Irvington forfeits opening win to Ygnacio Valley

Irvington High’s football team has forfeited its opening win on Sept. 6 against Ygnacio Valley due to the use of an ineligible player, Irvington coach Zach Silvernale confirmed today.
Silvernale said that he noticed on a player’s transcript that the player had taken the wrong summer school class and was ineligible, and Silvernale reported it. Silvernale said the player competed in the Vikings’ first two games, but Irvington’s second game was already a loss (to Acalanes).
Irvington’s record is now 2-2 overall. Ygnacio Valley’s record is now 1-4 overall.


Big day for Campo, St. Joseph at Stanford Invite

The Campolindo and St. Joseph Notre Dame cross country teams both produced individual and team winners Saturday at the prestigious Stanford Invitational.
Campolindo’s Brighie Leach won the Division III girls race in 18 minutes, 17 seconds for the 3.1 mile course and led the Cougars to the team title (36 points). Its other team scorers for the Campolindo girls were Rachel Johnson (third, 18:51), Hana Sun (eighth, 19:26), Haley Shipway (ninth, 19:30) and Mary Orders (16th, 19:44).
Aidan Goltra of Campolindo was first in the Division III boys race in 15:32.
Gabe Arias-Sheridan led St. Joseph Notre Dame to a sweep of the first four places in the Division V boys race. Arias-Sheridan was first in 16:12, followed by Michael Murphy (16:39), Matthew Murphy (16:40) and Cooper Teare (16:41). The Pilots’ fifth scorer was Gavin Hill (17th, 17:41), as St. Joseph Notre Dame won the team title with an outstanding score of 24.
De La Salle had the fastest East Bay team time of the day (81:07) as it placed third in the Boys seeded race with a score of 189. Its scorers were Blair Hurlock (fifth, 15:19), Matt Schumann (20th, 15:54), Luke Williams (28th, 16:15), Austin Sanchez (41st, 16:28) and Sean Wanket (110th, 17:11).
Other top-three places by East Bay teams and individuals were achieved by San Ramon Valley’s Jason Intravaia in the Division I boys race (third, 16:05), Alameda’s Cameron Tu in the Division II boys race (second, 15:58), Acalanes’ Cameron Gaskell in the Division III boys race (third, 16:11), Campolindo in the Division III boys race (second, 116 points), St. Mary’s in the Division IV girls race (third, 138 points), Athenian’s Grace Brown in the Division V girls race (second, 19:47) College Prep in the Division V girls race (second, 88 points) and Athenian in the Division V girls race (third, 143 points).


Ready for kickoff in the DFAL, EBAL, MVAL and TCAL-Rock

With league play beginning this week in the DFAL, EBAL, MVAL and Tri-County Rock, I thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at those divisions. Who are the favorites, which teams have surprised and what games should high school football aficionados make sure they see? We’ll take a look at the other leagues when they kick off in the next few weeks.

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East Bay football poll — 9/24

Here’s our latest poll. Our only new team is Northgate, ranked No. 15 after improving to 4-0 with its Battle of the Creek win over Las Lomas. Pitt is the new No. 2 team with El Cerrito losing to Campo last week.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 4-0 75 1
2. Pittsburg 3-1 70 3
3. California 2-1 65 4
4. James Logan 2-1 60 5
5. Clayton Valley 2-1 53 7
t6. Deer Valley 3-0 44 8
t6. Foothill 4-0 44 9
8. Campolindo 4-0 42 10
9. El Cerrito 2-2 37 2
10. San Ramon Valley 1-2 34 6
11. Amador Valley 3-0 26 11
12. Acalanes 4-0 20 12
13. Miramonte 3-1 14 13
14. McClymonds 3-1 11 14
15. Northgate 4-0 4 NR

Also receiving votes:  Monte Vista (1-2, 1 vote). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.


Girls Volleyball: Clayton Valley, Rankings, Standings

As expected, and as usual, the East Bay Athletic League will be a season-long battle where a number of teams will be in the running for the league title. This is to be expected.
However, there is another league that may be a little more compelling. Not just because a number of teams will be competing for the league title, which there will be, but because it is a league where there is a lot of new blood.
That league is the DVAL, and one of those teams that will be in the mix is Clayton Valley Charter.
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East Bay football poll — 9/17

Here’s our latest poll. Miramonte jumps in at No. 13 after its win against Analy while James Logan climbs a few spots after beating SRV.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 3-0 75 1
2. El Cerrito 2-1 68 t3
3. Pittsburg 2-1 67 t3
4. California 2-1 60 5
5. James Logan 2-1 55 8
6. San Ramon Valley 1-1 48 2
7. Clayton Valley 1-1 43 6
8. Deer Valley 2-0 42 7
9. Foothill 3-0 37 9
10. Campolindo 3-0 29 10
11. Amador Valley 3-0 26 11
12. Acalanes 3-0 19 14
13. Miramonte 2-1 10 NR
14. McClymonds 2-1 9 13
15. Monte Vista 1-2 8 12

Also receiving votes:  Northgate (3-0, 2 votes), Hercules (2-1, 2). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.