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