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East Bay Football Poll — 9/24

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (6) 4-0 90 1
2. James Logan 5-0 84 2
3. Concord 5-0 77 3
4. California 4-0 73 4
t5. El Cerrito 5-0 62 6
t5. Foothill 3-1 62 9
7. Monte Vista 3-1 56 5
8. Freedom 3-2 42 11
9. Campolindo 4-1 40 8
10. Pittsburg 3-2 35 12
11. Amador Valley 2-2 33 7
12. Bishop O’Dowd 3-1 30 10
13. Antioch 4-0 16 14
14. Deer Valley 3-1 14 15
15. Acalanes 4-1 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Granada (3-1, 1 point), Salesian (5-0, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012
Under: East Bay Football, East Bay Poll | 106 Comments »

High school baseball updates

I’ve had baseball news piling up over the past few weeks, so I figured I’d throw it out there in one fell swoop.

On the coaching front, we’ve had several changes. For starters, College Park has hired former Acalanes head man and DVC assistant Andy Tarpley to replace Matt Lisle. Lisle is now an assistant for the University of Oregon softball team. Tarp attended several College Park playoff games, and his hiring came as no surprise.

At Clayton Valley, Casey Coakley is returning to lead the Eagles on the diamond. Herc Pardi will remain with the program in his former role of pitching coach. Coakley returns from Los Medanos, where he’s coached the past couple seasons.

Deer Valley has filled its vacancy at the top, picking Dan Peters to take over for Dennis Luquet. Luquet was hired as the head coach at Diablo Valley College. Peters, a College Park grad, has an impressive resume of his own with stints as pitching coach at DVC and LMC as well as a brief run as head coach at Clayton Valley.

On the recruiting front, most people know by now that Cal has snagged top-shelf local pitchers in De La Salle’s Andrew Buckley and Campolindo’s Matt Ladrech (Ladrech is only a junior). NorCalPreps.com’s Cameron Schott reported today that Ladrech’s teammate, infielder Denis Karas, is now also headed to Cal. Karas is also a junior, so that means that over the next two years the pipeline from Campo to Cal will be plenty busy. Current senior Robbie Tenerowicz is Cal-bound after this season.

Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Under: Baseball | 1 Comment »

East Bay Football Poll – 9/10

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (6) 2-0 90 1
2. James Logan 3-0 84 2
3. Concord 3-0 76 3
4. Campolindo 3-0 70 4
5. California 3-0 66 5
6. Monte Vista 3-0 64 9
7. Amador Valley 2-1 48 11
8. Bishop O’Dowd 2-1 43 7
9. Foothill 2-1 40 12
10. El Cerrito 3-0 38 13
11. Freedom 1-2 35 8
12. Pittsburg 1-2 25 6
13. Granada 3-0 14 NR
14. Deer Valley 2-0 13 NR
15. McClymonds 1-1 8 NR

Also receiving votes: Antioch (3-0, 5 points), Salesian (3-0, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012
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De La Salle-Mullen ticket info

Mullen-Denver (Colo.) invades Owen Owens Field this week to take on De La Salle in what will surely be a hot ticket in the Concord area

So, how can you get tickets?

For starters, they’ll be available all week at the De La Salle student bookstore (located right in front of the school). Normal bookstore (open 7:30-3:45 except Wednesday, when it opens at 8:30) hours apply. $8 for adults, $5 for students/seniors and kids under 12.

Some tickets should be available at the gate, but probably not many. Also, note the different start time than past seasons. The first two DLS home games will kick off at 7:15 p.m.

 

Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Under: East Bay Football | No Comments »

East Bay Football Poll – 8/27

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (6) 0-0 90 1
2. James Logan 1-0 84 4
3. Pittsburg 1-0 78 5
4. Campolindo 1-0 65 6
5. San Ramon Valley 0-1 64 2
6. Concord 1-0 63 7
7. Bishop O’Dowd 1-0 55 t8
8. Foothill 1-0 52 t8
9. Amador Valley 1-0 33 NR
10. Freedom 0-1 32 3
11. Monte Vista 1-0 31 10
12. California 1-0 22 t13
13. Encinal 0-0 17 12
t14. Berkeley 0-0 13 t13
t14. El Cerrito 0-0 13 t13

Also receiving votes: Dublin (1-0, 6 points), Livermore (1-0, 1), McClymonds (0-0, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012
Under: East Bay Football | 84 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 29): Diving into the DFAL

Our last league look centers around the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. Only one more day to go!

Campo shocked everyone and made it to Carson last year. What’s in store for the DFAL this year?

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Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 49 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 27): Bowling for Carson

OK, so I didn’t forget about everyone today. Well, maybe a little. Better late than never, I say! Today, we take on a bit of a broad topic.

What East Bay teams can we expect to have a shot at a bowl game this season?

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Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 12 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 25): Breakout candidates

The season is getting closer, so it’s time to do a little projecting.

Who could be the breakout player of the year in the East Bay?

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Posted on Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 5 Comments »

30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 24): Scrimmage day

I don’t know why, but I seem to be way more pumped for a simple scrimmage this year than ever before. Maybe it’s the long summer spent indoors. Maybe it’s because the last game I covered was in December. Either way, I’m fired up that we get to see some football tonight.

So, today’s 30 Questions topic has to do with tonight’s festivities.

What should we watch for tonight on scrimmage night in the East Bay?

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Posted on Friday, August 17th, 2012
Under: 30 Questions to Kickoff, East Bay Football | 25 Comments »

Change to NCS playoff hosting rights

I’ve been meaning to get this up on the blog and haven’t gotten to it, so here finally is some news I think many of you have already heard.

Hosting priviliges in the North Coast Section playoffs are changing this school year. The NCS Board of Managers voted in January to award automatic hosting rights to league champions ONLY for the first round. This applies to all sports (except water polo, which rarely uses home sites anyway). After the first round, home field will be awarded to the higher seed, provided that team has a sufficient venue for hosting.

I’m thinking this will be a pretty popular move, and a fix to something that’s been complained about for a while. In case you’re wondering, the vote by the Board of Managers on this issue was 23-22, with a tiebreaker being needed to settle the matter.

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Under: East Bay Prep Sports | 2 Comments »