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Prep Corner Live! Friday Night

My knee surgery last Friday was a success and I am back and ready for the return of Prep Corner Live! Friday night at 11 right here on the Prep Corner blog. We will have some fun things to talk about with all the North Coast Section championships going on … we might even mix in some wrestling talk since Waterhouse will be covering the grapplers Friday and Saturday. Our main concentration will be the NCS basketball playoffs. As always, we will welcome viewers to phone into our live streaming video show to ask questions or just shoot the bull with us. We will also have interviews with players and coaches. Make sure to tune in. There is nothing better than playoff talk.

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  • gary

    When will the all league bball team from Haal be in the paper, and the final team stats?

  • Michael Bower

    Gary,

    I believe the All-League teams were selected on Monday, but they need to be finalized and made official by the commissioner before I can run them. I am thinking maybe next Tuesday for that. As far as stats go, I don’t believe those will be in the newspaper at all. I will do my best to get them here on the blog. I am missing a few boxscores because some coaches did not phone in results.

  • gary

    Michael, If you can’t get them out how can I get them?The stats; that is?

  • Michael Bower

    Not sure. The reason we aren’t putting them in the newspaper is because we are understaffed and don’t have the time to compile the stats with everything going on. If I get a chance to compile the leaders, then I will post them on the blog. Otherwise, you can e-mail me (mbower@bayareanewsgroup.com) and I have a spreadsheet on excel with team-by-team stats.

  • The Trojan Den

    F*** Monte Vista High School. They refuse to sell Castro Valley any seats. The Den is going to have to show up pretty early to get in. Monte Vista is THAT scared of the Den that they are trying to shut us out.

    Monte Vista will be destroyed. The Trojan Den will get crazier and more personal as NCS goes on, we’re about to make Zach Ertz and Brian Barbour cry, we are not holding back. Any of these games could be our last we don’t care about consequences.

    Castro Valley is the dark horse of NCS this year. When we are hot, we are unstoppable, especially when The Trojan Den is behind them.

    F the haters we the best

  • Michael Bower

    They wouldn’t sell you seats? What did they say?

  • John

    Trogan Den,

    Welcome to the EBAL. Monte Vista and DLS will do whatever it takes to gain an advantage. Wont sell you tickets, wont let you sit together and cheer, whatever it takes to give them a small edge. You have to get the home court advantage or else they will work you!!!

  • Prep Fan

    I heard they are not pre-selling any tickets, but they are available for anyone at the gym tonight. The girls game is first with James Logan and it will not be a sellout, so if you want tickets, I would advise people to get there early for the girls game and just wait it out. If you try to show up 30 minutes before the boys game starts, there will be a 2-mile line and they will run out of tickets before you get to the front.

  • John

    NCS should be providing each school with available pre selling tickets for students to purchase. Both at Castro Valley and Monte Vista High Schools. But like I said this is the EBAL and maybe Monte Vista decided to control the event and sorry Castro Valley!! Next year work harder and gain the home court advantage!! Although if you can pull the upset it is that more sweeter!! Good Luck

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

    I’m not 100 percent positive, but I don’t think the NCS allows presale. On selection Sunday, I know there were complaints already coming in about the double-header at Bishop O’Dowd, because Dublin folks were worried they wouldn’t be able to get in the door for a 8 p.m. game that was the second of a double-header, especially given the size of that gym. Some consideration was given briefly to a site change, but NCS decided it wasn’t fair to not allow O’Dowd to host as the top seed in a quarterfinal game. I heard a brief mention of allowing Dublin to do a presale, but I think that was shot down.

  • John

    Jimmy,

    Well I bought presold NCS tickets every week for High School Football this year. Its a money deal like a gift card. NCS guarntees how much money they make by selling presold tickets. Then when some people dont show they make even more money. Maybe the High School has to request an amount of presells to sell to its students, not sure. Maybe Monte Vista being the home team wants to control the game (event) and wont sell presells to keep Castro Valley students out of the game or at least to a minumum.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    I do find it interesting that the Carondelet/Livermore girls game is being played on Saturday (DLS is playing Friday) when they are doing back-to-back games for Monte Vista, Bishop O’Dowd and Newark Memorial on the same day.

