J.C. bowl-o-rama

Four East Bay community college football teams will play in bowl games on Nov. 17. Laney (5-5) will face host Diablo Valley College (6-4) at 1 p.m. in the East Bay Bowl.

Contra Costa College (7-3), the Bay Valley Conference champ, will play at Monterey Peninsula (5-5), the co-Coast Conference champ, in the Living Breath Foundation Bowl at 1 p.m.

Chabot (6-4), which earned a second consecutive Golden Gate Conference championship, will play at College of the Siskiyous (8-1), the Mid-Empire Conference champion, in the NCFA Central Division Bowl at noon.

Also on Nov. 17, College of San Mateo (6-4) will host Sierra (5-5) in the Bothman Bulldog Bowl at 1 p.m.


New site for Silver Bowl

I just talked with Oakland Section commissioner Russell White, who told me the Silver Bowl will not be held at Laney College this year. He said cost was a factor, but so was the promotion of the section’s facilities. “Our facilities are very capable of hosting the game,” White said.
He said the Silver Bowl will be held at a neutral site, which will not be decided until after Friday’s Oakland Section football playoff games.


LPC Hawks open Thursday in Tip-Off Classic

The seventh season of Las Positas College men’s basketball begins when the Hawks host Gavilan at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the first round of the Tip-Off Classic in Livermore.

The Hawks, coming off their most successful season with a 22-8 record an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the state tournament, are the defending Tip-Off Classic champions. They have won the tournament three out of six times.

With a strong recruiting class and a new interim head coach in Ward Farris, LPC returns two players from last year — guards Julian Redmon and Jovante Evans — to go along with 11 freshmen.

Other first-round games pit Butte against Columbia at 4 p.m., Chabot against Siskiyous at 6 p.m., and Contra Costa against DeAnza at 8 p.m.
The tournament runs through Saturday, Nov. 10, culminating in the 5 p.m. championship game.