The Amador Valley girls' basketball team has started the season off solidly, going out to a 5-2 record and capturing the consolation titles at the Washington and Windsor tournaments.
The Windsor tournament wrapped up last Saturday and saw the Dons win a pair of games. After dropping a 43-29 game to San Leandro to open the tournament, the Dons came back with a pair of wins.
In the second round, Amador came out on top with a 43-40 win over Montgomery. Freshman Addie Leomiti hit a 3-pointer late to win it, on her way to 28 points to lead the Dons. Sophomore Anika Kaushik also played well for the Amador offense. The win sent the Dons to the consolation title game.
Amador came through with a solid 38-34 win over Petaluma to wrap up the consolation championship. Leomiti had 13, Ellie White added 9 points and Kaushik finished with 8 points.
For her efforts, Leomiti earned All-Tournament honors.
Foothill boys' soccer
The Falcons have started the season with a pair of wins to go with two losses.
The season started on Nov. 30 with a 2-1 win over Newark Memorial, thanks to a pair of goals from Anthony Boney. Next up was a 4-0 loss to Acalanes four days later.
On Dec. 6 the Falcons found the winning ways again, knocking off Heritage 2-1. After having a potential goal called back on an offsides call, Foothill saw Heritage score to take the 1-0 lead. In the second half, the Falcons rallied to take the win thanks to two goals from Alejandro Ramirez. Harry Herlich and Matthew Tahir each had an assist.
Last Saturday, the Falcons played well but came up just short to Clayton Valley, falling 3-2. Ryan Bongiorno and Tariq Mohammed each got a goal for the Falcons.
Foothill girls' basketball
The Falcons took on Castro Valley on Dec. 6 and came away with a 50-43 win over the Trojans.
Riley Young finished the game with 20 points, including hitting 10-of-14 from the free throw line. Beti Terpstra added 10 points for the Falcons.
Two days later the Falcons were back at it, playing well again, but coming out with a 65-56 loss to Alameda.
Young and Terpstra each had 20 points, with Terpstra hitting four 3-pointers in the loss. Savannah Montini added 8 points.
The loss left the team at 2-2 for the season, but the Falcons have been consistently able to score the ball, averaging 50 points a game through their first four contests.
Editor's note: Dennis Miller is a contributing sports writer for the Pleasanton Weekly. To contact him about his Pleasanton Preps column, email [email protected]