Maybe it’s not the bright lights of Arco Arena, but if you’re a BSAL basketball fan, the place to be today is Folsom High School. The BSAL will be represented in each of the last three games of the day. Matt Smith and Chace Bryson are there to bring you updates throughout.
With two titles being decided tomorrow, the quick turnaround was a bit much for us to put together championship previews for the paper. But at least we can breakdown the matchups here. So here’s a quick title game breakdown for Divisions I-V.
If the expectations for Scott Griggs weren’t high enough already, the San Ramon Valley pitcher will have to deal with a little bit more after being named to the second team of Baseball America’s 2009 preseason All-American team.
It’s late notice, but for those interested in watching the Comcast replay of Friday’s De La Salle-Monte Vista boys basketball game it’s slated to be shown at 2 p.m. this afternoon (Sunday). Comcast Digital customers should be able to find it on Ch. 104.
It’s 5:30 p.m. and I’ve already secured my perch in the upper corner of the bleachers at Monte Vista HS. The freshman game is in OT, and the gym is already near capacity. In a little more than an hour or so, we’ll be going live here to bring you all the action in what is essentially the EBAL championship game. Oh, and it also happens to be a matchup between the No. 2 and No. 17 teams in the state. Kind of a big deal. So make sure you’re here at or around 6:45 and we’ll get rolling.
Flip, flop and fly. Las Lomas four-star wide receiver recruit Diante Jackson has chosen Oregon, the original school he orally committed to in October. The Ducks’ official Web site lists letters of intent in the order they were received, and Jackson is listed as submitting his at 7:59 this morning. Ben Enos, who has been on this story since Jackson scored his first TD this season, will add more later.
9:30 update: Ben Enos here. And so begins letter of intent day eh? We’ll have to wait until the noon press conference at Las Lomas but in the end DIante went with the school he originally chose, Oregon. It’s turning out to be a huge year for Oregon in terms of getting East Bay athletes. You can add Diante to a list that includes Nick Cole, Avery Patterson, Keaton Arden and Jackson Rice. I’ll have more for you as the day goes, including quotes from Diante himself early this afternoon.
Because a few people have inquired, here’s the full lineup for the MLK Classic showcase at Haas Pavilion on Monday. Tickets are available for presale through 3 p.m. Friday at the De La Salle bookstore ($7 for adults, $5 students/seniors/children), or they will also be available at the door on Monday ($10 for adults, $5 students/seniors/childen).
11:15 a.m. — Pinole Valley vs. Alhambra
12:45 p.m. — Berkeley vs. Carondelet
2:15 p.m. — Skyline vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral
4 p.m. — Salesian vs. Newark Memorial
5:45 p.m. — Monte Vista vs. St. Mary’s-Berkeley
7:30 p.m. — McClymonds vs. De La Salle
The turnout was minimal last week, but the Geeks will give the topic of winter sports another go.
Join them at 4 p.m. Thursday (TODAY!) for a live chat that should include some advance analysis on the Martin Luther King Jr. basketball showcase happening Jan. 19, as well as the latest on the wrestling front. Heck, we’ll even try our hand at soccer if we need to.
Come by, bring friends, ask questions.
Here are the BSAL statistics for Week 8. Enjoy!
Here are the football statistics for the DVAL: