Sports digestNCS championships
The Foothill girls volleyball team made it to the finals in the North Coast Section Division 1 volleyball championships before falling to San Ramon Valley, 3-1, on Nov. 19. On their way to the finals, the Falcons defeated Deer Valley and Monte Vista.
Amador Valley girls waterpolo team defeated Clayton Valley, 9-8, in the first round of NCS championships. Next the Dons faced San Ramon Valley, and lost, 21-5. Foothill beat Granada, 5-3, in the first round, then was defeated by Monte Vista 13-6, in the second round. Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley made it to the finals, which San Ramon Valley won, 5-4, in overtime.
Foothill boys also made it to the NCS waterpolo championships. They faced Washington High in the first round and lost, 15-10.
Lacrosse alumni game
Cross-town rival high school lacrosse alumni met each other Nov. 27 for the first alumni lacrosse game, which they plan to make an annual event. Amador won, beating Foothill 13-6.
Former AVHS swimmer named Athlete of Week
UC Davis senior swimmer Kayleigh Foley of Pleasanton has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Female Athlete of the Week the conference office announced Wednesday.
Foley had individual wins in all three of her freestyle races against San Jose State. Foley's top finishes included the 50 (23.35), 100 (50.74), and 200 (1:50.45) Free, all season bests. All three swims lead the conference by substantial margins.
Foley was a four-year varsity swimmer at Amador Valley and graduated in 2008. She is finishing her degree in molecular biology.