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East Bay softball poll — 4/22

By Stephanie Hammon
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 5:32 pm in Softball, Uncategorized

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (4) 16-0 60 1
2. Alhambra 14-2 56 2
3. James Logan 15-2 52 3
4. Granada 14-2 48 4
5. Foothill 10-6 41 6
6. San Ramon Valley 11-4 38 7
7. Heritage 10-4 37 9
8. Newark Memorial 14-3 34 5
9. Livermore 9-8 29 8
10. Carondelet 9-7 25 10
11. Castro Valley 9-6 20 11
12. Salesian 10-1 16 12
13. Concord 13-7 10 15
14. Freedom 9-4-2 8 14
15. Bishop O’Dowd 8-5 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Arroyo (12-3, 2 votes). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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Castlemont’s Hall headed to UC-Merced

By Phil Jensen
Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 4:28 pm in Uncategorized

By Phil Jensen
pjensen@bayareanewsgroup.com
Castlemont High School girls basketball star Dezire Hall has signed with UC Merced. It is the first time in at least 10 years that a Castlemont girls basketball player has signed with a school in the University of California system, said Knights coach Gilbert “Duke” Lane Jr.
“I felt comfortable with them the most,” Hall said. “When I went to the (team’s) practice, I felt that’s where I need to be.”
The 5-foot-10 Hall was very impressive this season for the Knights. The first-team all-Oakland Athletic League selection averaged 16.8 points, 15.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.2 steals per game this season.
Hall also considered Chico State, San Francisco State, Fresno Pacific and Whittier College before choosing the Bobcats. She said that UC Merced recruited her as a small forward.

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Moore heads list of locals named to MaxPreps All-American team

By Stephanie Hammon
Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 3:46 pm in Girls basketball

Salesian High’s Mariya Moore leads a list of six East Bay players to receive All-America honors by MaxPreps.com.

Moore, a McDonald’s All-American and the Bay Area News Group’s East Bay Player of the Year, was named to the five-player second team. Here’s what MaxPreps had to say about the 6-foot-1 forward headed to Louisville:

“Moore is a strong, physical wing who can overpower smaller players in the paint and out-quick bigger players on the perimeter. She led her Salesian team to the state championship game against powerhouse Long Beach Poly — which has about eight times as many students — with her all-around game and ability to rise to the challenge in the clutch.”

St. Mary’s forward Mikayla Cowling was named to the fifth team, and four other locals were chosen as honorable mention picks — Gabby Green (St. Mary’s), Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte), Natalie Romeo (Carondelet) and Asha Thomas (Bishop O’Dowd).

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East Bay baseball poll – 4/16

By Phil Jensen
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 9:43 pm in Uncategorized

Here’s this week’s Bay Area News Group East Bay high school baseball poll. Only one team stayed in the same spot as last week.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Campolindo (5)* 10-3 75 3
t2. California 12-2 65 1
t2. Clayton Valley Charter 15-0 65 5
4. Amador Valley 10-3 64 7
5. De La Salle 11-4 54 2
6. San Ramon Valley 8-4 50 4
7. College Park 10-2 47 10
8. Monte Vista 7-5 40 t11
9. Heritage 9-5 33 t13
10. Washington 8-4 31 8
11. Foothill 8-4 26 6
12. Granada 8-5 18 9
13. Northgate 11-3 11 t13
14. JFK-Fremont 9-3 10 NR
15. Acalanes 9-5 6 t15

Also receiving votes: Bishop O’Dowd (10-6, 4 points), Concord (9-5, 1). The East Bay Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through April 12
* indicates number of first-place votes

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East Bay softball poll — 4/15

By Stephanie Hammon
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 2:36 pm in Softball

 

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 14-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 11-2 70 2
3. James Logan 12-2 63 4
4. Granada 12-2 62 3
5. Newark Memorial 13-2 55 t5
6. Foothill 9-5 50 t5
7. San Ramon Valley 11-3 45 t10
8. Livermore 8-7 37 8
9. Heritage 8-4 34 9
10. Carondelet 8-6 32 12
11. Castro Valley 9-6 27 t10
12. Salesian 9-1 18 13
13. California 5-8 14 7
14. Freedom 8-3-2 9 NR
15. Concord 11-7 5 15

