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Pick’Em Challenge standings — round 1

Interesting first round with High School Sports Junkine, using his multi generational knowledge to tie for the early lead correctly selecting 27 of the 31 first round games

Our three writers who chose to participate all held their own (Me, Durkin and Bower) are also tied for first with Newyearstartsnow and DonFan (who didn’t participate after the first round last year).

Defending champion PrepFan has a little work to do, but with many games still remaining, there is plenty of time to position himself in a place for a repeat.

EBAL Fan’s selection of Sonoma Valley over Livermore killed his karma and picking SRV over Logan didn’t help either.

ECULB struggled without Mack to bank on finishing just ahead of Jammin JR, who turned his picks in late and still  managed just 18 of 31 correct picks.

Feel free to update me if you I got your number wrong.

-Kyle

Here are the standings:

Name Total
High School Sports Junkie 27
DonFan 27
Jimmy Durkin 27
Kyle Bonagura 27
Michael Bower 27
Newyearstartsnow 27
PrepFan 25
Trojan Den 25
BigGreen 25
Bay Area Watcher 23
BigMig 23
Trojan 56 23
Bikerider 23
HANG NAIL 23
Benicia Dave 21
Coach Brown 21
EBAL Fan 21
Panther Pride 20
ECulb 20
Jammin JR 18

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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.

D-I

BOYS: De La Salle/Logan; Newark/Berkeley; San Leandro/Pitt; Monte Vista/Castro Valley. Girls: Monte Vista/Logan; Newark/Granada; Deer Valley/San Ramon Valley; Berkeley/American.

D-II

BOYS: Hayward/Clayton Valley; Heritage/Pinole Valley; Las Lomas/Maria Carillo; Northgate/Ukiah. Girls: Carondelet/Livermore; Petaluma/Alameda; Pinole Valley/Heritage; Northgate/Montgomery.

D-III

BOYS: O’Dowd/Dublin; Drake/Analy; Miramonte/Acalanes; Piner/Terra Linda. Girls: O’Dowd/Drake; Campolindo/Miramonte; Dublin/Dougherty Valley; Encinal/Tamalpais.

D-IV

BOYS: Salesian/Healdsburg; Arcata/SPSV; St Marys/Fortuna; Cardinal Newman/McKinelyville. Girls: St Mary’s/Justin Siena; McKineleyville/Piedmont; Marin Catholic/SPSV; Mereau Catholic/Fortuna.

Kyle Bonagura

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

  • Bikerider

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Castro Valley.
    Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Heritage; Maria Carillo; Northgate.
    Girls: Carondelet; Alameda; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner.
    Girls: O’Dowd; Campolindo; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; Arcata; St Mary’s; Cardinal Newman.
    Girls: St Mary’s; McKinleyville; Marin Catholic; Moreau Catholic.

  • donFan

    after av lost first round i was heartbroken and gave up. all good though good start for me.

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle Newark San Leandro/; Monte Vista/. Girls: Monte Vista/; granada; /San Ramon Valley; Berkeley/
    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward/; Heritage/Las Lomas/; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet (unfortunatley); Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate/
    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd Analy; Miramonte; Terra Linda. Girls: O’Dowd; Dublin/; Encinal/

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; Arcata/ St Marys Cardinal Newman/Girls: St Mary’s/; McKineleyville/ Marin Catholic/ Mereau Catholic/.

  • http://ibabuzz.com/prepcorner Jimmy Durkin

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Alameda; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Drake; Miramonte; Piner/. Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Mereau Catholic.

  • Bay Area Watcher

    Toughest pick was Miramonte/Campo girls in D3. Go with the hot team or the one with lots of NCS experience?

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Newark; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Granada; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner. Girls: O’Dowd; Campolindo; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Mereau Catholic

  • Michael Bower

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Ukiah (MY UPSET SPECIAL). Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner. Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Moreau Catholic.

  • Bikerider

    DonFan, you forgot one of the D-3 girls games.

  • donFan

    GREAT CALLL!!!!!! thanks! ill go with miramonte. thanks

  • High School Sports Junkie

    what is the time deadline for 2nd round and is it firm or just kinda whenever…..lol

  • Kyle Bonagura

    Try to get it in by 6.

    I’ll be watching you in particular.

  • Big Mig

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Newark; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner.
    Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; McKineleyville; Marin Catholic Mereau Catholic.

  • E_Culb

    Consider this my offical protest (LOL) some people got theres in late for rd.1 they should have been dicked points!

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Castro Valley. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas/; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Alameda; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner.
    Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; Arcata; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; McKineleyville; Marin Catholic; Mereau Catholic.

