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Archive for August, 2012

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 22): In the Foothills

Let’s continue to take a look at our leagues. I already wrote about the West Alameda County Conference’s realignment, but today I’ll talk more about how the WACC Foothill League will look.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 13 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 21): Worth the price of admission

As most of you are, I’m getting fired up to actually see some games next week. That got me thinking for today’s topic.

If you had to buy a ticket, what three nonleague games would you attend this season?

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Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
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Dougherty Valley player signs with UOP

Jasmine Jenkins, a 6-foot-2 forward from Dougherty Valley High, has given an oral commitment to University of the Pacific.

Jenkins, daughter of former Oakland Raider Robert Jenkins, is a three-year all-Diablo Foothill Athletic League player and a major factor in Dougherty Valley’s two DFAL titles and a North Coast Section Division II championship. 

The past three years she has averaged over 12 points per game. Jenkins received multiple offers, including from Navy, Nevada, Loyola Marymount, and UC Santa Barbara.

Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012
Under: Basketball, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 20): Hot in the valley

Another day, another league. Today, the big one.

What’s new in the East Bay Athletic League?

Off the top, let’s address what isn’t new. De La Salle remains the prohibitive favorite to win the EBAL. After I get a chance to get over to Winton Dr., I’ll have a more in-depth preview of the Spartans. For now, you know the guys coming back. It should be extremely hard to score on DLS this year. Nothing new there.

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Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 19): Going North Central

I’ve lauded much of the results of the NCS Bay Shore Conference realignment, which created the new Tri County Athletic League and Western Alameda Athletic Conference. But there was one casualty in the process that will make things a little strange for a few local teams.

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Posted on Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 9 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 18): Who’s on a Mission?

Let’s continue our run through through our East Bay leagues by taking a glance at the wide-open Mission Valley Athletic League.

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Posted on Saturday, August 11th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 20 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 17): Transfer of power

Today’s question is something everyone will be keenly interested in come the middle of the season.

What impact will the new transfer rule have on football this season?

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Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 8 Comments »

Bird, Gordon added to Under Armour Elite 24

Salesian High’s Jabari Bird and Archbishop Mitty’s Aaron Gordon were among the final 12 players selected to compete in the Under Armour Elite 24 competition Aug. 24-25 at the Venice Beach Courts in Los Angeles. The two-day event features a slam dunk contest, which will air at 4 p.m. PST on Aug. 24 on ESPNU. The game is Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and also airs on ESPNU. ESPN ranks Bird the No. 20 overall player in the 2013 class and his five official finalists are Cal, Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Colorado, although it’s basically down to Cal and Washington. Gordon is ranked the No. 6 player in the country by ESPN. Both players led their teams to California Interscholastic Federation state titles, with Gordon taking Mitty to the Division II crown and Bird leading Salesian to the Division IV crown.

Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Under: Basketball, East Bay Prep Sports | No Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 16): Eastbound and up?

We roll on here at football central. Today, a look at the Bay Valley Athletic League.

Is the BVAL wide open this year, or will Pittsburg rise to the top yet again?

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Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 29 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 15): Who will run the Town?

It’s the midway point in our 30 Questions to Kickoff feature and so why not dive into taking a look at the Oakland Athletic League. Before the comments fill up the thread with the inevitable “When will the OAL join the NCS?” questions, just stop. It’s not going to happen, at least any time soon. I suppose the possibility does exist depending on who takes over as commissioner with Michael Moore Sr. having stepped aside, but too many high ranking Oakland Unified School District people have no interest in that happening. And there reasons for it are some valid ones. But I’ve ranted on that too many times and don’t want to again today. So let’s just look at this year’s OAL football.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 16 Comments »