Also receiving votes: Arroyo (8-2, 3 votes), Bishop O’Dowd (8-5, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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Ivan Rabb named second-team All-American

By Phil Jensen
Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 11:26 am in Uncategorized

Bishop O’Dowd High School boys basketball star Ivan Rabb was selected as a second-team All-American by MaxPreps.com on Sunday.
The junior, who averaged 27 points and 14 rebounds a game, was one of three juniors selected to the five-player second team. No juniors were chosen for the first team.
Rabb was also the only California player selected to the second team, and only one California player was picked for the five-player first team (national player of the year Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei-Santa Ana).

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East Bay softball poll — 4/8

By Stephanie Hammon
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 4:38 pm in Softball

Here’s a look at our first East Bay softball poll of the season.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 12-0 75 2
2. Alhambra 11-2 70 7
3. Granada 11-1 64 NR
4. James Logan 9-2 61 1
t5. Foothill 7-4 52 NR
t5. Newark Memorial 11-2 52 NR
7. California 5-5 44 3
8. Livermore 7-6 36 NR
9. Heritage 8-4 31 t14
t10. Castro Valley 6-6 26 8
t10. San Ramon Valley 8-3 26 9
12. Carondelet 6-5 22 t14
13. Salesian 6-1 16 t10
14. Encinal 7-2 13 NR
15. Concord 6-7 6 4

Also receiving votes: Freedom (6-3-2, 4 votes), Monte Vista (5-7, 1), San Leandro (6-3, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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Final East Bay Boys Basketball Poll for 13-14 season

By Phil Jensen
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 7:23 pm in Uncategorized

Here’s the final Bay Area News Group East Bay high school boys basketball poll of the season. After the first two spots, there’s been some significant movement.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5)* 28-5 75 1
2. Monte Vista 32-1 70 2
3. St. Joseph Notre Dame 30-5 65 7
4. El Cerrito 28-5 59 3
5. Freedom 26-7 56 9
6. Newark Memorial 25-8 50 8
7. San Ramon Valley 24-6 42 4
8. Campolindo 23-8 37 t5
9. De La Salle 21-9 35 t5
10. Moreau Catholic 27-7 33 NR
11. McClymonds 22-9 21 15
12. Pittsburg 22-6 20 12
t13. Concord 22-9 12 NR
t13. Salesian 23-15 12 14
15. Berkeley 22-5 9 10

Also receiving votes: Dougherty Valley (20-8, 2 points), Miramonte (18-13, 2). Records are final. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.
* indicates number of first-place votes

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Final East Bay Girls Basketball Poll for 13-14 season

By Phil Jensen
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 6:40 pm in Uncategorized

Here is the final Bay Area News Group East Bay Girls Basketball Poll of the season. Only two teams remained in the same spot from our last poll before the North Coast Section playoffs:

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Salesian (5) 30-7 75 2
2. St. Mary’s 27-8 67 3
3. Miramonte 30-2 66 5
4. Carondelet 28-4 59 4
5. Bishop O’Dowd 23-4 58 1
6. Berkeley 24-9 50 7
7. Deer Valley 26-6 45 8
8. Monte Vista 26-5 40 6
9. Piedmont 21-10 35 9
10. Clayton Valley Charter 24-8 24 NR
t11. Foothill 19-9 18 14
t11. James Logan 19-10 18 12
13. McClymonds 16-13 17 NR
14. Dublin 19-11 15 NR
15. Encinal 20-9 9 NR

Also receiving votes: Moreau Catholic (23-6, 4 points). Records are final. The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

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Boys Soccer: All East Bay

By Matt Smith
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 2:01 am in Boys soccer

Here are the First, Second and Third teams. See you guys next year!
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