Seven individuals and one team are being inducted into the James Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 8.
The inductees include Melanie Alkire (a 1997 graduate who starred in softball and basketball), Vince Amey (1994, football), Kirk Fitzpatrick (2002, wrestling), Alvaro Ruiz (1998, baseball), Tom Rosenthal (wrestling coach 1983-2000, eight North Coast Section team championships, athletic director 12 years), Tracey Stewart (2006, track and field), Kelli White (1995, track and field), and the 2006 girls track and field team, which won a co-state championship title.
The Seventh Annual James Logan Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Nov. 8 at the James Logan High School Pavilion, starting at 6 p.m. The price is $50 for individuals and $450 for a group of 10. The deadline to buy tickets is Nov. 5 at 12 p.m. For ticket information, contact Sarah Muse at 510-471-2520, ext. 60118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The James Logan High School cross country team is hosting a charity run on Saturday for Logan junior Lamonna Drinkard, who was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when a body stops producing enough new blood cells.
Drinkard, who was a sprinter for the Logan girls track team the past two years, was recently released from a hospital and will need to stay out of school until next semester, said her mother Monica Bennett.
All proceeds from the charity run will be donated toward Drinkard’s hospital expenses. The charity run is being held, along with the Ghebray Invitational for high school teams, on Oct. 4 at Quarry Lakes Regional Park in Fremont. The cost for the charity run is $15 per individual. For more information, contact meet director Lee Webb at 510-304-7172
Comcast Hometown Network will be televising 20 high school football games this season, including at least eight involving East Bay teams. Comcast Hometown Network is Channel 104 for Comcast digital cable customers.
Here are the games involving East Bay teams, and when the games will be telecast (Many will not be aired live):
San Ramon Valley at Pittsburg, Sept, 6, 8:30 p.m.
Napa at Campolindo, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy-Fremont at Hercules, Sept. 20, 9 p.m.
Antioch at Northgate, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.
Alhambra at Acalanes, Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m.
James Logan vs. De La Salle at Levi’s Stadium, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Clayton Valley Charter at Concord, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Castro Valley at Berkeley, Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m.
Follow the live prep football action from around the Bay Area Friday with in-game updates and scores beginning tonight at 7.
With the opening East Bay high school football weekend right upon us, we travel to Southern Alameda County for our next question.
Q: Can Washington defend its Mission Valley Athletic League title?
A: Quite possibly. Washington and coach Ken Wittmer’s track record over the past six seasons show that the Huskies are a consistent league contender. In the past six seasons, Washington has finished lower than second place in the MVAL only once (when it was 3-3 in 2011) and won two MVAL titles.
The BVAL football race is looking a little like one of those sprints in which everybody seems to have a shot at crossing the finish line first.
California and San Ramon Valley, each with new quarterbacks and proven track records, appear well-stocked for another strong run in East Bay Athletic League football.
“When the Game Stands Tall,” the Sony Pictures movie about the De La Salle High football team, took in an estimated $3 million at the box office on its first day of release, as it was No. 2 among new releases and No. 5 among all movies in theaters this weekend.
According to Entertainment Weekly, “If I Stay” premiered at No. 1 as it took $6.83 million. Here’s the rundown of the top 5, according to EW.
1. “If I Stay” - $6.83 million (new)
2. “Guardians of the Galaxy” - $4.83 million ($239. 1 million total domestic total)
3. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – $4.54 million ($133.3 million total domestic total)
4. “Let’s Be Cops” – $3.23 million ($37.5 million domestic total)
5. “When The Game Stands Tall” – $3.0 million (new)