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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.

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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 www.aflacallamerican.com.

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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.