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Archive for July, 2010

30 Questions to Kickoff coming soon

Alright everyone, with the calendar about to turn to August, it’s time to dust off the old blog feature that everyone seems to like, 30 Questions to Kickoff.

This year, Jimmy Durkin and I will answer 30 questions relating to the upcoming football season. And, as became our custom last year, we’d like to open things up to our readers. We’ll get started with our first question early next week, so you have basically until this weekend to post the questions you want answered. We’ll do our best to incorporate some of them, and sprinkle in a couple of our own as well.

So, if you’ve got a question about the upcoming football season, throw it out there. We’ll post our first question/answer early next week.

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 26 Comments »

Stephenson, Ross named to AFLAC All-American game

Alhambra’s Robert Stephenson and Bishop O’Dowd’s Joe Ross have been named to this year’s AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic, to be played on Aug. 15 at PETCO Park in San Diego.

The game, which features an East vs. West format, will be televised live on Fox Sports Net (check your local listings) at 5 p.m. Ross and Stephenson will, of course, play for the West team.

For more info, visit

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Under: Baseball | No Comments »

Thompson/Perenon co-head coaches at Mt. Eden

Ron Thompson and Paul Perenon are back in the Hayward Area Athletic League once again.

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Posted on Monday, July 26th, 2010
Under: Coaching changes, East Bay Football, Football | 233 Comments »

Lloyd headed to Southern Miss

Just spoke with Concord QB Ricky Lloyd, who is heading to Southern Mississippi in 2011 to play for the Golden Eagles. Here’s what will be in tomorrow’s paper.

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Posted on Saturday, July 24th, 2010
Under: East Bay Football | 6 Comments »

SRV’s Hochstatter to play in Under Armour game

San Ramon Valley pitcher John Hochstatter has been selected to play in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on August 14.

Hochstatter is one of 36 juniors and seniors who will compete in the game. The players are selected by a committee of scouts from Baseball Factory and Team One Baseball.

The left-hander is currently playing for Team USA’s 18-under national team, and will return to San Ramon Valley in the fall for his senior year.

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Under: Baseball | 4 Comments »

Vanegas named Div. V Athlete of the Year

The accolades continue to roll in for Redwood Christian grad A.J. Vanegas. Cal-Hi Sports has recently named the Stanford-bound pitching standout as it’s Division V state athlete of the year. You can check out the story at the link below.

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Under: Baseball, East Bay Football | No Comments »

NM’s Sankey commits to Sheridan College

I know there were a few queries on a previous post about where Newark Memorial basketball star Khion Sankey ended up, so here’s a link that Jimmy emailed me earlier today. Enjoy.

Posted on Friday, July 16th, 2010
Under: Basketball | 1 Comment »

MV’s Steffens earns national honor

Monte Vista High incoming senior Maggie Steffens was named USA Today’s Athlete of the Week after helping the U.S. national water polo team win the FINA World League Super Final title last weekend.

Steffens, the only high school player on the national team roster, made the team’s fifth and final penalty shot in a shootout to give the U.S. a 12-11 win over Australia in the championship game.

Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010
Under: Water polo | No Comments »

SRV’s McNealy signs with UC Irvine

Just got off the phone with San Ramon Valley basketball standout Chris McNealy, who told me that he has signed a scholarship offer to attend UC Irvine in the fall.

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Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Under: Basketball | 7 Comments »

Federighi awarded Construction Union scholarship

After being named first team All-East Bay Athletic League and being named to the Bay Area News Group’s All-East Bay first team, Amador Valley High girls lacrosse goalie Caroline Federighi keeps piling up the awards.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Under: Lacrosse | 1 Comment »