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Archive for April, 2011

CIF approves regional football championships

If you were following my Tweets earlier today, you know that the California Interscholastic Federation Federated Council today approved regional football championship games. Here’s my story for tomorrow’s paper.

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Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2011
Under: East Bay Football | 26 Comments »

Logan’s Alex Martinez no-hits Valley Christian

James Logan High sophomore pitcher Alex Martinez fired a no-hitter today to beat Valley Christian-San Jose in the semifinals of the Crown Classic. He needed just 82 pitches and struck out eight, walked one and hit one batter in the 3-0 win. For a replay the scorecast of the game, go to http://data.iscorecentral.com/iscorecast/player.html and enter the code 9d9fd24c89.

Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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Changes on the way for wrestling in 2011-12

The most significant changes in weight classes in high school wrestling in 23 years will take place in the 2011-12 season.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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East Bay softball poll — 4/25

Sorry the softball poll has been absent from the blog these last few weeks. Here are our latest East Bay rankings.

Team Record Points Last week
1. James Logan (7) 14-3 105 1
2. California 10-1 98 2
3. Pinole Valley 13-1 91 3
4. Heritage 8-5 81 5
5. Amador Valley 10-5 80 4
6. Freedom 7-5 69 6
7. Antioch 9-3 62 t7
8. Concord 13-3 57 t8
9. Newark Memorial 16-2 41 12
10. Carondelet 11-2 40 t9
11. Alameda 15-3 36 t9
12. Castro Valley 12-6 33 11
13. Alhambra 11-4 25 13
14. Albany 10-1 10 14
15. Livermore 8-8 5 t15

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley (8-7, 3 votes), Arroyo (9-4, 3), Monte Vista (8-8, 1). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011
Under: Softball | 8 Comments »

East Bay Baseball Poll – 4/25

Not a ton of movement this week. Enjoy.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Alameda (7) 14-1 105 1
2. Clayton Valley 12-1-2 98 2
3. San Ramon Valley 12-2 91 t3
4. Granada 12-4 82 5
5. De La Salle 12-3 76 6
6. James Logan 13-2 72 t3
7. Monte Vista 11-4 61 7
8. Campolindo 10-6-1 54 9
9. Albany 14-3 48 8
10. Alhambra 11-5 38 10
11. Heritage 10-5 37 12
12. California 9-6 19 14
13. El Cerrito 11-6 17 NR
14. Amador Valley 7-8 15 11
15. Bishop O’Dowd 11-5-1 13 15

Also receiving votes: Dougherty Valley (12-4, 9  points), Deer Valley (9-6, 5). The East Bay Prep Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011
Under: Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

East Bay Boys Volleyball Notes: League races, Rankings, Standings

Let’s take a look at the league races as we had into the home stretch…
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Posted on Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Under: Boys volleyball | 3 Comments »

Green, Waters invited to national team tryout

I got a little basketball news that is a couple of days old, but definitely worth sharing. St. Mary’s freshman Gabby Green and Bishop O’Dowd sophomore K.C. Waters are among 35 players from across the country invited to try out for the USA Basketball Under-16 National Team.

The trials will take place May 26-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A committee will then select 12 athletes to compete at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Merida, Mexico from June 3-11.

Green, a 6-foot point guard, and Waters, a 6-1 post, both helped their respective high school teams earn North Coast Section titles and reach California Interscholastic Federation state title games.

Seven of the 35 invitees are from California. For a complete list, check out the USA Basketball website.

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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Schram in at Miramonte

Little bit of football news this morning. Got an email from Miramonte High this morning to tell us that Jack Schram, former Encinal coach and Miramonte assistant over the last several years, has been named the new head coach of the Matadors. This one isn’t really a shock, as Schram takes over with plenty of experience.

I’ll have more for ya this afternoon.

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Under: East Bay Football | 9 Comments »

Ashley, Keane honored by Cal-Hi Sports

Bishop O’Dowd High’s Brandon Ashley and St. Joseph Notre Dame’s Brendan Keane earned high honors today from Cal-Hi Sports. Ashley, a 6-foot-9 junior forward, was named the state’s Division III player of the year and the junior player of the year. Ashley, who won the state sophomore of the year award last year, averaged around 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Dragons in leading them to a second straight trip to the state finals. He was a first-team All-East Bay selection by the Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Keane was named the Division V player of the year. The 6-foot-10 senior, who will play at Northern Colorado, averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds in leading the Pilots to the state championship. He was a second-team All-East Bay selection.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Under: Basketball, East Bay Prep Sports | No Comments »

East Bay Baseball Poll – 4/19

Sorry for the delay. Got caught up with some NCS stuff yesterday.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Alameda (6) 9-1 90 1
2. Clayton Valley 9-1-2 84 2
t3. James Logan 8-1 74 4
t3. San Ramon Valley 10-1 74 t5
5. Granada 9-2 68 8
6. De La Salle 7-2 59 t5
7. Monte Vista 5-3 55 3
8. Albany 8-3 46 10
9. Campolindo 10-2 44 11
10. Alhambra 11-2 28 9
11. Amador Vly. 6-5-1 27 7
12. Heritage 8-2 23 t14
13. Foothill 7-4 21 NR
14. California 4-3 10 13
15. Bishop O’Dowd 5-4 9 NR

Also receiving votes: Deer Valley (6-5, 7  points), El Cerrito (9-6, 1). The East Bay Prep Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Under: Baseball | 8 Comments »