  • Benicia Dave

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Newark; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; San Ramon Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Heritage; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner. Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian ; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; SPSV; Moreau Catholic

  • The Trojan Den

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Castro Valley. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Drake; Miramonte; Piner. Girls: O’Dowd; Campolindo; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Moreau Catholic

  • High School Sports Junkie

    Kyle, take a look at my round 1 score I think I had 4 losses, Boys- San Lorenzo, Campo, Girls- Cal, Acalanes you have me down for 3 losses

  • trojan56

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Castro Valley.
    Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Drake; Acalanes ; Piner.
    Girls: O’Dowd; Campolindo; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Moreau Catholic

  • High School Sports Junkie

    Mike I am so disappointed in you not giving the Newark boys any love. The only thing I can figure is you saying is “Hmmmm Junkie is going to take Newark so I will take Berkeley to try to catch up” Teacher and pupil When you can take the stone from my hand It is time for you to leave

  • BigGreen

    E stop cryin man, it’s just for fun!!!LOL!!!

  • BigGreen

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle/; /Berkeley; San Leandro/; Monte Vista/. Girls: /Logan; Newark/; Deer Valley/; Berkeley/

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward/; /Pinole Valley; Las Lomas/ /Ukiah. Girls: Carondelet/; Petaluma/; Pinole Valley//Montgomery.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd/; Drake/; Miramonte/; /Terra Linda. Girls: O’Dowd/ /Miramonte; Dublin/; Encinal/

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian/; /SPSV; St Marys//McKinelyville. Girls: St Mary’s//Piedmont; Marin Catholic//Fortuna.

  • donFan

    hey kyle-
    did the sixth man contest end? or was there a write up? assume srv took it from av this year.

  • Michael Bower

    haha, Junkie. I went to my inside sources for my Berkeley-Newark Memorial pick. It was tough to go against the Cougars since they beat Berkeley already this year, but I hear Newark isn’t playing so well right now.

  • Michael Bower

    You gonna be at that Newark-Berkeley game, Junkie? Or does the wife have the ball and chain on you Saturday. haha.

  • Prep Fan

    D-I
    BOYS: De La Salle; Newark; San Leandro; Monte Vista.
    Girls: Monte Vista; Granada; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II
    BOYS: Hayward; Heritage; Las Lomas; Northgate.
    Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III
    BOYS: O’Dowd; Drake; Miramonte; Piner.
    Girls: O’Dowd; Campolindo; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV
    BOYS: Salesian; Arcata; St Marys; Cardinal Newman.
    Girls: St Mary’s; McKinleyville; Marin Catholic; Moreau Catholic.

  • High School Sports Junkie

    Mike I wear the pants in this family …. She just tells me which ones and I iron them

  • EBAL FAN

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Newark; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Granada; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Montgomery.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner.
    Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Tamalpais.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; McKineleyville; Marin Catholic; Fortuna.

  • nextyearstartsnow

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Newark; Pitt; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Granada; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Heritage; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Drake; Miramonte; Piner. Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; Arcata; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Moreau Catholic.

  • Prep Fan

    I guess Junkie waits to the last minute to get all the latest injury reports. At least he is honest, and self reported the discrepency on his scoring. I’m sure Mike would have gone back over all the results with a fine-tooth comb and caught the error eventually anyway, but Junkie gets some serious Karma for the self report. There ar some great matchups this weekend, and several games that I had a tough time calling. Good luck to all.

  • Coach Brown

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Logan; Granada; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Ukiah. Girls: Carondelet; Alameda; Heritage; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Analy; Miramonte; Piner. Girls: O’Dowd; Campolindo; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; Arcata; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Mereau Catholic.

  • panther pride

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Berkeley; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward; Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Alameda; Heritage; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: Dublin ; Drake; Miramonte; Terra Linda . Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s; Piedmont; SPSV; Moreau Catholic.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle/; /Berkeley; San Leandro/; Monte Vista/. Girls: Monte Vista/; /Granada; Deer Valley/; Berkeley/.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward/; Heritage/; Las Lomas; Northgate/. Girls: Carondelet/; Petaluma/; Pinole Valley/; Northgate/.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd/; /Analy; Miramonte/; Piner/. Girls: O’Dowd/; /Miramonte; Dublin/; Encinal/.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian/; Arcata/; St Marys/; Cardinal Newman/. Girls: St Mary’s/; /Piedmont; Marin Catholic/; Mereau Catholic/.

  • High School Sports Junkie

    D-I

    BOYS: De La Salle; Newark; San Leandro; Monte Vista. Girls: Monte Vista; Newark; Deer Valley; Berkeley.

