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East Bay softball poll — 4/30

Here’s our latest East Bay softball poll. Ranking the bottom half was pretty challenging this week. Lots of parity in the 9-15 range.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Amador Valley (6) 18-0 90 1
2. James Logan 15-1 84 2
3. Heritage 16-2 78 3
4. California 14-4 72 4
5. Newark Memorial 15-3 66 5
6. Concord 14-4 59 6
7. Alhambra 15-4 54 7
8. Monte Vista 11-7 48 8
9. Pinole Valley 11-5 37 t11
10. Bishop O’Dowd 13-3 33 13
11. Arroyo 16-4 30 9
12. Alameda 10-3 25 15
13. Castro Valley 9-8-1 24 t11
14. Freedom 7-6-1 10 14
15. Carondelet 9-9 6 10

Also receiving votes: Livermore (9-9, 4 votes). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012
Under: Softball | 1 Comment »

East Bay Baseball Poll – 4/30

Here is this week’s baseball poll. Records are through Saturday.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Campolindo (5) 14-2-1 89 t1
2. Deer Valley (1) 16-1 85 t1
3. De La Salle 14-3 78 3
4. San Ramon Valley 12-4 70 4
5. Dougherty Valley 15-3 67 t5
t6. California 10-8 57 10
t6. Newark Memorial 15-4 57 9
8. College Park 13-5 49 8
9. Northgate 16-2 42 12
10. Castro Valley 15-5 31 14
11. Salesian 15-2-1 28 NR
12. St. Mary’s 13-4 22 t5
13. Clayton Valley 14-4 20 11
14. Acalanes 13-5 9 15
15. James Logan 10-7 6 13

Also receiving votes: Granada (11-7, 5 points), Foothill (11-6, 4), Alameda (11-5, 1). The East Bay High School Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012
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Boys Volleyball: Foothill Tournament, Rankings, Standings

The Foothill Tournament, one of the best tournaments around and always a good tuneup for the North Coast Section playoffs, did not disappoint.
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Posted on Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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East Bay Softball Poll — 4/23

Here’s our latest East Bay softball poll. A couple big changes with Castro Valley and Pinole Valley making their debuts in the poll and Freedom dropping several spots.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Amador Valley (6) 16-0 90 1
2. James Logan 11-1 84 2
3. Heritage 14-2 78 3
4. California 12-4 72 5
5. Newark Memorial 13-3 66 4
6. Concord 13-4 57 7
7. Alhambra 13-4 52 t10
8. Monte Vista 9-6 50 t8
9. Arroyo 15-3 45 t10
10. Carondelet 9-6 36 15
t11. Pinole Valley 8-5 26 NR
t11. Castro Valley 8-8-1 26 NR
13. Bishop O’Dowd 10-2 19 t8
14. Freedom 5-6-1 11 6
15. Alameda 8-3 5 13

Also receiving votes: Livermore (7-8, 3 votes). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
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East Bay Baseball Poll – 4/23

Here is this week’s baseball poll. Records are through Saturday.

Team Record Points Last week
t1. Campolindo (3) 12-2-1 87 1
t1. Deer Valley (3) 14-1 87 3
3. De La Salle 12-3 78 2
4. San Ramon Valley 10-3 72 6
t5. Dougherty Valley 13-3 57 15
t5. St. Mary’s 13-2 57 8
7. Foothill 11-4 52 7
8. College Park 11-4 48 10
9. Newark Memorial 13-4 47 5
10. California 9-7 36 NR
11. Clayton Valley 13-3 32 11
12. Northgate 15-2 27 9
13. James Logan 9-6 19 NR
14. Castro Valley 12-5 11 12
15. Acalanes 11-5 3 14

Also receiving votes: Alameda (9-5, 2 points), Bishop O’Dowd (12-6, 2), Monte Vista (6-8, 2), Granada (9-7, 1). The East Bay High School Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Under: Baseball | 26 Comments »

Boys Volleyball: Playoffs, Rankings, Standings

With the league races looking pretty settled, other than the BCL-East, let’s take a look at the playoff situation in the three divisions. The selection meeting is three weeks from today.
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Posted on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Under: Boys volleyball | 13 Comments »

Richmond’s Brown signs with Sonoma State

Richmond High guard Isaiah Brown has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Sonoma State next season.

“I met some good people,” Brown said. “They were all really welcoming. They made me want to come back.”

Brown averaged 27.2 points per game as a senior for the Oilers, earning Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League MVP honors. That he was named MVP was especially telling, considering Richmond went just 1-26 on the season.

“It was a real tough season,” Brown said. “No matter what we did right, we just couldn’t get those wins.”

A two-sport star at Richmond who also impressed as a do-everything player on the football field,  Brown said he did give some thought to playing on the gridiron at the next level. But, he said that basketball has always been his No. 1 priority and once the offer came from Sonoma State, he was ready to take it.

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2012
Under: Basketball | 6 Comments »

Bird to try out for USA U18 team

Salesian High boys basketball star Jabari Bird will compete in June to earn a spot on the USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team.
The 6-foot-6 junior guard is one of 24 players to accept an invitation to compete for one of the team’s 12 rosters spots. He’ll travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to train with the team June 5-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
The team that is selected will compete June 16-20 in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil.
“I’ve always grown up watching the USA team and always wanted to be a part of it,” Bird said. “It’s a real big moment in my life and my career.”
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Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Under: Basketball, East Bay Prep Sports | No Comments »

Huffman, Waters honored by Cal-Hi Sports

Carondelet senior Hannah Huffman and Bishop O’Dowd junior K.C. Waters were both honored as top players in their respective divisions by Cal-High Sports today.

Huffman, who will play at Notre Dame next year, was named the state’s  Division II player of the year. The four-year starter averaged 18.7 points and seven rebounds this year for the Cougars playing a variety of positions. In her career, she helped Carondelet accumulate four league championships and three North Coast Section titles. They reached the NorCal finals three times and the state title game twice.

Waters was named California’s Division III player of the year after leading Bishop O’Dowd to its first ever state championship. The 6-1 forward, who was also honored by Cal-Hi Sports as its Freshman of the Year two seasons ago, averaged 14 points and 12 points this year. She’s the No. 34 ranked prospect in the class of 2013 and has numerous Division I college offers to choose from. Waters named the East Bay Player of the Year.

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Under: East Bay Prep Sports, Girls basketball | No Comments »

Trinity Wilson sidelined this month

St. Mary’s High track star Trinity Wilson will not be able to race for the rest of this month due to a toe injury suffered at the Stanford Invitational, her mother Andrea confirmed in a text to me this afternoon.

Trinity suffered the injury to the big toe of her left foot, Andrea wrote. It occurred in a preliminary heat of the girls 100-meter high hurdles at the Stanford Invitational on April 7. Trinity won the race in 13.41 seconds (wind-legal), the fastest high school time in the nation this season according to the DyeStat Elite 100 rankings.

Andrea wrote that Trinity has to wear an orthopedic shoe and uses crutches to allow the injury to heal. “Hopefully she will be ready by the league trials,” Andrea wrote. The Bay Shore Athletic League track and field trials are scheduled for May 10.

Trinity won the California Interscholastic Federation state championship 100 hurdles title in 2011 to end her high school season and proceeded over the next two months to also win 100 hurdles titles at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships, the World Youth Championships and the Pan-American Junior Championships. Her time at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships, a wind-legal 13.15 seconds, ranked No. 1 in the event among national high school female athletes in 2011.

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012
Under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »