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East Bay softball poll — 4/30

Team Record Points Last week
1. California (4) 15-3 60 1
2. Amador Valley 16-2 56 2
3. James Logan 17-1 52 3
4. Alhambra 15-1-1 48 4
5. Clayton Valley 15-2 44 5
6. Monte Vista 11-7 40 6
t7. Concord 15-3 33 t8
t7. Freedom 11-5-1 33 10
9. Arroyo 15-4 30 t8
10. Castro Valley 12-7 23 12
11. Granada 10-8 21 t13
12. Livermore 10-8 15 7
13. Newark Memorial 10-8 11 t13
14. Heritage 9-7 9 11
15. Salesian 14-1 5 15

Also receiving votes:  None. The East Bay SoftballPoll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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“De La Salle Sports Report” TV special

A half-hour TV special focusing on De La Salle High athletics will air on KICU TV36 this weekend. The “De La Salle Sports Report” will cover a variety of varsity sports from this past fall and winter. It will profile student-athletes and feature an alumni report with Chris Wondolowski, the 2012 Major League Soccer MVP with the San Jose Earthquakes. Recently retired football coach Bob Ladouceur will also be interviewed.

The show will air Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 4 p.m. Mike Sklut will host.

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East Bay softball poll — 4/23

Here’s a look at this week’s softball poll. We have a new No. 1 team, but not a lot of significant movement besides that.

Team Record Points Last week
1. California (4) 13-3 60 2
2. Amador Valley 14-2 56 1
3. James Logan 14-1 52 3
4. Alhambra 13-1-1 48 4
5. Clayton Valley 11-2 44 5
6. Monte Vista 10-6 40 6
7. Livermore 10-6 34 7
t8. Arroyo 13-4 28 9
t8. Concord 14-3 28 10
10. Freedom 9-5-1 27 t11
11. Heritage 8-6 23 t11
12. Castro Valley 10-7 12 13
t13. Newark Memorial 8-7 10 t14
t13. Granada 8-8 10 t14
15. Salesian 12-1 4 NR

Also receiving votes:  Alameda (9-9, 2 votes), San Ramon Valley (10-6, 2). The East Bay SoftballPoll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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Logan’s Webb selected as national coach

Lee Webb, who has led James Logan High’s track and field team to two state titles and numerous North Coast Section championships, has been named the head coach of this year’s Team USA World Youth Team by USA Track and Field.
Webb, who is Logan’s head coach this track and field season after stepping down from that position before last season, was a jumps coach for the Team USA World Youth Team in 2011. The 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships are July 10-14 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

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East Bay softball poll — 4/17

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll. Note that this poll reflects games through last Saturday, so games played earlier this week will be accounted for in next week’s poll. There could be some movement at the top with Cal High beating No. 1 Amador Valley 1-0 yesterday.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Amador Valley (4) 13-1 60 1
2. California 11-3 56 3
3. James Logan 12-1 52 2
4. Alhambra 11-1-1 45 7
5. Clayton Valley 9-2 44 t5
6. Monte Vista 7-6 42 t5
7. Livermore 9-5 37 4
8. Carondelet 10-4 25 8
9. Arroyo 12-4 24 14
10. Concord 10-3 23 13
t11. Freedom 7-5-1 22 10
t11. Heritage 6-6 22 11
13. Castro Valley 10-7 16 9
t14. Granada 7-7 4 15
t14. Newark Memorial 6-7 4 NR

Also receiving votes:  Alameda (7-9, 2 votes), Pinole Valley (9-3, 1), Bishop O’Dowd (10-5, 1). The East Bay SoftballPoll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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East Bay Baseball poll — 4/8

It’s finally time for us to debut our baseball polls this season. We’ll have our first baseball/softball package running in Thursday’s paper and that’s when this poll will debut in print. But here’s a sneak peak.

Team Record Points Last year
1. Granada (5) 12-0 75 10
2. Amador Valley 9-3 66 NR
3. De La Salle 7-4 63 2
4. Campolindo 5-6-1 57 1
5. Acalanes 9-4 50 6
6. College Park 8-3-1 45 4
7. Newark Memorial 9-3 40 9
8. Alhambra 9-4 35 NR
9. Washington 9-3 33 NR
10. Clayton Valley 8-3 31 12
11. Heritage 8-5 27 NR
t12. California 8-3 20 5
t12. Deer Valley 9-4 20 8
14. Dougherty Valley 8-5 14 3
15. St. Mary’s 7-3 8 t13

Also receiving votes:  Foothill (6-6, 7 points), Freedom (8-4, 4), El Cerrito (10-4-1, 3), Berkeley (9-4, 1), San Leandro (10-3, 1). The East Bay Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.