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 email@example.com. Thanks to the parents, coaches and athletic directors that have already provided us with photos and other signing day information!
The time has come to release the schedule for the Winter Soccer Classic, and to make the Pre-Season Top 15 official.
The WSC will start right when I return from England, where I will be making a pilgrimage to visit many Premier League grounds. The trip will also include a stop in Germany to watch Everton in the Europa League. More details to follow.
Without further adieu.
High school basketball returns to Cal’s Haas Pavilion on Jan. 19 for another year of the MLK Day Classic, hosted by De La Salle.
Here’s the schedule for the 18th year of the event.
Berkeley vs. El Cerrito, 10:30 a.m.
Franklin-Elk Grove vs. Newark Memorial, 12:15 p.m.
Salesian vs. St. Mary’s-Stockton, 2 p.m.
Sacramento vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F., 3:45 p.m.
Chaminade-West Hills vs. De La Salle, 5:45 p.m.
Archbishop Mitty-S.J. vs. Moreau Catholic, 7:30 p.m.
Just for fun. Subject to change when the pre-season rankings come out in mid-November.
The NorCal Tip Off Classic, now in its eighth year, has a great slate of games all day and a particularly intriguing headliner. Bishop O’Dowd, led by Ivan Rabb, will face Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas (Nev.) and the frontcourt combo of 7-foot Stephen Zimmerman and 6-foot-9 Chase Jeter. Rabb, Zimmerman and Jeter are considered top 10 national prospects in the class of 2015.
The tournament includes five finalists from last year’s CIF state championships: Bishop O’Dowd (Open Division), Folsom (Division II), Drake (Division III), Moreau Catholic (Division IV) and St. Joseph’s-Notre Dame (Division V).
Here’s the full schedule for the NorCal Tip Off Classic, which is Nov. 29 at Newark Memorial High School.
Foothill High quarterback Kyle Kearns says he’s sticking with his oral commitment to SMU after the resignation of Mustangs coach June Jones on Monday. Continue Reading
In case anyone missed these earlier, here are the links to our league previews, with analysis of each team and predicted finishes.
De La Salle — Loss to St. John Bosco drives Spartans in 2014
James Logan — QB Leota has Colts thinking big in 2014
TCAL-Stone — Plenty of motivation for Kennedy-Richmond in 2014
WACC-Foothill — San Leandro looks primed to repeat
WACC-Shoreline — With Tennyson gone, which team will step up to take control?
Highly respected Max Luckhurst has resigned as the Campolindo High baseball coach after a successful 16-year run in the program.
The BVAL football race is looking a little like one of those sprints in which everybody seems to have a shot at crossing the finish line first.
Today we continue our look at the East Bay high school football scene as the season inches closer. Here’s the fourth of 10 daily posts.
For this one, we head to West Contra Costa/Northern Alameda counties to check in with what may be the best small school league in Northern California.
Q: Will the TCAL-Rock Division have multiple section champions once again in 2014?
Few leagues around Northern California could claim the type of postseason success the Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division enjoyed in football last season.
For the first time in each school’s history, El Cerrito won the Division III title and St. Mary’s won the Division IV crown. In the Division V championship game, Salesian beat Valley Christian-Dublin for its fourth section title since 2005.
“It was like a perfect storm,” Salesian coach Chad Nightingale said after last season. “To get all the teams into the playoffs that we did, and then to perform as well as we did, well that’s pretty exciting for our league.”
Could the league have multiple section champions again? Definitely.