This week, let’s take a look at the league favorites, possible challengers and possible darkhorses.
Here are the North Coast Section football semifinal games featuring East Bay schools and what the matchup looks like:
The CIF NorCal girls volleyball matchups have been announced. Monte Vista, back-to-back NCS Division 1 champions, are the No. 1 seed in Division I. Bishop O’Dowd, the NCS champion in Division 3, is a No. 3 seed.
CIF Northern California regional girls volleyball playoff pairings, which were released Sunday:
All matches 7 p.m.
Here are the North Coast Section football playoffs games featuring East Bay schools and what the matchup looks like:
- No. 1 De La Salle vs. No. 8 California (7 p.m. Friday): The Spartans (9-1) won a previous matchup 56-0 behind their usual unstoppable offense and strong defense, so the Grizzlies (7-4) will have to ride their first-round win and roll on offense to upset the 25-time champs.
- No. 2 Antioch vs. No. 7 Amador Valley (7 p.m. Friday): The Panthers (10-0) have sat a week after their epic comeback win over rival Pittsburg while the Dons (8-3) got back on track after falling to Foothill by beating San Leandro handily in the first round. Antioch’s Najee Harris has the speed of Amador Valley’s Ledre McCollough, but with more power, so the Dons must slow the Alabama commit and score in bunches.
- No. 3 Foothill vs. No. 6 Freedom (7 p.m. Saturday): The first matchup between these two Falcons squads, back in September, went Foothill’s way early but Freedom rallied in the second half to get within two scores. Foothill (10-0) needs to rely on Isaiah Floyd and Freedom (7-4) must stop him.
- No. 4 Monte Vista vs. No. 5 Pittsburg (7 p.m. Saturday): Their first matchup was a barnburner that the Mustangs (7-3) won with a late touchdown drive and a stop on defense, but that surely motivates the Pirates (9-2). Monte Vista will have to hold off Pittsburg early, when that fire fuels it most, and hope QB Jake Haener can come up big late again.
Moreau Catholic High School boys basketball star Oscar Frayer announced this morning via Twitter that “I have reopened my recruitment as of today.” The 6-foot-6 senior small forward orally committed to Cal on Aug. 4, 2014 before his junior year.
Frayer wrote on Twitter that he will sign during the spring period.
“I would like to thank Coach Martin and the rest of his staff. Thank you for helping me develop as a player but more importantly as a young man. I would also like to thank Cal and the whole bear family for welcoming me in with warm arms. This is a decision my family and I thought would be best for me moving forward. Thank you!”
On the first day of this month’s early signing period, Moreau Catholic coach Frank Knight texted me that his senior basketball players would be signing in the spring.
Last season, Frayer averaged 17 points and eight rebounds a game for the Mariners and was named the Mission Valley Athletic League Most Valuable Player. He was also named to the Bay Area News Group All-East Bay first team for his accomplishments last season.
Carondelet High golfer Yealimi Noh, shown here in the East Bay Athletic League Tournament, and Dougherty Valley’s Yoonhee Kim were the top local finishers in the CIF State Championships on Tuesday in Pebble Beach. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Dougherty Valley High senior Yoonhee Kim and Carondelet freshman Yealimi Noh tied for eighth in the CIF girls golf State Championships in Pebble Beach on Tuesday, the top finishers among East Bay participants.
Kim and Noh each carded 4-over 75 at Poppy Hills Golf Course, six strokes back from individual medalist Alyaa Abdulghany of Corona Del Mar-Newport Beach.
Individual qualifier Hailey White of Monte Vista was 6-over, tied for 18th, and Amador Valley’s Miranda Wang qualified but did not participate. Continue Reading
The Chabot College football team (8-2 overall record) will travel to face host College of San Mateo (7-3) in the Bulldog Bowl on Nov. 21 at noon. The winner will play the winner of the San Francisco Community College Bowl (Butte vs. City College of San Francisco) in the regional championship on Nov. 28. The state finals will be Dec. 12.
