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Archive for April, 2010

Texas school to build $60 million stadium

Yes, I breathe football even in the spring. Just read a fascinating story on Rivals.com about a school in Texas, Allen High, that is building a $60 million dollar football stadium. You gotta check this thing out.

Here’s the story: Rivals.com

And here’s the PDF of the stadium plan: Allen High stadium

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Under: East Bay Football | 4 Comments »

Skyline’s Ransom resigns as boys basketball coach

After struggling with the decision for more than a year, Skyline High boys basketball coach Terrance Ransom decided to retire from coaching on Tuesday.

“I’m very proud of the body of work that I’ve done,” Ransom said. “I walk away with my head held high.”

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Posted on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Under: Basketball, Coaching changes | 10 Comments »

Flashback to 2005: Ross v. Castro

The major league debut with the Oakland A’s of Bishop O”Dowd product Tyson Ross brought back a lot of good memories for me of the 2005 season. I covered a lot of O’Dowd baseball that season — pretty much every game of significance — and so I saw a lot of Tyson Ross. He was one of those players back then who you could tell had a pretty good chance of making it to the big leagues and I’m honestly not all that surprised by his rapid ascension and his success. Looking back through some stuff I dug up this story I wrote about O’Dowd’s 2005 HAAL finale against Castro Valley, which was a game to determine the league champion. What makes the article even more interesting to read is that it speaks of Ross’ showdown with Jason Castro, another player who will likely soon make his major league debut. Castro is a top-50 prospect (he’s No. 31 on mlb.com’s list) and is considered the Astros’ catcher of the future. And considering the fact the Astros may be the worst team in the majors, it may not be long before he’s called up.

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Posted on Monday, April 12th, 2010
Under: Alumni updates | No Comments »

East Bay Boys Volleyball Notebook: 4/12

Take a look at the Bay Area News Group’s East Bay online boys volleyball rankings. How many Division II teams do you see in the top ten?
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Posted on Monday, April 12th, 2010
Under: Boys volleyball | 12 Comments »

Semifinals set for Standley Cup

The semifinals of the 9th annual Standley Cup Tournament at Oliver Park in Hayward are set. A pair of undefeated teams will meet up in one semifinal while two teams expected to be in the mix of their respective leagues will be in the other semis.
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Posted on Friday, April 9th, 2010
Under: Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

All-East Bay Girls Basketball

Our All-East Bay Girls Basketball teams:
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Posted on Friday, April 9th, 2010
Under: Uncategorized | 28 Comments »

All-East Bay Boys Basketball

By popular demand, here are our All-East Bay boys basketball teams:
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Posted on Friday, April 9th, 2010
Under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Four teams go 4-0 on opening day of Standley Cup

It was a successful day for a handful on the first day of the 9th Annual Standley Cup Tournament at Oliver Park in Hayward. Bishop O’Dowd, Newark Memorial, Moreau Catholic and Washington all went 2-0 and all have at least one more game in the tournament.
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Posted on Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Under: Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

East Bay Lacrosse Notebook: 4/8

Sure, the Foothill High boys lacrosse team was 7-1 entering the April 1 showdown with De La Salle, but as the defending North Coast Section and East Bay Athletic League champs, the Spartans had to be considered the team to beat until someone took them down.
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Posted on Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Under: Lacrosse | 1 Comment »

All-East Bay Boys Soccer

Here are the second and third teams, in addition to the first team.
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Posted on Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Under: Boys soccer | 11 Comments »