Live Blog: Washington at California

I was going to be heading out to cover the Fremont-Oakland at James Logan football game tonight, but due to its cancellation I will be blogging live at Cal High. Washington will be taking on California in both teams season opener. Kickoff is 7 p.m. so let’s shoot for a 6:45 start time with the live blog. See ya then!


30Q-2-KICKOFF (No.14, Part 1) HAAL Race Should be Fun

We are still a little ways out before kickoff of the 2009 season, but I did my best to break down the Hayward Area Athletic League at this point. A lot of coaches are still learning their own rosters, but I was still able to get a pretty good idea how this season might play out. As most of you know, it really isn’t that hard in the HAAL. You got San Leandro and Bishop O’Dowd followed by the usual sleepers: Hayward and Castro Valley. Then there is the rest. Anyway, enjoy!

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Boyd Strikes Gold at Pan American Junior Championships

USC-bound and former Moreau Catholic star Alitta Boyd struck gold at the Pan American Junior track and field championships at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad over the weekend.

Boyd claimed the gold medal in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 11.5 inches and won the silver medal in the triple jump (42-5). Team USA captured 56 total medals at the event.


Former San Lorenzo football coach dies

Dick Valois, who guided the San Lorenzo High football team to its only North Coast Section title in 1977, died of cancer at his home in Ashland, Oregon on Monday. He was 75.


Valois was the head coach at San Lorenzo from 1976-1983 and was considered an offensive mastermind by his peers, drawing comparisons to former San Francisco 49ers coach and West Coast Offense innovator Bill Walsh.

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AC Track Club Needs Help

A group of local athletes from the Alameda Contra Costa County Track Club will be competing in the 2009 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina from July 28 – Aug. 2. Only a shortage of money is keeping the track club from going.

AC Track Club coach TJ Williams is hoping the community can chip in to make sure all the kids will be able to make the trip. Williams is taking donations and also selling raffle tickets to try to raise the money. For more information or to donate, contact Williams at 510-872-8232.


Help build a new athletic facility in San Leandro

The San Leandro Interact club has teamed up with the San Leandro Sports Foundation in hopes to raise at least $1,000 to help pay for a new athletic facility in San Leandro. Currently, the community uses Burrell Field as its main sports complex, but the facility is 45 years old and worn down. The San Leandro High football team plays all of its home games at Burrell Field and the community does numerous other youth sports at the facility. For more information or to donate money click here.