Chabot is the North-Valley Division champion and ranked sixth in the JC Athletic Bureau state football coaches poll. San Mateo is ranked seventh. In the Northern California Football Association playoffs, Chabot is the No. 3 seed and San Mateo is seeded second. San Francisco holds the No. 1 seed and Butte is seeded fourth.
Contra Costa (9-1) is headed to Robobank Stadium in Salinas for the Living Breath Foundation Bowl against Hartnell (9-1) on Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. Contra Costa is ranked 25th in the JCAB state coaches poll.
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Here are Wednesday’s semifinals in the North Coast Section boys and girls water polo playoffs, with how each team won it’s second-round game:
BOYS — DIVISION 1
- No. 1 Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo vs. No. 5 Acalanes (6:15 p.m. at Drake)
- After a 6-6 tie at halftime the Dons broke away from Las Lomas for an 11-9 win behind a hat trick from Casey Conrad and two goals apiece from Tommy Fellner, Evan Wentzel and Jack Winther.
- The Pirates pounded Monte Vista 14-5 to stay undefeated on the season.
- No. 2 San Ramon Valley vs. No. 6 Campolindo (6 p.m. at San Ramon Valley)
- Hat tricks by senior Mikey Williams and underclassman Jack Deely and Mason Chambliss, Williams, plus nine saves by Keaton Fox, made the Wolves winners over De La Salle 12-7.
- The Cougars edged rival Miramonte 10-9 in a rematch of last year’s championship game, which the Matadors won.
- These two teams have split two games this season, both by a single goal. Campolindo beat host San Ramon Valley 8-7 on Sept. 15 and SRV returned the favor with a 7-6 victory at the NCS/CCS Tournament on Sept. 26.
GIRLS — DIVISION 1
- No. 1 San Ramon Valley vs. No. 4 California (7:15 p.m. at San Ramon Valley)
- Sarah Klass went off with four goals and four assists as the Wolves dominated College Park 19-1, with two goals apiece also coming from Lexi Liebowitz, Laine McPherson, Erin McCreary and Emily Ryan.
- The Grizzlies downed Amador Valley 15-5.
- These teams faced off in EBAL play in an Oct. 8 game that San Ramon Valley won 23-2.
- No. 2 Monte Vista vs. No. 3 Las Lomas (6 p.m. at Miramonte)
- The Mustangs pulled away from Washington in the second half for a 20-8 win with the help of Lauren Indart’s six goals and Jolie Trujillo’s four goals and five assists.
- The Knights downed Foothill 16-5.
BOYS — DIVISION 2
- No. 5 Northgate vs. No. 9 Bishop O’Dowd (6 p.m. at Campolindo)
- The Knights held off Justin-Siena-Napa 10-9 with the help of hat tricks from Ivan Koroleu and Decklan Cashman, along with goals from Sebastian Stahl, Conner Rutledge, Shawn Forer and Andrew Joseph.
- The Dragons edged top-seeded Redwood-Larkspur 7-6 behind hat tricks from Tyler Labot and Joey Isola as well as what coach Jim Ulversoy called an “epic” block by goalie Nick Entriech.
- No. 2 Tamalpais vs. No. 6 Marin Academy (6 p.m. at Sir Francis Drake)
GIRLS — DIVISION 2
- No. 1 Miramonte vs. No. 4 Marin Catholic (7:15 p.m. at Miramonte)
- The Matadors cruised by Carondelet 17-3 powered by sophomore Grace Tehaney’s five goals and hat tricks by Carson Broad and Rose Tuttle.
- Marin Catholic defeated Novato 10-7.
- No. 2 Campolindo vs. No. 3 Acalanes (7:15 p.m. at Campolindo)
- The Cougars defeated Northgate 16-7 behind their usual leaders, Katie Klein (four goals, two assists) and Olivia Price (three goals, four assists).
- The Dons downed Drake 11-5.
- Acalanes avenged a 7-4 loss to Campolindo at its own tournament Sept. 12 by beating the host Cougars 9-8 in triple overtime during league play Oct. 7.