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“When the Game Stands Tall” takes in $3 Million on first night

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“When the Game Stands Tall,” the Sony Pictures movie about the De La Salle High football team, took in an estimated $3 million at the box office on its first day of release, as it was No. 2 among new releases and No. 5 among all movies in theaters this weekend.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “If I Stay” premiered at No. 1 as it took $6.83 million. Here’s the rundown of the top 5, according to EW.

1. “If I Stay” - $6.83 million (new)

2. “Guardians of the Galaxy” - $4.83 million ($239. 1 million total domestic total)

3. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – $4.54 million ($133.3 million total domestic total)

4. “Let’s Be Cops” – $3.23 million ($37.5 million domestic total)

5. “When The Game Stands Tall” – $3.0 million (new)

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Countdown to Kickoff Question #4: Can the TCAL-Rock Division have multiple NCS champions once again?

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Today we continue our look at the East Bay high school football scene as the season inches closer. Here’s the fourth of 10 daily posts.

For this one, we head to West Contra Costa/Northern Alameda counties to check in with what may be the best small school league in Northern California.

Q: Will the TCAL-Rock Division have multiple section champions once again in 2014?

Few leagues around Northern California could claim the type of postseason success the Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division enjoyed in football last season.
For the first time in each school’s history, El Cerrito won the Division III title and St. Mary’s won the Division IV crown. In the Division V championship game, Salesian beat Valley Christian-Dublin for its fourth section title since 2005.
“It was like a perfect storm,” Salesian coach Chad Nightingale said after last season. “To get all the teams into the playoffs that we did, and then to perform as well as we did, well that’s pretty exciting for our league.”
Could the league have multiple section champions again? Definitely.

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NCS boys volleyball playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys volleyball playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 College Park (17-17) at No. 8 American (13-11), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Liberty (9-19) at No. 5 Dougherty Valley (39-4), 7 p.m.
No. 10 San Leandro (17-8) at No. 7 Amador Valley (13-11), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Heritage (15-13) at No. 6 Granada (18-8), 7 p.m.
Second round
Friday or Saturday
College Park/American winner at No. 1 Deer Valley (36-2), TBA
Liberty/Dougherty Valley winner at No. 4 De La Salle 21-5), TBA
San Leandro/Amador Valley winner at No. 2 Foothill (29-5), TBA
Heritage/Granada winner at No. 3 James Logan (29-6), TBA

DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Miramonte (6-8) at No. 8 Livermore (7-21), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Tamalpais-Mill Valley (7-11) at No. 7 Las Lomas (17-10), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Hercules (11-7) at No. 6 Clayton Valley Charter (17-16), 7 p.m.
Second round
Friday or Saturday
Miramonte/Livermore winner at No. 1 Campolindo (32-2), TBA
No. 5 Alameda (25-5) at No. 4 Redwood-Larkspur (25-12), Friday, 7 p.m.
Tamalpais/Las Lomas winner at No. 2 Northgate (27-3), TBA
Hercules/Clayton Valley Charter winner at No. 3 Kennedy-Fremont (25-8), TBA

DIVISION III
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 St. Joseph Notre Dame (14-11) at No. 8 Chinese Christian (17-12), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Bay-S.F. (11-5) at No. 5 Bentley (20-5), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Redwood Christian (9-10) at No. 7 El Molino-Forestville (13-11), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Valley Christian (9-4) at No. 6 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (9-14), 7 p.m.
Second round
Friday or Saturday
St. Joseph Notre Dame/Chinese Christian at No. 1 Berean Christian (29-9), TBA
Bay/Bentley winner at No. 4 Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo (22-3), TBA
Redwood Christian/El Molino winner at No. 2 Moreau Catholic 18-11), TBA
Valley Chrtistian/Marin Catholic winner at No. 3 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (22-10), TBA

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NCS boys team tennis playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys team tennis playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

