Las Lomas soccer fundraiser

The Las Lomas Soccer Program is holding its 2nd Annual Lose the Shoes 3 vs. 3 Soccer Tournament. It will be held on May 1 with the proceeds to benefit Grassroot Soccer.
Grassroot Soccer is a non-profit that uses the power of soccer to benefit the youth of Africa in HIV/AIDS awareness. To learn more visit www.grassrootsoccer.org.
And to sign up, contact Las Lomas head coach Brian Oliveira at boliveira.jostens@yahoo.com or by phone at (925) 956-9009.


K.C. Waters named state “Freshman of the Year” by Cal-Hi Sports

Bishop O’Dowd is graduating three Division I bound seniors from its girls basketball team, but the future still looks bright. Today, Dragons center Kendall “K.C.” Waters was named the Cal-Hi Sports state Freshman of the Year. Waters is just one of four ultra-talented Bishop O’Dowd freshmen. Ariell Bostick saw lots of playing time at point guard this year while post players Breanna Brown and Odera Chidom are already ridiculously tall at 6-foot-3 and 6-2, respectively. Watch out for the Dragons in 2013!


Longtime Castlemont coach takes Pittsburg job

Matthew Lane, who guided Castlemont High’s girls basketball team to the Oakland Athletic League playoffs in each of his 19 years as head coach, is leaving the school for the same position at Pittsburg.
His brother, Gilbert Lane, will step into the Castlemont job after after a long stint as the program’s junior varsity coach.
“It was time for a change,” Matthew Lane said. “I’ve been there 19 years, and I felt really good about leaving it in my brother’s hands.”
A Pittsburg resident, Lane cited the school’s proximity to his home as another factor in his decision.
Lane’s Castlemont teams reached the Northern California Regional playoffs 14 times. They advanced as far as the semifinals twice — in 1996 and 2007.