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Brue committs to UC San Diego

Bishop O’Dowd star forward Justin Brue has committed to UC San Diego. The 6-foot-5 Hayward Area Athletic League first teamer averaged 13.8 points per game while leading the Dragons to the North Coast Section Division III semifinals. Brue is expected to sign with the NCAA Division II school Saturday.

That puts Brue, Rashad Parker of Castro Valley and Davion Berry of Hayward all in the same conference next season (CCAA).

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Berry to Cal State Monterey and Parker to Chico State

Hayward High standout guard Davion Berry, the 2008 co-player of the year in the Hayward Area Athletic League, signed with Cal State Monterey. Berry is a second team All-East Bay selection, as he led the Farmers to the NorCal Division III semifinals for the second straight season.

Rashad Parker, a 6-foot-1 guard, signed with Chico State. The Castro Valley superstar hit 64 3-pointers and averaged 18 points per game. He led the Trojans to the North Coast Section Division I quarterfinals last season and to the semifinals in 2008. Parker also led Castro Valley to the schools first HAAL crown in 20 years in 2008. He was a second team All-East Bay selection this year.

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Former Foothill star making MLB debut

Brad Bergesen, a 2004 graduate of Foothill, is making his big league debut tonight for the Baltimore Orioles at home against the White Sox.

He was 15-6 at Double-A Bowie last year with a 3.22 era and was in the mix for a starting spot in spring training before starting the season at Triple-A.

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Piedmont’s petition denied by CIF’s Football Advisory Committee

Just got hold of the recommendation’s by the CIF’s Football Advisory Committee and by unanimous 8-0 votes, the motions to consider Piedmont’s three-year experient with the A-11 and the motion for the CIF to ignore the NFHS rule change regarding the A-11 were defeated. At this point, the A-11 offense as we now know it is likely dead. Piedmont administrators will likely still work to have the Federated Council considered their petition, but if I were to guess on the chances of that happening after this unanimous vote, I’d have to say it’s about a 1,000,000-to-1. But as Jim Carrey said in “Dumb and Dumber,” “So you’re telling me there’s a chance!.”

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Photo slideshow

Here are the photos of the week from last week, courtesy of the photo staff and multimedia wiz Ray Saint Germain. Click the photo of Livermore’s Jessica Varady¬†to view the slideshow.

Photos of the week

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