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Donor information for Lane

There has been interest showed in being a possible donor to Shayonna Lane, the Castlemont High School graduate who lost both kidneys last year due to lupus. For more information, please contact Gilbert Lane at either 510-303-9242 or theduke076@aol.com.

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DLS announces 2011 HOF inductees

We’ve gotten a couple calls asking when De La Salle was going to announce its third Athletic Hall of Fame class, and for those who’ve been waiting, your day is here.

For the full list, click here.

For those who don’t want to click through, here are the names.

Bernie Stenson, swimming
Scott Molina, track/cross country
Mark Panella, football/baseball/coach
Patrick Walsh, football
Adin Brown, soccer
Frank Tamony, teacher/coach
1991 cross country team

The ceremony takes place June 5 at De La Salle, and you can get to the registration page by clicking the link above.

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Granada’s Pagett overcomes blinding injury

For those who only pick up the sports section of the paper (I’ll admit, sometimes that’s even me), here’s a link to a story I wrote that ran on today’s front page. It’s about Granada High’s Tyler Pagett, who was injured in a game Dec. 15 and is now permanently blind in his right eye. That hasn’t stopped him from delivering a few very impressive performances.

Granada High hoops star overcomes accident that blinded him

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Nike Coach of the Year clinic comes to Concord

I tossed something up on this last year and then almost forgot this year! The Nike Football Coach of the Year Clinic is coming to the Concord Hilton starting tomorrow. It’s a 3-day event, where coaches speak on topics ranging from defending the zone read to special teams coverage.

This year’s keynote speakers include Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, TCU coach Gary Patterson, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian, Stanford coach David Shaw and Fresno State coach Pat Hill. Various high school coaches will also speak, and this year’s California Interscholastic Federation bowl champion coaches will also be honored.

You can check out the clinic here if you’d like to head over and get schooled on the ins and outs of football.