    They could have very easily done a girls Friday, then boys Saturday deal at BOD (or vice versa) like they did for DLS/Carondelet to make it easier for the fans.

    Considering the BOD gym is so small it would have been the right move.

  • PirateFan

    It sure will be nice to be rid of the self promoting Trojan Den after Monte Vista beats them. I’m sure Ertz and Barbour are shakin in their sneakers.Maybe they should use the F Monte Vista cheer tonight like they did when SL beat them at CV I’m sure that would go over well in Danville. Or better yet have some moron walk on the court and flip off the referee.The Den will have no effect on the game. Go SL Pirates!

  • The Trojan Den

    Yea, PirateFan u talk like your fans are totally respectful. If we don’t matter so much why does everyone talk about us? You are scared that we upset MV, cuz we beat you guys at your school last time. You would much rather have MV than have the deepest Trojan Den in history.

    We don’t care how we act, we are the Trojan Den, the most effective 6th man ever. We fwi.

    And to ones wondering about the ticket situation, Monte Vista is apparently not preselling, i dont know why. They probably did that and told their people to stick around after school to lock out their gym. Not gonna happen though, MV is going to have to clean up our mess tonight.

  • Go Knights

    I am looking forward to an NCS wrestling update. How are all the local wrestlers doing? The Las Lomas fans are looking for some results.

  • ccoosby

    Does anyone here think that maybe if the ‘trojan den’ was alittle more respectful and not getting members of the den suspended and bragging about after ever away game that just maybe MV would have pre sold a few tickets they are already banned from another Ebal school. JUst a thought!!

  • Michael Bower

    I just got word from Kyle out at Monte Vista that the Trojan Den showed up way early for tonight’s game. Apparently, The Den got in before the James Logan girls basketball team even started to warm up.

  • dez

    The Trojan Den is the Best UnCut Student Section in the West Coast. I had a great time when they picked on me when we played CV in January. They will take over tht gym over there pretty easy.

  • dez

    probably half the Den will be kicked out by the end of the 3rd

  • ccoosby

    What excuses will the Den come up with tonite. As Mentioned before its not about wins its about quality wins. The trojan den says they win games for there team well they did three of them all year, what i mean by that is three quality wins all year one Sl one Bod and one hayward Good season Good luck to all

  • http://www.mvhigh.net cv

    FYI not one of the Den members got kicked out tonight. And even though they lost, they were far better than the MV 6th man! and for the record..Ertz did cry.

  • dverdin

    Tears of Joy!!!! Victory Victory

  • http://www.mvhigh.net cv

    actually it was in the 3rd quarter.. but good try Dverdin.. or should I say CV hater???

  • dverdin

    i am sure it was all because of the den maybe he broke a finger nail

  • http://www.mvhigh.net cv

    in that case, crying over a fingernail is pretty bad.. but again, good try! concidering I taught Ertz at one point, I know he would not cry over a fingernail. You might though

  • dverdin

    Maybe a foul at the end,and make them shoot free throws instead you give up a three to tie it, really gotta question that call cv

  • Prep Fan

    The problem with that is that if you foul Barbour at that point, he will immediately launch up a shot and be entitled to 3 free throws. I would rather make him try to sink an NBA 3-pointer with a hand in his face and the season on the line than give him 3 free throws. I can’t fault the CV strategy there. You just have to hand it to Barbour for burying that clutch shot to put it into OT. CV played them tough right up until the final buzzer, in OT. What a great game by both teams.

  • The Trojan Den

    That game was bullshit. Wayy too many foul calls, especially because our athletic team would get up and pack Ertz every time, but it would be called a foul every single time. Nobody gave us a chance, and we pretty much had that game locked up. That prayer that Barbour threw up just magically went in. It’s true that spoiled white kids get whatever they want.

