Here are the latest East Bay High School Girls Soccer rankings. Expect more changes after the Tri-Valley Classic this week. It is always an exciting event in Danville.
Before we get to the ranked teams, I want to spend some time talking about the teams who aren’t in the rankings and don’t get a lot of love.
The local basketball community continues to make sure that Rodney Frazier, the slain Richmond High point guard, is not forgotten. Last week, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and some of his players attended the Oilers’ home opener and offered encouraging words to Rodney’s teammates beforehand.
On Thursday, there will be a brief ceremony to honor Rodney and show support for the Richmond team and coaches before a game with Fairfield at the Vontoure Spartan Classic at De La Salle. “We can’t let Rodney become ‘just another statistic.’ We truly are all in this together,” wrote De La Salle coach Frank Allocco in an email. Allocco was a speaker at a peace rally in Richmond to honor Frazier last month. Several local basketball teams showed attended the rally.
Here are the first East Bay High School Girls Soccer rankings. An EBAL trio leads the way, but it’s real early.
The league season begins next week, for some leagues. Since we have an idea how a lot of the teams will be, we can look at how the leagues will shape up.
Welcome back for what figures to be another outstanding high school girls soccer season.
The Chabot College wrestling team should be entering the J.C. State Championships Dec. 12-13 at Cuesta College with a lot of confidence after winning the Coast Conference title for the first time in years recently.
Just got home today. Here is a bunch of new stuff. Some tidbits.
A day after the North Coast Section Division I boys water polo semifinals, it’s still unclear who will face Miramonte in Saturday’s championship game.
A Wednesday night semifinal between Campolindo, the No. 1 seed and defending champion, and No. 5 Acalanes at the Soda Aquatic Center ended in protest, and the game was still under review by the NCS office on Thursday.
Calls to coaches at Acalanes and Campolindo were not immediately returned. The NCS had also kept quiet, except to say that a decision on the situation is expected by noon on Friday.
According to sources at the game, the controversy stems from the final five seconds of the second overtime period. Acalanes was leading Campolindo 11-10 when the final buzzer initially sounded. But Campolindo contested the result, claiming it had called a timeout when it gained possession of the ball with five seconds left. The five seconds were put back on the clock, and the Cougars scored at the buzzer, forcing a sudden death third overtime.
Campolindo scored quickly in sudden death and the game ended. The Cougars exited the pool believing they had won 12-11. But Acalanes protested the result, and the NCS initially upheld that protest, posting on its website that the Dons had won 11-10 and would host No. 2 Miramonte in the finals at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
On Thursday morning, the NCS revised its bracket to indicate that the result is still under review.
Wednesday was a day of celebration for high school athletes as they finally made their college choices official. A collection of photos from East Bay signing day ceremonies can be found below. To send us updates from your event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to the parents, coaches and athletic directors that have already provided us with photos and other signing day information!