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Pereira is Cal Poly-bound

Victor Pereira, Newark Memorial High’s star senior wrestler, has signed a national letter of intent with Cal Poly.
Pereira, who finished second in the 152-pound division at the 2011 California Interscholastic Federation state wrestling tournament, said that the university’s close proximity to home, its business and engineering programs, and its coaches were some of the reasons he chose the Mustangs. He took official visits to North Carolina State, Binghamton and Cal Poly before selecting the Mustangs.
“It was very hard, but looking at everything, it seemed like the right choice for me,” Pereira said.
Pereira said he plans to wrestle at 160-pounds at the end of this high school season. One of his early-season challenges will be the Walsh Ironman tournament in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in December.

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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East Bay Girls Volleyball Notes: Semifinals, Rankings, Standings

So who are the favorites?
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Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011
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NCS football playoffs live chat today at 2 p.m.

Get the details on which teams made the NCS playoffs and which ones didn’t, and get analysis on the matchups and brackets from Ben Enos and Jimmy Durkin in a live chat Sunday at 2 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
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NCS Division I bracket

Some stunners in this division. First off, Irvington didn’t apply so they aren’t in the field. And then San Leandro gets the third seed, with Berkeley fourth. Obviously, that became a result of San Leandro’s win over Berkeley, who in turn beat Pittsburg. They used simple head to head matchups.

No. 1 De La Salle (9-1), bye

No. 9 California (7-3) at No. 8 Freedom (9-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 4 Berkeley (7-3), bye

No. 12 Antioch (6-4) at No. 5 Pittsburg (7-3), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 2 James Logan (10-0), bye

No. 10 Castro Valley (6-4) at No. 7 San Ramon Valley (7-3), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 3 San Leandro (6-4), bye

No. 11 Heritage (5-5) at No. 6 Monte Vista (6-4), Saturday, 7 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
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NCS Division II bracket

Jimmy is having some internet issues, so I’ll pinch hit here with the Division II brackets. I have a feeling this is the bracket that will cause most people to scratch their heads. Here ya go.

No. 16 Arroyo (4-5) at No. 1 Windsor (10-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 9 Clayton Valley (6-4) at No. 8 Maria Carrillo-Santa Rosa (5-5), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 4 College Park (6-4) vs. No. 13 American (5-5) at Diablo Valley College, Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 12 Ukiah (5-5) at No. 5 Dublin (6-4), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 15 Washington (3-7) at No. 2 Las Lomas (8-2), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Newark Memorial (5-4-1) at No. 7 Concord (7-3), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 14 Pinole Valley (6-4) at No. 3 Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park (7-3), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Montgomery-Santa Rosa (3-7) at No. 6 Casa Grande-Petaluma (7-3), Saturday, 7 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
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NCS Division III bracket

Apparently Sonoma Valley was eligible, even with its loss to Analy. I’m guessing their win over American Canyon (whose enrollment isn’t listed on Calpreps) counts as a Div. III win. But now I just looked up American Canyon and the SJS web site lists their enrollment as 680, so that doesn’t make sense. Sir Francis Drake gets squeezed out with Sonoma making it.

No. 16 Sonoma Valley (4-6) at No. 1 Marin Catholic (10-0), Saturday, 1 p.m.

No. 9 Eureka (7-3) at No. 8 El Cerrito (7-2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 13 Tamalpais (7-3) at No. 4 Encinal (9-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 12 Tennyson (8-2) at No. 5 Miramonte (9-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 15 San Marin (6-4) at No. 2 Cardinal Newman (9-0-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Analy (6-4) at No. 7 Novato (8-2), Saturday, 1 p.m.

No. 14 Hercules (7-3) at No. 3 Campolindo (10-0), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Del Norte (7-3) at No. 6 Bishop O’Dowd (8-2), Friday, 7 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
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NCS Division IV bracket

It appears Fort Bragg and Clear Lake chose not to apply for the playoffs.

No. 1 Salesian (10-0), bye

No. 9 Valley Christian-Dublin (8-2) at No. 8 St. Mary’s (6-4), Saturday, 1 p.m.

No. 13 Piedmont (4-6) at No. 4 Healdsburg (7-3), Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 12 Arcata (4-6) at No. 5 St. Helena (10-0), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 2 Ferndale (9-1), bye

No. 10 Willits (8-2) at No. 7 Justin-Siena (6-4), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 14 Middletown (6-4) at No. 3 Fortuna (9-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Moreau Catholic (6-4) at No. 6 Berean Christian (7-3), Saturday, 1 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
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NCS Division V bracket

No. 1 Hoopa Valley (7-3) — bye

No. 5 California School for the Deaf (7-3) at No. 4 Upper Lake (7-2-1), Saturday, 2 p.m.

No. 2 St. Bernard Catholic (7-3) — bye

No. 6 Emery (1-9) at No. 3 Tomales (7-2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
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One more NCS playoff update

Here’s a final look after Friday’s action. I likely won’t be able to post again after today’s games, so here’s the final look. Not much should change after today, unless we have some major upsets such as Marin Catholic or Salesian losing.

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Posted on Saturday, November 12th, 2011
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Live blog tonight: De La Salle vs. Cal, plus other East Bay updates, 7 p.m.

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011
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