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De La Salle one of 14 teams to advance past NCS boys golf Division 1 qualifier

De La Salle's Josh McCarthy pumps his fist as he celebrates sinking a putt for a birdie on the eleventh hole during the North Coast Section Division 1 qualifier boys golf tournament at San Ramon Golf Course in San Ramon, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2016. Jake Eastman from Maria Carrillo looks on. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)

De La Salle’s Josh McCarthy, left, pumps his fist as he celebrates sinking a putt for a birdie on the eleventh hole during the North Coast Section boys golf Division 1 qualifying tournament at San Ramon Golf Course in San Ramon on Monday. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)

De La Salle’s Josh McCarthy finished atop the leaderboard at the North Coast Section Division 1 boys golf qualifier Monday, leading the Spartans to first place as a team and entry into the NCS Division 1 Tournament of Champions next Monday.

McCarthy’s 4-under par 68 on San Ramon Golf Course was three strokes below the next best — Noah Woolsey of Amador Valley, which finished fourth as a team — and De La Salle finished with a cumulative 377.

Ryan Helgans had a 73 to top second-place San Ramon Valley (382). Brendan Hy and Ansh Roge each carded 76 for third-place Amador Valley (385).

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Antioch’s first BVAL boys volleyball title in 20 years ‘something we’ll remember forever’

For the first time in 20 years, the Antioch boys volleyball team took home the Bay Valley Athletic League championship.

By going 10-0 in league play — like the Panthers of 1996 did en route to the North Coast Section Division 1 title — the team accomplished a goal it set the day after falling in the first round of last year’s NCS playoffs, Antioch coach Dave Driskell said.

“We finished our season off really good last year and we knew were bringing back a good core group of our main contributors this year,” Driskell said.

Antioch’s 13-player roster has 11 seniors, led by Josh Johns, Jake Perkey, Jordan LaBier, Cameron Mucio and Ramon Mayorga.

“Those have been the main guys that are driving us,” Driskell said.

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NCS team tennis playoffs: seedings, pairings

Here are the NCS team tennis playoff matchups.
All matches start at 3:30 p.m.
DIVISION 1
Tuesday’s first round
No. 16 Arroyo at No. 1 Dougherty Valley
No. 9 Miramonte at No. 8 Amador Valley
No. 13 Heritage at No. 4 Foothill
No. 12 Berkeley at No. 5 Tamalpais-Mill Valley
No. 2 Acalanes at No. 15 Sonoma Valley
No. 10 De La Salle vs. No. 7 Monte Vista, at Saint Mary’s College
No. 13 College Park at No. 3 James Logan
No. 11 California at No. 6 Redwood
DIVISION 2
Tuesday’s first round
No. 1 College Prep, bye
No. 9 Hercules vs. No. 8 Marin Academy, at Marin Tennis Club
No. 13 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 4 International-S.F., at Albany HS Memorial Park
No. 12 Northcoast Prep vs. No. 5 University-S.F., at Golden Gate Park
No. 15 Urban-S.F. vs. No. 2 Lick-Wilmerding, at City College of San Francisco
No. 10 Branson vs. No. 7 Marin Catholic, at Terra Linda HS
No. 14 Moreau Catholic at No. 3 Piedmont
No. 11 Athenian at No. 6 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa

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NCS boys and girls lacrosse playoffs: seedings, pairings

San Ramon Valley's Drew Erikson (38) passes the ball under coverage from Monte Vista's Deandre Ross (10) in the fourth quarter at a high school lacrosse game in Danville, Calif., on Friday, May 6, 2016. Monte Vista beat San Ramon Valley 8-6. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

San Ramon Valley’s Drew Erikson (38) passes the ball under coverage from Monte Vista’s Deandre Ross (10) in the fourth quarter at a high school lacrosse game in Danville, Calif., on Friday, May 6, 2016. Monte Vista beat San Ramon Valley 8-6. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Here are the seedings and matches for the NCS boys and girls lacrosse playoffs, announced by the section on Saturday:

BOYS LACROSSE
DIVISION 1
Tuesday’s first round
No. 8 Redwood at No. 9 Casa Grande, 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s first round
No. 1 Monte Vista, bye
No. 13 Las Lomas at No. 4 San Ramon Valley, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Davis at No. 12 College Park, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Berkeley at No. 2 De La Salle, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Jesuit at No. 7 Oak Ridge, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Granite Bay at No. 14 Clayton Valley Charter, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Foothill at No. 6 Amador Valley, 7 p.m.
DIVISION 2
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Cardinal Newman at No. 1 Marin Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
No. 9 Saint Mary’s at No. 8 Piedmont, 7 p.m.
No. 13 Sir Francis Drake vs. No. 4 Marin Academy, at Redhill Field, 5:30 p.m.
No. 12 Lick-Wilmerding-S.F. at No. 5 Campolindo, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Tamalpais at No. 2 Bishop O’Dowd, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Miramonte at No. 7 Petaluma, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Urban-S.F. vs. No. 3 University-S.F., at Kezar Stadium, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Justin-Siena at No. 6 Acalanes, 7 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE
DIVISION 1
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Dublin at No. 1 Novato, 5:30 p.m.
No. 8 Davis at No. 9 Marin Catholic, 3:30 p.m.
No. 13 Las Lomas at No. 4 San Ramon Valley, 5 p.m.
No. 5 Oak Ridge at No. 12 Redwood, 5:30 p.m.
No. 12 Rancho Cotate at No. 2 California, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Granite Bay at No. 10 Amador Valley, 5 p.m.
No. 14 College Park at No. 3 Monte Vista, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Carondelet at No. 11 Dougherty Valley, 7 p.m.
DIVISION 2
Wednesday’s first round
No. 1 Christian Brothers-Sacramento, bye
No. 9 Justin-Siena vs. No. 8 Lick-Wilmerding, at City College of San Francisco, 4:30 p.m.
No. 4 Piedmont, bye
No. 12 Marin Academy at No. 5 Campolindo, 5 p.m.
No. 2 University-S.F., bye
No. 10 Marin Academy at No. 7 Bishop O’Dowd, 5 p.m.
No. 3 Miramonte, bye
No. 6 Acalanes at No. 11 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa, 7 p.m.

