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Archive for December, 2010

NCS football championships live chat, Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Discuss this weekend’s North Coast Section championship football games with our Ben Enos and Jimmy Durkin during Wednesday’s East Bay Prep Corner live chat at 4 p.m.

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
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DLS WR Lucas Shapiro commits to Cornell

Cool news from De La Salle today. Wide receiver Lucas Shapiro has orally committed to play for Cornell next year, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound wideout said Tuesday.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
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Final East Bay Girls Volleyball Rankings

Congrats to the State Champion Campolindo Cougars.
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Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010
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East Bay Boys Soccer: Rankings

The biggest news comes out of the DFAL, where Campolindo jumped seven spots up to No. 4.
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Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010
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CCC’s Niko Aumua to Washington State

Contra Costa College defensive end Niko Aumua, formerly of Alameda High, has orally committed to Washington State according to Comets coach Alonzo Carter. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Aumua led the state this season with 25 tackles for loss, tied for the state lead with 12 sacks and shared team-high honors with three interceptions. He was named the Bay Valley Conference defensive MVP.

Posted on Sunday, December 5th, 2010
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Video highlights from Encinal’s NCS semifinal victory

Here’s a short video from Encinal High’s North Coast Section Division III semifinal win over Marin Catholic, which is courtesy of Dave Allen from our sister paper, the Marin Independent Journal.

Posted on Sunday, December 5th, 2010
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Live blog Saturday night: NCS football playoffs

Get in-game updates from Saturday night’s North Coast Section football playoffs tonight beginning at 7 with our live blog.

Posted on Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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Verdon qualifies for nationals

Campolindo High cross country runner Carrie Verdon qualified for the Foot Locker National Finals with a fifth-place finish today in the Foot Locker West Regional girls seeded race at Mt. San Antonio College-Walnut.
Verdon, who won the California Interscholastic Federation Division III girls state championship race a week ago, produced a time of 18 minutes, 22 seconds for the 3.1 mile course. It was the same time as fourth-place finisher Clare Carroll of Granite Bay. Julie Nacouzi, a student at Montgomery-Santa Rosa, won the race in 18:09. The national finals are on Dec. 11 in San Diego.
Campolindo coach Chuck Woolridge said that Verdon led briefly at approximately the 1 1/2 mile mark and was with the leaders through the second mile.
“I think, given that (the) state (championships) was meant to be the target for our season, to be able to come back and give another high-caliber effort was fantastic,” Woolridge said.
Verdon, a junior, is the first East Bay girl to qualify for the Foot Locker National Finals since Clara Horowitz (Head-Royce) achieved that feat in 2000. It is the first time that a Campolindo runner has qualified for the Foot Locker National Finals.
Campolindo’s Grace Orders just missed giving Moraga two representatives in the national finals. Orders, a senior, finished 11th in 18:34. The top 10 finishers in Saturday’s seeded races qualified for the national finals. Susannah Hurst of Salt Lake City was 10th in 18:32.
In the boys seeded race, College Park’s Jeff Bickert placed 13th with a time of 16:02.

Posted on Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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NCS championship game sites

The sites and times have now been determined for the Divisions I, II and III championship games next weekend. We already knew Division I was going to be at the Oakland Coliseum at 4 p.m. Now, it’s official that Division II will be also be played at the Coliseum right after at 7 p.m. A prediction I made last night came true and the Division III game will be at Rancho Cotate High on Friday at 7 p.m. That’s because the higher seed in that game is guaranteed to be from Marin County area. Division IV is still pending. If Salesian wins today, they would probably select an East Bay site. I’d venture a guess of possibly Alhambra. It’s close to Salesian, but not too close, and it’s been used before (Salesian played there in the 2008 title game as the higher seed).

Posted on Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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Live blog tonight: NCS football in-game updates

Get in-game updates from Friday night’s North Coast Section football playoffs tonight beginning at 7 with our live blog.

Posted on Friday, December 3rd, 2010
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