DIVISION I
Tuesday’s first round
No. 16 College Park (9-1) at No. 1 Dougherty Valley (13-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 9 Redwood-Larkspur (15-8) at No. 8 Alameda (19-2-1), 3:30 p.m.
No. 13 Maria Carrillo-Santa Rosa (14-0) at No. 4 Tamalpais-Mill Valley (20-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Monte Vista (17-4) at No. 12 Heritage (16-1), 3:30 p.m.
No. 15 San Leandro (10-5) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (17-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 10 De La Salle (14-10) at No. 7 James Logan (17-5), 3:30 p.m.
No. 3 Acalanes (15-5) at No. 14 Analy-Sebastopol (15-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 11 California (12-7) at No. 6 Miramonte (13-5), 3:30 p.m.
DIVISION II
No. 1 Piedmont (17-4-1) at No. 8 Fortuna (12-2), 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd (12-9-2) vs. No. 4 Lick Wilmerding-S.F. (16-5) at CCSF, 3:30 p.m.
No. 7 Anderson Valley (15-1) vs. No. 2 Branson-Ross (17-3) at College of Marin, 3:30 p.m.
No. 6 St. Mary’s (15-4) vs. No. 3 College Prep (14-1) at Chabot Canyon Raquet Club, 3:30 p.m.

 

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NCS boys and girls lacrosse playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys and girls lacrosse playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

Boys Lacrosse
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Northgate (9-9) at No. 1 Redwood-Larkspur (12-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 9 Amador Valley (10-10) at No. 8 California (13-6), 5 p.m.
No. 13 Jesuit-Carmichael (10-8) at No. 4 Granite Bay (16-1), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (7-7) at No. 5 De La Salle (9-7), 7 p.m.
No. 15 College Park (10-8) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (11-8), 7 p.m.
No. 7 Davis (14-5) at No. 10 Foothill (8-10), 7 p.,m.
No. 14 Berkeley (7-10) at No. 3 Monte Vista (11-6), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Bella Vista-Fair Oaks (11-5) at No. 6 Las Lomas (15-4), 7 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Bay-S.F. (8-3) at No. 1 Acalanes (17-3), 7 p.m.
No. 9 St. Mary’s-Stockton (12-5) at No. 8 Miramonte (8-7), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (9-12) vs. No. 4 Marin Academy (13-5) at Redhill Field, San Anselmo, 5 p.m.
No. 12 Branson-Ross (6-12) at No. 5 Piedmont (17-3), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Lick Wilmerding-S.F. (7-7) at No. 2 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (14-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Campolindo (12-7) vs. No. 7 University-S.F. (7-7) at Kezar Stadium, 8 p.m.
No. 14 Terra Linda-San Rafael (8-11) at No. 3 Novato (12-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 11 Urban-S.F (13-4) at No. 6 Bishop O’Dowd (12-6), 7 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Davis (8-8) at No. 8 Monte Vista (12-5), 5 p.m.
No. 13 Oak Ridge (10-6) at No. 4 California (13-3), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Clayton Valley Charter (13-7) at No. 5 Novato (16-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Northgate (12-6) at No. 7 San Ramon Valley (14-6), 5 p.m.
No. 14 Dougherty Valley (13-7) at No. 3 Marin Catholic (20-2), 3:30 p.m.
No. 11 St. Francis-Sacramento (9-9) at No. 6 Granite Bay (17-3), 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday or Saturday
Davis/Monte Vista at No. 1 Amador Valley (19-1), TBA
Northgate vs. No. 2 Carondelet (12-6) at Diablo Vista Middle School, Date TBA, 5:30 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Cardinal Newman (5-7) at No. 8 Sir Francis Drake (9-8), 5:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday or Saturday
Cardinal Newman/Sir Francis Drake winner at No. 1 Acalanes (13-6), TBA
No. 5 Justin Siena (11-7) vs. No. 4 University-S.F. (15-7), TBA
No. 7 Bishop O’Dowd (9-9) at No. 2 Piedmont (15-1), TBA
No. 6 Campolindo (7-11) at No. 3 Miramonte (13-2), TBA

 

 

 

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Girls soccer: NCS Div. I and II playoff brackets

 

