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Top wrestlers to meet at De La Salle

Some of the state’s best wrestlers will be in town this weekend when De La Salle hosts a series of dual matches featuring state No. 2 ranked Gilroy, No. 4 Buchanan-Clovis and No. 9 Folsom. The Spartans are ranked No. 24 in the state.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for the Saturday (Jan. 11) event and wrestling starts at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The schedule is as follows:

4 p.m.: De La Salle vs. Gilroy, Buchanan vs. Folsom

5:30 p.m. (approximately): De La Salle vs. Folsom, Buchanan vs. Gilroy

Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014
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Final East Bay football poll


Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 14-1 75 1
2. California 11-3 70 3
3. Pittsburg 10-3 64 2
4. Deer Valley 11-2 59 5
5. El Cerrito 12-3 56 8
6. Campolindo 11-1 46 4
7. Miramonte 12-2 45 11
8. James Logan 9-3 43 7
9. Clayton Valley Charter 11-2 37 6
10. San Ramon Valley 7-5 35 9
11. McClymonds 10-3 23 13
12. Freedom 6-6 18 NR
t13. St. Mary’s 10-4 8 NR
t13. Concord 8-4 8 NR
15. Foothill 8-3 7 10

Also receiving votes:  Northgate (9-3, 5), Salesian (8-5, 4), Granada (7-5, 2).  The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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De La Salle vs. St. John Bosco story links

As De La Salle prepares for St. John Bosco in Saturday’s Open Division state championship, here are some links to stories from us and our Media News Group sister paper, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, previewing what should be a thrilling game.

Chris Williams isn’t your prototypical QB — but he’s 29-0 as De La Salle’s starter 

St. John Bosco has lived up to expectations

Strength vs. strength: How De La Salle and St. John Bosco stack up in the trenches

St. John Bosco has at least a dozen Division I recruits. Here’s a look at the players to watch

St. John Bosco prepares for De La Salle’s O-line

Best team in the nation? Bosco makes its case, along with Florida, Texas powers

St. John Bosco sophomore Sean McGrew having unexpected, unforgettable season


Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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De La Salle vs. St. John Bosco will be televised live

The much anticipated Open Division state championship football game between De La Salle and St. John Bosco-Bellflower will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet-Plus at 8 p.m. Saturday night. (The San Jose Sharks game is on CSN California at the same time). The broadcast team includes Barry Tompkins (play-by-play), Mike Pawlawski (analyst) and Kelli Tennant (sideline reporter).

Comcast will also provide live coverage of the other four state championship games. Here are the details:

Friday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m. DIVISION IV: Central Catholic-Modesto (14-1) vs. Bakersfield Christian (12-2) on CSN Bay Area

Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. DIVISION I: Del Oro-Loomis (13-2) vs. Bakersfield (12-2) on CSN Bay Area

Saturday, Dec. 21, noon. DIVISION III: Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (13-1) vs. Corona del Mar-Newport Beach (15-0) on CSN California

Saturday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m. DIVISION II: Enterprise-Redding (13-0) vs. Chaminade-West Hills (13-2) on CSN California and CSN-Plus (for cable subscribers in the Sacramento Kings market).

Posted on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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All-DFAL football team

First team offense
QB — Drew Anderson (Miramonte) Sr.; RB — Rene Clark (M) Sr., Peter Mitchell (Acalanes) Sr.; WR — Phillip Rei (Campolindo) Sr., Will Fuller (M) Sr., Dominic Paoletti (M) Sr., Johnny Marinchak (Las Lomas) Sr., Robbie Stern (Aca) Sr.; TE — Tyler Petite (C) Jr.; OL — Bennett Stehr (M) Sr., Kieffer Longson (Dougherty Valley) Jr., Daniel Samaniego (C) Sr., Kris Booze (M) Sr., Will Simmons (C) Sr., Max Nevis (LL) Sr.; UTL — Isaac Christian (C) Sr.; P — Darrell Millinder (Dublin) Jr.; K — Cristian Antezana (C) Jr.

First team defense
DL — Peter Golesorkhi (C) Sr., Aviv Elor (LL) Jr., Ben Wood (LL) Jr., Kris Booze (M) Sr., Tom Hofmeister (Aca) Jr.; LB — Isaac Christian (C) Sr., John Lauth (Aca) Sr., Bennett Stehr (M) Sr., Jonathan McDonald (M) Sr.; DB — Rene Clark (M) Sr., Andrew Ahazie (C) Sr., Brett Merrill (Aca) Sr., Justin Dunn (C) Sr.

