Berkeley games vs. Marin, Pitt

A programming note: Berkeley’s home game tonight is now going to be at Marin Catholic tomorrow at 2 p.m. due to facility problems at Berkeley. The bleachers, which were supposed to be refurbished in time for this season to get them through this year while the stadium is being renovated, were deemed unsafe. Also, next week’s game against Pittsburg will now be played at Contra Costa College.


CIF, Time Warner reach TV deal

The California Interscholastic Federation announced today that it has agreed with Time Warner Cable on a 15-year deal to televise Regional and State Championships throughout the state of California.

You can read the release here.

“We are excited for this opportunity to work with Time Warner Cable,” CIF Executive Director Marie M. Ishida said in the release. “They have made a commitment to air championship sporting events that include teams throughout the State. This unprecedented partnership will bring exposure to CIF schools and athletes like never before.”

The release does not mention regular season contests, but the Los Angeles Times reports that Time Warner and the CIF are still negotiating over potential involvement in those and section playoff events.


Water polo in McCovey Cove?

Europeans play water polo in the ocean, so organizers figured why not try it in California?

On Saturday, before the Cal-Presbyterian football game at AT&T Park, check out the water polo match in McCovey Cove. Cal alumni will take on the Olympic Club at 1 p.m. Players will wear wet suits and officials will do their job from a speedboat, but the rest of the game should be similar to what you’d see in a pool.

Full rosters are unavailable but the press release I received says that Miramonte graduate Michael Sharf will play, as well as a few other former U.S. national team members.

The game is free and spectators can watch from any public access point with a view of the cove. If you’re going to be at AT&T anyways for the Cal football game, I would highly recommend showing up early and checking out the polo match.


Catch softball star Arioto at Falcon Fest

Softball fans are invited to Foothill High on Friday evening for a meet and greet with alum Val Arioto. The 2007 Foothill graduate is now an All-American at Cal and helped the U.S. national team win the World Cup in July.

Arioto will be on hand as part of Falcon Fest, a spirit-building event that is open to the entire community and free of charge. She will be at the sports field across from the pool entrance from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


East Bay Football Poll — 9/13

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (7) 1-0 105 1
2. Pittsburg 2-0 97 2
3. California 2-0 91 3
4. James Logan 2-0 85 4
5. San Ramon Valley 1-1 77 6
6. Encinal 1-0 70 7
7. Freedom 2-0 62 10
8. Monte Vista 1-1 54 5
9. Las Lomas 2-0 45 14
10. Miramonte 2-0 43 12
11. Heritage 1-1 27 9
12. Pinole Valley 1-1 23 8
13. Salesian 2-0 21 t15
14. Granada 1-1 18 NR
15. Deer Valley 1-1 6 NR

Also receiving votes: Campolindo (2-0, 4 points), San Leandro (1-1, 4), Foothill (1-1, 4), Acalanes (2-0, 2), Amador Valley (1-1, 2), Concord (0-2, 1). The East Bay Prep Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.