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Joe DeMers fires perfect game against Monte Vista

College Park High School baseball star Joe DeMers threw a perfect game against Monte Vista in a nonleague matchup today. The Washington commit struck out seven batters in his seven-inning masterpiece, and also was 2 for 3 at the plate, including a double, with two RBI, as College Park won 9-0. He improved to 2-0 with the victory.
Teammate Trevor Larnach hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, as College Park (2-0) broke the game open with five runs in the frame. Larnach, who had five RBI total, and Ian MacIver also had two hits in the home game.

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East Bay Boys Basketball Poll – 2/18

BOYS BASKETBALL POLL
Rank, School Rec. Pts LW
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5)* 19-4 75 1
2. El Cerrito 23-3 70 6
3. Monte Vista 22-2 64 5
4. Moreau Catholic 19-5 61 4
5. De La Salle 21-3 53 3
6. Campolindo 21-3 52 2
7. San Ramon Valley 20-4 45 7
8. Salesian 18-9 38 8
9. San Leandro 17-7 36 10
10. College Park 20-5 28 11
11. Berkeley 16-8 25 9
12. Freedom 15-9 19 13
13. Albany 25-1 15 14
14. McClymonds 16-7 12 NR
15. San Lorenzo 19-7 4 NR
Also receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (15-10, 3 points). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.
* indicates number of first place votes

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Arroyo dedicates baseball field to former coach

The newly remodeled Arroyo High School baseball field is being dedicated to former coach Verl M. Thornock this Saturday at 10 a.m. Thornock was the head baseball coach at Arroyo from 1957 to 1975. His teams won multiple Hayward Area Athletic League championships. Following the 10 a.m. ceremony, the Stephen Petros Memorial Alumni Baseball Game will take place at 11 a.m.

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East Bay Boys Basketball Poll – 2/11

Not much movement from last week until the final six spots.

BOYS BASKETBALL POLL
Rank, School Rec. Pts LW
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5)* 17-4 75 1
2. Campolindo 20-2 70 2
3. De La Salle 20-2 65 3
4. Moreau Catholic 17-5 60 4
5. Monte Vista 20-2 53 5
6. El Cerrito 22-3 52 6
7. San Ramon Valley 18-4 45 7
8. Salesian 16-8 40 8
9. Berkeley 16-6 35 9
10. San Leandro 16-6 30 11
11. College Park 18-5 23 12
12. Saint Mary’s 14-9 17 10
13. Freedom 13-9 12 15
14. Albany 25-1 10 NR
15. Amador Valley 14-8 7 NR
Also receiving votes: McClymonds (14-7, 5 points), Las Lomas (15-7, 1). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.
* indicates number of first place votes

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Reynolds leaning toward Arizona State, coach said

Contra Costa College football star Deonte Reynolds is leaning toward signing with Arizona State on Wednesday, Comets coach Alonzo Carter said tonight.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Pinole Valley High graduate is rated as a three-star defensive tackle by Scout.com. and rivals.com. Iowa State and Fresno State are also in Reynolds’ final three schools, Carter said.
Carter said that other Comets who will be signing include offensive tackle Daris Workman (North Carolina State), defensive back Marquez Mackey (New Mexico), nose tackle Brandon Wright (Jackson State) and defensive tackle James Reid (Jackson State).

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East Bay Boys Basketball Poll – 1/28

Except for the Dragons, there has been movement in the top five, and also other places in our poll:

East Bay High School BOYS BASKETBALL POLL
Rank, School Rec. Pts LW
1. Bish. O’Dowd (5)* 12-3 75 1
2. Campolindo 15-2 70 3
3. De La Salle 15-2 64 2
4. Moreau Cath. 13-5 57 5
5. Monte Vista 16-2 55 6
6. El Cerrito 17-3 54 4
7. San Ramon Vly. 15-3 45 7
8. Saint Mary’s 14-6 40 8
9. Salesian 13-7 34 10
10. Berkeley 12-6 24 13
11. College Park 15-4 23 9
12. Foothill 13-5 19 11
13. San Leandro 13-5 18 12
14. Liberty 15-3 9 NR
15. Las Lomas 12-6 8 15
Also receiving votes: Albany (20-1, 2), Castro Valley (11-6, 1). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.
* indicates number of first place votes

 

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East Bay Boys Basketball Poll – 1/14

Here’s this week’s Bay Area News Group East Bay high school boys basketball poll. There’s a little reshuffling after the first six spots.

East Bay High School BOYS BASKETBALL POLL

Rank, School Rec. Pts LW
1. Bish. O’Dowd (5)* 7-2 75 1
2. De La Salle 11-1 70 2
3. Campolindo 12-2 65 3
4. El Cerrito 12-2 59 4
5. Moreau Cath. 8-5 56 5
6. Monte Vista 12-2 49 6
7. San Ramon Vly. 12-2 46 8
8. Salesian 10-4 40 7
9. St. Mary’s 11-4 34 9
10. Castro Valley 10-2 31 10
11. Las Lomas 11-4 20 12
12. Foothill 11-3 19 11
13. College Park 12-3 15 13
t14. Granada 11-3 6 NR
t14. San Leandro 8-4 6 14
Also receiving votes: Berkeley (9-4, 3 votes), Pittsburg (12-4, 2), Albany (15-1, 1). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.
* indicates number of first place votes

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St. Mary’s High football players commit

A pair of St. Mary’s High senior football players announced their oral commitments this evening on Twitter.

Ron Smith tweeted “Happy to announce my commitment to San Diego State University to continue my football career.” Smith, rated as a three-star safety by espn.com, had six interceptions this season. He was also rated as a three-star athlete by rivals.com.

Aaron Mercadel III also tweeted today “Blessed to say I will be taking my collegiate football career to North Dakota State.” Mercadel  had more than 100 tackles at linebacker for the Panthers this season.

On Tuesday, St. Mary’s Ben Schrider announced on Twitter that he committed to the University of Richmond. Schrider had 15 sacks and five fumble recoveries as a defensive end for the Panthers this season.

All three players were selected to the all-Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division first-team defense.

 

 

 

 

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My picks for East Bay Cross Country Coaches of the Year

Boys
Tony Fong, St. Joseph Notre Dame — Despite losing its top runner and two seniors in its top five from last year’s Division V state championship squad, the Pilots were within 13 points of winning its third straight California Interscholastic Federation Division V state title. St. Joseph Notre Dame finished second with a score of 99, and beat highly-regarded Flintridge Prep-La Canada Flintridge by 11 points. Its team time of 1:22:22 was one second faster than team champion Xavier Prep-Palm Desert. The Pilots also won their fourth straight North Coast Section Division V championship title, and dominated the Tri-County Athletic League championship race with an outstanding score of 19.

Girls
Chuck Woolridge, Campolindo — The Cougars came within 11 points of winning its second straight CIF Division III state championship, as they finished second with a score of 95. Its five scorers had a good 42-second gap between them, and the Cougars’ team time of 1:33:31 was 20 seconds faster than champion Palos Verdes-Palos Verdes Estates. Campolindo also won its third straight NCS Division III title with an outstanding score of 26 and a team time of 1:31:48. The Cougars also won the Diablo Foothill Athletic League championship race with an excellent score of 21.