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Archive for August, 2009

EC-Mission time change

For those of you planning on heading to Kezar Stadium to take in the El Cerrito-Mission game on Thursday, kickoff has been changed to 5 p.m. So, if you go to the game, you just might have a chance to be the final car across the Bay Bridge before they shut it down at 8 p.m.

Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009
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East Bay Girls Volleyball Notebook

Here is the second week of the East Bay Girls Volleyball Notebook. We’re talking Deer Valley Tournament and getting to know Amador Valley’s Grace Vickers. Enjoy.
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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 27): Will the Jets soar again?

Encinal was one of the best stories of the 2008 football season. Coming off a strong 2007 season, the Jets rolled through the competition in their first year in the Bay Shore Athletic League and then showed they were legit by finishing off a 13-0 season with a 35-28 win over Novato in the North Coast Section Division III championship game, which Jonathan Brown turned into an instant classic.

The question is, what can Encinal do for an encore?

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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 26): Showcase Fever

Today,  I’ll take a look at the upcoming Battle at the Capital and the effect it may (or may not) have on future Sac vs. Bay showcases.

With the Battle at the Capital kicking off this year, will it be able to gain enough momentum to become as highly regarded as the Herbstreit Challenge and other showcases throughout the country in years to come?

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Posted on Sunday, August 30th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 25): QB Battle on Winton Dr.

For the first time in nearly five years, De La Salle enters its season without an established quarterback. With Blake Wayne now lining up behind center at Diablo Valley College, the Spartans went into this summer with three players competing for the right to gain the keys to the offense. So after speaking with a member of the coaching staff and watching two-thirds of the team’s scrimmage at Pittsburg on Friday, I think I’m now prepared to answer today’s question.

Who will play QB for De La Salle in 2009?  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Saturday, August 29th, 2009
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Wiedeman named pre-season All American

Andrew Wiedeman, a 2007 graduate of California High School and current standout on the UC Berkeley men’s soccer team, was named a pre-season All American by the magazine Soccer America.
In his sophomore season, Wiedeman was voted by NCAA coaches as an All American after scoring 29 points, which included 12 goals, four of them game-winners.
Wiedeman and the Bears are ranked No. 7 in the pre-season poll after going 12-4-5 a season ago and reaching the Sweet Sixteen of the College Cup.
The Bears start the year on the road against Georgetown on Sep. 4.

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 24): Best case/worst case in the EBAL

After De La Salle, what can be expected from the rest of the East Bay Athletic League?

With the Spartans at the top and Livermore at the bottom, there are a lot of unknowns with the rest of the league. Here is a best case/worst case breakdown for the rest of the teams in the league:

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Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 23): Wolverines taking off under Kristoff?

Deer Valley finished 8-4 in 2008, but they made very few of those wins look easy — especially on offense. That offense will take on a new look this year as Kristoff Williams slides from the WR/DB  role to the QB position. And that has us asking:

Can Kristoff Williams give the Wolverines a more potent offensive attack in 2009? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
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Comcast releases live prep football schedule

We had the list of tape-delay games up a few days ago, so here is the list of live games that Comcast SportsNet California (and it’s fellow stations CSN Bay Area and CSN Plus) will have.

The local games are San Leandro vs. Valley Christian-San Jose on Sept. 11, De La Salle vs. Monte Vista on Oct. 9 and James Logan vs. Washington on Nov. 6.

Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
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Dillard steps down at Granada

Granada softball coach Fran Dillard has stepped down for family reasons after 11 years in charge of the Matadors program.

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Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
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