Second team offense
QB — Andrew Zolintakis (C) Sr.; RB — Zack Fulks (LL) Jr., Greyson Bromstad (LL) Sr., Nick Fadelli (C) Jr.; WR — Justin Dunn (C) Sr., Andrew Bosshart (Aca) Sr., Jabari Jefferson (D) Jr., Monte Cabrera (Alhambra) Sr., Grant Hill (Alh) Jr.; OL — Brady Aiello (Aca) Jr., Noah Meyers (LL) Jr., Jamal Malone (DV) Sr., Matt Lee (D) Jr., Alec Bizieff (M), Drew Rule (Aca) Sr.; UTL — Darrell Millinder (D) Sr.; K — Andrew Totaro (D) Sr.; P — Calvin Montano (DV) Jr.

Second team defense
DL — Greg Corbin (LL) Sr., Jack O’Donnell (C) Sr.; LB — Willie Amen (LL) Jr., Henry Brunner (LL) Sr., Tommy Kresnak (Aca) Sr., Greg Rossi (Alh) Jr., Adam Remotto (C) Jr.; DB — Conner Wong (M) Sr., Kevin Lehman (C) Sr., Tiger Garcia (C) Jr.

Honorable mention
QB — Casey Harrington (Aca) Jr., Josh Evans (Alh) Jr., Josh Nobida (D) Jr.; RB — Conner McNally (C) Jr.; WR — Hunter Rosenbaum (C) Sr., Tai Ahmad (D) Sr., Michael Pangelinan (DV) Jr.; TE — Greg Corbin (LL) Sr.; OL — Hugo Paredes (Alh) Sr., Max Licht (Alh) Sr., Alex Zavala (D) Jr., Brian Chaney (C) Sr., Devin Spivey (DV) Sr., Conner Nelson (LL) Sr.; UTL — John Lauth (Aca) Sr., Ben Wood (LL) Jr.; K — Kyle Visher (M) Sr., Chad Johnson (Aca) Jr.; P — Justin Dunn (C) Sr.; DL — Clark Jackman (D) Sr., Rohit Verma (C) Sr., Alfred Komlev (DV) Sr., Terrance Frank (M) Sr., Kyle Kinnear (Aca) Sr.; LB — Jack Shurtz (C) Jr., Spencer Grenly (DV) Jr., Clayton Stehr (M) So., Jared Finney (Aca) Jr.; DB — Phillip Rei (C) Sr., Ryan Anderson (M) So., Jack Kane (LL) So., Andrew Bosshart (Aca) Sr.

Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013
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All-DVAL football team

As selected by the coaches…

Jake Smith (Northgate)

Lineman of the Year
Jax Carter (Clayton Valley Charter) Jr.

First team offense
QB — Mitchell Daniels (Concord) Jr., Gabe Taylor (Clayton Valley Charter) Sr.; RB — Miles Harrison (CVC) Jr., Eric Haynes (N) Sr., Ray Jackson (College Park) So.; WR — Darneail Jenkins (Mt. Diablo) Sr., Mason Knight (Con) Jr.; TE — Dylan Jue (CVC) Sr.; OL — Justin Rogers (CVC) Sr., Brenden Crabble (CVC) Sr., Max Connor (CVC) Sr., Robert Liu (Con) Jr., Diego Lopez (Ygnacio Valley) Jr., Deven Michael (Con) Sr., Angel Moreno (CP) Sr., Chris Slininger (CP) Sr.

First team defense
DL — Quinten Casey (Con) Sr., Michael Ihejeto (N) Jr., Yemi Fashola (CVC) Sr., Angel Moreno (CP) Sr.; LB — Rich Peralta (CVC) Jr., Mark Rubio (Con) Sr., Will Rivas (YV) Jr.; DB — Nick Mastrelli (N) Sr., Timmy Jackson (CP) Sr., Dimitri Salido (CP) Sr., Tanner Wraa (CVC) Sr.; K — Sam Dale (N) Sr.

Second team offense
QB — Kyle Austin (N) Sr., Austin Hunt (MD) Sr.; RB — Malik Blackburn (Con) Jr.; Ben Davis (CVC) Sr., Ruben Vega (CVC) Sr., Trevor Sprung (CP) Sr.; WR — Ronnie Algood (Con) Sr., Jed Gwynn (Con) Jr., Michael Sabeti (CP) Sr.; OL — Sam Armstrong (CP) Sr., Julius Ioane (N) Sr., Paul Farr (CVC) Sr., Tyler Modlin (N) Sr., David Valenzuela (Con) Jr.

Second team defense
DL — Floyd Armenta (N) Jr., Griffin Bently (CVC) Jr.; LB — Jesse Escobar (Con) Sr., Dominic Buscaglia (CP) Sr., Ryan Cooper (CVC) Jr., Gage Messier (CP) Jr., Justin Zapanta (CVC) Jr.; DB — Cesar Medina (Con) Sr., Steven Cuneo (N) Sr., Zach Dominguez (CVC) Sr., Shane Morris (CVC) Sr.; K — Gil Cisneros (Con) Sr.

