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East Bay girls basketball poll – 2/19

By Phil Jensen
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 2:34 pm in Uncategorized

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.

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Girls soccer: NCS Div. I and II playoff brackets

By cpashelka
Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:44 am in Uncategorized

 

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.

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Bishop O’Dowd team manager nails 3-pointer in first game

By Phil Jensen
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 7:39 pm in Uncategorized

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.”

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Boys Soccer: NCS Playoff Brackets, All-Star Game, Rankings, Standings, Stats

By Matt Smith
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 4:55 pm in Boys soccer

This year, I am first going to list how I would seed the teams, and then I’ll try to predict how the NCS seeding committee will do.
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East Bay boys basketball poll

By cpashelka
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 4:56 pm in Uncategorized

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.

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East Bay Girls Basketball Poll – 2/11

By Phil Jensen
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 10:24 pm in Uncategorized

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.

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Documentary on McClymonds girls basketball players

By Phil Jensen
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 9:15 pm in Uncategorized

Film screenings of “I Just Wanna Ball”, a documentary directed by Robert “Fleetwood” Bowden about four members of the 2012-2013 McClymonds girls basketball team, will take place on Feb. 15 and 16 at the La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley.
Saturday’s viewing starts at 4 p.m. and Sunday’s viewing begins at 7 p.m. The admission is $10. For more information on the documentary, visit http://ijustwannaball.com/

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De La Salle vs. Monte Vista basketball game sold out

By Stephanie Hammon
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 2:46 pm in Basketball

Just a reminder: If you don’t already have a ticket to tonight’s Monte Vista vs. De La Salle basketball game, you’re not getting in. The 7 p.m. game between the two teams tied for first place in the East Bay Athletic League sold out yesterday. But you’re not completely out of luck. The game will be streamed live by delasalletv.com.

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Latest East Bay High School Girls Soccer Rankings

By Matt Schwab
Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 2:33 pm in Girls soccer, Uncategorized

Here are the latest East Bay high school girls soccer rankings, along with a few random comments.

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Boys Soccer: Updated Playoff Picture, League Races, Rankings, Standings, Stats

By Matt Smith
Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 11:16 am in Boys soccer

One week until the NCS playoff committee meets. Here is how it looks.
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