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MLK Hoops Classic: Live

Hey Hoops fans, I have successfully set up shop here on press row at Cal-Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. It should certainly come as no surprise to anybody that the games are already running behind. Currently, Sacred Heart Cathedral-SF is clinging to a 73-67 lead over Skyline with 30 seconds to play. Salesian (13-3) and Newark Memorial (15-3) wait in the wings.

Here’s the game plan for us tonight:
I’ll pick up live play-by-play action at halftime of the Salesian-Newark game. Jimmy Durkin, who will be covering that game for the paper, will then jump on to the blog to bring play-by-play coverage of the last two games, St. Mary’s (15-2) vs. Monte Vista (15-0), and De La Salle (13-1) vs. McClymonds (17-0). 

Salesian and Newark will likely get underway around 4:50, and I’ll drop in periodic updates until picking up full-time at the start of the second half between the Cougars and Pride.

Final score of first boys game: SHC 77, Skyline 72. Be back shortly.

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East Bay Boys Soccer Notebook

Not only is it currently a good situation for De La Salle soccer, but it’s good to have been a part of Spartan soccer in the past; especially for goalies.

Kind of like producing quarterbacks at USC or the cradle of college football coaches throughout the Mid-American Conference, De La Salle High School has produced some very good goalies in recent years.

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Clayton Valley Invitational results

As promised, here are the results from the finals of the Clayton Valley Invitational.

Clayton Valley Invitational
At Clayton Valley HS
Team scores (top 10): Freedom 183, Paradise 165, Reno 128.5, Antioch 119.5, Heritage 112, Northgate 101, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 98, Woodland 92, Livermore 85.5, Mission San Jose 82.5.

Individual results: 103 — Hwa (Mission San Jose) d. Thomas (Paradise), 10-2; 112 — Bettinson (Reno) d. Wiley (Freedom), 6-1; 119 — Morelli (Paradise) d. Stucki (Northgate), 5-4; 125 — Aura (Foothill) d. DiMercurio (Freedom), 5-4; 130 — Monticelli (Reno) d. Ziel (Paradise), 9-2; 135 — Stirm (Northgate) d. Elicegui (Wooster-Reno), 8-3; 140 — Kannel (Livermore) d. Joaquin (Freedom), 6-3; 145 — Waldrop (Freedom) d. Sanchez (Livermore), t.f.; 152 — Cress (Antioch) d. Frazier (St. Patrick-St. Vincent), 12-3; 160 — Skillman (Paradise) d. Gladney (Woodland), 5-4; 171 — Dougherty (Las Lomas) p. Montez (Heritage), 1:46; 189 — Baumann (Dublin) d. Bergstedt (Paradise), 9-7; 215 — Parsons (Freedom) d. Pica (Concord), injury default; 285 — Tozer (Valley Christian-San Jose) p. Bangert (Clayton Valley), 1:01.

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Klingsheim, Sheridan advance to Five Counties finals

As they did last weekend at the Doc Buchanan, Liberty’s David Klingsheim and De La Salle’s Tyler Sheridan are again thriving against Southern California competition. They’ve both advanced to tonight’s finals at the Five Counties Invitational, billed as one of the toughest tournaments in the country.

At 125 pounds, Klingsheim beat Northview-Covina’s Anthony Jaramillo 7-5 in his semi. In the finals, Klingsheim (who is seeded No. 1) will face Gilroy’s Martin Gonzalez in a rematch of last week’s Doc B title match. Gonzalez is ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds by thecaliforniawrestler.com and Klingsheim is No. 1 at 119.

At 152 pounds, Sheridan (seeded No. 2 this weekend) beat Calvary Chapel-Santa Ana’s Tigran Adzhemyan 4-2 in the semis. In the finals he’ll face No. 1 seed T.J. Belton of Central Catholic-Modesto. Belton is ranked No. 2 at 160 pounds, Sheridan is ranked No. 1 at 152.