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Final Boys Soccer: All-Star Game, Next Year, Rankings, Standings, Stats

Congrats to the De La Salle Spartans and the Dublin Gaels for winning titles. Six in a row for De La Salle and two in five seasons for Dublin.
Now let’s finish off what’s been a great season, with an even better All-Star Game than last year.
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Posted on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Update: Bishop O’Dowd girls still exploring postseason options

The Bishop O’Dowd High girls basketball team is still holding out hope that it will have the chance to defend its Open Division state championship, but the Dragons’ prospects don’t look promising.

O’Dowd was disqualified from the North Coast Section playoffs after it was discovered that the Dragons had played 27 games, one more than the section allows. In a statement, the school said that it “failed to designate one of our contacts as a scrimmage.”

O’Dowd athletic director Mike Bowler met with North Coast Section commissioner Gil Lemmon on Monday to determine if the Dragons might still be eligible for the Northern California Open Division regional playoffs. Bowler will contact Lemmon for an update on Tuesday, according to Carlos Arriaga, O’Dowd’s associate athletic director.

A possible loophole in the CIF Open Division criteria may be the Dragons’ last hope. There are four ways to qualify for the Open Division and only three mention the section playoffs.  The final criterion (one that O’Dowd satisfies) states, “A school was ranked in the Top Ten of Cal Hi Basketball, Cal Preps and/or MaxPreps Rankings (early March) the past two years (current year and previous year).”

But on Monday morning, a spokesperson for the California Interscholastic Federation, which runs the regional and state championships, said a team must participate in its section playoffs in order to advance to the regional playoffs.

“If a team can’t qualify for its section tournament, it can’t qualify for the state tournament because (the state tournament) is an extension of the section tournament,” the CIF spokesperson said.

 

If O’Dowd is denied a spot in the regional playoffs, it’s likely that the NCS will send Salesian, St. Mary’s, Carondelet and Miramonte to the Open Division.

Before O’Dowd’s disqualification, Miramonte appeared headed to the Division III state tournament unless it was able to beat O’Dowd in the NCS Division III finals. Each section can send a maximum of four teams to the Open Division.

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014
Under: Girls basketball | 4 Comments »

Boys Soccer: Semifinals, All-Star Game, Rankings, Standings, Stats

And just like that, there is less than a week left in another great soccer season. Semifinals on Wednesday, finals on Saturday.
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Posted on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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Boys Soccer: NCS Playoff Brackets, All-Star Game, Rankings, Standings, Stats

This year, I am first going to list how I would seed the teams, and then I’ll try to predict how the NCS seeding committee will do.
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Posted on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
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De La Salle vs. Monte Vista basketball game sold out

Just a reminder: If you don’t already have a ticket to tonight’s Monte Vista vs. De La Salle basketball game, you’re not getting in. The 7 p.m. game between the two teams tied for first place in the East Bay Athletic League sold out yesterday. But you’re not completely out of luck. The game will be streamed live by delasalletv.com.

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Latest East Bay High School Girls Soccer Rankings

Here are the latest East Bay high school girls soccer rankings, along with a few random comments.

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Posted on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Under: Girls soccer, Uncategorized | 93 Comments »

Boys Soccer: Updated Playoff Picture, League Races, Rankings, Standings, Stats

One week until the NCS playoff committee meets. Here is how it looks.
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Posted on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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East Bay girls basketball poll — 2/4

Here’s this week’s East Bay high school girls basketball poll. We have very few changes from last week.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 17-3 75 1
2. St. Mary’s 19-5 69 2
t3. Carondelet 17-3 63 3
t3. Salesian 18-5 63 4
5. Miramonte 18-1 55 5
6. Monte Vista 18-2 50 6
7. Berkeley 14-6 45 7
8. Deer Valley 15-5 40 8
9. James Logan 13-7 35 9
10. Moreau Catholic 17-3 30 10
11. Castro Valley 15-5 25 11
12. Alameda 13-7 20 12
13. Foothill 13-7 12 14
14. Piedmont 12-6 11 13
15. Campolindo 14-7 4 15

Also receiving votes: Valley Christian (19-3, 2 votes), Heritage (12-8, 1). Records are through Jan. 25. The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Latest East Bay High School Girls Soccer Rankings, Feb. 4

Here are the latest girls soccer rankings, with a few notable changes.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Boys Soccer: Playoff Chase, League Updates, Rankings, Standings, Stats

Three weeks until the NCS playoff committee meets. Here is how it looks.
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Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Under: Boys soccer | 748 Comments »