    And Monte Vista’s sixth man… haaaaa. such pussys. The Den solidified the fact that we are the best in the bay, no questions asked.

  • John

    Trogen Den,

    Wow sounds like your team and school put on a spirited effort and almost pulled off the upset. Like I said in an earlier post have your kids work harder over the summer so you can get home court advantage. Schedule a more challenging non league schedule and win your league. The fact is spoiled white kids dont get whatever they want when they travel away from mommy and daddy. You need to play them on your turf where they arent nearly as tough!! Good Showing, I hear it is an instant ESPN CLassic!

  • http://contracostatimes Nameless

    So who was the CV fan/coach who went after the ref after the game? Very classy, much like “The Den”. Good luck next year. Again.

  • The Trojan Den

    Nameless, that man is a hero, whoever that was. that ref needs to learn that swatting the ball is NOT A FOUL.

  • coach rodney

    the trojan den is a disgrace. it didnt work at the end so there. next year is o dowd winning the haal. but cv will not come in second. it will be san leandro. because breaking news is that ranked guard/forward is staying instead of leaving to tennyson. also they also have ranked guard devin moss who is a sophmore next year. they will be leading san leandro next year. along with nick armas, jermaine gaines and etc. daniel almonte is their jared cunningham for the next two years. cv be afraid.

  • derrick

    i agree with coach rodney but i do respect the trojan den because they intimidate their opponets. but i cant wait unitl next year for san leandro.. because this year they will lose to monte vista once again. so next year they will have devin moss class of 2012 who is ranked. also daniel almonte is officialy staying at san leandro so he is looking to explode next year. those two are phenoms together. but they also have jermaine gaines, nick armas. they can beat cv with that but maybe not o dowd.

  • ccoosby

    Regardless of the refs, it was a classless and terrible example the coach set for his team and the school with what happened after the game. Good luck to the remaining teams throughout NCS

  • John

    Yeah,

    It sounds like the coach( who had coached many of the MV kids at a younger level) forgot the 3 rules of coaching HS sports.
    1. Dont let the other teams best player beat you
    2. Dont let the other teams best player beat you
    3. Dont let the other teams best player beat you

    Once the coach from CV realized he should never had allowed the best player from MV ( Barbour) shoot that 3 to tie he realized he had blown the game for his kids and was looking for a scapegoat to take the blame off him. In this case the officials.

    Again the same as last year when CV lost a heartbreaker in the last minutes. Take my advice and gain the home court advantage that is your best chance CV. I have a feeling later during the summer the CV will regret his actions after the game more than letting the best player from MV beat him. Good Luck

  • trojan56

    Coach rodney, why all the hate for cv? San leandro will be decent next year but is going to lack experience. CV has everyone coming back next year except Parker. We started 3 sophomores this year and had 2 others on the team that got significant experience. It should come down to CV and BOD. Roderick Bobbitt, Chris Read, Juan Anderson, Carlye Garrick and Orlawn Ellis will be the most athletic starting 5 CV has ever had. sl and bod be afraid.

  • The Trojan Den

    Look, Nick Jones took the 9 out of 10 chance that Barbour wouldn’t get that prayer of a shot answered. It was probably better odds to foul him, but then again he could have taken the shot at that moment to get 3 shots, or mv could have rebounded the 2nd ft and tied it up that way. Either way, both routes had ridiculous odds of failing. I’m sure if we had fouled something would have miraculously gone wrong, say barbour shooting, making it, and getting the foul to win it in regulation.

    The fact is, that part of the game should not have even been a factor. If the refs got just ONE of those terrible calls right, it would have been a five point game at that point.

    Respect the Trojan Den. We are the most committed, most dominating 6th man around. We don’t play by the rules we just do our best to make sure our team beats the other guys and make sure our team gets respect they deserve. Anything else and we don’t go down without a fight. All the haters dont know what they are talking about.

