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Livermore Stampede finals set – Updated

Well, the Stampede is all done for 2009 and Archbishop Mitty is your champion. They won the title game 5-2 over Sheldon. Keilani Ricketts struck out 20 and hit a 3-run home run.

In the third-place game, Livermore won 2-1 on a squeeze bunt by Caitlin Taylor in the 10th inning. The bunt scored Katie Keller.

I’ll have more for ya on Monday. The story should be up on the main web site soon.

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Livermore Stampede semifinals set

I know we’ve got some softball fans out there, so I wanted to give you the quick heads up on which teams are through to tomorrow’s semifinals. In one semifinal, Foothill will play Archbishop Mitty-San Jose. In the other, Sheldon-Sacramento will play the tournament host, Livermore. Foothill-Mitty is at 3 p.m., Sheldon-Livermore is at 3:15.

I was out at Robertson Park this morning and took in Foothill’s 2-1 win in nine innings over Spanish Springs-Sparks. Great game, highlighted by extra-inning RBIs by Morgan McKinnon and Jennifer Ong. The game against Mitty is a rematch of an earlier game this season, a game Mitty won 5-1.

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Cal High football coaching update

I keep getting asked who the new coach at Cal High is going to be so I thought I’d throw out an update …

The school has received at least 10 applications and plans to start interviewing candidates next week. Applications have come in from as far as the East Coast and they will continue to accept applications until a new coach has been hired.

Three confirmed applicants:

–Bill Hoefs, The Cal High freshman coach who was the head coach at Washington for two years before being replaced by current coach Ken Wittmer.

–Sean Manuel, Varsity assistant coach. Played with former coach Tony Sanchez at New Mexico State and was drafted by the 49ers as a tight end in 1996.

–Aaron Becker, San Ramon Valley JV coach. PE teacher at SRV, played at SRV then Chabot and LaVerne.