East Bay Boys Volleyball Notebook

If you look through the Bay Area News Group’s East Bay boys volleyball coaches poll, you will see a bunch of East Bay Athletic League teams, you will see power houses like Deer Valley and you will see a team with one loss in Northgate.
And upon further inspection, you will find, at No. 8, the Mission San Jose Warriors, a team that is currently dominating the Mission Valley Athletic League with an 8-0 record.
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East Bay Boys Lacrosse Notebook

Just a few quick hits this week.
I want to touch on the Monte Vista lacrosse team first. I just got my first look at this team, and it’s no wonder they nearly beat De La Salle, losing 12-11 in overtime a couple of weeks ago.
After beating Amador Valley and then going 1-2 in a very competitive tournament in Portland, the Mustangs look like they are playing their best lacrosse.
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Irvington beats MV 1-0

What a great game out at Foothill today.

Ryan Tella (Irv) threw an 8-inning, 1-hit (a bunt) shutout to beat top-ranked Monte Vista. Trevor Ramos hit a homer in the top of the 8th to give Irvington the run it needed and Tella came out for the bottom half and finished off the Stangs.

Mark Appel started for MV and he went 6 innings sitting around 90-91 for MV.

Tella was just as impressive with a mid-80s fastball.

Couple of notes:
— After MV got a guy on to lead off the 8th, he was back-doored by Irv catcher T.J. Meyer and tagged by Ramos. The ball clearly came out of Ramos’ glove and sat on the dirt for a good 2 seconds — the ump didn’t see it and called the MV runner out. Probably wouldn’t have mattered, but definitely a major blown call.
— I counted 7 radar guns. Mostly there for Appel, but about 4-5 also were tracking Tella. How this kid doesn’t have a scholarship is beyond me — a definite DI player.


Local national leaders – track and field

Deer Valley High’s Hammed Suleman’s outstanding triple jump mark Saturday at the Oakland Invitational Relays did more than break the 21-year-old meet record for the boys event. It is also the longest jump in the nation this year for all conditions, according to DyeStat.com. There was no wind information for the jump.

Other East Bay athletes listed in the DyeStat Us #1 list include St. Elizabeth’s Ashton Purvis in the girls 100 meters (11.56 wind-aided), James Logan’s Ciarra Brewer in the girls long jump and triple jump (both wind-legal marks of 19-5 and 40-11 1/2 respectively) and Moreau Catholic’s Alitta Boyd in the girls triple jump (41-7 1/2, no wind information)