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All-BVAL football selections

Deer Valley QB Nsimba Webster was named Bay Valley Athletic League MVP and his twin brother, WR/DB Nzuzi Webster, was one of just two players to earn first-team accolades on both sides of the ball. Pittsburg lineman Larry Serna-Cruz is the other. Below is the complete list. We’ll post other leagues as they are released.

MVP
Nsimba Webster (Deer Valley) Sr.

First team offense

QB — Nsimba Webster* (DV) Sr.; RB — Harris Ross* (Pittsburg) Sr., Joe Mixon* (Freedom) Sr., Kyle McDonald (DV) Sr., Jaylyn Morgan (Pitt) Jr.; WR — Nick Garcia* (Free) Sr., Mike Hamilton* (DV) Sr., Nzuzi Webster (DV) Sr.; TE — Marcus Franks* (Pitt) Sr.; OL — Larry Serna-Cruz* (Pitt) Sr., Cranberry Gato* (Antioch) Sr., Mesake Afu* (DV) Sr., Jacob Smith* (Heritage) Sr., Shane Goodwin (Liberty) Jr., Rene Cardona (Pitt) Sr.; UT — Ivan Oseguera* (Liberty) Sr.

First team defense

DL — Patrick Choudja* (Free) Sr., Chibueze Onyeukwu (DV) Sr., David Letuligasenoa (Her) So., Larry Serna-Cruz (Pitt) Sr., David Lui (Pitt) Jr.; LB — Malik Hutchings* (DV) Sr., Cole Caligari* (Her) Sr., Noah Palega* (Pitt) Jr.; Kobie Beltram (Ant) So., Steven Costello (Free) Jr.; DB — Shurod Thompson* (Pitt) So., Daniel Sheppard* (Pitt) Sr., Kyle Trego (Lib) Jr., Nzuzi Webster (DV) Sr.; K — Anthony Martinez* (Lib) Sr.

Second team offense

QB — Joe Sweeney (Free) So.; RB — Nick Perry (Ant) So., Noah Thompson (Free) Jr., Jeff Robinson (DV) Sr.; WR — Alex Hull (Lib) Jr., Scotty Sanders (Free) Jr.; TE — Brian Taatalale (DV) Sr.; OL — Antonio Baldazo (Pitt) Sr., Leonard Grillo (Ant) Sr., Dylan Goodwin (Free) Sr., Dominic Fredrickson (Free) Jr., De’Angelo Powell (Pitt) Sr., Fernando Nunez (Pitt) Sr.; UT — Sam Hinn (Her) Jr.

Second team defense

DL — Erin Austin (Her) Sr., Shane Goodwin (Lib) Jr., Tyler Bergen (Free) Sr., Cranberry Gato (Ant) Sr., John Woodruff (Her) Sr.; LB — Alex Espinoza (Lib) Jr., Matt Gavello (DV) Sr., Isaiah Lopez (Pitt) Jr., Leonard Grillo (Ant) Sr., Kristian Simmons (Free) Sr., Tyell Bell (DV) Sr.; DB — Robert Taylor (DV) Sr., Aaron Mullins (Free) Sr., Jimmie Smith (Lib) Sr., Deante Fortenberry (Pitt) Jr.; K — Christian Quintanilla (DV) Sr.

Honorable mention

DL — Dylan Gilfoy (Lib) Jr., Addison Hughes (Her) Sr., Manny Lopez (Lib) Sr.; DB — Coltin Selin (Her) Sr., Kenya Edner (Pitt) Sr.

*indicates unanimous selection

Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Under: East Bay Football, Football | 5 Comments »

No reason provided for Kessler firing

School administrators remained tight-lipped on Monday about the awkwardly timed dismissal of Mark Kessler as San Ramon Valley High football coach one day before the team’s North Coast Section playoff opener.

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Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Girls Volleyball: Semifinals, Rankings, Standings

The North Coast Section playoff brackets come out today. Here our predictions of how the brackets could look. This post has been updated with the actual brackets.
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Posted on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Under: Girls Volleyball | 3 Comments »

Live East Bay prep football playoff results Saturday, 7 p.m.

Posted on Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Under: Uncategorized | 42 Comments »

Live East Bay prep football results here tonight

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Early signing period begins for high school seniors

The early signing period begins today for high school senior athletes planning on signing letters of intent. If you know of anyone planning to sign today or this week, please have their coach or athletic director let us know by emailing prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com.

We’ll have more coverage later in the day on athletes signing in basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, golf, etc.

Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Under: East Bay Prep Sports | 4 Comments »

De La Salle lone East Bay team seeded first in NCS

The De La Salle High football team was the only East Bay squad to receive a No. 1 seed for the North Coast Section playoffs in Sunday’s selection and seeding meeting.

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Posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Boys Soccer: Pre-Season Rankings

The regular season is only a few weeks away. So why not release the rankings?

1. De La Salle
2. Campolindo
3. San Ramon Valley
4. Monte Vista
5. Ygnacio Valley
6. Amador Valley
7. Pittsburg
8. Acalanes
9. Hayward
10. Berkeley
11. Richmond
12. California
13. Bishop O’Dowd
14. Concord
15. Newark Memorial

Others considered: St. Mary’s, Foothill, College Park, San Lorenzo, Freedom, Logan, Northgate, Kennedy-Fremont, Alhambra, Castro Valley

Posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Under: Boys soccer | 58 Comments »

Girls Volleyball: Playoff Predictions, Playoff Brackets, Rankings, Standings- UPDATED

The North Coast Section playoff brackets come out today. Here our predictions of how the brackets could look. This post has been updated with the actual brackets.
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Posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Under: Girls Volleyball | No Comments »

Live East Bay prep football results here tonight

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013
Under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »