. He got run support from Grant Henderson and Max Diaz, who each went 1 for 3 with an RBI. DeMers was 1 for 2 at the plate and, on the mound, struck out eight while allowing six hits in a compete game effort.
-- Stephanie Hammon
On deck Dublin at Alhambra, baseball, March 25, 4 p.m. -- The Bulldogs started the season 6-2, but the competition gets tougher in DFAL play. De La Salle at California, baseball, March 21, 4 p.m. -- The always challenging EBAL season begins this week for the Spartans. NorCal championships, basketball, March 22, all day -- Teams will compete for a spot in the March 28-29 state championships. The Open, Division I and II games will be held at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento while Division III-V will play at American Canyon High.
Stars of the week Hailey Sparacino, Alhambra softball -- The Saint Mary's College-bound senior was 7 of 12 with six runs and eight RBI in four games to help the Bulldogs go 3-1 at the Queen of the Mountain tournament on March 15. Drew Anderson, Miramonte boys basketball -- Double-doubles from the senior forward helped the Matadors earn a pair of upset wins in the NorCal Division III playoffs. He had 31 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-40 win over Fairfield in the first round, then poured in 34 points and 20 rebounds in a 78-76 win over Burlingame in the quarterfinals March 15. Sabrina Ionescu, Miramonte girls basketball -- Ionescu scored 31 points to lead Miramonte past perennial NorCal power St. Mary's-Stockton in the first round of the Open Division playoffs on March 14. Marquis Morris, De La Salle track and field -- Morris won both the 110-high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles at the Marsh Creek Invitational on March 15. His time of 14.65 seconds in the 110 was the best in the state so far this season. Jared Riley, Berean Christian baseball -- The senior was dominant on the mound in a 6-0 win over Redwood Christian on March 14, allowing just four hits and striking out four in seven shutout innings. Zach Stromberg, Acalanes baseball -- The junior pitched a complete game shutout as the Dons beat College Park 2-0 on March 15 to improve to 5-2 overall. He scattered five hits.