Honorable mention
QB — Hodari Cooper (YV) Sr.; OL — Xavier Sheehan (MD) Jr., Alex Vargas (C) Jr., Jeremy Lee (C) Jr.; WR — Davail Jenkins (MD) Jr.; DL — Jose Rivera (C) So., Alim Margiyev (N) Sr.; LB — Kyle Muller (N) Sr.; RB  Michael Nocerino (CVC); K   Daniel Ferrell (CVC); TE  Brandon Estrada (CVC).

Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013
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De La Salle, El Cerrito, McClymonds selected for regional football games

De La Salle, El Cerrito and McClymonds all received good news when the California Interscholastic Federation announced its Northern California regional football pairings on Sunday.
But Miramonte was left disappointed.
De La Salle (Open Division) and McClymonds (small schools) earned repeat trips to next weekend’s games, and El Cerrito, fresh off its first North Coast Section title, is headed to the Division III game.
Winners of the regional games move on to the state championships, scheduled for Dec. 20-21 at the StubHub Center in Carson.
De La Salle (13-0) opposes Folsom (14-0) for the second straight year while McClymonds (10-2) gets a rematch against Central Catholic-Modesto (13-1).
El Cerrito (12-2) faces Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (12-1) in a regional game debut for both programs.
Miramonte, however, was left out of the Division II game in favor of Enterprise-Redding and Manteca.
The Matadors (12-2) were eligible for the regional championships after upsetting top-seeded Casa Grande-Petaluma in the NCS Division II title game Saturday night. But two early season losses to Marin Catholic-Kentfield and Campolindo — both Division III teams — hurt their resume.
De La Salle got its wish to play closer to home this year. The Spartans will play Folsom at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. Last year, the teams squared off at Sacramento State.
McClymonds faces Central Catholic at Lincoln High in Stockton on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Warriors lost to the Raiders 42-12 in last year’s NorCal small school game, but had a better showing in a Sept. 13 nonleague contest this season, losing 38-24.
McClymonds got the nod over undefeated LeGrand.
El Cerrito and Sacred Heart Prep play at DeAnza High on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
There was little doubt the Gauchos would earn a berth after winning a loaded NCS Division III tournament. Their opponent was the bigger question.

Posted on Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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Comcast to air NCS Div. I football final

Comcast SportsNet California will offer live coverage of Saturday’s North Coast Section Division I football championship between No. 1 seed De La Salle (12-0) and No. 3 California (11-2). The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Dublin High.

Guy Haberman (play-by-play), Mike Pawlawski (color analyst) and Kate Scott (sideline reporter) will call the action.


Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Sites for NCS championship football games

The North Coast Section Division I championship football game is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Dublin High, but locations and dates for the other divisions will depend on the outcomes of this weekend’s semifinals.

The Division II final will likely be played at Rancho Cotate High in Rohnert Park if top-seeded Casa Grande-Petaluma wins its semifinal. If the Gauchos lose, the game will be at Diablo Valley College.

The Division III championship could also be at DVC, but only if Campolindo beats El Cerrito and Analy knocks off top-seeded Marin Catholic.
If either Marin Catholic or El Cerrito advance, the final will be at San Leandro’s Burrell Field on Friday, Dec. 6.

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Joe Mixon named national player of the year finalist

Freedom High’s Joe Mixon is one of six finalists for U.S. Army  national player of the year.

Other finalists in the running for the award, which honors the most outstanding high school senior football player in the country, are running back Nick Chubb (Cedartown High-Georgia), quarterback Will Grier (Davidson Day-North Carolina), running back Elijah Hood (Charlotte Christian-North Carolina), defensive back Marshon Lattimore (Glenville-Cleveland, Ohio) and wide receiver Trey Quinn (Barbe-Lake Charles, Louisiana).

Mixon finished his three-year varsity career with 4,281 rushing yards and 76 touchdowns. He rushed for 470 yards and nine touchdowns in two North Coast Section playoff games this month, but Freedom was eliminated last Friday with a 27-21 loss to Pittsburg.
Mixon tallied 1,704 rushing yards and 28 total touchdowns in his senior season, playing behind a brand new offensive line.

The player of the year will be announced during an awards show on Jan. 3 in San Antonio, just before the Jan. 4 Army All-American game at the Alamodome. Past winners of the award include Adrian Peterson and Terrelle Pryor.

Mixon, a five-star recruit, plans to announce his college choice during the Army All-American game. Mixon has taken official visits to Cal, Florida State, Oklahoma, Washington and Wisconsin this fall. He went on an unofficial visit to UCLA this past weekend.

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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