NCS Pick’Em challenge

Pick’Em Challenge is back for its second year.

This is how it’s going to work: Below we have every first round game, boys and girls, divisions 1 through 4. Feel free to include your D5/D6 picks as well, they will not be part of the scoring. Your job, as the loyal Prep Corner reader, is to comment to this post with your picks for every game. Picks are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 24. After each round, I’ll add up the scores, post the standings and set up for the next round. Eventually we’ll have a champion to name and it should be fun. Send the link out to your friends, the more the merrier.

Last year’s champion was Hoop Fan, however he has since changed his name to Prep Fan. To view his eternal glory certificate, click HERE. High School Sports Junkie finished in second with Coleman (who we haven’t heard from since) also in the mix.



Copy the list of games below, paste it in a new comment to this post. Erase the team you think is going to lose. If you don’t pick a game you will automatically lose that game. Each correct pick is worth 1 point (other rounds will be scored the same). If you want to tell us why you picked your games, feel free. If you win, you will automatically be granted eternal glory.


BOYS: Logan/SRV; Berkeley/Freedom; Pitt/Granada; Castro Valley/Deer Valley. GIRLS: Cal/Logan; Granada/Antioch; SRV/MSJ; American/Santa Rosa.


BOYS: Alameda/Clayton Valley; Pinole/Concord; Maria Carillo/San Lorenzo; Ukiah/Redwood. GIRLS: Sonoma V/Livermore; Alameda/San Lorenzo; Heritage/Clayton; Montgomery/Windsor.


BOYS: Dublin/JFK; Analy/San Marin; Campolindo/Acalanes; Terra Linda/Eureka. GIRLS: Drake/San Marin; Miramonte/Eureka; Dougherty/Analy; Acalanes/Tamalpais.


BOYS: Healdsburg/Ft. Bragg; Fortuna/Clear Lake; McKinnleyville/Willits; . GIRLS: Ursuline/Justin Siena; Piedmont/Middletown; SPSV/St. Helena; Fortuna/Healdsburg.

Kyle Bonagura

Kyle Bonagura is a Pleasanton-based prep sports writer for the Bay Area Newsgroup-East Bay.