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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

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

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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CIF state basketball championships to be televised

By Stephanie Hammon
Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 3:43 pm in Basketball

All 12 CIF state basketball title games scheduled for this weekend will be televised live by Comcast SportsNet.

The Salesian girls (Open Division), Bishop O’Dowd boys (Open Division), Monte Vista boys (Division I), Moreau Catholic boys (Division IV) and St. Joseph Notre Dame boys (Division V) all will be playing for state titles at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. The television schedule for those games is as follows. The games will also be streamed on the CIF website.

Friday, March 28

DIVISION V BOYS: St. Joseph Notre Dame vs. Renaissance Academy-La Canada, noon, CSNCA. (Broadcast team: Play-by-play – Steve Quis, Analyst – Jon Crispin, Sideline – Rosalyn Gold-Onwude) 

DIVISION I BOYS: Monte Vista vs. Centennial-Corona, 8 p.m., CSN-Plus (Broadcast team: Play-by-Play – Barry Tompkins, Analyst – Jon Crispin, Sideline – Kelli Tennant)

Saturday, March 29

DIVISION IV BOYS: Moreau Catholic vs. Bishop Montgomery-Torrance, 12 p.m., CSN-Plus (Broadcast team: Play-by-play – Steve Quis, Analyst – Jon Crispin, Sideline – Rosalyn Gold-Onwude) 

OPEN DIVISION GIRLS: Salesian vs. Long Beach Poly, 6 p.m., CSNBA (Broadcast team: Play-by-Play – Barry Tompkins, Analyst – Mary Murphy, Sideline – Kelli Tennant.

OPEN DIVISION BOYS: Bishop O’Dowd vs. Mater Dei-Santa Ana, 8 p.m., CSNBA (Broadcast team: Play-by-Play – Barry Tompkins, Analyst – Drew Schiller, Sideline – Kelli Tennant)

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Live blog of CIF Northern regional basketball championship games

By Phil Jensen
Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 4:17 pm in Uncategorized

Follow the NorCal championship games on Saturday with our live blog, which starts at 9:45 a.m. and continues all day.

Here’s the URL:

http://www.mercurynews.com/sports-headlines/ci_25394768/live-updates-norcal-high-school-basketball-championships-saturday

Here’s a short link:

http://bit.ly/1jiJEL3

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Live blog tonight: NorCal basketball playoffs, 6:45

By Jon Becker
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 4:02 pm in Uncategorized

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