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East Bay Football Poll — 10/31

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (7) 7-1 105 1
2. James Logan 8-0 98 2
3. San Ramon Valley 6-2 89 3
4. Encinal 7-1 86 5
5. California 6-2 74 4
6. Campolindo 9-0 69 6
7. Salesian 8-0 62 7
8. Pittsburg 5-3 58 8
9. Freedom 7-1 50 9
10. Concord 6-2 37 11
11. Deer Valley 4-4 34 10
12. Miramonte 8-1 25 12
13. Las Lomas 7-1 18 13
14. Berkeley 5-3 17 14
15. Monte Vista 4-4 11 15

Also receiving votes: Bishop O’Dowd (6-2, 6 points), El Cerrito (6-1-1, 1. The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011
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East Bay Girls Volleyball Notes: Northgate Tourney, League Races, Rankings, Standings

The Northgate Tournament, which is a perfect tuneup for the North Coast Section playoffs, always helps line up the top teams heading into the post-season.
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Posted on Sunday, October 30th, 2011
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East Bay prep football recap: De La Salle beats SRV in showdown

De La Salle High and its quarterback Bart Houston were dominant Friday night in a thorough 40-3 victory over No. 3 San Ramon Valley.

Houston threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns in a showdown against the Wolves and Cal-bound signal-caller Zach Kline.

Meanwhile, the biggest upset of the night was Granada’s 26-22 victory over No. 3 California. And the most intriguing game may have been No. 9 Freedom’s 21-14 victory over No. 10 Deer Valley, which threw the Bay Valley Athletic League into a four-way tie for first place.

Here’s the link to our weekly prep football recap, where you’ll find links to stories on each game played on Friday night, plus a slideshow of photos from the games.

Posted on Saturday, October 29th, 2011
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Live blog with East Bay prep football updates here tonight

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2011
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Issues with our blog

As some have pointed out in the comments section, we appear to have some issues with our blogs. Other people’s user names and e-mail addresses are showing up on screen of other users. That’s leading to some people posting comments under other handles. I’ve alerted our technical team and hopefully they can get it sorted out. In the meantime, please make sure you look at the user name that shows up before you post your comment. You may need to change it in order to post under your proper handle.

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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MSJ’s VanDeusen fired as football coach

Rob VanDeusen was fired as Mission San Jose High football coach on Tuesday, vice principal Zack Larsen and athletic director Tom Thomsen confirmed.
Neither person would speak of the reasons for the firing. VanDeusen declined to comment when he was reached by phone.
Jason Cain, one of the team’s varsity assistants, will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season, beginning with Friday’s game at Newark Memorial at 7 p.m.
VanDeusen is still a teacher at the school, Larsen said.
“Today we met with all of the students to introduce their new head coach,” Larsen said. “The kids are looking forward to having as strong a finish as possible.”
The Warriors are 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the Mission Valley Athletic League. They’ve lost 37 straight MVAL games since their last league win in 2005.

Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Under: East Bay Football | 22 Comments »

East Bay prep football poll – 10/25

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (7) 6-1 105 1
2. James Logan 7-0 98 2
3. San Ramon Valley 6-1 91 3
4. California 6-1 84 4
5. Encinal 6-1 77 5
6. Campolindo 8-0 66 9
7. Salesian 7-0 61 8
8. Pittsburg 5-3 48 6
9. Freedom 6-1 47 10
10. Deer Valley 4-3 46 NR
11. Concord 5-2 34 13
12. Miramonte 7-1 27 7
13. Las Lomas 6-1 23 t11
14. Berkeley 4-3 16 14
15. Monte Vista 3-4 11 t11

Also receiving votes: Bishop O’Dowd (5-2, 6 points). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Under: East Bay Football, East Bay Poll | 157 Comments »

O’Dowd’s Longrus commits to Washington State

This news is a few days old, but I finally got a chance to catch up with Bishop O’Dowd boys basketball star Richard Longrus, who committed to Washington State last Tuesday.

Longrus, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, chose Washington State over the likes of Stanford, St. Mary’s and UC Santa Barbara.

“I liked the visit a lot,” said Longrus, who took a trip to the Pullman, Wash., campus the weekend of Oct. 15-16. “I like it a lot more than I though I would coming in.”

He credited his commitment to “the comfortability that I had with the players and all the guys up there. There were a lot of things I liked prior to the visit, and that just put it over the edge.”

Longrus said Washington State plans to use him at the three position in their four-out, one-in offense.

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011
Under: Basketball, East Bay Prep Sports | 2 Comments »

Live chat today, East Bay prep football, noon

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011
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East Bay Girls Volleyball Notes: Playoffs, Rankings, Standings

With just two weeks before the post-season, let’s take a look at the teams in the North Coast Section playoff hunt, by division. And remember, this doesn’t include the teams in the Redwood Empire area.
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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Under: Girls Volleyball | 11 Comments »