First day of Standley Cup complete

The opening day of the 10th annual Standley Cup softball tournament came to a close at Oliver Park in Hayward.
Castro Valley and Bishop O’Dowd both were pushed to the limit before pulling out extra inning victories.
The Trojans needed 10 innings to defeat Irvington 12-8 while the Dragons scored a run in the top of the sixth inning to outlast Clayton Valley 8-7. Castro Valley also defeated Berkeley 9-1 to win the Blue division and a berth to Saturday’s semifinals.
Other scores were: Newark Memorial 10, Tennyson 0; Pinole Valley 6, Petaluma 0; Moreau Catholic 15, Las Lomas 4; Washington 15, Las Lomas 1; Alameda 6, American 3.


Kennedy tabs Mackey as new head coach — 12/20

Former James Logan High standout Damian Mackey has been named the new football coach for John F. Kennedy-Fremont, athletic director John Webb confirmed Monday.
Mackey replaces longtime coach Pete Michaletos, who retired after 46 years as the Titans’ only coach since the school opened.
“It’s quite an honor and privilege to take over for Coach Michaletos,” Mackey said. “I played against him in high school, and he had some real good teams back then.”
Mackey, who is currently an algebra teacher and athletic director at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Hayward, has quite a resume.
After graduating from Logan in 1998, Mackey played for Oklahoma as a wide receiver with ex-Logan teammate and current Cincinnati Bengals safety Roy Williams. Mackey was part of the 2000 Sooners squad that went 13-0 and won the national championship, catching 26 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown. He was also an Academic All-American in 2000.
Mackey stayed on with Oklahoma as a graduate assistant for two years. He had been teaching at a middle school in Dallas before moving back to the East Bay.
Upon his return, Mackey threw his name in the hat of potential candidates for the Kennedy position.
“I’ve been offered in Oklahoma and in Dallas to coach there, but the timing wasn’t right,” Mackey said. “I felt now was a time for me to take on a task like this, and I’m very excited to teach the players both on and off the field.”


Alhambra’s Davis commits to Hawaii

Alhambra receiver Trevor Davis has orally committed to Hawaii next fall, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound senior confirmed.
“I really liked the atmosphere when I went for my visit,” Davis said. “I had the opportunity to meet the coaches and had a chance to attend their banquet and hang out with the team.”
Davis chose Hawaii over Idaho, which was the first school to offer him a full scholarship. Davis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds, an improvement from the 4.6-4.7 range he ran last year.
“When I visited Idaho, I didn’t have a chance to meet very many people there,” Davis added. “Then when I met everybody at Hawaii, I felt the togetherness there like they were one big family.”
This season, Davis hauled in 43 passes for 876 yards and nine touchdowns as the Bulldogs went 7-4 this year, which included a 21-12 loss to San Marin-Novato in the first round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs.