The Dublin High Badminton team opened up East Bay Athletic League play last Thursday with a convincing 16-1 victory over San Ramon Valley in the Auxiliary Gym. Dublin won 15 of the 16 contests in straight sets to give the team some strong momentum to open its season.
The Gaels will look to build off that performance in home matches this week against Amador Valley on Tuesday, March 7th and California on Friday, March 10th. Both contests start at 4:00 in the Auxiliary Gym.
Another spring sport that is off to a solid start is the Baseball team. The Gaels won their 2nd consecutive game on Monday at home against Castro Valley 4-0. It was a continuation of a game that began on Saturday but was postponed due to weather with the Gaels up 2-0. Cole Gaynor threw a gem by keeping the Trojans off the board through his six innings of work over the course of three days, helping Dublin improve to 3-1 overall. The Gaels will be in action this week at home against Newark Memorial on March 8th and will travel to face West of Tract on March 10th.
Teams which will be in action for the first time this week include Boys Volleyball, which opens up its season at Amador Valley on March 7th. The Boys Tennis team will also have its season opener on Tuesday, March 7th as they take on Amador Valley.
The final Winter sport wrapped up its season last Tuesday, as the Boys Basketball team fell to Inderkum of Sacramento in the 1st Round of the California Interscholastic Federation State Tournament. Despite the loss, it was another successful year for the Gaels as it qualified for its 6th consecutive CIF appearance, which is an ongoing school record for any program at Dublin High. This year’s squad also has was selected for the North Coast Section Open Division, the only team to qualify each year since its inception four seasons ago.