Foothill girls’ soccer team opens home season with 9-1 win over Washington High

2 Amador Valley boys win spots on All-East Bay Athletic League water polo teams

The Foothill High girls’ soccer team opened its home campaign by blasting Washington (Fremont) by a 9-1 final last Tuesday.

It didn’t take long for the Falcons to get on the board, as Sarah Mirr put home a pass from Ariana Nino in the first minute of the game for the 1-0 lead. Foothill found the net three more times in the first half and then scored five more goals in the second half for the final score.

Nino had a hat trick along with an assist. Tami Kwong, Catherine Chao, Sarah

Broacha and Allison Defazio all scored. Assists were provided by Taylor Noval, Sophie Caponigro, Kathryn Lee, Makena Densmore and two from Kira Broacha.

Foothill totaled 14 shots with nine on frame for the match. Washington’s tally came from a penalty kick late in the match and was its only shot of the night.


The Amador Valley boys’ varsity placed two players on the All-East Bay Athletic League teams. Jack Miller was named to the First Team and Drew Kobayashi was named Honorable Mention.

Individual honors for the Amador team were as follows: MVP – Miller; Best Defensive Player – Drew Kobayashi; Most Improved Player – David Brooks;

Coaches Award – Owen Markley.


Former players on the boys’ varsity soccer teams from Amador Valley and Foothill will meet on the field once again this year as the Amador vs. Foothill game presented by the Ballistic United Soccer Club will take place.

The game takes place on Friday, Dec. 30 at Foothill. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. Signups are limited to the first 30 players for each team and the event traditionally fills up quickly, so sign up soon. The cost of $20 per player covers a t-shirt for the game.

Following the game, there will be a reception at McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden – an

establishment owned by former Foothill standout Josh McKay - on Main Street in Pleasanton.

For more information contact Foothill coach Jason Wescott ( or Amador Valley coach Scott Berglin (


I was cruising through the store the other day when I ran into the parent of a player on one of the high school soccer teams. They were wondering how to get the results of their son’s team in the Weekly.

Simple I replied, just volunteer to be the person responsible to turn in the results to me each week. It’s an easy job and in less than 30 minutes a week, you can make sure your son/daughter’s team get their results in print.

At the end of each week (by 12 noon on Sunday), simply send me an e-mail to with the week’s results. Not a writer? No problem! Send me the scores of the games, who were the top scorers for basketball or soccer match results for wrestling and I will write it up for you.

If you have a parent taking pictures, send some along with the identification of the players, as well as who took the pictures. These kids are out there working hard every day, so let’s give them credit for their efforts.

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