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Archive for August, 2009

Pitt-Burbank update

For those who were looking forward to the Pittsburg-Burbank portion of the West Coast Classic, have no fear, the game is still happening. I got a message this morning from Pitt coach Victor Galli to confirm that Burbank will now travel to the Bay Area and the two will play at Pirate Stadium on Friday, Sept. 4. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
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West Coast Classic canceled

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the West Coast Classic has been canceled.

Apparently some schools were concerned after the showcase event was moved from Hughes Stadium to Whitney High. It was supposed to feature three games (Berkeley vs Ponderosa, Pittsburg vs Burbank and Whitney vs Fernley-Nevada).

Berkeley will now travel to Ponderosa on Sept. 5 and Pittsburg will host Burbank on Sept. 4.

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 22): Heading north

Today, we leave the East Bay and venture a bit further north.

Once the playoffs begin, teams from the Redwood Empire enter the fray in the hunt for North Coast Section titles. What teams from the north will be in the mix come season’s end?

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Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
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Local track official seriously ill

Among the meets Shimansky has officiated are North Coast Section championships …

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_13201260

Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 21): Future of the A-11 Offense?

As I’m assuming most of our readers know by now, the A-11 Offense that was invented at Piedmont High was essentially banned during the offseason. The NFHS, which determines the rules by which high school sports play under, enacted a rule change that eliminated the scrimmage kick exception that Piedmont utilized in the A-11 and required at least five players to wear numbers that make them ineligible to catch a pass (50-79).

So, what does that mean for the future of the A-11 Offense at Piedmont High?

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Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
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West Coast Classic moved to Whitney HS

The Sacramento Bee first reported this weekend that the West Coast Classic, a three-game football showcase that will take place on Sept. 5, has been moved from Sacramento City College to Whitney High in Rocklin. Chace Bryson just spoke with Pitt coach Victor Galli and yes, the games are definitely scheduled for Whitney High. Pittsburg is scheduled to play Burbank-Sacramento at 4 p.m. and Berkeley takes on Ponderosa-Shingle Springs at 7.

Also, on a related note, the Battle at the Capital showcase on Sept. 12 has also been moved. It will now be played at Folsom High. Our local games include Pittsburg against Granite Bay at 2 p.m. and California plays Del Oro-Loomis at 8. The Bee also has a blog post that talks to Granite Bay coach Ernie Cooper about the game.

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009
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East Bay Volleyball Notebook

Here is the first edition of the Volleyball Notes. Enjoy.
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Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009
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Ringer commits to Southern Utah

Campolindo High girls basketball player Meghan Ringer has made an oral commitment to Southern Utah. The 6-foot-1 Ringer averaged 10.9 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game on 45-percent shooting last season as a junior, and was a second-team all-Diablo Foothill Athletic League selection.

“I picked Southern Utah because they seemed to have the best fit for me. I really liked the coaches, and I wanted to be part of something that is going upward,” said Ringer, who also mentioned she liked that Southern Utah plans to play her at power forward instead of center.

Meghan also considered Boise State and Montana State before choosing the Thunderbirds.

 

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 20): Ride the Bus

This seems like a timely topic to discuss given the recent chatter on the comment board. Join me on a trip to Oak Grove Road in Concord.

With a new offense being installed as we speak, what will Patrone Wood II do in his senior season at Ygnacio Valley?

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Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 19): The Big Tickets

It’s another Sunday edition of point/counterpoint from Ben and myself. And for this one we’re actually taking a reader-submitted question that we liked.

What player would we buy a ticket to see if we didn’t have media access? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
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