    D-II

    BOYS: Hayward;Pinole Valley; Las Lomas; Northgate. Girls: Carondelet; Petaluma; Pinole Valley; Northgate.

    D-III

    BOYS: O’Dowd; Drake; Miramonte; Piner. Girls: O’Dowd; Miramonte; Dublin; Encinal.

    D-IV

    BOYS: Salesian; SPSV; St Marys; Cardinal Newman. Girls: St Mary’s;Piedmont; Marin Catholic; Mereau Catholic.

  • Michael Bower

    HAHAHAHA …. you crack me up, Junkie.

  • High School Sports Junkie

    Mike are you manning the ship tonite, I may have to go to bed now and set my alarm for 11 and give you a call tonite

  • Prep Fan

    I’m back in the running after missing just 1 game tonight. I thought Drake could put an end to the Analy winning streak, but it was not to be. Great game tonight at Monte Vista where they beat a determined Castro Valley team in OT. Looks like Logan gave DLS a good game, and 55 points is a lot against them. Scores:

    Boys

    Quarterfinals

    Division I

    De La Salle 65, James Logan 55

    San Leandro 82, Pittsburg 53

    Monte Vista 64, Castro Valley 60, OT

    Division II

    Hayward 65, Clayton Valley 49

    Heritage 57, Pinole Valley 39

    Las Lomas 57, Maria Carrillo 51

    Northgate 72, Ukiah 67

    Division III

    Bishop O’Dowd 65, Dublin 46

    Analy 49, Drake 44

    Miramonte 66, Acalanes 49

    Piner 54, Terra Linda 43

    Girls

    Quarterfinals

    Division I

    Monte Vista 60, James Logan 24

    Deer Valley 57, SRV 29

    Berkeley 55, American 24

    Division II

    Petaluma 44, Alameda 40

    Pinole Valley 64, Heritage 48

    Northgate 77, Montgomery 48

    Division III

    Bishop O’Dowd 70, Drake 42

    Campolindo 71, Miramonte 63

    Dublin 42, Dougherty Valley 26

    Encinal 71, Tamalpais 51

  • Prep Fan

    The early D1 games today were won by the Newark boys over Berkeley and the Granada girls over Newark. After a quick look at the round 2 picks, I think Don Fan has a very unofficial 2-game lead on the pack heading into tonight’s D4 action.

  • High School Sports Junkie

    Prepfan how many losses do you have for Donfan

  • Kyle Bonagura

    Prep Fan,

    I’ve only missed two this round. I think that puts me a point ahead of DonFan and newyearstartsnow.

  • High School Sports Junkie

    When SPSV gets the W tonight that will bunch things up at the top

  • ccoosby

    Arcata won by 23 SPSV

  • Kyle Bonagura

    These should be the standings…

    PrepFan 56
    Kyle Bonagura 56
    DonFan 55
    Bay Area Watcher 54
    Newyearstartsnow 53
    High School Sports Junkie 53
    Michael Bower 52
    Jimmy Durkin 52
    Benicia Dave 50
    BigMig 50
    Bikerider 49
    Trojan Den 49
    EBAL Fan 48
    Coach Brown 47
    Trojan 56 46
    BigGreen 46
    ECulb 44
    Panther Pride 40

  • Prep Fan

    My bad. It didn’t register that Don Fan took SRV over Deer Valley. I looked right past that one, and I didn’t see that he also took Miramonte since it was a separate post. With McKinleyville’s victory over Piedmont, I might have just taken the lead. I only missed 1 game in round 2. I’ll let Kyle add them up this time, as I obviously can’t count.

    Winners in D4 tonight are:
    BOYS: Salesian; Arcata; St Marys; Cardinal Newman.
    Girls: St Mary’s; McKinleyville; Marin Catholic; Moreau Catholic.

  • Prep Fan

    My bad again. I didn’t realize Kyle had already totalled up all the games of round 2. Looks like Kyle & I have edged out Don Fan for the temporary top spot.

    The games get much tougher from here on out, as all the teams left are high quality and have won a lot of games. 16 more to pick for round 3, including some real doozies, such as
    Boys: St. Mary’s – Cardinal Newman, San Leandro – Monte Vista, Los Lomas – Northgate, and
    Girls: Pinole Valley – Northgate & Deer Valley – Berkeley.

  • E_Culb

    Kyle I didnt even see that you put me on blast like that! Low Blow (LOL) But Im stinking up the joint right now DANG! Maybe I should’ve check out other teams in the area LOL!!!

  • Kyle Bonagura

    hahaha, had to do it!

  • donFan

    holy crap what the hell am i doing up that list…… ill take one game back.. GO DONS