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NCS baseball: Upsets aplenty as tournament begins

What a crazy stat to the North Coast Section baseball playoffs. We got an 18-inning thriller that lasted two days, saw the defending champions in Division I and II eliminated in the first round and had the No. 16 seed beat the No. 1 in two brackets. This is the kind of excitement we get with single-elimination tournaments on the diamond.

The highlights of the opening round:

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De La Salle’s Kahlil McKenzie lists his top 12

De La Salle lineman Kahlil McKenzie, flooded with offers from some of the country’s most successful football programs, announced his list of top 12 schools on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 309-pound defensive tackle posted his top choices to his Twitter account. In order, McKenzie’s favorites at the moment are Tennessee, Arizona, USC, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, UCLA, Miami, Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Oregon and Texas Tech.

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The prized recruit is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Kahlil made a major impact in his first season with De La Salle last fall after moving to the East Bay from Wisconsin. He registered a team-high 12 sacks and was third with 74 tackles — including 18 tackles for a loss.

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East Bay softball poll — 5/13

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 22-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 20-2 70 2
3. James Logan 20-2 65 3
4. Foothill 14-8 59 6
5. Heritage 16-4 53 5
6. Granada 15-7 51 4
7. San Ramon Valley 14-8 41 11
8. Castro Valley 16-8 39 9
9. Salesian 13-1 37 10
10. Newark Memorial 16-6 32 7
11. Monte Vista 10-11 26 15
12. Carondelet 11-11 20 8
13. Concord 16-8 15 12
14. Livermore 11-11 10 13
15. Arroyo 15-7 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Freedom (13-6-2, 2 votes), California (7-14, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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NCS boys team tennis playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys team tennis playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

DIVISION I
Tuesday’s first round
No. 16 College Park (9-1) at No. 1 Dougherty Valley (13-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 9 Redwood-Larkspur (15-8) at No. 8 Alameda (19-2-1), 3:30 p.m.
No. 13 Maria Carrillo-Santa Rosa (14-0) at No. 4 Tamalpais-Mill Valley (20-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Monte Vista (17-4) at No. 12 Heritage (16-1), 3:30 p.m.
No. 15 San Leandro (10-5) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (17-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 10 De La Salle (14-10) at No. 7 James Logan (17-5), 3:30 p.m.
No. 3 Acalanes (15-5) at No. 14 Analy-Sebastopol (15-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 11 California (12-7) at No. 6 Miramonte (13-5), 3:30 p.m.
DIVISION II
No. 1 Piedmont (17-4-1) at No. 8 Fortuna (12-2), 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd (12-9-2) vs. No. 4 Lick Wilmerding-S.F. (16-5) at CCSF, 3:30 p.m.
No. 7 Anderson Valley (15-1) vs. No. 2 Branson-Ross (17-3) at College of Marin, 3:30 p.m.
No. 6 St. Mary’s (15-4) vs. No. 3 College Prep (14-1) at Chabot Canyon Raquet Club, 3:30 p.m.

 

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NCS boys and girls lacrosse playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys and girls lacrosse playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

Boys Lacrosse
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Northgate (9-9) at No. 1 Redwood-Larkspur (12-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 9 Amador Valley (10-10) at No. 8 California (13-6), 5 p.m.
No. 13 Jesuit-Carmichael (10-8) at No. 4 Granite Bay (16-1), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (7-7) at No. 5 De La Salle (9-7), 7 p.m.
No. 15 College Park (10-8) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (11-8), 7 p.m.
No. 7 Davis (14-5) at No. 10 Foothill (8-10), 7 p.,m.
No. 14 Berkeley (7-10) at No. 3 Monte Vista (11-6), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Bella Vista-Fair Oaks (11-5) at No. 6 Las Lomas (15-4), 7 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Bay-S.F. (8-3) at No. 1 Acalanes (17-3), 7 p.m.
No. 9 St. Mary’s-Stockton (12-5) at No. 8 Miramonte (8-7), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (9-12) vs. No. 4 Marin Academy (13-5) at Redhill Field, San Anselmo, 5 p.m.
No. 12 Branson-Ross (6-12) at No. 5 Piedmont (17-3), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Lick Wilmerding-S.F. (7-7) at No. 2 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (14-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Campolindo (12-7) vs. No. 7 University-S.F. (7-7) at Kezar Stadium, 8 p.m.
No. 14 Terra Linda-San Rafael (8-11) at No. 3 Novato (12-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 11 Urban-S.F (13-4) at No. 6 Bishop O’Dowd (12-6), 7 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Davis (8-8) at No. 8 Monte Vista (12-5), 5 p.m.
No. 13 Oak Ridge (10-6) at No. 4 California (13-3), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Clayton Valley Charter (13-7) at No. 5 Novato (16-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Northgate (12-6) at No. 7 San Ramon Valley (14-6), 5 p.m.
No. 14 Dougherty Valley (13-7) at No. 3 Marin Catholic (20-2), 3:30 p.m.
No. 11 St. Francis-Sacramento (9-9) at No. 6 Granite Bay (17-3), 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday or Saturday
Davis/Monte Vista at No. 1 Amador Valley (19-1), TBA
Northgate vs. No. 2 Carondelet (12-6) at Diablo Vista Middle School, Date TBA, 5:30 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Cardinal Newman (5-7) at No. 8 Sir Francis Drake (9-8), 5:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday or Saturday
Cardinal Newman/Sir Francis Drake winner at No. 1 Acalanes (13-6), TBA
No. 5 Justin Siena (11-7) vs. No. 4 University-S.F. (15-7), TBA
No. 7 Bishop O’Dowd (9-9) at No. 2 Piedmont (15-1), TBA
No. 6 Campolindo (7-11) at No. 3 Miramonte (13-2), TBA

 

 

 

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East Bay Softball Poll — 5/6

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 20-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 17-2 70 2
3. James Logan 18-2 65 3
4. Granada 15-5 58 5
5. Heritage 14-4 52 t6
6. Foothill 12-8 51 4
7. Newark Memorial 15-5 43 t6
8. Carondelet 10-9 40 9
9. Castro Valley 12-7 34 11
10. Salesian 12-1 32 12
11. San Ramon Valley 13-7 29 10
12. Concord 15-7 17 13
13. Livermore 10-10 16 8
14. Bishop O’Dowd 14-5-1 11 15
15. Monte Vista 9-10 5 NR

Also receiving votes: Dougherty Valley (11-7, 1 vote), Encinal (13-7, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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De La Salle ace selected to Under Armour game

De La Salle High ace Justin Hooper is one of 36 players nationwide to be selected for the 2014 Under Armour All-American baseball game.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound junior left-hander holds a 1.50 earned run average and has 38 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched this season for the Spartans, who are heavily in the mix for the East Bay Athletic League title.
The all-star game will be played Aug. 16 at Wrigley Field and will be televised by MLB Network the following day. The game is part of a four-day event that also includes a formal workout for MLB scouts.

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East Bay softball poll — 4/30

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 17-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 15-2 70 2
3. James Logan 15-2 65 3
4. Foothill 12-6 60 5
5. Granada 14-4 55 4
t6. Newark Memorial 14-3 46 8
t6. Heritage 12-4 46 7
8. Livermore 10-8 39 9
9. Carondelet 9-7 36 10
10. San Ramon Valley 11-6 33 6
11. Castro Valley 9-7 24 11
12. Salesian 10-1 21 12
13. Concord 13-7 15 13
14. Arroyo 12-3 8 NR
15. Bishop O’Dowd 11-5-1 4 15

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley Charter (8-5, 3 votes). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.