We’re just over halfway through the CIF state basketball championships, so it’s a good time to post an updated leaderboard. You can go back to the original post to see everybody’s picks for the final four games. We’re all unanimous on St. Mary’s-Stockton and Long Beach Poly winning, so the O’Dowd-Serra and Newark Memorial-Westchester games will decide it. I believe its a three-horse race between Jeff, Big Tae and myself. If Serra win, Jeff clinches the title. If O’Dowd wins, Big Tae grabs the lead and the Newark game will decide things between Big Tae and I.
Update: Thanks to Prep Fan for pointing out that Kyle’s point total was wrong. I had missed giving him points for the Div. IV girls game. So yes, Kyle is still a contender.
Here’s a look at the standings, along with everybody’s state championship picks. We’ve got several people who didn’t submit picks in time, so they have been disqualified. Now that the picks are public, I can’t take anymore picks from anybody. And since I’ve got an early wake-up to head down to Bakersfield, I can’t hold off much longer waiting for picks. So there are officially 14 of us competing for the NorCal Bracket Challenge title.
The deadline is 8 p.m. to submit your state championship game picks for NorCal Bracket Challenge. E-mails went out to everyone who entered and completed each of the 10 brackets and a reminder e-mail went out a few hours ago. As of right now, I’m still waiting for picks from eight of our competitors. I figured some might not check their e-mail much (or might have used alternative e-mail addresses) so I wanted to post the reminder here as well. Get them to me by 8 p.m. so I can get them entered.
Ben Enos and I are getting ready to hit Highway 5 tomorrow morning as we venture down toward Bakersfield for the CIF state basketball championships. Keep an eye on Twitter.com/eastbaypreps for tidbits during our journey. Before we head south, we decided to provide our take on the 10 state championship games.
Updated lacrosse rankings for boys and girls.
San Ramon Valley two-way baseball standout Alex Palsha is set to undergo Tommy John surgery next week and will miss the remainder of the season he confirmed Tuesday. Palsha, who is set to play at Cal State Fullerton next year, expects to miss 9 months while recovering from the procedure.
It’s a huge loss for the Wolves as Palsha is carrying a .615 batting avg through four games. Last week, he went 5-for-7 with a double, homer and 5 RBI. He’s also logged two innings on the mound without allowing a hit.
He’s projected to pitch when he gets to Fullerton.