Nearly all leagues are underway, except for BVAL, which starts Friday. Check back here for updates as final scores roll in:
Here are the East Bay high school girls soccer rankings with just over a month until the North Coast Section playoff seeding meeting. Records are through Saturday.
Carondelet is the clear No. 1 with an unblemished record, wins over four ranked teams and a goal differential of 43-7. The Cougars host No. 3 Monte Vista on Thursday in an East Bay Athletic League showdown that we will be covering. Check contracostatimes.com/high-school-sports for that recap.
But beside Carondelet and No. 2 San Ramon Valley, the EBAL is a mess, with a carousel of losses among the teams. The other leagues, though are a bit less complicated. The best example is defending North Coast Section Division 1 champion Liberty, a front-runner in the Bay Valley Athletic League after splitting four games at the prestigious National Elite Prep Showcase in Texas.
1. Carondelet (11-0)
2. San Ramon Valley (8-1-1)
3. Monte Vista (7-1-2)
4. Foothill (8-4)
5. California (6-2-2)
6. Liberty (5-4)
7. Las Lomas (10-0-1)
8. Acalanes (4-0-2)
9. Dougherty Valley (6-3-1)
10. Alhambra (7-1-1)
11. Piedmont (6-1-1)
12. Saint Mary’s (6-1)
13. Clayton Valley Charter (6-3-2)
14. Pinole Valley (6-1-1)
15. Bishop O’Dowd (4-3-1)
Time for our first look at the playoff picture, since we are just over a month away from the committee meeting. I’m not going to call anyone a lock this week, even though some pretty much are, so that will start next week.
League play continues tonight for boys and girls basketball in the DFAL, DVAL and MVAL — plus the OAL gets underway and EBAL boys resume action. Here’s our list of final scores for tonight. Check back here for updates as final scores roll in:
Tonight is the first evening of league basketball action for the DFAL, DVAL , EBAL and MVAL, and there are several nonleague games. Here’s our list of final scores for tonight. Check back here for updates as final scores roll in:
This week I want to do an analysis of each league, but kinda do it unstructured. Gonna point out a few things about some teams.
The year-end high school girls basketball party is over with the conclusion of the West Coast Jamboree. Ten of the tournament’s 16 divisional title game included teams from the East Bay, an impressive showing for local schools in the 128-team tourney. Here are results as they come in:
Platinum Division: Long Beach Poly 65, Bishop O’Dowd 55, final
Diamond Division: Brea Olinda 65, Carondelet 62, final
Amethyst Division: Encinal 61, Santa Rosa 52, final
Coral Division: Chico 65, Albany 52, final
Emerald Division: Castro Valley 50, Del Oro-Loomis 49, final
Garnet Division: Mt. Shasta 42, Berean Christian 37, final
Jade Division: Dougherty Valley 40, Justin-Siena-Napa 23, final
Quartz Division: Concord 57, Middletown 47, final
Sapphire Division: Fairmont Prep-Anaheim 82, Campolindo 58, final
Zircon Division: Dublin 71, Central-Fresno 63, final
There are a lot of games between now and 2016 that will go a long way in telling us who is for real as far as being an NCS playoff team. Here are a few matches to keep an eye on.
Some lists, just for fun.
Live updates from Saturday’s high school football playoff games beginning at 6 p.m.