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NCS boys volleyball playoffs: seedings, pairings

Here are the North Coast Section boys volleyball playoff seedings and matchups, as announced Saturday.
All matches start at 7 p.m.

Dougherty Valley High’s Jon Cavote (23), right, gets a shot past Campolindo High’s Pieter Derksen (6) for a point during their volleyball game in San Ramon, Calif., on Friday, April 15, 2016. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

Dougherty Valley High’s Jon Cavote (23), right, gets a shot past Campolindo High’s Pieter Derksen (6) for a point during their volleyball game in San Ramon, Calif., on Friday, April 15, 2016. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

DIVISION 1
Tuesday’s first round
No. 8 San Ramon Valley at No. 9 Mission San Jose
No. 12 Irvington at No. 5 Antioch
No. 10 James Logan at No. 7 Pittsburg
No. 11 Deer Valley at No. 6 Amador Valley
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Castro Valley at No. 1 De La Salle
No. 13 Clayton Valley Charter at No. 4 Foothill
No. 15 San Leandro at No. 2 California
No. 14 College Park at No. 3 Dougherty Valley
DIVISION 2
Wednesday’s first round
No. 1 Alhambra, bye
No. 9 De Anza at No. 8 Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo
No. 4 Campolindo, bye
No. 12 Arroyo at No. 5 Acalanes
No. 2 Las Lomas, bye
No. 10 Washington at No. 7 El Cerrito
No. 3 Redwood, bye
No. 11 Kennedy-Fremont at No. 6 Alameda
DIVISION 3
Tuesday’s first round
No. 9 Contra Costa Christian at No. 8 Saint Mary’s
No. 10 Bay School-S.F. at No. 7 St. Joseph Notre Dame
Wednesday’s first round
No. 1 Bentley, bye
No. 4 St. Patrick-St. Vincent, bye
No. 12 Patten Academy at No. 5 Valley Christian
No. 2 Berean Christian, bye
No. 3 Marin Catholic-Kentfield, bye
No. 11 Oakland Military Institute at No. 6 California Crosspoint

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Saint Mary’s High hires Chris Toler as girls basketball coach

Saint Mary’s High has hired Chris Toler as its varsity girls basketball coach, athletic director Greg Kelly confirmed Friday.

Toler was an assistant for Panthers boys basketball this past two seasons, a boys head coach at Rodriguez-Fairfield in 2012 and an assistant with the Napa Valley College women’s team in between.

“I got presented with this opportunity, thought about it for a brief moment and kind of jumped at it,” Toler said of taking the Saint Mary’s girls gig. “They have a great program, have a great tradition — hopefully we can continue that and keep it going. I know they’re a talented bunch.”

Saint Mary’s went 18-14 and reached the North Coast Section Division 4 semifinals under interim coach Samuel Sims, whose time as an assistant under previous coach Nate Fripp included all five of the programs’ NCS titles.

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San Ramon Valley AD John Raynor to step down

San Ramon Valley athletic director John Raynor talked with me Tuesday about his decision to step down from that role after this school year.

“There were a lot of emotions connected with it,” said Raynor, 61. “I’ve had a joyous career in athletics, and it’s time to move on.”

Raynor has spent 40 years in education, 29 at San Ramon Valley, and coached the Wolves’ boys basketball team for 27 seasons until 2014. He’s been the school’s AD since 1988, a span that included 46 North Coast Section titles — including five by teams he coached.

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Foothill boys golf breaks school record with 11-under

For all the success the Foothill High boys golf program has had, this year’s Falcons squad found a way to genuinely impress coach Bill Hayes.

Foothill shot 11 under par as a team at Callippe Preserve Golf Course on Wednesday to smash a school record Hayes figured would stand for some time.

“Two years ago we did 8-under. I thought I‘d never see that again. But 11-under…. I really did not see that coming,” Hayes said. “In 40 plus years, I’ve never had a team do something like this. I haven’t heard of anything in our area. It was absolutely ridiculous, and it was wonderful obviously.”

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Minyon Moore named Cal-Hi Sports Division IV State Player of Year

Salesian High girls basketball star Minyon Moore was named Cal-Hi Sports Division IV State Player of the Year today.

Moore averaged 21 points, 5.2 steals, 4.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Pride as a senior this past season. The guard has signed with USC.

Moore is the first Northern California player to earn Division IV Player of the Year honors since 2010, when Modesto Christian’s Brandi Henton won the award.

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Sabrina Ionescu named CalHiSports.com Ms. Basketball

Miramonte High girls basketball star Sabrina Ionescu was named today as the CalHiSports.com Ms. Basketball for 2016.

Ionescu is the first girl from Northern California to be named Ms. Basketball by CalHiSports since 2010, when Chelsea Gray from St. Mary’s-Stockton won the award. She is the first East Bay athlete to win the award since Piedmont’s Courtney Paris in 2005.

Ionescu, who will play in the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Game in Brooklyn tomorrow at the BarClays Center, has already been named MaxPreps national player of the year. She averaged 25.3 points, 8.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 1.3 blocks this season for the Matadors.

Here’s a link to the CalHiSports.com story:

Ms. Basketball 2016: Sabrina Ionescu