Over the past couple of seasons, we haven’t heard much from the De Anza High boys basketball team. I have a hunch that’s going to change in the near future. The Dons took a big step forward this week, hiring former Pinole Valley coach Mark DeLuca to take over the program.
Even before the Notre Dame women’s basketball team made its surprising run to the NCAA tournament championship game, Carondelet High standout Hannah Huffman knew she wanted to play for the Fighting Irish.
On Monday night, as Notre Dame was preparing to play Texas A&M for the national title, the standout junior guard gave her oral commitment to Fighting Irish coach Muffet McGraw.
“I’ve always been a fan,” Huffman said of the school. “My dad went there and as a kid I was always watching the football team and paying close attention to their athletic programs. After I got the (scholarship) offer I always kind of knew in my gut that’s where I wanted to go. Academically, socially and athletically it fit me best.”
More good news keeps coming out of the McClymonds High football program.
Here’s our second East Bay softball poll.
|1. Amador Valley (7)||6-0||105||1|
|2. James Logan||4-1||98||2|
|8. Pinole Valley||9-1||56||6|
|9. Bishop O’Dowd||9-1||44||t7|
|13. Newark Memorial||9-1||21||12|
|t14. Castro Valley||5-4||9||NR|
Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley (2-4, 5 votes), College Park (4-2, 2), Arroyo (5-3, 1). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.
As requested, here’s the high school baseball poll for this week. You’ll notice a shift at the top, with Alameda taking top honors thanks to its undefeated record.
I made my way to the San Ramon Valley Tournament this weekend, here are some thoughts on what I saw.
Check out this slideshow of pictures of our two East Bay Basketball Players of the Year, Berkeley’s Brittany Boyd and Castro Valley’s Roderick Bobbitt. Pictures were done by our staff photographer Anda Chu.
Here it is, the All-East Bay Boys Basketball team as produced by the Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Included with the first, second and third teams is a list of honorable mention players that received heavy consideration and are certainly deserving of mention.
Here are the All-East Bay girls basketball teams, as selected by the Bay Area News Group. We have expanded capsules on the second and third team selections that didn’t appear in the paper, as well as an honorable mention list of other players we strongly considered, but didn’t have room for on one of the three teams.