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Live blog: NCS soccer, basketball playoffs, Saturday at 2 p.m.

Follow the action from North Coast Section soccer and basketball playoffs all day Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.

Posted on Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Live blog: NCS basketball playoffs, Friday at 6:45 p.m.

Get in-game updates from the North Coast Section basketball playoffs on Friday.

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Another step back for Bishop O’Dowd girls basketball

The Bishop O’Dowd High girls basketball team received another blow to its hopes of playing again this season.
Gil Lemmon, the North Coast Section commissioner, said Wednesday he sent a letter to administrators at Bishop O’Dowd saying that he could not support its efforts to qualify to the California Interscholastic Federation Open Division.

For the rest of the story, see http://www.insidebayarea.com/sports/ci_25236189/bishop-odowd-gets-bad-news-from-ncs

Posted on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Chabot coach, sons guide 3 teams in state JC basketball playoffs

 If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the Ayes are the window to the state men’s community college basketball playoffs.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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East Bay boys basketball poll – 2/19

Here’s this week’s East Bay high school boys basketball poll. After the first three spots, there’s been some significant movement.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 20-4 75 1
2. Monte Vista 23-1 69 2
3. El Cerrito 24-2 66 3
4. San Ramon Valley 21-3 60 5
t5. Campolindo 18-6 52 6
t5. De La Salle 17-7 52 4
7. St. Joseph Notre Dame 21-5 46 7
8. Newark Memorial 16-7 39 8
9. Freedom 19-5 36 9
10. Berkeley 21-3 27 11
11. Pittsburg 19-5 22 NR
12. Castro Valley 17-7 20 10
13. Las Lomas 16-8 13 NR
14. Salesian 15-12 11 13
15. McClymonds 15-7 9 NR

Also receiving votes: Dougherty Valley (18-7, 3 point). Records are through Feb. 15. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.
* indicates number of first-place votes

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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East Bay girls basketball poll – 2/19

Here’s this week’s East Bay Girls Basketball Poll. There’s not much movement in the first nine spots.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 21-4 75 1
2. Salesian 21-5 70 2
3. St. Mary’s 20-6 63 t3
4. Carondelet 21-3 62 t3
5. Miramonte 23-1 55 5
6. Monte Vista 21-3 50 6
7. Berkeley 17-7 45 7
8. Deer Valley 19-5 40 8
9. Piedmont 16-7 34 9
10. Moreau Catholic 20-4 26 13
11. Alameda 15-9 24 12
12. James Logan 15-9 16 10
13. Castro Valley 17-7 15 11
14. Foothill 16-8 14 14
15. Valley Christian 23-3 5 15

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley Charter (18-6, 4 votes), Pittsburg (16-8, 1) Skyline (16-7, 1). Records are through Feb. 15. The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Girls soccer: NCS Div. I and II playoff brackets

 

NCS Playoffs
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Heritage (11-8-3) at No. 1 Monte Vista (19-0-2), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Granada (7-8-3) at No. 8 Freedom (10-2-6), 7 p.m.
No. 13 American (11-4-6) at No. 4 College Park (21-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 12 Alameda (13-6-3) at No. 5 Amador Valley (10-6-4), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Clayton Valley Charter (9-9-2) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (15-1-6), 7 p.m.
No. 10 California (9-7-4) at No. 7 Deer Valley (12-5-3), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Castro Valley (12-8-4) at No. 3 Berkeley (17-2-1), 7 p.m.
No. 11 James Logan (12-5-3) at No. 6 Liberty (10-2-7), 7 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Moreau Catholic (7-9-2) at No. 1 Miramonte (13-2-1), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Concord (12-6-1) at No. 8 Alhambra (7-6-4), 7 p.m.
No. 4 Las Lomas (10-4-5) at No. 13 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (11-4-2), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Encinal (11-7-1) at No. 5 Albany (18-5-1), 6 p.m.
No. 15 St. Joseph Notre Dame (6-6-2) at No. 2 Bishop O’Dowd (15-4-1), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Dublin (6-6-8) at No. 7 Piedmont (13-6-4), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Tennyson (10-12-1) at No. 3 Campolindo (12-3-5), 5 p.m.
No. 11 Northgate (9-9-3) at No. 6 St. Mary’s (14-3), 3:30 p.m.

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Bishop O’Dowd team manager nails 3-pointer in first game

Lucas Cortez, a senior team manager/assistant coach for the Bishop O’Dowd High boys basketball team who battles a heart defect, made the most of his first high school game Friday on Senior Night at Bishop O’Dowd.
Cortez nailed a three-pointer in front of the O’Dowd bench for the final points of a 99-64 victory over Berkeley.
“I was in the moment. I was just playing the game and that happened to be the result,” said Cortez, who has been the team manager for four years. “My teammates were really supportive and really encouraged me to keep playing and take the shot. … They were very unselfish.”
Cortez suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has undergone multiple surgeries because of it. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a complex and rare heart defect present at birth in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped.
“I had talked to (Berkeley coach) Mark DeLuca … about three weeks ago. I said ‘I’ve got a kid, it would be incredible if he got in a game,’” said Bishop O’Dowd coach Lou Richie, who called DeLuca “an incredible person with the most class.” “I said to the (O’Dowd) coaching staff, ‘If we’re up, if we’re fortunate enough to be up, let’s get him in.”’
Cortez entered with just under two minutes to play, Richie said. After missing his first two field goal attempts, Cortez sank the 3-pointer and the sold-out Bishop O’Dowd gym rocked with noise.
“It was a surreal moment,” Richie said. “Everybody’s cell phone was out … You look at (Bishop O’Dowd star) Ivan Rabb, and I’ve never seen him as excited as he was for Lucas.
Cortez has been the team manager for four years.
“I’ve never been so emotional or excited about a moment of basketball in my life,” Richie said. “He is an incredible young man.”

Posted on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
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East Bay boys basketball poll

Here’s this week’s East Bay High School boys basketball poll. Enjoy!

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 18-4 75 1
2. Monte Vista 21-1 68 2
3. El Cerrito 24-2 67 3
4. De La Salle 17-5 60 4
5. San Ramon Val. 19-3 55 5
6. Campolindo 17-6 50 7
7. St. Joseph N.D. 21-5 45 8
8. Newark Mem. 15-7 38 9
9. Freedom 17-5 37 6
10. Castro Valley 16-6 30 10
11. Berkeley 19-2 25 11
12. College Park 17-4 20 13
13. Salesian 14-11 15 12
14. Miramonte 15-7 8 15
15. Moreau Cath. 17-5 7 14

Also receiving votes: None. Records are through Feb. 8. The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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East Bay Girls Basketball Poll – 2/11

Here’s this week’s East Bay High School Girls Basketball Poll. Enjoy!

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 19-4 75 1
2. Salesian 20-5 69 t3
t3. Carondelet 19-3 63 t3
t3. St. Mary’s 20-6 63 2
5. Miramonte 21-1 55 5
6. Monte Vista 20-2 50 6
7. Berkeley 16-6 45 7
8. Deer Valley 17-5 40 8
9. Piedmont 14-6 33 14
10. James Logan 14-8 28 9
11. Castro Valley 16-6 23 11
12. Alameda 14-8 20 12
13. Moreau Catholic 18-4 14 10
14. Foothill 14-8 9 13
15. Valley Christian 22-3 5 NR

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley Charter (17-6, 4 votes), Skyline (14-7, 3), Heritage (13-9, 1). Records are through Feb. 8. 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 11th, 2014
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