Water polo: California-Hawaii All-Americans

Several local players were selected to the boys high school All-American list. Miramonte’s Charlie Wiser, the East Bay Player of the Year, headlines the list as a first-team selection. Here’s a list of the other locals:

First team:
Charlie Wiser, Miramonte, Jr.
Second team:
Drew Holland, Miramonte, Jr. (goalie)
Justin Roberto, San Ramon Valley, Sr.
Third team:
Tanner Cullen, Acalanes, Sr.
Fourth team:
Jack Fellner, Miramonte, Jr.
Sixth team:
Nick Candau, San Ramon Valley, Sr.
Andrew Schnugg, Acalanes, Sr.
Seventh team:
Colin Chiapello, De La Salle, So.
Eighth team:
Dominic Lucido, Alhambra, Sr.
Tenth team:
Eric Hildreth, California, Sr.
Honorable mention:
Johnny Speros, San Ramon Valley, Sr.
Connor Reid, Acalanes, Jr.


East Bay Girls Basketball Poll – 1/30

The first seven teams stay the same, but there is some movement after that.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Bishop O’Dowd (6) 17-2 90 1
2. Carondelet 16-3 84 2
3. Berkeley 18-2 78 3
4. Miramonte 20-0 72 4
5. St. Mary’s 15-6 66 5
6. Dougherty Valley 14-7 60 6
7. Salesian 18-3 52 7
8. Deer Valley 13-6 49 9
9. Monte Vista 17-3 42 10
t10. Heritage 17-3 33 11
t10. Mission San Jose 19-2 33 8
12. Alameda 15-6 23 t12
13. James Logan 14-7 18 NR
14. Dublin 12-7 13 15
15. Castro Valley 14-5 5 t12

Also receiving votes: Foothill (9-11, 1 point), Livermore (11-9, 1). The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Saturday.


East Bay Boys Basketball poll — 1/30

Here’s our latest poll. Very little movement again. Castro Valley jumps up two spots after it beat San Lorenzo by 20 points, two days after the Rebels handed San Leandro a loss. That loss for the Pirates, along with them getting taken to overtime by Mt. Eden, dropped San Leandro all the way to No. 12. St. Joe’s moves up two spots and Freedom and Liberty stay put despite losses to Deer Valley. Dublin also stays put after a loss to Campolindo and El Cerrito debuts in the poll after taking charge of the ACCAL with a buzzer-beating win over Berkeley. 

Team Record Points Last week
1. Salesian (6) 20-2 90 1
2. De La Salle 18-2 84 2
3. Newark Memorial 17-4 78 3
4. Bishop O’Dowd 15-5 72 4
5. McClymonds 10-9 66 5
6. Deer Valley 14-6 60 6
7. Campolindo 18-2 52 t7
8. Castro Valley 15-4 46 10
9. Monte Vista 15-5 43 9
10. St. Joseph Notre Dame 18-4 36 12
11. Freedom 15-5 32 11
12. San Leandro 15-5 21 t7
13. Liberty 16-4 20 13
14. Dublin 15-6 11 14
15. El Cerrito 14-7 9 NR

The East Bay Prep Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are as of Monday.


De Anza basketball player injured

De Anza High boys basketball player Rishard Williams suffered an apparent concussion during the Dons’ 73-46 loss to El Cerrito Friday night in the Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League.
Williams, a senior guard, hit his head on the court with 2:16 left in the first half.
He left the court on a stretcher and was taken to a nearby hospital, giving a thumb’s up to the crowd, according to El Cerrito assistant coach Raymond Thomas.
Thomas said Williams had some neck pain and was “a little dazed” but was able to move his extremities.


Monte Vista-De La Salle hoop ticket info

The De La Salle-Monte Vista rivalry continues next Tuesday when they tangle on the hardwood at DLS at 7 p.m. Monte Vista won the first meeting.

So, with a good game expected, tickets will likely sell out. The DLS bookstore (right in front of the school) will be selling tickets on Monday and Tuesday from 7 am. to 3 p.m. until they sell out. Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students.


East Bay Girls soccer rankings (1-26-12)

So many ties, and it’s not even Father’s Day.
Here’s one for the oddity file: Amador Valley High has earned seven straight ties. Imagine that: A seven-card straight.
The ties have come against San Ramon Valley, Livermore, Foothill, Carondelet, Dougherty Valley, Granada and Monte Vista.
In honor of the Dons (3-7-7, 0-4-6 EBAL), I have placed them in a three-way tie for 15th in the rankings. Rumor has it, Amador’s Lexi Nicholas was typically stellar in goal in Thursday’s scoreless draw with the Mustangs, the Dons’ sixth straight tie in league action.

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Rage, Mustang soccer commits extravaganzas

The Pleasanton Rage Soccer Club and Mustang Soccer League will both be having signing parties on Feb. 1, the first day of the national signing period. The Rage bash is at the Pleasanton Marriott, and the Mustang event is at the Mustang Soccer Complex.
An impressive total of 29 girls players from the two clubs combined will be honored. Here they are:
The Rage (11):
Georgia Barnes – University of Hawaii – Northgate High
Rebecca Beasley – Air Force Academy – Dublin High
Darlene Dang – Wellesley College – San Ramon Valley High
Jasmine MacDonald – Azusa Pacific – Granada High
Robin Mertens – Cal Poly – Albany High
Ani Nahapetian – Lehigh University – Amador Valley High
Bria Outland – University of Nevada Reno – Tracy High
Danielle Rodrigues – Fresno State University – Tracy High
Rachel Romero – Indiana University – Salesian High
Cassandra Scroggins – Chico State University – Foothill High
Heather Seeley – Colorado College – Dougherty Valley High
The Mustang 18:
Tye Madison, UCLA, Terra Linda
Haley Perkins, Chico State, Monte Vista
Angie Johnson, Amherst, Monte Vista
Victoria Burns, Washington, O’Dowd
Tyler Cunningham, UC Riverside, Rodriguez High
Celeste Martore, Cal, Castro Valley
Reilly Parker, North Carolina, SRV
Beth Ritter, UC Santa Barbara, SRV
Amanda Davis, Pepperdine, SRV
Shannon Hennessy, Pennsylvania, SRV
Celeste Boureille, Cal, Sacred Heart Cathedral
Tiffany Geer, San Diego State, Live Oak
Khayla Jones, Saint Mary’s, Pinole Valley
Ashley Love, Colorado-Boulder, Las Lomas
Noria Mitchell, Saint Mary’s, Dublin
Cassidy Nicks, Loyola Marymount, Carondelet
Julia Shockley, UC Davis, Logan
Allie Torru, Lafayette, Athenian