This week, the Geeks get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday by engaging in their second annual Geeks Pie Eating Contest. Have some water ready when you watch!
Normally, the EBAL waits until the NCS finals are over to release the All-League football team, but this was e-mailed to us today by EBAL commissioner Don Nelson.
I heard about this story last week, but just read a fantastic article by East County Times reporter Hilary Costa on the Antioch High girls soccer team donating $1,000 to the young woman who was raped at Richmond High on Oct. 24. You can check out the story at the link below.
Here are the top times for runners of East Bay high schools at Saturday’s North Coast Section Cross Country Championships at Hayward High School (3.0 miles):
Here is the ultra-inclusive All-BSAL football team. The first team includes no fewer than three quarterbacks and six (!) running backs. The honorable mention team has 52 selections.
Here’s the 2009 OAL All-City football team.
Check out this link to CalHiSports.com
Foothill quarterback Sean Mannion’s 582 yards passing against James Logan on Saturday is a Northern California record and the sixth most yards a California high school player has EVER thrown for in a single game. The previous NorCal record was set last week Downey-Modesto’s Jason Lee (548). Lee’s record came after the previous record (546) by Steve Woodward of Tamalpais stood for 43 years.
Oregon State is getting a good one. Amazing. Simply amazing.
He finished 27-for-40 and threw five touchdowns as well.
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EDIT: I reviewed the game film to verify the record, and ended up giving him one more yard than was previously reported. WR Cameron Rowland caught 15 passes for 340.
We didn’t have a lot of space in the Sunday edition, so here is the list of football box scores.
The Bishop O’Dowd High School girls volleyball team, by virtue of storming through the North Coast Section Division III playoffs, earned the No. 1 seed in the CIF NorCal playoffs, which start on Tuesday.
The Dragons will play the winner of the play-in game between Skyline, the winner of the Oakland Section, and Foothill-Palo Cedro, the runner-up in the Northern Section.
If the Dragons get past the first round, they will play the winner of the St. Mary’s-Stockton at Valley Christian-San Jose match. Bishop O’Dowd has already beaten St. Mary’s, and has beaten Sacred Heart Cathedral in three games. SHC, which earned the No. 2 seed, beat Valley Christian in three games in the Central Coast Section finals.
In Division I, Amador Valley earned the No. 4 seed, and will host Menlo-Atherton. A win would give the Dons a shot at top-seed Oak Ridge. Using the transitive property (sort of), Bishop O’Dowd beat Oak Ridge this year.
Granada, runner-up to Amador Valley, will face CCS champ Salinas.
Salesian came back from down 2-0 to beat Marin Catholic in the NCS Division IV final, and doing so earned the Pride the No. 2 seed. They’ll face Notre Dame-Salinas, which lost to Sacred Heart Prep in the CCS finals.