NCS Playoffs
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Heritage (11-8-3) at No. 1 Monte Vista (19-0-2), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Granada (7-8-3) at No. 8 Freedom (10-2-6), 7 p.m.
No. 13 American (11-4-6) at No. 4 College Park (21-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 12 Alameda (13-6-3) at No. 5 Amador Valley (10-6-4), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Clayton Valley Charter (9-9-2) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (15-1-6), 7 p.m.
No. 10 California (9-7-4) at No. 7 Deer Valley (12-5-3), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Castro Valley (12-8-4) at No. 3 Berkeley (17-2-1), 7 p.m.
No. 11 James Logan (12-5-3) at No. 6 Liberty (10-2-7), 7 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Moreau Catholic (7-9-2) at No. 1 Miramonte (13-2-1), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Concord (12-6-1) at No. 8 Alhambra (7-6-4), 7 p.m.
No. 4 Las Lomas (10-4-5) at No. 13 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (11-4-2), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Encinal (11-7-1) at No. 5 Albany (18-5-1), 6 p.m.
No. 15 St. Joseph Notre Dame (6-6-2) at No. 2 Bishop O’Dowd (15-4-1), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Dublin (6-6-8) at No. 7 Piedmont (13-6-4), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Tennyson (10-12-1) at No. 3 Campolindo (12-3-5), 5 p.m.
No. 11 Northgate (9-9-3) at No. 6 St. Mary’s (14-3), 3:30 p.m.

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East Bay boys basketball poll

Here’s this week’s East Bay High School boys basketball poll. Enjoy!

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 18-4 75 1
2. Monte Vista 21-1 68 2
3. El Cerrito 24-2 67 3
4. De La Salle 17-5 60 4
5. San Ramon Val. 19-3 55 5
6. Campolindo 17-6 50 7
7. St. Joseph N.D. 21-5 45 8
8. Newark Mem. 15-7 38 9
9. Freedom 17-5 37 6
10. Castro Valley 16-6 30 10
11. Berkeley 19-2 25 11
12. College Park 17-4 20 13
13. Salesian 14-11 15 12
14. Miramonte 15-7 8 15
15. Moreau Cath. 17-5 7 14

Also receiving votes: None. Records are through Feb. 8. 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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Signing Day 2014: the stories

The first day of the regular signing period has come and (almost) gone. In case you missed it, here are the stories we covered today and the links to those stories.

Joe Mixon signed with Oklahoma, as expected, and teammate Patrick Choudja chose Nevada in a special day for the Freedom High football program. 

De La Salle always seems to send a ton of athletes to four-year schools. This year was no different for the Spartans.

El Cerrito’s football players wasted no time in signing their letters of intent, and Arizona State’s Todd Graham, for one, couldn’t be happier about two of the Gauchos players coming to Tempe.

Deer Valley’s Nsimba Webster decided that family trumped all, as he chose to sign with Eastern Washington, along with twin brother Nzuzi.

Here’s the list of East Bay athletes, including soccer players, boys water polo players, and cross country/track and field stars who have signed or are expected to sign letters of intent in this period.

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Heritage boys basketball team forfeits three wins

Heritage has had to forfeit nonleague wins over Armijo-Fairfield and Escalon and its Bay Valley Athletic League win over Liberty this month for use of an ineligible player, school athletic director and Patriots coach Pat Cruickshank said Thursday. Cruickshank said the player’s ineligibility stemmed from paperwork issues and added he hopes to have the problem resolved soon. The losses drop Heritage’s record to 7-10 overall and 0-1 in the BVAL going into Friday’s game at Antioch.

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DLS’ McKenzie heads list of locals on CalHiSports.com’ underclass team

De La Salle lineman Kahlil McKenzie was named to CalHiSports.com’s All-State Underclass Team as a junior for defense. McKenzie, listed at 6-foot-3 and 315 pounds, had 12 sacks and 74 tackles in 13 games this season and figures to be one of the area’s most sought-after recruits for the class of 2015.
Four East Bay players were named first team sophomores — De La Salle offensive lineman Boss Tagaloa, defensive linemen Alex Glover of St. Mary’s and David Letuligasamoa of Heritage, and defensive back Shurod Thompson of Pittsburg.

For full state list, click here