  • The Trojan Den

    Yea, Rodney, CV wont miss a beat. I bet you thought CV wouldnt win 23 games this year after losing our two best players Broome and DeMuynck. Now we lose our best player Shaddy but we have experienced sophs and juniors to step in. I havent heard of one of those SL guys cuz they havent played yet, losing Cunningham and Shaheed will put SL in 3rd or 4th at best. ODowd will be better and CV could still be better. Those two teams will fwi in HAAL.

  • dez

    The Best Guard in the League next year will be Hameed Ali he won’t be at Tennyson. He will prolly be at San Leandro Or Oakland High…Now talking about a proved player at the varsity level Hameed is gettin looks from Numerous big programs and mid major schools.. He is to haal basketball as is chris martin to haal football….

  • John

    Trojan Den,

    Well if you are going to take credit for helping your team win then take blame when your team loses. Maybe the refs were sick and tired of listening to the Den yell and demean the refs and called fouls on CV out of spite. Take the good with the bad. Not a CV hater just trying to give you some advice. Work harder in the summer and gain the home court advantage or else you are going to be in for a lot of these heartbreaking losses, especially when you come to the leaders of the EBAL. MV doesnt need Luck they have money!

  • The Trojan Den

    You may be right John, but that just shows how unprofessional and unskilled those refs were. If they get some sick sexual pleasure from spiting rowdy high schoolers, they need to be mentally evaluated. Thanks for the advice tho, u sound sincere.

  • dverdin

    I did not see any Deer valley fans complaining on here when Cv shot 30 free throws and DV shot 8 and the final score was an 11 pt win and by the way you never let the best player get the ball and shoot a three to tie foul when he touches it make them shoot free throws. The odds of making the first missing the second and putting it back in NOT going to happen ever announcer and coach will tell you that. Learn the game DEN stop making excuses everytime your team loses you are on here making excuses take the defeat and move on

  • dverdin

    No problem with CV you are the only people that come on here and talk so much and really don’t know what you are talking about it seems like anytime anyone mentions facts about Cv you take it personal just move on the season is over!

  • trojan56

    Dverdin, do u even root for a school? Every time im on this i see a comment from you hating on cv. Whats your problem?

  • John

    Hey San Leandro fans,

    Word on the street is MV is petitioning NCS to relocate your basketball game. Seems they dont want to play at your old school, cramp, loud, gym with the bent rims. They are trying for Chabot or East Bay? I guess they want to have you give your home court advantage away. Is there any truth to the story??

  • The Trojan Den

    Haaaaa. Its not that John. Those pussies dont want to play a game in what they consider the “ghetto” surrounded by SL fans that will be just as harsh as we were but in bigger numbers because it will be a home game.

    SL’s gym is fine, Monte Vista isn’t used to diversity is all.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    Guys (Trojan Den), Watch the profanity.

    It would make more sense for that game to be played at a venue like CSU East Bay. There is going to be a lot of people who want to see it — much more than can fit into the San Leandro gym.

    I can see why SL would want it at San Leandro, but NCS has to do what’s right for everyone involved. A game at Chabot or East Bay is still a lot closer to SL than MV for travel purposes.

    OAL schools cannot host NorCal games like most schools and play those games at CSUEB, so a move wouldn’t be without precedent in terms of playoff hoops.

  • John

    Well Kyle,

    SL has the higher seed and won their league so I would think they get the home game. San Leandro gym is their home, right? I work close to the NCS office in San Ramon and their were a ton of Mercedes and BMW’s there today so either the MV parents or their attorneys are up to something. You gotta love it, the EBAL where “money matters most”

  • Kyle Bonagura

    I agree, they should get the home game and should ultimately get the pick of where its at.

    But if you can get 500 more people in the doors at CSUEB or Chabot (which is still HAAL territory) then at 9 dollars a head plus concessions thats something they have to take into account.

    If this rumor is even true…

  • John

    Hey Kyle,

    Are you a MV grad??