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Valley Christian-Dublin forfeits football game

Valley Christian-Dublin’s varsity football team is forfeiting its scheduled game tonight against Salesian due to a lack of players, Vikings coach Justin Lowell confirmed in a text to the Bay Area News Group.
With the victory, Salesian ends the regular season with an undefeated Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division record (6-0) and an 8-2 overall mark. Valley Christian falls to 4-6 overall and 1-5 in TCAL-Rock action.
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CIF endorses football clinic

The California Interscholastic Federation announced today that it is endorsing a free clinic about football techniques that will be held in February in Santa Clara, UC Davis, UCLA and Balboa Park in San Diego.
The Practice Like Pros clinic, which will have former NFL stars Warren Moon and Anthony Munoz as panelists among others, advocates less contact on high school practice fields. The CIF will issue clinic invitations to high school coaches, athletic directors, team doctors, athletic trainers, principals/headmasters and players’ parents.
The tour itinerary is as follows: Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. — Palisades Ballroom, UCLA; Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. — San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park, San Diego; Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. — The Theater at Santa Clara Convention Center; Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. — Wright Hall, UC Davis.

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Bishop O’Dowd’s Paris Austin headed to Boise State

Bishop O’Dowd High boys basketball player Paris Austin announced on Twitter this afternoon that he has orally committed to Boise State.
“I am truly blessed to have this opportunity and to be able to play at a high level,” he said in the tweet.
Rivals.com listed the 5-foot-11 point guard as a three-star player. He was selected first-team all-Bay Area News Group East Bay last season as a junior.

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Foothill High’s Isaiah Langley is presented with his All-American jersey

Foothill High football star Isaiah Langley was presented with his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey today, signifying his official selection as a 2015 U.S. Army All-American. Langley, a USC commit, is ranked as a four-star cornerback by rivals.com, which also ranks him as the No. 8 senior defensive back in the nation.
Langley has been selected to play in the 2015 US. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 3 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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This year’s inductees into the James Logan Hall of Fame

Seven individuals and one team are being inducted into the James Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 8.
The inductees include Melanie Alkire (a 1997 graduate who starred in softball and basketball), Vince Amey (1994, football), Kirk Fitzpatrick (2002, wrestling), Alvaro Ruiz (1998, baseball), Tom Rosenthal (wrestling coach 1983-2000, eight North Coast Section team championships, athletic director 12 years), Tracey Stewart (2006, track and field), Kelli White (1995, track and field), and the 2006 girls track and field team, which won a co-state championship title.
The Seventh Annual James Logan Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Nov. 8 at the James Logan High School Pavilion, starting at 6 p.m. The price is $50 for individuals and $450 for a group of 10. The deadline to buy tickets is Nov. 5 at 12 p.m. For ticket information, contact Sarah Muse at 510-471-2520, ext. 60118 or smuse@nhusd.k12.ca.us

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James Logan High charity run for ill student

The James Logan High School cross country team is hosting a charity run on Saturday for Logan junior Lamonna Drinkard, who was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when a body stops producing enough new blood cells.
Drinkard, who was a sprinter for the Logan girls track team the past two years, was recently released from a hospital and will need to stay out of school until next semester, said her mother Monica Bennett.
All proceeds from the charity run will be donated toward Drinkard’s hospital expenses. The charity run is being held, along with the Ghebray Invitational for high school teams, on Oct. 4 at Quarry Lakes Regional Park in Fremont. The cost for the charity run is $15 per individual. For more information, contact meet director Lee Webb at 510-304-7172.
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Comcast Hometown Network to televise East Bay high school football games

Comcast Hometown Network will be televising 20 high school football games this season, including at least eight involving East Bay teams. Comcast Hometown Network is Channel 104 for Comcast digital cable customers.

Here are the games involving East Bay teams, and when the games will be telecast (Many will not be aired live):

San Ramon Valley at Pittsburg, Sept, 6, 8:30 p.m.

Napa at Campolindo, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.

John F. Kennedy-Fremont at Hercules, Sept. 20, 9 p.m.

Antioch at Northgate, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.

Alhambra at Acalanes, Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m.

James Logan vs. De La Salle at Levi’s Stadium, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.

Clayton Valley Charter at Concord, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Castro Valley at Berkeley, Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m.

 

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Countdown to Kickoff Question #8: Can Washington defend its Mission Valley Athletic League title?

With the opening East Bay high school football weekend right upon us, we travel to Southern Alameda County for our next question.
Q: Can Washington defend its Mission Valley Athletic League title?
A: Quite possibly. Washington and coach Ken Wittmer’s track record over the past six seasons show that the Huskies are a consistent league contender. In the past six seasons, Washington has finished lower than second place in the MVAL only once (when it was 3-3 in 2011) and won two MVAL titles.

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